ironphoenix: (blast of happy)
( Mar. 1st, 2015 08:14 am)
Memes on LJ... who could have imagined! [livejournal.com profile] beable tagged me with a 'B'.

Something I hate: Bullying. I'm pretty sure I inherit this from my dad, who was always a firm believer in using power to help and protect those without it, to the point that he and a few others would go bully-bashing when he was a youth.

Something I like: Booze. I've never really been drunk, but I enjoy the many tastes and varieties of alcohol a great deal.

Somewhere I've been: British Columbia. The most time I spent there was a few weeks on a Basic Officer Training Course (Hell) (acronym BOTCH), which I can't say I enjoyed much, but I've also been there on a couple of other more pleasurable occasions: a visit to Simon Fraser U and a vacation in the Okanagan Valley. I want to go back and visit Vancouver Island someday not too far off.

Somewhere I'd like to go: Baffin Island. Speaking of expensive vacations, this one's a doozy. Still, I really want to visit Canada's high north. I've been past the Arctic Circle, but that was in Finland, not in my own country.

Someone I know: Bill, a colleague who took a bullet in layoffs a couple of years ago, and whom I still share a beer or a game with now and then.

A film I like: Blade Runner. It's a visually beautiful movie that brings a lot of moral complexities out into the open, plus Vangelis' soundtrack for it is awesome in all senses of the word.

A book I like: Bloom County. I got into this thanks to [livejournal.com profile] soul_diaspora; it's classic politically charged humor which, at its best, spreads its lampooning equitably in all directions.

As usual with these memes, ask me and I'll tag you with a letter!
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ironphoenix: (slicktory)
( Dec. 16th, 2008 02:35 pm)
I survived this meme!

Okay, if that isn't good enough, I'm getting some things done on my strategic objectives at work, rather than being constantly mired in tactical firefighting. My mini-circuit board for testing a product is coming along nicely, although it is breaking our layout guy's brain... it's smaller than 1"x1", and has a completely screwy connector configuration that only makes sense in a very specific context. It may be our smallest PCB ever, but it's certainly not our simplest!
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Dec. 15th, 2008 12:58 pm)
What, you expect me to post on weekends? Bah... too much else to do for that!

Saturday: Happy couple time with [livejournal.com profile] soul_diaspora, on a non-workday with both of us in a reasonably low-stress state.

Sunday: Gaming and social time was excellent, as was dinner: a micro-banquet of half-size, half-price plates of pretty good Chinese food. I even got to church that morning, and did a few errands too!

Today: A very productive morning at work, and excellent fettucine alfredo with garlic and peppercorns for lunch.

Yes, food is a recurring theme here!
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Enjoyed a very tasty ribeye at Friday's.
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ironphoenix: (slicktory)
( Dec. 12th, 2008 02:26 pm)
I just heard that a friend in need of a job got a call for an interview... wish him luck with me!
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Dec. 10th, 2008 10:15 am)
Got a lift in to work, so made it in safely despite transit strike, substantial snow, and substandard street-clearing. En route, we saw a raptor being chased off by other birds; I suspect it was a Sharp-Shinned Hawk.
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Dec. 9th, 2008 05:21 pm)
[livejournal.com profile] queenie_writes tagged me with this, so while waiting for my ride, who is stuck in the snow...

The rules are that for 8 days you have to post something that made you happy that day. Tag 8 people to do the same.

Day 1: Relatively hassle-free transit to work, despite a pretty substantial snow... it took an extra 30% or so longer, but that's miles ahead of most people who drove!

And, since I get to tag people... I'll at least suggest it to [livejournal.com profile] nightstriker (because he thought he'd escaped!), [livejournal.com profile] soul_diaspora, [livejournal.com profile] feli_valkyria, [livejournal.com profile] gabriel_le, [livejournal.com profile] squireofmichael, [livejournal.com profile] beable, [livejournal.com profile] jagash, and last but not least, [livejournal.com profile] dagibbs.
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HFPS - The Humanitarian

Humanity, Foreground, Big Picture, and Shape

You perceive the world with particular attention to humanity. You focus on what's in front of you (the foreground) and how that fits into the larger picture. You are also particularly drawn towards the shapes around you. Because of the value you place on humanity, you tend to seek out other people and get energized by being around others. You like to deal directly with whatever comes your way without dealing with speculating possibilities or outcomes you can't control. You are in tune with all that is around you and understand your life as part of a larger whole. You prefer a structured environment within which to live and you like things to be predictable.


Source

While I think it generally fits, I'm a bit surprised to have it come to that result given what I did and didn't like about many of the pictures.
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ironphoenix: (pirate)
( Jul. 25th, 2008 06:07 pm)
WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Mike
4 LETTER WORD: mile
BOY NAME: Mark
GIRL NAME: Michele
OCCUPATION: movie critic
A COLOUR: mauve
SOMETHING YOU WEAR: mukluks!
BEVERAGE: mojito
FOOD: mashed potatoes
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: mirror
PLACE: Mars
REASON FOR BEING LATE: meh.
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: More cowbell!
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ironphoenix: (no return)
( Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:46 pm)
Meme time again.

Reply with whatever song(s) (or mix(es), or album(s), or artist(s), or DJ(s)) you associate with me, if any; if you have a specific reason, I'd be interested in knowing that too.
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Jun. 26th, 2008 12:39 pm)
Three things I've done that I doubt anyone on my friends list has:

1: Been paid to operate a 1950's-era teletype;
2: Served at an episcopal ordination (i.e., the ceremony in which a person is made a bishop); and
3: Successfully taken off and landed a full-motion aircraft simulator. [livejournal.com profile] xiphia is a pilot... I didn't know that!
3a: Taken the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn and back.

As per standard, if you've done any of these, reply and I'll come up with a different one.
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ironphoenix: (gull)
( Feb. 23rd, 2007 01:35 pm)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] queenie_writes:

Reply with the single word that you think best describes me.

Comments are screened; I'll post the list of accumulated words with origins removed once replies peter out.
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Jan. 23rd, 2007 10:41 am)
Reply to this post, and I'll tell you at least one reason why I like you.
Then put this in your own journal, and spread the love.
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ironphoenix: (demon)
( Oct. 12th, 2006 03:31 pm)
The first five people to respond to this post will get some form of art by moi. No guarantees that you'll like it, of course, but it'll give me an excuse to be creative in some sense.

This is a meme: if you want to play the game, you have to play both sides, so post this or something similar in your journal if you respond to it (unless you already have antibodies from posting it already). Art, however, is a pretty loosely defined term, so you needn't feel too intimidated.
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ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( May. 29th, 2006 01:23 pm)
From [livejournal.com profile] queenie_writes...

Leave your name and:
1. I'll respond with something random about you
2. I'll challenge you to try something
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you
4. I'll tell you something I like about you
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you (it will probably always be clearest with me as I have a shitty memory)
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours
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