Okay, I admit. I'm hooked. I've always been into sci-fi and fantasy -- and the cancelled Firefly tv series is some of the best screen sci-fi that's ever been. That's why it's a goram shame that Fox mucked up the series and then took it off the air. So for us lonely Firefly fans (aka Browncoats), the movie Serenity is a true gift. I just feel sorry for everyone who saw the film without seeing the first season on DVD -- it's the characters and their relationships that MAKE the movie great. So get out there -- rent Firefly, watch it and then run to see Serenity! (And if you miss it in the theatres, Serenity will be out on DVD before Christmas... and I guarantee it make you or your favourite geek happy under the tree.)
Tonight I went to a meeting with about two dozen tech geeks. My uber-nerd sent me to represent our new company all by myself! We talked about setting up an office/workspace/common area for tech start-ups and consultants in downtown. I thought the most interesting part was that one tech god mentioned the need to include people from other disciplines and sectors. I agree... as a baby geek, I know that uber geeks SOMETIMES get a little (lot) inward-looking. Power to sharing knowledge, I say!
Today, I was running errands with my N-Man. He took me to the offices of a certain tech start-up and I counted six uber-nerds plus mine for a total of SEVEN! It was quite something. I worked very hard to keep up with the conversation but they lost me with Jabber, a new protocol that connects IM programs. I guess I have some websurfing and reading to do...
Do you know what VTiger is? I do. It's this web application CRM system designed to drive me batty. My Uber-Nerd insists that it is the greatest thing ever. I do not believe him. It is NOT intuitive. It is NOT simple to use. Give me evil MS Outlook any day and twice on Sunday.
I think that there are definitely GOOD things about having an uber-geek as a boyfriend. See, I really really like the Puffer Fish in the new Telus ad (even though Telus is still evil for taking away my Internet and renaming Scienceworld into Telusphere) and I call them the Poufy Fish. So my N-Man made me a new desktop with pictures of Puffer Fish. Not a bad deal at all.
I have been offline for 5 whole days. It was rough. My ISP crossed my phone line with somebody else's. Our phones stopped working and hung up on callers. More important -- no Internet.Due to this happening, I have now learned how to surf the wireless wave at two local cafes and spent a minor fortune on coffee and scones. I did it all by myself! Okay, the truth is, I had to call my N-Man for tech support. However, it turned out that the reason my laptop wouldn't connect in the cafes was because he installed a "great" piece of software that didn't want to communicate with any non-friendly routers living outside our home. See, I was doing everything right -- but I'm only a baby geek and I can't always understand the ways of the uber-geeks.
I thought you might want to meet my uber-geek. His name is N-Man. His mother bought him a Tandy 80 (a.k.a. Trash 80) from Radio Shack and the rest is history. When I first met him, I had no idea that this man would bring me into the deep, dark world of techno-geekdom.