hile you might have developed a cool attitude when you were a young adult, your sense of being cool can change dramatically when you have children. Your mindset changes and your perceptions of life don’t compare to the ones you [...]
Fred\’s iGeek Category – A Geek\’s Mind
With three active kids who are days away from starting school, I’ve been staying up late or getting up extra early to catch up on work. While I do have an office just two short miles from the house, I have also put together a make shift private office in my home. Private in the sense that it is a card table located in the master bathroom. None of this is normally a problem, except I am one of those geeks whose work space has turned into a slob space.
One of my favorite days of the year is New Year’s Day. For me, I give myself some grace for not accomplishing all my goals from the previous year, then reset. Nowadays, I do make significant progress on my yearly goals. Take a look at my 2015 Goals. It wasn’t perfect, but I would not have accomplished as much as I would have, had I not set ANY goals.
When I was in college my female friends would sometimes play a game called, “What’s in your purse?” From which they would go around the room and pull out the craziest items ranging from a roll of toilet paper to a hotel single cup coffee maker. 25 years later, I fully admit…
When I think back to when I was a kid, family vacations involved long road trips and stops at scary looking motels. Back then you didn’t pre-plan your road stays. When we got tired, my parents would pull off the highway and look for a lite up *”Vacancy”* sign. We would check in, pre-pay, and get handed a real key.
As a parent, there is that special moment in your kids’ life when you are out sleeping under the stars. Maybe in a tent, your family put together. Around a fire that you built. Roasting those gooey marshmallows on a stick you found hiking in the woods. Camping provides a bonding experiencing that only nature in all her cricket…
As a geek and coder you would expect me to endorse the greatest job and highest paying career on the planet, computer programming. But let’s put down the smart phones and Subway sandwiches for a moment and talk about a very serious problem. There is a growing lack of software developers in this country, and we are not embracing it well in schools.
My completed bucket list of life’s greatest moments contains such jewels as: biking down the volcano tour of Haleakala in Maui, to walking Jesus’ footsteps on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. But truth be known, not even the birth of my third child Daniel, compares to Black Friday shopping.
I use to have an iPhone5. No I didn’t lose it, nor was it taken by security at the airport. It was lost to my technology crack obsessed four year old. My Mandrian Youtube watching, Mindcraft playing, Clay Jam and Candy Mania scoring children cannot seem to function in life without some form of screen time.