Posted by Cyn
Somehow, not getting a regular paycheck for being a geek doesn’t make you stop being geeky. Go figure. Of course, I was doing techie stuff before I ever got paid for it, and in fact that’s how I learned enough about it to turn it into work I love, so I guess it figures that I still do it. I just get to be pickier about what I do now. And hey, I couldn’t be TechnoMom without some tech stuff, right?
Home is where I spend most of my time and energy these days, though, and that does affect what I think about with regards to computers. And lately I’ve been cogitating about family groupware. No, it doesn’t really exist yet — but I’m hoping it will. Soon.
I’ve created a FAQ to provide the information I’m most frequently asked for and to help folks help themselves. It gives away the closely-guarded Secrets of Computer Geeks, helps you learn to troubleshoot your own system, find helpful resources, and get the most out of your interaction with support personnel when you do have to find help elsewhere.
I use PGP, which is fairly geeky in and of itself. I’ve written a brief introduction to it to explain those weird characters you might have seen around my email and usenet messages. Obviously, I’m working on web sites these days, so here are some good web design resources.
- Want to Fight Spam?
- Filtering Banner Ads
- Introduction to PGP
- Reading Internet Message Headers
- Family Groupware