Greetings all.

Just an other person checking out as a possible exit route.

I'm an older geek dad in the California bay area.

Please talk to me about , , , , or other geeky topics.

I've already discovered hash tag, and it's made the site vastly nicer than Twitter already.


@pseudonym Welcome aboard. Got any fav sci-fi short reads to recommend?

@tigcarson N.K. Jemisin's "Broken Earth" trilogy is excellent. Currently reading Yoon Ha Lee's "Machineries of Empire" Hexarchate stories, and enjoying them.

@pseudonym Googling Machineries of Empire as we speak. Cheers.

@tigcarson It's a bit rough at the start, as the tech/magic system and society have a lot of new terms, and the author doesn't hand-hold or spoon feed you the ideas, just tosses you in the deep end. but stick with it.

Premise is essentially, your high-tech powers are essentially "magic" dependent on the mass belief in the calendar and rituals of your society.

Stop following the rituals, and your tech stops working.

Heretics can literally destabilize the physics of your space empire.

@pseudonym Hi there! How do you like your coffee?

I start my morning with a pour-over using a Kalita wave and delicious Costa Rican beans :)

@ggpsv French press. We have a local chain called Philz here in California. I prefer their medium and dark roasts. I grind the beans with a cheap electric grinder, and step for about 4 minutes.

@pseudonym Ah yes, I've had Philz in several occasions during temporary stays in San Francisco. Do you have an interest in small batch / specialty Roasters?
I've always wanted to try out LA-based Canyon Coffee.

@ggpsv Yup. Love to try small inde ones. I disliked for most of my adult life, then found out I had been trying bad coffee. Had the good stuff, and started to have opinions on things like water temperature and bean origins and such. :-) Now I just like it as a drink.

@pseudonym I saw that you followed me. Pleased to meet you! You probably followed me for my art, which is all I've posted here, but like you, I'd also describe myself as an "older geek dad in the SF Bay area." 😁

@mdashow fantastic. Yeah, think I saw one of the art pieces. What flavor of geek? The dad stuff is quite the adventure, eh?

@pseudonym I'm not even sure how to qualify "what flavor of geek?' Some of everything? Sci fi and fantasy, computer games, Marvel, Star Trek, Star Wars, animated movies, puzzles, ren faire (esp. back when it was actually in the Bay Area.) And yeah, being a dad is definitely an adventure. I've got one 15-y.o. How 'bout you? (If you don't mind my asking.)

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