No, I’m not going to put my phone down.

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I’m gonna ramble for a bit, but I’ll eventually make my point.

I don’t have any “Facebook” friends. I just have friends. Pretty much all of them are online. Or to say it another way; if we are friends on Facebook, it’s because I decided that I genuinely like you. We are friends.

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Your geekiest thing

Let me start this one with a solicitation. Please add your own geekiest thing here in the comments. Tens of readers come to this blog every month, yet very few people comment. I want to know what your geekiest thing is so consider this post open mic night at GLD.

I have a lot of geeky friends. I mean, I also have friends who *think* they are geeky, but they are really more geek-lite. Some of the friends I am talking about use command prompts. Their idea of a new-to-market product is some guy’s vaporware idea on Kickstarter. They go to Comic-con… dressed up.

Sometimes, I’d like to think I am one of these super geeks. Other days, I realize I’m more in that geek-lite column. But every once in a while, I realize that I do, or own something that is really geeky. Here’s an example:

With an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket this week, I ordered a new USB DAC/Headphone amplifier for my computer. Out of curiosity, my wife asked what it was for. As I searched for an explanation, I thought to myself, “this has to be the geekiest thing I now own.” That made me think, “I wonder what the geekiest thing some of my geekiest friends own is?” And now, I bet you’re asking the exact same question. Am I right? Continue reading “Your geekiest thing”

The 2014 Getting Less Done List of 10 People

thelistThis is that time of year when media outlets publish lists of people. Not wanting to lose relevance, GLD is launching a list of its own. The following is a list of ten people.  We recommend trying to connect with them on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Secret, Path, Vine, Foursquare, Google +, Spotify, Waze, Fitbit, Reddit, flickr, Tumblr, Quora, and MySpace (it’s still a thing).

Without further ado, the 2014 Getting Less Done List of People: Continue reading “The 2014 Getting Less Done List of 10 People”