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This is a question How nerdy are you?

This week Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, died. A whole generation of pasty dice-obsessed nerds owes him big time. Me included.

So, in his honour, how nerdy were you? Are you still sunlight-averse? What are the sad little things you do that nobody else understands?

As an example, a B3ta regular who shall remain nameless told us, "I spent an entire school summer holiday getting my BBC Model B computer to produce filthy stories from an extensive database of names, nouns, adjectives, stock phrases and deviant sexual practices. It revolutionised the porn magazine dirty letter writing industry for ever.

Revel in your own nerdiness.

(, Thu 6 Mar 2008, 10:32)
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Not yet
but I will soon. I showed it to my friends who are helping me with the shed, and they vowed to shoot pool with me soon.

The other major thing I removed from there which I will keep: a handmade coffee table. I'm not sure what kind of wood was used, but the table is solid as a bank vault and was made with great care. It's our intention to refinish it. But what floored me was the way the legs were attached: they were notched to fit the overhang of the table and are held in place by flat pieces of wood attached to the underside of the top with small screws. No glue, no bolts- just carefully fitted carved wood. I doubt that I could duplicate it.

And the other odd find? A micrometer, still in working condition. It takes a fair bit of knowledge to use one of those. I wish I knew for certain what he did for a living...
(, Wed 12 Mar 2008, 16:10, Reply)

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