The Twitter Diaries: October, 2011

In reverse chron order.

DeirdreS: Gah, jet lag. So tired my ears are ringing, but too much caffeine in me to sleep (maybe). Also: hungry, but too tired to make food.

2011-10-31 20:27:30

DeirdreS: very cool preso on SmartOS by Constantin Gonzalez to MUCOSUG – slides

2011-10-31 20:22:11

DeirdreS: RT @JeriDansky: RT @mathewi @cyndyaleo: Photo: Little girl couldn’t decide btwn Darth Vader & Princess for Halloween…

2011-10-31 20:21:09

DeirdreS: @jackschofield Nice work if you can get it…

2011-10-31 18:39:30

DeirdreS: thoroughly frustrated by the unintuitive and incomplete stats on

2011-10-31 18:18:55

DeirdreS: new photo link added (thanks, Masafumi!): Solaris Family Reunion Video & Photos

2011-10-31 17:57:26

DeirdreS: photos from the Solaris Family Reunion 2011-10-04 – a set on Flickr

2011-10-31 08:18:39

DeirdreS: @jasonh This was (excellent) dinner for 2. I laugh at your measley cookie!

2011-10-31 07:32:26

DeirdreS: my recent trip to India has only confirmed what I wrote 6 years ago: Thoughts on the Futures of India and Italy

2011-10-31 04:02:07

DeirdreS: Jantr Mantr Delhi

2011-10-31 03:27:39

DeirdreS: added video and more photos to Humayun’s Tomb

2011-10-30 23:44:55

DeirdreS: @jasonh Just missed us!

2011-10-30 23:44:05

DeirdreS: 2 weeks of being mostly offline was healthy. Now paring down news sources to reduce stress about things I cannot change anyway.

2011-10-30 23:34:08

DeirdreS: Souvenir from Bombay showing local transport options

2011-10-30 22:02:24

DeirdreS: @cwebber I can forgive crying, but allowing your child to shout and scream for an hour is extremely rude

2011-10-30 22:00:01

DeirdreS: 100s of photos to sort, several major pieces to write… It was an inspiring trip!

2011-10-30 21:31:21

DeirdreS: @jonasthaler great – let’s go to the park!

2011-10-30 21:30:00

DeirdreS: 16 hours of screaming children. One of the worst flights of my life.

2011-10-30 03:58:20

DeirdreS: Would be posting photos from India, but wifi at Dubai airport is too slow.

2011-10-30 03:55:50

DeirdreS: @melaniewaldman thanks! Didn’t see thus til just now – been traveling and offline!

2011-10-30 02:58:08

DeirdreS: On our way back to SF (@ Dubai International Airport (DBX) Gate 215)

2011-10-24 02:49:12

DeirdreS: About to leave Mussoorie

2011-10-23 12:26:02

DeirdreS: cricket in the Himalayas: @brendangregg in the crease with Tom Alter

2011-10-23 06:22:26


2011-10-23 06:13:24

DeirdreS: Egg delivery at Char Dukan

2011-10-22 18:24:23

DeirdreS: catching up… this is from Jantr Mantr in Delhi

2011-10-22 18:10:56

DeirdreS: RT @ahl: Come to the illumos hackathon on Monday. Don’t know exactly what we’ll build, but I hope it will be cool.

2011-10-22 18:09:15

DeirdreS: @dexterous yes, home in Mussoorie

2011-10-22 18:08:39

DeirdreS: Himalayan sunrise

2011-10-22 07:55:05

DeirdreS: View from Shanti

2011-10-22 05:13:11

DeirdreS: Shanti

2011-10-22 01:36:57

DeirdreS: Himalayan sunrise

2011-10-21 05:46:37

DeirdreS: Ross painted this

2011-10-21 01:15:30

DeirdreS: Himalayan dahlia

2011-10-18 04:25:52

DeirdreS: photo of Humayun’s tomb Delhi

2011-10-17 16:35:43

DeirdreS: Brendan’s blog » Using SystemTap

2011-10-15 23:16:41

DeirdreS: Brendan blogging at SFO

2011-10-15 23:12:10

DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: new blog post: using SystemTap

2011-10-15 23:03:16

DeirdreS: I’m at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (SFO Airport, San Francisco) w/ 97 others

2011-10-15 21:21:32

DeirdreS: At that moment in departure when I’ve done everything, packed everything, my passport and credit card will suffice for the rest. Liberating.

2011-10-15 20:21:56

DeirdreS: spam bots might have more success if they didn’t hit my blogs with multiple identical messages all in the same minute.

2011-10-15 19:12:02

DeirdreS: @EllenBarkin The movie looks good, maybe a bit too close to the bone for me to get through.

2011-10-15 16:46:31

DeirdreS: @Joanmarie No plumbers in Spain? That could be a problem.

2011-10-15 16:36:08

DeirdreS: @pborenstein …and the unemployed.

2011-10-15 16:35:42

DeirdreS: In the past few days I have splashed my arm wih hot oil and cut my finger with a bread knife. Gonna leave cooking to others for a while.

2011-10-15 16:31:10

DeirdreS: @edsai Well, at least you are a gentleman and did not ruin her weekend with hit-and-run damage to her car.

2011-10-15 15:56:10

DeirdreS: In the gym, stretching my limbs before a long plane flight.

2011-10-15 15:16:38

DeirdreS: Hawks circling our apt complex. Maybe this explains the neighbor’s missing Maltese.

2011-10-15 05:22:32

DeirdreS: @thinguy I hear you

2011-10-15 05:15:24

DeirdreS: I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered
I don’t have a friend who feels at ease
But we lived so well so long…

2011-10-15 04:33:55

DeirdreS: The Economist sent email to say I had been enjoying full access to the online edition by mistake. For a long time, iirc. I had wondered.

2011-10-15 04:31:37

DeirdreS: @OdysseusG Congrats, big brother!

2011-10-15 04:29:58

DeirdreS: @noebie Ah, thanks – I was wondering about that.

2011-10-15 02:32:31


2011-10-15 00:19:22

DeirdreS: Trying to figure out what this weird tumor is hanging out between this guy’s jacket and his jeans. Oh. It’s a buttock.

2011-10-14 20:12:31

DeirdreS: @LusciousPear Boarding school saved my life. And it’s a very unusual school.

2011-10-14 19:11:35

DeirdreS: I find doing web stat analysis oddly relaxing.

2011-10-14 19:10:50

DeirdreS: @old_sound Blog about it? I’d love te hear about what you’re learning abe how.

2011-10-14 19:10:24

DeirdreS: @deeharvey In some ways, we all still think we’re 18. And mostly we are pretty hopeful.

2011-10-14 18:23:18

DeirdreS: @obfuscurity I’m thankful for anyone in politics these days who is intelligent enough to have a sense of humor.

2011-10-14 18:22:10

DeirdreS: @deeharvey front row, 4th from right, in the parrot green sari

2011-10-14 18:19:25

DeirdreS: About to get together some of my boarding school “siblings”, some of whom I haven’t seen in 30 years

2011-10-14 16:35:53

DeirdreS: There are only so many things anyone can worry about in one lifetime, and I think I’ve hit my limit.

2011-10-14 16:08:16

DeirdreS: RT @defunkt: Don’t forget about @github’s 1 million user party in SF Monday night:

2011-10-14 13:50:38

DeirdreS: @NomdeB I just don’t watch TV.

2011-10-14 05:29:24

DeirdreS: Every time I’m about to go to India (there’ve been many), I grow morbidly afraid that something will go wrong and I won’t actually get there

2011-10-14 05:28:21

DeirdreS: @LusciousPear You are going to force me to go to Wikipedia to find out whether Kenny Loggins is actually Brazilian?

2011-10-14 05:25:43

DeirdreS: @LusciousPear I didn’t know he spoke Portugese.

2011-10-14 05:18:16

DeirdreS: smartos wiki must be all grown up – just got its first comment spam. Hope I don’t have to lock it down while I’m on vacation.

2011-10-14 01:36:57

DeirdreS: I need to be fed. Steak, And maybe a hamburger as well.

2011-10-14 01:34:27

DeirdreS: @neiltyson Pasta ai 4 formaggi is even more so, and tastier

2011-10-13 23:03:36

DeirdreS: @hudsonette ooohhh… I might have to make a trip to NYC just for that.

2011-10-13 22:15:36

DeirdreS: Coming Soon! See Us at the Open Storage Summit –

2011-10-13 21:26:41

DeirdreS: @davewiner I’ve seen a toddler try to swipe and press “icons” on a flatscreen TV, clearly expecting it to respond like an iPhone.

2011-10-13 21:08:37

DeirdreS: RT @dexterous: #Pune just got a #NodeJS @meetup!

2011-10-13 20:49:26

DeirdreS: @bici magari… io devo organizzarmi meglio nella vita.

2011-10-13 20:48:50

DeirdreS: @riccardo_iommi No, I’m going to my other Country Beginning with I – India!

2011-10-13 18:58:09

DeirdreS: Americans need to learn to take proper vacations. Several have expressed surprise that I’m taking 2 whole weeks. I need it – and so do you.

2011-10-13 17:28:48

DeirdreS: @tomcoates I want an automatic feed from Twitter to G+ – same way I use Facebook.

2011-10-13 15:52:44

DeirdreS: Should I be worried when the delivery guy comes in whistling “He had it coming” ?

2011-10-13 15:10:23

DeirdreS: RT @mikeodea: came across this useful article while futzing with #smartOS : Understanding ZFS & ZFS ARC/L2ARC

2011-10-13 06:27:57

DeirdreS: Watching only show I care about anymore (House), but Hulu is acting up. Bad online viewing will not drive me back to cable. Just won’t watch

2011-10-13 03:14:45

DeirdreS: “If someone says, “what do you think of so-and-so”, your worst enemy, you say back, “So-and-so who?”

2011-10-13 00:38:30

DeirdreS: “This special treatment can’t bear close scrutiny — and therefore, as they see it, there must be no close scrutiny.”

2011-10-13 00:19:04

DeirdreS: RT @mcavage: Giving a talk tomorrow night @seattlejs on #nodejs and #ldapjs. Come out if you’re in town.

2011-10-12 22:49:21

DeirdreS: “With DTrace, without making changes to installed softw we were able to test theories, refine data, root cause problem”

2011-10-12 22:04:32

DeirdreS: NEW SmartOS USB Key Image available!

2011-10-12 21:43:36

DeirdreS: “You who are on the road must have a code that you can live by”

2011-10-12 21:38:15

DeirdreS: “I came upon a child of God, I asked him where are you going… Gotta get back to the land, set my soul free”

2011-10-12 21:30:38

DeirdreS: RT @katfallond: I am going to take all the CPUs out of all of our servers and make them into a suit of armor. Nobody panic. – cool!

2011-10-12 20:33:20

DeirdreS: @urbanturbanguy You’re at GDC? Stop by Joyent and tell ’em I sent you (dunno that’s worth anything, but…).

2011-10-12 18:52:46

DeirdreS: @urbanturbanguy You can respond “At least I’m not all hat and no cattle.” #Austin

2011-10-12 18:50:46

DeirdreS: @izs I’m re-reading Heinlein after decades. Interesting how much he likely formed my thinking,.

2011-10-12 18:11:46

DeirdreS: @ahl Ah, but – beneath this mild-mannered exterior, I’m even meaner than you are.

2011-10-12 17:56:54

DeirdreS: @jamesdotcuff Don’t mess with @ahl either – he’s quieter, but meaner. 😉 #DTrace

2011-10-12 16:29:16

DeirdreS: Englishmen going to Italy:

2011-10-12 04:51:40

DeirdreS: Even the smallest burn is amazingly painful. And I managed to splash hot oil all up my arm. Ow ow ow. Whimper. Moan.

2011-10-12 02:21:52

DeirdreS: “the only rewards or punishments, heaven and hell, are the results of your own actions between now and when you die”

2011-10-12 02:16:14

DeirdreS: @hudsonette Let us pray!

2011-10-12 01:02:07

DeirdreS: @standaloneSA Clear and elegant writing tends to indicate clear and elegant thought processes.

2011-10-11 23:03:41

DeirdreS: @jeffreytaylor Very cool!

2011-10-11 22:38:59

DeirdreS: @jessicacolley Love, but you need to stay overnight to really see it

2011-10-11 22:27:58

DeirdreS: @smaffulli …for vacation.

2011-10-11 22:27:45

DeirdreS: @smaffulli I’m outta here on Saturday!

2011-10-11 20:46:45

DeirdreS: @smaffulli hey did you want to try to meet this week?

2011-10-11 18:31:58

DeirdreS: @bubbva ‘fraid no GHC this year, I hope for next…

2011-10-11 17:29:17

DeirdreS: RT @MUCOSUG: Next Meeting: SmartOS by @zalez 27.10.11 Martiusstr. 4 Room 104 1st floor 80802 Munich

2011-10-11 06:47:05

DeirdreS: @sh1mmer Me, too. Saving it for my plane trip on Saturday.

2011-10-11 04:57:27

DeirdreS: For some reason this keeps running through my head: “I’m coming home, I’ve done my time”

2011-10-11 04:28:49

DeirdreS: He’s got me. Except that I never fall asleep on the couch. My brain as I’m falling asleep on the couch – The Oatmeal

2011-10-11 04:23:44

DeirdreS: RT @hemantmehta: Why did SNL cut this #Netflix sketch from the live broadcast last week?! Awesome 🙂

2011-10-11 04:12:44

DeirdreS: @sriramnrn Thanks, that’s always good to hear!

2011-10-11 04:12:14

DeirdreS: @asfkrs Some people still try, apparently, but I think it’s becoming passé – thankfully! #fthat

2011-10-11 02:29:38

DeirdreS: Nostalgia

2011-10-11 01:14:57

DeirdreS: I’m told it’s easy to read my feelings online. This surprises me a bit, but it’s liberating: this is /me/, not a carefully-groomed persona.

2011-10-11 01:08:04

DeirdreS: TV Execs:’s Online Video Study Will Scare You

2011-10-11 00:29:22

DeirdreS: “I do drink, bless your heart. I mean, some of us has got to.” Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson & Leon Russell Jambalaya

2011-10-11 00:20:14

DeirdreS: Stranger in a Strange Land – Leon Russell – YouTube

2011-10-10 23:36:03

DeirdreS: @kanter Yes, liking it.

2011-10-10 23:30:14

DeirdreS: you can join in the DTrace discussion here:

2011-10-10 23:05:38

DeirdreS: @jamesdotcuff he comes from a long line of successful duelists #DTrace

2011-10-10 23:04:05

DeirdreS: RT @Cloris_Leachman: Does #chocolateweek mean u can ONLY eat chocolate for a week? Because I’m fine with that.

2011-10-10 22:49:34

DeirdreS: RT @ahl: new blog post – Oracle’s port: this is not DTrace

2011-10-10 21:24:31

DeirdreS: @gianlucaneri <sigh>

2011-10-10 21:15:35

DeirdreS: RT @stuntprogrammer: Hopefully you have the book and live the life, but if not then maybe this can inspire you! cc …

2011-10-10 20:52:06

DeirdreS: @old_sound that one wouldn’t have surprised me – very close to Italian pernottare

2011-10-10 20:47:28

DeirdreS: @old_sound me, too:

2011-10-10 20:43:46

DeirdreS: Lunchtime conversation reminded me that my deepest, truest self is probably an expat living in Asia.

2011-10-10 20:40:10

DeirdreS: RT @bdha: Installing #opschef on @joyent’s SmartOS: (it’s easy!) #sysadmin

2011-10-10 18:25:59

DeirdreS: @sevanjaniyan As a matter of fact, I’ve got a domain registered that would fit that purpose nicely…

2011-10-10 17:48:49

DeirdreS: @SmugMug Speaking as a loyal customer, y’all need new hosting. 😉

2011-10-10 17:47:26

DeirdreS: “Have you personally been saved by the power of Solaris?”

2011-10-10 17:44:22

DeirdreS: @larrywake heh. I think I’d like to find the old, old Mac font

2011-10-10 17:43:40

DeirdreS: RT @scottherson: Come say hi to @Joyent Cloud this week at #GDCOnline, Austin, TX. “Where your game will run so fast you can mess with …

2011-10-10 16:51:19

DeirdreS: and a New! discussion list for dtrace:

2011-10-10 16:45:00

DeirdreS: wonder why your Mac is slow? here’s some help finding out: RT @brendangregg: Top 10 DTrace scripts for Mac OS X

2011-10-10 16:42:28

DeirdreS: new! SmartOS Mailing List –

2011-10-10 16:25:11

DeirdreS: RT @fitzage: My Joyent SmartOS SmartMachines are approaching two years of uptime.

2011-10-10 16:24:56

DeirdreS: @kusor What I mostly know is where to eat. 😉

2011-10-10 15:14:47

DeirdreS: @kusor Hope it was all wonderful!

2011-10-10 15:12:31

DeirdreS: @MUCOSUG oh, dhu – see it now!

2011-10-10 15:12:21

DeirdreS: @MUCOSUG Happy ho, what are the date and topic?

2011-10-10 04:51:12

DeirdreS: @urbanturbanguy It is, indeed. Enjoy!

2011-10-09 21:30:10

DeirdreS: Are you lost, or did you just decide to join the air show?

2011-10-09 19:12:02

DeirdreS: @bdha runnin’ with the big dogs now. 😉 #yodawg #sysadmin

2011-10-09 19:11:48

DeirdreS: RT @bdha: I got ZFS on Linux in my KVM on ZFS on SmartOS. Word. #yodawg #sysadmin

2011-10-09 17:42:51

DeirdreS: Time to wake up and see if the Internet is still paying attention to me

2011-10-09 17:31:17

DeirdreS: @seldo glad I wasn’t there, after all.

2011-10-09 00:54:18

DeirdreS: added photos to: India Vlog: Jantr Mantr in Jaipur

2011-10-09 00:43:50

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Guests of Conti Sertoli Salis: Fine Food and Wine in Valtellina

2011-10-09 00:43:16

DeirdreS: 5 years ago: Windy Sunday on Lake Como

2011-10-09 00:37:43

DeirdreS: 7 years ago I wrote down the ostrich story: Shotgun Wedding 2: Coca-Cola, and an Ostrich

2011-10-09 00:36:54

DeirdreS: 8 years ago I wrote: Italian Babies: Why So Few Are Being Born

2011-10-09 00:18:19

DeirdreS: RT @slfritchie: Merged the Erlang VM DTrace work of @michalptaszek and @dlsspy with mine. Created sample D scripts. OS X and Solaris bui …

2011-10-08 16:29:21

DeirdreS: new! SmartOS Mailing List –

2011-10-08 16:21:54

DeirdreS: @stevengharris Oh, lord…

2011-10-08 15:30:27

DeirdreS: @RepJackKimble Just wait til we bring out the lions.

2011-10-08 15:15:20

DeirdreS: @UnLogikal That was my impression., and I forwarded immediately. Must have got lost in someone’s email swamp. Trying again.

2011-10-08 15:06:42

DeirdreS: @konobi You’re in SF?

2011-10-08 05:22:33

DeirdreS: @PeterKretzman But Ursula had the best song EVER!

2011-10-08 05:20:43

DeirdreS: RT @bakadesuyo: Why are women penalized for success at male tasks? Is there something that can prevent that? – sigh

2011-10-08 05:17:31

DeirdreS: @daeken Following the example of the “geek girls” I see (some/most of them likely spambots), I apparently should be emphasizing cleavage.

2011-10-08 04:37:50

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Maybe depends on airline. My last 2 flights were out of SFO int’l terminal (1 was dom JetBlue), security v quick, no scan or grab

2011-10-08 04:30:16

DeirdreS: RT @bdha: Got (custom) SmartOS booting PXE like well, @joyent intended. Now to get my VMs running in zones with create-machine! http://t …

2011-10-08 03:31:44

DeirdreS: Beginning to suspect I could greatly increase my follower count with a somewhat different style of avatar…

2011-10-08 03:22:33

DeirdreS: @StorageMojo Dammit, you were supposed to be. So sorry, would like to have seen you. We’ll do it again next year.

2011-10-07 23:58:59

DeirdreS: RT @notmatt: And all work has ground to a halt as the engineering team lists its favourite Simpsons characters, alphabetically. (Inanima …

2011-10-07 23:58:04

DeirdreS: Friday afternoon geek entertainment: Solaris Family Reunion Video & Photos

2011-10-07 23:25:38

DeirdreS: Wondering how the DTrace book covers the upcoming Solaris 11? We made a video about that:

2011-10-07 23:10:25

DeirdreS: @bdha Can be, but also fun, exciting, stimulating…

2011-10-07 23:07:37

DeirdreS: RT @stevengharris: India announces $35 tablet computer for rural poor. “People laughed, people called us lunatics” Pretty amazing. htt …

2011-10-07 23:06:32

DeirdreS: RT @ryancnelson: Zoom!

2011-10-07 23:06:00

DeirdreS: @PeterGalvin It’s been tried. I don’t recommend it.

2011-10-07 22:09:38

DeirdreS: @StorageMojo did you get an invite to the Solaris Family Reunion this week? You were supposed to.

2011-10-07 22:03:54

DeirdreS: Finally processing video from the Solaris Family Reunion the other night – @bcantrill uncensored!

2011-10-07 21:38:10

DeirdreS: @johnrrymer @CurtMonash I was there 2 Januarys ago, short days were sunny, good food easily found. And this happened:

2011-10-07 21:17:55

DeirdreS: come hear from Joyent and others at the OpenStorageSummit Oct 26-27, San Jose CA

2011-10-07 20:52:36

DeirdreS: RT @arpunk: @joyent and #DTrace instrumentalization heatmaps, FUCK YEAH!

2011-10-07 20:37:00

DeirdreS: RT @thinkgeek: Happy Ada Lovelace Day, in honor of the world’s 1st programmer! Would all the techie ladies please raise their hands for …

2011-10-07 13:30:04

DeirdreS: @reillyusa tell me more about these architecture docs you’re looking for,

2011-10-07 04:29:34

DeirdreS: RT @kode_vicious: Reading the DTrace book by Gregg and Mauro. It turns out to be the best book on system performance analysis since Raj …

2011-10-07 00:08:37

DeirdreS: RT @acarvin: Desi tweeps! RT @krupali: Are YOU on the bone marrow registry? @superamit needs YOUR help! Register @ …

2011-10-06 21:37:16

DeirdreS: two different people surnamed Ventura are cerrently mentioned in my twitter stream. I have no idea who either is. Maybe they’re related.

2011-10-06 20:08:32

DeirdreS: Here they come!

2011-10-06 19:59:28

DeirdreS: RT @gnat: @mjasay I’m a capitalist AND I think the US needs its democracy back. I’m FUCKED! 🙂 – I’d have to agree on all of the above.

2011-10-06 19:09:19

DeirdreS: things to look forward to in Mussoorie:

2011-10-06 18:19:10

DeirdreS: What the hell do you think you’re doing in there…?

2011-10-06 18:13:17

DeirdreS: @barbz127 Not totally sure, but this may be germane: #zfs #solaris #openindiana #freebsd

2011-10-06 17:57:15

DeirdreS: @bdha At least all the media had plenty of time to prepare tributes.

2011-10-06 17:52:29

DeirdreS: @shawnferry pants are overrated #workfromhome

2011-10-06 16:38:24

DeirdreS: @Djelibeybi So someone can go try thoes 1-liners that @brendangregg suggested #Oracle #Linux

2011-10-06 15:54:53

DeirdreS: RT @edsai: .@jasonh what’s crazy is the # of people interested in #sdc + #smartos and #joyent since kvm port. keeping hearing “openstack …

2011-10-06 15:51:37

DeirdreS: RT @maephis: Meanwhile in Italy: Berlusconi is 75 and healthy, threatening our fundamental rights in new ways every week.

2011-10-06 15:46:11

DeirdreS: This is what home looks like: Landour, Mussoorie – YouTube

2011-10-06 06:23:22

DeirdreS: RT @GodlessAtheist: A new commandment I give to you #atheism #teamjesus

2011-10-06 05:55:39

DeirdreS: RT @niran: steve steve steve DTrace for Linux steve steve steve #hackernews /cc @alex_gaynor

2011-10-06 05:55:32

DeirdreS: @jamezpolley We are. 😉

2011-10-06 04:45:03

DeirdreS: Yup, we’ve been doing that for years.

2011-10-06 04:28:09

DeirdreS: @vdotw Yes. I’m only now feeling more or less normal, but I’m told the grief will come and go for years. Thinking of you.

2011-10-06 04:26:12

DeirdreS: @rwang0 AFAIK most employees do not routinely get tickets. We were told “This event is for /customer/ appreciation.”

2011-10-06 03:03:31

DeirdreS: @DavidStrauss ugh, good point. I’ve never been able to fix that.

2011-10-06 02:54:38

DeirdreS: 1 year ago: “It’s hard not to feel like an idiot when you are ignorant of experiences your peers take for granted.”

2011-10-06 02:51:23

DeirdreS: 2 years ago at GHC09: Deirdré & Teresa Talk About Community on Ed & Ashley’s 5 Minute Show

2011-10-06 02:48:57

DeirdreS: 4 years ago I wrote on Raising a Non-Believer

2011-10-06 02:44:34

DeirdreS: 5 years ago: Buying a Car in Italy – Are Car Salesmen the Same All Over?

2011-10-06 02:42:22

DeirdreS: 10 years ago I wrote on Globalization vs. Local Culture

2011-10-05 07:07:54

DeirdreS: Too hungry to sleep, too tired to eat… I had really better do at least one of the two!

2011-10-05 07:06:47

DeirdreS: @trondn Please come by and have a beer at Joyent next time you’re in town!

2011-10-05 07:00:09

DeirdreS: I hope other got better photos than I did at tonight’s event.

2011-10-05 06:59:44

DeirdreS: RT @wattersjames: Current, topical, status:

2011-10-05 06:41:00

DeirdreS: @metadaddy Thanks for coming – it was great to see everyone!

2011-10-05 06:39:45

DeirdreS: @ichii386 Glad you could join us!

2011-10-05 05:50:15

DeirdreS: I’m completely tired, but it’s been a great party.

2011-10-05 02:07:31


2011-10-05 00:16:28

DeirdreS: @superxero3 Excellent, looking forward to meeting you.

2011-10-05 23:47:24

DeirdreS: damn

2011-10-05 23:01:24

DeirdreS: Sounds like a fine display of dueling executive testosterone.

2011-10-05 22:58:22

DeirdreS: @hudsonette looks like he got that solved with the help, no doubt, of fellow demons

2011-10-05 22:57:31

DeirdreS: @hudsonette @timminchin having trouble renting a piano in Dallas because he’s a “demon”

2011-10-05 22:39:36

DeirdreS: .@timminchin I’m not sure that’s legal. Seems like saying “You can’t eat at our lunch counter due to the color of your skin” @hudsonette?

2011-10-05 22:36:01

DeirdreS: RT @ahl: new blog post: DTrace for OEL, deciphering Oracle’s plans

2011-10-05 22:33:04

DeirdreS: RT @hudsonette: John McCain has not paid enough for inflicting Palin on the country.

2011-10-05 22:22:42

DeirdreS: @notmatt Let me arrange a party… 😉

2011-10-05 22:22:28

DeirdreS: @chrisgerhard I was thinking of this:

2011-10-05 22:16:44

DeirdreS: @jahoni The Vancouver guys will just have to come visit you here.

2011-10-05 22:14:06

DeirdreS: @jahoni We get to have you? Yay!

2011-10-05 22:11:21

DeirdreS: @chrisgerhard Starting to feel we should be walking around in white collared shirts with little black nametags, carrying our holy book 😉

2011-10-05 21:02:56

DeirdreS: InformIT: $9.99 eBook Deal of the Day appears to be Solaris Application Programming
By Darryl Gove

2011-10-05 21:01:14

DeirdreS: @WallsBleedLust Welcome to nerdvana. 😉 #nerd #dtrace #joyent #openindiana #illumos

2011-10-05 21:00:40

DeirdreS: @thisisnotmarkf

2011-10-05 18:58:57

DeirdreS: RT @ryah: There was some extreme nerditry at the Solaris meetup last night – like tales of debugging an insufficiently grounded icache :O

2011-10-05 18:58:33

DeirdreS: @enmand Let us know how it goes!

2011-10-05 17:54:24

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Figured. I assume that if ever does have downtime on one of these trips you’ll let me know!

2011-10-05 17:43:04

DeirdreS: @NomdeB tell him to wave at me in passing. 😉

2011-10-05 17:42:34

DeirdreS: @chrisgerhard A nice side effect of my Dvorak switch is that it discourages non-Dvorakians from borrowing my laptop “just for a minute”.

2011-10-05 16:55:08

DeirdreS: @joyent I hope someone got better photos than I did, waiting to see Masafumi’s.

2011-10-05 16:54:06

DeirdreS: “(Adjust history to a more palatable version.)”

2011-10-05 16:45:10

DeirdreS: @LudoMP thanks, I am!

2011-10-05 16:19:30

DeirdreS: @mfernest Slept! You’re welcome, it was certainly an interesting gathering.

2011-10-05 15:12:09

DeirdreS: @PizzoC hey, would love to meet ifyou have time

2011-10-04 23:53:40

DeirdreS: @superxero3 Does that mean you’re coming to the party? There’s beer! 😉

2011-10-04 23:43:18

DeirdreS: @UnLogikal sure,

2011-10-04 23:16:25

DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: new blog post: Visualizing the Cloud

2011-10-04 22:45:25

DeirdreS: @WallsBleedLust I am your hostess. You probably won’t be able to miss me. 😉

2011-10-04 22:08:20

DeirdreS: RT @biccio: @BreakingNews: “Moody’s downgrades Italian govt bond rating to A2, with negative outlook”. Tra un po’ potrò comprarmi l’Italia

2011-10-04 22:07:44

DeirdreS: @WallsBleedLust Yeah, sorry – I was playing Captain Obvious.

2011-10-04 21:53:57

DeirdreS: RT @bklang: Just got my first @SmartOS server up and running, booting from a USB stick. Love the ideas here…let’s see how it goes with …

2011-10-04 21:45:32

DeirdreS: “Italian Parliament debating a requirement to publish a correction of any content that the applicant deems detrimental”

2011-10-04 21:32:43

DeirdreS: RT @daviwie: Wikipedia in Italian is likely going to be turned off entirely Nice job, Italy – great way to show you …

2011-10-04 21:17:49

DeirdreS: @WallsBleedLust Like this one? 😉

2011-10-04 20:37:56

DeirdreS: RT @InformIT: $9.99 eBook Deal of the Day from @InformIT: “DTrace” Expires 12:01am PST. #Oracle #Solaris #UNIX #IT

2011-10-04 20:25:17

DeirdreS: Poor Poor Pitiful Me

2011-10-04 20:21:22

DeirdreS: RT @fuzheado: Italian Wikipedia front page changed to protest Berlusconi’s new wiretap act

2011-10-04 19:11:50

DeirdreS: @csanz Where?

2011-10-04 17:45:56

DeirdreS: @izs @ryah image of Terri Garr chanting: “Roll, roll, rolling ze eyes…”

2011-10-04 17:44:58

DeirdreS: I’ve tried to increase the ticket #s for the Solaris Family Reunion – if you can’t sign up, write

2011-10-04 17:43:10

DeirdreS: @scottmcnealy Thanks!

2011-10-04 17:17:06

DeirdreS: @dboyll Where are the availabe recorded videos? #oow #oow11

2011-10-04 16:23:38

DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Joyent Public Cloud Overview with @sdtuck starting in 1 hour at 10AM PT/1PM ET

2011-10-04 16:18:50

DeirdreS: @scottmcnealy Sorry to miss you.

2011-10-04 16:03:04

DeirdreS: Their wisdom and courage forces me to think: “What do I really want from my life? And am I actually pursuing that?”

2011-10-04 15:51:28

DeirdreS: @webmink You mill be very much missed – thanks for all you have done for our open community!

2011-10-04 15:35:42

DeirdreS: @scottmcnealy will you be joining us?

2011-10-04 15:31:48

DeirdreS: RT @InformIT: $9.99 eBook Deal of the Day – DTrace:Dynamic Tracing in Solaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD #OOW11 #Solaris

2011-10-04 15:31:07

DeirdreS: RT @GeorgeTrujillo: #Solaris and #MySQL receptions are two excellent events to attend tonight. Lots of legendary Sun and Dolphins will …

2011-10-04 06:38:43

DeirdreS: RT @renailemay: RT @JustinKownacki: 10 years ago, The Onion accurately predicted the next decade of politics. Really.

2011-10-04 06:35:40

DeirdreS: @gbrunett It’ll be great to see you!

2011-10-04 06:34:12

DeirdreS: @pborenstein You wonder?!?

2011-10-04 06:14:11

DeirdreS: I had heard of ABCDs and BBGDs, but not

2011-10-04 05:56:53

DeirdreS: @Myrna_SF I’m the instigator and hostess, and yes we’d love you to come!

2011-10-04 05:56:01

DeirdreS: @cypromis Sorry to miss you – please drop by for a beer when you are in town!

2011-10-04 05:55:38

DeirdreS: RT @pborenstein: The people I work with tackle problems from all angles.

2011-10-04 02:25:36

DeirdreS: @alanc Or perhaps, more succinctly: “I’m coming for your JBODs, and this time – I’m armed.”

2011-10-04 02:08:12

DeirdreS: @notmatt If you want to write a blog post, we have places to put it!

2011-10-04 02:00:04

DeirdreS: @MrSimonTaylor Gonna have to be a lot more compelling for me to go through the sheer hassle of changing phone providers.

2011-10-04 01:46:39

DeirdreS: @billblum hmm, that’d be more @bcantrill ‘s style, and I don’t have a photo of him in that context…

2011-10-04 01:36:31

DeirdreS: This photo still needs a caption:

2011-10-04 01:29:38

DeirdreS: Removed the Facebook share button from my site (had no evidence that anyone used it anyway) – a tiny step in protecting my visitors’ privacy

2011-10-04 01:18:56

DeirdreS: @OrganizeFISH I still type too much, but it does help

2011-10-04 01:18:12

DeirdreS: Dang, I think this thing’s going to actually sell out…

2011-10-04 00:55:17

DeirdreS: office quieting down, now I can get back to work editing this white paper…

2011-10-04 00:21:58

DeirdreS: @pelegri Hopefully someone will, not sure I will have time – will be a very busy hostess. Fortunately, I’m very, very good at that…

2011-10-04 00:13:10

DeirdreS: Looking for good food at #oow11? One of the best restaurants in the neighborhood is Ruchi south Indian

2011-10-04 00:11:14

DeirdreS: @OrganizeFISH Gotta say, while the switch to Dvorak was somewhat difficult (afetr 30 years typing Qwerty), it has alleviated my RSI.

2011-10-04 00:09:15

DeirdreS: Helluva guest list… gonna be a great party!

2011-10-03 02:06:32

DeirdreS: @dboyll Congrats on another well-run stream! #OOW11

2011-10-03 02:05:43

DeirdreS: @js_howard Thanks!

2011-10-03 01:13:32

DeirdreS: @benr I was going to suggest a drinking game based on mentions of an actual operating system, but at this point we’d still be thirsty…

2011-10-03 00:21:31

DeirdreS: RT @DeirdreS: new video: The DTrace Book and Solaris 11 – YouTube #oow11

2011-10-03 23:39:09

DeirdreS: RT @dapsays: Posted slides, thoughts from last week’s #surgecon:

2011-10-03 22:55:02

DeirdreS: RT @old_sound: BREAKING: Confused VCs start founding Fibonacci start ups.

2011-10-03 22:46:46

DeirdreS: @rbanffy Let us know whenever you got to SF, we’ll be happy to buy you a beer!

2011-10-03 22:45:24

DeirdreS: @italylogue I think this is maybe the greatest love song ever:

2011-10-03 22:43:57

DeirdreS: @VinylphileMag We’ll miss you! Let us know when you’re in town and we can buy you a beer.

2011-10-03 22:37:08

DeirdreS: @italylogue @bootsnall That was one of the first songs I translated

2011-10-03 22:34:58

DeirdreS: You don’t have to be a former Sunnie to attend the Solaris Family Reunion tomorrow, just interested in where we are now

2011-10-03 21:21:37

DeirdreS: “have you completed the updation on the system?” glossary of Indian business terms

2011-10-03 21:17:08

DeirdreS: RT @BarnabyHaszardM: One Damn Good Article About Indian English (yes, again!) (replug)

2011-10-03 20:36:47

DeirdreS: @raichoo And somehow I don’t think our guys are the kind people throw underwear at. Altho if @bcantrill continues his conference trend…

2011-10-03 20:14:35

DeirdreS: @raichoo We should give away the Solaris boxers as party favors, but they might be slightly worn be then

2011-10-03 20:11:48

DeirdreS: Party gear

2011-10-03 18:41:34

DeirdreS: How to create a Virtual Machine in SmartOS – SmartOS Documentation – SmartOS Wiki

2011-10-03 17:03:05

DeirdreS: RT @bakadesuyo: Can stress really make you sick?

2011-10-03 16:45:20

DeirdreS: @milouness That is not funny at all. But many Europeans also have long commutes (I used to do 2 hrs each way door to door).

2011-10-03 16:18:55

DeirdreS: @OrganizeFISH Maybe your bedroom furniture needs rearranging? I started the day by breaking a glass in the dishwasher…

2011-10-03 16:06:31

DeirdreS: RT @scottherson: Join Steve Tuck General Manager, Joyent Public Cloud, for an Overview on the New Joyent Public Cloud tomorrow October 4 …

2011-10-03 15:44:37

DeirdreS: RT @feliciaday: Semi-regular shoutout to @joyent and @jasonh for hosting my websites (and having them never crash!) and @egspoony for hi …

2011-10-03 15:38:59

DeirdreS: ” the book builds up knowledge of DTrace to the point where a reader is able to write useful scripts and achieve ”

2011-10-03 15:26:29

DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine At least everyone agrees that cancer actually happens.

2011-10-03 15:00:02

DeirdreS: new video: The DTrace Book and Solaris 11 – YouTube #oow11

2011-10-03 06:24:35

DeirdreS: @timbray That’s @brendangregg – I think we’ll keep him!

2011-10-03 06:05:33

DeirdreS: “engaged employees are much more likely to remain in an org… results in lower costs for talent; higher productivity”

2011-10-03 05:55:13

DeirdreS: @hridaybala I’m told that Craigslist tends to be busier than usual this time of year…

2011-10-03 05:47:51

DeirdreS: Oracle in stiff competition with SF smut merchants • The Register

2011-10-03 04:49:16

DeirdreS: Party favor

2011-10-03 02:50:32

DeirdreS: Found more things to give away as door prizes at the Solaris Family Reunion I hope I haven’t actually worn them…

2011-10-03 02:38:06

DeirdreS: RT @ryah: #nodejs intro video now at 101,000 views. It seems node is spreading like cancer! 😀

2011-10-03 02:08:02

DeirdreS: @sogrady I wish.

2011-10-02 22:59:10

DeirdreS: new video: The DTrace Book and Solaris 11 – YouTube

2011-10-02 22:41:58

DeirdreS: Uploading 2nd (and last) video about the DTrace book. Hadn’t wanted to spend so much of the weekend on this, but… needs must.

2011-10-02 22:39:31

DeirdreS: @lucadebiase Brilliant (if wery saddening) piece, thanks!

2011-10-02 22:38:42

DeirdreS: @sevanjaniyan We hadn’t heard there was a problem, but we’ll be seeing the publisher @ggd this week and will ask about it.

2011-10-02 22:35:47

DeirdreS: “Italians need a shared vision based on facts and reality (not on ideology and reality shows)”

2011-10-02 22:31:22

DeirdreS: @jeffhuber Thanks for helping to spread the word!

2011-10-02 21:53:14

DeirdreS: @ryah Heh.

2011-10-02 21:19:10

DeirdreS: new video! The DTrace Book – YouTube

2011-10-02 20:03:30

DeirdreS: Nice! “Congratulations! Your [YouTube] account is now enabled for uploads longer than 15 minutes. ”

2011-10-02 19:51:17

DeirdreS: “you are competing with not just obvious competitors, but also any successful tech company also looking for talent.”

2011-10-02 19:16:28

DeirdreS: RT @NomdeB: Bwahahaha RT @StopBeck Yes. Gov’t is bad and can’t be trusted w with anything but nukes, executions & tax cuts.

2011-10-02 18:31:31

DeirdreS: @chrisridd agreed-upon transliteration is useful for linguists, and as a pronunciation guide.

2011-10-02 18:29:59

DeirdreS: @chrisridd English is the most accepted universal language in India, thanks to the Brits. Hindi is only dominant in the north.

2011-10-02 18:19:19

DeirdreS: @chrisridd there is the way universally accepted in India, which is also correct transliteration. The D is aspirated, not the G.

2011-10-02 18:16:16

DeirdreS: RT @Samosata: Great op-ed by @pennjillette explaining why why GOP politicians are saying bugnutty Christian stuff: #p2

2011-10-02 18:05:44

DeirdreS: For Gandhi’s birthday, would all the Americans please learn to spell his name correctly?

2011-10-02 17:39:29

DeirdreS: @hudsonette What is it?

2011-10-02 16:33:56

DeirdreS: “This is the Lord’s Day”, so Home Shopping Network is off. Thank God for small favors.

2011-10-02 16:25:17

DeirdreS: RT @swardley: @x86brandon : Shortage of talent in the cloud space is a huge issue, only going to get bigger … particularly with big data.

2011-10-02 03:45:26

DeirdreS: …cause he looks to me like he just shot an elephant and is watching it fall:

2011-10-02 03:18:26

DeirdreS: @sh1mmer Wow, sorry to hear. That just sucks completely.

2011-10-02 02:00:19

DeirdreS: Photo in Need of a Caption

2011-10-01 23:42:40

DeirdreS: Where should we hang the banner? #OOW11

2011-10-01 22:14:38

DeirdreS: “golf buddies who appoint each other to boards, vote each other compensation packages whle trading insider information”

2011-10-01 21:58:09

DeirdreS: @gbrunett Lots of us already here – coming to the party?

2011-10-01 21:56:26

DeirdreS: “what do they get out of teaching you to hate every American elite of science, intellect or skill, along with gov’t?”

2011-10-01 20:37:04

DeirdreS: RT @wifelette: Spotted: a LINE at the 6-stall women’s bathroom at the jQuery Conference. Success 😀 #jqcon – an undeniably useful metric!

2011-10-01 20:34:08

DeirdreS: @trondn Well, get in touch when you’re in town – you’re always welcome to drop by for a beer!

2011-10-01 19:28:16

DeirdreS: @dangillmor That article needs to be on a Joyent server.

2011-10-01 18:08:33

DeirdreS: RT @SrBachchan: T 513 -This world is so highly strung .. touch a string and an entire Philharmonic starts up ..!!

2011-10-01 18:07:23

DeirdreS: RT @MogdenPong: Putting myself in the mood for a get-together in the coming week:

2011-10-01 16:21:10

DeirdreS: .@rom Maybe I should collect photos and video clips from all over the world to do a new version of this:

2011-10-01 15:28:03

DeirdreS: @elijahwright Not yet, it’s on the to-do list.

2011-10-01 06:43:35

DeirdreS: @avbelow That works well, too – I’m expecting next weekend to be a period of quiet recovery.

2011-10-01 06:39:31

DeirdreS: @avbelow Welcome to the Bay Area! City this weekend before it becomes Larrytown?

2011-10-01 06:38:30

DeirdreS: …naturally, those of you who have OpenSolaris shirts should wear them – proudy!

2011-10-01 06:35:29

DeirdreS: There will be door prizes at the Solaris Family Reunion, including maybe the last of these:

2011-10-01 02:43:57

DeirdreS: @myinnervoice Excellent!

2011-10-01 02:42:30

DeirdreS: I am very desperately in need of a vacation. Gotta hang on another two weeks…

2011-10-01 00:42:29

DeirdreS: @pborenstein Sometimes I drink fancy bourbon, but today has been a tequila kind of day…

2011-10-01 00:31:00

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