Hyperbole and a Half is a great blog to read. Especially if you like to have a good giggle along with the author.
ALL the things, the Tumblr dedicated to “X all the Y!” (if you’re a HAAH reader, you’ll understand what that is), is freaking hilarious! Do yourself a favour and scroll through some really funny stuff!
There are so many awesome things out there for us nerds. Cool merchandise, gadgets and gizmos that go beyond the latest phone or tablet, and just random things that let us show our nerdness proudly.
My husband recently had a birthday, and thanks to a bit of searching for a new work bag for him, I found something totally suitable, and his folks decided they would get it for him. It is the ThinkGeek’s “The Bag of Holding“. This reference is originally from the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game, but has been morphed and transformed by several other sci-fi and fantasy fiction writers and games. The bag really is deceptively roomy and comes complete with a D20 Bag of Holding patch. I really love the bag, and was kind of eyeing it off for myself. Oh well.
However, I did goose in on their shipping and ordered a little geek-bling for myself. I now own a Firefly class ship! So shiny! Once I have an appropriate bag to hang her from, she will accompany me everywhere. For now, she hangs from a hook near my computer.
Other random things include my new mints! R2D2 canister with R2D2 SHAPED MINTS!!! The canister was cool in itself, but I just love that the mints are shaped too. I found these at a local figurine shop. I completely squeed out loud when I walked in to see all the amazing things they had in there. Everything from Harry Potter replica wands to Kingdom Heards figurines. Lots of Anime things like Naruto and all the DC/Marvel heroes you could want to see. I could lose a lot of money at a place like that if I wasn’t careful.
Now for the silly season! Have an amazing holiday season, stay safe and be good to each other!
There is a hush in the nerd community as the news of the passing of Steve Jobs spreads across the world.
I have never been much of an Apple user and only owned one Apple product (my iPhone 3Gs). But there’s no denying that Steve Jobs pushed design of technology, and the aesthetics of personal computing products.
I don’t have much else to say on the matter, but my Techo buddy, Boyd, has done a wonderful job of it. Go check it out.