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Of Interest Online Politics Thoughts on Life

Watch, then vote

Ok, so blogging around here has been sparse lately, I’ve been a busy guy. In 2009 I’m planning to retool the site and get back into the swing of blogging. Now to your irregularly scheduled post.

I’ve already voted (for Obama) before last night, so the Obama TV spot didn’t influence my vote. But I think it will convince people still on the fence to vote for Obama.

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Libraries Of Interest Online Politics Thoughts on Life

Vote Palin? If that’s what you want to do sure

Palin intrigues me. I’m amazed that she has risen so far so fast. Her speech at the RNC really resonated with a lot of people. Among them is my friend Chrissie. She had the honor (?) a few days ago of getting quoted in an article that was picked up by AP and now it’s worldwide.

From the article:

But then there’s Chrissie Peters. The 37-year-old librarian from Bristol, Tenn. has always voted Democratic and supported Clinton. She assumed she’d vote for Obama — until she saw Palin speak. Now she’s voting Republican.

“She was so down-to-earth, a regular person,” says Peters. “She hasn’t been in politics her whole life, so she isn’t jaded or tainted. And I love that she’s a mom. Yes, I disagree with some of her positions, but that’s what this country is about.”

Chrissie tells me that she’s gotten some flak from Library Land and the rest of the online world. There is an expectation out here I think that librarian = Democrat. I’ve always thought that you should vote for the person and not the party. That’s exactly what Chrissie is doing so cheers you Chrissie for doing that. Can I vote for you for President? If not I’ll just vote Obama I guess. Although I’m not crazy about Biden…

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Funny Of Interest Online Thoughts on Life

The Touch of Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy actually had quite a recording career it seems. For details check out either Leonard Nimoy DOT Albums or The Musical Touch of Leonard Nimoy. I have just acquired (thanks to Steve B.) The Touch of Leonard Nimoy from 1969.

While I find the title of the album slightly disturbing he at least sings better than William Shatner.

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Information Technology Mac/Apple Of Interest Online

Amazon vs iTunes

On a whim today I went looking for this album Spaced Out – The Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner. Amazon has it in 256 kbps variable bit rate mp3, which is what I usually import CDs in. It’s $8.99 and DRM free.

iTunes also has the album but not in the iTunes Plus DRM free variety. It’s also $11.99. So while I own an iPod and have bought several hundred tracks from the iTunes store in the past, I’m taking the plunge and going with Amazon on this one. Competition is good.

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Funny Libraries Library & Information Science Of Interest Online

Penny Arcade…. on librarians

From Penny Arcade (apologies for the odd size)

Librarian comic

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Of Interest Online

The Brutally Honest Personality Test

Maybe partly right, I don’t know. 🙂

Your Score: Almost Perfect- INFP

13% Extraversion, 66% Intuition, 46% Thinking, 46% Judging

So, you want to make the world a better place? Too bad it’s never gonna happen.

Of all the types, you have to be one of the hardest to find fault in. You have a selfless and caring nature. You’re a good listener and someone who wants to avoid conflict. You genuinely desire to do good.

Of course, these all add up to an incredibly overpowered conscience which makes you feel guilty and responsible when anything goes wrong. Of course, it MUST be your fault EVERYTIME.

Though you’re constantly on a mission to find the truth, you have no use for hard facts and logic, which is a source of great confusion for those of us with brains. Despite this, in a losing argument, you’re not above spouting off inaccurate fact after fact in an effort to protect your precious values.

You’re most probably a perfectionist, which in this case, is a bad thing. Any group work is destined to fail because of your incredibly high standards.

Disregard what I said before. You’re just easy to find fault in as everyone else!

Luckily, you’re generally very hard on yourself, meaning I don’t need to waste my precious time insulting you. Instead, just find all your own faults and insult yourself.

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If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.

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The other personality types are as follows…

LonerIntroverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
PushoverIntroverted Sensing Feeling Judging
CriminalIntroverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
BorefestIntroverted Sensing Thinking Judging

FreakIntroverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
LoserIntroverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
CrackpotIntroverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

ClownExtraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
SapExtraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
CommanderExtraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Do GooderExtraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
ScumbagExtraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
BusybodyExtraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
PrickExtraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
DictatorExtraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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Funny Of Interest Online

Star Spangled Banner

as performed by various U.S. Presidents (from JibJab)

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Information Technology Mac/Apple Of Interest Online Web Design

It’s getting chilly around here

Safari 3 beta for Windows. I’ll applaud any alternative to Internet Explorer. But with this and Apple’s website makeover, I feel like I’m in an alternate universe.

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Funny Of Interest Online Science Fiction and Fantasy

Squirrels with lightsabers

Got this via Matt, who got it from hay’kin’en

So where’s Darth Squirrelious? 🙂

Squirrels with lightsabers

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Information Technology Mac/Apple Of Interest Online Web Design

OS X Software – Web Design

Cleaning out some of my bookmarks. Here’s some software I find useful.

Lynx Text Web Browser 2.8.6.1
Are your pages really usable? Try using them in Lynx.

Parallels Desktop
The best of both worlds

Saft
Nice extension for Safari

CSSEdit
The Best CSS editor for the Mac, at least that’s my opinion 🙂