I'm not a registered geek and not even an associate geek. I had to be told to copy/paste the link to sign up to Geekzone rather than just click on it. BUT I have spent a LOT, meaning ALL, of our family's money on geekdom in the form of those companies so I'm very interested in Geekdom.
But I remember punching Fortran IV cards in 1972 at Auckland University in civil engineering. I worked in the oil industry, mostly for BP Oil [NZ/London and Belgium]. So I'm a civil engineer by education, downstream [marketing] oil man by employment and Geekdom bloke by investment [since 1991].
My main Geekdom interest right now is Zenbu Wi-Fi which is at http://www.Zenbu.net.nz [and yes, I have had it explained to me by an official geek [son Tarken who developed Zenbu Wi-Fi] that it is not done to use a capital letter in a url]. Yes, I like brackets. Also http://www.Zenbu.co.nz which is a New Zealand directory competing with Yellow Pages and the like, developed by Sam Giffney.
http://www.RoamAD.com is probably already known around these parts but is a Wi-Fi technology for metropolitan zones. Zenbu is a hotspot business.
Globalstar http://www.Globalstar.com is one of the low earth orbit satellite phone systems and I have one because for a few years I was a director of Globalstar Australia [a service provider for Globalstar Inc which owns the constellation and some gateways and in which I bought shares, including first time around which went to bankruptcy].
QUALCOMM http://www.QUALCOMM.com should be well known around here too, being Telecom's and Vodafone's technology inventor. I've followed that since 1991 after meeting one of their engineers in San Diego. I had thought in 1989 that Fourier transforms could be used to encode and decode cellphone signals to increase spectrum capacity and was lucky enough to find someone at QUALCOMM who told me what that that's what they were doing.
Okay, now I'm in [I think], so I'll have a look around.