Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Geeky Times

Recently I have been thinking back to some of my past geeky experiences. I wrote them down and thought it would be fun to share them. I am sure we all have had geeky moments. Here are some of mine. I hope to share more in the future. Enjoy.

Back in 1987, I was in junior high school computer club. We had Apple IIe computers. We would always be programming on them and write little menus for our disks. At the time we thought it was awesome. This was about the time I got into Ultima. When I couldn't play it at school I would go to the public library and checkout time on their computer to play it. Another cool thing about computer club was that we had a turtle robot and used Logo language to program it. We would make it do all kinds of crazy patterns. We also took it to a local state college and competed against other computer clubs. Junior high was a great time for my interest in computers. I even did my final paper in social studies on the history of computers. Good times, geek times!

One of my more geeky moments was when a buddy and I wanted a song from Star Trek 4 the Voyage Home. The song was the punk song that was played on the bus while Spock and Kirk were riding it. Spock ends up giving the punker the Vulcan pinch. Anyway we did some research on the internet and found the name of the song and the band. But we could not find it anywhere for download or purchase. Somehow we found the lead singer and called him. He was very friendly and nice to talk with. Turns out he sang the song and also was the punker on the bus in the movie. Anyway he told us the song was owned by Paramount and not available anywhere. Though we didn't get the song it was fun geeky experience.