This geek lifecycle flow chart recently appeared in The New York Times, and I’m more than a little frightened by how much of it rings true.
Especially the part about blogging about diagrams like this one.
Who needs one of those new-fangled e-lec-tronic GPS navigation contraptions, when you can accomplish the same degree of directional guidance with a little old-fashioned paper and ink?
Whether you’re ready to head out on a cross-country road trip, or just around the corner to the grocery, all you need to do is surf over to to Google Maps, print out the directions, transcribe them onto this GPS-enabled pad, then hit the road.
I’m not too sure what the trademark police will have to say about this one, but this UK plumbing firm shares more than just a profession with Nintendo’s popular mascot.
I’m not sure if SuperMario Plumbing & Heating thinks they can avoid the wrath of the Big “N” by removing the space from the name, or if the fact that Luigi doesn’t work there is is enough to differentiate them.
Working in the online biz, I just can’t seem to get away from e-mail. All day and all night, the messages flow. I get hundreds each and every day (and that’s before the spam). I can only imagine how big that stack of would be if the messages were written on good old paper.
Now you too can put down your laptops, Blackberries and iPhones and go old school with these fun paper e-mail pads.
ThinkGeek recently announced their latest electronic gadget, a device that can easily convert your old Betamax Tapes to brand-spankin’-new HD-DVD discs.
While it won’t handle transfers of DIVX, MiniDisc or SelectaVision Videodiscs, the BetaMaxHD will convert between two of the most undoubtedly out-of-fashion consumer media formats money can (or can’t) buy.
Sure, you’ve played the Wii, the PS3 and the Xbox 360, but now your favorite feline friend can get into the action thanks to the latest in video gaming technology — the CatBox 360.
Each time kitty steps into the automatic litter box, a new game is activated and a random music track starts to play.
Who says you can’t take your electronic gadgets in the bathtub with you? The latest in rubber duckie technology lets you steer your fine feathered friend around the tub from afar.
Using a wireless RF transmitter, you can make the yellow aquatic bird tool around as you splish-splash in your bath.
For those of you out there who never played the 1989 Japanese game Zero Wing, “All your base are belong to us” might not mean anything (not like it made much sense even if you did play it).
Then again, the awesomely bad Engrish phrase has permeated geek culture for quite some time now, so if you’re not familiar with it by now, you’ve been living under a rock for the last 7 years.
If you think that mankind continues to evolve, perhaps you’re wrong. According to this clever video game T-shirt, we all stopped evolving somewhere back in the mid-1980s, parked in front of a Missile Command cabinet.
Depicting the gradual metamophosis from ape to human to arcade addict, this shirt doesn’t take into account the gradual decline from the upright position of Homo Erectus in the arcade to today’s Homo Potatus parked on the couch in front of the Xbox 360.
Regardless of its lack of anthropological accuracy, the shirt makes for a nice retro-chic fashion statement, right down to the familiar bitmapped “INSERT COIN” type.
Seems like a day doesn’t go by when some new bit of USB wackiness finds its way to my computer. Today’s find: this desktop boxer that connects to your USB port.
The pint-sized prizefighter is more sophisticated than your average USB gizmo, letting you throw punches using your computer keyboard.
Two of my favorite pastimes, waffles and Tetris have joined forces in this, my favorite photo of the week.
I’m guessing that you could slow down those rapidly descending breakfast blocks with just a little butter and maple syrup.
Can’t get enough of the sound of your own voice? This desktop bird plugs into your PC and parrots back what it hears.
The electronic parrot offers up an array of random phrases, plucked from the words it overhears, all the while gesticulating its mechanical wings.
Psssst. Do you remember how you had to walk a mile to school in the snow with no shoes on to use the mainframe? Ever fall asleep in class learning dbase III? Do you sometimes miss the boop bop beep bop wheeeeeee wailing of the modem?
Those iconic Space Invaders seem to be turning up everywhere these days. When I say everywhere, I mean everywhere — even in your underwear.
Yep, Ted Baker is making these invader-inspired drawers, perfect for keeping your junk in check.
They’re available from Asos.com
Ever feel like telling one of those stupid voice-recognition phone systems exactly where it can stick option number 2?
Carnegie Mellon alumnus, humorist and robotics author Daniel H. Wilson stars in this humorous video clip of what happened when he got a little too snarky with Diane, the voice behind an Automated Voice Response (AVR) system.
On the eve of the in-store release of Apple’s sleek and sexy MacBook Air portable, it’s been revealed that an even thinner, tinier MacBook is in the works.
The MacBook Paper is about twice the thickness of a sheet of paper, and it too fits inside of an envelope.