Are you a Nerd? Geek? or Dork?

Posted by Mark

I don’t know if I should be happy about this but my test results say I am neither, I am normal.

Results
Joe Normal
21 % Nerd, 34% Geek, 17% Dork

Try the test yourself. [Link]


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The Takeover

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Since I started working 4 years ago I noticed something that was common wherever I went. When an employee leaves a company, whatever was left behind by that employee suddenly becomes up for grabs. I have witnessed many people leave and I have become an expert at grabbing stuff thats left behind. For example, an employee left our agency for good 30 minutes ago and the first thing I did was takeover his Mac speakers. The speakers are Logitech and are pretty cool, it has a remote control, 2 satellite speakers and 1 sub woofer. I feel guilty for taking them but if I didn’t someone else would. Once you takeover the big stuff you then have other little stuff like staplers, paper clips, highlight pens, keyboard and mice, notebooks, markers, magazines and tons more stuff now all available freely to be taken by anyone in the office. Its heartless and brutal but its fun. Employees become locusts taking everything leaving nothing behind. Now even while I am writing this someone is swapping his chair with the one of the ex employee and people are searching through the drawers…


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Invisible Donkey Removal

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Did you know on average an apartment has between 8 to 12 Invisible Donkeys? Lucky for you there is an elite team of I.D.R. Technicians that can remove up to 15 invisible donkeys for just $250! [Link]


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Kitten Canon

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How far can you shoot the kitten? My furthest distance was 832 feet 1067 feet. [Link]


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First Impression: Nintendo DS

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Nintendo DS

Yesterday I got my Nintendo DS which I had ordered from Amazon.com. I had ordered the bundle which included the Spiderman 2 game, Metroid Prime demo game and the Pro Gamers Kit. The Pro Gamers Kit is basically an Aluminum Case, Games Case, Earphones, Car adapter Screen Lenses and Neck Strap all in 1 package. The aluminum case looks like those bags in the movies where the drug dealers carry their cocaine in. First thing I did once I picked up my stuff was pass by Rihab Complex to exchange the Spiderman game for Super Mario. I hate Spiderman 2 but it came for free with the bundle and I figured I could exchange it for a game I would enjoy more. I found a store in Rihab that was willing to exchange spiderman for mario if I paid him KD3 which was a fair deal and I went ahead with the trade.

When I got home I took out the DS from the package and started playing with it. First thing I noticed was that its huge. Compared to my PSP the DS feels larger and heavier, Nat felt this the most since her hands are smaller then mine. I played Mario for a while and then played the mini games that came with the game and it wasn’t bad. I actually prefer the mario mini games to the actual game, they were more fun and faster. I really like the touch screen, I hate the stylus and thumb strap though, I prefer using my thumbs to click and rub the screen. I later played the Metroid Prime demo and that also made use of the touch screen, using my thumbs to click on screen buttons is very practical and easy. The reason I purchased the DS was so I could play the game Nintendogs which I ordered with the DS but which I still haven’t received so I am kinda disappointed about that.

The graphics of the DS compared to the PSP suck of course. This is why if I am going to buy games for the DS they won’t be realistic looking games. I would get 2D games or 3D games with a cartoony look, like Mario and Nintendogs. When it comes to realistically rendered games the PSP will always win. In October Castlevania is going to be released on the DS and it will be in 2D which is exactly the way I like it, so that will be the next game I will probably get. Nat is enjoying Mario a lot at the moment so I think she will be hogging the DS until I get Nintendogs at the end of this week.

So in conclusion, my first impressions of the DS is that its big, bulky, heavy and the graphics suck. BUT, it does have 2 things going for it, the touch screen and some cool games (like Nintendogs & Castlevania). I personally believe a system is worth purchasing if there is 1 great game you want on it, having 2 games I want is a bonus.

Click here to see the Nintnedo DS with the Pro Gamers Kit
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Amazon Over Packages

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aramex

I went to Aramex yesterday to pick up my Nintendo DS and Apple Keyboard I had ordered from Amazon. When I saw the two packages I received I thought for sure there was a mistake. The boxes were absolutely huge! All I had ordered was a tiny Nintendo DS and a keyboard and they arrive in 2 over sized boxes. Good thing I was in the wrangler cuz they wouldn’t have fit in the Beemers trunk.


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Qualitynet Problems

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Is anybody elses Qualitynet connection acting up tonight or is it just me?

Update: Strange problem. My brother who lives next door and uses my network is the cause of the problem. He has a friend sleeping over who has a laptop with a wifi connection. My brother connects to the local network with ethernet using his laptop. He was trying to share the local network connection with his friend using wifi. Everytime my brother shares the connection off his Mac it brings down the whole network. Weird. I tried it the other day and it worked fine, connection comes into his mac via cable and he shares it out via wifi, don’t know what could be wrong.


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The Ring 2 DVD Campaign

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This is the freakiest idea ever. To help promote the The Ring 2 DVD, a new website was created called 7daysleft.

Visitors to the DVD launch site www.7daysleft.com are invited to scare their friends by entering their email address and mobile telephone number. The site then sends an email to the visitors friend, inviting them to click on a link, and watch the video. As they’re watching it, their mobile phone rings, and a voice whispers “Seven days” down the phone. The viewer is then given the option to send the viral to five of their friends.

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The Sopranos Promotion

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soprano promo

This is such a cool idea, the BBDO ad agency proposed to protrude fake arms and legs the trunks of taxicabs — right next to bumper stickers hyping the new season of the HBO megahit The Sopranos. HBO though refused to run this promotion but are now considering it to hawk the show’s sixth season. [via]


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The Perfect Remote?

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harmony 880

I think I finally found a remote to replace my Sony universal remote. The new Harmony 880 still has the form of the older Harmony remotes except it now also includes a beautiful colored screen. This is the dream remote, size and form similar to the simple Tivo controller but yet with features and functions that match the bulky Philips Pronto remotes. [Link]


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