The Twitter Diaries: Aug 23-31, 2011

(In reverse chronological order.)

DeirdreS: @jasonh Looks like a wallpaper pattern

2011-08-31 20:21:19

^ Fill in the blank as you deem appropriate.

2011-08-31 19:31:28

DeirdreS: I don’t have any recordings of my dad singing. Damn.

2011-08-31 14:20:11

^ Going out in style

2011-08-31 09:08:10

^ Yes, that is a bamboo casket.

2011-08-31 09:06:57

DeirdreS: @rosannecash is Kristofferson on Twitter? I’d like him to know we’ll be playing his music tomorrow in memory of my dad

2011-08-30 18:23:30

DeirdreS: I’m supposed to say something at my father’s funeral tomorrow. I’m good with words, but this time have no idea what to say.

2011-08-30 03:57:00

“sincere religious believers have the most to lose if faith becomes a matter of poll-time dogma and lung power.”

2011-08-29 22:59:20

DeirdreS: RT @billblum: RT @rudepundit: No shit Irene was a message from God, @teambachmann. The message was “Climate change is real, you fucking …

2011-08-29 21:27:25

DeirdreS: RT @scottherson: Job opportunity: Inside Sales Manager at Joyent – San Francisco Bay Area #jobs

2011-08-29 21:20:36

DeirdreS: @OrganizeFISH I’m sorry to hear that you also have reason to mourn right now, did I miss news about you somewhere?

2011-08-29 16:46:03

DeirdreS: @KatieS and who pays the bills? Nice work if you can afford it…

2011-08-29 16:40:39

DeirdreS: Meeting a friend. This is head-bending. (@ Apple Store w/ 5 others)

2011-08-29 15:39:58

DeirdreS: @metadaddy I’m in the UK, so this isn’t an Americanism. And I’ve seen (and drunk) 2 different brands.

2011-08-29 15:36:05

DeirdreS: @metadaddy The label says “pear cider’, I’m not fussed either way.

2011-08-29 15:23:01

DeirdreS: Drinking this lovely British invention, pear cider.

2011-08-29 15:22:16

DeirdreS: @jasonh I’ll take one. please

2011-08-29 15:04:47

DeirdreS: Neko lives! Awww… Node Neko by Team-IIJ

2011-08-29 14:59:01

DeirdreS: Wow, looks like some fun and even useful stuff was created this weekend: Entries — Node.js Knockout

2011-08-29 12:28:37

Whether they realize it or not, listening may be the most valuable thing anyone can do.”

2011-08-29 11:46:04

DeirdreS: RT @PJCrowley: What we saw prior to and during #HurricaneIrene were engaged and competent governments in action. As citizens, this is wh …

2011-08-29 09:54:43

DeirdreS: @lderezinski Sorry to hear it, thinking of you.

2011-08-28 20:43:45

DeirdreS: @node_knockout not outside the US it ain’t 🙁

2011-08-28 20:43:17

DeirdreS: @lderezinski didn’t you just say schools will be closed tomorrow?

2011-08-28 18:41:58

DeirdreS: @smaffulli Where are you going?

2011-08-28 15:52:23

DeirdreS: left ear completely and painfully blocked only heightens my sense of dislocation from the world.

2011-08-28 15:50:54

DeirdreS: arrived London. Must have slept some on the plate, not nearly enough

2011-08-28 15:46:59

DeirdreS: @jimpick Funny, seems as if there ought bo be some sort of Google memorial marker

2011-08-28 02:02:51

^ You can’t tell in this photo but one of the pilots is a woman. I’m always absurdly pleased by this.

2011-08-28 00:57:43

DeirdreS: at SFO. Again. Would really have preferred to stay home…

2011-08-28 00:51:08

DeirdreS: RT @StorageMojo: Zones, ZFS, DTrace and KVM in 1 OS. Run Windows & Linux apps in VMs. From Joyent. Cool!

2011-08-27 23:30:12

DeirdreS: RT @node_knockout: wow, 24 teams have already deployed.

2011-08-27 23:26:12

DeirdreS: RT @timfoster: Being thankful for #dtrace + Python in Solaris – I don’t have to do lots of that stuff, phew #kiwipycon

2011-08-27 23:25:00

DeirdreS: RT @peteryorke: Scaling WordPress in the JoyentCloud Part 2

2011-08-27 23:24:45

DeirdreS: @fitzage did you get the squirrel butt?

2011-08-27 19:25:32

DeirdreS: Completely freaky: I can find a Google maps photo of my dad’s house, and be quite certain my dad was there when they took the picture.

2011-08-27 16:59:16

The experience is brutally physiological: It literally takes your breath away. This makes grief hard to communicate.

2011-08-27 16:42:36

DeirdreS: @hudsonette Oh no! I was already feeling sorry for people with BoM tix for tonight, didn’t know I actually knew any of them.

2011-08-27 15:40:17

DeirdreS: @dexterous Good work! 😉 #dtrace #devopsdays #bangalore

2011-08-27 03:54:15

DeirdreS: Lesson for the day: At least one Wikipedia editor contradicts himself.

2011-08-26 22:04:44

DeirdreS: @ryancnelson That’s a fantastic idea. You can use my big monitor if you want #joyent #nodeknockout

2011-08-26 21:46:16

DeirdreS: .@SFist Now I know why I never need to go to Burning Man. I attended plenty of the equivalent at a far too tender age with /my/ parents.

2011-08-26 18:58:50

DeirdreS: RT @robinbloor: Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm #humor – That actually is true.

2011-08-26 18:56:58

DeirdreS: RT @corloff: RT @poultrykeeper: Bet with Boss. He says Twitter is a waste of time. He will give 50p per RT I get but I give him £10 if I …

2011-08-26 18:48:32

DeirdreS: @lderezinski Impossible. These very noisy machines are very close to my desk.

2011-08-26 18:44:35

experiences that afford us new behaviors and engender new beliefs are the ones we remember.” Fast Company

2011-08-26 18:34:37

DeirdreS: time to dust off my London tube skills

2011-08-26 18:24:12

^ We can pretty much write off the workday…

2011-08-26 12:28:24

DeirdreS: this is the last time I play travel agent for the whole damned family

2011-08-26 12:10:04

DeirdreS: When on hold, it’s probably for something I can’t do online, so the messages about how I could be doing this online are just cruel mockery

2011-08-26 12:00:07

DeirdreS: Oh, fuck. Daughter is supposned to change flights on the way to London for my dad’s funeral… Saturday night at Dulles. Fuck fuck fuck.

2011-08-26 11:23:56

DeirdreS: @linuxdaddy I’m arriving Sunday, only in town til Tuesday morning. Got some time on Monday? I’ll be out and about.

2011-08-26 06:08:13

DeirdreS: I’m not crazy about the violin, but I loved this post

2011-08-26 05:40:37

DeirdreS: @metadaddy Oh, we’ll get there. I bought myself Legos, for me, but at least I’m pretty good about cleaning them up.

2011-08-26 05:14:54

DeirdreS: RT @musicjulia: Marcel Chouteau: A Hurricane is Coming Up the Coast.

2011-08-26 05:13:49

DeirdreS: I hate stubbing my toes so much, you’d think I would learn not to do it!

2011-08-26 05:11:12

DeirdreS: @jeffreytaylor I am far from an expert on this, but I think the first step is to accept that you actually are hot.

2011-08-26 03:47:21

DeirdreS: And more! How an earthquake affects hard drive and website performance | ExtremeTech

2011-08-26 03:46:15

DeirdreS: @missbhavens seriously, wasp stings hurt like a sonofabitch, and on your head…! ouch!

2011-08-26 03:43:49

DeirdreS: @brendangregg: human earthquake!

2011-08-26 03:24:02

DeirdreS: RT @ben1mal: Alright, last chance for a lonely Padawan to join up with a few good Jedi Knights in SF and win a MacBook Air. Just sayin. …

2011-08-26 03:23:07

DeirdreS: @missbhavens There, there. Support support support. 😉

2011-08-26 00:28:02

DeirdreS: RT @openindiana: @vv111y We’re definitely very pro smartos and are very supportive of Joyent’s contributions – and vice-versa!

2011-08-25 23:39:06

DeirdreS: @oneofth3m Cool, I look forward to seeing it in October

2011-08-25 21:56:16

DeirdreS: free (and amazing performances in the Bay Area Sept 8-17 Project Bandaloop | Bound(less)

2011-08-25 19:15:26

Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel – YouTube

2011-08-25 18:38:28

DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Joyent is now part of the Open Virtualization Alliance

2011-08-25 18:19:34

Kinda hard to believe Leonard Cohen has outlived my dad – Hallelujah – YouTube

2011-08-25 17:37:07

DeirdreS: RT @mcavage: @massivescale it’s for real. We’re building the next generation of cloud user management on ldapjs+riak @joyent.

2011-08-25 17:13:33

DeirdreS: @mcavage so you follow @rosannecash , right?

2011-08-25 16:39:40

DeirdreS: RT @mcavage: LDAP and Node.js. Boom.

2011-08-25 16:26:02

I learned about swearing responsibly from my dad long ago, when I was about 10 years old

2011-08-25 15:46:24

DeirdreS: That road you didn’t take? Sometimes it turns out to be a damn good thing you didn’t.

2011-08-24 22:51:25

DeirdreS: @melanierenzulli damn, you’re right #SteveJobs #SteveJobs #SteveJobs

2011-08-24 21:57:36

DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: the DTrace book has sold over 1,000 paper copies; thanks to everyone who got one!

2011-08-24 21:41:58

DeirdreS: @linuxdaddy thank @johnnysunshine – it’s his work

2011-08-24 21:09:37

DeirdreS: Slides now available, too! Video: SmartOS: The Modern Operating System

2011-08-24 20:45:21

DeirdreS: @jeffspross @johnnysunshine …or female, or non-white…

2011-08-24 20:18:10

DeirdreS: .@jeffspross And, conversely, the idea that if you’re poor, you somehow deserve it.

2011-08-24 19:18:41

DeirdreS: How to Use the SmartOS ISO Image – SmartOS Documentation – SmartOS Wiki

2011-08-24 19:17:18

DeirdreS: @edsai There’s always the marketing department. 😉

2011-08-24 18:38:38

DeirdreS: @edsai I took over “your” cube.

2011-08-24 18:37:36

DeirdreS: @edsai Where are you?

2011-08-24 17:33:29

DeirdreS: @elijahwright Hadn’t heard it, for all I knew I was making that up!

2011-08-24 16:52:13

DeirdreS: @ryancnelson did you also keep both ears?

2011-08-24 16:16:11

DeirdreS: Video: SmartOS: The Modern Operating System  – Bryan’s webinar from yesterday

2011-08-24 15:56:24

DeirdreS: RT @pingles: we’re kicking off a london node.js user group:  @teabass is organising, meet up in september

2011-08-24 11:10:44

“Thanks” and “sorry” are two simple words that can make a world of difference.

2011-08-24 03:55:57

DeirdreS: Dad didn’t realize it himself, but when he played guitar, he always started with “The Sinking of the Reuben James”

2011-08-24 03:50:03

Peter Paul & Mary – Puff the Magic Dragon – YouTube

2011-08-24 03:22:08

“In spite of it all, I’m able to grin, and think of the places my get up has been”

2011-08-24 03:14:27

DeirdreS: But – what’s worse? A dad who went down fighting (and really thought he was immortal), or two mothers who decided to walk out of my life?

2011-08-24 03:12:32

DeirdreS: I alternate periods of “Yes, I’m fine, why wouldn’t I be?” with “You tore my heart out and stomped that sucker flat.” Sometimes within 1 hr.

2011-08-24 03:03:33

DeirdreS: @mtuckerb Wow, that close already?!? Excited for you guys. You are all very brave.

2011-08-24 02:49:31

DeirdreS: Anchovies on toast, fresh tomatoes, Indian potatoes with spices, olives… international dinner! Oh, and Maker’s Mark 46.

2011-08-23 22:59:35

DeirdreS: @vdotw Thanks. I’m sure it will lessen at some point, tho I have a feeling it’ll worsen first. Right now I’m probably still in shock.

2011-08-23 22:54:50

DeirdreS: Kinda feel like a truck ran over me. Yes, I know this is all normal. Doesn’t make it any fun.

2011-08-23 22:23:43

DeirdreS: RT @stevel: any systems developers (kernel/drivers) folks in the bay area looking for a super cool gig? my group at google is hiring.. …

2011-08-23 21:01:23

DeirdreS: RT @SmugMug: The horror, the horror!  #BestEngagementPhotosEver

2011-08-23 20:21:37

DeirdreS: @manufloresv Sorry about that, we’ll see what we can do. Any ideas on a platform that would work for all?

2011-08-23 19:23:52

DeirdreS: @linuxdaddy Realized the day I’m available is a bank holiday, dunno if most Londoners will be out of town?

2011-08-23 18:44:51

DeirdreS: @shawnferry Yes, I missed a big one in CA years ago because I was driving. #Earthquake

2011-08-23 18:10:39

DeirdreS: @timkennedy Ah, that was you getting evacuated? There will be a recording. And you can always keep asking questions.

2011-08-23 17:41:11

DeirdreS: @wrighty Yes, I expect very soon!

2011-08-23 17:38:11

DeirdreS: “SmartOS is usable for HPC, enterprise… many kinds of workloads.” Bryan Cantrill webinar

2011-08-23 17:37:18

DeirdreS: “SmartOS itself is entirely open source.” Bryan Cantrill webinar

2011-08-23 17:34:13

DeirdreS: “In SmartOS, if you break out of a virtual machine, you’ve only tunneled out to a larger, more secure cell.” Cantrill webinar

2011-08-23 17:32:08

DeirdreS: “Operators can decide where to virtualize in the stack, based on your needs. We give you the choice.” Bryan Cantrill webinar

2011-08-23 17:25:42

DeirdreS: @hudsonette Their taste in women seems somewhat similar.

2011-08-23 17:21:18

DeirdreS: @sxa555 We’re all on Mac, FWIW

2011-08-23 17:20:43

DeirdreS: “In OS virtualization, the operator from the global zone has total visibility up and down the stack.” Bryan Cantrill webinar

2011-08-23 17:14:22

DeirdreS: “You can argue that those of us who write operating systems don’t know how to share very well.” Bryan Cantrill webinar

2011-08-23 17:08:25

DeirdreS: “DTrace helps you answer the age-old question: Why is my system sucking?”

2011-08-23 17:07:02

DeirdreS: “ZFS is the only enterprise-grade storage stack that is open source.” @bcantrill in webinar

2011-08-23 16:42:10

DeirdreS: starting soon! The complete operating system for cloud computing: Smart OS. Joyent VP Engineering Bryan Cantrill webinar

2011-08-23 15:02:12

DeirdreS: @erikbryn …and few people can afford them.

2011-08-23 15:00:43

DeirdreS: In London Sunday afternoon to Tuesday morning, who do I need to catch up with?

2011-08-23 14:57:51

DeirdreS: RT @SenatorSanders: “Since 1993, more than half of the nation’s income growth has been captured by the top 1% of earners.” – @TheAtlanti …

2011-08-23 01:21:54

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