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Sunday·12·March·2006

Tag clouds not being tag clouds //at 13:50 //by abe

from the cloudy-today-isn't-it dept.

I recently stumbled over two nice things just looking like a very impressive tag cloud without being one.

The first thing is a screenshot of a drugstore.com newsletter which seemed to make some bloggers to scent a marketing conspiracy against bloggers since bloggers tend to jump on everything looking like a tag cloud. (Well, doesn’t this posting prove this theory? ;-)

The second thing is semantically closer to a tag cloud: a search term cloud. Well, if that isn’t an idea for a new Blosxom plugin? ;-)

Which SciFi crew would I best fit in? //at 02:57 //by abe

In m³’s online pamphlete, I found a new quiz I immediately had to take:

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in?

Before taking the quiz I already wondered which possible answers it offers and what I’d expect as result. The only thing I knew so far was that The Matrix was featured in the quiz since m3 scored as Nebuchadnezzar. Farscape came to my mind.

During the quiz some of the questions seemed quite obvious on which crew they would count resp. not count. Since I don’t like military, I knew that Star Trek crews won’t be on the top of my list…

Well, it seems as if had guessed quite well:

You scored as Moya (Farscape). You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.

Moya (Farscape)
88%
Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)
81%
Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)
75%
Serenity (Firefly)
69%
Enterprise D (Star Trek)
69%
Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)
69%
Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)
63%
Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)
56%
FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)
56%
SG-1 (Stargate)
56%
Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)
50%
Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)
44%

Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
Created with QuizFarm.com.

Interestingly the Enterprise D from Star Trek TNG is also in the list and not that far down as I expected it. So there seems to be at least a slight correlation between what SciFi series/movies I like most (Farscape, Star Trek TNG and DS9, the early Star Wars movies, The Matrix, Babylon 5) and with which crew’s philosophy I agree most as well as which ships appeal most to me (Millennium Falcon, Moya and many ships from B5, TNG and DS9) and vice versa: I’m not that big fan of Battlestar Galactica nor Star Gate neither do I like the design of the ships showing up there.

Another two things I noticed by this quiz: I should perhaps once have a look at Firefly which I haven’t seen yet nor do I know much about it. And I probably won’t find Cowboy Bebop that appealing if I would watch it once.

BTW: Series I missed in the list: Star Trek TOS, SeaQuest DSV and Futurama.

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