Sunday March 1, 2009

Twitterings - February 2009

These are my Twitter entries for February.

  • Om nom nom. Bagels and lox for brunch today. "House of Bagels" bagels; real bagels (boiled and baked) none of that bread fluff stuff. Solid. Feb 1st

  • Laughing at today's @ICHCheezburger. My cats would never sit still for this! Would yours? http://tinyurl.com/djnyby Feb 1st

  • Heh. Me too. / RT @megfowler: i'm a weird combo of absurdly outgoing and performance-oriented and totally shy and observant. Feb 1st

  • Apparently the Splendid Bowl is today. We don't follow bowling... But I liked @jrnoded's comment: "Giant sized cookie mixing competition?" Feb 1st

  • apelad You didn't like the Apple 1984 ad? (I count my favorite SuperBowl ads on one finger. :-) Feb 1st in reply to apelad

  • I've never watched the SuperBowl but was at a Usenix conference in Jan. 1984. People tuned in & gathered round for the Apple Mac intro ad. Feb 1st

  • @dajobe Congratulations on the Green Card! Hip, hip, hoorah! Feb 2nd in reply to dajobe

  • RT @inhabitat: Cute organic textile munchie toys for tots. http://bit.ly/T0iz / "pbj sandwich"; "bagel & lox"; "hamburger". Omnomnomsquishy. Feb 2nd

  • Email subject: "Your AT&T paperless bill is ready to view and print". Wouldn't printing it rather defeat the purpose of going "paperless"? Feb 3rd

  • Co-worker: "Anyone up for Denny's? Free Grand Slam Breakfast today." An hour later: "I did drive by; probably 100 people in line outside!" Feb 3rd

  • Working from home today. Squirrel is here early. Pat? Patpat. I will distract him (& me?) with googlyeyed headrubbies. Cat hair on keyboard. Feb 3rd

  • Walked through the kitchen a while ago; @rdmorin was cleaning his keyboard. Keycaps off and washed. Now drying. Do you clean your keyboard? Feb 3rd

  • @ChristopherA I use TinkerTool (bresink.com) to disable the Mac "desktop". Everything's in a folder; no clutter. Wish it worked for "real". Feb 3rd in reply to ChristopherA

  • Business too! RT @JasonFalls: Unbelievably useful flow chart for social media responsiveness thanks to the USAF!: http://tinyurl.com/9vepkl Feb 3rd

  • My cats' pelage is fluffy and soft. RT @AnnRan5: "Pelage" - now there's a good word you rarely hear... means the hairy coat of an animal. Feb 3rd

  • @GeekMommy Stay 30 feet away from the computer? Would that still be inside the house? You need to get a roll of this: http://bit.ly/NHOz Feb 3rd in reply to GeekMommy

  • The bad thing about having a cubicle near a window (ground floor) is the landscaping guy weedwhacking the landscaping. ZzzzMMMMmmmRRrrrrmm Feb 4th

  • I admit to being compulsive about recyclables. I just pulled half a dozen outdated "announcements" from trash to put into recycling instead. Feb 4th

  • RT @rands The last book I read that I loved was: _____________ (me: http://bit.ly/hR2a) #bookrecco Feb 4th

  • Man getting coffee in cafeteria this morning: "Yeah. Yeah. I totally agree with that..." Me: unconvinced handsfree headset was a Good Idea. Feb 5th

  • It's definitely Spring in San Francisco area. The ornamental plum trees have blossomed. Saw the first on Feb 2. Typical timing, every year. Feb 5th

  • Looking at the default task at NowDoThis I don't think I would ever change it. This must have been written by a cat. http://nowdothis.com/ Feb 5th

  • @Pogue I follow 320. Many don't tweet every day. I only see replies if I follow both parties. I capture stream 24/7, read when there's time. Feb 5th

  • Rain in the night; still raining when I woke up. I don't want to get up. I want to lie in bed with the cats and listen to the rain falling. Feb 6th

  • Bebop found a styrofoam peaanut (patpat). He's not allowed to have those. I took it away & replaced it with a pompom. That will do (patpat). Feb 6th

  • Breakfast. The man at the next table was laughing. He caught my eye; I smiled. He grinned. I grinned. Share a smile and a laugh today! Feb 6th

  • People keep mentioning the new "More" button for Twitter. Some love it; others hate it. I don't have it yet. Waiting with some trepidation. Feb 6th

  • @Pogue 2 schools of thought in Twitter: "can't read 'em all" vs "Follower/following ratio". As an internet "name" you're hit by second. Feb 6th

  • @Pogue If you had 300 following, no one would notice. But 8000 v 30 looks lopsided. Some say you aren't "Playing the game". Some say "Game?" Feb 6th

  • Reading @MattwThorn: "Got to feed, swim with & pet some Sting Rays today." / I am so jealous. I've petted the rays at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Feb 6th

  • Check out @AmberCadabra's post on Social Media, "Home Sweet Home?" I'm not in MarComm, but understand the feeling. http://twurl.nl/j376th Feb 6th

  • Two hoomans reading. Each held down by a cat, else we might float away). Haven't had supper yet but can't get up. (Cats had supper hours ago Feb 6th

  • Me in living room; @rdmorin is preparing dinner. He won't say what; I'm guessing. Black pepper, seasoned salt, chicken... Ah. Should be yum. Feb 7th

  • Last trip to viisit his Dad, @rdmorin had home-fried chicken. Decided to try it himself. He's usually pretty good with meal experimenting. Feb 7th

  • @dtheus Why does Twitter inspire such fear and loathing, usually w/o trying? I have a co-worker who feels this way: "Social Media Must Die". Feb 7th

  • Heh. The "Gartner Hype Cycle for Social Software" (PDF at http://bit.ly/3m8VyX) - The "trough of disillusionment", "slope of enlightenment". Feb 7th

  • Reminds me of a favorite book, "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster. Get it for your kids; read it for yourself. (http://bit.ly/1TS7 Feb 7th

  • Fried chicken was a success. Mashed potatoes; gravy; softball-sized artichokes. Yes, I'm tweeting what I had for dinner. :-) Feb 7th

  • For those interested, the Fried Chicken recipe: http://tinyurl.com/cruahk - Tasty and simple. Feb 7th

  • @QueenofSpain If Milano cookie packages were easier to open you would eat more of them. :-) Burn a few calories tearing at the package? Feb 7th

  • Book recommendation: Urban fantasy w/ witches, vampires, and at least one Goddess. By Tate Hallaway. 4th book out May. http://bit.ly/4F96G2 Feb 8th

  • Posted today, Twitter web comic from @krisdresen "Remember when public drama meant theatre in the park?" http://is.gd/iQta Feb 8th

  • @caroline http://twitpic.com/1e711 - I like it. Thanks for sharing. (#4 is my personal goal. ) Also... where did you get the terrific Tw ... Feb 8th

  • What Life Lessons or other Reminders are on your fridge? @caroline shares hers at http://twitpic.com/1e711. Mine: http://twitpic.com/1eelq Feb 8th

  • @stevebaker If son hasn't been, I recommend Luxembourg. Walk around a corner and into 16th century. Charming. Relaxing. Just plain nice. Feb 8th

  • "For me, a tweet is still a note I tie to a balloon, which I let go and think, “Who is going to read that one?” @rands http://bit.ly/18CMeA... Feb 8th

  • Friend arriving from Switzerland has (finally) landed and made it through Customs. Time to put on shooes and head out for dinner. Feb 8th

  • At Airport El Torito, SF. Window table. Watching planes landing in the rain. Full moon occasionally peeks through the clouds. Feb 8th

  • @chayakitty Purrs and cuddles are very good dear, as are head bumps and occasional licking of the eyebrows. Be there. Cats are good at that. Feb 8th

  • Spatter! It's raining hard again, wind from the NW, splashing at windows.Those of you in wetter climes don't know how special this is to us. Feb 8th

  • In the News - San Jose CA has realized that sodium vapor streetlights blend in with yellow traffic lights. I figured that out I0 years ago. Feb 9th

  • Cat is in @rdmorin's office. Cat wants to Be WITH him, not in kitty bed. @rdmorin says "So I put the bed on my desk. This seems to be OK." Feb 9th

  • @kdjmom3 I wish I could send you some of our artichokes. They're softball sized. Living near the source helps. They grow south of here. Feb 9th

  • Evil Carrot Studios. Friendly Rabbit Media. Flying Badger Solutions. http://tinyurl.com/adbnzd (Thanks to @hnuttall RT @Stuartcfoster) Feb 9th

  • @marusula - I have two pressure cookers: a 6 qt stainless steel and a 4-qt aluminum, both Presto. They've served well for many years. Feb 9th

  • Would you say what you say on Twitter if it was a Real Life Face to Face Interaction? (RT @problogger) /me: I would and frequntly do! Feb 9th

  • @HeracliteanFire Which particular vampire/witch romance novel are you reading? :-) Feb 10th

  • After a blue sky day w/ a handsome setting moon at 7am, slowly clouding for the home commute, it is now raining. Time for sleep & listening. Feb 10th

  • On a day when I don't have to get up until 7:30, it is most unfair to be trampled by lowflying pussycats at a little before 7. Feb 11th

  • Co. email: "...reviewing all employee I-9 forms, we have found that a part of your I-9 is incomplete or requires a correction." / gack. Feb 11th

  • Gave a presentation yesterday; 4 hours of training material coompressed into 50 min. Now compressing further, based on attendee feedback. Feb 11th

  • Wearing one of @rdmorin's velour "warmup" jackets. He has 4 jacket/pants sets. Gave me jacket to try. Snuggly velour. I'm keeping this. Feb 11th

  • I-9 form "issue" resolved. When I filed out the form, I used my PO Box. It "requires" a street address. Unverified. And I could move. Weird. Feb 12th

  • Driving home, saw a boy on a bicycle with a bunch of helium balloons tied to his backpack - 2 mylar & half dozen regular, in asst'd colors. Feb 12th

  • Our PetCo "Bottomless Bowl" order is late (CC exp date snafu). Trip to grocery for crunchies to stave off "imminent feline starvation". Meow Feb 12th

  • My reaction to the first "Don't Click" link I saw: "Well, if you say so. Seems weird but, ... Moving on." Then I find out it's virus. Go me. Feb 12th

  • @kathysierra http://twitpic.com/1g99r - OOh. I want to ruffle his mane and stroke that cute white splash on his face. Feb 12th

  • @RosieandCheeto Bebop taking over Mom's twitter to say Tuna jyoose is the nums and we want some too thanks. Feb 12th

  • Oatmeal. Some people call it porridge. My grandmother called it mush. Rich likes his with raisins. I like mine with maple syrup. You? Feb 13th

  • Food for thought. Read @moyalynne's Open-Head Innovation: Lessons from the closed-head fire sprinkler system -- really! http://tr.im/g4zv Feb 13th

  • RT @TWalk If you could snap your fingers, go back in time, and pursue a completely different career, what would it be? / I like where I am. Feb 13th

  • My career is product of a series of changes, bifurcations, questioning and rethinking. Starting grad school, I had no idea where I'd be now. Feb 13th

  • Film clip from Austrian archives of Wright Brothers biplane flight demonstration filmed in Italy, 1909. I love the WWW! http://bit.ly/y22rP Feb 14th

  • @QueenofSpain Just be happy you can still get "Cold & Sinus" with ID. Same "damn methheads" caused Actifed reformulation. Not the same. :-( Feb 14th

  • I’m 2/3 into JD Robb's “Naked in Death” (murder mystery++) & sure I'll be reading all 26 thanks to @feliciaday's review http://bit.ly/nPuJW... Feb 14th

  • Ooh. Teddy Bear fight commencing in Living Room. Primary Cat licking/gnawing Tertiary Cat's head/neck. Posturing. Wrestling. Pounce! Lick. Feb 14th

  • Time to replace laptop battery. It's doing a hard shutdown when it gets under 20%. The internal clock battery is dead too. Want Macbook Air. Feb 14th

  • Edible Obama & Lincoln cupcake mural at the Smithsonian. (via NYT) http://tumblr.com/x561aoo5m (RT @agreenberg) - 5600 cupcakes; yummers Feb 14th

  • I'm primarily a cat person but I want to visit @KathySierra and snuggle her new horse, Vafi (and Draumur too of course!) http://bit.ly/1nPEZ Feb 14th

  • Back from dinner @ Pasta Pomodoro w/ @rdmorin. Interesting brussels sprout salad. Polenta w/sage. Pasta shells with gorgonzola sauce. Yummy. Feb 14th

  • Power outage! No Internet, UPS beeping, monitors dark. Can't make breakfast. Much Worse, cat fountain is not running! Meew! Hooman failure. Feb 15th

  • Power back. Computers up. Bagels toasted and consumed. Kitty fountain running again. Cats relieved. All is well. How's your day going? Feb 15th

  • @moyalynne Looking out my window toward Mt Diablo; can't see it for the fog. No, not the best day for a picnic. Hope y'all are dressed warm! Feb 15th

  • @anamariecox http://twitpic.com/1ieoe - Cats don't have joints; they have springs inside. Pat paws; rub belly. Feb 15th

  • @ArtofthFirebird Kitties forgave us power outage but it was close call. Beeps & whirrs of printer coming back online helped. Also crunchies. Feb 15th

  • Heh. @lsefton: Never tempt the Universe on a rainy evening. It's bored :) 2 hours ago: http://bit.ly/UhWj7 & 40 min ago: http://bit.ly/Um0Db Feb 15th

  • http://twitpic.com/1imb3 - Blustery Day becomes Blustery Night. The current radar map from weather.com. Pretty much centered over our h ... Feb 15th

  • Cutting up turkey for supper (hot T sandwiches). I did not slice my thumb. Still checking to confirm this (a nearer thing than I prefer). Feb 15th

  • No Work today (Co holiday) but plenty of work. Our mail server didn't come up after one power failure. Hoping to move to another box. Ugh. Feb 16th

  • Whoo Hoo. Email is again flowing. New server running as "clone" of old. Wishing we'd realized we had problem sooner. 24hour mail outage. :-( Feb 16th

  • @whitneyhess I initially thought same as @KathySierra, then perhaps diff might be in audience. For UX consult. self-promotion more critical. Feb 16th

  • Recommended: Read @AmberCadabra's posts on "Engineering a New Bedrock" (http://bit.ly/e0MKx) and "Familiarity & Trust" (http://bit.ly/e0MKx) Feb 16th

  • Seriously ill laptop battery replaced with new one. Take that, unexpected sudden system shutdowns. (Still lusting after MacBook Air but $$$) Feb 16th

  • http://twitpic.com/1jiuf - Computer as Feline Entertainment Device. Bebop is watching the cursor move around on the screen. Feb 17th

  • http://twitpic.com/1jiuf - I picked up a small weather widget to drag around to make things more interesting. :) Feb 17th

  • The desktop background on my screen is "KaPoof" by Layne Karkruff, a talented "desktop" artist. This and more at http://blueskyheart.com. Feb 17th

  • @melle I publish a monthly aggregated list of tweets in my blog a) so they're all in one place b) for anyone who reads blog but not Twitter. Feb 17th

  • Reading @ariherzog's tweets re: avatars in Twitter. Enjoying how people are different. Me? My reader doesn't show avatar pics, just names. Feb 17th

  • Since tweeting about laptop batteries, I've received @ from two battery vendors. Tweet on running out of crunchies caused PetCo to follow. Feb 17th

  • Thanks battery people; I had a spare. Just had to find, install, and charge it. Interesting factoid from @batteryfuel: http://bit.ly/W8eqS Feb 17th

  • OMG a Twitter Pyramid scheme. For followers. The mind boggles (tweetergetter.com). "By the time you reach the 5th position, ..." Gack! Feb 17th

  • Me too: RT @marciamarcia President I wish I could have met & why? Thomas Jefferson, Renaissance man, lifelong learner. Feb 17th

  • Rewatching the "Making Of" video for the Sony Bravia superball ad: http://bit.ly/WcL8z thanks to @MikeTRose (ad: http://tinyurl.com/babtsj) Feb 17th

  • Twitter in the comics: http://www.gocomics.com/non... Feb 18th

  • @dcorsetto I know a woman whose mother said "You're not going to like it when you're 35!" When she was 35 she had the tattoo recolored. Feb 18th

  • @bydanielvictor OMG you're not Rich Victor's son? Feb 18th

  • RT @dlpasco: best font, size, color for Terminal (Mac). /me: Lucida Sans Typewriter 12, antialias, usually white bkgnd (diff colors for ssh) Feb 18th

  • I'm in the train and the woman behind me is singIng along with her iPod. Should I tell her? Would you want to be told if she was you? Feb 18th

  • Just got an unsolicited call from "the Phone Company". Excuse me? Literally, "This is Chanelle calling from the Phone Company." Um, no. Feb 18th

  • Owl hooting in the trees across the street. We've occasionally seen them silhouetted against a light. I love the sound of a hooting owl. Feb 18th

  • We call these "furomones". Soooo sleepy. RT: @lemay I have a cat on my lap, and she is emitting snoozons. Suddenly...I feel... like.. a nap. Feb 18th

  • @Nerdmeritbadges Family Tech Support - not Windows symbol please. Some of us insist our families run Macs (even Mac families need support.) Feb 18th

  • Oh my, Nerd merit badges. Just like Girl Scouts only... nerdier. Inbox 0 anyone? Follow @Nerdmeritbadges or nerdmeritbadges.com Embroidered! Feb 18th

  • From the novel I'm reading: "It had been built in 1999, funded by a massive cash donation from a past pupil who'd made good in sausages." Feb 18th

  • "A past pupil who made good in sausages." There's just *Something* about the turns of phrase that appear in books from Great Britain. Feb 18th

  • @hnuttall Macs are different. Quick keyboard control to mute or raise/lower volume. (I love mute for websites).No hourglass. It just works. Feb 18th

  • @hnuttall Mac OS X is very nice, both to look at and to use, tho I must admit to a certain level of bias. I _can_ use Win but won't anymore. Feb 18th

  • Love daffodils, fight cancer. American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. Is there a campaign near you? http://daffodil.acsevents.org/ Feb 19th

  • Interesting. As I look at the pictures and read the word "Daffodil", I can SMELL Daffodils. There are none nearby (yet). Not until March 16. Feb 19th

  • @sarahdopp Code monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew. Code monkey now singing. Code monkey blame you. Code monkey blame you. Feb 20th

  • @delbius http://twitpic.com/1lk4i - Yes. I am familiar with that position. The other meaning of "wrist rest" is "cat pillow". Feb 20th

  • Should cell phone jammers be legal? A question I have strong opinions on. From @mike_elgan in Computerworld today: http://bit.ly/uB5ON Feb 20th

  • Picked up @rdmorin tonight at Amtrak station in San Jose. Easy trip, except for the last mile. Concert at HP Pavilion. Got turned wrong way. Feb 20th

  • Nice police officer helped me out tonight. "Please help. I need to get to Amtrak by 8:30 and I'm loooosst!" U turn & directions. Thank you! Feb 21st

  • @sparklecat In our house it's snacks! Squirrel appears at 10pm, sits in the middle of the room and says "It's time for crunchies". Feb 21st in reply to sparklecat

  • What is Twitter? Twitter lets me "watch" @Pistachio and her daughter play Poohsticks on the Old North Bridge in Concord. A fine game. Feb 21st

  • What is Twitter? It helps spread knowledge. Today I learned something from @Suw - animal whiskers are called vibrissae. I did not know that. Feb 21st

  • @ev UK uses 999 for emergency. I heard that US thought people would be unable to properly count 9s in an emergency. When did we get 411? Feb 21st in reply to ev

  • Caught part of a commercial tonight for "Romancing the 70's" (10 CD set). Reminded that in the 70's, ads were for "Love Songs of the 50's". Feb 21st

  • How to update your blog when a dozen things demand your attention? @annapickard eloquently expresses this frustration at http://bit.ly/pSPrn Feb 22nd

  • @megfowler if I could be anywhere, right now, I'd be where I am. Upsidedown cat on left. Sideways cat on right. Hubby nearby. Twitter. Rain. Feb 22nd in reply to megfowler

  • Sharing @havi "In which I write a letter to my office closet, among other things." As always, good read & food for thought http://is.gd/ksdP Feb 22nd

  • Oh my. I see a new t-shirt in my future: http://bit.ly/vqekU (Blame goes to @megfowler for posting several links to @theOnion Store. :-) Feb 22nd

  • #Oscars: RT @RainyTheHorse It sounds like a bunch of the humans are having a collective hallucination about carpets ... http://bit.ly/12JzLO Feb 22nd

  • We don't watch TV & don't care about Oscars so I found @RainyTheHorse to have an amusing viewpoint. That's how my twitterfeed looks tonight. Feb 22nd

  • @sarahdopp A picture painted in 140 characters (or less). Doncha love living in SF? Feb 24th

  • Blogs in newsprint? This is just so wrong. Not the way to "reverse the fortunes of the sinking newspaper industry" http://theprintedblog.com Feb 24th

  • Downside of working at home: there's a large, fluffy, upsidedown klitty snoozing in my bed, but I must return to my desk. Upside: pet first. Feb 24th

  • RT @megfowler: I will nerfbat the everloving play dough out of you if you regularly use the words "follow" or "unfollow". -- the phrasing :) Feb 24th

  • Puppies falling from the sky?! I'm enjoying the current storyline in @dcorsetto's webcomic, Girls with Slingshots: http://www.gwscomic.com Feb 24th

  • @dahliapkitten Mezzaluna and I sent you 10 votes at http://tinyurl.com/spayday1 #spayday Spay or Neuter. Every kitten s/b a wanted kitten. Feb 24th

  • @chayakitty Mezzaluna tells me to say "Just lie on her wherever she is now and purr really loud. My meowmie rubs my fur when I do that." Feb 24th

  • 11pm. Caught up on Twitter. Should go to bed. But my arm is a pillow for a snoozing kitty. I can't move. The things we do for love. Feb 24th

  • Promising morning. Drizzling rain from a lowering sky, then a rainbow (full bow!) over the train station. Redolence of chocolate in the air. Feb 25th

  • Sky is clouding up considerably. Big grey clouds right over my building. In Pennsylvania, this would signal thunderstorm, but this is Calif. Feb 25th

  • Tried a "Rajgira Ladoob" from the Indian grocery. Fun! Ping Pong ball size/shape sweet seed balls. Hard! Taste reminds me of Cracker Jack. Feb 25th

  • Saw some of the tiniest snails I have ever seen this morning. Shells less than 1/4" diam. Not sure how they don't drown on the wet sidewalk. Feb 26th

  • Company reorg announced. This one has some longterm effects on my team. Good or bad? That could go either way. Adopting "wait and see" plan. Feb 26th

  • Today's Fun With Spam: wildfflowers sweatbox cabdrivers discordances whetterr remind bagworm shema. // (fflowers? whetterr?? Spell check!) Feb 26th

  • Adorable cartoon kitty "wallpaper". Donate any amount to support @dcorsetto's web comic "Girls With Slingshots". http://bit.ly/sidSU Feb 26th

  • Dear Mac OS X: I LOVE being able to drag a folder from the Finder into a Terminaal window and change to that directory. Thank you for that. Feb 27th

  • Word pictures, painted in 140 characters: @BlueGrassPoet, @Judith12, @Morning_Porch, @Raqhun. Who are your favorites? #followfriday Feb 27th

  • Cats too! (Bebop says "What is that?") RT @chrisgarrett and others: http://trainhorns.net/sound/ - it's a sound only young can hear! Feb 27th

  • Item ordered 3 wks ago backordered. Vendor tried to email me via address entered manually from printed output. Email domain typo = failure. Feb 28th

  • Vendor discovered they'd been using wrong address only after replying to my email asking "where's my stuff?" That address is different! Duh. Feb 28th

  • Via @cshirky Ross Mayfield thinks we'll lose Twitter to spam. I disagree. What do you think? http://bit.ly/13upnl http://tinyurl.com/b9u6cu Feb 28th

  • Cats usually eat at 6pm. It's not yet 6. "But", says Squirrel, "You're Here. I'm here. Kitchen is just around the corner. We could eat now." Feb 28th

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