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OGeeks is an informal private discussion list for Objectivists and others interested in geeky topics like science, computing, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion and sharing among Objectivists about all things geeky, such as best practices in programming, software reviews, scientific discoveries, educational resources, logic puzzles, technology trends, and geek comics.
Any Objectivist with serious geeky interests in science, computing, engineering, mathematics, and/or technology may subscribe and post to OGeeks. Moreover, non-Objectivist geeks, as well as non-geeky Objectivists, are welcome to subscribe to the list, but only as lurkers; they cannot post. OGeeks is not moderated, but members who violate its rules will be subject to moderation, if not unsubscribed.
OGeeks is managed by Rose Wiegley. Rose has a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She has had programming jobs that ranged from a Fortune 500 company to a small startup. She currently stays home with her children but programs and reads technical manuals for fun during all that spare time most sane people spend sleeping. She blogs at A Little Bit of Green. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OGeeks was launched in January 2011. At present, it has over 115 members.
To join the OGeeks mailing list as a poster, you must meet two criteria:
Note: You do not qualify as an Objectivist if you consider yourself to be a libertarian (or associate with the Libertarian Party), advocate revising Objectivism (like David Kelley's "open system"), or associate with the false advocates of Objectivism (most notably David Kelley, Nathaniel Branden, Barbara Branden, and Chris Sciabarra).
You can request a subscription to OGeeks via this web form. You must briefly explain how you meet the list's criteria for membership: please write a few sentences. If you are confused or doubtful about the subscription criteria, please do not request a subscription without first e-mailing the list manager Rose Wiegley.
To join the OGeeks mailing list as a lurker, you need only meet either the first or the second criterion. Please indicate that you wish to only lurk -- and why -- when requesting to join the list.
The list is hosted on Google Groups, so subscribing requires an account with Google. (It's free and easy to create.) Click here for instructions on managing your OList subscriptions.
After you subscribe, please post an introduction, including your name, location, and a bit about your interest in geeky topics.
Rules of the List
The OGeeks list has a few basic rules:
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If you have any questions about or problems with the list, please e-mail the list's manager Rose Wiegley at email@example.com.