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Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on August 21, 2005, 05:15:48 am
...you realize you just googled for "Baked Potato Howto."
...and you realize you just used made "google" into a verb.

No, really, I bought a bag of potatos and all the fixins today, but I realized I had only the foggiest ideas of how to actually bake one. I know you wash it, and it goes in the oven. No idea at all about temperature, time, other prep, etc. The surprising thing is that it seems howtos for cooking are just as prevailant as ones for various computer tasks. My search for "baked potato howto" was just as useful as "Linux VPN Howto."

Anyone else want to share some of those moments when you realize just how geeky you are?
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on August 21, 2005, 08:09:27 am
Oh, for the record: Wash, scrub, dry, then slather in oil and salt. 400 degrees for an hour. Delicious!

In other news, Battlestar Galactica is the best television show in existence.

That is all.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Databits on August 21, 2005, 03:33:48 pm
I did google searches on how to cook different chinese food dishes. Also googled for patterns for sewing different ren-styled costumes too. :D
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Lei on August 21, 2005, 04:58:15 pm
does getting the idea of creating a chandelier out of fishing line and CDs count? Cause that's for art class :D

 Also... writing nearly fluently using different words when a few of the keys on the keyboard are useless... with very little copying and pasting of other's lettters.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Gwyn on August 21, 2005, 06:56:49 pm
Quote from: Xepher
Oh, for the record: Wash, scrub, dry, then slather in oil and salt. 400 degrees for an hour. Delicious!
hm I've never oiled and salted mine, I just scrub them and bake them untill the skin becomes oh so crunchy, it's the way my brother and I like them. He complains if I don't bake the potatos. :p
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: trekkie1701c on August 21, 2005, 10:34:14 pm
Quote from: Xepher
In other news, Battlestar Galactica is the best television show in existence.

That is all.
What!?  Any of the Star Trek series are the best shows in existance!....








....Okay, you know you're a nerd when you defend your favorite TV series.  And your choice of TV series can also be determined by your screenname.  Or when you look up and find "Weapons Grade Plutonium" on eBay.  Or when you've put two keyboards on your computer soley for the purpose that you can now game with your toes and your hands at the same time (yes, I've done that).
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Lei on August 21, 2005, 11:13:19 pm
...or perhaps when every argument and wager is settled with video games.

 As with my brothers. :)
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: trekkie1701c on August 22, 2005, 12:09:22 am
Used to be that way between me and my brother.  But the only game that he's any good at is Descent... funny story about how he doesn't want to play me anymore.  It was a big "Plasma vs. Fusion" debate (the two biggest guns of Descent 1.  I thought Plasma was better because of rapidity, he thought fusion was better because of pure power).  First round, he point-blanked a robot with a mega missile (which kinda is a big missile... killed himself instantly).  Second round (rematch, because he "didn't know your own weapons could hurt you") he found me before I'd found the plasma, opened up with his fusion... and missed every single shot until I got the plasma and opened up on him with it.  He refuses to play me in Descent because I "cheated" (in Descent multiplayer, entering any cheatcode sets your sheilds and energy to 1 and informs evetryone of your "nice try")



You know you're a nerd when you spout off about some fight you had in a game.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: gracey on August 25, 2005, 07:47:14 pm
You know you're a nerd when: I read three favorite books the same time each year. And I WOULD drop plans if it interfered with the said schedule.

Or

Sitting in Applebee's where they have "ice-breaker" trivial pursuit cards (from the 80's!) and I just answer the questions like nothing, while having riblets and chicken fingers.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on August 28, 2005, 08:34:40 am
In other other news... Stargate: SG1 is the best television show in existence.

...But pretending Amanda Tapping isn't pregnant is just stupid.

Or is it? Later in this episode someone asked "So you're single?" and she said "Not exactly."
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Gwyn on August 28, 2005, 02:50:02 pm
Quote from: Xepher
In other other news... Stargate: SG1 is the best television show in existence.

...But pretending Amanda Tapping isn't pregnant is just stupid.

Or is it? Later in this episode someone asked "So you're single?" and she said "Not exactly."
YES! I haven't seen it in like 2 years tho....she's pregnant?
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 28, 2005, 03:03:41 pm
I still defend SeaQuest DSV and Popular. Those were two shows I loved and the general populace hated. God, they were funny.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: thefemnazi on August 28, 2005, 04:37:41 pm
I google free knitting patterns at least once a week.  My sisters have learned that I can make ANYTHING, given proper access to the internet.  I've been asked to see if I can make underwear to match already-owned-socks, which I'm pretty sure is possible.  Ashley and I are both major textile nerds.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 28, 2005, 04:42:17 pm
I can't see why you couldn't make underwear to match -- you'd just have to find the right type of fabric.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: thefemnazi on August 28, 2005, 04:48:43 pm
exactly.  The only problem is the socks in question have little turtles on them, so I'm thinking I'll have to intarsia the turtles and then knit a second layer so one is not all rubbed against the floats.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on August 28, 2005, 11:07:44 pm
My bad again. It seems that Battlestar Galactica is the best television show in existence after all. :-)

In all seriousness though, I'm entirely amazed that there's this much good sci-fi around right now. I used to feel lucky to get one show a week that didn't suck, now I've got three, and in a few months Doctor Who starts up again, so that'll be four shows a week of excellent science fiction. Woot!
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 29, 2005, 12:07:08 am
Or, Harm, you could totally buy a patch. :)
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: thefemnazi on August 29, 2005, 04:06:22 am
I could, but we all know Im a bit of a purist in my knitted fabrics.  And I think a patch might be more uncomfortable....although my sister has never been one to sacrifice her fashion for comfort.  Oh well, I have till her birthday to figure it out.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on August 29, 2005, 01:31:26 pm
hand sewing shouldn't be bad, but what you might want to do is just buy the not glue ones.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on September 08, 2005, 03:34:36 am
Back on the subject of "You know you're a nerd when..."

You think 400 smoots to furlongs (http://www.google.com/search?q=400+smoots+to+furlongs) is a valid google search AND you know what both of those units are based on!

(Seriously, research "smoot" as a unit of length and I promise you'll be amused.)



EDIT: So I followed my own advice and researched it. Turns out I only knew the half of it.

http://overstated.net/04/02/27-unit-of-measurement-elected-head-of-standards-board
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: trekkie1701c on September 09, 2005, 02:24:01 pm
You know you're a nerd when your best friend asks you if you have any broken old PDAs and you just happen to be carrying one in your pocket, and when, instead of looking up the latest and greatest in cars and how to make them work better, you're looking up processors and figuring out how to hardware overclock them, and how to fit a liquid nitrogen cooling system into your PDA without changing the case.

You're also a nerd if you create, or reply, in a topic such as this one.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on September 09, 2005, 03:01:03 pm
You know you're a nerd when . . .

You play a game, created by the History Channel to teach ... History... and you revel in the parts where you explain why a certain hero on the card can do the attacks he or she can. And then smacktalk based on the knowledge you have of the opponent's character.

And that game would be... Anachronism!
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on September 09, 2005, 10:51:35 pm
Is that a real game? It sounds actually... gasp... fun! I used to play the national geographic games a lot as a kid. I don't mean in school. No, school was all dull and stuff. I played educational games at home for fun.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: thefemnazi on September 09, 2005, 11:27:50 pm
I know, I wanna play that game too.  I was one of those kids too.  My greatest birthdays always involved lots of very thick books.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on September 10, 2005, 04:14:41 am
No serious, I will find the link, it's horrible fun. Adam and I learned it at GenCon. The last game we played, I schooled him using Cleopatra to his Alexander the Great. Here's a paraphrase of our smacktalking:

Me: GaAaAAAAAaaay.
Adam:...
Me: GAAAAaaaaay.
Adam: ...
Me: GAaaAAAAAY.
Adam: At least he isn't a slutwhore who killed his brother.
Me: As opposed to a GAAAAaaaaaAAAAAAaaay guy?
Adam: HE'S NOT GAY!
Me: Totally Gay.
Adam: Nuh uh.
Me: Gay. Like a Maypole.
Adam: No PROOF!
Me: Dude, watch the special on the history channel.
Adam: DOESN'T EXIST.
Me: GAAAAaaay.
Adam: Look, if he's gay then you totally can't use that secret 'Against Male Opponents take an extra move action' thing.
Me: He was totally bisexual.
Adam: GAHH!

Here's the link:
http://www.trikinggames.com/
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: trekkie1701c on September 11, 2005, 12:23:51 am
You know you're a nerd when you clean out the room, and your comments on stuff you find under your bed is "Oh, THAT's where I put the motherboard." or something similar.

For the game - I'm one of the nerds who doesn't like educational games.  Gimme Descent, or Gimme death!
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Phelerex on September 14, 2005, 01:06:20 am
oh man, the nerds in my marching band are psychotic, i swear. some examples:

*for one thing, they get mad if you call them nerds (they prefer the term "geeks").
*i'm new to the band, so they make all these band geek jokes that are apparently hilarious, but i don't get them.
*there isn't a single one (other than newbs) that doesn't know "tribute", a song by tenacious d. it's a weird song.
*the percussionists are all perverts. every last one.
*we get personalized shirts that differ for each section. our section's shirts have written on the back "we'll play however we want to play, gosh!". last year the sax's had "every time we march, god kills a kitten". and the baritones almost had "i'm a baratone, blow me!" but it was rejected for inappropriateness.
*we make the teacher, mr. eder, do push-ups whenever he makes a mistake and messes us up.
*my brother, the trombone player, the football guy, the over-6-feet-tall-man, the mean scary one-has been nicknamed "fairy princess".


weirdos...
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on September 14, 2005, 06:28:57 am
Ah marching band, the incestuous family I never thought I'd have.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on September 14, 2005, 04:47:13 pm
"Tribute to the best song in the world" Yes, super bizzaro song.

As for t-shirts... I wasn't in band, but I was in robotics, which was half band nerds anyway, so I know the type. As for t-shirts, we tried to make one that had a roll of duck tape that said "If you can't duck it..." Got rejected by the faculty of course. We did, however, manage to make an entire hat out of duck tape, as well as "paint" the entire robot with it.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Gwyn on September 14, 2005, 07:18:56 pm
Hey "Tribute" is an AWESOME song but the fact that they refrenced that stupid stupid movie for their shirts made me hate them.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Phelerex on September 14, 2005, 07:56:06 pm
yes, tribute is an awsome song. it's just a little weird when all the band geeks start singing it on the bus on the way to a game. it's okay that we're nerds though, cause we are all nerds together!
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: thefemnazi on September 14, 2005, 11:58:55 pm
awww, i totally miss band.  I got to hang out with whomever I wanted cuz I was my own section.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: ChaosArchivist on September 15, 2005, 12:13:56 am
You can also tell if your a nerd (or possibly a geek) when:
You watch CSI every night on Spike TV and tape the twelve hour marathons that they occasionally run...

You can also tell if you are a nerd if you spend any time over fifteen minutes debating the difference between a nerd and a geek.  I've done it...
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Phelerex on September 15, 2005, 04:11:09 am
ack...i just relized something...
you really know your a nerd when you read and respond to the "you know your a nerd when..." topic!!!
:lol:
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: trekkie1701c on September 15, 2005, 07:17:18 pm
You know you're a nerd when you have two PalmPilots (yep, PalmPilots, if that indicates age to those of you who know your PDA history) trying to remove the RAM from one and put it into another so that it'll work with the one cradle you have.

You know you're a nerd when you can distinguish between a PalmPilot brand handheld and the modern Palm (or PalmOne) brand handhelds.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on September 15, 2005, 07:38:58 pm
You know you're a nerd when you, before reading 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', have forgotten the connection between Lancelot and Gawain, ask the Professor, and instead of letting it go, come home and google the information.

BTW, for anyone curious, he was Arthur's nephew, half brother to Mordred, and dueled Pansylot, I mean, Lancelot (Who is totally gay), after Lancelot slew his brothers.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Tangle on September 15, 2005, 11:51:03 pm
Quote from: Ashley_Rose
BTW, for anyone curious, he was Arthur's nephew, half brother to Mordred, and dueled Pansylot, I mean, Lancelot (Who is totally gay), after Lancelot slew his brothers.
His... name... is... LANCELOT
And in tight pants a lot
He likes to dance a lot
You know you do

I do?

etc etc...

He can finally come out and say that he is G.A...

Y.M.C.A.!

He's gay!

Ok!
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on September 16, 2005, 01:59:03 am
Yes, SPAMALOT is hilarious! One of the few broadway musicals I'd actually want to see. (Not a big musical fan.)
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on September 16, 2005, 03:14:56 am
Even *before* Spamalot I thought he was gay. I had a whole story about it. God. He's so gay.

Ashley: GAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.
Adam: Enough with the GAY!
Ashley: So GAY!
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Tangle on September 16, 2005, 05:03:49 am
Actually, I'm kind of interested in this story.  Is there any way you could point it my way?
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Ashley_Rose on September 16, 2005, 01:55:15 pm
Wow, that totally took me aback.

Um.

Let me . . . uh.

Wow.

I've got to find it, but sure. When I do, I'll shoot it your way. It really fantasy.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: thefemnazi on September 17, 2005, 01:18:01 am
I totally thought of that song too.  And I knew Lancelot was gay the minute he was able to just walk away from the Castle Anthrax.  Wait, that's not real history?
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Kira Dwenna on November 03, 2005, 05:27:32 am
You know you're a nerd when....

.....you actually consider the content of Fred Gallagher's last rant and try to come up with another word for non-Japanese manga (manga-eng, anyone?)
.....you spend over 12 hours, halloween night, and sleep to get 90 pixellated candies, that are taken by a creepy pixellated Jack-o-Lantern, in order to receive 1 out of 9 pixellated items that may or may not fit your avatar's choice of colors on Gaiaonline.com. O.o
.....you're still doing it....
.....you have arguments with people over how many verses you could remember correctly to a Disney theme song.
.....you contemplate selling your soul to complete a series of books that are out of print, never sold in the U.S., and only happen upon the internet when a library in England discards them
.....the last thing you think about when spending your paycheck is food
.....you take over 18 credits per semester, have two part-time jobs, and participate in more than one online forum
.....you contemplate world domination using only a plastic bag and some string
.....you spend 4 years in marching band - snow, rain, sleet, hail, sweltering heat, sweltering feet...the works - because you LIKE it
.....you buy video games because you know you won't see them again if you don't, even if you don't have enough time to play them
.....you use weird questions like these to introduce yourself to people.  :)
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Lei on November 03, 2005, 09:57:22 pm
... non japanese manga... does manga = japanese word for graphic novel anyways?

I have a lot more, from real life, but I can never remember stuff right off the bat like that.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Kira Dwenna on November 12, 2005, 07:31:23 pm
Quote from: Lei
... non japanese manga... does manga = japanese word for graphic novel anyways?

I have a lot more, from real life, but I can never remember stuff right off the bat like that.
It does.

But I can understand wanting to use the word 'manga' even when referring to comics in the Japanese style that have English-language origins.  Manga really did bring something completely different into the field of 'words-with-pictures' storytelling.  It would be a shame to not give credit where credit is due.  :D
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Databits on November 13, 2005, 07:00:29 pm
You know you're a nerd when you set up your own MMORPG RO server so you can play on it.

... when your a founding member of a high school computer club
... when you collect or play Magic the gathering (or used to).
... when you go out into the woods on a monthly basis, dressed in fantasy or ren-styled clothes and act out being a totally different person.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: SilentFyre on November 14, 2005, 10:36:46 pm
Nothing wrong with CSI. I mean, I catch every episode I can and just revel in the marathon days.

However. The moment someone on your softball team mentions Grey's Anatomy (I've watched it once and don't know which Gray.) you perk up because you know it is an intellectual subject. However, you are only shot down when the other girls look at the orignal girl funny and bring up some crazy show on MTV. This happened today and I was rather sad.

I had a whole conversation with some kid today in English about electronics and how to connect them and which computers make good gaming computers. I had to resist the urge to ask if he played WoW. I wasn't afraid of him finding out that I play, I was afraid of finding out that he plays an alliance rogue. THAT is a sad thing indeed.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: thefemnazi on November 15, 2005, 03:45:42 am
Quote from: SilentFyre
I had a whole conversation with some kid today in English about electronics and how to connect them and which computers make good gaming computers. I had to resist the urge to ask if he played WoW. I wasn't afraid of him finding out that I play, I was afraid of finding out that he plays an alliance rogue. THAT is a sad thing indeed.
I don't think that's sad at all.  I think it's guarding yourself wisely.  ;)
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: SilentFyre on November 15, 2005, 01:24:55 pm
I know. Those rogues are sneaky devils. However, I would almsot feel bad every day I came in there and I had ganked the poor guy the day before.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Glennoar on November 15, 2005, 05:41:13 pm
I once made a sword entirely out of computer parts.  I wish my mother didn't decide to toss it.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on April 29, 2006, 12:10:06 am
I think this one says it all... http://www.little-gamers.com/index.php?comicID=1342

I was afraid I would know it during the two lead-up panels, but kept hoping I'd maybe at least have to think really hard about it first. Nope. Knew it right away. Is this where I go into my room alone to cry? Oh wait, I already am alone in my room. Well... that saved a trip.


Oh, and for those wondering, the original is here. Warning: NSFW (but just text.) http://bash.org/?104383
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: cha0s on April 29, 2006, 09:41:42 am
HAH I knew that one too... >.>;;


well, on the topic hmmm

you know you're a nerd when:

You use the word "vector". Period. XD
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: dragyn on May 10, 2006, 04:59:36 am
Or, as in my case, you might just be in math class...

not that I'm sure I'm NOT a nerd, or anything.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on October 22, 2006, 10:44:58 am
In other news, Battlestar Galactica is STILL the best television show in existence.

That is all.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on January 24, 2007, 12:25:32 am
... you instantly get the reference in this comic. http://mitchclem.com/rockcity/index.php?comic=66

+200 to obscure music taste! And bonus for it being the first CD I ever listened to as a kid.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: fesworks on January 24, 2007, 01:35:53 am
... can't say I get the reference... though if you say it I'll probably go "OOOOOOOH!"
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on March 15, 2007, 05:24:13 am
In other other news... Stargate: SG1 WAS the best television show in existence.

The King is dead! Long live the king!

I just watched the last episode ever and I'm... well... heartbroken. I can't believe they're ending it. It's like my best friend just died. (Is that pathetic?) However, I do know the away message I've had for a while now is even more true. Once you see the episode, you'll understand. Thus, I just want to say...

"Have you ever seen the rain?"
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: trekkie1701c on March 15, 2007, 10:44:26 am
I have to wait until April to see it go.

I'm hoping they don't kill off Atlantis as well.  Stargate and Battlestar are the only reason's I'm even bothering to turn on my TV anymore, and Battlestar seems to be going downhill a bit.

Oh, and you know you're a nerd when you bring Pie to school on Pi day.
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Witchiebunny on March 16, 2007, 07:42:21 pm
As my Trig teacher used to say:

"Pi are squared? Who came up with that?? Pi are not square. Pie are round. Cornbread are square!"
Title: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: fesworks on March 16, 2007, 08:53:44 pm
hahahaha!
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on June 08, 2010, 09:38:09 am
So I came across this comic, and it made me realize just how much of a nerd you have to be to get the joke.

http://www.dernwerks.com/HWC/?p=847
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: ValhallaSky on July 04, 2010, 09:38:34 am
You know you're a nerd when your favorite TV shows keep getting cancelled halfway through the season!

Firefly and The Unusuals immediately comes to mind.

You know you're a nerd when your first taste of Linux is installing Gentoo after Ubuntu fries your MBR.

Seriously. Granted, this was back when Ubuntu was in beta and you couldn't install applications without ripping your molars out with tweezers. So, Gentoo, while overwhelming, was a breath of fresh air.
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on July 05, 2010, 07:05:41 am
Heh... someone else who uses gentoo! True enough about the TV though... I miss The Middleman, Firefly, Farscape, Better Off Ted, Book of Daniel, Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Defying Gravity, and Pushing Daisies. :-)
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Databits on July 05, 2010, 09:28:07 am
You know you're a nerd when you find programming games more entertaining than playing them a lot of the time...
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: ValhallaSky on July 05, 2010, 07:20:02 pm
You know you're a nerd when your desk is adorned with statues and toys of various origins.

Currently I have a stone gargole, a battery operated tachikoma, Kaylee, Mal, River and Jayne from Firefly, a Veemon plush, Articuno action figure, Bad Horse plush, and various cat and rabbit figures that were given to me.

Xepher: Of course I love Gentoo! Heck, you were the person who answered all my silly newb questions about it on AIM all those years ago. :)
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on July 06, 2010, 04:31:39 am
Wait wait... what? Who are you? What's the old screen name I should be recalling, because I know Valhalla Sky wasn't one I ever talked to before! The Twin Nex?

EDIT: Not The Twin Nex... just talked to her, not the same... so there's another linux using female in south texas that I've talked to but don't remember properly? Sorry, bad memory for screen names I guess!
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: ValhallaSky on July 06, 2010, 10:11:46 am
My aim screen name was KufuTenchi505, and I -think- my old forum name was Valhalla. Granted, this was back in the early '00s (2003-2005). Back with the old gang when the forums were in constant use. :) DC Bueller, Aetre, and Gywn are the ones who come to mind.

I remember one time some religious nut tried to do a drive-by "promotion" post for his website, and it turned into a multi-page thread that resulted in you removing his site from your server. It sticks in my mind because I took offense to him calling me male, and posted my real photo as my avatar as proof of my femininity. It lead to a meme of several other forum members using their photos as well.

I hope I didn't throw you for too harsh of a loop, Xeph. The whole reason I came to check in on the forum was out of very fond nostalgia, and I couldn't help sharing. :)
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Databits on July 06, 2010, 08:14:26 pm
Yeah, I remember back in the days when DC, Aetre and Gwyn were around too.  Actually talked to DC a few months ago when I managed to catch him on AIM. xD

I don't remember a Valhalla though, perhaps you had left by the time I ended up finding this place.  Though Gwyn seems to pop in from time to time, haven't seen DC or Aetre on here in forever.
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: ValhallaSky on July 06, 2010, 09:07:13 pm
I think you were around, but we didn't interact directly with each other. Hence why I can only concisely remember DC, Aetre, Gywn and Xeph. haha
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on July 07, 2010, 08:57:31 pm
Ah, cool... well, welcome back. It is nice to see an old face as it were. There is part of me that finds it odd that I can find nostalgia for a website I run. Also kinda scary that I've been maintaining this site for a full third of my life. Just to put that in perspective, the release of NCSA Mosiac 1.0 was in 1993, and xepher.net started in 2001. That's only 8 years, and xepher.net has been online for 9 (as of tomorrow)... more than half the effective life of the world wide web. Wow!
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: ValhallaSky on July 08, 2010, 06:17:30 am
Wow! Happy birthday Xepher.net!

It's hard to believe the site has been up that long... or that the internet is so young! With the rate it's growing up at, its hard to imagine it ten years from now. Any guesses from anyone? We could get a pool going. :P
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: otrstf on July 09, 2010, 12:34:09 am
>xepher.net started in 2001. That's only 8 years, and xepher.net has been online for 9 (as of >tomorrow)...

So on August 28th, xepher.net will be 50 in dog years!!!
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Databits on July 10, 2010, 03:00:41 am
What about in snow leopard years?
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: ValhallaSky on July 21, 2010, 07:56:51 am
You know you're a nerd when you contemplate the complexity of learning how to diagnose and repair a dead motherboard.
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Databits on July 21, 2010, 08:31:32 pm
You know you're a nerd when you already know that it isn't really possible without a micro-soldering kit and a lot of time and patience (unless it's a large loose solder joint, then maybe). :P
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Xepher on November 04, 2010, 05:30:13 am
... you start thinking about brewing beer again, and after a few hours, are reading over sourcecode for an Atmel ATTiny25 microcontroller so you can build a thermocontrol relay for a fridge conversion. http://hackaday.com/2009/03/22/brew-fridge-thermostat/

Yeah, that's right... beer brewing has been around longer than the damn written word, but I found a way to drag source code and soldering into it! :-)
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: Vithan on January 14, 2011, 03:40:14 pm
I realised I was a nerd when I started playing D&D and Warhammer, then I gained level 40 geek when I started making Garrett's outfit from the Thief series....
Title: Re: You Know You're A Nerd When...
Post by: otrstf on January 16, 2011, 06:27:00 pm
A friend invited me to a naval miniatures wargame (a hobby I abandoned after I started working in the military simulation industry full-time); and suddenly I was rooting around in my basement for figures I painted several decades ago. By the end of the week, I was enrolled in a campaign, had designed a spreadsheet to track production points, and considering writing a mod to the combat rules.