Agent Palmer

Of all things Geek. I am…

Self Control, LEGOs, and Money… Or LEGO, My Wallet! I’m a Kid Again!

LEGO My Wallet

Self control, Palmer, self control…

As some of you may remember back in July I bought myself the LEGO Saturn V Rocket. Now, there are three things of note. One, I bought it because I was and still am enamored with space flight, two I had a place on my mantle to display it after building it, and three I ended up getting on the LEGO mailing list through making my order and am now in possession of two LEGO Holiday Catalogs…

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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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