Who are we
What to expect from us
The unexpected. Actually don’t do that. If you expect the unexpected then it becomes the expected and ruins the surprise when it turns up. Instead expect articles on tech of all kinds along with a whole bag of other stuff that has caught our eye. There are no hard and fast rules as to what makes a geekPower article, so maybe you should expect the unexpected after all. Or not. Whatever.
What not to expect from us
The expected and…
Don’t expect us to be first with the news, we’re running this site in our spare time, so there is no point in telling us you heard it from the BBC/Daily Mail/your Aunty Ethel/Gizmodo first. We do have our ears out all over the Web and other media though, so we might just surprise you.
Also don’t expect articles to be balanced, neutral or even fair. Each writer (and indeed each reader) has their own view of what those words mean and rather than getting bogged down in a philosophical discussion we’re just going to say it how we see it. We don’t expect you to always agree, since even we can’t manage that among ourselves.
What we expect from you
We expect you to enjoy the site as much as we do, share your thoughts with us in a constructive manner even if you don’t agree we will respect your opinion but we will also reserve the right to disagree.
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Geek Power is:
Geek Power’s answer to Jeremy Clarkson. That’s to say he’s a sad, middle-aged man with a big mouth who’s trying to act like he’s still in his twenties. He remembers the days of punch cards, paper tape and hard drives the size of toasters with the capacity of the kind of usb stick you might get in a Christmas cracker nowadays.
If you like your geeks to be humongous, real ale drinking, meat inhaling, obscure, surreal pogonophobes, then you my friend have come to the right blog. That’s right, you read that correctly, I don’t like beards. There are many things I do like, however, such as Playstation, Apple, Cribbage and pickled eggs. My first computer was an Acorn Electron, my first phone was a Motorola M3788, we backed the Betamax and my first regeneration was Baker to Davison. I love films, all films, but get a full geek-on for comic book & sci-fi movies and TV shows in particular. I adore Science and Space but most of all I love the sound of my own voice, so do please forgive me if I waffle.
International man of non-mystery. My passion for all things tech comes from a very small age, since the first time I learned how to connect a VCR and make it work (I was 5). My first PC was an Apple II. I have fond memories about the first time I connected to a BBS and the first time I connected to the Internet via that same bulletin board system. I love films and TV series. I let my beard grow sometimes, but never for too long so Iain doesn’t stop talking to me.
I have a keen interest in anything from the original Star Wars trilogy through to the Star Wars Expanded Universe – as well as everything that encompasses. Mostly interested in things which fly or make noise (ideally both), I like playing with new gadgets and buying phones on a whim.
Ash is a technophile and Tolkienite at heart and has read the Silmarillion more than once – yes really, he’s one of those – with an enjoyment of the wider Sci-Fi and fantasy genres amongst others! When not engaged in hobbity pursuits, he is an avid gamer and movie watcher, and has had an affinity with all things technological and some things sporty.
Classified. No, seriously. Well maybe not quite that seriously, but definitely seriously enough that … [redacted]