Happy Towel Day

Today, 25 May, is Towel Day. Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker […]

Geekiest marriage proposals of all time

Nice post on NetFlash. Here are more than 20 marriage proposals that are beyond the capacity of ordinary men. The best suggestions are in the comments; I like this one (by Hannibal Tabu): My wife proposed at sunrise overlooking a great view, and had a friend dressed in a Darth Vader costume bring up the […]

Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom centered around two roommate Caltech geniuses – experimental physicist Leonard Hofstadter and theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper – and Leonard’s and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward co-workers and friends Howard Wolowitz, an Aerospace engineer and a non-PhD from JPL, and Rajesh Koothrappali, a particle astrophysicist postdoc also […]

Geek Anthems

Searching Google for “Anthem”, for a post at another blog of mine, I stumbled on several videos with “Geek Anthems”. First: J Bevs-Geek Anthem. It’s a beautiful world live a simple life ain’t really no gangsta live the geeky life yeah i rep the south where the beats are tight and the temp is warm […]

Some Geek Pictures

I’m in the process of rethinking the design of this website. I like the current theme very much, but it has a few stubborn nuisances. But: another theme means: another banner, and another banner means: doing some personalizing with graphics. The point is: I’m not very good with graphics, so I usually try to find […]

Grouch Day

Well it is on one of my Google Geek Holiday Calendars: October 15th is “National Grouch Day“, invented by Sesame Street Magazine as a day for all Grouches to celebrate their way of life. A Grouch’s mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone […]


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  • 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”.