Enjoy the Moment

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I like technology. I like it a lot. Without it, we wouldn’t have the internet, smart phones, or social media. Three things that I have grown greatly accustomed to. There are so many wonderful things that can be said in favor of smart phones and social media. Smart phones can help us navigate to somewhere [...]

Like For Like

Believe it or not, I was quite restrained here. I may need to talk to someone about my anger.

That’s apparently how it’s supposed to work. I will like/follow your thing if you like/follow mine. Can’t we just like or not like things based solely on whether or not we like them? I guess not. This is a post on my Facebook page wall. You don’t need to read it, because I’m not proud [...]

8 Netiquette Tips to Keep You Charming Online

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An innocent email or Facebook post can end up being read by one person…or a plethora  of persons. As soon as you hit “post” or “send” or “tweet,” you are giving your words up to the universe. Here are a few tips to make sure the words that define you are good ones.  Don’t make [...]

When the Going Gets Tough, Internet Friends Become Family

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I often wonder whether my OB/GYN did a clean enough job of cutting the cord between me and my three sons. Because when they skin their knees, it’s me who winces. When the littlest took a kick to the ankle at soccer last Sunday, it was me who hobbled back to the car. After my [...]

What to Do When You Disagree with a Blog Post

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Welcome to the Internet! While you are browsing, you may find personal blog posts that you don’t agree with, don’t find funny, or you otherwise don’t understand. Here is a handy guide on what to do when this happens. Option A (Our most popular Option! Used by billions of sane, smart people with regular lives!) [...]

I’m Bringing Sexy Back (Ouch.)

My view today. Dogs, the end of the bed and my bathroom door. Scenic on a 75 degree day, no?

I have a history of some pretty nasty back issues. They started when I was rear-ended by a drunk driver seven months pregnant. My seat collapsed back and my car was totaled. No major physical damage to me, you know, except for two herniated discs, a sprained wrist and a sprained ankle. No worries, baby was [...]

Our Kids: The Next Generation*

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My biggest fear, as a geeky mother, is that in my geekalicious arrogance I will fail to keep up on the latest technologies employed by kids and teens, thus falling dreadfully behind and becoming completely unaware of the dangers lurking in the digital shadows.

How to Use Facebook for Evil

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Allow me to preface this post with the note that I despise people who make rules about things that are supposed to be fun. I always grind my teeth when I see a posts with the title, “The Dos and Don’ts of Twitter” or “3 Ways You’re Chewing Your Bubble Gum the Wrong Way.” I [...]

Why I Stopped Using Internet Explorer

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Why should you take technical advice from me? Short answer: You shouldn’t; I don’t know what I’m talking about. Still, that does not stop me from having opinions. You see, although I am not a techie in real life, I play one online. I’m the go-to IT person in my home. (I suck, but I’m [...]

The Idiots Guide to Internet Passwords

See? Hacking. Probably changing his future high school grades, too.

I’ve got a kid who is a hacker-in-training. When he was five he figured out my Amazon and Old Navy passwords, got my wallet and ordered himself a camo bathing suit and some video games. Thank goodness for email notifications, eh? What that lesson taught me is that if a five-year-old computer whiz can figure [...]

6 Things That Really Annoy Me About the Online World

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The internet can be hotbed of frustration and anger, ranging from wanting-to-throw-the-laptop-over-the-balcony rage to slight growls of annoyance. Here’s a list of things that annoy the hell out of me online:     Advertisements. I’m not just talking about those annoying pop-ups or the even more annoying videos that launch themselves and make you jump [...]

World Exists Outside of The Internet?

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Everything I need is right in front of me in screen form, so I had no reason to even take interest in the rumors I’d recently been seeing posted on blogs, tweeted on Twitter, updated on Facebook. The 2D people I knew online were hinting at something special. There was secret talk, Facebook status updates [...]