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Crimson Crux

Pseudo-techblog where the Corsarius gets serious. Visit blog.corsarius.net for his alter ego.

Of Colors and Personalities

Monday, July 25, 2005 at 10:35 PM

I've never been a fan of online slash weblog quizzes. I must admit that I've taken some of them, but have never regarded the results seriously. That was before my curiousity was piqued by the
Colorquiz, supposedly a decades-old personality test based only on your choice of colors.

Surprisingly, the results I got were as accurate as William Tell's marksmanship (far-fetched analogy, but I hope you get my drift). I suggest you try it, if only to prove that the test's eerie precision wasn't a fluke.

Free personality analysis from ColorQuiz.com.
Generated on Sun Jul 24 23:15:42 2005.
(I took the liberty of emphasizing the most accurate lines. -- Corsarius)

Your Existing Situation
Needs, and insists on having, a close and understanding relationship, or at least some method of satisfying a compulsion to feel identified.

Your Stress Sources
Has an unsatisfied need to ally himself with others whose standards are as high as his own, and to stand out from the rank and file. This subjects him to considerable stress, but he sticks to his attitudes despite lack of appreciation. Finds the situation uncomfortable and would like to break away from it, but refuses to compromise with his opinions. Unable to resolve the situation because he continually postpones making the necessary decision as he doubts his ability to withstand the opposition which would result. Needs the esteem of others, compliance with his wishes, and respect for his opinions before he can feel at ease and secure.

Your Restrained Characteristics
Demanding and particular in his relations with his partner or those close to him, but careful to avoid open conflict since this might reduce his prospects of realizing his hopes and ideas.
Believes that he is not receiving his share--that he is neither properly understood nor adequately appreciated. Feels that he is being compelled to conform, and close relationships leave him without any sense of emotional involvement.

Your Desired Objective
Wants to make up for what he feels he has missed by living with exaggerated intensity; in this way he feels he can break free from all the things that oppress him.

Your Actual Problem
Takes a delight in action and wants to be respected and esteemed for his personal accomplishments.

Your Actual Problem #2
The tensions induced by trying to cope with conditions which are really beyond his capabilities, or his reserves of strength, have led to considerable anxiety and a sense of personal (but unadmitted) inadequacy. He attempts to remedy this by intense activity and by insistence on getting his own way. Faulty self-control can lead to ungovernable displays of anger.

The Corsarius WAP Companion Site

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 2:30 PM

Keeping me busy last week was a WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) project on my two blogs, Slip of the Pen and Crimson Crux. I wrote the WML code and simulated the WAP application on the Openwave SDK 5.1, with the Apache HTTP Server 2.0.54 running in the background.

Here are some screenshots of the WAP site (I know, it's a bit too primitive, nothing fancy here):

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As you can see, the two-in-one WAP site is nothing more than a repository of the summaries of my weblog entries (yes, all 56 of them, spread over two blogs). I threw in the Tagboard and Polls sections to offset the one-dimensional 'feel' of the site.

CCrux* Announcements

at 1:55 PM

First item: My personal website, The Corsarius, has moved to http://kimpo.fil.ph. The same goes for the online version of The UP Parser, which you can now find at http://upparser.fil.ph. Be advised.

Second item: The prestigious Association for Computing Machinery - UP Student Chapter (UP ACM) is now open for membership.

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Third item: For those interested in the progress of our thesis -- secure video streaming from a server to a mobile device, both real-time and non -- you can visit our group blog, The JSP.

*The informal name of this blog.

Wi-Fi in the Philippines - We Were First!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 11:55 PM

[Fun stuff for the ICT-oriented. Came from an email-forward entitiled "Wi-Fi sa Pinas!" sent by Ia Lucero.]

Hi-Tech Ancestors

After digging to a depth of 100 metres last year, Russian scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 1000 years, and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network one thousand years ago.

So, not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed, American scientists dug 200 metres and headlines in the US papers read: "US scientists have found traces of 2000 year old optical fibre, and have concluded that their ancestors already had advanced high-tech digital telephone 1000 years earlier than the Russians."

One week later, the Philippine newspaper reported the following: "After digging as deep as 500 metres, Filipino scientists have found absolutely nothing. They have concluded that 5000 years ago, our ancestors were already using wireless technology."

UP Parser Celebrates Its Rebirth Day

Friday, July 08, 2005 at 10:10 PM

[Taken from my post in The Parserblog.]

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To all staffers of The UP Parser, the College of Engineering's first and foremost department-based publication, HAPPY PARSER DAY!

For the uninformed, the same day last year (July 8, 2004), Parser was awakened from slumber. A bold, new staff was assembled, and the paper began with the most meager of resources. One year and four successful issues later, Parser has set the standard for what an Eng'g student publication should be.

Let the Department celebrate every Eighth of July as Parser Rebirth Day!

From our private e-group, here are little snippets of Parser staffers' loyalty:



Well said, guys! Looking forward to another year of campus journalism and computer science brilliance.