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Posted by AnnaMission (Member # 11902) on October 25, 2007, 17:25:
 
I feel obligated to tell everyone, that while I do not know what can actually qualify a person for the title of "Geek", I wouldn't be so bold as to define myself that way. But I aspire to be a Geek when I grow up!
 
Posted by Callipygous (Member # 2071) on October 26, 2007, 01:16:
 
Don't worry Anna, there are quite a few of us here whose geek credentials are fairly dubious. This is an open minded place however, that welcomes all people of good will, so pull up a pew. You're welcome!
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on October 26, 2007, 07:20:
 
quote:
Originally posted by AnnaMission:
I aspire to be a Geek when I grow up!

True geeks never grow up.

(/me checks Anna's date of birth in profile)

Oh, you already know that.

Greetings Anna, there's hot water in the kettle, instant coffee in the plastic bag by the sink, and Bulgarian Whisky on the top shelf behind the large pile of 1980's Byte magazines. Geek Heaven !
 
Posted by stevenback7 (Member # 5114) on October 26, 2007, 15:11:
 
Welcome to the forums!!!
 
Posted by iWanToUseaMac (Member # 4993) on October 26, 2007, 15:49:
 
Hey! Welcome! Hope you enjoy the forums.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on October 26, 2007, 16:22:
 
AnnaMission ___________________ I would say the bong is in the closet but last I looked it wasn't there someone must have taken it on a sabatical.

I myself am the OLD FART.
 
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on October 26, 2007, 17:37:
 
Welcome, Anna, hope you enjoy it here.

Geek cred isn't limited to electronics, by the way. We'll accept deep knowledge and/or passion for just about anything. Movies, music, languages, etc. Or you can just lay back and soak up the geeky overflow [Smile]
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on October 26, 2007, 18:58:
 
Anna: Welcome. Geekiness is not about techinical prowess itself. It's about caring about something so much you don't care if other people think you're strange. And, let me tell you, the crowed here should cast no stones.


quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
... there's ... instant coffee in the plastic bag by the sink, and Bulgarian Whisky on the top shelf behind the large pile of 1980's Byte magazines. ...

I thought we kept the stash for the Cosmic Bong in the plastic bag by the sink. Don't tell me you've been using it for coffee!

And why, oh why, would you even utter the words Bulgarian and Whiskey in the same sentence. My fictional Scottish ancestors are turning in their graves.

My Byte magazines are rotting in the attic. I may have to find them some day.

Mo Man: I'll bet I'm older and fartier than you. [Smile]
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on October 26, 2007, 21:43:
 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
I thought we kept the stash for the Cosmic Bong in the plastic bag by the sink. Don't tell me you've been using it for coffee!

Dude, you've been putting Nescafé in the Cosmic Bong!
That could explain a lot...
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on October 27, 2007, 03:48:
 
quantumfluff ___________________ For a birthday try March 1946. I am in the first wave of baby boomers. I was in the social Security office last month to make my appointment to sign up for benifits.
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on October 27, 2007, 11:32:
 
quote:
Originally posted by AnnaMission:
I feel obligated to tell everyone, that while I do not know what can actually qualify a person for the title of "Geek", I wouldn't be so bold as to define myself that way. But I aspire to be a Geek when I grow up!

Don't worry, lady -- some of us even get paid to be geeks -- and yet I ^H^H *ahem* still think that platform independence, for example, is what happens when the railway system is deregulated.

To quote Milhouse: "I'm not a nerd... nerds are smart." [Wink]
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on October 27, 2007, 14:20:
 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by AnnaMission:
I feel obligated to tell everyone, that while I do not know what can actually qualify a person for the title of "Geek", I wouldn't be so bold as to define myself that way. But I aspire to be a Geek when I grow up!

Don't worry, lady -- some of us even get paid to be geeks [snip]
Amen on that point!

Alas, I'm perhaps a bit too geeky for my own good at times. ;P

(Saying "/me" IRL doesn't win 'cool points' too often - well, except in some of the circles I run in. [Smile] )
 
Posted by The JokeMaster (Member # 5489) on October 28, 2007, 09:25:
 
Just installed 10.5!

SPACES IS GREAT!! Real space saver.
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on October 28, 2007, 10:17:
 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
quantumfluff ___________________ For a birthday try March 1946....

You really *are* a fossil. [Big Grin] . I am not worthy.
 


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