I wouldn't call myself computer illiterate, but the Geeksquad isn't going to be calling for my help any time soon either. I'm just an average (maybe slightly above average) computer user. I can do the basics and I know a few tricks but like most people, I'm generally confused about the higher end computer stuff.

My latest task: Set up a network at my parents' house so I can have internet access while my new house is being built. Gamermom can only go so long without slaying some fantasy critters.

My initial solution (and probably the one I'll go with) is to by a LONG cable and run it from one computer to the other. The problem with this is the fact that I know there are better ways to do it...namely wirelessly (is that even a word?). I have a PC, it doesn't have a wireless card. Ah well, I'll just do it the wrong way and forget it.

If you want to know how to do it right, you can always check Howstuffworks. They have a lengthy description which seems easy enough to understand.

Top Ten Signs That You Are An Internet Geek

10 When filling out your driver's license application you give your IP address.

9 You no longer ask prospective dates what their sign is, instead your line is "Hi, what's your URL?"

8 Instead of calling you to dinner, your spouse sends email.

7 You're amazed to find out spam is a food.

6 You "ping" people to see if they're awake, "finger" them to find out how they are, and
"AYT" them to make sure they're listening to you.

5 You search the Net endlessly hoping to win every silly free T-shirt contest.

4 You introduce your wife as "my lady@home.wife" and refer to your children as "client applications".

3 At social functions you introduce your husband as "my domain server".

2 After winning the office super bowl pool you blurt out, "I feel so "colon-right parentheses!"

..And the number one sign you are an Internet Geek:

1 Two Words: "Pizza's Here!".
My mom wants me to build her a website. I can cheat and get it done by going to one of those pre-fab websites. I just don't have a clue how to actually build one from the ground up. Maybe I should learn some HTML. HTML Goodies may prove to be helpful.

I'll also have to use some of the info on

If you're like some of the people I know, you might just want to start here. Although, if you're reading blogs, I would hope you're already beyond this point, but who knows.

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