It is the Christmas Season and I had a moment of nostalgia when I saw this video cross my line of sight and heard the modem dial for AOL. I remember my ISDN line, first in the state of Oregon.
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…
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.
- My Gengo – Translation by People, Not Computers (crenk.com)
- Google launches universal translation tool for web publishers (downloadsquad.com)
- Google Toolbar’s Improved Web Page Translation (googlesystem.blogspot.com)