Las 100 habilidades esenciales de un Geek

Salio este articulo publicado en Wired. Me parecio divertido, y decidi copiar aca cada item, pero poner en negrita los que yo tengo.

que se diviertan!

  • Properly secure a wireless router.
  • Crack the WEP key on a wireless router.
  • Leech Wifi from your neighbor.
  • Screw with Wifi leeches.
  • Setup and use a VPN.
  • Work from home or a coffee shop as effectively as you do at the office.
  • Wire your own home with Ethernet cable.
  • Turn a web camera into security camera.
  • Use your 3G phone as a Wi-Fi access point.
  • Understand what “There’s no Place Like 127.0.0.1″ means.
  • Identify key-loggers.
  • Properly connect a TV, Tivo, XBox, Wii, and Apple TV so they all work together with the one remote.
  • Program a universal remote.
  • Swap out the battery on your iPod/iPhone.
  • Benchmark Your Computer
  • Identify all computer components on sight.
  • Know which parts to order from NewEgg.com, and how to assemble them into a working PC.
  • Troubleshoot any computer/gadget problem, over the phone.
  • Use any piece of technology intuitively, without instruction or prior knowledge.
  • How to irrecoverably protect data.
  • Recover data from a dead hard drive.
  • Share a printer between a Mac and a PC on a network.
  • Install a Linux distribution. (Hint: Ubuntu 9.04 is easier than installing Windows)
  • Remove a virus from a computer.
  • Dual (or more) boot a computer.
  • Boot a computer off a thumb drive.
  • Boot a computer off a network drive.
  • Replace or repair a laptop keyboard.
  • Run more than two monitors on a single computer.
  • Successfully disassemble and reassemble a laptop.
  • Know at least 10 software easter eggs off the top of your head.
  • Bypass a computer password on all major operating systems
  • Carrying a computer cleaning arsenal on your USB drive.  (por suerte no me dedico a hacer servicio tecnico, lo armo si hace falta)
  • Bypass content filters on public computers.
  • Protect your privacy when using a public computer.
  • Surf the web anonymously from home.
  • Buy a domain, configure bind, apache, MySQL, php, and WordPress without Googling a how-to.
  • Basic *nix command shell knowledge with the ability to edit and save a file with vi.
  • Create a web site using vi.
  • Transcode a DVD to play on a portable device.
  • Hide a File Behind a JPEG.
  • Share a single keyboard and mouse between multiple computers without a KVM switch.
  • Google obscure facts in under 3 searches. Bonus point if you can use I Feel Lucky.
  • Build amazing structures with LEGO and invent a compelling back story for the creation.
  • Understand that it is LEGO, not Lego, Legos, or Lego’s.
  • Build a two story house out of LEGO, in monochrome, with a balcony. (cuenta con rasti, no?)
  • Construct a costume for you or your kid out of scraps, duct tape, paper mâché, and imagination.
  • Be able to pick a lock. (aprendi hace poco)
  • Determine the combination of a Master combination padlock in under 10 minutes.
  • Assemble IKEA furniture without looking at the instructions. Bonus point if you don’t have to backtrack. (los chistes no cuentan)
  • Use a digital SLR in full manual mode.
  • Do cool things to Altoids tins.
  • Be able to construct paper craft versions of space ships.
  • Origami! Bonus point for duct tape origami. (Ductigami)
  • Fix anything with duct tape, chewing gum and wire.   (solo macgyver, recatate jajaja)
  • Knowing how to avoid being eaten by a grue.
  • Know what a grue is.
  • Understand wherre XYZZY came from, and have used it.
  • Play any SNES game on your computer through an emulator.
  • Burn the rope.
  • Know the Konami code, and where to use it.
  • Whistle, hum, or play on an iPhone, the Cantina song.
  • Learning to play the theme songs to the kids favorite TV shows.
  • Solve a Rubik’s Cube.
  • Calculate THAC0.
  • Know the difference between skills and traits.
  • Explain special relativity in terms an eight-year-old can grasp.
  • Recite pi to 10 places or more.    (soy geek, no nerd)
  • Be able to calculate tip and split the check, all in your head.
  • Explain that the colours in a rainbow are roygbiv.
  • Understand the electromagnetic spectrum – xray, uv, visible, infrared, microwave, radio.
  • Know the difference between radiation and radioactive contamination.
  • Understand basic electronics components like resistors, capacitors, inductors and transistors.
  • Solder a circuit while bottle feeding an infant. (lead free solder please.)
  • The meaning of technical acronyms.
  • The coffee dash, blindfolded (or blurry eyed). Coffee <brew> [cream] [sugar]. In under a minute. (no me gusta el cafe)
  • Build a fighting robot.
  • Program a fighting robot.
  • Build a failsafe into a fighting robot so it doesn’t kill you.
  • Be able to trace the Fellowship’s journey on a map of Middle Earth.
  • Know all the names of the Dwarves in The Hobbit.  (no, no todos)
  • Understand the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel.
  • Know where your towel is and why it is important.
  • Knowing the answer to life, the universe and everything.
  • Re-enact the parrot sketch.
  • Know the words to The Lumberjack Song.
  • Reciting key scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • Be able to recite at least one Geek Movie word for word.
  • Know what the 8th Chevron does on a Stargate and how much power is required to get a lock.
  • Be able to explain why it’s important that Han shot first.
  • Know why it is just wrong for Luke and Leia to kiss.
  • Stop talking Star Wars long enough to get laid.
  • The ability to name actors, characters and plotlines from the majority of sci-fi movies produced since 1968.
  • Cite Mythbusters when debunking a myth or urban legend. (me aburren)
  • Sleep with a Cricket bat next to your bed.
  • Have a documented plan on what to do during a zombie or robot uprising.
  • Identify evil alternate universe versions of friends, family, co-workers or self.
  • Be able to convince TSA that the electronic parts you are carrying are really not a threat to passengers.
  • Talk about things that aren’t tech related.
  • Get something on the front page of Digg.
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    2 respuestas a Las 100 habilidades esenciales de un Geek

    1. Tordek dijo:

      # Understand wherre XYZZY came from, and have used it.

      Hay muchos lugares donde usar xyzzy, y uno es el buscaminas de Windows… Supongo que se refiere a usarlo en el contexto donde apareció originalmente… ¿lo hiciste?

    2. Tordek dijo:

      # Calculate THAC0.
      # Know the difference between skills and traits.

      Me cuesta aceptar que sabés lo segundo sin saber lo primero…

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