I took another geek test today. (Thanks for the link, Punk!) I couldn’t score very many points on the television-related questions, because I haven’t watched TV for several years, and before that I only watched a few shows on PBS. I was a little let down when I scored under 45% (major geek). But then my wife took the test and scored 22.68% (geek), so I got to go back and change the answer to “Did you marry a geek?” This was enough (along with some other things I mis-marked) to push my score up to 46.15385% or “super geek”–woo hoo! My older daughter also took the test and scored 36.09467% (major geek). I’m so proud! My baby’s all grown up, sniff sniff. I think I should get bonus points for having “major geek” offspring!
One of the last questions on the test is, “I can think of other things that should get me points on this test”. Well, of course!
- Bonus points for geek offspring. 😉
- Grant points for other open-source flavors of Unix, e.g. FreeBSD, et al, instead of being Linux-centric.
- Points for having a computer as part of your home A/V system.
- Points for home-automation hardware, e.g. X-10.
- Bouns points for integrating caller ID announcement and/or home automation into your home’s audio/video system.
- Add “The Return of the King” and “Star Wars Episode III” to the movies list.
- Add “Firefly” and/or “Serenity” to the list of geek media.
- Add soldering iron, digital camera and digital video to list of geek toys (microscope, etc.)
- Bonus points for barometer (on “thermometer that also measures humidity”).
- Points for knowing which is faster, FireWire or USB 2. Bonus points for knowing by how much.