?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Ramblings Journals I Read Calendar The Dirt MegaZone's Waste of Time Older Older Newer Newer
10 Interests meme - MegaZone's Safety Valve
The Ramblings of a Damaged Mind
zonereyrie
zonereyrie
10 Interests meme

LJ Interests meme results

  1. boston:
    Well, I live in Worcester, and lived for a while in Waltham too. Boston is the closest major city, and the only one I spend any amount of time in really.
  2. douglas adams:
    C'mon, I'm a geek. Hitchhiker's Guide and Dirk Gently!
  3. flying:
    I'm an aviation buff. I have a pilot's license, but I haven't flown anything since the early 90s due to time/money. (When I have the money I don't have the time, and vice-versa.) I do miss it.
  4. iced tea:
    My favorite beverage, I drink it all the time. Whenever I go out to eat I always order unsweetened iced tea, rarely anything else.
  5. learning:
    Other than the professional benefit to learning new things regularly, I just like knowledge for knowledge's sake. I could get into the psychological aspects of my self-worth being tied to feeling useful, the the more I know the more likely I am to be of use, etc. But I'm just driven to learn.
  6. neil gaiman:
    This is primarily due to Sandman, especially Death, but he's a great writer in general.
  7. reading:
    I read, a lot. Not as many books as I used to (though I just started on Stephensen's 'Quicksilver' last night), but I read a LOT for work, subscribe to several magazines and read most of them, etc.
  8. something positive:
    One of the best web comics: http://www.somethingpositive.net/
  9. unix:
    The family of operating systems. I'm a geek, and I'm primarily a UNIX/Linux one. Admittedly more Linux than UNIX proper in recent years, but there is enough in common.
  10. yuri:
    A double meaning. If you've read any Undocumented Features you know that my alter-ego ends up married to Yuri of the Lovely Angels (Dirty Pair). Also, yuri is the Japanese term for lesbian relationships, the gender opposite of yaoi. And, well, two women getting it on is hot, IMHO.

Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.

Tags:
I am: tired tired
Current Media: Limp Bizkit: Three Dollar Bill Y'All - Stalemate

9 STDOUT || STDIN
Comments
mackys From: mackys Date: September 20th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I just started on Stephensen's 'Quicksilver' last night

I'll be curious to hear what you think of it. I have my own prejudices about Stephenson's newer stuff, but I know not everyone agrees with me...
nilasae From: nilasae Date: September 20th, 2005 08:04 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
What he said. I only made it through the first 100 pages or so before I lost interest. Maybe I'll pick it up again after finishing Hyperion/Fall of Hyperion...
blackcoat From: blackcoat Date: September 20th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wait, you got bored with quicksilver, but can keep your eyes open for Hyperion?
nilasae From: nilasae Date: September 20th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hyperion was so-so IMNSHO, The Fall of Hyperion is pretty cool so far (about 200 pages to go). To each their own I guess ;-)
kayselkiemoon From: kayselkiemoon Date: September 22nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Other than the professional benefit to learning new things regularly, I just like knowledge for knowledge's sake. I could get into the psychological aspects of my self-worth being tied to feeling useful, the the more I know the more likely I am to be of use, etc. But I'm just driven to learn.

*nods* that's why I'm currently auditing to classes at wesleyan - I could stick to my job, and maybe another part-time job, but I want to be doing something that makes me use my brain ^_^
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: September 22nd, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'd like to take classes, but between work, my new house, a couple of beta programs I'm in and have testing to do for, volunteering for cons, etc... I don't sleep enough as it is. :-) Fortunately I have the opportunity to study and learn things at work, so that keeps that part of me happy.
kayselkiemoon From: kayselkiemoon Date: September 23rd, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'd like to take classes, but between work, my new house, a couple of beta programs I'm in and have testing to do for, volunteering for cons, etc... I don't sleep enough as it is. :-) Fortunately I have the opportunity to study and learn things at work, so that keeps that part of me happy.

that is good. I have a feeling some of my friends/relations think I should buckle down and work full time instead of keeping the time free for classes and social things, but I'm at a stage in my life where my priorities just don't lie in making money and climbing career ladders (am in the 'wild oats' phase, i guess). I'm not referring to you, but to, well, you know, the stereotypical corporate ladder to success. *snort*
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: September 23rd, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm not the corporate ladder type - I worked for big corps like Lucent and GTE Internetworking, and didn't really care for it. I really like working for smaller companies - I'm just a geek, I like being able to just work on interesting things and learn new stuff. :-)
kayselkiemoon From: kayselkiemoon Date: September 23rd, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
good! I've a friend in investment banking whose philosophy is like that, and he works for a very small company, but his job eats his life up so he has no free time. it's a sad, sad thing. now, small companies + a modicum of free time = just dandy.
9 STDOUT || STDIN