I’m gonna try to get a new series going here on the Geekorium where I answer some of the questions I get asked in my job. I get asked for advice every day, and it’s often more interesting than the sorts of things I actually do to get paid. Ages ago I toyed with the idea of making a site where I would break down technical concepts for the less technically minded, but wasn’t sure it would have an audience. The advice I get asked for though already has an audience - the people that asked in the first place. So when I get asked a question I think warrants some fleshing out I’ll put it under the new category Tech for Newbies.

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omg n00b!
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Keep in mind if you’re technically minded, that the people I give this advice to aren’t. My answers are simplified and often lacking some of the stuff us geeks find very important. Feel free to point this stuff out in the comments, but try not to be too harsh on my for leaving it out! Also sometimes I don’t actually have an answer - it doesn’t mean I won’t try to put them on the right track.

And if you’re not a geek maybe I can help you out. Leave a suggestion (there’s a suggestion tab just over there to the right) if you have a question you think I could answer. Make sure to read what the geeks have to add though!

The first topic I’m tackling is the age old dilemma - Should I Buy a Mac?