Oh my laptops!

This morning I am sort of “getting my geek on.” Actually, the process started two days ago, when I realized that pricing on solid state drives (SSDs) was way more reasonable than it used to be. Yes, I’ve been out of the market for quite a while in terms of computer hardware stuff. The kids have been moping around for months because both the desktop replacement laptops are basically dead. Hard disk drive (HDD) failures, errors, overheating, random shut-downs, and one of them wouldn’t even load Windows at all anymore rendering it completely useless. Fully aware that there is no

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Facebook: The Epitome of Peer Pressure

The value of your life and its activities is not determined by the number of likes on your Facebook posts and photos. I don’t know how many times a week, day or hour I think this exact thing after scrolling through my newsfeed and seeing the things people post. Facebook is not the be all end all determinant of the quality of your life or existence — yet it seems that for many, it is used to measure exactly that. It both saddens and frustrates me that there are people who base their life choices and the value of their

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Scatterbrain

As if it isn’t obvious from perusing my blog posts, I suffer severely with a common ailment known as scatterbrain! Each morning I wake up, make my way down the stairs while being sure to dodge the dog barreling down the stairs beside me, shuffle into the kitchen to let the dog out, feed the cat, fill the coffee maker, then scroll through my email on my phone while smoking my first cigarette of the day. The dog scratches at the door to come in, I fill my 20 oz coffee mug with freshly brewed caffeinated goodness, rinse and refill

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Cell Upgrade Time

I’ve been thinking about upgrading our phones for the past month and I’m about ready to go ahead and take the plunge, but I really want to have a decent case ready and waiting for when it gets here. I’m a little ridiculous about that, because I’ve found that the better it’s protected while you’re using it, the higher the resale value when you’re ready to move on. Though, honestly, I haven’t been re-selling and I haven’t been upgrading the way I used to in the beginning. These days, it’s more like, one or two of us get a new

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Another Day, Another Application

Early riser that I am, I’ve already perused the job listings this morning, tagged the ones I was interested in and presumably qualified for, registered for required background clearances pursuant to said applications and wherever possible finalized and submitted them — all on my phone. What a pain in the posterior!! I highly recommend avoiding getting stuck conducting all your business via a smartphone! All these websites that immediately convert you to their (non-informational, watered down, irrelevant) mobile versions are super annoying. Even more annoying is when they offer NO OPTION to switch to “full site” view! Come on, people…

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