Tuesday, June 19, 2012
In a matter of minutes I had found numerous repair offerings, one of which was advice regarding using toothpaste. Since toothpaste is a light abrasive, the site noted that it could be great for removing scratches from CDs and DVDs. The person offering this piece of advice had successfully tested it on 3 out of 5 CDs. I then watched a quick two-minute video on the process and gave it a shot.
Since our DVD was severely scratched, the toothpaste repair it didn’t fix it perfectly, but at least repaired it enough to make it through the episode without too much aggravation. Now, I’m almost looking forward to testing this method again the next time a scratched disc rears its ugly face.
Learning New Things
I haven’t worn a watch in nearly eight years. While there were several reasons for this; the main reason being that I got tired of having to take it into the mall or a jewelry store to get the battery changed. It was time consuming and I didn’t like having to pay $20 for a tiny watch battery and the labor involved in the process.
While cleaning up the bedroom the other day, I found my watch sitting in my bedside drawer. I decided I wanted to know what was so tough about changing a watch battery that I’d been paying someone else to do it my entire life. After a quick Internet search and another two-minute video, I found there was no reason why I couldn’t do it myself.
After seeing how to make the switch, I dropped by the local dollar store where they were selling the size of watch battery I needed, eight for a dollar. It took me about five minutes, and 12.5 cents (per piece price for the battery) to get it changed. That’s much better than $20, and I now have the knowledge and confidence to do the job myself not only for myself but for family members as well.
With the Internet as a tool, you might have the ability to teach yourself. Whether it’s how to write a movie script, how to do your own taxes, or whatever, the information is out there.
It made me realize how great (and affordable) a teacher the Internet can be for those looking to improve themselves and try new things.