Thursday January 31, 2008

Twitterings - January 2008

These are my Twitter entries (including Snibbles) for January.

  • @rentzsch - we've been running Mac OS X 10.4 as a dedicated server for a year now. Replaced FreeBSD 4. We're very happy with the results. 11:30 AM January 01, 2008

  • @rentzsch - point taken (sigh). If you walk beyond the lights, things do get a little weird. 11:46 AM January 01, 2008

  • @rentzsch - Lightbulb Moment! I missed the meaning of the ultimate S. Yes. We tried and discarded OS X Server as a platform. Too odd. (Duh). 12:48 PM January 01, 2008

  • Freecycle is wonderful. Rich just gave away two large boxes of foam blocks. One man's junk... 06:04 PM January 01, 2008

  • The Emotional Toll and Opportunity Costs of Corporate Battle - I added my thoughts in the comments. http://tinyurl.com/3yf9s5 02:54 PM January 03, 2008

  • Weather widget says we have winds from the S at 54mph gusting to 66. It's not that bad at the house. I think they measure at SFO? 09:13 AM January 04, 2008

  • Winds from the south are very unusual here. Usually they come from the northwest. 09:14 AM January 04, 2008

  • We just took a power hit. Only about 15 sec. Coworkers says PG&E says 67k customers on the SF peninsula are without power. UPS beeped on. 09:41 AM January 04, 2008

  • The weather (kerChoo!) is affecting my head (sniff) 10:18 AM January 04, 2008

  • @ev - because we lose so much in the RSS feed? Or... whyso? 01:24 PM January 04, 2008

  • @missrogue - A recent at-work elist discussed "fungible employees" (freely exchangeable or replaceable). Not for me, thanks (or my data). 01:30 PM January 04, 2008

  • Spent too much time today restoring server data to a new drive. The old one went from OK to bad to worse much too fast. 08:13 PM January 05, 2008

  • vlb My weblog is back on the air after much head pounding. Sometime on or about Dec 31, the Movable Type installation just... disappeared. 03:29 PM January 06, 2008 from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

  • @colbyworld - I keep asking for a reply button in tewiiter. Maybe more of us need to ask more often!! 09:38 PM January 06, 2008

  • If you're at #ces, check out Reactrix at the Samsung booth -- 3-D interctive technology. 09:39 AM January 07, 2008

  • Snibbles: Connections: What is Twitter? Twitter is the stadium in the BT Advert video. http://tinyurl.com/26wpr7 03:36 AM January 08, 2008

  • Snibbles: What is Twitter?: Follow #whatistwitter on hashtags.org. http://tinyurl.com/22zte2 03:36 AM January 08, 2008

  • Snibbles: Performance Reviews: It's Performance Review Time at many companies. This cartoon says it.. http://tinyurl.com/39leaa 03:31 PM January 08, 2008

  • Deciding to try following some of the busier Twitter feeds as RSS to balance load. 05:24 PM January 08, 2008

  • @achitwood blogging from behind a firewall? writing an internal blog? My home machine is firewalled. :) Interesting survey; more details! 08:34 AM January 09, 2008

  • @gruber - from the pov of downtown SF where MacWorld is, OAK and SFO airports are practically equidistant 03:17 PM January 09, 2008

  • @gruber - you can take transit from airport to downtown. Station is 3 blocks from Moscone. http://www.bart.gov/guide/a... 03:21 PM January 09, 2008

  • Snibbles: The "Stay-at-home-Server": Mommy, Why is there a Server in the House? Once you realize thi.. http://tinyurl.com/yq5htl 03:28 AM January 10, 2008

  • Snibbles: Weird Science: Watch the liquid change color from yellow to blue-black to clear, over and .. http://tinyurl.com/3duqsv 03:28 PM January 10, 2008

  • I just cleaned my trackball. It works a lot better without the cat fur gumming up the wheels and sensors. 08:18 AM January 11, 2008

  • HR takes a short 2-word buzzterm - "Focal Review" - abbreviates it to one word, and goes with the Adjective? We're doing "Focal". Sigh. 08:51 AM January 11, 2008

  • Excellent: (85) Operations Rules to Live By - http://tinyurl.com/3e3vb3 03:08 PM January 11, 2008

  • @rands (MWSF) not this year. Last year it was iPodWorld. This year I won't fight the crowds. But I'll be watching twitter!. Post cool toys! 03:12 PM January 11, 2008

  • @psd - Ouch! We recycle CD cases via a friend who donates them to a local school! Try that where you are. Many schools can use these. 03:14 PM January 11, 2008

  • Vicki Brown vlb Macbook Air - Lots of discussions oat Work re whether 64 GB SSD is worth $1000 more than 80 GB spinning disk. I'm not convinced. 05:14 PM January 15, 2008 from web Icon_star_empty Icon_trash

  • other than that... ooh, ahh, drooool 05:15 PM January 15, 2008

  • Self-assessment finished for 2007 annual review period. "What did you do in 2007 to move the needle?" Yeecsh. I hate HRSpeak. 09:40 AM January 18, 2008

  • Solar load in action. Our screen porch isn't insulated, but with windows closed, it's 15 degrees F warmer than the house, 28 above outside. 01:00 PM January 18, 2008

  • Screen porch was a nice place to eat lunch today. 01:01 PM January 18, 2008

  • Snibbles: The Meaning of Zen: I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into h.. http://tinyurl.com/2yy8w7 03:27 PM January 19, 2008

  • @alexkingorg - we like our Brother MFC-5440CN (or whatever the current model number would be.) Good color. Easy to use. Talks to our net. 08:59 AM January 20, 2008

  • Our favorite sourdough bread bakery has started using new bags. For a wonder, "new" actually is "improved" as well. 09:49 AM January 20, 2008

  • I just Googled "Vicki Brown". Surprised that the 2nd and 6th hits are me. 10:11 AM January 20, 2008

  • Snibbles: Fiber One Chewy Bars: These taste too yummy to be good for you. Still, with 150 cal, 9g f.. http://tinyurl.com/3acj7w 03:27 PM January 20, 2008

  • @plasticbagUK - A true "bank" holiday itoday. No mail delivery, banks, schools, public offices close. Many companies in Calif observe. 09:55 AM January 21, 2008

  • I don't understand how companies choose holidays to observe. MLK day but not Presidents or Veterans day. Guess it just has to add up to 11. 09:57 AM January 21, 2008

  • @siracusa - anything that makes it easier to triage resumes is A Good Thing. Better now than when they get to interview and can't code! 10:06 AM January 21, 2008

  • Snibbles: The Big Picture: ...Macworld was just another step in a very measured plan to establish gl.. http://tinyurl.com/yrcu3a 03:30 PM January 21, 2008

  • Snibbles: It's Really Chocolate: ... the bite-sized Larva Chocolates (Youchu Choco) have a grub-shap.. http://tinyurl.com/yuukx2 03:28 PM January 22, 2008

  • Now following @bethshanna because @jefferyharrell asked me to. Always happy to meet another "Mac nerd". Journalist is like writer, right? :) 09:38 AM January 23, 2008

  • vlb @siegel - typing around / under / past the cat. Been there. Been there. 11:26 AM January 23, 2008

  • Fighting the urge to eat... something. Chocolate. A cookie. A chocolate cookie! Aaaargh. 03:10 PM January 23, 2008

  • Snibbles: Writers Block: I don't think that writer's block exists really. http://tinyurl.com/2zkrfy 03:26 PM January 24, 2008

  • Snibbles: Fun With Menus: Our local Mexican place has new menus. I need to try this dish... :) Plat.. http://tinyurl.com/37gwoy 03:26 PM January 24, 2008

  • Difficult to work when my thoughts are tuned to the rain on the roof. A good day to be indoors. Cats say, a good day for a nap. 10:43 AM January 25, 2008

  • Snibbles: The Most Creative Website: This is the most creative website I have ever seen: http://prod.. http://tinyurl.com/2dq69r 09:21 PM January 25, 2008

  • @raygrieselhuber - gridjit looks terrific. I know Exactly how/why I'll use it! Exploration, Ho! 11:03 PM January 25, 2008

  • Snibbles: Gridjit for Twitter: What a great way to find new people to follow! Gridjit turns your Twi.. http://tinyurl.com/2pwhy6 03:21 AM January 26, 2008

  • No rain at the moment. Rich is cleaning out the roof gutters with the pressure washer. Strange noises. Cats are not amused. 12:57 PM January 26, 2008

  • Snibbles: You're a Kitty!: Based on the insightful cartoon from xkcd, combined with the simple yet ".. http://tinyurl.com/2zvp7w 09:20 PM January 26, 2008

  • Using @tweet140 to find new Twits (http://tinyurl.com/2y4dql) to follow. 11:54 AM January 27, 2008

  • Spouse is on speakerphone to Kinko's - voice prompt menu system. I hate those. I end up shoutng "Rep-re-sen-ta-tive. Cus-to-mer ser-vice!" 01:50 PM January 27, 2008

  • A SamTrans "short bus" just limped past. Very. Slowly. I think they're taking it down the hill in neutral. Time to call dispatch. 05:08 PM January 27, 2008

  • Snibbles: Bookstore of Life: Brainsieve asks If your current life focus were a bookshop, what sectio.. http://tinyurl.com/2xdlb4 09:23 PM January 27, 2008

  • Snibbles: Music. Dance. Clock: Uniqlock. http://tinyurl.com/2ezgdk 09:23 PM January 27, 2008

  • Snibbles: Top 10 Random Tweets: Wondering what Twitter is all about? Trying to explain to a friend? http://tinyurl.com/36agyf 09:23 PM January 27, 2008

  • vlb Co-worker returned from a 1-month trip to Hong Kong wth presents for the team. Nice chopsticks in embroidered satin bags. Mine has a dragon. 10:24 AM January 28, 2008

  • @megfowler I work to live but need to enjoy the work and like the people I work with. Working on someone else's project can be draining. 02:34 PM January 30, 2008

  • @megfowler - we had the "work to live or live to work" discussion at Work recently. I've been meaning to do a followup weblog on the topic. 02:35 PM January 30, 2008

Twitterings - January 2008 ( in category Retrospectoscope ) - posted at Thu, 31 Jan, 23:55 Pacific | «e»


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