Cards aren't just for Valentine's Day, you know — you can celebrate someone special all year-round with these cards that not only show you care but represent your geeky side as well. Best part? They're all handmade by the talented crafters on Etsy! Break out your forever stamps and check out a few of my favorite geeky cards in this slideshow.
It also made me grateful that I myself am in a mutual geek relationship — we drool over new tech announcements together and scheme about what our next home tech purchase together will be.
We're a total geek couple (though not as dorky as Screech Powers and Violet Bickerstaff, there). It's as perfect as it can get for me.
But what about you? Is one of you the geek in your relationship, or are you both geeks?
Another one bites the dust: Bachelorette Deanna Pappas and her fiancé Jesse Csincsak added to the long, long list of couples who broke up after The Bachelor and The Bachelorette (note to future contestants: It's not going to work out. I have a feeling.)
Here's the awkward tech part: They still have a website devoted to them as a couple, deannaandjesse.com. They're not the first couple to start a blog or website about their life together, and they're definitely not the first to break up.
So what do you do with the website? You can't divide it like a record collection, or burn it in a cathartic love token bonfire. It stays on the Internet, mocking you with past posts about how stoked you were to take a hike together last Spring.
I mean, you can take it down as an act of electronic breaking up (like changing your Facebook status back to single), or you could ignore it and not deal with it, letting it slip into Internet heaven, although it will still be there. Or you could take it, change the domain name to something clever like "myexsucks.com" and blog your breakup or recovery. Not highly recommended, but who's judging?
Has anyone gone through this? What would you do?
Yes, after the new MacBook Pros, new MacBook Airs, and new MacBooks were announced at the Apple Event in Cupertino yesterday, who else, but none other than Laurene Powell Jobs, decided to sit down on a bench right next to me. As she chatted away on her sleek white iPhone, I instantly knew it was her — especially after our "Geek Love: Tech Giants and Their Ladies" story which featured her and her hubby looking oh-so-adorable. Within a few minutes, Steve decided to join his blond beauty for some one-on-one time, which I'm guessing turned into a lunch date or a ride home together. All together now, ahhhh!
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It doesn't matter whether you would date Steve Wozniak or not; he's off the market, ladies! The Apple co-founder got married over the weekend to his fiancée — who is not, I repeat, not Kathy Griffin. That makes me pretty sad, because I loved them together on her show, My Life on the D-List.
Even though I can't add the Woz and Kathy to my list of tech giants and their loves, I'm on the lookout for a fab pic of Woz and his lucky lady. I hope she's geeky, too, and the odds are that she is, because she and Woz wed at the SegwayFesT 2008. Nerd alert!
Last week I asked if you like young Bill or young Steve more (71 percent of you are like me and think Steve is the bigger catch), and it got me thinking about tech giants and the love in their lives.
We all know about Bill and his wife Melinda Gates because of their Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but who do the other big men in tech snuggle up to at night? Check out my slideshow to find out!
And I thought money was the number one reason couples fought! A California couple is divorcing after the husband developed an all-encompassing addiction to World of Warcraft. Jocelyn and Peter had been married for six years when she bought him the multiplayer game and he became quickly obsessed with it.
Jocelyn said Peter spent several hours every day, from 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., playing World of Warcraft after work instead of spending time with her. He couldn't even make time for one half-hour show to watch together, Jocelyn said. Peter even stopped paying bills and doing his part of the housework, and predictably, Jocelyn eventually kicked him to the curb. Where's Dr. Drew when you need him?!
I can actually see how this could happen — people can form legitimate addictions to anything, it seems, and technology only provides a whole new slew of options. I've been barked at by my boyfriend to stop playing with my iPhone or laptop and I've sniped at him in kind. Has anyone else every had relationship problems caused by their gadgets or games?
Who says technology isn't romantic? I never would, and looking for fun Valentine's Day gadgets and tech stuff these past couple of weeks has just reinforced this for me. I love tech and I love love — and when they mix, even better! Remember the gadget-giving in 27 Dresses? The widget proposal guy? Ah, love. Young, geeky love.
Even if you hate today's holiday, this video of a guy proposing to his girl via an iPhone-like ad will defrost your cold heart. Just try not to smile!
PlayerBlock claims to be the "first ever text based service that allows people to look into the dating habits of others." The idea is you post a review of your date online or via your cell phone so that the next guy or gal has a heads up and won't get played. While I'm not convinced the service is necessary, it's certainly a technological step up from iDating parties, where you pick your date based on the pics on their iPhone.
PlayerBlock's text message platform allows you to post comments about the date (or player), as well as read and get responses from others that have had problems with him in the past. PlayerBlock is available to registered users or via text messaging from your cell phone and includes a monthly fee. Is it worth it? I don't know. I'm no player hater.
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