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Off to Marbella

I don’t particularly like “lazy” holidays. You know, the kind of vacations where all you do is lie on a beach or by the pool and limit your intellectual stimulation to reading a mass market paperback yarn that caught your eye at the airport bookshop. Yes, I am all for…

Anyone for extreme hiking?

Came across this via Exler. Stupendous video, and vertigo-inducing, no matter how comfy is the armchair that you currently occupy. As comments on Alex’s site say: By night, in a drunken stupor, traversing this path is quite easy… but in the middle of the day, entirely sober – and with…

Translate this page

I come across people translating their websites into other languages quite often. They do it via free translation services such as Babel Fish. Every time I read something translated into Russian that way, it makes me cringe. Yes, you can probably relay the gist of it via such translation, but…

It does not take an Einstein…

Unlike previous tests, this one is fairly academic. Still, was there any doubt?   StupidTester.com says I’m 2% Stupid! How stupid are you? Click Here!   I could not figure out how to swivel my computer screen to get a good look at a stretched picture, and that’s probably the…

Various stuff 04/22/08

A lot of bloggers do it, but I’ve never tried before. Seeing that between resumption of my new work duties and catching up on the variety of internet material, I have no time to actually write a post (there is a Champions League semi-final game tonight, so I won’t have…

Blog measured (2)

Surprisingly, my rating has “improved” from boring G.     Do you know why? Apparently, I have used the word “knife” several times (all in a book review), and the word “drugs” once. Go figure! What’s more, the readability of the blog has matured from the earlier elementary school level.…

Blog measured

Not that it’s important – or trustworthy, really – but here is a virtual verbiage-ometer, as applied to my blog.   Do you talk too much in your blog?   More importantly, it appears that I cussed at least once on this website. The question is – which post? (It…

The River IQ game

Many of you may have seen this before, but it was long on my to-post list, so I figure I’d finally post it today. I came across this test courtesy of my Father some nine months ago, and I must say it took me a while to arrive at a…

123 meme

A very random meme, but a good illustration of the genre (which you can learn about here). Here are The Rules of this one: Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages). Open the book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the next three sentences.…

Smart or Stoopid?

Cool little test. I scored 24, which was 37.8% above average of all others who have taken it. The test cover on the bottom suggests that only stupid people will consider this test a measure of intelligence, while intelligent people will consider it a measure of stupidity. Since I hope…

An adventurer, apparently

Another time-waster that has been sitting in the queue for quite some time.   Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer For you, travel is how you learn about the world. And you like to learn the stuff that’s not in guidebooks. You truly have wanderlust. When you’re not traveling, you’re…

Who’s your candidate

Big props to my brother and his wife for finding this fun candidate match game. Because it asks multiple-choice questions, it feels lees simplistic than the test I wrote about in the past. Even though it limits the criteria to just six issues plus the ever important question of experience.…

Suitable for all ages

Something that I wanted to post for quite a long time. While it is mildly embarrassing to not even get a PG rating, it surely means that my target demographics include all ages. Any of you kindergarten kids who read this (remember? I write at your reading level), you can…

I knew that!

  You Are a Total Brainiac You’re amazingly brilliant. Some would even say genius. You’re curious, thoughtful, analytical, and confident.   You take on difficult subjects because you want to… not because you have to. No field of knowledge is too complicated or intimidating for you.   You’ve got the…

Make me an Ilya, please!

  Spent a minute digesting that this entire amusement consisted of a single question. It is supposed to be a personality quiz…   The Recipe For Ilya 3 parts Instinct 2 parts Giddiness 1 part Flair   Splash of Slyness   Finish off with an olive What’s the Recipe for…

Baltimore? No, really?

Looking for novel ways to waste my time online (it’s Sunday, it’s fairly cold outside, we are not going out, I’ve already watched two football games, everyone in the family is occupied with something…), I completed this internet test that matches your personality to one of the 24 major US…

Elementary?

With a tip of the hat to Jason Bennion. This blog is at an Elementary School reading level I don’t know whether to take this as an insult to my mastery of the English language or a compliment to the clarity with which I express myself… The content of this…

A bit of social networking

Even though I’ve never been to either Facebook or MySpace, I do my little share of social networking on the web. I am not in it for the networking, per se. Other people like finding new friends or are intent on becoming widely-known for their opinions or want to distribute…