Dan Smith (Street Articles Author)
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Dan Smith is the owner and operator of HowToSpeedUpThePC.com. Now he brings his nearly two decades of experience in troubleshooting enterprise software to help people at home restore their computer’s performance to the level it had when they brought it home. Gaining his experience by working with Fortune 1000 companies, you can be sure that the infromation in this site is trustworthy. If you can think of a large company, chances are Dan has worked on their computers at one time or another. In his time in tech support, he has seen nearly every conceivable computer issue and has fixed them all. Now Dan brings his vast experience to helping computer users at home to restore the fast performance that their PCs had when they were brought home from the store. Dan lives in New Hampshire with his wife, two children and dog. When not on the computer, he enjoys running, woodworking and reading.
Why is it Important to Defrag Your Computer
After having your computer for several months you may have noticed that your computer is running much slower than it did originally. There are many reasons that computers slow down and, more than likely, the problem has to do with several different factors simultaneously. One of the steps in knowing…
By:  in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Jul 11, 2011  
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How to Speed Up the PC: How Can Freeing Up Disk Space Help PC Performance
One of the many ways in which you can keep your computer running at its peak performance is to keep enough free disk space. This is just one step in knowing how to speed up the pc, but an important one. Why is disk space something that you should be…
By:  in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Jul 11, 2011  
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How Often Should Your Computer Be Defragged?
In my previous article, I explained what it meant to have a fragmented disk. If you missed that article, a short explanation of fragmentation is that, through normal processing, the free space on a disk will no longer be contiguous and Windows is forced to physically separate parts of the…
By:  in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Jul 11, 2011  
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Gardening Know How: Tomatoes Grow Best with Friends
Companion gardening is the act of planting different crops together in your garden that will be mutually beneficial. If you want to try companion gardening, it is important that you know how. Tomatoes grow great with some types of plants and there are plants that will actually prevent your tomatoes…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   May 18, 2011  
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How Do I Grow Tomatoes: Preparing the Soil
Answering the question, “How Do I Grow Tomatoes” starts with the soil. Preparing the soil before planting the tomatoes and maintaining it will give you a bumper crop year in and year out regardless of if you are growing tomatoes from seed or purchasing seedlings. Getting the soil prepared is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   May 18, 2011  
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Gardening Know How: Grow Tomatoes to be Proud of
Knowing a few key tricks in growing tomatoes from seed will mean the difference between having ordinary tomatoes and tomatoes that knock your socks off. The question is, how? Grow tomatoes of certain types and under certain conditions to result in the best tomatoes you've ever had. Trick #1: Select…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   May 16, 2011  
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How to Grow Tomatoes: Selecting the Type of Tomato to Grow
According to Wikipedia, there are over 7500 types of tomatoes.  Part of learning how to grow tomatoes is understanding the differences between different types of tomato plant.  The most apparent differences have to do with color and size, but the differences go far beyond those.  Keep reading to  learn more…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Mar 10, 2011  
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How to Grow Tomatoes
The tomato plant is often one of the first plants that an amateur gardener decides to put in their garden.  The near endless varieties of colors, shape, size and flavors of tomatoes make them a great choice for eating raw or using in recipes.  Knowing how to grow tomatoes will…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Mar 08, 2011  
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