Thursday, June 18, 2009
There's a reason we geeks buy crap we don't need.
Like, say, the dozen 64-bit AMD laptops I own, which actually do have a purpose since they form the nucleus of a travelling classroom. But when I'm not teaching, they kind of sit there, lonely and forlorn (except when I need a test system or two for whatever the heck I want).
But a lady I know who doesn't deserve it has been diagnosed with MS, and it's getting harder and harder for her to go up and down the stairs to get to her computer, so she asked if I had a spare laptop she could keep downstairs and, yeah, I'm pretty sure I can spare one for however long it's useful.
So if you're a geek and your girlfriend keeps giving you evil looks about the geek crap you keep buying, just tell her that, sure, you might not need it right this minute. But, hey, you never know.
TWEET ME, BABY: Since there's very little left for me to hide, if you're interested, you can follow me on Twitter. But be warned -- that Twitter account is pure geek and CC-free. So unless you're sincerely interested in my random musings on Linux and open source, there's no point. The word "douchebag" will never come up.
Well, OK, I might slag Microsoft once in a while.
P.S. Just because you follow me on Twitter doesn't necessarily mean I'll follow you back. Again, it's the geek quotient. Nothing personal.