Before watching “The 10 Commandments of the PC Tech” clip at the end of this post, here’s a pre-story written by the Alpha Geek himself, Mike Meyers.
Be careful about what you say in front of those whacky LearnKey productions guys- you never know what they’re going to do with it.
Case in point:
As we were finishing up the LearnKey A+ shoot in Salt Lake City last October, I got into one of my tech rants. This particular rant started with me complaining that CompTIA isn’t going far enough in providing baby techs a grounding in the life skills necessary to function well, especially in a world filled with non-techs. Sure, I’m happy about the new communication objectives they offer. I’m also very pleased that CompTIA isn’t afraid to remind users to bathe, use deodorant and tuck in their shirts however, I wanted to discuss some of the huge lifestyle and work environment mistakes that techs are so prone to do- and that non-nerds love to joke about.
Of course, Ammon, Steve and Brad (the whacky LearnKey production team) aren’t the type of guys to let one of one of my rants go by quietly. They know how to push my buttons with clever phrases like “Yeah Mike! You’re right! Hey dude, sit here in this chair and tell us about them. Oh, let’s just put a touch of makeup on before we start. The lights? The camera? Uh, we’re just trying some new codec’s. Ignore them.” But, like the fool that I am I fell for their trap, and I proceeded to point my eyes straight at the camera and kick into full-bore rant mode.
So without further ado, here’s what those clever elves over at LearnKey did to my rant.
P.S. Anytime you hear me start a sentence with “I’m a nerd”, and you’re a nerd too, grab a pen and takes notes. Out of all the rants I’ve done, there’s always a gem or two in there somewhere. And if you’re a non-nerd and hear me start a sentence with “I’m a nerd”, run away as fast as you can or you’ll find yourself sucked into the murky depths of serious nerdom.
Are YOU a nerd? If so, kick back, relax and enjoy! And don’t forget to let us know what you think…