Every year I take great enjoyment from seeing how many members of my family I can coerce into giving me a truly geek gift. I'm not talking ipods here. I'm talking about gifts that nobody else in the room has any idea what the heck it is. Half the time the giver doesn't know either - it was just on my wish list.
Anybody got any good ones to share?
I got my dad to give me a set of carbide-tipped lathe turning bits and a set of parallel bars for milling. He knew what they were, because he used to be a machinist, but everyone else in the room was puzzled (and very happy that they didn't receive such a gift).