Work Yesterday Pays off Today

A conversation between my boss and I:

Ed: “Well, get your normal Tuesday stuff done as best as you can, but all of this comes first.” [“This” being support of our customer, who is in town.]

Me: “Knowing that today was going to bad, I did most of today’s work yesterday in the hopes of making today easier. I’ve got a few key updates, but not many. I thought you’d appreciate some foresight.”

Ed: “Hey, cool. Good job.”

Of course, this meant I was at work until 7:00 last night and will probably be here about that late again tonight. This is not conducive to getting anything painted at Club Todder, and hell, last night it wasn’t conducive to anything other than watching TV and sacking out a little after 9:00 p.m.

I figured I’d have time to beat on Sarah’s site today, but I won’t … and now she’s playing with layouts again. I’ll see what she settles on and help her move it live. But I stole this from her … and sadly, we ended up with the same level of geekiness …

You are 42% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.
You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You’ll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!
Geek [to You]: I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!
You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

20 comments

  1. Oh lord, help me now. I think the music section doomed me.

    You are 56% geek

    You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you’ll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you’re a technical geek, you’ll be able to afford it, too. If you’re not a technical geek, you’re geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don’t date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You’ll constantly try to out-geek the other.

  2. 35% for me. You’d think writing Greymatter – hell, having actual long and detailed dreams involving hashes (and I don’t mean of the "browns" variety) – would give me a few dozen more geek points by default…

  3. I took the quiz and found out I am 44% geek.

    I think what got me is the questions about Britain Spears — That must be a part of British Military history that was taught while I was sleeping.

    It was either that or the answers about music — the only two that I recognized were Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

    Do I get a medal or a cookie?

  4. 59% geek! I win!

    You are a geek. Good for you! Considering the endless complexity of the universe, as well as whatever discipline you happen to be most interested in, you’ll never be bored as long as you have a good book store, a net connection, and thousands of dollars worth of expensive equipment. Assuming you’re a technical geek, you’ll be able to afford it, too. If you’re not a technical geek, you’re geek enough to mate with a technical geek and thereby get the needed dough. Dating tip: Don’t date a geek of the same persuasion as you. You’ll constantly try to out-geek the other.

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