||Byte Bite|| Startpages |V|

Trying something new with the title. Tell me if you like it? I personally think it looks a lot better than my use of asterisks.

My fifth Byte Bite is based on startpages. If you don’t know what a startpage is than either you just haven’t heard the term or you’re still using IE8. Either way this will help catch you up to date. A startpage is a personalized homepage normally containing your favorite bookmarks. Google Chrome have their hub, Firefox has many plugins for startpages, Opera has their speed dial, but customizing enthusiast will be using their own custom template for the start page.

If you’ve ever used an original phat PSP you will already know the jest of a custom startpage, chances are that you’ve used portals. A custom startpage is just like designing your own website; most of the time these pages are coded in html with some exceptions of flash for the really unique. The startpages I’m about to show you are great examples of simple pages that can be downloaded and customized to the personal tastes of anyone who knows simple html or has a little common sense\intuition. Enjoy! `Madvillain

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*Byte Bite* Gaia10 IV

WALLPAPERS

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Raising Awareness for Climate Change! Gaia 10! ›

Gaia 10 is a community based project that sets out to raise awareness for climate change by utilizing the art community to create themes and wallpapers. I back Gaia with all my support and hope it continues for 10 plus years to come. Not only is it a good way to spark innovation but also change in the mindset of humanity. Callooh! Callay! Gaia 10.

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*Byte Bite* 7CONIFIER III

7conifier gives you the ability to change your taskbar icons easily, you’d be surprised what kind-of effect a simple change in icons gives your overall customization. I’ve currently got mine set to Token Light and it has given my new Tower Desktop a appealing glow. It currently backs up your default icons and offers three more packages with support for future packages.

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digitalvanity:

September 2010 by ~wnighthawk

My screenshot has gotten featured by Digitalvanity, awesome!

digitalvanity:

September 2010 by ~wnighthawk

My screenshot has gotten featured by Digitalvanity, awesome!

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*Byte Bite* CD Art Display II

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*Byte Bite* Wallpapers I

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Repost: Snowflake Theory

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Ne[Extroverted Intuition], Ti[Introverted Thinking], Fe[Extroverted Feelings], and Si[Introverted Sensing]; Have you every thought about what this means? An ENTP is always a dominate Ne, or else they wouldn’t be ENTP. However, the other traits can easily be switched; they can be adjusted (to) higher or lower (volumes) of themselves. For example I am an ENTP with extremely strong Ti[Introverted Thinking]. My Ti[Introverted Thinking] rivals my Ne[Extroverted Intuition] in most cases, and if it doesn’t than it is only about 1 % off. I also have extremely low feeling functions. Almost non-existing. This causes me to be more aggressive, and blunt than most ENTPs. If the grand scheme of things I would be NTSF; Introverted Sensing being more dominate than feelings.

I’m not the only example of a change in the ENTP personality based on the placement and strength of functions. Doctor Who, more specifically the 10th Doctor, is a good example of what happens when an ENTP’s Fe[Extroverted Feelings] rivals their Ti[Introverted Thinking]. This allows the ENTP to connect more with the outside world while still giving them an edge; though a duller one than an ENTP with strong Ti[Introverted Thinking]; when it comes to doing what needs to be done. The Doctor also demonstrates elevated Si[Introverted Sensing] allowing him to follow more traditions than the average ENTP.

So, What is my point? The Snowflake Theory states that The original Personality Type is just a base; It contains all the personality traits at 10%, and there are 12 combination that adjust the percentages of those traits to create an individual snowflake (entp). I will only be going over the basic 6 for today: Ti Fe Si, Ti Si Fe, Si Ti Fe, Si Fe Ti, Fe Si Ti, Fe Ti Si. Remember, ENTPs will always be intuition dominates, that will not change. There is a difference between being a INTP [Ti dominate] with Extroverted traits and being an ENTP.

Little codenames are given to each type:

The Madvillain [Ti Si Fe]: Often fitting into the role of Mad Scientist, or Mad Doctor. The Madvillain often scores extremely high in rationality and introverted thinking. Combining Ne and Ti to create a wacky, almost comical, personality type. The Madvillain loves to play with people, often views the world as a little game or experiment, and is probably the bluntest of the Snowflakes. However, this does not make him the most honest. The Madvillain will always do what benefits him the most. He doesn’t take sides and will often not believe in Good & Evil instead replacing it with what is interesting and what is boring. [Correlation: Chaotic Neutral]

The Madvillain Quote: “There is no right and wrong. There’s only fun and boring.” ~ The Plague (Hackers, 1995) [Or: “I was born with a heart two sizes to small” ~ House MD]

The Trickster [Ti Fe Si]: The Trickster is often shown as the dominate type of ENTP. This type makes of the most of what ENTPs are and is most often seen in articles relating to ENTPs. The Trickster is the equivalent of the Coyote Spirit. It loves playing with people, more so than the madvillain, often its pranks are riskful for itself, and the person being pranked. The Trickster is not all bad though. With Fe as a a secondary it can connect with its victims and know when it has went too far. One of the most famous tricksters is Wile E Coyote (Road Runner). The Trickster views the world as a stage, and loves the spotlight. [Correlation: Chaotic ——-]

The Trickster Quote: “Right, too complicated. But what if I built a Burmese tiger trap?” ~ Wile E Coyote

The Doctor [Fe Ti Si]: The Doctor is definitely the nicest of all the ENTPs. Think of them as Lucifer before he got kicked out of heaven. They are just the right combination of real Gentlemen, New World Explorer, and Party Animal. They often love meeting new people. Their Ti rivals their Fe. This allowing them to connect with people in a much deeper manner. They’ll bite their tongues if they feel something they’ll say will hurt someone else. They are pretty much the exact opposite of The Madvillain. The Doctor has a view of the world that is more idealistic than The Trickster. It believes it was put here to help people with its cunning brilliance. It wants to learn & often engages its friends in group decisions on topics they’d normally not talk about. [Correlation: Chaotic Good]

The Doctor Quote: “They can shoot me dead, but the moral high ground is mine.” ~ Doctor Who (10th Doctor)

The Professor [Fe Si Ti]: Oh, have you ever had an ENTP Teacher? Somehow they managed to be more Social with your feelings, Traditional with their rules, and Innovative with their logic? Yep, that would be The Professor. A Ne dominate with strong Fe and Si. The Professor is a teacher who will seat you by names and then call you to the front of the class to preform a play with him (or her). They’re outside of the box traditionalists. Extremely creative social gentlemen. The Professor is all about teaching, because like The Doctor, it only wants to help. [Correlation: Neutral Good]

The Professor Quote: “So my idea of neurotic is spending too much time trying to correct a wrong. When I feel that I’m doing that, then I snap out of it.” ~ Gene Wilder

The Hero [Si Fe Ti]: Every type has a Good and a Bad; perceived by the public’s eye; The Madvillain was already shown as “The Bad Guy” so its only right that “The Hero” be the stereotypical good guy. The Hero somehow manages to combine an extreme background in Traditions with the sporadic craziness. This type can often be confused for ESTJ due to its strong need to correct people who it thinks is in “The Wrong”. It’s the ENTP that would create a safe way for little old ladies to walk across the street. The can’t restrain themselves when it comes to something they feel is wrong. [Correlation: Lawful Good]

The Hero Quote: “He called me irrepressible. This is a man who is truly irrepressible” ~ Q (Star Trek)

The True Neutral [Si Ti Fe]: Almost robotic in terms, not much is known about this type for two reasons: A) They don’t appear to have any personal opinions or feelings; B) This is the rarest of all ENTPs. The True Neutral is the guy you turn to when you want the truth and nothing but the truth. Strong in Traditions but has a weak morality. It can easily get the job done on pretty much any Job. The True Neutral can easily be confused for an INTJ. [Correlation: True Neutral]

The True Neutral Quote: ” ‘You’re out of my mind’ That’s between me and my mind. Let’s start with these rooms.” ~ Jubal Early (Firefly)


Article by William C. [Liam Wulf]

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Functional Combinations

Functional Combination is a theory I’ve been working on for the past year. It relies on ones ability to combine the cognitive functions to create a fake version of the function, or to allow for more swift movement in the way two of your functions work.

A tiny introduction to cognitive functions is in order. When I say cognitive functions I refer to the functions in the Jung classification. These functions are Extroverted and Introverted, Feeling and Thinking, Sensing and Intuition, and Judging and Perceiving. They are eight functions in general which are (in most cases) listed in the abbreviated state. These functions range from: Extroverted Intuition (Ne), Introverted Intuition (Ni), Introverted Thinking (Ti), Extroverted Thinking (Te), Extroverted Sensing (Se), Introverted Sensing (Si), Introverted Feelings (Fi), and Extroverted Feelings (Fe).

As you see these are the functions that I’ve used in my past Snowflake theory, and as I said there, it is a bit more complicated then just separated functions. Each of these functions are combined together into a group of four to create a personality type called an MBTI type, or Jung type by a few. There are 16 of these types, and according to my snowflake theory a handful of subtypes.

Nonetheless how do these Functions combine and how can the be used? When a personality type is stressed it goes into what I call a ‘Stress Type’. A type that is only called upon in times of great stress. A stress type is not to be confused for a ‘Shadow Type’.

A shadow type is caused by shock and mental or emotional damages. A person can revert to a shadow type for years, and a shadow type can be adopted as the main type of the person if they’re not treated. Some people are immune to reverting to a shadow type due to their mental defenses. A shadow type is your complete opposite type, or a reverse in your cognitive functions. A stress type lasts for less then six months and the people inflicted are normally aware that they’re not themselves. A stress type is one of the ways functional combination appears as it takes your functions and creates a distorted, or fake, functions. This grants the user a new take for a short amount of time. Even so, the new personality is not a gift. When your functions combine due to stress the newly formed personality type will be made mostly of the negative traits of the regular version of that personality.

See that guy to the right? He’s a prime example
of a Stressed Type, thought technically speaki-
ng he isn’t a stressed person but instead a im-
perfect clone of superman! They took superm-
an’s functions and distorted them to create
Bizarro.

Bizarro has been called Superman’s exact opposite but I don’t think he is. I think that because he’s not a good guy like superman and he does have some opposite traits he is thought of as the opposite of superman. However, Superman is an ESFJ and Bizarro is definitely not INTP. Bizarro is more in line to be a crazy ENFJ.

Now that we’ve gotten our example allow us to take a look at the traits that differ and let me explain which functions combine to create the fake functions. ENFJ’s are composed of Fe|Ni|Se|Ti. While ESFJ’s are composed of Fe|Si|Ne|Ti.

The different functions are Se|Si & Ne|Ni. So how does Superman get stressed into Bizarro? It’s actually quick straight forward. To create a somewhat fake Ni Superman splices together Ne, Si, and a tiny bit of Ti. The Ne is used to find patterns and possibilities while Si is used to look at traditions and complex memories. Ne mixes with Si to create a warped sense of knowing what is coming due to the past experiences and ability to pick out the best possibility. A little Ti is used to help analyze the data coming in.

Se is done in pretty much the same way exact exchange Si with Fe and Ti with Si. Ne and Fe mix together to allow someone to read the environment and can be used to make another person believe that the combination knows all the things going on around them. They seem to have pay great attention to detail but in reality that is Si helping to take in experiences then outputting them to Ne and Fe to read. There you have it. We just took two traits from superman and turned him into Bizarro. Bizarro being the negative side (and crazy) side of the ENFJ would pretty much be how superman would act if he was stressed into being Bizarro.

Another quick example of this would be Bizarro Batman. Batman in his regular moods flip flops between INTJ and ISTJ. Which would make his complete opposite ESFP or ENFP. Yet, Bizarro Batman is more along the lines of an ENTP or ESTP.

Looking at the functions we can tell that the difference between the functions are Ti|Te & Fe|Fi. Combining Se and Ti can create a fake version of Te. Se notices all the details while Ti organizes in the head. By having Se take the dominate position it forces Ti to organize outside the head and creates a simulated version of Te.

For Introverted Feelings you combine Ti with Fe and add a touch of Ne. The Ti is dominate so that forces Fe to keep all emotions inside. Fe will instinctively look at the emotions and know what another person is feeling. The trick here is that the fake Fi will do the same thing but instead of knowing its not their emotions it will force Fe users to see things as if they were. Ne is used to help find a little more possibility, and Ti is also there to force your thoughts onto the feelings and make you “think” they’re your feelings. A fictitious Fi

What I demonstrated here was the main way that functions combine. I don’t want to leave out any details so I will tell you that there are some people whose minds naturally combine functions when they need them. These are the people who normally score right on the line and I’m sorry to say they will never know what their actual type is, because unlike stress typed, this is an all natural ability that is already there without stress. They are chameleons.

There are also people who train their functions to be able to bend in this form. They analyze their functions, they know themselves, and they know that it would be useful to have the ability to appear another type or create a fraudulent function. I like to call these people pseudo-chameleons. They’re very smart, and “most” of the have bad intentions.

PS. If you’re wondering what type I go to when stressed it is INTJ. I change from an ENTP to an overbearing, detailed planning type and can get obsessed in myself.

I hope you enjoyed reading. Any comments or criticism? Follow the “Opinions” link at the top to go directly to my Shoutbox. I will respond to all shouts personally on the blog.

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Mark Millar: Neurotic or Genius?

Mark Millar is a self proclaimed “Creative Genius” who has been the center of controversy over the last few months. His latest, self publication, Nemesis, has been scorned as a complete ripoff of Batman, and several other comics created over the years.

Nemesis revolves around a rich megalomaniac villain who is bored with life. So with his high-tech gadgetry, incogitable knowledge, and anarchic ways. He goes out and challenges the best and brightest detectives this world has to offer for a year, after which he will kill them and pick a new target. The book begins with Nemesis killing Japan’s Best Detective and traveling to Washington DC.

Nemesis has not been received well by comic book reviewers who state that the comic was dull compared to some of Millar’s other work. Greg McElhatton reviewed the issue for Comic Book Resources and said that the writing “feels stale from start to finish. … It’s a predictable and surprisingly boring comic, moving through the paces at a plodding speed with nothing out of the ordinary. I wish I could say it was because Millar had tried to trade in over-the-top antics for subtlety, but that’s not even present. It’s just old hat, almost like someone else was trying to figure out what made Millar’s comics popular and then throwing most of the tricks out without bothering to replace them with anything else.”

However, as some of you have undoubtedly noticed, that is not Nemesis in the left hand corner, that is Marvel’s Red Skull. A character that Mark Millar has now turned into a controversial icon with the 5th edition of Ultimate Avengers. Inside Red Skull is transformed to an already evil bad ass to something that horrifies adult and children comic book readers. How, You might ask. Mark Millar has crossed a line that is rarely crossed in a comic book by not only having a woman’s subtle rape, but also by mentally torturing a mother into killing her husband with a pair of scissors to get her baby back, then killing the baby anyway by throwing it out the window. This act has once again secured Mark Millar as one of the most ultra violent comic writers in the business.

But I’m stuck asking myself “why”. Why are people surprised that Mark Millar did something like this, but more importantly why are people shocked that a villain would commit a harrowing crime toward children? Mark Millar is well known for his two comics Wanted and Kiss-Ass which revolve more around realism than most other comics.

My personal opinion on the subject is that comic book readers have become to conformed to the thought that a villain can actually be villainous and shocking in his crimes. Comparing Red Skulls act to most major villain acts and the clear winner in evil would be Red Skull. Comic book readers have grown soft over the years.

Comic book readers, including myself, live in a world of fantasy and imagination. Yet, they’ve conformed to the stereotypical superhero universe with bad guys like Lex Luther and Doctor Doom who are evil in their own right but don’t perform crimes that would actually shock people, and here comes Mark Millar who rewrites the rules a bit and makes people actually see a villain that they never imagined. What happened to the good-ol-days when villains were suppose to be so evil that everyone knew it and became emotionally invested in the hero catching them. That’s what villains are for! They are there to increase the popularity in the hero winning and I think some people have forgotten that. So what Mark Millar did was necessary to create havoc among the comic fans and get them thinking not about their “rule abiding superhero vs supervillain” battles but instead re-vesting their emotions in seeing a villain get caught. Now when most readers see Red Skull beat they will not only be happy but jumping with metaphorical joy.

I don’t, however, believe that Mark Millar did it in the correct way. The way to get to an audience is through baby steps and that would have caused the controversy to be slightly less apparent. He should have saved throwing the baby out the window or the applied rape for the next issue. Mark Millar isn’t my favorite writer and will never be but I do think that he is more in tune with what this business actually needs on a business level. So to answer the title question: Neurotic Genius! With maybe a little less genius and a little more neurotic.

If you’re wondering my favorite comic book authors are Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and Alan Moore with a little Todd McFarlane on the side.

Any comments or criticism? Follow the “Opinions” link at the top to go directly to my Shoutbox. I will respond to all shouts personally on the blog.

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