December 4, 2006

An ‘A’ in Geek

Filed under: Uncategorized — Brian @ 7:08 am

I prefer ‘geek’, but the recent arguments in favor of ‘nerd’ can be quite convincing.

Jim’s score is way too low. Gwynne’s seems about right, as near as I can tell. And Patti is someone I should be reading more often, it would seem.

Mine’s a little too high (but somehow, I feel it should be higher. I run Linux on my router! I use the CLI as much as the GUI! My favorite calculator is the long-discontinued HP-11C I got from my Dad. Wait a minute – I have a favorite calculator!)

I am nerdier than 94% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Still, I am to “Apply for a professorship at MIT now!!!.”
(Punctuation is as provided on the evaluation. I’ll be sure to follow that example on my application.)



  1. I’ve still got my TI-95! That thing rocked. I remember pasting a poem to it so nobody would steal it, figuring that nobody who would want to steal a calculator would want one with a poem on it. I was right.

    Comment by Patti — December 4, 2006 @ 9:47 am

  2. You use the what, what, what?!?! Yours sounds just about right also, near as I can tell. I concur with you on Jim’s score. Clearly, he cheated. Or he’s got an image to protect.

    Comment by gwynne — December 4, 2006 @ 1:39 pm

  3. What in the world is a CLI? I thought it was a TV show.

    Probably what happened is, the template they use to display test results only has two digits for the score, so the ‘1’ was inadvertenly dropped from in front of the ’94’.

    Comment by jvjannotti — December 4, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

  4. Patti – I wanted a TI-95, but had to settle for an 83. You were lucky – and clever to keep it safe!
    I still have my TI-83. There’s something satisfying about a calculator with contrast and brightness adjustments.

    GUI = Graphical User Interface.
    CLI = Command Line Interface.

    Macs (and Windows) are “point and click.”
    The command line is “memorize and type.”

    Comment by Brian — December 4, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

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