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In with the new: taglines and friends

I've replaced my old taglines:

  • October/November
    Primary: Snoopy is a Wrimo!
    Secondary: Slay them all, and Nano shall know its own
    (Explanation: These were both referring to National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo.)

  • November/December
    Primary: Dyson Sphere Medievalism Society
    Secondary: JHX: Jedi Hobbit Energy Drink
    (Explanation: gondhir poked good-natured fun at some of my anachronisms, particularly medieval and modern technology in what is supposed to be the pre-medieval setting of tanelos; I took that dichotomy to an extreme in the main tagline. The secondary tagline is in reference to MDX, which I haven't tried yet.)

  • December/January
    Primary: Impervious to Sedation
    Secondary: Leonine Speech Impediments
    (Explanation: The first one should be somewhat self-explanatory, but it's based on a recent catalog titled "Impervious to Whatever". The second refers to jereeza's claim that Liam Neeson, the voice of Aslan in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, pronounced "Cair Paravel" as "Cow Pow-Wow".)



Welcome to the following new LJ friends who added me this month:

21 Dec 2005: celticlegend
20 Dec 2005: righteousdame
16 Dec 2005: kai_ta_loipa
15 Dec 2005: jeanlucpikachu, koinonia (yes, I realize this is Nikki, but since it's a new LJ nick, could you please tell us the significance of the name?)
14 Dec 2005: julisana
13 Dec 2005: antiquota, fleurdelista, oiscotthey
12 Dec 2005: tears_of_nienna
11 Dec 2005: bdm7935, dankamongmen, vorpal
05 Dec 2005: ringlass
04 Dec 2005: charity_joy
30 Nov 2005: neoookami
21 Nov 2005: aristeros
20 Nov 2005: uncut_diamond
19 Nov 2005: crazypalefreak
18 Nov 2005: gnodal, nakki
17 Nov 2005: sgstair
15 Nov 2005: exhero
14 Nov 2005: tvn
13 Nov 2005: bastoni

Would you please say hello and tell us a little about yourself, if you haven't already?
I know antiquota, dankamongmen and tvn have.

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Banazir

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banazir
Dec. 23rd, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
I yam fishie, hear me roar
It's 05:36 here, and I psotted the above around 04:00.
I looked up bastoni this morning and still managed to forget that it was you.

G'nught,
Banazir
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banazir
Dec. 24th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Futurecookies
Welcome! Good to get to know you.

"Futurecookies" - I like that word. :-D

"Come for the futurecookies, stay for the intelligent designdebate". Perhaps that will be my tagline some time!

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Banazir
twinbee
Dec. 23rd, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
gosh, you are popular!
banazir
Dec. 23rd, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
I yam?
Say, where's that icon from? It looks so familiar.

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Banazir
twinbee
Dec. 23rd, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
Re: I yam?
its magritte's "in a mind's eye"
celticlegend
Dec. 23rd, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Hello! I know you through the _are_you_a_dork community. You friended me, so I friended you back :)

I'm from MA, 21, usic ed/Theatre ed major. Nice to meet you :)
banazir
Dec. 23rd, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
Welcome!
More dorks is love.

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Banazir
righteousdame
Dec. 23rd, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
*Waves*

I'm 18, I live in CT. I just graduated high school this past June, and I'm starting at a community college in January.

My life isn't very interesting. I have a boyfriend who's 2 years younger than I am.

I have an addictive personality, I get obsessed with things really easily.

And, that's all the randomness I can think of for now... but I'm sure there is much randomness to come in my posts. :) Thanks for adding me!
banazir
Dec. 26th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)
Nice to meet you
Cool! Welcome! I hope you enjoy some of my wibblings.

I see we met in statements courtesy of this icon.

How did you pick your user name?

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Banazir
righteousdame
Dec. 26th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice to meet you
Yep, good old Calvin & Hobbes.

Good question. I was trying and trying to think of something for a username, and at the same time listening to the song "O Girlfriend" by Weezer, and the line "...Feeling fancies every night" kind of jumped out at me. So, randomly, I used that. It's really grown on me since then.
hfx_ben
Dec. 24th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
Sidebar: in this moment of the season
Hello Bill

I haven't been around much ... existential absurdity + mismanagement ... so it might seem shoddy of me to blue-sky drop in ... but in any case: regards and warmest wishes for the season and the new year, yaa?

cheers
banazir
Dec. 25th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Sidebar: in this moment of the season
Not at all, Ben! It's good to hear from you again.

How have you been?

Best wishes and warmest season's greetings,
Bill
hfx_ben
Dec. 25th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Sidebar: in this moment of the season
huh huh ... holly colour-scheme for your LJ?
:-)

I'm well Bill ... maybe I've come through to the other side of something ... safe, warm, well-fed, and heh a working laptop c/w dialup account. *grin*

best of the day to you and yours, good sir!
sgstair
Dec. 25th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
"Hello" :)

Well, I'm a crazy programmer who dabbles in just about everything from software design to hardware design, and reverse engineering.
I'm presently mostly through a Computer Engineering degree, but have dropped out for the time being and am working as a game programmer to pay for future college and fund current and future projects.
More info available at www.akkit.org - Although I've done a bundle of other interesting stuff that can't really be found on the net.

I'm pretty easy to contact and don't mind questions on just about any subject related to advanced programming or hardware development topics... even if I don't know the answer to a question I will probably be able to find out quickly ;)

-Stephen
banazir
Dec. 26th, 2005 05:46 am (UTC)
Hey, Steve
Thanks for replying! I'm glad we have this medium through which to keep in touch, and that you're following my ruminations. One hopes they are sometimes of interest.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Banazir
jeanlucpikachu
Dec. 30th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
hello o_O
I'm a computer scientist, like you. I'm currently @ University of Central Florida studying Computer Vision... which may be mildly related to your interest in Machine Learning. I spend too much time on LJ, apparently just like you too. :p
banazir
Dec. 30th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
Machine vision and machine learning: the reconvergence
Welcome!

Vision, eh? What's your emphasis? (Binocular stereo, integrative physiology, shape from shading, general cognitive models, motor control, multisensor fusion, modular computational intelligence, time series, optical flow. etc.)

I have a very generic interest in vision, having taken it from Larry Wolff back in the fall of 1992 at Hopkins and studied it in 1994-1996 for our PhD comps and qualifying exams, but since I got my PhD, I've mostly been on the graphics/geometry side, doing very little with vision and learning. Have you heard any of the AI-vision researchers speak about the growing reconvergence in intelligent systems and computer vision? I had the good fortune to hear invited talks by Takeo Kanade at IJCAI-2003 and Andrew Blake at IJCAI-2005. and I'm getting interested in robot vision again.

Incidentally, if you are also a graphics/geometry type, you might be interested in massforge.

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Banazir
jeanlucpikachu
Dec. 30th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Machine vision and machine learning: the reconvergence
I saw Takeo Kanade when he came to UCF to give a presentation! He's quite prolific...

Er, I don't have a personal emphasis yet, but they have me working on Automatic Target Recognition. There are 5 papers I have to read before winter break is over. In all seriousness, I had been working on computer graphics stuff for a while, so I wanted to switch to something that was different, but still similar enough that my graphics knowledge wouldn't be wasted.

UCF does alot of research in simulation, so I might switch over to that if it turns out I don't like vision...
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