Forum Game Are you a programming geek? Take the test . . .

otterZ

Member
I recently tried to talk to my wife about programming and she just rolled her eyes and said that I sounded like a 'programming geek'.

It was funny and made me wonder what exactly a stereotypical programming geek would be like, and am I one?

So I made a very serious, accurate, fair, and unbiased test, based purely upon cutting edge science.

Basically, if you score above 30 points you are a programming geek.

I scored 27, very close to programming geek level. How did you score? Do you have any questions you feel need to be included in the test?

A) Do you have any Star Wars merchandise in your room? If yes, 5 points.
B) Are you an avid fan of Star Trek? If yes, 5 points.
C) Are you obsessed with Japanese art? If yes, 3 points.
D) Do you own a classic console? If yes, 3 points.
E) Have you ever dressed up in cosplay? If yes, 3 points.
F) Have you ever played a Dungeons and Dragons board game? If yes, 5 points.
G) Have you ever subscribed to a subreddit? if yes, 2 points.
H) Do you despise mainstream pop music? If yes, 2 points.
I) Do you own a keyboard that lights up with different colours? If yes, 5 points.
J) Are you introverted? If yes, 5 points.
K) Have you or your family ever owned a brown coloured car? If yes, 15 points.
L) Do you own and use a sketch pad? If yes, 3 points.
M) Do you feel uncomfortable at parties? If yes, 2 points.
O) Do you find it nearly impossible to express your emotions? If yes, 5 points.
P) Do you only wear black or dark autumn colours? If yes, 5 points.
Q) Do you own more than one cat? If yes, 5 points.
R) Can you touch type? If yes, 3 points.
S) Do you actually enjoy using command line type stuff - as in Command Prompt / PowerShell etc. If yes, 5 points.
T) Do you not like to rip the wrapping whilst unboxing something or opening a present? If so, 2 points.
U) Do you know any Klingon vocabulary - even one word? If yes, 5 points.
V) Do you have any T shirts with a Marvel character on them? If yes, 3 points.
W) Have you ever given your pet a name that contains more than 2 syllables? If yes, 15 points.
X) Do you own a katana sword? If yes, 5 points.
Y) Do you own a wooden or plastic katana sword? If yes, 15 points.
Z) Have you ever bought a mobile phone case online? If yes, 5 points.
 
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kraifpatrik

Member
God damn it, 25! I've went to a CS university, programming is both my profession and my hobby. I've been programming for more than a decade! I love reading SIGGRAPH papers and watching GDC talks. Don't tell me I'm not a programming geek! Why do I have to speak Klingon and own fricking katanas and **** to be a PROGRAMMING geek?! 😩
 

EvanSki

Raccoon Jam Host
A) Do you have any Star Wars merchandise in your room? If yes, 5 points.
B) Are you an avid fan of Star Trek? If yes, 5 points.
C) Are you obsessed with Japanese art? If yes, 3 points.
D) Do you own a classic console? If yes, 3 points.
E) Have you ever dressed up in cosplay? If yes, 3 points.
F) Have you ever played a Dungeons and Dragons board game? If yes, 5 points.
G) Have you ever subscribed to a subreddit? if yes, 2 points.
H) Do you despise mainstream pop music? If yes, 2 points.
I) Do you own a keyboard that lights up with different colours? If yes, 5 points.
J) Are you introverted? If yes, 5 points.
K) Have you or your family ever owned a brown coloured car? If yes, 15 points.
L) Do you own and use a sketch pad? If yes, 3 points.
M) Do you feel uncomfortable at parties? If yes, 2 points.
O) Do you find it nearly impossible to express your emotions? If yes, 5 points.
P) Do you only wear black or dark autumn colours? If yes, 5 points.
Q) Do you own more than one cat? If yes, 5 points.
R) Can you touch type? If yes, 3 points.
S) Do you actually enjoy using command line type stuff - as in Command Prompt / PowerShell etc. If yes, 5 points.
T) Do you not like to rip the wrapping whilst unboxing something or opening a present? If so, 2 points.
U) Do you know any Klingon vocabulary - even one word? If yes, 5 points.
V) Do you have any T shirts with a Marvel character on them? If yes, 3 points.
W) Have you ever given your pet a name that contains more than 2 syllables? If yes, 15 points.
X) Do you own a katana sword? If yes, 5 points.
Y) Do you own a wooden or plastic katana sword? If yes, 15 points.
Z) Have you ever bought a mobile phone case online? If yes, 5 points.
A) Yes +5
B) No
C) No, well that depends, im going with no for the sake of art implying more then anime ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
D) Yes an N64, a ps2, some gameboys +3
E) Um sorta, im gonna say yes +3
F) not the board game no but my irl friends and I have played our own adventure
G) No I dont use reddit as a user
H) Yes +2
I) No but soon
J) yes +5
K) No
L) sketch pad as in a book? Yes, as in digital, no
M) Of course +2
O) Yes +5
P) Yep +5
Q) No cats currently
R) No, Burn the witch
S) YES! I have a whole load of batch files I wrote +5
T) No I rip it up
U) I dont watch star trek
V) Nope
W) I dont think so
X) A katana? no, the master sword and a cutlass yes, the cutlass was from my dad he got it as a cop, it was evidence because the dude attacked him with it, so he kept it
Y) No? Didn't I just answer this?
Z) online? no.

Score: 35
This quiz almost feels like those crappy buzzfeed ones that are very one minded. Sorry. :p
 

Bearman_18

Member
96.
that's the highest score I've seen on this thread. Geez.

Code:
A) Do you have any Star Wars merchandise in your room? If yes, 5 points.
B) Are you an avid fan of Star Trek? If yes, 5 points.
C) Are you obsessed with Japanese art? If yes, 3 points.
D) Do you own a classic console? If yes, 3 points.
E) Have you ever dressed up in cosplay? If yes, 3 points.
F) Have you ever played a Dungeons and Dragons board game? If yes, 5 points.
G) Have you ever subscribed to a subreddit? if yes, 2 points.
H) Do you despise mainstream pop music? If yes, 2 points.
I) Do you own a keyboard that lights up with different colours? If yes, 5 points.
J) Are you introverted? If yes, 5 points.
K) Have you or your family ever owned a brown coloured car? If yes, 15 points.
L) Do you own and use a sketch pad? If yes, 3 points.
M) Do you feel uncomfortable at parties? If yes, 2 points.
O) Do you find it nearly impossible to express your emotions? If yes, 5 points.
P) Do you only wear black or dark autumn colours? If yes, 5 points.
Q) Do you own more than one cat? If yes, 5 points.
R) Can you touch type? If yes, 3 points.
S) Do you actually enjoy using command line type stuff - as in Command Prompt / PowerShell etc. If yes, 5 points.
T) Do you not like to rip the wrapping whilst unboxing something or opening a present? If so, 2 points.
U) Do you know any Klingon vocabulary - even one word? If yes, 5 points.
V) Do you have any T shirts with a Marvel character on them? If yes, 3 points.
W) Have you ever given your pet a name that contains more than 2 syllables? If yes, 15 points.
X) Do you own a katana sword? If yes, 5 points.
Y) Do you own a wooden or plastic katana sword? If yes, 15 points.
Z) Have you ever bought a mobile phone case online? If yes, 5 points.
Answers:
Code:
A) I own SW merch, which exists in my room. Yes
B) Yes. Specifically NG
C) Ilya Kuvshinov is my favorite artist. I particularly like 90's anime style, though.
D) Of course I do.
E) Many times. I did Yun (from SF3), Kankuro (from naruto, even had the puppet on my back), Ryu Hayabusa (from Ninja Gaiden), and Revolver Ocelot (MGS).
F) yes, twice.
G) A few.
H) Of course.
I) Sadly, it only does red.
J) I think so.
K) No.
L) yes.
M) No.
O) Of what few I actually have, yes.
P) Yes.
Q) yes.
R) Not quite.
S) Very much so.
T) No, I rip the wrapping.
U) A few, but only because I read Foxtrot.
V) No
W) Yes, I named a goldfish "submarine" when I was young.
X) No.
Y) yes, a bokken I got from my dad.
Z) Yes.
 

otterZ

Member
What a great name for a goldfish :) I checked out some of Ilya Kuvshinov's art . . . I really like the style and striking use of colour.
 

MissingNo.

Member
46 Somehow. 15 points for a brown car?
That question is probably a joke about 80s nerds. Should have been another asking if you ever wore thick glasses.

My score is 30.

Relevant questions:

I) Do you own a keyboard that lights up with different colours? If yes, 5 points.
Yes although I despise RGB components in general like RGB RAM and such. Can't stand the light pollution in the room.

J) Are you introverted? If yes, 5 points.
Very much so. I honestly don't find much of anything fun outside of the house aside from restaurants. I don't like going to live music events (I figure why do that when you can watch it at home?) Also hot take, I find most live
performances suck anyways even if it's a band I'm obsessed with. I don't like fairs or theme parks (just don't find them very fun). Don't like parties (Don't have time for dumb drunk people).
And I don't like vacations or visiting popular tourist destinations (Again can look pictures up online).

So yeah I'm about as introverted as it gets, I have the most fun programming or just playing video games. Don't need much more in life.

I thrive during covid.

K) Have you or your family ever owned a brown coloured car? If yes, 15 points.
Yes

M) Do you feel uncomfortable at parties? If yes, 2 points.
Yes, and just don't find them fun in general.

R) Can you touch type? If yes, 3 points.
This one is funny for me. I can if I don't think about it as it will just naturally happen. but the moment I think about doing it I suddenly forget how to do it.



Questions I said no to, but still wanted to comment on:
D) Do you own a classic console? If yes, 3 points.
I used to awhile back but I got rid of all of them.

H) Do you despise mainstream pop music? If yes, 2 points.
This a yes and no question for me. I hate a lot of the popular music nowadays mostly because it either sounds too weird or generic to me, but I do like plenty of modern artists and popular songs.
But overall I mostly listen to music from the 40's, 60's and 80's the most.

V) Do you have any T shirts with a Marvel character on them? If yes, 3 points.
No, too socially awkward for that, don't like to standout.😆
 
Code:
A) Do you have any Star Wars merchandise in your room? If yes, 5 points.
Yes! Episode V The Empire Strikes Back is superior to all the other films! A New Hope and virtually everything was Jar Jar's fault!

B) Are you an avid fan of Star Trek? If yes, 5 points.
I prefer Captain Picard over Kirk. Shatner is kinda arrogant in my opinion.
No joke, my kitchen is decorated with Star Trek pictures and figures; the dining room is decorated with Star Wars art. We have a lovely picture of Leonard Nimoy on the wall. And in fact I am friends with his cousin, Jeff Nimoy. Actually hung out with him a few times and we had lunch on occasion.

C) Are you obsessed with Japanese art? If yes, 3 points.
No.

D) Do you own a classic console? If yes, 3 points.
SNES, Genesis, N64, and NES.

E) Have you ever dressed up in cosplay? If yes, 3 points.
Shockingly, No.

F) Have you ever played a Dungeons and Dragons board game? If yes, 5 points.
YES!!! My character is Nerromi Bimrose, a level 6 shadow-elf thief. I occasionally play D&D on Roll20. :)
I've even messed around with the Infinity Engine and built my own Baldur's Gate expansion when I was 13.

G) Have you ever subscribed to a subreddit? if yes, 2 points.
Nope.

H) Do you despise mainstream pop music? If yes, 2 points.
Yes! Autotune is just... awful. I find most music past the Cobain era difficult to listen to.

I) Do you own a keyboard that lights up with different colours? If yes, 5 points.
No. I prefer keyboards without letters because I don't need to look down to double-check what I typed.

J) Are you introverted? If yes, 5 points.
Yep-a-tuny!

K) Have you or your family ever owned a brown coloured car? If yes, 15 points.
Noperoni!

L) Do you own and use a sketch pad? If yes, 3 points.
Yep!

M) Do you feel uncomfortable at parties? If yes, 2 points.
Yeah.

O) Do you find it nearly impossible to express your emotions? If yes, 5 points.
Sometimes? Yes?

P) Do you only wear black or dark autumn colours? If yes, 5 points.
Yep!

Q) Do you own more than one cat? If yes, 5 points.
No cats. I'm allergic. :<

R) Can you touch type? If yes, 3 points.
Yep!

S) Do you actually enjoy using command line type stuff - as in Command Prompt / PowerShell etc. If yes, 5 points.
Yes. I pretty much have to for git, kali linux, and (occasionally) python.

T) Do you not like to rip the wrapping whilst unboxing something or opening a present? If so, 2 points.
For some reason, yes.

U) Do you know any Klingon vocabulary - even one word? If yes, 5 points.
Nope. I'm not THAT geeky. XD

V) Do you have any T shirts with a Marvel character on them? If yes, 3 points.
Yes, a few.

W) Have you ever given your pet a name that contains more than 2 syllables? If yes, 15 points.
Yep! I have a little dog named Carmelita.

X) Do you own a katana sword? If yes, 5 points.
Yes!

Y) Do you own a wooden or plastic katana sword? If yes, 15 points.
Nope.

Z) Have you ever bought a mobile phone case online? If yes, 5 points.
Nope.


I scored 73. What did I win? x_x
 

otterZ

Member
I agree, Picard is my favourite Star Trek commander too. He's such a great actor too, I watched 'Green Room' where he plays a violent character and I didn't even realize it was him until about half way through he was that convincing in the role!
Yeah, Empire Strikes Back was just amazing, especially for its time.
I'm allergic to cats too, which is a shame as I really like cats. I'm okay around cats for a couple of hours but beyond that my nose closes up and I can't breathe. Nice set of classic consoles, a Genesis too. 👍
 
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