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Mar 22, 2009

Turning Japanese?

According to the results of my 50 Skills Every Geek Should Have quiz over at Gizmodo (31 out of 50), I went to computer camp as a child and wish I were Japanese. Neither is true, although, I really like Sushi, but, somehow, I don't think that counts.

Still, I was rather intrigued that all these things I do, and really don't give much thought to, on a daily basis, which seem very much second-nature to me, rate on a list of essential geek know-how.

Here's a few of the skills one should know, nun-chuck skills are not included.

1. Install a hard drive in a laptop
2. Perform a clean OS install on a machine with two OSes
5. Wire your house for Ethernet and Coax cable
6. Use BitTorrent and RSS to automatically download new shows from trackers
12. Use your 3G phone as a Wi-Fi access point
14. Design a webpage in HTML by hand that features a picture of your cat
15. Use Photoshop to imperceptibly doctor a photo
17. Know where to buy cheap cables and accessories
18. Fix your parents' computer over the phone without looking at a computer
22. Program a universal remote
24. Hide porn from your significant other
26. Know how to back up your data to networked storage—and actually do it
27. Watch TV shows on the internet for free
28. Edit together digital video ripped from YouTube
30. Reset expired trial software by messing with the registry
32. Download pre-release movies
33. Hack the Wii to play homebrew games
34. Get around web content filters on public computers
35. Get into a Windows computer if you forgot your password
36. Securely erase your data so it can't be recovered
37. Share a printer between a Mac and a PC on a network
40. Navigate and reorganize the files on your computer in DOS
45. Build your own computer from parts
50. Talk about things that aren't tech related

See how you rate here: Gizmodo - 50 Skills Every Geek Should Have


ML said...

well, I've got the pre-release movie download thing licked

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