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LJ info meme from havocthecat

From havocthecat:

  • 1) Does my username suit me? (banazir)

  • 2) Is my journal's title cryptic or descriptive? What do you think it means?
    Former title: The First Annual Hurley Invitational
    New title: The Redshirt's Guide to Russell's Paradox
    Former subtitle: Will Write Grants for CHOKLIT
    New subtitle: Glasses of Destiny

  • 3) Does my journal expand your knowledge of me?

  • 4) Do you think my bio describes me well?

  • 5) Which of my interests surprises you the least?

  • 6) Which of my interests surprises you the most?

  • 7) Which of my interests needs explaining?

  • 8) Which of my userpics suits me best?

  • 9) Which of my userpics suits me least?

  • 10) Which of my userpics needs explaining?



--
Banazir

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cretaceousrick
Mar. 20th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
A noble challenge
1) I think it does. When I think about you, it's "Bana" or "Banazir" that comes to mind, and not any derivation of your given name. And its derivation makes it unique, so I approve.

2) Your titles generally amuse me in the sense that I know they're clever, I just don't understand many of the references involved. That's more from my lack of pop-cultural sensitivity than anything else.

3) I find your journal generally enlightening, though not revealing much in the way of your private life - but each hobbit's journal is what s/he chooses to share with the world(s), and that is also enlightening in its own fashion.

4) Reads like a résumé - hyperlinked ant evrything! ;)

5) Probably Lord of the Rings and computers are the most strikingly obvious.

6) Singing.

7) Singing.

8) Many of the ones I'm used to seeing appended to your entries suit various facets of your online persona - nerd, penguin, funny, lighthearted, and especially sam.

9) I don't know that any of them don't suit you, but whenever I see "serious" I assume it's littledrop, until I start reading it.

10) The ironic one - ox pulling?? Me crikes!
banazir
Mar. 20th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
Re: A noble challenge
1) I think it does. When I think about you, it's "Bana" or "Banazir" that comes to mind, and not any derivation of your given name. And its derivation makes it unique, so I approve.
Thanks!

2) Your titles generally amuse me in the sense that I know they're clever, I just don't understand many of the references involved. That's more from my lack of pop-cultural sensitivity than anything else.
:nod: Hurley is a Lost character (more on that one later), and the others are general SF or geek refs.

3) I find your journal generally enlightening, though not revealing much in the way of your private life - but each hobbit's journal is what s/he chooses to share with the world(s), and that is also enlightening in its own fashion.
Why, thank you!

4) Reads like a résumé - hyperlinked ant evrything! ;)
Hyperlinked ant?! Where?!

5) Probably Lord of the Rings and computers are the most strikingly obvious.
Mais bien sur.

6) Singing.
Really?

7) Singing.
Well, I'm not particularly good or bad at it. I just enjoy it. You won't catch me auditioning for American Idol, though I can be persuaded to put up audio files when time permits.

8) Many of the ones I'm used to seeing appended to your entries suit various facets of your online persona - nerd, penguin, funny, lighthearted, and especially sam.
Yep.

9) I don't know that any of them don't suit you, but whenever I see "serious" I assume it's littledrop, until I start reading it.
I picked that one up in childrenofdune last spring. Leto Atreides (James McAvoy) often looks quite serious, and that one doubles as "hyper" (for reasons that are obvious if you've watched the series).

10) The ironic one - ox pulling?? Me crikes!
Behold.

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Banazir
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banazir
Mar. 20th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
Explanations galore, Part 1 of 2
1) Does my username suit me? (banazir)
sure
Good, just checkin'.

2) Is my journal's title cryptic or descriptive? What do you think it means?

Former title: The First Annual Hurley Invitational Not cryptic to a Lost fan
Yep! Dude! That guy makes me want to play golf!

New title: The Redshirt's Guide to Russell's Paradox cryptic
You know how Kirk is always talking master computers to death?
Computers that have usually just killed a bunch of people?
Well, who are the most killable people on Star Trek (or on any Sci-Fi show in general)? Redshirts.
So, I thought I'd do the multiverse a public service and teach redshirts about Russell's paradox as a way to talk computers to death.
Some sets, such as the set of all teacups, are not members of themselves. Other sets, such as the set of all non-teacups, are members of themselves. Call the set of all sets that are not members of themselves "R." If R is a member of itself, then by definition it must not be a member of itself. Similarly, if R is not a member of itself, then by definition it must be a member of itself. Discovered by Bertrand Russell in 1901, the paradox has prompted much work in logic, set theory and the philosophy and foundations of mathematics.

Former subtitle: Will Write Grants for CHOKLIT descriptive
Yay!

New subtitle: Glasses of Destiny descriptive
Good - though you may not know the in-joke that prompted this. It's from last night's Season 8 finale of Stargate: SG-1, followed by a subsequent conversation with tv_elf.
BANAZIR: So, thwarted destiny means big, thick glasses?
TV ELF: And bad hair.

Something to keep in mind if you are ever called upon to write the "It's a wonderful AU" ep for a show.

3) Does my journal expand your knowledge of me?
to a point
LOL, what would you like to know?

4) Do you think my bio describes me well?
yes
2 for 2 - w00t

5) Which of my interests surprises you the least?
tolkien, star wars, tori amos
Tolkien: bien sur
Star Wars: bien sur
Tori Amos: really? An CS/art student once said I didn't seem the type who would listen to Tori.

6) Which of my interests surprises you the most?
drosophila, folk music
I get a lot of surprise at Drosophila - I wonder why; it's one of the model eukaryotes, and has been the model insect since the first days of molecular genetics.

What you and I call folk music is probably very different. Where I come from Sarah Mac is labeled "folk rock", even now.

7) Which of my interests needs explaining?
mmorpg, painter
MMORPG: Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game - e.g., World of Warcraft, EverQuest II, Star Wars: Galaxies, Ultima Online, etc. I'm actually more interested in MMORPG design and development, so engines such as Arianne and test MOPG servers such as Daimonin and Once interest me more.

(continued)
banazir
Mar. 20th, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
Explanations galore, Part 2 of 2

8) Which of my userpics suits me best?
nerd, grave
Hrm. I try only to user "grave" for serious things: condolences, obituaries, or truly sad or tragic things. That's because I might switch from Faramir to some truly sad or somber icon (not an emo weepy one but something dark and truly "grave"). Very rarely, though, I will still use "grave" ironically. Usually I reserve "serious" for that.

9) Which of my userpics suits me least?
geek, serious
Tron and Leto? How come?

10) Which of my userpics needs explaining?
kid, phone

kid is my "smart-alecky" or "enlighten me" icon. I also use it to denote "I know" moods. Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop is one of the ultimate smart-alecks, and the caption "when I was young I knew everything" suits. This used to be Dean from Heart of the City, and before that it was my kindergarten graduation pic.

phone is my "hello, Earth calling [recipient]" icon. I use it to mean, "here's the deal" or "information coming", so you will often see it with the "envelope" LJ mini-mood glyph. Eventually this will be a multi-layer animation consisting of famous wormholes: Crichton's from Farscape is picutred; I plan to add one from Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Stargate: SG-1, and Stargate: Atlantis.

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Banazir
kaladhwen
Mar. 20th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
1. Yeah, I think so...for as long as I've known you Bana has been a nickname for you.
2. Sometimes they're cryptic but sometimes I understand what they mean if they relate to something fannish I know about. But I don't know what Glasses of Destiny are.
3. Sort of, or at least your opinions on stuff. Sometimes I'm not sure what it is you're talking about (like big comp sci stuff). ;)
4. Yup. :)
5. Star Wars!
6. Highlander?? Whoa.
7. arabidopsis, arrakis, information visualization, lestat, probabilistic reasoning, semantic web, stochastic processes
8. the icon of you
9. "the whirlwind follows" one
10. the "phone" one?
banazir
Mar. 20th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
Clear as mud
1. Yeah, I think so...for as long as I've known you Bana has been a nickname for you.
:nod: At least since 2000, I think.

2. Sometimes they're cryptic but sometimes I understand what they mean if they relate to something fannish I know about. But I don't know what Glasses of Destiny are.
Carter and Jackson's alternate universe selves in last night's S8 finale (part 1 of 2) had big, thick, horn-rimmed Coke bottle glasses.

3. Sort of, or at least your opinions on stuff. Sometimes I'm not sure what it is you're talking about (like big comp sci stuff). ;)
:nod:

4. Yup. :)
:nod: Easy-peasy.

5. Star Wars!
Of course.

6. Highlander?? Whoa.
Surprised?

7. arabidopsis, arrakis, information visualization, lestat, probabilistic reasoning, semantic web, stochastic processes

arabidopsis - aka Thale cress or mouse-ear cress, a small weed whose genome is studied in molecular biology and bioinformatics. The "white lab mouse of the plant science world".
arrakis - Dune. desert planet. (Have you read Dune? I forget.)
information visualization - "as a subject in computer science, information visualization is the use of interactive, sensory representations, typically visual, of abstract data to reinforce cognition." (Wikipedia)
Lestat - de Lioncourt, Anne Rice's vampire
semantic web - "The Semantic Web is a project that intends to create a universal medium for information exchange by giving meaning (semantics), in a manner understandable by machines, to the content of documents on the Web." (Wikipedia)
stochastic processes - "In the mathematics of probability, a stochastic process can be thought of as a random function. In practical applications, the domain over which the function is defined is a time interval (a stochastic process of this kind is called a time series in applications) or a region of space (a stochastic process being called a random field)."

8. the icon of you
:nod:

9. "the whirlwind follows" one
OK, but how come?

10. the "phone" one?
Please see above. It's my "communications" post.

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Banazir
kaisilverfire
Mar. 20th, 2005 06:53 am (UTC)
1) Yes, after seeing the description of what it meant.
2) Assume to be either sci-fi or pop-culture references that are over my head.
3) Your journal expands my knowledge... not particularly of you. But definitely of your interests... and cool links.
4) Seems thorough enough... though a previous poster was right. It reads like a resume. Always enjoying the links you put into everything. Like an online mini-Banapedia you are.
5) lord of the rings
6) Also with the singing
7) For the longest time, I had the most trouble figuring out what the heck TEUNC was... but I gave over to curiosity and figured it out. So really, umm... *shrugs*
8) Nerd. Though indulge me... what is that in the background?
9) Baby... only because I've never seen you use it. Cute puppy though.
10) Was going to go with ironic too, but I read it from another comment and have claimed the dog one for myself... ^_^ So I guess I don't get the "promise to a penguin" part of your TEUNC one.

-Kate.
twinbee
Mar. 20th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say that:

is awesome.

looks like you're a private investigator.
banazir
Mar. 20th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
Banazir: Wings of Desire
[TRON] is awesome.
Yes! That's what I keep telling people!

[NERD] looks like you're a private investigator.
I'm Columbo? Or Bana Mason?

--
Banazir
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