Thursday, 5 June 2014

15 Surefire Signs That You're A Geek

In the proliferation of 'top' lists that seem to be invading Facebook, Twitter; here's another one to determine just how much of a geek you are. There are some dead giveaways on how to identify a geek. It'll be so useful in the Zombie Apocalypse when the geeks will inherit everything.

 Don't hate me for it. Just sit back. Scroll down...and revel in the Geekdom.

(Readers' note: 1-4 signs, you merely like technology. 5-8 signs, you probably work in a tech-related environment. More than 9 signs, you're a full-blown, card-carrying tech geek.)

#15 - You've read every available biography of Steve Jobs and Linus Torvalds. Twice.
#14 - You haven't paid for a single music album since 2005.
#13 - Your desk monitor is set up in portrait orientation.
#12 - You don't just leech. You seed.
#11 - Mention "open source" and your Pavlovian response is to say "the best".
#10 - You can recite more than twenty different software or OS release dates. But you can't remember your mother's birthday.
#9 - Glasses aren't a fashion accessory. They help you code in dim lighting conditions.
#8 - Everyone wants your advice on which phone, laptop, home theatre, TV, tablet, (insert electronic device) to buy next. And where to buy it cheap.
#7 - Your work attire consists of sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt. And you secretly feel that's too formal.
#6 -  You use terms like 'XML, Python, Hadoop, Linux, JSON, cache, msconfig, APIs, SDKs, GitHub, Apache, HTML, staging, production, servers.' Daily. Without blinking.
#5 -  Internet connectivity is a human right. You do not patronise a restaurant or cafe that doesn't have a WiFi hotspot.
#4 - You have sent your CV to Microsoft, Google, Intel, Oracle or VMware at least once in the past year.
#3 - Talking to your friends, you are constantly the one that says,"There's an app for that."
#2 - No more phone calls for you. That's too 2013. They can reach you via messenger, email or video calls.   

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#1 - You checked your phone more than 4 times since you started reading this. Admit it.