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12 October 2005 @ 10:36 pm
Shameless plugx0r  
Remy has launched a website called Geek Matters. Think of it as Technology 101: The Blog. He and I and some other people we've forcibly coerced recruited will be posting articles about new tech and tech-related issues for those who aren't all that geeky or savvy. We aim to answer questions like: What's the big deal about [x]? How does it work? Why should I care? Stuff like that. Also, we're hoping to garner interviews, and I plan to write some articles about neat stuff you can do that no one knows about in software programs you use all the time (for instance, did you know it's possible to make a chart in Excel with a single keystroke? ::waggles eyebrows::)

Anyway, feel free to check out the site and offer feedback. I just posted my debut article, which you can read here if you like. And, if you want to contribute an article at any point (or even do so on a regular basis), do let me know!

Cool! Thanks. =)

P.S. Still have not gotten in touch with the landlord. The times I tried, the genius had left his fax machine on, which answered the phone for him (and damn near pierced my eardrum. boooop EEEEEEE! gshhhhh...).
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Live - Throwing Copper album
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on October 13th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
I assume [x] means "fill in topic here". It confused me for a second because in the stuff I've been studying, "[x]" actually has a meaning. ; )
Miusherimiusheri on October 13th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
Hehe! No, you're right... I just couldn't think of a good "insert topic here" phrase at the time. ;)

Out of curiosity, what is the meaning in what you're studying?
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on October 13th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
Well, I'm studying the actuarial models involved in life insurance -- [x] would indicate there is special knowledge about a specific person at age x, so they would not necessarily fit standard life expectancy models. For example, if they passed a physical required to get life insurance, we'd know they'd have to be relatively healthy. Or they may have been disabled at age x. Or something.
Angeldeathslilsister on October 13th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
Landlord= teh suck. But I kept meaning to tell you two, geekmatters looks great :)