Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Truth Be Known

Modern, Cool Nerd
60 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 26% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one
up there, winning the million bucks)!



My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 47% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 86% on geekosity
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You scored higher than 33% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Thursday, December 22, 2005

No wonder I don't remember much of September 2005!

I have been curious to see how much traffic occurred on google, and finally found Google's Zeitgeist which shows just that!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Chronic (What?)-cles of Narnia

This SNL digital video has been spreading like wildfire through the internet, and no wonder. With references to classic movies, internet tools like GoogleMaps and Mapquest, and a tribute to Narnia, it exudes geek appeal to several audiences.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Pay to Play

Too impatient to play the lower levels of a game? Why not outsource? Personally, that would take the fun out of it for me, but I just can't see spending any more time on the computer than I already do. There's too much besides the crack box to interact with in my life...

Monday, December 12, 2005

Can I pay with Monopoly money?

It always amused and intrigued me how my good friend, Jon Maffei, would make decent money on Ebay by selling virtual goods for Everquest. It was hard to comprehend someone spending real money on intangible items, but obviously there are plenty of people willing to do so.
Turns out that was chump change compared to nowadays. According to this November 29th article on Banking on a virtual economy, Jon Jacobs, became the first person in the history of online gaming to spend $100,000 on a single virtual item when he bought a space station in the game "Project Entropia". Incredible!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Stay nice to your system administrator

I came across the humorous System Administrator song which I am dedicating to fool.

Sign of our Times?

I found the Linux Social Experiment to be quite revealing on various levels. As I skirt the fringe of sysadmins, DBAs, and programmers, I witness the arguments over what's better - Linux? FreeBSD? as my well-meaning friends encourage me to break the dependency on Windows. I have a basic understanding of the improvements such a change would bring, but do not have the time nor inclination to do so.

What is more revealing is how few people actually read his sign, and assumed he was looking for a handout. And to see myself in one of those cars - I drive past one man every morning, but have yet to give him anything. I keep telling myself that I'll move some of the bottled water out of the back of my vehicle so it'll be handy to give him, but that has yet to happen. It's not that I don't give to people on the street corners, but I see so many of the same faces on my daily commute, I'm afraid if I start the practice it will be expected...