Tips and Landmines

Throughout my years of experience, I've been presented with many tricks to get great results.  But like so many other "tricks," they tend to be very specific and narrowly focused about what they can do for a system. I've found that a few often overlooked things to do or avoid can apply to a wide variety of systems and situations.  No one Tip or Landmine will make or break a system, but at the end of the day, they all add up to a nice improvement in the performance in your system that cannot be bought with better components. And some of the "tips" I've encountered are downright dangerous.  I'll be adding to this small "library" of Tips information to try and accomplish and Landmines to avoid.