Category: Geek Chic

There are some things that only fellow geeks would understand.

Geek Chic

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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Lots of Things To Do @ 11:35 pm

I have a huge list of website stuff I need-slash-want to do, but I don’t have the will power to get any of it done at the moment.  I will post about my ideas for the changes to help motivate me — but I’ll post it later.

#Procrastination #ICan’tBelieveIJustUsedAHashtag

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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iPhone in the Toilet

Today began as any other day this week, really.  I woke up a few times during the night either too hot or too cold, and then unwillingly got up in time to take a shower, get dressed and eat breakfast, all the while battling my body because I’ve got a sinus cold. I drove to work while on a hands-free call with Bob — it’s our daily ritual.

Once I got to work, I fired up the computer and checked my phone to find out that I received my paycheck in the wrong account and used my bank’s iPhone app to transfer it to the right place.  On my break, I called Bob to check in and checked Facebook on my phone.  And after my break, Bob and I got into a texting flow that didn’t interrupt my work flow.  All the while, because my boss is awesome enough to go as far as encourage this behavior, I was listening to My Chemical Romance via my iPhone.

It was an ordinary day, by any means.  How could I have known that I would end up dropping my phone in the toilet before the day was done?

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