Thursday, June 24, 2010

How geeky can you get? @rsmfoodgeek takes the cake.

I run online with a somewhat technical crowd, and all of us manifest some geekiness in some form or another. Or probably a variety of forms; how many people used a DEC PDP-11/70 to manage their college radio show playlists?

But I just discovered that one of my Facebook friends takes geekiness to a whole new level.

Meet foodgeek, whose diary (blog) can be found here, and whose Twitter account (@rsmfoodgeek) can be found here. For those who don't live in southern California, "rsm" stands for Rancho Santa Margarita, although Wikipedia notes that it can also stand for Removable Storage Manager, Resource Standard Metrics, Remote Site Management, Response Surface Methodology, Route Switch Module, and the Russian School of Mathematics (which is not in Russia).

On her blog, she calls herself Geekus Maximus - not only because of her intense interest in baking, but because when she's not baking, she works as a systems engineer. Presumably she does not confuse the two:

Workflow for Biometric Submission to State System

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Process biometric samples to extract feature data.
3. Knead the dough throughly.
4. Check for required descriptors; do not allow screen to advance until mandatory descriptors are correctly entered.
5. Generously add raisins to the dough.
6. Format submission in ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007 format.
7. Bake until brown.
8. Transmit submission to state system in accordance with CJIS WAN security guidelines.
9. Let cool for ten minutes, then enjoy!

As you can probably tell by my fake workflow above, I know next to nothing about baking. For those who want to know more, check foodgeek's blog - sample post: Pane al Cioccolato - Italian Chocolate Bread, which includes technical terms such as "Biga Naturale." You see, ALL geeks have their own special terminology...
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