"I am Daily Dancer, a software developer who loves to dance!
Three days a week, I post a new video of me dancing to a different song." Here's some of the clips on Google Videos
(via one of the links in delmoi's post, since yes indeed, this guy does get down to "My Humps"
We have several symbols in english that stand for words commonly used enough that simplifying their written forms (@, &, %) became common. What would have happened if chat-speak had become common before computers, people started writing them in shorthand, and type foundries realized that we needed a Helvitica Medium Bold version of the WTF ligature?
Ever wonder what your browser is really
like? Does it lurk in the shadows of the local pub or pool hall? Does it give too many 404s then it gives really cool websites? Look no further, introducing BrowserSpy
, all the scoop you need to know but were afraid to ask.
Steuard Jensen for Prom King!
Three nerds get the resident high school science geek on the ballot for Prom King, and...well, you'll have to read the story to get the answer. Like in fiction, sometimes in real life the protagonist/hero comes from the most unexpected position.
In the Future, Everyone Will Propose Via the Internet. Sluggy
is running ad free today in order to allow some guy to propose.
The New Geek Standard -- threaten your fiance-to-be with pistol packing mini-lops on your favorite website.
Cray Supercomputer for sale on Ebay.
Starting price is only 10% of it's original cost!
at the core, neither good or bad. It simply is. [+]
This year has been declared the World Year of Physics
. Why 2005? To celebrate 100 years since Einstein published three papers that revolutionized physics. In the U.K. and Ireland it is being called Einstein Year
, but there are many events planned around the globe
... home to abandoned DOS games, for discussion and download.
The Geek Guide to Kosher Machines
: How the industry makes appliances Shabbat safe.
The Hubble Space Telescope is blind, and probably won't be resuscitated.
Midaregami: The Japan Hierarchy.
The stratified hierarchy of Japanese society is mirrored onto those foreigners who choose to live in Japan.
Inspired by The Geek Hierarchy
~ Rockstar Games gives you two of their classic games, Grand Theft Auto
(the original) and Wild Metal
, modified to run on modern machines. [note : download at your own risk, windows only executables]
Has been going on for a handful of years now, here is an older news story 'bout it
. That is all, nothing earth shattering. Cheers
the sphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows XP. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level. It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such a icons and applications.
Remember Tunak Tunak Tan?
Here's footage of a bunch of people (the University of Buffalo Pep Band) dancing to Tunak Tunak Tan. The original video
was previously discussed on MeFi here
License plates of the geek set and the stories behind them.
Geek: Proud Label or Slanderous Epithet?
On becoming comfortable in your own skin. via InstaPundit
"Why Nerds are Unpopular"
is an essay by Paul Graham
that looks at how being smarter than the average bear -- usually an advantage in "the real world" -- is a liability in the Lord of the Flies
world of adolescence. It's a long read, but an engaging writeup of the high school pecking order
, how the school structure encourages this behaviour, the freak/geek alliance
and gives some hope to the current crop of high school nerds (my fellow dweebs, it does
get better). Even though high school
is something like twenty years in my past
, I still winced when I read the essay. Were you one of the high school geeks? Are you one now?
The First Community Blog?
Five years ago today, Caleb Donaldson
pulled the plug on Geek Cereal
, a social experiment that began on March 21, 1996
. Some of the links don't work like they should anymore, but the calendar
will get you to all the juicy bits
. An interesting little time capsule. The site's demise is mentioned in this Ghost Sites
1997 obit, and in this virtual eulogy
from Caleb's dad on MIT's website.
The word is out! The current chic in geek is clean
. So trim
those beards (unless, of course
, you practice the Muslim faith), drop the microbrews and drugs, and learn how to appreciate wine
. Do it for the children, lest the terrorists win.
The link between geekiness and Aspergers Syndrome (a mild form of autism) is fairly well known, if not scientifically proven. But now, a study reported in tbe BBC
says that there's a wildly high incidence of childhood autism where geeks are mostly mating with other geeks...
Best Case Ever.
As in computer case, just in case you couldn't case it out. dig? anyways. like someone else said, this thing says 'geek pimp' all over it.
don't be a hater!
diagrams, in loving detail, the (probable) effects and speaker setups of an incredible number of guitarists and bassists. Examples range from super-stripped down
to staggerly huge
to downright bizarre
. It's pretty cool (and, admittedly geeky) in a sick, fanboy kinda way.
A keyboardless keyboard
, a keyboard that constructs characters in any language
, and a thing that does everything else
. New gizmos on display at Comdex.
"He hit me for HOW MUCH?????"
Famous last words of RPGers. Geeks of all kind will revel in it's nostalgic value. (via zannah
Tonight is the Sexiest Geek Alive Contest
in San Jose. Who will be crowned
Sexiest Geek?! I can barely contain my enthusiasm for this (is it just me, or do they sound
like the cast on a really awful and boring reality tv show?).
In looking for a Hurricane Andrew image to illustrate a point on the ham radio thread, I came across evidence that the weather geeks may be the geekiest of all
. Cool pull quote inside.
Happy birthday, theobvious.com!
Five years on the web is a hell of a long time. A round of applause for Michael!
jon kats on "geek profiling":
"W.A.V.E joins new sofware "security" programs ... being tested in public schools in America to compile and computerize information on students believed to be dangerous or potentially violent. This new rat-on-kids industry is an offshoot of the Geek Profiling anti-Net hysteria that broke out all across the United States after the Columbine High School killings, whose first anniversary is fast approaching. Despite the fact that horrific incidents like Columbine are extremely rare, and that the FBI and Justice Department have both reported that youth violence has dropped to its lowest levels in more than half a century, the belief persists in much of America that technologies like the Internet (and activities like computer gaming) are turning otherwise healthy school children into mass murderers."
I'm a gadget freak and I've got lights in my house controlled by my computer
. But the folks at misterhouse.net
have taken it 10 steps further. There's a web interface to all sorts of things, inlcluding the lighting system, the vcr, and reminders of new mail. That's some pretty nifty geek stuff they have going on there.
The California DMV has a cool search engine for custom license plates,
but pretty much anything with the words 'web' 'nerd' or 'geek' are taken. About the only remotely interesting thing I could find was TEKGEEK