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Random encounters of the geek kind

  • 18th Feb, 2006 at 6:23 PM

Do you know what's brilliant? When you bump into random people on the street who wear geek paraphernalia. Well, Damian and I were walking out of the Métro a couple of days ago and noticed some distinctive looking dolls hanging from an olive backpack.

"Intel bunny men", we said to ourselves. The owner turned around and I smiled at her and told her she was awesome, as I am wont to do. She noted that she had a Tux button as well.

We got on the bus and she hung out with her boy. Damian and I kept talking about random things when kyotto noticed me. We basically only meet while riding the 80, which is awesome but leaves our friendship up to happenstance.


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18th Feb, 2006 23:26 (UTC)
i love encounters like that... makes me feel not so alone :p
18th Feb, 2006 23:27 (UTC)
So do I. It's the details in life that make it charming, yes?
20th Feb, 2006 17:34 (UTC)
I was riding with thewronghands back from a LinuxChix meeting once, and while we were stopped in a traffic jam we spotted a car with the license plate "APT-GET". I wish I'd had a camera.
20th Feb, 2006 17:46 (UTC)
Wow! That's even better than this SAAB I found parked outside a restaurant.
22nd Feb, 2006 06:20 (UTC)
I have one of the smaller Intel Bunny Suit men, in orange.

A buddy of mine caught it at a LAN party (one of the LAN ETS parties). He didn't want it, and was more than happy to let me keep it.

Mine is from the Pentium 4 era. I don't recall what processor the card attached to him says, but I think there is a fair chance it would talk about the Pentium 4. This LAN party was 2 or 3 years ago, but the Pentium 4 was still the dominant Intel CPU at the time.
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