Archive for October, 2010

To Ponder

October 30, 2010

Some things to ponder or discuss over the weekend.

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More Blog Woes?

October 29, 2010

I often try to keep weekend posts lighter. This time I complain about my readers and WordPress.

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Short Story: The Change

October 27, 2010
This is the third, and possibly the last of my attempts at more creative writing. I have no idea if I will attempt others.

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A New Blog Theme?

October 25, 2010

Reader Lily complained that this blog was hard to read. While I never really considered it an aesthetic tour de force, I always figured that it was readable. Perhaps it isn’t.

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Myers Musings: Heroes and Villains

October 24, 2010

In my earlier post, I discussed how the preference order for the various cognitive processes affected type. In this post, I will examine how the preference position might affect the presentation of each process. Depending on its position in your preference hierarchy a particular process might be a hero or a villain.

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This Means Truce

October 24, 2010

My previous somewhat silly attempt at a blog war was moderately successful; some people actually visited my blog. I am glad that posters and some bloggers got into the spirit of the thing (a joke).

Special thanks go out to Hawaiian Libertarian (did anyone notice that I referred to him as Hawaiian Librarian in the “war” post?) and Dalrock. Dave declared Fargin War, and Dalrock expressed dismay at his exclusion from hostilities.

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This Means War

October 22, 2010

I have a plan. It is amazing the things that can start with those few words. Well, I do have a plan, it is the blogging equivalent of “Hold ma beer and watch this.”

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Myers Musings: Typing 102

October 21, 2010

I have covered Myers-Briggs typing before. I will assume that most are familiar with it. In short, it breaks human behaviors into four groupings of dichotomous traits. These traits are Extraversion or Introversion (E or I), Sensing or intuition (S or N), Thinking or Feeling (T or F), and Perceiving or Judging (P or J). Adding your preference letters together reveals your type (e.g., ESTJ).

Myers and Briggs based their work on the ideas of Carl Jung. While their typing made his work easier to understand, it also hid some of the subtleties. In this post, I will attempt to explain the deeper meanings behind the letters and perhaps help resolve some typing confusion.

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Seavey vs Rittelmeyer: Alpha or Beta

October 19, 2010

I am not sure how many of you saw my Tweet on the dust up between libertarian Todd Seavey and National Review editor Helen Rittelmeyer. The confrontation was during a conference related to Jonah Goldberg’s book Proud to be Right. The book is a collection of essays from young conservatives. Early in the proceedings Goldberg mentioned how debates on the right were always more interesting than those amongst the left. For once, Goldberg was correct.

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Myers Musings: The Most Useless Type

October 19, 2010

As I briefly touched upon in my This I believe post, while we like to say it takes all types, we actually prefer some over others. Outside of the awesomely nice or the fearfully PC we know that some types are better than others. This may not be true in some cosmic, spiritual, “all men are created equal” way, but it assuredly is in a Darwinian way. That is to say: some types are better adapted, some types are more useful. While the basic premise of needing all types may be true, the fact is we do not need equal numbers of all types.

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