Wikipedia: 6 degrees of separation game

12 04 2008

So who here looks at Wikipedia? Right now how many of you millions of people read up on an article, but then you get so distracted that you go from looking at the “periodic table” to “field hockey” (No im serious: Periodic table –> 27 January –> Albert, Duke of Saxony –> Friesland —> Ice skating —> Field hockey!! There is a reason why I study away from the computer!

You probably have already heard of the concept of ‘6 degrees of separation‘. You also probably have heard of the random games activities that are undertaken in places like Facebook and the Internet in general. But did you know there is a Wikipedia version as well? Haha how random. Actually found it hard to see any other blogs do this apart from this dude that explained their version of it, but no one actually doing it on wordpress. So I will begin it here on my blog. Put your hand up if your bored! If you have your own set, feel free to show me so I can look at it and laugh 😀

The Problem with Wikipedia

Rules:

1. Pick a topic about anything (I.e Science, Art, Maths, Life, Biology, Cockroaches, South Park, Leafy vegetables anything!)

2.From the topic you have chosen open up a random articles on Wikipedia related to that topic (type it out to get to it)

3. Click on a Wikipedia link in the article, then do that again and again until you have done it 6 times.

4. Now your objective is to get from the first article you chose to a completely unrelated article (that can be funny/random/strange/distracting to your education/) (Note: It’s not as hard as it sounds haha!

5. Repeat steps 1-4 9 more times!

So here is my take on it:

TOPIC: Science (“Ugh so predictable, I thought you were going to pick Shakespeare?!?!”)

1. CytokineKilodalton-Chlorine-Chlorine bombings in Iraq-Terrorism in Tajikistan-Tohir Yo‘ldosh

2. EnzymeTemperature-First law of thermodynamics-United States-Slavery in the United States-Sexual slavery

3. MoleculeRock (geology)-Rock-I Wanna Rock-National Lampoon’s Animal House-Zeta Beta Tau

4. Hemoglobin-Gill – Crustacean-Sea louse-British Columbia-Serbian language

5. Carcinogen-Formaldehyde-Quaternium15-Allergy-Oral-Oral sex (HAH as if you didn’t see that one coming)

6. Knockout mice-Obesity-Fat acceptance movement-Hatred-Surprise (emotion)-Startle reaction

7. Atherosclerosis-Stenosis-Subglottic stenosis-Otolaryngology-Empty nose syndrome-Sesame

8. Thrombin-Lupus anticoagulant-Dilute Russell’s viper venom time-Daboia-Hindi-Hindi-Urdu grammar

9. Ebola-Ebola River-Democratic Republic of the Congo-Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo-Bukavu-Panzi Hospital (LOL I don’t want to be mean but LOL).

10. Sodium chloride-Soap-Coconut oil-Copra-Tiptur-Taluks of Karnataka

That’s that! At least it filled up the boredom. Now maybe I should start reading up some journals for my next assignment!





Wikipedia Band Game

3 04 2008

Props goes to “CrispSeptember – An Artists Refuge” for the game (I am not sure if the person made it up but I will use it none-the-less 😉 )

To play the Wikipedia Band Game…

1.Go to the Wikipedia home page and click “random article” (in the menu on the left). That is your band’s name.

2. Click random article again; that is your album name.

3. Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.

4.Add a random album cover to go with it. Go to flickr and choose a photo the was recently added.

Album cover from flickr:

Band Name: Aminata Sow Fall AKA ASF (Dedicated to our favourite Senegalese-born author)

Album Name: On-line identity (Feel the identity not just live, but on-line as well!)

1. Fubuki Kakuyoku (Group favourite Japanese porn-star)
2. List of communities in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (Drummer grew up here)
3. Baby Cakes (Guitarist likes to eat babies made out of cakes…Yum yum….Or is it cakes made out of babies!>!??! Hmmm well leave the guitarists tendencies aside)
4. 1973 Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape (Our guitarist rode the helicopter)
5. Operation Purple Haze (Description the vocalists gives when he injects himself with crack)
6. Luit Bieringa (This is the drummers uncle)
7. Courtnall (The parents of the guitarist)
8. 2567 Elba (Well not all songs have to have a specific dedication do they! Sometimes we were just high OK?)
9. Allison ‘Tootie’ Montana (Stripper in Lebanon, Tennessee-Gave lap dance to each member of the band)
10. Eucalyptus pyriformis (Our floral emblem, you can see it on the album cover if you look carefully enough)
11. The King’s Head, Amlwch (The king’s head is just random and ‘Amlwch’ is the drummer typing his name on the keyboard with his elbow)
12. How Does That Grab You? (Bit of a catchy retro tune that has the same words repeat over and over again, drummer does a solo performance at the end… no one cares…)
13. Christopher Finch-Hatton, 15th Earl of Winchilsea (Vocalists grandma)
14.Saint-Aignan, Gironde (Our saviour)
15. Zebulun (band) (We used to be a part of this band… But then we forked away from it because we have more style and pizza… Hence this is a tribute to them, for all the pies filled with cheese)

” To order your copy for 9 easy payments of $32.96 (+$46.55 P+H, more for mobile users) call 1800-ASF-ROCKS and wait 6 weeks before we move location and empty your entire bank balance… Er I mean nothing :D. Buy 3 and get the 5th one free. Give some to all your friends! Or stuff.”

Oh and you might be wondering… What role do I play in the band? I am the triangle man of course. (Is the correct plural for people who play the triangle “triangullarists?)

Ps. After my last blog, I CBF putting links to every single bloody noun in the blog. Look them up yourself!





Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that I abuse for my assignment(s)!

31 03 2008

Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing.Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales

So I just finished another batch of my never-ending assignments! Both of them are due tomorrow and it turned out quite annoying that both assignments from different subjects would be due on the same day. I was surely doomed to fail… How was I to complete two 1,500 hundred word assignments within the short period of time!? All about proteins, ions, carbohydrates and potassium

‘FAIL FAIL FAIL’, spat the first assignment topic!!

‘You got no chance tool‘, said the other topic… 

But then just when all was lost…. When misery was beginning to ensue, when that sense of feeling like crap came in….. when all was just about too late…. something happened… what’s that… through the internet jungle mist…. past all the vast repositories of on-line porn(HAHA I bet you clicked on it, PERV!), past all the club penguin word-press blogs, past any blog technorati can grab with it’s tenticles on….. there glowing slightly far of in the distance…. is Wikipedia!

Ah, all was not lost! I discarded all those unneeded websites that I was goggling, banished the hoard of club penguin blogs, told technorati to shut-up and ping me another day…. I went to Wikipedia…. climbed into it’s temple (sexual innuendo?) and it gave me everything I needed to know…. The blasted ass-ignments, no longer a threat wrote themselves. 

 I had now finished on time, two assignment beast’s and I am proud for my victory. I can now throw them in the bottomless pigeon hole where they will reach the nether realm of the university den infested with skeksies -er I mean professors.

^Notice how the said individual’s evil eye is portrayed, signifying their lust for constant supplies of assignments!*

[Think really fast advertisement voice]*Above image may not be representative of all evil lecturers, variations may apply, for premature ejaculation do see your physician.

They will analyze the beastly assignments around their dark crys… er Meeting room (aka coffeDrinksR-us), glancing at their disgusting appearance (stainingthem on occasion), then throwing them into the fiery pit, (Aka ‘student assignment collection chute’) where those brave enough to venture into that hall observe the charred remains of these disgusting creatures (10/10?fail?pass?).

……Ugh OK I think that’s enough role play for one blog….  To sum up:Wikipedia rocks, and had it not been for it’s ease of access of so many articles on so many scientific terms and topics, I surely would have had no chance at still being at UNI. Since I first used the Calcium article verbatim for my chemistry project (“Ass Q’s: write about calcium”) back in year 12, to the current battle, Wikipedia helps me through the way….and with that, I am forever grateful.

 Great to see Wikipedia at 10 milion articles (English version with 2.3 mil) Can’t wait to celebrate the 20 millionth article with the 5th million English Wikipedia article….. I wonder what will be the 20 millionth Wikipedia article? A club penguin blog of notability perhaps?

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There are no opposing views….. Everyone loves Wikipedia…. You love wikipedia…. Come give Wikipedia a hug…. (1984 ref… and I can’t be bothered making another damn link Lol)

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Cheeri-o~