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Old 03-09-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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I have a sneaking suspicion...
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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Probably...

I think that in the same way that tech geek’s value technology for its own sake, many of the posters here, myself included, are always researching & exploring some new idea simply because we find it interesting.

It has been often noted that the basics of fitness & health are relatively simply (think CrossFit description). That doesn't necessarily stop me from playing with new ideas, using the only experimental subject I currently have--myself.

None of this is necessarily bad, as long as the thinking doesn't bog us down and lead to paralysis by analysis.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:41 AM   #3
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I was observing an English class at a local high school a few months ago, and the lesson plan was to write down stereotypes about different groups (gangstas, emo kids, jocks, geeks, preps, etc.) One kid asked me which group I was in...so I sat and thought for a minute and then said, "Uh, I think I'm a geek!" He laughed. The fact that it was my own admission and that I can still pass for a high school student saved my pride.

I am a geek because my favorite books include Geek Love and Eats, Shoots and Leaves.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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I'm just a jock who has an engineering degree and drinks beer while wearing an Izod.....I'm having an identity crisis....
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:15 AM   #5
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well I am a Unix engineer so I guess I am doing double duty

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Old 03-10-2007, 12:20 PM   #6
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:20 PM   #7
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Kudos to being a geek and still being able to pass for a high school student. I tell people that the reason I wear a tie every day to school is so that people can distinguish the teacher (me) from the students!

I act like a geek in most of my endeavors in life. Learning is just too damn cool to not be a geek.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:20 PM   #9
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My wife says I'm a dork. Kids say I'm a geek. My students fear me.
I'm comfortable with that.

Who's going to call Steve Shafley a geek?
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Kudos to being a geek and still being able to pass for a high school student. I tell people that the reason I wear a tie every day to school is so that people can distinguish the teacher (me) from the students!
It's better than being carded, isn't it?
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