Technogeeks must congratulate themselves in life. No matter how deft a chmodding, the only accolades you can expect to get from the outside world will be delivered in a currency of indian burns and purple nurples, "nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd." The logic-based acrobatics of the mind will never socially compare with the pec bouncing and upside-down push-ups of our simian, testosterone-drunk peers. We must reward ourselves.
To the rescue, Global Nerdy, who are releasing a series of Geek Merit Badges for $3.99 each. The first is the Octocat, which rewards Open Source Contribution. No word on future merit badges, but I'm hoping at least one will be for Home Trephining.