Amy of Geek With Curves, a talented costume artist and all around geek tagged me for the Geek Girls Unite! award/meme. You’re supposed to list 10 geeky facts about yourself and then tag a few other geeky girls.
- I think the written word is better in (x)HTML and accidentally default to hand-coding even in Word, etc, rather than hitting Ctrl+b and the like. I’ve gone so far as to use the < > so that I can Tweet desired tags. And I knew how to hand-code this post so that < and > would show up even though I used the HTML editor.
- I just coded a set of social media icons (not the ones on this site as of publication but I’ll probably change these soon too) because I hate frakking social media plugins. This includes a Twitter one which will also shrink links in Bit.ly, though I got the code for that one elsewhere and adapted it.
- Once watched the (only real) Star Wars trilogy twice in one day. Though caveat that the second time we only watched our favorite scenes and it took about 3 hours.
- I made my first website about 10 years ago at 14 or 15ish. It was on Geocities and about DS9. I made 800×600 and 1024×768 versions because that was the way to do it at the time.
- When I was in high school, I spoke up in my high school politics class comparing Plato’s description of a Timocracy to the Klingons (one of those moments when I realized I was really geeky).
- I owned the Star Trek Encyclopedia because there didn’t used to be a Memory Alpha wiki. Also, I once owned DS9 uniform.
- I was in heaven they day I discovered iff in geometry class. I still like to use it, along with != because they’re neat, short, and precise.
- I make crocheted Cthulhus and I’ve also read almost everything Lovecraft wrote.
- Once rolled for bust-size to see if I could up my charisma for a gather-information check. (It was only 8, *sigh*.)
- I was going to list installing Ubuntu on my dead XP laptop, but I think running and using an xampp installation on my netbook to work on WordPress themes is geekier.
I would tag @toasterlicious too, but she doesn’t seem to have a blog. So I’ll just point out that the site’s new tagline “Sunshine and Cthulhus” was her idea.