28.59961% geek

I just did “the Geek test”:http://www.innergeek.us, which tells me that I am *only 28.59961% geek.* Apparently this still makes me a “total geek,” but I’m a little disappointed (though also relieved). Only 28.59961%! I think I ought to get at least an extra 0.00001% because these are the main things I’ve done today:

* Written a long email about videogaming on the Mac to a new postgrad in the English department.
* Taken my PC to get repaired, having correctly identified a problem (the smell of burning) with my power supply, though having failed to notice a couple of burned and melted capacitors on the motherboard.
* Posted on my blog four times, including this one, referencing a videogame at least once each time.

And that after cleaning my apartment a little I plan to play some more _World of Warcraft_.

In some ways, though, this is an atypical day, since I’m resting on my laurels after “finishing the first draft of my PhD thesis”:http://benhourigan.com/index.php?p=27. I will, however, shortly be off them, or else end up without either of a PhD or living stipend.

Anyway, “do the test”:http://www.innergeek.us. I can highly recommend it: it’s much less stupid than most of the “self-assessment” tests on the internet, and you won’t feel like it makes you choose between alternatives that are all unsatisfactory. I hope you do better than me, whatever your idea of “better” is in this context.

Author: Ben Hourigan

Ben Hourigan is a novelist from Melbourne, Australia. His books Kiss Me, Genius Boy and My Generation’s Lament are Amazon category bestsellers, and are available wherever good books are sold online. Ben also works as an editor, copywriter, and self-publishing consultant at his own firm, Hourigan & Co. For news and book release updates, sign up to his email newsletter.