The Twitter Diaries to 2010-04-15: SF, CO, UK, India, Las Vegas

Being on the bleeding edge, I spend a lot of time justifying what I’m doing. I look forward to video being so obvious that no one asks. #
@glynnfoster See you here! #
Not watching the Oscars. Spent the afternoon /making/ film. Maybe not Oscar caliber, but it’ll be big stuff in my corner of the world. #
The more tired I am, the more banal and annoying everyone else’s conversations seem. Can I just whine and scream like a two year old? #
reached home at 2 am. Maybe I’ll manage to sleep til 8 or 9 this morning. #
If you find my videos useful, now would be a very good time to drop a comment saying so on http://blogs.sun.com/video/ – thanks! #
RT @PizzoC: Proposed ballot initiative seeks forced relocationfinal solutionof queer Utahns (via @fruhwirth) http://bit.ly/9P9ZgY #
Happy international women’s day; here’s a virtual mimosa blossom for all women: http://bit.ly/dswJTg #
oh, it’s going to be one of those days, is it? #
We used to hustle over the border for health care in Canada, Palin said http://bit.ly/973to4 – can I just vomit over the hypocrisy? #
@Doxees I’m relieved to know that even Utahns are not that crazy #
I finished some very cool video today. Yes, you’ll all get to see some of it pretty soon. #
@vdotw Unfortunately, can’t make it – need to sec’y the OGB meeting at that time. #
the screaming headache I’ve had all day has not been conducive to completing any of the forty bazillion tasks on my plate #
Ah, the Twitterverse. 2 of my peeps on opposite sides of the US continent write about Up within mins – 99% sure they don’t know each other #
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Passpack Password Manager is a life-saving app that I use every day http://bit.ly/cHViI2 #
@vdotw love to, I’m in BRM5 rm 3125. Free from 1 to 4 pm (today is my crazy meeting day) #
Brand new video! George Wilson on ZFS Dedup – Oracle Solaris Video http://bit.ly/b5MMpn #
And another brand-new video: ZFS Dynamic LUN Expansion – Oracle Solaris Video http://bit.ly/cwwCZl #
2010 OGB Election Now Open http://bit.ly/9HfBve – if you’re a Core Contributor to OpenSolaris, you need to vote! #
Brendan’s back: How to survive as an Aussie Kernel Engineer http://bit.ly/cuDZfY #
@ben glad you like it. We be branded. #
RT @DElyMyth: Sciopero 12 marzo: orari per mezzi ATM, Ferrovie Nord e Trenitalia… so glad I no longer have to deal with Italy’s strikes #
…members of [a]Church, whose members have a lengthy history of child deaths from lack of medical care. http://bit.ly/br3PYb – GAAAAHHH #
RT @chhandomay: Inquirer tells how to get free upgrade to Office 2010. But why hassels? #OpenOffice is always free. http://bit.ly/bYqGry #
@jlb13 I resemble that hashtag #omgcanipleezhazsomesleepzsometime #
unexpectedly have a weekend off in SF coming up, what will I do with all that free time? #
Roch is back: Performance of the Hybrid Storage Pool – Oracle Solaris Video http://bit.ly/bYNtLZ #
filming. This one’s for internal use only, sorry. But you’ve still got George: Oracle Solaris Video http://bit.ly/19B0bm #
really must pay more attention to my own website; it’s a hot property in its own small way, and gets me interesting offers from time to time #
the connected world! Got a comment on Aggiungi un Posto a Tavola http://bit.ly/90RwCA from the author of the original book it was based on. #
RT @samharrisorg: Vatican’s chief exorcist says Satan is inside the Vatican… http://bit.ly/cYpihs -so they don’t have to blame themselves #
@montemagno you find out that at least half of them got there before you? #
@missbhavens that’s common in some parts of the world e.g. Italy #
argh! who ordered snow? #
RT @openstorage: Fishworks – Sun Storage 7000 2010.Q1.0.0 Release: A new major software update, known as … http://bit.ly/dhHBm0 #
@OrganizeFISH uh oh. You lot together looks like trouble! 😉 #
damn, is EVERYONE at #sxsw but me? Where were you people when I was there last year? #
@bubbva @Radu43 there’s an app called TaxiMagic but it may only work in SF, and apparently only calls one company. #
RT @AshleyGurd: … for you not to believe in God you must accept there is a God – No, I don’t. Do you accept green men on Mars? #
RT @JustinHaggerty: At the Sun Oracle welcome event in Reston, VA. http://twitpic.com/17wl54 – cool. Live Tweet? #
Lessig speaks at Italy’s = Capitol Hill on The Internet and Freedom. Tough crowd for that concept. They need to hear it; will they listen? #
Rough night, bad coffee (made it myself). This will be a great day fr mandatory corp training. (Learn how to sexually harass my colleagues.) #
@AshleyGurd – Greta Christina, as usual, puts it very well: Atheism is Not Faith http://bit.ly/beXHhj #
Master Your Sysadmin One-Liners – BigAdmin http://bit.ly/buzXEe #
@vdotw tip from LifeHacker: walk into any big hotel, say you checked out and forgot your charger. They have boxes of ’em behind the desk #
@ebertchicago Hmm… have you lived your life with the aim of pleasing your grandmother? #
I think I survived my first O expense report. App looks much the same, but works better. Scanning receipts on our copiers = tricky. #
survived two expense reports. Now for [gritting teeth] Ethics training. #
1-hr massage and I still have a headache. Probably not a good sign. #
feeling jittery. Surely there’s something I could do that would get me out of the office for a bit. Don’t particularly feel like going home. #
RT Italy’s plan to force 6,000 Roma people into camps condemned by Amnesty http://bit.ly/9UU2Zo #
no, Tweetdeck, you may not use that sound to alert me. It sounds very confusingly like something else. #
this training says click on Jane, but the photo is confusing: I don’t know any women of Indian descent named Jane. #
@acworkma the photos in our trainings were even less realistic, we must admit #
@bklein34 What? You dare admit that every second of motherhood isn’t the most fulfilling thing you’ll ever do in your life? </sarcasm> #
Twitter needs a feature like FB to show me mutual friends. That would make some follows more comprehensible. #
Fox turning reality on its head its repetition of its uber-lie: The American people do not want health-care reform. http://bit.ly/b8lnYw #
Christoph is back, and better than ever – now with slides! Protecting Services with Built-In Solaris Security Features http://bit.ly/9mKwRD #
@PizzoC they would have to have started from better books. #
Phone mtg w colleague while he was at SFO and I was en route to DIA. Ah, the glamorous life. #
RT @msleal: ZFS Book: http://bit.ly/ap7htb Hope you enjoy! (in Brazilian Portoguese) #
flight delayed 1.5 hrs. I’m very grateful that DIA has free wifi. Hanging out on the floor near a handy electrical outlet and working. #
The modern mantra is that you shd do what you’re passionate about. Why, then, is passion viewed with suspicion & suspected of bias? #
Yes, I’m emotionally invested in what I do. That’s part of what makes it good. #
Arr sfo. Spent the flight enjoyably, editing. #
I guess I score myself by that most fundamental rating: audience. Am I giving them what they want? The numbers seem to say I do. #
Oh just effing great. BA is going on strike the day i’m supposed to arrive in London. #
@dogcow I’ve never had a problem til now with BA or the much-maligned Heathrow, but this may be my turn. I never fly Alitalia, tho. #
@bubbva Yes. Sun.com has enormous Googlejuice and will drive a lot of traffic. #
this week has been… well… but the weekend includes a show Sat night and a Bollywood movie Sunday! #
@jeffreytaylor Sounds like a cozy domestic scene to me. 😉 #
wondering how early is too early to call my kid, who has apparently been partying all night on Bondi Beach. #
@ben she was, in fact, awake, though… recovering. #
@423Comm Wow, first time? Umm… don’t wet yourself laughing? #
references to laws of nature & nature’s God to a section in U.S. history [on] explain major political ideas. http://bit.ly/aESVcQ – WTF? #
RT @bloatedlesbian: OK srsly this #SXSW is out of hand. IF everyone ther is tweeting, & everyone tweeting is there, why tweet? #
@willbldrco She’s been working with horses, so she wakes up at 6 even if she hasn’t gone to sleep yet. #
@bicyclemark Ah, but healthcare isn’t cool. #
I have not only stayed in this hotel before, I think I’ve stayed in this very same room before. #
But what else could I do with all that? I can tell about it or I can bury it. In the end, we’ll all become stories. Margaret Atwood #
feeling blah and snarky. Time to go have a glass of wine and get over myself. #
oh,right – there’s a video game conf in town. So wine hour in the lobby is crammed with people who already know each other. #
But it must be interesting to have a job that involves speaking at conferences in a top hat, army boots, and bustier. #
wrily amused by all the declutter your life goods & svcs. I’m moving again, with what I can ship in boxes (not much) & what fits in my car #
@NomdeB well, my books are mostly still in Italy. #
Ironically, AT&T is writing to tell me I’ll have better coverage in Arvada, just as I’m moving to San Francisco. #
What a week. Just… what a week. #
You can tell me you love me to put off my blues, but What do you do when it quits bein’ news? http://bit.ly/9MmoD2 #
Don’t start the car if you ain’t gonna drive, leave the pony in the barn if you aint’ gonna ride… Coleman, Potvin, & Foley #
Out shooting the st patricks day paradeIn sf #
One marching band played Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk – don’t say that you love me, just tell me that you want me. #
If there’s not more live music this parade will officially be lame. #
@hemantmehta a really bad geeky joke about HeLa cells? #
is magazine food always round? #


RT @zappos: Fundamentally trust is cheaper than control. –@leebryant (via @monstro) #
I think the waitress just tipped me. #
@jwillie Bares repeating? Yes, that would be memorable. #BlogMoney #sxswi #
Oh, yes, now I get it: this complete dopiness is allargies. It’s springtime already in California. #
RT @davest: King of the Geeks: http://wp.me/pkZF7-4U – there is no replacement for being face to face for getting stuff done – amen! #
Got some help translating Neapolitan in Learn Italian in Song: Tu Vuo Fa LAmericano http://bit.ly/dslziP – Thanks, Marco! #
St Patrick’s Day parade in San Francisco:

– I wonder if the real Irish wear silly hats for their parades? #
got power strip so I cd plug in the ext HD & let my Mac grind away compressing video rest of wkd But that is ALL the work I’m going to do! #
In life, what you want, what you need, what you deserve, and what you actually get are often four vastly different propositions. #
@anitaborg_org And for talking about ourselves & our accomplishments to the same degree and in the same tones as men #moregirlsintech #sxswi #
RT @almightygod: Some religions are so silly: #potatoism http://is.gd/ayif9 #
RT @MikeLaSpina: The SUN S7000 NAS ak software rel. 2010.02 now supports dedup, FC targets and many more features http://bit.ly/93Ggc4 #
Hey! I’m in the credits of this movie! Because I donated years ago to the making of Sita Sings the Blues. #
@jeffhuber You have just ruined the life of every first-slot speaker tomorrow. 😉 #sxsw #fallforwardspringback #
RT @PizzoC: France’s best-kept secret. Our eyes are up here. (via Todd) http://j.mp/co34o5 #
women must still deal with a well-entrenched double standard when it comes to gender-acceptable behavior. http://nyti.ms/arEBdS #
lunching af Coppola’s restaurant (below) – could we be any more touristy? #


@bklein34 wish I was there (was there for my 47th birthday dinner). #
Visit and chat with J&J always good to calm my twitching nerves. Glad they can deal with me running at the mouth. #
Going to see a Bollywood movie at the Castro #
@jmspool I started a blog called Usability Bitch, but my attention/career turned elsewhere. #
went to see Love Aaj Kal http://bit.ly/cireJl – funny to see a Bollywood film shot in SF. I cried. As usual. Great soundtrack,too. #
Brazilian model Giselli Monteiro becomes a Bollywood actress http://bit.ly/dzYZei #
RT @deirdresm: xkcd on pr0n. Woman after my own heart. I’ve even had this conversation recently. http://xkcd.com/714/ (NSFW) #
@deirdresm although, I have to say, the book is funny. #
@nancygandhi never lock eyes with a rhesus. They consider it aggression and may attack. Seriously. #
trying to speak with (Sun) travel agent about my BA flight on Friday, just in time for the strike. On hold, and hold, and hold… #
trying to run my normal business life in the midst of shifting to new systems adds a layer of complexity I could do without right now. #
@oraclenerd overheard #
@hypatiadotca please elaborate? 140 chars not enough in this case. #
BA cabin crew on strike during my flights to & from India. Apparently we will be served by hastily-trained BA office staff. BYOB. #
all set up and ready to film, now awaiting my three wise men (aka performance experts). #
how I spent this afternoon [filming performance experts Jim Mauro, Brendan Gregg, and Roch Bourbonnais] #


I’m exhausted, ill, and my phone doesn’t work in this hotel room. Probably a good time to hide from the world and sleep. #
I love to travel, esp to see my dad and to go to India. But the idea of getting on a trans-Atlantic flight on Friday… maybe I’ll sleep! #
She’s got a ticket to ride… – just bought my ticket from Hyderabad to Mumbai, will spend the weekend with old school chums. Yay! #
our biggest problems are a consequence of an interconnected world being run by people beholden to tribal interests. http://bit.ly/d03tij #
our biggest problems are a consequence of an interconnected world being run by people beholden to tribal interests. http://bit.ly/d03tij #
@willbldrco have to figure out how to tweet from India; haven’t done that before. Now finding a corner of my braint to get happy about this! #
@willbldrco have to figure out how to tweet from India; haven’t done that before. Now finding a corner of my braint to get happy about this! #
hmm. Is it mango season yet in India? If so, I’ll eat myself sick (no, India doesn’t usually get to me otherwise). #
RT But I, despite expert advice, Keep doing things I think are nice, And though to good I never come- Inseparable my nose and thumb! #
RT @vdotw: One of our machines will EOL tomw. Uptime? 999 days. It’s only appropriate to let it tick over to 1000. #SolarisOperatingSystem #
Tweet silent because I’m in 3 days of team meetings. #
need fuel. My brain is tired. #
If you’re an OpenSolaris core contributor, you need to CONTRIBUTE right now – get out and VOTE! http://bit.ly/blVcRs #
Strong ties in Italian families are often at the root of the problem: at age 29, 70 of Italian men live at home… http://bit.ly/a01Yny #
the madness begins: team mtg all day, fly to DIA tonight, pack, go to office tomw am, fly to London tomw night, Hyderabad Monday. Sleep? Nah #
New! Virtualizing Your Applications – Oracle Solaris Video http://bit.ly/cyq0bt #
RT @ogb: vote totals are only up to 259 out of 428 core contributors! Please spread the word! http://poll.opensolaris.org/ #
This kind of voice from the ceiling preso does not engage. #
Just great… Flying into snow in Denver, predicted 4-8 ins for tomorrow when I have to drive back to the airport. #
Sobering to realize that no one would immediately notice if I skid off the road and don’t make it home tonight. #
Phew. Not snowing yet. With any luck it’ll have been the weather folks making a fuss over nothing #
Having known in advance that this period in my life would be difficult is not actually a whit of help in living through it. #
turns out I should have worried more about driving conditions today. Fun 1-hour commute on a hilly country road, still have to get to DIA. #
RT @lisabarone Women hating women in tech & how we can stop it http://outspokenmedia.com/9gnn #
RT @nonstick There is no such thing as work-life balance. If no one dies or gets institutionalized, you have balance. #
RT @oracletechnet: When exactly did sleepwear become the standard airport dresscode? #really – I’ve been wondering that for years. #
snowing harder, wondering what E-470 to DIA will be like. Anyone? #
RT @bubbva: Know what is irritating? Someone that doesn’t understand what a community is and denigrates my work for the last year 🙁 – sigh #
@macsun thanks@! Gotta love Twitter for up to the minute info #
it shouldn’t take long to get to DIA, is therefore way too early to leave. OTOH I’m so tired I should get the drive over with. #
@ericmortensen which begs the question: how do you decide what to feature? #
DIA seems to handle snow well; so far my flight is running only 10 mins late, & might arrive at LHR early. Dear family friend picking me up. #
Thankful that BA ground staff not on strike, didn’t have to wait long. #
Finally getting some real food. That will either improve my energy level or put me into a digestive coma #
@NathanFillion You’re currently single?!? #
Perhaps strange, but typical: 3 of the people I just spent 3 days in a room with in Menlo Park, I’ll be seeing next wk in Hyderabad. #
like 100s of others, arr’d 3 hrs before intl flight as told. Now we’re all sitting around, clogging DIA’s wifi, another hour til boarding #
When I can give in to it, I actually LOVE jet lag – it means I can and will most definitely sleep. Just not necessarily at the right time. #
When I can give in to it, I actually LOVE jet lag – it means I can and will most definitely sleep. Just not necessarily at the right time. #
didn’t bring my 110 V white noise machine on this trip; RainyMood.com http://bit.ly/9AAb3a saves the night! #
@willbldrco maybe they only work at the company store #
the thing I dislike about jetlag is being hungry at weird times (often when I’ve recently eaten) but too tired to locate food. #
thanks to Skype, I can be a good ear to my friends (and be heard in turn) even when traveling. #
@423Comm Powell’s books, preceded or followed by FOOD #inpdx #
RT @423Comm: What’s the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Portland, OR? #inpdx – @italylogue can help as ca @cbright #
wrong bright, dammit. What happened to Tweetdeck’s fill in the blank feature for names? #
I have jetlag, so I must get out of a nice warm bed at 2 am to eat. Otherwise I will eat the mattress. #
@423Comm there’s a Thai restaurant called Tuk Tuk that I didn’t get to, did go to its very excellent sister restaurant whose name I can’t… #
the birds wake up early in England, but I’m going to try to go to sleep #
@trine There were some confused birds singing around 3 am, while it was very definitely still dark out. #
Spilled coffee in my keyboard. #
is what happens when I try to pretend I’m awake. #
the down side of jet lag: I’m awake because I should be, but my body really, really doesn’t want to be. #
@rbanffy found it, thanks! #
hmm. It was about 20 C when I left Colorado, will be 104 C the day I arrive in Hyderabad. Guess which I thrive in? #
just realized my earlier temperature references were in C, should have been F. 80-degree difference, anyway. #
thanks to @NomdeB for the suggestion – got a white noise app for my iPhone! tho sleeping to RainyMood last night also worked well #
RT @Cdash: I work with a bunch of fantastic engineers. – Ditto. I don’t have to manage ’em, but do love ’em #
RT @ebertchicago: Not ONE Republican will depart from the Party Line. Suicidal. Out of touch with America, which WANTS this bill. #
RT @dboyll: RT @bodiegroup: every time you make a #powerpoint #Tufte kills a kitten http://bit.ly/9soC67 #microsoft #
@mjasay we may be ships (planes?) passing in the night – I leave LHR Terminal 5 for Hyderabad tomorrow. #
in spite of almost no sleep since 7:30 pm last night, have stayed awake until now (8:49 pm). What time is it where I’m going? 2 am. Bedtime! #
RT @c_bright: pay for own health ins w a high deductible and have watched rates increase 26 and 19 in consecutive yrs. I’m ready for #HCR. #
RT @HumanityCritic: Jonathan Cohn: BREAKING: An Ugly Scene – http://tinyurl.com/yb3zlz3 #
ah, the rhetoric of politics. how does being a former Army Ranger qualify a rep any more than anyone else to opine on health care? #
expats often end up returning home to be close to ageing parents. As usual, I have screwed it up and got it backwards. #
RT @NomdeB:IMHO very few, if any, politicians are qualified to opine on any subject. Worked on legislation years ago. Horrifying experience. #
@giovanni hard to wipe your butt when you can’t afford toilet paper. #HCR #
We will all be very hungry for tonight’s dinner: biryani, the local specialty. Followed by paan ( yes, I’ve had paan, US colleagues haven’t) #
RT @angelcamacho: For full agenda of #TechDays2010 follow the link: http://bit.ly/cug9QI #
Familiar Faces – Un Posto al Sole http://bit.ly/dzOkGL #
@Zee not at all. Many of my friends are in non-US time zones. #
Countries Beginning with I Gallery: Tech Days 2010 Hyderabad http://bit.ly/92K0Iu #
Met young woman here for 1 yr for work who said: It’s a good experience, but I couldn’t live here. She lives at the Hyatt, not in India. #
The judges pointed out that even Lord Krishna and Radha, were co-habiting lovers rather than man and wife. http://bit.ly/aIrDk6 #
Today’s program includes massage w lots of oil (pre-flight hydration), lunch w friends, more shopping, taxi at 11 pm, 2:30 am flight to LHR #
@angelcamacho all hers?!? #
today’s shopping results: a lovely white and gold bedspread, coordinating sheer curtains & silk cushion covers, silk scarves, linen kurta… #
In India, anything you want/need can be delivered to your home. Nice to come home from a hard day’s shopping and have a foot massage! #
Pope Benedict condemns ‘petty gossip’ over child sexual abuse scandal http://bit.ly/9q7wGw – you’ve got to be effing kidding, Ratzi. #
reminiscences from an earlier trip to Mumbai: http://bit.ly/9pHggM #
fascinating discussion on Indian talk show, Happily Unmarried. Changes to Indian society in the last 30 years are ASTOUNDING. #
last night of this short trip to India, watching cricket on TV. Sort of watching. Forgot everything I learned about the game last summer. #
@NomdeB cricket is WAY more complicated than baseball – I know that much! #
staying awake until my 2:30 am flight is going to be tough. #
off to the airport… #
you’d think a hotel charging this much for day use of a room could at least throw in free Internet. #
a bathrobe would also be nice… hell, a much cheaper place I’ve stayed in SF gives bathrobes. #
Countries Beginning with I Mehndi Progression http://bit.ly/982yPf #
The let the baby cry itself to sleep school of parenting is incompatible with air travel. #
Squally baby nearby, teen with restless leg syndrome behind, this has been a hellish flight. #
I admit glad I won’t be getting on a plane (tho I will be travelling) for the next two weeks. #
@CiaoLaura way too many. Just back from a brief business trip to India #
A few more crowded days in CO, April 1 we start driving to CA #
got home about 8 pm, have been packing ever since. I have more stuff in here than I’d realized. Now to sleep. #
slept from midnight to 4 am, packed some more, now wondering whether to try to sleep more or give up and declare it day #
I really, really hate it when I explain things multiple times and post pages full of information and they are still getting it WRONG. #
also hate when people send condescending emails based on their own erroneous assumptions. Trust me, I’ve been doing this stuff a while. #
Eating breakfast at BRM cafeteria for the 1st & prob last time. Up since 4 and all I’ve eaten since 24 hrs agoSandwich is cold cereal #
added video to Countries Beginning with I Mehndi Progression http://bit.ly/982yPf #
okay. blip.tv, I’ve paid for a pro account. Now show me what you’ve got. 😉 #
okay, #comcastcares, already not impressed. How is a prospective new customer supposed to reach you? Your phone tree offers no option #
just so I can be frustrated in two ways at the same time: where the hell are UK pounds in our expense currencies options? #
@ComcastMelissa thanks, but realized the svc wouldn’t work for me anyway – I don’t want TV, and comcast will charge me a lot not to have it #
@bubbva @jscarp Bloodsucking Fiends is great, tremendously funny. As are author’s other books (jetlag brain death – can’t remember name) #
@bubbva @jscarp ps I’ve read a lot of vampire books, at least the good ones. Have no time for Twilight et al. #
@bubbva @jscarp ps I’ve read a lot of vampire books, at least the good ones. Have no time for Twilight et al. #
@ComcastMelissa thanks in any case for the quick response – much appreciated. #
@vdotw found it, thanks. Too fogged by jetlag to think Great Britain Pound. #
I’ll be on the road from Thurs am to Saturday, very probably on my own. On the upside, this saves me most of the next wave of iPad hysteria. #
@Padmasree I would totally wear those! #
car packed, having to give away a few things I’d rather have kept. Good thing I didn’t plan to start driving today – worn out already! #
good going, AmEx. Canceled the wrong card just before a 1200 mile trip, and now you’ve got me on hold to the replacement people. NOT happy. #
AmEx reps having trouble with the fact that the card in my wallet did NOT need to be canceled; all they need to do is reactivate it.Gah! #
AmEx can’t reinstitute the card they wrongly invalidated. Want me to wait til 11 tomw to rec replacement. Nope, got a lot of driving to do. #
the very staticy sound on their boring hold music is not improving my temper any, either #
they broke it, they can’t fix it. Way to go, AmEx. #
RT @creepyed: For updates about the Colorado Front Range Girl Geek Dinners, follow @COGGD #
My first day as an employee at Sun’s Broomfield CO office was Apr 1 2008. Today I leave to go work for Oracle in CA. #
In spite of bad weather, made it to Grand Junction in <5 hrs. Now having lunch. Every retiree in the town must be at this Appkebee’s. #
@davegraham which begs the question: why? #
@NomdeB staying southerly – hit enough snow and sleet already. Made it as far ad Cedar City, Utah. Enough for today #
@llcrowe seems an odd place to retire #
Had a tense half hour fearing I wd run out of gas nowhere in the Utah mtns, but made it to v expensive stn in Salina. Fuel efficiency down #
the least relevant FB ad ever: Are you a missionary? I can think of a million rude responses to that one… #
@ptribble who did you sacrifice? #
Christians, as good citizens, respect the law and do what is just and good. http://bit.ly/cm3HLW – Practice what you preach, Ratzi. #
@NomdeB yes, I’ve realized that topping up more often is a good idea. Still not used to how empty so much of the US can be, after Italy. #
@NomdeB Steve Jobs is affecting your dreams? Poor you! #
Bad coffee and hotel tv tuned to Fox news – yup, I’m in Utah. #
@NomdeB when I really need/want the world to know where I am, out of cell coverage. #
@briansolis Pre-announcing your own tweet as significant? #
@ptribble oh dear, no. You just wake up those Windows admins and hustle them down to the chopping block. /You/ are far too valuable. #
Oh, yes, Good Friday. Will honor my ritual of listening to Jesus Christ Superstar. Right after I finish this Terry Pratchett audiobook. #
Please, bad coffee, at least prove yourself to have contained some caffeine. Long day ahead of me. #
At a rest stop in the Mojave. Won’t make it to SF tonight, prob tomorrow noonish. #
Isn’t there a movie about these gray-haired dudes in Harley leathers? #
The romance of the desert is muted by the lady admonishing her little dog Go potty! Go potty! #
@davewiner he has become predictable. #
Lunch at burger king, where at least I’m not expecting much #
Eating at mike’sroadhouse cafe in kettleman city ca, which has an amazing collection of antique ride-on toys – cars, planes, boats… #
Tomorrow is a big day for me. Nothing to do with, you know, that thing everyone else is obsessing about. #
@lewellyn you also have me arriving tomorrow. 😉 in SF, I mean #
some people I am connected to on FB are connected to people who frighten me. Cannot believe people smart enough to use FB can be so ignorant #
@ebertchicago who is he? #
Maybe some of the cadre of soi-disant social media gurus should offer to help the Catholic Church, which obviously needs PR assistance. #
today near Mojave, CA, passed a huge parking lot of planes – 747s and so on. Anyone know what that is? #
@lewellyn point taken. It’s scary that anyone even remotely literate can be that ignorant? #
@llcrowe no, Edwards was elsewhere #
@llcrowe a several folks have said and sent links to, it’s the Mojave Air and Space Port #
530 miles today, 209 miles now stand between me and my new home. This is far and away the most driving I’ve ever done in my life. #
Why do people pretend to their own parents and children that they do not drink, swear, etc.? If you can’t be honest with your own family…? #
At least one in three youngsters in Italy is unemployed http://bit.ly/bFo0s4 – interesting that this is reported in an Indian paper! #
Most Indians welcome the ID cards, saying they will … make it easier to receive government benefits and services. http://bit.ly/ddfIZy #
Countries Beginning with I Deirdr, Defined http://bit.ly/al07jL #
@lewellyn apparently it does. #
@trine congrats to the about to be reunited family! #
Sense of humor deficiency: take someone else’s great line and explain it to death. #
@stoweboyd might be better not to give the whackos any extra PR #
@stoweboyd I’m more worried about people who actually believe in a devil than who they pin the label on #
time to hit the road for the last leg of this trip. #
Arrived #
New apt top floor great view tons of sun. Life does not suck. 😉 #
Bedroom has no overhead light. So of course the lamps were in the very last box I looked in. #
From my bed (currently a mattress on the floor), I have a huge view of a skyful of swiirling clouds. #
people give their wifi the strangest names. Is x loves y on your router the modern equivalent of tattooing someone’s name on you? #
realizing I am flat-out physically exhausted. Staying in bed most of the day seems like a very good idea. #
Today’s Christian, pagan, and commercial rituals are all passing me by. But I am deeply happy, and will find my own ways to celebrate. #
@acworkma these young people today… No commitment! #
@italylogue Parks’ other Italy stuff is good. #
Enjoying the rain pelting on my windows. I actually love the Induan monsoon, missed it in CO. Thunderstorms will be spectacularIn this apt. #
Rain means I’ll be able to put plants on the balcony and they won’t die when I travel. Tho that nay not be such an issue from now on… #
@italylogue neighbors yes, Education I feared wd depress me too much given our own probs with Italian ed system. #
Btw, friends & family, if I won’t be traveling so much, it’s time for your return visits to beautiful San Francisco! #
Actually did spend a lot of today in bed, with interruptions for groceries, dinner at the Chaat Cafe across the street (yum). More bed now. #
debating whether I’m still too tired to tackle going in to the office today. The answer is likely yes/ #
leeching neighbor’s painfully slow wifi to check my calendar. AT&T should turn on my own internet tonight. #
Are we so ignorant, so uncivilized in America? so bratty, so scared and dull? turning into bands of gun-toting fools http://bit.ly/bl9lh3 #
If I’m so tired it hurts, can I take a sick day? #
@lskrocki Aww, be charitable. Maybe he’s got a really, really uncomfortable rash. #
dragged my carcase down to set up monthly parking, and that’s all the further I go today. Good thing I have good leftovers in the fridge. #
AT&T DSL registration requires me to create an email acocunt with them which I don’t want and don’t need. Not pleased. #
hate how tech support phone reps assume stupidity. You know how to configure your own modem? Are you sure you don’t want Netgear’s number? #
Still completely drained today. Considering I got back from India only a week ago, then packed, drove 1300 miles, unpacked… I need rest! #
AT&T dsl does not appear to be working as promised, but I’m too tired to wrestle with it tonight. #
@MissExpatria spend money on travel, not on fripperies #
On my way to MPK, first time as a normal commuter (ie paying my own train tix) #
RT @jeffhuber: RT @mjasay People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware http://bit.ly/czEgLp #
RT @jlb13: Holla RT @dnsvm Apparently 3am is the new party time for babies. – nothing new there, babies have always been all-night partiers #
@bklein34 ah the glamourous life of the working mother. 😉 #
@nonstick good indeed. Ran into some weather on i70 the first day, pretty much clear skies after Grand Junction. Pretty scenery, too #
@MissExpatria hotel buffets in India are great-3-4 diff cuisines for breakfast! I always try what’s local. #
Caltrain is a good time/place to edit video. #
I now return to my regularly-scheduled life. (Yeah, right.) #
glad I hung my suit in the car instead of packing it. Going to need it unwrinkled and don’t own an ironing board yet! #
first day in the MPK office, also first time in a while to sit at a desk and figure stuff out. Way too much to do, but that’s not new. #
@comay @dudulima I am exiled to marketing, so squatting in MPK 18 room 2164. Moved into apt in downtown SF this weekend. Happy! #
@thinguy yeah, tell me about it… #
still jet-lagged or something – woke up at 4:30 am, brain gears spinning about everything I need to do. Which means I’m now very, very tired #
@bsousapt very much alive. I make a point of avoiding death. But, this weekend, won’t be able to avoid taxes. #
anyone have an old-fashioned landline phone they don’t need? Weirdly, I need one. Any old thing will do. #
its a test for America a test of our moral consciousness. http://nyti.ms/a4hUYC – Honestly, the ROW finds this kind of posturing absurd #
@om is it possible to track the location of the curry truck? #
Sleeping much better these days, despite a 2:30 am call from Ross in Aus (confused as to /my/ location). I must be more relaxed. Sorta. #
Why the sudden spate of inspirational people following me? I am only inspiring as a by-product (if at all). #
And the Italy lovers should be aware that I lost my rose-colored glasses about Italy a LONG time ago. Love the people, weep for the country. #
Where’d the Solaris 10 Applications Library Go? – BigAdmin http://bit.ly/adVen5 #
AMU professor suspended for being homosexual dies – http://bit.ly/deml6R – Sad. India leaps ahead in many ways, needs work in others. #
@smattoon Obviously, because terrorists cannot afford first class tickets. </sarcasm> #
I have chairs! And dishes. And a lot of screwing to do. (You know – Ikea furniture!) #
@italylogue you mean you get paid to watch hot guys running around getting sweaty? Hmmmmm…. #WC2010 #
RT @chrismevans: Sun/Oracle adverts with Iron Man 2. – Um. Well, that certainly is a change of style for us. But, y’know, Iron Man is RED. #
RT @Joanmarie: When I am in charge of the multiverse, the mere mention of an iPad will result in the mentioner being impaled by a unicorn. #
FT: Servers soaring – major upgrades taking place in servers and high-performance computing (HPC) this year. http://bit.ly/d0UYWr #
Guess I’m still in a recovery phase – the day’s activities should not have worn me out this much (only one piece of furniture put together!) #
@italylogue #italy #food – ooh, thanks for the recipe! And I have just the balsamico to make it with: http://bit.ly/97pfJI #
Well, if I leave home at 6:40 am, it takes <40 mins to drive to Menlo Park. Don’t think I’ll do this every day, but I am an early bird. #
email reminder to do the corporate sexual harassment course. are they concerned that I need it? #
http://bit.ly/cqH14n tech guide for developers & admins 2 use Oracle Solaris for scalability, performance, reliability… on Xeon processors #
I should know better than to get into discussions with people who I KNOW will just make me want to slap them. #
don’t know whether this sleepiness is because I’m still just plain tired, or an effect of allergies. Or both. #
@NomdeB having been raised in the tropics, I was sadly puzzled by annual plants that died after a season. Was convinced I’d killed them. #
@NomdeB hmm. Raat ki rani might do well here in SF. How does it like full sun? My balcony faces west. #
I hope yesterday was my last day of moving big loads of stuff into and out of the car. Probably not, though. Still lack a bed. #
@trine You don’t have any blackmail material you can embarass him back with? #
@bubbva The Wabash Cannonball? I have ~150 versions of that song. Seriously. #
of course all the cushion covers I got in India are in sizes Ikea does not stock. Anyone know a good source of cheap, plain throw cushions? #
the reach of social networks can be disconcerting at times. #
I should just call it a week. This morning’s brief interlude of productivity wore off, my body just refuses to do anything else. #
@bklein34 thanks! I’ll just tell my boss you said so. 😉 so when are you coming out to the left coast? #
@SaraD Congrats! #
@CommunispaceCEO I’m frequently amazed at the torture shoes I see women traveling in. Office, maybe, but airports??? #
really quite deliriously happy #
@Joanmarie I’m in the right place at the right time. #
He admitted molesting many children and said he tried to molest every child that sat on his lap, http://bit.ly/9SekMa #
just saw a cluster of 5 bright balloons escaping into a cloudless blue sky #
didn’t feel like cooking, but multi-grain crackers, herbed chevre, olives, and red wine made a perfectly acceptable dinner. #
@italylogue Vegas’ idea of homage wd be an insult in some quarters. What does the Bellagio hotel have to do with the real thing? #parislv #
@reiger LOL. Be careful. Friends don’t let friends tweet drunk. #
@jimgris ? typeface looks wrong. Is that an older logo or something? #
@jimgris there was a bedsheet-looking thing on the big sign outside MPK last wk, but now replaced w smaller signs on the gateposts #
feeling awful, hope another day and a half of rest sets me up to leave for Vegas early Monday morning. #
found a place online that sells blank cushions, turns out they’re called pillow inserts. #
f@ck! I know I requested Qwest to turn off my internet, they even said I’d get a partial refund, but they’ve turned around and charged me #
@Zee yes and no #
@TalkToQwest thanks, how do I DM you details? #
When I hear explosions, fireworks are not the first thing that come to mind. Sorry, it’s the way I was raised… #
Bishop emeritus of Grosseto defines media attacks on the Church as a zionist campaign (in Italian) http://bit.ly/9JKsms #
not sick enough to tell what’s going on, but definitely not well either. Will I feel better in Vegas? #
Countries Beginning with I My New View http://bit.ly/byZf9J #
From crusaders & crusades, from every sacred scripture From the faithful obsessed of every type Free us, O Lord! http://bit.ly/ccxj4E #
RT @macsun: SNIA Tutorial on CMDI at #SNWusa tomorrow (Add to Calendar http://bit.ly/cwfUPd) – preview here: http://sniacloud.com/?p=12 #
@NomdeB thanks – I’m very happy for me, too! #
@NomdeB I’ve eaten there, but Udupi Palace, very nearby, is better. And looks much more like our beloved dosa shop. #
@NomdeB only a hop on th Bart to the Mission district here, I think they’re all part of a chain #
sun coming out and I’ve finished my taxes. Remarkably pain-free with Turbo Tax, tho suspicious that Fed owed = CO refund exactly… #
oops, there goes the sun again. Damn. Must say, tho, this place heats up /instantly/ when the sun comes out. #
ok, have to get used to being in this time zone. It’s probably too late to call my friend in Boston. #
RT @izzyvideo: I read today that NAB will have 80,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors. Umm…that’s big! – oh, dear. This will be… tiring #
@lskrocki sadly, not the one I want to call – I know she’s doing early bedtimes lately. I could call @ditucci instead. 😉 #
had a nice talk with the kid, who is relaxing in Bondi for a week before heading to Wellington. Kiwis, take note! #
@lskrocki the swearing part is easy, in at least 3 languages. Baseball… nope, ain’t happenin’. BTW, why is Sunday night grumbly for you? #
@lskrocki every week? wow. Looks as if my own travel schedule will be quiet after this week, but I have SF and the Bay Area to explore! #
@shawnferry I thought It’s a Fine Life was from Oliver ? #
@lskrocki yes, very happy and more relaxed than I can remember being in ages. Even sleeping without too much trouble. #
@izzyvideo care to share? I haven’t had time to do any planning… #
Thought I had as usual been overcautious in estimating transit time. Til I saw the security line at SFO. #
mature man traveling in a George Thoroughgood t shirt. Wife in madras plaid Bermudas. Daughter w sorority shirt. Yeah it all fits. #
Traveling light for a change: 1 small, light backpack, 1 large purse. So I’d better not have to fight for bin space. #
RT @GeorgeTrujillo: Two fantastic database user conferences MySQL http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2010/ and Oracle www.ioug.org. #
But of course the flight is late and oversold. #
Vegas overwhelming as usual, NAB even more so #
Learning a lot; my brain is spinning. #
Upgraded to a suite at Planet Hollywood, I get to sleep with many relics of Harrison Ford. Which is a bit creepy. Pix tomorrow #
Sean Connery also overlooking my bed tonight. Could make for interesting dreams. #
Hello, world. I feel awful. How are you? #
@NomdeB you’re the exact opposite of me on the Bond scale #
Heading to the convention ctr, feeling a little better after breakfast and coffee, bit will get thru the day on cough drops #
@bsousapt cold, general run downness. Probably good if this is my last trip for a while #
@vdotw I couldn’t get that to work. I’m told wd need to be v careful not to put anything personal on Corp card, hotel bill #
@vdotw I never found guidelines either but the trigger points seem to be the same #
Told you this was creepy! #


@hemantmehta depends on your pain tbreshold #
Failed to sleep this aft but dragged my carcass out to dinner anyway to meet more film techies. I think. #
No matter what conference I’m at, I’m hangin with the geeks. In this case, film post-production geeks. #
These industries are way too small, and/or j know way too many people #
Tomorrow: field trip! #
One thing I’ll say for Vegas: they do service extremely well. Everyone is so damned nice! #
RT @cwarticki: Speaking at the Chicago Customer Svcs Day tomw #Oracle http://www.oracle.com/dm/10q3field/45925_ev_cust_serv_day_apr10.html #
@italylogue the idea of a Vegas hotel as home is really scary #
You can tell a lot about the target demo graphic by the ambient music. Bit worried that it’s all the rock I grew up with. #
@alaindebotton I prefer geeks, a category in which I include myself. #
Sitting down to watch a demo at The Foundry – because I love seeing how visual effects are done, and because I really need to sit down #
Do the alien invaders ever blow up the giant Jesus statue in Rio? #
We idolize actors, but they’re such a tiny part of the film, really… #
Landed SFO. And now this is home! Yay! #
have reached the cozy sanctuary of my own home. I may not leave again until Monday, unless I really need groceries. #
Will no longer bother to note the arrant nonsense, arrogance, & stupidity of Catholic Church hierarchy. Hoist ’em with their own petards. #
RT @alaindebotton: When it finally briefly happens, happiness can feel very worrying. – umm, no, if that’s the case, you’re doing it wrong. #
Happy to be home, and happy to contemplate staying here for a while. Still feeling horrible, but at least now I can do that in my own bed. #
trying to summon the energy to walk the 2 blocks to the nearest Walgreen’s and get some necessary supplies, then back to bed. #
Building High-Quality C/C++ Applications – Oracle Solaris Video http://bit.ly/aJ3ytf – Don Kretsch presents Tech Days, Brazil, Dec 2009. #
RT @giovanni: The crowd in the Rogue SEO session at #pubcon is very quiet and shady. 😉 – are they all wearing black hats? #
FYI, I’m home sick, but you can still expect a bunch of new videos in the next few days. ’cause that’s what I do. 😉 #
Countries Beginning with I Planet Hollywood, Planet Vegas http://bit.ly/9ztpJB #
@thepartycow …or else it’s a matter of taste. 😉 #
Sneezy, coughy, dopey, and now grumpy, but not yet sleepy enough… what dwarfs am I missing? #

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