Tuesday March 31, 2009

Twitterings - March 2009

These are my Twitter entries for March.

  • Finished the latest "paranormal sci-fi romance" by Jayne Castle. Nice to get back to planet Harmony. This one has a dust bunny named Elvis. Mar 1st

  • Jayne Castle book is "Dark Light", 5th in set. I reviewed the first two books in my weblog: http://bit.ly/6ZDeS - enjoyable light reading. Mar 1st

  • @kenarnold Some people don't know when to give up. Correlated with mental state? Crazy ideas, repeat, repeat in hopes that result changes?1 Mar 1st in reply to kenarnold

  • @jodiontheweb My favorite 'as seen on TV' type commercial is the One and Only Ginsu Knife. It Slices! It Dices! Cuts Tin Cans and Tomatoes! Mar 1st in reply to jodiontheweb

  • "It's like... like we're friends sharing our day." Twitter in comics. @krisdresen has posted another Max & Lily strip. http://bit.ly/OLm7p1 Mar 1st

  • My favorite breakfast at our favorite diner: Eggs Florentine. Eggs, tomatoes, spinach, cheese sauce. Large, yum, and just as tasty reheated. Mar 1st

  • Yes, I did indeed just tweet what I had for breakfast. In (dis)honor of the latest "doesn't get it" article on Twitter http://is.gd/l4NG1 Mar 1st

  • Via @inhabitots, the Trad "whimsical tree": http://tinyurl.com/d2rndk - 'Perhaps the designers will make a big enough, “family” sized Trad'. Mar 1st

  • Reading @jeffjarvis: "Papers' mistake was giving away ads (not content)." at http://ginx.com/-OPlo -- I tend to agree. What do you think? Mar 1st

  • Stuffies from @squishable: an eco-friendly lemur http://tinyurl.com/asjgm3 and an otter made of soy http://tinyurl.com/squishotter - Squeal! Mar 2nd

  • Ruummmmmble! Real thunder in SF Area, CA. Cool! (I miss Pennsylvania thunderstorms).Mar 4th

  • MARCH5 is a ubiquitin ligase of the mitochondrial outer membrane. (Betcha didn't know _that_!) [www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Entrez Gene database.]Mar 5th

  • @Marcome http://twitpic.com/1q4l8 - Noggie kisses are the bestest! Mar 5th

  • @FantasyDreamer We ran some tests on our server a year ago. 95% of incoming mail was spam. (90% was spam to nonexistent addresses). Ugh. Mar 5th in reply to FantasyDreamer

  • Playing "Bluetooth or Crazy" in train. Woman in dark glasses, hair over her ears, talking at a spot on the wall. Blackberry gives it away. Mar 5th

  • Wishing more people in Twitter didn't '@' so much. I find potentially interesting person but no point in following; I'll never see tweets.Mar 6th

  • RT @r Extremely bad Twitter slang we should all stamp out before it catches on. / Don't put anything after an @ that isn't someone's ID.Mar 7th

  • @feliciaday But, they do return the hour, nicely cleaned and polished, in the Autumn when we need it most. Mar 7th in reply to feliciaday

  • Spring Forward. Me Too! RT @kt_writes on DST ... I'll gladly mess up my sleep pattern for a later sunset....Mar 7th

  • There is frost on the rooftops in my neigborhood this morning. There was frost on my car windshield. In coastal CA in March, we have frost. Mar 10th

  • Looking at full moon in our living room window. Funny thing is, it's the wrong window, I'm seeing reflection from outside the other window. Mar 10th

  • Taking today off from Work, not for fun, unfortunately. I need to do Taxes. More frost on the rooftops this morning but also a hummingbird. Mar 11th

  • Pushing the Trademark envelope too far (e-newsletter): "Email delivery powered by Google Inbox too full? Subscribe to the feed version..." Mar 11th

  • Taxes = many papers on desk. Paper = Cat magnet. Tax papers now under cat. Cat happy. Vicki not so efficient. Mar 11th

  • Black is the new platinum? @rdmorin got an application for VISA "Black Card". "Not just another piece of plastic. Made with carbon". Ooooh. Mar 11th

  • @melle The plural of moose is meese. But the plural of mouse is meeses of course (Pixie & Dixie; http://www.toonopedia.com/p...) Mar 11th in reply to melle

  • Beautiful day. Spring in the air. Birds are singing. Why do I have to Work indoors? At least I can go for a walk around the block. So I did! Mar 12th

  • Absolutely! Applies to houseguests too. RT @melle: You're not packing properly unless there's an unwanted cat in your suitcase... Mar 12th

  • Learned a new word via @stephenfry: pandiculate. quote: "pandiculating with lassitude" Good descriptive word for kitties! Streeeetch yawn. Mar 12th

  • Almost 9pm but we haven't had dinner yet. Can't move. Both of us are trapped under kitties. There are priorities to be considered. Mar 12th

  • It's Friday the 13th. Having a black cat cross my path is a common occurrence. Good luck (unless I don't notice in time and trip over him). Mar 13th

  • Annual performance review yesterday. Largely v. good except for the often irrelevant Personal Development (aka "needs improvement") part.Mar 13th

  • In perf reviews, please stick to Work-related items. Stop including personal/personality. Inappropriate, irrelevant, not helpful. Bad taste.Mar 13th

  • @lindasusan I think most people just don't pay attention that March days-to-dates exactly match Feb 3/4 years. But they notice Friday 13th. Mar 13th in reply to lindasusan

  • @moyalynne http://twitpic.com/2285f - Yeay for the washing machine! Yeay for the window that lets you see clothes go round and round and ... Mar 13th

  • One of the things I like about Twitter, dislike about Facebook, is the openness. You don't need to log in, or "friend" to read Twitter. Mar 13th

  • House redolent with scent of cooking apples. Chunky applesauce: 1 c water, 4 c apples. Bring to boil, simmer till tender. Sugar to taste. Mar 13th

  • @Twitter - When FB is getting press for it, it's past time for Twitter to change the question. GetSatisfaction.com: http://bit.ly/NtW3O Mar 13th

  • RT @ryananderson The nice thing about being horribly seasonally affected is that when it's sunny out, I'm automatically in an awesome mood.Mar 14th

  • It's not sunny outside today; it's gray and cloudy. But Saturday offsets a lot of clouds. Maybe not in an awesome mood, but not bad either.Mar 14th

  • Mac OS X 10.5.6 update breaks Postfix, preventing incoming SMTP connections. Frustrating. Took too long to find. http://bit.ly/16EYwb Mar 14th

  • Passengers took possession of their staterooms, to let his emotions out however, very gradually, this physical cleansing. #FunWithSpam 1/2 Mar 14th

  • walking along, divided and civilization. After the destruction of the and not those which are made with the help of. #FunwithSpam 2/2 Mar 14th

  • @DiscreteDaniel Sounds to me like your neighbor is Homer Simpson! http://bit.ly/5YWSd Mar 14th in reply to DiscreteDaniel

  • Rich is down in the garage making our bagel slicer slightly wider. The smell of burnt wood is drifting up through the living room window. Mar 15th

  • Living room window open. Drizzly rain currently stopped. A happily chirrupping bird sings from somewhere nearby. (Should I say "twitters"?) Mar 15th

  • @SpaceAgeSage @hnuttall - "Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero Mar 15th in reply to SpaceAgeSage

  • 7am. Sunrise obscured by heavy clouds. Drizzling rain. Car ahead of me has license plate 1CLUTZ. Give him room. Mar 16th

  • @dahliapkitten http://twitpic.com/25gmi - Happy A-day Thomas from Bebop and the Heatercats in Califurnia. Mar 16th

  • @twitter Absolutely. RT @eddieizzard ... I think we should all start a campaign to change the listings to 'reading' and 'readers'.Mar 16th

  • @al3x Your choice would seem to imply those are good colors for you. Then again, profile colors are more easily changed if your mind does.Mar 16th in reply to al3x

  • If I had to pick one annpoyance about TWiki, I'd pick the "3 spaces * 1 space" format for bullets. 2 or 4 spaces instead? Doesn't work. Mar 17th

  • http://twitpic.com/27fp5 - Re-Captcha is a great idea but sometimes the "words" are... unusual. Mar 17th

  • @zchamu http://twitpic.com/26s65 - Congrats on Happycat. It's good to have a rockin day! Mar 17th

  • @pomeranian99 I am on your side about people who call one post "a blog". At Work, people refer to one page in corp Wiki as"a wiki". Shudder.Mar 17th in reply to pomeranian99

  • @twitter I've finally had my Twitter page New!&Improved! The "more" button at the bottom? I hate it. Please make this an option. :-( Mar 18th

  • Time to rethink the jury system? RT @iand perfect example of how society advances at a much slower rate than technology http://bit.ly/hwIi Mar 18th

  • This "Twitter Litter" article (http://bit.ly/ejFhv) conflates followers with following (a too-common error) and presents a faulty thesis. Mar 20th

  • Absence or presence of zealots indicates absolutely nothing about quality or lack of quality of a piece of technology. http://bit.ly/EZgRC Mar 20th

  • Today is Spring Equinox. The first day of Spring is Groundhog Day (says @Morning_Porch) and I agree! Esp. where I live; trees blossom Feb 2. Mar 20th

  • W00t! Nerd Merit Badge 03 is out! "HOMONYMS: correctly spells words that sound the same." I've ordered mine. http://nerdmeritbadges.com Mar 20th

  • Young adult males running up and down the street, yelling, swearing, stomping feet. It's 11:30pm in a residential neighborhood. Go Home.Mar 20th

  • @Pogue I see no reason why RT must imply unexpurgated version. RT gives credit, often not even the original poster! Information > verbatim. Mar 21st in reply to Pogue

  • "Looking Up". Mind-bending photography of Brent Townshend (via @interrante). May lead to a sense of disequilibrium. http://www.tc.com/bt Mar 21st

  • Wow! 22 mph wind with rain. From the North. Splatter all over the front windows. Sploosh! Mar 22nd

  • Book recommendation: "Fatal Fixer-upper" by Jennie Bentley. "Cozy" mystery fiction. Well plotted; good characters. First in a new series. Mar 22nd

  • @wefollow - heartily sick of seeing "Just added myself to... wefollow" in my twitterstream. Like the idea of the service. Hating the spam. Mar 23rd

  • @melle http://twitpic.com/2dqzt - This is scary. At least with the "real" peeps you know what you're getting: sugar coated sugar (and za ...Mar 23rd

  • I recommend @whitneyhess' #ias09 slides: "Evangelizing Yourself: You Can't Change the World If No One Knows Your Name" http://is.gd/oyNj Mar 24th

  • @romkey "oh wefollow you son of a bitch, twittering for me... " expresses my feelings exactly. I control my tweetstream, not some webapp. Mar 24th in reply to romkey

  • @moyalynne "a bit more than pictures"... O. M. G. (and Oh My Giggles!). That's surely a keeper. Surreal. Mar 24th in reply to moyalynne

  • Wow. Pretty! RT @delwart: check out @mikerowe1 a miniature artisan specializing in wood turning very nice work http://tinyurl.com/ddhwpz Mar 24th

  • At 3:30 I was in 5 simultaneous IM sessions. Where were you people earlier today? Told #3 "already chatting". For next two, didn't bother. Mar 25th

  • Solved all 5 requests. Didn't type in wrong windows. Everyone happy. And out the door to shuttle at 4:25. W00t. (Let's not do this again.) Mar 25th

  • The (large) poster on a bus stop shelter in SF shows a man's face - yawning. Hello! I'm driving here. I don't need (yawn) to start yawning. Mar 25th

  • Watched a bicyclist purposefully run the red light by a freeway offramp. I know waiting is boring but you're slow and not indestructible. Mar 26th

  • @easthawaiiarts yes. Isn't "yawn" a fascinating word? Just (:-O) reading it makes you... um, yeah, that. Mar 26th in reply to easthawaiiarts

  • Drinking vanilla-scented (and flavoured) tea. It's... different. Not bad, but I don't think it will become my new favorite thing. Mar 27th

  • This is a fascinating book. Not just "science". Read it. - RT @Pistachio: Highly recommended book on food science "On Food and Cooking". Mar 28th

  • We once attended a talk by "On Food and Cooking" author Harold McGee. Slides. Anecdotes. Why copper bowl really is best to whip egg whites. Mar 28th

  • Liked @david_a_eaves' "Newspapers’ decline is a sign of democracy, not a symptom of its death" http://timesurl.at/569c07 - via @jayrosen_nyu Mar 28th

  • @r http://twitpic.com/2krmv - That is TRULY #BADFBADS. Shudder. Must go wash eyeballs now. Mar 29th

  • Another restaurant gone. We called out favorite Indian Buffet; they've changed hands and no longer offer a buffet. So sad. Food was good. Mar 29th

  • 4.4 quake (now measured). 15 minutes ago. 32 miles from where I work. First floor. Monitors swayed slightly. Mar 30th

  • The Painted Lady butterflies are migrating north up El Camino Real. I recall the 2005 migration. They were _everywhere_ http://bit.ly/3y66NH Mar 31st

  • @thewordcellar I made myself a t-shirt: "I may be compulsive, but I don't obsess over it... much." Mar 31st in reply to thewordcellar

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