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The Kids aren’t reading, he said…

Well, Yes, we said we’re shut down until after the first of the year, but I couldn’t find a better venue than this to make my response to a post made a couple days ago, and frankly it bugged me enough that I needed to get it off my chest.  So: “The kids aren’t reading, […]

Being different, Good and Bad

Being different, Good and Bad

We’re geeks, that means a lot of things. It generally means higher than average intelligence, a more active imagination, and the ability to be obsessive about getting details right. Those are the good things. Well, for some values of good. There are some bad things too and I wanted to talk about them a little. […]

Ask A Geek Anything, Volume 24

Good morning, and welcome to Ask a Geek Anything volume 24 Hey welcome to that spot on the interwebs where we answer anything that won’t get us pepper-sprayed and Tazed at a con (and a few things that will) So, first up today is Ten thumbs Ted, who asks: Does Dragon software perform up to expectations? […]

Geek Time

Geek Time

I’ve been a lot of different types of geek over the years, S.C.A. SF Nerd,  The class History or Literature Maven, Gamer, a lot of others. One thing I have noted consistently across the board is a lack of timing. My D&D group has been together for over three decades, I don’t think any of […]

The Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Tips for Studying

The Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Tips for Studying

In honor of my physics exam today, here are ten  helpful tips and tricks to study by. As I am a non-traditional student – read that as: Old and sludgy-brained – I have learned some things by experience that I have been able to pass on to classmates, and now to you. Don’t procrastinate: cramming does […]

Ask A Geek Anything, Volume 23

Ask A Geek Anything, Volume 23

Good morning, and welcome to Ask a Geek Anything volume 23 The spot on the internet where, as old as we are, we won’t tell you to “get off our lawn”, nor will we sick the old security system above on you.  Periodically instead of having a couple of our staff answer a couple different […]

Dining out

Dining out! That has always been a thing for people. To be able to go somewhere the wife doesn’t have to do the cooking. Or the husband, depending on the household. It is supposed to be a treat, these days too many people see it as the only way to eat. I know people whose […]