Thursday May 1, 2008

Twitterings - April 2008

These are my Twitter entries for April.

  • I have discovered the Skype plugin for Adium (Mac OS X). Skype needs to run in the background, but the look and feel is now all of a piece. 12:40 PM April 01, 2008

  • Bebop had his teeth cleaned today. The vet gave him a mild painkiller shot to keep him from fighting. It also made him VERY affectionate. 01:58 PM April 08, 2008

  • I have co-workers on a conference call. Three of them, scattered throughout the area. I can hear every word perfectly. I hate the workplace. 09:20 AM April 09, 2008

  • A small flock (7 or 8) of white pelicans just circled over my building. Awesome. The Blue Angels in bird form. Air ballet. 11:09 AM April 10, 2008

  • I telecommute two days a week. It can be difficult to maintain motivation with a sleepy feline snoring nearby. Still, beats the alternative. 03:57 PM April 15, 2008

  • With this month's Wired, a card to subscribe to "domino - the guide to living with style". I can't see Wired readers doing closet makeovers. 09:09 PM April 18, 2008

  • I've decided to move my blog update feed to another twitter stream. If you like that sort of thing, please follow @vlb_too. Thanks! 08:11 PM April 20, 2008

  • Co-workers are arguing about bacon on the salad bar. If it's in the section with the beans and celery, does that make it a "vegetable"? 12:40 PM April 21, 2008

  • Finished (?) reworking my personal web site. It's the same information, reorganized. I think I like this better. It's certainly different. 10:36 PM April 21, 2008

  • I've discovered; combine up to 20 RSS feeds to build a personalized lifestream page. It fits well into my reorganized webhome. 08:13 AM April 22, 2008

  • Leftover castillos de puerco con nopales for lunch. Not the sort of thing I grew up eating in Central Pennsylvania! 12:39 PM April 22, 2008

  • Low Carbon Diet day in the Company cafeteria. Much discussion ensues. It's not Green to drive offsite for lunch :( 04:24 PM April 22, 2008

  • New "limo style" shuttle buses at work. Large, dark, claustrophobic, and frankly not particularly comfortable. I have to ask: Why??? 08:36 AM April 23, 2008

  • We don't need leather seats, tray tables, and window blinds for the 10 minute trip from train station to office. Guess they got a good deal. 08:37 AM April 23, 2008

  • I met someone last night with a MacBook Air. It's thinner and lighter in person. I held it by the edge, with one hand. Drool. Too many $$$. 08:33 AM April 24, 2008

  • @shantiS- new to Twitter and trying to grok the meme. Twitter is difficult to explain but easier to understand. Follow and learn! Welcome! 09:26 AM April 24, 2008

  • The man across from me in the train is singing along with his headphones. Dooo do do doo. It's both irritating and amusing. But not tuneful. 05:18 PM April 24, 2008

  • Dear Brother Multi-function printer - when I want to make a copy in Black only, I don't really care if you're out of magenta and yellow ink. 07:09 AM April 25, 2008

  • Virtual kitty running across my screen. Neko, the desktop kitten from days gone by, available as a Yahoo! widget. 09:15 AM April 25, 2008

  • L:=37.6259,-122.424 11:18 AM April 25, 2008

  • Company says, Don't buy/install personal sw. Ask us for official purchase. Oh, but not that one. That's a "personal preference" application. 11:15 AM April 28, 2008

  • @mindful- Warm day. Smell of freshly cut grass. Light breeze. I wish I could spend more of it outside rather than in, looking out windows. 01:25 PM April 28, 2008

  • If the users sometimes make a mistake using a feature, is it better to disable the feature, train the users, or handle the error condition? 02:32 PM April 28, 2008

  • We keep breaking our TWiki installation, removing capabilities, crippling it, all because it's bloated, unwieldy & running on suboptimal hw. 02:57 PM April 28, 2008

  • Blue cat on my desk. Pink cat by my left arm. Red cat curled in the bucket above my monitors. Kitty susurrations. Paws flicking. Soft fluff. 04:57 PM April 29, 2008

  • Rich installled our new wireless anemometer today. I've enjoyed watching the windspeed - 6.5, 7.2, 10.6 mph. It's rarely calm on our hill. 08:15 PM April 29, 2008

  • @Pistachio- agreed that bamboo cutting boards are worth coveting. One of these days, I'm going to get myself some of those! Gorgeous! 09:45 AM April 30, 2008

  • It's been a while since I've written much Perl code. I'm rusty and forgetting things I would have known instinctively a year or more ago. 01:49 PM April 30, 2008

Twitterings - April 2008 ( in category Retrospectoscope ) - posted at Thu, 01 May, 20:32 Pacific | «e»

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