Inner Nerdom

Not all nerds have the appearance, I’m 44 and grew up as a kid being called a nerd, I looked the look for sure lol, but as I got older I learned to embrace it. My outward appearance changed, and I don’t think anyone looks at me and thinks I’m a nerd any longer. But the inner me, yeah the nerd is in there, welcome to my InnerNerdom!

For a living, I own a pest control business, but since I was a kid in the 80’s I have been fascinated with computers, really anything that was technical, so much that my first teenage job was repairing vacuum cleaners at 15 or 16 years old, and by the time I was 17 I was building an e-commerce website back in the early 1990s. I worked in tech support for a few years, did IT work. I even started a website in the old days to help people get there IT certifications through practice tests, Network Designer/Nerdom, yes I came up with Nerdom that far back. Sold the practice test site, did a lot of non-computer stuff for a few years, got back into it and got a degree in computer programming. I even mined cryptocurrency back in the day when you could mine about one bitcoin a day with a really good gaming computer. Yes, I sold all my bitcoins back then, less than 100 a coin, I missed I know. Now I kill bugs, you see the innerNerdom? Almost

See most people don’t think of someone that works outdoors, or even working with there hands as a nerd, in fact hand a person a chainsaw and I think the term nerd is totally disqualified. I believe we all have a little innerNerdom, that nerd inside of us that gets amazed when we see something spectacularly nerdy. To see a robot change the oil in a car, a drone floating around the sky, a car driving itself, this could go on and on, but I digress, I think you get the picture.

Sometimes that inner Nerdom gets us into trouble, especially us nerds with ADD. We can get so fascinated with something, and we must learn everything about it, all our thoughts are consumed with it. All while carrying on our daily lives. People see me treating there house for roaches, and I am thinking about how I could build a robot to do that, in fact recently I came up with an invention for a smart rat trap, that also catches mice, even snakes. I will be documenting it soon, but it is called trap-n-tell, it kinda went viral on a tiktok I posted recently.

Why don’t I have a job in IT? Well I can’t find someone that is knocking at my door for the way my brain operates, and I have been self-employed for the majority of my life, so my pest control company pays the bills when I stay focused enough, and that is good for me at the moment while I work on bigger things. Yes, I do wish an investor would come along and hand me a paycheck to design cool stuff, but till then, I am my own investor, and I open-sourced my trap, no patent stuff, I just gave it away. Why? Because I have seen too many of my ideas become something real a few years after I come up with them, so I decided to let this one go open. Believe it or not, you can probably find it on Twitter, but I came up with 3d printed houses years ago, it was simple in my head, and I just spewed it all over Twitter, because why not? I got a lot of laughs from people, but I know it was going to happen, and I didn’t have the funds to be the first. One day I will build one of those to print my family a home though, because why not 3d print a castle for my wife?

That is a basic introduction into the inner nerdom of Dave Luper II, welcome to my head, maybe we can all learn more through this site, so join in!