Here's a puzzler for you, what's wrong with this picture? Stare at it for a bit, and I'm sure that you'll find out what's wrong.
My friend Liz has a new 'blog, she's someone who I've never met in person, but have known for years. I know this is a common occurrence for many people, but she's the only person I actively talk (via instant messaging) to that I've never met. I'll have to come up with an excuse to go to Atlanta some time, there's got to be some sort of computer conference there, right?
From Liz's 'blog, I found a link to The Political Compass, where you can take a short quiz to find out where you fall politically. This is very similar to one we took in my Public Opinion & Voter Behavior class a few weeks ago, and I'd say that my score accurately reflects who I am:
Economic Left/Right: -3.88
The site also discusses why simply saying you're left wing or right wing isn't very accurate, which I also agree with. I've got a strange personal ideology, heavily influenced by reading too much Heinlein at an early age. Most people would think I'm a liberal, but that discounts a lot of the libertarianism in me...
I saw a funny proverb in someone's e-mail signature last night:
"Give a man a match, and he will be warm for 30 seconds. Light a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life"