I was on one of those friend-of-a-friend blog trails today and ended up on a Nerd Test, which of course I took because I was on a break goofing off anyway. I went through all of the questions and scored 31% and here’s the weird part — I was a little disappointed. [Sidenote: I have to wonder if being disappointed in a low nerd score automatically increases a person’s nerd quotient, but that wasn’t part of the quiz.] So I guess I’m not THAT nerdy (which may be a good thing) but I am nerdy enough to find this funny:
Things You Don’t Want To Hear From Technical Support
- Do you have a sledgehammer or a brick handy?
- That’s right, not even McGyver could fix it.
- So — what are you wearing?
- Duuuuuude! Bummer!
- Looks like you’re gonna need some new dilithium crystals, Cap’n.
- Press 1 for Support. Press 2 if you’re with 60 Minutes. Press 3 if you’re with the FTC.
- We can fix this, but you’re gonna need a butter knife, a roll of duct tape, and a car battery.
- In layman’s terms, we call that the Hindenburg Effect.
- Hold on a second… Mom! Timmy’s hitting me!
- Okay, turn to page 523 in your copy of Dianetics.
- Please hold for Mr. Gates’ attorney.
So I’m not nerdy enough to know how to code an unordered list off the top of my head but I am nerdy enough to Google it and follow the instructions. Maybe a little nerdiness is a good thing, as long as it doesn’t get out of hand. I have a piece of paper taped to my monitor that says “Odds are it’s doing exactly what you told it to.” Fear not hard working helpdesk staff, I have no intention of taking it down. I know my limits. I’m nerdy enough.