Census meme

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 14:28
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Or, where I lived in ten-year intervals.

2011 I'm living in a house that my wife and I own, with my wife and daughter, in a southern borough of Hamburg.

2001 I lived in a rented flat about 200m away from my current house, together with my wife.

1991 I lived with my parents and my three sisters in a house in a small sleeper town north-west of Hamburg. (Curiously enough, the layout of the house was very similar to that of the house I live in now.) My father still lives there now, with his current wife. I had a "room" of my own. (Really half a room: what had originally been the bedroom had been partitioned into two by the previous owners with a thin wall - I had one side and my oldest sister had the other side.)

1981 Same house - we had just moved into it a year ago. My mother was pregnant with my youngest sister. I shared the room that would later become mine with my second sister.

So, always in or around Hamburg. (I was born in Reinbek, not far east of Hamburg, and lived there until 1980.)

Book memes

Monday, 15 December 2008 11:36
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Top 106 unread books, via [livejournal.com profile] lnbw:

Top 50 SF books, via [livejournal.com profile] arthur_sc_king:

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One good thing came from the memes: I noticed that I had spelled my interest "artifical languages" incorrectly when I added it. (Or copied a misspelled interest from someone else without noticing.) Anyway, fixed now.

And I was most amused by the six linguistics a-breastfeeding. Though I'm sure charities can also always use more writing systems.

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A meme that's apparently spreading around the Support community:

You answer a list of questions with the names of your LiveJournal friends that any of these questions apply to. However, you cannot see the questions, only the answers, unless you agree to report this in YOUR journal. Soooo... if you want to see the questions, you have to let me know in comments, then you have to post in your own LiveJournal.

And so, on with the meme. )

I seem to have Maggie and Cassia down there most of all; interesting.

Though even before I thought about the questions individually, I thought Maggie might come up a couple of times, simply because she's on my shortlist of totally awesome people I'm glad I know and wish I knew better.

(Is that drama-inducing? I hope not; it's certainly not meant to be. If everyone were exactly the same measure of awesome, they'd all be average again. Different people can be awesome in different ways. "Not awesome" is not the same as "useless". Your mileage may vary. Take only under the direction of a competent physician. Void where prohibited.)

Also, when thinking of some people, I think of older usernames first (e.g. cuddled, aquariumgirl). Fortunately, LiveJournal auto-redirects the names and displays the current username if you used the old one in an lj user tag, so I took advantage of that fact.

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So, pne, your LiveJournal reveals...



You are... 9% unique (blame, for example, your interest in yapc::europe) and 4% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy science fiction). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 49

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 88% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!








The Blogalyser reveals...

Your blog/web page text has an overall readability index of 15.

This suggests that your writing style is conventional
(to communicate well you should aim for a figure between 10 and 20).Your blog has 10 sentences per entry, which suggests your general message is distinguished by complexity
(writing for the web should be concise).

CHARACTER MATRIX



male malefemale female
self oneselfgroupworld world
past pastpresentfuture future

Your text shows characteristics which are 59% male and 41% female
(for more information see the Gender Genie).
Looking at pronoun indicators, you write mainly about yourself, then the world in general and finally your social circle. Also, your writing focuses primarily on the present, next the past and lastly the future.

Find out what your blogging style is like!







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(In case you can't see a 'Next' button after positioning the sliders, it's the dark area near the bottom left, just above the footer.)
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via [livejournal.com profile] kamara

Comment and I will give you 3 interests on your list, and 3 icons, for you to explain.

I was given: natural born speeseburger, toki pona, and ελληνικά; and , , and .


Natural Born Speeseburger

This is a band some of my friends formed. I'm not entirely sure what the history of their name is.

Part of the joke of the last word, though, hinges on a German pun between "Cheeseburger" (cheeseburger) and "Spießbürger" (a square, someone who is very conventional -- I think).

toki pona

Toki Pona is a language created by [livejournal.com profile] sonjaaa (Sonja Elen Kisa).

It's got a very small vocabulary (118 words, I think), so you either have to string lots of words together or remain more ambiguous—I think the latter is part of the philosophy behind the language, namely to simplify your life. It's surely not a coincidence that "pona" means both "good" and "simple" (among other things).

ελληνικά

This says "Greek" (as in the language), in Greek.

I learned Greek, mostly during two years I spent in Greece and on Cyprus. I think this makes me one of comparatively few people with no Greek ancestry to have learned the language.

Ah :)

Back in 2002, there was this girl I sometimes saw on the bus on my way home from work, who I thought was kind of cute.

I didn't dare speak to her for quite a while, so I just called her "the bus girl" to myself.

I posted entries about my encounters with her to a special custom friends group (and, later, a dedicated shared journal: [livejournal.com profile] bus_girl), and used this icon when I did so.

Eventually, I talked to her. I'd still meet her occasionally for a while.

However, once I had got to know her a little, she wasn't as mysterious, so I didn't post so much about her any more. And I haven't seen her again since our office moved and I stopped taking that bus. (The last entry in [livejournal.com profile] bus_girl is from August 2004.)

The icon is still left over from then.

This userpic says "pne" in Braille.

I believe this is supposed to say "All your base are belong to us".

I don't remember where I got it, but I thought it funny—not least because quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur "anything said in Latin appears profound". So the combination of Engrish grammar and the gravitas of Latin tickles my funny bone.


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Leave a comment and I will...

  1. Tell you why I friended you.
  2. Associate you with a song/film.
  3. Tell a random fact about you.
  4. Tell a first memory about you.
  5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
  6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
  7. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours [if it pertains].
  8. If you like, post this meme in your own LiveJournal afterwards

Though I can't promise 2 or 5, since I don't watch a lot of films or television or listen to much music.

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(via [livejournal.com profile] missysedai)

Reply to this entry with a picture of yourself, if you're comfortable sharing one. Then, if you like, post a similar request in your own journal.

(I'm fairly sure I've posted a similar meme before, but I'm doing it again; different people may see it or people may have new pictures.)

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