Useless Blogging

August 29, 2006

Yellow means “Legal Kicks To Your Head”

Filed under: Family,Tests,Thoughts,Uncategorized — steegness @ 2:59 pm

It occurs to me that I neever told the world via blog that I made yellow belt in Taekwondo.
So… ummm… there you have it.

July 28, 2006

Happy Planet Index

Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 9:30 am

Because of JoAnn, who found this doodad here.
Happy Planet Index

Your personal Happy Planet Index (HPI) is 32, which is similar to that of Bulgaria. Sorry to say that this is below the world average of 46. For those living in the UK, you’ll also be disappointed to hear your score is below the national average. Your score is about the same as that of your country, 28.8.

Below is a breakdown of the various components that make up your HPI score.

Life Expectancy

Your life expectancy is average for your gender and country. However, it’s below average for the people who’ve done this questionnaire. Small changes to your lifestyle could make all the difference, for example quitting or cutting down smoking, eating a more balanced diet, or getting more exercise. Everyone knows these habits can be hard to change, but you wouldn’t be the first to do so!

Ecological Footprint

Your ecological footprint is 9.96 global hectares, or 5.53 planets. This is higher than the national averages for every country in the world.

Your ecological footprint is about average for the country you live in.

You are using over five times your share of the world’s resources. This is well above the average for most nations – the only nations that can match you or come close for resource consumption are the USA and a few Gulf States. Of course, that is not to say that there aren’t hundreds of millions of individuals living at your level of consumption, even including a few in the poorest countries in the world.

To be honest, pretty much any change in your lifestyle would reduce your footprint a bit. However, if you can look at all three of the top priority issues below and say ‘I’m working on that’, you’ll be on the right road:

1. Get off the road! Car use has a huge impact on ecological footprint. Obviously it’s harder for people in certain circumstances, but where possible, try to use public transport more. Or, even better, get a bike!
2. You don’t have to become vegetarian, but cutting down on meat, particularly beef, and particularly from animals fed by imported soya feed, is an effective step to reducing your footprint.
3. No doubt the biggest chunk of your footprint is coming from air travel. For example, flying direct from London to Sydney and back would add 5.44 g ha to your footprint – that’s the average Briton’s footprint for an entire year. And, of course, flying indirect adds even more polluting air miles.


Life Satisfaction

Brilliant! You reported a life satisfaction of 9, which is above the national averages for all the countries of the world. At the individual level, in the World Values Survey, only a quarter of respondents worldwide, and 29% of British respondents reported a life satisfaction of 9 or higher.


The new economics foundation (nef) recognises that there’s more to life than feeling good, which is why our model for well-being is based on four domains – personal feelings, personal functionings, social feelings and social functionings. ‘Feelings’ refers to your attitude to the way you, your future and society are. ‘Functionings’ looks at whether you have the opportunities to do the things that bring you well-being. Like with life satisfaction, a score of 5 is theoretically the middle score, but, given the way most people respond to surveys, is below average.
Personal Feelings

In this online questionnaire, personal feelings are assessed with two questions – one testing your optimism and one testing your self-esteem.

You are optimistic about the future and probably also about yourself.

Personal Functionings

In this online questionnaire personal functionings are assessed with five questions – two evaluating your subjective opinion on your health and how activity you are, the other three testing you for feelings of autonomy, purpose and worth.

You are healthy and overall feel autonomous, purposeful and able to demonstrate your abilities to others.

Social Feelings

In this online questionnaire social feelings are assessed with four questions – three assessing your opinion of your community, whilst the last looks at personal relationships.

You have a strong sense of trust and belonging in your community and a happy personal life.

Social Functionings

In this online questionnaire social functionings are assessed with four questions – two assessing your job / studies, one your free time, and one your community participation. If you did not respond to the work / study questions, your score is judged purely on the other two aspects.

You are satisfied with your job / course – it is interesting, and only occasionally stressful. Further it normally leaves you enough time to do the things you want to do.

June 5, 2006

Been Tagged – A Movie Meme Follows

Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 10:04 am

From Julz:

You’ve just been given the magic ticket from Last Action Hero, allowing you to step into the world of any film or series. Which five movies would you visit? Why? When you’re done, tag five people to do the same.

Fear not, I don’t spread chain letters, so no tagging others.

1) Dark Angel. Specifically, the episode from season one entitled “Heat”. My reasons are as obvious as they are simple.

2) Pirates Of The Carribean. Because let’s face it: I’d make an awesome pirate.

3) The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane. Rock and roll, sorority pillow fights, and Wayne Newton playing the bad guy. What a wonderful world that would be.

4) XXX. This line makes it worthy of including me: Xander Cage: Dude, you have a bazooka. Stop thinking Prague Police and start thinking Playstation. Blow shit up!

5) Spy Kids. Spy gadgetry + having Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino for parents = one hella good time.

April 29, 2006

White Belts (before Memorial Day!)

Filed under: Family,Tests,Thoughts — steegness @ 9:31 pm

Yesterday, I was awarded my White Belt in Taekwando. I’m proud to say that I didn’t mess up at all, and that I broke my board on my first try, just like Emma did (so she has nothing to lord over me for years to come).

April 5, 2006

Don went on a test kick

Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 8:27 am

I chose what I felt to be the finest.

the Wit
(66% dark, 38% spontaneous, 31% vulgar)
your humor style:

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you’re probably an intellectual, but don’t take that to mean pretentious. You realize ‘dumb’ can be witty–after all isn’t that the Simpsons’ philosophy?–but rudeness for its own sake, ‘gross-out’ humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it’s also the best, in my opinion.

You probably loved the Office. If you don’t know what I’m
talking about, check it out here:

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart – Woody Allen – Ricky Gervais

The 3-Variable Funny Test!
– it rules –

Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid

February 16, 2006

Not quite a test

Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 1:37 pm

From Julz:
Some stuff I done did…

January 5, 2006

Don was a Bard. Poor Don.

Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 3:09 pm

Arcane Trickster
33% Combativeness, 53% Sneakiness, 76% Intellect, 50% Spirituality
Brilliant and sneaky: You are an Arcane Trickster!

Score! You have a prestige class. A prestige class can only be taken after you’ve fulfilled certain requirements. This may mean that you’re an exceptionally talented person, but it probably doesn’t.

Arcane Tricksters combine arcane magic with rogue skills and sensibilities. They use their magic to confuse their opponents or to augment their more mundane, roguish skills. If you thought it was annoying keeping an eye that that rogue, the Arcane Trickster is probably picking your pocket from the other side of the room.

Both smart and sneaky, you’re probably the type of person that loves planning practical jokes… either that or knocking over banks.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 12% on Combativeness
You scored higher than 75% on Sneakiness
You scored higher than 63% on Intellect
You scored higher than 58% on Spirituality

Link: The RPG Class Test on Ok Cupid

January 4, 2006

Since I watched so much Firefly over the weekend:

Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 9:21 am
You scored as Simon Tam. The Doctor. You have a gift for healing that goes beyond education. You took an oath to do no harm, even when your patients have tried to kill you. You are out of place where you are, being used to refined society. However, if you take that stick out of your arse you should be fine.

Simon Tam 75%
The Operative 63%
Zoe Alleyne Washburne 63%
Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye 63%
Capt. Mal Reynolds 56%
River Tam 50%
Shepherd Derrial Book 50%
Jayne Cobb 50%
Inara Serra 44%
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne 38%

Which Serenity character are you?
created with

December 21, 2005

Da, komrade!

Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 7:58 pm

You should learn Russian

QuizGalaxy Language Quiz!

You should learn Russian. You like to be able to speak to people wherever you travel if even just a little bit. You are smart enough to learn this language and have the patience to follow through with it.

Take this quiz at

December 4, 2005


Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 2:30 am

American Cities That Best Fit You:

65% Portland
60% Miami
55% Boston
55% Honolulu
50% Atlanta
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