Wednesday, October 18, 2006


I'm having a hard time right now. I'm really glad I didn't end up becoming a local news producer or reporter, although that puts me at a loss for career choices. I decided I can't handle all the murder, death and sad stories anymore. Graphics are one thing, but right now it's really hard for me to hear any of these sad freaking stories, because of my personal experience right now. I still want to be a tech reporter, but I'm not going to do any local news.

You'll see my plan soon.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Wow... I gues Poynter does know how to use Technorati.

Me on Poynter.

OK, I've only seen one instance of this, so I can't say it's a trend. But it really cracked me up.

Blogger "Randall" from New York City.
Excerpt from a July 13 blog posting by "Randall" -- "I don't mean to go all Poynter on everyone, but seriously... like every CNN lead to reporters is 'What's the latest steve?' Aren't there more effective leads to reporters than 'In Haifa, CNN reporter Ben Wheadaman is live. Ben... What's the latest?...'"

This is the cultural zeitgeist, dear colleagues. Poynter has been reduced to a neurosis. Our unraveling continues...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Personality tests

So I took a personality test.

the snapshot:
messy, outgoing, open, self revealing, ambivalent about chaos, not good at saving money, social, likes large parties, likes to stand out, risk taker, quick to make friends, does not like to be alone, rash, fame seeking, sarcastic, social chameleon, assertive, not a perfectionist, anti-authority, thrill seeker, likes to fit in, reckless, emotionally sensitive, leisurely, trusting

They put these, but I don't agree with them. What do you think?
unpredictable, craves attention, low self control, food lover, not rule conscious, weird,

The big picture:
Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Stability |||||||||||| 43%
Orderliness |||||| 30%
Accommodation |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Interdependence |||||| 30%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Mystical |||||| 30%
Artistic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Religious |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Hedonism || 10%
Materialism |||||||||| 36%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Work ethic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Self absorbed |||||| 30%
Conflict seeking |||||| 30%
Need to dominate |||||||||| 36%
Romantic |||||||||| 36%
Avoidant |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||| 70%
Wealth |||| 16%
Dependency |||| 16%
Change averse |||||| 23%
Cautiousness |||||| 30%
Individuality |||||||||||||||| 70%
Sexuality || 10%
Peter pan complex || 10%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Physical Fitness |||||| 30%
Histrionic |||||| 23%
Paranoia |||||||||||| 43%
Vanity |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||| 36%
Female cliche || 10%
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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

Radiohead Phase 2.0

I went through a Radiohead (the band, btw) phase about five-ish years ago. For some reason, when I'm sorting through a lot of crap, it calms me or something. It's really good music to kind of pop in when you've got some philosophical issues to work through, or when you're feeling melancholy in general. I'm back to The Bends, the album that captivated me originally (Sorry, OK Computer was all about Karma Police when i was listening the first time around.) Kind of fun to put together a playlist called "Sappy" with people like Radiohead, Foo Fighters gentle stuff and Badly Drawn Boy (with some Ben Folds mixed in for good measure.) Blah.

Back from Vegas today! Vegas was pretty fun, but you know, it's vegas and gets old quickly. A one-day trip is a little short, but not by too much. I worked for the MTN TV network (Nevada V UNLV, in case you were wondering.) I heard a rumor from some of my friends in the TV freelancing world that if you head to the ESPN zone, you can get a discount if you say you're a freelancer. We'll see next time I'm in Vegas, which is probably the Saturday after Thanksgiving, with potential for the Friday and Saturday.