Listy McFriday

Roy says that Fridays are list day, but I’m not sure I believe him. I figure I should do it anyway, just in case.

Random 10 Songs

  • Tool – “10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)”
  • Aphex Twin – “Alberto Balsalm”
  • UNKLE – “Nursery Rhyme / Breather”
  • David Bowie – “Heroes”
  • Eels – “Lone Wolf”
  • Franz Ferdinand – “The Fallen”
  • Steroid Maximus – “Chain Reaction”
  • Peeping Tom (Featuring Amon Tobin) – Don’t Even Trip
  • Vince Guaraldi – “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”
  • Beck – “Devils Haircut”

Five Signs I’m a Geek

Aside from the obvious and overt ones.

  1. Sometimes when I want to find a particular passage in a book, I wish I could just press CTRL + F and search. Alas, most books don’t have a keyboard. (In addition, I wish I could do this to podcasts.)
  2. I’m so addicted to mouse gestures that I often find myself attempting to use them in other applications. (Also a sign that I’m a geek: I know what mouse gestures are.)
  3. I tend to optimize my walking patterns, especially through areas I have to navigate frequently, like the parking lot at work. (Strangely, it appears that I’m not the only one).
  4. The number of times I’ve seen certain movies has reached triple digits. Yes, I said movies, plural. (Bonus points to anyone who can name them. There’s at least one really obvious choice, and they’re all pretty geeky. As such, my knowledge of intricate details in said movies is also pretty geeky.)
  5. I can name all of the Colonial Marines in the movie Aliens from memory (see previous bullet, bonus points nullified for this particular movie).

Ok, I guess the fouth item in the list could be classified as “obvious and overt.” Sue me.

2 thoughts on “Listy McFriday”

  1. On 3- yeah, I do that too. In fact, not only do I make a very concious effort to maximize my walking pattern most of the time, I also do that with my driving. If there are multiple routes to take to get somewhere, and the distances are pretty close, I will alternate driving them until I figure out which one gives me the maximum distance to time ratio. I don’t usually do any hard math on it, but I’ve driven four different routes to get to my folks’ place, and figured out which one seems to take the least time for the distance being traveled.

    I think that should count as common sense, not geekiness. 😉

  2. Well, I agree that it’s sorta common sense, but at the same time, I find myself consistently beating people to the door even though they were in front of me when I started walking. And it’s not because I was walking faster, but because I took a more efficient route.

    I think part of the geekiness factor here is that, in some cases, the efficiency is a matter of seconds (or less). For instance, at work, everything is pretty much a grid, but there are certain areas you can actually cut diagonally through. This probably saves a fraction of a second, but I do it anyway.

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