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Last Friday’s Geek Gathering was a near miss for me. I completely spaced and almost forgot to attend the very event I organized. It’s not the heat, it’s the senility.

I arrived fashionably late to Tropioca to find a few gathered geeks. Groovehouse, KD5, Barrett and a few others scattered about. Glad to see it going on without me.

After a bit phliKtid showed followed shortly by Jamie who was on her cell phone and apparently being asked a technical question. Groovehouse and phliKtid came to her rescue with an Internet connected laptop.

There was much keyboard clacking and tongues clucking as information was relayed via the phone to Jamie to Groovehouse and phliKtid and then input into the computer. Answers were found and relayed back via the computer to human to phone to human interface.

Success!

I’m glad I managed to show up as we had a special guest come and hang out with us.

Long time friend, Fish fan and award winning Houston blogger Charles Kuffner of Off The Kuff fame.

It appears that technology and politics mix quite nicely over dessert and bubble tea.

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4 thoughts on “Geek Gathering

  • October 10, 2006 at 10:56 am
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    Thanks for the props. I’ve been meaning to attend one of these gatherings for awhile, and I’m glad I was finally able to make it. A good time was had by all.

  • October 10, 2006 at 12:13 pm
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    There’s a newly open Tea House on the corner of Main and Commerce (across the street from Buffalo Bayou).

    Not sure if it has wifi, but you might want to check it out.

  • October 10, 2006 at 4:49 pm
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    bshirley: does it have BEER?

    jay: did anyone from the UH class show up to collect extra credit?

  • October 10, 2006 at 8:44 pm
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    Yay Charles! Last time I saw him was at the flying fish sailors at Hickory Hollow back before Henry was born. That was a good show, and I got to eat some good chicken fried steaks. I need to go to the darn geek gathering next month. If its at Tropioca again, I’ll bring King Henry.

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