Today we recognize one of the defining moments in modern Geekdom that was the release of Star Wars on May 25, 1977. As with last year, I will celebrate by featuring the some of the awesomely geeky things I have featured on this blog or photographed in the last year.
Sometimes I even surprise myself. What kind of a geek put this blog together, anyway?
|This is the Army that turned the tide in the war against the Mayan Destructors.|
|Could it be the Mayans came up with that world ending calendar concept as an elaborate means to introduce a new typewriter acquisition? Anything is possible in tinfoil hat conspiracy land.|
|The Christmas Squirrel is an astute military commander.|
|The freakingly amazing Curiosity!|
|Celebrating a special birthday.|
|Experts in green inspect a repainted machine.|
|Zombie on the streets of Kansas City. I hope no one steals their coffee.|
|The House Full of Nerds viewing the Transit of Venus.|
|Typecasting on vacation.|
|I got to see five separate Shakespeare performances since Geekday 2012.|
|A Maker, making.|
|You never know what will turn up at the local Maker Faire. Go, you must.|
|Your career at NASA|
|The Vintage Technology Obsessions crew visits San Francisco for Greenbuild 2012|
|Godzilla put up a valiant fight against the Mayan Destructors. Thank goodness the world didn't end!|
|Photographing my screen.|
That's without mentioning the amazing photos from the ISS courtesy of Chris Hadfield (my daily Twitter fix) and all of the awesome news rolling out of Elon Musk's technological market disruption empire. Tesla just became the first auto maker to fully pay back its government loans and is attempting to circumvent the dealer franchise model of selling cars. SpaceX completed the first commercial mission to the ISS. Geeks, without a doubt, are on a roll!
Oh, and thanks to Yahoo, Flickr and digital imaging, everyone is now a professional photographer!
On a personal note, I am especially proud of my Geeklings. They have had an amazing year full of music, drama and obsessive academic over-achievement. Highlights include Geekling the Elder playing Curtis in a school production of "Taming of the Shrew" and Geekling the Minor (aka: gingercat) being recognized in the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search.
In case you are interested, the 2012 parade of geek that is Vintage Technology Obsessions is at http://vintagetechobsessions.blogspot.com/2012/05/geek-pride-day.html
Thanks all for reading this little blog of mine! I would probably do it without anyone looking, but the hit counts (approaching 50,000), Google Plus Ones and comments from people like you are gratifying.