‘What Philosophy do you follow?’ meme, and a rant at QuizFarm

31 03 2005

A brief commentary before this quiz…
I like online quizzes. I think with a little judicious filtering (“What form of dirty plastic spork are you?!?”) you can find ones that have interesting results.

Some sites let you generate your own online quizzes. This one comes from QuizFarm, the latest darling of the LiveJournal crowd.

Most quizzes allow you to ‘cut n paste’ a little block of HTML into your journal or blog, and QuizFarm is no different. However, the HTML they are generating is BUTT UGLY. It uses the worst of the worst in HTML practices and design, resulting in a dense block of nested and obfuscated HTML rendering tags that would make any FrontPage developer squirm with envy.

I took the output from QuizFarm and totally reformatted it, removing 80% of the font, page break, tables, and other noise that is completely unnecessary to present results. I did this in about 5 minutes, and the design can be tweaked much further (using styles to set fonts and not rely on an external graphic for the image) but I was in a hurry.

I’ve poked QuizFarm and offered to help them clean up their results. We’ll see.

And with that, on with the quiz results…

What philosophy do you follow?
You scored as Existentialism. Your life is guided by the concept of Existentialism: You choose the meaning and purpose of yourlife.

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”
–Jean-Paul Sartre

It is man’s natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth.
–Blaise Pascal

More info at Arocoun’s Wikipedia User Page…

Existentialism 70%
Hedonism 65%
Utilitarianism 60%
Justice (Fairness) 55%
Kantianism 50%
Strong Egoism 35%
Nihilism 35%
Apathy 35%
Divine Command 0%

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
created with QuizFarm.com

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