Tag: smart buying

  • Stalking the Wild Bean: Royal Farms Royal Gourmet

    Funny story: I ran out of coffee at home on Sunday night – fairly late in the evening after stores had closed, and without time to order any from my favorite roaster or head over to the grocery store to get a standby brand that I knew I would enjoy, I stopped by a convenience […]

  • Stalking the Wild Bean: Whiff Roasters Papua New Guinea

    If you’re like me – or like most geeks – a good cup of coffee is one of your greatest joys in life. Granted, part of it is that a good cup of coffee is a caffeinated powerhouse that gets our days started and keeps our engines running on all cylinders over the course of […]

  • Ties: Revisited – Picking the Right Tie: Part II

    Ever since the launch of The Classy Geek, one of the most popular articles on the site is my first: A Geek’s Guide to Picking the Right Tie. Since then, I’ve gotten comments and e-mails asking me to revisit the topic and help hammer home a few points that I didn’t address in the original […]

  • Buying Groceries Online Can Save You Money (And Shrink Your Waist)

    The geeks have truly inherited the Earth, and it’s a wonderful thing. You know why? Because in this day and age, there’s actually very little that we need to interact with another human being to obtain. Don’t get me wrong, part of my mission here is to help you become more confident and more adept […]

  • Cooking Steak for Apartment-Dwellers

    One of my favorite things to do I’m going to have company or if I want to just have a nice evening to myself with a fine meal is cook a steak. I tend to prefer a nice New York Strip, mostly because it’s a nice big thick cut of beef and perfect for the […]

  • Essential Kitchen Tools for Beginners

    Okay, you want to cook like a chef, or impress the geek you’re planning to bring home. The trouble is that while you can buy some delicious food to cook, you really just don’t have the materials in your kitchen to prepare it. So you’ve got this big empty kitchen, and you want to get […]

  • 3 Things You Shouldn’t be Afraid to Drop Cash On

    If there’s anything we tend to have a hard time spending money on, fellow geeks, it’s our appearance and our diet. Granted, not all of us have this problem – in fact, it’s taken me a lot of work to overcome some of the old mantras about not really blowing money on the “superficial” things […]

  • Good Tech is Better than More Tech – Part 2: Bargain Hunting

    So now that you’ve determined that you actually need to buy something to streamline or improve your technological life, and you’ve done what I suggested in Part One of our series, “Think Before You Buy,” then you already know what you really need and what you actually want, and the difference between the two. You’ve […]

  • Good Tech is Better Than More Tech – Part 1: Think Before You Buy

    We’ve mentioned in the past why you should get rid of your old technology – it’s essentially a weight that’s holding you down and keeping you from eliminating the clutter that I know we all have in our lives, and we’ve also discussed some of the things you can do with that old gear if […]