It’s a new year, so it’s time for resolutions. Now we already know the hum drum mundane ones. Resolutions to lose weight, to be organized, to quit smoking and drinking and a lot more drab ones.
But what about resolutions that geeks in particular should consider?
Now since every Geek has an eccentric devotion to a particular interest. Hopefully these resolutions will start you down the path of fun and geeky euphoria in 2013.
- Two Factor Authentication- With hacking and phishing attacks worldwide, your account might be vulnerable to threats. And just keeping a password is obsolete. Two-factor authentication requires a user to have two methods of authenticating themselves instead of just a password. The second method is usually a text message to the user’s phone number
- Use Technology to lose weight- No, we are not referring to your mp3 here.There are some high end Tech stuff like shoes that track your movement or the smartness of your phone apps where there will be a trainer pestering you to go for a walk and cautioning you on what not to eat.
- Commit to Computers-Spend some time each week reading up on computer hardware and software. Going through humongous stack of books boasting of words that sound alien to you.
- Contribute to Construction-Following up on the previous resolution, you may want to do something more advanced if you are already familiar with the inputs and outputs of computers — why not build one? Over the course of the year, do some research and gather the parts you need to construct your dream computer.
- Go Green- While you don’t have to go berserk recycling paper on your own, build your own compost bin or make compost tea but you could always indulge in devices that save energy. Maybe a cooling program device to help the PC to cool down on its own or maybe an energy hub.
- Lend Your Comic to someone else-Look at your shelves. Find your most adored comic, the one you love with all of your heart… and then let it go. Because if you love something, set it free. Pay it forward to a new reader, someone who is just now showing an interest in comics or someone who has NEVER shown an interest in comics. Even better lend it to someone who competes with you over marks.
- Defy the Hype. Every time something new and super cool sounding is announced, the geek community goes super nuts. The best thing you can do to fight the hype is to read as much tech and geek news as you can, learning about the hyped item before it becomes hype. Therefore, you can still be excited about the item, but you don’t have to fall into the hype hysteria that everyone expects.
If you feel you are indeed a geek by heart, here is a crossword puzzle for you. The puzzle has 20 words and abbreviations all you technological geeks might be familiar with.
Bonne chance (:
16-20 words: we eulogize your spirit, you are a true geek.
10-15 words: You just need to brush up your skills and you will soon come out with flying others
Below 10: voila! You are not a geek anymore!!