50 Things a Geek Should Know [Infographic]

In days of yore, it was easy to spot a geek. We were the ones inside on a sunny day indulging our unfashionable obsessions to the detriment of our social standing. Now, thanks to the arrival of “geek chic”, what would once result in ridicule is now considered “really cool”.

So, to separate the programmers from the poseurs, and the haxxors from the hipsters, here follows a list of things every geek should know…


Fitness for Geeks

lrgI really like my Safari Bookshelf from O’Reilly Books.  I just started Fitness for Geeks to see if they cover some of the topics that I am interested in.  A short list of Bruce’s goals includes how to:

  • Learn to live in the modern digital world and still be physically vibrant
  • Examine apps and widgets for self-tracking various fitness issues
  • Zero in on carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals
  • Find and choose food, and learn when to eat and when to fast
  • Reboot your system through movement in the outside world
  • Select from more than a dozen techniques for your gym workout
  • Fuel fitness by focusing on the science of nutrition and supplements
  • Apply lifestyle hacks, such as high-intensity exercise and good stress

Geek Clock

From GeekCook comes this clock for Geeks.  If you haven’t used Google Translate, install the Google Toolbar, turn on Translate and translate this Chinese site into English.  The translation will get you through a purchase; however, you will spot the challenges in translating a web page.  Think what ThinkGeek would look like translated by Google into Chinese.