I don't know how it's possible but I think I may have
just become even more of a geek than before. Not by actually becoming more geeky but by becoming more nerdy and not proportionally reducing my geekiness1.
Aside from my usual activities which consist of spending upward of 10 hours a day in front of a computer,
this week2 I have also done the following things:
- Released a WordPress Plugin about footnotes.
- Been reading three books at once (which by my definition is nerdy) all of which are on geeky/nerdy subjects. They are Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson 3, The Know-It-All by A. J. Jacobs and The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach.
- Actually enjoyed reading said exceptionally nerdy books (although I'm still a little sceptical about The Automatic Millionaire).
- Been reprimanded for correcting peoples spelling too much.
- Written a post about the differences between then and than.4
- Over used footnotes.5
- Thought seriously about writing a comparison of the English language and Hypertext Mark-up Language (which I'll probably still do).
- Having had a quick look around the web to check up on the definition of the two terms I find there is a wide variety of opinion. Personally I'm of the opinion that geekiness inherently relates to technology in some way, while nerdiness is more related to being a bit of a book worm. In short I'd call myself a geek but Laura a nerd (sorry babe). [↩]
- This list was formed some time ago, actually. I am now reading marginally fewer nerdy books. [↩]
- A fantastic book that you should all read! Especially if you want to know all about the English language, where it comes from, where it might go to, and many other most interesting things. [↩]
- That is recent. [↩]
- That one's recent as well. [↩]