42 Meme

Jul. 2nd, 2007 07:52 pm
from [livejournal.com profile] lauriemann who got it from [livejournal.com profile] shsilver who got it from [livejournal.com profile] supergee...

1. Go into the archives of your LJ.
2. Find your 42nd entry ever. Yes, this may require some counting and basic math. Deal with it.
3. Link to that entry in a new entry. This is the meaning of your life.

July 13, 2002, about 4 months after I started my LJ (hard to believe, but when i started I wasn't nearly so prolific a poster). But if this is the meaning of my life, then wow, do I ever had a shallow life...
Since I reponded to someone else's, I guess I'd better follow the meme and put it in my journal too...

If you read this, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want -- good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.

Awesome!

Dec. 13th, 2006 07:55 pm
On the twelfth day of Christmas, tammylc sent to me...
Twelve smofs cosleeping
Eleven tastings mothering
Ten bisexuals a-parenting
Nine babies conrunning
Eight midwives a-babywearing
Seven songvids a-teaching
Six foodies a-breastfeeding
Five fa-a-a-alsifying statistics
Four united perverts
Three chocolate truffles
Two restaurant reviews
...and a bread from Zingerman's Deli.
Get your own Twelve Days:


They're using a really good algorithm for this. I did tweak the very last line (which read "a bread in a bisexuality") but Zingerman's Deli was on my interest list, and the algorithm probably doesn't know that the i at the end of deli has the sound it was looking for. I didn't make any changes to the rest of it.
But I had to with this one, given that I am actually 34 years old.

You Are 34 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere is:
1
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?



This would be cooler except that I know it to be verifiably untrue. You have to look pretty hard in the Google searches, because only three of the 152 entries for my name in quotation marks aren't me. There is another one was an Office Assistant III at the Hazel Dell Sewer District until January of this year, when she was replaced. (Ah - the things you can find out on Google.) Found a new one today, married to a guy named Trevor, but maybe she's the same one - right area of the country, anyway. I once got an email from a Tami with my same last name - it was actually her husband, doing a geneology search using her email address.
How many pages of NO can 10 million users generate? Let's find out!

If you don't want more sponsored corporate anything in LiveJournal as seen here in this post about New! Wonderful! Corporate Sponsored Communities!, leave a simple NO in the comments to that post and then pass this on to your flist asking them to do the same.



Six Apart, here's an example of viral marketing. Pay attention to the power of the user base.
Your Aspie score: 48 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 153 of 200
You are very likely neurotypical

Link to the Aspie-Quiz

Meme

Jul. 31st, 2006 10:45 am
Post this in your journal, asking your friends list (or whatever stranger that happens to wander by) to respond with whatever they know about you. It can be as matter of fact as "Your name is Jim, you pet dogs," or as random as you like: "You used to hang with mongols and filkers."

A week later, write an "about me" post to fill in the gaps in your friends' knowledge.


Of course, I'm such an open book in my LJ I'm not sure there will be anything to fill in when you all are done!
You are a dog
Or maybe you are a mosquito, you certainly can't be human.

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 21.1kHz
Take the mosquito ringtones hearing test


It was very odd to be able to hear the 21.1 kHz without any effort at all, but then to have the next step up just be totally not there. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised by the result - I've always been sensitive to electronic buzzings.
I'm 90% LiveJournal!



Legendary status.
Can I have your autograph?

The LiveJournal Quiz

Take Other Caffeine Nebula Quizzes








Go to Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org/). Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal. Note: I chose "interesting to me" rather than "important" in terms of births (where interesting to me mostly meant someone I actually recognized without having to look up).

Events
1938 - Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing a nationwide panic.
1961 - Due to "violations of Lenin's precepts", it is decreed that Josef Stalin's body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin's tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.
1995 - Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote was 50.6% to 49.4%).

Births
1885 - Ezra Pound, American poet (d. 1972)
1945 - Henry Winkler, American actor (The Fonz!)

Death
1968 - Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (b. 1886) (and daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, of Little House on the Prairie fame)
[livejournal.com profile] tammylc's LiveJournal popularity rating is 4.53/10.
[livejournal.com profile] tammylc is more popular than 99.34% of all LiveJournal users.
[livejournal.com profile] tammylc is more popular than 80.7% of their mutual friends.

How popular are you?
LJ Popularity created by [livejournal.com profile] thehumangame.
So says [livejournal.com profile] minnehaha K, anyway. I don't know exactly what the "rules" are, but it seems like a good occasion to change my default icon, so I'll try this one out for a while. There's a weird shadow thing going on in the upper right hand corner that I don't like - I may try to fix that when I get to work and have the good image editing software.
So as I said earlier, I wanted to do some number crunching to see how different the results were between people who really know me, and people who pretty much only know me online. And boy-howdy, were they different. In the detail below, bolded attributes are the 6 that I identified for myself when I set the window up.

Top 6 Attributes from In-Person Friends (11 people)
extroverted (55%)
organised (55%)
able (45%)
friendly (45%)

cheerful (36%)
intelligent (36%)

Top 6 Attributes from Online Friends (17 people)
intelligent (50%)
organised (53%)

confident (41%)
sensible (35%)
able (35%)
trustworthy (29%)

My RL friends pegged 5 out of the 6 attributes that I identified for myself, compared to only 3 for online friends. More online friends thought I was confident (41.2%) than in person friends did (27%). 29% of online friends (5 people) said I was dependable, while only 1 inperson friend said the same (9%). Similarly, 35% of online friends said I was sensible, compared to only 9% of inperson friends. Everyone agrees that I'm organised (53% and 55%), but intelligence was more common from online friends (59%) compared to inperson (36%). But the most interesting difference has to be this one: 55% of inperson friends said I was extroverted, compared to just 6% of online friends.

I'd say that extroversion is probably my number one personality trait, so this is really surprising. My guess is that on LJ, nearly everyone is basically acting in an extroverted fashion, so it's harder to notice than in person.

My big attribute "blind spot" attribute from my inperson friends is cheerful, and yeah, I'd have to agree that I'm usually full of good cheer. The other big one overall was confident, at 32% of all responses. There are definitely areas where I'm confident and others were I'm not. But my strategy in most matters is "fake it 'til you make it" so I'll frequently act confident even if I don't feel it. Which explains why I wouldn't identify it strongly with myself but others would.

Anyway, that was an interesting little exercise, thank you all for participating!
I'm really interested in crunching some numbers by hand to see if there's a difference between how people who I know primarily online versus those I know primarily in person responded to the exercise. So if you haven't filled it out yet, please do!

Oh, and feel free to use a pseudonym if you want to do it but don't want to reveal your name. But if you do, could you include the words "online" or "inperson" in your moniker? And if you are the person who filled it out as "anonymous" or "secret" it would be great if you could post anonymously here telling me which category you fall into (otherwise I'll just exclude you from my meta-analysis).

I'm finding both this and my Nohari window to be intriguingly educational and a good opportunity for self-examination.

Nohari

Feb. 12th, 2006 11:03 pm
Too many people must have complained that all of the adjectives in the Johari are too positive, so they've created a version that helps you idenitfy your faults. Here's mine: http://kevan.org/nohari?name=tammylc

Nobody's perfect, least of all me. Certainly some of these characteristics reflect my most significant weaknesses, however slight they might be.

However, since this is much more potentially fraught than the other, I'd request that you not use a username that would be identifiable. How about you all just be "anonymous"?
No, I'm not going to post them yet, because only 13 people have so far filled it out. You can fill it out too!

But according to the results so far, it would seem that the personality I project outwards is remarkably consistent with the way I perceive my personality. All of the 6 adjectives I chose for myself have been chosen by at least 2 other people. Four of them are the top four adjectives selected overall. Even my "blind spot" adjectitves list is relatively short with a good bit of concentration of answers. So, interesting stuff. Thanks!
From [livejournal.com profile] thirdworld

This is a neat little tool that compares how you view yourself with how others view you. Please go to my Johari Window and tell me how you view me. It's really quick and seems like it might be interesting.
From [livejournal.com profile] animegothgrrl.

Top 100 Games of 2005 Announced
Today the publisher of Games Quarterly and coordinator of National Games Week
announced the top hundred games for National Games Week 2005. The list is
derived from surveys of members of National Games Week, most of whom host
events. They told us their favorite games and the games played at their
events.

I have bolded the ones I've played.
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