The Twitter Diaries: 2009-06-14: CO

^ Colorado wildflower

  • Eating at panera before dropping E at sfo and going on to sjc. Won’t see him til august #
  • Now to prepare for speaking in Chicago and Porto Alegre #
  • @lskrocki WTF? I didn’t know we got tornadoes in Colorado! in reply to lskrocki #
  • made it to SJC in plenty of time to not pay $54 extra (per hour!) on rental car. Got to security before I realized I still had the keys #
  • @pizzocalabro Brazil, New Zealand, and Australia – three new (to me) countries in one month! in reply to pizzocalabro #
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Monica – http://bit.ly/u6Qou – ironically, I wrote about this years ago: http://bit.ly/rxbGa #
  • @lskrocki Humph. If I wanted tornadoes, I’d live in Kansas! in reply to lskrocki #
  • I am freakin’ flying home into tornadoes? Damn damn damn. I don’t scare easily on planes, but this might do it. #
  • @rosso harass them to give you credit and a link in reply to rosso #
  • yup, figured. Weather delay into Denver #
  • Landed dia. Hungry. Won’t make it home without food, not much there anyway. Hope we at least have milk for breakfast #
  • I’m in one of my moods when I can think of something snarky about everyone I see #
  • @nonstick those who work with me know that the key is to keep me fed. #
  • @dave_enz great thanks! I’ll book flights this week #
  • Spain’s El Pais deserves a medal for services to Italy #
  • oh, right, that’s what my Tivo was recording – the Tony Awards! Hope I recorded long enough, suspect not… #
  • Find someone NOT on Twitter who’s EVER heard of Laporte, Arrington, et al. If you can’t, then please stop tweeting about them. #
  • Who’s in/near Chicago? I’ll be speaking next week on UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS TO BUILD ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY http://bit.ly/39dP3Z #
  • frustrating to list 5 steps to get to the-thing-that-isn’t-working only to be told “It works for me” – by someone who has only done step 1 #
  • ps re the conference http://bit.ly/39dP3Z – I can offer a speaker discount, DM me for details. #
  • RT @plasticbagUK: great Twitter feature? Temporary mute. Like, “I don’t want to hear from this person for a couple of hours”. – YES! #
  • hmm. Got some great footage of the carpet at our OSUG bootcamp. We’ll pretend I was wrestling the union steward for control of my camera. #
  • @darrinschaos happy birthday to you, and to @jscusc ! in reply to darrinschaos #
  • Sunday Morning, Coming Down http://bit.ly/y5w19 #
  • so what’s the best travel pillow out there? #
  • @glynnfoster honestly not crazy about the new t-shirts. What has soccer/football got to do with OpenSolaris? in reply to glynnfoster #
  • what’s with the juvenile “first post!” crap? Maybe popular bloggers should automatically delete those. #
  • @alydenisof I believe we allow the faux Brits to use “twits” as more natural to them. in reply to alydenisof #
  • I wish the cos who spam me had a minimum grasp of demographic targeting. I have NO INTEREST in Miley Cyrus tickets, thx v much AmEx! #
  • @amber_benson amber_benson you’re welcome. You might remember my daughter: http://bit.ly/99e2K #
  • @katlemieux thanks. Sun does a lot with SL, but I haven’t gone back to it myself since way back when I first tried it. Too much overhead. #
  • @llcrowe thanks, but seems too bulky gien everything else I have to carry… in reply to llcrowe #
  • covering meetings for the boss this week. I’m learning a lot. I guess. #
  • RT @MMaryMary: I don’t leave people voicemail for the same reason that I don’t put back airline seat backs. – me, neither! #
  • I have HOW MANY more hours of meetings today? #
  • my head is going to explode, any minute now. #
  • @darrinschaos depends. You gonna make it worth my while? ; ) in reply to darrinschaos #
  • duplicating 250 USB sticks with video. The glamorous life of a social media guru… #
  • @llcrowe Sorry, by travel I meant one for use on the plane! Tho one for hotels would also be nice… in reply to llcrowe #
  • was pulling into the Wal-Mart parking lot (Broomfield) when the tornado siren went. Agh! Don’t let me be trapped in Wal-Mart! #
  • @bubbva fortunately, the siren didn’t last long. There was real nightmare potential there though in reply to bubbva #
  • I wish I could figure out how to turn off the FB “notifications” about horoscopes. Stop spamming me with rubbish I don’t believe in. #
  • phone conf today with my co-panelists from http://bit.ly/39dP3Z – we all have interesting stories to tell about enterprise social media #
  • wondering if I should just turn off comments on my personal blog. It’s almost all spammers these days. Clever ones, but still spammers. #
  • why does the same ticket cost $130 less on travelocity than purchasing directly from ba.com? #
  • @sogrady apparently, putting together an Airbus and having it STAY together are two different propositions. in reply to sogrady #
  • any opinions on orbitz vs expedia vs travelocity? #
  • @dreamofitaly wish I was seeing low prices on tickets FROM Italy. Any tips? in reply to dreamofitaly #
  • @ingenthr kayak is great for researching fares, but they actually send you to the other sites to buy in reply to ingenthr #
  • @dreamofitaly flights originating in Italy are more expensive, but the SAME flight costs $130 more from ba.com than from Expedia. Boh. in reply to dreamofitaly #
  • @travelocity you’re going to have to sell harder than that! Why are you better? in reply to travelocity #
  • @jailmedia fortunately, the individual in question (not my daughter!) has been released in reply to jailmedia #
  • @Cdash burning question: why can I set up auto-payment for my personal AmEx, but not for corporate? in reply to Cdash #
  • will be speaking in Wellington, NZ on Extending Conversations http://bit.ly/1QQAUt July 6-8 #
  • @MissExpatria Italian schoolchildren are graded on verbosity. Ross was never taught how to structure an essay, just to use fancy words. in reply to MissExpatria #
  • I really, really miss the great travel agent we had in Milan. She got us tons of great deals. But the agency went out of business. #
  • @lbridenne76 nah, just crushed by the global changes in the travel industry. How many travel agencies do you see around these days? in reply to lbridenne76 #
  • continuing to harass corp travel. My 5+ week trip just keeps getting more complicated (and more fun!) #
  • @cbs4denver experiences in Europe, esp. Ireland, show that a plastic bag tax encourages people to use reusable bags. Soon becomes a habit in reply to cbs4denver #
  • I still haven’t figured out who Gen Y and Gen X even are. Except that I don’t think I’m in either, and I don’t fit the profile of any… #
  • hmm. @ThinGuy says Gen Y was born post-boomer, pre-1980, @zenxacred says they were teens in late 90s/00s. I was born in 1962, grad 1981 #
  • OMFG. You have got to be kidding me. Please, someone tell me this is a cruel joke. #
  • videocameras manned by expensive union crews with NO F’IN TAPES IN THEM? I don’t know whether to weep or scream or just throw up. #
  • there are tapes after all. I can sleep. #
  • @davewiner gris gris gumbo ya ya, but apropos of what? He’s not dead, is he? in reply to davewiner #
  • is this is ad for an MMPORG or a steamy romance novel? I’m confused. #
  • Are you a student interested in high-performance computing? If so: it’s PARTY TIME! http://isc09studentparty.eventbrite.com/ #
  • new FB group name translates as “What else does Berlusconi have to do to change your mind? Screw your grandmother?” http://bit.ly/QgXhM #
  • @kbeninato @davewiner probably says a lot (weird) about my childhood that I could likely sing all of the Night Tripper album from memory in reply to kbeninato #
  • @kbeninato @davewiner & at the end of the live-action 101 Dalmatians, I mortified my daughter yelling in a Milan cinema: OMG it’s Dr. John! in reply to kbeninato #
  • @kbeninato glad you found me. I was born in NOLA, family there still, have not been back in ages. May make it, finally, in October. in reply to kbeninato #
  • covering for the boss today involves a FIVE HOUR meeting. I really don’t know how she does it. There must be secret executive stamina shots. #
  • OTOH, being in a videoconf room for 5 hrs means I won’t have to listen to the jackhammering outside my office window. #
  • bing search picks up my Tweets rather than content from the page they’re linking to. ??? search on “Italian slang” to see an example #
  • @italylogue I think I now qualify as a reverse expat. After 17 years in Italy, the US is in many ways a foreign country to me. in reply to italylogue #
  • @italylogue tons of articles in my head on moving back to the US, no time to write them! in reply to italylogue #
  • anybody in Chicago? I’ll be there Monday evening-Weds evening #
  • my good mood was more fragile than I’d thought. #
  • @nonstick can’t. The VP can see me on the videoconference. in reply to nonstick #
  • What’s more cruelly and stupidly ironic here? The event, or the comments speculating on why it occurred? http://bit.ly/AQmYb #
  • Indian colleges ban jeans to ‘protect’ girls http://bit.ly/Ouyjs – “eve teasing” happens to women in Indian clothing, too! #
  • “In Italy, the general assumption is that someone is guilty until proven innocent.” http://bit.ly/DzVlh – ? how do you explain Berlusconi? #
  • @kbeninato NOLA at Halloween wd be amazing, but I’ll be in Tuscon then in reply to kbeninato #
  • I need a hug #
  • thanks for the hugs, folks! Will that also work for margaritas? ; ) #
  • A parade of window cleaners passes. Wonder if they have trouble with the owls #
  • @dave_enz looks good! in reply to dave_enz #
  • @jeffreytaylor zoned printer cartridges? that is totally weird. What is their excuse? in reply to jeffreytaylor #
  • @jeffreytaylor but you told anyway. ; ) in reply to jeffreytaylor #
  • moving finished projects off my Mac and onto archive to make room for new video. Finally getting some use out of that Thumper I bragged on. #
  • Dinner: pasta with pesto the real Genovese way, with potatoes and green beans #
  • I’d be more excited about the upcoming weekend were it not for the suspicion that I’ll be doing a lot of work… #
  • @lskrocki thanks – and rather appropriate for me right now! in reply to lskrocki #
  • @ajkeen you paying the tickets? in reply to ajkeen #
  • @lskrocki actually, I was referring to the song. ; ) but, yes, people can be amazingly resilient. “Slumdog” was very true to life that way in reply to lskrocki #
  • @briansolis re Dell, so much for the theory that Twitter is “only for seduction, never for sex.” ; ) in reply to briansolis #
  • driving to work, “Chess” came up on my iPod shuffle (of ~10k songs). In my inbox an offer from Amazon for “Chess in Concert” DVD. Scary. #
  • ooh, wow – Chess in Concert looks great (okay, I’m a musicals geek) – I ordered it. http://bit.ly/ZdjYS #
  • seems unfair that anyone I follow is allowed to DM me, but I can’t DM them back unless they’re also following me. DM rights should be equal #
  • does anyone have a graphic showing locations of Sun offices worldwide? need urgently for a preso #
  • starting to make noise about the Sun videos we’ve been translating – http://bit.ly/1mMLR #
  • @sumaya The Economist. in reply to sumaya #
  • @c0t0d0s0 please help spread the word about Student Event at ISC – Eventbrite http://bit.ly/3YrAsv #
  • so far today: wkd on Chicago preso, discd FISL preso, edited & uploaded 1 OHAC video, lined up ~6 hrs of video for translation, tracked vids #
  • …and the very watery cup of coffee I just managed to brew is definitely not going to suffice #
  • @italylogue @divinacucina I always liked Milan, too. But had to leave before the pollution killed me (literally). in reply to italylogue #
  • RT @c0t0d0s0: just blogged: ISC’09 Student Event http://tinyurl.com/mp3h96 – Thanks! @templedf FYI #
  • @sumaya what will it be and when? #SocialYou in reply to sumaya #
  • @ThinGuy if they gave you a show, you would have to have an affair with your bodyguard in reply to ThinGuy #
  • @missbhavens depends whether you’re doing this way too seriously or not. I don’t recall taking more than a day or 2, only to meet visitors in reply to missbhavens #
  • I love working with engineers; their “just the facts” attitude suits me. #
  • @sumaya I’ll be in Brazil, presenting on videoblogging! #socialyou in reply to sumaya #
  • Presenting the New Toshiba OpenSolaris Laptops – Video http://bit.ly/4ibPlG #
  • Meet some OpenSolaris User Group Leaders – Video http://bit.ly/2rJb5 #
  • OMG how did I not know about this? Hysterical! http://bit.ly/11zb9w #
  • @reiger hopefully will see you at Usenix, if not before. in reply to reiger #
  • @sumaya well, hey, didn’t you go to Jordan or thereabouts? I was jealous then! #socialyou in reply to sumaya #
  • @lskrocki the comb-over is precisely intended to stop horrible embarrassments like mom kisses. in reply to lskrocki #
  • okay, so now I have http://www.facebook.com/deirdre.straughan – so what? #
  • @MissExpatria never used GoDaddy, but have been mostly happy with DreamHost for years in reply to MissExpatria #
  • I have so little influence over Google earnings on my site. Don’t have time to seek more direct ads, so far they find me. #
  • I should buy a better camera for this trip but don’t really want to spend right now, and don’t have time to do the research. #
  • @darrinschaos I have a point and shoot, plan to buy a DSLR later. I have to carry video equipment this trip anyway, so a big camera… nah in reply to darrinschaos #
  • is Twitter search broken? Looking for the live tweets we did at #ohac, get no results. #
  • hmm. Does Twitter search not have an archive beyond ten days? just-now tweet with #ohac shows up, dozens of tweets from May 31 do not. #
  • mini bulldozer being used to spread dirt – job cd be done quietly, cheaply, without pollution using a wheelbarrow and a shovel! #
  • @davest now I’m even sadder I can’t be there! in reply to davest #
  • @stoweboyd @jeffreytaylor should dine with you and cool people. in reply to stoweboyd #
  • saw “Up” today. Lovely, but opening seq made me want to shout: “If you have a dream, bloody well pursue it NOW!” You never know. #
  • Calacanis must be pissed: “his search engine, Malaho” http://bit.ly/9XW4A Thought the NYT had fact-checkers, or at least spell checkers. #

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