Looks like I’m not the only one updating parts of my site. Seems that Blogger had finally got off there arses and updated their blog code. Here’s hoping it works well. It looks decent enough and intuitive enough on the backend that’s for sure, so I’m optomistic. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see if it breaks.
Okay.. so maybe that wasn’t that optomistic. Oh well.
Anyways, back to my original reason for posting. You may or may not have noticed a couple of new images on the main page. I’m tweaking things and seeing if I can come up with a semi-decent theme/layout to replace or upgrade the current one as most of you seem highly offended by the fact that my current one even exists.
So expect to see a few wacky links and images pop up from time to time while I fiddle with stuff.
IQ, or intelligence quotient, has long been the traditional way to seperate the geeks from the jocks (or the fighters from the mages – for those of you who only speak rpg). and until they come up with a magic wand or machine that can accurately give measure to something so ephemeral and fluid, it’s really the only way the layman has to define themselves.
Now some people obviously just use them to classify, pigeonhole or stereotype others in an effort to make themselves feel better about their own shortcomings. Others, like myself (despite the cynicism), see them as a way to give ourselves a goal or mark that we should strive for and aim to beat when we can.
But whether you’re trying to segregate people just because they are different, or because you just want to measure your own worth, you can find out what your IQ “really” is Here
I’ll warn you now though. There has always been a large debate over wither IQ tests were valid or not, because they’ve generally been designed with a specific focus group in mind (12 year old British schoolboys, Middle aged black males with crack cocaine dependencies and a penchant for crossdressing, etc.) and those outside the intended target audience usually do poorly when compared to those in that audience. So don’t take the results without a grain or two of salt.
Warranty: No warranties, either expressed or implied, are hereby given. All software is supplied as is, without guarantee. The user assumes all responsibility for damages resulting from the use of these features, including, but not limited to, frustration, disgust, system abends, disk head-crashes, general malfeasance, floods, fires, shark attack, nerve gas, locust infestation, cyclones, hurricanes, tsunamis, local electromagnetic disruptions, hydraulic brake system failure, a temporary dissemination of the code of the One, invasion, hashing collisions, the destruction of Zion, normal wear and tear of friction surfaces, cosmic radiation, inadvertent destruction of sensitive electronic components, windstorms, disruptions in the Force, the Riders of Nazgûl, infuriated chickens, malfunctioning mechanical or electrical sexual devices, the second coming of Jesus, premature activation of the distant early warning system, peasant uprisings, jumpstarting the Earth’s molten core, halitosis, artillery bombardment, transporter accidents leading to a mirror universe, explosions, cave-ins, rerouting warp plasma thru the main deflector and/or frogs falling from the sky.
I don’t know if I’ve bothered to post a link to this webcomic before or not (and I’m much too lazy to skim back through the archives to find out for sure) but it has been growing on me and is becoming one of my favourite daily spots to check on the web. But then I’m a gamer geek and easily amused, so that’s not at all surprising.
Take the time and scroll back through the archives for some enjoyable “gamer geek with a webcam and much too much time on his hands” type comedy (“there but for the grace of God go I”. Heh).
If you’ve never played a role-playing game though (specifically Gurps or D&D), you probably won’t get half the jokes, but I do believe that is your problem and not mine.
Yeah. Yeah. I know. A couple of days my ass. We all knew full well that I’d tinker with the site until it was running perfectly and that I couldn’t leave broken links or images lurking about for any length of time.
So… I’ve stayed up way past my bedtime playing with stuff and now everything should be working properly. If, however, you manage to catch something that my omniscient ego managed to miss then please let me know and I’ll fix it.
Well, as you most likely have discovered by now, I moved.
My fancy new domain name and hosting for it got set up today so I’m feeling about as giddy as a little schoolgirl. Yes, I am a true geek because stupid minutia like this amuses me to no end. Yay me!
Big thanks go out to my wonderful wife for making the magic happen! Thanks babe. 🙂
Most everything seems to be working properly but there are still two or three images and links that are a little screwed up (the archive link and the lil animated gifs at the top of the blog for example). I’m working on them on and off so it may be a day or so before everything returns to “normal” around here.
And yes… I know the poll is out of date. Bravenet’s site was being a mangy wanker earlier when I tried to change it. I’ll go back later and try again.
Until then. Knock yourselves out and go watch the Gollum clip from a few posts ago already.