The Twitter Diaries: March 2012

In reverse chronological order.

2012-03-31 03:01:16 “Under a literal reading of the Bible, I am to be excluded from and unable to inherit the Kingdom of God.”

2012-03-31 01:20:07 RT @dizzyd: Big shout out to @slfritchie about his Dtrace work in upcoming Erlang release — congrats, @slfritchie!! #erlangfactory

2012-03-31 01:16:52 “what separates us from other advanced countries is the toxic form of Christianity that has a stranglehold on …”

2012-03-31 00:35:56 This is an irresponsible headline: “What to buy when you win the $640 million Mega Millions” – creating false, foolish hope. You won’t win.

2012-03-31 20:15:10 @alexr @boingboing the #DTrace ponycorn at least has xray vision!

2012-03-31 20:11:22 RT @OpenJonathan: Know a child on the autism spectrum? We’re donating free CareZone accounts to their families…

2012-03-31 17:39:29 RT @dapsays: Next week: Giants/A’s, followed by dtrace.conf. It’s going to be a good week.

2012-03-31 17:03:56 .@melanierenzulli “hipsterfication” Hmm. Hard to pronounce, but I like the concept. It’s why I left San Francisco.

2012-03-31 17:01:52 It’s Saturday morning, I’m not even awake yet, and… I’m working.

2012-03-31 05:44:52 5 years ago I translated: Learn Italian in Song: Centro di Gravità Permanente

2012-03-31 05:42:01 10 years ago I wrote about Cars

2012-03-31 03:33:45 3D printing to make bespoke pets: Just press “print” | The Economist

2012-03-31 03:21:30 Dear Technology World – Please Stop Trying To Give Me An Erection

2012-03-30 23:57:34 @kebesays limited edition so far, and I’m already out of small and medium!

2012-03-30 21:44:36 @pkrumins And he makes awesome t-shirts!

2012-03-30 21:41:47 Screencast: Converting Virtual Appliance Packages for Fun and Profit –

2012-03-30 21:31:16 Why Facebook privacy settings matter:

2012-03-30 21:21:41 Guess what arrived?

2012-03-30 18:41:52 Weds Apr 4 1pm PT: Webcast: Exclusive event – The Best of Velocity: Bryan Cantrill answers your questions live.

2012-03-30 18:39:51 RT @LunasKisses: I just signed up for the O’Reilly Webcast: Exclusive event – Best of #VelocityConf live QA with @bcantrill… http://t. …

2012-03-30 18:39:38 RT @brianleroux: if you are a software tools geek, or a nodejs geek, or both, or neither, watch @bcantrill go turbo …

2012-03-30 18:39:11 @jeffreytaylor Nope, cause it’s all downhill from there!

2012-03-30 16:33:45 .@OTN_Garage And you know that Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris will both be represented at dtrace.conf?

2012-03-30 16:27:38 RT @rosso: Sad to miss 5th anniversary dinner for Girl Geek Dinners Milano tonight. Auguri & happy I was on the team who started it all! …

2012-03-30 16:16:21 RT @OTN_Garage: Ack! Next DTrace conference is on April 3 – these happen only once every 4 years – don’t miss –

2012-03-30 00:21:07 @dizzyd Though I’ve lived/traveled many parts of the world inc Asia, scariest cab ride was in Milan: guy was reading the paper while driving

2012-03-29 23:48:09 RT @ryanchris: Safe & effective contraception for men that also eliminates HIV. This could transform society like the Pill did: http://t …

2012-03-29 23:28:57 For those who can’t be in SF for dtrace.conf, it’ll be broadcast live on USTREAM:

2012-03-29 23:25:46 Please share with students: How to write an excellent GSoC proposal for illumos

2012-03-29 23:24:23 New illumos wiki

2012-03-29 22:37:41 RT @anitaborg_org: Infographic looks at stats about girls/women in STEM from grade school to professional level via …

2012-03-29 22:11:56 @ActuallyNPH 621128

2012-03-29 21:46:18 @dizzyd Where in Asia? (Trying to distract you.) #amigoingtolive

2012-03-29 21:44:06 “nothing brave in voting to decimate programs for the poor, while offering potentially huge tax cuts for the rich”

2012-03-29 21:39:11 @izs Please share the recs you get – I might like to do the same.

2012-03-29 21:32:42 new @bcantrill video: InfoQ: And It All Went Horribly Wrong: Debugging Production Systems

2012-03-29 21:21:16 “religion is inextricably bound up with the nation’s underlying economic and geographic class divide.”

2012-03-29 20:30:48 @confetti Social media is not a new tool for community managers. We used to call it usenet, mailing/discussion lists, irc… #swchat

2012-03-29 20:23:16 @velocityconf Great, I’ll be happy to help publicize that.

2012-03-29 20:22:27 RT @joyent: Last chance to RSVP for #Riak Basho Bash tonite. We’re sponsoring with @voxer @yammer.

2012-03-29 19:34:31 @3rdEden Yes, I’ll record it, though no promises on how fast I will get that much video processed. There should be a UStream rough cut too

2012-03-29 19:02:41 RT @ingenthr: hey @erlangfactory, in the devops track @dlsspy and I will talk #dtrace and #erlang from experience building #couchbase

2012-03-29 18:52:07 @velocityconf If you can do another one on 4/4, we’ll be able to advertise it for you at dtrace.conf

2012-03-29 18:16:31 Spice on SmartOS – Pre-Alpha Testers Welcome –

2012-03-29 18:14:41 @velocityconf Thanks, but 80 of your potential audience members HsJ0 a full schedule that day:

2012-03-29 17:03:32 @velocityconf Argh. @bcantrill and many fans will be busy with dtrace.conf or its stream that day – could you move this? #velocityconf

2012-03-29 17:02:48 RT @velocityconf: If you missed @bcantrill’s excellent session on Node at #velocityconf last year, catch it as a free webcast on April 3 …

2012-03-29 17:01:23 this could be useful for a lot of people: Level Up Your Love Life: Where to Find Geek Girls

2012-03-29 16:48:15 @NomdeB I suspect it loses flavor without the proper British language

2012-03-29 16:46:53 RT @rod11: The “individual mandate” in Obamacare is actually a Free Rider Penalty. If Democrats called it a #freeriderpenalty it would …

2012-03-29 02:17:00 @sogrady @jasonh FWIW, over the last year or so I’ve had multiple texts from AT&T telling me they were putting up new equipt in my SF ‘hood

2012-03-28 21:56:28 .@nicolamattina Ugh. The original UK edition is not available in the US. I don’t want Harry Potter “translated” for Americans!

2012-03-28 21:42:10 @ehthayer Best we can figure, it’s like driving an old beater because you don’t know you could have a Ferrari.

2012-03-28 19:53:13 RT @hemantmehta: Watch Out for Those Atheist Extremists – one of those “laugh so you don’t cry” pieces

2012-03-28 19:48:46 8 years ago I wrote: Born into It: Why You Can’t Become Italian

2012-03-28 19:30:58 Obama As A “Third Culture Kid” – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast

2012-03-28 18:00:32 RT @joyent: Basho Bash West, dtrace.conf, Percona Live and Joyent Cloud Meetup w/ Quizlet … just a few upcoming Joyent events http://t …

2012-03-28 17:42:55 For Students: How to Write an Excellent GSoC Proposal (for illumos)

2012-03-28 16:25:15 @sbraswe1 Yes, no prob. Many won’t decide on dinner til the last minute, which is risky – we’re competing with a big conf for dinner nearby

2012-03-28 04:26:29 Since Mexican seems to be the popular choice for dtrace.conf dinner, I’ve added another option, Colibri

2012-03-28 04:22:36 @Graftolistic If you want, reserve another table and put it on the wiki. OpenTable will only let me do one reservation at that time.

2012-03-28 04:04:49 2 years ago (photo): Bombay Morning Beach Walk

2012-03-28 03:08:38 RT @willsnow: Wait, I could just start using SmartOS everywhere… Yeah, that sounds like fun – Please do!

2012-03-28 00:45:19 @hridaybala To be fair, we didn’t ask. That Oracle people are attending is already a win.

2012-03-28 00:04:23 RT @basho: LA Riak Meetup happening tonight. The team is talking about their app & using Riak and Joyent in prod: …

2012-03-28 00:03:45 @_tty0 Enjoy!

2012-03-27 23:35:07 @standaloneSA Agh! Get well soon. #NotPining

2012-03-27 23:05:06 @elijahwright it’s your turn!

2012-03-27 21:08:38 Why Be a Google Summer of Code Mentor?

2012-03-27 20:54:50 SmartOS VM Guest Tools –

2012-03-27 20:35:26 dtrace.conf will be streamed live here:

2012-03-27 19:49:18 Hey @JoeMyGod why amplify LaB’s vitriol? @fakedansavage has 20x the twitter followers he does. Let the small man shriek to the small-minded.

2012-03-27 19:37:43 RT @hnfirehose: Subsecond Offset Visualizations: Unusual patterns from cloud computing:

2012-03-27 18:45:41 @forjared please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:45:36 please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 00:40:22 New! “VM Guest tools: scripts and drivers to create virtualized machine images in SmartOS.” joyent/smartos-vmtools

2012-03-27 18:45:30 @ph7 please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 00:07:56 The Joyent Linux-to-SmartOS Cheat Sheet – JoyentCloud – Joyent Customer Wiki

2012-03-27 18:45:22 @ddrdrive please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:45:17 @nate_mueller please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:45:10 @psanford please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:45:03 @jasonh please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:44:26 @mast3rof0 please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:44:20 @dlsspy please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:44:15 @ampledata please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:44:10 @richardelling please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:44:01 @alexr please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:43:56 @postwait please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:43:50 @harschness please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:43:22 @sogrady please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:41:43 @Graftolistic please sign up for your choice of DTrace dinner at

2012-03-27 18:26:56 RT @scottherson: I got a box of free #Joyent schwag for tonight’s (3-27) Inaugural LA @basho Riak Meetup @amplifyla 7pm! See ya there! …

2012-03-27 15:35:01 New! “VM Guest tools: scripts and drivers to create virtualized machine images in SmartOS.” joyent/smartos-vmtools

2012-03-27 05:35:26 “Would you go away to another land, walk a thousand miles through the burning sand?” Would You Lay With Me – YouTube

2012-03-27 05:24:47 Thank you @missbhavens for rescuing a sucky evening with your awesome collection of humor, food, NOLA, and yes some serious stuff

2012-03-27 05:03:20 @elijahwright You’re on! #GamesWithFriends

2012-03-27 03:27:07 .@GreenScreenCine I actually do believe that people can apologize and redeem themselves after making mistakes. Let’s give them a chance, eh?

2012-03-26 23:56:45 “when people realize you don’t share all their habits, they suspect you don’t share their values either” Obama is a TCK

2012-03-26 22:50:48 RT @kebesays: YouTube version of My Little DTrace Pony now up: #dtrace

2012-03-26 18:59:50 RT @MichielGO: De KLM USB stick. Niet zo’n goed idee lijkt me. #911 – Oh, dear – flying into your very own tower…

2012-03-26 18:20:37 RT @soniabahl: @natashabadhwar :not sure many of us”raise”kids. we try,we try so heartbreakingly hard that we usually end up dropping ra …

2012-03-26 18:19:59 RT @brendangregg: new blog post: subsecond offset heat maps:

2012-03-26 18:12:30 @nickziv Yes, blogging is marketing! And evangelism, and docs…

2012-03-26 17:01:27 RT @kebesays: dtrace.conf is a week away. P&E&I thought the DTrace pony ( ) could use a commercial, though: …

2012-03-26 16:54:55 new post: Who You Calling “Slut”?

2012-03-26 16:30:25 It’s frickin’ freezing in here Mr. Bigglesworth!

2012-03-26 15:46:28 System News: illumos and the Google Summer of Code

2012-03-26 15:44:17 @uliwitness @avbelow Tell Markus I said hello – it’s been years!

2012-03-26 05:20:49 .@KellyOSullivan “Mad with Hunger” would probably speak to me more than either of the originals. Or were you thinking of “The Men Games”?

2012-03-26 03:45:41 I guess I must be a weirdo for not caring about MadMed or Hunger Games. But real life keeps me pretty busy and happy at the moment.

2012-03-26 03:15:40 @hridaybala Costco would have been expensive, but I had a pretty big AmEx rebate check… and alcohol won’t go bad before I drink it. 😉

2012-03-26 03:01:17 After trips to Whole Foods and Costco this weekend, I could probably withstand a three-month siege right here in my apartment.

2012-03-26 03:00:12 @lderezinski er, dessert. #Iwasntfinished

2012-03-26 03:00:04 @lderezinski Well, then, you should have desert! #Iwasntfinished

2012-03-26 02:17:54 RT @MSAbramo: Paul Fox’s DTrace for Linux has a GitHub repo. If you’ve got the skillz, get involved!

2012-03-26 02:13:48 @bubbva Really enjoying the sleep book you/Bonwick recommended, and haven’t even got past the history yet.

2012-03-26 01:30:06 Buying a lot of books lately (both paper and electronic). Also reading them.

2012-03-26 01:28:24 @LusciousPear Whole Foods, farmers’ market at the Ferry Building (Tue-Thur-Sat mornings)

2012-03-25 00:36:17 @lderezinski Rest well, my dear – you deserve it!

2012-03-25 00:28:37 RT @someara: Playing with SmartOS on a really fast piece of hardware. #awesome

2012-03-25 23:41:49 RT @kebesays: Patent trolls rob a little 3-year-old of her “voice”. Thank you @slashdot for pointing this out. Can #eff help? http://t.c …

2012-03-25 17:38:40 Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats

2012-03-25 07:53:22 2 years ago: Gallery: Tech Days 2010 Hyderabad

2012-03-25 07:46:10 5 yrs ago: “a middle-aged foreign woman inclined to speak her mind, wants to be paid is not likely to do well in Italy”

2012-03-25 07:41:07 6 years ago I wrote about La Buona Educazione: Good Manners in Italy

2012-03-25 06:53:14 new: Who You Calling “Slut”?

2012-03-24 22:08:52 “You better be there when I am pleading for relief from your morality!”

2012-03-24 19:53:30 @ryancnelson But THIS repurposed wrought iron looks great for wine glasses:

2012-03-24 19:51:33 Ok, yes, I do need to do some shopping at #AmexWholefoods between now and April 30th…

2012-03-24 19:18:07 RT @Lis_Smith: .@JohnFugelsang on @MittRomney: “A guy who once donated thousands to Planned Parenthood is now boasting that he’s going t …

2012-03-24 19:05:31 RT @bakadesuyo: How do you get people to work together? Try group singing.

2012-03-24 18:27:21 If you are or know a student who’d like to work on cool code with amazing people, please see illumos GSoC Project Ideas

2012-03-24 18:09:06 I think I need to organize a meeting among those of us who are marketing #DTrace – it’s hard to do, we should help each other. Who’s in?

2012-03-24 18:06:04 @sbraswe1 make sure you sign up for dinner!

2012-03-24 18:04:21 “one note at a time we change hearts, we change minds, we change votes and we change lives.”

2012-03-24 18:01:05 @sbraswe1 There’s not that much to do, really. Fingers crossed, I think everything is in order, tho I’m still in time to be proven wrong!

2012-03-24 17:58:18 @sbraswe1 I’ll be stuck at the camera most of the day – I can probably get the best footage because I know (many of) these people.

2012-03-24 17:56:06 @sbraswe1 Thanks – that’s very kind! We’ll have a number of people helping organize, but more welcome – this is a community event!

2012-03-24 17:41:19 “”When you judge someone, it doesn’t define the person you’re judging – it defines you.” The X F

2012-03-24 11:13:37 @rod11 Seen this? #setilive

2012-03-24 11:12:13 RT @dshaw: @pnoordhuis Know anyone we could reach out to with expertise running Redis on Solaris/SmartOS?

2012-03-24 03:52:36 Dinner was roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, an amazing mini filet from – possibly best meat I’ve ever cooked myself

2012-03-24 03:51:12 RT @BillCorbett: “Star Wars as Tweets” by @JosephScrimshaw, graphic by @DougMcBride:

2012-03-24 03:49:36 @vdotw I used to love beans, and hummus, but suspect I’m becoming sensitive to all legumes. Good thing I didn’t want to be vegan!

2012-03-24 03:10:23 2 years ago: James Gosling in India (photo)

2012-03-24 03:04:14 9 years ago: “I am eerily accustomed to being under seige, having to think about where I should and shouldn’t go.”

2012-03-24 02:58:53 Have you SEEN this list of attendees? Wow. Just… wow. dtrace.conf

2012-03-24 02:57:02 RT @brendangregg: Voxer Unix / Network Engineer: desired skills: DTrace …

2012-03-24 02:51:42 “that we think an all-good God would ensure our salvation does not support the conclusion that he will in fact do so.”

2012-03-24 00:50:18 @izs I’d like to test how far one could get hopping from one local public transit system to the next. Prob further on east coast

2012-03-23 23:28:28 @csanz @izs I do and did believe you. Just pointing out that it’s hard to do.

2012-03-23 22:20:39 @ghc A friend is looking for a suggestion on a charity he can donate to that helps promote women in tech. Suggestions?

2012-03-23 22:20:00 @RichmondDoc If that’s a fringe, it’s wagging the dog these days.

2012-03-23 21:33:50 Sample more pink than purple – that will be fixed in the final print run.

2012-03-23 20:31:15 RT @arclight: @alaindebotton The most hated innocuous minority in America celebrates it’s existence & that’s a ‘siege mentality’? Ho …

2012-03-23 19:27:01 SmartOS Change Log updated for March 22 release

2012-03-23 19:15:33 SmartOS 20110322 is available at and the latest-* links have been updated accordingly – thanks @johnnysunshine !

2012-03-23 18:59:54 Happy to report that Oracle Solaris engineering will be officially represented at dtrace.conf. I’ll drink to that (and intend to).

2012-03-23 18:45:49 Bales, the killer of Kandahar, enlisted in the Army to escape paying a million-dollar fine for fraud (translated)

2012-03-23 18:44:29 RT @Boh: Il killer di Kandahar si arruolò nell’esercito Usa per sfuggire a un risarcimento milionario| Enrica Garzilli| Il Fatto http:// …

2012-03-23 18:42:29 @polotek Beautifully said, thank you.

2012-03-23 18:18:22 RT @bcantrill: The engineers behind DTrace-based node.js flame graphs are #gsoc mentors on some terrific (and hard!) projects: http://t …

2012-03-23 18:17:59 @johnnysunshine GHC #lazyweb

2012-03-23 18:17:32 RT @crpeck: sweet – got darwin streaming server ported to #smartos this AM

2012-03-23 17:46:53 @AlbertBrooks I suggest a title change: My Diet with Andre.

2012-03-23 17:45:48 @csanz @izs Simply saying “I’m sorry” (and meaning it) is so effective, yet mysteriously difficult for many. It’s a vital life skill.

2012-03-23 17:42:44 RT @izs: Sexism, Words, and Marketing Starring: @gklst @shanley With: @harthvader @mikeal

2012-03-23 16:32:35 .@gedamore The Oracle Linux team will be represented at dtrace.conf. Not sure about Oracle Solaris.

2012-03-23 16:31:52 @lewellyn No, but I went to a Christian school. Maybe some of the songs are the same?

2012-03-23 02:03:32 “Make new friends, but keep the old – one is silver and the other gold.”

2012-03-22 23:21:07 @clofresh @ryah Flame graph explanation and code here:

2012-03-22 23:17:44 Berke Breathed said it long ago: “My gosh! LIFE is offensive!”

2012-03-22 20:21:28 RT @cachafla: Bad Luck

2012-03-22 20:03:13 RT @gklst: Private beta invites will be sent to all women joining Geeklist this month to help us show women achievements in tech http:// …

2012-03-22 19:07:18 @jasonh is that an invitation?

2012-03-22 19:00:14 RT @gpanger: #Testimony can be purchased for download here: @SFGMC

2012-03-22 18:55:19 “Get a tissue. Get three tissues.”

2012-03-22 18:13:49 @fakedansavage Look what you did:

2012-03-22 18:12:58 Please watch this, it’s important: SFGMC – Testimony – YouTube

2012-03-22 16:03:19 @ActuallyNPH Smark? That was just jealousy. My only gripe is that you make me hungry.

2012-03-22 06:14:49 RT @SFGMC: Neither can we! RT @Theemuki: I can’t wait for the world prem of the video for #Testimony tomorrow! How amazing!! @SFGMC

2012-03-22 05:43:27 @kebesays Interesting, will have to read that.

2012-03-22 04:55:44 @jasonh Huh, how did I never hear of that before? Interesting, and fits!

2012-03-22 04:39:05 I’m a baby boomer? Never realized. I thought that was my parents.

2012-03-22 02:31:10 RT @SFGMC: 30 minutes until 2nd and closing night of Enchantingly Wicked! We can barely contain our excitement! #EWicked

2012-03-22 02:03:38 RT @pourmecoffee: ACLU I would hope we can all get behind: “Your Facebook Password Should Be None Of Your Boss’ Business” …

2012-03-22 00:18:54 Learn how the Affordable Care Act benefits YOU

2012-03-22 00:12:29 RT @moonpolysoft: Netflix ops team gets infected with zombiism. @adrianco coins the term “deadops.” George Romero hired as Chief Cloud O …

2012-03-21 00:47:25 RT @JeffreyTweeted: On my way to Davies Hall to sing with @SFGMC in Enchantingly Wicked!!! #EWicked

2012-03-21 00:46:42 Tiny kitchen in new apt, no dishwasher, means wash up immediately after meals, therefore need fewer dishes. Donating coffee cups to office.

2012-03-21 00:41:58 @sogrady – dtrace.conf attendees: please sign up for dinner:

2012-03-21 00:27:14 ” The eventual extinction of the American middle class would be a key milestone along the road to 3rd world status.”

2012-03-21 00:12:38 dtrace.conf attendees: please sign up for dinner:

2012-03-21 22:48:32 RT @ryancnelson: quickie blog post: how to tweak custom settings at boot, since #smartos runs from a ramdisk :

2012-03-21 20:18:20 @_jared Glad to hear it. Since I’m allergic to soy and peanuts, it’s hard to be veg even if I wanted to. And I like meat!

2012-03-21 20:09:25 @dshaw Apparently “friendship is magic” – unless you’re a turtle.

2012-03-21 19:52:08 @FilmCritHULK Yes, please!

2012-03-21 19:40:21 @rosso Ah, too bad – you’re really missing a treat!

2012-03-21 18:35:46 Well, damn – it’ll kill you, but you’ll die happy?

2012-03-21 16:54:01 @fitzage if you’re offering an aisle for a middle? #fb

2012-03-21 16:20:21 “Simply saying the word “Atheists” is a discussion and debate just by itself.”

2012-03-21 15:55:22 RT @brendangregg: Saw @SFGMC #EWicket – great show. Last one is on the 21st (today). #EWicked – it wasn’t a cricket match! 😉

2012-03-21 15:53:36 @rosso Yes, it was fantastic – absolutely go if you can get a ticket! #ewicked

2012-03-21 07:34:35 But there are still wonderful things in this country, like the @SFGMC #EWicked concert we saw tonight. If you can get a ticket fr Weds – DO!

2012-03-21 07:18:50 “We as physicians cannot and must not fail our patients by ducking our heads and meekly doing as we’re told.”

2012-03-21 07:09:57 I think I need to move to a saner country… Tennessee Senate Passes Anti-Evolution Bill | Addicting Info

2012-03-21 06:42:47 @bcantrill I tell my daughter she should be grateful that the “mommy blogger” didn’t exist when she was born.

2012-03-21 06:15:24 RT @LauraGlu: Tip: If you’re planning to go to see @sfgmc #ewicked, bring tissues. You’ll need a couple in the second act. #Testimony

2012-03-21 05:58:08 Bravi! @sfgmc #EWicked

2012-03-21 04:40:41 That’s how you know!

2012-03-21 04:29:40 “Where there was nothing, there could be something – made by me.”

2012-03-21 04:28:14 Everything I expected and more! @SFGMC #ewicked

2012-03-20 23:24:26 “Is this the right room for an argument?”

2012-03-20 23:13:48 @jordansissel In this case, producer is also consumer. With an open source community this may often be the case. Who is truly disinterested?

2012-03-20 23:10:39 @jordansissel Real life experience from users is valuable, but what the producer has to say about their product can also be.

2012-03-20 22:59:08 @jordansissel The producer who also happens to have probably the world’s most comprehensive experience using it in production.

2012-03-20 22:32:31 @jordansissel …and dismissed it as “marketing”, apparently therefore automatically classified non-interesting or non-credible. Why?

2012-03-20 22:31:27 @jordansissel I’m genuinely curious about yr opinion, not trolling. You seemed to be turned off when you saw the talk in ? was from Joyent..

2012-03-20 21:31:39 “For both Boundary & DTrace, audiences need to be as large as possible: maximizing accessibility needs to be priority”

2012-03-20 21:09:22 @jordansissel …(and it can be), so who can say anything about a product that would be credible/acceptable to you?

2012-03-20 21:08:32 @jordansissel “I do view as marketing these presentations by employees…” Your implication seems to be that marketing is somehow bad, so…

2012-03-20 20:36:17 @jordansissel @bretthoerner I can only laugh at idea Joyent (or any) marketing has control over @bcantrill:

2012-03-20 19:43:05 RT @jamesiry: Company was looking for a rockstar developer so I showed up drunk and high on smack, mumbled obscenities, pissed on a chai …

2012-03-20 19:42:50 RT @jasonh: Was insightful to do that with @bcantrill like going to marriage counseling ==> RT @IanMmmm CTO vs. VP of Engineering htt …

2012-03-20 17:52:28 RT @SFGMC: Opening night for Enchantingly Wicked is in less than 10 hours! Walk up tix still available. See you at Davies Hall at 7:30pm …

2012-03-20 17:46:28 RT @hillaryboucher: RT @alenrybi: ‘Online community managers – we weren’t born last week’ by @alisonmichalk #cmgr

2012-03-20 17:45:51 RT @GodlessAtheist: How to end the GOP’s war on women #atheism

2012-03-20 16:08:49 @jasonh Any child, actually. I strongly recommend a beach warm enough for sand castles – then you can play, too!

2012-03-20 16:05:46 @AskDrRuth username is one thing – I’m easy to find anyway. But password? I don’t think anyone can demand that of me without a warrant.

2012-03-20 16:04:42 Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (feat. Eminem) – YouTube

2012-03-20 15:18:03 @duckykhan will reach me

2012-03-20 04:25:57 “This is about sex & property: when women want to have sex and control reproduction that threatens social structures”

2012-03-20 04:12:02 RT @sbkaufman: How to Combat Emotional Warfare and Root Out the Manipulative, Abusive People in Your Life – @Lifehacker

2012-03-20 01:51:39 a year ago I wrote about something that happened many years earlier: The (Previous) Bombing of Tripoli

2012-03-20 01:42:16 4 years ago I wrote: Leaving Italy

2012-03-20 01:39:59 5 years ago I wrote about Raising a Confident Daughter

2012-03-20 01:36:01 8 years ago I wrote: “Italy has one or more special sweets for every holiday”

2012-03-20 01:09:17 Wow, I have excellent seats for tomorrow’s #SFGMC concert – privilege of a season ticket holder!

2012-03-19 01:41:05 RT @ennarr: @duckykhan I have a lot of love for zones+dtrace+zfs on Solaris. Adding KVM plus a GNU tool chain sounds like nirvana.

2012-03-19 22:59:42 We hadn’t planned to ask for sponsorships for dtrace.conf, but, since people are asking, info here:

2012-03-19 22:54:03 RT @summerofnodejs: Hello, world.

2012-03-19 22:47:31 @duckykhan irc #smartos #joyent are good places to ask non-Joyent people who are also using it.

2012-03-19 22:46:20 Coming live to a stream near you: dtrace.conf on USTREAM – sign up to join the live broadcast on April 3rd!

2012-03-19 21:38:48 @avbelow Even weirder when a network proposes as a friend someone I know to be dead.

2012-03-19 21:35:41 @substack Thank you!

2012-03-19 21:14:41 illumos and the Google Summer of Code

2012-03-19 20:41:18 @duckykhan Joyent runs on it.

2012-03-19 20:00:39 WANT! The Free Universal Construction Kit | F.A.T.

2012-03-19 19:42:34 RT @hij1nx: Yes! RT @brendangregg: Yes! RT @ahl: Who’s for DTrace at @thecconf? DTrace works for many langauges, but C was its first love

2012-03-19 19:06:28 RT @elijahwright: The thing to give an Oracle employee is a hug, a beer, and an exit strategy.

2012-03-19 18:57:32 @jzb Yes, we’re thinking of ski masks with the dtrace.conf artwork.

2012-03-19 18:52:48 @johnnysunshine Better than, eg, falling on your head biking in the rain.

2012-03-19 18:13:39 RT @msleal: OpenStorage at Amsterdam this year! #storage #zfs #nexenta #openstorage

2012-03-19 17:08:34 @substack Can you get me the artwork in ai or eps?

2012-03-19 17:07:30 Ballad of Rock Ridge, Blazing Saddles – YouTube

2012-03-19 06:26:40 Clearly, someone needs to wear this to dtrace.conf:

2012-03-19 05:15:39 .@WSJ What happens when only millionaires can afford to live in the Bay Area? Many of us already forced to move by insane rents.

2012-03-19 04:30:37 RT @duckykhan: dear #lazyweb – what’s your thought on smartOS?

2012-03-18 21:11:01 RT @schemaly: @MargaretAtwood Thank you. Upside: at least we’re not talking about Oryx and Crake! Women are not Cows and Pigs http://t.c …

2012-03-18 18:18:45 .@alanc @dberkholz Other famous and busy people in illumos also stepping up for #GSoC. We all recognize that mentoring is important.

2012-03-18 05:02:30 @jasonh But hey make great smoothies

2012-03-18 03:34:18 Awesome colleagues are awesome.

2012-03-18 03:33:25 Fernando Gleiser – Introducción a DTrace – YouTube

2012-03-18 02:19:38 @MAertsen And for those on Linux:

2012-03-18 02:17:27 6 years ago I translated: Talking Back to Politicians: A Lesson in Modern Italian

2012-03-18 01:53:12 “Bilinguals have to switch languages quite often. It requires keeping track of changes around you.”

2012-03-18 01:48:18 @rosannecash Cardamom ice cream with hot fudge sauce. Very, very dangerous.

2012-03-18 01:42:02 RT @milouness: Today what matters is not how much you know but rather how quickly you learn and the diversity of your sources. #justsaying

2012-03-18 01:38:49 @PizzoC I hear you, bro…

2012-03-17 01:07:24 Walked to the store, got home just in time to avoid a major soaking then the rain picked up again.

2012-03-17 00:14:36 @jasonh We’ll have to try in in SF. #joyentformalfridays

2012-03-17 00:05:42 @jasonh Very sharp!

2012-03-17 00:05:15 .@crpeck and those are actually engineers, not sales!

2012-03-17 20:58:37 RT @NomdeB: San Diego tea party leader supports “Christian values.” The louder a person yells about this of course….

2012-03-17 20:56:39 @MogdenPong …and on St Patrick’s day. I’ll want a report later that you’re still alive!

2012-03-17 18:01:20 RT @pborenstein: The expression “web of lies” is deprecated. Please use “Daisey chain” instead.

2012-03-17 18:01:05 @alanc And Bryan was all of how old in 1996? What’s the statute of limitations on youthful indiscretion?

2012-03-17 17:28:39 @alanc @dberkholz There are wounds that may never heal, & those feelings don’t always get expressed kindly. As in the aftermath of divorce.

2012-03-17 17:06:33 @alanc @dberkholz I’ll own to opinionated, confident, brash, and maybe even arrogant, but I don’t think “unfriendly” describes any of us.

2012-03-17 16:30:40 RT @brendangregg: new blog post: Linux kernel performance: Flame Graphs visualizations

2012-03-17 15:55:16 @insideHPC Hope you’re having a great time!

2012-03-17 03:37:20 RT @substack: this is why we can’t have nice (dry) things

2012-03-16 23:49:18 Joyent Vancouver team looking very sharp! RT @notmatt: pure class up here!

2012-03-16 23:48:01 @notmatt Wow! You guys clean up pretty! 😉

2012-03-16 20:58:49 @dberkholz We’re working on it, and also on updating a list of interesting projects and industry-famous mentors.

2012-03-16 20:32:50 @dberkholz You saw that illumos is in?

2012-03-16 20:31:36 RT @alexr: The GOP is doing a bang-up job of re-electing Obama. Ladies, be sure to vote!

2012-03-16 20:09:58 7 years ago I wrote: “Kids should be protected, but must learn to judge for themselves, opps to develop their own gut”

2012-03-16 20:07:03 @notmatt Photos or GTFO

2012-03-16 20:06:46 This is turning out to be one of those days when I’m doing everything but what I had on my schedule. Where’s MY intern?

2012-03-16 19:40:36 @perreaultsebas Gasp!

2012-03-16 19:30:19 Dilemma: Drink more of the expensive local roaster’s coffee which turned out to be crap, or trek in the rain to Safeway to get a brand name?

2012-03-16 19:27:03 RT @comay: This story had me in tears. Personally, can’t understand how conservatives who so disdain government can support this. http:/ …

2012-03-16 18:52:43 illumos accepted to Google Summer of Code! – more projects to be added to the list soon!

2012-03-16 18:34:17 @pborenstein

2012-03-16 18:32:30 @old_sound Sorry, it’s for attendees. But we’ll have another cool shirt which will only be available to SmartOS contributors, worldwide.

2012-03-16 18:31:13 dtrace.conf t-shirts ordered (yes, I have extras for last-minute guests). Even the printing company likes the DTrace ponycorn!

2012-03-16 17:17:07 A reply to Santorum: Filth (I’m glad to say) is in the mind of the beholder. When correctly viewed, everything is lewd!

2012-03-16 07:07:40 ” it’s always dangerous when there isn’t some sense that rewards are at least somehow tied to performance”

2012-03-16 04:56:07 Some of us just call it “home”: Woodstock School, India | Asian Correspondent

2012-03-16 04:47:11 It’s Not A War On Women—It’s A War On Sex «

2012-03-16 03:39:56 7 years ago I wrote: Italian Freedom Fighters: Cultural Attitudes Towards the Law

2012-03-16 02:00:14 RT @RepJackKimble: The Sears Catalogue is a gateway drug that begets Victoria’s Secret, Playboy, and eventually Hustler

2012-03-16 01:58:59 @hudsonette Maybe it needs a new definition…

2012-03-16 00:03:01 Listening to the Irish Rovers. That’s as close as I intend to get to celebrating St Patrick’s Day (name notwithstanding, I’m not Irish).

2012-03-16 00:02:25 RT @rbxbx: Anyone running an open source Clojure project with some low-hanging fruit type issues want a hand?

2012-03-15 22:28:49 RT @ev: Geeks in SF: Check out first-ever Technology Volunteer Field Office (for Obama). Open house next week: Code …

2012-03-15 21:56:16 Video Interview mit Rich Brueckner über Communities « Online Communities Forum – thanks @insidehpc for the shout-out!

2012-03-15 21:43:27 RT @hudsonette: Watch: RT @downwithtyranny: The GOP Overlooked One Thing When They Started This War On Women: Strong Proud Women: http:/ …

2012-03-15 18:07:57 Hey look what I saw in the Bart station!

2012-03-15 17:49:18 @ninapaley Le Porte des Indes is wonderful and unusual, French-Portugese-Indian recipes from Pondicherry

2012-03-15 16:28:25 RT @vambenepe: “we cannot rely upon the gossamer threads of being good when having more money than God is the reward for being bad” http …

2012-03-15 16:16:38 RT @hnfirehose: Joyent on profiling Node.JS in production:

2012-03-15 16:06:46 @kvegh Exactly what I was thinking.

2012-03-15 05:12:54 RT @DrJenGunter: Arizona should just change its name to The Republic of Gilead and be done with it

2012-03-15 05:07:22 It’s very simple: the conservative men who think women shouldn’t have sex? We won’t – WITH THEM. Ladies, save yourselves for feminist men.

2012-03-15 04:52:40 3 Twins cardamom ice cream with dark chocolate fudge sauce – ooooh. yeah!

2012-03-15 01:13:43 RT @italylogue: #ItalyRoundtable: Tracing Your Italian Roots {Have you tracked down long-lost relations in Italy?}

2012-03-14 16:59:53 @ahl I was never in any doubt of that

2012-03-14 16:21:47 RT @joyent: The definitive blog post on USDT Providers for #DTrace from @dapsays – oldie but goodie. #smartos

2012-03-14 16:09:58 @KI4OTK Hey, can you please follow me?

2012-03-14 16:08:21 @hukl @nickziv Those of us who know better can only keep working on showing the Linux folks what they’re missing.

2012-03-14 16:07:15 Rain heavy and non-stop. Time for the Famous Blue Raincoat.

2012-03-14 16:00:21 “losing one hour of sleep/night for a week causes a level of cognitive degradation = to a .10 blood alcohol level”

2012-03-14 07:33:15 @vondanmcintyre Dreamsnake is a great book with some profoundly interesting and important ideas. I must read it again, after ~30 years…

2012-03-14 07:23:24 @edsai In that case, definitely need to get home!

2012-03-14 07:21:54 5 years ago: Why Italians Drink Bottled Water

2012-03-14 07:16:31 6 years ago: Modern Italian Architecture: Long Past Its Glory Days

2012-03-14 07:13:54 one of my most popular posts ever: Italian Surnames: The Funny, Surprising, and Just Plain Weird

2012-03-14 07:10:27 9 years ago I wrote: 50 Ways to Flush a Toilet

2012-03-14 07:08:32 9 years ago I wrote about: Medical Privacy

2012-03-14 06:34:12 @edsai There are worse places to be stuck.

2012-03-14 02:14:57 @_tty0 I asked because when I went in 2009 where were quite a few attendees from other countries in the region.

2012-03-14 01:08:07 @_tty0 Will you be coming to FISL? We’re hoping @brendangregg might be there. And a few others.

2012-03-14 00:59:26 @_tty0 Thank you for buying!

2012-03-14 00:32:57 @bcantrill @argv0 @joyent I’m sure we can be annoying if we put our minds to it. 😉

2012-03-14 22:32:21 “In some kind of insane bout of mass misogyny, Republicans are hounding out the women voters”

2012-03-14 21:38:57 RT @joyent: Tnx @10gen! #MongoDB #DTrace USDT provider added to their Jira project list. Pls vote it up and tell others! …

2012-03-14 21:28:32 @bubbva thanks, I’ll check it out

2012-03-14 21:08:07 @jasonh Thought you’d just been trained about this sort of thing? 😉

2012-03-14 21:04:32 @jasonh Did you turn into that guy as a result? I’m waiting to see you on a horse.

2012-03-14 21:03:51 @bubbva I have no doubt of the importance of sleep, problem is to get it

2012-03-14 20:19:10 RT @mikepriceinla: I wrote this week’s Simpsons, featuring the great @BrentSpiner as a “Rudy”-dissing robot. Here’s an image: http://t. …

2012-03-14 20:03:02 RT @bryantchou: @bcantrill damn, pwned. free it’s-it for everyone else that RTs.

2012-03-14 19:19:47 Photo: A.D. MCMXXII

2012-03-14 19:16:19 RT @johnnysunshine: @KI4OTK the default *single user* root password. The default root password without installing is ‘root’

2012-03-14 19:15:26 RT @izs: Soon-to-be fellow Yahoo! alums: There’s a lot of @nodejs companies hiring. @voxer @yammereng @uber and many others: …

2012-03-14 18:43:25 RT @KI4OTK: The default root password for a #SmartOS release can be found in “/platform/root.password” on the boot media.

2012-03-14 17:59:44 @vondanmcintyre Thanks! I have bought it. My old paperback is probably still on a shelf in Italy…

2012-03-14 17:37:16 @ahl Your nana wants more weight?

2012-03-14 17:00:23 @izs Please keep your head intact – we need it!

2012-03-13 23:38:41 @katherinemryan @milouness the jobs I have done didn’t exist even when I was in college!

2012-03-13 23:38:07 RT @katherinemryan: 65% of kids entering middle school today will hold jobs that haven’t been created yet. #futureofwork #SXSWi

2012-03-13 21:36:02 RT @PPact: Hey #Austin, #sxsw: who’s comin’ to rally with us at the Capitol, 6:30pm? We’re going to give Gov. Perry a message: #dontmess …

2012-03-13 20:23:50 RT @dberkholz: “I always thought that the heavy lifting [for equality] was done by the women in my mom & grandmother’s generations.” …

2012-03-13 19:57:04 @rob_ellis There’s another reason? #Joyent

2012-03-13 19:31:24 RT @joeleinbach: Govt spends 140b on IT – Apple $2B and vid game indstry $10B. Why the case? Gov is the last undisrupted market’ – @pahl …

2012-03-13 19:29:26 RT @tejucole: Everything happens for a reason and the most common reason is to give annoying people the chance to say “everything happen …

2012-03-13 18:22:28 Just about the whole DTrace family is coming to dtrace.conf –

2012-03-13 18:17:02 RT @basho: Listen up: Basho, Joyent, Yammer & Voxer are throwing a huge party on Mar 29 in SF. Miss this at your peril. …

2012-03-13 18:12:48 RT @scottherson: Very excited to announce one of the hottest start ups of the year, TaskRabbit, to the Joyent Cloud!

2012-03-13 03:08:40 @blondiechic0 @fakedansavage correction: if they didn’t have sex _with men_ there wouldn’t be this problem.

2012-03-13 02:49:37 @ebertchicago He _is_ Italian. At La Scala he’s seen the “loggione” boo poor performers.

2012-03-12 23:21:11 @bobthomson70 I think it can be distilled to: “Black man! Scary!”


2012-03-12 21:38:06 “classes get bigger, tenured faculty members are replaced with adjuncts and technical courses are sacrificed.”

2012-03-12 21:26:26 RT @HumanityCritic: The Obama campaign. Not.fucking.around. –

2012-03-12 20:15:16 @mikeal I missed the Brooklyn part, do I have to go back and retrace my steps?

2012-03-12 16:59:03 @crpeck Keep in mind that’s not an exhaustive list.

2012-03-12 16:45:30 New: SmartOS Hardware Support – SmartOS Documentation – SmartOS Wiki

2012-03-12 16:43:23 5 years ago I began using Twitter: “just arranged travel to Colorado for next week! 2:27 PM Mar 12th 2007“

2012-03-12 16:07:23 @internetsurfing SmartOS is distributed under the CDDL, do you have specific concerns beyond that?

2012-03-12 15:41:28 @bdha so we need to argue on our own terms, such as justice, equality, shared responsibility…

2012-03-12 15:40:27 Not having good luck on public transit. Would have taken the cable car, it broke down half a block away.

2012-03-12 15:08:30 RT @jayrosen_nyu: George Lakoff thinks he has the Santorum Strategy figured out. His view is unlike anything you’ll hear from the pundit …

2012-03-12 14:27:47 RT @davewiner: The purpose of ObamaCare is to take the freeloading out of the system, to force people to pay for their own insurance. h …

2012-03-12 13:53:05 Predawn SF. No, that clock has not been set forward. That’s the time my body thinks it is anyway.

2012-03-12 03:28:42 RT @kig: Yay, @wanelo is getting solid web traffic now, and servers aren’t breaking a sweat. #awesome to be on the @joyent cloud finally …

2012-03-12 03:02:37 Made dr’s appt 3 months ago for tomorrow, didn’t stop to think I wd no longer be living downtown. Up at 5:30, & it will feel like 4:30. Ugh.

2012-03-12 02:55:24 Unwinding with a G&T. After the hell that is Ikea on a weekend, I need it!

2012-03-11 21:11:45 “the self-interest of America’s elite best served by making sure this disconnect continues, never mind consequences ”

2012-03-11 20:30:18 RT @heinz_gies: Working on a SmartDC API implementation for ‘vanilla’ #SmartOS ( ) what features are most importan …

2012-03-11 19:53:32 @Beaker It’s a lot more fun to vacation in Austin when it’s not overcrowded with “foreigners”. The real Austinites are mostly hiding.

2012-03-11 19:50:25 @LusciousPear Apparently, just having ladyparts makes me dangerous. And I never leave home without those.

2012-03-11 19:09:07 …but – I remember those battles and I know how to fight. Don’t imagine for a second I’m going to let you take away what was won for me.

2012-03-11 19:08:05 I am sadly surprised to find that we must fight all over again the battles for equality and freedom that our parents fought 40 years ago…

2012-03-11 18:31:53 “having cried for those who did not love me & those who loved me – but not enough… declare myself now for joy”

2012-03-11 17:30:23 @Greencognito Glad I escaped before they rounded me up for processing. 😉 Or did I? #sxhumancost

2012-03-11 17:28:19 “The G.O.P. has never been so clear about their agenda for women” Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment With G.O.P.

2012-03-11 17:22:43 @Greencognito That’s either tattooed on your forearm or branded on your butt. 😉 #sxhumancost

2012-03-11 04:19:07 RT @github: GitHub Drinkup in Rome, Italy for @CodemotionRoma!

2012-03-10 23:19:04 RT @Knieriemen: “Contrary to Oracle’s claims, neither its Exadata database machine nor its database appliance is a cloud strategy” – htt …

2012-03-10 21:59:35 @bubbva And all but one just stood there and watched? Sadists.

2012-03-10 20:56:57 Austin, Proud of Eccentricity, Loses a Favorite –

2012-03-10 18:46:08 @MrsStephenFry Spam musubi: photo on this page:

2012-03-10 18:42:41 @pborenstein ssh – I was trying to be subtle. 😉

2012-03-10 18:38:23 Reminder: submit ideas and be a mentor for illumos Participation in Google Summer of Code 2012

2012-03-10 18:01:50 @SFoskett She looks to me like her name is Mabel.

2012-03-10 17:34:52 6 years ago I posted what has proved to be an enduring favorite: Unusual Italian Baby Names

2012-03-10 17:33:22 @jasonh Hmm. And then I’d have to think about how to apply those ideas to adult learning… you’re causing me more work! 😉

2012-03-10 17:30:28 @jasonh Argh. Stop tempting me. I am trying not to buy one.

2012-03-10 17:30:04 RT @nilcolor: @FlockonUS r u using SmartOS as developer machine-in-cloud? Can you tell more? This is something i’m thinking about…

2012-03-10 17:29:51 @ddesani Done, and I’m happy to try, but you’ll likely get more expert help in mailing list and irc #smartos #joyent

2012-03-10 17:28:10 RT @dysinger: Someone started a cookbook (#opschef) for #smartos

2012-03-10 15:54:43 Real-time Google Analytics is even more fun when the HN flood hits @brendangregg’s blog thanks to

2012-03-10 15:30:44 RT @kig: Migrated @wanelo to @joyent tonight. Hopefully, our performance problems are behind us, and we are ready for scale. DM me with …

2012-03-10 15:28:41 @JatinJhala Pretty good, just moved out to the east bay. Where are you?

2012-03-10 15:28:26 @jimgris The community is still here, even across company borders. You know you’re always welcome on “my” side of the fence!

2012-03-10 01:16:08 RT @jasonh: Job opportunity: VP Software Sales, Americas at Joyent – San Francisco Bay Area #jobs

2012-03-09 23:59:12 SmartOS News: March 9, 2012 –

2012-03-09 23:55:09 @Zee You can with AT&T, but it’ll cost. I use Skype To Go to get Skype rates from my iPhone.

2012-03-09 23:44:47 @pourmecoffee You probably could have actually done that in the 2 hours people were standing in line. #jealoustweets

2012-03-09 23:40:40 RT @pharkmillups: Just saw some slides @seancribbs used for an internal SmartOS preso. Big future for this distro at @basho & w/ #riak.

2012-03-09 23:19:19 @substack Please sign up for a t-shirt to make sure we get you one!

2012-03-09 23:14:52 RT @dizzyd: #smartos is my new favorite unix distribution. Never thought I’d see the day when Solaris beat out Linux again.

2012-03-09 23:14:35 @WallsBleedLust Great! Looking forward to seeing you there.

2012-03-09 21:26:33 @leapingwoman @veronicaeye no

2012-03-09 21:13:35 @KI4OTK @stoprush @netflix @netflixhelps thought that was an old story?

2012-03-09 21:11:35 Spring!

2012-03-09 20:37:56 RT @StopRush: Please urge @Netflix to honor their commitment not to run ads on Rush Limbaugh’s show. Ads are still running. @NetflixHelps

2012-03-09 20:27:23 @nonstick @edsai maybe they at least let him have a cig after

2012-03-09 20:14:53 @WallsBleedLust yes and be sure to fill out the t shirt form as well

2012-03-09 20:13:20 @acarvin so you’ll get your badge just in time to line up for the parties

2012-03-09 18:51:21 @davest @jimgris aww thanks! I really miss working with Jim – and you!

2012-03-09 18:16:23 RT @igoritl: Linux Performance Checklist

2012-03-09 18:10:56 2 years ago I published two videos of George Wilson talking about ZFS

2012-03-09 18:09:49 3 years ago I wrote about My Upgraded Videoblogging Rig – hasn’t changed substantially since then.

2012-03-09 18:01:50 4 years ago I wrote: Italy Changing: La Dolce Vita Ain’t What It Used to Be

2012-03-09 17:53:16 5 years ago I translated: Learn Italian in Song: Il Ballo del Mattone

2012-03-09 17:07:33 @mikeal Still, let’s talk. I’ve filmed a lot of conferences and learned the hard way. I’d like to help. I want you guys to look/sound good!

2012-03-09 17:06:36 @milouness It’s often very easy to get away with, due to poor security in museums and churches.

2012-03-09 16:56:52 “A truth that can be applied to most parents: Most days, we’re all doing the best we can.”

2012-03-09 15:46:34 New version of SmartOS: March 8, 2012 Download SmartOS – SmartOS Documentation – SmartOS Wiki

2012-03-09 15:38:32 RT @mikeal: The Business of Conferences

2012-03-09 15:37:40 @mikeal PLEASE talk to me about video. Lot of FUD out about how to do video at confs, resulting in crap video. It doesn’t have to be so.

2012-03-09 15:32:51 RT @joyent: Updated Wiki Entry on Using Joyent Cloud API.

2012-03-09 15:30:52 RT @edsai: program has been live for awhile but if you’re interested try out @joyent’s SmartDataCenter thru the adoption program http:// …

2012-03-09 04:58:57 RT @FlockonUS: Starting development on @joyent SmartOS machine, initial thoughts? 100x simpler tham Amazon AWS

2012-03-09 04:39:48 RT @johnnysunshine: Biweekly #SmartOS release:

2012-03-09 00:33:51 Why is it that men only chat me up when I’m on public transport, and ill? Do I look more approachable when I’m feeling bloody awful?

2012-03-08 22:36:10 RT @ryancnelson: I made it to Austin for SXSW… looking for like-minded nerds to meet for beers, BBQ, twangy-music, Unix zealotry … # …

2012-03-08 20:46:32 @planspark Then you must do this:

2012-03-08 20:32:03 “Western advocacy has, for centuries, adopted white man’s burden: African people as damned unless we can save them”

2012-03-08 20:26:44 RT @esignoretti: RT @juku_it: Joyent: an update, but not news. <- I would like to say more… they are developin …

2012-03-08 20:15:34 RT @nfalstein: @suddenlysocial showing our realtime multiuser game tech at Joyent booth #405 #gdc #GDC12 until 2 pm

2012-03-08 20:15:02 @genexp the dtrace.conf t-shirts will also be American Apparel, and awesome: #gdc #niceone

2012-03-08 19:48:47 illumos News: March 7, 2012 including video: Developing for illumos Garrett D’Amore at SCALE 10x, Los Angeles, Jan 2012

2012-03-08 19:00:41 RT @peteryorke: @joyent booth is jumping at #gdc stop by and say hi!

2012-03-08 17:28:33 RT @MarkDalgarno: You have to over-communicate if you’re working in a somewhat chaotic, unstructured environment. Paraphrasing @adrianco …

2012-03-08 17:16:42 RT @joyent: And today, if you want a Joyent T-shirt @ #GDC, you must answer 3 qs: What is #SmartOS? What is #DTrace? Why is Joyent bette …

2012-03-08 16:37:57 @leapingwoman @veronicaeye I need to see that shirt!

2012-03-08 16:22:44 @Radu43 @sandy_carter at least, the smart CEOs are.

2012-03-08 16:17:32 So far 2 of 7 Bart rides I’ve had significant delays. Am I just unlucky or is this average?

2012-03-08 14:38:57 @antonyfalco Do tell!

2012-03-08 14:38:37 RT @joedevivo: Just created a SmartOS vm. This could be a very useful thing

2012-03-08 04:30:01 @lusis Oh, dear. Buckets and mops, then.

2012-03-08 04:27:51 @lusis Whose head exploded?

2012-03-08 02:26:04 @Zee @bridalmusings welcome!

2012-03-08 00:16:06 illumos News: March 7, 2012 including video: Developing for illumos Garrett D’Amore at SCALE 10x, Los Angeles, Jan 2012

2012-03-08 00:03:43 Tom Lehrer – Who’s Next

2012-03-08 22:38:29 RT @SFGMC: We’re nearly 300 gay men, but we have women in our office, on our board, and amongst our supporters. #HappyInternationalWomen …

2012-03-08 22:38:12 @ryancnelson You’re the OTHER famous Ryan from Joyent #joyent

2012-03-08 22:36:28 @ryancnelson make sure you get to Ironworks BBQ #joyent #sxsw #smartos

2012-03-07 22:47:49 RT @wilw: This is why I want a lot of good-hearted, kind people to stop sending me that video:

2012-03-07 21:29:23 @edsai Twitter/FB is a big part of how I am productive.

2012-03-07 21:28:42 @hridaybala You need a new workplace. 😉

2012-03-07 21:26:53 testing the video stream for tonight’s illumos User Group meeting – nice view of the Bay from Joyent’s offices

2012-03-07 17:59:06 There goes my baby, he knows how to rock and roll…

2012-03-07 17:53:49 RT @brendangregg: new blog post: the USE Method: Linux performance checklist

2012-03-07 17:49:15 I’m now a cited expert on Attracting Tech Employees (tip #23 came from me, too – you probably could have guessed that)

2012-03-07 16:41:00 @lbalker He’s following the teachings of Christ far more closely than most of the Catholics who want to be taken seriously by the public.

2012-03-07 16:33:18 had a pleasant dream about @StephenAtHome – He was very, very nice (which I suspect he actually is in person, too)

2012-03-07 16:26:43 Nice to wake up every morning to new stuff being done by the SmartOS and illumos communities.

2012-03-07 16:25:34 @cloudafrica Ah, I see you found the list on your own. 🙂

2012-03-07 16:22:18 @cloudafrica A good place to ask is the mailing list or #smartos on irc

2012-03-07 16:21:31 3 years ago I launched The First Colorado Front Range Girl Geek Dinner: Jai Ho!

2012-03-07 07:01:51 @cloudafrica We’re looking at some ways to make the transition easier for Linux users, watch this space!

2012-03-07 06:12:26 “Of course what matters is the blame, somebody to blame. If that’s the aim, give me the blame…”

2012-03-07 06:09:31 @cloudafrica Welcome aboard. 😉

2012-03-07 04:32:33 “The world demands more. So, so much more. How have we gotten to adulthood and failed to realize this?”

2012-03-07 03:51:35 “we hate people who refuse to acknowledge that their power brings with it any responsibility”

2012-03-07 02:50:33 And we are live from Oakland with! Which took one easy phone call to walk me through the modem setup. Yay!

2012-03-07 01:57:41 RT @thesulk: Goodbye, Super Tuesday / No one gives a shit ’bout you / You fill out a real slow news day / Santorum is a dick, too.

2012-03-07 00:09:43 SmartOS News: March 6, 2012

2012-03-06 23:10:20 @perreaultsebas Fixed that, thanks!

2012-03-06 23:07:33 Ben Rockwood interviewed on DevOps Cafe Podcast & Videos – Show Notes

2012-03-06 22:59:41 Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral | Video on

2012-03-06 22:52:03 RT @anildash: Our god is real and awesome and all-powerful and 100% useless unless his will is enforced by a government we vilify as ine …

2012-03-06 22:47:36 RT @circonus: Meetup tomorrow (3/7) @joyent HQ. Our CTO will be talking integration with #SmartOS

2012-03-06 22:36:44 Updated list of illumos Mailing Lists – Illumos

2012-03-06 22:23:24 Something Americans (but few others) need reminding of: March 8th is International Women’s Day

2012-03-06 22:20:58 6 years ago: Travel Vlog: Mantova

2012-03-06 21:47:21 @LusciousPear LOL! That is verbatim the comment I was going to add, but there wasn’t room in the tweet.

2012-03-06 21:38:01 RT @kdavyd: Poodle no longer afraid of the DTrace book. – fie on you, @brendangregg, scaring cute little doggies!

2012-03-06 21:36:23 “startup CEOs report observing little correlation between employees’ age and their propensity to grasp lean ideals”

2012-03-06 17:40:57 illumos News: March 6, 2012

2012-03-06 17:11:08 @EnricoLetta @beppesevergnini come no? Non è che sia “news”…

2012-03-06 16:44:51 @Neemrana_Hotels your tweets make me miss the Hill Fort – wish I was there!

2012-03-06 16:43:36 Ran for a Bart I thought I’d miss, and at the next stop down the line even got a seat. Oh, yeah, remembering how to commute like a boss.

2012-03-06 15:42:59 @bgaff let’s Hope I just started a game with the right bgaff. Lack of slut duly noted!

2012-03-06 10:24:26 RT @NomdeB: Nobody is stopping Limbaugh from saying what he wants to say. But the free market is indicating they don’t want to pay him t …

2012-03-06 05:12:01 @lnsaneFacts @josh_diamond that’s all? Out of a population of 6 billion?

2012-03-06 05:08:13 @MissyByte which episode? 😉

2012-03-06 05:07:09 RT @davewiner: News so good, no one is treating it as news.

2012-03-06 01:15:06 @adrianco: please fix RT @postsecret: These brands, including Netflix, continue to support Rush Limbaugh

2012-03-06 00:13:36 Trentster has been busy blogging and screencasting about SmartOS:

2012-03-05 23:07:53 @counternotions It’s not that hard to do.

2012-03-05 22:43:35 @counternotions So that’s Palin’s secret.

2012-03-05 22:39:29 @willmurnane the authors of that can often (including right now) be found in #illumos on irc

2012-03-05 22:36:14 RT @scottherson: #node.js game developers – if you are at #GDC this week, @joyent wants to meet you – Expo Booth #405 Wed-Fri.

2012-03-05 22:35:55 @jof How about so you can do stuff like this?

2012-03-05 22:33:49 .@willmurnane I’m happy to be able to report that porting SmartOS KVM to AMD is underway:

2012-03-05 21:40:45 illumos participation in the Google Summer of Code: ideas and mentors wanted –

2012-03-05 20:23:57 “Testimony” – World Premiere Sneak Peek – YouTube

2012-03-05 19:43:52 RT @illumosnews: Google Summer of Code Project Ideas

2012-03-05 19:31:23 Reminder: If you’ve signed up for dtrace.conf, please enter your t-shirt size on the order form

2012-03-05 19:28:49 @hridaybala I’ll do my best to live stream on UStream for the one on Wednesday. And there will be video later.

2012-03-05 19:20:22 News: March 5, 2012 –

2012-03-05 19:07:21 “Adding plants to office= 15% boost in creative ideas by male employees, helps females produce more original solutions”

2012-03-05 17:38:58 @tomfarm There never were many books on OpenSolaris, not yet any on illumos, but here are other resources:

2012-03-05 17:29:15 @esignoretti There’s video for that:

2012-03-05 16:47:37 RT @tomfarm: playing with smartos. zfs send/receive & snapshots for zones is so smooth. debian feels old now

2012-03-05 16:47:20 The most complex Italian song translation I’ve done to date: Learn Italian in Song: I Promessi Sposi in Dieci Minuti

2012-03-05 16:16:32 @kurai there’s a meetup at Joyent weds evening – we’ll feed you 😉

2012-03-05 13:43:41 @kurai ci sei a GDC? Vediamoci!

2012-03-05 13:38:34 @irabinovitch yes, east bay

2012-03-05 13:36:24 @ryancnelson felt it over here too

2012-03-05 13:35:36 No I did not need an earthquake to welcome me to the new place!

2012-03-05 09:13:13 @nonstick trying decal photo frames, we’ll see

2012-03-05 06:03:25 @shawnferry oops, missed it! Happy late birthday!

2012-03-05 06:01:14 @WallsBleedLust @bcantrill please do! Was just talking with @brendangregg about the need for a new user’s perspective

2012-03-05 05:45:51 “@natashabadhwar: I’ll be frank. The guiding principle in my life is: Why not?” – A woman after my own heart!

2012-03-05 04:49:48

2012-03-05 03:17:47 To do: buy doors for Ikea shelf that is now glassware+liquor storage, find a way to decorate boring beige sliding closet doors, hang pix…

2012-03-05 02:56:07 1st Dinner in new apt: pasta w broccoli & fresh CA walnuts, Boccalone salame, good crusty bread, a nice Gigondas gift of @mogdenpong

2012-03-05 01:28:20 @NomdeB I only had about 30 to begin with, and there’s not enough room in here for clutter.

2012-03-05 01:24:40 Down to the last 5 boxes.

2012-03-04 23:58:28 Rush et al want to control women’s sexuality, because any woman completely in charge of her own body wd NEVER waste it on jerks like them.

2012-03-04 23:49:21 RT @umairh: It’s also the height of insulting naïveté (American style) to assume the very rich have expertise in how society should work …

2012-03-04 22:43:26 An alcoholic cider or perry would go down very nicely right now.

2012-03-04 22:17:44 Vintage apt means no dishwasher or microwave – exactly like the place we lived 13 years in Milan. At least here fridge not in living room.

2012-03-04 20:03:28 @ryancnelson I sleep very well when jet lagged- but at all the wrong times!

2012-03-04 20:02:39 Springtime in Oakland

2012-03-04 18:53:26 What have I given up leaving the city? Not much!

2012-03-04 16:35:53 RT @bakadesuyo: 5 things you didn’t know about swearing:

2012-03-04 16:30:03 Slept like a rock. Quiet new neighborhood FTW!

2012-03-04 05:48:44 @GoToMeeting @milouness thank you for doing the right thing !

2012-03-04 05:45:11 @jonasthaler if I can come to NAB, I will absolutely play mini golf. Not sure where kiss comes in tho

2012-03-04 04:52:04 @JeffreyTweeted can’t wait to hear and see it!

2012-03-04 04:49:24 @jonasthaler correct, ceilings are a bit higher here. Will have to see if I can exploit that.

2012-03-04 04:47:08 @jonasthaler robot went to the office, where the lads threatened to beat him up, poor thing.

2012-03-04 03:19:01 Got everything moved, now to figure out how to fit it all in. -50 sq feet makes a bigger difference than I expected.

2012-03-03 02:42:24 @fakedansavage Tell me you don’t really want to see that…

2012-03-03 02:25:44 RT @klintron: I’m tempted to migrate my blog to Zotonic on Joyent, just to have a preposterously “alt” stack: Solaris, Erlang, PostGres …

2012-03-03 02:20:17 Most complex song translation I’ve ever done – also had to explain ome Italian lit: I Promessi Sposi in Dieci Minuti

2012-03-03 01:58:41 @SniperWulfzen Oh, my! I didn’t realize. Very pleased to hear it.

2012-03-03 01:49:36 @SniperWulfzen Does that mean we finally get to meet?

2012-03-03 01:36:42 Looks like I’m getting out of this neighborhood just in time to avoid the descent of overstimulated Apple fans.

2012-03-03 18:25:19 @KellyOSullivan does that make me one of the 1%?

2012-03-03 18:24:37 Back to square one. Yes, taking the paintings!

2012-03-03 18:10:40 Hiring people to do this was definitely a good idea, tho there are still a lot of odds n ends to stuff into the car. Apt almost empty.

2012-03-03 16:42:21 Moving day!

2012-03-03 03:06:54 Surrounded by boxes. I did not have this much stuff when I moved in here. Need to own less.

2012-03-03 03:04:57 @crpeck I guess so. I intend to be well out of range.

2012-03-02 23:46:26 “In America more than two centuries ago, believers in God elected to live under the laws of man. ” | The Economist

2012-03-02 22:36:28 National average rents are way up from their recession lows. Shortage of apartment buildings is pushing rents way up.

2012-03-02 22:22:40 RT @dizz: SmartStack = #SmartOS + OpenStack (Part 3)

2012-03-02 21:47:22 RT @carlosdomingo: How cool, we are going to do a TEDxTelefónica

2012-03-02 21:12:56 …and if there’s a way to report people who take credit for work that others actually did in a given job…

2012-03-02 21:12:27 Huh, interesting. LinkedIn now gives a way to signal fraudulent employment claims. I wonder how they cross-check that?

2012-03-02 19:53:55 RT @SFGMC: Tickets in different price ranges just got released for Enchantingly Wicked. Be sure to buy your tix soon! …

2012-03-02 19:44:28 @notmatt In Italy you supply almost everything, even when renting:

2012-03-02 19:42:45 RT @OpenKVM: Actually, open source code is better. Fewer code flaws compared to proprietary software.

2012-03-02 19:36:51 RT @wordsquared: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” Happy Bi …

2012-03-02 19:34:39 RT @gerirgaudi: #dtrace #solaris #openindiana

2012-03-02 19:21:50 @fakedansavage and so many years sadder. Imagine /being/ such a nasty, hateful,deceitful SOB? Yuck.

2012-03-02 19:19:44 people moving in eg ironing boards, practically identical to what I’m moving out tomorrow. Maybe some things should just stay with the apt

2012-03-02 18:26:14 @Zee Nope:

2012-03-02 18:24:04 SFGMC Sneak Preview: All for the Best

2012-03-02 16:54:00 RT @bdha: At @stonecobra’s request, a very simply guide to migrating from VirtualBox to KVM: #smartos

2012-03-02 16:26:27 “pregnancy is kind of random, and many of the people who are judging you could have been in your exact same place.”

2012-03-02 07:42:53 5 years ago we were contemplating A School Year Abroad from Italy

2012-03-02 05:30:47 New! Learn Italian in Song: Attenti al Lupo – thanks to Ross for reminding me of this one

2012-03-02 03:24:55 @pwl0lwp Nope, just bacon, eggs, and parmigiano. And pasta, of course.

2012-03-02 02:43:42 Seems like a good night for pasta alla carbonara.

2012-03-02 01:19:42 RT @KI4OTK: If I had $100,000 for every time someone wanted to relocate me to California, I still couldn’t afford a house there.

2012-03-02 00:59:38 @bdha Maybe I mostly heard from unhappy customers. What I got a lot of was how hard it is to do business with Sun.

2012-03-01 23:23:17 For those who asked: Comcast did call me promptly and assured me that all my info would be deleted from their system. @comcastcares

2012-03-01 22:55:41 @jhk24 Or we need to live smaller. Big sprawling houses full of stuff are not kind to the planet.

2012-03-01 22:45:09 RT @jasonh: Bam! => RT @joyent: Grats to Joyent customer MobScience for being chosen a launch partner on #Zynga new game platform! ht …

2012-03-01 22:43:09 @conor64 He’s not the only one to think this, as I’ve recently found. Maybe people are getting the idea from him?

2012-03-01 22:13:35 @mentalmosaic This is my famous Woodstock:

2012-03-01 21:49:12 RT @MikeCronn: New blog post: “Scaling #Nodejs and #MongoDB on #joyentcloud” #joyent #smartos #illumos #ct

2012-03-01 20:48:04 SmartOS KVM Screencast Demo –

2012-03-01 20:40:43 SmartOS KVM Screencast Demo – YouTube

2012-03-01 02:47:03 @jasonh But I have a short nose!

2012-03-01 20:22:26 RT @joyent: Next meetup 3/7 w @circonus CTO on how they integrated native #SmartOS support for cloud services monitoring. …

2012-03-01 02:45:00 if your software isn’t free/open, it should be as easy as possible to try it, pay for it, start using it in production

2012-03-01 18:24:24 @webmink True. My view was limited to 3 years in one particular area.

2012-03-01 01:55:16 RT @peakscale: Maker’s Mark schedule – my kind of event!

2012-03-01 18:08:57 .@webmink Well, kind as in warm fuzzies, but, as you say, we couldn’t deliver what they needed. Everyone loved us until time to buy.

2012-03-01 01:42:23 Yes, the needle was really that long. No, I did not want it stuck up my nose. Yes, I endured it anyway. Ow ow ow.

2012-03-01 18:06:37 .@bensummers …and “spend millions”. We weren’t very kind to small customers who had some money, but not a lot. Frustrating.

2012-03-01 01:22:35 @davidpaulyoung Catering issues? In Barcelona?!?

2012-03-01 18:05:21 .@bensummers Sun’s open sourcing of Solaris did not drive sales much, there was no intermediate step between “have this for free”…

2012-03-01 00:40:24 RT @SenatorMenendez: #BluntAmdmt is far from act of conscience. It allows employers 2 deny any preventative health service 2 anyone 4 an …

2012-03-01 17:58:50 @befreax I don’t even have the reins, I’m just clinging on for dear life. At least I haven’t fallen off yet (which, IRL, I have done a LOT).

2012-03-01 00:39:50 @hridaybala excellent!

2012-03-01 17:26:57 RT @brendangregg: new blog post: the USE Method: Solaris performance checklist

2012-03-01 00:30:27 @mikeal @ryah guess I should go to that one – when/where?

2012-03-01 04:49:41 7 years ago we made some wonderful new friends (and video): Welcome to Spankyville: Texas Hospitality, with a Twist

2012-03-01 00:00:54 Ow.

2012-03-01 04:15:21 RT @SFGMC: 4 hours left to use the “FNF” promo code to get your 20% discount on Enchantingly Wicked tix! #EWicked

2012-03-01 04:15:12 RT @hemantmehta: Why should you be worried about Catholic hospitals taking over public ones? Read this @nytimes editorial: …

2012-03-01 03:50:14 RT @newsyc20: System performance analysis – the USE method (

2012-03-01 03:38:41 @kebesays Excellent! #dtrace #illumos

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