Sept 08 Goth

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The latest meme going around is a version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. While a fun and entertaining test, the Myers-Briggs, for many reasons has limited reliability and validity. So like most people in psychology and mental health, I recommend not taking the results too seriously. For more information see the wikipedia article at Brian Dunning did a very good piece on it recently which you can listen to at
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Sept 08 Goth

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I Am A: Lawful Good Human Wizard (5th Level)

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Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment because it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Sept 08 Goth

Going to Italy

In April I'm going to Florence, Italy for work. I was considering staying a few extra days to see the city and perhaps travel around Italy. However I have no idea how'd I go about seeing Italy, though I've wanted to, especially Venice and don't speak Italian. Work is paying for the flights and for the hotel in Florance. I can take a train between Florence and Venice, but have no idea how to go about actually seeing the city or where to stay. Can anyone help? I need to make travel arrangements soon.
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