May 20th, 2004


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Ran by a meetup last night that had 6 RSVPs. I was apparently (again, this is twice this has happened) the only one there. No sign, no people, no point.

I would normally blame this on Oklahoma but I have heard of similar stories in other places and have offered meetup some ideas which they never responded to.

So far, I am in a few meetup groups that never make (too few people), a few that no one shows up to when they do make and one that makes but more often than not I have to drive (at least) 45 minutes or so to try and make the meetup - assuming my work doesn't do what it loves to and throw some easily preventable emergency at me at the last minute. Fortunately, that last one is close to my house this month and I am not working evenings next week.
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Feh, I disagree in part. I am not good at communicating with people outside of my field for the most part. I lost points because I am not a con-attending, RPG-playing, pseudo-science-quoting geek and pretty much pure tech without being, well, academically tech in most regards (read: little tech in college).

I guess this kind of puts me in league with Matthew Broderick's David Lightman character in Wargames. Hell, I can live with that!

</td><td valign="top">You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.
Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

You are 33% geek

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