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Seen in the Toronto Star re Comic-Con and Anglina Jolost : Who gives a damn about some flash in the pan chick like whats-her-name. The real geeks and movers that make the geek-world work are the stars of comic-con and that would be guys like Wil Wheaton who has been a walking concrete foundation of geekdom .. like forever! Geez .. the mass media are so stupid it is sickening. Go get a copy of Wil's book "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" or "Just a Geek" and get with the program. Damn.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2010 on A Little Summer Reading at WWdN: In Exile
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first .. I get it. Second, drop the "celeb" concept because there is no such thing. Maybe it is because I'm a Canadian but an actor is just an actor. No big deal at all and it changes nothing. In fact .. it has no bearing at all ... I have his book because its a damn fine fun read and thats cool but I also have textbooks and manuscripts and articles published by various friends and professional contacts. No big deal .. they are all programmers and sysadmins and I read the journals etc. My twitter talk is always technical and software related .. that works for a "geek crowd" but this whole celeb thing .. forget it. There is no such thing and I defy you to name the emperor that followed after Marcus Aurelius or, more recently, the lady that worked with Crick and Watson in the DNA structure discovery project. You probably can't and those were very very famous people. The concept of a celeb is nothing but a sales tag on a counter being pushed out the door to make way for next weeks product. Focus on the here and now as well as the work that lasts potentially forever. A writer is what the man is .. and a good one too. I still don't see the *big* deal however.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2008 on Trip report: from the land beyond at WWdN: In Exile
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I wasn't. I am a geek .. and I really am .. at a loss with well over 18,000+ people following twitter. That is a small town. as for the pic .. sorry dude .. I stand by the idea that a change is in the wind.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2008 on Trip report: from the land beyond at WWdN: In Exile
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re: Mad Monk. I may have to give a eulogy this week, and simply because the audience will be primarily Jehovah's Witnesses I'll stay with the format. However, there is this voice inside me screamign to break the process a little and talk about a man I have known for 15 years. Ah geez .. I'll go sing Radar Love now ...
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2008 on Trip report: from the land beyond at WWdN: In Exile
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do you have any idea why so many people are following you on twitter? at all? even a clue? I can not for the life of me figure it out. Also, just a comment, it is high time to change the picture there, yes, that one up there looking like you're a geek biker or 10 feet tall. That was cool for a few days but it has to go .. really.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2008 on Trip report: from the land beyond at WWdN: In Exile
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Thank you for the signed book. I started reading it right away and started to fall into a terrible state of "oh God .. I'll never be able to write like this" but I caught your mini-interview on You Tube in which you boldly say "don't be afraid to suck" and therefore .. off I go on my first book project. Something boring and utilitarian to be sure .. but it will be mine.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2008 on i take pictures at WWdN: In Exile
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In the back of my head I hear the voice of Brent Spiner saying "This is a classic example of the Greco-Roman period in which the artists of the time were not able to use women as models. Note the strong eyelids, the larger nose and bold chin. This is indicative of the use of a young boy or perhaps even just a drawing for the model. Also note the classic hair style of the period with the ..." and proceeds to suck the air out of the room. [ blastwave.org/dclarke/blog ]
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2008 on i take pictures at WWdN: In Exile
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I guess I'll look on amazon.com for that book. Nope .. looks like monolith press and I ordered it. Once I give it a read .. I'll most likely blog it ... like a lot of geeky stuff I do. blastwave.org/dclarke/blog
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Firstly, perhaps you're in a digital world entirely too much and have forgotten what the sky looks like. As a computer programmer I never see games and never see sky either. That leads to soul destroying creativity depletion. As a hardcore geek that has been coding since, well since before you were born probably, I have to step away totally now and again. If you do stare at the sky, be very very afraid if you begin to question the resolution or if you see pixel burnout.
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