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?
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?
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.
Could You Ever Carry A Whole Toolbox In Your Back Pocket? – Now You Can!
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!
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″.
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 Clock
Greenies Kitty Treats are Max’s favorite treats
. We especially like to give him the tuna hairball ones since he’s a long hair cat and suffers from hairballs frequently. I add these to many of my Amazon orders as they have the best prices and I don’t have to travel 20 miles for them!
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?
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 on public transportation, therefore I am well rested — Commuter Bag
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
- When inspiration strikes you have the freedom to act on it or at least write down the idea
- Taking a nap. Get some extra sleep!
- Social interaction with other riders. This can be highly entertaining and informative some days depending on the variety of topics discussed.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!