Jul. 6th, 2009 07:27 am
gwalla: (Default)
I've put this off way too long.

Comment "WORDS" to this entry and I will comment back with five words I associate with you. Then you post this in your journal elaborating.

Here are [livejournal.com profile] padparadscha’s words.

Snark — I don't know what it says that this is the first word you thought of when you thought of me! :P I come by my sarcasm honestly; my parents raised me on it. I do love a good bon mot (even though mine are often less than bon), and I don't suffer fools gladly. And when I see an opening for a good jab I tend to take it, more so online than in person, where I have the classic "great comeback ten minutes after the conversation" problem (thank goodness for the printed word!). I also used to regularly read [livejournal.com profile] demiurgent's excellent blog Websnark, which frequently covered...

Webcomics — I used to follow tons of webcomics, and was heavily involved in the fandom(s). I even almost started blogging reviews of webcomics. Now I'm down to just a few that I read regularly (Girl Genius, Questionable Content, Shortpacked) and a couple I catch up with occasionally (Templar, Arizona, Flaky Pastry). The list of webcomics I used to follow is long, and I'm not sure I can even remember all of the titles offhand (particularly the various short-lived Keenspace comics I read). I first got into webcomics when I discovered a collection of User Friendly in the USC college bookstore's computer science section, and was intrigued that O'Reilly had put out a book of cartoons. I hung out in the comp sci section, and knew what O'Reilly was, because I am an enormous...

Geek — To me, being a geek is less about interest in particular, stereotypically "geeky" subjects, though I do tend to be into a lot of them to some extent, but rather an approach to one's interests, mentally cataloguing trivia and finding patterns. Sort of an engineering mindset, applied to one's hobbies. My geekiness has taken many forms over the years, including an extended phase of anime fandom. Computer geekery has been a near-constant since I was a little kid who only stopped hiding under a desk on the first day of First Grade because the teacher said something about the computer in the corner (a Commodore PET). Lately I've been something of a music geek, despite not really playing an instrument (I can sorta play drums, but that doesn't count). One of the more obscure forms it has taken is an interest in creating a...

Conlang — I started building languages in high school, out of frustration with Latin class. What started as a half-assed attempt at regularizing Latin (like "fixing" it would mean I wouldn't have to learn the irregularities) started to pick up weird features from cross-reference-surfing subjects like "mood" in the home encyclopedia. "Rateni" was only an occasional dalliance, though, mostly a method of procrastination while doing Latin homework, even though it found a place in my "Lost Colony" worldbuilding project. Then one day wasting time in the computer labs at college, I ran across Pablo David Flores' How To Create A Language, a primer that opened my eyes to the possibilities beyond tweaking a "known" language. I've since worked on several conlangs, some of which have gone through many top-to-bottom revisions, none of which have gotten to a stage where they are speakable. Someday! Most are connected to Lost Colony, though my current most active project is part of a mecha space opera fantasy setting. I can't think of a good transition to...

Kendo — My most recently aquired hobby. I've done Aikido since college (with some time off due to inability to walk or stand up), and I felt like branching out. Fortunately, there is a kendo dojo in town that meets on days when Aikido doesn't. I thought kendo would be a good supplement to my Aikido for several reasons: Aikido is (to some extent) based on movements from sword work, I could use a lot more sparring experience (pacing myself, reading my opponent, playing more aggressively), and the sandan exam includes a sword kata. Plus it's just fun to smack people with sticks! I've been enjoying it so far, but it's a lot of hard work. In fact, I should make another post on recent developments...

Any questions?
gwalla: (spanking time)
Can you vibrate as much as a sex toy?

Created by Sex Toys.org

Icone meme

Jan. 7th, 2009 11:32 pm
gwalla: (intarwebs cat)
picked this up from [livejournal.com profile] lilmikeegee


default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
use the most favorite

HOW MANY ICONS DO YOU HAVE: 115. Wait, 115?!
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: It's why I got the permaccount
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: Yes. "This guy has way too much time on his hands"
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Comics. Or is that too general?
AND THE SECOND MOST: Magma. That's a band, does it count?
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: I am not nautically inclined
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: Depends on whether cropping & resizing is considered a creative act.
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: Occasionally
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Fun, when done well

Coding can be found here
gwalla: (intarwebs cat)

Your Score: Cheezburger cat

71 % Affection, 53 % Excitability , 52 % Hunger

Sure, you deserve one. You helped popularized lolcats from a running gag to an online sensation. Now mainstream media writes asinine columns on this 'phenomenon', students write theses on the topic, programming languages adopt the grammar, and losers write tests about them on dating sites. Now take your cheezburger and never touch the internets again.

Link: The Which Lolcat Are You? Test written by GumOtaku on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
gwalla: (magma)
I have been tagged by [livejournal.com profile] jbacardi  for the following meme:

1. Go to www.popculturemadness.com.
2. Pick the year you turned 18
3. Get yourself nostalgic over the songs of the year
4. Write something about how the song affected you
5. Pass it on to 5 more friends

I'm not sure I'll be able to pull off step 3, though, because the songs of 1997 sucked )

I tag...

[livejournal.com profile] animal_co
[livejournal.com profile] demiurgent
[livejournal.com profile] postbox
[livejournal.com profile] kadharonon
[livejournal.com profile] mcmartin
gwalla: (psychedelic banana)
So, gwalla, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 3% unique (blame, for example, your interest in tomiki) and 6% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy beer). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 44

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 86% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

Last.fm-Mainstream-O-Meter result
gwalla's top artists:
  1. King Crimson: 12% mainstream
  2. Joe Satriani: 11% mainstream
  3. Electric Six: 13% mainstream
  4. Muse: 78% mainstream
  5. Devo: 14% mainstream
  6. DangerDoom: 7% mainstream
  7. Oingo Boingo: 5% mainstream
  8. Beastie Boys: 46% mainstream
  9. Man or Astro-man?: 0% mainstream
  10. Wolf Parade: 21% mainstream
  11. Magma: 1% mainstream
  12. Matthew Sweet: 3% mainstream
  13. Primus: 15% mainstream
  14. The Avalanches: 16% mainstream
  15. Roky Erickson & the Aliens: 0% mainstream
  16. Gentle Giant: 4% mainstream
  17. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: 2% mainstream
  18. Bong-Ra: 1% mainstream
  19. They Might Be Giants: 14% mainstream
  20. Radiohead: 104% mainstream
  21. Machinae Supremacy: 4% mainstream
  22. Gorillaz: 79% mainstream
  23. Manowar: 13% mainstream
  24. Sun Ra and the Blues Project: 0% mainstream
  25. Tom Waits: 30% mainstream
  26. Genghis Tron: 1% mainstream
  27. DJ Shadow: 31% mainstream
  28. Frank Zappa: 19% mainstream
  29. Anekdoten: 1% mainstream
  30. The Police: 38% mainstream

  31. gwalla is 18.43 % mainstream

Don't ask me how Radiohead can be 104% mainstream.
gwalla: (Default)
The script lists the users top 20 overall artists and lists the 8 most similar artists to each one, then deletes any repeated artists. The idea is to see how varied your taste is, a score of 9 is extremely unvaried while 160 represents an extremely varied one (script available here).

In no particular order )

I got 132. What do I win?
gwalla: (wryyyyyyyyy!)

Pass it on.
gwalla: (aqua boogie)
from [livejournal.com profile] ocarina

For this little three-question game you'll need some sort of play-count record on your mp3 library. No guessing!

1) What's the most-played track in your mp3 collection, and how many times has it been played?
"Ana Ng" by They Might Be Giants: 47

2) Divide that play count in half and round up. What's the nearest song?
"Galvanize" by The Chemical Bros feat. Q-Tip, and "Cock Mobster" by MC Paul Barman: 24

3) Divide that play count in half, and round up again.
"A Hymn to the Morning Star" by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum; "All Caps" by Madvillain; "Anthem Apocalyptica" by Machinae Supremacy; "Borg Sex", "Chords of Life", and "Oriental Melody" by Joe Satriani; "Born Too Slow" by The Crystal Method; "Eminem vs. Benny Hill" (mash-up, artist unknown); "Head Like a Hole" by Devo; "Heavy Metal" by Sammy Hagar; "In a Glass House" by Gentle Giant; "In Da Club (bhangra remix)" by DJ Sanj; "Lapdance" by NERD; "Matte Kudasai" by King Crimson; "Party Hard" by Andrew WK; "Q Samba (Sub Dub Mix)" by Arto Lindsay; "Speed Racer (Porno Remix)" by DJ Keoki; "Steady As She Goes" by The Raconteurs; "Time To Start" by Blue Man Group; "USA USA" by Blacksmoke: 12

4) Care to explain yourself?
I have a tendency to listen to my iPod on full random play a lot of the time, which spreads things around, hence the low numbers. "Ana Ng" is just an awesome song. I feel like I should make excuses for "In Da Club", because 50 Cent sucks so much, but I won't.

Results are slightly different if I go by my Last.FM stats rather than iTunes, since I've had iTunes for longer, but a lot of the same things show up. I was actually surprised that I had two results for #2 with both sources, and "Cock Mobster" is one of them for both.
gwalla: (accept christ playstation)

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

gwalla: (drop bears)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] danihana.
Reply and I'll give you a letter and you have to find ten songs that start with that letter and post them to your journal.

My Letter: P
  1. Pachebel's Canon in D (Live Rap Version) - Neon Genesis Evangelion Symphony feat. Mali
  2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
  3. Party Hard - Andrew WK
  4. Penis Dimension - Frank Zappa
  5. Pet - A Perfect Circle
  6. Pictures of a City - King Crimson
  7. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force
  8. Play The Game (Triple H's Theme) - Motörhead
  9. Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) - Chris Thomas w/ Tabby Thomas
  10. Proto Culture - Del the Funkee Homosapien feat. Khaos Uniq
gwalla: (Default)
  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
  5. Seriously, grab the first book you see. Not the most impressive book you see.
    Reaching further back in her memory, Lucia claims to have been "the first person ever on television," though details are hazy. The multimedia star hosted such radio programs as The Encouragement Hour in Kansas City, and Gal about Town, where she extolled "when, where, and what to do in and around Fresno."
    Lucia remains a tremendous fan of the medium. "Radio is great," she says, "for people who don't have a television."
gwalla: (stoned superman)
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gwalla: (domoslide)

I adopted a cute lil' tempura fetus
from Fetusmart! mm..yummy.

I believe I will call him "Ebby".
gwalla: (magma)
tagged by [livejournal.com profile] danihana

Name five items or services with which you could be bribed. Money is the obvious example. After your answers 'tag' at least five people so that this will spread like a stinky wildfire.

1) A round-trip ticket to Japan.

2) Books/graphic novels. Particularly on languages, writing, and games. And especially Science Made Stupid, a book that warped my childhood. And I gotta fill out my Sandman and Starman collections, doncha know.

3) High-end computer components. This crappy Compaq is just a stopgap—I want to build my own computer again, one with some horsepower.

4) A Sextet deck of cards. If you can find one, I want it.

5) New in-line skates.

Tagged: [livejournal.com profile] vcwhitey, [livejournal.com profile] _gerald, [livejournal.com profile] demiurgent, [livejournal.com profile] alun_clewe, [livejournal.com profile] lord_killroy, [livejournal.com profile] aurora77

Meme stuff

Mar. 30th, 2006 11:32 am
gwalla: (Default)
Been a while since I've done any of this stuff.

I tried out TrustFlow II for LiveJournal. The following people not on the friends list for [livejournal.com profile] gwalla are close by: More results below the cut... )

Created by ciphergoth; hosted by LShift.

TrustFlow II: Who is closest to your friends list?

Interest cloud )
gwalla: (comics code authority)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the LJ...
Additionally, the Batgirl meme has caught the attention of a Swiss newspaper (congrats Abby L!), and somebody has made custom Lego figures of several designs!
gwalla: (batstrangle)
Hmm...so far I haven't seen Batgirls from [livejournal.com profile] craziesunshine, [livejournal.com profile] alun_clewe, [livejournal.com profile] maboo, [livejournal.com profile] ursulav, [livejournal.com profile] thechio, [livejournal.com profile] qcjeph, or [livejournal.com profile] brassydel. Have I missed anybody?

EDIT: neither [livejournal.com profile] johnforster nor [livejournal.com profile] gatodesnudo has participated yet. Jeph has now (thanks, Packy)

EDIT: [livejournal.com profile] troutman hasn't! And he's posted on them! I seen 'im! Slacker.

EDIT: [livejournal.com profile] mr_smeggers! Where you at, dawg?


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