By October 24, 2006


Maybe it’s my natural state of paranoia. Maybe it’s growing up on blood and guts novels and movies. Maybe it’s my fascination with zombies. Maybe it’s my belief that the world is pretty much fucked and someone needs to push a giant reset button. It’s probably a combination of all of that plus some stuff I’m not going to submit to public record. Regardless, I’m kicking off a new category on Gibberish today: GIMPS. It’s my make-light-of-a-probably-bad-situation acronym for Geeks In Moderate Preparedness.

It’s going to address disaster preparedness. Generally, any incident that might result in a disruption of local, state, and/or national resources for up to seven days. I figure that should cover any natural disaster in my area, plus some man-made disasters. Anything that results in a longer disruption and it’s either the end of the world as we know it or I would evacuate to another part of the country.

I had originally polled some of my Gibberish readers to see if they’d like to participate in some workshops and brainstorming sessions in person. This might happen in the future, but for now I think it’s best to christen the GIMPS forum at the newly-created

You will have to register to read or post anything. Registration is free (duh) and you’ll have to verify your email address when signing up. I am going to manually give folks permission to view the GIMPS forum for the time being.

The GIMPS tag on Gibberish will mostly likely be used in conjunction with product reviews. I might make announcements here, too, like a meatspace seminar on orienteering and knot tying. However, most of the actual discussion (I hope) will be on the board.

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6 Comments on "GIMPS"

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  1. Ed says:


  2. drfaulken says:

    I’ve approved you and Stilts, welcome aboard!

  3. Duke says:


  4. drfaulken says:

    Approved! Say goodbye to the rest of your day! 😉

  5. cymwyd says:

    The Captain is too much of an optimist to believe in doomsday scenarios (or even getting a damned generator!) but I’m all about planning and contingencies. Count me in, as soon as I get registered.

  6. drfaulken says:

    Approved! Welcome!