I’m a geek

I’m a Geek! I love that I’m geeky and can solve a number of computer based issues for my co-workers and family. I love teaching my kids geeky things. Right now my daughter who loves to draw is learning the art of playing with GIMP and how much fun geeky art can be. I fully believe that it is important to be a geek of something. I am not just a computer geek however, I am a geek in sewing, in pattern drafting, especially for dolls and miniatures. I love photography but I am more a nerd there as I don’t like to share much of what I shoot only the really good stuff. I am a file geek too. As a clerk I work with computer files and paper files. I like to think I’m good at it as well. If you’re going to geek out on something it might as well be something you enjoy! What are you a geek of?

The File Gremlin

My office has a File Gremlin. We’re all convinced of it. Whenever we go looking for a file it’s never where we expect it. We use the standard OUT cards and those who take files out of the drawer are diligent about putting one in place of the file. What I can’t understand is that every file taken out of the drawer is out to ME! So I am now completely convinced the File Gremlin is my Evil Twin also named Sue.

The next question is how do we catch it? Does anyone have a good gremlin trap?

Fidget Cube Dice Toy


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Alpha Go Fidget Cube Dice Toy, Anti-anxiety Relieves Stress and Depression, Calming Focus Toy for Children and Adults for Autism Anger ADD ADHD & PTSD (Black-Green) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

Switch-Flicking a lightswitch without the lights. Rock gently back & forth for a quiet fix or quickly for a satisfying clicking sound!
Glide– Full range joystick with large surface area for you thumb twiddlers.
Spin– Spin the disc round & round! A fan favorite, another solution for thumb twiddlers.
Click– Are you a pen clicker? You need this in your life. Satisfies both silent & audible fixes!
Roll– Spin the gears, roll & click the ball! Highly addictive!
Breathe– Calm your mind with this worry stone inspired feature.

Features:

  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL – This Fidget Toy is made of high quality ABS and silicone materials, you’ll definitely get better operating experience!
  • MULTIPLE FEATURES – The perfect amusing gift for fidgets in your life, our analog array of features includes slides, spinners, buttons, rollers, flickers, and switches to help you lower or stop anxiety.
  • RELIEVE STRESS – Our cube is a natural and easy management device to relieve stress, angst, and restlessness, all built up by the everyday burden of office, school, and household responsibilities.
  • FUN TOY – Really wonderful item to release your body and moods, make you focus on your work, class, meeting.
  • 100% GUARANTEE : 100% Customer Saticfation Guarantee, 100% Money back quarantee, You can contact us at any time, we will fix any problems quickly to help you get 100% satisfaction!

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Switch-Flicking a lightswitch without the lights. Rock gently back & forth for a quiet fix or quickly for a satisfying clicking sound!
Glide– Full range joystick with large surface area for you thumb twiddlers.
Spin– Spin the disc round & round! A fan favorite, another solution for thumb twiddlers.
Click– Are you a pen clicker? You need this in your life. Satisfies both silent & audible fixes!
Roll– Spin the gears, roll & click the ball! Highly addictive!
Breathe– Calm your mind with this worry stone inspired feature.

Screwdriver Pen Pocket Multi-Tool


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Screwdriver Pen Pocket Multi-Tool By EdgeWorks – Multi-Functional & Sturdy Aluminum DIY Tool, With Screwdriver, Stylus, Bubble Level, Ruler & Phillips Flathead Bit, Unique Gift Idea – Yellow (Tools & Hardware)

Could You Ever Carry A Whole Toolbox In Your Back Pocket? – Now You Can!

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• Tablet & Smartphone Stylus -use your device even if your hands are dirty

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• Ballpoint Pen – so you can write down anything you need on almost any surface!

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Unlike bulky and impractical tools, our handheld multi tool pen can be easily carried in your pocket or you can even leave it your car and always have a comprehensive toolbox with you!

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Features:

  • THE ULTIMATE GADGET FOR DIY ENTHUSIASTS! – Discover the most versatile and compact level pen multi-tool available by EdgeWorks! The incredible functions and robust design will make it your most trustworthy companion during your weekend projects!
  • 7 MINI TOOLS FOR THE PRICE OF JUST 1! – Our heavy-duty, multifunction pen tool features a handy tablet or smartphone stylus, a sturdy screwdriver, a bubble level, a universal inch/cm ruler and a handy Phillips screwdriver flathead bit!
  • 100% RISK-FREE PURCHASE! – Ideal for professional and amateur craftsmen, builders, brick and tile layers, carpenters and DIYers, our premium multi-tool pen gadget is backed by an exclusive 2-YEAR replacement limited warranty!
  • DESIGNED TO PASS THE TEST OF TIME! – Unlike flimsy alternatives, our extra strong aluminum body, utility pen tool has no moving parts that can break easily, plus the vibrant yellow color will make sure you can find it easily and never misplace it!
  • THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! – Surprise your dad who loves DIY home improvement projects, your mom who needs a multi-tool for the car or introduce your children to the amazing world of 007-like gadgets with the EdgeWorks multi-tool!

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Could You Ever Carry A Whole Toolbox In Your Back Pocket? – Now You Can!

 

 

Sun Spiral Fractal necklace


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Material: Metal , Glass ,Chain , Art Print ,The 25mm necklace size,Chain Length: 60cm,Ship time: United States:General 6- 15 days can be reach. Other countries need 7-15 days .( During Christmas will be late than expected ) The image is covered with glass to ensure that your necklace lasts. lease feel free to contact me with any questions you have, I’m happy to respond quickly and do my best to make your shopping experience .Happy shopping & thank you for stopping by!

Features:

  • Material: Metal , Glass ,Chain , Art Print
  • The 25mm necklace size,Chain Length: 60cm
  • Perfect for gift giving,Christmas Necklace ,best gift to your friends,family
  • Ship time: United States:General 6- 15 days can be reach. Other countries need 7-15 days .( During Christmas will be late than expected )
  • Fast delivery ,100% Brand New And High Quality.Thank you very much for shopping in my store, I hope you find something you love!

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Material: Metal , Glass ,Chain , Art Print ,The 25mm necklace size,Chain Length: 60cm,Ship time: United States:General 6- 15 days can be reach. Other countries need 7-15 days .( During Christmas will be late than expected ) The image is covered with glass to ensure that your necklace lasts. lease feel free to contact me with any questions you have, I’m happy to respond quickly and do my best to make your shopping experience .Happy shopping & thank you for stopping by!

Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker


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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker

It’s tasty, delicious, and can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Serve up replicas of the Millennium Falcon in waffle form every morning to send family and friends into hyperspace. Detailed mold has your waffle batter looking just like Han Solo’s iconic spaceship in minutes. Regulating thermostat to ensure even browning, five temp settings for preferred waffle done-ness, dual indicator light lets you know when the iron is hot and when the waffle is ready, stands upright and cord wraps under base for compact storage. Stainless steel construction. Coated non-stick waffle plate, wipes clean with damp cloth. 7.75″ x 9.5″ x 4.75″.

Features:

  • MILLENNIUM FALCON WAFFLES – Serve up the fastest ship in the galaxy every morning with this Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker.
  • DETAILED WAFFLES – Looks like the Millennium Falcon right down to the side cockpit, and all the nooks and crannies are perfect for holding syrup!
  • REMOVE WAFFLES WITH EASE – Built from durable stainless steel with coated non-stick waffle plate.
  • COMPACT STORAGE – Keep it on your counter or in your cabinets. Measures 7.75″ x 9.5″ x 4.75″.
  • OFFICIALLY LICENSED STAR WARS PRODUCTS – The perfect gift for any Star Wars fan, it’s exclusive and officially licensed sweet, crunchy goodness.

List Price: $49.99 USD
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It’s tasty, delicious, and can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. Serve up replicas of the Millennium Falcon in waffle form every morning to send family and friends into hyperspace. Detailed mold has your waffle batter looking just like Han Solo’s iconic spaceship in minutes. Regulating thermostat to ensure even browning, five temp settings for preferred waffle done-ness, dual indicator light lets you know when the iron is hot and when the waffle is ready, stands upright and cord wraps under base for compact storage. Stainless steel construction. Coated non-stick waffle plate, wipes clean with damp cloth. 7.75″ x 9.5″ x 4.75″.

FreezerBoy Refrigerator Magnets (Dry-Erase Whiteboard Set)


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FreezerBoy Refrigerator Magnets (Dry-Erase Whiteboard Set) (Kitchen)

Make your refrigerator look like your favorite 80’s video game console with the FreezerBoy magnet set! Available for fridges of all sizes, this magnet set transforms your kitchen into a vintage geek shrine. These dry-erase magnets turn your fridge into a giant gaming system, ready to have it’s button’s pushed. Give a few taps on the D-pad along with a few jabs on the A button and you’ll be ready to crack open that freezer in search of a few frosty beverages. Great gift for gamers, geeks, nerds, and boyfriends! Unlike the permanence of a fridge sticker or decal, these magnets are 100% removable and leave no marks! The magnet set also fits on fridges of all sizes, as well as dishwashers and laundry machines! Note: Some customers are commenting that they have not received all magnets in the set. If you are missing magnets from the set, please contact the seller and they can ship you any missing pieces right away.

Features:

  • Large Magnets, Screen is 16 inches by 12 inches
  • Removable – no fridge marks!
  • Fits on refrigerators of all sizes – Mini Fridges as well!
  • DRY ERASE FRIENDLY WHITEBOARD – washes right off! (Marker not included)
  • Set of 6 magnets

List Price: $19.99 USD
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Make your refrigerator look like your favorite 80’s video game console with the FreezerBoy magnet set! Available for fridges of all sizes, this magnet set transforms your kitchen into a vintage geek shrine. These dry-erase magnets turn your fridge into a giant gaming system, ready to have it’s button’s pushed. Give a few taps on the D-pad along with a few jabs on the A button and you’ll be ready to crack open that freezer in search of a few frosty beverages. Great gift for gamers, geeks, nerds, and boyfriends! Unlike the permanence of a fridge sticker or decal, these magnets are 100% removable and leave no marks! The magnet set also fits on fridges of all sizes, as well as dishwashers and laundry machines! Note: Some customers are commenting that they have not received all magnets in the set. If you are missing magnets from the set, please contact the seller and they can ship you any missing pieces right away. The issue is a result of Amazon Prime fulfillment, not an oversight from the manufacturer.

Decodyne Math Wall Clock


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Decodyne Math Wall Clock – Unique Wall Clock – Each Hour Marked By a Simple Math Equation (Kitchen)

Decodyne Math Clock

You need to know what time it is. You have an empty space on your wall. When you do the math, everything adds up to the fact that a wall clock is the perfect way to complete your decor, and the Decodyne Math Clock is the best choice for anyone who wants to finish off the look of their room with a little geeky flair.

The Decodyne Math Clock is a traditional wall clock with three-hand motion but with one important twist–its hours are marked by simple math equations. To tell the time, you solve for the answer! Black and white in color, the wall clock goes with all types of decor and looks as if it the numbers were written on a chalkboard. The clock measures 11-1/2 inches in diameter, so you can read it easily, even from across the room.

Powered by a single AA battery, the Decodyne Math Clock does not need to be plugged into a wall for operation. As a result, you can hang it anywhere you wish, even if there is no electrical outlet close by. Please note that the battery is not included, but you can purchase any standard AA battery of your choosing to operate the clock.

A unique gift idea, the Decodyne Math Clock makes a fun present for a math teacher to hang in his or her classroom. It’s also the perfect office clock for an engineer, an accountant, a mathematician or anyone else who works with numbers. For home use, the clock will bring a geek chic finishing touch to any room.

Tell the time with a clock that will boggle the mind, bring a smile to your face and earn you compliments from everyone who sees it! Order the Decodyne Math Clock now.


Features:

  • A UNIQUE WAY TO TRACK THE HOURS Instead of Roman numerals or traditional numbers, this wall clock has a different equation at each demarcation
  • PERFECTLY SIZED Clock measures 11-1/2 inches in diameter and is easy to spot from afar
  • GO WITH EVERYTHING DESIGN Black and white color scheme makes the clock look like a chalkboard and will complement any color palette
  • GREAT GIFT IDEA Give one of these wall clocks to a math teacher, engineer, mathematician or anyone who just loves numbers
  • NO CORDS OR WIRES Clock runs on one AA battery (not included), Only insert hi quality alkaline batteries using cheap batteries may cause a safety hazard

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Decodyne Math Clock

Geeks will Rule the World

Geeks will Rule the World Note BookHere’s a great idea… list all the ways that Geeks Will Rule the World! In the 21st Century you should know how to type, use a mouse and navigate some form of computer. You just have to! To fill out some forms, to gather information on a topic. Libraries no longer carry nor can keep up with the flood of information that is presented to people daily, especially small libraries. Sad.
There are so many ways to keep up with information especially using the internet. There is social media, new sites, blogs and RSS feeds. So yeah we geeks will rule unless everyone keeps up.
I do have to mention there are many, many types of geeks from Dr. Who, Star Trek and Star Wars geeks to sewing, car and gardening geeks. All of which are super specialists in their chosen topics! 
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Project Management & Change

Changes can be small and subtle or massive in scope and impact. Having a plan for some of the larger changes in life can help make change not as overwhelming. A project plan can help by giving you a place to write up a task list and give yourself due dates and the option to delegate to someone else. It can also track costs and time requirements.

Project plans can be large and cumbersome as in large projects for work or they can be simple as in a simple task list with names and due dates next to each item. The tools for larger projects such as building something, moving or large group projects can be managed by a large list of programs from Microsoft Project to Planner (Open Source) along with a wide variety of online tools in between. It depends on how many people you have involved in the project as to what kind of system you might need.

Most of the projects I do are along the lines of task lists with due dates and potential delegation names. For this I use a form I created in Voice Recorder in various sizes. It depends on the project as to what size I use. I have a half page planner that I use in my purse for short term projects that I just hand write what is needed. I also have a full size planner I type up formal plans into for work projects so I can hang them on the wall and see what I have going on visually. For me the benefit of a simple project planner is that I can see what is going on at a glance and I know what is next on that project’s list even if the list is not in date order. Build a project plan for anything and everything that is more complex than a good dinner!

What do you plan?

Wow! That is fast!

My usual is to write posts on the big screen using the main pc but I decided to try out the reinstalled version of WordPress for my Android tablet. On the pc its sloow loading WordPress but the tablet is very snappy! The downsides to the tablet is the touchscreen keyboard and the fact that I am looking down far more than I should! An interesting experiment and since I’m in the system I figured I’d write about it!

I commute….

I commute on public transportation, therefore I am well rested — Commuter Bag

I commute by public transportation, in my case the Valley Mover Bus which is our local system that does long distance transit. I take the bus daily which saves wear on the car, gas, lowers my insurance bill and reduces the risk of ending up in a accident especially on bad winter roads and heavy rush hour traffic. The photo on the item is a local back road of the Mat-Su Valley of Alaska taken at sunset in the late summer!
Some of my other reasons for taking the bus are the social aspects. People love to just chat about various things. If there happens to be something news worthy most people have some sort of mobile device and the news of the day becomes the topic. A few weeks back there was a winter time fire about a mile from my house and the topic was where to go to get the latest information on the roads in the area. Many times the weather or traffic reports are handy and are relayed to the bus driver who can then warn later buses about delays. Sometimes it has even helped the driver take an alternate route and stay nearly on time despite the traffic. Another benefit is napping. Taking a nap before or after work just helps you stay low stress and feel refreshed for your day or evening ahead!
So I commute by public transportation, therefore I am well rested!
I commute on public transportation, therefore I am Commuter Bag
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Rickshaw Commuter Laptop Bag

Upgrade your daily commute with a customized Rickshaw laptop bag! Made in San Francisco with a focus on sustainability and durability, this laptop bag stands up to daily wear ‘n tear and stand out with your customized designs, text, and photos printed on the front flap. Made with a pocket or compartment for everything from a 15” laptop to a journal, this laptop bag will make it easy to take it all with you each day.

  • Water resistant, extra durable construction.
  • Holds up to 15″ laptop (sleeve included).
  • 2 large front pockets and rear organizational pocket.
  • Magnetic silencers, Velcro, and clip flap fasteners.
  • Made with a sustainability focus in San Francisco, CA.
  • Dimensions 11″ H x 15.75″ W x 4.75″ D.
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Building A Business In Your Spare Time

A small business can be built both on a shoestring budget and with very little time. You can find time to do a multitude of things such as brainstorm marketing ideas, topics for blog posts, new products or services while waiting in line at a grocery store or sitting on a bus stuck in traffic. If you have a mobile device such as an Apple iPad 3 or Kindle you can use an app to record your notes. Even your phone has a simple text program or you can text yourself ideas, use the phone as a voice recorder or carry a Voice Recorder! A simple pen and pad of paper does the trick too.

Once you realize the small moments you can leverage and start collecting your notes carve out a lunch hour or a break to sit and gather them all together in one place. Decide on which ones can be done while on the go. If you have a constant, net connection and can write e-mail to clients or post to forums then go for it! There are apps that you can write documents that are more complex; then flesh out your ideas when you are home you can start implementing. Use your on the go time wisely to plan larger projects breaking it down into bite sized steps and set goals and deadlines for the steps. Calendar in tasks in small holes in your schedule and over time you will find you have a great business started!

 One of my favorite tools on the tablet is a mind mapper. I can take disjointed thoughts and just jot them down for later. This allows me to capture ideas and then flesh them out when I have more time or a more powerful system. As you can see there are many ways to capture ideas for a business. The next step is just that… taking the next steps to implement your ideas. Give each task a due date and find a friend who believes in you and will keep you motivated! Eventually, if you are determined and have the support you will have a successful business. Don’t forget a good business plan too…. the road map of businesses!

Unstuffing Overstuffed File Drawers

I have approximately 1000 files to get things into or add to the collection of files. Several of them take up a whole drawer by themselves and are several years old but because they are active files I can’t just send them to storage or archiving and so we have 10+ years of “stuff” from each agency. One such provider file is a whole drawer by itself. Recently there have been discussions on how to cram more into the cabinets we have since there’s no more space for more cabinets! The brilliant brainstorm I came up with is to take that old historic data and put it into 3 ring binders on top of the cabinets and only keep the most current in the drawer. For several of the largest files that will free 2/3 to 3/4 of a drawer leaving space for more providers and future expansion. I can think of at least 3 files that are that large!

It will be a lot of work but in the long run we will have the space so desperately needed for more files!

Update: 

This original idea didn’t happen because the division decided that it was OK to box up the old stuff and send it to off site storage! For the last 6 months we’ve been converting files to a new Blue Folder system that has a current, complete application in it and the older stuff is starting to be boxed for moving out! One way or another the older paperwork that is not needed for daily work will leave the cabinets. Most exciting is to finally get ALL the files in alphabetical order as the movers in 2009 could not alphabetize to save their lives!

Humble Bundle

Mojang the creators of MineCraft occasionally host a Humble Bundle offer where the teams from 3 indie developers take a long weekend and each develop a game with the cost being a donation and the proceeds going to charities. The coolest thing is that they do a LIVE feed of each team AS they are developing each game so you get to see not only the game take shape but even some of the behind the scenes work on the code. Keep an eye on the site for future events. The finished games are pretty cool for short development turn around times!

10 Reasons to Ride the Bus

I LOVE my Mustang! I really love driving it but I do NOT like the long commute to the city with the traffic, bad drivers, winter driving conditions that are scary and all the stress that goes with it. Here are my top 10 reasons to ride a bus.

  1. When inspiration strikes you have the freedom to act on it or at least write down the idea
  2. Taking a nap. Get some extra sleep!
  3. Social interaction with other riders. This can be highly entertaining and informative some days depending on the variety of topics discussed.
  4. Save some money. The cost of gas, maintenance and the stress on your body is worth the pittance it costs to buy a pass and relax.
  5. Reduce stress….nap, chat, text, talk on the phone, or even play a game or do something productive on a phone, tablet, e-reader or laptop!
  6. You are also less likely to be in an accident and stressed at the end of your trip. Let the bus driver do the driving and worry about the other people on the road!
  7. The more people on the bus the fewer cars there are on the road. If everyone drives in solo there are way more cars on the road than need to be. Ride a bus with 38 other people and that is 39 cars that are NOT on the road stuck in traffic, polluting the air!
  8. Enjoy the ride. There are many things to see just looking out the window. For Alaskans it is the spring ritual of moose counting or watching the trees go from winter to summer to fall and back to winter colors.
  9. Count the number of times someone passes the bus or how many times the cars around you are cut off by other drivers

10. Safely rubberneck past accidents! Accidents generally start conversations on the bus too theorizing what the driver did wrong.

Overall there are plenty of great reasons to sit back, relax, de-stress and save money riding on public transportation.

On a side note the inspiration for this post came while riding the bus and as I was walking down the street on the way to work!