Saturday January 31, 2009

Twitterings - January 2009

These are my Twitter entries for January, 2009

  • 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. 12:00 AM Jan 1st

  • "Facebook is about people you used to know; Twitter is about people you'd like to know better." Ivor Tossel, Globeandmail http://is.gd/elgN 10:32 AM Jan 1st

  • @Scobleizer It looks like the Twply spam can be turned off at first use. That's better. But off should be the default. About to filter 12:08 PM Jan 1st in reply to Scobleizer

  • @AnnRan5 1) Not all (291) post every day 2) I only get @ replies if I follow both 3) My Reader app pulls 24/7. I read when I have time. 9:21 PM Jan 1st in reply to AnnRan5

  • @popoki http://twitpic.com/yw1j - That's a good sunpuddle you've got there. It looks like a fine place for an afternoon nap. 10:17 PM Jan 1st from TwitPic in reply to Popoki

  • DUI checkpoint. Huh. Friday night I can understand. 7:45 pm in suburb, not so much. Do people make a long drinking weekend of this holiday? 8:36 PM Jan 2nd

  • Reordered my supply of Victorian House concentrated coffee (I make a mug of iced coffee every day). Ryan Coffee Co http://tinyurl.com/89pc3n 9:04 PM Jan 2nd

  • @jsjohnst Once, heading to Usenix conference, we asked a stranger (@ airport) if he wanted to share a taxi. *Obvious* he was Unix guy too. 9:10 PM Jan 2nd in reply to jsjohnst

  • Twitter icons with Attitude (I love these!) http://tinyurl.com/a2qudv (From "100+ ... Twitter Icons And Buttons" http://bit.ly/m3Sz) 9:16 PM Jan 2nd

  • RT @chrisbrogan @holly_t: ... We've got a Twitter group going on @bookies. Group effort of 6 book lovers. /How did I miss this?! Joining./ 9:36 PM Jan 2nd

  • @amyderby Has your daughter read Susan Cooper? (The Dark is Rising; 5 in the set). Also interesting (different) Caroline Stevermer. 9:59 PM Jan 2nd in reply to amyderby

  • @Pistachio Respond to questions if you feel like it when kids are asleep. Everyone deserves personal time, especially entrepreneur moms! 11:21 AM Jan 3rd in reply to Pistachio

  • Gorgeous day. Sunny. Blue sky streaked with whispy clouds. Clear as far as I can see. Sailboats dot the Bay. Perfect view. How's your day? 12:00 PM Jan 3rd

  • I just don't understand people who protect their Twitter updates. Someone retweets them, I go look, STOP. Yet they have a weblog! Odd combo. 6:51 PM Jan 3rd

  • Hubby (@rdmorin) is munching leftovers from lunch. Bebop is watching hopefully. I am not hungry (it was a big lunch); plus, I have cats. 7:41 PM Jan 4th

  • I installed SlimBatteryMonitor on Mac laptop. More options than Apple default. I want low chargenotification sooner. www.orange-carb.org/SBM 7:46 PM Jan 4th

  • @GeekMommy Why do I never quite believe you when you say you're logging out for the night? I look forward to your "Columbo" moments. :-) 9:56 PM Jan 4th in reply to GeekMommy

  • RT @elkit: Wow: [video] Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard http://twurl.nl/qmipvy {Onion News Network. Priceless.} 10:43 PM Jan 5th

  • @lwaldal One of the joys of Sesame Street is that many of the jokes, songs, etc aim for the adults watching. Delights both parents & kids. 11:00 PM Jan 5th in reply to lwaldal

  • RT @sarawinge: Street Art: Joshua Allen Harris' Inflatable Bag Monsters http://is.gd/eES9 {Video. Impressive. They're alliiive!} 11:22 PM Jan 5th

  • Tomorrow is 12th Night. Do you celebrate? My family always left our trees and lights up till 12th Night. I like @44ounce's bonfire plans. 11:30 PM Jan 5th

  • MacBook Wheel report (@TheOnion News Network) brings to mind SNL classic Mac advertisement: Macintosh PostIt Notes! (I still want these.) 11:42 PM Jan 5th

  • @JiMpiSh Nope, no kids of my own. Cats don't tweet. But I thought twitter for kids was worth pushing. Tweeting, blogging, writing, learning. 5:25 PM Jan 6th in reply to JiMpiSh

  • At the Palo Alto Fish Market. The couple at the next table is eating crab legs with chopsticks. Looks efficient. I'll try that sometime. 8:16 PM Jan 6th

  • OMG! Catzilla Crafts at etsy - http://tinyurl.com/6vhbc3 - Organic catnip donuts. Catnip pie slices. Cookies. Crotcheted catci. I'm in love! 10:40 PM Jan 6th

  • @lemay - I am singing / now I'm singing / I'm so sorry you're feeling so bad! / You'll feel better / drink hot LEMONade and don't feel sad. 10:45 PM Jan 6th in reply to lemay

  • Eek! @AnnRan5 saw my tweet on Etsy catnip baked goods and sent me to this one - http://bit.ly/15dbe - Catnip eyeballs?! too cute! 10:56 PM Jan 6th

  • Should be bedtime, but cat is ensconced on my arm. I'll just turn off the light and doze on the couch for a while. Purrs. 12:19 AM Jan 7th

  • @dcorsetto http://tinyurl.com/6v6tcs -- I love Jamie and her "ribbon things"! Of course, I'm a sucker for the kitty. :) 9:04 PM Jan 7th in reply to dcorsetto

  • The good thing about Apple MagSafe power adaptors is they pop out if you trip over them. The bad thing is they pop out if you bump them. 8:40 AM Jan 8th

  • Credit Union email Subject: FREE Identity Theft- RSVP today. {Gosh. Generally, you pay a LOT for identity theft.} 2:27 PM Jan 8th

  • I had to ask guy in bus to turn down his iPod. His earbuds were leaking. He was surprised I could hear it. (He couldn't hear me asking.) 5:17 PM Jan 8th

  • RT @remotevoices: Everyone should make squid. http://snipurl.com/9pj79 - my squid is Ethel. She just swam through a boat of tourists. 12:22 AM Jan 10th

  • Ethel is my squid (@vlb). @remotevoices' squid is named Babel. Make your own squid, set it free and drag it around the screen. It's a hoot! 12:23 AM Jan 10th

  • @_shraddha Shredder Squid has lovely colors. There's also a Shredder in US waters! (Build a squid at http://snipurl.com/9pj79 and share) 7:08 PM Jan 10th in reply to _shraddha

  • @Sooz u mean u h8 2 rd thngs like ths as much as I do? You're in good company! (Not sure if I hate ur more than 2 or vice versa!) 9:33 PM Jan 10th in reply to Sooz

  • RT @TWalk: Join me, won't you? Name one thing for which you're grateful. {vlb: I can't do just one. Grateful for @rdmorin and kitties.} 12:44 PM Jan 11th

  • @soniasimone @havi I'm also a fan of the perjorative use of fruitloop. Or fruitbat. :-) 9:37 PM Jan 11th in reply to soniasimone

  • Sketch your UI design on a whiteboard using GuiMags. Write-on wipe-off magnetic UI controls. Sweet! http://www.guimags.com/ 9:41 PM Jan 11th

  • Bebop Cat is regally perched on a pile of blankets & pillows at the end of the couch, Princess And The Pea style. 9:46 PM Jan 11th

  • RT @daveseah I myself tend to follow people whose tweets paint a picture in my head at least 50% of the time. // I agree! Great explanation. 9:55 PM Jan 11th

  • Oh not again! Now we're having a peanut butter scare. No reports of contaminated peanut butter in CA, but it's been pulled from the cafe. :( 8:34 AM Jan 12th

  • @dahliapkitten We have a FURminator. Doesn't hurt and kittehs like it. Works on three of four. Mezzaluna's cotton coat not so much. Purrs. 12:46 PM Jan 13th in reply to dahliapkitten

  • Just removed a tuft of cat fur from under my trackball. Wondering how the ball has been working with that in it. A marvel of technology. 2:13 PM Jan 13th

  • Investigated a growly noise and found Squirrel hunkered in the next room. Guessing he jumped onto the shredder and bumped the switch. RrrRrr 2:26 PM Jan 13th

  • The cat says it's 4pm. At 4pm, on days when I work from home, it's "Stop Typing and Pay Attention to the Cats" time. Plus crunchy snacks. 4:09 PM Jan 13th

  • Ooh. Nikon MicroscopyU Small World Competition Gallery. "excellence in photography with the optical microscope." http://tinyurl.com/8qv6ej 7:11 PM Jan 13th

  • Millbrae BART/Caltrain station will start charging for parking Feb 2. Unclear where/how to pay for Caltrain rider. Email queries sent. 9:35 AM Jan 14th

  • There's a catered meeting in the room down the hall. The lunch line snakes past my cubicle areas. Yo, people! Shhhhhh! 12:11 PM Jan 14th

  • The catered meeting has wine. And food. And HAPPY people. Wheee! We were not invited. Door is closed. Time for headphones. I want a happy 12:57 PM Jan 14th

  • Lights went out in Caltrain car but we were still moving. Then we stopped. So close.So far. No lights. Theyre going to reboot the engine. 5:48 PM Jan 14th

  • Success! Power! But we're "waiting for authorization to move." ... Ooh. We're allowed to go forward. (5 min from my stop,waiting, waiting.) 5:52 PM Jan 14th

  • I have a new heatable neck pillow, filled with buckwheat and lavender. Warmed, it smells a bit like lavender-scented oatmeal, but that's OK. 7:09 PM Jan 15th

  • @jagosaurus NyQuil: Fortified With Powerful Narcotics! (Wired mag article http://tinyurl.com/26ow4l) We gave up on liquid; nasty. Gelcaps! 8:23 PM Jan 15th in reply to jagosaurus

  • Friday evening. Reading with kitties. Bebop asleep on his pile of blankets. I had something I was going to write but forgot what it was. 7:41 PM Jan 16th

  • @megfowler three jobs: Physician, Emergency personnel, System Administration. Long hours, off hours, selfless help for other people, Pain. 10:35 PM Jan 16th in reply to megfowler

  • RT @megfowler: what are three jobs you absolutely could not do? /I answered not so much by skill set as personality. Many out of skillset/ 10:37 PM Jan 16th

  • Local Public Library is closed today and Monday for MLK day. Shouldn't a library be *open* when the kids are not in school? 10:33 AM Jan 17th

  • I'm an introvert. Unrelated to "being shy". Rather, does people interaction energize or enervate you? http://tinyurl.com/8gmeqz #introextro 11:19 AM Jan 17th

  • @heidihoover Interesting! I never really thought of the opposite reactions - how does NOT being around people affect someone. #introextro 5:47 PM Jan 17th in reply to heidihoover

  • RT @bill_romanos 150 Strange Buildings of the World [architecture; design] http://ff.im/-Ejbx /my Dad's an architect; I love buildings. Wow/ 7:19 PM Jan 17th

  • 150 Strange Buildings of the World - slanted, curved, swooping. A library made of "books". Some creepy; all fascinating. Great collection. 7:21 PM Jan 17th

  • Tofu "the first robot that I want to pick up and hug" is a fuzzy "squash & stretch" bot from MIT Media Labs. WANT! http://tinyurl.com/8va7oo 9:21 PM Jan 17th

  • (Want!) Steampunk keyboard maker Datamancer has switched it up with fabulous keyboard capped with Scrabble keys http://tinyurl.com/8as3up 7:18 PM Jan 18th

  • @AnnRan5 Spouse and I both (still) use Eudora for Email. Have tried others; none have features I want. Waiting on v8 w/ hope & trepidation. 8:47 PM Jan 18th in reply to AnnRan5

  • Having a mug of Bigelow "Green Tea with Blueberry". Quite nice. (The greens are the only Bigelow teas I like; others are too harsh somehow.) 10:25 PM Jan 18th

  • Fluffy pink cat to my left in prime belly-rubbing position. Fluffy bluegray cat to my right in perfect ear-skritching position. Bliss. 11:24 PM Jan 18th

  • People in the park are flying a kite. It's a dragon - brightly colored with great detail. Good day for kite flying. Winds about 5mph. 10:36 AM Jan 19th

  • RT @lsefton: More Tips for Carol Bartz http://ff.im/FHzc /Really Talk to the rank and file... and make sure communication gets to them too./ 5:33 PM Jan 19th

  • RT @dewaldp Tuesday the USA is being upgraded to President 44.0. New color scheme, better user interface, superior algorithms... /Yes We Can 6:03 PM Jan 19th

  • My copy of @goraina's 4th "Baby-Sitters Club" graphic novel arrived today. Looking forward to reading it. Her illustrations are delightful. 4:35 PM Jan 20th

  • @KathySierra I'm late reading Twitter today, just saw your note on Draumur. Wonderful news! Hugs and nose rubs to you both. 8:57 PM Jan 20th in reply to KathySierra

  • @crystal http://twitpic.com/15bna - Vroom vroom patapaw ruuuuub. (That's a familiar situation in this house too!) 9:36 PM Jan 20th from TwitPic in reply to crystal

  • A good day. A new President; a hopeful Nation. The sun is in Aquarius (it is the Dawning of the Age...). And this is my 1000th tweet. Smile! 10:13 PM Jan 20th

  • [Roberts:] "Are you ready to take the oath?" "Yes, I am," Obama said. "And we're going to do it very slowly." http://tinyurl.com/abb2e8 8:18 PM Jan 21st

  • @chrisbrogan I think you're a "quality follow" but I don't see most of your @'s (or @Scobleizer's either :-). I only see when I follow both. 8:35 PM Jan 21st in reply to chrisbrogan

  • @MikeTRose We have a Chief Executive Officer with a sense of humor. I really like that. I hope it lasts; it's a heavy burden he takes on. 9:09 PM Jan 21st in reply to MikeTRose

  • Half an hour ago, the rain was pattering on windows in Sunnyvale. (http://tinyurl.com/bbf4gv) Now I hear it here. Ahh. #Ilovethesoundofrain 9:31 PM Jan 21st

  • No sky light this morning. Gray, clouds,and rain. To countract the weather, I'm wearing a bright yellow shirt featuring Tigger in Spring! 7:19 AM Jan 22nd

  • Just saw Pres. Obama on television signing Exec orders. What impressed me most was his explanation/commentary for each one as he signed it. 8:33 AM Jan 22nd

  • We not only have an intelligent President, we have one who thinks the People should be intelligent enough to follow along and be informed. 8:33 AM Jan 22nd

  • I opened a new 16# bag of crunchies & emptied into plastic bin. Squirrel watched, sniffed, put paws on edge. Ohhh! Look! Lean. Sniff. Taste. 6:30 PM Jan 22nd

  • @somejoe I meant "follow along" as in being able to keep up with & understand what is said. Not as in conform to or accept w/o thought. 6:50 PM Jan 22nd in reply to somejoe

  • Interesting word "follow". So many meanings and connotations. Can follow (understand) argument/reasoning w/o following (adhere to) cause. 6:59 PM Jan 22nd

  • One of my must-have always open apps: text editor (@Akula asks: Besides a web browser what's the one application you couldn't live without?) 7:13 PM Jan 22nd

  • Having a nice mug of pre-bedtime tea. Darjeeling was the first "real" tea I ever had, a present (loose leaf tin) from my Nana when I was 12. 10:15 PM Jan 22nd

  • @copyblogger If you "want to follow more people", feel free to follow me. I try to be interesting, (although I can't promise quantity. :-) 10:49 PM Jan 22nd in reply to copyblogger

  • "Reader Interview: Relax with CouchDB". @rdmorin provides his thoughts on CouchDB & open review/dev of tech books. http://tinyurl.com/dffruk 9:34 AM Jan 23rd

  • Received my BART monthly parking permit in the mail. Instructions say "affix to lower left corner of windshield". From whose perspective? 2:53 PM Jan 23rd

  • I've joined @plinky. I'm vlb there too. Not sure what I think yet; reserving judgement for a while. It certainly won't replace my blog. 8:01 PM Jan 23rd

  • @KathySierra Best example for me of "leaves me wanting more" is a good book. I want another one, set in same place, same characters. Soon! 8:47 PM Jan 23rd in reply to KathySierra

  • Visualizing Zip Codes: Try entering just one or two digits at first to light up sections. (thanks to @jkrums for link) http://adjix.com/aryn 9:12 PM Jan 23rd

  • RT @alissa: Buttons I want for everything in my life: favorite, archive, mute. 9:32 PM Jan 23rd

  • RT @rands Which is a bigger written pause? "...", "--", or ""? // I like ... I hear that in my mind. -- is a "set off". ? eh. 9:43 PM Jan 23rd

  • Oops. I misanswered. I _prefer_ ... but is definitely "bigger"! Still don't think -- is a pause. (Does need a ?) 9:49 PM Jan 23rd

  • @dcorsetto Not boring at all. Wonderful! Sharing strangers' lives is what Twitter is all about. Many good thoughts for your friend & son! 9:53 PM Jan 23rd in reply to dcorsetto

  • RT @MissZelda Cat Verbally Om Nom Nom Noms (yes, actually says "om nom nom" while eating) - http://bacn.me/rt // kitteh talks w/ mouth full 10:49 PM Jan 23rd

  • @mollydotcom Happy Birthday to you. Jan birthdays FTW (mine soon). Push a bit of that cake down the intertubes in my direction? Om nom nom! 5:59 PM Jan 25th in reply to mollydotcom

  • Worth1000 You Are What You Eat contest 4 http://tinyurl.com/cw8xv5 - take a deep breath first. Some are creeepy ICK! (I like pear baby best) 6:24 PM Jan 25th

  • At this time of day, we reenact "Simon's Cat", sans baseball bats & garden gnomes. Myow! MEyow. If Squirrel learns to point at his mouth 6:38 PM Jan 25th

  • RT @nilofer My heart's desire: Work... where i can create real value. Apply my gifts. Respect... people. Help others to thrive. Have fun too 6:45 PM Jan 25th

  • @delbius http://twitpic.com/176wx - Awwww. Coonies? Vroom vroom vroom. 7:13 PM Jan 25th from TwitPic

  • @zappos Comment on your bog post: http://bit.ly/twitterbetter - 6 stars! Great ideas. Think & frame life as "how to view this in Twitter". 8:38 PM Jan 25th in reply to zappos

  • If you have not read Tony H's "How Twitter Can Make You A Better (and Happier) Person" read now: http://bit.ly/twitterbetter - I'll wait 8:39 PM Jan 25th

  • @beckycase http://twitpic.com/16vih - No, you definitely can't get up when that is sleeping on you. Not. Possible. 8:59 PM Jan 25th from TwitPic

  • @delbius I have Coonies. Two reds and a blue. They're loves! Pets and ear rubs to yours. 9:53 PM Jan 25th in reply to delbius

  • Reading "Armed & Magical", @lisashearin's 2nd Raine Benares novel. If you like Good Fantasy, read "Magic Lost, Trouble Found" first. Fun! 10:47 PM Jan 25th

  • Had a meeting with the dept. software architect today. He uses a MacBook w/ Dvorak keyboard. Have you ever used one of those? Where's the S? 6:39 PM Jan 26th

  • @dmoren Crumpled up pieces of paper aren't trash. They're cat toys. Cheap and fun to bat around the house. Fetchers are fun! 8:42 PM Jan 26th in reply to dmoren

  • Awww! RT @sfzoo: Thanks to our photo wiz Amy, we have photos of the new giraffe calf -- See them here -- http://tinyurl.com/cwkwxo. Enjoy! 8:46 PM Jan 26th

  • @taptu http://twitpic.com/17f3j - Hugs and snuggles. I love him. What awesome little beady eyes he has. 10:02 PM Jan 26th from TwitPic

  • Passing along @pattiwilson's article, "On Twitter and Hope" http://hellotxt.com/l/GrrH - good thoughts here. Your comments? 8:42 AM Jan 27th

  • @kristysf I favorite other people's tweets all the time (not a boy thing :-) I favorite things I want to keep, periodically save to a file. 7:23 PM Jan 27th in reply to kristysf

  • Speaking of Favorites, I recently learned about favotter.matope.com - without the "game" aspect of Favrd. I like the interface too. Try it. 7:27 PM Jan 27th

  • Have you read @AmberCadabra's “The Social Media Stalemate”? Good questions. Interesting comments. http://twurl.nl/gm3yki 8:09 PM Jan 27th

  • Watching @lucianop @Qrystal discuss MBTI values. I'm IxTJ. Usually N, sometimes S. The %ge wobbles around the mid-point. S incr in 10yrs. 8:49 PM Jan 27th

  • Cat just fell asleep. Notice the word "fell". He sits, head up, getting sleepier, sleepier, then SLUMP. A moment. Up. Then, slowly... slump. 8:54 PM Jan 27th

  • OH (@lsefton re: facilities email) "Toaster upgrades are also scheduled in the hope that we can avoid unscheduled building evacuations." 10:55 AM Jan 28th

  • At our favorite pizzeria in San Francisco. We got lucky with street parking in same block. Just had to work around debarking Muni riders! 8:02 PM Jan 28th

  • Planes are landing at SFO from the North this morning. They have to swing over the freeway for final approach. That's always "interesting". 8:15 AM Jan 29th

  • Preserved through time: Photos from the The 1915 Pan-Pacific International Expo (pub. in Tuesday's SF Chronicle). http://tinyurl.com/cm2afr 8:27 AM Jan 29th

  • Happy birthday to me; I'm taking the day off. @rdmorin and I enjoyed Dim Sum for brunch. Egg rolls, pork buns, coconut jello, mango pudding. 1:12 PM Jan 29th

  • "Roberts, Obama, and the myth of the 'split verb'". A well-written piece for those who love Language. http://tinyurl.com/cg5wkf 6:59 PM Jan 29th

  • The Greatest Snack Food Stadium Ever Built: 58 Twinkies; 1 Pound of Bacon; 24,375 calories. Awesome. (link from @rands) http://bit.ly/htJMc 7:30 PM Jan 29th

  • @wilw Forbes can go hang. :-) I'm reading you because I like what you have to say and how you say it. Btw, I loved "of angels and angles". 7:45 PM Jan 29th in reply to wilw

  • @al3x You'll do better with noise _isolating_. Noise canceling are good for humming, regular noise, not so much for conversation, variable. 7:52 PM Jan 29th in reply to al3x

  • RT @r I think Twitter should replace the question 'What are you doing?' with these two words: 'Say something:' 7:53 PM Jan 29th

  • W/ Caller ID we usually ignore unrecog #s. Tonight, picked up # whocalled.us IDs as junk call. Me: Who Is This? Response: "Sorry, wrong #". 8:28 PM Jan 29th

  • (oy vey!) OH: Is emacs hardware or software? I need to know which section of my resume to put it in. 10:02 PM Jan 29th

  • Whoa! RT @bigbrightbulb: Found: http://tinyurl.com/7ahkl5 Oh golly golly golly!! Rainbow cake :D How insane and totally cool is that? 10:35 PM Jan 29th

  • @AmberCadabra My Adium icon is dressed like a penguin. And I love the squeaky-toy duck sound (quorck). Truly, it is the small things! 11:48 AM Jan 30th in reply to AmberCadabra

  • Read @spiver's piece about drinking coffee. Well done - "For some reason, I wrote it in noir style, baby. Cafe Noir." http://snurl.com/b0c5r 1:31 PM Jan 30th

  • @Pistachio Bright Eyes... I love the song, but that is one of the _creepiest_ music videos I have seen in a long time! http://bit.ly/rZut 2:18 PM Jan 30th in reply to Pistachio

  • Hire "well-rounded individual"? Or someone with related hobbies? The Interview Question You Should Always Ask http://tinyurl.com/dnkxcw 5:06 PM Jan 30th

  • Drat. Extra "side of chile verde" purchased with to-go burrito turns out to be sauce only. Fail. :-( Well, it will be wet, green, and tasty. 5:46 PM Jan 30th

  • Showed @rdmorin the "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock" video clip. He heard about it recently from friends. You? http://bit.ly/ZOagJ 7:30 PM Jan 30th

  • The Fritolay tagline is "We grow the best snacks on Earth". I imagine Juan Valdez and his donkey, picking leaves from the potato chip bush. 9:44 PM Jan 30th

  • Driving home from brunch, watched a man cross to center divider to attach (electric screwdriver) homemade garage sale sign to city signpost. 11:48 AM Jan 31st

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