Getting Started Getting Geeky

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If you’re here, it’s possible that lately you’ve felt a little funny. Maybe a little angry. Perhaps you’re just flat-out tired of letting technology and other geekery get the best of you. The Geek Herd at your local electronics big-box shop makes you want to scream, both at their techno-babble and their high prices for service. You’re ready to roll-up your sleeves and get a little nerdy.

To get you started, here’s some of my favorite daily stops for technology and geek reading:

For making your life easier check out Lifehacker.com:

Lifehacker HomepageLifehacker is a daily news site about software and personal productivity recommendations, downloads, web sites and shortcuts that help you work smarter and save time. The contributing editors of this site work with all sorts of geekery that not only help you with your technology, but also can show you how to use technology to make your life simpler and happier.

For learning how to do stuff, there are several recommendations:

wikiHowwikiHow – This is a community-written web site of collaboratively constructed How-To manuals on just about anything you can imagine. And, if there’s something you know how to do, you can collaborate too!

Instructables –  Another great community of step-by-step instructions for various projects. A DIY-er’s dream website.

And just for Geeky fun:

Geeky Web Comic Strips (Not necessarily technology-related) – NOTE: Most of these may either have adult themes or adult language:

Penny Arcade

XKCD

Dinosaur Comics

Questionable Content

Girls with Slingshots

Dave
I'm a 29 year-old blogger and tech support guy at a small university in the south. Technology makes me angry. I have certifications from Microsoft and Apple and I love Linux too. RAWR.
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