are you bisocial?
do you find yourself switching between social interaction paradigms, hanging with the cool crowd for a while, then taking refuge in online role-playing games when no one is around? do you feel like you need to conceal parts of yourself, being careful to not let on that you have a social life when you're at work, never mentioning your latest hack at the bar? are you constantly pulled in different directions, never quite sure where you fit in?
books for geeks
geeks read books. the usual suspects are in this bibliography but here's some relatively obscure books that I have read (or that bill has read) with that geeky je-ne-c'est-quoi.
amusements, visual & verbal
watch your favorite element flash by in tom lehrer's classic song. ... learn more with the periodic table of haiku. ... take the red pill and let moopheus show you the true nature of the meatrix, and then do something. ... for more armed bovines check out cows with guns. ... it might be time to switch to linux. ... or maybe you should move to iceland instead. if you're an ubergeek or a slashdot zombie you'll be willing to pay 25 cents to find out what happens to geeks in love. ... let your inner cubist out with mr. picassohead. ... according to swami beyondananda the only way to overcome gravity is levity, like his 2003 state of the universe address. ... here's a funny thing that you can buy. ... if you like the moon or things that don't make any sense you'll love the moon song. (ps: the moon song is way less cool now that it has been turned into a tv commercial for a sub shop.) ... find out your cyborg name. ... want to know how they make it? take a factory tour. ... admit it, you want to play with cool math toys.
nerds, geeks & dorks
started out as my links page but after upgrading my website statistics I realized that this page gets a large number of hits from people searching on nerds/geeks/dorks etc. I'm in the process of adding content -- in the future I hope to answer that critical question: "what is the difference between a nerd, a geek and a dork?" in the meantime, the jargon file offers these definitions of nerd and geek.
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nerds, geeks & dorks
economists who should have known better than to let me have a ph.d.
people I knew in high school or college who now work in alternative energy
as a matter of fact, it is rocket science
tour the NASA Ames Research Center with Flat Pat