Author Archives: Tim Bayer

Tim Bayer, Webmaster, and Assistant Editor of Weekly Hubris, was born and brought up in Webster, New York. He attended St. Bonaventure University, earning a BS in Computer Science, and then worked in the hi-tech world. In 2002 he turned his creative energies to product development and video production with the release of his first independently produced products. When the demand for web site design (TBayer.com) and freelance writing increased, he once again switched skill sets . . . to writing and web work. An avid or, to be more accurate, rabid, disc golfer, he may often be found chasing plastic while in pursuit of the perfect round on a disc golf course, or designing and developing disc golf products for Demogrid.com. He says he “tries to find the humor hidden in everyday experiences, because life is too important to be taken seriously.” (Author photo by Tim Bayer)

Engineer, Check. Geek? Nerd?

“If you don’t know the difference between a geek and a nerd, or know how an engineer views the world, there’s a video that may help.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—February 2019—If you have seen a number of my posts, you probably understand why I describe myself as […]

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Porch Pirate Payback

“Your package was delivered . . . and then stolen. If you are Mark Rober, this demands an ingenious engineering response. It’s time for porch pirate payback (and fart spray). YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—January 2019—The tracking lists your package as delivered. However, there is nothing waiting by […]

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Fretting About the Upcoming Robot Takeover?

“For those of you currently living in fear of inhabiting a dystopian future dominated by artificial-intelligence-fueled robot overlords . . . fret not: for they can be entertaining!”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—November 2018—For those of you currently living in fear of inhabiting a dystopian future dominated by […]

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An Impressive Collection of Bones

“The sequel is often not as entertaining as the original; the son not quite so stellar as his father. (This is especially true in regards to movies.) But, for whatever reason, there seem to be a number of musical sequels that are as enjoyable as the originals.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer […]

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Stay Woke: Accept Nothing on Face Value

“Now, yet another front has opened up in the battle against deception. Technology has advanced to such a degree that the adage ‘seeing is believing’ is no longer a guarantor of veracity. So, accept nothing on face value.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—June 2018—These days, identifying deception and […]

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Use The Universal Truth Finder

“Yes, there is now a Universal Truth Finder, available to everyone. In fact, you have access to the Universal Truth Finder right now, and you can use it whenever you choose.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—May 2018—Yes, there is now a Universal Truth Finder and it’s available to […]

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She’s Not An Emily

“It took 20 years and a series of chance events. Adjacent cubicles. Adjacent streets. An overheard comment. Then, 20 years passed me by, unaware that Cupid had targeted me. Sometimes you just get lucky. Serendipity. For me, it was an Emily.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—February 2018—It took […]

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Intergenerational Pas de Deux

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—November 2017—Grandparents can connect with grandchildren on some topics but are often worlds apart on others. Dancing is not typically one of the arenas where the generational gap is bridged. However, I have found a video where a grandpa dances across the gap with his […]

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Running Headlong Into Danger

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer Those injured and those helping after the Boston Marathon bombing. Note: This essay first appeared in Weekly Hubris in 2013. BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—March 2017—The first bomb explodes and then a second. There are hundreds of people running. Most are running away from the danger, but there are […]

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Finally, A Xmas Montage Worth Watching

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—December 19, 2016—Christmas music  reappears every December. Well, every October, in fact. What doesn’t pop up often is a truly creative interpretation of the holiday songbook that I (or anyone) might find entertaining. Though a bit of a rarity, this year I found just that […]

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