Integration people!

Fun fact: Gmail is a Google service. Blogger is a Google service. Google talk is a Google service, based on accounts created on Gmail. Blogger doesn’t offer the option of “Google Talk” as an IM protocol when you are editing your Blogger profile.

Someone forgot to connect the dots here…

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide

I finally managed to finish reading my The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide book, with all the stories about Arthur Dent and the famous guide.

As I pointed before, there are 6 stories inside of it, all related. And, as I pointed, the first books are quite good, going pretty close the movie (or the other way around, if you read the book before seeing the movie).

The problem is that, for some reason, the things I found most amusing about it were slowly being removed for the story. “Hitchhiker’s” do an excelent job playing with the infinite improbability generator, but it got somewhat forgotten on “The Restaurant”, so Douglas Adams focus on something else for the nonsensical fun of the book: Marvin. But Marvin also got out of the stories in “Life, the Universe and Everything”, so you got to hold on something else. And that something else also got scrapped later. And so on.

That’s what I think the later books fail: they lost completely the sense of continuity, there isn’t the nonsensical fun the first books had and they appear to be more a sci-fi book than a comedy book. Ok, they are somewhat fun, but not as fun as the first ones.

A new road

So, there was a long time since I didn’t post anything tech related. I really don’t know why, maybe ’cause I’m trying to fix some things in my life and such.

Just to put myself back on the road, I decided to split my blog. Yup, that’s right, now I have TWO blogs (well, actually three, if you count the one on last.fm, being music related). I decided to split just to rant/criticize/praise the Linux Desktop effort, and just to try something new.

The new blog is being hosted by Blogger. Why Blogger? Well, to be honest here, their multi-user-blog interface is way better than LiveJournal, looking more seamless. So, if you use a Linux Desktop other than I (which is GNOME, by the way) and have a Blogger account or just want to mess around with it, be my guest.

The new project starts at the road to linux desktop.

The road of life

On our road in this life
Fate puts obstacles
And sometimes it splits the road
And we must choose one to go

But fate is a little tricky
And sometimes makes you believe
You have choices when you have none

This happened to me
I thought I had choices
Just to find out I had none
And in my wandering in the road
I ended on a dark, dead forest
A forest I know so well

The only choice I have now
Is keep going

A Dream

I just woke up with a weird dream still in my head:

For some reason, I was using our railroad system, Metro. Well, not actually using it, I was running in its tracks, by foot. There was several obstacles (fences, wires, road blocks) but I stopped for none of them: I jumped over, crawled, anything, just to keep going. I even jumped over the roof of some broken train and use it as a bridge to get over something. And then, out of nowhere, a co-worked showed up and said “Why you weren’t there?”. And I still got this Nickelback-like song that was playing all the time in my head (and I don’t even like Nickelback).

Now, I know what means to run away, but not run to. I just thought I might need to remember this dream later.

3-Variable Purity Test

PURITY: 79% sex, 75% substance, 83% moral [79% total]
Well done! The higher your scores, the more “pure” you are. The lower, the more you’ve experienced.

This test was about done deeds, so your numbers will never climb. [It’s
interesting to think they all started at 100%.] But will your purity
continue to fall? Will you OUTGROW or will you OUTDO your past experiences? It’s up to you.


Advisory:

  • Don’t date anyone if your moral purities differ by more than 30%.
  • Don’t run a business with anyone if your substance purities differ by more than 40%.
  • Do be friends with someone who has less than 1/2 your sex purity. You’ll enjoy their colorful company.

Note: as for the “TOTAL” purity value – that’s a weighted combination
of your scores, indicating what a typical purity test might say about
you.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 82% on moral
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You scored higher than 89% on TOTAL
Link: The 3-Variable Purity Test written by chriscoyne on Ok Cupid

Your Place In Humor 3-Space

the Wit
(57% dark, 38% spontaneous, 31% vulgar)
your humor style:
CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you’re
probably an intellectual, but don’t take that to mean pretentious. You
realize ‘dumb’ can be witty–after all isn’t that the Simpsons’
philosophy?–but rudeness for its own sake, ‘gross-out’ humor and most
other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it’s also the best, in my opinion.

You probably loved the Office. If you don’t know what I’m
talking about, check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart – Woody Allen – Ricky Gervais

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 64% on dark
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You scored higher than 39% on vulgar
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating

The 2-Variable Intuition Test

Damn, I SUCK!

More Emotional

You have:
40% SCIENTIFIC INTUITION and
55% EMOTIONAL INTUITION

The graph on the right represents your place in Intuition 2-Space. As you can see, you scored about average on emotional intuition and slightly below average on scientific intuition.Keep
in mind that very few people score high on both! In effect, you can
compare your two intuition scores with each other to learn what kind of
intuition you’re best at. Your emotional intuition is stronger than
your scientific intuition.
Your Emotional Intuition
score is a measure of how well you understand people, especially their
unspoken needs and sympathies. A high score score usually indicates
social grace and persuasiveness. A low score usually means you’re good
at Quake.

Your Scientific Intuition
score tells you how in tune you are with the world around you; how well
you understand your physical and intellectual environment. People with
high scores here are apt to succeed in business and, of course, the
sciences.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 3% on Scientific
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You scored higher than 16% on Interpersonal
Link: The 2-Variable Intuition Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid