Friday, November 14, 2008

General: My Four Cardinal Virtues Test...

I think that's a good result...

(but there are no bad virtues, so try it for yourself)

Your result for The Four Cardinal Virtues Test...

The Lion

64% Temperance, 75% Prudence, 89% Fortitude and 84% Justice!

You scored 64% on Temperance, higher than 64% of your peers.
You scored 75% on Prudence, higher than 90% of your peers.
You scored 89% on Fortitude, higher than 83% of your peers.
You scored 84% on Justice, higher than 95% of your peers.

Hear you ROAR! Your virtue is FORTITUDE--that which makes you confront fear, pain, uncertainty, and violence. Yours is a virtue much desired by numerous who cringe in the face of a threat when you can very well answer it with equal violence. Your virtue is the most exciting and some might say the most empowering--who wouldn't love to be as daring as you?

Still, being brave doesn't mean you're being brainy. Just because you roar at an elephant or a stampede doesn't mean you won't get smushed. Ask Mufasa.

Take The Four Cardinal Virtues Test
at HelloQuizzy

Sunday, November 9, 2008

General: Boring stuff

Well, not to me - New Speedbor Wood Drill Bit

It has been designed specifically for high speed precision drilling. In addition, it has consistently outperformed rival products in independent speed tests. Speedbor Max is a drilling phenomenon achieving a drilling speed which is six times faster than basic flat bits.
More Here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

SL: Second Life Magazines

If you haven't had a look at Second Life yet, you may not realise how absolutely vast this virtual world is.
You would have no chance of discovering for yourself even 1% of all that is happening at any time, so obviously you need sources of information on such things.

Fortunately there is a multitude of newspapers and magazines covering events and different aspects of Second life and these are available both in-world at kiosks (usually for free) and outside Second Life on the general Internet.

Publications range from the light blog-like such as Rez Magazine, to professionally laid out full-colour pdf newspapers such as The Metaverse Messenger, a bang up-to-date sample of which you can see here announcing an in-world celebration for Obama's victory.

Perhaps the most prolific subjects for publication are the Fashion and Lifestyle magazines such as Scarborough Flair, Second Style Fashionista, Second Homes and many more.
There are even Annual publications to provide information on annual events such as the Hair Fair.

And don't forget, in Second Life you aren't limited to just changing your clothing and hairstyle but your entire body shape and skin, so you have specialist magazines such as this, to say nothing of the non-human avatar publications and articles, Fairies (well winged people anyway) and Vampires included.

For the business-minded, there are blogs by people who run both real-world and virtual-world businesses and frequently post their experiences and advice, such as ArminasX Saiman.

One thing is for sure, there is never any need to be bored when you have a Second Life, there's always something happening that will interest you and always something you can read to find out about it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

General: Bayer - Rat Of The Week

Something to get you infuriated and disgusted
It happened 20 years ago, I wonder how many people died from it?