Sometime late in 1998, my family purchased our first PC (a beige box personal computer) in order to communicate with my dad via email during his first long-term deployment. This started my journey down the rabbit hole of technology geekery. I discovered the world wide web and spent (way too many) hours reading mostly on the Official Star Wars website. I learned how computers worked too, mostly from fiddling with them and how to find software to solve the problems I came across.
After I graduated high school, I bought my first laptop and really dialed down what I like(d) to do with computers and started to shape the tools I use. This expanded when, in 2009, I bought my first smartphone, the Palm Pre. I learned how to use computers, smartphones, and later even tablets to accomplish tasks, produce content, as well as consume various types of media.
This post is an introduction for a handful of other posts I am working on. I will explore/explain some of the tools I’ve settled on and why I chose them for certain things and how I use them. With a few of them, I’ll dive a little deeper into my uses for them and of the content I follow. Look for more coming soon.