Thursday, November 20, 2003

Five fingers, five binary digits, 0-31. Obviously.

Not normally the kind of thing I go for, and quite a bit later than everyone else, but I finally got around to taking The Geek Test. Some friends of mine scored in the 30's and 40's, so I figured I should find out where I fall.

I'm at 23.27416%: Geek. I scored high in the computer-heavy sections, but a lot of the rest was left blank. A few random things like "I watch documentaries" and "I've read [Asimov/Lovecraft/Tolkien]" and "I've studied a language on my own."

'Course, there was only one check-box next to "I program." I suspect that, if I could put the appropriate number of checks next to that, I'd score much higher.

And they didn't even include "I have a weblog", "I've written my own weblog framework", or "I've created a programming language specifically for web programming", all of which should rightly cast me into the bowels of Pathetic Geek Hell.

Unless "I'm married" and "I have a kid" can reduce your score. Dunno.

1 comment:

  1. There's a fine traditional remedy to this problem. Decry them as frauds, make your own better geek test, and add a check box to give yourself scads of extra points for doing so.