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Mon, 25 Oct 2004
Which doctor? - 15:00
Found a link to one of those online quizzes that seem so popular
currently. This one to discover which incarnation of Dr Who you are. My result
Which pleased me as Tom Baker was and is my favourite Dr Who, however I begin
to wonder if, knowing what the aim of the quiz was, did I answer questions
(whether consciously or sub consciously) with the aim of this outcome. Anyone
else try, or have thoughts on this sort of outcome with quizzes such as this?
You are the Fourth Doctor: A walking Bohemian conundrum with a brooding
personal magnetism and a first-rate intellect concealed somewhere
beneath your charmingly goofy exterior. You are perhaps the most terribly
clever of all the Doctors, though your occasional bouts of childishness get
you in trouble. You never go looking for a fight, but when someone messes with
you... good heavens, are they ever sorry they did.
Which Incarnation of the Doctor Are You?
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Hacking code anywhere - 14:03
I had forgotten I found Neil Gaiman's
blog until I ran my
planet and read the output
that he loves being a writer, as unlike many professions, you can write
anywhere. In his words
Some jobs like for example being an astronaut you can only do in special
places like in for example space rockets or outer space or somewhere like that
eg the moon. If you were trying to be an astronaut in the supermarket people
would just laugh at you and say What Is He Doing Is He Absolutely Barking Mad
Interestingly free software hackers have a similar freedom, more so than those
working on proprietary software. Developers working on proprietary software may
often be encumbered by limitations on the source code being allowed out of the
carefully controlled environments with in the company network/buildings. For
free software developers you can hack anywhere, it can be argued you do not
even need a computer and network and power to work as you can develop your
ideas alone or in discussions in the pub or anywhere else. Being a writer or
being a free software developer, you can express yourself creatively just
This all brings to mind the Dr. Seuss story "Green Eggs and Ham".
Would you like them in a house?
Would you like them with a mouse?
Would you eat them in a box?
Would you eat them with a fox?
Successful blog hints... - 10:54
I found this
describing some points on what makes a successful blog. They seem relevant and
accurate, also the comments there tend to agree.
It's official - the Platypus is weird. - 09:25
The above is a headline for a
on the ABC news website. All I can
say is, don't we all wish we could have a story about us with a title as good