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Category Archive: geeky

Nov 14 2011

I heart Canada

I spent this weekend exploring Victoria, BC thanks to being invited to speak for the Victoria Secular Humanist Association. It was my first time in Victoria, and my first time driving a car onto a boat. Which I got to do four times! I know, how crazy is that?!?! …I am from Indiana. Ferries are …

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Oct 06 2011

Kitten assimilation has begun

kittenportal

We’ve named her Pixel. It seems appropriate – she’s already thinking with Portals: And helping me blog: And appreciating my nerdy coffee table books: And helping out my roommate as he plays video games: She even managed to mark all of my Google Reader items as read as she pawed at my laptop. I think …

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Oct 04 2011

GeekGirlCon is being invaded with SKEPTICISM!

Okay, I guess it’s not really an invasion. Skepticism goes hand and hand with GeekGirlCon‘s mission – “promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture.” Due to a last minute opening in their schedule, the skeptics get a …

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Sep 16 2011

On the sexist failures of geek culture

Read this piece. It’s long, but worth it. Seriously, go, shoo. I know far too many male (and female) geeks who slip into the type of hypocritical, misogynistic vitriol this article describes. But before you think I’m out to slander all geeks guys, I also know plenty that are kind, thoughtful, and – dare I …

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Sep 05 2011

Skepticism in supernatural universes

Spoiler Alert: This post talks about last night’s episode of True Blood. Read at your own risk if you haven’t watched it yet. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a bit of a True Blood fanatic. It’s a guilty pleasure. I love the campiness, the puns, the one liners, the cliff hangers, and …

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Sep 04 2011

You can learn a lot about a person from their bookcase

What does this say about me? (click here for huge version)Other than I obviously went shopping at Ikea.

Sep 01 2011

Geeky filler

Sorry for the dearth of posts lately. Between PAX and moving, I pretty much haven’t been on the internet at all. I went four days without checking emails, which I think in a new record for me. Anyway, I’m still unpacking and doing other apartment related stuff (woooo, Ikea run!), but I wanted at least …

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Aug 18 2011

I am a geek

Proof: 1. I just bought this:I love Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, dinosaurs, and surrealism. How could I not resist? 2. Next weekend I’m going to PAX Prime, the ginormous gamer festival that’s the brain child of the guys who make the webcomic Penny Arcade. When I say ginormous, I mean ginormous – over 60,000 people …

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Jul 26 2011

It’s not just atheists with a diversity problem…

Geeks have their fail moments too (emphasis mine): I went to Comic-Con this year; on Thursday, I attended a panel titled “Oh, You Sexy Geek!” a discussion of the implications of “sexy women” in geek/nerd culture, and how that may or may not be used to pander to men. The panel consisted of moderator Katrina …

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Jul 23 2011

Harry Potter and the end of my childhood

I haven’t squeed about the final Harry Potter movie yet, so…why not. (Obviously, spoilers below) Typing “final” is odd for me. The end of Harry Potter oddly marks the end of my childhood. Well, maybe not so oddly. I read my first Harry Potter book when I was in 6th grade. I was Harry’s age …

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