Analysis for blogs

Following Tania Sheko’s recent post I was intrigued to find out this blog’s (my?) personality type and which author’s writing it most closely resembles.

Using Typealyzer I’ve discovered that Bailie’s Bus is an ISTP – the mechanics:

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.

Interestingly, when I’ve done those Myer-Briggs type tests I’ve come out as (I think) as an ENFJ which is pretty well the opposite.  I certainly don’t see myself as an adventurer or risk-taker.  I do enjoy problem-solving, avoid inter-personal conflicts and look for fun in every situation so perhaps this is the side of me that comes out in the blog.

Next I checked out O’Faust to see whose writing style this blog most resembles.




According to Wikipedia:

His most famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass as well as the poems “The Hunting of the Snark” and “Jabberwocky“, all considered to be within the genre of literary nonsense.

Literary nonsense!!!  Well, it could be worse!

So, these are both a bit of fun and they could easily be used with students.  O’Faust can also analyse any piece of writing by simply pasting it into a text box.  It’d be interesting to see what an English teacher could come up with to use this feature.  Do they ever get students to try and write in the style of an author?  What a great way to judge success if they do!


Aussie computer terminology

This should give you a giggle.  If you don’t understand any of the terms, ask an Aussie (if you can’t find one, leave a comment).  Thanks to Jaclyn for passing this on to me, it really helps me understand why I get some strange looks sometimes when I go a bit geek at work!

Rural Australian Computer Terms  – A bit of Aussie culcha

* Log on – Make the Barbie hotter

* Log off – Don’t add any more wood to the Barbie

* Monitor – Keep an-eye on that Barbie

* Download – Getting the firewood off the Ute

* Hard Drive – Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.

* Key board – Where you hang the Ute keys.A New Technique, Wooden Lowering

* Floppy disc – What you get from trying to carry too much firewood

* Window – What to shut when it’s cold outside

* Screen – What to shut in the mosquito season

* Byte – What the mozzies do

* Bit – What the mozzies did

* Mega Byte – What the Townsville mozzies do

* Chip – A bar snack

* Micro Chip – What’s left in the bag after you eat the chips

* Modem – What you did to the paddocks

* Dot Matrix – Old Dan Matrix’s wife

* Laptop – Where the cat sleeps

* Software – The plastic knives and forks they give you at the Red Rooster

* Hardware – The real stainless steel cutlery

* Mouse – What eats the grain in the shed

* Mainframe – What holds the shed up

* Web – What a spider makes

* Web site – Usually in the shed or under the verandah

* Search Engine – What you do when the ute won’t go

* Cursor – What you say when the Ute won’t go

* Yahoo – What you say when the Ute does go

* Upgrade – Steep hill

* Server – The person at the hotel who brings the counter lunch

* Mail Server – The bloke at the hotel who brings the counter lunch

* Sound Card – The one that wins the hand of 500

* User – The neighbor who keeps borrowing stuff

* Network – What you do when you have to repair your fishing net

* Internet – Where you want the fish to go

* Netscape – What the fish do when they discover the hole in the net

* Online – When you get the laundry hung out on the washing line

* Off line – When the clothes pegs let go and the washing falls on the ground

Ute picture courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/silencer_rh/2079399137/