Profile overview for yourbasicgeek.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

9 submissions to sysadmin

9 submissions to technology

6 submissions to books

5 submissions to programming

4 submissions to science

This user has so far shared a total of 106 links, started a total of 1 discussions and submitted a total of 5 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 323 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 16 and downvoted 0 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Forget the Beatles Liszt was music's first 'superstar', submitted: 8/19/2016 3:33:06 PM, 24 points (+25|-1)

The best Linux laptop: The 2016 Dell XPS 13, submitted: 7/19/2016 11:43:44 PM, 21 points (+23|-2)

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it: Tim Berners-Lee, submitted: 3/13/2017 4:25:05 PM, 21 points (+25|-4)

These awesome technologies just freakin' disappeared. Here's why., submitted: 4/7/2017 5:26:57 PM, 19 points (+20|-1)

What Were We Reading 30 Years Ago? 1986s 10 Bestselling Books, submitted: 8/25/2016 2:50:52 PM, 18 points (+18|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Tips on How to Get Your Writing Noticed on Twitter, submitted: 11/2/2016 2:34:22 PM, -3 points (+1|-4)

Reality Check: The Dangers Of Drones, submitted: 7/23/2015 6:39:00 PM, -2 points (+2|-4)

Using a Matrix Grid in Your Surveys to Elicit Better Responses, submitted: 3/28/2016 9:14:17 PM, -1 points (+1|-2)

How to Filter Gmail To Delegate Routine Email to Your Assistants, submitted: 11/9/2016 10:34:33 PM, -1 points (+2|-3)

How migrating to the cloud kept one IT director sane and successful, submitted: 6/2/2017 6:01:23 PM, -1 points (+1|-2)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Searching the Internet before Google submitted by sjvn to technology

yourbasicgeek 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I remember manually adding links to Yahoo. "Hey we want our computer user group to get noticed. Let's make sure people can find us on the Web!"

The Linux commands you should NEVER use submitted by TheBuddha to Linux

yourbasicgeek 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Judging by how many tales of woe we all hear about from otherwise tech-savvy people... I'd say this list is spot on.

All it takes is learning ONE THING to not-do to keep someone from having a very bad day.

How to tell job applicants they didn't get the job submitted by yourbasicgeek to Careers

yourbasicgeek 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Geez, have you never been on the receiving side of the experience?

"You didn't get the job" is information. But it is not USEFUL information because you don't know why, which means you aren't in a position to know how (or if) you screwed up. If you know what you did wrong, you have a chance of fixing it.

So yeah, I'd say you missed a lot.

3 lowest rated comments:

How to tell job applicants they didn't get the job submitted by yourbasicgeek to Careers

yourbasicgeek 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Geez, have you never been on the receiving side of the experience?

"You didn't get the job" is information. But it is not USEFUL information because you don't know why, which means you aren't in a position to know how (or if) you screwed up. If you know what you did wrong, you have a chance of fixing it.

So yeah, I'd say you missed a lot.

Sports stadiums need to up their game with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other mobile tech to improve fan experience submitted by yourbasicgeek to sports

yourbasicgeek 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

How many sports games do you attend?

I'm a baseball season ticket holder. I go to dozens of games every summer. And I spend an inordinate amount of time complaining about the Wi-Fi because I'm always online. I might want to tweet a photo from the game. I regularly participate in an online forum with a gameday thread ("Did he look safe on TV? Because he sure looked safe at first to me"). The at-the-field app has benefits for us STHs, such as the ability to upgrade our seats. Not to mention that people like to be accessible to other folks in between innings.

The underlying issue is that sports teams recognize that "attend the game" is competing with "watch from the comfort of your own couch, where a beer does not cost $10." And they're trying hard to respond to that challenge.

The Linux commands you should NEVER use submitted by TheBuddha to Linux

yourbasicgeek 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Judging by how many tales of woe we all hear about from otherwise tech-savvy people... I'd say this list is spot on.

All it takes is learning ONE THING to not-do to keep someone from having a very bad day.