Tuesday, April 25, 2006


I was just doing another silly quiz and it prompted me to see if I could find my own blog on Google by looking for my name. I couldn't (maybe I could if it had my name on it), but did find a few references to me, mainly on other people's blogs. "Ego surfing", I've heard it called.

I did find one link that surprised me, though: this one. I'm going to have to be more careful what I say next time, but it's kind of nice that someone seems to think me worth quoting.

Another interesting thing I found recently: my dad has a page on Wikipedia. Maybe I should flesh it out a little ... I wonder who put it up there?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


When I set this blog up a year or two ago, my main motive was to take the name tomdg before someone else did! But I've posted intermittently and kind of enjoyed it. I even got some comments!

I thought at the time that I would probably blog lots of different things, and so it is. That's what I'm like, whether because of ADHD or not I have lots of interests and post on a range of topics.

But to make life a bit easier (for whom, I wonder?) I'm going to try separating them into different strands with a blog for each. This will be for personal stuff; my political / theological / other rants will go under tomdg says, and if I get around to it, any creative stuff will go under tomdg creates.

I'll start off by re-posting some of my old stuff in the appropriate place, but I won't delete it from here because I don't want to lose the few comments that I have!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I found this test on Martin Eyles' blog. Being the kind of pedantic soul who enjoyed Lynn Truss's "Eats shoots and leaves", I thought I'd give it a go - see the results below.

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 73% Expert!

You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels' questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
You scored higher than 60% on Beginner

You scored higher than 36% on Intermediate

You scored higher than 37% on Advanced

You scored higher than 25% on Expert