My wife just sent me a link to a personality test. You can take it too: http://www.hypnoid.com/psytest2.html
This is one of the weirdest tests I’ve ever taken – it shows you a bunch of shapes and asks you questions that are not related to those shapes, but your answers are to choose between the shapes. Sounds bogus, right? Well, I think it nailed me pretty darn well. WEIRD!
Here are my results…
Verbally and mentally fluid, you are refreshing and illuminating to those around you. This is occasionally somewhat discounted by the obvious pleasure that you take in exercising your mental acuity. Although generally peaceful you can often take a verbally aggressive tact in relations with the world, which can often be misunderstood by those around you. Innovative in the extreme, you can often think yourself right out of the correct answer to a given problem. Many times you are referred to as your own worst enemy. You tire very quickly of routine and so make poor clerks or administrative help. You also have no respect for authority and little patience for those you regard as inferior, most especially those in charge. Experimentation is your watchword and can occasionally lead to experience for its own sake and shallow decadence. Your thought can sometimes be scattered and disconnected.
Time to reboot my blog. Again. Again.
It seems I do this every year or so, but I really do want to get back to writing often on my blog. There’s something about a long-form blog post that just doesn’t come across with a 140 word Tweet.
Ironically I always used to wish there was a venue for short posts, links to interesting articles, an easy way to share a picture, etc. I’ve taken to that pretty well with 2600 Tweets so far (www.twitter.com/nanovak) and an active Facebook account too (www.facebook.com/nanovak – and no, it’s not public, much to Facebook’s chagrin).
I’m hoping to use the blog as a forum for posts about both technology (I’m a gadget geek and an operations engineer for Windows Live Messenger) and my personal life.
Speaking of my personal life, I’m 48 hours away from having knee surgery so I’m going to blog about what’s going on and my recovery process over the coming months. Months…bleh.
More to come … honestly this time.
I’ve heard this is going to be resolved in Outlook 14. In fact there were huge cheers when we were told this at the Company Meeting in September. Time will tell…
In the mean time, time will continue to be spent sitting and waiting … and fuming.
I really love Windows 7 and am happily using it on my primary laptop. The so far the only thing that doesn’t work is my AT&T wireless modem (need to find a driver installer that doesn’t care about the OS version).
One issue that I haven’t liked is the Windows Live Messenger client wants to live in the taskbar with the rest of my running apps instead of the system tray where I’m used to it staying. But I just came across a way to make it work like I want and stay over by the clock in the system tray: compatibility mode!
Here’s what to do:
- Close/exit Messenger
- On your local computer browse to C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\ (or \Program Files (x86)\ on a 64bit OS install)
- Right-click on msnmsgr.exe and choose Properties
- On the Compatibility tab click the “Run this program in compatibility mode box and choose Windows Vista. Click OK at the bottom.
- Now you can start Messenger again from the Start Menu.
- In the System Tray click on the “Show hidden icons” arrow and then click Customize.
- In the Notification Area Icons dialog find Windows Live Messenger and in the dropdown to the right choose “Show icons and notifications”. Click OK at the bottom.
- There you go! Messenger back in the System Tray!
Credit to www.mess.be for the tip! Unfortunately they don’t have URL’s directly to their posts.
Just wanted to let you all know that I’m still around! 🙂
You may have noticed that I’ve added a couple of links/feeds to the right of this page. The first one is my Twitter account: http://twitter.com/nanovak. I have actually been quite active over there as I find the 140 character short post syncs up well with my usual desire for blogging: oh that would be a cool thought or quote to share.
The other feed is a “link blog” feed of blog posts and articles that I find interesting to share. Some good stuff there! http://feeds.feedburner.com/NathansLinkBlog
I’m starting to get motivate to write a 2008 year in review post, so stay tuned for that.
For now, it’s off to bed to try to get rid of a head cold. Joy.