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Tech Improvements for Your Weekend

May 11, 2012

Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope your week has gone well and you have a fabulous weekend planned. Today I want to share a few tech things you can do over the weekend and a few fun, relaxing things to check out this weekend, too. It is midterms at my institution this week which means everyone, students, staff, and faculty alike, are definitely ready for the weekend. So, let’s get to it.

Lifehacker is probably my favorite site for finding information for acquiring new tech skills, tips, and tools. Check out the article, top 10 highly desired skills you can teach yourself. I love articles like this because they are inspiring and a kick in the pants to actually start working on all those skills I always say I’d love to learn, but don’t have time for. As my momma always says, we have time for the things that are important to us, so if learning Photoshop, programming, or fixing your car is important to you, you’ll find the time to do it. (Also, online learning spaces like Codecademy’s Code Year help a lot.) And, luckily, for learning things like Photoshop and programming, you can do it from the comfort of your couch while in your pajamas this weekend. That is definitely a win.

Also in the useful and not-too-difficult tech realm: turn your underused or unused thumbdrives into awesome indispensable tools this weekend. I’m sure most of us have numerous thumbdrives hanging around our offices and homes, so let’s actually do something useful with all that storage. Yay for getting organized!

Finally, if weekend means having time to actually do cooking/baking projects, you might like DIY Larabars. These sound yummy and fairly simple to make.

And, if none of this sounds like a fun weekend to you and you’d rather just take a nap, curl up with the cat below (I’m sure she won’t mind):

Cat napping from Beautiful Portals Tumblr

Cat napping from Beautiful Portals Tumblr

Have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back soon with some more tools, tips, and thoughts. Allons-y!

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