How to Earn Money From Your Geekiness

Who said being a geek was a bad thing? Your bank account might disagree if you learn to take advantage of it! Geeks are often naturally better with technology than many others, possessing that ability to quickly understand how some technique or process works and pick apart a solution or product to figure out the “inside story” about it. (Has anyone else here made their mother exasperated by taking apart gadgets instead of using them?) Put that curiosity and penchant for technology to good … [Read more...]

Z’s Top Five Female Warriors

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I've been having one of those weeks where I need inspiration to keep going. When you're overwhelmed, stressed and sick, you sometimes need some external force to kick you sharply in the rear end and remind you that you don't have time to be any of the above and you'll be just fine. That kind of inspiration is best provided by my top female warriors – role models whom I've looked up to, admired, and maybe even crushed on throughout my childhood. And now I'm sharing them with you. Of course, … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States (and Canada!): Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Planning a trip to the East Coast? Already a resident there? Perhaps you're familiar with Halifax, the student mecca of the entire Atlantic region of Canada, with more students per capita than Boston. This explains why it's also the geek capital of the region, particularly when you consider the computer and technology-related colleges in the area. So when you're a geek in the heart of Atlantic Canada, what are you going to do on a date that's a little bit more original than walking up and down … [Read more...]

The Geek’s Guide to Romantic Gift-Giving

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I don't think this is a very “niche” topic, because let's face it, a lot of us have trouble with those “special days” when dating, not just geeks! It's just that we're prone to getting wrapped up in developing entire worlds, complete with four rival religions with eight classes of priests in each, and strongholds and characters and plotlines... oh. Is that just me?   (Don't blame me... I die if I have to DM by the seat of my pants or write in a world I don't know well enough.) Moving … [Read more...]

5 Dealbreakers You May Be Including in Your First Contact Email

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There are plenty of wonderful, meaningful and fascinating things to talk about in an introduction message, your very first contact with some potential love interest, while dating online. There are also topics you don't touch with a ten-foot pole. Fair or not, everyone judges on first impressions, and unlike real life where you can hang around and be stalkerish (not recommended but commonly practiced anyway), you don't get a second chance if that cursor goes to the “delete” button instead of … [Read more...]

Stationery for Geeks to Drool Over…

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Maybe I'm just being fanciful, but I think there's a wonderful appeal about stationery. That's right – pens, paper, pencils, envelopes, stickers, anything you can use to write letters (remember those old-fashioned things?) to your loved ones – or complain to The Wachowski Brothers about the sequels to The Matrix. Take your pick. Stationery doesn't have to be terrible pens you lifted from your workplace or boring sheets of lined paper that make you remember school and start rocking back and … [Read more...]

Nine Anime Series for Newbies

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If you're already a D20-hard anime fan, you may want to skip this post... or engage me in a lively debate over what should have been included. Remember, I'm limiting this post to nine titles – three for each category! For those who aren't so familiar with anime, it's hard to know where to start. Simplistic animations and huge eyes with quivering teardrops and invisible noses might pop into mind whenever you think of anime, but people ask you if you know particular anime series whenever you … [Read more...]

Do Bisexuals Exist on Internet Dating Sites?

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We all know the joke about the internet: the men are men, the women are men, and the children are FBI agents. But what about the bisexuals? There's no doubt that bisexuals exist, at least, in the minds of those who have done their homework. But there's another question to start with, which is just as important: is there a place for us? In search of a site to call home... As I explored dating sites, I discovered that different online dating sites cater to bisexuals very differently. Plenty … [Read more...]

15 Things That Every Geek Should Know, Do, or Be

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Admit it: you have a bucket list or life list, some way to tally whether or not your life is going successfully. But do you have enough geeky activities and plans on it? If not, here are a few ideas to get you thinking... What to Know Basic phrases in Klingon You should be able to greet people, bid farewell, and casually remark that “today is a good day to die” in Klingon. If you haven't checked this off your list yet, you can find instructions and pronunciation guides of all kinds online. … [Read more...]

The Geek’s Guide to Meeting Pretty Girls (and Guys)

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You're lonely and single on a Saturday night. Whatever will you do? As you open up World of Warcraft, launch Runescape, or reorganize your Magic collection for the fifteenth time, you start to wonder what life would be like if you knew some pretty girls or guys (or both, depending on your gender and orientation). Why not find out? Make a project of it... I dare you. I'll even help you do it in a logical way that makes sense to your geeky side and doesn't expect you to be bubbly and cheery … [Read more...]