Posts Tagged ‘Geekery’

Crypton Future Media

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Hello, I would like to formally warn everyone, I am indulging in some extreme s/f nerdery. With that out of the way, here is the story:

Recently I found myself on the ol’ youbietubie, and I found myself watching a holographic entertainer named Hatsune Miku. If you are concerned with the physical characteristics, she is a 16 year old, 5’2″, 93 lbs. girl with a vocal range of A3~E5. Her humble beginnings were as some run-of-the-mill singing software that you could write music for, and she would perform. She has exploded. Watch this video as thousands of fans are singing her music and enjoying her show:

(I can’t figure out how to embed the video, so follow this jump !)

This is the beginning of the end. If you are Isaac Asimov, or at least are in the same camp, perhaps you won’t be concerned with the robot takeover. I, however, am concerned that she is not really my style. I at least like to enjoy myself as the robocolypse is taking place. I can’t wait for there to be a North American model!

Outer Space!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

All the Typographers down at the Nerdery are beside themselves over this! I count myself among them.

The distance to the moon is 385,000,000,000 mm. The size of an unkerned piece of normal cut Helvetica at 100pt is 136.23 mm. Therefore it would take 2,826,206,643.42 helveticas to get to the moon.

Read the whole deal here.

Video Games.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The Insane Console History Video 2.0 from Elder-Geek on Vimeo.

Your ranking on the Geek Chart increases proportionate to the amount of minutes you spend watching this. If you watch this in it’s entirety, without skipping ahead, there is no ranking for that. It is unclassifiable.

In my adult life I lack the necessary motor skills to function highly in today’s world of video games. However, back when video games relied solely on controllers with a stick and a button. I was on that!

It’s pretty interesting to see the progression in video game console design . . . and just how many different companies were producing home video game consoles.

The first console to come into my life was the Atari 2600. I think my parents bought it around 1982–83, already it was 5–6 years old, but at the time, it seemed really new and groundbreaking. The console game with a game called Berzerk.

We spent hours and hours playing Berzerk.

Thanks to Caleb for the link.

The Commodores.

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Down.

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

We had a rather major issue with our server this week, which had Awesome Internet Site offline for a couple of days . . . A few posts have disappeared, but I think that is the extent of the damage.

Bruuks told me this would be the best picture I will see all day.

Wookie on a Trickstar

A Wookie on a Hutch Trickstar! Are you kidding me? So much geekery is colliding for me at this very moment.

The Worst.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I am into kitsch. I have very little trouble watching blatantly horrible movies. (See yesterday’s post). Multiple times. This couldn’t be any closer to the mark:

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I have attempted to watch the Star Wars Christmas Special twice. Once on my own, once with David Lapsley. David Lapsley could hardly make it past the four minute mark, and this is the kind of thing he is known for. George Lucas has made some missteps with the Star Wars franchise (ones we will not delve into here), this nearly tops them all . . . of course the whole Greedo shooting first debacle is hard to beat.

Yikes. I need to shut this post down.

Also note: Christmas in the Stars, the Star Wars Christmas Album — comprised of songs about some intergalactic version of christmas, as sung by C-3PO . . . is really bad.

I need to shut this post down.

The Friendly Computer

Sunday, September 20th, 2009