#30DaysOfGeek Day 20: Where do you stand on Internet Censorship?

Google and the great firewall of China (Source: http://dominicstoughton.wordpress.com)

Google and the great firewall of China (Source: http://dominicstoughton.wordpress.com)

I have no idea.  I’m not quite sure what you mean by this.  I think pron should be free for all and people should be able to say whatever the hell they want to.  Is this what you what the question means?  Or are we going to get into a conversation about Creative Commons?

I think giant firewalls blocking traffic to people are pointless, controlling and bullshit.  Then again, when you look at what happens offline – iruno.  I think what’s happened in Egypt was awesome, people fighting for their right to speak and making great use of social media.  They couldn’t shut them down!  :)

Australia needs to calm the fuck down and let people play Mortal Kombat.

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#30DaysOfGeek Day 19: Most hated computing environment.

Most hated computing environment?

My house.  Or anywhere where there is no sun.  I prefer to sit outside in the sun with my laptop.  But then I have problems with screen glare.  Hmmm…

P.S Windows is the bestest ever.  But if you want to play REAL games, you need to get into DOS.

DOSBox FTW.  Love you Harekiet. <3

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#30DaysOfGeek Day 18: Most cringe-worthy geek moment


Nothing is more cringe-worthy than doing a “/me” on IRC and just typing “me”…  d’oh! ;)

Too short?

How about ummm, losing at games?  Or when Warcraft 3 came out and it took us about 5 months to ever beat the damn AI player when playing co-op?  And even then I can honestly say that we only beat it about 4 times ever.

I’m really at a loss for words on this one.  It takes a lot to make me cringe.  I tend to just piss myself laughing ;)

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#30DaysOfGeek Day 17: Post a useful HOWTO…

Post a useful HOWTO to solve a challenge you’ve come across recently.

A useful one? Umm. I have NO idea. Maybe there’s a great one here on this blog already I can just link to? ;)

I found this one useful: iTunes doing my head in. But now the problem is happening again, dangit ;) I think it’s because of my LastXP, not because of my iTunes!

I have nothing else to help you, sorry. Post any questions about cooking and I’ll help.

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#30DaysOfGeek Day 16: First computer owned, and favourite computer

First computer you’ve ever owned & your favourite ever. Hmm…

I think we had a 286 when I was err, 12? That was pretty cool. I remember getting Eye of Horus for it. Great game ;)

Then we got up to a 486, which was kinda cool, and then a P2. I think I still have a P3 floating around in my garage somewhere. It was being used as a dedicated fserve machine ;)

My most favourite computer? Probably that one. It was pretty epic, it had a shitload of RAM for its time, MBs of the stuff!

#30DaysOfGeek Day 15: Earliest geek experience

Day 15 of #30DaysOfGeek… I’m actually posting this quite a bit later than the real day 15, mainly because I didn’t hit publish. Woops. o_O

So, my earliest geek experience? I have NO idea!

I remember when I was about 4 someone came to our house with a C64 or something and they had pacman! I remember the actual game. Which is quite random as I don’t remember us even having a TV.

Nope, I don’t remember actually having a turn. :(

#30DaysOfGeek Day 13: How did you become such a geek?

We’re nearly half way through the #30DaysOfGeek challenge! Wow, after this I’m going to have a crack a the 30 days of music one I think. ;)

So what’s in store for us today? *goes to check the site*….

How did you become such a geek? Career? Personal interest?

Uhh. Random. I think it’s something you’re born with. It’s a natural talent? Natural personality thing? Natural curse?

Yeah, you’re definitely born with it. I don’t think you can learn to be a geek, not without some natural desire to be – which means it’d come easy to you and you’d already be one.

Although you will see people pretending to be geeks.  Fake geeks come in various disuises, look out for the try-hard tossers you see at Webstock, etc.  Y’know, the ones wearing thick rimmed glasses, too much hair product, gay shirts.  Sitting there flaunting Apple symbols and constantly watching out the corner of their eye to see who is watching them. They subscribe to this site: http://www.geekchic.com.

They are also the kind to get married wearing Chucks they are so hardcore geeky different.   They may even wear them to work with their suit on because they are completely hardcore geek.  But not without looking out the corner of their eye to see who is watching them…

Often these people don’t know how to use a computer.  Little do they know they are as lame as the Twitards, but nobody has the heart to tell them. Aww ;)

See you tomorrow!

#30DaysofGeek Day 12: What area do you want to expand your skills into?

Ok, it’s day 12 of #30DaysOfGeek.  Well, I think it is.  I’ve either jumped ahead or someone else has fecked up the numbering… o_O

What are do you want to expand your skills into?  Does it need to be geeky or IT related?  Pfft, probably.

Cooking.  I want to master the art of being more creative in the kitchen.  I can do stuff, I can improvise, I know where to find awesome recipes, but I’d really love to be able to make my own awesome recipes.  They have to start from somewhere right?

Or how to cook better on a budget?  Maybe creative baking?  Asian or Mexican cooking?

Ok, so that’s all food related.  What about geek related?  I guess it’d be cool if I could actually code or something.  I have no idea what the kids are up to nowadays in that area.  I haven’t had to code anything in quite a while.

I’d probably get bored way too fast – that’s why I stopped being a programmer.  BORING!

See you tomorrow ;)