The Twitter Diaries: December, 2011

(in reverse chron order)

DeirdreS: @milouness That would be bad news – look what a huge underground economy has done for Italy

2011-12-30 20:52:04

DeirdreS: Passwords nightmare solved: takeaway for me: “You can’t scale a founder talking about how passionate they are.”

2011-12-30 20:40:46

DeirdreS: @bcantrill You /had/ to get that horrible image stuck in my head?!?

2011-12-30 19:29:26

DeirdreS: Have the day off. Maybe I’ll just go back to sleep.

2011-12-30 18:34:30

DeirdreS: “Many questions remain: why is Bryan’s ringtone the Knight Rider theme song, who besides Brendan actually uses Dvorak?”

2011-12-30 17:21:47

DeirdreS: I don’t see this often from Americans: “they chose to have so many kids so close in age, they need to accept…

2011-12-30 17:14:28

DeirdreS: @olvesh The Joyent wiki is back – thanks for the heads up!

2011-12-30 06:26:46

DeirdreS: Seriously productive day (sure it had /nothing/ to do with boss working from my living room), but looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow…

2011-12-30 06:21:45

DeirdreS: @trentmick Slow news week, evidently.

2011-12-30 06:20:56


2011-12-30 05:55:27

DeirdreS: RT @BrilliantOrange: I’m going to write a teen series about kids who hunt and kill authors of vampire books for teens. – Please, please do!

2011-12-30 01:34:44

DeirdreS: @timeblimp Yes, I found that one, too. First heard of the Sabbath component today from @brookemagnanti

2011-12-30 01:20:27

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Shopping for a Sari in Bombay Part 2

2011-12-30 00:59:22

DeirdreS: @pborenstein You might also enjoy their modern heirs

2011-12-30 00:51:07

DeirdreS: @timeblimp used to be married to a mathematician, who once got to drive Erdos to airport. Erdos spent drive doing magic tricks for our 3 YO.

2011-12-30 00:18:38

DeirdreS: @davest Beautiful. Thanks and condolences.

2011-12-29 23:46:06

DeirdreS: Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath Numbers: The People at the Center of the Universe – TimeBlimp

2011-12-29 23:45:28

DeirdreS: @bmagnanti You’re married to Brian May?!? #chuffed

2011-12-29 23:22:48

DeirdreS: ps With Amazon links, you make money on whatever is bought in a session, not just what you link to.

2011-12-29 23:21:53

DeirdreS: Amazon associates report: I’ve made money on buys of technical books, including a bunch about VMWare… and a Boudoir Rose Lace Mini Dress.

2011-12-29 22:57:01

DeirdreS: @DavidStrauss heh. Sometimes around here it sounds like I’m living on fraternity row at UT again

2011-12-29 20:01:25

DeirdreS: @followerwonk I was raised by hippies and went to a “hippie” school  – does that count? 😉

2011-12-29 19:21:53

DeirdreS: The Joyent SF temp office is about to convene in my living room. @Myrna_SF this is all your fault, the least you could do is join us! 😉

2011-12-29 19:20:43

DeirdreS: @urbanturbanguy Congratulations! That is fantastic. And definitely a product idea!

2011-12-29 18:37:59

DeirdreS: @JenMitlas about the only thing that goes on my face these days is almond oil

2011-12-29 18:36:46

DeirdreS: RT @gianlucaneri: Genti di Milano, c’è qualcuno tra voi che vuole partecipare stasera in studio a MacchiaRadio? Stasera: @carlogabardini …

2011-12-29 18:36:35

DeirdreS: @urbanturbanguy link not working and now you’ve got me curious!

2011-12-29 17:31:53

DeirdreS: human babies are hardwired for hands-on comfort and care – Well, duh. And mothers are hard-wired to respond. Biology

2011-12-29 17:26:55

DeirdreS: FB thinks I have grandkids (“Buy them a gift!”) AND a troubled teen daughter to be locked away at reform school. Could have both, I guess…

2011-12-29 07:04:32

DeirdreS: @hridaybala See Est, Est, Est at the bottom of this old page of mine:

2011-12-29 06:57:14

DeirdreS: Everyone should aspire to be… world famous in Jabalpur

2011-12-29 06:52:13

DeirdreS: Said long ago the 4 Bs (Brendan, Bryan, Ben & Bonwick) are my favorite people to film. Looks as if for many they are also faves to watch.

2011-12-29 06:47:07

DeirdreS: @DavidStrauss I hear sirens now – be careful. Didn’t sound like an aggressive crowd, tho, as far as I could tell.

2011-12-29 06:37:41

DeirdreS: @counternotions They haven’t banned me yet. 😉

2011-12-29 06:35:37

DeirdreS: SF: Why is there a noisy crowd gathered at 3rd & Harrison?

2011-12-29 06:28:56

DeirdreS: @PeterKretzman I find the whole concept insulting – perhaps because I know I would fail utterly to be hired that way.

2011-12-29 06:25:55

DeirdreS: @lindseyfowler Congrats to all!

2011-12-29 06:21:16

DeirdreS: @deirdresm Just saw someone bitching today in Italian: “these priests can bust our balls with their bells, and we can’t let off fireworks?!”

2011-12-29 04:43:11

DeirdreS: @ebertchicago I am very proud to have my name in the titles, as one of the early (if small) supporters.

2011-12-29 04:02:11

DeirdreS: @gnat Hmm. I had a blast at Tin Tin. Maybe it helps that I love the comics, too. It helps whet you can read some of the languages. 😉

2011-12-29 04:00:37

DeirdreS: @Nonapeptide Trying to think of a tune that could be sung to.

2011-12-29 03:35:44

DeirdreS: Dinner: caramelized fennel over polenta with gorgonzola. I think I’ll have a nap now…

2011-12-29 03:35:02

DeirdreS: @notmatt That looks yummy! Recipe?

2011-12-29 02:01:30

DeirdreS: @joelhousman Gee, and you hadn’t even noticed you were obsolete!

2011-12-29 01:11:27

2011-12-29 00:47:11

DeirdreS: I should probably try getting to sleep before 3 am tonight… though being awake was not something I wanted.

2011-12-29 00:28:50

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Proud that #joyent is one of the 5 open source startups to watch in 2012  #smartos #nodejs #illumos

2011-12-28 22:11:15

DeirdreS: @lskrocki Even cooler! Who’s there? And when are you gonna come visit out here?

2011-12-28 21:28:42

DeirdreS: @cwvhogue How about:  Joyent Education #illumnos #openindiana #smartos

2011-12-28 21:15:23

DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine I’m not ideologically opposed to male ob/gyns, but Ron Paul would definitely never get near /my/ ladyparts!

2011-12-28 20:47:37

DeirdreS: getting closer! illumos User Group Meetup – ZFS Working Group Report – Menlo Park Tues 1/10 – please sign up at

2011-12-28 20:42:04

DeirdreS: “How does one go through college & Medical School & even think that?” Ron Paul: I Don’t Accept The Theory Of Evolution

2011-12-28 20:39:39

DeirdreS: updated: SmartOS-Illumos-OpenIndiana Events – SmartOS Wiki

2011-12-28 20:24:46

DeirdreS: @tomcoates Agh, stop – or I will have to go Buy More Legos!

2011-12-28 19:59:00

DeirdreS: @chrisgerhard I’ll probably go to the new office (2 blocks further, for now) tomorrow, and get my exercise moving desks around.

2011-12-28 19:25:08

DeirdreS: Working from home means I don’t get my usual daily walk to work, at the gym to get blood flowing so I don’t doze over my laptop all day.

2011-12-28 17:12:29

DeirdreS: @JenMitlasx Oh no! I never aspired to be normal!

2011-12-28 08:07:09

DeirdreS: @counternotions snort. Advertising is so much about sex, that sounds more like they’re trying to protect a monopaly.

2011-12-28 08:03:37

DeirdreS: @counternotions In addition to nymwars they have cleavewars? Had not heard about that.

2011-12-28 07:33:26

DeirdreS: @counternotions I am baffled by those particular brands’ participation. I don’t think I can torrent cosmetics.

2011-12-28 06:59:10

DeirdreS: @kfogel The ads go away when you donate.

2011-12-28 06:56:47

DeirdreS: @counternotions Already live without all those things. But I also live without fashion mags and TV so I’m probably just weird.

2011-12-28 04:07:17

DeirdreS: With a food allergy, it’s easier (and cheaper, and healthier) to do my own cooking. Made broccoli-and-sausage pasta for dinner.

2011-12-28 04:05:11

DeirdreS: @denizrende had a look on iPhone, boh.

2011-12-28 03:29:31

DeirdreS: @sintaxi Did you drop it or did the cat?

2011-12-28 01:56:06

DeirdreS: Fashion magazines: it’s hard to find the content(if any) between the ads. Or is that the point?

2011-12-28 01:06:29

DeirdreS: @Nonapeptide I would enjoy reading those. Maybe we can get the Rockwood tribe to perform them. 😉 #SysAdmin

2011-12-28 01:05:53

DeirdreS: RT @bakadesuyo: RT @WSJIdeasMarket Marriage and Health (Not Quite the Link You’re Expecting)

2011-12-28 00:42:59

DeirdreS: @JewelStaite Depends. Is the wine any good?

2011-12-28 00:38:43

DeirdreS: @lskrocki What? Didn’t know you’d made a change. Cool!

2011-12-27 23:30:25

DeirdreS: RT @peteryorke: @joyent’s Steve Tuck on how it’s dealing w/ hard drive crisis in #cloudcomputing

2011-12-27 23:20:10

DeirdreS: RT @urbanturbanguy: if u thought that it was only the Taliban was ridiculous

2011-12-27 22:51:14

DeirdreS: RT @janl: I’d pay a premium to live in a city like this. Berlin next, pease! — @jkleske Five Years After Banning Outdoor Ads[…]: http:// …

2011-12-27 22:29:28

DeirdreS: RT @benjaminws: Someone please make “Designer eye for the programmer guy” – what kind of designer?

2011-12-27 21:45:02

DeirdreS: current listening: Tommy

2011-12-27 21:39:45

DeirdreS: RT @mjabali: Did u help me bcause I’m old black guy? ME: No, I helped you bcause u needed and BTW an old black guy gave me the best gift …

2011-12-27 18:01:12

DeirdreS: RT @pquerna: @bcantrill @trentmick Dude! Need to tell more people about /usr/bin/json,  It is AWESOME.

2011-12-27 16:59:44

DeirdreS: there’s plenty of food to feed a few who cannot pay

2011-12-27 16:34:31

DeirdreS: @ben Maybe tha offer is only good in the US – try asking Amazos?

2011-12-27 06:25:39

DeirdreS: @ben I see $4.99…?

2011-12-27 05:43:02

DeirdreS: @lderezinski What? How on earth did that happen?

2011-12-27 05:34:25

DeirdreS: I wish “targeted” ads would learn: not gonna buy a car, don’t need another degree, 0 interest in cleaning supplies…

2011-12-27 05:31:55

DeirdreS: @daeken True, but the crass commercial exercise that Xmas has become disgusts me – and I’m not even Christian!

2011-12-27 04:19:36

DeirdreS: Beginning to think Christmas should be celebrated entirely without gifts

2011-12-27 04:15:08

DeirdreS: @philiph @bdha Yes, I’ve read that many times. Painful but absolutely mind-blowing. He may be the best science fiction author alive.

2011-12-27 03:30:24

DeirdreS: Just read this scifi novella by Ted Chiang: The Lifecycle of Software Objects  – interesting, provocative, and, in part, about open source communities.

2011-12-27 01:51:57

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Shopping for a Sari in Bombay

2011-12-27 01:50:09

DeirdreS: 5 years ago: “Do we even have a family tradition?” A “Typical” Italian Christmas

2011-12-27 01:37:45

DeirdreS: Apparently the scanner at Austin airport is new, and the #TSA lady was grumpy about having to do a pat-down – more upset than I was, in fact

2011-12-27 01:22:47

DeirdreS: @9600 Dreams of a rarebit fiend?

2011-12-26 20:27:24

DeirdreS: RT @philiph: Hey guys, I survived yesterday’s events. I hope you all did too. – Barely.

2011-12-26 18:26:33

DeirdreS: I’m at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (275 S Airport Blvd., San Francisco) w/ 98 others

2011-12-26 13:08:04

DeirdreS: I’m at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) (3600 Presidential Blvd., Texas Hwy. 71, Austin) w/ 18 others

2011-12-26 13:03:49

DeirdreS: OH: this is Texas, Starbucks is too Seattle for here.

2011-12-26 05:10:18

DeirdreS: Ah, yes, now I remember: I first heard about Christopher Hitchens on The Daily Show 12/01/04

2011-12-26 04:34:37

DeirdreS: So much for the attempt at family harmony at Christmas. Sigh.

2011-12-26 04:33:10

DeirdreS: “Larry Eillson and Oracle OpenWorld run the city now, more or less” – Folsom Street Fair Date Changed

2011-12-26 02:59:08

DeirdreS: “soon you’ll return to judging us, and we’ll go back to being heathens” A Christmas Carol For The Rest Of Us – YouTube

2011-12-25 23:23:57

DeirdreS: Does it benefit companies to give stock options to every employee or just executives? – Barking up the wrong tree

2011-12-25 21:16:56

DeirdreS: last year: The Illuminated Heart (photo)

2011-12-25 21:16:10

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Bombay Signs & Sightings

2011-12-25 19:50:02

DeirdreS: RT @darkproger: smartos is unix 2.0: — uses markdown for man pages

2011-12-25 19:49:43

DeirdreS: @tomcoates Well… is it a shade that suits him?

2011-12-25 19:48:28

DeirdreS: “you’ll feel more alive if you make it a habit to try new things, even if those things scare you a bit.”

2011-12-25 19:46:45

DeirdreS: eggnog with bourbon and espresso – should be good for anything that ails me!

2011-12-25 18:54:50

DeirdreS: @bici Non e’ cosi’ per tutti. Peggio, chi non ha questo tipo di famiglia spesso si sente un emarginato fallito soprafatto dalle “feste”.

2011-12-25 18:08:09

DeirdreS: @tomcoates If being an adult means you can’t play with Legos, I’m not an adult, either!

2011-12-25 17:58:13

DeirdreS: @rattay I’m with a subset of family, that helps. Hope to see you sometime in 2012!

2011-12-25 17:57:20

DeirdreS: RT @1v99: The GOP has been v firm in saying, ‘we represent the richest people & the largest corporations & we’re not going to bend.'” ~B …

2011-12-25 17:00:26

DeirdreS: @ajitbakre ps thanks, I was just in Mumbai in October!

2011-12-25 17:00:01

DeirdreS: @ajitbakre it’ll be easiest if you sign up for the mailing list, then you can ask everybody your questions.

2011-12-25 16:47:25

DeirdreS: For many, Christmas is the time to remember why we avoid family most of the year. (My own is going fine this time around, tho.)

2011-12-25 16:39:37

DeirdreS: RT @nodejschina: Finally got an Aston…wicked fast! Highly recommend, came in my stocking so I could race my son…thank you Mattel & Karin

2011-12-25 03:22:02

DeirdreS: @SFGMC Apparently I’d be having to beg for a ticket if I was there! Glad so many have turned out to enjoy.

2011-12-25 02:38:48

DeirdreS: “@SFGMC: 1 show down. 2 more to go! #HFTH22” – have fun, y’all! Know your audience will, too!

2011-12-25 02:36:28

DeirdreS: RT @adrianco: Requests for tomorrow, no power cuts while I’m trying to cook, and hope nothing breaks Netflix+AWS ‘cos I’m on call this w …

2011-12-25 02:31:38

DeirdreS: @denizrende @brendangregg what, you didn’t have a copy already?!? 😉

2011-12-25 02:31:03

DeirdreS: RT @denizrende: I got an iPad for Xmas, first app zendesk, first books are “the fall of the house of usher” and “Dtrace” book of my coll …

2011-12-25 02:28:27

DeirdreS: Tin Tin was fun – reminds me of Raidersof the Lost Ark

2011-12-24 23:30:02

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Shopping in Delhi: New Discoveries

2011-12-24 23:29:23

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Dakshin Restaurant: South India’s Finest, in the North

2011-12-24 23:27:25

DeirdreS: 6 years ago:
Christmas in Lecco: A Holiday Greeting in Video

2011-12-24 23:11:37

DeirdreS: RT @jasonh: Just moved so many domains from GoDaddy to that they’ll have to make a statement in their annual report.

2011-12-24 21:39:14

DeirdreS: RT @MarkBainter: @bcantrill Thoroughly enjoyed your #LISA11 presentation. Your passion for your work has inspired me to dive into #illumos.

2011-12-24 18:22:42

DeirdreS: “They can’t take it with them, but what do they care?” Seems like a good time to bring back this old Schwartz favorite

2011-12-24 18:13:56

DeirdreS: RT @bdha: Updating my SmartOS boot image with latest. Thanks, @johnnysunshine!

2011-12-24 18:10:31

DeirdreS: peeling pearl onions is tedious, but happy to be making lunch for some dear friends

2011-12-24 18:05:07

DeirdreS: @kurai Congratulations!

2011-12-24 18:04:06

DeirdreS: RT @angelcamacho: @DeirdreS I always say ‘Earlier generations took us to the moon with iPhone-like computing power, in 2011 we only have …

2011-12-24 15:01:23

DeirdreS: @ajitbakre Best to get the answers directly from the OI community:

2011-12-24 08:32:00

DeirdreS: @argv0 None of the above.

2011-12-24 07:11:25

DeirdreS: @deirdresm Whereabouts?

2011-12-24 05:03:40

DeirdreS: heartbreaking: Hidden Camera Shows That Racism is Alive & Well. – YouTube

2011-12-24 04:48:39

DeirdreS: newly recovered from old site: Learn Italian in Song: Mamma & Papa’ by Alex Britti

2011-12-24 04:03:14

DeirdreS: “talented technologists should be doing meaningful, even epic, engineering, the way an earlier gen went to the moon”

2011-12-24 03:42:13

DeirdreS: @AnastasiaAshman Heh. Yes, if he really was all-seeing, he’d have known better!

2011-12-24 03:31:32

DeirdreS: Tired of all the mythology, including Santa. Seriously: at what age did you stop believing in Santa but still pretend, to get the presents?

2011-12-24 03:29:58

DeirdreS: @ajitbakre it never hurts to ask!

2011-12-24 00:35:23

DeirdreS: RT @JobsNearBases: Job Opening: Sr Staff SW Engineer: SCEA – Foster City, CA – Work on DTrace support for Vita and other Play… http:// …

2011-12-23 23:05:31

DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: The DTrace book is being sent for another print run. Thanks to all who bought it so far!

2011-12-23 22:06:20

DeirdreS: Precisely the holiday shopping hell I was hoping to avoid… (@ Central Market w/ 7 others)

2011-12-23 20:19:20

DeirdreS: @cwebber We got them all from eBay, I believe

2011-12-23 20:19:09

DeirdreS: @cwebber I think ours was literally a museum piece.

2011-12-23 20:18:41

DeirdreS: an old favorite on my site this time of year: Italian Christmas Carols

2011-12-23 19:17:56

DeirdreS: .@jasonbrooks Yes, we’re just moving about 2 blocks, to One Embarcadero. Lovely space with huge windows – natural light for all!

2011-12-23 19:05:41

DeirdreS: Merry Christmas from Joyent’s old offices. Wonder where this guy will end up in the new place.

2011-12-23 18:59:14

DeirdreS: @philiph Scotch taping Sudafed to your forehead is not an FDA approved method of administration. #fb

2011-12-23 17:47:40

DeirdreS: @rosannecash So if for $800 it’s ok to look like a slob? 😉

2011-12-23 09:23:41

DeirdreS: @deeario Oppure ti trovi in una situazione in cui non e’ possibile farti pagare, talento o no.

2011-12-23 06:25:00

DeirdreS: @lyzadanger Not much point, there is little to nothing you can do.

2011-12-23 06:24:06

DeirdreS: @notmatt thanks!

2011-12-23 06:16:33

DeirdreS: 7 years ago: “One woman bemoaned the fact that in her travels she had not found the “real” Italy that she expected”

2011-12-23 06:14:01

DeirdreS: 8 years ago: “the Ministry of Education decreed the maximum weight of schoolbooks a child could be made to carry”

2011-12-23 06:12:54

DeirdreS: 8 yrs ago: “Sandokan, created by an imaginative but completely untravelled Italian… is a Malaysian prince,”

2011-12-23 06:10:56

DeirdreS: 8 years ago I wrote “Another holiday movie tradition is the stupid Italian comedy” – Waiting for Viggo

2011-12-23 05:46:41

DeirdreS: @notmatt I’d like to try it sometime, but it’s doubtful I’d go as far as the Yukon in winter for it. I’m a wimp with cold weather.

2011-12-23 05:41:02

DeirdreS: @notmatt I’ve liked most of the game I’ve had, except seal (from Norway)

2011-12-23 05:38:15

DeirdreS: @notmatt Ok. Was it tasty?

2011-12-23 05:36:20

DeirdreS: @mountain_goats @kvegh I saw pink and purple Legos “for girls” years ago in Europe. They just look stupid with the original colors.

2011-12-23 04:20:07

DeirdreS: “the most important thing is the stuff at the bottom.” “I’ll say.”

2011-12-23 01:21:17

DeirdreS: RT @SFist: War Between Mediocre Downtown Lunch Spots And Food Trucks Rages On

2011-12-23 01:18:56

DeirdreS: @italylogue you say that like it’s a problem?

2011-12-23 00:14:37

DeirdreS: Dear Facebook: Stop showing me ads about cleaning, clothing, diets, or anything involving a “mom”. Poor targeting just because I’m female.

2011-12-22 23:17:23

DeirdreS: “his prose rocked and rolled in face of the demure, the hypocritical, and the ignorantly self-important”

2011-12-22 22:52:37

DeirdreS: “They live in their own gated archipelago, and the rest of the world is a dumping ground.”

2011-12-22 22:44:09

DeirdreS: @ajitbakre – @openindiana would be the right folks to ask, let’s see what we can do. I take it you don’t have bandwidth for a download?

2011-12-22 22:42:32

DeirdreS: Drove for the first time since I gave up my (leased) car in June. Haven’t killed anybody yet – not much traffic in Austin this afternoon.

2011-12-22 22:41:04

DeirdreS: RT @ryah: I’m amazed at the speakers for @nodesummit. VP at MSFT, CTO at VMWare, @postwait, @sogrady. #nodejs :O

2011-12-22 19:22:35

DeirdreS: @bretthoerner not yet, but we’re working on it. Tell me which thousands of things /you/ care about?

2011-12-22 07:09:24

DeirdreS: Greetings from Austin, justly called the Live Music Capital of the World. Maybe I’ll get around to hearing some this trip!

2011-12-22 06:21:18

DeirdreS: new on the SmartOS wiki: 3rd Party Software Repos – SmartOS Documentation – SmartOS Wiki – thanks, Alasdair!

2011-12-22 06:10:44

DeirdreS: @aknin I’ll lean over and whisper it softly in your ear: “D……Trace….” #strace #dtrace 😉

2011-12-22 06:09:09

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Team effort today debugging a nasty kernel race condition with @kebesays epitomizes why #illumos is rising

2011-12-22 03:43:40

DeirdreS: I’m at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) (3600 Presidential Blvd., Texas Hwy. 71, Austin) w/ 25 others

2011-12-22 00:14:36

DeirdreS: @neiltyson online marketing lesson: mistakes make you look human. It’s fine.

2011-12-22 23:55:59

DeirdreS: RT @AlanHogan: @DeirdreS Didn’t have to click that link to know it was Hitchens! – Nope. 😉

2011-12-21 23:57:25

DeirdreS: Spammers would like me to think I might have bought a ticket to Shreveport. Definitely NOT a dest I’d spend money on.

2011-12-21 23:24:26

DeirdreS: Classic: spill food on yourself when starting a trip. Gah.

2011-12-21 23:21:04

DeirdreS: I’m at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (275 S Airport Blvd., San Francisco) w/ 124 others

2011-12-21 21:02:38

DeirdreS: “low-performance teams had about three negative interactions for every positive one…”

2011-12-21 20:49:40

DeirdreS: @chrisridd possible the friend’s account was hijacked?

2011-12-21 18:21:17

DeirdreS: RT @infosthetics: Visualizing Individual CPU Utilization of a Large Scale Data Center (work by @brendangregg)

2011-12-21 03:56:28

DeirdreS: @denizrende Hey, pull up a cushion!

2011-12-21 03:40:52

DeirdreS: @billjohnston I’m game. #octribe

2011-12-21 03:36:49

DeirdreS: @jasonh and, yes, you’re welcome to join!

2011-12-21 03:34:51

DeirdreS: @jasonh the dining table can manage 3 laptops, that’s about it

2011-12-21 01:06:14

DeirdreS: RT @davewiner: Newt Gingrich’s minister: “You’re looking at an amoral person, that’s what you’re looking at.”

2011-12-21 00:57:59

DeirdreS: Having something unpleasant done to my sinuses but at least it won’t involve needles at all

2011-12-20 23:36:53

DeirdreS: RT @enmand: #SmartOS and @Joyent have won my heart. Thanks @JIMF2113 to getting us set up with #SmartDataCenter!

2011-12-20 23:33:37


DeirdreS: Joyent’s new temporary office, with ergonomic furniture. At least the fridge is well stocked with beer.

2011-12-20 23:29:10

DeirdreS: RT @johnnysunshine: New SmartOS release at fixes an unfortunate vmadm bug.

2011-12-20 22:13:32

DeirdreS: OH: What’s the street value of schadenfreude?

2011-12-20 22:09:36

DeirdreS: OH: “I can’t wait to tweet this!” – rubbing his hands, no less.

2011-12-20 22:06:13

DeirdreS: RT @bakadesuyo: Where do we really find the most happiness: money, marriage or children?

2011-12-20 22:00:51

DeirdreS: RT @jyarmis: Newt #Gingrich gets key endorsement

2011-12-20 21:43:09

DeirdreS: drinking to the fact that an office is being dismantled around us, but we’ll still have the same jobs when it’s done.

2011-12-20 21:36:47

DeirdreS: @thepacketrat I’ll leave that up to @bcantrill, since he’s the boss of me.

2011-12-20 20:08:23

DeirdreS: final packing of the Joyent offices at 345 California, we’ll al lbe working from home til Jan 3rd when we move into our new digs

2011-12-20 18:22:05

DeirdreS: The dark of the year is not a good time for those annual assessments of “What do I want from my life and am I getting it? Or likely to?”

2011-12-20 17:42:04

DeirdreS: @marcsmolowitz @jeffreytaylor Sigh. Let’s just regress fully into the 3rd world nation we apparently want to become…

2011-12-20 17:09:13

DeirdreS: @esignoretti @UomoMacchina Posso aiutare dalla parte di Joyent? Per caso, sia io che mio amico e controparte a Rackspace parliamo italiano.

2011-12-20 17:03:46

DeirdreS: @WyllysInVA thanks for the heads up, seems ok now?

2011-12-20 03:10:25

DeirdreS: RT @counternotions: I’m depressed just thinking about all the crap that’s going to get sold this week in the name of gift giving.

2011-12-19 21:56:53

DeirdreS: “Companies are looking for expert online marketers who know how to create buzz or viral traffic.”

2011-12-19 20:37:28

DeirdreS: .@chrisridd Would be nice to have clarification. After all, Oracle never officially announced that OpenSolaris was closed, just closed it.

2011-12-19 20:17:38

DeirdreS: So, @ORCL_Solaris @oracle @oraclemix @OracleGlobalPR friends, what’s the scoop? Is this open source or not?

2011-12-19 20:15:28

DeirdreS: So, @ORCL_Solaris friends, what’s the scoop? Is this open source or not? @larrywake @darrenmoffat @bubbva @OTN_Garage

2011-12-19 20:11:20

DeirdreS: Well, here’s a nice Christmas present: Solaris 11 Source Leaked

2011-12-19 20:09:58

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Solaris 11 code leaked in response to my USENIX talk? @ORCL_Solaris: any comment on this?

2011-12-19 19:30:38

DeirdreS: RT @hridaybala: Indian inventor disrupts the period industry

2011-12-19 19:25:33

DeirdreS: Visualizing Device Utilization | Hacker News

2011-12-19 19:11:19

DeirdreS: @notmatt Maybe he could kick your ass, just in a different realm than the physical.

2011-12-19 18:42:46

DeirdreS: RT @PeterKretzman: Not many blog posts make me go WOW. This one did. RT @DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: Visualizing Device Utilization http …

2011-12-19 18:37:57

DeirdreS: and…. boom!

2011-12-19 18:33:19

DeirdreS: @KatieS “I’m his mother and I say no” is more than sufficient.

2011-12-19 18:32:56

DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: new blog post: Visualizing Device Utilization shows over 5,000 CPUs

2011-12-19 17:08:58

DeirdreS: + of getting up hyper early for dr appt is I got to ride the cable car to work & have a croissant for breakfast. – = not actually awake yet.

2011-12-19 16:59:06

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Yes, they are bots. The interesting thing is how many people follow them. I must try a little experiment…

2011-12-19 14:43:30

DeirdreS: Didn’t realize it would be so dark at 6:30 am; I’ve started sleeping through this time of day (after being awake til 2).

2011-12-19 14:23:30

DeirdreS: @PeterKretzman bound to disappointment, tho, if the prettybot never actually tweets – you won’t even see tha avatar in your timeline

2011-12-19 06:16:12

DeirdreS: @AnastasiaAshman Ugh. I’d like to think it’ll be over sooner than that…

2011-12-19 06:10:04

DeirdreS: I’m told that it’s natural to continue grieving off and on for up to 2 years, but, y’know what? It sucks.

2011-12-19 05:58:01

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Are you coming over to make this for me? Like, NOW?

2011-12-19 05:10:49

DeirdreS: Seems a lot of people will follow “someone” with an attractive avatar but no tweets & no indication of identity beyond a weird tagline.

2011-12-19 05:04:34

DeirdreS: .@brendangregg is close (I hope) to finishing yet another long blog post, densely packed with information and ideas. The man is scary.

2011-12-19 05:01:40

DeirdreS: “C.E.O.’s are finding it hard to adjust to the new power relationships with customers and employees.”

2011-12-19 03:00:58

DeirdreS: RT @johnnysunshine: @DeirdreS Old experienced people know how not to get screwed by VC’s. That’s not in the VC’s interest. – good point

2011-12-19 02:58:41

DeirdreS: “men who are turned off by ambition and success are insecure about their own talents and success or lack thereof.”

2011-12-19 01:05:18

DeirdreS: RT @tancredipalmeri: So sexy Milano,1.28am,now Wonder London won my heart,but ain’t that bad…

2011-12-18 23:40:31

DeirdreS: “she cautioned me to carry ID and never run away from the police or I could be shot.”

2011-12-18 23:36:14

DeirdreS: RT @gnat: Wellington! I am without dinner plans. Anyone up for a meal and conversation, 7pm tonight?

2011-12-18 22:55:56

DeirdreS: “VCs are doing themselves a big disservice by ignoring the real innovators: old, experienced people.”

2011-12-18 21:46:43

DeirdreS: @benr’s excellent blog post on his LISA Keynote 2011: The DevOps Transformation ¬´ Cuddletech – with sources!

2011-12-18 21:26:42

DeirdreS: making plans to spoil myself and daughter in Austin (for all those who’ve told me “Do something for yourself!”)

2011-12-18 21:19:11

DeirdreS: “Uh, Tim, take it down a notch, okay?”

2011-12-18 20:42:43

DeirdreS: @hridaybala we’ll kinda be doing that already, but need to plan something larger… #SCALE

2011-12-18 20:37:57

DeirdreS: …maybe next year we should do an illumos summit at @usenix LISA.

2011-12-18 20:37:14

DeirdreS: .@bcantrill & @benr well ahead of the pack in views from #lisa11 – thank you, @USENIX, for sharing it all so quickly!

2011-12-18 20:33:56

DeirdreS: @bubbva Thought you might have!

2011-12-18 18:55:23

DeirdreS: RT @rob_ellis: I dreamed about undocumented github Apis last night. It was amazing. – Amazing or frightening?

2011-12-18 18:55:06

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Snort. As if Gingrich is an example that /anyone/ would consider moral. if#examplegingrich

2011-12-18 18:11:20

DeirdreS: I don’t publish recipes often, but a friend asked for this one: Green Veggie Lasagne

2011-12-18 17:50:58

DeirdreS: 3 years ago Sun Christmas Carollers @bubbva

2011-12-18 17:49:14

DeirdreS: 7 years ago: Looking Out on Lake Como (Yes, it was nice, but there are many other views to see in the world.)

2011-12-18 17:47:19

DeirdreS: 10 years ago: Conversation in a Bar

2011-12-18 17:46:58

DeirdreS: 10 years ago: When the Mom’s Away…

2011-12-18 17:45:16

DeirdreS: @TheGuitarGuyMe Was being upgraded, should be back to normal now

2011-12-18 17:44:57

DeirdreS: 10 years ago: Claudia’s Comment

2011-12-18 17:06:56

DeirdreS: …however, child still prefers having Dr Seuss read to him, for which I am thankful.

2011-12-18 17:05:39

DeirdreS: Chlidish voice of a “computer” designed for toddlers says “Starting a new blog entry” and “Have you checked your email?” Ack!

2011-12-18 16:56:25

DeirdreS: @hridaybala Which one do you consider the fun slide?

2011-12-18 05:45:16

DeirdreS: RT @bwhalley: It’s no surprise that people without computers are writing laws regulating them. They’ve been regulating uteruses for decades.

2011-12-18 05:40:47

DeirdreS: “every kind of bureaucrat, archbishop, rabbi, ayatollah, commissar and inquisitor roused in him the urge to fight”

2011-12-18 05:36:38

DeirdreS: When Mastroianni died, I cried because I would never have the chance to have his child. Hitchens, that we’ll never have a conversation.

2011-12-18 05:33:55

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Yes, I know Rahul and have been helping as I can. The film will be available soon on DVD.

2011-12-18 04:26:12

DeirdreS: “”Nothing optional is ever made punishable unless those who do the prohibiting have a repressed desire to participate.”

2011-12-18 03:21:29

DeirdreS: .@crpeck So we should nominate @bcantrill for an Oscar? (Not that that was acting.)

2011-12-18 03:20:56

DeirdreS: RT @crpeck: I laughed, I cried, I laughed again, and again (the lawnmower can’t laugh) Brian Cantrill’s “Fork Yeah” talk – …

2011-12-17 23:58:01

DeirdreS: Throw out the old cap tables. Those are from when you had to raise VC capital before everyone could start a company

2011-12-17 23:36:43

DeirdreS: RT @jhk24: Nice post @edsai : Keep em comin – DevOps hoorah! Agents of Same vs. Agents of Change.

2011-12-17 23:33:02

DeirdreS: added a listing to my Katrina videos so you can tell whether you’ve seen all 9:

2011-12-17 22:30:11

DeirdreS: RT @chrisridd: Brian Cantrill’s “Fork Yeah!” talk might be only 65 minutes long, but 1 Cantrill minute is 2 of a no …

2011-12-17 21:40:04

DeirdreS: …but probably not. It’s just not in me to be that selfish and self-centered.

2011-12-17 21:39:30

DeirdreS: …Rand was also a crap writer. I couldn’t get more than 5 pages into one of her poorly-written books. GOOD writing might have persuaded me.

2011-12-17 21:38:11

DeirdreS: “Thanks in part to Rand, the United States is one of the most uncaring nations in the industrialized world.”

2011-12-17 21:36:50

DeirdreS: @pborenstein Turns out they had already reviewed the case and turned the ads back on before I ever noticed. Still, silly.

2011-12-17 21:27:31

DeirdreS: @pborenstein Italian swear words.

2011-12-17 21:12:06

DeirdreS: saying it in song: The Hyderabad Complaints Choir

2011-12-17 20:55:12

DeirdreS: .@janvanvalburg You haven’t seen it before because @brendangregg invented it!

2011-12-17 20:52:56

DeirdreS: RT @jianghomeshi: “The cure for poverty has a name, in fact. It’s called the empowerment of women.” – Christopher Hitchens, Toronto, 2010.

2011-12-17 20:52:43

DeirdreS: RT @bensummers: @DeirdreS It deserves more – the rant about Oracle is hilarious. And very sad. – no doubt it will get a lot more, over time.

2011-12-17 20:47:30

DeirdreS: 7 years ago: More Tips on Getting Better Customer Service

2011-12-17 20:40:10

DeirdreS: 8 yeas ago: How to Get (Slightly) Better Customer Service

2011-12-17 20:34:59

DeirdreS: 8 years ago: “She lay there looking at all the bustle around her, wondering if they had a machine that goes “ping!”

2011-12-17 20:30:53

DeirdreS: and @benr’s The DevOps Transformation is not far behind with 1,572 views

2011-12-17 20:26:12

DeirdreS: The YouTube counter on @bcantrill’s #LISA11 video finally unstuck – 1,647 views to date

2011-12-17 20:24:04

DeirdreS: Adsense came to their senses, as I suspected – I guess my site is deemed to contain un-family-friendly language without being obscene.

2011-12-17 20:19:44

DeirdreS: If I cut the “offending” content to suit their policy, I’d lose >50% of the traffic they’re making money on. I’ll dump AdSense first, natch.

2011-12-17 20:17:53

DeirdreS: RT @linuxprofessor: it’s snowing and I’m trying SmartOS from @joyent in VMware. a good day indeed!

2011-12-17 18:12:41

DeirdreS: RT @Beaker: RT @joebrasfield: Santa is the ultimate hipster. Works 1 day a year and spends the rest of the year judging you.< LOL. Hi …

2011-12-17 18:12:00

DeirdreS: .@Zee if money and job were no object, I might have no fixed abode at all.

2011-12-17 07:46:49

DeirdreS: RT @jonasthaler: I wont believe in God until all bigots, bullies, haters, thieves etc spontaneously heal in a flash before my eyes. That …

2011-12-17 07:27:27

DeirdreS: In memory of Christopher Hitchens, it would be appropriate to put a copy of #godisnotgreat in every hotel room, alongside the Gideon Bible.

2011-12-17 07:06:19

DeirdreS: @bdha Nope, it’s about the language, not about the acts the language describes. As used in swearing, in fact, all are purely metaphorical.

2011-12-17 07:04:42

DeirdreS: @bdha There’s a difference?

2011-12-17 06:48:05

DeirdreS: Note that Google did not, as threatened, stop serving ads to my site. Maybe someone with a brain reviewed it after all.

2011-12-17 06:46:34

DeirdreS: “If site has content which you wouldn’t be comfortable viewing at work or w family members around…”  – Condescending!

2011-12-17 06:44:49

DeirdreS: Google AdSense says my site contains “ADULT/EXPLICIT TEXT”, therefore in violation of their policies. The pages are about Italian LANGUAGE.

2011-12-17 06:28:35

DeirdreS: …and apparently someone is waging a comment war on behalf of He Who Shall Not Be Named.

2011-12-17 06:26:26

DeirdreS: YouTube is rolling out a new era in data transparency – you can see all sorts of stats on ANY video (button next to # views).

2011-12-17 06:06:46

DeirdreS: @rob_ellis Geeks raising kids – gotta love it!

2011-12-17 05:27:38

DeirdreS: @philiph Welll, you have to remember how old most of Peanuts is. #fb

2011-12-17 05:24:19

DeirdreS: @aliasaria Ah, Geoff is with you! Great! We have been thrilled to have his contributions – much needed and much appreciated!

2011-12-17 02:07:31

DeirdreS: @JoyceSolano They can still make a lot of money for a while, I just have my doubts – the mania for that gaming model seems to be fading

2011-12-17 02:01:44

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: “A man on a bicycle pedals through the neighborhood crying: Kabadi kabadi kabadi” Delhi Sunday Morning

2011-12-17 01:55:08

DeirdreS: @jayrosen_nyu Just a little hard to take seriously when “best celebrity bikini” meets my eye at the bottom of the article.

2011-12-17 01:21:53

DeirdreS: RT @cgiffard: Wow, these DTrace-generated flame graphs are awesome! Can’t wait for nodejs support to arrive.

2011-12-17 01:21:38

DeirdreS: @aliasaria And if I could spell, you’d also be welcome. Don’t know why I always get that wrong in Dvorak…

2011-12-17 01:21:01

DeirdreS: RT @aliasaria: SmartOS is happening at Thanks @joyent – You’re wolcome!

2011-12-17 00:38:51

DeirdreS: @JoyceSolano Not surprised at all. Haven’t you noticed a fall-off in Farmville etc requests on Facebook? That wave has passed.

2011-12-17 00:23:41

DeirdreS: .@EFFLive @EFF Rep Pelosi’s voicemail is full. Are they even listening?

2011-12-17 00:21:36

DeirdreS: we are at the mercy of underachieving Congressional know-nothings

2011-12-17 00:02:28

DeirdreS: My Twitter follower count is spiking upwords. This is probably because @bcantrill told everyone I’m actually a bot.

2011-12-17 00:00:10

DeirdreS: .@albertmohler No one in your congregation ever dies of cancer? Why have you not publicized this amazing miracle?

2011-12-16 01:16:04

DeirdreS: Wow, big day in Joyent news. Educational program, Bryan’s talk, new SmartOS release… am I missing anything?

2011-12-16 01:11:28

DeirdreS: Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass – Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You – YouTube

2011-12-16 00:20:02

DeirdreS: Due euro e novanta | Gipi (in Italian). Made me cry.

2011-12-16 23:49:41

DeirdreS: @diorahman Sounds like the perfect geek holiday gift. 😉

2011-12-16 23:24:51

DeirdreS: RT @dapsays: The first version of the Node.js DTrace ustack helper just landed in node for the next 0.6 release.

2011-12-16 23:24:34

DeirdreS: RT @harschness: I think it’s important that I get this out there: #lawnmowerdontcare

2011-12-16 23:14:30

DeirdreS: RT @diorahman: what makes better? @joyent ? – I’d suggest starting here:

2011-12-16 23:09:43

DeirdreS: @DealforkSF Yup, I even remember the original location on Valencia. Still execellent. Don’t know if Out the Door at the Westfield reopened.

2011-12-16 23:08:44

DeirdreS: RT @kevsmith: DO WANT #dtrace #awesomeness (h/t @ryah)

2011-12-16 20:56:24

DeirdreS: I’m at The Slanted Door (1 Ferry Building, Ste 3, Embarcadero, San Francisco)

2011-12-16 20:33:13

DeirdreS: RT @mikeal: @izs you have to admit, atheists have a reputation of apathy about most of the worlds problems 🙂 – No, I don’t. It’s not true.

2011-12-16 19:49:04

DeirdreS: Tripped over a film crew on my way to the office. Omen?

2011-12-16 19:14:15

DeirdreS: RT @justinsheehy: [I’m looking at a Riak flame now. Hot!] RT @brendangregg: New blog post: Flame Graphs – visualizi …

2011-12-16 19:09:48

DeirdreS: New hot stuff from @brendangregg: Flame Graphs – visualizing hot stack traces

2011-12-16 19:08:21

DeirdreS: RT @smithnigelw: Jim Mauro #LISA ’11 slides about #DTrace

2011-12-16 19:07:22

DeirdreS: @HowieDragon Turns out our guys did, too – I was unjust to them before seeing the facts

2011-12-16 17:10:03

DeirdreS: RT @msleal: Richard Elling LISA slides about #zfs: Fantastic!! Thanks @viniciusviteri #zfs #filesystem #lisa11

2011-12-16 10:38:00

DeirdreS: “there are all too many things that could kill you, don’t kill you, and then leave you considerably weaker. ”

2011-12-16 10:06:16

DeirdreS: Worth saying again for those in Europe: NEW release of SmartOS with vmadm to manage both KVM & SmartOS virtual machines

2011-12-16 10:03:05

DeirdreS: @notmatt To be fair, most of the men in SF were more dressy than usual, too

2011-12-16 09:51:51

DeirdreS: @federicocarrara NO, non e’ Linux. Legga qusto, meno markettaro:

2011-12-16 09:47:45

DeirdreS: “Being tired makes you dumb enough that the task at hand is enough.” » Why programmers work at night

2011-12-16 08:47:10

DeirdreS: RT @slfritchie: DTrace profiling data visualization by FlameGraph: and I’ve seen it aimed at R …

2011-12-16 08:46:59

DeirdreS: In memory of Christopher Hitchens, it would be appropriate to put a copy of #godisnotgreat in every hotel room, alongside the Gideon Bible.

2011-12-16 08:44:27

DeirdreS: RT @SurlyAmy: RT @Super_Manager: Hitchens dies. His book #GodisNotGreat trends. Religious ppl threaten violence. Point of his book prove …

2011-12-16 08:36:07

DeirdreS: RT @montymunford: RIP Christopher Hitchens… God Is Not Great is one of the best books written in the past 50 years.

2011-12-16 08:34:07

DeirdreS: RT @AlanHogan: Son of a bitch! Hitchens is gone! – Fuck. Damn. No.

2011-12-16 03:11:43

DeirdreS: @sh1mmer You should check out Ruchi on 3rd – great South Indian, less crowded that Udupi

2011-12-16 02:49:58

DeirdreS: @edsai We’re sorry you’re not here!

2011-12-16 02:39:16

DeirdreS: @badnima The Star Wars sound bites thing I got stuck with last year proved a huge hit with a toddler of my acquaintance.

2011-12-16 02:23:26

DeirdreS: @pborenstein I hope you both enjoyed it!

2011-12-16 02:22:02

DeirdreS: @davidpaulyoung You already get points for being in a collared shirt. 😉

2011-12-16 02:19:09

DeirdreS: for those who were asleep this morning: my friend Rahul’s “The Road Home” short is Up for an Oscar !!!

2011-12-16 02:08:55

DeirdreS: Tech Christmas parties: where the women dress to kill, and the men are in t-shirts and jeans (as usual).

2011-12-16 02:05:04

DeirdreS: @bdha You’ll have to come visit!

2011-12-16 01:43:36

DeirdreS: @obscurebug not far – One Embarcadero. What I love most about the new space is that we’ll have a lot more natural light.

2011-12-16 01:39:49

DeirdreS: @bdha wait’ll you see the new one! IIRC, this is the view from the lunchroom:

2011-12-16 01:36:57

DeirdreS: RT @DEVOPS_BORAT: Devops remember if get fortune cookie, add ‘in cloud’ when read.

2011-12-16 01:34:48

DeirdreS: Oh, and we’re packing up to vacate our space at 345 California – from January we’ll be in new digs in SF!

2011-12-16 01:32:23

DeirdreS: RT @eonnen: Re DTrace for Linux, SystemTap is nowhere near as powerful or stable. strace isn’t even a similar tool. DTrace is in a leagu …

2011-12-16 01:32:12

DeirdreS: @peteryorke Sadly, no pinball – I’m actually pretty decent at that. I suck at Mario Kart.

2011-12-16 01:21:13

DeirdreS: @ianzd At night they walk around… #Oracle #lisa11

2011-12-16 01:20:39

DeirdreS: RT @rjbs: Is this a joke? “@whitehouse: Happy Bill of Rights Day! The US [stands] with citizens & gov’t around the world who empower fre …

2011-12-16 01:20:11

DeirdreS: @peteryorke I’m not doing the work, I just tweet about it!

2011-12-16 01:16:17

DeirdreS: RT @srsmoot: @joyent New SmartOS release. Burn it. Swap CDs. Boot it. Done.

Easiest OS upgrade I’ve ever experienced by a mile! Awesome …

2011-12-15 23:48:10

DeirdreS: thanks to @joshwilsdon for a very cool new feature and @johnnysunshine for rolling it into a NEW RELEASE of SmartOS

2011-12-15 23:47:02

DeirdreS: NEW release of SmartOS with a new feature: vmadm to manage both KVM and SmartOS virtual machines

2011-12-15 23:18:38

DeirdreS: @NuttySwiss np, I always blame the site first myself. 😉

2011-12-15 22:59:13

DeirdreS: @AnastasiaAshman thanks! Great conversation, and I look forward to many more. #globalniche #exile

2011-12-15 22:27:30

DeirdreS: @NuttySwiss ? Works for me.

2011-12-15 22:23:50

DeirdreS: @bgaff You should know. 😉

2011-12-15 20:12:00

DeirdreS: RT @csanz: @charlesbeeler @twitter @joyent that’s where I’m moving! +1

2011-12-15 20:06:36

DeirdreS: RT @Stevie_Holdway: It also seems the word ‘Joyent’ has started to crop up everywhere innovation and bleeding edge is to be found. They’ …

2011-12-15 20:06:20

DeirdreS: @LisaSpangenberg Thanks! We look forward to working with you!

2011-12-15 20:05:32

DeirdreS: RT @izs: Get your censor on

2011-12-15 19:24:28


2011-12-15 19:01:01

DeirdreS: @jonasthaler Naked gold dudes rule around here as well, come to think of it…

2011-12-15 18:58:37

DeirdreS: @jonasthaler Make srue they’ve got the latest! And thank you!

2011-12-15 18:01:02

DeirdreS: @LISAConference Ah, now we see the reason for the delay. LOL!

2011-12-15 17:59:38

DeirdreS: @LISAConference thanks!

2011-12-15 17:58:12

DeirdreS: video from @bcantrill’s #LISA11 talk (finally!) Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos –

2011-12-15 17:50:52

DeirdreS: The Road Home – a short independent film about TCKs (Third Culture Kids) – in the running for an Oscar. Trailer:

2011-12-15 17:46:19

DeirdreS: @philiph Yup, just like they solved ZFS with BTRFS…

2011-12-15 17:27:48

DeirdreS: RT @jasonh: Joyent’s Academic program: grants + free and commercially unrestricted software smartdatacenter, smartOS, node.js http://t.c …

2011-12-15 06:12:41

DeirdreS: Maybe the migraine or whatever the hell it was is finally passing. Maybe.

2011-12-15 05:41:14

DeirdreS: RT @pennjillette: We did this to prove that the terrorists had not won. Some of you asked for it, all of you get it — backstage at Rock …

2011-12-15 03:06:24

DeirdreS: How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Screen Candidates

2011-12-15 01:21:20

DeirdreS: RT @WLLegal: ACLU: The last time Congress passed indefinite detention legislation was during the McCarthy era…Truman had the courage t …

2011-12-14 23:38:25

DeirdreS: @c_bright Note – take them at a different time of day than the antibiotics or they just kinda get cancelled out. Or maybe you explode.

2011-12-14 23:37:39

DeirdreS: @benjaminws Clearly, there is a market crying to be fulfilled: holiday party for remote workers.

2011-12-14 23:36:29

DeirdreS: @c_bright Probiotics to the rescue!

2011-12-14 21:08:19

DeirdreS: “we’ve written (from scratch) a new Apache provider called mod_usdt, the complete source is available on github”

2011-12-14 20:45:56

DeirdreS: ps that was about something not yet published… coming soon!

2011-12-14 20:45:08

DeirdreS: If you thought @brendangregg’s “2000x performance win” was amazing, b-b-baby you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

2011-12-14 20:33:37

DeirdreS: in the running for an Oscar! “The Road Home,” Rahul Gandotra, director-producer

2011-12-14 18:57:52

DeirdreS: RT @bahudinp: Joyent SDC 6.5.2 has been live in Jakarta Indonesia !! thank you

2011-12-14 17:29:28

DeirdreS: .@usenix Many people waiting with bated breath

2011-12-14 17:29:03

DeirdreS: RT @DEVOPS_BORAT: Hell is other people which are need help with Outlook.

2011-12-14 17:17:58

DeirdreS: @pborenstein both

2011-12-14 14:18:16

DeirdreS: Need sleep. Nothing is cooperating.

2011-12-14 09:59:16

DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine @notmatt if you want some goodnight entertainment, drop my mib – got a link for you

2011-12-14 09:52:52

DeirdreS: @notmatt indeed, what more is needed?

2011-12-14 09:50:36

DeirdreS: and here’s the video of Ben (in case you missed it earlier): The DevOps Transformation

2011-12-14 09:49:34

DeirdreS: “You need to sit together, ask questions and implement the no [expletive deleted] rule,” Rockwood said.

2011-12-14 09:45:30

DeirdreS: [Ben’s] presentation is also a reminder that USENIX is a tight-knit community.”

2011-12-14 08:25:03

DeirdreS: “Some thought I had to be mailbot, because I answered so quickly. If we had a mailbot this good, we’d be selling that!”

2011-12-14 07:05:27

DeirdreS: @jonasthaler oh gawd, you went there…

2011-12-14 05:44:15

DeirdreS: @usenix Y U TORTURE US? Release the Cantrill!

2011-12-14 05:42:44

DeirdreS: “everything i learned are things i was happy to learn.
I learned that people are interested in what happens and shit”

2011-12-14 02:04:36

DeirdreS: RT @opsmun: every time I read something rad about dtrace I get a little annoyed we don’t have this hotness in linuxville

2011-12-14 01:17:27

DeirdreS: RT @SFGMC: Just Released: A Limited Number of Christmas Eve Express Tickets for 7 and 9pm shows at the Castro Theatre

2011-12-14 01:14:02

DeirdreS: “it has become so easy and cheap to start a star­tup, convincing great engi­neers to join has gotten much harder.”

2011-12-13 23:28:02

DeirdreS: last in the series by @brendangregg “Presenting File System Latency” ¬´ Joyeur

2011-12-13 19:18:51

DeirdreS: keep an eye on the SmartOS-Illumos-OpenIndiana Events list for new upcoming events

2011-12-13 19:07:28

DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: new blog post from @dapsays for developers adding DTrace probes to their code (USDT):

2011-12-13 17:29:49

DeirdreS: RT @MogdenPong: With mixed feelings I nominate Joyent Cloud Analytics for Best Tech Achievement 2011 Crunchie! #cru …

2011-12-13 07:57:42

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: It’s Snowing, and We Haven’t Left Mussoorie Yet!

2011-12-13 07:53:24

DeirdreS: 9 years ago: “the films were not initially dubbed by Italians; the voices are those of Laurel and Hardy.”

2011-12-13 05:38:09

DeirdreS: RT @srsmoot: @joyent hitting a wall trying to boot a fifth Guest in SmartOS. /var/adm/messages not helping. Any troubleshooting advice?

2011-12-13 03:25:49

DeirdreS: @vambenepe LOL!

2011-12-13 01:10:41

DeirdreS: RT @triketora: I like this response to Penelope Trunk. High five, yo. RT @newsycombinator: STFU About What Women Want

2011-12-13 00:09:50

DeirdreS: @monkchips Long common to put a face model’s head on a lingerie model’s body in this kind of ad. This just takes it 1 step further.

2011-12-12 23:09:42

DeirdreS: Being a community manager is mostly about listening. The community always knows more than you do anyway.

2011-12-12 22:45:38

DeirdreS: Today In Dishonest Fox News Charts | Media Matters for America

2011-12-12 21:32:11

DeirdreS: If you’ve always wanted a cute guy to write a song for you, and sing it on a beach, here’s your chance:

2011-12-12 21:31:16

DeirdreS: RT @WinnieWongSF: This is kind of amazing. Don’t worry, there’s a backstory. – AWESOME!

2011-12-12 21:27:34

DeirdreS: Oh weird, now he’s got it right.

2011-12-12 21:27:18

DeirdreS: @WinnieWongSF He’s pronouning my name wrong.

2011-12-12 21:25:33

DeirdreS: .@gbonazzoli A good place to find current SmartOS users in realtime is #joyent or #illumos on

2011-12-12 21:22:59

DeirdreS: “the old adage that “A” players hire “A” players and that “B” players hire “C” players proved true at Twitter.”

2011-12-12 21:19:59

DeirdreS: @raichoo Oh, yes – sorry, I was naughty.

2011-12-12 20:35:43

DeirdreS: @raichoo Meanwhile, here’s something to cheer you up:

2011-12-12 20:35:05

DeirdreS: .@raichoo @Usenix has said Bryan’s video would be available “soon”. I hope they realize how many are clamoring for it.

2011-12-12 20:32:18

DeirdreS: what are people looking at from Joyent? Since Friday: Ben’s video has had 447 views, Bryan’s slides 2399, Brendan’s blog 17,000 !!!

2011-12-12 18:53:02

DeirdreS: RT @ahl: new blog post: using boot-time DTrace (assist to @bmc and @ericschrock)

2011-12-12 18:09:34

DeirdreS: “Look beyond aspirations to be a “good person.” What are the actual outcomes of your behaviors? ”

2011-12-12 18:04:57

DeirdreS: RT @ryah: Windows Azure to support @nodejs as a first class platform

2011-12-12 08:10:10

DeirdreS: ” pattern recognition is just a fancy word for bias.”

2011-12-12 06:22:33

DeirdreS: “To save the day, or maybe melt away: I guess it’s all the same. I will walk through the fire, and let it burn…”

2011-12-12 06:00:18

DeirdreS: @konobi Enjoy! one of my favorite cities

2011-12-12 05:55:25

DeirdreS: @konobi Well, that doesn’t suck! Work?

2011-12-12 05:47:16

DeirdreS: I won’t watch this. It makes me cry. Allegro Non Troppo: El vals triste de sibelius – YouTube

2011-12-12 05:46:10

DeirdreS: @konobi Rome? As in Italy?

2011-12-12 03:02:44

DeirdreS: @benjaminws scheduled maintenance, they announced it here a bit ago

2011-12-12 03:01:52

DeirdreS: @yashar OTOH, liquid soap comes in plastic bottles, putting lots more unnecessary plastic into the environment

2011-12-12 02:19:36

DeirdreS: @NomdeB that’s a Windows app, my poor old Windows machine would probably buckle at the knees

2011-12-12 02:01:14

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Many of mine are exact matches, seems like it shouldn’t be that hard

2011-12-12 01:59:16

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Google allows up to 20k tracks, and without deduping I’m over that. Neither is offering to find and eliminate dupes for me.

2011-12-12 01:46:29

DeirdreS: @NomdeB I’m testing both Amazon and Google Music, not thrilled with either.

2011-12-12 01:16:00

DeirdreS: @inuse fascinating that it came up in the context of deployment. Was the talk filmed? #lisa11

2011-12-12 01:07:51

DeirdreS: RT @SniperWulfzen: “SXSW is a social media festival and I’d like to socially put a gun in my mouth” – @LusciousPear – amen.

2011-12-12 00:55:58

DeirdreS: RT @LISAConference: RT @chsnell: “Sad Engineers are Bad Engineers” #lisa11 – I’d like to know more of the context around that statement

2011-12-11 23:41:08

DeirdreS: @blueben I wish I had the talent. Trying to learn in my “abundant” spare time, but it’ll be a while before I can do much.

2011-12-11 23:40:22

DeirdreS: RT @jcea: “DTrace probes in Python” project is progressing well. Performance hit: 1.4% in 32 bits, 3.5% in 64 bits – …

2011-12-11 21:53:32

DeirdreS: @blueben Used to be possible to “share” individual items from an RSS feed to a widget on my blog. Now I can only share them to G+. Problem

2011-12-11 20:51:40

DeirdreS: @reiger 7?

2011-12-11 20:26:05

DeirdreS: @blueben “Own” in the sense of “do all the work on our sites, and you cannot easily share it anywhere else.”

2011-12-11 19:08:19

DeirdreS: FB & G+ want to own all my writing and content curation work. Why on earth would I want to be their slave?

2011-12-11 18:33:38

DeirdreS: my site no longer ranks for “current events in Italy” because I can no longer share items from Google reader to it. Is there another way?

2011-12-11 07:37:37

DeirdreS: @reiger No idea what they can do, they come 3 to a package. And I’ll make dinner for you over here.

2011-12-11 07:36:55

DeirdreS: just finished reading: Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today – fascinating

2011-12-11 07:31:05

DeirdreS: @reiger I have some Sunspots if that would help.

2011-12-11 07:29:50

DeirdreS: Wow, someone is currently reading my site from Thimpu, Bhutan. Possibly a fellow Woodstock alum.

2011-12-11 07:27:51

DeirdreS: in case you didn’t get enough of @benr at #lisa11, here he is 2 years ago with me at LISA09

2011-12-11 07:13:08

DeirdreS: 7 years ago, sorrow: A Home for a Horse

2011-12-11 07:12:10

DeirdreS: and: “Italians have not succumbed to the American habit of making holidays efficient.” Extra-Long Weekends in Italy

2011-12-11 07:11:08

DeirdreS: 8 years ago I wrote: “is American high school simply a microcosm of what’s going on in American culture at large?”

2011-12-11 06:58:31

DeirdreS: Becoming irritable. Should I eat chocolate, drink wine, or just go to sleep?

2011-12-11 06:35:47

DeirdreS: RT @sardesairajdeep: Mario Miranda, the great cartoonist, passes away – well, dammit. Didn’t know his name, but had seen his work for years

2011-12-11 03:45:33

DeirdreS: @hudsonette He’s an Aggie? That explains a lot!

2011-12-11 02:12:19

DeirdreS: RT @jcsmith: @benr just watched the video of your #LISA11 keynote. It was awesome.

2011-12-11 01:05:14

DeirdreS: Picked a bad time to be here… (@ Whole Foods Market w/ 5 others)

2011-12-11 00:14:13

DeirdreS: @jasonh I take it you recommend this?

2011-12-11 00:12:40

DeirdreS: Italy finally wakes up to the fact that its academic hiring is anything but meritocratic. (in Italian)

2011-12-10 22:48:47

DeirdreS: ” the vast majority of developers haven’t found a way to use their own scarcity to their advantage. ”

2011-12-10 21:50:48

DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine Or just ask, nothing creepy about that.

2011-12-10 21:20:21

DeirdreS: …this is why we let technologists talk to technologists directly: they know exactly what they are doing with that audience.

2011-12-10 21:18:39

DeirdreS: .@brendangregg’s blog has 10k views today – so far. @bcantrill’s slide deck 1588. @benr’s 80 min keynote 285 views…

2011-12-10 21:17:06

DeirdreS: RT @nodejschina: Finally, A Rich American Destroys The Fiction That Rich People Create Jobs

2011-12-10 21:02:19

DeirdreS: watching the Hacker News effect on @brendangregg’s blog with Google Analytics RealTime – boom!

2011-12-10 20:59:53

DeirdreS: @nyeates Thanks! No, sadly, I did not get to LISA this year. I’ll be at SCALE in January, FWIW, along with @brendangregg and @rmustacc

2011-12-10 20:17:51

DeirdreS: RT @cwebber: Holy crap! Just realized @brendangregg is going to be at @socallinuxexpo! Talk about an amazing opportunity.

2011-12-10 19:43:10

DeirdreS: Katrina: What Happened in the Hospitals – I think this wraps up the Katrina series of videos

2011-12-10 19:36:52

DeirdreS: while you’re waiting for that new @bcantrill video: Solaris History: The Marker Game –

2011-12-10 19:28:43

DeirdreS: My site has existed ~3770 days and will contain 1500+ posts when conversion is done. That = approx one post every 2.5 days. Not bad.

2011-12-10 19:23:55

DeirdreS: @PeterKretzman the old site had grown so big that navigation menus no longer worked, needed tags, categories, archives. Still not enough…

2011-12-10 19:22:54

DeirdreS: @philiph Yes, it’s taking me years to convert it all. But the old site had grown so big that navigation menus no longer worked, needed tags

2011-12-10 18:27:02

DeirdreS: rediscovering gems: “Italian marriages have foundered on this arrangement, but no one ever seems to learn the lesson.”

2011-12-10 18:20:28

DeirdreS: only ~120 HNWL pages left to convert to WordPress on my site. Then I’ll have 1000s of broken links to fix… while adding new content…

2011-12-10 05:09:39

DeirdreS: 3 years ago: Chelsea Bluegrass

2011-12-10 05:04:03

DeirdreS: 5 years ago, I helped organize vlogEurope

2011-12-10 05:02:23

DeirdreS: 6 years ago: Winter: Italy’s Less-Travelled Season

2011-12-10 01:58:24

DeirdreS: @RossellaLaeng As a matter of curiosity, what do you look like at work?

2011-12-09 22:20:45

DeirdreS: RT @izs: .@brendangregg is like Dr. House for software. Except: no cane, not a jerk, and abuses coffee instead of v …

2011-12-09 21:19:21

DeirdreS: RT @almightygod: My son, Jesus, made a response to Rick Perry’s latest ad:

2011-12-09 20:14:57

DeirdreS: I’m at Cafe Madeleine (300 California St., Battery, San Francisco) w/ 2 others [pic]:

2011-12-09 19:33:15

DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Today launching our new SmartMachine purpose built virtual appliance for #MongoDB at #MongoSV. We’re stoked. …

2011-12-09 17:36:09

DeirdreS: Oh, spammers. There is no way in hell I ordered a “Fat Loss Monitor” from Amazon. You’ll have to try harder.

2011-12-09 16:54:22

DeirdreS: Don’t miss @brendangregg’s late-night post: 2000x performance win

2011-12-09 16:52:18

DeirdreS: RT @9600: Reading the slides to @bcantrill’s Fork Yeah! presentation put the OpenSolaris debacle into perspective and makes me want to r …

2011-12-09 16:51:09

DeirdreS: SFGMC Christmas Concert 2011 @sfgmc

2011-12-09 10:01:00

DeirdreS: RT @jonjones: What is this forbidding? The mysterious Italian “take a number” sign. I never did figure it out.

2011-12-09 09:45:54

DeirdreS: Wow, I’d kinda forgotten about this: “Extending
Conversations Through Social Media”

2011-12-09 09:34:56

DeirdreS: Ack. @timbray’s link to “official home on the Sun Website” now redirects to the Oracle policy – VERY different.

2011-12-09 09:32:42

DeirdreS: Sun Policy on Public Discourse, 2004. Revolutionary then. Sadly, still revolutionary now.

2011-12-09 08:31:36

DeirdreS: Yes, of course I am already uploading video from tonight’s @SFGMC concert. You needed to ask?

2011-12-09 08:00:14

DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: new blog post: 2000x performance win

2011-12-09 07:55:58

DeirdreS: Katrina: Celia’s Story

2011-12-09 07:43:33

DeirdreS: “I’m a godless heathen and I approve this message.” –

2011-12-09 07:34:28

DeirdreS: .@peteryorke Thank our friends at @USENIX for getting it out so quickly, so we can all enjoy the awesomeness of @benr

2011-12-09 06:35:33

DeirdreS: RT @mtnspring: You’d be crazy not to go see the SFGMC under their new director. F’ing awesome !

2011-12-09 05:16:59

DeirdreS: @pborenstein @uber probably will on the way back!

2011-12-09 05:16:22

DeirdreS: @ryaneccles thanks! Let us know if we can help

2011-12-09 04:35:54

DeirdreS: Rainbow chorus #sfgmc

2011-12-09 04:03:47

DeirdreS: 275 strong! #sfgmc

2011-12-09 03:58:38

DeirdreS: @augfrank @bcantrill @brendangregg how about SmartOS? We can do that.

2011-12-09 03:51:47

DeirdreS: I’m at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium for San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (1111 California St, San Francisco) w/ 27 others

2011-12-09 03:37:22

DeirdreS: Never seen the cable car so crowded. Everyone going to the #sfgmc concert?

2011-12-09 03:34:24

DeirdreS: Ugh. San Francisco. So hip I can’t find a taxi on a Thursday night.

2011-12-09 03:04:24

DeirdreS: @nonstick With a sign saying “These are the brilliant innovations we… bought” ?

2011-12-09 02:20:51

DeirdreS: @nonstick Where is that? I guess they moved them from MPK

2011-12-09 02:20:07

DeirdreS: RT @SFGMC: Less than 2 hours before our “Joyous, Jolly, Jingles!” concert at the Masonic Auditorium. There are still a few tickets left! …

2011-12-09 02:19:32

DeirdreS: “Ask Osama bin Laden whether I engage in appeasement,” Obama Fires Back

2011-12-09 02:01:11

DeirdreS: @Zee I like my current place for safety; unfortunately I probably won’t be able to afford a new lease here in March. DM if need more info

2011-12-09 01:58:04

DeirdreS: @kbeninato And you wonder why I don’t have a TV?

2011-12-09 00:36:16

DeirdreS: @redtwitdown your wish is USENIX’s command:

2011-12-09 00:35:08

DeirdreS: VIDEO!!!! Ben Rockwood’s The DevOps Transformation – – thank you USENIX!

2011-12-09 00:25:41

DeirdreS: @Zee Archstone SOMA 3rd & Folsom allows cats and dogs, gym and pool. And rising prices.

2011-12-09 00:22:37

DeirdreS: @joechung Memories of a few parties with you guys, back in the day…

2011-12-09 00:21:55

DeirdreS: RT @hudsonette: Hate all corporate jargon. It is not English. RT @HuffingtonPost: Death to cliches.

2011-12-09 00:19:27

DeirdreS: RT @simonmcc: Damn, the #LISA11 talks by @benr & @bcantrill are making me want to work for @joyent again.. http://t …

2011-12-09 00:19:21

DeirdreS: @simonmcc

2011-12-08 23:31:40

DeirdreS: would you rather be: Taking Freshman English or having a Hindi conversation with a shepherd in the Himalaya?

2011-12-08 22:55:11

DeirdreS: illumos, too! Developing for illumos | SCALE 10x – 2012 Southern California Linux Expo

2011-12-08 22:54:35

DeirdreS: Joyent SCALEs: Performance Analysis: new tools and concepts from the cloud | SCALE 10x

2011-12-08 22:54:10

DeirdreS: Joyent SCALEs: Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor | SCALE 10x – 2012 Southern California Linux Expo

2011-12-08 21:42:23

DeirdreS: @feliciaday Kinda wish you hadn’t told me that:

2011-12-08 19:04:00

DeirdreS: @sevanjaniyan So are we!

2011-12-08 19:03:48

DeirdreS: @lskrocki Do you have a copy of the old Sun blogging guidelines somewhere? I have a blog post brewing that would refer to it.

2011-12-08 19:01:38

DeirdreS: RT @benr: Slides for my #LISA11 Keynote:

2011-12-08 19:00:47

DeirdreS: RT @jparrott: @bcantrill is a gentleman and a scholar. #Illumos4life – And, like a true gentleman, prepared to duel to the death for honor!

2011-12-08 19:00:00

DeirdreS: @sevanjaniyan He said beforehand that it would be recorded and should be online soon, I hope that proves to be the case!

2011-12-08 18:57:15

DeirdreS: new: Building SmartOS on SmartOS – SmartOS Documentation – SmartOS Wiki

2011-12-08 18:53:19

DeirdreS: @benr I heard yours was amazing, too – can’t wait to see video!

2011-12-08 18:53:00

DeirdreS: RT @benr: @bcantrill’s talk was amazing; the audience laughed, (almost) cried, was encouraged and got excited about the future. Should …

2011-12-08 17:59:23

DeirdreS: FB ad fails: I get ads targeted at Oracle employees (which I am no longer) and Sun employees. Riiiight….

2011-12-08 17:50:45

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Slides from my #lisa11 talk on #illumos are here:

2011-12-08 17:34:31

DeirdreS: @acarvin Like Fox News does every day?

2011-12-08 17:02:44

DeirdreS: @crpeck Bryan’s in the middle here:

2011-12-08 17:01:22

DeirdreS: @crpeck Ben is hard to miss , tho he might have left already – family business

2011-12-08 16:57:58

DeirdreS: RT @crpeck: great talk, is there someone at usenix i can talk to about joyent? Ben & Bryan only ones there, tell me if you can’t catch them

2011-12-08 16:56:16

DeirdreS: RT @jparrott: The nice thing about Oracle killing OpenSolaris is that the cool features (zfs, dtrace) are more likely to spread to other …

2011-12-08 16:51:52

DeirdreS: RT @kebesays: More people trickled in to the @bcantrill talk. 😉

2011-12-08 16:50:52

DeirdreS: “Ben left the audience with some protips to set the tone for the rest of the conference” LISA 11 Keynote (no video yet)

2011-12-08 16:41:03

DeirdreS: RT @ianzd: “Don’t make the mistake of anthropomorphizing Larry Ellison.” -Bryan Cantrill #lisa11

2011-12-08 16:32:45

DeirdreS: RT @alextangent: Brian Cantrill Joyent on Sun acquisition; “I went to Oracle with an open mind. It was an incredible waste of openminded …

2011-12-08 16:22:21

DeirdreS: RT @oetiker: What you think of Oracle is even truer that you think it is. @bcantrill at #lisa11

2011-12-08 16:14:40

DeirdreS: RT @richardelling: for @brendangregg – Cantrill waxes nostalgic

2011-12-08 16:13:51

DeirdreS: RT @sheeri: Godwin’s law for sysadmins is getting into a licensing argument. #lisa11 – Sadly true.

2011-12-08 16:04:20

DeirdreS: .@bcantrill at #lisa11 “Organizations don’t innovate — people do.”

2011-12-08 15:57:57

DeirdreS: RT @naoto_matsumoto: Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos
Bryan M. Cantrill, Joyent.

2011-12-08 15:53:35

DeirdreS: @chris_st_pierre Welll… that’s called job security for “professional” doc writers. And not trusting your customers. #lisa11

2011-12-08 15:47:56

DeirdreS: @kebesays Everyone was up too late with all that free booze at the BoFs! 😉

2011-12-08 15:47:22

DeirdreS: RT @jmydorff: WOOT!! Fork Yeah! with @bcantrill at #LISA11

2011-12-08 15:32:18

DeirdreS: Obama Administration Takes Bold Stand for Teen Pregnancy – Plan B can be bought OTC in INDIA. US a 4th World country?

2011-12-08 15:24:18

DeirdreS: @monkchips only if I can come and film it. 😉

2011-12-08 15:23:22

DeirdreS: @chrisridd I hope/believe USENIX plans to release the video soon, but it’s not up to me.

2011-12-08 15:22:18

DeirdreS: @jimgris I’m not there myself this year, sadly,

2011-12-08 14:27:10

DeirdreS: If you’re at #lisa11 you DEFINITELY want to hear @bcantrill’s talk.

2011-12-08 07:15:07

DeirdreS: @richlowe @brendangregg did do a Halloween themed talk once:

2011-12-08 07:10:25

DeirdreS: I really, really wish #lisa11 would stream @bcantrill tomorrow. He’s going to be epic. Hmm. They did stream him in 2009…

2011-12-08 07:09:23

DeirdreS: RT @philiph: Bummed I’m not at #LISA11.- me, too

2011-12-08 07:08:45

DeirdreS: @trevoro Way too early for your mid-life crisis, however!

2011-12-08 04:14:16

DeirdreS: Preview of @bcantrill talk for LISA tomorrow – you do NOT want to miss it!

2011-12-08 03:00:02

DeirdreS: ” access to healthcare shouldn’t depend on luck.”

2011-12-08 02:44:27

DeirdreS: @milouness @NomdeB What bugs me about Vegas is the “Ooh, aren’t we being naughty!” schtick, when not much actually naughty is going on.

2011-12-08 01:49:27

DeirdreS: RT @yashar: This is amazing, I’m a big fan of cuddling –> New Seats Remedy the Squeeze in Coach, New ‘Cuddle Class’ Seats http://t.c …

2011-12-08 01:30:13

DeirdreS: “if you have no qualifications, are sinking fast in the polling, what better way to appeal to the ignorant for a vote?”

2011-12-08 01:20:41

DeirdreS: RT @sogrady: the idea behind @pastmapper is genius. San Francisco in 1853 (via @kirinqueen):

2011-12-08 00:31:10

DeirdreS: “Why do you want to join the Secret Service? Can you keep a secret? Well, you’re in, then!”

2011-12-07 05:56:19

DeirdreS: @arclight I missed that one, what’s the story?

2011-12-07 05:52:19

DeirdreS: @arclight I might actually be in agreement with that one… 😉 #wtf

2011-12-07 05:47:09

DeirdreS: .@alaindebotton The correct response to this is what any intelligent atheist would say in any situation: prove it.

2011-12-07 05:45:02

DeirdreS: @arclight 100% with you on that one. I am wary of any place where I lack basic human rights because I’m female.

2011-12-07 05:19:40

DeirdreS: @arclight There are some countries I just have NO interest in ever visiting. #andthatshowtheytreatbelievers

2011-12-07 05:18:22

DeirdreS: RT @colinmeloy: Speaking for friends who run local independent painstakingly-curated shops, if you do this you can go fuck yerself: http …

2011-12-07 05:17:23

DeirdreS: @jeffreytaylor Two entirely different things.

2011-12-07 04:53:01

DeirdreS: cleaning out blog posts with dead links to videos that got lost in transition (not by me!). sigh

2011-12-07 04:49:57

DeirdreS: @Leila22 umm, thanks, but… apropos of what?

2011-12-07 04:24:51

DeirdreS: @leapingwoman Well, exactly.

2011-12-07 04:19:52

DeirdreS: ohno – the honey badger has sold out:

2011-12-07 04:15:29

DeirdreS: I am vexed when professional news orgs have incorrect spelling, even on their blogs.

2011-12-07 04:07:39

DeirdreS: “Just ask Brendan Gregg, who posted a YouTube video in which he yells at a rack of hard drives” – Businessweek

2011-12-07 01:04:31

DeirdreS: @nicolamattina Vorrei dire che mi stupisce, ma ho gia’ vissuto questa storia da vicino.

2011-12-07 00:49:45

DeirdreS: @benr tomorrow, @bcantrill Thursday – if you’re at LISA 11, you won’t want to miss either!

2011-12-07 23:47:57

DeirdreS: @scottherson Looks to me only one is doing anything that’s really likely to change the world.That’s way more important than being hip.

2011-12-07 23:25:12

DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Joyent Software booth at #GartnerDC in Las Vegas. Come and see us!

2011-12-07 23:12:32

DeirdreS: RT @zephoria: A genuine teen voice speaking out about his teacher’s willingness to challenge homophobia in the classroom: …

2011-12-07 22:51:04

DeirdreS: @cupto I believe you’ve now heard from someone? is that right?

2011-12-07 22:47:02

DeirdreS: RT @joechung: “people over 50 start companies at twice the rate of people in their 20’s” – maybe hirer ageism forces some of that.

2011-12-07 22:45:06

DeirdreS: @cupto I’m checking with the support gang

2011-12-07 22:38:54

DeirdreS: @Joanmarie once you start getting join replacements, you’re well on the way

2011-12-07 22:16:34

DeirdreS: “people tend to be blissfully unaware of their incompetence. This arises because poor performers are doubly cursed”

2011-12-07 22:13:11

DeirdreS: RT @_PierreM: #lisa11 #w4, #DTrace angry birds with @bcantrill !

2011-12-07 22:00:20

DeirdreS: RT @circonus: Move to cloud makes DevOps even more important #LISA11 Keynote topic by @benr + article by @gigabarb …

2011-12-07 21:33:39

DeirdreS: @AmandaLorenzani Didn’t we first make contact because of LeWeb a few years ago…? 😉 #leweb11

2011-12-07 21:33:11

DeirdreS: RT @portertech: Ben Rockwood Interview, DevOps, what is it? #devops #sysadmin

2011-12-07 21:32:25

DeirdreS: @fitzage I suggest Nima’s sofas

2011-12-07 21:14:54

DeirdreS: @bubbva Thanks -not done yet!

2011-12-07 19:40:48

DeirdreS: RT @kitchen: learning about some DTrace. Awesome damn class. Awesome class. #lisa11 #w4 – Go Jim!

2011-12-07 19:40:25

DeirdreS: RT @melanierenzulli: Evolution of Lucasfilm Christmas Cards, Retronaut

2011-12-07 19:34:20

DeirdreS: @yashar As long as it’s an addition, not a replacement.

2011-12-07 17:29:00

DeirdreS: RT @yesthattom: #LISA11 Ben Rockwood’s DevOps keynote rocked! Thank you for opening the conference with your message and vision! #joyent

2011-12-07 17:26:17

DeirdreS: new video: Katrina: The Effects on Communities

2011-12-07 17:17:20

DeirdreS: @Leila22 Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

2011-12-07 06:52:21

DeirdreS: Why has no one done a mashup of craigslist apts for rent + SF transit lines + crime stats? I need this!

2011-12-07 06:48:52

DeirdreS: @dapsays So much for “Don’t try this at home” !

2011-12-06 22:52:04

DeirdreS: @argv0 Kinda bizarre URL on that.

2011-12-06 21:44:00

DeirdreS: @LusciousPear That’s beside the point. “An ounce of prevention”, y’know. (And I’m sure /you/ do know.)

2011-12-06 20:57:45

DeirdreS: new video: Katrina: The Effects on Communities

2011-12-06 19:24:20

DeirdreS: RT @sdtuck: RT @jazz_aiman: @joyent do you have plans to increase numbers of free machines at — Yes, will be opening up more s …

2011-12-06 19:23:47

DeirdreS: @ORCL_Solaris @larrywake Is there a way for us on the stream to ask questions?

2011-12-06 18:59:52

DeirdreS: Long Term Privacy with Forward Secrecy | Electronic Frontier Foundation

2011-12-06 18:56:47

DeirdreS: @feliciaday seen this one?

2011-12-06 18:03:34

DeirdreS: @bensummers oh, doh, coulda looked that up, couldn’t I? 😉

2011-12-06 18:02:10

DeirdreS: @bensummers Where are you located, so I can go kick the right person?

2011-12-06 17:36:18

DeirdreS: RT @jogbert: long-term we’re going RHEL rather than Solaris We don’t trust Oracle and they have screwed us multiple times. – can we talk? 😉

2011-12-06 17:35:08

DeirdreS: @izs But they never, ever do.

2011-12-06 07:59:16

DeirdreS: Dreamtime in Mussoorie | Sanuk

2011-12-06 07:24:31

DeirdreS: watching (finally): Oracle Solaris 11 Engineering Panel

2011-12-06 05:43:48

DeirdreS: @ryah There’s certainly plenty of melodrama. 😉

2011-12-06 05:42:41

DeirdreS: new: Learn Italian in Song: Serenata

2011-12-06 05:04:52

DeirdreS: 4 years ago I wrote: Workspaces – “Office” is Where the Laptop Is

2011-12-06 04:30:46

DeirdreS: RT @NathanFillion: Three people you’d like to be handcuffed to for the day? @BarackObama @pennjillette – and you’d be fun, too.

2011-12-06 02:30:57

DeirdreS: @jamescmcpherson let’s hope tomorrow’s stream of the summit goes more smoothly #solaris

2011-12-06 02:29:37

DeirdreS: looks as if a prospective parent or student for Woodstock School is browsing my site (no, I can’t see who you are)

2011-12-06 02:01:20

DeirdreS: RT @zentourist: @aakela I would say that @joyent beat them to the game with #smartos #gartnerdc #solaris

2011-12-06 02:00:37

DeirdreS: @@acworkma you’re not today’s culprit 😉

2011-12-06 00:28:45

DeirdreS: @bcantrill asks: how about a DTrace conference in 2012? late March?

2011-12-06 00:13:44

DeirdreS: RT @allspaw: Rockwood understands and explains well: /cc @benr #devops

2011-12-05 23:10:54

DeirdreS: Note: If your title includes “Principal”, please ensure that it’s spelled correctly. Especially in your LinkedIn profile.

2011-12-05 23:00:33

DeirdreS: RT @alexr: Wanna work on DTrace?

2011-12-05 22:37:33

DeirdreS: @fitzage actually, I just got a nice little payout from a class action suit

2011-12-05 20:59:36

DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: DTrace + PlayStation = WANT! RT @alexr: Wanna work on DTrace?

2011-12-05 18:52:01

DeirdreS: @DaiSull oops, didn’t mean to out you! I never hated it, but I did give up about 4 years ago. US isn’t necessarily my nirvana either…

2011-12-05 18:20:44

DeirdreS: Someone just ended up on my site from a search for “I hate living in Italy.” <wince> Well, I can certainly teach you to swear about it.

2011-12-05 18:19:14

DeirdreS: @bayoda I’ve asked our sales team to get in touch, please let me know if you don’t hear from them soon.

2011-12-05 17:51:51

DeirdreS: RT @larrywake: #Oracle #Solaris 11 Summit at #USENIX #LISA conference — live webcast all day tomorrow.

2011-12-05 17:49:44

DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Part 4 of our 5 Part Series: Examining File System Latency in Production with by @brendangregg #mysql, …

2011-12-05 17:06:02

DeirdreS: @edsai New Orleans!

2011-12-05 07:05:55

DeirdreS: probably the 2nd Italian song I ever translated, found in my digital attic: Learn Italian in Song: Viva la Mamma

2011-12-05 02:19:25

DeirdreS: “Lady, if you want to hear the music, buy the CD. This is a concert.”

2011-12-04 20:41:58

DeirdreS: @reiger were, yes.

2011-12-04 20:11:29

DeirdreS: I worry a bit about people who dress their dogs in cute little outfits.

2011-12-04 19:31:52

DeirdreS: @jdalrymple …in fact he spent more of his time on you yesterday than on a far bigger customer.

2011-12-04 19:27:07

DeirdreS: RT @BrentSpiner: Herman Cain’t. – … say no?

2011-12-04 19:26:13

DeirdreS: @jdalrymple Your problem is being handled the same way we would anyone else’s, I know that one of our guys spent most of yesterday on it.

2011-12-04 18:28:19

DeirdreS: @missbhavens That’s not orange, it’s scarlet. And it does look fantastic!

2011-12-04 17:19:00

DeirdreS: @rickfillion as @Joyent replied, Monday referred to a meeting; ticket was being actively worked on Saturday night by our usual weekend crew.

2011-12-04 07:03:00

DeirdreS: Learn Italian Through Signs

2011-12-04 06:34:45

DeirdreS: The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah! – Forbes

2011-12-04 05:45:10

DeirdreS: RT @PeterKretzman: Thought for today: how well a group tends to its office coffeepot can be indicative about more substantive aspects of …

2011-12-04 04:47:03

DeirdreS: My usual winter weekend activity: fiddling with my site. Added “related posts” by both tags and categories. So people can find more stuff.

2011-12-04 04:42:59

DeirdreS: @rickfillion Who did you hear that from? It’s just plain dead wrong. Do you need help reaching somebody?

2011-12-04 03:59:31

DeirdreS: Ironically, I follow two Bollywood actors @iamsrk and @SrBachchan on twitter – but no Hollywood ones

2011-12-03 23:51:00

DeirdreS: If any American kids are getting Old-Fashioned Italian Baby Names, apparently it’s my fault

2011-12-03 23:39:21

DeirdreS: “Somebody else thinks your beliefs are senseless or illogical. Somebody else, somewhere, thinks you have it all wrong.”

2011-12-03 22:36:40

DeirdreS: “the celebration of sleaze & ignorance that has marked the Republican primary is damaging the reputation of the nation”

2011-12-03 21:42:08

DeirdreS: Funny Signs from Around India

2011-12-03 19:37:27

DeirdreS: @izs @brendangregg unfortunately, as a woman living alone, I have to think about my safety eg getting home at night

2011-12-03 18:42:26

DeirdreS: new video: Katrina: Effects on the Middle Class

2011-12-03 18:40:03

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Woodstock School Jazz Band

2011-12-03 18:38:03

DeirdreS: 5 years ago I wrote: Pinching Italians

2011-12-03 18:34:15

DeirdreS: @AnastasiaAshman I’ve found 2 authentic Italian restaurants in SF so far, tho haven’t been looking hard. Usually cook Italian myself

2011-12-03 18:33:09

DeirdreS: @slashdot @bobthomson70 I think this reflects the prejudices of hirers more than the abilities of over-35s. I learn new tech all the time.

2011-12-03 18:30:54

DeirdreS: RT @BoingBoing: Swiss gov’t study: downloading leads to sales, so we’re keeping it legal

2011-12-03 18:29:30

DeirdreS: @AnastasiaAshman The sad part is, how many patrons think they’re speaking Italian? #sanfran #Turkish

2011-12-03 18:21:23

DeirdreS: .@iliveintownes so not being pretty is a sign of God’s dislike? Nice god you got there #atheism @GodlessAtheist

2011-12-03 18:15:48

DeirdreS: @3rdEden Maybe you could help them rewrite it in node #FuckItWeWillTestItInProduction

2011-12-03 18:14:15

DeirdreS: @philiph Apparently my landslords think I do.

2011-12-03 17:56:59

DeirdreS: .@wanderingitaly My building is not rent controlled because built after 1979, so I’m screwed.

2011-12-03 17:55:04

DeirdreS: I’m being priced out of SF. Last year’s 20% rent increase was bad enough, expect another in March. Have to move. 🙁

2011-12-03 17:32:55

DeirdreS: email from Costco offers “Diamonds for her, tools for him”. I’ll take the tools, thanks. Or emeralds.

2011-12-03 17:10:21

DeirdreS: @SanFranPlaces thanks. For the record, good Mexican in SF includes Colibri and Tropisueno, downtown.

2011-12-03 07:13:04

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Any interest in doing a dtrace.conf in 2012?

2011-12-03 06:12:18

DeirdreS: @SanFranPlaces what I said about Chevy’s was NOT praise

2011-12-03 06:06:45

DeirdreS: “When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind.”

2011-12-03 06:04:27

DeirdreS: @Weezieys – and you guys need to come have a dinner or similar event with me!

2011-12-03 03:00:50

DeirdreS: Part 4 of Examining File System Latency in Production: Drilling Down Into the Kernel ¬´ Joyeur

2011-12-03 01:42:39

DeirdreS: “treating people well is the most important thing. Life is too short to work with people who are rude and selfish.””

2011-12-02 21:51:56

DeirdreS: Venn Diagram Summarizes Steve Miller Song | Happy Place – Berlusconi takes his rightful place

2011-12-02 21:42:35

DeirdreS: if I don’t get the hummingbird feeder filled soon, this littel guy is going to start strafing

2011-12-02 21:23:44

DeirdreS: cheeky hummingbird just flew in, had a look round, and flew out again. Well, okay…

2011-12-02 21:21:09

DeirdreS: @raichoo I hope Usenix will film it, and can be persuaded to make the video avaliable (they have been so kind in the past).

2011-12-02 21:13:29

DeirdreS: …and @bcantrill will give a talk titled “Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos”

2011-12-02 21:12:14

DeirdreS: Joyent’s @benr will give the opening keynote at Usenix LISA next week:

2011-12-02 21:09:29

DeirdreS: RT @italylogue: My newest post on @TheTuscanGun is about Milan’s Christmas bread: Panettone Have you ever made pane …

2011-12-02 21:08:46

DeirdreS: “inaction regrets lasted longer than action regrets… regrets more often focused on romance than other life domains.”

2011-12-02 21:05:33

DeirdreS: Every video I post of @bcantrill immediately gets a zillion views.

2011-12-02 20:59:03

DeirdreS: hummingbirds attracted to the shiny ornaments hanginig in my window. At least they’re smart enough to fly out again withou hitting the sill

2011-12-02 19:22:57

DeirdreS: RT @matteoc: In fuga dall’Italia: una startup negli USA, una vita a Berlino

2011-12-02 18:10:57

DeirdreS: @bubbva Tell me about it. That’s why I didn’t ask. Soy sauce used in fajita marinade. Also wondering if @chevys fry their chips in soy oil

2011-12-02 17:37:36

DeirdreS: Interview with Jason Hoffman (CTO and Cofounder at Joyent) on Vimeo

2011-12-02 17:27:14

DeirdreS: RT @jbroome: @philiph if you can’t paint the bike shed you want, shave the yak you got.

2011-12-02 16:44:16

DeirdreS: “You’re wondering what soy sauce is doing in a Mexican recipe.” Making me sick, that’s what. Dammit, Chevy’s.

2011-12-02 16:23:54

DeirdreS: new video: Katrina: Corruption

2011-12-02 16:22:58

DeirdreS: And now for something completely different: Solaris History: The Marker Game

2011-12-02 16:21:54

DeirdreS: @RickHigh …and the entrance requirements would cost money, but maybe not much time.

2011-12-02 16:21:04

DeirdreS: RT @bdha: @cwebber I’m going the SmartOS route. Solaris goodies everywhere, KVM if code is so poorly written it’s unportable.

2011-12-02 09:11:27

DeirdreS: Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
children get older, I’m getting older too

2011-12-02 08:12:32

DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Mussoorie Miscellany including video of a wedding procession

2011-12-02 08:09:18

DeirdreS: 7 years ago I wrote: When is a Mountain a Hill?

2011-12-02 08:06:54

DeirdreS: I just want to run away and be a pirate… Learn Italian in Song: Sandokan

2011-12-02 07:48:42

DeirdreS: @danielelepido beh, peggio di Telecomm Italia non puo’ essere. Ah, no, stiamo parlando delle poste… puo’ essere!

2011-12-02 05:35:57

DeirdreS: RT @StephenAtHome: Mitt Romney was so upset after that Bret Baier interview, his handlers had to force shut down his OS before it went i …

2011-12-02 03:02:49

DeirdreS: …YouTube chooses the damnedest still frames

2011-12-02 03:00:46

DeirdreS: And now for something completely different: Solaris History: The Marker Game

2011-12-02 02:54:49

DeirdreS: Awww…. SFGMC Home for the Holidays 2011 – YouTube

2011-12-02 02:27:32

DeirdreS: @webmink in the specific case in that article, yes. I was thinking more in general.

2011-12-02 02:11:44

DeirdreS: @webmink Empathy, cultural brainwashing, outright violence… all are effective. <sigh>

2011-12-02 01:53:22

DeirdreS: The thing that really confuses me about religion is why so many women willingly participate in their own enslavement.

2011-12-02 01:46:52

DeirdreS: @arclight Let’s send the PETA ladies in their lettuce bikinis!

2011-12-02 00:22:32

DeirdreS: @sillkongen Looks interesting for some kinds of projects, thanks. I’m just the editor on this one, though.

2011-12-02 00:20:56

DeirdreS: Irotically, what I am screamingly struggling to produce today is a highly technical docment meant to help others…

2011-12-02 00:19:51

DeirdreS: And most docs seriously suck. Don’t tell me it’s hard to do good docs – I know, I used to do it. And mine were great:

2011-12-02 00:17:44

DeirdreS: .@PeterKretzman Exactly. I generally love engineers, but make exceptions for the developers of certain apps and “documentation”.

2011-12-02 00:14:04

DeirdreS: Why is it when I try to do anything with software I find myself in ever-widening spirals of “you have to do THIS before you can do THAT” ?

2011-12-01 22:15:48

DeirdreS: May I just say: Mac Pages is a stinking pile of shit when you need to produce an actual serious document.

2011-12-01 21:08:24

DeirdreS: @hudsonette Hope to go see that with my daughter. Except we’ll both be quivering wrecks by the end. We love horses.

2011-12-01 21:04:44

DeirdreS: yup, definitely buying this album. Unless I win it first: This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark

2011-12-01 20:59:39

DeirdreS: RT @standaloneSA: So, anyone know of any European wifi experts? Send them my way, if you do! – RT’ng, there might be some following me

2011-12-01 20:56:13

DeirdreS: listen to “Stuff That Works” – kinda my philosophy, too

2011-12-01 19:08:38

DeirdreS: @alanc the expectation seems to be that the developers will crucify themselves. You saw that Arrington piece?

2011-12-01 18:54:23

DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine Very few religions approve of pleasure. And you wonder why I’m an atheist?

2011-12-01 18:28:04

DeirdreS: I have been awake (more or less) since 6 am. Need more food!

2011-12-01 18:14:42

DeirdreS: RT @hudsonette: It’s not the 1% – it’s the bad 1%: AA CEO resigns, objecting to moral failure of company via @pourmecoffee …

2011-12-01 18:11:58

DeirdreS: I’m also getting very tired of the word “passion” used in relation to work. Can we have it back in the bedroom instead, please?

2011-12-01 16:54:23

DeirdreS: @billstreeter @missbhavens you’re going to have to define sexwaffles before I can determine whether I would wish to be woken up for them

2011-12-01 14:39:02

DeirdreS: Katrina: Don’t Bring Your Kids Here

2011-12-01 14:30:48

DeirdreS: Gap Semester in the Himalayas (for college students)

2011-12-01 03:33:23

DeirdreS: @monkchips did the new pic increase your follower growth curve? I am tempted to experiment.

2011-12-01 03:24:01

DeirdreS: …and, this time last year: The Faces of Sun

2011-12-01 03:23:29

DeirdreS: notes from GHC09: Becoming a Person of Influence

2011-12-01 03:22:20

DeirdreS: 3 years ago:
Getting in and Out of St. Barth’s

2011-12-01 03:20:37

DeirdreS: 6 years ago I wrote: Hogwarts Memories

2011-12-01 00:57:39

DeirdreS: Finally finished (I hope) editing a 60-page paper (yeah, you know by who). My brain is mush.

2011-12-01 00:54:00

DeirdreS: .@RepHartzler You are not in the military and are presumably married to the person of your choice. Why do you care? How does it harm you?

2011-12-01 00:11:55

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