Category: Geek Life

A collection of stories and posts about living life as a geek or nerd.

Pebble Watch Sells Out – Kickstarter’s Big Success

Pebble Watch Sells Out – Kickstarter’s Big Success

When their Kickstarter campaign first kicked off, for about $100, one could get a watch when manufacturing started. Within just a few short hours, Pebble had exceeded its goal of $100,000 and within just a few days breezed past $2 million.

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FBI Looking to Expand Wiretap Abilities to the Internet

FBI Looking to Expand Wiretap Abilities to the Internet

It has been revealed that the FBI is requesting that major internet corporations like Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google open the doors of their messaging and communications programs to allow wiretaps.

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Samsung Galaxy SIII Finally Unveiled

Samsung Galaxy SIII Finally Unveiled

After months of consumer speculation, false media leaked images showing outrageous potential design options and hints regarding everything from the camera to the design materials, the SIII is both fairly normal and fairly awesome.

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5 Real Life Safe Houses That Will Survive The Impending Apocalypse

5 Real Life Safe Houses That Will Survive The Impending Apocalypse

The world and his dog seem to be harping on about the end of the world these days. If it isn’t the rapture, then it’s a zombie apocalypse. On the flipside, such doom and gloom has inspired creative architects to construct these pretty awesome safe houses.

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One Song That Can Make Any Geek Teary Eyed

One Song That Can Make Any Geek Teary Eyed

Just listen for a minute and see if you don’t “get something in your eyes”.

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Evil Dead the Musical

Evil Dead the Musical

Evil Dead the Musical is an off-Broadway musical that has been traveling the world since 2003. Productions happen all over the world, and the show sells out almost every performance.

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Top 10 Ways Glasses (Might) Help You Survive a Zombie Outbreak

Top 10 Ways Glasses (Might) Help You Survive a Zombie Outbreak

I once had a naive childlike notion that the probability of a zombie outbreak was miniscule, even impossible. As time goes by (and scientists continue to develop super viruses just because they can), the likelihood of this potential global disaster seems more and more possible; unlikely perhaps, but still possible. Literature and film have taught […]

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A Look at the DC Relaunch

A Look at the DC Relaunch

The recent DC relaunch has been a real head-scratcher thus far. What seemed to be an effort to clean up the DC continuity by simply doing away with the hundreds and thousands of extraneous characters, dangling plot threads, confusing story arcs and unresolved loose ends has instead become a means of further complicating the entire […]

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Geek Stuff Abounds

Geek Stuff Abounds

Sometimes you just get lost in the interwebs and you find the coolest stuff. I started off down the rabbit hole and here are three cool things that I found right in my own state.

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Defending Science Fiction

Defending Science Fiction

One of the most common misconceptions is that Sci-Fi is for children. While the genre is peppered with phasers and space ships, underneath it all lies so much more, allowing the reader to ponder “What if?”

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7 Great Nerdy Travel Destinations

7 Great Nerdy Travel Destinations

You don’t need to leave your love for all things science, maths and technology at home, plan your next holiday to one of the 7 great nerdy destinations and get ready to geek out abroad.

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Two Eccentric Holiday Gifts

Two Eccentric Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is upon us and finding a unique gift for that tech-savvy person in your life can be tough. However, if you have a big budget here are a few great gifts to consider buying for the special nerd in your life.

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Being a Female Nerd

Being a Female Nerd

I love all things nerdy. I may not be the most stereotypical of nerds, yes I enjoy films, Doctor Who, sci-fi writing, Carl Sagan, and astrophysics (despite my iffy math skills). However, being a girl and really enjoying these things is still a bit of a non-real thing in mainstream culture.

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Linknami’s Social Ads Review

Linknami’s Social Ads Review

Linknami’s social network advertising page offers businesses the opportunity to connect with both social media experts and those who have a large influence on social media. What Are Social Ads? The service operates by allowing individuals with a large following, either on Facebook or Twitter, to sign up as publishers. These publishers then Tweet or […]

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Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf

One of my favorite times of year is Christmas. Not just for all the presents I get, but from the pleasure I get from watching my children interact with Claybe. Claybe (named by my daughter) is our resident Elf that visits the children at Christmas.

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Stuck on Content For Your Blog?

Stuck on Content For Your Blog?

Sometimes it can be hard to come up with content for your blog when, as I wrote last week, you need to post at least twice a day. Other times you will need research or have examples at your fingertips to back up content you have started on. That’s where PLR articles come in. PLR […]

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Lame Joke of the Week – Nerd Season

Lame Joke of the Week – Nerd Season

It is hunting season in Alabama (and elsewhere) so what an appropriate joke. Nerds aren’t usually funny, this won’t deviate from the norm. Joke paraphrased from one found at the (now defunct) Lifesajoke.com This truck driver hauling a tractor-trailer load of iPads stops for a beer. As he approaches the bar, he sees a big […]

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My Christmas List: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

My Christmas List: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

While you are looking for the latest new technologies this Christmas, you are going to find that the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet PC is going to be one that is going to fly off the shelves. Offering a large screen, great new features and apps, it is the perfect-sized tablet for surfing the web, watching […]

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3 Awesome Lego Movie Tie-Ins for a Geek

3 Awesome Lego Movie Tie-Ins for a Geek

Lego is not just a company that produces interlocking blocks anymore, oh no. The Danish toy brick business has come a long way and there isn’t a kid on the planet that hasn’t revelled in the joy of construction Lego offers. It is fair to say though that a significant proportion of these said kids […]

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Become a Nerd with Geeky Glasses

Become a Nerd with Geeky Glasses

There is nothing more fashionable that an over-sized pair of geeky glasses.  Who would have thought that being a nerd would be cool?  Well the time has finally come. The geeky prescription glasses craze is hitting the world by storm.  Some people are even purchasing non-prescription glasses simply for vanity, to cash in on the geeky look. […]

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How To Get More Traffic To Your Blog

How To Get More Traffic To Your Blog

Every geek needs a presence on the internet and blogs are one of the easiest and most basic ways to create a website. If however, you have a blog that isn’t getting the best traffic, there are a few things you can do to get those site visits up. Here are a few elementary suggestions […]

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Holiday Pranks: The Dummy Present and the Recycled Gift

Holiday Pranks: The Dummy Present and the Recycled Gift

Wondering how to make this holiday season more memorable than the last? Here are two holiday pranks you can pull that will not only entertain you, but bring a smile to your friends and family. Why not try mixing up your holiday celebrations this year with a few clever pranks? In this article we’ll address […]

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Holiday Pranks: The Short-Sheet and the Toilet Bowl Fortune

Holiday Pranks: The Short-Sheet and the Toilet Bowl Fortune

Wondering how to make this holiday season more memorable than the last? Here are two holiday pranks you can pull that will not only entertain you, but bring a smile to your friends and family. Why not try mixing up your holiday celebrations this year with a few clever pranks? If you are stuck in […]

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What Do Nerds Like?

What Do Nerds Like?

I recently checked my Google Analytics visitor logs to see what people are searching for when they come across the site. Surprisingly, there are some very weird things that people are looking for. That is for another post though.  One thing that comes up quite often (could be the site title, huh?) is a list […]

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Holiday Pranks: The Ding-Dong Ditch and Meatloaf Pie

Holiday Pranks: The Ding-Dong Ditch and Meatloaf Pie

Wondering how to make this holiday season more memorable than the last? Here are two holiday pranks you can pull that will not only entertain you, but bring a smile to your friends and family. Why not try mixing up your holiday celebrations this year with a few clever pranks? To make your holiday happenings […]

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How Nerds Can Finally Get the Girl With Online Dating

How Nerds Can Finally Get the Girl With Online Dating

Nerds have never had the reputation for getting the girl. These science fiction lovers, constantly daydream about the pretty, outgoing party girls, but rarely have the courage to ask them out. Unfortunately, the thick-skulled meat-heads usually swoop in before the nerd has mustered enough courage to take the next step. Fortunately, we are living in […]

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Taking an ‘80s Trip Down Technology Lane

Taking an ‘80s Trip Down Technology Lane

After a few relatively slow decades, technology started to advance more quickly and consumers were able to take advantage of this progress. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and reflect on some of the innovations and gadgets that were popular during the era of big hair. Commodore 64 You could say the ‘80s was […]

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3 Clever Excuses to Get Out of Class

3 Clever Excuses to Get Out of Class

It’s one of those mornings. You wake up and there is just no way you can drag yourself out of bed to go to class. Your head is killing you from getting only two hours of sleep, none of your homework is done, and you’re pretty sure there are small creatures living in your laundry […]

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The Geek’s Guide To Girls: How Nerds Can Get Girls

The Geek’s Guide To Girls: How Nerds Can Get Girls

Author: Joseph Matthews Okay, so you’re a geek. You’ve finally taken enough time off from your Star Trek marathon and your World Of Warcraft guild doesn’t have any major sieges planned for the moment, so you find yourself with a bit of free time. Now… is it going to be alone time? You decide you […]

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Best Halloween Costume Ever

Best Halloween Costume Ever

I got this picture in an email today. This is the coolest thing I have seen since that old white guy smoked a cig in a Herman Cain video. Yes, this is Han Solo riding a Tauntaun in Hoth garb.  

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How to Be the Most Annoying Student EVER!

How to Be the Most Annoying Student EVER!

There’s always THAT guy in the classroom. The one with the snide remarks or the one who sits in the back not paying attention at all. If you are interested about how students can be so annoying sometimes, check this out. These are the best ways to be that annoying student who your professors love […]

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The World’s 5 Nerdiest Pastimes

The World’s 5 Nerdiest Pastimes

You may have noticed the full global financial collapse that is suddenly occurring. As well as the good chance we will all soon be living in a Mad Max style anarcho-netherworld, you might also be searching for some cheap, easy distractions. How about a hobby to take your mind off things? There are a myriad […]

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Getting Back Into Comics

Getting Back Into Comics

Over the years, you’ve given up a lot of things. Cartoon character underwear, chocolate milk, comic books. Now that you’re a sophisticated adult, you realize that things were better back when you had those things. Maybe it’s time to give comic books a second chance. Go Digital You can get comics delivered right to your […]

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Nerdy Lolz

Nerdy Lolz

Ok this last one isn’t nerdy, but it’s freaking hilarious anyway.  The title is “Two of My Favorite Things”.  

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The Nerd List

The Nerd List

Ever since the bucket list, it seems that now Nerds have come out with their list. The Nerd list is the top five things that you want to be nerdy about and enjoy doing it. This is difficult because part of being a Nerd is being your own individual self, which means no two lists, […]

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What New Dictionary Words Tell Us About How Much We Suck

What New Dictionary Words Tell Us About How Much We Suck

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is turning 100 years old and to celebrate they added 400 new words. For those of you who were smarter than to study etymology (study of words), semantics (study of meaning) or lexicography (the study of dictionaries) and thus don’t know, this is kind of a big deal. The new […]

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Weekly Geeky Digest – 08/27/2011

Weekly Geeky Digest – 08/27/2011

I am going to start a weekly collection(who am I kidding, I could never commit to a routine) of cool things I discovered on the interwebs. Hopefully you will find them interesting. The Netflix Aftermath Wars: Blockbuster versus Redbox I have to admit, I’ve never seen a Blockbuster DVD kiosk. And in my city of […]

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The Top Five Electronics of 2011

The Top Five Electronics of 2011

2011 began the new decade with a technological bang. Products that once only appeared in science fiction magazines were popping-up on store shelves around the world. Homes and businesses were suddenly filled with gizmos and gadgets from another time. Here are the top five electronics of 2011: 1) Cyberdyne Challenge Hybrid Assistive Limb – HAL […]

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Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

  Kjerstin Gruys is attempting to avoid her own image for a year, including mirrors and reflective surfaces. She explained that, after successfully shopping for her wedding dress, she”was getting really, really sick of staring at myself in the mirror. In those moments I felt like the worst version of myself–insecure, indecisive, vain.” She will […]

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Toy Line Nirvanna

Toy Line Nirvanna

You can ask any geek when they gave up action figures and they’ll almost always give you a heartbreaking tale of selling off their precious He-Man collection to pay for books at college, or of some bitchy step-mom dumping a ton of Star Wars figs, including Boba Fett, at a garage sale. Well, the joke’s […]

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Nerdy or Just Lazy? Three Technologies That Push the Envelope on Sloth

Nerdy or Just Lazy? Three Technologies That Push the Envelope on Sloth

In today’s tech-crazy world, all kinds of things that were originally more complicated can be accomplished with a few clicks of the mouse or tapped out on touch-pad. Forget buying envelopes, stamps, and waiting weeks for a reply- an email, text, or instant message will suffice. Gone are the days of searching for a payphone […]

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Geek 101: How to Blog

Geek 101: How to Blog

Learning how to blog is easy, yet many people do not realize this until they jump in and get started. Blogging is done for many reasons. Some use it as an outlet for their emotions, while others use it for business, or simply to keep their friends and family up to date with what is […]

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Google Plus – Social Network Killer?

Google Plus – Social Network Killer?

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, you’ve certainly heard about the new social networking war that seems to have cropped up with the introduction of Google’s new Google Plus (or Google+) network. Everyone from the users to that of the “experts” have singled out G+ as the Facebook, Twitter, and […]

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You Know You’re a Techno-Geek When…

You Know You’re a Techno-Geek When…

You get kidded all the time: Your friends tease you. Your family ridicules you, and you still think they’re all just jealous. Your state of denial is so encompassing, that you were awarded its own zip code, but still you resist admitting it, for its intensely personal. But how do you know you’re not just […]

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Red Lake Freaks Out the Unlearned: Nerds Point and Laugh

Red Lake Freaks Out the Unlearned: Nerds Point and Laugh

  The front page of MSN today links to an article stating that the OC Fisher Reservoir has turned, as they call it, ‘blood red’. Located in western Texas in San Angelo State Park, the reservoir was once home to a well-stocked population of bass and was a prized spot for anglers, hikers, and bird […]

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Resistance is Futile

Twittering Sci-Fi Stars: a Non-Exhaustive List for Star Trek and Firefly

Launched in July of 2006, Twitter is a micro-blogging site that allows users to post short vignettes of up to 140 characters. By following feeds, you can keep up with all of your friends, as well as celebrities, musicians, and performers. Here are some of the Twitter feeds for the best actors and actresses in […]

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Asked the Highlander, via Freddie Mercury: Who Wants to Live Forever?

Asked the Highlander, via Freddie Mercury: Who Wants to Live Forever?

The first person to ever live to be 150 years old has already been born, according to Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist. One of the co-founders of the non-profit SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) Foundation in California, de Grey serves as the chief scientific officer and has authored an encouraging study on the […]

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Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

While the jocks of the world may be freaked out by the loss of body control associated with Huntingdon’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Parkinson’s Disease, those who value their intellect have other fears lurking in the recesses of their superior minds. Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease. Amnesia. All waiting to attack without warning! Scared yet? […]

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Google + Facebook = Doom

Google + Facebook = Doom

Google and Facebook are both among the most potentially evil corporations imaginable. If they’re not releasing your private information with ‘accidental’ security breeches, they’re picking and choosing what information they think you should know. Can you imagine if the two joined forces? What a nightmare! Here are my predictions for the horrors that would befall […]

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Raising Nerdlings: Should You Home School?

Raising Nerdlings: Should You Home School?

Whether your kids are young and approaching school age or are already in school and expressing dissatisfaction, home schooling is a topic that many smart parents are taking into consideration. While statistics on exactly how many children are home-schooled are impossible to extrapolate due to lack of registration, many extraordinarily successful people have been home […]

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How Does a Frickin’ Laser Beam Work?

How Does a Frickin’ Laser Beam Work?

You might remember Dr. Evil’s pool of sharks with “frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads,” but do you know how a laser beam actually works? We don’t have Dr. Evil here to help us explain it, but we’ll do our best. Laser (“Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”) was first termed in 1959. […]

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Geek 101: Getting the Most Battery Life Out of Your Gadgets

Geek 101: Getting the Most Battery Life Out of Your Gadgets

In our hyper-mobile, communication-hungry society, tethering yourself to a collection of portable gadgets has become an accepted standard of living. If you’re tied to your cellphone, iPod, laptop, and Bluetooth device 24/7, you know how annoying it is to be caught with a dead or malfunctioning battery. However, there are several practices you can adopt […]

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Do or Do Not, There is No Try

How to Put Up With A Nerdy Significant Other

Have you found yourself in a relationship with someone who seems like they’re cheating on you – with fictional characters? It can be extremely frustrating to be with someone who spends hours every day playing video games or role playing games. Sometimes, it may feel like they don’t want to be with you, or care […]

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The Five Most Stupid Things People Do on Facebook

The Five Most Stupid Things People Do on Facebook

There’s a ton of articles making noise on the web about stupid things people do on social media sites to get themselves fired. While being conscientious about the fact your boss and coworkers can see your posts is great, it’s not the end of the line. Although some geeks are very Facebook etiquette-savvy, others need […]

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Uh Oh, I Discovered Xtranormal

Uh Oh, I Discovered Xtranormal

Maybe I am easily amused, but this text to speech animation creator is the coolest thing.  And it is responsible for the unlimited number of Yo mama joke fights on youtube.  So I had to join in and make one. Go make your own.

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The Gump Tees Story

The Gump Tees Story

From childhood, I was entranced by all things geeky. While other kids were out playing tag and riding bikes, I was in the basement setting up my first underground lair. My lab centered around my interests and was quickly cluttered with comic books, chemistry sets, empty Mountain Dew cans, and gutted computer towers. My friends […]

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Where to Meet Smart Ladies (And Places to Avoid)

Where to Meet Smart Ladies (And Places to Avoid)

Now that you know how to date successfully, many of you are already whining. “But Matt, where do we meet the ladies? I work hunched in a cubicle, surrounded by a hundred other guys. The only female I see daily works at the Starbucks in the lobby, and she’s a grandma to sixteen!” Relax, guys, […]

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Social Gatherings for the Cerebral: A Survivor’s Guide

Social Gatherings for the Cerebral: A Survivor’s Guide

We’ve all been there. Trapped in a social setting while someone drones on and on about some random sports figure and their dubious statistical accomplishments, you try not to yawn, nap, or slip into a coma. Then the conversation drifts to contestants on reality television shows. Your eyes glaze over, you sip at your cocktail, […]

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Don't follow these rules and this is who you'll be stuck with.

Geek’s Guide to Dating

If you’re the kind of guy who’d rather watch The Big Bang Theory or code the night away than suffer through conversations about reality television in some tedious bar, take heart. While dating isn’t the easiest for geeks, it can be done. Einstein was married for 17 years before the death of his wife, Elsa. […]

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Things Coworkers of Nerds Put Up With

Things Coworkers of Nerds Put Up With

Here is what should be an innocuous conversation between two colleagues.  One asks for input into a potential vacation spot in Orange Beach.  Instead of the responding as any normal human would, I offer the following: PS. Trek purists will be sure to point out that Security Officer only relates to a specific time aboard […]

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