Quick reminders while the horrible events of the #ParisAttack are still unfolding… Be safe, my friends.
it just hurts so much that we have to always… Always, every single time an event like this happens in the West, remind people of our humanity. Remind people we condemn, we condemn, we condemn. It’s almost become normal to us.
when will ppl realise that i’m not a computer expert i just know how to click on things until i find the problem
No, but seriously, this is one of the greatest skills Millennials have. I have gotten heaps of praise from my boss for being able to go to my desk, google for five minutes, and come back to fix her computer issue. A lot of it is that the vocabulary is something natural to us. We grew up with these systems from when we were kids–checking that the monitor’s plugged in, that we have the right drivers, that there’s a connection is something we learned young, an internal checklist that’s as natural as the one we use when starting a car–moreso, even. Lots of us have laptops, but no car.
Troubleshooting basic software and hardware issues is something that you can put on your resume. So is rapid skill acquisition, for clicking around in a new program until you know how to use it. These are what we’re good at, Millennials. Don’t feel ashamed of it.
Understanding how to correctly google something and get the result you are looking for is a skill we don’t recognize in ourselves until we see someone else floundering.
My mom and I hear a song on the radio with a female singer and the chorus is something about lilies growing on a hill. The radio doesn’t identify the artist.
When we go home, my mom will google, “Who sings the lilies song?” and if the song is popular enough the answer will be somewhere on the first page, maybe.
I will google “lilies growing hill lyrics” and the first link will be a site like AZlyrics listing the artist, title of the song, and all the words.
“Rapid skill acquisition” is the perfect description for what happened at my last job – I was brand new but within two months I’d figured out our homework/grading/online program almost as well as the tech department, and learned things about it that returning teachers had no clue of. I’m not a computer genius. I just spent time exploring until I figured it out.
Also: lots of us have laptops, but no car speaks to me so much. I have no effing clue how to troubleshoot a car, which I think was a common skill for older generations (esp when cars were more mechanical).
This is absolutely a skill that Millennials and Homelanders (is that the term we’re using for GenZ now?) have. Everyone in the Homeland Generation is a digital native and while most Millennials are not exactly, we did grow up in a time when technology became an increasingly more important part of our lives. We grew up alongside the internet and therefore understand it a little better because there was never the issue of things being different beforehand.
The Google thing especially is a skill that will carryover into the workplace and potentially bring you praise from your supervisors and certainly help you out at home, like in the lyrics example above. I work as a reference librarian in a public library, which means all of my coworkers are information experts and spend a huge chunk of their day looking things up. And despite only working their a year, I can find the answers to “simple” questions almost instantly, whereas it may take my coworker a few minutes or more to find the same thing. This isn’t to say she isn’t smart or good at research—she’s probably the most skilled person I know in that area—it’s just that I understand modern keyword search terms better. We Millennials (and Homelanders) just understand the best way to formulate a search, because it’s something we do all the time and have always done.
It’s the same thing for computer troubleshooting. It’s not that we’re all computer experts, it’s just that we have knowledge of what “usually” works and know the different little things to check. This is something we grew up with, figured out along the way, or, depending on how old we are, maybe even learned in school. Personally, I was lucky enough to be in the weird middle ground when basic computer skills were actually taught in schools, right in the sweet spot where computers were just popular enough that we might have one at home and just before they became normal and common knowledge. That wasn’t an option for our parents or anyone older, because the technology just wasn’t around for them to be familiar with early on.
Before I continue writing a novel here, the point is this: being familiar with technology, being able to do quick google searches, and being able to quickly diagnose a computer issue is a SKILL. It’s an ASSET to your job and your company and don’t let anyone tell you any differently. But, at the same time, remember that everyone older than you did not have these same advantages and that you need to be patient with them when they don’t get a google result immediately or can’t connect to wifi.
Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Guidebook (by Dengeki) Review
Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing this guidebook by Dengeki which I bought from play-asia.com. This is not a sponsored review or anything as I am just making a post on what kind of content this guidebook has. This guidebook is completely in Japanese but with minimal knowledge on Hiragana and Katakana, you can briefly figure out the contents.
This guidebook, just like the others I have previously bought, have basic information on how to play the game such as controls and other details you need to know before playing the game.
I will only be briefly touching some sections that the guidebook has so not all content will be mentioned in my review.
This sections shows the layout of the land you can choose from which surprised me because I never knew there were so many different choices. There are about 83 layouts you can choose from and it shows you where it is exactly and how it looks like in different seasons. I thought this would be very helpful when finding the perfect spot for your new villager to move into.
The villager section lists all the villagers in the game as well as other information such as their personality type, their birthday, their “important” interior and exterior furniture (the furniture that’s mandatory when designing their homes), and more. This section is helpful to see what furniture comes with which villager.
If you want to be more specific when looking for furniture, you can flip to the furniture catalog. Each furniture has a little description on whether the furniture can be remade into a different colour, if it’s interact-able (or if it has an action when you touch it), and a list of villagers that “carry” or “provide” that furniture.
Not only does this apply to the furniture catalog, you can also find which villager “carries” wallpaper or flooring.
Of course, there is also a catalog for everything else in the game such as plants, exterior (doors, roofs, etc), clothing, paintings, fishes, etc.
Apart from the basic stuff, there are sections such as a list of furniture that has an action when it moves, a section with all the remade furniture and the different looks you can get from remaking them, and even a list of all the Amiibo cards from the 1st series.
I’m not sure what else to talk about so if you have any questions, just let me know!
If you’re looking for a specific item and want to know which villager unlocks them, shoot me a message!!