The Twitter Diaries: 2009-08-30: CO

  • @AmberCadabra hit ’em with a bunch of negatives on Amazon. They’ll learn that can’t be undone. ; ) in reply to AmberCadabra #
  • @stephenfry I am only beginning to understand cricket, but I’m happy for you – altho, from my POV, the wrong team won! in reply to stephenfry #
  • Waiting for the airshow to start. #
  • i guess the air show was canceled – storm moving in. Dang #
  • taking time off to spend with family. Of course I’m the only one awake at 8 am (late for me!), so I’m lazing over coffee. Yay. #
  • more perspective on Americans’ hysteria over healthcare, from someone who knows more than one country http://bit.ly/13W5LA #
  • have requested photos of the winners of the “I’m blogging this for Sun” t-shirts. I’m already seeing a streak of engineering competitiveness #
  • @jonasthaler drink enough coffee so you’re at least wired and weird in reply to jonasthaler #
  • @hemantmehta make sure they know the religious right wing hate you – that’ll up your coolness factor instantly in reply to hemantmehta #
  • there used to be a really good app to show me who I’m following and who’s following me, but I can’t find it now. Suggestions? #
  • Hanging out in boulder with Ross & G. Feeling mellow after a glass of Spanish bubbly at lunch. Feeling more vacated today #
  • RT @templedf: Due to some cancellations, there are now 4 openings at the #sunhpc09. Better hurry! http://hpcworkshop.com/ #
  • @saraford just realized – you’re not following me! tsk, tsk. ; ) #
  • thanks @jeffreytaylor for reminding me about Twitter Karma http://bit.ly/sq1SP . A few surprises in the list of my followings and followers #
  • hoping for pouring rain so the neighborhood teens will stop running around on their sound- and air-polluting motorized vehicles #
  • RT @comay: San Francisco OpenSolaris User Group tonight, http://tr.im/x1Fr; 6PM presentations, 7PM drinking 🙂 – sorry I can’t be there! #
  • Ross & G want to go to Casa Bonita tonight. They’re huge South Park fans. This should be… interesting? #
  • Oh lord what has our kid got us into? A liter of margaritas is probably a good idea #
  • @plasticbagUK congrats! in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • RT @pancrazioauteri: I’m looking for Grails-expert Java developers. [NB Pancrazio is a friend and former colleague, highly recommended.] #
  • typing first thing in the morning on not enough coffee leads to interesting Freudian keyboard slips #
  • to-do list for last day of vacation: spa with my daughter, then go get a new modem. Yes, I am a GIRL geek. #
  • RT @fauxpress: Reading: “Vlogger Flashmeeting this Saturday ::” (http://twitthis.com/c6rnyn) – thanks for the heads-up, hope to join! #
  • RT @martinwake: week of free hospital treatment in the communist and/or Nazi hell of the NHS. Sigh. – sorry you need it, glad you have it! #
  • using TwitterKarma to clean out spammers, decide whether I want to follow who follows me, unfollow some who don’t. Educational. #
  • @dudulima want to trade for Italy? in reply to dudulima #
  • @dfugate I think we all have plenty to stress about right now. Every now and then, when I have time I also panic about my future employment! in reply to dfugate #
  • @bubbva it’s your avatar photo ; ) in reply to bubbva #
  • Waiting for my “Positively Hot” pink toenail polish to dry. And with that, let’s meet the foot fetishist population on Twitter. <wry smile> #
  • @nilofer from years of personal experience, I recommend http://www.udaytour.com/ for travel in India #
  • all vacation over now. Wednesday feels like Monday, but at least Friday wll feel like Wednesday. And Thursdays are good anyhow. #
  • strange task for the day: loading the OpenSolaris 2009.06 repositories onto 150 8 GB iPod nanos to send to user groups worldwide. #
  • …while also creating and duplicating a new USB stick of OpenSolaris videos to go in the same shipment… #
  • RT @bubbva: message for parents/grandparents/siblings of all technical people: here’s how I fix your computer: http://xkcd.com/627/ #
  • @lskrocki R’s bellybutton piercing healed itself out in months. The nose piercing remains and is cute. in reply to lskrocki #
  • hygienist who cleaned my teeth today does lots of volunteer trips to refugee camps, etc. How could she get free air tix to go to more? #
  • iPod progress: ~40 loaded so far, but dealing with multiple iPods confuses both iTunes and Windows (no, can’t use Mac for this) #
  • @ceri it’s getting the job done, thanks – just requires the occasional restart. May get them all done tonight. in reply to ceri #
  • @llcrowe good question, will find out in reply to llcrowe #
  • up to iPod #62. Staying late, but somehow doubt I’ll get through all 150 tonight. #
  • not eating much and sleeping less than usual. I’m not sure what I’m actually running on. Sheer stress? #
  • @bklein34 definitely a factor. I should be falling over; instead I can’t sit still! in reply to bklein34 #
  • oh, and got new modem set up with a minimum of fuss (had to call Qwest to learn my PPPoE login), much faster than roomie’s – Girl Geeks FTW! #
  • “Ted Kennedy death gets expected coverage from cable news networks” – what kind of a lame-ass headline is that? #
  • “Italy ranks 67th out of 130 countries… on the Global Gender Gap Index, lower than Uganda, Namibia, Kazakhstan…” http://bit.ly/dj7jt #
  • Puzzled by a spammer who wants to buy “woman hair” from me. Sorry, don’t have any to spare. #
  • Videocracy, a documentary by Erik Gandini: in Italy, TV has taken the place of democracy http://bit.ly/2F9b8Z #
  • so the same day I get spam wanting to buy my “woman hair”, my hair appointment is canceled (stylist has bronchitis). Coincidence? #
  • Twitter Karma http://bit.ly/sq1SP reveals that @stephenfry follows me, @timbray and @webmink don’t. Ahem. #
  • @webmink very true. And I’ve had drinks with you and not with him. So I’ll forgive you. ; ) in reply to webmink #
  • about 25 OpenSolaris user group iPods to go, but won’t finish today, either. Lack of sleep catching up. #
  • learning about iPod failure rates. Of 150, 2 won’t start at all, connectors on 2 mfd slightly wrong – needed prodding with iPhone connector. #
  • waking up slowly from a decent (for once) night’s sleep. Oh,yes – it was Thursday. Today: finish the last few iPods, do video project… #
  • @alecmuffett This feels like watching the guillotine blade slowly rising, and not even knowing whose head is on the block… in reply to alecmuffett #
  • @alecmuffett looking forward to hearing what’s next! #
  • added a bit on measuring to » Reflections on My Career http://bit.ly/m4Juk (yes, I am a stats junkie) #
  • @jeffreytaylor that sounds like a blast! in reply to jeffreytaylor #
  • OpenSolaris Security – Jack Adams interviews Valerie Bubb Fenwick at OSCON http://bit.ly/KvwoH #
  • 150 iPods loaded with the OpenSolaris 2009.06 repository. minus 3 that don’t start at all, maybe the batteries are too old and flat #
  • @alecmuffett hmm, interesting idea… in reply to alecmuffett #
  • Asking questions = libel: “Berlusconi’s lawyers cited an article… containing 10 questions it wants answered ” http://bit.ly/TOr8o #
  • Agh! My fortune cookie! RT @NathanFillion: Do something today you’ve been afraid to do. A decision based on fear is the wrong decision. #
  • @rosso thanks, using those to clean out “dead” friends in reply to rosso #
  • coming up: likely one of the weirdest and most stressful months of my life. Yes, that’s why I woke up at 4 am. #
  • RT @wanderingitaly: “How to Read Sagra Posters” article http://bit.ly/RIXpo #
  • got another 3 hours of sleep. Hooray for weekends! #
  • @reiger Friday! in reply to reiger #
  • UI fail: LinkedIn tells me a friend has updated the Honors in his profile. I cannot find any way to see these. Nor do I know where mine are. #
  • okay, found mine. Still can’t see his. #
  • @ThinGuy it amazes me how little UI testing anyone seems to do! in reply to ThinGuy #
  • RT @pizzocalabro: To insurance companies, this man’s son is a pre-existing condition. http://bit.ly/qo3Qp (via @thegoodbloggess) #ba #
  • @jeffreytaylor you just have to walk into that cafeteria with your head held high and know that you’re one of the coolest kids there in reply to jeffreytaylor #
  • RT @apperceptions: videobloging video conference starting up. come and join in: http://fm.ea-tel.eu/fm/28db8f-18170 – I’m there! #
  • @Oracle I take it the A/C is turned off on Saturdays? in reply to Oracle #
  • @saraford you are just too cute for words! ; ) in reply to saraford #
  • not going to Europe in Sept after all, but have nonetheless managed to schedule quite a bit of travel… #
  • @saraford I know. But you look cute, which makes you ten times az dangerous. ; ) #

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