Sunday, June 29, 2008

I took it, but still cannot believe the result...

"Hello, I am Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!"

"There will be blood tooonight!"

"That's a recipe for a whole bunch of unpleasantness"

"Hailing frequency's open sir..."

"Treat her like a lady and she'll always get you home..."

"Carter, my head!" <--People have actually said this one to me, more than once...

"They're a planet full of accountants in general General."

So, there, I've quoted a bunch of stuff, lines right out of different shows

I mean, really, I can quote lines with the best of them... I can even tell you who sings the song at the end of episode four, season one of Charmed, and actually have a collection of music that's been on Charmed. For years, family and friends have assured me I'm a geek or some such... But when I took the test I got...

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Joe Normal

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored less than half in all three, earning you the title of: Joe Normal.

This is not to say that you don't have some Nerd, Geek or Dork inside of you--we all do, and you can see the percentages you have right above. This is just to say that none of those qualities stand out so much as to define you. Sure, you enjoy an episode of Star Trek now and again, and yeah, you kinda enjoyed a few classes back in the day. And, once in a while, you stumble while walking down the street even though there was nothing there to cause you to trip. But, for the most part, you look and act fairly typically, and aren't much of an outcast.

I'd say there's a fair chance someone asked you to take this test. In any event, fairly normal.


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST


Veronique said...

Hey, that's Joe Cool, not Joe Normal. :)

I came up as normal too: 48% nerd, 26% geek, and 9% dork. It's all pretty true. I love to learn, I do know some stupid stuff like things from TV shows that should have fallen out of my brain long ago, and I do pretty well socially, even in my current evolving role.

BTW (hmmm, am I a geek for using that?), I've never succeeded in making your "mailto" animation work. Just so you know.

Samantha said...

Okay, so it wasn't just me that noticed it was Joe Cool! Thank you, I was worried I was missing something. That's the picture they gave me with the results.

OTH (Honey if you're a geek for using BTW I'm a geek for "On the other hand"!) I have no idea what the darn fool deal is with the mailto think... Have you tried it recently? It was only recently that Karyn pointed out it don't work... It's shiny, but if it doesn't work, I'm going to have to do something else... All it takes is a click, unless you have flash turned off in your browser or some such... I'll have to...

Frak, now it doesn't work for me either! Okay, how about you (and anyone else who wants to) send me an email to:


and we can go from there... For me, it's back to the drawing board... Oh fuss and bother... :-o)


Sara said...

I'd throw in some creative acronym, but apparently that would be way too socially adept...

From the results page:

"78 % Nerd, 70% Geek, 65% Dork
You scored better than half in all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius."

"Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject)."

"Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius."

Ouch, nailed it. Problem is, I *really* don't like Bill Gates. Then again, I guess if I did I'd fit in somewhere...

By the way, the email flash thingy works on Firefox 2 with Outlook 2003 email on a Windows box. Does not work with IE 7. Tried adjusting both IE and Flash security settings, to no avail...

Samantha said...

You know, honestly I really thought I'd come up more, well, different than I did. I mean not only can I quote lines from TOS verbatim:

"Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a Bricklayer..."

I can tell you DeForrest Kelly playing Doctor Lenard McCoy said that about helping a wounded Horta in "Devil in the Dark"

The Spock said "I shall do neither for I have killed my Captain and my Friend" in "Amok Time" at the end of the "Pon Far" after killing Kirk with a Lirpa, because "de Ohn Woo" just wouldn't do... :-o)

I mean I've even designed and built some Trek Tech that doesn't quite exist yet. Like a primitive force field blocking a doorway... It used low energy laser pointer, several stun guns and a Tesla coil. No one found it particulaly funny... I even figured out how to make a though based computer interface that works years before they made it poplar in "ancient tech" in Stargate. That one I promptly destroyed... I used to play chess (to win) while reading a book and watching TV.

My sister is forever telling me what a freaking geek I am,and then this...

Bill Gates wasn't, isn't a typical outcast genius, he's living proof that crime DOES pay. Only reason he's famous and rich is because he's a theif and a liar who was in the right place at the right time to strike a deal with the devil of the day.

MS-DOS was IN FACT copied line for line... No, not even copied, really. It was CPM-86 for 8080 and 8086 based architectures designed and written by the folks at DRI and leased to him for traffic light controler software... He hacked it, tinkered with it just enough, and sold it to IBM for their first PC's. Windows? Well I'll bet you didn't know that deep in the kernel there are STILL to this day bits of Xerox/Apple code? Stolen too!

Me, I'm a linux girl myself... I don't while tis true I still run some windows boxes, including this laptop, it's only because I've been too lazy to back it up, format it, and start over... While I use the OS, most of the stuff I use is NOT MS based... OpenOffice, Thunderbird, FireFox, and others, all which run just as well on Linux...

So not that I'd set out to prove I'm a geek (I think that's the right one) but I was really surprised at the result I got... Still am...

I'm working on a new version of my widget that should fix the remaining problems, but in the meantime anyone that wants to e-mail me directly can send mail to me at:


I hope this helps... Thanks for the report about my widget, it's helped me narrow down the biggest problems which are all fixable... So we'll see...

Sara said...

I honestly think the test is flawed. I know maybe one Star Trek quote, and it's, "You Klingon bastards, you...(Shatner Dramatic Pause)...killed my son". Wait, make that two; "Khaaaaaaaan!". That's about it. I've never watched Deep Space Nine or Stargate or Battlestar Gallactica. Not to mention that whole dig about makeup not being important! I may not slather it on, but believe me, it matters to me!

There are two reasons Mr. Gates is wealthy; he was born wealthy and he is a free market businessman to the core.

I used to be a DOS gal, still work in a Microsoft world, but do all of my fun stuff on various flavors of *NIX. Something about the freedom really appeals to me.

I'd love to have seen your doorway sound like a tinkerer, and *that* is pretty geeky/dorky/nerdy....