The Shinies

Mar. 9th, 2011 10:44 pm
tablesaw: Run Away (to the ocean, to the country, to the mountains . . .) (Runaway)
As I said earlier, I got a Tumblr a while back, and it's getting pretty active. I know that there are lots of people using Tumblr for various blog things, but it just doesn't work out so well for me like that. It is a great way for me to do something with all the little bits of shiny that come across my path in the course of surfing, things that are too inconsequential for me to be interested in writing about here. Pretty images, videos I like, occasionally some puzzles, it's all going up over there.

I've also started tackling one of those 30-day memes, this one for videogames. Because it's tumblr, I'm making an effort to share some form of media with each entry.

So that's where all the blogging that's not about stuff stuff is going, in case you were curious.
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Top Five Commands Every IF Game Should Implement (from [ profile] paulobrian)
  • >SING
  • >LAUGH
  • >BLOG
Top Five Non-Canonical Senses (i.e. Not Sight, Taste, etc.) (from [ profile] bookishfellow)
  • Balance
  • Wonder
  • Direction
  • Timing
  • Place

The poll is still open, and you should be able to fill it out using an Open ID (like your LiveJournal account).

Poll #964 Top Five! More Dead Than Alive!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10

Suggest a Top Five list for Tablesaw:

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Top Five Bad Haircut Decisions on TV Shows (from [personal profile] cnoocy)
  • Felicity cuts her long curls short
  • George O'Malley makes a mess of his head
  • Cristina Yang's eyebrows are stolen
  • Brock Samson tactically demulletizes
  • Merlin Castell turns his model into a Super Saiyun

The poll is still open, and you should be able to fill it out using an Open ID (like your LiveJournal account).

Poll #964 Top Five! More Dead Than Alive!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10

Suggest a Top Five list for Tablesaw:

tablesaw: "Tablesaw Techniques" (Techniques)
Language Log has a post about the most commonly used word in the English language:
Not surprisingly, first-person singular (FPS) pronouns are used at very high rates in everyday speech. Across thousands of natural conversations that we have recorded, transcribed, and analyzed, the word "I" is consistently the most frequently used word (averaging 4.73% of all words, compared with 0.56% "me" and 0.69% "my").
James W. Pennebaker, "What Is 'I' Saying?"

The post starts with a link to an "I-Exam" that tests your knowledge or instinct of when I is used more often (I scored 8/10), and continues with further insight into when and how I is used in speech.

I think it would be of particular interest to the writers I have on my reading list right now.
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There exists a meme in which one solicits prompts for one's top five somethings—as in "Top Five Numbers Between Zero and Six" and "Top Five Memes That Lead to Lists"—and then one creates said lists, to the merriment of all involved.

I believe I may indulge.

Also, you may have noticed, I'm going a little crazybonkers doing overtime today.

Feel free to suggest multiple topics, in this poll (Hello, paid Dreamwidth account!) or in comments or in random shoutings across the street.

Poll #964 Top Five! More Dead Than Alive!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10

Suggest a Top Five list for Tablesaw:

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From [personal profile] dine:
Today, [personal profile] roga / [ profile] roga posted the following:

"... TV moments I love, where the music playing in the background just becomes kind of wired to my brain, forever inseparable from the particular scene in which it appeared, because together with the image they just create this perfect TV moment, that I respond to even years later on an instinctual level, whenever I hear the music or think about it.

(she then listed her top five) and asked " Similar moments you'd like to share?"
I started doing a top 5, but I noticed that my first three were all from this season. I decided I'd just highlight them, instead of cluttering them up with other, older series.
  • Gram Rabbit, "Devil's Playground" (unrelated (bad) video) in Life, "Find Your Happy Place." Life had a lot of great music, and I really need to pilfer the soundtrack to add to my iTunes. This song was showcased so brilliantly that I rewound the episode a few times to watch it over and over. It's a dark, moody song that plays while the detectives discover a set of bodies left by the same killer, and the editing worked perfectly with the rhythm of the song. Unfortunately, although the episode is online, the song as been swapped out for something far inferior. Damn internet licensing issues!
  • Garret Dillahunt & Mackenzie Smith, "Donald, Where's Your Trousers?" (audio only, no spoilers) in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I almost put down Shirley Manson's version of "Samson and Delilah" from the opening of season 2, but then I remembered this one. It's hard to describe why it was so memorable if you haven't seen the entire series; It's not so much awesome as it is chilling. If you listen to the clip, you'll hear the light and silly Scottish song about kilt-wearing with the ominous instrumentation. That's kind of the idea.
  • Jeffster!, "Mr. Roboto" in Chuck, "Chuck vs. the Ring" (actual clip, contains spoilers). This is just silly, but it's deeply awesome. This is also an end-of-the season clip, and a lot of the "Hell Yeah!" moments rely on backstory, but it's still pretty easy to watch.
The other two top contenders were from anime, FWIW.

No Va.

Jul. 21st, 2004 06:15 am
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So, I've got to take the Metro home today because my car is still in the shop. I was lucky enough to catch a ride from [ profile] wjukknibs here, but I'm on my own the way back.

I keep meaning to write about the Arboretum trip, but I was . . . distracted today. Possibly after I get home, or possibly a bit after. For now, here are the answers to the Lyrics Thing. Go there first if you don't want to be spoiled. Sorry, but I don't have time to link to the lesser-known artists right now. Let the Google be yor frend.
    Here Be Titles )
I hope that clears everything up.
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Hey, remember that meme? The one everyone did? The that involved shuffling your mp3 files and selecting your favorite lyric from the next twenty-five songs? The one I didn't do because I don't have an collection of mp3 files?

Well, I've decided to do it now, since my CD carrying case is packed with travelin' CDs. These are all CDs I know rather well, so I decided to pick my favorite single line from each. Guess at what song they're from, marvel at their poetry, boggle at their inaptness, I don't care. I just want to be one of the cool kids.
    Cut because the cool kids probably don't care anymore )
SunNYTX: 21.


May. 1st, 2004 12:07 am
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1. Go into your LJ's archives.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
I think that this meme is pretty stupid, so I've been avoiding it. But just now, I went and looked up my twenty-third entry, and I found it pretty amusing. It's from the twenty-second of March, 2002:
hay,i am onhere becouse i would like to meet somone, fun,smart,spearatuale and kind harted.i realy love animals i have a horse and a dog, i enjoy,going to the movies watching plays, painting, photagraphy, hanging out with freinds, and i read palms.
i would like to meet somone, funny, rtistic, a litle speratuale and kind harted,. somone who has an imagination, and i have never been with a real romantic guy id like that.
tablesaw: A young Shawn Spencer learns proper saw technique from his dad. (Cartoon)
Yeah, there's that meme going around, zooming to every journal at once.

I don't like it, really.

Part of that's because I do know most of you, or at least your journals. The journals I don't know are ones that I just started reading (so it's my fault, really). I used to read a month's worth of posts every time I added someone, now, not so much. But I still keep adding people. ADDICTION!

I do feel bad, though, because I've been neglecting this journal for some other, more personal writing. And I do like this journal, and the people who read it, and I don't want to ignore it.

So I'll try to say something significant about me here, soon.

Regardless, I hadn't heard anyone rave about Friendster in a while, so I thought it might be time to sign up, especially since I was thinking about using Internet personals anyway. But now I can't log in. Is this just me? I try to log in and it returns me to the log-in page. Yes, I've got cookies turned on. In fact, I can watch my browser get dizzy by selecting "Remember My Password." Then, when the page redirects me to itself, it realizes that it's supposed to automatically log me in, which it does. Then it returns me to itself, where it realizes that it's supposed to automatically log me in, which it does. Then it returns me to itself . . .

Stunning, the networking that can be accomplished.


Nov. 18th, 2003 09:44 pm
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I'm glad I didn't even attempt National Novel-Writing Month. I probably couldn't hack National Haiku-Writing Month.
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Where everything changes . . . except the concept.

Moloch, the Canaanite god of fire )

Three bears and a pack of camels. )

The Royal Automobile Club of Victoria )

NaNoWriMo )

More questions when I get home. Keep your answers coming.

ThuNYTX: 7:30.


Oct. 15th, 2003 09:50 am
tablesaw: "The Accurate Tablesaw" (Accurate)
Here's the first round of questions for the Answers Poll


Two cheese sandwiches and a marmoset. )

The masthead for the January 2004 Enigma. )

314 )

Yes. )

Does your life need more questions? Give me more answers!
tablesaw: Tablesaw (Thin Manual)
Life just isn't feeling all that great for me about now, for various reasons, some of which may get into a filtered post at some point this weekend. Other things that have to get done this weekend are other preparations for my trip to Washington and Atlanta in a few weeks.

I'm doing well on solving the September issue of The Enigma. In fact, I may be in range of a complete. I don't think I'll go for it, though, unless an inordinate amount of time appears at work. I've got plenty else to do this month, including scoring a bunch more Comp games.

Hey, remember that meme from a while back? Yeah, I suck. (But I always swallow eventually.)

So what exactly do you think of me? )

what do you fear? )

You talk about why the question format meme seems so widespread. Have you considered a poll meme in which other users submit answers and you provide them with the pertinent question?

I have now.

[Poll #190757]

Adult Swim is repeating its Sunday lineup at 2 a.m., which means that I can go off and see a movie after Alias and not miss anything. Sounds good. Now to figure out if I want to rush over there in five minutes to see Kill Bill or wait a bit longer to see Matchstick Men. I'll consider further after sleep.

Who, Me?

Sep. 25th, 2003 11:08 am
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I'm in a posting slump. Not for lack of things to write about. Just for lack of time and inclination. There've been exciting things, and I still have some questions I need to finish up; I haven't forgotten them. Mostly, I've been doing a lot of reading and watching of brand new TV shows. How slothly decadent of me.

In the meanwhile, I post the results of a purity test which was rather fun. If things keep going like this, though, my Original Content raitng is bound to slip.

The Ultimate LiveJournal Obsession Test
CategoryYour ScoreAverage LJer
Community Attachment25.81%
You've got pals to cheer you up when you're down, but no audience to applaud you... Yet.
Only trendy when it's sufficiently entertaining
Original Content62.9%
Using LiveJournal to express a few strong opinions
Psychodrama Quotient13.25%
Had a comment taken out of context once or twice
Attention Whoring22.73%
You do a little dance whenever someone friends you
Your LiveJournal Obsession Number is:
Click it to see other users who had similar scores to yours!

The server's pretty hard hit, so it takes a while to load. It may be best to try this later. Also, I think that the server issues screwed up the "Obsession Number."
tablesaw: A young Shawn Spencer learns proper saw technique from his dad. (Cartoon)
You know, sometimes, I just react. Many responses solicited, but one reader is required to ask something.

[Poll #181120]
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What Country Am I? )

This quiz, in addition to having very funny outcomes, is interestingly coded. The questions one gets vary depending on one's previous answers. Reminds me of Guess the Dictator and/or Television Sit-Com Character.


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