Agent Palmer

Of all things Geek. I am…

Coffee Declassified

A History of Coffee by Agent Palmer

Coffee Declassified: The History of Coffee

Coffee has a rich, bold history, with all the ingredients of a well-produced premium cable miniseries: kings, spies, pirates, lovers, religion, politics, and war.

Over the years, its advocates and acolytes have called it “koffie,” “kahve,” “qahwah,” “quwwa,” “kaafa,” and “cafe,” and the path it took to your kitchen counter is rife with treachery, battles, seduction, and dumb luck.

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Fly Me to the Moon, Let me Play Among the LEGOs (Saturn V Rocket)

Fly Me to the Moon Lego Saturn V Rocket

When I was a child, if you had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you that I wanted to be an “aerospace engineer.” I didn’t want to go into space or to the moon, but I wanted to be a part of it. Be a part of the process of human exploration, and of course, work for NASA. Alas, back then, I was good at math and science, but somewhere along the way, I moved from those subjects to literature and the arts, and any form of engineering disappeared from my future.

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How to Valentine’s Day: Roll a Natural 20 for the Geek in your Life.

How to Valentine’s Day: Roll a Natural 20 for the Geek in your Life.

Here’s the thing. Flowers, going out to dinner, cards, and candy are all the cliches for Valentine’s Day that couples get each other.

Now, I’m not saying they’re all bad. But unless those cards are Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, or Spellfire, it’s not inherently going to be the cards your geek wants to receive.

It’s not bad that you put in some effort, but to go the extra mile, I’m here to help you make it special.

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From the Desk of Agent Palmer: A Personal Look Back at 2016

From the Desk of Agent Palmer: A Personal Look Back at 2016

Now, I am aware that this may not be how other year in reviews go, but when I look back at a year, I take stock in only the things I had control over. And based upon the things that matter to me that I had control over this year has been a pretty good year…

I kept on writing (70+ posts and counting), I embraced podcasting both behind the scenes on a number of shows, as well as, on Mic with the 46 episodes of my Proxycast. I watched movies and I read books, I played games, and I even traveled to Michigan to meet up with my friends and to meet my new girlfriend for the first time…

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