Friday, September 30, 2005

My amazing ability to surround myself with computer geeks

Al points out all the time that all of my friends are computer geeks. This statement is a bit of an exaggeration I do have friends that are not computer geeks. They do exist I swear. But even if you look at the members of this blog you can note a good start into the people who either work with computers or just enjoy them tremendously. But then as we progress through the people I know. My roommate, both computer geek and science geek, which helps cause I am a science geek. Then there is some of the people Al has introduced me to. His current co worker and a previous one. Both of which work with computers. The list will continue on for pages but I will progress into the story.
I have a tendency of doing the simplest task and ending up surrounded by the type of geeks that like computers. One such task was buying my computer. To use my brother in laws words "I had a team of geeks to help me pick out the ideal computer" And well I have had my computer since 2002 and I am still very happy with it. I don't need anymore speed and I don't seem to have to many problems with it.
But a much simpler task occurred today which ended with me surrounded by people who are of the computer geek realm of people. Today I decided to go borrow a movie from my sister to keep me entertained for the evening. So my roommate (computer geek number 1) wondered into my car, set forward to my sisters. When we got there, she was not there. So we wondered over to Ak and Jon's place. Jon (computer geek number two, I am already out numbered) Steve and I decided to wondered down and find some coffee. Along the way the conversation went from foolishness to something about PHP ( a computer language if I remember correctly) then wondered on to mother board and some kind of data file entry stuff. Anyway with a bit of cunning speech I managed to move the conversation to work related topics, like how horrible everyone job is and how much work everyone is trying to get out of us. Steve made a joke about a point of singularity which had me busting at the seams for a bit. The upon return from the coffee shop we wonder into a co worker of Jon's ( computer geek number 3, battle lost, I am overwhelmed). The conversation discussion went about crashing systems and recoding things I don't have clue about, redeveloping methods and computer validations. The conversation included a pile of acronyms and short phrases that make no since, I make the assumption they are various computer programs. I listen, smiled and nodded wonder how I manage this. Some times it would be fun to have a good old conversation about cellular signal for the consumption of sugar, or programmed cell death. How about the intereaction between pi orbitals between aromatic compounds in solution. I would even go for theories on energy transfer in space, or black hole theories. Computer geeks I only say this cause your conversation can be overwhelming to one who does not share the technical knowledge. Most of the time, I am content to listen. Today was not one of those days. Don't get me wrong here I do appreciate you all, but a science girl sometimes needs a bit of science or even general every mindless conversation.

By Sabrina - 10:15 p.m. |

Just start telling a story some time.
She could, but we're all a little tenacious when it comes to the topic of computers :)

I could talk about cars instead :-p
If we talk about cars I can actually add a few bits to the conversation. I love driving and at least I am full of questions of interest.
Like how do struts leak?
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