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Keep Moisture Away From Those Valuable Games & Systems

As a gamer, I know what moisture in the home can do to video games and their corresponding systems. Once the moisture hits inside of the those cartridges or inside of the system, they’re essentially useless if something isn’t done quickly. For those who love their old school video game systems, such as the Nintendo original, 64, and Super Nintendo, you are well aware of how those cartridges work and how finicky the system can be if something is wrong with it. Here’s how you can keep the moisture away from your precious collectible video games & systems.

Keep A Dehumidifier Handy

The dehumidifier is a great tool for keeping moisture out of the home or out of that sacred room that you keep all of your gaming equipment in. When humidity builds up too much, it causes moisture. If moisture hits the electronic components of your games, it can fry it. Dehumidifiers take this moisture and suck it out of the air.  At GoodAirGeeks.com, you’ll be able to review a bunch of dehumidifiers that will work best with the room that you keep your video games and systems in.

Types Of Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers aren’t only available in just one model, there are tons to choose from. Not only are they great for keeping moisture out of electronics, but they work well for purifying the air. Here are just a few dehumidifiers that you may find useful.

Whole House

A whole house device has to be incorporated in with your existing ventilation system. They work in tandem with your air conditioning unit, but they aren’t very user friendly. In order to install one, it has to be done by a professional. These are also not very budget friendly, meaning they’re costly. But if your or somebody in your family have a condition that is worsened by the humidity, this may be a good option.

Desiccant

These are a very special type of machine. It uses a special type of chemical that pulls in and retains the water from the humidity. They work best in smaller rooms, not whole house. So if you want to use them throughout the entire home, you’ll have to buy a single unit for each room. Doing this may be just as much as a whole house unit. These are ideal for a room that is more prone to mold buildup than others or those rooms that store your video games.

Refrigerant

If you want something that is mobile and still deals with humidity in larger spaces, this is a good option. They’re not small, but they aren’t bulky either, making them the perfect size. If you place this unit in the middle of your home, it will suck up all of the humidity and store it in a container. Unfortunately, these units to consume quite a bit of power, so if you are very eco-friendly, this may not be a good option. However, they do make eco-friendly models, so keep a lookout for them.

Conclusion

Dehumidifiers are definitely a good tool for removing moisture from a home. They help protect your valuable treasures from being warped or corroded from the moisture. If you also suffer from allergies or are very sensitive to mold and dust mites, a dehumidifier will help a great deal.

Ensuring Security for Future Arcade Store Business

I plan to set up my very own arcade store sometime soon. I am actually in the planning stage and I have been working really hard to make sure that every detail of this personal project is fully covered and studied, before I actually put it into action and start with the expenses.

One of the things that my family and I had to unexpectedly discuss in great length is the security measures of the facility.

I argued that I will be on the shop so there is not much need for a guard. But of course, my parents disagreed. They want to hire a security guard, complete with security guard clothing and all the works.

At first, I thought this was a useless part of the plan. I mean, it is an arcade store that I plan to put up, are bad guys really going to hit it? However, after hearing the reasons that they gave me, I was convinced that hiring a guard would be for the interest of everyone, including the customers.

See, when I thought of hiring a security officer, I was just thinking about me and my earnings and my shop. I forgot to consider that the customers also need protecting. And, since it is an arcade shop, my target market are the youngsters. If parents can see that my facility is well guarded and security is of priority, they will feel safer and would entrust their children to go to my shop, no matter the time of the day. This would then mean that more people will come to my shop, compared to unguarded shops.

After hearing all these valid points, I was convinced that indeed, I would need a security officer for the shop. I know now that a CCTV camera is not enough to make sure that no harm comes to me and my customers.

I approved of the plan and found the time to check the website for police jacket apparels that I can purchase and have my guard wear.

Thankfully, the Internet is a great help and I was able to find good reviews for a tactical jacket that everyone voted to be the perfect wear for the guards in the shop. It is obvious enough to make the security personnel stand out and let customers know that he is there to protect them, but is also comfortable enough for the guard to move about with ease.

Indeed, putting up a business is not an easy feat. I did not expect that I would even have to dedicate time, effort and money in order to make certain that my business and customers will be protected. But, no matter how hard this venture may be, I know that my passion to bring joy to people through games would soon pay off, and enduring a few stress factors along the way is nothing that I cannot handle.

Helping A Friend Acquire A Proxy Site To Gain Protection Against Hackers

I recently had a short catching up with a friend who is also an avid gamer. While it was fun that we had the chance to get together, her news in a recent event in her gaming life saddened me.

She got hacked.

As someone who also is an avid fan of gaming, especially flash games, I totally sympathized for her. There is no greater demise for a gamer than to have his or her gaming account stolen. It may just be a virtual persona that has been robbed, but it is something that real gamers pour their hearts and soul into. Some even have their gaming accounts as a main source of incoming, because this era has welcomed so much ad benefits from streaming and whatnot.

So really, it was not just a game account, it was a part of her life. She worked hard to make that account reach the highest level, and some good for nothing hacker just gets to it to abuse it or make money out of something that they did not even work hard for. I asked her how the account was hacked to begin with, but she said that she is still trying to figure that part out.

As a consolation for her sorrow, I advised her to acquire a proxy site so that she can be protected from hackers, or from anybody who would attempt to connect to her IP and find a backdoor to access her accounts.

She acknowledged the idea and found it a perfect solution to prevent future hacking of her accounts. She is aware that the hacker could strike again anytime, considering that it was already able to gain access to one of her accounts. But with a proxy site, she won’t have direct contact to outside sites, as well as anybody trying to get to her will also be led to a proxy instead of directly to her. It is indeed an added wall of protection.

I have also been using a proxy for quite some time already, especially when the rumors of flash-app related hacks were rampant. One can never be to sure and it will never harm to have an added layer of protection.

So for everyone out there who has been a victim, or is afraid to be a victim of hacking, consider acquiring a proxy website.

If you do not clearly understand what a proxy server is, check out the video below. It is a simplified explanation of what a proxy website is and how it can help anyone who has a lot of online accounts in need of protection and added security.