Geek Stuff

This is a kind of “What’s in my Bag?”- post. Tonight I’ve quickmarked some of my gadgets for the Tales of Things-project. My E-Reader (I wrote about that on my RL-Blog in Dutch), my LiveScribe-smartpen, my Samson Go-Mic, my external HDD and my HTC Desire. After labeling them I uploaded the tales to the Tales […]

Pocket microscope

That is a nice little gadget! I found it in my local supermarket for only € 10! Now I can do my field research on the go! Not sure if I’ll ever use it; I probably just bought it to raise my score on the geek-test! 🙂

Samson Go Mic

My singing must be an harassment (not to say: an insult!) to the human ear, but for me Samson’s Go Mic is a wonderful invention, allowing me to take the little device with me wherever I go and to make recordings wherever I am. It records the voice, my guitar and the piano quite good […]

Nokia N900

Wow, i’m not easily impressed by a cellphone – the thing has to allow me to make a phone call now and then, which shouldn’t cost more than € 20-25. But this gadget, and especially the promo, triggers that nasty must-have-it habit in me. Nokia N900 website

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.