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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

How to be a real Geek

This is what you cannot avoid if you want to be considered a Geek.

1) True nerds should be able to identify even the most esoteric connector in their sleep.

2) They should be able to run All their Essential Apps on a USB Stick.

3) They should be able to straighten the Pins on an Older CPU.

4) They should know the 13 Basic HTML Tags

5) They should beat Quake in Under an Hour

6) They should get Around the Content Filter on Public Computers

7) They should recite pi to 23 Decimal Places

8) They should replace the Controller Board on a Hard Drive (if your computer has one)

9) They should be able to benchmark their Computer

10) They should be able to Rip a DVD to h.264

11) They should be able to Overclock their PC and Tune Your BIOS

12) They should be able to Use Remote Desktop

13) They should be able to Build their Own Computer

14) They should be able to Securely Erase their Data So it Can't be Recovered

15) They should be able to Get into a Windows Computer without Password


16) They should be able to Hide Porn

17) They should be able to Explain What E=MC^2 Means to a Liberal Arts Major

18) They should be able to Use a DSLR in Full Manual Mode

19) They should be able to Mooch their Neighbor's Wi-Fi

20) They should be able to protect their own Wi-Fi

21) They should be able to Wire their Home with Ethernet Cable

22) They should be able to Know the 6 Most Important Linux Commands

23) They should be able to Stream Movies, Music, and Photos to Any TV in their House

24) They should be able to Install and Configure a Virtual Machine

24) They should be able to Run Multiple Monitors Like a Pro

25) They should be able to Hack Firmware on a Router

26) They should be able to Avoid DRM on everything

27) They should be able to Download Flash Video and Bend it to their Will

28) They should be able to Get Around In DOS

But if you cannot do all what I listed and even cannot understand what I am talking about in some cases, do not worry.
Being a Geek is not that important.
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