Techie vs. The World: A Day in Bytes and Bites

Techie vs. The World: A Day in Bytes and Bites

Describe your most ideal day from beginning to end.


Oh boy, here we go, my most ideal day, and it’s going to be a hoot from start to finish.

I wake up at the crack of 10:30 AM because, let’s be honest, any self-respecting computer enthusiast knows the early bird can keep the worm. My bed ejects me like a piece of toast—perfectly browned and slightly disoriented. First task of the day? Wrestle with my smart curtains that have developed an attitude and refuse to open. I win, of course, but not before threatening them with a downgrade to dumb curtains.

Breakfast is a gourmet affair of cereal with a side of pop-tarts, all while watching a compilation of cats failing to jump. It’s important to start the day with a balanced meal and laughter. Then, it’s off to my computer, my sanctuary. I spend a solid hour deciding what to do with my vast array of tabs from last night’s late-night browsing spree. Do I continue researching the migratory patterns of USB cables? Perhaps later.

By noon, I’m deep into a project: programming my coffee maker to serve me a latte with the perfect foam art of Bill Gates’ silhouette. It’s going well, aside from the occasional foam overflow resembling Steve Jobs instead. A quick lunch consists of pizza ordered via a custom-built app that chooses toppings based on my current browser history. Today, it’s pepperoni and JavaScript.

The afternoon is reserved for outdoor activities. I venture into the sunlight, equipped with my smartwatch that gently reminds me I haven’t moved in 237 hours. I nod appreciatively and tell it to hush. My outdoor adventure? A thrilling journey to the mailbox. The highlight? Dodging a drone delivery mid-air. The neighbors are entertained; I take a bow.

Returning victorious, I dedicate some time to my blog,, crafting a post about my epic battle with the drone. It’s a detailed account filled with suspense, strategy, and a surprising amount of ducking. I predict it will go viral among the six followers who appreciate my unique blend of technology and slapstick comedy.

Evening arrives, and it’s time to socialize. I host a Zoom party where everyone’s avatar is their favorite meme. Mine is a classic—a computer with flames shooting out of it captioned “This is fine.” We discuss crucial topics, like whether AI will ever learn to appreciate dad jokes.

Dinner is an experimental dish I call “Microwave Gourmet.” The recipe is simple: whatever’s in the fridge, zapped for exactly 4 minutes and 33 seconds, an homage to John Cage’s most famous piece. It tastes like… victory? Sure, let’s go with that.

The night winds down with some light gaming. I’m talking about a competitive spreadsheet organizing competition. It’s intense, it’s thrilling, it’s… okay, it’s none of those things, but it’s strangely satisfying.

As I lay in bed, ready to drift off, my smart mattress decides it’s the perfect time for a firmware update. I’m gently rocked to sleep by the soothing sounds of error messages and reboot chimes. In the land of dreams, I’m a superhero, saving the world one tech mishap at a time.

And there you have it, my most ideal day, filled with humor, technology, and a sprinkle of chaos. Perfect.


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About the Author: Bernard Aybout

In the land of bytes and bits, a father of three sits, With a heart for tech and coding kits, in IT he never quits. At Magna's door, he took his stance, in Canada's wide expanse, At Karmax Heavy Stamping - Cosma's dance, he gave his career a chance. With a passion deep for teaching code, to the young minds he showed, The path where digital seeds are sowed, in critical thinking mode. But alas, not all was bright and fair, at Magna's lair, oh despair, Harassment, intimidation, a chilling air, made the workplace hard to bear. Management's maze and morale's dip, made our hero's spirit flip, In a demoralizing grip, his well-being began to slip. So he bid adieu to Magna's scene, from the division not so serene, Yet in tech, his interest keen, continues to inspire and convene.