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Everybody's Doin' It

Three totally unrelated items.

Modern, Cool Nerd
60 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 43% 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)!

Congratulations!

Thanks Again!




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 50% on nerdiness

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You scored higher than 70% on geekosity

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You scored higher than 70% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid



Surprised I wasn't nerdier but My Age + My Gender + Online kind of selects for nerdiness.





MD is taking a class called Technical Drawing this term. After 4 days she is finding it fairly enjoyable in that there is no homework, they spend class drawing and listening to music, and if they finish early they can do homework from other classes. Right now, they are drawing manually but in a couple weeks they will start CAD.

What mystifies me is there are only 3 girls in the class and about 20 guys. Why is that? Is "technical" scary? Is it not creative?




A while back, I went out east to learn the agile-lite methodology we are now trying to use in my company. I won't go into details on how it works except developers estimate how long the work will take and management is supposed to decide on an acceptable level of incompleteness. For our current project that level is totally complete and we have estimated the work remaining to take more time than we have been allotted.

So I'm in a meeting Thursday with my boss, and a peer and the people my boss is temporarily reporting to on speaker. They were not happy. They kept saying "You need to stretch your team." The word "stretch" was repeated several times.

Finally, my boss says, "Is that code for working abusive hours?"

Of course they said, "No it's not code" which I might have believed if I hadn't been on loan to projects out east before where team members were expected to stay late several nights a week, not that I ever did.

Mood: cynical, as usual
Tune: Hum of my computer fan
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Pure Nerd
73 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 30% 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, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.

Congratulations!


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in either of the following:

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Love & Sexuality

Thanks Again!




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 80% on nerdiness

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You scored higher than 32% on geekosity

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You scored higher than 40% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating


Again, why do I take these?!

On un-related notes. My girls say (I forced them both to take at least mechanical drawing) that technical drawing is for if you are designing/building houses or designing widgets. Most girls don't take that.

And I like your boss. He may be killed, but I like him/her.

I've tried to draw enough plans in my life that I figure any skill in this area is useful, even if one doesn't plan to make it one's life's pursuit.

Do swords and guns count as "widgets"?

Depends on if they could ever be real. I think the original story was of a con artist selling widgets.

Your boss sounds awesome.

And this should come as no surprise to anybody - I scored as a Pure Nerd.

I'm surprised I didn't rate geekier. Maybe it's because what I'm geeky about changes every couple of years.

I have noticed the creepy fact that we test out very close in all these stupid things. It must mean we would loathe each other upon sight or settle right down to talk and never shut up.

'Said it was creepy.

I scored "pure dork" :P