Thursday, December 28, 2006

Are you a Geek, Nerd or Dork?

This has to be one of the clearest profiling descriptions that I've seen. Thanks to Militant Geek blog,

An alarming trend that we've noticed at the Militant Geek HQ is the sloppy usage of the terms geek, nerd, and dork. It was almost as if certain individuals assumed that they meant the same thing!

For the record, Geeks are those that have technical aptitude. Nerds are bright but socially awkward. And, Dorks are just inept excuses for protoplasm. To prevent such future travesties of verboten wonders, the retired circus-monkey crew at Militant Geek have prepared this handy comparison chart:

Geek vs. Nerd vs. Dork

Fictional Differences Expressed in Terms of Everyday Items

Chief Cell-Phone ConcernDoes it have BlueTooth?Does it play games?Who would I call?
MantraCan we fix it? Yes we can!The meek shall inherit the earthWhere’s the remote?
Dream Job(s)Nasa/ILM/GoogleWizards of the Coast/Marvel Comics‘American Idol’ Archivist
UniformJeans and Ironic TPenny loafers and AcneWhatever Mom wants
Starter Apartment FurnitureComputer DeskKitchen Table for D&DStarter Apartment?
Favorite SportRobot WarsCaptain Kirk Drinking GameHandheld video poker
PlaylistsKnight Rider/A-Team MashupsLord of the Rings/Star Wars Soundtracks139.5 ‘Best Hits of Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond!!!’
Favorite Childhood ToyLegosSuperhero doll action-figureOwn snot
Boner WorthyAPI DocumentationBabylon 5 MarathonBra section in the JCPenny Catalogue

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Time's Person of the Year is YOU!

According to a Time magazine article, the Person of the Year 2006 is YOU!

"But look at 2006 through a different lens and you'll see another story, one that isn't about conflict or great men. It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.

The tool that makes this possible is the World Wide Web. Not the Web that Tim Berners-Lee hacked together (15 years ago, according to Wikipedia) as a way for scientists to share research. It's not even the overhyped dotcom Web of the late 1990s. The new Web is a very different thing. It's a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new
version of some old software.

But it's really a revolution."

Sunday, December 17, 2006

What is your BIG idea to shape the future?

As we review 2006, examine what we've learned and discuss where we want to do, I hear so many people talking about changing the future. We are always changing the future. Everything we do impacts the future. What we do today shapes the world tomorrow.

Walk around with this thought in your head for the rest of 2006:
What is your BIG idea to shape the future?

Really think about about this. What would this mean for you, your family, your friends and community, your country, the world?

What is your BIG idea to shape the future? Share it!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 is another ranking tool that measures the links connected to a site. There is a bookmarklet that you can drag to your toolbar and use to analyze any site that you come across.

It gives you a numerical score based on the number of links from Bloglines, Google,, Technorati, Yahoo, Digg and Shadows.