Friday, July 23, 2010


OK. Some of you may have heard of this little Sci-fi, comic book, movie, pop culture convention in Atlanta called Dragon*Con. If you haven't, check out The thing is massive. This is going to be my first year at Dragon*Con and I can hardly wait.

Melinda and I went to the Knoxville Adventure Con last year and had a blast. Dragon*Con will make Adventure Con look like a backyard party instead of a convention. Now what does this have to do with anything? Well, Melinda suggested that we should have costumes for this event. So, it fell to me, once we agreed on the costumes, to make the costumes as best I could.

Now I could have gone out and just bought costumes, but that wouldn't be very geeky or redneck. Plus Dragon*Con is not the place to try and pull off a Halloween Express Batman costume. The costuming is hardcore and I wanted something that looked great, but didn't break the bank, too badly.

So, there will be coming a series of posts on the costumes and how I made them.

What’s It All About?

So what is this blog really going to be about? I'm really still deciding.

I'm the kind of person that loves to do things myself. I've always taken things apart to find out how they work (sorry about all the pens and clocks, mom) and I like to sometimes save money by doing repairs, fixes, builds, etc myself. Sometimes, they even look professional.

I like to take materials that you "are not supposed to use that way" and use them that way. So, I am thinking that is going to be the heart and soul of this blog. Just the redneck repairs, kludges, builds that I have done and how I did them. Maybe it will help out someone else. Maybe someone will tell me a better way of doing it. Who knows.

Still it all depends on me getting off my behind and doing this thing.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Welcome to my blog. I'm creating this to be a sort of work log for some of the redneck geek projects that I have worked, am working, or will work on.

First though, what is a redneck geek and why am I the real redneck geek? The second is the easy part. I wanted the title of just The Redneck Geek, but it was already taken by some tool that made one post back in 2005 and never touched it again. Thanks moron. So, since he wasn't active, I made this The Real Redneck Geek. So, what is a redneck geek. It's really self explanatory. I am a geek and I am a redneck. Simple as that. I work in technology. I love all things technology. I am a huge science fiction fan. Basically most every stereotype of a geek, I fit it. Now being from north east Tennessee, I am also a fully qualified redneck. There is nothing I can't break. There is nothing I can't fix (eventually). There is no such thing as "you can do that with that" in my world. I have been quoted more than once as saying "Hey y'all watch this" and then have it blow up in my face. I typically don't really care how it looks, as long as it works. Duct tape is AWESOME!
If you combine those two elements, you come up with a redneck geek, and often a lot of computer cases with odd amounts of duct tape in them for some reason.

So, that's me. I love finding new ways to make things work. I never actually fail at it either. I just find out what won't work instead. I just look at it as: Give me a roll of duct tape and access to Google, and I'll fix whatever is broken!