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You are Aeolian Mode

Aeolian Mode. Or just plain old Minor. All the "white keys" starting on A, and you've got a minor scale.

You have a dark sense of humor. You like to keep to yourself, finding social interaction rather difficult and draining, perhaps even boring. Sometimes you feel like life is a real drag, and question why you even bother. How depressing, dude. In truth, the thing that keeps you going is the vague notion and hope in a little thing called Love. You are a hopeless romantic. You often stare out the window and daydream, most likely about that special someone that you wish you were good enough for. Yes, love really does make the world go round, and it's not all rainbows and sunny meadows. That's not real love. Love is a brutal, gut-wrenching affair. You probably have some sort of creative talent, which is good. If you didn't have an outlet for all your emotions you'd probably lose your mind.

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You are Spock
Jean-Luc Picard
Geordi LaForge
Deanna Troi
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Will Riker
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Mr. Scott
Beverly Crusher
Mr. Sulu
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
You are skilled in knowledge and logic.
You believe that the needs of the many
outweigh the needs of the few.

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A Veritable Link Avalanche

Cleaning out my gmail inbox today, because I finally learned the difference between deleting and archiving, and am now very happy to take advantage of the archive button. So I'm slow.

Anyway, some of you have gotten links via email (very few of you, actually,) and some of you may have seen that I posted one on facebook, since it was kid-related, and most of my child-having friends are one facebook and not necessarily here. One got posted to Twitter, but I don't want to inundate those people kind enough to follow me on twitter with a billionty-leven links. So, here are a fewseveral more that are more generally interesting. I thought I'd share, and not just because it gives me a handy aggregation of the ones I don't feel like putting on my delicious. All are found via makeuseof, encompassing the daily emails from the past few months. The highlights, if you will:

Eurovision Map Mashup because we all know I have an unhealthy obsessions with Eurovision. Which reminds me, you should read this. Why will become immediately obvious.

Stringed Instrument Tuner

And learn how to play, too, because Mr. The Jeef is a scary guitar teacher... ?

For the Morbid at heart. Note: if it's not immediately obvious to you, like it wasn't to me, there's a "change" link up at the top to change the date you've selected. Maybe I'm just oblivious.

For the students among us, and teachers exasperated by them: class tracking. It looks very interesting, but I haven't used it, so other similar apps may be more useful and/or robust

Also: Online flashcards. Again, not sure how useful it truly is,but it looks nifty, right? Also has an iPhone app, meaning you can create online, and study wherever.

Email Signature Cause Awareness I have to admit, I'm not sure how I feel about this. I don't use it yet, because: On the one hand, cause awareness and fun facts! On the other, advertising in my emails -- I need to look through this more and find more about how the advertising works, and how advertisters are chosen. It looks good, but I am skeptical.

Domain Stats Not terribly useful to me, but it has kind of a nifty vaguely steampunk vibe to it, so I couldn't resist adding it

An Online Receipt Organizer Looks like an interesting tool for those who shop online, especially for things that involve, you know, manuals.

Sort of like WebMD for pets

An interesting timer for web browsing Limits your time on a specific website to however long you select. Obviously, you have to go through it to get the benefit, but perhaps a useful item for when it's easy to get lost in a site, or when you're killing time before having to do something clock-specific

Nifty Tool for travelers for those people, like me, who always forget to call and say we got where we were going all in one piece. And for our mothers. Really, it's for our mothers.
1. Mr. The Jeef and I went to a midnight showing of Wolverine, Thursday/Friday night. I am reasonably happy with the movie as an end product, mostly because although Gambit was not entirely satisfactory, I have deluded myself into believing that Spoiler Alert!!Collapse )Though, I will point out that Angry Black Woman over at Feminist SF has a very good point.

B. This week marks the start of 'summer flex time.' For the first year, I am flexing! Yeah, not nearly so racy and/or hardbody as it sounds. I'm working four 10-hour days, Tuesday through Friday, so I can have Mondays off. I am not convinced there is enough coffee in Ann Arbor for this.

iii. My cousin Katie graduated this past Saturday, from Concordia college. While the commencement speaker was nothing to write home about, the Student response speaker managed to work in the phrase "elephant gestation." Also, mercifully the shortest commencement I've ever attended, at 1.5 hours.

Delta. My semi-sleep deprived state apparently makes my typing skills TOTALLY hit-or-miss. I just mis-typed 'to' as 'wot.' Therefore, I claim zero responsibility for typos. My brain-to-finger interface is, apparently, still asleep. And yes, I do know that, technically, Delta would be third.

V. Thanks to an unnamed benefact...-rix? -ress?, I am at Dreamwidth. I will be haphazardly cross-posting for the time being. It looks a lot like LJ, except my color theme is currently "Tigers" blue and orange. Must muddle through changing that. ETA: Now Black and white. I can live with that.
So, I get this daily tidbits email from makeuseof.com, which is pretty interesting. There's a lot of stuff that I can see would be terribly useful to someone else, some stuff I occasionally pass on to Mr. The Jeef, and some stuff I find useful as well.

Today, however, was an instance of WTF-ery. There's a link and blurb to a site/service called "Social Status Generator" which the email describes thusly:

With the advent of different kinds of social networks, a simple thing such as a status message has gained its own importance. Let's admit it - we love impressing our social network friends with cool and catchy status messages, don't we? Social Status Generator is a cool website which helps you do just that.

It helps you generate nice status messages immediately using various keywords from the tag cloud it provides. Just click the tag you love and get the corresponding status message which you can use in your facebook, myspace or twitter profile.

In essence, "Use This Service To Make Yourself Look Far Wittier and Interesting Than You Actually Are."

Umm.... What? It has always been my policy that if I can't find something suitably interesting, entertaining, snarky, or socially-terroristic (my word! I made it!) to say, that I JUST DON'T UPDATE. Do people really feel the need to push themselves constantly into the spotlight, in order to somehow validate themselves as worthy of being 'followed'?

Actually, that's a stupid question. Of course there are. Forgive me for asking.

On the other hand, I'm bookmarking the Universal Packing List Generator, because this is pretty much what I've been looking for my whole life. Says the person who once forgot to take a bathing suit on a SCUBA DIVING TRIP.
This is a good demonstration of how I feel today.

No reason why, just do.

O. M. G.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Poodle

Wow. Just... Wow.

You can see more pictures here

In parting, my favorite:

Dradle?  Poogon?

Oh dear.

Whimper. The level of covet involved here is roughly astronomical.

Fortunately (?), I don't have enough counter space. Yet.