So apparently, I’m a Supreme Nerd… and yet, somehow I suspect there are people out there, at this very moment, saying, “Dar. Ya think?”
Scott Clark tagged me in a “Nerdiness Quiz” meme thing, so I felt compelled to take the quiz and show the world, that I am, in fact, not a nerd. Sadly, I am, in fact, a great big huge nerd. Witness my score of 92% (Supreme Nerd). Honestly, I thought I’d score lower. I didn’t recognize the dude in the one picture. I don’t know what the E or the M or the C stand for. I’m not even currently using a computer that I built from parts… today. (Though I think perhaps I did make the cables that connect the wireless router to the cable modem… it’s not nerdy to make your own cables. I mean really.)
I would like to point out for the record that I no longer have a teletype in my living room, nor am I still in possession of the z29, or any 300 baud modems (though I might have a 56k external in the garage someplace). The Amiga was never mine to begin with and it got tossed forever ago. The oscilloscope wasn’t mine either, and it’s not in the garage anymore anyway. The worst nerdy thing I’ll cop to is that I am a not-so-in-the-closet Trekkie, and I might maybe have a gold plated Communicator Badge and lieutenant commander collar pips.
I think this quiz is broken and, much like the scale at the doctor’s office, it lies. I am not a Supreme Nerd… (though it makes me feel much better that Jason Bartholme scored higher than me and is a Nerd God).
So… here are the people I’m tagging…
If I can think of more people to tag I will add them… right now I’ve run out of Brians.