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On being a Geek
The thing is, I'm not real sure that I fit in here at LinuxWorld. The disturbing thing is I can't decide if that's a good or a bad thing. I'm taking it as a kind of mixed blessing.
As I walk around and take in the sights and sounds of the geek fair, collect the countless amount of worthless crap and mingle at the free parties, I just can't shake this feeling that I'm probably not a true geek. And I don't mean geek in a disparaging way, as any geek knows. It's mostly a term of endearment, not an insult. The reality is, I'm kind of straddling the fence here. And this has always been a problem, not just recently. It's like there's a problem committing to, well, anything. Odd.
live from linuxworld.
I figured, what better place to start my geek journal that at the largest collection of geeks i've ever seen in my entire life.
LinuxWorld is surprisingly hip. I don't feel totally devoid here. I'm also totally pumped that people actually understand what it is that I do and (gasp) where it is that I work. You say metalab around here and people go nuts. this one guy from Australia thought it was the coolest thing in the world that I had a metalab email account. wow.
So i'm thinking that this Silicon Valley place ain't that bad. It's fast paced, to be sure. But the people here a relatively cool, if not a bit disconnected at times (meaning disconnected from LIFE, not the 'net). The weather's incredible, though, and San Francisco was one of the nicer big cities I've ever been to. We'll see.
So that's it so far.

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