Posts Tagged ‘Buzz’

My Top Android Apps for the Geeky User

Posted 01 Mar 2010 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

I love the Android platform for smartphones. Not only can I satisfy my need to be connected via Google 24-7, I can use great apps to make my life a little easier. Not in any particular order are my top Android Apps for the geeky user. Let me know in the comments what apps you like to use. I’d love to find out about new apps from fellow Android users!

First, get the awesome barcode scanner to scan the accompanying barcodes: Barcode Scanner

Interview with The Web Boutique

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Posted 18 Aug 2009 — by Ellie
Category Featured, Technology


I sat down with Summer N., owner and lead designer of The Web Boutique, to get her thoughts on web and graphic design a few weeks ago and wanted to share her thoughts with you. The Web Boutique is a web and graphic design firm that does much more than that, including marketing solutions and consulting.

1. When and how did you get started in web and graphic design?

Advertise on ultimate geek girl

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Posted 10 Jul 2009 — by Ellie
Category Announcements


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Purchase your banner ads, inline text ads ($10), or sponsored posts/reviews now!

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Have you updated your software lately?

Posted 14 Jun 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

One of the most dreaded chores for most computer users is finding and installing updates for your software and operating system. There are programs out there to make this process easier, and many programs have built-in update checkers.

One of the top programs for updating your software is FileHippo, which works on PCs only. However, VersionTracker works on PCs, Macs iPhone and PalmOS.

I'm working
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No matter which program you use, it is important to look at the settings for your software first and see if it has the capability to check on its own for updates. You might have to manually check for an update or set the program to check for updates periodically, but at least you’ll be prepared to update your software quickly!

National Train Day 2009

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Posted 14 May 2009 — by Ellie
Category Random

Check out my photos and blog post about National Train Day 2009 at Living Car Free. I had a great time, it was definitely worth the long trip to Washington, DC!

What’s in your bag, Ellie?

Posted 08 May 2009 — by Ellie
Category Random

Following the great post yesterday by HarriMac about her go-bag, I am posting mine. I carry a lot less stuff when I’m out adventuring around Manhattan, but I always have room for my favorite gadgets.

Ellie's Go Bag

1. Timbuk2 Eula bag – customized for me with a PINK logo
2. 80 GB iPod Classic – full of great music and podcasts
3. Belkin Travel Charger
4. Tricked out Moleskine notebook – Read my post about 8 Great Uses for a Moleskine notebook
5. Eyeglasses case
6. Reading glasses, because even nerds need glasses sometimes
7. Keys and discount cards on large carbiner
8. Baby oil, because lotion doesn’t work for my skin
9. NJ Transit train schedule
10. Motorola Moto Q9c with extended battery
11. Pentel RSVP pen (Fine)
12. Fossil wallet
13. Bluetooth headset

8 Great Uses for a Moleskine Notebook

Posted 04 May 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Moleskine notebooks are all the rage with geeks and nerds around the world, so you know the Geek Girl had to get one, too! I picked up a black hardcover Moleskine notebook a week ago, and I have found some great uses for my Moleskine in my daily life. You can use these tips with a regular spiral bound notebook, but there’s something really special about a more expensive, durable notebook that doesn’t catch on clothes or bags and never seems to age.

Moleskine by another name: back
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PC to Mac Conversion – Week One

Posted 01 May 2009 — by Ellie
Category Technology

I’ve had my MacBook for a week now, and I have been busy tweaking and installing programs to give me the same functionality of my PC on the Mac. This is a monumental task, as so many people have created great Mac software – and all software is not created equally.

Tigger on MacBook Pro
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I started using ShortKeys on Windows for text replacement, but it does not have a Mac equivalent. So, I downloaded TextExpander and it is working great so far. It does exactly what is says and there are downloadable TextExpander snippet files available for download, too. OpenOffice is my current replacement for Microsoft Office 2007, until I get my copy of MS Office in the mail. It is a good, solid program and I have used the program before on my Vista computer.

Are you going to National Train (Amtrak) Day?

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Posted 22 Apr 2009 — by Ellie
Category Random

I will be in Washington DC for National Train Day on May 9. It would be cool to meet any of my readers at the events! Leave a comment, and let’s plan to meet!

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