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Posted by Uber-Geek (Member # 3844) on April 28, 2005, 08:30:
 
Hello all, just a short introduction.

I am Uber-Geek, real name is Tony. (Waves)

I got the nickname from my Fiance because she has never known anyone who was as good at technology as I am. It's flattering.

Anyways. My website is here, www.uber-geek.us, I'm into gaming, Amateur Radio, and technology in general. I also dabble in geocaching, and living history reenactment, so I'm a well-rounded geek. [Smile]

I work in the computer field, but I also do CG animation in 3D Studio Max, as well as making short movies with various Adobe products. I'm currently working on Uber-Geek: The series. A story about an average network tech who becomes an internet cyber-superhero.

So I guess this wasn't a short introduction. Oh well. I'm chatty today.

Hello everyone, hope to talk to most or all of you soon!
 
Posted by magefile (Member # 2918) on April 28, 2005, 08:53:
 
Cool. How does 3DS Max compare to Maya?
 
Posted by Orpheus (Member # 2397) on April 28, 2005, 08:56:
 
hiya! welcome to the boards, I always wanted to learn 3DSM and such but never had the time. I do make movies though, usually involving protein molecules with PyMOL and MPlayer (while it lasts). So anyway, stick around, mind the pun-storms, and hijack some threads in grand GC tradition [Smile]
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on April 28, 2005, 09:03:
 
Welcome, under_feet!
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on April 28, 2005, 09:39:
 
Velcommen!

Geocaching is uber cool [thumbsup]
 
Posted by maia (Member # 3778) on April 28, 2005, 10:25:
 
Hi Uber-geek, glad to have you here. [Smile]
 
Posted by Uber-Geek (Member # 3844) on April 28, 2005, 10:37:
 
quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
Cool. How does 3DS Max compare to Maya?

Haven't had a lot of time on Maya, but I would say they are close. My Diehard 3DSM buddies would kill me if they heard that though [Smile]

It does the job, and it was cheap, so I'm happy with it [Smile]
 
Posted by ZorroTheFox (Member # 917) on April 28, 2005, 16:03:
 
hello and welcome to the forums
 
Posted by HalfVast (Member # 3187) on April 28, 2005, 16:16:
 
Welcome You-da-Geek! [Razz]
 
Posted by ChildeRoland (Member # 3880) on April 28, 2005, 19:17:
 
How can you call yourself an Übergeek if you can't even spell Über-geek?
 
Posted by Uber-Geek (Member # 3844) on April 28, 2005, 19:32:
 
quote:
Originally posted by ChildeRoland:
How can you call yourself an Übergeek if you can't even spell Über-geek?

Glad you asked. You see, I'm from America, and in America, we don't use the Ü as the U, so I didn't use it when I adopted my handle. Secondly, www.ubergeek.com has been taken by some non-geek that doesn't even use it. When finding a website address, www.uber-geek.us was the only thing left, thus the hyphen. So Uber-Geek was born.

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Posted by ewomack (Member # 3225) on April 28, 2005, 20:06:
 
Being from the States myself, I can attest to the umlaut gap here. Peanuts even tried to introduce it to the mainstream (Woodstock once tried saying "CHÜRP!" and Snoopy responded "FORGET THE UMLAUT!!"). Despite such valiant attempts at bilinguifying the American population, the umlaut remains obscure here. Oh well.

I haven't even heard the term "schwa" (ə) since the second grade!

Since we share the same linguistic wasteland, I heartily welcome you to the boards.
 
Posted by ChildeRoland (Member # 3880) on April 28, 2005, 21:01:
 
Even if you don't want to use the umlaut, you can at least spell it "Ueber-Geek"
 
Posted by Rhonwyyn (Member # 2854) on April 28, 2005, 21:27:
 
quote:
Originally posted by ChildeRoland:
Even if you don't want to use the umlaut, you can at least spell it "Ueber-Geek"

What? You mean like "aesthetic" and "orthopaedic"? But then we'd look British instead of American! [Razz]
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on April 28, 2005, 21:30:
 
And what's wrong with British English, hmm? [Wink]
 
Posted by Serenak (Member # 2950) on April 29, 2005, 01:06:
 
Nothing csk

but über is German and I for one have never seen it spelt ueber (ugh!)


[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Uber-Geek (Member # 3844) on April 29, 2005, 04:31:
 
quote:
Originally posted by ChildeRoland:
Even if you don't want to use the umlaut, you can at least spell it "Ueber-Geek"

Well, it's not going to change anytime soon. Besides, what kind of word is childe? I've never heard of it.
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on April 29, 2005, 05:46:
 
Welcome to GC, Uber-Geek.
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on April 29, 2005, 06:03:
 
but über is German and I for one have never seen it spelt ueber (ugh!)

How about Schroeder? (Schröder) Or Staedtler? (Städtler) Or Koenig (König == king) When you're unable to type German characters, umlauts are replaced by an e (as above) and sharp s (ß) with a double s (or in my case, a capital B). Thus, yes, it's "ueber".

If you want to be anal, anyhow. To which I recommend this cartoon - http://www.spamusement.com/view.php?id=223 ... :)
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on April 29, 2005, 06:48:
 
jeeze, what a bunch of language þεðåñτs ! [Wink]
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on April 29, 2005, 06:50:
 
Howdy Uber-geek.  - to the GC forums.

I can't imagine why another n00b saw the need to challenge your handle on your very polite introductory thread. But it has lead to a good discussion of the umlaut. Most threadjacks around here are pretty interesting.

So stick around, grab a chair and some coffee and enjoy your time here. Maybe BW could be persauded to pass you the Cosmic Bong, assuming she is still its keeper.

Oh yeah. I also get a kick from GeoCaching. We live in the mountains with several wilderness areas nearby. Makes for some interesting caching spots.
 
Posted by Uber-Geek (Member # 3844) on April 29, 2005, 08:01:
 
Ok, let me just say this: I AM NOT GERMAN! I AM NOT TRYING TO USE A GERMAN HANDLE, ASIDE FROM UBER BEING A GERMAN WORD, NOTHING ELSE ABOUT IT IS GERMAN. PERIOD!

Definition:

(1) german word for "above" or "over" (correct spelling "über")
(2) Became popular in the american language through its occurence in a phrase of the old nazi-time german anthem, re-used by punk bands ("california über alles")
(3) Is now used as a substitute for "really" or "very" etc.
(1) Ich sehe die Sterne über mir (I see the stars above me)
(2) "...Deutschland über Alles..." (Germany above All Things)
(3) This website is über-informative

I'm using it as it is stated in number 3.

I'm also not the first to use it this way. How abour ubergeek.tv, or ubergeek.com. They don't spell thier website as uerjhekbergeek.com now do they?

God, If I thought I was going to be subjected to the grammar nazi's, I wouldn't have joined. Geez, I guess you can't have any individuality anymore.

Drop it and move on.

For those of you who don't have a problem with my handle, thanks for the warm welcomes. It's appreciated.
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on April 29, 2005, 08:55:
 
oob-her giek: Ease up and get thicker skin m'kay. If you can't handle a little ribbing about spelling just wait 'til we rage on topics like politics and religion.
 
Posted by Uber-Geek (Member # 3844) on April 29, 2005, 09:38:
 
Not to worry, I may seem ticked, but it's all good. I work in a helpdesk enviroment, so I'm very desensitized! [Smile]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on April 29, 2005, 10:05:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Uber-Geek:
Not to worry, I may seem ticked, but it's all good. I work in a helpdesk enviroment.....

Now I feel sorry for you [Big Grin]
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on April 29, 2005, 10:05:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:

but über is German and I for one have never seen it spelt ueber (ugh!)

You have now. [Wink]
 
Posted by ChildeRoland (Member # 3880) on June 27, 2005, 17:46:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Uber-Geek:
quote:
Originally posted by ChildeRoland:
Even if you don't want to use the umlaut, you can at least spell it "Ueber-Geek"

Well, it's not going to change anytime soon. Besides, what kind of word is childe? I've never heard of it.
Childe is by definition a child of noble birth. In this circumstance, it is used for a knight who has not yet passed his final test for knighthood. It comes from a poem written by Robert Browning and published circa 1855. It was later used as a very rough basis for a series of Steven King novels. I read the poem quite a while before the books, but most people associate the name Roland with the main character of King's books.

The title is actually a reference to a previous work (King Lear, W. Shakespeare). Also, "The Song Of Roland" was a tale of a brave knight serving under Charlemagne during the Crusades. It is believed to have been based on an actual person, as the name Roland is mentioned as being extremely heroic in at least one account of an actual battle. As in Browning's tale, most of Roland's dearest friends are lost early in battle; leaving him to fight without their backing and encouragement.

If you would like to read the original poem, it can be found here (http://www.bluejo.demon.co.uk/poetry/poems/rol.htm). I am told by some that the language is difficult, but this is the Geek Culture forum, so you guys should be able to understand it.
 
Posted by ChildeRoland (Member # 3880) on June 27, 2005, 17:57:
 
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
but über is German and I for one have never seen it spelt ueber (ugh!)

How about Schroeder? (Schröder) Or Staedtler? (Städtler) Or Koenig (König == king) When you're unable to type German characters, umlauts are replaced by an e (as above) and sharp s (ß) with a double s (or in my case, a capital B). Thus, yes, it's "ueber".

If you want to be anal, anyhow. To which I recommend this cartoon - http://www.spamusement.com/view.php?id=223 ... [Smile]

He is completely right, THAT's why I said it should be Ueber-Geek if you are so adament about leaving out the umlaut.
 
Posted by ChildeRoland (Member # 3880) on July 09, 2005, 20:18:
 
'Other than it being a german word, nothing about it is german.'


HAHAHA, I needed that, haven't had a good laugh like that in a while.
 


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