This week in nerddom.
OK, so as the Carillon's Tech Coordinator, it's gotta be some sort of unwritten rule that I should be a heftier gentleman whose favourite movie is The Matrix Reloaded and who wears l33t-speak shirts. Unfortunately for you all, that stereotype is not at all the case. In fact, maybe I play down my nerd persona a little too much.
I'll admit it. I'm completely addicted to meaningless nerd kitsch. I can't help but trawl the steampunk-strewn back alleyways of Etsy looking for a crocheted Samus character. I'm completely addicted to anything that involves rotoscoping or analog synthesizers. And the thing that really turns my crank is the absolutely unending stream of tiny technological "advances" that are the $500 equivalent of the toys you get in a Kinder Surprise (of course, I'm a window shopper in the case of anything that costs more than, oh, $25).
So every Wednesday, I'm going to be bringing you some piece of nerd culture from the depths of the internet that I can't help but love. AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT, ASSHOLES. Just kidding. You don't have to deal with it. But you're still assholes. Just kidding! Again!
Enough preamble! Let's get on with this…
That's right, it's a TINY, FUNCTIONAL COMPUTER. Remember when tiny cell phones were a thing (i.e., remember Zoolander)? This is pretty much the apotheosis of the future as conceived of by idiots in the 90s and that's why I love it so.