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Tuesday: July 18, 2006

My own personal tag cloud.

So if you are an avid reader of del.icio.us or a user of flickr you probably already know what a tag cloud is. If you have no idea what I am talking about here is Wikipedia's brief but accurate description:

'A tag cloud (more traditionally known as a weighted list in the field of visual design) is a visual depiction of content tags used on a website. Often, more frequently used tags are depicted in a larger font or otherwise emphasized, while the displayed order is generally alphabetical.'

I decided to try something slightly different with this definition and apply the tag cloud method to something other than just... well tags. For this experiment, lets take a look my daily grind section, specifically the 'how Vin feels today' field. To those who don't regularly read this section of GeekLikeMe (I don't blame you, I wouldn't read me either), basically, I just jot down how I feel and what I'm up to albeit briefly every week day morning. Not really sure why I do it, but now I can't seem to shake off the habit.

tagcloud

I have this tendency to repeat myself a lot in that section. To find out just how much I repeat myself new features were introduced. If a particular sentiment came up previously in the database I would link back to it. It was fun to see the similarities between the two days and what else was going on that day. The same concept was applied for 'music stuck in head', not particularly useful on any level but who cares.

Back to the tag cloud, so I was curious to see what specific sentiments I have used the most since I started. The result set (shown below) seems to be a wacky road map of emotions that I have gone through since inception (first daily grind post was on September 8th, 2004).

... About to get snowed on Absent-minded Accomplished Adventurous Aggravated Aloof Alright Ambitious Ambivalent Angry Annoyed Antsy Anxious Apprehensive Approaching normality Asleep Autopilot Awake Awsome Back to work Barely awake Beat up Been better Behind on work Better Better than usual Beyond exhaustion Blah Bland Blue Blugh. Business as usual Busy Caffeinated Carefree Case of the Mondays Change Charged Clumsy Coded out Cold Collected Comedic Comfortable Comical Content Coughing Cranky Crazed Creative Cynical Deaf Decent Depressed Determined Diligent Disconnected Disregardance Doing OK Dorky Down Dumb Edgy Eh Eh. Energetic Energized Excited Exhausted Extreme anxiety Extremely Happy Extremely productive Extremely tired Eyestrained Fairly good Fairly rested Falling asleep Festive Fidgety Fine. Great. Grand. Foggy Forgetful Freezing Frikken cold Frustrated Full of energy Fully sick Geeky Getting sick Giddy Gluttonous Good Good to be home Goof ball Great Groggy Grouch Grump Grumpy Habitual Half awake Hangin in there Hanging in there Happy Hasty Headache Healthy Hell bent Home Sweet Home Humorous Hungry Hyper Immensely tired In coding hell Inattentive Inconclusive Indifferent Influenza Interested Internetless Irritable Irritated Italian! It's Friday Jetlagged Jittery Just fine Kinda tired Laborious Lackadaisical Laid back Laughing fits Lazy Less busy Like I have a cold, dammit Limey Loose Mad Meh Mellow Merry Migraine More influenza More or less awake Motivated Musical Naucious Nausea Nearly depleted Nearly sick Neat-freak Neato Negative Nerdly Nervous Never better Normal Nostalgic Not bad Not pleasant Not rushing Not so good Not too shabby OK Out of gas Out of it Out of shape Overly humid Overly warm Overtired Overworked Pissed off Pleasant Prepared Prepped Pretty good Pretty good thanks for asking Productive Quite good, thanks Quite nervous Rained on Ready to pass out Ready to Travel Refreshed Regretful Relaxed Relieved Remedial Resourceful Rested Running Rushing Satisfied Sick Sickly Silly Slacker Sleep deprived Sleep please. Sleepwalking Sleepy Slight Headache Slightly annoyed Slightly athletic Slightly better Slightly less humorous Slightly medicated and very sleepy Slightly nervous Slightly recharged Slightly tired and more or less dry Sluggish Slushed Smartass Sniffly Snowed on Snowy So so Somewhat awake Sort of fine Spent Splitting headache Spongelike Spunky Standard Still anxious Still asleep Stressed Stressful Stubborn Studious Stuffed Subservient Suprisingly awake Techie Thankful Tired Tired as all hell Twitchy Ughhhhhh Uncomfortable Uncomfortably warm Undercaffeinated Underslept Unenthused Unenthusiastic Unfocused Unintelligible Unmotivated Unpleasant Unpunctual Unrested Unslept Unthrilled Uppity Utterly Relieved Uuuurrrghn Very good Very sleepy Warm Well caffeinated Well rested Well slept Wired Work mode Worn out Yawn Yawning Zombie Zoning out Zzzzz ...

Apparently I get a lot of headaches, but they get countered with days in which I am relaxed. I shall have to look into that. Then again we all have our good days and bad days, I guess.

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