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Postposted on Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:53 pm

Coming next, An Geekmas Carol, Featuring Ithkul_prime as Scrooge, and Licketysplit as the ghost of geekmas past, Javadog as the ghost of geekmas present, derfunkenstein as the ghost of geekmas future, idchafee as mr. cratchit , imi as mrs.crachit, and damage as little timmy.
have you seen it
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Postposted on Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:02 pm

That's great, Javadog! :D
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Postposted on Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:01 pm

Since it hasn't been mentioned here yet... I guess that this qualifies under number 3 on this list :lol:

http://www.bbspot.com/News/2004/12/top_ ... stmas.html

Ways Geeks Celebrate Christmas

Decorating the tree with SDRAM and CPUs burned out from your last overclocking experiment.
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Postposted on Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:58 pm

LOL! Great job guys. Keep it up!

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Postposted on Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:20 pm

after the peom gets finished i coudl photoshop up a really cool looking image with the poem on it.
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Postposted on Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:10 pm

Thrashdog wrote:
Klyith wrote:
Dposcorp wrote:
Darkmage wrote:Twas the night before Geekmas
and all through the house
No PCs were stirring,
Not even the MSmouse.

The children were offline
and stuck in their heads
Were visions of DOOM3
so they hid under their beds

When up from the roof
There rose such a clatter
It was louder than a Maxtor
with an off-balance platter
...

That's it. The brain is fried. Someone else take the next verse, please.


The light from the LCD on the face of the lan-er,
Gave the lustre of mid-day like a USB scanner,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh filled with cool pc gear,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew knew he was naviagating with his wireless NIC.
More rapid than Raptors his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

That's it for me.

Now Dasher! Now Razor! Now Laser and Fittsen!
On Clocker! On CPUid! On Talon and Blitzen!
To the top of the case! To the top of the screen!
Now flash away! Flash away! Flash away all!

As benchmarks that always leave our mouths dry,
When the graphs on TR reach for the sky,
So up to the case-tower the reindeer they flew
With the sleigh of ph4t l00t, and Saint Damage too!

...
whew! The reindeer were tough. So who's next?


And then in a twinkling I saw in the case
Radeons and Geforces overclocking apace.
As on the monitor video stress tests strobed,
Into the case peered Saint Damage, with a temperature probe.

He was dressed in blue jeans and a Tech Report sweater.
He grasped all the power cables and bundled them together.
He pulled four sticks of RAM from an OEM lot,
And set about plugging them into DIMM slots.


An Athlon CPU he pulled out of his pocket,
And slowly yet gently it was placed into the socket,
Then he grinned as he placed a small dab,
of Arctic Silver on the CPU slab.

The crusty old IDE drives were popped out of place,
And 4 SATA Segates were put in their place,
Now he was real smart, and certainly slick,
So he thought 2 terebytes of storage should do the trick!

Okay, 2 more verses and were done!
Last edited by Maxwell Smart on Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postposted on Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:14 pm

lets write our poetry.
have you seen it
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Postposted on Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:30 pm

Maxwell Smart wrote:
Thrashdog wrote:
Klyith wrote:
Dposcorp wrote:
Darkmage wrote:Twas the night before Geekmas
and all through the house
No PCs were stirring,
Not even the MSmouse.

The children were offline
and stuck in their heads
Were visions of DOOM3
so they hid under their beds

When up from the roof
There rose such a clatter
It was louder than a Maxtor
with an off-balance platter...


That's it. The brain is fried. Someone else take the next verse, please.


The light from the LCD on the face of the lan-er,
Gave the lustre of mid-day like a USB scanner,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh filled with cool pc gear,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew knew he was naviagating with his wireless NIC.
More rapid than Raptors his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

That's it for me.

Now Dasher! Now Razor! Now Laser and Fittsen!
On Clocker! On CPUid! On Talon and Blitzen!
To the top of the case! To the top of the screen!
Now flash away! Flash away! Flash away all!

As benchmarks that always leave our mouths dry,
When the graphs on TR reach for the sky,
So up to the case-tower the reindeer they flew
With the sleigh of ph4t l00t, and Saint Damage too!

...
whew! The reindeer were tough. So who's next?


And then in a twinkling I saw in the case
Radeons and Geforces overclocking apace.
As on the monitor video stress tests strobed,
Into the case peered Saint Damage, with a temperature probe.

He was dressed in blue jeans and a Tech Report sweater.
He grasped all the power cables and bundled them together.
He pulled four sticks of RAM from an OEM lot,
And set about plugging them into DIMM slots.


An Athlon CPU he pulled out of his pocket,
And slowly yet gently it was placed into the socket,
Then he grinned as he placed a small dab,
of Arctic Silver on the CPU slab.

The crusty old IDE drives were popped out of place,
And 4 SATA Segates were put in their place,
Now he was real smart, and certainly slick,
So he thought 2 terebytes of storage should do the trick!

Okay, 2 more verses and were done!

Inspiration!

A flick of the power gave the system its birth,
Then ran benchmarks all night for all it was worth.
We heard him, when results were forgone,
Say "The review will be ready tomorrow at dawn."

He went to his work, he wrote in a fervor.
The article was posted on the Tech Report server.
And we heard him shout, as comment threads did ignite,
"Merry Geekmas to all, and to all a good byte!"
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Postposted on Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:34 pm

PERFECT!

Here is a spell-checked version:

'Twas the Night Before Geekmas
by: Darkmage, Dposcorp, Klyith, Thrashdog, and Maxwell Smart

'Twas the night before Geekmas and all through the house,
No PCs were stirring, not even the MSmouse.
The children were offline and stuck in their heads,
Was visions of DOOM3, so they hid under their beds.

When up from the roof there rose such a clatter,
It was louder than a Maxtor with an off-balance platter.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh filled with cool PC gear.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew he was navigating with his wireless NIC.
More rapid than Raptors his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

Now Dasher! Now Razor! Now Laser and Fittsen!
On Clocker! On CPUid! On Talon and Blitzen!
To the top of the case! To the top of the screen!
Now flash away! Flash away! Flash away all!

As benchmarks that always leave our mouths dry,
When the graphs on TR reach for the sky.
So up to the case-tower the reindeer they flew,
With the sleigh of ph4t l00t, and Saint Damage too!

And then in a twinkling I saw in the case,
Radeons and Geforces overclocking apace.
As on the monitor video stress tests strobed,
Into the case peered Saint Damage, with a temperature probe.

He was dressed in blue jeans and a Tech Report sweater,
He grasped all the power cables and bundled them together.
He pulled four sticks of RAM from an OEM lot,
And set about plugging them into DIMM slots.

An Athlon CPU he pulled out of his pocket,
And slowly yet gently it was placed into the socket.
Then he grinned as he placed a small dab,
of Arctic Silver on the CPU slab.

The crusty old IDE drives were popped out of place,
And 4 SATA Segates were put in their place,
Now he was real smart, and certainly slick,
So he thought 2 terebytes of storage should do the trick!

A flick of the power gave the system its birth,
Then ran benchmarks all night for all it was worth.
We heard him, when results were forgone;
Say "The review will be ready tomorrow at dawn."

He went to his work, he wrote in a fever,
The article was posted on the Tech Report server.
And we heard him shout, as comment threads did ignite,
"Merry Geekmas to all, and to all a good byte!"


Philldoe, do you wanna 'shop that image for us?
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Postposted on Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:58 pm

Strabo wrote:http://www.boingboing.net/2004/12/17/nerdycraftsy_xmas_pr.html


Did I miss something, or is credit for that tree not properly given?
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Postposted on Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:33 am

FireGryphon wrote:
Strabo wrote:http://www.boingboing.net/2004/12/17/nerdycraftsy_xmas_pr.html


Did I miss something, or is credit for that tree not properly given?


No, it isn't given at all.

I'll have to fix that.

EDIT: Watermarks added, and email sent to the person handling Mediatinker.com. :wink:
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Postposted on Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:26 am

Just so you know I printed this out and put it up in my area at work and everyone loves it! :)
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Postposted on Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:37 am

PerfectCr wrote:Just so you know I printed this out and put it up in my area at work and everyone loves it! :)


Cool!! I'm still blown away by how much "press" this has received.

The company I work for (Billion Dollar Multinational) sends out a Custom Made Christmas card (some of us Techs kick ass in photoshop) to all of our resellers. My Geekmas Tree is the centerpeice!
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Postposted on Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:40 am

JavaDog wrote:
PerfectCr wrote:Just so you know I printed this out and put it up in my area at work and everyone loves it! :)


Cool!! I'm still blown away by how much "press" this has received.

The company I work for (Billion Dollar Multinational) sends out a Custom Made Christmas card (some of us Techs kick ass in photoshop) to all of our resellers. My Geekmas Tree is the centerpeice!


Very nice! All the IT guys here (Disney) love it , they said they wished they thought of it themselves! :)
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Postposted on Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:43 am

PerfectCr wrote:Very nice! All the IT guys here (Disney) love it , they said they wished they thought of it themselves! :)


Whoa! You work for Disney? As a tech? That has to be so cool!!

I'm really going to have to outdo myself next year...
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Postposted on Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:48 am

JavaDog wrote:
PerfectCr wrote:Very nice! All the IT guys here (Disney) love it , they said they wished they thought of it themselves! :)


Whoa! You work for Disney? As a tech? That has to be so cool!!

I'm really going to have to outdo myself next year...


Yes I work for Disney, but not in IT. I work with Strategic Sourcing and Procurement specifically focusing on IT. So basically I negotiate contracts and pricing with all the big IT vendors like Cisco, MS, Oracle, HP, IBM, etc. The IT folks are my internal clients, from many of the Disney Business units like Walt Disney World, Disneyland, ESPN, ABC, and the Studios. So I work near them and they come by and see my work area and the GEEKMAS Tree pic!
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Postposted on Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:29 pm

i guess I can't talk to you since I'm technically on the Universal payroll from last christmas and the summer before that :wink:
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Postposted on Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:01 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:i guess I can't talk to you since I'm technically on the Universal payroll from last christmas and the summer before that :wink:


Sure you can talk to me, after I bound and gag you!! hehe :)
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Postposted on Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:17 am

ewww. That sounds unpleasant.
have you seen it
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