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Saturday, October 28th, 2006
3:54 pm - Shock and Confusion

I was in an odd mood, so decided to actually upload some user pics. And, while in that mood, I decided I'd do something I hadn't for a while...

So, without further ado, here's an Unconscious Mutterings's FACollapse )

Hmm... While I'm at it, I'll explore another blast-from-my-LJ-past. In my "Celebrity Face-match and more" entry, I uploaded my pic to myheritage.com, and got some results. My brother recently followed suit, so I figured, while I was here, I might as well revisit. Plus, he had complained that two virtually-identical pictures, one without glasses and one with, had completely different results. So, I decided to try some experiments. Results behind the cutCollapse )

I hope you enjoyed it. Or something.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
3:30 pm - Books-read meme
BOOK MEME! Copy & paste the list. Bold the ones you’ve read. Add four recent reads to the end.

(yoinked from psiphiorg's friends, since he hasn't yoinked it yet. specifically, I used steve_mollmann's copy of the list as the starting point)

book list withinCollapse )
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Thursday, October 5th, 2006
6:43 am - Unusual SPAM
Apparently, the abilities of NBC's "Heroes" have been spreading into the real world, and affecting nefarious (rather than heroic) individuals: I received a SPAM today dated NOVEMBER 5th, 2006, with a timezone offset of -0060 -- so, there will be a spammer just west of Greenwich a month from now, who shows Hiro-like abilities in sending his spam, and who doesn't know how timezone offsets are supposed to be displayed.

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
3:26 pm - TrustFlow results for pryrt
I tried out TrustFlow II for LiveJournal. The following people not on the friends list for pryrt are close by: More results below the cut...Collapse )

Created by ciphergoth; hosted by LShift.
TrustFlow II: Who is closest to your friends list?

How TrustFlow II works

Curiously, the people I have actually met in real life, or know online but hadn't put into my friends list, were much lower in the TrustFlow than a bunch that I can't even figure out how it connected me -- though I am noticing that many of them are geographically closer to me. Hmmm...

edited 8/24



current mood: curious

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006
6:35 am - Wow
I didn't realize I was so emotionally intuitive:personality testCollapse )

of course, I don't actually believe it. On most of the "emotional" section questions, I just randomly guessed. Plus, I got upset at the bias espoused in some of the emotional questions. -- well, one of the emotionals wasn't random... it was obvious, based on the bias of the question and non-emotional clues in the photo.

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Friday, April 14th, 2006
9:54 am - How spoiled am I?
Questionaire behind the cutCollapse )

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Friday, April 7th, 2006
10:56 am - WikiBirthday meme

yoinked from psiphiorg

Look up your birthday in Wikipedia (day and month, no year): for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_18, list 3 events, 2 births, and 1 death from the result.

3 Events

  1. 1778 - James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
  2. 1896 - The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
  3. 1975 - The Jeffersons debuts on CBS.

2 Births

  1. 1782 - Daniel Webster, American statesman (d. 1852)
  2. 1882 - A. A. Milne, English author (d. 1956)

1 Death

  1. 1936 - Rudyard Kipling, British writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

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current mood: historical

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
8:10 pm - Celebrity Face-match and more.

Celebrity Face Match

So, I was skimming a newspaper in the lunchroom today at work, and saw an article about myheritage.com, which is showcasing some fun face-recognition/face-matching software, by matching a picture you upload to its library of a few thousand celebrity faces. Without registering, you can only upload one photo for comparison, so choose wisely.

this picture of me matched me as insideCollapse )

Time for others to try, and fess up. :-) (And do any get better SciFi or techie matches than I did?)

... and more

Happy February 8th Birthday to John Williams (composer), Seth Green (Buffy's "Oz"), Nick Nolte, and (posthumously) Jack Lemmon.



current mood: celeb-like

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Monday, February 6th, 2006
5:17 pm - Things are looking Twonky!

And balance has been restored to the universe. Today, I was informed that Avalon Hill (ie Wizards of the Coast, ie Hasboro) has re-released Robo Rally! It appears that this version has a new set of boards as compared to the original printing, which makes it even more appealing. More boards is good!

Find more at the Wizards of the Coast article.

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PeterCJ



current mood: excited

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10:31 am - 400% Thinker

Yoink! Thanks, psiphiorg.

Description withinCollapse ) <table cellpadding="20">
Your brain: 40% interpersonal, 60% visual, 60% verbal, and 240% mathematical!
Link: The 4-Variable IQ Test written by chriscoyne on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

I'm not sure that it accurately pegged my mathematical compared to my verbal. I think I was skewed by the order of questions, and my mood, because there were a lot that were borderline between the answer that would have been verbal score, and the math one. Mostly, I disbelieve that I think more mathematically than psiphiorg, because I know he has math-think that even I get lost by.

Many years back, I was sent a personality/categorization test that truly impressed me. It asked a bunch of very strange things, which didn't seem like personality questions, but were intended to figure out which part(s) of the brain you use. Based on that, it was able to get a reasonably close approximation of my personality, plus an accurate description of how I think. Unfortunately, I didn't keep a copy, so now it's lost to me, to compare or even remind. vae, auriscera.

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current mood: mathematical

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Friday, January 27th, 2006
8:56 am - My Trivial Alphabet

Finally, a meme that I am willing to utilize (yoinked, unsurprisingly, from psiphiorg): basically, 26 pieces of trivia about me, based on the letters of the alphabet.

  1. The rather large Apple tree in my backyard had very few apples this last year.
  2. Blue is my favorite color
  3. Cyan is my favorite shade of blue
  4. Thanks to psiphiorg, "DAH" is an interjection I will occasionally use.
  5. "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge" is the acrostic I memorized to learn the treble clef
  6. I enjoyed Fishing as a young child, though I didn't much enjoy eating fish; now I enjoy eating fish, but I haven't gone fishing in 15 years.
  7. German is the foreign language I studied in high school, though I also had a half-quarter of biblical Greek.
  8. I am a man who wears few Hats
  9. My International travel has been restricted to Canada and northern Mexico, though someday it will likely include India.
  10. When my mother's ancestors came to the States, they changed their name to Johnson, in order to have a less common family name.
  11. I have been told that my father wanted the spelling of my middle name to start with 'K' rather than 'Ch'.
  12. I am very infrequently Late for anything.
  13. I appear to be a fan of Mazda (cf. R and Z)
  14. NULL seems an appropriate response when Nothing comes to mind for 'N'
  15. If I were more like my father, Ω (Omega) would be my favorite greek letter.
  16. Π (Pi) is my favorite greek letter, and π my favorite number, and Pumpkin Pie my favorite dessert.
  17. 'Q' seems unnecessary to me in the English alphabet.
  18. I just bought a 2005 Mazda RX-8, the "sequel" to my RX-7. I enjoy rotary engine vehicles. ;-)
  19. I played on a Soccer team in kindergarten. Outdoor soccer in a rainy Oregon winter is not a good way to get a child interested in that sport.
  20. I have played the Trumpet since just before 5th grade, though I haven't played nearly as much since I graduated college.
  21. Undercover's "Three Nails" is one of my favorite songs and, I think, the first song I quoted in an email signature. (hmm, if the order in my random sig database is accurate, it was actually the second.)
  22. "V", the tv-miniseries, creeped me out when it was first on TV when I was much younger... I'll see, sometime in the not-overwhelmingly-distant future, what I think of it when I watch it on DVD.
  23. I saw Whiteheart and Petra at the same concert once... that was cool.
  24. I have X-rays from when I broke my arm a few years back...
  25. In my interpretation, 'Y' is almost always (not just "sometimes", as the old mnemonic claims) a vowel.
  26. Mazda's Zoom-zoom advertising campaign is nifty.

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current mood: amused

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Monday, January 16th, 2006
6:31 am - FAever
Early in the week... it might be time for Unconscious Mutterings's FA.beyond hereCollapse )

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Monday, January 9th, 2006
3:44 pm - Late into the new year
Two weeks' worth of Unconscious Mutterings' FA hereCollapse )

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Sunday, December 25th, 2005
8:25 am - Merry Christmas

Good morning. Look, I'm actually doing the weekly FA on Sunday... And it's Christmas, to boot. Here 's a present from me to you:

Read more...Collapse )

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Monday, December 19th, 2005
6:59 am - Christmas is almost here

First, grr, my standard radio station stopped tuning in yesterday (well, may have been earlier) and was still not available this morning, so I had to listen to a different station during my shower. hmph.

Second, the alternate station claimed, at 5:30 this morning, that it was "5 days" until Christmas. I've never understood radio "Christmas math". It's one day until tomorrow, right? That means 1 day until Tuesday. 2 to Wed, 3 to Thu, 4 to Fri, 5 to Sat, 6 to Sun. Six, six days till Christmas, muahahaha.

Okay, on to association...Collapse )

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PeterCJ

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Monday, December 12th, 2005
3:03 pm - Stop associating ...
Apparently, I'd decided to stop associating with the likes of you... at least, to stop free associating here for a while. I won't bother to "catch up", but I will have a go at this weeks' Unconscious Mutterings' FACollapse )

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PeterCJ

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Monday, November 14th, 2005
6:46 am - Simplistic associations
Nothing overly fancy in this week's Unconscious Mutterings' FACollapse )

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
5:50 pm - Association as of late

Tuesday evening before I get my FA in... harumph.

Unconscious Mutterings' FACollapse )

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9:43 am - 100 Questions meme
yoink:
100 QuestionsCollapse )

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Monday, October 31st, 2005
6:33 am - All Hallow's Morn

It may be spooky, but I'm doing this week's FA first thing Monday morning:


Unconscious Mutterings' FACollapse )

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