The last post I did was a little stodgy and business-like, so I wanted to lighten things up a bit and write about things techs do for recreation.
First off, I’m a big Redditor. For those uninitiated in the ways of Reddit, Reddit.com is a site where people can submit links and other people can vote those links up or down on the site. This is known as a social bookmarking site, but the really cool thing is that when you get to Reddit, you know all the links there are cool enough/relevant enough to be voted up to the front page. By submitting links people like and vote up, users get or lose karma. I have 734 karma, not to brag, but that’s a lot.There are a lot of other techs, programmers, and IT guys on Reddit also, I can verify based on the amount of feedback those articles get. The discussions on topics are worth reading by themselves.
Another thing I do is read technology blogs, such as Gizmodo.com and Engadget.com. Both of these blogs give me updates pretty regularly on new technology, software, devices, gadgets, gizmos, and other pieces of hardware and software. They review things, but they also report rumors about things, which can be neat. If you care about tech, both of those sites are good. Again, this is a heavily tech-centric blog, so techs are definitely making snarky remarks and trolling the discussion forums about the blog posts.
Of course I’m a serious gamer, as well. I have an X Box 360, a PlayStation 3, and a Wii, plus I have a computer with a sufficient enough graphics card to play PC games. I don’t get to game as much as I would like to, but that’s still one of my favorite things to do. That is a cliche tech pastime, but today more than ever it holds true.There are also some good video game-related blogs, like IGN.com and Kotaku.com.
I just got AT&T U-Verse (don’t worry, I will be doing a post on it once I’ve sufficiently *ahem* watched it) so I’ve been loving its show line up. I really like historical fiction, so I’ve been watching The Kennedy’s miniseries lately, along with The Borgias. History is a tech/nerd field before there were computers, so I’m sure history-buffs fall into the realm of techs. I also love fantasy and science fiction (so I’m a walking cliche!), which means I’ve been loving Game of Thrones, the new HBO series. I also really love The Legend of the Seeker, which, while not as dark as Game of Thrones, is still an excellent fantasy series right up there with Lord of the Rings. I think now is a good time to have access to good television channels, since there are tons of new shows cropping up all the time.
Finally, I like to organize my pocket protectors by color first, then by size. I often reapply tape to my glasses (I really just should get some new ones) and floss my braces. Well, gotta run, I’ve got Chess Club meetings for the rest of the day!