Category: Techie

My father was (and still is) an engineer, and has always been a technology enthusiast. I assume that’s where I get my passion for computers and all other manner of newfangled gadgetry. I’m somewhat of a self-made expert on the topic, and my passion for learning drives me to always stay on top of the latest and greatest.

If you would like to geek out with me, check out posts filed under Geek Chic. If you would like to learn from my expertise, then check out Before You Tech.

Techie

My father was (and still is) an engineer, and has always been a technology enthusiast. I assume that’s where I get my passion for computers and all other manner of newfangled gadgetry. I’m somewhat of a self-made expert on the topic, and my passion for learning drives me to always stay on top of the latest and greatest.

If you would like to geek out with me, check out posts filed under Geek Chic. If you would like to learn from my expertise, then check out Before You Tech.

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I Finally Caved and Got Adobe CC

In the spring of 2009, around the time I should have graduated college on a four-year plan had I stayed in school instead of dropping out, I decided to go back to school.  My first failed attempt at a higher education began in fall of 2004 — the fall after I had graduated high school — and I was of the mind that I didn’t want or need a college education to do what I loved most, namely writing.  The second time around, I was inspired to return to the hallowed halls of my local community college because I wanted to make a website and wanted to know how to do it like the professionals.

It is ridiculously easy to make a website now-a-days, even if you don’t know anything about HTML, CSS, JavaScript or PHP (or any number of other web-based markup/scripting/programming languages).  Most blogging websites, like WordPress.com and Tumblr offer you a free space to build up a full blown website (with the blog included), as well as any number of free and paid templates and themes and ways to customize them.  That wasn’t enough for me, though.  I wanted to know how to do it all.

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Menus: A Work in Progress

WARNING!  This is a very long post.  TL;DR – I updated the menu and felt like blogging about it.

So, I haven’t really been satisfied with the main menu — a feeling that’s been going on for a really long time now.  I could never seem to find the exact right balance that made me happy.  Since my Auridesion.com uses WordPress as not only a blog platform but also a CMS (content management system), it can be really difficult — and not very smart — to mess around with the files that generate the markup and structure of webpages based on what’s in my database.

If that sounded like gibberish to you, let me a’splain:

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Before You Buy Your Computer, Part 3

Read First: Before You Buy Your Computer, Part 2

This is the third part of three in my series about everything you should know about computers before you buy your next one. In part 1, we got a good grasp of understanding the basics, and in part 2, we focused on understanding technical specifications of computers, and now it’s time to take a look at…

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Before You Buy Your Computer, Part 2

Read First: Before You Buy Your Computer, Part 1

This is the second part of three in my series about everything you should know about computers before you buy your next one.  In part 1, we got a good grasp on understanding the basics, and later in part 3 we will address knowing your options, but right now, it’s time to start…

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Before You Buy Your Computer, Part 1

I have been a computer enthusiast for most of my life, and knowing computers is my bread and butter at the moment.  Because computers are one of my favorite passions, and because I think everyone should know more about the technology we use today, I’ve decided to start writing a series of posts that will share my expertise and advice.  To kick of the series, I thought I should begin with the most important step of your relationship with your computer:  Picking the right one!

This is the first part of three in my series about everything you should know about computers before you buy your next one.  Part 2 is going to be about understanding technical specifications of computers, and part 3 will address knowing your options, but first, this article will help you with…

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