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Geoff the lazy so & so

 Ellee sent me the link to the Texperts tonight, these are folks who you can text any question too 66000  and get an answer.

They have a challenge quiz to see if you are suitable as someone to work with them.  Here are my results:-

Category Percentage Pass
General Knowledge – Music 40.00 Fail
General Knowledge – Science & Technology 80.00 Pass
General Knowledge – UK Geography 60.00 Fail
The Basics – Fun With Numbers 80.00 Pass
The Basics – Speakin’ the Queen’s 75.00 Pass
Read It and Weep 68.75 Fail

We’ve tallied your scores and it is official: you are a Lazy So & So. Your brain doesn’t hurt too much right now because you never switched it on. You have beaten the Class Dunce but have a long way to go until you make Gold Star Texpert status. You’ve definitely got ability, though, so freshen up and have another go.

You have been unsuccessful.

So the same as my school reports – lazy must try harder 🙂

Have a go and leave a comment.

Putting your head in a spin.

A cool optical illusion or a computer gimmick. which way is this dancer rotating?

The theory is according to Geoff of Geofftech.

If you see it spinning clockwise, then you are a ‘right sided’ brain person, who uses feeling, is ‘big picture’ orientated and your imagination rules you.

If you see it spinning anti-clockwise, then you are a ‘left sided’ brain person who uses logic, is detail orientated and facts rule.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

So do you see clockwise or anti-clockwise? Are you left or right minded?

So give it a spin and let me know in the comments?.

ps its clockwise for me – most of the time

Link to the Lateralization of brain function

Visual Word associations

Just discovered from Adam Pash’s excellent Lifehacker feed this tool for visualizing word meanings. As the Visuwords website says “Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.”

Cambridge in Visuword

Here is the visual word map for Cambridge clearly showing the two different Cambridges nodes in the UK and USA but with a nice dotted link identifying both as city urban centres and a seperate link showing the two universities. Pretty cool. (Opera is struggling to bring in the jpg from WordPress)