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13 September 2004

The International Herald Tribune writes up “the poll results”:http://www.iht.com/articles/537982.html and I agree entirely with the comment of Ghost in the Machine – “Undecided voters out there, you know how you can “Ask the Audience” on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire when you’re stumped? Consider it like that.”

Filed under:Humour & Entertainment,Personal at8:21 am

I am 30% geek according to “this online quiz”:http://www.thudfactor.com/geekquiz.php. ‘You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.’

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.
You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You’ll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!
Geek [to You]: I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!
You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

Thanks to Lois for the link

I haven’t really found ways to earn a lot of money being a geek liason – I think I would earn more if I knew enough programming to be a ‘pure geek’ but I just don’t swing that way 😉