Category Archives: Memes

/meem/ [By analogy with “gene”] Richard Dawkins’s term for an idea considered as a replicator, especially with the connotation that memes parasitise people into propagating them much as viruses do.

Memes can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas can evolve in a way analogous to biological evolution. Some ideas survive better than others; ideas can mutate through, for example, misunderstandings; and two ideas can recombine to produce a new idea involving elements of each parent idea.

The term is used especially in the phrase “meme complex” denoting a group of mutually supporting memes that form an organised belief system, such as a religion. However, “meme” is often misused to mean “meme complex”.

Use of the term connotes acceptance of the idea that in humans (and presumably other tool- and language-using sophonts) cultural evolution by selection of adaptive ideas has become more important than biological evolution by selection of hereditary traits. Hackers find this idea congenial for tolerably obvious reasons.

Stupid stuff

I occasionally post stupid things to my Stuff section to see track what seemed fun at the time and I’ve noticed something:  They are all at least as accurate as the daily astrological rubbish in your paper/magazine/website of choice.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Memes | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Stupid stuff

Battle of the postcodes!

Props to Dylan who sent me this piece of semi-useless trivia: Post Code Power Discover how different postcodes live, starting with your own. Brought to you by News Limited Community Newspapers, Postcode Power shows you just how well community newspapers … Continue reading

Posted in Memes | Comments Off on Battle of the postcodes!

My Nerd Score

Oops, it didn’t occur to me that I would score this high… 😳 [via Xbox Live’s TriXie]

Posted in Memes | Comments Off on My Nerd Score

Bing me!

There are a large and growing number of Instant Messaging systems out there and just as many ways to ask someone to contact you. Given that I normally only have 1 or 2 methods in common with a particular individual, … Continue reading

Posted in Memes | Comments Off on Bing me!

Diverting Procrastination

Not so much diverting procrastination itself, but more of the diverting into procrastination… 😕 Tonights form: Another silly “What am I?” meme … now, don’t be offended – I’ve just filled it out myself 😆 I am Jetpac Man I … Continue reading

Posted in Memes | Comments Off on Diverting Procrastination

Which File Extension Are You?

Which File Extension Are You? (via Geek Rant) Continue reading

Posted in Memes | Comments Off on Which File Extension Are You?

#2 – The Fridge in it’s natural camouflage

… and I think I’m only responsible for two of the “camouflage” items … My plan appears to be: release Meme content slower than Daniel and maybe I’ll catch up? Hmm. I’m not game to expose the surrounding area 😀

Posted in Memes | Comments Off on #2 – The Fridge in it’s natural camouflage

I think I like Meme’s

Memes are not new, but participating in them is new … for me at least. Apparently it’s something an “average Australian” does these days. 😀 I’m a bit behind, but I’ll start with the desk – since I’m sitting at … Continue reading

Posted in Memes | 1 Comment