John A.

Event Organizer

Rock'n Roll Gadgeteer


Hopkins, MN
Hometown: Minnetonka - Eden Prairie - Hopkins

Member since:

December 20, 2010

What flavor of Geek/Nerd variant do you consider yourself to be? What kind of social happenings best fit into your particular theme of un-conforming?

I'm a computer and music geek. My rock n' roll stage name was Gadget (even among my prior bandmates' families). I like lasers, interesting high-tech items, musical gadgets (see?). My computer gaming predates Infocom, yet I prefer puzzles. And silky things.

Are you a Social Butterfly? Do you play well with others? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If so, would you be willing to help out our Nerd Posse leadership team with regularly recurring activities by occasionally hosting events at public locations?

Not really. Yes. Mostly, and Maybe. I'm intrigued by Fire Pixies. I will enjoy looking at animated tattoos...when they exist. When I exercise, I count reps in binary. I like talking tech with fast- and forward-thinking people. I've worked in many industries, from academic to military, so new people are easy to talk to.

When you finally discovered this group after an arduous quest thru Meetup for a flock of odd ducks who naturally “get” your unique brand of slightly off, did you squeal like a piglet, do a happy dance, then have to adjust your glasses? (BE HONEST!)

A little bit. I was perusing a cute gal's picture from another group, and the (geek inside) logo caught my eye. I made a few custom logos like that recently. The funniest one--so far--said "Idiot Outside".


Early into computers (CP/M era), build 1st 110-baud modem on circuit board, play bass guitar, loves cats. Acquired FORTRAN source code of original text Adventure from Will Crowther on magtape, just to learn the game's secret wizard-words.

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