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The Coolness Meme, Part 8

Cool people 001 - 012 and the original meme
Cool people 013 - 024
Cool people 025 - 036
Cool people 037 - 048
Cool people 049 - 060
Cool people 061 - 072
Cool people 073 - 084

Continuing where I left off...
In decreasing order of how long I've known these fine folks:

Edit, 11:30 CST Tue 21 Dec 2004: I realized later that I had already done one (#037) for hpguo, so I consolidated them here.

085 - chriszhong is cool because:
1. He is almost always cheerful. I think I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen him without a smile.
2. He is hard-working, intelligent, and a team player: a triple threat.
3. He is apt to think of some really deep philosophical statements that masquerade as quotidian ones... or vice versa.

086 - siocled is cool because:
1. She is knowledgeable about many kinds of eyewear.
2. She is a grad school veteran. Whether because of this or in spite of it: she is an independent thinker, very dedicated, and serious about her career - something I don't see enough in grad school veterans these days.
3. Having once lived the life of the Sith war goddess, she can tell you all about it. I mean, come on, you'd read Memoirs of a Sith War Goddess, wouldn't you?

087 - mostlyacat is cool because:
1. He's a smart tronkie and excels at a lot of areas I am not as proficient in: hardware, electronics, etc.
2. He is a good photographer and a great travelloguer. That is such a killer combination. I read his blog entries from his business trip to Beijing, China, with great alacrity.
3. He makes a really sweet half of the couple that is mostlyacat & mirabehn. Cute enough to make men and women alike go "aww!".

088 - celandineb is cool because:
1. She is a professor of classical history. That just exudes cool. Seriously.
2. She writes Tolkien fics and ficlets, and not just any old kind: the kind you stop doing whatever you are about in the middle of the day and take five or maybe fifteen minutes to read.
3. IMO she has very good aesthetic taste, which you can see in her choices of icons and reading/viewing material.

089 - anglachel1 is cool because:
1. She challenges people to think about their beliefs. An erudite and thoughtful atheist, she really pushes you to find your own voice about your faith and discussing what you may have learned, rather than just recapitulating what you have heard from others.
2. Whether in matters social, political, religious, or a combination of these, she demands and earns respect.
3. She is an activist, and a dedicated one at that.

090 - zaimoni is cool because:
1. He is able to reconcile fundamentalist beliefs with a rigorous scientific background and education.
2. His writings make you really think about technology, its implications, and the ramifications of trust. He can casually toss out what many of us might consider a farfetched conspiracy theory, and then say something to make you think, "oh, wow, wait a minute... that could actually happen..." and then cause you to realize that it is often a good thing not to be too dependent on any particular technological infrastructure or environment.
3. Badgers, man. They're the geeks' status symbol.

091 - prolog is cool because:
1. He claimed a LiveJournal nick that is priceless! One looks at it and his not-too-low user number and thinks, "wow, there's a person who either really thought ahead, or is able to spot an unfilled niche". Either way, his forward thinking is a force to be reckoned with, and it's what first brought him to my attention.
2. He has a wry sense of humor that I find really refreshing.
3. Like kakarigeiko, megruder, zengeneral, masaga, scottharmon, and banazir, he learned the hard way to spot the stragglers in the herd when it comes to team software engineering projects. Slack now, and he'll hand you your head. It is well.

092 - baranoouji is cool because:
1. She's the queen of quotations, witnessed by her User Info page.
2. She is a phrase lathe as andrewwyld would put it: able to come up with many a turn, and quickly. Look at the subpage titles on her LJ page for more evidence.
3. She is the sublimely evolved Dictionopolitan: like a statue, perfect in arrogance, as C.S. Friedman wrote of the Braxana autarch, Zatar, in In Conquest Born.

093 - othercriteria is cool because:
1. His fandoms and his research career have blended into one! Look at those icons. I want to be like that when I grow up.
2. He writes porn. Grass porn. Ecological grass porn. Scary, scary man.
3. He's actually very good at what he does. I wish I had some bioinformatics students like him.

094 - gweneth_syeira is cool because:
1. Three words: She. Kicks. Ass.
2. She's become a confident, powerful, brilliant young woman. If I were a university recruiter (well, an undergraduate one), she would have my attention instanter.
3. She is a loyal friend to those who deserve it, and those of you who know me well know that I do not use those words lightly.

096 - haggard37 is cool because:
1. He enjoys a facility with technology that should put CS people who do not to shame. Look at his customizations, connectivity, and communities.
2. Like crypthanatopsis, he is vocal, refreshingly profane, and really gets down to business when it comes to rants. I think more people need their asses kicked by sensible, sane people such as haggard37.
3. He unabashedly lives life to the fullest. He's a "sampler" or "taster", broad but not shallow in his cultural cross-section. That's something I really admire.

096 - sze is cool because:
1. Say it with me now: <POSSESSED_BALLMER_VOICE>Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, DEVELOPERS...</POSSESSED_BALLMER_VOICE>
2. She is a profoundly caring individual, and both gentle and gracious if you get to know her.
3. She has a sense of visual beauty frequently attributed to the stereotypically gay, only with her you just know she's the real deal.

The "How do you see me?" meme
In order to get an idea of how my friends view me, I would like everyone to go down this list and pick the one from each pair that you think describes me the best.
Then copy this and post it in your own journal to see how your friends view you.

This should indeed be interesting. Surprise me if you can. :-D

  • quiet or talkative

  • spontaneous or planned

  • dominant or submissive

  • logical or intuitive

  • social or loner

  • kinky or vanilla

  • cute or sophisticated

  • kitten or puppy (cat or dog, if you prefer)

  • warm flannel sheets or sleek satin/silk

In other news: I got dragnflye's card! Thanks!



( 39 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 20th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC)
# quiet
# spontaneous
# dominant
# logical
# social
# kinky
# cute
# cat
# warm flannel sheets
Dec. 20th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)
# quiet
Um, yeah, cause I'm just so introverted. :-P

# spontaneous
# dominant
# logical
# social
# kinky
# cute
# cat
# warm flannel sheets


Dec. 20th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC)
# quiet or talkative

# spontaneous or planned

# dominant or submissive

# logical or intuitive

# social or loner

# kinky or vanilla

# cute or sophisticated

# kitten or puppy (cat or dog, if you prefer)

# warm flannel sheets or sleek satin/silk

Dec. 20th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)
How... chameleonic
... so, what you're saying is that I'm a Borg?

Am knot!
*stamps feet and hides neye implant*

Ahem. Thnak yew.

do knot go to the Elves for counsel... - mrowe - Dec. 20th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Dknot go to the Jedi Hobbits for counsel... - banazir - Dec. 20th, 2004 10:10 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Dknot go to the Jedi Hobbits for counsel... - mrowe - Dec. 20th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC) - Expand
More fannish than gay - banazir - Dec. 20th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: More fannish than gay - mrowe - Dec. 20th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC) - Expand
You understand... - banazir - Dec. 20th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: You understand... - mrowe - Dec. 20th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC) - Expand
/me wauts - banazir - Dec. 20th, 2004 10:48 am (UTC) - Expand
RoTK - the Engrish Adventure - banazir - Dec. 21st, 2004 03:49 am (UTC) - Expand
This is the Dutch heir? - banazir - Dec. 21st, 2004 01:40 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 20th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
- talkative (like this took any thought at all!!)

- planned

- submissive

- logical

- social

- vanilla

- cute

- puppy

- warm flannel sheets
Dec. 20th, 2004 10:38 am (UTC)
Hooboy, do I have you fooled... ;-)

Talkative, yesh.
I'm not sure what twinbee is smoking and/or drinking. Possibly tea in both cases...

Dec. 20th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
Oh, boy!
You didn't give me a chance to study for this test. I'm totally unprepared, man.

These are best guesses, since like I said I had no time to study this!!!

# talkative
# planned
# submissive
# logical
# social
# vanilla
# cute
# go get'em tiger!
# warm flannel sheets

How did I do, teach?

I am Zolthar! I am also Madame Mysterio
Dec. 20th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
You go on believing that
I'm acksherly less logical than most CSes, and less submissive than you might think.

chaosinaskirt has it right below.
(Well, except for puppy. I'm adaptive.)

More later.

Re: You go on believing that - chaosinaskirt - Dec. 21st, 2004 05:02 am (UTC) - Expand
And "vanilla" - banazir - Dec. 21st, 2004 10:18 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 20th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
# talkative
# spontaneous and planned -- some aspects planned to the detail, some allowed to be spontaneous
# switch hitter -- situationally dependent
# intuitive logic
# social
# vanilla
# cute
# puppy
# warm flannel sheets
Dec. 20th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
talkative, planned, dominant, logical, social, vanillak, sophisticated, cat, flannel
Dec. 20th, 2004 11:11 am (UTC)
Knot bad. Wot is vanillak?

(no subject) - penguinicity - Dec. 20th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Pizza Samurai - banazir - Dec. 21st, 2004 01:57 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 21st, 2004 01:55 am (UTC)
warm flannel sheets
Dec. 21st, 2004 02:00 am (UTC)
"Spoiler" (highlight to read)

Everyone thinks I'm logical, which I suppose is the CS stereotype.
On Myers-Briggs, I come up as Extoverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving or ENFP (close to the INFP line, but nowhere near the center on F/T or P/J).

Apparently, submissive is unanimous, too (kindasorta).
Hrmm... not disputing, but I'm really curious how come.

Re: Hrm - vretallin - Dec. 21st, 2004 02:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hrm - chaosinaskirt - Dec. 21st, 2004 05:11 am (UTC) - Expand
"Logical" - banazir - Dec. 21st, 2004 10:16 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: "Logical" - vretallin - Dec. 22nd, 2004 04:51 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: "Logical" - banazir - Dec. 22nd, 2004 09:09 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 21st, 2004 03:38 am (UTC)
warm flannel sheets
Dec. 21st, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
Not bad
Though I am much bemused by the "vanilla" bit.
EveryTEUNC likes CHOKLIT, hey wot

Dec. 22nd, 2004 01:12 am (UTC)
You are choklit.

Thank you so much for the gift for Ashleigh and the cards/disks.

Dec. 22nd, 2004 09:07 am (UTC)
You are choklit.
Interesting! Please elaborate? :-D

Thank you so much for the gift for Ashleigh and the cards/disks.
Aww. Not a problem.

*hugs back*
Merry Christmas, Chandra. It's been a heck of a year for you, but I pray - and I know - that next year will be better for you.

Please wish Ashleigh a Merry Christmas, too. I'm going out of town in about 9 hours and will be back the evening of the 25th.

See you on Christmas Day!

Dec. 22nd, 2004 11:05 pm (UTC)
-spontaneous more than planned - it's kind of an odd mix, you seem to be planned yet everything is spontaneous...
-submissive (not necessarily in a bad way)
-both, very much both, it's what makes you so kriffin' smart
-ehh....what??? vanilla...
-warm flannel sheets

This is not to say that you don't have any qualities of the other words I didn't pick. I think I could see you with a dog or as a dog person...I dunno...I'll shut up now.
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