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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Belkin Energy-Saving Outlet


Very cool. I have so many things charging in my home it’s ridiculous and, unfortunately, I haven’t been a good boy with doing better with conserving energy. My house is high-tech and needs a lot of juice. I now have a bunch of these around the house and I don’t have to worry as much about the constant pull of electricity to an already-charged item.

You set the timer on it and after the time you choose (choices are: 1/2 hour, 3 hours, and 6 hours) it completely shuts off the flow of electricity.

Click the above graphic and see better pics of it and see it in action and you’ll agree that it’s worth it to have at least one or two of them around. My only complaint/suggestion is they make the plug swivel so I can put another under the top one. I’m sure when I write Belkin to suggest this, they’ll get right on it 🙂

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