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Wed, Sep. 22nd, 2004 03:22 pm
10 Questions


ultimatepsi:

1) How did you first encounter filk music?

Hmm. Interesting question. I was into filk long before I knew it had a name. I think it really developed, though, while I was at SAGE, and there were other people there who would enjoy parodized songs about computers and science in general. From there it kind of snowballed.

2) I have heard mention of a religion/belief set called Brewerism. What are/were is main tenets?

The basis of Brewerism is fairly simple: Production is everything. Brewerism derives from the commonly made assertion while I was at the Academy and WPI "John plays every game the same way.", which is to say, I was notorious for out-producing my opponents in every game we played, from Starcraft to Bughouse. After a while, it became clear that the concept of out-producing any opposition could be applied to a wide variety of different problems in life. Brewerism is the logical extension of this concept into the universal sense; to state that any problem can be trivially solved it enough production capacity is available to the agent solving the issue.

3) What is the best thing you have ever observed happening due to LJ memes?

Participants having fun with it. Why else would you participate in a meme if you didn't enjoy it?

4) What is your second favorite thing to share with a friend?

An adventure.

5) Of the the programs you have written, which is most memorable?

Space Travel. The first game I ever wrote, some 58KB of QBasic code. I wonder if I still have the code somewhere...

pezzonovante:

1) Would you ever date a hardcore drug user or a heavy drinker (or more generally, someone with self-destructive tendencies)?

I don't think so, unless there were extremely extenuating circumstances.

2) What posessed you to buy a luxury sports car with student loans creeping up on you?

My student loans where less than 25% of what I expected them to be. Besides, why would I want to wait until I'm a creepy old guy to buy a 20-year-old's car?

3) Pretend you're an evil overlord. Which good guy (movie, book, videogame, where ever you want to draw from) would you prefer destroy your organization and why? (Because the good guys win, we all know that!)

The guys in the prologue. The Council of Power Arch-Magi or the Heroes of Whu'Cit Kuld, the ones who sealed the Evil away for a thousand years so it could come back and be the central villain.

4) Switch. Now you're the good guy. Which archvillian is first on your to-do-in list?

The Alien Invaders. Because Earth is mine, dammit!

5) Honestly evaluate your ability to "pass" as a non-geek.

I would rank my ability to pass as a non-geek to be quite good. I can talk competently about cars, sports, current events, fashion, entertainment, movies, politics, and many other "non-geek" topics. I also own a limited supply of high-quality jeans and shirts that make me look more like I just walked out of a Express for Men than an EB. I don't wear glasses (although I probably should get a pair of very low-prescription driving lens), and I habitually clean myself. How do you evaluate my ability to pass as a non-geek?

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rgfgompei
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Rachael
Wed, Sep. 22nd, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)

Granted you've never needed to "pass" around me, but I think I would know you were a geek just from your speech patterns. Then again maybe it is just my "geekdar" and if I weren't a geek I'd never know.


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pezzonovante
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pezzonovante
Wed, Sep. 22nd, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC)

I have to second Rachael. You have a programmer's grammar.


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happybluebunny
pez dispenser of useless facts
Wed, Sep. 22nd, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)

Actually, what I liked about your style of dress is that you pick stuff you could wear out, casually or to work.
Since I tended to keep my geekdar on 24/7 before meeting you, I pegged you right away. But as mentioned, I was looking :)


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jjlc
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jjlc
Wed, Sep. 22nd, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)

I have learned a great deal more about identifying geeks since I first met you. However, my guess is that I would not immediately identify you as a geek if I did not meet you in a geeky setting, and you were attempting to pass. Or, I might peg you the moment you opened your mouth, as some have mentioned.

If I ever get severe amnesia, I will be able to answer this question definitively.

Should I bring some sort of food with me Friday?


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