I've realised that most people upon meeting me don't realise just how geeky I can actually be. I am just as strange as most computer scientists, I just happen to be female, there are no rules that say they are mutually exclusive.
This is not a new revelation but I was reminded of it today when I got frustrated formatting LaTeX tables and wrote a script to take in a CSV and format it into a nice standard LaTeX table. I consider this a highly practical approach, the fact that the solution is super geeky is incidental.
On the subject of LaTeX, I'm keen to try a recent discovery on Sourceforge: Track Changes for LaTeX which might solve advisor communication feedback issues. Another useful link is a LaTeX equation builder that generates the code for you