I ought to be able to do this myself

Liz Sumner Ease, Geek Tools, Motivation, Productivity Leave a Comment

Sometimes I get great satisfaction from figuring out how to do things myself. I once spent a ridiculous amount of time turning an old router into a wireless bridge to boost the signal upstairs. It worked! I also tried to teach myself programming so that I could build an app I had an idea for. (I’ve actually done this– unsuccessfully– …

To Do or Not To Do

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Start that clock. The passage of time doesn’t bother me, for I am a time management genius and I’m going to tell you how to get things done. Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, says that it takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice to master a skill. I’ve easily spent that and more exploring time management and productivity tools. I have …

My new site

Liz Sumner Geek Tools, Tech 1 Comment

I am very pleased to announce my revamped website– ComputerWhisperer.org. I had a blast creating it and will probably keep fiddling with it in my spare time. I welcome your feedback and suggestions. Does it give you a sense of who I am and what I can do? Does it make you want to hire me or refer me to …

Connected

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Part of what I love about my work is that I can do it from anywhere, and therefore get to live part of the year in our beloved Pergola, in the Pesaro-Urbino region of Marche, Italy.  This assumes, however, that the “anywhere” in question has reliable internet service. It is exceedingly stressful to have work that relies on having internet, …