30 Days of Geek challenge

My friend Jethro Carr has just suggested another 30-day blogging challenge, and unlike the last one, this one doesn’t require me to be highly introspective and emotional, which I can gladly cope with :). Instead, the topic this time around is 30 days of geek.

The topics that Jethro’s suggested are:

  • Day 01 – Why do you consider yourself a geek?
  • Day 02 – Preferred programming language?
  • Day 03 – What does your day job involve?
  • Day 04 – Greatest application written to date.
  • Day 05 – Quick nifty hacks you’re proud of
  • Day 06 – Primary geek fuel (snacks/drinks)
  • Day 07 – Preferred smartphone platform. And which do you use?
  • Day 08 – Preferred method of communication with humans
  • Day 09 – What OS/distribution do you run?
  • Day 10 – Picture, screenshot and specifications of your primary computer.
  • Day 11 – Favourite hacking environment – music, light, seating, etc
  • Day 12 – What area do you want to expand your skills into?
  • Day 13 – How did you become such a geek? Career? Personal interest?
  • Day 14 – Favourite computer conference?
  • Day 15 – Earliest geek experience
  • Day 16 – First computer you’ve ever owned & your favourite ever.
  • Day 17 – Post a useful HOWTO to solve a challenge you’ve come across recently.
  • Day 18 – Most cringe-worthy geek moment
  • Day 19 – Most hated computing environment.
  • Day 20 – Where do you stand on Internet Censorship?
  • Day 21 – Favourite thing & worst things about working in IT?
  • Day 22 – Release some software under an open source license that you haven’t released before.
  • Day 23 – Post a review of an application that you use.
  • Day 24 – How do you feel about Open Source vs Proprietary software?
  • Day 25 – Microsoft – friend, foe or other?
  • Day 26 – Apple – friend, foe or other?
  • Day 27 – Fix a bug in some open source software and commit the patch
  • Day 28 – How many computers lying about the house?
  • Day 29 – Looking back (at geek life), would you have done anything differently?
  • Day 30 – Where do you see technology advancing in the next 20 years – and where will you fit in?

Hopefully by the end of this you’ll have a good insight into my geekiness — posts will start showing up on November 1st.

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