Five essential skills for trainee geeks

I’m not sure if I’m a fully fledged geek or not… but here are five areas I think are essentials…

  1. Learn to put together wires and boxes (like an amp, TV etc) – particularly learn about cable varieties and all the terminology involved in audio and visual stuff.
  2. Learn to put together a computer – learn what the parts do from the CPU to the fans, and everything in between.
  3. Develop an obsession – past the point of normality – for me it’s coffee. Once that obsession has gone past normal points pick something new.
  4. Learn as many subsets of jargon (or niche languages) as possible, particularly acronyms.
  5. Get a multitool, like a leatherman.


Mark says:

darn it, I need a leatherman.