Every few months or so I get the urge to buy a new laptop and for a few days, it's all I can think about. I obsess over it, research it, even make a trip to the local Apple Store to drool over the latest MacBook. I'll make lists, meticulously go over different models, specs and deals and drive myself to a minor existential crisis trying to answer the eternal question of 'how much memory do I really need?'
After a week or so of battling the urge, I'll start to feel guilty over just how expensive my chosen laptop is, and slowly but surely, I'll talk myself out of actually buying it.
My current laptop isn't that old, I'll tell myself, it's just seasoned. It's not slow, I'll reason, it's just got personality. I'm sure this old thing will last me a few more years, I'll reassure myself, and slowly, the urge will go back into hibernation.
Until next time it'll say, curling up tight in a corner of my mind, I'll definitely get the best of you next time.
Social media: anyone who says they’re not addicted to it at least a tiny little bit is either lying or in denial. Everyone has their own guilty pleasure, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, kik or any of a bazillion platforms out there. There are definitely way more than we as a civilization need I’m sure, but at least there’s something for everybody, right?
You know one thing that no one *needs* though? Live broadcasting. Come on people, am I the only one who feels that this new ‘live’ feature that many platforms offer is a disaster waiting to happen? What’s wrong with being able to edit or preview something before posting? Why put yourself through the anxiety of posting live when you can record, review and post with only a minutes delay?
Maybe it’s just me, but I honestly feel that giving everyone (especially teens) the ability to broadcast live is probably not the smartest idea…
No, I haven’t taken up smoking or drinking or smoke-drinking (that’s a thing right?). My addiction is a lot more acceptable (and a lot more common) in this day and age.
What is it?
Once a tech-nerd always a tech-nerd, right?
I loved the idea of micro-blogging when I first signed up for twitter way back in 2012, but I definitely wasn’t prepared for how addictive it would be. Who knew that getting news, humor, entertainment and more in 160 character bites could be so addictive to a frazzled stay-at-home mom with zero me-time?
On second thought, I probably should have seen that one coming.
So yes, Twitter is definitely a rabbit hole I have inadvertently fallen down and I don’t see myself coming out of it any time soon.
On an unrelated note, are you on Twitter? If you are, come say hi!
When we were kids, computers were not exactly as prolifically available as they are today. Nowadays even toddlers are walking around with a handheld computer in their hands let alone the adults. Smart phones, tablets, laptops, you name it and chances are every person within a 1 mile radius as at least 2 such devices to their name (or possibly on their person right at this moment).
When I was a kid though? Well, I may only be 30, but let’s just say no one was getting a shiny new iPhone every year through their teens when I was that age. Even when I started university the on-campus computers were mostly clunky old monitors that showed the blue screen of death more often than a A-grade paper.
Halfway through my tumultuous university years though the administration decided it was high time we all joined the 21st century and tossed out the old monitors for shiny new models. Which is when I took this picture:
Out with the old and in with the new I suppose, quite literally in this case. Despite all the frustration and annoyance these musty old pieces of tech caused though, I think we all felt a little sad at the sight of them discarded and forlorn at the back of the room. They may have been hopelessly outdated, but they got us through a lot of classes, courses and semesters and in the end, we missed them, even if it was just a little bit…
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it fall, did it make a sound? If you write something and no one reads it, did you write anything at all? Creativity craves a witness, if no one sees it, does it even exist?
It is official: I am totally and completely smitten with the world of podcasts. Fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, drama or comedy, you name it and I’ll (probably) listen to it. I just can’t seem to get enough of them, and it couldn’t have happened at a better time in my life. Between having a toddler around who parrots any ‘bad words’ on TV like a furby, never having the time to sit still long enough to watch an entire episode or movie and basically getting bombarded with demands for My Little Pony any time the TV is switched on, TV watching has become a rarity for me.
It was Oscar Sunday last night so of course the thing to do was to cook up a storm, invite our friends over and loudly debate various issues completely unrelated to movies while the Oscars played in the back ground.
So we have the attention span of goldfish, what can I say? In our defence, we are all parents of toddlers in various stages of the terrible twos so focusing our attention away from our little angels for more than 4 mins at a time is never a good idea.