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  oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Just a Geek
He's a geek who's come to nerdvana -- the Paramount lot where they dropped the first Trekbomb and forever changed the world -- to tell us that it's not all it's cracked up to be.
Finally, he's a geek who's unafraid to sit at the keyboard and open a vein: there's a lot of scorching honesty mixed in with these convulsively funny memoirs.
Just a Geek is not a celebrity memoir.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/jag/index.html   (631 words)

 Ink 19 :: Just A Geek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In that time it has gained something of a reputation around the web as a "celebrity" web site with a difference, that difference being that it is actually maintained by the "celebrity," and what the "celebrity" has to say is more than sometimes worth reading.
I'm just saying as a reader, I could have done with one less example.
But that change, when it comes, is so important, and the reader has come to like Wil as presented in the book so much, one is truly happy for him.
www.ink19.com /issues/august2004/printReviews/justAGeek.html   (618 words)

 Just a Geek at Heart
She is apparently new to the area, having just moved from Detroit, and is very much a geek.
It just tastes sour to me. And while being the only sober person in a roomful of people in various stages of inebriation provides transitory entertainment, after a while it becomes rather monotonous.
I told Mom this, and she said that everyone’s a geek in some way (she’s a Lord of the Rings geek, believe it or not), but I mean like classic Spock-eared, lightsaber-wielding, role-playing, anime-watching, nitpicking geeks.
www.angelfire.com /mi2/lorelei/geekatheart.html   (894 words)

 WIL WHEATON DOT NET: May 2004 Archives
As I worked on Just A Geek I looked for the answer to the question, "What the hell happened to my once-promising acting career?" Ultimately, it was pretty easy to answer: I made lots of bad choices, based partially on bad advice but based mostly on the arrogance of youth.
Just A Geek is in its final stages, and I've been working very closely with O'Reilly to help it across the finish line.
Just A Geek is so much more than a story to me, as weird as that may seem.
www.wilwheaton.net /mt/archives/2004_05.php   (7549 words)

 Wil Wheaton, Just a Geek
In opposition to the image of him that geeks and Trekkies kept in their heads, Wil Wheaton was smart, funny, and no longer bitter about the Star Trek franchise.
Just a Geek, subtitled "Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise", is not, as some people have claimed, 260 pages of Wil Wheaton whining about how he used to be an actor when he was a kid.
It is, instead, about being just a guy, just a geek, struggling to feed his family and to make peace with himself.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book_wheaton_justageek.html   (598 words)

 Just A Geek Working The Room
Just to put a nice cap on the week we ran into Raymond Chen, one of Microsoft's smartest programmers.
At the geek dinner in NYC, there wasn't space in the main restaurant, so I, and a handfull of other people moved to a table out in the food court at Grand Central Station.
Thanks to everyone who I met, I have a ton of new blogs to subscribe to too, like http://www.smallbiztechnology.com/, (cool video of the NYC geek dinner is up there.
www.activepro.com /activepro-38-20050508JustAGeekWorkingTheRoom.html   (615 words)

 Wil Wheaton - Just a Geek
"Just a Geek" (O'Reilly, US $24.95) is the story he tells, writing with his characteristic honesty and disarming humanity that resonates with geeks and non-geeks alike.
In 'Just a Geek,' Wil uses his online journal as a place to begin to tell his story--diaries as performance art.
In "Just a Geek," Wil touches on the frustrations associated with his acting career, his inability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher in the public's eyes, the launch of his incredibly successful web site and the joy he's found in writing.
www.internetvideomag.com /Articles-2004/070904_Wil_Wheaton.htm   (509 words)

 Not just ANY geek - Geek Housecalls! We come to you!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
We enjoy working with families, and we know that, when it comes to computers, there are certain challenges that families face that are unique, not only to the family environment, but even to the various age groups of children in families.
Our geeks have the keen understanding and detailed knowledge of these unique challenges that comes not just from being parents themselves, but also from working with families every day to help solve problems and devise solutions to the various challenges that arise in the family computing environment.
At Geek Housecalls, we're parents too, so we polled our geeks and asked them for suggestions about what parents can do to help protect their children from the seamier side of the Internet, while still promoting wholesome and healthy learning and communications.
www.geekhousecalls.com /parents.html   (1222 words)

 Boing Boing: Wil Wheaton reads from Just a Geek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Geeks, as a species, come from fantastic and variegated backgrounds -- doctors, lawyers, ditch-diggers and shop-clerks; it's a salutory effect of the absence of any real professional practice of geekdom.
All that's required to be a geek is to geek out -- to pick up a computer and find something there that speaks to you, loudly and compellingly.
Finally, he's a geek who's unafraid to sit at the keyboard and open a vein: there's a lot of scorching honesty mixed in with these convulsively funny memoirs."), published by O'Reilly.
www.boingboing.net /2004/10/14/wil_wheaton_reads_fr.html   (287 words)

 Amazon.ca: Just A Geek: Books: Wheaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Just A Geek, written by Wil Wheaton is a wonderful read.
Just a Geek is Wil Wheaton's weblog printed in book form, with extra commentary added.
In "Geek", he fleshes out a lot of the backdrop to the first book, which in many ways is a set of disjointed essays.
www.amazon.ca /Just-Geek-Unflinchingly-Fulfillment-Enterprise/dp/059600768X   (1513 words)

 ATPM 10.08 - Review: Just a Geek (book)
After a while, though, it just got to be a little more Wil than I was ready for.
Maybe I was just tripped up by my expectations: I was looking for more short stories, and what I got was an autobiography of Wil Wheaton, age 15-30.
I just think Wheaton has some stuff to say, about animals, and free speech, maybe the environment, and I don’t know what else, and he may not even know what some of it is yet.
www.atpm.com /10.08/just.shtml   (727 words)

 Just A Geek - Wil Wheaton at Gnomedex 2004 - Portable Media Center Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Having already read Just A Geek, I can see why these stories didn't make the cut for Just A Geek, they don't quite fit the flow, but they certainly stand on their own to further reveal Wil's personality to the world at large.
I preface my review of Just A Geek with all the disclaimers, because I'm about to rave about how great the book is and I don't want to come off like some drooling fanboy (the term Wil uses to describe himself in his first encounter with William Shatner).
Just A Geek is by far the most entertaining and unabashedly honest memoirs I've ever read.
www.pmcmovies.com /tech_conferences/just_a_geek_wil_wheaton_at_gnomedex_2004.html   (767 words)

 Geek Out with the Original Geek Test
To take the most recent Geek Test in English, choose version 3.1.
For example, it was a lot easier to be a Geek God on first version of the test.
A lot of geeks come back now and then to take the test and see if their scores have increased...
www.innergeek.us /geek.html   (335 words)

 Geek Riders Bike Club
So, if you happen to also enjoy the lighter side of things, by going out and riding a motorcycle, or are wanting to get involved in riding, then you have come to the right place.
Geek Riders Bike Club was established in 2006 to unite all enthusiast from around the country, and allow us to gather as friends, not only to discuss bikes, but to have good times, chat about ourselves, new technology, etc...
Just remember, you don't have to be a bad ass to join our bike club...
www.geekriders.com   (189 words)

 Just Bru: Geek Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It also looks like Danika is not the first Apple geeks Idoru, and before her it's been the time of Janie Porche and Ellen Feiss who grew quite famous with Switcher Ad campaign, and even got multiple fansites (here, here, and see here for an interview).
Still about DeviantArt, today I decided to post some prose bits: four "snapshots" of the life of Bru, just a few lines (in Italian) to capture a feeling, an emotion, a thought.
On a geekier note, Ado just released a fix for Ecto, so if you use it you should take a look.
codewitch.org /geek   (3868 words)

 O'DonnellWeb Archives: Geeky Stuff - I'm just a geek that married well.
HP has a built in "slimming" effect in some of their cameras, that automatically applies a subtle slimming effect to the subject of the picture.
Just in case that wasn't enough, I also installed MT Outliner, which I'm using to import my OPML Blogroll file from Bloglines for the Links page.
Just a little bit off on the price...although they were dead on with the durability prediction.
www.odonnellweb.com /mtarchives/cat_geeky_stuff.php   (11859 words)

 Just A Geek, by Wil Wheaton - book review
If the fatuous young overlords at G4 Tech TV (now called "G4") had a lick of common sense is their collective head, they would never have fired Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton.
He was just reaching a point in his life at which the influence he felt he should have on those around him was lagging far behind his skills, talents and great personality.
The book is a cleverly juxtaposed combination of some of the best and most appropriate of Wil's blog entries interleaved in a lot of interesting, well-paced and chronologically sensible narratives of his gradual and (with the benefit of hindsight) predictable successes.
www.kickstartnews.com /reviews/books/just_a_geek_wil_wheaton.html   (851 words)

 joeindie.com » Maybe I’m Just not "Geek Enough"…
After all, the problem couldn’t possibly be lousy installation software, ridiculous assumptions, or back room coders with little-to-no ability to effectively communicate shirking the task of explaining how to use their creation.
Just making regular backups and a complete milestone-backup every now and then should be enough in that case, imho.
I’ve just learned my lesson, though, and I will pay someone else to set it up and manage it (when management is needed).
joeindie.com /blog/?p=216   (1665 words)

 Noded: Just A Geek
Wil Wheaton "Just A Geek" Today's keynote speaker was Wil Wheaton.
I enjoyed reading his blog (which I got off your blogroll a long time ago,) but was upset when people started criticising him and the content he chose, the style he chose with which to write, his politics, etc. It seemed unfair to be so hypercritical of him, just because he was a child actor.
He had a lot of trolls (that were maybe jealous?) and I was embarassed that he had to endure the unevolved little nasties.
www.noded.com /archives/000640.html   (221 words)

 Just a Geek
Just before I got the head of the line, Landon joined me in line and we started talking.
As we walked up to see Wil, he commented to Landon that he must me a Napolean Dynamite fan because of the shirt Landon was wearing.
All in all it was a great time and I really appreciate Bev and the boys going with me. Everyone enjoyed his reading, but the waiting for me to get the book signed was the hard part.
www.mindspring.com /~jessgib/iblog/myblog/C1285358924/E1801189842/index.html   (531 words)

 Article - Wil Wheaton goes from Star Trek: Next Generation to Geek Blogger - WebTalk Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
And I know, just over the years from people who’ve e-mailed me at my web site and people who I’ve talked to since I started going to Star Trek conventions again in last five years, that there are so many more people who really enjoyed everything about the show, including my performance, including the character.
He wrote in “On Writing” how you have to get rid of unnecessary words and not use a passive voice and be really focused and writing quickly and to the point and letting your audience fill in details that aren’t important to you but might be important to them in terms of their minds eye.
His two books, “Just A Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the pursuit of life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise” and “Dancing Barefoot,” published by O’Reilly, are available at all bookstores and excerpted at www.oreilly.com/catalog/jag.
www.webtalkguys.com /091804.shtml   (1614 words)

 Ed Buford - Just Another Geek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was to my good fortune John just happened to be in the building and he stopped by to see me. I told him what was going on and started trying to remember how the findpart tool worked.
The problems was simple and makes a lot of sense to me, the program just needed to be updated from Apple and then it worked.
Just fill the key up with Xs or something so Windows will stop and ask you for the key during setup.
edbuford.blogs.com   (3055 words)

 the church geek » Blog Archive » Just for Men   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I hope I’m just being unfair and that it’s not really true, but it would appear as if only the men have gathered Together for the Gospel.
This entry was posted on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 2:55 pm and is filed under Uncategorized.
That’s just great but I guess I’m just from one of those ‘liberal’ denominations that actually allows women to serve as pastors.
www.thechurchgeek.com /?p=88   (248 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Just a Geek: Books: Wil Wheaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Here is a guy that seems to have been blighted by early success and fame only to be shot down to the ranks of just another actor in a field of thousands.
This book covers a period in his life when he is reflecting on past glories and tells us of the inner emotional turmoil that he feels whilst trying to support his family and improve his Hollywood career.
It is frank and open, it peels back the veneer of an actors ego and exposes what he feels on the inside and you cannot help but feel for him as a result.
www.amazon.co.uk /Just-Geek-Wil-Wheaton/dp/059600768X   (1123 words)

 JoeJag :: Just Another Geek
Just came across the site, I’d just like to say I’m only 27 but that may be old in your book.
Just a quick post to say that if you can be bothered every movie in the imdb top 100 can be downloaded on torrent right now with the exception of one cunningly called “M”.
If you haven’t been to either of these places just think about the main road in the South East of Vice City where you start.
www.joejag.com   (1301 words)

 Just A Geek
I just paid $3.11 per gallon of the mid-grade gas… And I was HAPPY about it.
Here’s just as likely a cause of Global Warming as most of the theories being brandied about these days.
Just A Geek is proudly powered by WordPress version 2.0.4
www.justageek.net   (616 words)

 Amazon.com: Just a Geek: Books: Wil Wheaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
After he left TNG to pursue a film career, Wheaton seemed to fall off the map, but now he's back, with a successful weblog and a career as a writer.
Just a Geek is the story of the transition from struggling actor to writer that Wheaton made.
He may be just Just a Geek, but he's a human being and after reading this, you may see Wesley Crusher in a new light.
www.amazon.com /Just-Geek-Wil-Wheaton/dp/059600768X   (1840 words)

 Amazon.fr : Just A Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Amazon.fr : Just A Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise: Livres en anglais: Wil Wheaton
Just A Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise (Broché)
Wil Wheaton--celebrity, blogger, and geek--writes for the geek in all of us.
www.amazon.fr /Just-Geek-Unflinchingly-Fulfillment-Enterprise/dp/059600768X   (517 words)

 Just another Geeks Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Just another Geeks Blog mutters and grumbles from the basement
Just replace the Beta version with the original and all will be well once again.
Just another Geeks Blog is powered by WordPress 2.0.4 and delivered to you in 1.323 seconds.
g33k.efamilynj.org   (2739 words)

 Mike Myers - 'I'm just a geek' - The CHUD.COM Message Boards
MIKE MYERS may think he is a sex symbol as his alter ego Austin Powers but he has no illusions when it comes to his own looks.
He is one of the funniest men I have met and will go down in history as the comedy genius of his generation — a Chaplin or Sellers for the new Millennium.
There are few actors alive today with the versatility to pull off not just the Powers character but also Dr Evil, Fat Bastard etc etc., and he doesn’t disappoint in ’Member.
www.chud.com /forums/showthread.php?p=779346   (1161 words)

 Just another geek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Basically it is a combination of an RSS feed reader (feeds of blog posts and the like) and a republisher, that pushes posts through to a blog.
It is all quite new and shiny, and took a bit of setting up, but it may just encourage me to post a little more frequently.
The basic premise is that he goes back and revists some of the people he met and filmed in America during his various tv shows, and finds out what has happened to them.
www.flotsky.co.uk   (694 words)

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