Archive for the 'Geek Life' Category

Make It So! Make It So! Make It So!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Captain PicardThis video has clips of characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation that combine to do the vocals for the Christmas song, Let It Snow. It’s hilarious! Something every geek should see.


Chad’s News – The Nerf Stampede: Full-Auto Nerf Gun with Sixty Darts

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Nerf Gun

Nerf toys have come a very long way since I was a kid. The Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS is a fully-automatic Nerf gun that shoots Nerf darts. It comes with three 18-dart magazines and another that holds 6, for a total of 60 darts (included). It also has a riot shield and bipod. See the Hasbro website for a demonstration video showing it in action.


Geek Reading List

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Geek InsideTechRepublic has posted a list of 75 must-read books for geeks. I’ve read slightly more than half (43 total) and 7 out of the top 10. There are a few I completely disagree with, including Steve Wozniak’s iWoz (long-winded and boring) and Neal Stephenson’s Anathem (overcomplicated and boring). I started both of these books but eventually gave up reading them.


Geeky Interview Questions

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Geek InsideTechRepublic recommends 10 interview questions to help assess the true geekiness of a job applicant. For me, the answer to question #8 is that real programmers write self-modifying code.


Swiss Army Flash Drive

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

USBFor the geek in your life, Victorinox is releasing a Swiss Army Knife that includes a secure USB drive.

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(via engadget)

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8-Bit Wall Hanger

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

GeekCan’t figure out what to buy for the geek in your life? Consider this wall hanger that looks like an 8-bit pointer.

(via engadget)

Geek Horror Films

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

GeekOver at UserFriendly, artist J.D. “Illiad” Fraser lists five movie concepts that will terrorize your inner geek. My favorite is “Windows Me: The Rebirth.”


What It’s Like to be a Computer Programmer

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Geek“When you finally stretch and kick back from the laptop keyboard, it takes you a minute or two to remember where the hell you are. There’s the usual moment of disorientation, a kind of existential dizziness as you re-enter the everyday time-stream in which most people spend their lives: Hours have slid by unnoticed, feeling like minutes (except for the ache in your neck and the gritty heat in your eyes). Sometimes you doubt that any time has passed: But when you look at your clock you realize it’s nearly ten at night. … [You] blink as you stumble out of the office, noticing for the first time that you’re really hungry.” —Charles Stross, Halting State, pp. 66–67

Computer Programming Comics

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Geek InsideThe linked article has a top 25 list of individual comic strips related to computer programming. I think it’s an indicator of xkcd’s greatness that it makes up more than half the list.

(via digg)

Help! I’m Stuck in the Past and Can’t Get Out

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

GeekHere at Chad’s News, we believe in being prepared for all eventualities. Regular readers will recall the galactic road map for use with alien abductions, but what if you’re transported back in time? Fear not, for you will be wearing the Time Traveler Essentials T-shirt! Need some penicillin for an infection? Instructions are on the shirt. Need to build an airplane, and the Wright brothers haven’t been born yet? It’s there. Tired of reading by candlelight and want some electric lights? No need for Thomas Edison when you have the shirt. Even better, you can take the credit and be the Leonardo da Vinci of your time. It’s a win-win situation for reluctant time travelers.

On a side note, Chad’s News is celebrating a milestone today. This is our 1000th post.

(via Sci Fi Wire)

Geek T-Shirts

Friday, February 20th, 2009

GeekThe linked article has a nice selection of geeky t-shirts. I bought “There’s no place like” and am leaning towards shirt #2. Now if I only had a girlfriend I could get her shirt #11.

(via Neatorama)

A Space Shuttle For Christmas

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

SpaceThe ultimate gift for the geek in your life.

(via Bureau 42)