Monthly Archives: April 2007

Boyish or Girlish?

You Are 80% Boyish and 20% Girlish

You have a tough exterior – and usually a tough interior to match it.
You’re no nonsense, logical, and very assertive.
Sometimes you can’t understand women at all, even if you’re a woman yourself.
You see things rationally, and don’t like to let your emotions get the best of you.

Kurt Vonnegut Passes on.

A sad day today is. One of my favorite writers has passed on yesterday. Kurt Vonnegut, author of such books as Slaughterhouse-five and Galapagos. The New York Times has a good write up in their book section.

“Do people still know that they are going to die sooner or later? No. Fortunately, in my humble opinion, they have forgotten that.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Galapagos

Well, we remember death today. A sad day indeed.  So it goes.

Toxic Pet food Contaminated with Melamine

The recent poisoning of pets here in the US from their food seems to have been caused by melamine a man made plastic. Researchers at Cornell have found the plastic in the urine of cats and the kidney of one cat. This find is also inclusive of the find of aminopterin found in samples of the pet food responsible.

ScienceDaily: Cornell Details Effect Of Pet Food Contaminant, Melamine

More on the recall here. And here is the list of recalled pet foods.

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This is what Linux Really needs, an Advantage.

Finally all of us alternate operating system users (you know Linux) can have the same privileges as all the Microsoft Windows™ users have. A Genuine Advantage, a Linux Genuine Advantage™:

  • Your computer, which worked just fine before, will continue functioning normally!
  • Our
    software which you just installed will not disable logins on your
    computer (as long as our license server keeps working properly)!
  • It’s totally awesome!
  • We might not raise the yearly licensing fees in the future!

So hurry and get your Linux Genuine Advantage™.

You will be able to feel like the rest of those poor abused users of proprietary software and not feel left out.

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Update:  It has been cracked already!

How to make a difference.

I was directed to this little movie by Living the Scientific Life while reading ScienceBlogs. A little movie of inspiration, hope and the difference one person can make in another’s life. The movie is based on the book by Elizabeth Silance Ballard, Three Letters from Teddy and Other Stories. I have not read the book but I may just have too after watching the movie. So if you want to know what kind of impact you can make on other’s lives just click the link below and watch the movie.
“The Make A Difference Movie” – by Mary Robinson Reynolds | The MasterMinding Maven®

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The room of my soul?

What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are a warm hearted and open minded person. It’s easy for you to forgive and forget.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you’re head is in the clouds.

You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that’s not exactly true.

Your near future is calm, relaxing, and pretty much what you want. And it’s something you’ve been anticipating for a while now.

For you, falling in love is all about the adventure and uncertainty. You can only fall in love with someone who keeps you guessing.

The Universe of Scale

Nikon has this cool flash animation that relates scales to one another from the very large scale, the universe to the infinitesimally small.  So take a  gander over at Nikon if you always wanted to know about the true scale of the world and universe around you. Link.

Abnormal? Maybe.

OK one more silly test.

You Are 48% Abnormal

You are at low risk for being a psychopath. It is unlikely that you have no soul.
You are at high risk for having a borderline personality. It is very likely that you are a chaotic mess.You are at low risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is unlikely that you are in love with your own reflection.

You are at high risk for having a social phobia. It is very likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom’s basement.

You are at low risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is unlikely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.

How Abnormal Are You?

A New Job, Maybe?

Your Job Dissatisfaction Level is 50%

Well, you don’t have the worst job in the world, but it’s not great.
And don’t worry, you’re not the problem – your company is.
Start looking around for another job, even if you’re not totally fed up.
Because in time, you’re going to be dying to quit!

Should You Quit Your Job?

What happened when you were born?

In 1967 (the year you were born)

Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

President Johnson and Soviet premiere Aleksei Kosygin agree not to let any crisis push them into wore

Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice

The first home microwave is released by Amana

Dave Matthews, Kurt Cobain, Liz Phair, Vin Diesel, Julia Roberts, and Anna Nicole Smith are born

St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series

Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I

Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup

Disney’s The Jungle Book and The Graduate are the top grossing films

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is published

Paul McCartney announces that all four members of the Beatles have “dropped acid”

For the first time, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire during a concert in London

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is released

The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published

The FCC orders that cigarette ads on television, radio and in print must include a warning about the health risks of smoking