Category Archives: Personal

Through the Wash

A few months ago, my buddy Chris and I were “shootin’ the shit,” as one is want to do, and he mentioned that he just found a jump-drive that he had accidentally sent through the washing machine. Unsurprisingly for those of us who know their way around electronic circuits, after drying the thing out, it [...]

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Denver Trip, ROFLcon, and LOLcat Book

While its great living in the big city, it’s certainly nice to get out of town every now and then– away from all the hustle and bustle. As such, I’m spending the last full week of April relaxing back home in Denver. It would be great to see the Denver geek crowd again, so hit me [...]

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Tumbling Across the Web (Katamari Style!)

I recently started posting things that would normally go on Geek Friendly as Asides to a new Tumblelog. Though I eventually plan to incorporate my tumblr posts into Geek Friendly, for the foreseeable future, you can find my short-form postings at

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This is my brain in Love

A few months ago, Radio Lab– one of my very favorite public radio shows– aired an episode about the neuroscience of Love. The show, in two acts, served as an informative and entertaining primer to a mind-bogglingly complex subject, and did so with all the flair, panache, and quirky musical bumpers that make shows like [...]

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Long Time No See

Almost two months without a real post? I know, I’m a horrible person. I don’t really even have an excuse, other than that I’ve been taking most aspects of my life pretty easy for the past few months– sleeping in, working late, and zonking out in front of the TV. I figure this is the [...]

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Behind the LOLcat: Schrodinger’s LOLcat

A few days ago, I was listening to a podcast lecture on the basics of quantum cryptography when I got into a discussion about the nitty-gritty of the subject with my friend Justin.

dantekgeek: exponential on a regular computer, but reasonable time on a quantum computer, right?
justinwick: Right right
justinwick: assuming ur in ur quantum computerz, giving [...]

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Free Download: 2007 Skylines Calendar

In celebration of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, I have decided to make public the work of which I am most proud, a 2007 calendar featuring the skylines of 6 beautiful international cities.
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On this day, everyone who wants to should give away professional quality work online. It doesn’t matter if it’s a novel, a story [...]

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#Joiito and The Vagina Game

#Joiito on is a pretty close-knit community, and as with any group of people who spend a great deal of time with each other, much of that time is spent joking around.
This evening, Nick Douglas introduced us all to The Vagina Game, in which one replaces words in film titles with the word [...]

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<s>2006</s> 2007

2006 was an important year for a lot of people, including myself. I left highschool and started college, started working for Weblogs Inc, put a name to a lifelong passion (cognitive science), and made a fantastic group of new friends in San Francisco. But as interesting and exciting as last year was, I think this [...]

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Elvis or The Beatles; Designers Decide

“Now I’m gonna ask you a bunch of quick questions I’ve come up with that more of less tell me what kind of person I’m having dinner with. My theory is that when it comes to important subjects, there’s only two ways a person can answer. For instance, there’s two kinds of people in this [...]

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