May 2003

I put myself into this LJ Match thing which Thom was on about and found I am 90-something percent compatible with him (sadly he’s the wrong sex and taken, but so it goes). The questions seem to be partly borrowed from the Meyers Briggs test.

Jung apparently thought people would go for their opposite type (presumably this was part of his big “wholeness” thing), which sometimes seems to be true (at least, it was in my last relationship). It’s not clear whether the LJ Match site picks your opposite or just people like you, but I bet it’s the latter.

It’s interesting to see who I’m most like. The whole dating aspect of the site is a bit overplayed for UK LiveJournalers as they want a US zip code. There was only one which sprang to mind immediately, so I’m going to find lots of people near Beverly Hills. Oh yes, Shannon Docherty, here I come. The geek in me wants to tell them they should allow people to supply latitude and longitude and work out distances that way 🙂

Trying out the Charm LiveJournal client, as it’ll let me edit postings locally rather than using a web browser, so I can use Vim to edit them. And it’s written in Python, which earns it geek credibility. I suppose I should find something to say while I’m here.

The controversial Drogon sex discussion featured this rather good version of a Madonna song (perfectly safe for work, viewers, but needs Flash and sound).

Should male Cambridge Dancers’ Club members have perse-girl on their list of interests, I wonder?

The news from Drogon land:

Please be aware that some people come from an oppressed background and culture and may not appreciate open and frank discussions on subjects such as sex in a public place in Drogon. But you can’t win, as even if you then took those conversations into private, some individuals would then whinge that they were being excluded. Life sucks.

I knew I shouldn’t have suggested Mild Green Fairy liquid as a hand lubricant.

Vernon Schyrver is being typically acerbic in about whether this Anti Spam Research Group is ever going to go anywhere. Given Vernon’s annoying habit of being clever and right, it seems likely that non-techies are doomed to get spam until their mailbox collapses under the weight. When I work up the courage, I’ll ask him whether he thinks the hashcash idea might work if there were some way for people on slow machines to pay their ISP to do the computation for them. This seems more likely to work than the mythical micropayments systems which people always suggest, since you’re dealing with an organisation with which you already have some kind of billing arrangement.

Danny O’Brien (of NTK fame) linked to a posting by someone who gets why I write stuff to filter the crap that works on Windows for people who aren’t very technical: This time we said it would be different, remember? If I can manage to concentrate this evening, might do some more work on another Spampal plugin.

Seeing as a few friends seem to be getting into LiveJournal, I’ll mention that Friendster seems to be the new SixDegrees (anyone remember that). I’m tempted.