Third entry in a row. This time I’m going to share to you how to spend time wisely in front of your computer.
Create video tutorials
If you want to train yourself to speak in English, that is if you are not already good at it. Then the best way to do that is to create video tutorials. You must be a bit tech-savvy if you want to do this. Since you can’t actually teach anything if you don’t know anything about computers, and technical stuff. You can use camstudio or camtasia to create your video tutorials. I believe that when you teach someone how to do things you also learn from it. Since what you’ve learned really never stick to your mind like a super glue if you don’t do it the second time or the third time.
I believe you can get more useful information in twitter than on facebook. By following news sites, tech sites, web development sites, educational sites, and people who are already well-known on the field that you wish to pursue. You are actually enriching yourself with all the information that they wish to share.
This is one of the websites that I fell in love with. Its simply awesome, giving you the power to explore websites which fits your interests. This is the best site to visit if you are not actually doing something.
There’s also google reader. The rss feed reader used by people who doesn’t want to use desktop applications to read rss feeds. Google reader is a place where you can link all of the sites that you want to read. Keeping up with sites is really tiresome if you have to visit them everyday just to read their content.
Watch video tutorials
You can also watch video tutorials. If you want to learn how to use a specific software or a programming language. You can just go ahead on Lynda, Virtual Training Company , or Total Training and search for something that you want to learn. Of course, most of these tutorials are not for free. That’s why step 2 would be to visit your favorite torrent site and search for available torrent of that video tutorial that you wish to watch.
If you consider yourself a good man and don’t want to use torrents. Then you can try out the new boston channel on Youtube. Tutorial in there are absolutely free. And really awesome and easy to understand. The creator of the channel, Bucky Roberts as he calls himself. Is currently doing some tutorials on Unreal Development Kit. So if you’re into game development then you can go ahead and check those out.
If you want you can also take up courses on w3schools and learn how to code. Programming is a nice way to train your mind. Solving hard problems is always rewarding. So if you want to challenge yourself, you can go ahead and take the programmer’s path. I recommend that you start with a fully object oriented programming language like Java. You could be an awesome game, web, or desktop application developer in the future if you pursue this field.
If you are not really into code, then perhaps you might want designing. Designing is for creative people, so if you think you’re creative then this field is for you. You can design anything from websites, commercials, and a lot more. I can’t really talk more about it since I’m not a designer.
And I almost forgot what I’m doing right now. You can also blog if you want. As for me, blogging is one of my favorite past times. Not only do I got to integrate what I have learned into my brain, I also get to share it to the world. To the people who are basically taking the same path as mine.
Watch movies, tv series or anime
There’s no question about this. If you are totally bored then you can just download movies, tv series, or anime from torrent sites. But be careful when you do this especially when your connection is slow. You might want to open a hundred tabs on your browser first and read all of those content while you are downloading torrents.
I recommend the Supernatural tv series, its really awesome. For anime, you can watch headless, letter bee, or one piece. Naruto doesn’t get my recommendation since it’s a super hard gay anime. For the movies, I recommend watching animated movies if you want a good laugh. Some of my favorites are (get ready for the big list) : Cars, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age 1-3, Happy feet, Toy Story 1-3, Bee movie and Ratatouille. There are many more, but those are the one’s which are directly available to my conscious mind. So bear with me.
Maybe you are asking why is this even included to the list. The simple answer is that every human being needs time to slack. And the wisest way to slack is to watch something entertaining. To put away your mind from the daily stress of life.
That’s it! I hope the next time you turn on the computer, don’t just mindlessly go to facebook and spend the whole day browsing it. I know it’s a really addictive site but we must have control over it if you don’t want to waste precious time.