The Coding Saga Continues: Home Stretch Time and Issues About Timing In General

The sands begin to run through the hourglass. With three weeks left in my course, I spent last weekend pondering the age-old question what the (bleep) was I thinking? I learned a lot from my course, and I just learned the biggest lesson of them all: take something you enjoy. My brain kept thinking about keeping my …

The Coding Saga: Half-Way Point

It's week 5 of the 10 week course. I have part B of my design document to work on, and my Autobiography Page will submit as of this writing. Before tackling our final assignment, it's a small one to apply what we learned. The verdict as I did it? Some things stick, others require poster …

The Not-So-Terrible, Definately-Not-Horrible, Just Inconvenient Day With Technology

I have to admit the signs popped up as stupid ads offering me surveys and ways to fix my slow PC.  I have no idea how it happened, but it did.  Even the guy from Geek Squad says it happens as he had problems with his own computer.  To make a long story short, I …

Midweek Geekiness: Halt and Catch Fire

I started the week with George R.R. Martin's Wordstar computer, continued with the Brother AX-15 typewriter, and I might as well continue with more nostalgia. However, this piece of nostalgia comes with a social media twist and a Hobbit connection.  It's time to talk about Halt and Catch Fire: I actually had to look up …

I Unknowingly Taking a Page From George R.R. Martin’s Playbook

While browsing a Best Buy flyer a little while ago, I came upon a good deal for a white,  14 inch Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.  I already have a 15 inch, with Windows XP, purchased in 2009.  I actually paid to downgrade to XP as Vista still had bugs at the time.  I meant …