My wife wrote an article on her Tumblr last night that inspired me to write some additional thoughts over at mine. I try not to cross-pollinate my two blogging mediums with like-for-like articles, but this, I feel, is a darn good exception to the rule. Here is a an amended version (combining both our posts) with additional links, minor adjustments and images to entertain. My wife kicks us off: More
What better way to start Father’s Day than kicking my feet up (literally) in my geeky office den, wearing my awesome new dice shirt and drinking tea… I’ll drink a beer later in toast to all the Dad’s out there who are raising the next generation of geeks!
May 25th is a day like no-other in the world of all things geekery. For it is written today is Geek Pride Day. Originating in Spain 2006 (though there were several marked festivals prior to this in New York) Orgullo Friki compiled the manifesto that saw the basic human geek rights and duties established. What is interesting is how, in just the last 6 years alone these rights that stem from a minority-mentality have become mainstream acceptance in many parts of the Western world. Ultimately it has made some rights semi-defunct merely through the shift in social stigma towards acceptance vs. the outcast that we were dogged with many moons ago.
The rights, obviously, still stand because, after all, they are rights and foundational and people (aka fools) will always try to oppose. However, all my friends who might have embraced the “right not to have a partner and remain a virgin” have grown-up to become geek-breeding moms and dads – a far better scenario, in my mind because now is the age of the Family Geek Model. More
I love dice – so do my kids. You cannot go wrong with bag of dice for both entertainment and educational fun. Those are just a few of my dice (pictured above) used for Warhammer, 40k, D&D, Gurps and other tabletop fun. Hands down, my favorite die (and it should come as no surprise) is the icosahedron – or d20 as it is colloquially known – which has 20 faces of equilateral triangles and the sum of opposite faces equaling 21. Rolling a 20 is considered in many games as a critical hit – a successful attack that deals more damage than a normal attack.
As an archaeologist, however, I am really fascinated by the 2nd century d20 as More