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Homeroasting and Coffee Geekness

I bought the i-Roast 2 homeroaster: I’m one happy (but crazy) coffee geek.

Wheel Reinvention and Geek Culture

In mainstream North American society, “reinventing the wheel” (investing efforts on something which has already been done) is often seen as a net negative.  “Don’t waste your time.” “It’s all been done.” “No good can come out of it.” In geek culture, the mainstream stigma on wheel reinvention has an influence. But many people do […]

The Geek Niche (Draft)

As explained before, I am not a “visual” thinker. Unlike some other people, I don’t draw witty charts all the time. However, I do occasionally think visually. In this case, I do “see” Venn diagrams and other cutesy graphics. What I’m seeing is the proportion of “geeks” in the world. And, to be honest, it’s […]

BGRT: Beer Geek Roundtable

Woohoo!Tonight’s Craft Beer Radio’s Beer Geek Roundtable!Yay!Bought a few beers for the event: Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Young’s Winter Warmer Independence Jasperilla Bear Republic Racer 5 Twittered much of the main show. The post-show was entertaining. The post-post-show was a learning experience.It was fun.

Smells Like Geek Spirit

Ok, too easy. But this piece does mention odours: Take off your suit pants and jacket — It’s Web 2.0 – Blogs – Code Monkey Business – Builder AU And, as always, I’m fascinated by geek culture. I associate with it, to an extent, even though I am not a coder. It’s still really funny, […]

How Geeks Think

[Drafted this a long while ago but I need to clear out my stuff…] Was listening to the TWiT show on Apple’s 30th anniversary during which Leo Laporte interviewed early Apple employees, including Steve “Woz” Wozniak. Got me thinking about the peculiarity of the “geek mindset.” As a wannabe geek, I say this with a […]

Geeking Out on Syntax

“Judging” grammaticality through software: MiniJudge. (Via Jean Crawford, Starr Linguist) As a complete outsider to the minimalist program (and to those language sciences which focus on syntax), my perception has often been that judgements of grammaticality relied too heavily on introspection by native speakers. Proponents of these generative theories often talk of “instincts” or “intuitions” […]

Anthro Geekery

Who said anthropologists were out of the loop? YouTube – Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes.

Key to Geekdom

This is what industry executives often have a difficult time grokking.

Sizing Up the Geek Crowd

Rocketboom interview with Steve Rubel Like Delagrave and Bergeron, Rubel got it. And it goes much beyond marketing, brands, or even economy. Geeks are at the forefront of something. They have an impact. Not a direct impact on sales of a specific product. But geeks are trailblazers and, sometimes, trendsetters in the social changes which […]

Anthropologist to Geeks

A short piece on Tim O’Reilly’s “Radar” blog about anthropologist Stephen Lansing explaining the benefits of a local irrigation model in Bali. Typical applied anthro stuff. Nice to see geeks are listening now.

Neat and Geeky

Using Wikipedia and the Yahoo API to give structure to flat lists Kind of proof-of-concept-ish, but neat nonetheless.

Values of Content

Some ways to understand “content.”

Development and Quality: Reply to Agile Diary

Getting on the soapbox about developers.