October 14th, 2004


Rattling blog

What every Mac user wants for Christmas: Susan Kare t-shirts. Thanks to brrm for the tip. (The Linux user in your life may be more interested in this.)

Less (fewer!) thanks to spyinthehaus for introducing me to an unhealthy addiction. It's not that I'm not grateful, it's just that I could have done with getting some work done this month. Really busy people are recommended to try this version of space invaders instead.

Now, on an unrelated note, friends will know that I'm all for a bit of healthy antici ....... pation; but for a really nasty cliffhanger, the NHS's online doctor takes the biscuit. Electrodes? You can't leave it there, dammit!

And finally, a nice slice of fill-in-the-blanks procrastination, borrowed from barrysarll:
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That learning thing

This questionnaire supposedly tells you about your preferred modes of learning.

My scores were:
  • Visual: 3
  • Aural: 2
  • Read/Write: 8
  • Kinesthetic: 4

The only thing that surprises me is that my visual score isn't higher. I know I'm hopeless at processing aural information -- though it's odd; I can easily follow multi-person conversations, but try to give me directions/instructions verbally and I will have to write them down if there's any hope of me absorbing them or even remembering them.

The questions about getting directions from people really irritated me, though. Perhaps I am peculiar in this but I would not want somebody to tell me directions, draw me a map, or pick me up in a car. I would just want them to TELL ME THE BLOODY ADDRESS so that I can use an actual real printed map, or multimap, or whatever. Much more useful for me, much less effort for them.

But, yeah. Anyway.