The Non-Obvious Geek

instant000instant000 Member Posts: 1,745
There's this guy I was working with:

He used a MAC.
He had an I-Phone.
He drank designer water.
He consumed only the more expensive, micro-brewed beers.
He dressed cool.
He had dozens of war stories.
He was always in control of every situation.
He was like the most interesting man in ... our office.

One day, another guy came up behind his desk [Caught him in some ESX CLI --we don't use virtualization in our shop], and asked "What the heck is all that? I thought you were cool -- I mean, really, what's up with that. I didn't know you were into computers like THAT. You look cool, you act cool, you use a MAC, an I-phone, physically fit, you show up in your Tinted Up, Tricked Out SUV, bumping your music... "

The cool guy's response: "Bro, I'm a geek. I'm bumping those VMWare training CD's!"

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I'm the same way, to an extent. I don't drink designer water but I do have nice hardware and I don't act like a spergin nerd 24/7. I never use a computer at home but that doesn't mean I don't handle my business.
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  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Member Posts: 4,298 ■■■■■■■■■■
    In what part of the world in 2011 is Geek != Cool?

    We have officially inherited the earth.
  • qcomerqcomer Member Posts: 142
    Most wouldnt assume Im a geek either, hah.

    But I do not drink designer water, do not carry an iPad, etc.

    I have old school/traditional tattoos on arms, chest and legs, generally shaved head or a clean fade, lift weights, etc. Most are like ... wow, youre a network admin? hahaha.

  • NOC-NinjaNOC-Ninja Member Posts: 1,403
    I guess Im in the same league. I have tattoos (half sleeve, chest), lift weights, train jiu jitsu and dress up with designer clothes.

    Although, I study hard at home and on my free time at work.
  • Stiltz79Stiltz79 Member Posts: 74 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I am generally not considered a geek. I wear steel toe boots, jeans and tshirts. I ride a motorcycle and show up to work in leathers. I have my concealed permit and carry with me. I have sleeve tattoos, shaved head and trimmed beard. I listen to Classic Rock and some heavy metal. People ask me what I do ad I tell them I'm a Server Admin and they're are shocked!
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