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Posted on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Dave!For the FIFTH frackin' time now, the company which handles the credit/debit cards for my small local bank had a "security breach" which means I have to get a new bank card. This sucks hard, because every time they issue a new card, you have a brand new PIN to remember. I usually end up forgetting the number, which is inconvenient when you're... ohhhh let's saaayyyy... at a cash machine in a foreign country trying to get some local currency to pay an impatient taxi driver.

Not wanting to go through something like that again, I decided to go to the bank and ask if they can change my PIN to something I remember. Turns out they could, so they did, and so now I'm back to the PIN I had for my very first bank card (which is the only one I can seem to remember). Here's hoping I get to hang on to it for more than six months.

Otherwise, I'm going to have to brutally murder the dumbass who keeps losing his laptop with everybody's bank card info on it.

Just like I almost had to brutally murder an old man in a car who tried to zoom ahead of me as I crossed the street on my way back from the bank. Except he realized he couldn't make it in time, so he slammed on his brakes.

And then proceeded to rev his engine at me while I crossed.

I stopped in the middle of the sidewalk and stared at him while I said "SERIOUSLY?" Because I may not be much of a fighter, but I could have easily broken this geriatric asshole in half with one hand.

Rudeness like this just pisses me off. It's a rage thing I'm working on.

But at least I have perfect color perception, having scored a perfect score of ZERO at the ColorIQ Challenge!

ColorIQ Test Results: Perfect Score!

Apparently 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency. If you want to know if you're color deficient, you can click here to take a free test online.

Hopefully you'll get a perfect score like me!

Hmmm... I guess that means I'm officially perfect at everything then.

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  1. Hilly says:

    But but…what if my hues dance to a different drummer? I’d be made to feel inadequate! Wahhh!

    • Dave2 says:

      Yeah, but only compared to me! Compared to the vast majority of other people, you’d be mostly perfect, which is perfect in my book! 🙂

  2. Christopher Stogdill says:

    I started to take that Hue test and quickly decided it was a waste of time…which is fitting for most of my non-professional internet activities, but not so much fun on a Tuesday evening.

    Good job getting a perfect score on a test?

    I would like to add…

    • Dave2 says:

      Well, I’m a graphic designer, so something like this IS a professional activity (if I can’t see color properly, I can’t do my job well)… but, even if I wasn’t, I’d still want to know if I had vision problems or was color blind. Hardly a waste of time.

      Given that, I’d be hard-pressed to see how a somewhat valuable test like this in any way compares to those “What-Character-From-Twilight-Are-You?” type internet quizzes, which may be fun, but are pretty much worthless.

      • Christopher Stogdill says:

        Well…..I wouldn’t say your blog is quiz-free then….

        • Dave2 says:

          I know you gave up and all, but I assure you that the test doesn’t come back telling you that you are a “Princess of Light, a flute, or a Toyota Prius!”

          • Christopher Stogdill says:

            I didn’t so much as give up, but decided not to start (after putting just three swatches in rough order).

            I’ll make a bargain with you… put the squirrel in a shot covering up Elizabeth’s breasts (like he is protecting her), making me laugh and I’ll take the ^&%#$ test.

          • Dave2 says:

            Um. Yeah. Since I can’t imagine a scenario where I would Photoshop anything over any part of Elizabeth Hurley, I guess I’ll just have live with disappointment.

  3. RW says:

    OK well I’m officially blind.

  4. *lynne* says:

    Ugh. I went crosseyed trying to do that color hue test on hubby’s laptop – scored a 20. I’m going to try again on my own ‘puter & nice big LCD screen, and hope that I score better 😀

    sorry about the security breaches… I tend to use some Malaysian-related numbers for my US cards, and vice-versa. 🙂 Even then I wonder if I’ve got the right number as i start hitting the keypad :p

    • Dave2 says:

      So YOU’RE to blame for all this!

      This being America, you can expect a lawsuit so I can gets me some “mental cruelty” cash compensation!

  5. B.E. Earl says:

    This test proved what my socks already know. 🙁

  6. Mad William says:


    Loved the test. This was sort a professional thing for me as well, being a painter and all. I was a little nervous, just in case I screwed it up. My wife thinks I’m a bit off. We never agree about colors.
    I scored a perfect zero, so now I know I’m only off in the head, not my color vision.

  7. usedtobeme says:

    I scored a 19 and got a headache. That was painful. Why would you hate on us like that? Or wait, does that mean I’m getting old. Shit.

    • Dave2 says:

      Nope. You were right the first time… I hate my readers. It’s nothing personal though, because I hate everybody!

      But I do hate my readers a little less than my non-readers… doesn’t that make you feel special? 😀

  8. Liam says:

    Got 12 this time
    I did this before and got single figures.
    I think it helps to have a properly calibrated monitor.
    (Like you should have if you’re a graphic designer/photographer!)

    • Dave2 says:

      I just use the default settings on my MacBook Pro… but I’ve generally found them to be pretty accurate right out of the box. I admit that I did run the “brightness” up and down a couple times when the colors were very close so I could see if I noticed anything different.

  9. kapgar says:

    Is this test on a 100-base scoring system? If so, I got an 8, which for a guy who was told he was borderline colorblind is pretty good, me thinks.

    • Dave2 says:

      I think it’s 100, yes. I’m not sure what the number would be for color-blindness, but I’m pretty sure it would be a lot higher than 8, so congratulations!

  10. MIke says:

    87?!!! I knew I should have studied harder. Geez.

  11. Michael Andersson says:

    I scored a 4, but I blame the fact that it’s 6am, and I’ve only had half a cup of coffee… Let’s see if I can remember to try this again, later, on my big monitor at work.

  12. I started to take the test but then everything started swirling together. I currently have an eye infection so possibly I should try a different day. Congratulations on being perfect though!

  13. is there a time limit on that fucker? coz this is gonna take a while. sheesh…

  14. Ren says:

    I too scored perfectly, though it took some work. They key, for me, was to swap adjacent tiles whenever I had any doubt. This would invariably look worse and I would swap them back with my doubt removed. I was a bit concerned that my laptop screen might give me some trouble, but my external monitor is much worse.

    By the way, while the scale it shows me when I click on the link to compare my results only goes up to 99, it also includes this statement: Highest score for your gender and age range: 1230

  15. Sybil Law says:

    I got a 4. I am good with that! A couple of blocks were off but my eyes started to hurt!! Fun, though!

  16. Robin says:

    The fight story was hilarious….totally made my day!

    I didn’t even bother with the color test because I am so blind. My glasses are in my truck (which is being repaired right now), so I really shouldn’t be driving at night, either. 🙂

  17. Missy says:

    I scored a 16, and a massive headache. Thanks.

  18. Holy CRAP, that should be a drunk test. That almost drove me out of my mind. A 16 isn’t bad, but it’s no zero!

  19. Zuke says:

    Got a 14. Seems my weakness is in the green band of colors, which makes a lot of sense; my wife keeps asking which color of green I like more for the walls in our kitchen and I can’t tell any of them apart!

  20. Squee, got 4.. not too bad I suppose 🙂

  21. MIke says:

    Dear boy, I don’t have to take a test to know I’m perfect.Tut-tut. 🙂

  22. Stacey says:

    Holy cow, that was hard! I got an 18. So much for perfection.

  23. erin says:

    We had a major debit card skimming issue in my home town last September. Although the skimmers didn’t take any money from my account, my bank did impose a limit on my card to prevent any potential damage.

    Unfortunately, said limit came in to affect when I was in South America for a month… and no one told me… and I could only charge a maximum of $100 per day to my cards.

    Not exactly ideal when traveling.

  24. Winter says:

    Since I make book covers, I HAD to do this. Surprisingly, I did it rather quickly and scored ZERO. Whew! I guess I still have a job making covers. 😉

  25. Avitable says:

    Didn’t you want to change banks after the first “security breach”?

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