nerdy enough

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.

5 Comments on nerdy enough

  1. Mandy
    May 13, 2005 at 3:41 am (13 years ago)

    McGyver can fix ANYTHING…

  2. the salmon
    May 15, 2005 at 3:11 am (13 years ago)

    i got a score of 24: Not nerdy, but definitely not hip.

    good to know.

    i wish they asked if i know any elemental puns. those things are so clever…sorta.

  3. issachar
    May 17, 2005 at 8:55 pm (13 years ago)

    The preferred term is geek. As in GQ or Geek Quotient.

    And I scored Slightly – 54%

    But I bet they marked me down for saying Assembly is a real language, the hosers…

  4. Patricia
    May 21, 2005 at 4:05 am (13 years ago)

    I got a score of 15. You really got a score of 31% Hhhmm.

  5. Englers
    May 25, 2005 at 1:32 am (13 years ago)

    I got 45%, which I thought was pretty good, until Alvin took the test to “prove he *wasn’t* as nerdy as me”, and got 59%. And my 45% is partially by association. Like I wouldn’t have rotten food or heaps of dirty clothes in my bedroom… they are on his side, but still in our bedroom. -de


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