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Cover Art for Chinese Star Wars Novel Series

By | 2016-06-28T20:50:05+00:00 June 28th, 2016|POI|

Wow!  We are blown away by this gorgeous art work by China`s Jian Guo.  The novel`s, which are obviously in Chinese, sell for $18.05 USD on what appears to be China`s version of Amazon, Taobao.com.  Prints can be purchased from Jian`s Deviant Art account, where you`ll find so much nerdy gorgeous art you`ll run out of [...]

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Steam Summer Sale

By | 2016-06-29T19:08:37+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|POI|

Prepare for an empty wallet as Steam launches their annual summer sale today.  Whether you're looking for the latest and greatest or just need to pick up something for a few hours of entertainment, with over 12,000 titles on sale there is something for everyone. There are nice discounts on some of this past years [...]

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An Ode to Pi

By | 2017-03-14T18:04:14+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|POI|

Pi is an infinite, non-repeating decimal — meaning that every possible number combination exists somewhere in pi. Converted into ASCII text [computer representation], somewhere in that infinite string of digits is the name of every person you will ever love; the date, time and manner of your death; and the answers to all the great [...]

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Party Like an Ancient

By | 2016-06-20T16:57:09+00:00 June 20th, 2016|POI|

This year Summer Solstice has a special guest.  A full moon.  Known in June as a "strawberry moon." The last strawberry moon was seen in 1967.  So, tonight as the superstitions go, pagans will be out dancing around henges naked, crazies will be out making  more crazy and werewolves will be eating them all. Or...not. The [...]

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E3 2016 Links and Info

By | 2016-06-13T16:05:00+00:00 June 12th, 2016|POI|

YouTube Live with special guests begins Sunday at 12:00 PST. [images picture_size="fixed" hover_type="none" autoplay="no" columns="5" column_spacing="13" scroll_items="" show_nav="yes" mouse_scroll="no" border="yes" lightbox="yes" class="" id=""][image link="http://www.ea.com/play2016" linktarget="_blank" image="http://thegeekytaoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/EA-logo-1024x728.png" alt=""][image link="https://www.twitch.tv/bethesda" linktarget="_blank" image="http://thegeekytaoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Bethesda-Logo-1024x576.jpg" alt=""][image link="http://www.xbox.com/en-ca/e3" linktarget="_blank" image="http://thegeekytaoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Microsoft-Logo.jpg" alt=""][image link="https://www.ubisoft.com/en-GB/event/e3-2016/" linktarget="_blank" image="http://thegeekytaoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Ubisoft-Logo-1024x850.jpg" alt=""][image link="https://www.playstation.com/en-us/e3/" linktarget="_blank" image="http://thegeekytaoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/scea-logo.jpg" alt=""][image link="http://e3.nintendo.com/" linktarget="_blank" image="http://thegeekytaoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nintendo-logo-1024x768.jpg" alt=""][/images] Electronic Gaming Expo 2016 Live Schedule *PST [...]

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Yooka-Laylee

By | 2016-06-06T22:22:30+00:00 June 6th, 2016|POI|

Playtonic, the creative forces behind Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong country, have released a trailer for their much anticipated kickstarter backed game Yooka-Laylee. "The first thing that struck us about Yooka-Laylee is how much it feels like a classic Rare title." Fan art by Abby Hoekstra -Nintendo Life   In the trailer we meet [...]

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A History Lesson

By | 2016-08-21T19:15:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|POI|

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Abby’s Alley

By | 2016-05-26T22:24:41+00:00 May 26th, 2016|POI|

I'd like to introduce you to a very wise and talented Abby. Besides my brother Jackson who is a Borg at Video Games, Abby is the best gamer I know.  I have a picture of her when she was three years old sitting on the floor in her pretty Ariel nightgown, Nintendo controller in her [...]

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Our First Star Wars Experience.

By | 2016-05-25T18:43:27+00:00 May 25th, 2016|POI|

May 25th, 1977 Star Wars:  A New Hope opened in theaters.  With a budget of $11 million it grossed  $775 million world wide and would change the course of history for many forever. Many of us remember when we first looked upon the now iconic scrolling words.  Here are our memories. Earliest clear memory of Star [...]

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Week in Geek for 5/14/2016

By | 2016-05-14T16:55:59+00:00 May 14th, 2016|POI|

Week in Geek for 5/14/16 The Geeky Taoist opens its virtual doors.  The Geeky Taoist blog and shop is about all things feeling good. The world is scary and unpredictable. At times, it takes work to come to and maintain a place of peace and joy. This is the place. Our goal is to create a [...]

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About Us

By | 2016-06-16T14:31:08+00:00 May 1st, 2016|POI|

The Origin Story David and Jessica Tracy met in Middle Earth, he was a Human Captain and she an Elvish Champion. Upon an evening of destiny, on the edge of the Lonelands, he saved her from a clan of trolls. No thanks were necessary, merely the reassurance that she too was doing her [...]

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An Indoor Nerd’s Ode to Nature

By | 2016-04-22T21:07:43+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|POI|

I don't spend a lot of time outside. I love the outdoors, I just don't like that sometimes I have to share it with others. We love to go out to the porch in the mornings and drink our coffee. But our smoking neighbors,their dog and their kids always have first dibs. I like the [...]

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The Untold Tale of Gamling The Old

By | 2016-06-11T23:56:09+00:00 April 8th, 2016|POI|

We had the pleasure of meeting Bruce Hopkins at a Lord of the Rings event last year.  He is a warm, down to earth man who is very generous with his time and chatted with us throughout the evening. Middle Earth wine was flowing so we're not too sure how it happened, but we ended [...]

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