T3: A Geek in the Family

::A geek in the family::

A geek– Hey, who handles tech support at your place? You? …the six year old? …or someone from outside? …and how about in your web space? No, we’re not looking for techs; we’re just curious .

At work, I do most of the techy stuff, though lately that’s been very little. If there’s something I can’t reach, I get someone else to do it, but when it comes to configuring systems, it’s generally me.

At home, I maintain my own machines, but I pawn off whatever tasks I can, on Fuzzy, because he’s faster at some things, than I am, and because he’s less of a klutz with tools and small screws and things. Also, I tend to lack patience.

in the– computer? Just a curiosity for the designer types: what Operating System are you running? …and which browser? Since sites can show up differently in different browsers it’s more than a casual question.

Win XP Pro, which I’ve had NO PROBLEMS with (knock on wood veneer), and while I like the new flavor of Mozilla, so much of what I do at work is tied to IE, that I’m stuck with it. I use IE for blogging, mainly, because the buttons for bold, italics, and stuff, don’t show up for me in Mozilla, not that I need them, but I get lazy…but I switch browsers to import and export.

Family– Do any family members read your place? Do they care? Do they have a clue? …and how about your ‘off line’ friends? …or do you supply a little bit of separation there?

If there’s something I want someone to see, I send a link or copy the text into email, mainly. Fuzzy only reads me through the LJ RSS feed – hmph! If I want to post something private, I use LJ or OD, which have settings for such things.

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