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To gracefully disappear.

Entangled...

The lines, they tend to converge; like us, they eventually merge.

Do not feel slighted: some names, I cannot include because I have run out of space on a digital canvas constrained to a width of 400 pixels, lest the many overlapping lines will only serve to confuse even more (as if they do not, already). Some other names, though acquaintances of acquaintances, I cannot include either as I doubt they have set foot here before.

Oh, well. No more twenty questions (#1, #2, #3).

It has been seven years now – along the way, many have come and go, and the chart above will attest to that fact – but I think ten sounds like a nicer number to put a stop to this.

Let us now brace ourselves for 2009.

Details of this entry.Wednesday, December 31, 2008, filed under Personal.
This entry is open to comments.
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  1. Hey! You have a stupendous memory! And how did you actually make this image? I love it!

    Actually.. hmm, I can’t really remember how I came about rantglass too. I think it must be through a blogroll link from Sze’s blog? And then you offered to host me, and I was on insatiably.net for quite a while!

    Dang there are too many ! in this message! There I go again! Whoops! Argh!!!

    Well it must be because it’s New Year’s day! Rush of adrenaline!! (which will peter out within 2 days …)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR STRIZZT!!!!!!!!

    ShomT | 01/01/09 02:57 PM



  2. ShomT – That was the result of 2-3 hours’ worth of work on Photoshop and Illustrator (skills have gotten rusty, apparently). There were too many lines to keep track of and the text were overlapping with the lines and all and…

    Ah, so you came here via Sze’s? (I can’t remember how she included a link to here from her blog – using real name/nickname? Using the former would have earned her a spanking from me, heh.)

    I was looking at the chart again and realised that about four people there have managed to figure out who I am even without me telling them! (And the “confrontations” were pretty hilarious!)

    (Also missed out on drawing a light blue line between you and Sze – gonna add it in…)

    Last but not least:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR SHOMT!!!!!!!! :)

    Strizzt | 01/01/09 05:54 PM



  3. How many of them are people from out of Malaysia?
    Happy new year 2009!

    Kenneth | 01/01/09 09:04 PM



  4. Very nice data visualisation, Strizzt. It was well worth the effort and a satisfying result for you, I hope.

    And to Kenneth: I’m not sure when you say “from out of Malaysia” whether you mean “from outside of Malaysia” or “from within Malaysia”, but I am in the UK. Perhaps Strizzt could colour the names appropriately? That diagram will never be finished!

    Happy New Year to you, Strizzt, and to everyone else!

    Tim Frost | 01/01/09 11:58 PM



  5. Kenneth – All of them, save one (Tim Frost), are Malaysians – which is why they’re all so easily connected to each other. I have a few other non-Malaysian visitors too, though. :P Happy New Year to you too!

    Tim Frost – That diagram can never be finished! Names keep popping into my head; I then try to draw lines over them all and wonder how they first got to Rantglass – it keeps me amused for a while. :)

    Oh, and Happy New Year to you too!

    Strizzt | 02/01/09 10:12 PM



  6. oi! can’t believe u remembers me :D

    graceshu | 09/01/09 10:47 AM



  7. graceshu – And I can’t believe you come here still. :P

    Strizzt | 09/01/09 10:03 PM



  8. wah i know damn a lot of ur friends man… what does that make me? a stalker?

    soporific | 17/01/09 01:14 PM



  9. Soporific – You’re just more well connected than everyone else!

    Strizzt | 17/01/09 09:10 PM



  10. Wow…I’m honoured and secretly (well, not so secretly anymore now that I’ve said it!) pleased that I’m in that diagram. It’s a pretty nifty one and yknow, I can only imagine what the complete one would’ve looked like!

    Yeah..sorry we’ve dropped contact since we went our separate ways from you-know-where.

    Hope all is well with you and I do keep on top of your writings via RSS ;)

    redphayze | 22/01/09 01:02 PM



  11. Redphayze – Heh. The reason why you turned up in the diagram is because I can still remember how you found out about Rantglass! :D

    It’s okay, Facebook makes it seem like we’ve never really lost contact (I use it mainly for stalking purposes, ahem).

    Strizzt | 22/01/09 08:03 PM



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