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1. Tell us how you came to join Ozzu?

2. Tell us about Rochester, NY.

3. Your education states "Some college" What exactly does that mean?

4. Explain to those who might not know, the meaning behind your nickname.

5. How is your undergrad coming along?

6. Give us your living arrangements. (do you live with roommates, alone, in a dorm, with family, etc)

7. What's "Command & Conquer 3" all about?

8. Who is your hero?

9. Finish this sentence "My life's motto is..."

10. Tell us something about your self that we might find surprising.

11. Spam us. Give us a few sites you think we should visit.

12. Have you ever tried to cry underwater?

13. What are you listening to right now?

14. What is your earliest childhood memory?

15. Where do you see yourself in 10 years.

16. Guilty pleasures & bad habits (cigarettes, gum, candy, etc) Give us the dirt!

17. Tell us something funny/embarassing that has happened to you.

18. Any useless talents? (double jointed, tongue can touch nose, great animal noises imitations, etc)

19. Have you ever met any celebrities? If so who?

20. What are your plans for this coming weekend?

21. What was your favorite toy as a child?

22. What are you most afraid of?

23. Did you spend any time in detention while in high school?

24. How often are you late for work/school?

25. Do you have any pets?

26. What were you doing right before logging in to Ozzu.com?

27. Favourite TV show/movie?

28. Pet peeves. We all have them. What are some of yours?

29. What is one thing that annoys you about the opposite sex?

30. Do you know anyone who has auditioned for American Idol?

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31. Do you think Maths is learnable, or requires certain innate abilities?

31.1 If you think both, please state, in your oppinion, by proportions, how much innate, and how much practise.

Else, proceed to the next question :)
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32. Will you be heading to see the Tartan Day parade through the streets of New York on Sunday?
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33. Do you, in fact, keep sporks in your utensil drawer/tray/cupboard?
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34. Polka dots or stripes?
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35. coffee or tea?
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Do you play online poker :?:
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37. What is your Ozzu password?
38. Would you rather freeze to death somewhere really cold or scorch to death in some desert?
39. Are you embarrassed easily?
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40. What is the meaning of life and/or the nature of the universe?
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41. Why have you taken so long to answer questions from No.1-40.?
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40. What is the meaning of life and/or the nature of the universe?


You should have held off until it was #42 ;)
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Oh brother. Haven't had time until now to get to this, so here we go.

1. Tell us how you came to join Ozzu?

I don't completely remember really. Way back in 2003, I most likely searched for help on something and came across Ozzu. I remember posting a website review back then and then forgot about this place until last year. Turns out I missed a lot!

2. Tell us about Rochester, NY.

Rochester is a city about 60 miles east of Buffalo and has a population of around 200,000. It is known for its white hot dogs (usually referred to as "white hots") and a unique dish called a garbage plate, which often involves the former. [check it out]

It's located on the Genesee River and is home to the High Falls Brewing Company, makers of beers such as Honey Brown Lager. There are four colleges and universities in the Rochester area: the University of Rochester, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College, and Roberts Wesleyan College.

3. Your education states "Some college" What exactly does that mean?

I'm currently a 3rd year student at RIT.

4. Explain to those who might not know, the meaning behind your nickname.

Back in 2002, I think, I went to Toronto with a large group of people from my church back home to see the Pope. Because there were so many people there, food was distributed in plastic containers and each person was given a spork. Every day, three times a day, for an entire week, we ate with a spork. After a long, philosophical discussion regarding the overall utility and diversity of the spork, I thought to myself, "Gee, I bet no one has that as a screenname." I was right. After it became my AIM screenname, I've used it for a bunch of other things as well. I guess it just kinda stuck.

5. How is your undergrad coming along?

Fantastic. After I finish this semester (well, quarter, but I won't get into that), I'll be going on co-op (paid internship) this summer and resuming classes in the fall.

6. Give us your living arrangements. (do you live with roommates, alone, in a dorm, with family, etc)

I live in an apartment on campus with three other roommates.

7. What's "Command & Conquer 3" all about?

Command & Conquer 3 is the newest addition to the Command & Conquer series of games, which began back in 1995 with the original "Command & Conquer". It's an RTS game and ridiculously sweet.

8. Who is your hero?

My father. I've always looked up to him as the kind of person I'd like to be.

9. Finish this sentence "My life's motto is..."

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing."

10. Tell us something about your self that we might find surprising.

I've never been outside the the U.S., with the exception of Canada. I really, really want to get to Europe after I graduate.

11. Spam us. Give us a few sites you think we should visit.

http://www.something.com
http://www.isitchristmas.com
http://www.adobe.com/flex

12. Have you ever tried to cry underwater?

No, but consider it added to my todo list.

13. What are you listening to right now?

The album "Seventeen Days" by 3 Doors Down.

14. What is your earliest childhood memory?

I was sitting at the kitchen table and rocking back and forth in my chair. Then the chair tipped over backwards. I was 3.

15. Where do you see yourself in 10 years.

Writing out paychecks.

Alternatively, under a bridge with a bottle of liquor in a brown paper bag.

16. Guilty pleasures & bad habits (cigarettes, gum, candy, etc) Give us the dirt!

Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. I drink enough that two or three cups of coffee does nothing for me energy-wise.

Beer. I like trying different beers and it tends to take a toll on the wallet. :(

17. Tell us something funny/embarassing that has happened to you.

I honestly can't thing of anything that stands out in memory. Perhaps I've repressed all embarrassing memories?

18. Any useless talents? (double jointed, tongue can touch nose, great animal noises imitations, etc)

Yup, double-jointed to an extend, but not ridiculously crazy like some people.

19. Have you ever met any celebrities? If so who?

Don't think I have, actually.

20. What are your plans for this coming weekend?

I have an interview tomorrow afternoon, and after that who knows. I have some work to catch up on unfortunately, but hopefully I'll be able to squeeze some fun in there somewhere.

21. What was your favorite toy as a child?

A brown stuffed animal cat named Chuckie.

22. What are you most afraid of?

Not being truly happy.

23. Did you spend any time in detention while in high school?

Surprisingly, no. Thing is, you need to get caught first..

24. How often are you late for work/school?

Late for work, very rarely. Late for class? Not usually, but some mornings were just not made for getting up, lol

25. Do you have any pets?

I have a dog, a German Shepherd/Chow Chow mix. Here's a photo; I'll let you guess his age ;)

26. What were you doing right before logging in to Ozzu.com?

Working on a project prototype for a usability course I'm taking.

27. Favourite TV show/movie?

Favorite TV shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Trailer Park Boys, and South Park
Favorite movie: Die Hard

28. Pet peeves. We all have them. What are some of yours?

Way to many to count, but to name a few:
- bad drivers
- when my professors erase the white board but miss a tiny little spot
- people who use the words blogosphere

29. What is one thing that annoys you about the opposite sex?

There is absolutely nothing that annoys me about women. They are fantastic beings.

30. Do you know anyone who has auditioned for American Idol?

Nope. If any of you ever do, let me know so I can change this answer, lol

31. Do you think Maths is learnable, or requires certain innate abilities?

Both. There are some people who have an inherent ability to pick up on math concepts more quickly than others. But anyone can learn math if they want to, it's all about desire and dedication, just like any other topic.

31.1 If you think both, please state, in your oppinion, by proportions, how much innate, and how much practise.

I don't think it's globally quantifiable. Everyone has natural abilities to varying degrees. The key is to understand how to bring them out.


32. Will you be heading to see the Tartan Day parade through the streets of New York on Sunday?


I will not. NYC is a good 400 miles from here and I have an 8 a.m. class on Monday.

33. Do you, in fact, keep sporks in your utensil drawer/tray/cupboard?

Negative. When I was in the dorms my first year of college I used to have a bag of them that I kept adding to since there would be dispensers of them near the elevators in our building. But I threw them out when I moved out.

Right now, I have a box of 5000 plastic coffee stirs because I saw it for like $7 at Walmart and thought, "Imagine how many spoons I won't have to wash!"

34. Polka dots or stripes?

Definitely stripes.

35. coffee or tea?

Both, but see #16.

Do you play online poker :?:

Not really. My friends tried to get me into it a few years ago, but I lost interest pretty quickly. I'd much rather grab a case of beer and play some real poker with friends.

37. What is your Ozzu password?

Pl45t!c

38. Would you rather freeze to death somewhere really cold or scorch to death in some desert?

Freeze. In the late stages of hypothermia, you basically start to feel very warm and tired, and then drift off into a peaceful sleep.

39. Are you embarrassed easily?

Not really. I can usually turn embarrassing situations into something funny, so I don't mind them.

40. What is the meaning of life and/or the nature of the universe?

The nature of the universe is purely mathematical (real math, not this calculus crap). Life is whatever you make of it. "42" is incorrect because it is not a prime number.

41. Why have you taken so long to answer questions from No.1-40.?

Two exams today and a project due tomorrow = not a lot of free time this week.


*Whew!* I made it! :handsup:
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Clever idea with the stir sticks.
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Yay spork!!! That was cool. I read the whole thing. Good luck on the exams.

//something.com :lol:
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Something.com and isitchristmas.com...
I imagine isitchristmas tells you well, whether it's Christmas or not, but is something.com just "Something."?
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digitalMedia wrote:
Yay spork!!! That was cool. I read the whole thing. Good luck on the exams.

Thanks dM. They were actually this afternoon but I think I nailed em ;)

Now for this dang interview tomorrow..
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37. What is your Ozzu password?

Pl45t!c


Now that's what I call priceless.
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37. What is your Ozzu password?

Pl45t!c


Now that's what I call priceless.


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42. If you could do anything right now (without worrying about finances etc), what would it be?
43. Intel or AMD?
44. Nvidia or ATI?
45. Red or Blue (Red vs Blue)?
46. Have you heard of Microsoft Surface?
47. what do you think about "Surface"?
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I worked at Future Shop for some time and we got to talk to a rep about Surface - it looks pretty sweet!

At the time he had said Boston Pizza had already picked up contracts to install them in their restaurants as a payment method option.
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42. If you could do anything right now (without worrying about finances etc), what would it be?

Travel.

43. Intel or AMD?

Intel

44. Nvidia or ATI?

nVidia

45. Red or Blue (Red vs Blue)?

Blue

46. Have you heard of Microsoft Surface?

Of course.

47. what do you think about "Surface"?

I think it's exactly where human-computer interaction should be heading. I would LOVE to work on that project if I ever got a job there.
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those were fun! :)
btw your dog is so cute. Very interesting mix!
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lol thanks. I've had him since I was 8, which makes him around 13 years old now. We also got him for free!
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that was a great read spork! i love the links haha.

your dog looks like a puppy but im sure he probably isnt :lol:

ive always wondered why you chose spork too now i have the answer :D
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48. beer wine or spirits :?:

49. blond brunette or redhead :?:

50. t*ts ass or thighs :?:

51. do you smoke :?:

52. which member of ozzu (whom you haven't already met) would you most like to meet and why :?:

53. favourite actor :?:

54. proudest moment :?:
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48. beer wine or spirits :?:

Beer. Most definitely beer.

49. blond brunette or redhead :?:

Brunette. (Honestly though, all three.)

50. t*ts ass or thighs :?:

...all?

51. do you smoke :?:

Nope.

52. which member of ozzu (whom you haven't already met) would you most like to meet and why :?:

I don't know, really. There are so many... interesting personalities here, it would be hard to pick. Why don't we just hold the First Annual Ozzu Convention and all attend?

53. favourite actor :?:

Two: Sean Connery and Bruce Willis

54. proudest moment :?:

Hmm... can't really think of this one at the moment. I'm still young and anticipate doing many awesome things, so I'll keep ya updated ;)
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52. your answer this one :thumbsup:
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55. Where does the next letter go, and why?

A E F H I
B C D G J
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55. Where does the next letter go, and why?

A E F H I K
B C D G J

This is a complete guess. My reasoning here is that the bottom row contains letters that can be drawn without removing your pen from the paper and without retracing any lines. The letters in the top row require you to retrace lines when keeping your pen on the paper.

Was I even close, or is this a mathematical puzzle? I thought about how the letters could be related numerically but came up empty.
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Your guess is correct, but for the wrong reasons.

It's designed to tell if the person can look past the symbols as a means of pattern management and see the components.

The top row are all letters comprising straight lines, no curves.
the bottom row, curves.

It is (was) part of a CIA exam.
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