I'm Laura from central PA. I've used DaniWeb as a resource for months now, and finally decided to quit lurking and start posting because of a PC puzzler (posted in the spyware forum).
I got distracted this afternoon while researching answers (it is the weekend afterall) and read through some of the less tech oriented forums (ie the Geeks Lounge). I realized that right now, other than my 2 ubergeek children, none of my friends and coworkers is as geeky as I am. I got excited at receiving an external USB hard drive at work -- my coworkers were bewildered and unimpressed, tho glad I was happy. I'm the IT Admin for 40+ users who don't really want to know anything about the machines and technology they're using -- they just want it to work as it is supposed to, despite their inadvertant efforts.
It's nice to find you all!