Another blog, another personality test

As seen in simonb: From the latest personality quiz:

You are an SEDF–Sober Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you an evil genius. You are extremely focused and difficult to distract from your tasks. With luck, you have learned to channel your energies into improving your intellect, rather than destroying the weak and unsuspecting.

Your friends may find you remote and a hard nut to crack. Few of your peers know you very well–even those you have known a long time–because you have expert control of the face you put forth to the world. You prefer to observe, calculate, discern and decide. Your decisions are final, and your desire to be right is impenetrable.

You are not to be messed with. You may explode.

Except for the bit about exploding, I don’t see it myself.

Pranks I have known

For that last couple of days, people on the LUGOR (Linux Users Group of Rochester) have been trading back and forth screen shots showing their particular setups. (Oh, and they’ve all been smart enough to put the screen shots on a web site somewhere and just emailing the URL – thanks, guys.) But that got me thinking about something that happened over 10 years ago.
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In other news…

I noticed that a very large proportion of the comment spam I get is all on one blog entry, number 20. So a quick

update mt_entry set entry_allow_comments = 0 where entry_created_on
 < now() - interval '180 days' and entry_author_id = 2;

and now nobody can comment on entries that are older than 180 days. I'm just wondering if I should do the same with the other blog authors.

Bye bye birdies

One of my favourite late spring/early summer activiites is watching the Perigrine Falcons on Kodak Office raise another clutch of babies. Well, that simple pleasure is just about over, as the young eyases are just about the fledge. They’ve been hopping all over the nesting area, and down to the “playpen” (the balcony) and back up. I’m sure any moment now one after the other will start flying around, although from past experience they will hang around the nest box for a few more weeks. But we’ll see less and less of them until finally we’ll see nothing.