Just like our Peace Corps assignments, this community is what we make of it. Geeks come in all kinds, and this community is open to that.
To introduce myself, I am a PCV in Suriname, for the Small Business program. I work with WWF (pandas, not wrestlers) and have been spending my time in the past months helping with their website, media production, and preparing education materials. I use my laptop daily. (I'm using it now!)
As for my geeky interests, I enjoy working with computers and technology, playing on the internet, reading comic books and science-fiction, playing tabletop and live-action roleplaying games, fencing with the SCA, working at renaissance faires, downloading good TV shows, and watching clips on YouTube.
I bought a laptop specifically for the Peace Corps, an Averatec 1050
. I also brought my Nintendo DS, a Sony digital camera, and an 30GB iPod Photo. (The camera and iPod where lost when my bag was stolen, but have since been replaced by a very old Fuji camera and by a Creative Zen Micro. I have not had any other issues with gadget theft.)
And I am very glad that I brought everything with me, as they've all been useful.
Oh, and the icon for the group is my DS. ;)