New (Old) Name

Yay! I finally got the handle that I use everywhere else on the intertubes. From now on my LJ name is g33kboi. Any old references to my old handle, lgbtech, should just redirect to the new name.
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Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

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What type(face) are you?

This is such an interesting little meme. It is presented as a series of beautifully filmed videos that ask you to answer four question in order to determine what type you are. Surprisingly, there were no mechanisms to automagically share your results with the social media site of your choice at the end.

Apparently, I am Plastica. I had a hard time choosing between Traditional and Progressive. In the end I decided that I lean a bit more toward being traditional. Had I chosen progressive I would have been Dot Matrix.


What Type Are You?
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Music Meme

via misslynx

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal (preferably with links to where people can hear them, and some kind of comment) with these instructions.

misslynx gave me "G". Wow, "G" was hard! It turns out that I'm not that crazy about most of the songs in my library that begin with "G". Even so, I managed to picked out ten songs which then took well over an hour to narrow down to six (yes, I threw in a bonus track because everything is better with lasers bonus tracks).

Ghost by the Indigo Girls - If I could only choose one artist or group to write the soundtrack of my life it would be the Indigo Girls. This is one of the songs I always turn to when I'm heartbroken. Sometimes you just need to hear something that echoes your feelings and this may be the most perfect expression of the pain of lost love that I've ever heard.

A Guy Named Joe by Coyote Grace - Coyote Grace is one of my favorite new folk groups. This is a song that Joe, who is trans, wrote about his transition. Here is another little snippet of Joe and Ingred (the other half of CG) speaking and performing at a transgender workshop.

Gotta Have You by The Weepies - just a sweet little song about how when your having a bad day, sometimes the only thing that will make it better is the one you love. I love this little fan made vid. It's adorable.

Gasoline by Garrison Starr - Dysfunction junction. Garrison describes it best in the interview snippet before the song.

Gravel by Ani Difranco - There's always someone that you know you shouldn't let back into your life.

And just to prove that I occasionally listen to something other than folk music. ;-)

Gone Daddy Gone by Violent Femmes - Why? Because I <3 femmes. ;-)

Interesting things I learned about my music collection while working on this post:

There are four songs in my collection named "Gasoline", all by different artists. Garrison Starr, Sheryl Crow, Jann Arden and Po' Girl.

I have five different recordings of "Ghost", "Galileo" and "Get Out the Map" by the Indigo Girls.

I have ten distinct songs in my collection that begin with the word "ghost". The aforementioned "Ghost" by the Indigo Girls, two more named "Ghost" by Live and Namoli Brennet, "Ghost Boy" by Coyote Grace, "Ghost in the House" by Laurie Geltman, "Ghost in the Machine" by Randall Williams, "Ghost in This House" by Alison Krauss, "Ghost of Stephen Foster" by Squirrel Nut Zippers, "Ghost of the Gang" by the Indigo Girls, and finally, "Ghost Train" by Counting Crows.

I have a copy of "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by none other than the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith. How the hell did that get in there?!
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Things that make me happy

A few days ago seanan_mcguire posted a list of 100 things that make her happy and asked everyone what was on their list. Here's mine, a bit incomplete. I cribbed a few things from Seanan's list and also from the comments on her post but that doesn't make them any less happy making. :-)

In no particular order...

  • Girl Genius webcomic.
  • The Indigo Girls.
  • Live music.
  • Fresh blackberries.
  • Warm apple pie (NOT a la mode. The ice cream makes the pie soggy.)
  • My cat Max.
  • When Max, who is not very cuddly, cuddles with me.
  • LOLcats.
  • Playing with cats.
  • New episodes of Leverage.
  • New episodes of Bones.
  • Taking long walks.
  • Buying art supplies.
  • Beautiful photography.
  • Trying to take beautiful photos.
  • Successfully taking beautiful photos.
  • Old cameras.
  • New cameras (Shiny!)
  • Places where I might stumble across an old camera (antique shops, flea markets, consignment shops, tag sales, etc.)
  • Tasty Indian food.
  • Tasty Japanese food.
  • Going to the theater (stage).
  • Going to the movies.
  • Movie theater popcorn (with real butter).
  • New trailers for movies I want to see.
  • Musicals.
  • Katharine Hepburn movies.
  • Monty Python.
  • New episodes of Doctor Who.
  • New episodes of Torchwood.
  • Used bookstores.
  • New bookstores.
  • Amusement park rides.
  • Rollercoasters.
  • Steampunk.
  • Legos.
  • ZOMG, Steampunk Legos!1!! (with bonus Star Wars geekery)
  • Dating someone who is geekier than I am.
  • Sushi.
  • Discovering new music.
  • Discovering new books/authors.
  • Discovering new foods.
  • Dark chocolate.
  • Dark beer.
  • Coffee.
  • Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer (as individuals, as artists and as a couple).
  • Akitas.
  • Maine Coons.
  • Bengals.
  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
  • Teaching.
  • Learning.
  • Getting lost in a great book.
  • Geeking out with friends.
  • Watching/listening to Rachel Maddow.
  • Being able to shop for Valentine's Day at ThinkGeek.
  • My magic phone (as tikiera put it in a comment on Seanan's post and for pretty much all the same reasons).
  • Lasagna (especially my Mom's).
  • Red wine (but not too much or else it makes me really unhappy the next day).
  • geeky t-shirts.
  • Smartly tailored men's clothes.
  • Wearing smartly tailored men's clothes.
  • Being a geek.
  • Pocket watches.
  • When Spring springs.
  • Adventures.
As Seanan said, that's my list. What's yours?
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Assimilation: A Meme

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."
• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

curgoth asked me:

1. What is your favourite blue food or drink?

I would have to say it's this...

The Kool-Aid that was served to all of the new-hires at my first store meeting at Apple. Not kidding. *snerk*

drinking the Apple kool-aid

2. Would you rather have a unicorn or a dragon as a pet/housemate?

Oh, definitely a dragon! I'm thinking of the Pern variety of course. Not only are they fabulous friends, they are extraordinarily handy for traversing great distances in an instant. Also, and this totally appeals to the nerdy, social-outcast kid in me, nobody messes with a dragonrider. >:-)

3. If you could travel through time and swipe one thing, what and why?

Ramoth's egg. Oh, wait, wrong universe. Um, wow, I don't know. There are lots of things I'd want to see or hear, but I can't think of anything I'd want to swipe.

After some thought there are a few things that I might consider lifting from the past. Literature that is lost in the present time such as Shakespeare's original manuscripts or as many scrolls from the library of Alexandria as I could cart away. Alternatively, I would consider taking something small and seemingly insignificant that would prevent a horrific event, such as the Holocaust. That would take considerable research though to determine what that small, insignificant item might be. "For want of a nail the kingdom was lost." I would have to find out what the nail was and make sure it was missing.

4. Name three TV shows that would be improved by the addition of unexpected laser beams.

Little House on the Prairie. I can totally picture laser beams coming out of Nellie Olson's eyes. Uh oh! Nellie's on a rampage again! Run for cover! ::pew, pew, pew::

Jeopardy would be so much more interesting if contestants got blasted with a laser when they lose. Wait, wasn't that an episode of Doctor Who?

The Martha Stewart Show. "Today we're going to learn how to create a simple home security system with our own homemade class 4 lasers. They're a good thing."

5. What is best in cookies?

Well, that's obvious. Love (and LOTS of chocolate, preferably dark chocolate).



Awful night at darts tonight. Mostly my fault I think. My back and shoulder were bothering me and I never quite got in the groove. Was throwing like shit for most of the night. Meh. I'm not a terribly competitive person (at least I didn't think I was) but it still sucks losing as badly as we did tonight. 11 to 1. Yes that's right, we won a whopping one out of twelve games. Again I say, ugh! 
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How fitting...

Your result for The Steampunk Style Test...

The Scientist

50% Elegant, 62% Technological, 40% Historical, 24% Adventurous and 29% Playful!

You are the Scientist, the embodiment of steampunk’s academic side. Where other technological styles might emphasize the gadgets of the genre, you realize there is more to science than doohickeys and gears. Your accessories are medical bags, test tubes, measuring instruments, and academic papers. You are more likely to carry a compass, quadrant, or ether-attuned spectrometer than a wrench or welding torch. You probably carry a timepiece, and your prolific reading gives you every right to wear spectacles. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of your style is that it combines the frock coats and bustle gowns of the 19th century with the trappings of Victorian science.


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