Friday, December 12, 2008

perhaps I am NOT a Geek!

OK, so I today is my Birthday and leading up to that I have once or twice thought of things I would like - if I had the money to spoil myself with my own present....

One thing I have thought of is the ASUS eeePC or possibly the small format Acer (both seem to be getting knocked out very cheaply and since I recently had use of a Dell XPS 1100 I fixed for someone I got a hankering for a small format machine to go portable with).

Then yesterday I was in a queue for the checkout at Marks and Sparks and I saw they had the exact kind of leather jacket I would like to replace the one I have that is falling apart... But is costs £200 even after they knocked fifty quid off!  Anyway, the admission I have to make is that although I have bought neither I was MORE tempted by the jacket than either of the small format computers!

Can I still count myself a geek?  Maybe, but definitely NOT an Anorak!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Unsticking part deux

Further to my last post, I just want to mention portable apps and link it here.  I have a feeling it might be a superior resource (and I am sad to see the linux OS is pending addition to the suite - that would be a clincher for me!).

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Must unstick my memory stick

The humble memory stick can often be forgotten as a geek asset and tool of choice.

I found myself recently copying firefox and filezilla to my stick only to find they were already there and I had just forgotten to make use of them.

There are basic sets of programs we would all choose to have available wherever we go, and until we are all "cloud" users I reckon the memory stick is the way to go.

I found this was linked from a blog when I was catching up on my feeds tonight and thought I would make this post and share it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


So I fed this blog to the thinger and this is what I get:-

ESTP - The Doers

The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities. 

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.