Josef's Journal

Sunday, July 31, 2005 @ 7:57:40 PM

Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, July 31, 2005 @ 1:00:07 AM


Monday, July 25, 2005 @ 10:25:01 PM

Got my new computer today! Too bad I don't have an OS for it yet.

Saturday, July 9, 2005 @ 1:31:02 PM

Bored today, but having trouble sleeping. Hurricane Dennis passing by west of Florida, and the wind is bashing a palm frond into my window, and earlier this morning kept setting off my UPS with some short power outages.

While sorting some old email and searching my drive for an old password, I came across some old stuff I had written a few years ago. I found emails I sent (and didn't send) to friends, old work projects, personal notes, and some old chat logs that really stood out.

Reading through these makes me realize that I am far more introverted, and less ambitious now than I was a few years ago. Why am I getting worse?

Thursday, July 7, 2005 @ 9:09:10 AM

I need to learn more programming languages and start refamiliarizing myself with Linux. I feel like i'm going stagnant.

Sunday, July 3, 2005 @ 10:09:30 AM

Cattell's 16 Factor Test Results
Warmth ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%
Intellect |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Emotional Stability ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%
Aggressiveness ||| 10%
Liveliness |||||| 18%
Dutifulness ||||||||||||||| 42%
Social Assertiveness ||| 10%
Sensitivity ||||||||||||||| 42%
Paranoia |||||||||||| 38%
Abstractness |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Introversion |||||||||||||||||||||||| 78%
Anxiety |||||||||||||||||| 54%
Openmindedness ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%
Independence |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Perfectionism ||||||||||||||||||||| 66%
Tension |||||| 18%
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I've changed a little since I last did this.

I am suddenly reinspired to update this journal. I'll see if I can fill in some missing details too...

December 8, 2004

I want one of these taper magnifiers but geez it's a bit expensive.

December 3, 2004

Installed World of Warcraft, and thereby probably cut loose the last few frayed threads of being social.

November 14, 2004

Meh. My 1 year anniversary in SL and nobody notices ._.

November 11, 2004

EA is fucking evil. I'm not buying any of their stuff anymore. It's bad enough they ruined Maxis and ran Westood studios into the ground (and Earth & Beyond with it), but they're not even treating their developers well.

November 10, 2004

I saw a price listed as $400.99. What's the point in that? Either set it to 399.99 or an even 400.00 -- what do you have to gain by trying to fool people into thinking it's not quite *401* dollars?

November 9, 2004

Tried to do research on beds, but there aren't a lot of review sites or benchmarks online =P

btw, "dalmatian" cows are called "holsteins".

"In this sentence, the number of occurences of 0 is 1, of 1 is 11, of 2 is 2, of 3 is 1, of 4 is 1, of 5 is 1, of 6 is 1, of 7 is 1, of 8 is 1, and of 9 is 1."

"This sentence has three a's, two c's, two d's, nineteen e's, six f's, two g's, five h's, ten i's, two l's, twelve n's, nine o's, five r's, twenty six s's, sixteen t's, four u's, four v's, eight w's, four x's, and two y's. "

Friday, November 5, 2004 @ 1:12:09 AM

Just finished moving. Got my desk set up today. Still have to finish cleaning up the old apartment this weekend.

Nothing really new otherwise.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 @ 2:33:21 AM

Up late. Should be sleeping, but I had taken provigil today because I stayed up too late last night. It seems like I can't sleep unless I'm completely exhausted.

I'm getting bored again lately, and when I get bored and idle, I start thinking negatively and my anxieities and depression increase.

My brain isn't working right.

My memory recall is becoming less black and white on whether I know something or not -- it used to be I could at least know what I know, but now sometimes I have to go with my first instinct instead of having a reliable link to a memory.

I'm making a lot of typos lately. A lot more than usual. I've been getting headaches more frequently.

I'm very tired all the time, even when I do get all rested up.

I've got a doctor's appointment tomorrow, but it doesn't matter. I always mention my tiredness to my doctors and the skip over it like I never said anything.

I should sleep now.

Monday, May 3, 2004 @ 1:29:59 AM

I'm sleeping too much. This weekend sucked. =(

Thursday, April 15, 2004 @ 3:01:38 AM

Cattell's 16 Factor Test Results
Warmth |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Intellect |||||||||||||||||||||||| 78%
Emotional Stability ||||||||||||||| 50%
Aggressiveness |||||| 14%
Liveliness ||||||||| 22%
Dutifulness ||||||||||||||| 50%
Social Assertiveness ||| 10%
Sensitivity ||||||||||||||||||||| 62%
Paranoia ||||||||||||||||||||| 66%
Abstractness |||||||||||||||||| 54%
Introversion |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Anxiety |||||||||||||||||| 58%
Openmindedness ||||||||||||||| 50%
Independence |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Perfectionism |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Tension |||||||||||||||||| 54%
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Seems mostly right...

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

I'm about halfway through the first book of Lord of the Rings. It's quite different from the movie in many ways, but I'm enjoying it. My home computer has seen few disturbances by my hand these past few days. My tasks at work have been consuming my balance of patience with electronic devices lately. Television is still as sickeningly insulting as ever. I suppose perhaps I may be indulging myself with books for the time being while at leisure...

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

While reading an article about a crazy guy who jumped in and went over the Niagra Falls without any protection, I came across an article in the New Yorker that contained a section that was quite poignant:
Motto had a patient who committed suicide from the Golden Gate in 1963, but the jump that affected him most occurred in the seventies. "I went to this guy's apartment afterward with the assistant medical examiner," he told me. "The guy was in his thirties, lived alone, pretty bare apartment. He'd written a note and left it on his bureau." It said, "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump."

Friday, October 17, 2003

My Hobbit Name: Dimple Took of Great Smials

I played with the style sheets a bit to make this look better. Maybe that'll help me update it more often.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Never has any web quiz been more dead-on...
You represent... loneliness.
You represent... loneliness. Always alone and always sad about it... unlike
angst, you don't have to look for a reason to
be miserable. You want to be in the company of
people but aren't sure how to act when you're
with them. Sometimes you have to make an
effort. You can't always wait for others to
come to you.

What feeling do you represent?
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Thursday, April 10, 2003 @ 5:46:45 PM

Just some interesting information...

According to this, Red = 700nm, Green = 546nm, and B = 435nm. Also on the same site, they state that human vision can not see greater than 650nm and less than 400nm.