Via The Next Web.
Those crazy folks at the MIT Media Lab have created a web application called Personas which maps out your online persona in the form of a stacked bar chart.
WHAT IS PERSONAS?
Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab. It uses sophisticated natural language processing and the Internet to create a data portrait of one’s aggregated online identity. In short, Personas shows you how the Internet sees you.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Enter your name, and Personas scours the web for information and attempts to characterize the person – to fit them to a predetermined set of categories that an algorithmic process created from a massive corpus of data. The computational process is visualized with each stage of the analysis, finally resulting in the presentation of a seemingly authoritative personal profile.
I’ve decided to try my name and “Geek in Heels.” Unfortunately, I couldn’t do “geekinheels” since it asks for a first and last name. Let’s see how the internet sees me… (click to enlarge)
Some of the keywords such as “education” and “medical” in my full name persona are surprising. But then again, my name is not truly unique.
The keyword that stunned me in my “Geek in Heels” profile was “aggression.” Do I seem that angry? Perhaps it’s all the exclamation points and the numerous things I find to b*tch about via the web? And how do I have such a large “military” presence on the web?
What is your online persona?
Via Miss Cellania.
Perhaps there is something wrong with me, but I think it’s fascinating that some people are color-blind.
Can you see the number in this Ishihara color vision test plate?
I’ve always wondered how different people perceive color – even those with normal vision. Taking this into consideration, a color-blind person would be a treat for me. I want to study them, analyze them, and have one-on-one color study discussions with them. It’s horrible, I know, but doesn’t a small part of everyone delve into morbid curiosities such as these?
Now, with the help of internet technology, I can now have a glimpse into the intriguing world of color blindness.
This Vision Simulator not only lets you see how different images look to those with color blindness, it gives options for the different types of color blindness along with statistics correlating to each instance.
In fact, its parent site Causes of Color is a fascinating read in itself – an orgy of enthralling information for color lovers like me.
We had our first OB appointment today! Before I get to the fun stuff, check out this lovely conversation I had with J en route to the doctor…
Geek in Heels: So are you excited?
The Sperm Donor: Yes!!!
Geek in Heels:
The Sperm Donor: I have one next week, and another the week after that…I can’t wait!
Geek in Heels: What are you talking about?
The Sperm Donor: Fantasy football drafts! What are you talking about?
Geek in Heels: Our first doctor’s appointment.
The Sperm Donor: Ooh…
Geek in Heels:
The appointment itself was quick and painless. I thought I was about 6 weeks pregnant, but I guessed wrong…based on the size of the embryonic sac (that was all we could see), the doctor estimated that I’m only 4.5 weeks along.
We are scheduled for another appointment in 2 weeks, when the doctor should be able to confirm Tater Tot’s age and my due date.
(Per our friend Eva‘s suggestion, we have decided to call the baby “Tater Tot” until we decide on a name. Why Tater Tot? Because J’s nickname is, and has been for most of his life, Potatohead.)
The appointment has confirmed three things:
After doing some quick calculations, I discovered that there’s a good chance that the due date will be near or on our 2-year wedding anniversary. How cool would that be?!!
I need to find a new OB. The doctor looked and sounded so much like the Asian doctor from the movie Knocked Up that we couldn’t help but snigger. How would you feel if this scene kept running through your head?
In addition, the staff was a bit rude. When I asked if I could keep the ultrasound picture, they said, “Why would you want to keep that? You can’t even see anything!” and just brushed me off.
I need to really start taking care of myself and the baby. Everyone’s been telling me that I need to be careful, but I didn’t take much heed. I continued to climb up stairs, lift heavy objects, and even clean the bathroom while inhaling harsh chemicals. Seeing my baby on the screen was exactly what I needed. It’s time to start eating healthy, watch every step I take, and accept the fact that I will not be able to do a lot of activities I once so enjoyed. (And yes, cleaning the bathroom is something I enjoy…don’t judge me!)
Can you believe it? I’m going to be a mommy! Please keep me, Tater Tot, and J in your thoughts and prayers for the duration of this pregnancy!
Remember the adorably geeky baby Link outfit I wrote about last week?
Well, there was much rejoicing in the geeky craft world today as the knitting pattern was released at Happy Seamstress!
You can download the detailed PDF here.
The bad news is that my knitting abilities are limited to simple scarves. The good news is that I have 9 months (or less…will find out tomorrow) to hone my skills, or to bully someone else into making it for me.