Another one of these meaningless web quizzes, I like the 400% smart bit. I’d definitely say I was more a visual thinker than a “mathematical” thinker, which I take to mean symbolic.
Your brain: 120% interpersonal, 80% visual, 60% verbal, and 140% mathematical!
Congratulations on being 400% smart! Actually, on my test, everyone is. The above score breaks down what kind of thinking you most enjoy doing. A score above 100% means you use that kind of thinking more than average, and a score below 100% means you use it less. It says nothing about how good you are at any one, just how interested you are in each, relatively. A substantial difference in scores between two people means, conclusively, that they are different kinds of thinkers.
Matching Summary: Each of us has different tastes. Still, I offer the following advice, which I think is obvious:
Don't date someone if your interpersonal percentages differ by more than 80%.
Don't be friends with someone if your verbal percentages differ by more than 100%.
Don't have sex with someone if their math percentage is over 200%.
My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
I found this on Apple’s list of Mac OS X software: Context Free. Too much fun; and it runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Here are a couple of the provided examples (source code in the extended entry):
I made up the Creative Commons double-c colophon in EPS and PDF formats. I spent ages trying to figure out the font: it’s Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk (Bold), a precursor to Helvetica and other modern sans fonts. The crucial detail was how the ends of the “c” terminated. In Akzidenz-Grotesk, they are sliced off on a diagonal. Other, more common, sans serif fonts slice them off either vertically or horizontally.
cc colophon (EPS)
cc colophon (PDF)
UPDATE: Well, CC does not license the use of the Circle-CC symbol for any use other than to point back to their web page. I got a nice email from their general counsel pointing me to their presskit, which includes EPS and other vector-format logos. Oh, and if you are able to open any of the files on their press kit page, do drop me a line: I am unable to display any of the EPS files, and I cannot open their font suitcase. Bah.
I’ve now seen a few pieces of software which have a Creative Commons license attached. Unfortunately, Creative Commons states that their licenses are not appropriate for software, and instead direct coders to use one of the pre-existing licenses like the GPL.
On the topic of books, I’m extremely happy that my university library card still works. I’ve been reading a bunch of fun novels they have (see my reading list at right). I also picked up a bunch of free books from a bin outside the Dawn Treader used bookstore.
Listening to The Hand That Feeds from the album “With Teeth” by Nine Inch Nails
I hope you didn’t bank with Bank of America or Wachovia: there may be up to 1 million accounts which have had their data compromised. It seems to have been partly an inside job. Oh, and something to bear in mind: the US Government is now pushing for centralized driver’s license data. Don’t you love how there a bunch of bloody fools running the world?
The article also says that the data was sold to a bunch of clients of the fake debt collection agency. Clients included other collection agencies and law firms. I wonder if the clients knew where the data came from, and if so, are there provisions in the law for penalizing them.