Wednesday, October 05, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Ways To Become An Absolute Computer Dork

James Gardner sent us this list of the ten ways to spot a computer dork. How well do you score?:-

  • 10 - Have a print out on your wall from Google maps of Cupertino.
  • 9 - Complain to the BBC more than once a week.
  • 8 - Think a duck's quack doesn't echo.
  • 7 - Wear a slashdot T-Shirt on a first date.
  • 6 - Know what yEnc, LAME, BSD, MozDev and OSS are acronyms for.
  • 5 - Tell people about Adam Curry and expect them to be enthusiastic.
  • 4 - Have a gmail account.
  • 3 - Ask the lazy disinterested teenage shop assistant in PC world about Linux just so you can tell them what it is and why you hate Microsoft.
  • 2 - Say "LOL" and "ROFLMAO" in normal conversation.
  • 1 - Never leave the house and have no friends.
Want us to read out your list? Then email it to, we'll read it out on We also talked about, where you can get 10% off with the magical TOTP10 coupon code. Oh, George Clooney and Micheal Douglas pay a visit too and explain podcasting in their own dignified fashion.


Anonymous said...

Isn't BSD Blue Screen of Death?

And I think Mos Def is a rapper and in Hitchhiker's the Film, yes. Though MozDef are the Mozilla Development team, the people who make Firefox.

As for ducks quacking, just let me take my pet duck for a walk down to the local bridge...Nope, not echoing.

Anonymous said...

Nooooo. BSD = Berkeley Software Distribution, a computer OS almost as good as Windows ;P
Unfortunately BSD is dying, netcraft confirms it. If you "get" that lastsentence you are an absolute computer dork.

bryan-in-greece said...

so trog, did you enjoy the show????? ;-)

Highlights from two years of blogging. said...

how come George & Michael have taken on hybrid Peterborough/Yorkshire/Lancashire accents? Are they researching new roles? Lots of wee jokes, but no poo ones- are they Rob's Rules?! x

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Hmmmm... methinks Trog's a blog comment spammer. Wasn't there one a day or so ago in here from some other suspicious character saying "great blog - come check out mine" ? That looked pretty much like spam too.

bryan-in-greece said...

yes, grant, something about horse barrel riding, whatever that is!

Top Of The Pods said...

For all those wondering about ducks and echos, then have a look at this...

This is from the BBC so it must be true, no?

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PS we back tonight guys after a short break in recordings... rob had stubbed his toe on a humfuit and I was in a 72hr game of redutref. So sorry about that. We promise to be more careful and not play games involving lots of money and trefs.

bryan-in-greece said...

The BBC News website today had this article about a new Yahoo podcast page which might be worth looking at - apparently it allows you to rate the podcasts you listen to - so I think a few good words could be put in for Jon and Rob...