Tuesday updates

It’s only 10 pm and I’m sleepy. Having a bit of an anxiety attack. Let’s see if I can just write it out. Heh, ride it out… write it out. I crack myself up! So I have been practicing with creating web servers on Linux lately. The first one I created, on CentOS 7, took me 5 hours to do. I documented what I needed to do after that. The second server I created took 20 minutes. I’d like to create one for a website, mostly this one, but I want to practice more. I created a web server on […]

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Computer literacy

What exactly does it mean to be “computer literate?” When talking to some friends and family, I get the occasional “I wish I was computer literate” or “I wish I had your computer skills.” Computer literacy is such a vague term. There are so many areas of the technology industry that one cannot say they want to be computer literate and for it to mean one specific thing. There needs to be some context to understand what the person may be referring to. I still have so much to learn. I often feel that I don’t deserve my Master’s degree […]

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We are AIMless now..

Did you hear that AIM is no more? In reality, it has been no more for years, though to hear that AOL is ending my first jump into social media. It’s nostalgic. I remember getting my first computer when I just moved away from home and stationed in Germany with Kevin. My dad told me to get a small loan to jump start my credit since I was working on base. I bought myself a computer. This computer was $2000 and as I look back, I’m thinking it wasn’t really worth that much. Other than that, it was mine. My own computer that […]

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What do you do with old computer books?

Being partial to computers and technology, I still love writing things down, keeping lists and planners the old fashioned way with pen and paper. I also love physical books. I love the feel of the paper, the smell of the pages. There is just something about cozying up on the couch with some tea and a physical book that brings me back. With that being said, I have come to a conclusion that computer and tech books are best as e-books. There, an actual reason to read a book on a Kindle or iPad. A few weeks ago I went through our […]

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Mushy brain

My brain is mush. After some hours of reading and then taking practice test number 4, I actually got an 84%. There is just so much information to memorize. Memorization has always been a struggle for me. I don’t mean short-term memorization. I can do that. It’s long-term memorization. What I read yesterday, I find that I may have retained 10 or 20 percent of that. In elementary school, they tried to come up with some reason to why I couldn’t remember what I read a week ago. Part of me thinks it’s because I wasn’t interested in what I […]

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