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Uber-Geek
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Icon 6 posted April 28, 2005 08:30      Profile for Uber-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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!

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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2005 08:53      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cool. How does 3DS Max compare to Maya?

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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]

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Welcome, under_feet!
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Velcommen!

Geocaching is uber cool [thumbsup]

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Hi Uber-geek, glad to have you here. [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2005 10:37      Profile for Uber-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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]

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hello and welcome to the forums
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Welcome You-da-Geek! [Razz]
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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2005 19:17      Profile for ChildeRoland     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How can you call yourself an Übergeek if you can't even spell Über-geek?
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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2005 19:32      Profile for Uber-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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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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.

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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2005 21:01      Profile for ChildeRoland     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Even if you don't want to use the umlaut, you can at least spell it "Ueber-Geek"

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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]

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And what's wrong with British English, hmm? [Wink]

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Nothing csk

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


[Big Grin]

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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.

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Welcome to GC, Uber-Geek.

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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 ... :)

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jeeze, what a bunch of language þεðåñτs ! [Wink]

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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.

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Icon 1 posted April 29, 2005 08:01      Profile for Uber-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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.

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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.

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Not to worry, I may seem ticked, but it's all good. I work in a helpdesk enviroment, so I'm very desensitized! [Smile]

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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]

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