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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-06-01 05:22
Subject: [personal] Department of geek cred
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Tags:cool, happy, personal, work
I cannot discuss it in any detail yet, but yesterday our legal department at the Day Jobbe informed me that a patent application on which I am listed as one of two primary inventors has been approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Apparently I now top two possible geek charts, both as a published science fiction writer and as patent holder. If only I could master rocket science, I could go for the trifecta...

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kudilu
User: kudilu
Date: 2011-06-01 13:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*giggles*
your fellow primary inventor informed me of this yesterday. congrats!
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Jay Lake: happy-niece
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-06-01 13:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:happy-niece
He sent me an origami Porsche to celebrate, too!
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Chris McKitterick: To infinity and BEYOND!
User: mckitterick
Date: 2011-06-01 15:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:To infinity and BEYOND!
That is AWESOME! Congratulations!

You have a child whose age is just right for rocket science. She's about the age I was when I started the Ortonville Space Program, where we attempted to replicate Robert Goddard's rocketry experiments. Just sayin'....
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rekre8
User: rekre8
Date: 2011-06-01 15:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We'll get you some Estes E-9's for Jaycon.
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mlerules: Brain
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-06-01 16:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Brain
Whoo-hoo! Very cool. Well done, sir.
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PolyDad
User: polydad
Date: 2011-06-01 16:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No blowing yourself up 'til *after* pizza.

best,

Joel. Who still has eyebrows this week. So far.
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2011-06-01 16:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What's your Erdös-Bacon number? That's the real measure of geekiness.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-06-01 18:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That is indeed very cool.
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MEG
User: djelibeybi
Date: 2011-06-01 21:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Rocket science? Piece of p*ss when you compare it with all the stuff you can do.

Again, I say, well done 'old chap'!
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
Jay Lake: writing-retro_spaceship
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-06-01 23:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:writing-retro_spaceship
Ooooh...
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zxhrue
User: zxhrue
Date: 2011-06-02 00:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

maybe an apprenticeship?
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