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Greetings & Salutations

You may have noticed we have had a large style change on the site. If you have not then I suggest you book an emergency eye test because this site now looks nothing like it did before.

The reason for this change was to fix a few bugs that were starting to pop up. You see the old site had been running on the same code none stop for almost 6 years. In that time there had been countless updates, bug fixes, tweaks, etc which had kept the site running. Unfortunately keeping it “just running” was getting harder and harder, and the bugs were getting bigger and slightly self aware.

To combat this threat. We wiped the site and rebuilt from new. So please be patient as we sort out any teething issues.

Thank you for your continued support

The Management!

 

Sep 10

Sept. 10th is the Internet Slowdown

Sept. 10th is the Internet Slowdown

Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers.

Are you in?

We here at the Ninja Temple are supporting this important issue. Which is why you saw a “Loading” page when you connected.

Help us spread the world, and keep the Net Free, Unrestricted, And speedy!!!

More Information can be found @ https://www.battleforthenet.com

Hack The Planet
Jul 17

Freebies

Dear Constant Reader.

I have not given away any free stuff for a while, so I think it is about time I rectified that mistake :-

 

Book - Night WatchSo go HERE and grab a copy and do not forget to Use the code

NA39N

at checkout to get this book for FREE

(Offer good until August 16th, 2014)

 

 

 

Book - Burglar & The BeastSo go HERE and grab a copy and do not forget to Use the code

RG78G

at checkout to get this book for FREE

(Offer good until August 16th, 2014)

 

 

 

Book - Pendragons Poetry & ProseSo go HERE and grab a copy and do not forget to Use the code

AK26V

at checkout to get this book for FREE

(Offer good until August 16th, 2014)

May 19

Happy 9th Birthday Three NInjas

Happy 9th Birthday to the “Three Ninjas” community.

Happy Birthday to us!

The Cake is not always a lie!

 

Sit tight dear reader while I give you the brief history of how we came about, and why were are celebrating today!

19th May 2005:

A couple of us in the office created LiveJournal accounts so we could keep up with what our friends were doing, and so we could post random gibbering’s online during the slower parts of the day to try and keep us sane. My account was under the name penddraig, and the first ever post I made can be found here entitled “First Entry

Our posts covered mostly the insanity of work, random thoughts & meme’s, and what we had been up too. Including a few funny themed posts like the “ICE phone scam“. Our little community grew with some constant interactions and comments from the same group of people.

8th January 2009:

With the sell off of LiveJournal to a Russian businessman, and the reported rumours it was closing down  reported here in “Livejournal” (Plus the niggling voice telling me as an IT person I should have my own hosted blog) I decided to start my own self-hosted Blog using WordPress as the core system. I therefore set up wordpress, imported all my old LiveJournal posts into the new Blog and was up running.

12th January 2009:

Before I’d even finished setting up my blog, a friend from the old LiveJournal days expressed an interest in moving away as well. After a beer fuelled discussion, we decided to have a group or community blog. So After much discussion we settled on a domain name, and the Three Ninjas blog became a reality.

So without that original set of LJ posts, this blog would never have been here. So please take a minute to wish us (and GothNinja in particular) a Happy Blog Birthday.

May 13

Search Terms

I was looking at the various “Search terms” that bring people to this little site.

Hey It is always good to know your audience. Although in some of these cases it is probably not wise to know, or acknowledge your audience. Better to back away slowly without making any sudden movements!

Here are a few that caught my attention:-

      • “dvd pervert test”
        Now are they looking for a DVD with a test on it to see if they are a pervert? or a Test to see if they are a pervert because of their DVD’s??

 

      • “hitler lollipop”
        This I hope they are looking for an antique lollipop once owned by Hitler, and not an actually lollipop made from him, like an Orange Lollipop is Orange flavoured.

 

      • “INTP sex”
        I… I… I have no idea with this. Are they wondering how INTP’s have sex? do they want sex with an INTP? are they after grading?

 

      •  “gay test no email”
        OK. this I am assuming are people (Yes there are many hits from people doing that search) wanting to test if they are gay but do not want to give an email address in case anyone finds out their results? Well let me help you. If you are googling to see if you are, then you probably are!

 

      • “Star Trek porn”
        OK. Why is that directing people here? But for those of you searching I hear it has a good plot.

 

      • “sexy zombie”
        Apparently 6 people find zombies sexy. The thought of dead, decaying flesh does it for them. I just hope they do not work as undertakers or similar such professions.

 

      • “who are assassins”
        Really? You expect assassins to list themselves on the internet? SO that any old idiot or law enforcement officer could just search “Who are assassins” and get a list?

 

      • “pure evil”
        This I understand the constant quest mankind has to understand evil. But why is it leading people to my Blog?

 

    • “busy day at work pictures” 
      “hectic work day pictures”
      Seriously? you are having a busy day in work but you have time to google for pictures? I do not think you know the meaning of a busy day.

 

I think that will do for this weeks weirdness.

Apr 24

MEME: Jung Explorer, Have I changed?

Dear Constant Reader,

If you have been around this blog since the beginning, or in a really really bored moment actually went and read the old posts you will be aware that every so often I retest my personality using the Jung Explorer test to see if I have changed as I’ve aged.

The Past!!

Test 1:

Dec 5, 2006

Actualized type: (who you are)

INTJ (Mastermind)

Preferred type: (who you prefer to be)

INTP (Architect)

Attraction type: (who you are attracted to)

ENTP (Inventor)

 

This is the Baseline Test I use since it was how I scored on the first test I posted on this blog over 7 years ago. (Damn this blog is old)

 

Test 2:

Jan 21, 2010

Actualized type: (who you are)

INTP (Architect)

Preferred type: (who you prefer to be)

INTJ (Mastermind)

Attraction type: (who you are attracted to)

ENTP (Inventor)

When I resat the test in 2010 the thing that really struck me was  that I was now what I used to want to be, and I wanted to be what I was. “Wow… that’s like so deep ……………man”.  Or I had become the think I preferred to be, then discovered i did not like it outside my safety bubble so wished to return to what I knew. Either way it was interesting the switch between “Who I was” and “Who I wanted to be”

 

Test 3:

Apr 28, 2011

Actualized type: (who you are)

INTJ (Mastermind)

Preferred type: (who you prefer to be)

INTJ (Mastermind)

Attraction type: (who you are attracted to)

ENTP (Inventor)

When I took the test for a third time I was mostly curious to see if I had switched again. Imagine my surprise when this time my results showed once again I had become what I had previously preferred to be. Only this time I now preferred to be exactly what I was. So I was basically happy being myself.

It’s good to reach your goals.

 

The Present!

It has been three years since I last sat the Jung Explorer test, and I have been wondering if I have changed again. Am I still happy being myself or do I fancy a change. So a retest was due.

Test 4:

Apr 24, 2014

Actualized type: (who you are)

INTJ (Mastermind)

Preferred type: (who you prefer to be)

INTJ (Mastermind)

Attraction type: (who you are attracted to)

ENTJ (Field Marshall)

It seams I have not changed in the last few years, my personality is still the same old INTJ it has basically been since the first time I sat the test. And I am currently still happy with being me, so Who I want to be is Who I am.  I wonder how many people can actually say the same?

What is interesting is that for the first time ever, the type of person I am attracted too has changed. OK, it is not much of a change, ENTP to ENTJ but it is the first time out of 4 different tests at 4 different periods of my life that it is even slightly different. (Only down side is I have gone from being attracted to 3.2% of population to just 1.8%… arse)

So any Single ENTJ’s out there want to meet up for a drink in the aid of science? Let me know!!

 

Classes:

INTJ – “Mastermind“. Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.

INTP – “Architect“. Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood. 3.3% of total population.

ENTP – “Inventor“. Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.

ENTJ – “Field Marshall“. The basic driving force and need is to lead. Tend to seek a position of responsibility and enjoys being an executive. 1.8% of total population.

 

Feb 26

The Gay Test

There has been a lot of online discussion about the possible Laws/Bills in America allowing those who object to refuse to serve same-sex couples, and how it is a major step backwards in the evolution of America. I am not going to discuss it here because it has been well covered in other places.

Last night on Facebook someone asked the question :-

I want to know.. If 2 people of the same gender go to a hotel in one of these states that are talking about allowing banning gay people, would they have to somehow prove that they are straight to stay there?

This led to a long comment conversation on possible ways, and the flaws with them. These ways included such test as :-

The Monty Python Test.

What organisation uses a rainbow as its symbol? The LGBT Movement. What is colourful like a rainbow? A peacock.  So, if we weight a person and they way the same as a Peacock, then we know they are gay.

The Weird Pervert Test.

Hotel funded inspection prostitutes. Trained to sleep with customers and evaluate how much they enjoyed it.

 The first test got the response of “WTF???” I am assuming there were none python people in the conversion.  and the second got responses of “ewwwww!!!!!”

Which led to a more sensible conversation, and testing amongst the people involved. I should point out there were Engineers & Scientists involved in this discussion, and after many formulas, maths, & good old-fashioned trial and error we actually came up with a test that was accurate 100% of the time.

I am going to describe the process here, but we are patent-pending the test with the view to selling them and making a small fortune. After all we have the only fool-proof test in existence.

The Science Test.

This test is based on the fact that saliva undergoes a chemical change when the person is sexual aroused. Which suggests a link between sexual preference and the cells of the tongue.

  1. Take a piece of Litmus paper (The colour changing properties of it come in handy).
  2. SECRET STEP. I am leaving this step out so no one else steals our idea. But it is a basic household ingredient applied to the Litmus paper.
  3. Get the Test subject to drink an acidic drink, (any soda will do). This helps looses the cells on the tongue and remove any blocking material.
  4. Get the Test subject to lick the Litmus paper (You get better results if they can keep some liquid in their mouth when making contact with the paper)
  5. Check Paper. If it is wet/damp then the Test subject is normal, if the paper remains dry then they are Abnormal and you are safe to refuse to serve them.

Feb 13

Throwback Thursday

So Apparently this is a thing.

“Throwback Thursday” is where you post a picture from your distant past on some form of Social Media. So I guess I should at least do it once ;-)

That and its a Lazy way to get a post out, and maybe help with writers block.

OldNewsPaper

One of my first appearances in a Newspaper (And not in the most wanted section) Back when I was but a young boy being entertained by a very dodgy looking librarian!

Jan 19

The 11 Things Meme

So I kinda got tagged in one of those blog-meme things…

And since I have not posted much of late, (Well the end of 2013 and the start of 2014 seem to have been a wasteland of creative emptiness) I decided to answer the Questions…

So here goes!

 

1. Are you a cat or dog person? Or, bird person? 

Dog person. Dog’s are cool, loyal, a man’s best friend. They go for walks with you, play fetch, and can do loads of fun things. Cats just sit and watch you, waiting for you to show the slightest sign of weakness and then they will pounce and eat your eyes!!!. And Birds? what use is a pet in a cage? Are Bird people just people with secret zoo owner fetishes? So defiantly Dogs… (This answer was written of my own free will, and my dog in no means forced me into my answer)

 

2. What was your favorite food as a kid? Is it the same, or has it changed as an adult?

I can not remember? Chips, Burger? No my mothers home made butterscotch flan thing. And it is still my favourite. I have a very sweet tooth.

 

3. What is your favourite hobby?  

Reading, I love nothing more than setting into a good book. Although I do love playing Games (I am a self-confessed gamer) so maybe I should have two answers Reading & Gaming. Although I do like watching TV/Films, but not as much as Reading/Gaming. But there is writing. NO!!! I am decided my favourite hobby is Reading/Gaming.

 

4. If you HAD to move to a different state (or country) where would it be? 

Well If I had to move to a different country I think I would pick the States, they have all the best Conventions, and some places have decent weather. I am not sure which state I would pick? Since I have never yet been to the States so have nothing much to base my choices on.  Maybe I should play safe and stay in the UK, Maybe Scotland or Ireland? I think my answer would have to be based on the reason I had to move. If I am running from the Government I may need to move to a country without an extradition treaty with the UK.

 

5. Are you a winter or summer person?

That is a very hard question to answer. There is nothing better than being indoors in front of a roaring fire either reading a good book, or enjoying good company while the outside is blanketed under thick snow. And you have to admit a blanket of snow makes even the most run-down environment look wonderful.  So my answer should be Winter, but… In the summer you have the warmth, the light, women wear a hell of a lot less *eyebrow wiggle*. So summer has its advantages, so….  If you were to threaten me at gunpoint to pick just one answer, I would probably stab you in the eye with a pencil, and then move to one of the places I mentioned in question 4. Nothing personal you understand but I do not like being threatened at gunpoint!. err oh the question. I will have to go Winter.

 

6. What makes you happy? 

To crush my enemies — See them driven before me, and to hear the lamentation of their women!

 

7. What is the weirdest question you’ve ever been asked?

I was once asked by a stranger “Hi, are you the person I promised a chocolate covered dog treat too?

 

8. If you had to go on an adventure, with elves, dwarves, or hobbits, who would you take and why?

Well Gandalf, Dumbledore, Vanyel, Dr Strange, Ged, Merlin, Raistlin Majere & Harry Dresden for wisdom and magical backup. Achilles, Lancelot, Elric, Conan, Aragon, The Hulk, Superman, Batman, James Bond & Ben 10 for muscle and fighting. And I guess McGyvur, The Mythbusters, Sherlock, Hermione & R2D2 for research, stores, and improvised equipment.

 

9. You are at a rural retreat lodge somewhere deep in Wisconsin or Canada. You are approached by a taxidermist who hands you a stuffed badger and asks you to put it in your lap. What do you do next?

I would start by wondering just what kind of retreat I was in where random taxidermists wander about with stuffed beavers. If the taxidermist was a man I would probably ask him what he was up to and depending on his answer comply or not. BUT if said taxidermist was female I would wink and say “of course you can rest your stuffed beaver on my lap but what shall we do with the badger?”

 

10. What was your first job?

Apprentice Electrician, I went from school to training to become an Electrician.

 

11. What is your favorite utensil?

I take back my answer for Question 7. This is possibly the weirdest question I have even been asked, with that stuffed badger one coming in at second place. Ok favourite utensil… I guess I would have to go with… The Dragon Throne!!!! Ha, did not see that one coming did you? Now before you start protesting the Dragon Throne which was the rhetorical seat of power in the Empire of China is also called the divine utensil. Boom, headshot

Jan 02

Goodreads Reading Challenge (2013/14)

It is the start of a new year which means it is time for me to set up my Goodreads reading challenge for 2014. But first a update on 2013’s effort.

I started 2013 with a goal of reading 50 books in the year (The number was suggested to be as a good goal, and it was a good goal as I read 60 books in 2012)

In July I reached my 51st book, and had to up the goal to 100 books.

At the end of the 2013 I had read 105 of the 100 books (105%)

2013-goodreadsWhich I am counting as a double win because the original challenge was 50 books, and 100 = 2×50. So in 2013 I won the reading challenge twice!!

for 2014 I am going to start off with a goal of 60 books, which you may think is a bit low since i clocked up over 100 in 2013, but I have a load of rather big books I want to read this year which will take a lot longer to read.