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Title: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on February 18, 2010, 07:32:11 PM
Not really proof but seemed like a reasonable title ;)

What hardware / general items do you guys own that really shows your dedication to the geekhood?

I would say my 6 pc's dotted around my house, my blackberry (which my friends call a doucheberry in order to mock me :D), Zboard with the WoW keyset among a few others, Logitech G15 keyboard =D, WoW hat and T-shirt (got as an xmas present and only wear during LAN parties)

And ofcourse, most of all, my neck beard: http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2009/350/5/e/Updated_me_2_by_GoheX.jpg (yes it's tiny in that photo but that was awhile ago)

Feel free to fling your EP's around. We won't judge your geekiness.

And also; loving the new thread, tech <3
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: John on February 19, 2010, 12:58:53 AM
lets see GBA, DS (3), WII, desktop (5) laptop (3)
Ipod (2) Ihome various computer parts im house and storage unit.

and the list goes on...
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Docdead on February 19, 2010, 08:06:04 AM
Hmm.... Gaming rig, 24" monitor with 17" on the side. G15 keyboard, G35 headset. Dual 300gb Velociraptor drives in raid for my main drive.  iPhone 3Gs. Server rack with 2 computers, one for security cameras, the other as my server/dvr that feeds my Xbox 360 and PS3.  50" Sony SRDX, Dreamcast... AMD barton 2500 running as an arcade box with a Tank Stick attached.  24 port 100mb switch.  Gobs of other tech all around my house and myself.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Gnomewise on February 19, 2010, 03:59:12 PM
An Internet radio show about Geek culture...

Plus, I posted this from my Android phone, whilst listening live to Blue Plz!, while in the bathroom.

'Wise
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: John on February 19, 2010, 04:00:43 PM
An Internet radio show about Geek culture...

Plus, I posted this from my Android phone, whilst listening live to Blue Plz!, while in the bathroom.

'Wise

ok............ scary
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Harufox on February 20, 2010, 06:16:33 AM
I lol'ed at gnome's reply for a few minutes ..... ok here i go..

Xbox (not a 360)
Ps2
Ps3
Gamecube
Atari 2600 (With 30+games and yes i do play it from time to time)
PSP (only game is God Of War, i mainly use it for an Mp3 player in my truck with a custom holder that I made :P )
Gaming PC (3rd build i built :P )
2 cases with spare pc parts inside
2 small cabinets full of spare pc parts (motherboards,graphics cards,ram,power supplys, etc..)
PC and console games consist of many genres (RTS,MMO,FPS,RPG)

I'm currently saving for a Kindle from which the CH crew mentioned on the show and i found to be pretty cool.. other than all that.. im all about tech and geek stuff   ;D
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on February 20, 2010, 06:53:11 AM
Harufox: Use the amazon attachment to this site to order your kindle, and the site will make a small profit =D
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Thrace on February 20, 2010, 10:58:13 AM
One example off the top of my head:

A Warcraft III Alliance Insignia necklace (and yes, LOL IRL necklace).

Won this one on a German WoW webradio show (was called WoW Nacht on wowszene.de), was the only participant to correctly answer a pretty tricky trivia about the WoW sitcom/radio play they were doing back then.

If that's not geeky, I don't know what is.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Grail on February 20, 2010, 11:34:00 AM
My original Final Fantasy for the NES complete with map and instruction book.



Grail
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Docdead on February 20, 2010, 01:55:19 PM
For as many cameras as are in the UK, more per capita than anywhere else in the world.  Not being allowed to have them on your personal property is just plain stupid.

And my list is just of those things actively plugged in or used...  I still have my PS1, PS2, Original Gameboy (with Tetris), Gameboy SP, PSP, at least 6 working computers in the house, probably 4 more stacked in the basement, and both Octale's and Hordak's computers at the moment... HAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Alazurian on February 21, 2010, 08:45:40 PM
ok, lets see if I am geek enough.

Main desktop for gaming.
Laptop for school.
Nintendo DS
PSP
Wii
Xbox
Gamecube
SNES
NES
Atari
Commodore 64
Ipod
generic mp3 player
record player
working 8track player
2 digital cameras 3 35 mm cameras
And to build on the nerd love just a little....



1289 books(it is not a typo, yes I am getting a Kindle. I ran out of rooms for more books)
And I am only 28
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Mr_NNJ on February 21, 2010, 10:02:09 PM
I have a Ph.D. in Ardan History, Ardan Poli Sci, Ardan Geography. Working on my Ph.D. in Galactic History, Poli Sci, and Military Science as well as a degree in Federation Poli Sci and Military Science. I also have a degree in Draconology.

Worthless Degrees FOR THE FREAKING WIN!
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Grebog on February 22, 2010, 02:00:10 AM
I am here aren't I?  ;D
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: KingMushPunch on February 22, 2010, 01:15:39 PM
Well I have all sorts of consoles old and new from SNES to Dreamcast to Xbox360 I also have a scale Masterchief helmet next to my Television. Did I mention that i have an Admiral Akbar tattoo on my shoulder that says " It's A Trap!" under it?
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Thrace on February 22, 2010, 01:47:52 PM
Did I mention that i have an Admiral Akbar tattoo on my shoulder that says " It's A Trap!" under it?
Wow, that definitely earns you mucho geek cred ;D Pics!
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ghomus on February 22, 2010, 01:58:31 PM
My original Final Fantasy for the NES complete with map and instruction book.



Grail

Grail, I had gotten one of those from EBay.  To my chagrin, after I had put about 9 hours into it (hey, it was a Saturday, I was bored) I saved and shut it off, after I had come back, started up the game, and my save was gone. Curse you aged batteries! ;)

My own geek cred:
Genesis w/SMS Power Base Converter
Saturn
Dreamcast
Atari Lynx
NES
SNES
Gameboy pocket/color/GBA/DS Lite
Gamecube
N64
Wii (yeah yeah, I know, not a great choice)
Neo Geo CD with RAM cart
PS1  w/ japanese mod
PS2
Xbox 360

Man I wonder if I can get rid of any of that crap on Ebay. I have like 10 rubbermaid 'flats' in my garage with all this crap.


-Ghomus
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: MxLionheart on February 22, 2010, 02:06:11 PM
Not much but ehm...
Two PS1's
A PS2
A PS3
A Gamecube
An Xbox 360
4 PC's
A Laptop
A 160gb Ipod Classic
Two Wow Accounts
3 Wow TCG T-Shirts
Almost complete Wow TCG collection, minus Fields of Honour + Scourgewar
Zboard with Wow Keyset
PSP Phat, Modded ofc <3

As i say, not much.. but then again, i am 15, so... XD
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: KingMushPunch on February 23, 2010, 01:26:09 PM
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p259/KingMushPunch/Backtattoo.jpg)


With a $50 tip I only paid $150 for it because I got a sweet deal from my friends tattoo artist.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Gnomewise on February 23, 2010, 01:38:33 PM
You win 1 Internets.

'Wise
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ghomus on February 23, 2010, 02:18:27 PM
Yeah, I bow down  before that sorta dedication to geekness. :)

-Ghomus
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: KingMushPunch on February 23, 2010, 03:30:10 PM
lol you gotta wear your nerd on the outside if you know what I'm saying. I do plan on doing my entire front and back left arm and shoulder science fiction my next tat is going to be a sand worm wraped around my bicep.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Grail on February 23, 2010, 06:48:45 PM
Wow I had something to say about something but Admiral Akbar has destroyed coherent thought.


Grail
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Andanas on February 23, 2010, 10:21:09 PM
Ok, lets see if I qualify..

1 Desktop PC
1 PS3
1 PS2
1 Dreamcast
1 iPod Touch
1 broken DS

Maybe?
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Grail on February 23, 2010, 10:36:00 PM
Ah that was it.  Much love to all the fellow Dreamcast owners!  I really loved that console and still have it along with a bunch of games.  Have a Saturn as well with mod cartridge to allow play of D&D Towers of Doom, Shadow of Mystara, and Fire Pro Wrestling S.


Grail
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Daksa on February 23, 2010, 10:39:27 PM
Sega Genesis with Shadowrun game I still pull out and play at lease once every two years.  Oh and Grail.    :P
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: noblemonkey on February 24, 2010, 04:47:30 AM
I don't know if I can even compete with that tattoo, but here goes:

Gaming PC
Dell GX150 (old old desktop) running Ubuntu headless server for TeamSpeak serving goodness
NES
SNES
PS One
N64
XBOX360
Game Boy
GBA-SP
iPod
iPhone
(4x)24-port enterprise grade Nortel POE switches (all not in use, but I have them just in case)

On to less obvious stuff, but I'm going to include it anyway.

Cicso CCNA set of books
Monty Python Boxset

Books that you should read for indoctrination into Geekhood, although I guess outside the "technology" realm it your talking about consumer items:

Neuromancer - William Gibson
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Six Easy Pieces - Richard P. Feynman
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

OK, that's enough of a sprawlly list of stuff I consider geeky in some way or another.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Tainurn on February 27, 2010, 04:16:02 PM
4 desktops
D-Link router
1 Laptop
1 Barebones tower used for a media box
HD projector
For the Horde hoodie that's 5 years old that I wear everyday and wash once a week
...and I have a server stack in my bathroom closet (Don't judge, was the only optimal place to put it since it's roughly in the center of everything.)
I'm trying to figure out a way to make my front door open with a receiver device so I don't have to get up to answer it.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Eid on February 27, 2010, 04:38:56 PM
• Tripple boot Mac Pro (with 2.5 Terabytes of HD)
• Mac Laptop
• Various old Macs in storage (including original Bondi Blue iMac)
• Linux server running my guild's Teamspeak server (in remote server farm - paid for with beer :D)
• Linux server running the guilds website and other things (in remote server farm)
• HTC Tytn II Windows Mobile Phone - with putty installed for emergency logins to the servers and Opera for general web browsing
• Every Episode of Babylon 5 and associated Franchises
• Every issue of the Babylon 5 Magazine
• Firefly & Serenity Box sets
• Nintendo Wii that I've configured to run as a media center streaming off my Mac
• Way too much WoW Paraphernalia (including two way too cute pets (http://twitpic.com/15a4b1))
• Cupboard full of associated snacks
• Bean to Cup Coffee Machine (throw the ball, throw the ball!!!)
• Air heated popcorn maker (I can pretend it's healthy can't I?)

Oh and posting this lying on a nice fluffy Sheep Wool rug from Tunisia - well it's cleaner than the bathroom!

GCS/CC/IT/MC d(-)@>-- s:+ a C++++(+++)$@>++ UBLCX++++(+++)$@> P+ L++$@ E--- W+++(++)$ N+ !o !K-- w$ O M++$ V PS+++(++)>+ PE Y PGP t+ 5+++(++)>+ X+ R tv b+++ DI++++ D++ G e++ h r+++ z+++**(++)  (http://www.joereiss.net/geek/geek.html)
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Beoman on February 28, 2010, 05:19:11 PM
Since tattoos get you mentioned on CH
(http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv301/Falkarn/20091109189.jpg)
not so much technology but still a geek stamp I think.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on February 28, 2010, 06:15:31 PM
Haha I am thoroughly enjoying this thread. Really good fun seeing all the folks geeky setups :D

I'll post up pics of mine soon. =D
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Thrace on March 02, 2010, 01:18:14 PM
Oh, here's more proof. Don't mean to brag, but - okay, that's exactly what I mean to do.

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/6261/meworldrank1.jpg) (http://img522.imageshack.us/i/meworldrank1.jpg/)
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Grebog on March 02, 2010, 02:27:25 PM
I guess I should post more than what I originally did. ;)

2 gaming PCs (my wifes and mine(mine has 2x1TB drives))
1 former gaming PC
1 Tivo series 2 with wifi setup
1 Wii w/wifi setup
1 PS2
1 PS (before they brought out the newer PSone)
1 Gameboy pocket? (I think that is what they called the same pea green screen but half the GB size)
1 Samsung Blu-ray w/wifi and has pandora, youtube, blockbuster online, netflix
1 37" HD TV with built-in signal up conversion
1 Netbook (mainly used at work)
2 Laptops
1 iPhone for wife
1 HTC Tilt (about to upgrade, but doing a lot of research 1st)
1 iPod Classic 160g
1 bluetooth headset for iPod listening(most common way I have to hear VtW podcasts)
1 RC truggy retrofitted as a security robot (no longer remote control, it is autonomous)
2 dremel tools for modifying devices(one mounted as a drill press and one with the flex attachment)
1 home built printed circuit board etch tank with heater and solution agitator (that reminds me I need some more of the acid)
6 UPS for all the electronics
CCNA Cisco official study guide book set
2 books on coding PHP
2 books on coding C
1 book on coding C++
1 book on coding Perl
7 books on linux and several distro's
1 DND 2nd Ed PHB
I have no clue how many DnD 3rd ed books
Basic 4th Ed set (DMG, PHB, MM)
1 Vampire the Masquerade
1 Werewolf the Apocalypse
Start of the source code to a Star Wars mud
20 port cisco switch


I think this is enough, and yes I could add more things.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Devout on March 02, 2010, 02:30:53 PM
I used to have a Kaypro 10, as recently as 1994 (or therabouts), but I donated it to a museum.

I had a Dreamcast, but I gave it to a kid who was a cancer patient. 

My current proof of geekhood?

Since I live in rural Tonopah, Arizona, and cannot obtain pedestrian forms of broadband such as cable or DSL, I have a T1 line at my house.

Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Silmol on March 02, 2010, 08:33:35 PM
Proof of Geekiness:
 - First computer in 1966 (Digi-Comp)
 - Phone phreaked in the late 60s with a friend in junior high. Used to dumpster dive at the local Ma Bell repair center for parts.
 - Built a pirate FM station for my phone phreak friend in 1969.
 - Had a college roommate that was a phone phreak & once had 13 phones in a 2 man dorm room, when it was illegal to connect ot Ma Bell's lines. Included a lineman's butt set.
 - Taught Steve "Gurps and Munchkin" Jackson to play D&D (from the white box)
 - Wrote device drivers for the first non-PDP port of unix, for a custom high speed data interface to equipment that doesn't exist for customers that can't be named. These are not the systems you are looking for. Move along.
 - Did AI programming for the Space Shuttle and for NASA robotic systems, published several papers on it.
 - Did requirements and verification plans for two spaceflight hardware projects.
 - Currently chair the Requirements Integration Working Group for Project Orion.
 - Met Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke.
 - Consulted on set design for "Predators" (Opens July 12!)
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Mozzie on March 02, 2010, 09:26:29 PM
we shall see, 2x24 "BenQ monitors, Lian Li tower in 2010 (besttower ever) 4 laptop computers, 1 mac and a mini fridge with pepsi max in. wow on one screen, the movies / series / firefox on the other, and the new WoW Headset with alliance icon. and a Commodore 64 with Cassette Recorder setup with its owne TV
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on March 07, 2010, 06:45:09 PM
I just remembered another geeky thing.

I am a reverend. I can legally marry people.

I am also 18, and not religious.

Online ordainment ftw. :D
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: KingMushPunch on March 17, 2010, 12:49:54 PM
My friend Joanna did that so she could do the wedding for a friend of ours. What is it like $45 dollars and a half hour?
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on March 17, 2010, 01:51:15 PM
My friend Joanna did that so she could do the wedding for a friend of ours. What is it like $45 dollars and a half hour?

Haha mine was free and for forever. Probably frowned upon by the true church but here's a link anyway: http://www.themonastery.org/?destination=ordination
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: KingMushPunch on March 18, 2010, 04:03:47 AM
I just mean it took her like a half an hour to do it online. I am not exactly sure what she got though.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Spingus on March 19, 2010, 12:58:01 AM
 <3 Silmol!  If ever we are in the same vicinity i would like to buy you a frosty beverage of your choice and hear stories!


my own historical geek cred...

I owned a Pong...err....console
I still own my compact Mac --the one with etched signatures of all the engineers on the heat shield.
A set of very well worn AD&D books on my shelf.  Not so much cred as the original unmarketed stuff...but still, these books were my gateway drug
I read lots of book series as they came out --Thomas Covenant, DragonLance (the originals)..I now have 8 bookcases full of books

My current geek cred is that I own three iPods and use each one for specific situations.
I use a wifi network in my car daily  to monitor fuel trims and other diagnostics...my modified supercharger build sometimes gets uppity

and most recently...I was late to Valentine's dinner because I was installing a new intake manifold and wanted to get it just right...and yes, it was a romantic Italian dinner and I dressed up -grease-in-knuckles and all.  Thankfully my man appreciates this about me and we enjoyed the evening conversation...that was enhanced by his Nexus one and poached internet on my iPod touch.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Gnowhey on March 19, 2010, 06:48:39 AM
Ok, Lets start with my Magnum Geekus:
-PS1, non slim model, rebuild from 3 dead ps1's when I was in High School.
it still works

My currently used and abused tech:
-Macbook White (early '09) dual booted (Win 7 + Virual Boxed Ubuntu)
-Asus eee701 with #EEE os
-NDS Lite
-Reshelled PSP-1000 (it's clear so you can see it's bits)
-42" Vizio 1080p goodness
-Xbox 360
-Media / Print Server
-Ancient Dell Laptop for 'Guest Net Usage'

Currently Stored Tech Things:
-3 pc's in various states of reliability
-PS2 Phatty
-Dreamcast
-Sega Nomad
-3 Sega Genisis
-2 32x
-Sega CD
-Game Gear
-Game Boy
-4 GBA(Thanks four swords...)
-GBMicro
-Gamecube
-N64
-Final Fantasy 1, in box, + Map and Manual for $4 at a local trading post.

Non Tech Geek Cred:
-Zelda / Hyrule Hoodie
-Original Red Box Dungeons and Dragons set
-Roughly 30 manuals from the AD&D era
-Roughly 20 manuals from the D&D 3.x era
-the Three core rulebooks from the travesty that is D&D4.0
-9 Manuals for Pathfinder Rpg (currently used and loved)
-A heck of alot of Lego...
-Pip Boy Bobblehead on my desk at work

and many more things that I can't think of right now.

Oh, and Gnomewise, I'm posting on my netbook in the bathroom while listening to 2040, so thumbs up on portable awesome tech!
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Pusser on March 20, 2010, 05:15:54 AM
(http://www.gamledanere.dk/img/amiga.jpg)

I rest my case
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on March 20, 2010, 06:46:16 AM
I love that you guys are all proud of your geekhood. Truly.

It's interesting what different people's views on geekiness is. Some of you think it's tech, some think it's games, older the better, some think merchandice, some think tattoos.

I might change my name to just 'Sonic' or 'Warchief Thrall' just to beat you all ;)

..Minor geek splurge at the idea of being called warchief.. :D
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Vandal on March 28, 2010, 08:58:07 PM
I still use an old apple shaped macintosh computer....

And just to look cool i bought the NES to say i was retro...I guess im a phony..:(

Ya i really don't have much geekhood, Im ashamed of it.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Tyaust on April 06, 2010, 02:14:36 AM
I built a pizza box computer for my friend using his old parts which runs Ubuntu. I don't have any pictures of it right now. I am planning on making a second one soon since I finally replaced my very old XP once i get another RAM stick so it has enough power to run Ubuntu 9.10.

Pictures will come soon! Just imagine a Little Caeser's pizza box with a fan shroud sticking out of the top, power buttons on the side with a hole in the back for a power supply.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: TheWanderingBard on May 10, 2010, 08:13:35 AM
My bard costume. Roughly as seen in my profile picture, worn once (to high school muckup day).

Apart from that, probably the weirdest things I have are pianola rolls for all but one of the Galaxy News Radio songs from Fallout 3, and a working pianola to play them on. Also, a Chuck Norris vs. Jesus comic book signed by the artist, a framed collection of Jack Chick Tracts (including a parody Chick tract touting the virtues of the Cthulhu Mythos), and an official Magic the Gathering judge's T-Shirt (although I am not actually a qualified judge, it's fun to wear this to prerelease tournaments and make absurd rulings on people).
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Vaulisel on May 10, 2010, 09:25:24 AM
I can't prove I'm a geek. Well, not in any spectacular fashion anyways, like the rest of you. I'm posting here though, that has to count for something.

Hmmm. Lets see. Well, I have roughly 300 volumes of manga and roughly 150 animι DVDs. That should cover casual otaku geekdom.

I have my PS3 linked via TOSLINK to 5.1 surround sound and to a high-def monitor via HDMI. Speaking of monitors I have more LCD monitors floating about than I have pairs of jeans. Have one feature complete desktop PC, a second computer that does more duty as a bedside table and a netbook. The only programming languages I ever learned are MATLAB and BASIC. The microcomputer BASIC. My mother knows punchcard FORTRAN though. That's as near as I can get for demonstrating techie geekdom.

I have a (fairly)gaming-ready PC, a PSP, a N64, a PS2 and a PS3 all working atm (although the number of times I've had to crack open the PS2 to replace the laser is getting ridiculous, so it's anyone's guess if it'll work tomorrow). I'm actually really bad at pretty much every videogame I've ever played, which doesn't dampen my love of playing them very much. I have a copy of the original Castle Wolfenstein for Apple II on 5.25" floppy somewhere. I was never any good at it either though. That's the closest I can get for videogaming cred.

I have a couple of stunningly mediocre MTG decks, and a frighteningly badly balanced (and with an utterly non-descript quality paintjob) Eldar 40k army as far as traditional gaming geekdom goes.

Aaaaand... for science geekdom I have a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Process Engineering and am a handful of papers away from finishing my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. And 30 or 40 kilograms of associated textbooks.

Nothing near as impressive as most of the people here.

EDIT: Oh, and one more thing. I have a stiletto dagger made by my hometown's swordsmith. I hail from a tiny rural town in Taranaki, New Zealand that still has someone that makes and sells swords. He made a number of them that were used in filming The Lord of the Rings.
The only photo I have of it is pretty bad, but here it is.
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/900/dscf0034l.jpg)
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: TheWanderingBard on May 10, 2010, 06:15:14 PM
I can't prove I'm a geek. Well, not in any spectacular fashion anyways, like the rest of you. I'm posting here though, that has to count for something.

Not much eh... *stares apprehensively at the rest of the post*

I have a PSP

Running custom firmware?
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Vaulisel on May 10, 2010, 09:52:19 PM
I can't prove I'm a geek. Well, not in any spectacular fashion anyways, like the rest of you. I'm posting here though, that has to count for something.

Not much eh... *stares apprehensively at the rest of the post*

I have a PSP

Running custom firmware?
Well, I mean I really lack any passion for any particular thing, and am worthless at following through on any one hobby. Most of them get relegated to being picked up again at that mythical time when I have more time and money.

As for custom firmware, I don't run any, but there's no special reason for that, since my PSP is exclusively a gaming device that mostly sits on my desk, gets picked up, played with, kicks my ass then gets tantrum'd at. The fact that I don't use it too often and that there's no regional zoning on UMDs meant I wasn't worried about messing with the firmware. My brother and I both have the first original "fat" PSP; his is tricked out to the max and mine is stock standard.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: DeusEx on May 19, 2010, 11:14:59 PM
Between Mrs. Deus and I we own the following:

2 fully loaded windows gaming PCs with 8gb of RAM a piece (Her processor is a Core 2 Quad, mine is a Core i7 860)
1 Compaq laptop with Windows 7 (will be used for my college studies until I get my Macbook)
2 LCD monitors (22" for her, 23" for mine)
1 Blackberry Tour (my phone for the next few months until I get my hands on the sexy Droid Incredible)
1 Samsung touchscreen phone (belongs to Mrs. Deus)
1x XBox 360 Elite HDMI with 1 controller and a pair of Turtle Beach X11s (along with a few games)
1x 60gb Playstation 3 that I bought second-hand at a pawn shop. My step-kids have this to use right now for games and movies. Swapped the 60gb drive for a 320gb drive.
25-30 PC Games in original boxes and jewel cases (I have a few obscure games, like Joint Operations:Typhoon Rising)
100-150 Music CDs - Our combined musical taste literally runs the gamut. Mrs. Deus owns quite a few music CDs, whereas I've just started building my collection.
1 iPod Touch 8gb Gen 2 - got this as a XMas gift two years ago for myself. Planning on trading "up" to a 160gb iPod Classic eventually.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Daksa on May 20, 2010, 02:39:27 PM
My son getting me the last achievement I needed for children's week in order to finish up my long strange trip achievement and get my violate proto-drake.....for Mother's Day.  ;D
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on May 20, 2010, 07:36:19 PM
My son getting me the last achievement I needed for children's week in order to finish up my long strange trip achievement and get my violate proto-drake.....for Mother's Day.  ;D

Wow. That truly lifted my heart. Your son is epic win. =)
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Scragnoth on July 09, 2010, 09:40:05 PM
I built a bookshelf that swings open to reveal a hidden room.   ....Ok, It is a crawlspace where i store extra toilet paper and dog food, but I still call it the Batcave.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on July 11, 2010, 07:31:58 AM
I built a bookshelf that swings open to reveal a hidden room.   ....Ok, It is a crawlspace where i store extra toilet paper and dog food, but I still call it the Batcave.

Ahahaha. I need to have a bookcase that does that.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Overlord Xenu on July 12, 2010, 02:01:23 AM
I just got a Scientific Atlanta Cable Modem (using Cox Communications) to talk to a Netgear wireless router and an antiquated PC with no install disks or drivers, and only one ethernet cable between the three.

Probably simple stuff to the rest of you but I FEEL LIKE A GOD RIGHT NOW
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Scragnoth on July 14, 2010, 10:29:30 PM
I built a bookshelf that swings open to reveal a hidden room.   ....Ok, It is a crawlspace where i store extra toilet paper and dog food, but I still call it the Batcave.

Ahahaha. I need to have a bookcase that does that.

I'm happy to share my experiences building this ( in another forum, i don't wish to sidetrack this one). In hindsight i would have done a few things differently. It is a work in progress. I still need to add locking hardware and false books.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/esquilax77/DSC03957.jpg)

Give me a shout if you want more info.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Docdead on September 01, 2010, 04:46:28 AM
Here is my latest update on the ole Geekdom...

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/dodcead/IMG_4659.jpg)

I can be a bit rediculous
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on September 01, 2010, 06:08:31 AM
It's sad that I thought those were windows at first...

Same keyboard as me, but yours is a newer version I think. Nice setup.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: noblemonkey on September 01, 2010, 09:10:24 AM
Do you need to wear sunglasses and sunscreen when you use all three at once?
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Kexman on November 01, 2010, 12:29:05 PM
I roleplay on WoW......

'Nuff said.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Eid on November 01, 2010, 01:46:37 PM
I roleplay on WoW......

'Nuff said.

Hanging round in Silvermoon / Goldshire does not count as RP :P

Welcome to the forums Kex, may you be a long and active member (hehe I said member!)

Eid
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Kexman on November 01, 2010, 02:46:45 PM
I roleplay on WoW......

'Nuff said.

Hanging round in Silvermoon / Goldshire does not count as RP :P

Welcome to the forums Kex, may you be a long and active member (hehe I said member!)

Eid

I'm pretty sure I shall be an active member!

Also, I don't hang around in those god forsaken places.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on August 12, 2014, 09:15:06 AM
From the dead I raise you!
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Tabaxion on August 19, 2014, 02:21:08 PM
Ken, WHY   why have you done this.

-Tab-
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Vaulisel on August 19, 2014, 06:55:27 PM
Well if you really want to fire this thing up again, Ken, you're probably going to have to lead the charge with some photographs or something.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Ken on August 20, 2014, 03:55:12 AM
Hm... I've been trying to get KittenFeatures into Firefly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7vS4z6ngQo) this past week.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: El Camp-0 on August 22, 2014, 05:10:47 PM
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/325862_1843420939103_3974588_o.jpg)


It's good to be geek
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Red Dog Dragon on September 04, 2014, 10:25:09 AM
Two things:

1. While I am a nerd/geek, I don't really collect objects to show it.  I got a gaming computer, sure.  But not much else.  Hell, my only pony toy was given to me as a gift.

2.  I feel bad.  I saw this thread and was like "whoa, why is his thread so popular!?  A bunch of names I haven't heard in a long time!

Then I realized the thread is 4 years old. /sadpony
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Pawz2142 on September 04, 2014, 03:19:37 PM
Then I realized the thread is 4 years old. /sadpony

We can bring it back...FROM THE DEAD!!! Now igor flip the switch!
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/4782566400/h94E2A16E/)
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Red Dog Dragon on September 04, 2014, 03:23:01 PM
You'd have to revive the community to do that. >.> <.<
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: John on September 05, 2014, 12:08:27 PM
Such a monumental task....

Back on topic....

I ripped all of the WoW audio from the game files.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Red Dog Dragon on September 05, 2014, 12:18:30 PM
That does remind me, I do own a signed copy of the Skyrim OST.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Tom Badguy on September 05, 2014, 03:22:37 PM
I used the scanner at my work to scan all the images used for my Street Fighter II comic review. Sorry, comics take priority over what am I allowed or not allowed to use work equipment for.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: El Camp-0 on September 08, 2014, 01:38:40 AM
Is it normal to want to and then convince yourself that you need to build a new gaming rig....I am really thinking about building one so I can have a new shiny and then give my daughter the one I currently use so she can start proper gaming....thoughts
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Vaulisel on September 08, 2014, 02:25:55 AM
Is it normal to want to and then convince yourself that you need to build a new gaming rig....I am really thinking about building one so I can have a new shiny and then give my daughter the one I currently use so she can start proper gaming....thoughts
To my knowledge, the process of persuading oneself that one has PERFECTLY GOOD and REASONABLE and NOT AT ALL SELFISH reasons for building a brand new gaming rig is the way in which everyone (presumably aside from those people for whom money is no object) gets their new rig made.

Provided you don't fall into the trap of being one of those people who live credit card payment to credit card payment and purchase within your means, it's always time for a new gaming rig.
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: El Camp-0 on September 08, 2014, 12:03:58 PM
Oh yea...this would be a cash purchase for sure (to keep it off the wife's radar) :)

I think I will have one before next gamefest for sure..and so will my daughter
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: Red Dog Dragon on September 08, 2014, 02:38:25 PM
Nothing keeps a marriage strong like secrets. /sagenod
Title: Re: Proof of Geekhood
Post by: El Camp-0 on September 08, 2014, 10:10:10 PM
;p