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Monday, July 10, 2006
This was dumb - but so what?
I was over at Matt's blog and thus inspired I did one of these surveys that tells you if you are nerd-like or not.

I am nerdier than 90% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

It is silly, but that is what Monday's are for.
posted by Daniel @ 12:20 PM  
  • At 1:14 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger David said…

    Wow, I only scored 23.

  • At 1:38 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Jim said…

    Yep, I only got 27. I guess we are just plain too macho for this nerd thingy! ~:)

  • At 1:44 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Had I taken the quiz 20 years ago I probably would have scored higher. ;-)

    I have really toned down my nerdiness in the last decade. At least I thought I did.

  • At 2:07 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger jazzycat said…

    I was real disappointed in that I only scored 28. I thought I was more nerdy. I think I am and my problem with that test had to do with being too dumb rather than being hip.


  • At 3:01 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Frank Martens said…

    So does this mean you are an pre-90's HP fan? :)

  • At 3:17 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Neil said…

    Dan, you are a computer programmer...
    Ipso facto, supreme nerd. No surprises there.

    I beat you. Got a 94.

  • At 3:34 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Frank - Reverse Polish Notation all the way.

    Neil - 94? You gotta get rid of that cracked software dude. It ain't right.

  • At 3:42 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Jim said…

    Buggy just got busted!

  • At 3:51 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Neil said…

    Lotus 1-2-3 version 2.1, circa 1985, copy protection cracked. You were just a little guy back then, right Dan?

    I will delete it forthwith. If I can locate it.

  • At 8:16 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger pilgrim said…


  • At 11:36 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said…

    I absolutely refuse to do this one - I'm too sensitive.

  • At 11:09 AM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Frank Martens said…

    I don't even have to take it to know that I'm an uber-nerd.

    But reverse polish notation? Dude, get with the times.

  • At 11:28 AM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Even So... said…

    My "nerd" score was only 58, but my "weird" (see my blog; subtle hint, is it not?) score is 141 - I guess that's because I like talking to myself so much (see my blog for the inside joke, ha ha once again, oh yes, I am the Suzerain of Silliness)

  • At 11:49 AM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Frank - clearly you have no respect for the ancient ways. ;-)

    JD - weirdness? I will have to check that out. You seem, well, less weird - but then again, I didn't know that you talk to yourself a lot...

  • At 1:27 PM, July 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    91% scored higher (more nerdy), and
    9% scored lower (less nerdy).

    What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

    Definitely not nerdy, you are probably cool.


  • At 1:45 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    That means that you are not a nerd.

  • At 3:02 PM, July 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    is that a good thing or a bad thing? And why you head look like you have a throbing headache?

    Seriously though, how do you make it do that?

  • At 3:07 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Brad Williams said…

    Well, I was around an 16. I can't believe it. I am ashamed.

    Back in the day when I rolled twenty-sided dice all night and hoped that my 3rd level thief could pull off a pickpocket without being detected I might have scored higher.

    Though I must say, in defense of my nerdiness, there was entirely too much attention given to the Periodic table and not one decent Literature question in the thing.

  • At 3:09 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Brad Williams said…

    Oh yeah, and that didn't ask:

    "Are you able to get a date?"


    "Do you think that a chat-room conversation with a girl is like a real date?"

    That, to me, is quintessential nerdiness.

  • At 3:34 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Brad - Rather than ask about dungeons and dragons directly, they should have just asked if a THAC0 of 6 was better or worse than a THAC0 of 12. Clearly, that would have sufficed

    I too thought the periodic table was a little over done.

    Danielle - it is an animated gif - I made it using a freeware tool called "gimp" which allows you to take an image - warp it - then animates a change from the pristine image to the warped image and saves it as an animated gif.

  • At 3:43 PM, July 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You made it? wow! that's pretty cool.

    So this is how NOT nerdy I am... what's a gif? I first read it as gift and was like, oh cool!

    (As my family likes to remind me, I could give Jessica Simpson a run for her money!)

  • At 8:37 AM, July 13, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    My wife did the test. She scored a three, and was disappointed that she was considered more nerdy that two percent of the applicants.

  • At 3:37 PM, July 13, 2006, Blogger Brad Williams said…


    You played the Rogue, too, didn't you?

  • At 4:03 PM, July 13, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Brad -

    I was mostly the DM - so I got to be everything, albeit in NPC form. ;-)

  • At 11:53 PM, July 13, 2006, Blogger Even So... said…

    Always a cleric...or a monk...

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