For the record, Liam and I are not what you would call “tech-savvy”. Our parents would call us tech savvy, but you wouldn’t.
- The songs on our iPod are over 7 years old because we don’t know where to get free music anymore.
- I have more cat game apps on my iPad than anything else.
- By the time I discover the new ‘in’ App everyone else is tired of it. Draw Something? anyone? hello?
- I prefer actual books to e-books.
- I recently shocked my
littleyounger cousins by admitting I didn’t know what SnapChat was.
- We buy seasons of TV shows we like because we don’t know where to watch them on-line.
- We rent movies from On Demand and Zip Kiosk because we don’t know how to download or stream them.
- To stay current we watch the evening news and listen to morning talk radio. Thanks Peter Mansbridge and Robin Bresnahan!
- I buy a phone card to contact far away friends because I don’t know how to use Skype.
- We prefer Blackberry to iPhone. Loyalty!
So yeah, not great. On the other hand we do have HD PVR, satellite radio, Bluetooth at home and in the car, assorted social networking accounts, oh and I kinda run this blog. We are not entirely without hope!
In fact, a lot of the time we can hide our technological ignorance and appear to the world as a regular, plugged-in young couple. In a recent venture to preserve the facade, I created a QR code for our Wifi password, printed and framed it for display in our home.
Ta-Da! Now when we have people over, they don’t actually have to awkwardly talk to us to get the wifi password. They just scan it with their device and viola; internet access. You see, we have eliminated the last shred of one-on-one social interactions. Now we can all spend our time together ignoring each other and playing with our phones! Bliss.
How To Make Your Own Wifi Password QR Code Disply
Visit QRStuff.com, select ‘Plain Text’, type in your password, and pick a colour.
This awesome website will automatically generate the QR code. You should check to make sure it works with you phone or device. If it’s good, download it.
Right-click and ‘Save As’ this wifi symbol and this white background.
Put it all together. Go to PicMonkey.com, click “Edit Photo” and upload the white.jpg. Go to ‘Overlays’ and ‘Your Own’ to upload both the qrcode.png and the wifi.png.
Re-size to your liking and save the total picture to your computer.
Now all you have to do is develop the graphic. You can print it at home or send it away to be developed. I like Costco because it’s only 17¢ (15¢ if you pay cash! <-Canada joke). Once you have your picture, frame it and display!