Welcome to My Tech Life

Ultimate Blog Party 2010I decided that my Windows 7 post will wait until Monday, and the whole week will be dedicated to teaching you all about the great new features of Windows 7!  I had a super stressful week, and therefore decided to join the Ultimate Blog Party and have a little fun today!

So today my theme is the top 5 tech things about me…

1. I’ve had a computer in my house for as long as I can remember (and I’m 31). I was probably playing around on DOS (one of the first Microsoft operating systems) before I started kindergarten.  My Dad is a computer genius, and I’m a Daddy’s girl, so it only made sense that I’d follow in his footsteps. 

2. While I was always good at computers, I really didn’t get into it until I was in high school and I had a huge crush on a guy that was into computers.  The really funny thing is that two of the things I like the most now were direct influences from him… my favorite band, Everclear, and computers.

3. I’m obsessed with my Dell laptop and my Palm Pre phone.  Not only am I obsessed, I’m downright addicted!  My laptop’s name is Elle, cause she’s powerful and pink (just like Elle Woods).  I’ve had a stressful week, and I thought for a brief moment this morning that I was going to keep my laptop off all day today, and then immediately thought to myself… who am I kidding.  I would probably stress myself out more with the laptop withdrawls.

4. I own about 12 domain names and am constantly coming up with new ideas.  Luckily I’m friends with my webhost, who humors me in getting them all set up.  I do all the design work myself (except sometimes I hire out images to mujka.ca cause heaven knows I can’t draw to save my life).  I’ve tried to start a web design company, but realized I didn’t like coding for other people that much, so I gave it up.

5. I started my IT career at a home building company, where I both screwed up royally (costing the company about $11k) and got screwed (when they gave my position to my employee).  The events were unrelated I assure you.  I really found my stride though at an IT consulting firm, and made some friends that will last a lifetime, and became the gateway to my current job that I love.  I work a help desk for a small IT consulting firm from home.  Which both allows me a flexible schedule and the ability to be home with my kids… which is SUCH a blessing in my life.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope that as you follow me you will have fun, and be educated on tech at the same time.  I believe that EVERY woman should be able to know about technology.  It is NOT just for the Men!  If you ever have a tech question, or would like me to dedicate an entire post to a subject, tweet me @tech4mommies and let me know!

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About the author

Sarah Werle Kimmel

Sarah Werle Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 20 years of her career working as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on local NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX news affiliates, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com


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