I am trying to get back into writing. Revamping this blog is one way I’m hoping to break through some writer’s block and just get inscribing. I would like to take writing prompts. If you have any doubt about what I would be looking for, check out my about me or Gravatar profile (Gravatar will probably give you more insight, to be honest).

Feel free to throw something at me. I’ll post my creation on the blog.


Finances are Stressful

As if figuring out your budget and finances wasn’t stressful enough when living paycheck to paycheck, I now know what it feels like to have to deal with fraudulent charges.

Big hint – it is very, severely NOT. FUN.

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TGIF – Thank God I Figured-it-out

Not your typical TGIF…

My boss announced that we’ll be getting rotating Fridays off for the summer. That sounds really nice in the abstract, but not so much when your the only employee in the group that gets paid hourly. I can’t bring myself to be too upset about it, though. It’s one day a paycheck that I lose, but I gain three-day weekends. One of which falls right before the 4th of July.

On a sad note, my home internet is being mean to me. My router died on me, with no explanation. It was working, it got accidentally unplugged, I plugged it back in and just… nothing. Tested the power strip, different outlets, hit the reset button… just dead. Even us Tech Monkeys struggle sometimes.

I dug an old dinosaur of a router out of my stash of wires and electronics and just used it as a hub for anything that took an Ethernet cable (like the desktop I’m typing this on). This validates my crazy box of spare wires, power supplies, and random electronics. You can’t call me a tech hoarder anymore, Mom! And thank whatever deity you can name – hell, thank ALL of them – for the wonder that we call 4G. I will gladly admit my dependence on the internet.

Hello, my name is Jessie, and I am addicted to the internet…

Tech Monkey Rant: 2-Factor Auth

I don’t know if anyone here is familiar with the world of tech support, but as one of those people that provide such support I am amazed at some of the questions and attitudes I come across.

Technology is so prominent right now. We use technology for almost everything. We rely on it to make our lives easier and get things done faster. Yet, because we use it for almost everything, we put so much of our personal information into technology. You would think that people would want to protect that information the best and most secure way they can. Right?

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