CompTIA A+ Student Voucher

This is a quick post: https://academic-store.comptia.org/p/ACADCompTIAA If you are a student and you need to take the CompTIA A+ certification very soon, I recommend the above link. It gives you a discount for one test. The voucher can be used for the 901 or 902 test. If you are no longer a student and need to take the test and you still use your student email, then the discount voucher will still work. Just one problem, this is only for one test and nothing more. So no books or pretest. There are tons of free PDFs on the internet and free YouTube videos that can help you out if you are a bit rusty. Also, keep in mind that in 2019, CompTIA is going to Continue reading

Micro Connectors Rear Panel Dual HDD/SSD Mounting Bracket Kit review

Micro Connectors Rear Panel Dual HDD/SSD Mounting Bracket Kit review
I once built a HTPC computer (it was a SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case model SST-GD09B-V2 and with an Intel i5 CPU, a cheap micro ATX motherboard, two 1TB hard drives, GTX 970 video card, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB m2, and a generic Blu-ray drive) for my sister around early 2015. Now, I got a call from my sister that the hard drives are getting full and if it’s possible to add a third hard drive. Of course, she said that she won’t spent more than $20 for additional parts. I guess the challenge was finding a hard drive that would have enough space. Lucky for her I had 1 TB hard drive that I did not need; however, the problem is installing Continue reading

Online Advertising: Google Ads

Online Advertising: Google Ads
This is part 2 of online advertising adventures. In October 10, I had a coupon that I purchase from eBay that allow me match up to $150.00 advertising credit for every dollar I spend. Well this is what the eBay seller had in the description: To earn the credit: After entering the code, your advertising campaigns must accrue costs of at least 25$, excluding any taxes, within 30 days. Making a payment of 25$ is not sufficient. The tracking of advertising costs towards 25$ begins after you've entered the code. Just one cautionary tale, although I put a budget of $1.00 dollar a day, some days cost were like 95 cents while some days were like $1.03. Google Ads Continue reading

Online Advertising: Bing Ads

Online Advertising: Bing Ads
It was not long ago, in April 2018, I uploaded my first app to the Google Play store. In the next 6 months I had like over 100 downloads and 98 installs. That means that over 100 people downloaded the app and only 98 people kept the app for more than a day. Fast forward, I wanted to experiment with online advertising and make my app -also my website- more popular. I got a free $100 advertising coupon from Bing ads when I sign up with Microsoft Webmaster Tools. I also added $10 extra to the account because the coupon requires a small amount of money to be deposit in the account to combat fraudulent marketing. So, in October 12, I tried BingAds with a credit Continue reading

Check The Cheque for the Fire Os

This is a quick post: if you have an Amazon devices that have the Fire Os, you can download Check the Cheque app to your tablet and phone. One thing I have to say that this app could have some bugs as I don't really know the Fire Os and how compatible is with the amazon devices. In fact, I have own zero Amazon products! You can download the app at these links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KNJZSFD/ Or use this link http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=com.jesuerocha.checkthecheque I promise that I will do my best that this app contain very few errors or crashes, but I hope you have the patience with my experiment with Fire Os ecosystem. I will post Continue reading

Samsung s4 repair: Sim card removed

Samsung s4 repair: Sim card removed
I love my s4, but sometimes you have to accept its faults. One thing you have to keep in mind when purchasing gadgets, moving parts tend to wear down. The S4 phone has 2 points where you have some kind of moving parts and that is the sim and SD card tray. Also, some heat issues tend to expand and contract the sim card connector to the circuit board. Thus a loose connection. When you have a bad sim card tray, you will have the "The mobile network will be unavailable until you restart a valid sim card inserted" message. There are three ways to fix it: replace the sim card tray, re-insert the sim cable to the circuit board, or add a bit pressure to the cable Continue reading

CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks Review

CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks Review
It was not long ago that I looked at the packet tracer online course that was offer at Cisco Network Academy for free. I think it was a good introduction to see how networking works in the small working environment, but I felt that it was lacking core skills. Well, I took CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks and I have to say that I like it. I mean, I like it a lot. The problem for people who takes this course is that you need to take this course at a real location and the cost is determine by the institution. At my local community college, it cost $50 a unit; therefore, this 3 unit program cost about $150. However, if you add the one textbook, school Continue reading

Openclipart.org and creative commons images

There are times when you have to use some art in your work, but you don't have the skills or the money to acquire them. Lucky for you don't have to have money to use other people's works. Today, I will talk about creative commons or licenses that require the user to give credit. Nobody is a master of everything, there are times when you focus on your strong points and let others help you with problems that you can't do or fix. My biggest problem is that I don't draw well. When I need to add an image I use other people's works, but I don't have the money to pay them. That's OK, because I can use images that are in the public domain. For example I like how Continue reading

Google Search Console vs Bing Webmasters tools

Google Search Console vs Bing Webmasters tools
Before I go on comparing Google Search Console and Bing's webmaster tools, I have to say that if you want your web site to be discovered in this endless sea of html or php web sites, you have to first insert the URL to a web search engine's service. My first experience was going to Google Search Console site and just input the website's URL: http://JesueRocha.com. It was simple and fast. This was like a year a go and I believe it change everything. First, this website that I am building is just a place to upload, show, and write about my skills. In short, its my portfolio. At first, googling "Jesue Rocha" showed no results about me or who I am to my future Continue reading

1 year later: Future Growth

1 year later: Future Growth
When I wanted to created this website, I asked myself why am I doing this? The first thing that pop in my head was that this could be a good opportunity to create a portfolio and just display my work and projects. So in August 2017, I created this blog and my goal was to post 3 things each month. It could be anything that I wanted to talk about, but it had to be something that I care about and something that relates to the field that I work on. Well, it turns out that I posted 1 or 2 things and sometimes I wrote stuff that does not relate to my career. The blog slowly had stuff that I had work on college. Later, I added a link to an Android app that I Continue reading