The geek’s guide to finding a girl

Wolf T-shirts, jeans from Costco, pale skin, a vaguely sinister presence and that odd smell that you just can’t seem to find on anyone else: This is what we geeks get for not dropping more points in charisma. Taken straight from the source (the FOH gaming boards and myself), I’ve compiled an all-important list of things that you should and should not do to make the process of finding a girl a little smoother.

Factcheck.org

With the presidential race in full swing, it seems like every other commercial is either one candidate criticizing the other for faults in their plans, inconsistencies in policy, or even questioning each other’s motives. Propaganda is heavy on both sides through e-mail, posters, rallies, and even goes on during official debates between the candidates themselves to the extent that it’s impossible to take anything said at face value.

Hyperwords

The Firefox Internet browser is famous for being the most malleable program of its kind. As soon as Firefox 3, its most recent build, was released, hundreds –and now thousands — of plug-ins were created for it. Most are silly tools you would do better without: pointless additions that are just going to make your computer move slower.

AskMen.com

Take Car and Driver, Wired, Maxim, The Economist, Time, and People magazines, add a bit of bodybuilding and just for the hell of it, a slice of Vogue, throw an intentional male tone over the whole thing and you’d have a good idea of what AskMen.com is all about.

Web site of the week: DeviantArt.com

The Web is littered with image hosting sites. Visit Photobucket or TinyPic and you’ll find an unlimited amount of random pictures hosted on their servers for uses known only to those who uploaded them. DeviantArt however, focuses not so much on the art being hosted, but on the artist.

Web site of the week

For years now, every traditional media source has been sweating under the pressure caused by the unbridled distribution of information across the Internet.