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5 03, 2009

Welcome to the future of television

By |2017-03-17T02:55:16-04:00March 5th, 2009|Categories: Article|Tags: , |2 Comments

Those are Radio Shack 15-1874 rabbit ears that I picked up over the weekend. Not quite the 21st century vision of Philip K. Dick, but, unbelievably, it’s the best way I can get TV. Not counting the duplicate channels from the multiple TV markets in range, I can pick up about 35 digital channels on [...]

6 12, 2008

Nerd Holiday Gift Guide

By |2017-03-17T01:02:37-04:00December 6th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

While checking our webstats, I noticed that one of our most popular posts recently has been Jeeg's post from September 2007 about gifts for nerds. In spite of the economic struggles, it seems people are still out there shopping for nerds and looking for good ideas. So, I thought I'd share a few more ideas [...]

28 05, 2008

Making Sense of Pac-Man

By |2017-03-17T01:04:04-04:00May 28th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Someone on one of the message boards I read pointed out this T-shirt you can get that gives some explanation of Pac-Man. It doesn't really explain Mrs. Pac-Man, but I'm not really sure I'm ready for that explanation.The artist, Travis Pitts, has some other neat designs you can view at his site including a Lando [...]

20 03, 2008

The Nerd Store: Unique Gifts and Games

By |2017-03-17T02:56:30-04:00March 20th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , |4 Comments

For several years my cousin, Peeg, has used the phrase "The Nerd Store" to refer to any shop specializing in role playing games and related paraphernalia (miniatures, dice, boards games, etc.). Recently I had the chance to visit The Nerd Store in my area, Unique Gifts and Games. The owners, Ken and Kathleen, are a [...]

30 10, 2007

A Nerd Lunch Christmas

By |2017-03-17T01:04:51-04:00October 30th, 2007|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Y'know, I started updating the old Amazon wish list and adding a lot of instructional material on swing rhythm guitar. And then I realized that in this lifetime, I'm just not going to get around to learning swing rhythm guitar. I guess I'll be busy enough playing saxophone at what is shaping up to be [...]

18 09, 2007

Nerd gifts ala mode

By |2017-03-17T02:56:31-04:00September 18th, 2007|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Everybody loves getting a good gift. Nerds, geeks, or poindexters are no different. But what makes a good nerd gift? That can be tough question to answer, especially for nerd loving parents or spouses that don't happen to be nerds themselves. Sure there are the old standbys like DVDs, video games, role playing books or [...]