I’m A Dumbass Geek

everyone who knows me knows that i heart anything tech/geek/nerd. i find technology easy (so far). but my brain forgot stuff.

i had to go to the big city. entered the address into my gps and off i went. should have taken about 20 minutes, but they shut down the major interstate (in the area i needed to exit at on i-40) and i never updated my gps unit. it’s free to upgrade and only takes a few minutes to do, but it had been a year since i remembered to do it. so, of course, it didn’t know about the interstate detours and kept sending me in figure 8’s until i realized that i was “groundhog day” movie driving.

thought i could find it on my own, but ended up behind a wardrobe in narnia, somehow.

never once dawned on me that my high-priced, state of the art, smartphone, had gps on it. never crossed my mind.

asked directions 4 times until someone got it right. half a tank of gas later, i arrived.

then i had to go back home, but i was lucky to have once been in that area before and knew a side road home.

live and learn.

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“Aquaman” Was Rarely Wet. Please Explain In Comments Section…

watched justice league and aquaman did everything out of water. even when that area was being flooded with water he could barely hold it back…but he’s aquaman! shouldn’t that have been the easiest task in the world for him? i mean, the ocean is much more mighty. i was confused by his ability to fly, too…but it is a comic/movie, so maybe that’s just a thing he can do that i was unaware of.

then i just watched the “aquaman” movie. why do the gods of the ocean need ships and sharks/seahorses to ride on (seemed slower and clumsier than their actual swimming abilities)? why was almost all of the movie showing aquaman fighting on land?

i admit…i don’t remember reading much of him in comics as a kid, but still…

please school me below in the comments section…

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“Levidrome” Deserves A Shout Out!

this kid’s story is fantastic. i can’t believe there was never a word for that! i promise you that “levidrome” will be an official word in merriam-webster’s dictionary in their next word addition.

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If Your Computer Has Intel Parts, Then Visit Intel’s Page To Update Your Software/Drivers!

here’s the intel site for helping your intel parts perform better by updating your drivers/software. this is important and the site sorta’ does it all for you.

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Weird Info (Please Help?)

i just learned that by having blog comment shows google that your site is engaging enough to get you closer to that glorious first page.

so please comment on as many blog posts that you want! 🙂

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Back Up Your Important Stuff! Stop Putting It Off.

get an external storage hard drive (click here, for example). back up your important stuff, setting, etc. so if anything happens to your current drive that’s unrecoverable…you have that stuff saved! do it today!!

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Geek: CGI/Perl & PHP/MySQL

no matter what you think about the programming lanquage, php/mysql, you have to always remember that they used cgi/perl to create it.

i have a folder of old cgi/perl scripts. not sure why i keep it.

comment below, please, if you have any comments about this…

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If You Know, Let Me Know (Loud Ad/App Ad Sounds)

when some of my apps show me an ad, the ad will somehow be substantially louder than my low-set phone volume. i’ve noticed many times on the web, too.

if you know what causes it (and a possible fix?), please post below.

thanks!

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Opening Doors For Others (Is It A Southern Thing?)

mostly, i grew up in north carolina. then i learned the internet before the majority came along, so i attempted to sell websites to people. i went on over 100 calls. some were intrigued by the “concept”, while everyone else looked at me like i was speaking a the language of an unknown african tribe. i made 4 sales that cost me way more than the travel expenses, had to print new brochures that dumbed it down a bit, ramen noodles, etc. 🙂

one day, i got a wild hair to move to seattle. i had one friend who lived there who was happy to help me transition. rec’d all my ups shipments (like my heavy, at that time, desktop computer, monitor, and peripherals…along with quite a few shipments of stuff i argued with myself a lot to keep or lose forever. the computer and cat was all i really needed, i guess.

anyway…seattle proved to be a great decision as they were very high-tech with tech-savvy people (for the most part). after my culture shock (among the other horrible things i saw, i constantly ran into people begging for food or money and a LOT of homeless people of all ages. i actually had to switch off that ethical part of my program. i was helpless to help (hundreds a day).

the rain? for me, it seemed to rain mostly during non-summer times. summers were always cook-out ready 🙂

one of the many culture shocks was that people didn’t hold or open the door for you. perhaps a rare person, but probably a tourist. i retained my southern hospitality by always checking mu 180 to see if the next person needs a small help. but my big question is….is this just a southern thing or is it everywhere except seattle (even the pacific northwest at large?) just wonderin’ 🙂

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Looking For A Cheap Gaming Laptop? New Tech Makes Them Cheaper Right Now…

with laptops running nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards, you can get amazing deals on most gaming laptops right now (and they will continue to get lower and discontinued! 🙂

here’s a beauty on the cheap (could be totally gone by the time you read this post, so just search for “gaming laptop” on amazon to see more.)

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Star Trek Humor

was bored and thought of star trek. this is what i came up with?

u.s.s. enterprise (upon 40th attack by the borg) – “prepare to engage the borg!”

borg: “ok, ok….this time we’re serious. resistance is futile. no, seriously…we got it figured out now…”

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It’s Official…No More Facebook!

i deleted facebook a month ago. when i deleted it, it said it wouldn’t delete it…until after 30 days of me not signing in. what fucking hubris they have. it’s now been 34 days, so i hope (and assume) they actually deleted all of my data. since they’re thieves and liars, probably not, but hope springs eternal.

my understanding is they’ve (numerous times) shared, sold, gave, got hacked for, my (and your) data. why are you still with them???

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Computer Tip (Windows 7 Support Is Almost Over, So Upgrade Quickly)

microsoft will no longer support windows 7 for free on January 14, 2020. no more free security updates, etc., so upgrade your windows today! yes, windows 10 takes a minute to get used to, but it’s pretty damn solid and comprehensive once it becomes your new habit.

upgrade to windows 10 here.

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Computer Tip (Hard Drive Speed)

never get a computer where the hard-drive speed is 5,400 rpm’s. rather, get the 7k (or more) speed. better yet?? get a “solid state drive” (ssd) instead of a normal hard-drive. ssd’s are now much lower in cost and lightning fast. get enough ram/memory (8gb or more), too…but that’s for another blog post. 🙂

here are some on amazon.

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Ok…here’s my Star Trek Build :)

Thanks to my wonderful boyfriend for this amazing computer!

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  • 6th gen intel core i7 6700k
  • 16gb ddr4 ram 3000mhz
  • GeForce 4GB DDR5 video
  • USB 3.1
  • 1tb SSD and 1tb 7200 hdd
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Geek Alert: My Laptop :)

Alienware Quad-Core I7 3.5GHZ
16GB DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3GB GDDR5
17.3″ 1080p Screen
256GB Solid State Drive (M.2)
1TB 7200 Hard Drive
Wireless AC

if you need a geek to build you a desktop computer, check out my “star trek build” posts to see what we’re made of…then let us build a computer for you or your family!

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My Star Trek Computer Build

time for a new computer. it’s been over 4 years. my build will be epic. here’s a teaser pic 🙂
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Newegg.com Sucks

they have shitty products and even shittier service. once the story has its finale, i’ll post the whole ordeal here. fuck newegg.

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Stop Renting DVD’s And Stream Instead

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many of you out there are still just discovering “Netflix”, a popular streaming video company that allows people to “stream” (“video-on-demand”) tv shows and movies directly to your tv set that requires an external component, like an xbox or “Roku” device that makes it so your tv can stream from netflix.

once you are up and streaming, you can finally help save the planet, waiting time, gas, and more just by getting rid of DVD rentals.

personally, i prefer xbox. no…not because i can play games, but rather because it’s the most comprehensive home theater system there is. just add speakers and a tv! and yes…you can also play a bazillion different games on it. 🙂

most importantly about xbox is that they offer the most up-to-date movies and tv shows than any other device that i’ve seen to date. you can even stream some movies on xbox before it hits theaters, too. don’t want to pay microsoft prices on movies? then xbox also allows you to download about any movie company app that there is (like netflix and hulu plus).

btw…i don’t recommend amazon videos yet. more on that in another post.

so let’s get rid of the dvd’s, grab your roku or xbox, and start streaming instead!


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retro geek

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my camera died after 7 years: a haiku

goodbye camera of 7 years. here is a haiku in remembrance.

seven years of pics
memories last a lifetime
too bad you didn’t

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Bing Beginning To Kick Google’s Ass? If Not Now, It’s Coming. Unless…

bing will officially become a major threat to google very soon.  you read it here first, folks. searchers and webmasters have waved the google banner all of their google lives, but google MUST stop treating their good webmasters like crap….or these webmasters will drop them like a safe at the first opportunity.

"oh, how the might have fallen" comes to mind.  the company's been lucky that "google" has become a part of our vernacular as a verb to find information.  but….all it takes is for colbert, letterman, the daily show, etc. to start using "bing it" and the sheep will follow.  so now where are you, google?  a severe decline in users/searches and webmasters who have left you.  how will your advertisers and stock holders feel about that?

you've been in power a long time and it's beginning to show.  unfortunately, in a negative way.

i usually praise google/android's existence, but i think they need a little wake-me-up call.  be good people.  be ethical.  don't be machiavellian. then the people will follow you to the ends of the earth.

"i vent, therefore i am." — Allen McNulty



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A Private & Secure Search Engine Away From Big Brother’s Eyes?

a new, emerging search engine i'm liking…

"People are making major changes in their on-line habits and looking for ways to protect their private information from US government surveillance. Our fans especially appreciate the fact that we are a Dutch company, which means we are not directly subject to the US Patriot Act. And of course, we have never participated in any program like PRISM."

http://searchengineland.com/startpage-ixquick-passed-4-million-daily-searches-on-monday-165772

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Web Hosting

Many people ask me about web hosting, buying .com domain names, etc.  My suggestion is usually to go to GoDaddy.com because they are very user-friendly for newbies.

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Ha! (wireless network fun :)

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