Geek Culture Archive

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Nest Thermostat: Its Not For Techies

Note: This is about the second generation Nest. Google announced a newer one earlier this month with bigger screen and a more sensitive light sensor. As far as I can tell, those are the only differences. We bought a Nest thermostat on Black Friday last year, and now that I’ve had it

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Guest Post: A look back at Gen Con

Hello dear readers! I’ve been taking a bit of a sabbatical from blogging this summer, working on some other projects in my life and taking time to just be me. One of the things I’ve done is check out different cons around the area, enjoying the experience of something new. I don’t

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The Zombie Run 2015: Another Awful Experience

If you do not recall, last year I was supposed to participate in The Zombie Run.  This, however, did not happen, and I went through an awful customer service experience with this run, and their parent company, Human Movement Management, which you can read all about HERE. The Zombie Run issues no

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Building My Woodworking Skills

As I’ve been working on more and more creative projects around the house, I’ve come to realize how much I don’t know about basic woodworking skills. While there are plenty of YouTube videos out there that show you how to do these sorts of things, I can’t learn from videos. I really

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#ILookLikeAnEngineer

On Saturday Isis Anchalee wrote this post on Medium about how she is in fact an engineer. She had to write this piece, because she was part of an ad campaign for her employer and people found it oh-so-hard to to believe she is an engineer. You know, because she’s pretty. I’ve written

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Building an Entryway (and a Bench!)

My entry way has been kind of bland since we moved in. It had the same cheap console table we bought from Target when we moved into our first house (pro tip: changing the handles on those makes them look so much nicer). And that was it. This wouldn’t be so bad,

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Press Release: Cards Against Humanity Launches Desperate Bid for Attention at Gen Con

Chicago – Popular card game Cards Against Humanity announced this morning that they will be hosting a concert and comedy show during Gen Con this year, with live performances by Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, Paul and Storm, Cameron Esposito, Kumail Nanjiani, and more. The concert, which will take place Friday, July 31st

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Video: Get Your Geek On!

Claire talks about her entry in to the geek world. What’s yours?!

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Pure Geekery on YouTube!

Welcome to the new video section of Pure Geekery! Report to the comments to let us know what YOU want to see. (And yes we know the lighting sucks. I have the set/lighting guys working furiously on the set.)

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Finding Your Tribe

I have a confession to make. Every year I feel more and more of a disconnect from geek culture. Which is odd since it’s a community I’ve felt a bond with since I ran around in my bathrobe pretending to be Princess Leia. And got mockingly called “computer girl” throughout school (who’s