Tag: geek

I should preface this blog post by saying that the main reason for this blog post is to try out my new mechanical keyboard. Most keyboards (your Logitech keyboard, your laptop keyboard) have membrane switches — where a bit of rubber is popped down by each key press. A mechanical keyboard has real switches under each key, resulting in a very different tactile response — and a much louder, clacky sound. I thought about shooting a video, where you could…

(The title is said with the same meter as ‘planes, trains and¬†automobiles’, if you were wondering. When it’s written like that it sounds like this post will only contain planes — and that’s a lie. True, there will be lots of planes… but also a little musing. So even if you don’t like planes, read on!) [There are photos of planes further down, if you want to cut straight to the goodies.] It was my birthday on Tuesday! I am…

Every day there are more of them. You look around and you’re sure there’s a few more than last time. One by one everyone’s becoming a geek. Eventually there’ll just be you and your infatuation with reality TV — everyone else will be happily geeking away. But what’s this? You want to become a geek? You don’t want to be the last one boozing and partying and subsisting away the best years of your life?¬†‘Let me on the band wagon!’…

As you know, I like to slack on weekends. It’s the only real way I have of preventing RSI in my fingers. Instead of writing, I usually resort to something else I rather enjoy: taking photos! So without further ado I give you the tomato update. I now have three tomatoes! THREE! And the first one (John, after the disciple) is now ORANGE! Which is odd, considering this variety is meant to be yellow when ripe — but maybe I’m…

Today is Floreta‘s birthday. If you don’t know Floreta — the Solitary Panda — she’s one of my many geeky online friends (actually, she’s probably even a bit dorky, and if you don’t believe me, just wait until you watch her video blog). She’s a poet and photographer, and likes to while away the hours by putting on dark, pensive make-up and pondering existential conundrums. Anyway, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, and here’s what she said:…

Good Day readers! This is Floreta from The Solitary Panda, taking over Seb’s blog for the day. When Seb asked me via Twitter (shameless plug: @solitarypanda) to write a poem about him once I had reached 100 followers, I knew that I owed him one! What better way to share with you a poem about the man himself than through his blog? The following is a vlog performance of the poem entitled “An Ode to Seb”. [Make sure you are…