Geek Of The Week 06.2012: CmdrTaco AKA Rob Malda
Sitting in front of a Sourceforge sign and behind a Mac. Truly a complicated individual.
He was the founder and, until last year, the Head Nerdo of Slashdot. Their slogan says it all: News For Nerds. Stuff That Matters. This online news site has been thrilling our synaptic connections since 1998, back when the only way to find out about the Internet was by reading the man pages.And we are very sure CmdrTaco knew his way around a man page.
That was back when the Internet was just a BBS with an ego problem, FidoNet hopped up on too much caffeine, a dos application that dreamed of getting in with the Apple crowd, back when ‘apps’ were ‘applications.’ And it was awesome. Sure, it’s way cooler now, but shut up before my nostalgia smacks you with a cassette player.
Anyway, not only does Slashdot offer science, tech and geeky news in an open-source format but it taps into that primal obsessive-compulsiveness of the nerd world (Gather ye round, oh mini-geeks, and let me tell you the tale of the day I was first post!) by leaving their forums wide open and letting lively, snarky, occasionally troll-infested debate ensue. It inspires whole new vectors of awesomeness.
Let us all do the happy slashdot dance now. (Imagine people everywhere doing the Muppet dance to the Imperial March while repeating Slashdot until you want to punch the whole world in the face.)
According to his webpage,since leaving Slashdot, Mr.Malda has been using his vast intellect to slob around the house, watching anime and playing D&D. Live the dream, man!
Started the sexy on: May 10, 1976
Turn-Ons: Linux, Perl, anime, photography, OMG Ponies!!!
Turn-Offs: flamebait, trolls, Windows, the suggestion that Han did not shoot first
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