10 New Year’s Resolutions for Geeks

Hacking the Holidays

Repeat after me: I hereby resolve that, in the new year, I…

1. Will not get into arguments with other geeks about the age-old PC vs. Mac or Windows vs. OS X vs. Linux questions, because nobody ever wins religious debates. And, besides, Macs suck.

2. Will wait until I have seen at least one full episode of Joss Whedon’s new TV series Dollhouse before I start writing letters to Fox begging them not to cancel it.

3. Will keep an open mind about the new Star Trek film and not prejudge it based on trailers that, let’s face it, were probably assembled by some Hollywood PR people who aren’t real Trek fans—why, they’ve probably never even been to a convention! I will further remember that eliminating prejudice is one of the tenets of the Federation.

Will try very hard not to make iPhone-less people feel inferior when I take my iPhone out around them, including when I’m eating lunch with my friends and/or coworkers who have been holding out because they don’t want to switch from Verizon. [Not that I am bitter.]

5. Will spread the gospels of XKCD and Penny Arcade to every geek person I know—some folks might not get the joke in every strip, but they are just too awesome not to share them.

6. Will follow @stephenfry, @JohnCleese, @wilw, @hodgman, @greggrunberg, @donttrythis (Adam Savage), @levarburton, @nasa, and @thinkgeek on Twitter. If I am not using Twitter I will finally realize what I’ve been missing and sign up right away. [Trust me on this one.]

7. Will allow for the possibility that the Watchmen movie will be good even if it is not 100% faithful to the comic books. I will remember that Batman Begins and The Dark Knight
were awesome despite the liberties they took with the characters and storylines involved. If necessary I will keep repeating to myself "Alan
Moore is not sacrosanct."

8. Will not feel bereft when Battlestar Galactica finally ends, by remembering that Caprica is coming in 2010, even though it will probably not be nearly as good, because let’s face it, lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, though Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz are pretty good so you never know. Further, I will try not to be too disappointed at the reveal of the Last Cylon, though I reserve the right to yell "Lame!" at the TV

9. Will not dwell on the plot holes in Lost, no matter how huge they may be, and just enjoy the show for the weird fun drama it is. I will remind myself that, even when it makes no sense at all, it’s still more watchable than roughly 80% of the other shows on in prime time. Plus it has Michael Emerson in it, and he’s awesome.

10. Will bring my kids to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine if they’re old enough, and, whoever I end up seeing it with, will not whisper comments to them or to anyone else about each violation of Marvel canon as it occurs.

Any more? Leave a comment. And Happy New Year to all of our readers!

[Oh, and, before you comment about it, I feel I should mention that the "Macs suck" line was a joke.]

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