I've lived in Kansas City for about three years, and due to my tendency to be an introvert I really haven't found any friends outside of work. I tend to get along best with nerdy intellectual/perpetual student types, but am open to branching out a bit. I've tried Meetup groups with little success. Anybody have ideas I could check out? KC specific or more general wouldn't hurt either. Thanks!
posted by gilsonal
on Aug 20, 2014 -
I'am going to Oslo in norway for a reportage on the suscon.
I'am a geek (tech guy (java , python ) , video game lover, role playing gamer) and fond of different underground (hackerspace , urbex , goth one etc ...).
If you have any contacts here or place to visit i will be glad ....
posted by bussiere
on Jul 9, 2014 -
Having attended a bunch of really fun punk rock karaoke fundraisers in DC and Baltimore, I have decided that Geek Karaoke is an idea whose time has come. I want this to be a thing, even if it means i have to figure out how to make karaoke versions of songs where none exist. The question is, though: which songs? [more inside]
posted by nonasuch
on Jan 30, 2014 -
Lastminutegiftsfilter: My boyfriend's birthday is coming up soon, and I have no idea what to get him! We're both geeky but his interests run far more deep than mine do in terms of comic books and gaming and things like that. The problem is: he owns everything already! I plan on consulting with his roommate, who shares many of his interests, but I'd love some input from the hivemind on this. For reference, he's 28, works at a video company and we both live in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder
on Sep 16, 2013 -
I'm a long time member of a nerdy Meetup group. What can I do about a pick up artist related event that's going to happen today? [more inside]
posted by FJT
on Aug 20, 2013 -
At 37 I am discovering my inner sci-fi and TV series/movie fandom. And my nine year old is already there. I am thinking we would probably enjoy comic-cons and other -cons, but have no idea how to research this. [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Jul 14, 2013 -
Buying tickets to San Diego Comic-Con gets more difficult each year. This year, I couldn't get tickets, so I'll be stuck at home, jealously reading tweets from those who could go.
I'd like to find a different convention. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon
on Jul 12, 2013 -
I do quite a lot of building small music devices using DIY kits and recycled cases and parts. What are the best sites for for weird, bulk supplies? What are the other sites like American Science and Surplus (http://www.sciplus.com)? [more inside]
posted by archivist
on Jun 22, 2013 -
I'm finishing up an album, and have some ideas for the album art, but could use some suggestions. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by markblasco
on Apr 17, 2013 -
Heading to NYC next week with the family for a few days. What are some good destinations for a family that likes geeky things? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Apr 11, 2013 -
I would like to know if you have some place /event for me to visit in london.
I'am a french otaku / geek / goth / rpg gamer.
My friends already give me some address and i get somes like :
The london hackerspace, namco station , forbiden planet, slimelight, the david bowie exposition.
I will be there the 19 march to the 25 march mainly for the louie ck show.
posted by bussiere
on Mar 9, 2013 -
Where can I find tech-friendly fashion that looks good? E.g. sweaters or hoodies that help you with headphone cables, storage for gadgets etc. Shouldn't be too exclusive or pricey. [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Dec 28, 2012 -
Geeky (or just really really cute) Halloween costume suggestions for baby. [more inside]
posted by HMSSM
on Sep 21, 2012 -
I can juggle three balls, walk on stilts, and eat fire. What are some good books/resources on learning more? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Looking for an interesting blog post somewhere from a few months back about maximising your exposure to randomness or your probability of a good outcome. Think it was a geek post somewhere. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Sep 4, 2012 -
Need a GeekSquad alternative for business. Must serve all (or most) of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple
on Aug 28, 2012 -
I'm a gadget geek about to have my first baby. What tech do I now have an excuse to get that might help make things easier or even more fun? [more inside]
posted by davebug
on Aug 27, 2012 -
I have a PC - CPU tower with one VGA port, a DVI port and few USB ports. And I cannot open this to add any cards, corp policy.
And two monitors with just VGA ports.
Is it possible to setup a dual monitor? - one extending to another not a splitter with mirror image in two monitors
posted by daveg02
on Jul 16, 2012 -
What geeky events are there in the Pacific Northwest (especially with musicians)? What geeky bands are in the area? [more inside]
posted by markblasco
on Jul 8, 2012 -
Is there any gear out there for Nerds/Geeks/Gamers/Etc who run/cycle/enjoy fitness? [more inside]
posted by snapped
on May 11, 2012 -
is someone who loves movies, but a cineaste
is someone who uses her love of movies to inform and inspire her own filmmaking. Do other disciplines have a similar term? [more inside]
posted by beautifulstuff
on Mar 22, 2012 -
Help me find some stylish, but geeky, Polo/Golf Shirts that I can wear to work [more inside]
posted by garius
on Feb 13, 2012 -
Please suggest pregnancy resources for a scientific, geeky, intellectual, academic woman. [more inside]
posted by medusa
on Nov 3, 2011 -
Sing a song of cephalopods - help me find music inspired by or about octopus, squid, cuttlefish, nautilus, ammonites and more. [more inside]
posted by cephalopodcast
on Oct 1, 2011 -
What advice would you give to a young geek? What are the best sites with that advice? I have a geeky younger brother, and I want him to avoid many of the pitfalls and social isolation that hit me and have hit others. I've already sent him The Five Geek Social Fallacies
, the Nice Guys rant
, and at least one Something Awful thread. Similar sites, as well as personal advice, would be appreciated.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn
on Sep 30, 2011 -
I'd like to explore the local web/tech nerd and geek scene in small cities and towns between San Francisco and Portland. How and where do I find the right folks? [more inside]
posted by polexa
on Aug 1, 2011 -
Will I be okay? I ate broken glass tonight. Finely-crushed small particles. Not on purpose -- I'm not a circus geek. Broken glass is one of a very few things that freak me out. Will I be okay? Sure, probably, but I'm freaked out. [more inside]
posted by Shane
on Jul 23, 2011 -
Is there a good online repository for technology geek ephemera from the 80s? I'm thinking of a teenage kid in his 80s bedroom holding a soldering iron, working on a hobby project next to his C64. Would love to see imagery, video, back issues of magazines, whatever.
posted by circular
on May 12, 2011 -
I'm looking for books on body image and fan culture, specifically body image among female science-fiction fans who are likely to attend cons and/or actively participate in real-world fan culture. What are some good books or web resources for learning more about this?
posted by pxe2000
on May 11, 2011 -
Why do the specs of some non-x86 processors seem so much better than those of the latest Intel chips, even though Intel's manufacturing is more cutting-edge? [more inside]
posted by Xezlec
on Dec 7, 2010 -
What is the perfect gift for a hardcore, old school Dungeons and Dragons nerd, and where can it be purchased? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy
on Dec 2, 2010 -
My geeky, standup and improv-performing friend is turning 50 today. I'm supposed to bring a joke to his party. I got nothing. Any suggestions?
posted by donpardo
on Sep 24, 2010 -
Please recommend some TV shows and other forms of storytelling that are in a very specific and possibly just now emerging genre? [more inside]
posted by Mizu
on Aug 20, 2010 -
What are some geeky terms in computer/internet/technology scene which are obvious to geeks but may sound funny/hilarious/amusing to someone out of computer field? [more inside]
posted by tvjoshi
on Jun 17, 2010 -
My wife and I moved small, rural town of 10,000 about a year ago. I've yet to meet a single local geek. Tell me how to meet them! [more inside]
posted by petehern
on Jun 4, 2010 -