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My Windows laptop doesn't seem to want to run Windows anymore

A week ago, I was sure I could cure the squirrelly behavior of the laptop I bought less than six months ago the hard way–by wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows from scratch. 261 more words

Occupational Hazards

A non-automatic repair of a mysteriously-hapless HP laptop

I went a few days without using my laptop, but that wasn’t actually part of the plan for our kid’s spring break. Having this HP Spectre x360 inoperative did, however, teach me valuable lessons about computing preparedness, which I will now share so that you may benefit from my experience. 490 more words


Self-Care Tuesday: becoming trauma-informed

For the past two semesters in my graduate social work degree, Tuesdays have been my designated day for self-care. It’s the one day per week when I am allowed to take some time to myself (in first semester I had a 5 hour gap between classes and now in my last semester I have Tuesdays off) whether or not I have a tremendous amount of work to do. 794 more words

Social Work

I finally remembered to ski

Taking a weekday off to go skiing is one of the more underrated perks of working a flexible schedule around D.C. So I enjoyed it Tuesday for the first time since 2015. 310 more words

Occupational Hazards

How I screwed up a Strava story

A story I wrote weeks ago started to go bad last Saturday, before it had even been published and posted.

That’s when anĀ Australian student named Nathan Ruser… 465 more words


My no-longer-secret Bitcoin shame

Bitcoin has infested tech news lately–the cryptocurrency’s unlikely rise in value, its subsequent and unsurprising fall in value, what complete tools Bitcoin zealots can be in front of a reporter… 321 more words

Occupational Hazards

For tech journalists, this may not be the most wonderful time of the year

It’s almost the middle of December, which means I’m once again in the weeds with my CES planning, in the weeds with Christmas shopping, and in the weeds with writing stories in advance so I can maybe spend some of the holidays moderately unplugged. 281 more words