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Gadgets: A Wicked Wednesday Post


In this increasingly digital world, we all seem to have at least one. Some of us have many more. At this very moment I sit at my desk, finished with a day of work, with 5 different glowing screens around me. You might say I’m a bit of a gadget whore.
I’ve loved all things computer and gadgetry related for as long as I can remember. When I was a wee lad, we’d visit some of Dad’s work friends, and they’d plop me down in front of a very early computer based gaming system. I was 4. Dad brought him an Intellivision not long thereafter, which was great fun. As I grew, I latched onto the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Super Nintendo, and most every other video gaming platform that has emerged as I’ve grown.

It didn’t stop with hobbies, either. My first official job at 16 was working for a local computer store. We did custom builds and upgrades, repairs, etc. Computers just came naturally to me. I understand their logic and organizational structures in ways that I’m not entirely certain I should. It’s what helped me keep this little corner of the internet I’ve made here flourish so well several years ago — you see, I was on a work computer that was “designed” to be a dumb terminal, but I circumvented the security protocols. It wasn’t a hack inasmuch as it was making use of inherent Windows features, but the IT department didn’t see it that way when they finally caught me after 15 months. It was my fault. I’d gotten sloppy.

Such things have been critical in my findings of love and sex, too. Mrs. AP and I met because I spent the majority of my {deeply depressed unemployed in an abusive marriage} days growing such places like OKCupid looking for … well, sex, yeah (because I wasn’t getting any at home and touching is one of my love languages) but also just people who would treat me as a decent human being instead of the throwaway bag of meat my now ex-wife had decided I’d become. In our finding each other, Mrs. AP and I also bonded over our love and understanding of things technical. We could fix computers together. We could video game together. We could watch imported movies together. We could look for lover and boyfriends together, some of which have worked out rather well.

We’ve done all of that and more. Work has me travel often now, but we have a plethora of means of communication available through our gadgets to help keep in touch. Between text and chat and all the various messaging services, we can see each other any time we like or need.

It’s extended to the kids as well. They all got some form of gadgetry for the winter holiday, and Mrs. AP had a delayed delivery that served for my surprise gift as well. The next time I travel, I’ll be able to bring my Nintendo Switch with me. Once again, Nintendo owns my digital heart.

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5 responses

  1. Nintendo hugely features in our house too… however, my main gadgets really are my laptop and my phone. I cannot imagine my life without them, how bad that might even sound.

    Welcome back to Wicked Wednesday!

    Rebel xox

    PS: I linked your post in the linky tool ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 4, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    • See, I’ve been away for so long I had trouble finding the linky tool again! Clearly I need to pay more attention! Thank you for helping me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      January 4, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      • You’re welcome ๐Ÿ˜Š

        January 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm

  2. I’m glad your gadgets have been a support for you in a difficult life, thanks for the window into your circumstances. I was without connection (phone or internet for around 36 hours this week right when ArtTwist was due to go live.The only IT people in my life are vanilla except for my “partner in crime” who is up to her ears in heavy stuff at the moment. I’m totally with Rebel on this now. I hope I’ve done the damn linky thing properly myself.
    Also I have a grandchild who plays minecraft – what that generation can do on their gadgets is breathtaking.

    January 4, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    • I am nearly permanently attached to my phone, as it’s dual-use for work and personal. When I travel for work, both the work and personal laptops come along for the ride. I’m a little Tech Obsessed, but that comes in handy in a house full of children who are becoming tech savvy themselves.

      January 5, 2018 at 12:04 pm

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