Geek vs Nerd [infographic]

Of late I have started loving these nicely designed infographics. (newspeak?)

Quite a handy tool if you want to convey a chunk of information as a vignette. Chances of it going viral in the social media age can’t be ruled out as well, if things are planned properly.

Like for example, this one… An old yet refreshing take on Geeks vs. Nerds debate with a pinch of humor. No wonder it exceeded expectations of guys (their website Bandwidth is currently down it seems, since it went viral on social media and various blogs).

Geeks vs Nerds

Bigger image here

Also, this reminds me of a Venn diagram I saw sometime ago. The one that rightly puts the Geek vs Nerd vs Dork vs Dweeb equation into perspective:

Geek vs Nerd vs Dork vs Dweeb

One a personal note, I’m not in favor of labeling people in anyway. We can be a good or bad mix of any of these traits depending on the circumstances. However, with this, the Sarcasm category begins on my blog. =)


Confessions of a WordPress Server

First up this morning, I saw this “cute” error message on my WordPress hosted blog. In contrary to “Bad bad Orkut Servers” or “No Doughnut for you!” errors at Orkut, it was a refreshing change though. While this error did not last too long, an auto-refresh after 10 mins made it go.

Here is the text if you haven’t gotten it on your blogs yet:

OH MY! Life is so unfair! What did I do wrong to be born a server in this day and age? I could have been a nice simple bicycle that people happily rode around on all day. But no, I’m stuck inside this metal case serving web pages instead. I never even see the light of day and all I can hear is the rush of the air-conditioning!
Well, no more! I’m relaxing here with a cup of tea and a biscuit until someone shows me some love and attention.

It never takes them long to fix me when I kick up a fuss so check back in a few minutes and I’ll be chugging along merrily again.!

The web server
( – where even the machines have life!)