Tag: Geekery

Off to See the Sights!

Off to See the Sights!

Since we moved to England, I’ve been looking forward to hosting visitors. My husband’s parents are working on seeing the world. They go someplace new every year. Since we happen to be living in a place they haven’t seen yet, this year they’re coming to visit! On top of that, a very good friend of …

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A Rose Without a Name

A Rose Without a Name

As I strive to improve my writing, I take note of my bad habits. Words I tend to use too often, awkward phrasing, the unfortunate tendency to write in past perfect tense. One of my worst habits is avoiding names. Minor characters end up as confusing jumbles of description, repeatedly referenced, just so I don’t …

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To Boldly Go

To Boldly Go

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Star Trek, in many of its incarnations, is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. One of my first blog posts detailed the inspiration and lessons I picked up from watching Doctor Who. When I stop to think about it, Star Trek has taught me so much more. …

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Egypt, Egypt, Egypt

Egypt, Egypt, Egypt

When we learned we were coming to England, there was never any question we’d visit the British Museum several times. It’s the kind of must-see location you wouldn’t want to cram into a single day. Even approaching the building was exciting. In England, there seem to be a lot of large gates with small doors …

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Back in the Day

Back in the Day

I spend a lot of time talking about the importance of the Internet. How amazing is it that we can connect instantly with someone living on another continent and speak face to face? When I was a kid, our only connection with people overseas came in the form of pen pal letters our teachers forced …

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A Green Christmas

A Green Christmas

Due to the large price tag of a flight across the ocean, we spent Christmas in England this year. There wasn’t any snow. My husband can’t believe it. He might believe Christmas was a dream. Thanks to modern marvels like the Internet, however, both of us got to chat with our families on Christmas day. …

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Protection in the Digital Age

Protection in the Digital Age

I wrote last week about the responsibility of security in the digital world. Whether or not you agree with the policy, part of maintaining security rests in the hands of users. As I mentioned briefly before, we expect those growing up with computer technology to possess a certain common sense in regards to its use. …

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Security in the Digital Age

Security in the Digital Age

Internet security is a hot-button topic. And why shouldn’t it be? We live in a wired world. We put all our information into the giant world web, and there are plenty of people lurking in the shadows, waiting for a chance to take it. It seems every month a major company is hacked. Account names …

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