Most of you know this website through my wife, the beautiful Sarah Ingram (née Matte). She has been killing it with this blog and her podcast. It’s really become her site, and some of you may wonder who I am and why it’s even called “the Geekmates”.
Right now I am just too damn busy. I have a day job: physical therapist. I’m also doing a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. On top of that, I am dancing, and combining all of those things in my website: bboyscience.com, where I talk about science, dancing, injury prevention, training, etc. Don’t believe I dance? Here’s my video:
Also, there’s another thing. I’m not just a geek – I’m also a nerd.
I spend a ridiculous amount of spare time doing online courses. I know it sounds cheesy but I love to learn.
There’s an amazing website: Coursera - tons of free courses you can take online from some of the top universities in the world.
You can take a free university level course in almost anything. Even a course about MMORPG’s… yup.
Another great one is Khan Academy: I’m rocking this website for math. Yup, MATH. I’ve been bad at math for a long time, scraping by whenever it’s been required of me through my career. But I’m sick of that feeling – so here I am, doing math problems in my “spare time”.
You can watch videos and then do practice questions on different types of math topics. It starts right from addition/subtraction and goes all the way to calculus! Plus, as you complete sections, you get achievements!!! I can satisfy that addicting feeling of levelling up and gathering achievements while doing something actually productive – learning math. Pretty sick.
Check these sites out yourself, I bet you’ll find at least one things you’d like to know more about. What better way than to take a course? For free?
Someday soon, I dream of a less busy lifestyle, where I can indulge in my geeky side and actually contribute more to this site. In the mean time, a post once in a while will have to do. I still play video games – it’s my way of relaxing, escaping reality and staying in touch with my inner child.
I am so looking forward to AC4 (although I was a bit disappointed with AC3), and Last of Us (which my awesome wife pre-ordered for me).