the glee of geek

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September 7, 2006

Note to my future self: changing a toilet seat is well-nigh trivial, so long as you're able to figure out which side the hinge is on for the caps protecting the plastic screws.

Webcomic of the Moment
Wow. I have never had such a strong feeling of "this comic is for people like me" as I get from xkcd, "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language", from super-geeky jokes (most of which I get, or at least I understand what I'm likely not getting), to oddly romantic one-offs, to just idiosyncratic things like the red spiders in geometric perspective landscapes shown here, it's great. It even covers a few issues that were near and dear to my heart: the non-fictional nature of Centrifigual Force, no matter what high school teachers try to drill into us, and the horrendous irony (not to mention, annoyarifficness) of quoting Monty Python skits word-per-word.

I know there's a whole Nerdcore/geeksta rap movement out there... this might be the comic version of that.

Link of the Moment
Wikipedia's lamest edit wars...bicker bicker bicker! My favorite was about Cranky Kong:
Was Cranky Kong the original Donkey Kong? Could it be the character in Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 games is actually his son? Or perhaps his grandson? Should we trust offhand comments made by a video-game character? Does being licensed by Nintendo make Rareware publications "official"? How official is the "Nintendo Seal of Quality"? To some people, these questions are a matter of life and death.
FWIW, the original Donkey Kong Country on SNES is a great game for a more hardcore gamer to team up with a less experienced gamer, it has a fairly unique co-operative mode where the "n00b" can control the action but then switch off when the going gets rough, plus it's colorful, has nice music and bossfights.