You poor thing. You scored much higher than I did. To put this in the language of the tester, this test was totally bogus, duh.
Posted by: Greg at December 14, 2005 02:06 PM (PZjIq)
I am an engineer with a hosting company and I only scored a 57%, "wannabe geek."
The quiz was lame. I don't know real people who talk like that.
Posted by: Ryan DeBarr at December 14, 2005 08:00 PM (EZnB/)
I think I skewed my results slightly, because it was pretty easy to figure out what answers would give the higher scores -- though I really DO know how to program in Pascal.
Posted by: Warren at December 14, 2005 08:02 PM (DPRNU)
That's the thing. There are a ton of technical questions I knew.
But I don't worship at the feet of Linus Torvalds, use stupid hacker talk, or spend all my time gaming.
I don't really know anyone who actually does speak in l33t or play games all day, and I know some very, very technical people.
Posted by: Ryan DeBarr at December 14, 2005 08:06 PM (EZnB/)
But there is the fact that I don't consider myself a geek.
I guess I did well to score that low considering what my job is.
Posted by: Ryan DeBarr at December 14, 2005 08:12 PM (EZnB/)
I think the quiz was geared toward wanna-bes rather than already-ares. That seems to be the focus of some of the questions, anyway.
So what does that make me .....
Posted by: Warren at December 17, 2005 10:09 AM (DPRNU)
I think it comes down to the definition of "geek." Computers, to me, aren't "fun", they're "work." And the stuff I play with isn't necessarily cool. It's just stuff that makes all the cool things work.
If I were a geek, my RSS feed would work.
Posted by: Ryan DeBarr at December 20, 2005 10:59 PM (EZnB/)
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