A couple weeks ago my dad offered me a challenge (and full reimbursement). He needed a family computer that would be used to store family pictures, videos, and the like, as well as be a stable work environment for him that would last longer than his throwaway Dell laptop stack. This is the first time I made a computer so things were interesting and new to say the least.
This post is going to share what I built, how it went, and what I learned.
Growing up I always laughed at people that pinged New Years as the day they start getting their act together. I thought hey if you want to change yourself why wait until it looks sexy in a spreadsheet to do so? Do it today not tomorrow.
And hear I am today, doing just that. Motivation comes and goes when it comes to things we don’t always want to do and New Years Resolutions, for as much deserved shit as everyone gives them, is a better point than most to start figuring everything out again. And at the end of the day (or year), we should be happy for any extra motivational nuggets that come along with us.
So what are my resolutions?
I am of the opinion that everyone should have a set of ice breakers in their back pocket when getting to know people. I also sweepingly find people love talking about themselves and what better way to encourage this than with a question? Of course some individuals get stressed at questions that have too many upfront dimensions, especially for some of the first encounters with an individual. Below is my list of questions I bust out when the time calls.
I was listening to a RadioLab podcast yesterday and heard a phrase I thoroughly enjoyed and thought others would find amusing.
That phrase is: “Muphrey’s Law” (aka Skitt’s Law, etc)
Muphrey’s Law goes: “If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.”
There are plenty of reasons I find this phrase amazing. For starters, the play on words off Murphy’s Law is fantastic. Also I see the re-emergence of grammar Nazis (just check YouTube comments for a popular unfunny vlogger) who frequently set themselves up too easily.
Link to Term of the Day #1
For those unaware, Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding site to help ideas come to actuality. In this day and age, indie development and low budget teams are on the forefront of opportunity. There has never been an easier time to support projects you believe in and Kickstarter is part of that movement. Projects like Undertale and Exploding Kittens are examples of serious wins for developers and consumers alike that I am proud to have been a part of.
That being said, I Kickstarted multiple projects since early 2015. I will bring up two examples of purchases I made as well as how I felt about the process both pros and cons.
No these won’t be daily.
But I saw a word and thought it was neat. I don’t use it at all, probably because there are ‘relevant’ synonyms that get the job done and make this word not needed.
That word is: “apposite”
A quick Googleroni says this word means “apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.” It’s like the word relevant or pertinent. I thought the word was neat because it has that root flavor with “opposite” and it is also a word hardly ever used in my experience.
I’ll use it in a sentence for you!
“Jody thought it was apposite how the word WiiU could be misheard with the phrase P-U.”
There comes a time sometimes when you learn something cool and want to share that with others. Here are some things that has recently come to my attention.
The origin of the acronym I am using is a triple entendre. The first is that it stands for Sharing is Charing. The second is the main way the term [sic] is used, which is as an editing term used with direct quotes or excerpts with the premise that it is exactly how it appears in the original, so as to highlight errors, mistakes, context, etc. The third is a play on the slang term “sick” showing coolness/radness with a certain matter.
So that happened.
I am just going to leave a few notes here as a reminder of what I stand for at my age now.
I am not going to talk about politics here ever again. Sorry.
Greetings traveler! I have decided to make my own blog. Often times I find myself in a place where I want to share ideas I get with others, but the audience isn’t there at the moment. This way gives me a physical location to drop my thoughts down, and I thought hey, if you are ever curious what I have been up to, check here! I often feel that when I use social media, I am hesitant to post stuff more than rarely. This way, we both recognize that you are entering my domain, so hopefully when I talk about myself, it is entirely welcomed in the Hue-munity.