Thursday, July 26, 2007

Personality Test

I was going through some old files on my laptop. I found a text file where I saved results from a personality test I took online. I decided to go ahead and share my results. If you'd like to take the personality test, go here. I did the long 225 question version rather than the short 45 question version.

Extroversion - 51%
30% - Talkativeness
38% - Gregariousness
50% - Leadership / Group Attachment
58% - Sociability / Provacativeness / Self-Disclosure
62% - Assertiveness / Poise

Emotional Stability - 57%
18% - Cool-headedness
46% - Calmness / Imperturbability
54% - Stability
58% - Tranquility
66% - Moderation
70% - Toughness
74% - Impulse Control
86% - Happiness

Orderliness - 63%
38% - Purposefulness
46% - Rationality
54% - Planning
62% - Conscientiousness
70% - Efficiency / Cautiousness / Perfectionism
78% - Organization
86% - Dutifulness

Friendliness - 75%
46% - Cooperation
50% - Tenderness
70% - Pleasantness
82% - Morality / Nurturance
86% - Understanding / Warmth
90% - Empathy / Sympathy

Openmindedness - 75%
58% - Quickness
70% - Intellect / Creativity
74% - Introspection / Depth
82% - Ingenuity / Reflection / Competence
86% - Imagination

By the way, anyone familliar with the Myers-Briggs personality test? According to that, I'm an ISFJ. The description fits me perfectly!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

LAN Party

My friend Michael invited me over to his LAN party Saturday. I got there at 12:30 and left at 8:45. That entire time was spent playing games! My eyes were hurting by the time I got done. It was a lot of fun though. We played "Unreal Tournament 2004" and "Call of Duty". A bunch of those guys were clearly more experienced at these games than I was (it was the first time for me), but I did get some good kills in! They were going to play "Quake II", but by that time I was ready to head for home. I definitely would like to do it again sometime.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

AuctionAds & YouTube Updates

I recently signed up for AuctionAds. It's similar to Google AdSense, except I hear from a friend of mine that it's easier to make some money with it. It displays an item from eBay, and if someone clicks the add and buys the item, I get revenue for it! I also get revenue if people sign up for this service. So if you're interested in making some cash from your website or forums, try AuctionAds.

Oh, and I am thinking of ending my contest by or before the end of July. So it could end anytime up to July 31. There's a couple of people who came really close. If you haven't entered my contest to win $20, I would strongly recommend it! See my video for details.

Also, I recently did a new video. This one is about how I got the title "freakin' legend". It wasn't intended to be controversial, but it does have some people wondering what might happen in the days to come. I guess we shall see!

Friday, July 13, 2007

I Upgraded my Computer

I said to myself when I got my computer last year that I wasn't going to do any upgrading to the machine. I guess I lied to myself, because I just did today.

My computer came with 512MB of RAM, and I thought this would be plenty for what I wanted to use my computer for. I finally got tired of programs crashing on me (particularly Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Movie Maker). So several days ago, I ordered a new RAM chip online from Kingston. I replaced one of the 256MB chips with my new 1GB chip. So now I'm at 1.25GB. That should be plenty for what I use my computer for. We'll see I guess.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Transformers Left me Underwhelmed

I saw the new Transformers movie Friday night. I have to say I was a little disappointed. I was with my friend, and I told him that it was going to be awesome. He said "we'll see", and then I jokingly told him that I'd have to hurt him if he dared say it wasn't good. I mean after all, Optimus Prime is in it! He's the man... or "bot" I guess I should say!

Initially I was surprised at how quickly the movie seemed to pick up, but it was only a temporary feeling. After the first hour, I still wasn't at the edge of my seat. I became rather bored watching it. It just wasn't very exciting. One problem was there was too much focus on the humans, and minimal focus on the transformers. There was also very minimal battle in the movie. Even the battle between Megatron and Optimus Prime left me feeling a little empty. Optimus Prime seemed to give up too easily, which is certainly not like him when you look at how he was in the original cartoon.

Finally, there was way too much hype throughout the movie. They tried way to hard to make it look "cool" when there wasn't much backbone there to begin with. I love humor, but they used it a little too often in the movie, and that in my opinion took away from the potentially "cool" feeling of the movie. The humor was more of a distraction than anything.

I won't tell you it's a bad movie -- I modestly liked it, but it wasn't at all what it's been hyped up to be. If you go to see it, lower your expectations slightly and I think you'll tend to like it more.

Oh, and ironically my friend thought it was absolutely great. Maybe I should kill him for saying that... I'll think on it.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Contest for Twenty Dollars

I'm doing a contest where you could win $20! Watch my latest video for details.

Go here if you want to comment on the video (required by the contest rules).

For proof that I will not have cheated by the end of this contest, I will provide an encrypted number -- 1056931425538820521517490. At the end, I'll show how to decrypt the number which will prove I haven't cheated.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Dealing with People

There's a right way and a wrong way to deal with people. When you manage or administer something, you have a set of responsibilities to take hold of.

This was brought to my attention recently, and I was flat out stunned. The person is trying to get approved to join the forums, and the administrator was very rude with him for the simple fact that his e-mail looked odd. There's plenty of reason to be skeptical, but the administrator got an attitude about the whole thing.

I've been very critical and somewhat harsh in my opinion of administrators of forums across the internet. I was never able to put the foundation into place that I felt could make me a role model for administering forums, but I know there's a better way to go about handling these situations. When you yell at someone or get nasty with them, you're going to make the person mad regardless. The reason anyone should care about that is because it reflects on you. That's your image, and negativity will only tarnish it. Being positive encourages other members to join these forums. I know when I see this kind of behavior among staff members, I'm reluctant to join. It's something important to think about.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Brand New Episode

I have created episode 4 of my hit series "OMG Extreme Story Time". This episode features me doing the voice of Optimus Prime.

There's also a poll at the end of the video that I'd be interested in seeing some people take part in. Let me know what you think!