Monthly Archives: December 2005


Following a discussion about MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicators) I redid the What kind of thinker are you quiz.

Instead of the old score of musical thinker I now wound up with:

Linguistic thinkers:

  • Tend to think in words, and like to use language to express complex ideas.
  • Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.

Other Linguistic Thinkers include
William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Anne Frank

Careers which suit Linguistic thinkers include
Journalist, Librarian, Salesperson, Proof-reader, Translator, Poet, Lyricist


Existential thinkers:

  • Like to spend time thinking about philosophical issues such as “What is the meaning of life?”
  • Try to see beyond the ‘here and now’, and understand deeper meanings
  • consider moral and ethical implications of problems as well as practical solutions

Other Existential Thinkers include
The Buddha, Gandhi, Plato, Socrates, Martin Luther King

Careers which suit Existential Thinkers include
Philosopher, Religious leader, Head of state, Artist, Writer

Hard disk woes

If you have a hard disk and after a few reinstalls of Windows XP you keep getting:

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Check your hard disk with your manufacturer’s test software (like PowerMax in Maxtor’s case), the hard disk might just be dying. It seems to be in my case. Best part, it is already a RMA replacement drive for my previously dying hard disk. Got to love that. Was a refurbished one they sent me. *sigh*

Might as well go Seagate by now.