10 Geeky Things About Me

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. I owned the Star Trek Encyclopedia because there didn’t used to be a Memory Alpha wiki. Also, I once owned DS9 uniform.
  7. 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.
  8. I make crocheted Cthulhus and I’ve also read almost everything Lovecraft wrote.
  9. Once rolled for bust-size to see if I could up my charisma for a gather-information check. (It was only 8, *sigh*.)
  10. 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’m tagging any (or all!) of the girls over at Girls Are Geeks who are each awesome in their own way and Nerd Heroine who does awesome photo sessions with her toys and the toys at her workplace.

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. :)


  1. Rosalind says:

    I love it! All that crazy computer coding stuff, and I also own the Star Trek Encyclopedia, and others, expect that from my list!

  2. Ruth says:

    It was such a handy book, wasn’t it? Though thank the gods for Memory Alpha, it’s got so many more answers!

  3. Terry says:

    Awesome, I bought the Star Trek Encyclopedia because it came with a CD-ROM and I also have the pre-prequel Star Wars Encyclopedia which Lucas should have studied before launching the new trilogy.

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  5. Eleni says:

    One of the things I loved about my metaphysics class in college was all the sci-fi that would pop up in examples: questions about artificial intelligence, time travel, teleportation, cloning. I remember Star Trek and and Battlestar Galactica specifically being brought up by the professor.

  6. 8-bit Emma says:

    Awesome list. Yay Cthulhu!

    I had the Star Trek Encyclopedia memorized. Oh it was glorious. I got it right around DS9 starting up. I also had the bright blue edition of the TNG companion and my brother’s wrote in crayon all over mine (they are quite a bit younger than me). I’m still a bit angry somewhere deep inside. lol. Oh yeah I could go on about the loss of my TNG bridge playset…but I’ll stop.


  7. Jovana says:

    Number five is so funny! =) Hahaha.

  8. Amy says:

    I particularly love this: “Platoโ€™s description of a Timocracy to the Klingons.”

    Number One (hehe) cracked me up too. I’ve reached to push Ctrl + Z when handwriting a note.

    This list is awesome; I love learning more about other folkss areas of geekness. ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Ruth says:

    @Terry I’m trying to remember the CD-ROM. If we got one, it disappeared at some point.

    @Eleni I had a great philosophy prof who referenced Star Trek & had us watch Twilight Zone episodes. :) Those are the best!

    @8-bit Emma Fortunately, my younger sister is only 2 years younger and was a huge fan too, so no accidents!

    @Jovana lol, totally happened. Fortunately, it was a small and smart class so there were weird ones too but no one else got that.

    @Amy My husband assures me that I was correct and he teaches Plato. *phew* I’ve also hit Ctrl+F in books & Ctrl+Z when writing by hand. ๐Ÿ˜›

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