Archive for the ‘Geekiness’ Category

Raise Your IQ?

March 20, 2011

I admit it, I feel somewhat guilty and ashamed. Ashamed, for feeding the ridiculous Internet craze that was Rebecca Black (with not one, but two posts); guilty for possibly lowering my readers’ IQ in the process.

To make amends (and because it is Sunday, Sunday) I offer a way that you may be able to raise your IQ.

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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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Random Thoughts: Default’s Last Theorem

October 5, 2010

In 1637 Pierre de Fermat created the famous conjecture that no three positive integers z, y, and z can satisfy the equation

xn + yn = zn
where n is any integer with a value greater than two.

In his notes, he claimed he had a proof that was too large to fit in the margin. In this post, I posit a theory but claim that the proof that was too large to fit in the post.

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Bringing Style to Your Blog

September 9, 2010

You might not believe it by looking at the layout of this blog, but I do have an interest in aesthetics. I like WordPress, both as blogger and reader. One disadvantage to the free version is that you can not edit the stylesheet (stylesheets control most of the look of a theme). The problem with that is you are stuck with all the choices the theme designer made. Wouldn’t it be nice to add your own bit of flair, or mark out a piece of text in a certain way? Well you can do just that, and I will show you how.
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The New Look

March 20, 2010

In my previous thread I asked readers to suggest ideas for my new Gravatar.

In one reply Bhetti pointed to an image from the movie Avatar.

As I said in a reply on that thread:

I liked the look and I liked the joke (sort of meta humor) that my avatar is itself an avatar. Perhaps it is not meta humor but recursive humor.

Having suggested the winning grAvatar, Bhetti wondered if she might have a post “with a Default Graph or Plot of some sort.” How could I refuse?
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The Most Alpha Myers-Briggs Type?

February 19, 2010

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the most alpha Myers-Briggs of them all? After trying to figure out what type each blogger was we now move to the most important question: Which Myers-Briggs type (not blogger – we could never answer that) is most alpha?

So cue up some music and prepare for the knockdown, dragout cage-match of M-B types. Which one will deliver the Briggs beatdown? Which will suffer a Myersian mauling?
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Myers Briggs and the PUAsphere

February 11, 2010

I enjoyed Chic Noir’s the chateau gang when we were kids post. So Inspired by that I present: The Chateau Gang When We Were Myers-Briggs.
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Test Card

September 23, 2009

Normal service resumes.
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The Soundtrack in Your Head

September 18, 2009

In my previous post I discussed the fact that introverts have more “noise” going on in their brain, that they have more internal dialog. While this is true, I also believe we all have an inner soundtrack. The thing is that soundtrack may not always be useful or encouraging.

So if you do not like the soundtrack in your head, why not replace it with something better.
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Extraverts and Introverts II

September 17, 2009
Part 1 is also available

Extraverts are loners, introverts have partners.

Introverts need to process the world internally. They need to have an internal dialog to sort out the information the world sends. Before they say something they run it by their internal editor. The editor may suggest amendments or may just let is pass as is, but the editor is always consulted.
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