Hi! I’m J, and I’ve been editing PW for some time now, but I wanted to help out a bit more. I think I sound ridiculous on the podcast, thus I do the editing. So I asked Minx if she would mind me doing a poly geek segment for the website, with maybe the occasional tie in on the podcast. She said it was a great idea.
So a bit about myself. I consider myself a neophile. And no, that doesn’t involve corpses. What that means is that I feel a compulsion to have the latest and greatest gadgets. I know; I know–boys and their toys. So I have been trying to figure out how to share some of my findings. Much to my chagrin, patient as my wife is with me, she doesn’t share mylust for technology. So here I am, out on the web, hoping to share what I’ve found along the way.
I’ve been working with Windows-based PCs for years, doing general support, system building, networking, etc. I’m starting to get into Linux more, with my present job and some projects at home. Mac, I can say, I haven’t had much recent experience with. In the following articles I am going to keep a vendor/service provider/OS neutral point of view. Enough of the rambling though.
So that’s me and where I’m coming from. I’m curious to know what everyone would be interested in these articles. What do you guys want to know about? If there are areas that I don’t have any experience in, I will find out about it and write the article from the “as I’m doing it” point of view.
Now I don’t want to start a flame war or the never-ending Mac vs. PC thread, but I definitely want to know what people use in the following categories, so I know what to cover:
- Computer OS
- PDA/Phones, ie Palm OS, Windows OS, something else
- Phone provider, ie Verizon/Sprint/T-Mobile/AT&T/Etc.
And I am going to try to keep the following format:
- Poly application
- Everyday usage
- Geek factor
What do you think?