Wednesday December 31, 2008

Twitterings - December 2008

These are my Twitter entries for December

  • Cloudy grey day. Foggy this morning, now high overcast. Dismal. I want to be home with my kitties, not in an office building 40 miles away. 3:20 PM Dec 1st

  • RT @ariherzog: How Twitter Can Simplify Book Reviews: http://tinyurl.com/5fc5w2 (How to condense 670 words to 20 w/o losing the message.) 8:11 AM Dec 3rd

  • At Work. Foggy again. Snail sliding slowly across the nearest windowpane. I could watch the snail for an hour but, sadly, I must log in now. 8:13 AM Dec 3rd

  • December 3 is the Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character "{"th day of the year. (Oops :-) www.answers.com/topic/decem... 9:58 AM Dec 3rd

  • The Company has declared "The Christmas Season" to be upon us. Greenery, a decorated tree, and poinsettias in every lobby. I miss November. 4:36 PM Dec 3rd

  • Ugh. Catered meeting down the hall had a poorly set-up chafing dish over a sterno flame. No water under the food. Burnt to a crisp. Smoky. 1:40 PM Dec 4th

  • Just discovered from @caltrain that my usual afternoon train was delayed today (I took earlier train). Morning SNAFU also missed. Lucky me! 8:26 PM Dec 4th

  • @flourishingjudy @jansonpr I watched Dark Shadows shamelessly every afternoon after school. Oooh. I'd love Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins. 9:46 PM Dec 4th

  • Reading the word - y a w n - in my tweetstream and I do. Do you? (How weird is that?) 10:27 PM Dec 4th

  • Touchyfeely babblespeak. IM from internal "CustomerCare" (aka IT dept.): "I am reaching out to you about your request you submitted" 8:58 AM Dec 5th

  • There is a small black fly zooming about in my office., Where are the cats when you need them? Sleeping! Not hunting. 10:43 AM Dec 5th

  • @al3x - hearing about merb lately. Spouse (@rdmorin) reading up on it. (http://tinyurl.com/5uof4l). Wondering if Twitter.com is considering. 12:47 PM Dec 5th

  • We made a turkey potpie tonight. Lots of chopping. We bake the crust separately so it's all crispy. Sharing: http://tinyurl.com/64btu7 7:51 PM Dec 6th

  • I usually add a can of lima beans to potpie. Tonight I forgot. No problem; folded them in when it came out of the oven. Yay, separate crust. 7:53 PM Dec 6th

  • @eedumas - Chiropractor suggested finger exercise. Put finger tips together, loop a rubber band over, open and close hand, stretching band. 8:18 PM Dec 6th

  • @heathr At least two women I follow refer to their sons as "the boy" and another to her daughter as "the kidlet". 8:23 PM Dec 7th

  • @thatdavidmiller - I unfollow people who think they're funny and try to make every tweet a joke. Don't try so hard; make it real. 9:23 PM Dec 8th

  • RT @bencasnocha Formal school helps neuter your natural "what interests me" sensor. /Not me. I fought, reconsidered, questioned, persevered. 9:45 PM Dec 8th

  • What about you? Did your "what interests me" sensor stay intact? Has it grown or shrunk over time? 9:46 PM Dec 8th

  • @lizhenry I sort of nuzzle our cats' ears all the time. >..< 9:47 PM Dec 8th

  • Directed Attention, mental fatigue, cognitive clarity. A talk from RubyConf 2008. Largely not programmer-oriented. http://tinyurl.com/5zm6lf 9:53 PM Dec 9th

  • Oops! I missed my stop this morning. Took the "scenic route" by way of San Jose. Not something I've done in 2.5 yrs of train commuting. 8:03 AM Dec 10th

  • Layoffs at the Compny today. I still have a job, but my manager doesn't. We liked her. Also, two coworkers I worked closely with were rif'd. 7:04 PM Dec 10th

  • @Colleen_Graffy re: Should diplomats stick to policy? I follow because you are human and have interesting things to say. If only policy? No. 9:09 PM Dec 10th

  • RT @pomeranian99 my outgoing voice mail message..., "I don't actually check my voice mail -- send me an email or text message." /me too!/ 9:34 PM Dec 10th

  • At Work, I finally managed to give back my desk phone. If I'm at my desk, I see IM. If no IMs, I'm not at my desk. No phone. Liberating! 9:36 PM Dec 10th

  • @kaimm Hummed all the way back to my stop! (I surely know the way to San Jose now! at least by train.) 9:58 PM Dec 10th

  • @cwestbrook I've met at least 15/294 following in person, though many of those at a Tweetup after I started using Twitter. Does that count? 11:01 PM Dec 10th

  • RT @ronaldlewis What does one expect of Twitter? Honesty, fantasy or knowledge? /all 3? Plus news, community, laughter, and peoplewatching!/ 11:04 PM Dec 10th

  • @apelad http://twitpic.com/rr3r - Love love love this. I second the Zazzle request. I would soooo buy a tshirt! 11:13 PM Dec 10th

  • Ordered @apelad's incredibly cool Zodiac on a t-shirt. Get yours (available at Zazzle.com) Direct link: http://tinyurl.com/58nr88 4:11 PM Dec 11th

  • Eek. Just noticed: 295 following; 295 followers. Nobody move! #ilovenumbers 8:42 PM Dec 11th

  • New traffic light at bad intersection in town. Installed in Oct. Turned on today. But why do they need 8 (at least?!) guys in the work crew? 2:24 PM Dec 12th

  • RT @inhabitat:... gingerbread houses going green. http://tinyurl.com/5sl7wz [Chocolate solar panels and gumdrop wind turbines] 9:41 PM Dec 12th

  • RT @timoreilly: Interesting post by @cshirky on meaning and programming aptitude http://tinyurl.com/65vz4f [deep comfort w/ meaninglessness] 10:01 PM Dec 12th

  • RT @sarawinge: I love "UNIX as Literature," but some of our editors think it's bunk. ... what do you think? http://is.gd/3Z6p [me? I agree.] 11:00 AM Dec 13th

  • @sarawinge Thanks for the link to "UNIX as Literature"; I'd never seen it. Are the "bunk"-minded editors "image-culture" types? :-) 11:02 AM Dec 13th

  • Just finished brunch. I finally got around to trying Batter Blaster pancakes. No mess, no fuss, just enough, and tasty. (I am not a cook.) 12:40 PM Dec 13th

  • @ambercadabra http://twitpic.com/sm0b - Hello Clyde. You're delightful. If the kiddo doesn't like you, you can come live at my house. 9:22 PM Dec 13th

  • RT @inhabitat: Eco-Friendly tea set, perfect for any party! http://tinyurl.com/5zqv3s [Play cakes and cupcakes. I love these. Sweet!] 9:42 PM Dec 13th

  • RT @problogger: New from TwiTip: Patience- A True Twitter Virtue (@tumblemoose) http://tinyurl.com/5cerc9 [answers the "why should I" posts] 10:28 AM Dec 14th

  • @dahliapkitten I have an orange stripey Maine Coon to snuggle with and he is very lovable. But so is my black fuzzy moggie (a cat like you!) 10:34 AM Dec 14th

  • I've been enjoying my fuzzy allidile (crocagator) scarf from squishable.com (http://tinyurl.com/68ex6d) So soft, so weird, so warm. 12:57 PM Dec 14th

  • Sunday afternoon. Grey sky and drizzly rain outside. Twitter and snuggly feline lap warmers inside. It's a good day here. How's yours? 1:58 PM Dec 14th

  • RT @alissa: Do you have ANY IDEA just how lucky we are that we get to be alive here and now? It's actually kind of amazing. [think about it] 3:17 PM Dec 14th

  • Rain heavier. One cat has moved. I think I'll gather up the other cat and head off for a nice Sunday nap, drifting to the sound of the rain. 3:19 PM Dec 14th

  • It rained all night. This morning the sprinkler system at the nearby school was geysering. City worker came; took 25 min to turn water off. 9:11 AM Dec 16th

  • Just added my "Least favorite corporate jargon" to @shel's list at http://tinyurl.com/6xkgf6 - also amused by my captcha word: "human". 3:42 PM Dec 16th

  • RT @acriley: The microwave as a musical instrument, who knew? http://tinyurl.com/5bx47k Thanks to the folks at AKQA. [I love Twitter :-)] 8:44 PM Dec 16th

  • @fenestro http://twitpic.com/t1lv - Welcome Joshua Fenner. Yay Mom and Dad. Congrats to all and especially to the (now) Big Sister. 9:00 PM Dec 16th

  • "Drop in some moisturizer or other functional liquid to make people healthy, refreshing and spirited." http://tinyurl.com/6lda85 10:25 PM Dec 16th

  • Pleasant trip this morning. Bombardier cars; nearly empty train. Holidays == light commute? Seems a bit early but I'm not complaining. 9:31 AM Dec 17th

  • Company (founders) gave every employee $50 to donate to a charity of their choice. I chose donorschoose.org: http://tinyurl.com/4vcsqq 6:15 PM Dec 17th

  • My Work group is having a Tiki-themed holiday party. I supplied a coconut and a Ube (purple yam) sponge cake from the Asian grocery store. 4:30 PM Dec 18th

  • Happy dozen people partying on the train. Beer, wine, cookies, & paper snowflakes on windows. 2ft diam snowflake ornament hung over aisle. 5:17 PM Dec 18th

  • p $2 @wellwishes forLaura and little girls (and boys) everywhere via @tipjoy 8:08 PM Dec 18th

  • @CreativeSage Excellent news. So happy for Zoom. Purrs and ear rubs! 10:15 PM Dec 18th

  • RT @rands http://bit.ly/1FDn [100 cereal box covers. omg! Crispy Critters! I _remember_ those. I can taste them in memory now. That's wild!] 10:40 PM Dec 18th

  • Cat wants love and snuggles today. I'm working from home, so working from couch & laptop instead of desk. One screen; Mac OS X Spaces rocks. 11:44 AM Dec 19th

  • I vote for Big Cat Rescue in the Squidoo Twitterdrive for Charity! 1 vote=$1 donated. http://tr.im/24c2 #squidoogives 9:39 PM Dec 19th

  • So many excellent choices in the Squidoo Twitterdrive for Charity. So difficult to choose. One vote per person per day! http://tr.im/24c2 9:42 PM Dec 19th

  • @GrantGriffiths asks: "Get me a link to your twitter landing page if you have one"... Mine is at http://cfcl.com/vlb/twelcom... 9:53 PM Dec 19th

  • RT @GrantGriffiths: Get me a link to your twitter landing page if you have one. [His is at http://bit.ly/wdte - do you have one?] 9:54 PM Dec 19th

  • RT @mollydotcom: wondering if no one would follow, would you still tweet? [I would... and did for the first few months] 11:29 PM Dec 19th

  • This quote is on my blog: Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. -- Cyril Connolly 11:30 PM Dec 19th

  • OH: "Arabic reads right to left." "Yes?" " But the code snippets should still be left to right." (Discussing programming book translation.) 2:52 PM Dec 20th

  • RT: @rands: Trippin' javascript: http://bit.ly/pNph [Move the mouse (Oh!) through the letters (Look! Oh!) How'd they do that?] 7:24 PM Dec 20th

  • Friend (@nazgul) just mentioned "The Space Child's Mother Goose", by F. Winsor. A delightful book, back in print!. --http://xrl.us/wwmbv 10:07 AM Dec 21st

  • RT @nazgul: Flappity, floppity, flip. The mouse on the Möbius strip. The strip revolved, the mouse dissolved. In a chrono dimensional skip. 10:08 AM Dec 21st

  • I'm enjoying pics and tweets of SNOW in other parts of the country. (I grew up in central Pennsylvania.) It's raining here in SF California. 10:53 AM Dec 21st

  • @thespottedduck Is there a "normal amount" that one is supposed to miss one's cat? I always miss mine terribly when I'm away from home. 11:01 AM Dec 21st

  • RT @wisekaren: USB rechargeable batteries, these look SO cool: http://www.usbcell.com/ [I love USB gadgets. A neat idea and practical too.] 6:17 PM Dec 21st

  • @BriefEpisode I'm just as happy to view pics / hear about snow from a safe distance myself. 22 years was enough (shiver :-). Best as a kid! 9:05 PM Dec 21st

  • Back from pizza dinner. Rainy nights make me think pizza. Cooks goofed; mushrooms everywhere. :( @rdmorin had them make me a small no fungi. 9:06 PM Dec 21st

  • @dlpasco http://twitpic.com/v5gj - Jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to stay indoors and look outside on a night like this! 11:04 PM Dec 21st

  • Last commute day till Jan 5. Company goes on partial shutdown I2/24. No shuttles, no cafeteria. Morning train nearly empty. Holiday lull. 7:25 AM Dec 22nd

  • A "reminder" sign along the freeway today: "Don't Text While Driving! - Jan 1st". The scary thing is we need a law for this (or a reminder). 9:54 AM Dec 22nd

  • I think we could settle on one "Roadhouse" rule: "Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel." Shouldn't that be sufficient? 10:00 AM Dec 22nd

  • @spiver http://twitpic.com/vaic - Awesome, glorious, beautiful snow. Thankful I'm here, it's there, and you're warm and dry indoors phot ... 8:40 PM Dec 22nd

  • Sharing the recipe for Sand Tarts, the Xmas cookies we always had when I was growing up. Roll thin! http://tinyurl.com/7b6fwp #cookierecipe 8:53 PM Dec 22nd

  • @ariherzog Merryhappyhoho Chrismahanukwanzadonzmastice! And hippo hollydays to you and yours. 10:13 PM Dec 22nd

  • @joetekcor Heh. This is the second time someone has @ replied to "vlb" but I''m vlb and your reply wasn't meant for me. Curious & wondering. 8:46 AM Dec 23rd

  • My Tweet Happyscore is 557, "Ridiculously Happy". Cool! What's yours? http://happytweets.com 10:07 AM Dec 23rd

  • With encouragement from my manager, I've decided to take some extra time off over the holidays - half day today and 3 half days next week. 12:13 PM Dec 23rd

  • Enjoying @pistachio's Twitter for Business presentation from Nov. 2008. Have you seen it? Not just for business! http://tinyurl.com/93b7zg 1:35 PM Dec 23rd

  • Donate to FirstBook through Dec 31 and your donation will be matched book-for-book thanks to Random House. http://tinyurl.com/4noddz 2:30 PM Dec 23rd

  • @queenofspain http://twitpic.com/vqst - Can you send her to me next? I want a snowman. What are they made of? 7:30 PM Dec 23rd

  • RT @kellan Holly Sprigs cookies in 2 tweets: Melt 30 lg marshmallows +.5c butter, dbl boiler. Rmv heat. Add 1t grn food color, 3c cornflakes 7:49 PM Dec 23rd

  • Holly Sprigs (cont) - Mix carefully, drop on buttered sheet or waxed paper. Decorate w/ redhots. [We used to have these yrly. Thx @kellan!] 7:51 PM Dec 23rd

  • @Pistachio All Xmas trees are special once they begin to glow. Yours may start out like Charlie Brown's tree... and up like his did too! 8:05 PM Dec 23rd

  • @BriefEpisode "Maybe you should try drawing in chocolate." I love it. My all-time favorite email spam subject was "Is rain fudge". 9:16 AM Dec 24th

  • RT @ariherzog: Do you lie about the books you read to impress others? Many do: http://adjix.com/89bu [I added my comment, as a "Reader".] 9:29 AM Dec 24th

  • RT @adamengst Thanks to @ceolaf for this seriously cute Christmas penguin video. http://bit.ly/vAUO [Penguins in Santa suits + Snow = Fun] 9:38 AM Dec 24th

  • Big black birds (ravens) in pine trees across the street. Red Maine Coon gkkkgkkkgkkk at the window in our living room. Can haz dirb pls? 10:11 AM Dec 24th

  • In the rain-wet park, a man doing Tai Chi. Beyond him, a boy with a model glider, wingspan as wide as he is tall. Glider swoops and soars. 11:35 AM Dec 24th

  • Review of twitter and diplomacy by @Colleen_Graffy: http://tinyurl.com/79chb8 - anyone have some positive comments to offset the nasties? 11:52 AM Dec 24th

  • @podcastmama http://twitpic.com/vxra - Picture-postcard lovely. I do like a fine Victorian. 11:55 AM Dec 24th

  • Wrap a Tweet for Chrismahanukwanzaramadwalisoltice at http://tweetwrappr.com/. Hippo Hollydays to all in Twitterland. 12:25 PM Dec 24th

  • Box my mom shipped from PA book rate Dec 9 arrived CA today. Box sent Priority 12/20 arrived 12/22. Lesson: don't use (s)lower rates in Dec. 2:24 PM Dec 24th

  • THUNDER!! followed by wind and a lot of rain, woke me up this morning. We rarely get thunderstorms so I consider this a Christmas present. 9:38 AM Dec 25th

  • Spatter spatter spatter. The rain and wind are back after a brief hiatus with sun and even a bit of blue sky. Temp 41F; wind 18mph. You? 9:42 AM Dec 25th

  • @plambert http://twitpic.com/wjmc - Aww. Look how well they blend together. Which one is who? 6:46 PM Dec 25th

  • This explains why I like Twitter (and why I closed my Facebook account) - http://adjix.com/x93t (Thanks to @ariherzog for the pointer.) 8:38 PM Dec 25th

  • @nazgul http://twitpic.com/wm87 - Wow. Just. Wow. Much talent here! 8:43 PM Dec 25th

  • @BriefEpisode if you start a retweet with @ name, only people who follow both of you will see it (default). Not as useful for retweets. :-( 11:25 AM Dec 26th

  • @danyork Disk usage visualizer for MacOS X - look at Grand Perspective - grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net 12:05 PM Dec 26th

  • RT @MarsRovers: In honor of Spring, we like this clever video animation: Mars 2020 Springtime http://is.gd/dAy5 [very cute. I like it too.] 1:56 PM Dec 26th

  • @podcastmama http://twitpic.com/x79l - What a delightful snowman. I love his carrotty nose! 8:53 PM Dec 27th

  • @megfowler:{{{{ HUG }}}} 9:07 PM Dec 27th

  • Haagen Dazs Peppermint Bark ice cream is pretty tasty stuff. I think the peppermint bit could be larger, but, over all, a winner. 9:31 PM Dec 27th

  • Twitter asks: "What are you doing?" Let's change that. I posted my idea at GetSatisfaction. What do you think? http://tinyurl.com/84sxuq 10:52 AM Dec 28th

  • RT @ronaldlewis: Having a good day? [I am, so far. Twitter on the laptop, cat on my arm. Long weekend; short workweek coming. And you?] 10:59 AM Dec 28th

  • @al3x Define "feature-bloated catch-all media bucket." :-) I love Circus Ponies Notebook as a journaling app. Feels like a "real" notebook. 7:05 PM Dec 28th

  • Enjoying @marciamarcia's article: The Latest in Learning Fast: edu-Twittering - written March 2008, still topical. http://snurl.com/55fe1 8:03 PM Dec 28th

  • For New Year's Eve I'll be at home with hubby @rdmorin and our cats. We'll be sipping eggnog and watching fireworks around the Bay. #MyNYE 8:49 PM Dec 28th

  • Time for bed, I guess. Work tomorrow (only half a day and from home.) If I take too much tme off I'll forget how to do it! Easing through. 1:12 AM Dec 29th

  • My Dad is an architect so I really appreciiate this Arch Drawing FAIL (actually, the _drawing_ isn't the FAIL :-) http://tinyurl.com/98cze3 9:43 AM Dec 29th

  • Today we got 2 "body pillows" & put behind the couch. One of our cats lies on back of couch. Then he falls asleep. Then he rolls over. Thud. 3:26 PM Dec 29th

  • RT @bigbrightbulb: http://tinyurl.com/54w7kc Top 2008 logos. Serious eye candy, expect to linger. [Not what I expected. Interesting & wow.] 3:51 PM Dec 29th

  • #doyouhearwhatIhear (@Qrystal asks) - a softly snoring cat, the idling engine of plane on runway at SFO, @rdmorin turning pages in his book 10:42 PM Dec 29th

  • @stormtwitter Schwag also means promotional items. An alternate slang meaning s/b no cause for embarrassment. E.g. see startupschwag.com 6:58 PM Dec 30th

  • @gradontripp, @megfowler As long as you're on the coast, a simple motel can be very nice. Ocean view is worth more than pricey towels. :-) 10:45 PM, Dec 31st

  • I phoned my parents in PA shortly after New Year EST. Mom said its 21 degrees F. Brrr. 2009 heading this way. Somewhere over Colorado now. 10:45 PM, Dec 31st

  • Happy New Year Pacific Standard Time USA! Wishing you all everything you hope for in 2009. Time to turn off lights and watch for fireworks. Midnight, Dec 31st

Twitterings - December 2008 ( in category Retrospectoscope ) - posted at Wed, 31 Dec, 23:59 Pacific | «e»


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