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A Better Geek has been around in one form or another since 2008. It's mostly just been a place for me to log things I've learned in the tech space, both personally and professionally. The old site is still available at old.abettergeek.com.

These days, I'm no longer a professional in the tech industry, and this site will continue to be a collection of my own observations and lessons from my continued hobbyist software and web development work.

My public projects can be found at code.abettergeek.com.


Articles In This Series

  • Guild Warsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigGuild Wars

    I still play Guild Wars with my husband! It's a great game with really interesting combat mechanics, combined with a world that is largely only playable with max level characters that are very well-equipped. Our guild is MOOP. We don't play often enough for anyone else to be in our guild, however.
  • Operating Systemsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigOperating Systems

    I use and work with a variety of OSes in my personal and hobby work. I haven't really used any version of since Mojave, because I still use 32-bit Mac applications. I use numerous Microsoft Windows products, although I haven't yet subjected myself to the abomination that is Windows 11. I run servers on both
    • Microsoft Windowsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigMicrosoft Windows

      Everything related to installing, configuring, and managing all versions of Windows is included in this section.
      • Windows 7plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigWindows 7

        Windows 7 is officially unsupported by Microsoft. Use at your own risk. That said, Microsoft Security Essentials still works, as well as PC Matic, which i haven't used, but has a lot of positive reviews.

        Notes

        Even though Microsoft no longer supports the OneDrive client for Windows 7, you can still connect to your OneDrive quite easily via
  • Softwareplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigSoftware

    I both write and use a lot of desktop applications. I have several ongoing Windows projects that will probably never be fully completed. I might release the source of what I've done so far. We'll see.

    You can always find my public projects at
    • PowerShellplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigPowerShell

      PowerShell is Microsoft's interactive scripting engine, allowing you to create powerful scripts for many purposes. PowerShell can easily import and use any .NET library or type, making it very powerful for automation and sophisticated processing of dirty inputs, such as badly-formatted text.
    • Windows Applicationsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigWindows Applications

      I've written a handful of .NET applications throughout the years. You can find my projects at . Rather than go into detail about each project here, you can just read the wiki section of any of my public repos for more details on my code.
  • About Meplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigAbout Me

    A Better Geek has been around in one form or another since 2008. It's mostly just been a place for me to log things I've learned in the tech space, both personally and professionally. The old site is still available at old.abettergeek.com.

    These days, I'm no longer a professional in the tech industry, and this site will continue to be a collection of my own observations and lessons from my continued hobbyist software and web development work.