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With most of San Francisco Geek Squad away, visiting Austin, Texas and twittering, I took the opportunity to clean the apartment; packed up winter clothes, and decided to give my tech infrastructure the Swiffer treatment. There is more digital clutter in the apartment that even I […]

With most of San Francisco Geek Squad away, visiting Austin, Texas and twittering, I took the opportunity to clean the apartment; packed up winter clothes, and decided to give my tech infrastructure the Swiffer treatment.

There is more digital clutter in the apartment that even I had imagined. Two macs, a PC and a little Linux box; nearly a dozen phones and not to mention my ever growing number of storage drives, and streaming audio equipment … that’s what I am left with after packing up everything that came for review, ready to be picked up by the FedEx guy in the morning. Signs of uber-geekery?

  1. Packing up the winter clothes?? What exactly is the difference between “winter” and “summer” clothes when you live in SF? You’re going soft out there on the west coast, Om!

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  2. You know you are a geek when the 4 corners of your bed in your one bedroom apartment are held up by various pieces of computer equipment.

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  3. Hey Mike,

    In this part of the world it is as simple as swapping out turtlenecks and woolen pants with short sleeve shirts, and khakis, something you folks on the east coast can even think of right now.

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  4. Now in a quake prone stat. that would be seriously risky

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  5. You know you are an UG when instead of buying tivo,
    – you got a used pc from your friend
    – threw away the monitor
    – partioned it and install linux on it
    – added a digital video recorder to eat
    – saved all your photos and digital files in it.
    – Now you are cool UG when you use a pc2tv converter and record episodes of SEXandtheCity straight to your hard drive and stream digital pictures , that you have taken with your girlfriend in SF coffee shops, on that TV.

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  6. Sorry that “eat” was supposed to be “it”.

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  7. Voted for the terabyte storage, we blogged on the Terabyte Household a few weeks ago.

    Of course, true geekdom is having a collection of modems and routers that go back 20 years…and Mac’s don’t count, they’re fashion accessories not computers ;)

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  8. Geek is a state of mind. You can be a geek with just a 386 and 128 MB of RAM.

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  9. MeTheGeek…. that’s just beautiful. Love it

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  10. being a geek has nothing to do with these items. the apt term would seem to be gadget freak. being geek used to be about having used a soldering gun in your lifetime, having programmed a software program, building your own computer, excelling at science/math in school, installing/using linux, reading science/math books because you want to. Today’s ‘geek’ is nothing more than a gadget fashionista. Most couldn’t even spell soldering correctly let alone tell you what it meant.

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