The Twitter Diaries: June 2012

(in reverse chron order)

DeirdreS: @jcea if you’d like an event in Spain, help us organize one!

2012-06-30 23:24:21

DeirdreS: A window decal on your car saying “Artist Journey – infinite spiritual being” does not make you an artist – it just makes you a twat.

2012-06-30 21:30:17

DeirdreS: RT @cloudpundit: Worth noting that the AWS failure seems to be ordinary data center failure, not something cloud-specific. Colo/hosting …

2012-06-30 21:25:33

DeirdreS: RT @notmatt: Wherein @izs provides the latest reason to love my colleagues, and hence my job:

2012-06-30 19:12:29

DeirdreS: @Yale @rosannecash first “date” with the man I eventually married included a free concert on that green.

2012-06-30 18:38:45

DeirdreS: “@philiph: LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into A Cash Machine” – many recruiters seem clueless and careless in its use

2012-06-30 18:29:06

DeirdreS: RT @charlieglickman: Why Are Believers Willfully Ignorant About Atheists? @GretaChristina nails it

2012-06-30 18:22:53

DeirdreS: @getify @jasonh I love Austin, lived there in the early 80s pre Dell, but traffic is a problem nowadays.

2012-06-30 18:21:20

DeirdreS: @Jo_Miller unfortunately, probably not – new co has limited funds, so my travel is confs I’m speaking or working at – WITI, FISL, maybe LISA

2012-06-30 18:16:06

DeirdreS: @Jo_Miller you’re one of the few I remember, in part because I blogged about your talk at GHC 2009. Sorry I missed your workshop in SF.

2012-06-30 17:55:21

DeirdreS: Who’s going to OSCON? You can meet our very own @johnnysunshine at the illumos booth!

2012-06-30 17:54:16

DeirdreS: @rodolfor @jasonh no extra-long shower for me in drought-stricken New Mexico, but I’ll have an extra shot of tequila. 😉

2012-06-30 16:15:34

DeirdreS: Oh just fucking great. In Google auth hell AGAIN.

2012-06-30 16:10:08

DeirdreS: @JeriDansky huh, interesting. He’s a pro speaker, but doesn’t seem to be a guru in a specific area of expertise besides speaking.

2012-06-30 15:16:29

DeirdreS: @edsai @sogrady @jasonh @LusciousPear can’t remember when I started drinking bourbon, was after a brief flirtation w single malt scotch

2012-06-30 14:38:31

DeirdreS: “@fairfaxcounty: The 911 call center down, cannot receive calls. Go to nearest police to report emergencies.” Stop whining about instagram!

2012-06-30 14:32:37

DeirdreS: RT @hemantmehta: A Review of Marty Klein’s America’s War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty

2012-06-30 14:18:35

DeirdreS: @postwait invite neighborhood for BBQ?

2012-06-30 06:36:06

DeirdreS: @bergopolis @ruperthowe some well-dressed furries. So?

2012-06-30 06:32:13

DeirdreS: Thinking about something: can you name a conference speaker you remember that you didn’t already know or know about before that conference?

2012-06-30 06:29:14

DeirdreS: RT @DrJenGunter: word -> “@BoraZ: Oh my, I want this functionality on my blog!”

2012-06-30 06:24:40

DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine it’s been revised since this photo, but never erased, even when the board was moved to the new office:

2012-06-30 06:20:35

DeirdreS: @AlTobey @joyent @lusis is that me, AWS, or @adrianco ? 😉

2012-06-30 05:53:51

DeirdreS: @jasonh but we will have to copy and preserve the all-important jerk matrix

2012-06-30 05:50:23

DeirdreS: @jasonh @justinvincent ooh let’s have these at the office!

2012-06-30 05:45:41

DeirdreS: @giovanni I was joking – I only sorta know who even one of those people is. Some of that young people music, right?

2012-06-30 05:38:53

DeirdreS: @AlTobey @joyent @lusis Thanks, but our temptation to snark at the misfortunes of others was not kindly received last time. We’ll be polite.

2012-06-30 05:32:11

DeirdreS: @giovanni @relevant who?

2012-06-30 05:24:04

DeirdreS: May have got soyed, dammit. In a way it would be easier if I did do something dramatic, like go into anaphylactic shock. As it is, just ill.

2012-06-30 05:20:19

DeirdreS: @markimbriaco I’m resolved not to snark this time. Oops.

2012-06-30 05:19:51

DeirdreS: RT @markimbriaco: I resolve not to say anything snarky abut the cloud for at least the next 7 seconds.

2012-06-30 04:16:23

DeirdreS: your friends, relatives, people you work with, you: all benefit from making America a kinder more decent society

2012-06-30 04:07:35

DeirdreS: RT @sogrady: a bunch of you have asked about the Monktoberfest date. they’re in here, along with links to the CFP and mailing list: http …

2012-06-30 04:04:36

DeirdreS: @KellyOSullivan come to think of it, I’ve been skipping the daily allergy pill, so I guess that’s improvement!

2012-06-30 02:56:06

DeirdreS: @KellyOSullivan sorta kinda. I think next year I need to come here earlier in the season. The dryness at least makes itdifferent

2012-06-30 02:22:00

DeirdreS: New Mexico evening sky

2012-06-30 01:59:49

DeirdreS: As part if the @Joyent hipster sweepstakes, I must tweet my food.

2012-06-29 19:29:25

DeirdreS: Pottery by Roger Allen – want!

2012-06-29 17:00:02

DeirdreS: 5 years ago I wrote about having Difficult Breasts

2012-06-29 16:55:57

DeirdreS: RT @Ginger_Tulley: RT @Joyent Telefónica launches Joyent-powered cloud service in Spain #cloud #iaas #aws #mobile

2012-06-29 14:34:38

DeirdreS: Updated! illumos event listing – where you can learn more about illumos and family, worldwide.

2012-06-29 14:20:41

DeirdreS: New version of SmartOS! Thanks @johnnysunshine!

2012-06-29 03:44:48

DeirdreS: @KellyOSullivan Why stop at a tad? 😉

2012-06-29 03:17:31

DeirdreS: Didn’t realize Italy’s new hero #Balotelli is African-Italian. This may change some Italian attitudes about race.

2012-06-28 23:43:09

DeirdreS: Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am…

2012-06-28 23:20:23

DeirdreS: @rosannecash again, failing to see a problem.

2012-06-28 23:19:08

DeirdreS: @rosannecash you say this like it’s a bad thing…?

2012-06-28 23:08:51

DeirdreS: New post: Second Chances

2012-06-28 22:30:17

DeirdreS: RT @davewiner: Frum: Repeal is A Fantasy.

2012-06-28 22:23:27

DeirdreS: RT @pfinette: Oh sweet! “Atari sets Greatest Hits free for 40th anniversary” ‚Üí

2012-06-28 22:05:31

DeirdreS: RT @berberich: Upset about today’s SCOTUS decision? Want to leave the U.S.? Here’s a list of other industrialized countries without univ …

2012-06-28 20:32:39

DeirdreS: RT @nodejitsu: It’s official: and all load balancers are running on @joyent. Apps will be auto-migrated on Aug 1 ht …

2012-06-28 20:31:35

DeirdreS: RT @BarackObama: FACT: Thanks to the President’s health care law, children with pre-existing conditions can’t be denied health coverage. …

2012-06-28 18:43:31

DeirdreS: RT @BorowitzReport: Boehner: “This is a dark day for America. If we are forced to have healthcare, it’s only a matter of time before we …

2012-06-28 18:04:31

DeirdreS: RT @badnima: What? FOX News and CNN got the ObamaCare ruling wrong? haha….…

2012-06-28 17:56:05

DeirdreS: RT @davegray: The Connected Company – I probably don’t need to read it, but know many people who do! Congratulations!

2012-06-28 17:54:00

DeirdreS: @mjasay I’m happy because it has direct positive impact on my life. At least as important as talking about what beer I had for breakfast.

2012-06-28 17:36:43

DeirdreS: .@mjasay healthcare affects us all far more than most of the tech discussion that goes on in Twitter.

2012-06-28 17:34:43

DeirdreS: SmartOS office hours going on right now in #smartos – discussion is lively, come on down!

2012-06-28 17:27:29

DeirdreS: RT @SimplyOuiser: As someone who needs $45,000 in medication each month for #hemophilia, I’m grateful @BarackObama and thank you with al …

2012-06-28 17:26:03

DeirdreS: RT @ebertchicago: Court says yes, 5-4, to Obamacare. Thanks. We needed that.

2012-06-28 17:25:34

DeirdreS: RT @paulcarr: A lot of my rational Republican friends seem to think this an outrage. Maybe only a Brit sees better access to healthcare …

2012-06-28 17:14:52

DeirdreS: Look who’s speaking at FISL this year! 😉

2012-06-28 16:14:33

DeirdreS: Crestone Ridge

2012-06-28 08:04:27

DeirdreS: So I think I’ve finally figured it out: sports are soap operas for men, and reality shows are sports for women.

2012-06-28 08:02:09

DeirdreS: @BinaryJunkie I became bored long ago of sports I care nothing about and bizarre displays of patriotism. It all seems faintly silly now.

2012-06-28 03:15:43

DeirdreS: RT @chriseppstein: Boycotting Oreo for their support of Gay Pride? There are more companies to boycott. Enjoy your …

2012-06-28 03:10:50

DeirdreS: RT @theanthonyking: Colorado Springs, CO is on fire right now. So…God is punishing evangelicals? Or does that only work w/natural disa …

2012-06-28 00:46:50

DeirdreS: Woulda Coulda Shoulda

2012-06-27 04:47:03

DeirdreS: razor-sharp self-awareness and ambition to transform absurdities, idiosyncrasies, foibles, marital calamity into…

2012-06-27 04:11:14

DeirdreS: Seems as if almost everyone I know or meet is at an inflection point in their lives. The world is changing so fast, most have no choice.

2012-06-27 01:39:52

DeirdreS: What’s wrong with this picture?

2012-06-27 23:54:44

DeirdreS: RT @mahrens1: Why did HP want to buy Sun? “Sun’s storage based on Solaris/ZFS” (slide 5)

2012-06-27 23:48:29

DeirdreS: I’m interested in people being honest w selves & partners about what they want, what works, what makes them happy

2012-06-27 23:17:14

DeirdreS: RT @postwait: Sir, you wrote this before I had the chance to. I couldn’t not have said it better (or with less color) myself. http://t. …

2012-06-27 23:15:23

DeirdreS: The biggest insult in New Mexico? “Tejano”. That includes the governor.

2012-06-27 23:13:23

DeirdreS: Praying for Colorado won’t do a damn thing except make YOU feel better. If your god is so merciful, why is it on fire in the first place?

2012-06-27 23:06:30

DeirdreS: RT @philiph: the recruiter honeypot tl;dr recruiters just use linkedin.

2012-06-27 22:56:34

DeirdreS: @Joanmarie says who?

2012-06-27 22:20:47

DeirdreS: @AmandaMarcotte of course. We’re in violent agreement there. Was your issue that my original tweet sounded entitled? Not how I am, really.

2012-06-27 22:01:43

DeirdreS: “@pharkmillups: @voxer team talk about Riak and #nodejs in production.” – good talk, i know cause I was there!

2012-06-27 21:59:16

DeirdreS: I’ll go see this!

2012-06-27 21:34:30

DeirdreS: Herbal remedies – some potentially dangerous – at the local drugstore

2012-06-27 21:32:51

DeirdreS: Montezuma NM

2012-06-27 21:04:57

DeirdreS: .@AmandaMarcotte working class women are not the ones featured in angsty articles about how we “can’t have it all”. they already know that.

2012-06-27 21:03:19

DeirdreS: “@JeffElder: Why all companies – including yours – should be creating unique, original content.” – what he said!

2012-06-27 20:56:23

DeirdreS: RT @sintaxi: w00t! @johnnysunshine pouring me a home made gin at #joyent

2012-06-27 20:53:32

DeirdreS: RT @chris_coltrane: Texas Republicans want to ban critical thinking. Like, actually ban it. This is astonishing:

2012-06-27 20:43:32

DeirdreS: .@AmandaMarcotte @DrJenGunter In the end, I solved the housework issue by paying someone else (far less than my time was worth) to do it.

2012-06-27 20:07:17

DeirdreS: RT @SFGMC: A gay #Oreo cookie for #gaypride. How awesome is that? Maybe carbs aren’t our worst enemy after all.

2012-06-27 19:37:17

DeirdreS: @_Danicia_ @brendangregg and @ryancnelson of @joyent supposedly know how to fence. I’m waiting for them to prove it 😉

2012-06-27 19:16:04

DeirdreS: @_Danicia_ yup. My degree is in Asian Studies and languages #cmgrchat

2012-06-27 19:14:42

DeirdreS: . @leapingwoman community management IS marketing, in the sense that everything that touches the customer is marketing, like it or not.

2012-06-27 19:06:02

DeirdreS: @urbanturbanguy and I wonder how it works with corrective lenses. Contacts not an option for me.

2012-06-27 17:00:08

DeirdreS: 2 years ago I filmed the SFGM in SF Pride

2012-06-27 17:00:03

DeirdreS: 3 years ago I wrote about the Best Souvenir EVAH

2012-06-27 16:06:05

DeirdreS: RT @jalanan: If you have no landline, you might not get evacuation orders. Sign up here: #flagstaffFire

2012-06-26 22:32:06

DeirdreS: @LusciousPear hoping I can hand off my next CA DMV experience to @taskrabbit

2012-06-26 22:25:30

DeirdreS: SmartOS office hours on irc

2012-06-26 21:38:12

DeirdreS: SmartOS News: June 26, 2012 –

2012-06-26 19:04:59

DeirdreS: @andiamo reading this as I listen to my colleagues arguing about west coast vs east coast pizza

2012-06-26 17:30:11

DeirdreS: RT @bdha: Purchased ticket to DTrace training from @brendangregg and @joyent in Sept. Stoked!

2012-06-26 17:28:24

DeirdreS: RT @marcosluis2186: Join Joyent at the Velocity Conference This Week vía @wordpressdotcom

2012-06-26 15:10:03

DeirdreS: RT @newsyc150: CEO: We Delete User Logs After Two Weeks. Your ISP Should, Too. ( …

2012-06-26 06:50:11

DeirdreS: Finally! A movie in which the princess does NOT end up married.

2012-06-26 04:43:42

DeirdreS: @JeffElder …not that that has EVER been a problem of mine.

2012-06-26 04:43:18

DeirdreS: RT @JeffElder: Know what happens when you’re too careful about what you say on social media? You stop saying anything interesting on soc …

2012-06-26 01:02:31

DeirdreS: RT @LenKendall: Oh no. Facebook just donated all my organs. Hopefully I can change my settings before I wake up in a tub full of ice.

2012-06-25 04:06:13

DeirdreS: @pbump @hudsonette if you and the wife can’t think of something better to do alone together while everyone else is watching TV…

2012-06-25 04:02:41

DeirdreS: RT @milouness: Religion’s increasing emphasis on sexual matters is, I think, not very good trajectory for religion. This will lead to ma …

2012-06-25 04:00:38

DeirdreS: @jeffhuber people are still running Oracle DBs on that!?!

2012-06-25 02:28:22

DeirdreS: @jeffhuber what is “traditional UNIX” ?

2012-06-25 02:11:50

DeirdreS: @wimcoekaerts they subscribe to the popular notion that, if adults never tell teens about sex, somehow the teens won’t hear about it at all

2012-06-25 00:57:34

DeirdreS: RT @seldo: Shitshows, trainwrecks and clusterfucks: a definition.

2012-06-25 23:46:25

DeirdreS: RT @Carrie_Rachel: Portlandia Season 3 call for extras.

2012-06-25 23:43:07

DeirdreS: RT @philiph: Velocity PROTIP: my badge tomorrow won’t say my name. Don’t worry, it’s the easiest game of Where’s Waldo ever.

2012-06-25 23:36:58

DeirdreS: RT @leapingwoman: MT @HuffPostTech: Sheryl Sandberg becomes first & only woman on Facebook’s board of directors …

2012-06-25 19:02:18

DeirdreS: @mentalexotica Some of them care less about the enviable sex life than about making you /think/ they have one.

2012-06-25 19:01:02

DeirdreS: RT @mjasay: Great advice from @fredwilson on how to retain employees <Hire from within, pay at or above market, …

2012-06-25 18:58:27

DeirdreS: RT @sullof: Scientists crack RSA SecurID 800 tokens, steal cryptographic keys | Ars Technica

2012-06-25 18:47:02

DeirdreS: .@inthecloud247 just plain broken web forms don’t give me confidence about Google managing my data.

2012-06-25 18:46:09

DeirdreS: There are few hard truths about emotions and why we do what we do – everyone has their own truth about any incident in our shared histories.

2012-06-25 18:02:26

DeirdreS: Solaris History: Crystal Springs and Telegraph Hill Conference Rooms

2012-06-25 17:49:13

DeirdreS: RT @LettersOfNote: Author John Irving on the “burdens of wealth”

2012-06-25 17:47:31

DeirdreS: @GoAngelo @producermatthew Forbes may need to do some fact checking. FWIW, not seeing this on my FB profile.

2012-06-25 17:39:05

DeirdreS: RT @sogrady: i’ve written a lot of controversial things over the years, but i’m not sure anything’s touched a nerve quite like this: htt …

2012-06-25 17:29:26

DeirdreS: RT @SFGMC: “If I Loved You” from our Unplugged concert. #acappella

2012-06-25 17:27:38

DeirdreS: Dear Google: please stop sucking at identity management. Pretty sure you could hire the right people to fix this. I could probably suggest.

2012-06-25 17:00:02

DeirdreS: 7 years ago I videoed some Transport Surprises

2012-06-25 16:55:25

DeirdreS: Don’t tell me, let me guess: Google does not employ anyone on UI, nor do they ever actually test ANYTHING.

2012-06-25 16:47:53

DeirdreS: Google royally screws up a new demand for profile info and proof of age. Now I can’t get into my email and docs.

2012-06-25 16:17:33

DeirdreS: “@bakadesuyo: Who has more sex partners: smart people or dumb people?” – retweeting partly for the image 😉

2012-06-25 15:26:32

DeirdreS: Really need a good clipper for iPad, anyone know of one?

2012-06-25 15:25:54

DeirdreS: Illumos News: June 25, 2012

2012-06-25 14:57:28

DeirdreS: Some of my dreams are funny, but I’m the only one who knows how weird it is to juxtapose those particular people from diff parts of my life.

2012-06-24 13:58:48

DeirdreS: This is Levi, he’s a therapist.

2012-06-24 13:44:21

DeirdreS: RT @ohboyrecords: John Prine: Playing a show in Fort Collins, CO at 8:00 PM today at The Lincoln Center

2012-06-24 00:34:50

DeirdreS: RT @ebertchicago: Explain to me again why your daughter should not have health insurance if she had a pre-existing condition.

2012-06-24 00:31:02

DeirdreS: RT @dangillmor: Apple’s voluntary raises came after NYT started asking questions… still, good they did it, for whatever reason @Penenb …

2012-06-23 23:21:13

DeirdreS: @alexr at the point when they become stepmoms, usually.

2012-06-23 22:08:00

DeirdreS: RT @alaindebotton: An astonishing number of conflicts and catastrophes can be traced back to the brute fact that one of the parties hasn …

2012-06-23 18:24:36

DeirdreS: @NomdeB both, seeing three sets of friends inc WS Steve and Sharon,worki g remote- needed out of office distractions to do some writing.

2012-06-23 17:51:24

DeirdreS: Being Here Now

2012-06-23 17:14:29

DeirdreS: RT @JeriDansky: One of the more thoughtful pieces on the whole sad story of Jerry Sandusky, by @juliegoldberg.

2012-06-23 17:00:02

DeirdreS: 3 years ago I filmed a funny crossing sign in Brazil:

2012-06-23 04:50:57

DeirdreS: RT @mcavage: @izs It’s even royalty free! Unfuck all the things.

2012-06-23 03:31:57

DeirdreS: @sogrady @jasonh @lusciouspear I clearly have a lot to learn about bourbon.

2012-06-23 03:18:17

DeirdreS: @jitterted @salary sounds like “Don’t be human, because only robots are employable.”

2012-06-23 03:03:54

DeirdreS: @vdotw the things they do to vodka… Having my tequila straight up

2012-06-23 02:59:02

DeirdreS: @GodlessAtheist commie liberal! 😉

2012-06-23 02:57:27

DeirdreS: @vdotw NM, visiting 3 sets of friends, also working. Nice change of scene, good company, and the tequila’s not bad either!

2012-06-23 02:06:23

DeirdreS: Sunset on Tabletop Mesa

2012-06-23 00:38:10

DeirdreS: @GregorMacdonald I suspect it’s because so many Americans have bought into the idea that poverty is the fault of the poor.

2012-06-23 00:37:07

DeirdreS: RT @GregorMacdonald: It’s bizarre to me that US poverty–now at highest levels in 50 years–is barely discussed as we head into the elec …

2012-06-23 00:08:20

DeirdreS: @noebie @tivo desperate to keep you, just like the boy/girlfriend you can’t get rid of

2012-06-23 00:01:29

DeirdreS: RT @mattsigl: This year’s gay pride should be dedicated to #AlanTuring, 100 tomorrow. Math genius, computer visionary, & casualty of …

2012-06-22 23:07:40

DeirdreS: @harschness aww, thanks. That either proves that you’re a huge geek, or… well, I’m not quite sure what.

2012-06-22 22:25:07

DeirdreS: Look up

2012-06-22 22:24:57

DeirdreS: Look down

2012-06-22 22:23:05

DeirdreS: Look up

2012-06-22 21:45:10

DeirdreS: @3rdEden congratulations! What’s next?

2012-06-22 21:41:41

DeirdreS: A @brendangregg LISA talk on visualizations rescued from video limbo – thanks, USENIX!

2012-06-22 21:35:44

DeirdreS: @MJ that cake with banana gelato…

2012-06-22 21:00:32

DeirdreS: @MJ I look forward to samples at the office. One of the cakes you sent a while ago was stupendous.

2012-06-22 20:58:36

DeirdreS: RT @garannm: Can we stop conflating femininity and oversexualization, please? The idea that women must be either a tomboy or a sex objec …

2012-06-22 19:49:17

DeirdreS: .@bcantrill @mikeal @webmink – Joyent has “only” 1/3 of the creators of DTrace – but then we’ve got @brendangregg as well.

2012-06-22 19:46:34

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Article by @webmink on the rise of #illumos: Fork yeah!

2012-06-22 19:42:44

DeirdreS: Santa Rosa, New Mexico USPO

2012-06-22 16:26:46

DeirdreS: I am here.

2012-06-22 09:15:22

DeirdreS: In case of nocturnal visitors?

2012-06-22 03:18:46

DeirdreS: Finally on the flight to ABQ.

2012-06-22 01:38:02

DeirdreS: @signed8bit indeed. The remaining two hours’ wait will henceforth before tolerable.

2012-06-22 01:31:52

DeirdreS: Left out the photo of what makes up for limited edible food at Chili’s…

2012-06-22 01:21:40

DeirdreS: @vdotw forgot my bag of fruit and rice cakes in the rush out the door. Grrr.

2012-06-22 01:18:40

DeirdreS: New blog post: Men, Women, and Salary Negotiation

2012-06-22 00:47:30

DeirdreS: Chili’s uses soy oil so there’s not much I can eat here. And it’s the only restaurant in this airport. But there are compensations…

2012-06-21 04:07:50

DeirdreS: @daeken haven’t had an epidural, but I’m pretty sure the alternative (doing without one) can be worse

2012-06-21 03:57:40

DeirdreS: RT @dresdencodak: One day the internet will learn that “Freedom of Speech” is not the same as “Freedom to Say Anything Without Being Cal …

2012-06-21 03:51:35

DeirdreS: Thanks @voxer for a great talk – good to meet more of the team! #riakvoxer

2012-06-21 03:27:40

DeirdreS: @saraford because it’s already so funny they can’t add anything

2012-06-21 03:17:56

DeirdreS: Voxer “incredibly surprised” at how critical the ARC cache is in #SmartOS #riakvoxer

2012-06-21 02:48:10

DeirdreS: Voxer needed arbitrarily scalable and available database with a real co behind it. Hence: Riak. #riakvoxer

2012-06-21 02:47:03

DeirdreS: RT @WallsBleedLust: Matt giving a talk on why riak. #voxer #techtalk #joyent #riak @ Voxer HQ

2012-06-21 02:43:50

DeirdreS: Half a million people connected to Voxer at any one time – and that’s running on Joyent! #riakvoxer

2012-06-21 23:39:00

DeirdreS: Four hours to kill in San Diego due to flight delay. Now what?

2012-06-21 23:32:40

DeirdreS: RT @chrisguillebeau: SodaStream founder takes on Coca-Cola; refuses to comply with cease-and-desist —

2012-06-21 23:30:58

DeirdreS: RT @PrincessAlexx_: Really? I can’t bring an eye lash curler on a plane? If I can take down the plane with an eyelash curler, I fucking …

2012-06-21 23:29:43

DeirdreS: A 737 doesn’t corner all that well.

2012-06-21 21:21:27

DeirdreS: RT @cdespinosa: SnopesWatch: With “Barack Obama’ Mother Was Born A Man,” Snopes now lists 75 lies about Obama spread by viral emails. ht …

2012-06-21 21:17:35

DeirdreS: RT @ghc: Code to make the world a better place! Sign up for Grace Hopper Open Source Day at #ghc12. Beginners welcome!

2012-06-21 21:16:56

DeirdreS: Best reason for traveling with an iPad instead of a laptop: I can just leave it in my purse through security.

2012-06-21 20:23:05

DeirdreS: RT @elizabethdanger: Please RT this if you are or know a female programmer in the US. Proving a point here.

2012-06-21 20:18:59

DeirdreS: @NomdeB as the bus driver said, it’s the only thing in bay area transit now that doesn’t take the clipper card

2012-06-21 20:14:10

DeirdreS: Really stupid that the air Bart shuttle at OAK only takes cash.

2012-06-21 19:49:32

DeirdreS: @badnima caveat emptor

2012-06-21 19:47:55

DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Joyent customer panel at #structureconf with Forrester Research’s John Rymer starts in 30 minutes. @stackmob @modcloth @fire …

2012-06-21 19:46:37

DeirdreS: Sorry I won’t be here to cheer #sfgmc in Pride, but looking forward to time with dear friends in beautiful New Mexico. On my way now!

2012-06-21 19:44:45

DeirdreS: RT @baloss: Dear Klout, This Is How You Measure Influence

2012-06-21 17:25:06

DeirdreS: RT @joyentdotcloud: #joyent ‘s cloud API decoded : #cloud #jclouds

2012-06-21 17:18:02

DeirdreS: RT @kissability: Don’t think of it as unfollowing, think of it as swapping people, or returning them to the Twitter library.

2012-06-21 17:13:13

DeirdreS: RT @SwannyMediaMan: My boss told me “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have” Am now sat in a disciplinary meeting wearing my B …

2012-06-21 07:50:49

DeirdreS: Today I was traumatized by lack of breakfast. Tomorrow morning I’m having chocolate cake and cardamom ice cream with my coffee. So there.

2012-06-21 07:17:37

DeirdreS: RT @TimToady: Larry Ellison buys the island of Lana’i; obviously he wants to plant coffee there just so he can say he’s making money of …

2012-06-21 07:15:25

DeirdreS: @ditucci @willsnow fake aquarium plant in the toilet tank?

2012-06-20 23:20:48

DeirdreS: Looks as if I’ll be right about DTrace training filling up – if you’re thinking about it, think fast!

2012-06-20 22:01:38

DeirdreS: Another one from the vaults: Adam Leventhal on ZFS, Cache and Flash

2012-06-20 21:47:49

DeirdreS: @WallsBleedLust sure will!

2012-06-20 18:12:31

DeirdreS: Relocated a video classic: Ben Rockwood on “Becoming a ZFS Ninja” #zfs #illumos #smartos

2012-06-20 18:08:04

DeirdreS: @trevoro I just heard it’s really hot in Italy right now…

2012-06-20 18:04:49

DeirdreS: Feel happier about the world right now:

2012-06-20 17:55:31

DeirdreS: July 3: Max Bruning will present on SmartOS, will be live streamed on

2012-06-20 17:28:26

DeirdreS: Blood loss accomplished, followed by coffee and less-than-optimal croissant from Peet’s. Hope it at least didn’t have soy in it.

2012-06-20 17:00:02

DeirdreS: 5 years ago I took pictures of the Milan Cow Parade

2012-06-20 17:00:02

DeirdreS: 9 years ago I wrote about Raising a Bilingual Child

2012-06-20 16:35:17

DeirdreS: @kjwcode I don’t mind the blood draw or even the fasting, but there are limits to what I can endure and not kill something.

2012-06-20 16:32:05

DeirdreS: RT @azmoderate: Eric Cantor vows to introduce a vote for repeal of #ACA if #SCOTUS doesn’t strike it down. I support repeal of #GOP Cong …

2012-06-20 16:16:18

DeirdreS: Waiting for a fasting blood test, no chairs left, and I haven’t eaten in 14 hours. This isn’t going to end well.

2012-06-20 15:44:38

DeirdreS: RT @trentster: SmartOS open source GUI Web management is here. Project FIFO

2012-06-20 15:08:36

DeirdreS: “Let your enthusiasm bleed through. People absolutely react to emotion.”

2012-06-20 15:02:48

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: If you care about running illumos as a KVM guest, you want this fix: cc: @postwait

2012-06-20 06:36:06

DeirdreS: @drobo have blog, also have big storage needs – I do video. Whaddya got?

2012-06-20 06:32:24

DeirdreS: @PaulBegala @rod11 Naturally. Barack Obama is a third-culture kid. We’re good that way. 😉

2012-06-20 06:31:19

DeirdreS: RT @PaulBegala: Our President shows mastery, nuance & detail on global stage. Romney’s global exp = investing in Swiss & Cayman …

2012-06-20 06:29:34

DeirdreS: .@alaindebotton Or waiting to see what they feel ready to reveal. “Simple” questions can be harder than you think, so I am cautious.

2012-06-20 03:51:49

DeirdreS: RT @DalaiLama: I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religio …

2012-06-20 03:49:11

DeirdreS: RT @sullof: Don’t Understimate Language Issues | My first post on my new blog in English is…about English | #fb

2012-06-20 03:47:59

DeirdreS: RT @postwait: I wouldn’t consider deploying a data-critical service today on anything but #zfs. I’ve got 99 problems, but a filesystem a …

2012-06-20 01:26:04

DeirdreS: @LusciousPear I think there’s a market for drinking at home there days, SF has become so absurdly expensive.

2012-06-20 00:25:39

DeirdreS: @lskrocki looks yummy!

2012-06-20 00:12:13

DeirdreS: RT @Zee: Saudi man executed for ‘witchcraft and sorcery’ – barbarians

2012-06-20 00:09:27

DeirdreS: @mranney Thanks! I’ll pretty certainly come, have let the gang know as well.

2012-06-19 01:08:08

DeirdreS: “It was inconceivable for me then that these people should be left to suffer and die in a country as wealthy as we are”

2012-06-19 01:00:22

DeirdreS: RT @benr: Joyent Operations is hiring. Want to come join our team? Send me your resume/linkedin and lets talk! #devops #lean #joyent

2012-06-19 00:25:01

DeirdreS: @JeriDansky eBay:

2012-06-19 00:17:04

DeirdreS: @jmclulow Not speaking to my only surviving parent helps. And daughter got a pony, which makes up for all future gift oversights <wry smile>

2012-06-19 00:12:44

DeirdreS: @jmclulow I dislike that about most holidays. You won’t get a gift from me on a specific day, you’ll get the right thing when I find it.

2012-06-19 00:11:43

DeirdreS: Got this charmingly retro soft sleeve for my iPad – cheap, too!

2012-06-19 22:58:30

DeirdreS: RT @alaindebotton: There is as much sexual rejection within relationships as on the singles dating scene. – How true, tho sad & unnecessary

2012-06-19 22:57:32

DeirdreS: @mranney This Weds? Love to. What’s the new address?

2012-06-19 20:20:33

DeirdreS: @voxer Nice! When’s beer? #VoxerHQ

2012-06-19 20:02:22

DeirdreS: Why company get-togethers should be held at the beach:

2012-06-19 18:17:34

DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Free 1 year production license to SmartDataCenter, cloud infrastructure technology proven in the Joyent Public Cloud http:// …

2012-06-19 15:29:58

DeirdreS: RT @DrJenGunter: The worst thing about a politician deciding life or death for women new post

2012-06-19 15:27:50

DeirdreS: RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.

2012-06-18 23:55:24

DeirdreS: RT @griggheo: Very good review of ACM’s Turing Centenary Celebration by David Pacheco:

2012-06-18 23:53:39

DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Don’t miss @jasonh talking Node.js with @nodeable’s @dr138. Thurs 6/21 at 3:10 #StructureConf @gigaom

2012-06-18 23:51:38

DeirdreS: @boschma Not surprising. I didn’t add London only because I can’t remember which side they use there. Plus it’s well signed in the tube.

2012-06-18 23:35:22

DeirdreS: “The companies that are betting on ZFS are overwhelmingly (indeed, exclusively) on illumos and FreeBSD”

2012-06-18 23:25:56

DeirdreS: @hydrometeor The experts who can answer that are on #smartos

2012-06-18 21:58:18

DeirdreS: @AlecMuffett Good point, but the risk is that outside the UK everyone thinks that’s a wizard who can’t do magic.

2012-06-18 21:56:29

DeirdreS: Dear everybody: The “F-bomb” hardly qualifies as a “bomb” these days. A firecracker at most.

2012-06-18 21:29:55

DeirdreS: Dear tourists in SF: stand right, walk left on subway escalators. That way you won’t annoy the locals. Thank you.

2012-06-18 21:01:55

DeirdreS: @NiceFrankieB No, because it would be: splish, splosh, meow, woof, SPLAT.

2012-06-18 21:00:52

DeirdreS: @missbhavens Umm someone went and got the kids, right?

2012-06-18 20:56:41

DeirdreS: Your daily dose of @bcantrill, a(nother) Solaris history snippet.

2012-06-18 20:44:28

DeirdreS: illumos event listing – where you can learn more about illumos and family, worldwide.

2012-06-18 20:23:29

DeirdreS: This is why technical video needs to show the speaker:

2012-06-18 20:01:36

DeirdreS: .@leapingwoman @bubbva Calling me “schmoopie” would be grounds for instant breakup

2012-06-18 18:18:25

DeirdreS: RT @TaraAgacayak: Women leaving mis-matched corporate culture to create their own futures HT @womennovation #global …

2012-06-18 17:18:24

DeirdreS: RT @drgrist: Kaiser Permanente recognizes that climate change threatens its ability to improve public health:

2012-06-18 17:15:47

DeirdreS: RT @bakadesuyo: If you want to be an expert, what little thing is almost as important as 10,000 hours of practice?

2012-06-18 16:53:14

DeirdreS: RT @Cianomaidin: Fellow nerds hackers and techies of Ireland; Node JS Dublin #2 is on! We have @izs @oisin @antonwhalley @miksago and P …

2012-06-18 16:46:25

DeirdreS: Dear @bubbva @bgaff I promise I’m not crushing on you, notwithstanding your prowess with words!

2012-06-18 16:33:50

DeirdreS: “@Sammyps: I’ve just fallen in love with @voxer it’s so simple and smart.” yes, love it – wish more of my friends would get voxing!

2012-06-18 16:29:38

DeirdreS: Oh great Bart meltdown, just what everyone needs on a Monday morning.

2012-06-18 16:27:00

DeirdreS: RT @DaveZinczenko: HAPPILY HYDRATED: Losing as little as 1% of body weight in fluid leads to decreases in mood, concentration & energy.

2012-06-18 16:24:35

DeirdreS: @akadrjohn something I’ve had reason to wonder about lately: is that you singing the title song to Curious George?

2012-06-18 15:19:49

DeirdreS: Random thoughts around a toddler: “educational” toys teaching farm animal names and sounds seem strange & anachronistic for urban kids.

2012-06-18 15:17:18

DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine I’m getting better at ignoring all of them.

2012-06-18 15:10:51

DeirdreS: I should write about the Hallmark Holidays: how they make so many of us feel incomplete or excluded because we don’t have “normal” families.

2012-06-18 15:00:24

DeirdreS: 5 years ago I wrote about Growing Up in Boarding School

2012-06-18 14:57:24

DeirdreS: @lewellyn Had him since before I started, a hidden treasure. He did all the early work and much of the later on porting KVM.

2012-06-18 14:56:43

DeirdreS: @edjafarov What’s the fear factor? What can we do to help?

2012-06-18 08:00:01

DeirdreS: Joyent training with Brendan Gregg and Max Bruning, in SF or Geneva:

2012-06-18 05:27:05

DeirdreS: RT @Neemrana_Hotels: So the best #FathersDay laugh was —> So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you? #Plea …

2012-06-18 05:25:34

DeirdreS: @hydrometeor We can be found in #joyent #illumos and #smartos chat rooms – see you there! #riak

2012-06-18 05:08:22

DeirdreS: RT @superxero3: Ubuntu + KVM. its been a great couple of years, but it’s time to upgrade to smartos + zones.

2012-06-18 04:31:00

DeirdreS: RT @espinsegall: As the father of three girls and as this day ends I fear for them and their abilities to make their own personal decisi …

2012-06-18 03:50:33

DeirdreS: RT @violetblue: So the Google Doodle for mother’s day was pearl necklace “g” and babies, while this father’s day is robots, coffee and n …

2012-06-18 03:47:30

DeirdreS: @hydrometeor You can learn more about SmartOS here: And ask the community in irc – they’re an opinionated bunch!

2012-06-17 21:36:20

DeirdreS: Look out, here comes Audrey 2!

2012-06-17 17:31:49

DeirdreS: Many of my age peers are on or even leaving 2nd marriages. We need to find out how relationships actually work, the “ideal” is not the norm.

2012-06-17 17:29:51

DeirdreS: @SFGMC Thanks for yet another fantastic concert! You guys spoil us. #SFunplugged

2012-06-17 17:25:06

DeirdreS: RT @troelsnorgaard: SDC is amazing, rock solid, simple, intuitive has all the features you want… – get it here:

2012-06-17 17:24:01

DeirdreS: RT @erikbryn: Since Obama took office, 780K private sector jobs were created & public sector jobs fell by 600K @TylerCowen http://t. …

2012-06-17 17:22:02

DeirdreS: RT @troelsnorgaard: @joyent SDC is amazing, rock solid, simple, intuitive and has all the features you want from a private cloud #sdc #s …

2012-06-17 17:21:54

DeirdreS: @troelsnorgaard Thank you! very glad to hear you like it. #sdc #smartos

2012-06-17 17:14:55

DeirdreS: SFGMC Unplugged – especially don’t miss Ethan Pope’s ASL interpretation of Kid Keyond’s Beatbox Extravaganza!

2012-06-17 17:09:19

DeirdreS: Glad I’m espaping to the desert this week, before the Bay Area allergens kill me.

2012-06-17 16:45:38

DeirdreS: What exactly do politicians do with the funds they raise from us? Is it all spent on TV ads to fool the gullible?

2012-06-17 16:38:10

DeirdreS: @thinguy @mrsthinguy you may qualify as best husband ever!

2012-06-17 16:27:01

DeirdreS: @melanierenzulli I know what you mean, tho in my case it’s mother’s day I could do without. The best we can do is try to be better parents.

2012-06-17 04:12:09

DeirdreS: @jasonh @mj photo?

2012-06-17 03:02:28

DeirdreS: @MJ @jasonh I am at a loss for words…

2012-06-17 03:01:46

DeirdreS: RT @MLansingRay: @fakedansavage RT “@RexHuppke: I wish lawmakers would start telling me what to do with my penis. Really confused. Women …

2012-06-17 02:56:20

DeirdreS: RT @SFGMC: 1 hour before closing night of #SFunplugged. Walk up tix still available for tonight’s concert @ Calvary Presbyterian Church …

2012-06-17 02:55:31

DeirdreS: @MJ wow, seems like I never see him out of a suit or at least a jacket lately! @jasonh

2012-06-17 01:52:00

DeirdreS: @jackiecf they’re telling me “yea but get there as early as possible”. Enjoy!

2012-06-16 23:57:35

DeirdreS: For some value of “forever”.

2012-06-16 22:14:10

DeirdreS: Arriving in Bartburbia: more families, fewer hipsters.

2012-06-16 22:08:04

DeirdreS: RT @KellyOSullivan: Love this: Michigan Lawmaker Barred From Speaking After Saying ‘Vagina,’ To Peform ‘Vagina Monologues’ At Capital ht …

2012-06-16 22:03:18

DeirdreS: “@nancygandhi: I got angry with my father this morning. He died thirty years ago.” know what you mean

2012-06-16 21:06:44

DeirdreS: RT @AmberKinion: I’m a bit socialist as well. My kids visit PUBLIC parks, BORROW from the PUBLIC library, take walks on TAX PAYER funded …

2012-06-16 20:59:31

DeirdreS: ” These are serious threats of violence, harassment and slander across many online platforms”

2012-06-16 20:47:09

DeirdreS: @penryu Why conflicted?

2012-06-16 19:50:54

DeirdreS: SFGMC tonight: fantastic a cappella, amazing beatboxing & live looping by Kid Beyond, Summertime sung Deke Sharon. GO!

2012-06-16 18:36:50

DeirdreS: Hoping 10 days in New Mexico will calm my allergies. Seems I only get 2 months of the year in which I’m not snorting and snuffling.

2012-06-16 18:35:25

DeirdreS: @IanMmmm Interesting, got a reference? No doubt the irony is overwhelming today.

2012-06-16 17:51:51

DeirdreS: The media have been scaring us about the Internet since at least 1984. Just give it up, people.

2012-06-16 17:49:10

DeirdreS: When the telephone was invented, did anyone say “This new instrument of communication is destroying human relationships!” ?

2012-06-16 16:53:58

DeirdreS: RT @heinz_gies: Okay here we go Project Fifo (my GUI tool for #smartOS) 0.1.0 is out! I’m very excited to finally g …

2012-06-16 16:52:54

DeirdreS: @NodeSummit I’m jealous #ACMTuring100

2012-06-16 15:00:04

DeirdreS: 1 year ago I posted Illumos Meetup Video

2012-06-16 05:37:07

DeirdreS: Somehow purposely set myself up to speak at same conference as @bcantrill and @brendangregg. Why, yes, I do have a healthy ego – thankfully.

2012-06-16 05:33:27

DeirdreS: Holding out for a hero. #sfgmc

2012-06-16 05:29:52

DeirdreS: RT @jonasthaler: Vagina, #Vagina @Vagina In Russian, it means I LOVE YOU. If I had my way, I’d vagina all day. Vagina, vagina, vagina. @ …

2012-06-16 05:27:55

DeirdreS: RT @DrJenGunter: With liberty and justice for all, unless you have a vagina, then not so much #PresidentialVagina

2012-06-16 03:54:47

DeirdreS: Mama, I’m a big girl now! #sfgmc

2012-06-16 02:55:28

DeirdreS: Not sure whether to be amused by or feel sorry for the chatty Bart drivers. Kinda talking to themselves, but entertaining nonetheless.

2012-06-16 00:00:24

DeirdreS: @NodeSummit ? Who is attacking you at #ACMTuring100 ?

2012-06-15 23:59:35

DeirdreS: @igrigorik email me at myfirstname at joyent, we’ll work it out. You may also wish to consider @brendangregg

2012-06-15 23:25:35

DeirdreS: .@igrigorik @bcantrill already did a Google tech talk: …but I’m sure he’d be happy to do another one.

2012-06-15 22:52:09

DeirdreS: RT @igrigorik: “The Rise and Development of illumos”: – history of Solaris, Sun, rant on Oracle + best tech standup …

2012-06-15 19:11:13

DeirdreS: RT @pourmecoffee: Posting twice, to make sure your mind is blown. Something we made is LEAVING THE FREAKING SOLAR SYSTEM. …

2012-06-15 19:00:08

DeirdreS: Looking forward to tonight’s #SFGMC concert!

2012-06-15 18:09:19

DeirdreS: RT @PatrickStrud: Starting today, gay couples can marry in Church in Denmark. Watch and wait as literally NOTHING BAD HAPPENS to the ins …

2012-06-15 17:01:26

DeirdreS: @bcantrill No #ACMTuring100

2012-06-15 16:15:22

DeirdreS: SmartOS News: June 15, 2012

2012-06-15 16:12:32

DeirdreS: RT @mrbruning: Just posted to for the first time in over 2 years. Training for Joyent.

2012-06-15 15:35:10

DeirdreS: @javame @mixpanel That’s tarring all clouds with the same brush (if I may mix a metaphor). The problem may be more specific than “cloud”.

2012-06-15 15:33:13

DeirdreS: @bdha @kvegh Oh, poor kiddo (and parents). But the cat was evidently trying to be helpful (for a cat).

2012-06-15 15:31:56

DeirdreS: @Beaker @datacenter Evidently they still haven’t caught the wookie that’s loose in the datacenter.

2012-06-15 07:46:31

DeirdreS: @deirdresm I need to hear the abalone story!

2012-06-15 06:57:23

DeirdreS: @Joolz You’re taking all the fun out of schadenfreude. 😉 #ec2

2012-06-15 06:55:51

DeirdreS: .@deirdresm I’ve actually met very few boring people anywhere in the world. Everyone has an interesting story, if you listen hard enough.

2012-06-15 06:45:06

DeirdreS: @pwl0lwp I enjoyed a simple online “CS 101” course I just took from Stanford/Coursera, mostly because I could get code to actually do stuff.

2012-06-15 06:43:05

DeirdreS: I’ve heard enough of others’ life stories to know: whoever tells you they’ve had a “normal” life is probably… oversimplifying.

2012-06-15 05:38:08

DeirdreS: A lot of game design ingenuity goes into getting us to buy stuff to “win” with. Wish we’d find a better use for talent than manipulation.

2012-06-15 05:10:22

DeirdreS: @letuboy Aww, thanks!

2012-06-15 04:47:23

DeirdreS: Sorry, sweetie, human nature – nothing I can do!

2012-06-15 04:31:30

DeirdreS: @joebot Luuuuuke…. come over to the Joyent side.

2012-06-15 04:31:02

DeirdreS: RT @markimbriaco: @bmuller I miss the people at Heroku. Do I miss AWS? Not even a little.

2012-06-15 04:30:31

DeirdreS: RT @lintzston: just had a bunch of women in my apartment, then my phone started alerting cause of AWS outage, now i have none, thanks am …

2012-06-15 02:57:21

DeirdreS: @seldo Me, too. In my case, it was boarding school in the Himalayas. If we didn’t walk fast, we didn’t get there.

2012-06-15 02:55:03

DeirdreS: @bdha trying to envision a centaur in a three piece suit. Not working.

2012-06-14 22:45:23

DeirdreS: @brendangregg Sounds as if you should take a bounty from one side or the other. Or both. 😉

2012-06-14 21:56:28

DeirdreS: In other news: @bcantrill @brendangregg and I will all be speaking at FISL – I’ll link to abstracts when available.

2012-06-14 21:49:37

DeirdreS: RT @mcavage: Just published a statvfs module for node:

2012-06-14 20:28:31

DeirdreS: @sturadnidge Going to join us?

2012-06-14 20:17:50

DeirdreS: A strong (Spanish) opinion about my blog post on Italian women not changing their names on marriage.

2012-06-14 19:33:23

DeirdreS: RT @Pfro: The Best Countries to Be a Woman — and the Worst – AMERICA NOT EVEN IN TOP FIVE… #Republican #WOW

2012-06-14 17:58:49

DeirdreS: New! Training from Joyent

2012-06-14 17:48:46

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Thanks to quick work by @rmustacc, we have an #illumos patch for :

2012-06-14 15:00:02

DeirdreS: 3 years ago I wrote about Producing Social Media

2012-06-14 15:00:02

DeirdreS: 2 years ago I filmed the SFGMC performing Rutter’s Magnificat

2012-06-14 11:28:24

DeirdreS: “@milouness: Sometimes I think religion is the ultimate Ponzi scheme.” nailed it in one!

2012-06-14 05:37:08

DeirdreS: @vambenepe I think Statler and Waldorf still own this market.

2012-06-14 05:23:21

DeirdreS: @vambenepe I don’t know, but we should perhaps go into that business together.

2012-06-14 05:15:01

DeirdreS: @pijewski You’ve apparently reserved a trip in a time machine.

2012-06-14 03:35:44

DeirdreS: One of my favorite movie scenes of all time.

2012-06-14 03:07:09

DeirdreS: Reuters wins “No, shit, Sherlock” category: “Please be advised that this story contains content of a sexual nature.”

2012-06-14 02:51:14

DeirdreS: Reading “Wolf Hall,” a novel about Tudor England. Thinking about how much dreadful history hinges on ownership of property and people.

2012-06-14 01:57:45

DeirdreS: @notmatt Hostile work environment!

2012-06-14 00:31:46

DeirdreS: @gflarity Asseholery is not acceptable, no matter who it’s directed at.

2012-06-13 03:34:48

DeirdreS: Well, that would discourage hunting…

2012-06-13 01:25:18

DeirdreS: Meta comment: stop using “profamily” re conservative groups. Don’t let them hijack positive terms for hateful ways.

2012-06-13 01:16:21

DeirdreS: RT @storming: Patent issues remove a 4 year old’s voice. If you know an open source alternative, leave a comment on the post. http://t.c …

2012-06-13 01:02:37

DeirdreS: RT @Ginger_Tulley: RT @joyent: Get your #StructureConf Tickets – 25% off with this Joyent Coupon Code See @jasonh …

2012-06-13 23:53:22

DeirdreS: Nothing beats a real, human travel agent to cut through the crap, apply experience, and get the best fare possible.

2012-06-13 23:41:00

DeirdreS: .@gedamore The private sector, both corporate and individual, is swimming in cash. It ain’t trickling down – we’ve been waiting 35 years.

2012-06-13 22:36:29

DeirdreS: Doing some historical research in my own archives, so I added a full set of captioned photos to this.

2012-06-13 20:16:00

DeirdreS: In which patent stupidity really hurts actual humans, not big, wealthy corps. Can someone help? Apple tweeps?

2012-06-13 18:39:45

DeirdreS: So the replacement for my Peter Brooks’ Mahabharata DVD, found on eBay, turns out to be in very hifalutin’ Hindi. At least it has subtitles.

2012-06-13 18:29:00

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: My mom’s on @Voxer — and I don’t mean that metaphorically – that sounds like an @Oatmeal cartoon waiting to happen.

2012-06-13 18:28:23

DeirdreS: RT @postwait: Some thoughts on the value of doing things outside of your comfort zone: – food for thought, indeed.

2012-06-13 18:17:33

DeirdreS: @urbanturbanguy Poorly targeted ads, fake “like pages based on generic profile likes, now restricting views to fan pages w/out payment.

2012-06-13 18:10:39

DeirdreS: Listening to the splashes as Facebook jumps the shark. Likely several sharks at once.

2012-06-13 17:58:36

DeirdreS: “We often major in what Jesus minored in.” Riveting video from – and I never thought I’d say this – a Baptist pastor.

2012-06-13 17:01:30

DeirdreS: RT @saneug: initial support for #DTrace IO provider coming soon to #FreeBSD-head #sysadmin

2012-06-13 17:01:16

DeirdreS: RT @heinz_gies: has it’s first Pre-release out. If you’re running #SmartOS and want a gui try it out 🙂 …

2012-06-13 17:01:10

DeirdreS: RT @nosigorg: New date and location for next NOSIG meeting on SmartOS: July 3, University of Amsterdam. Details:

2012-06-12 23:25:48

DeirdreS: @lskrocki You hadn’t seen that before? Sorry you missed it, I tried to let everyone know.

2012-06-12 23:24:13

DeirdreS: @gflarity Yes, but other computer nerds didn’t treat you like crap. That’s where the biggest problem lies.

2012-06-12 23:10:09

DeirdreS: .@scottmcnealy I had too many great memories of Sun, so I made a video: #BackInTheDay

2012-06-12 22:58:48

DeirdreS: RT @jperkin: Number of packages @pkgsrc builds on Solaris (SmartOS) these days up to 8,111. Impressive!

2012-06-12 21:29:12

DeirdreS: slides added!

2012-06-12 21:07:51

DeirdreS: from the vaults: 2.5 hours of Bonwick and Moore on the guts of ZFS. You know you want it.

2012-06-12 18:14:59

DeirdreS: RT @izs: Too easy:

2012-06-12 15:00:23

DeirdreS: 9 years ago I wrote: “We put them in a file, and no one ever looks at them again.”

2012-06-12 06:41:23

DeirdreS: RT @Sunng: Noduino – Control Arduino with Node.js, WebSockets and HTML5 via @prismatic

2012-06-12 04:07:11

DeirdreS: @kjwcode me too!

2012-06-12 01:47:40

DeirdreS: RT @natashabadhwar: Helicopter parenting. Just because you are hovering, doesn’t mean you are connecting.

2012-06-12 01:20:01

DeirdreS: RT @JoyentSupport: New @Percona dataset is out, Try the #xbstream for faster back ups #xbstream for faster back ups …

2012-06-12 01:17:04

DeirdreS: The cats have it right: some days you just really, really need a cheeseburger.

2012-06-11 23:30:17

DeirdreS: RT @SFGMC: Come to “Unplugged,” our a cappella concert this Friday & Saturday, June 15/16, at Calvary Presbyterian Church. Tix: http …

2012-06-11 22:08:29

DeirdreS: RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Wow. RT @WSJ: Median net worth of families fell to $77,300 in 2010 from $126,400 in 2007, a drop of 38.8%. http://t. …

2012-06-11 20:07:03

DeirdreS: RT @networkingnerd: If you ever wanted to loot a tech company office, this is the week to do it. #WWDC #CLUS #DellSF12 #MSTechEd

2012-06-11 20:05:51

DeirdreS: @WallsBleedLust Not when their main ZFS guy left to do it on his own.

2012-06-11 16:37:38

DeirdreS: Oh, right – I’ll be off twitter until WWDC is over. I own enough Apple gear, don’t need to hear the fanboiz slurping the koolaid.

2012-06-11 16:08:31

DeirdreS: @jamesdwi I guess that’s means they’re useful or at least interesting – thanks!

2012-06-11 05:51:01

DeirdreS: @marshallk @montemagno I think that’s called living.

2012-06-11 02:57:52

DeirdreS: @avbelow you’re here? Let’s try to get together this time!

2012-06-11 01:13:28

DeirdreS: Can’t tune in the Tonys this year. Damn.

2012-06-10 20:03:36

DeirdreS: Amazing view from the Berkeley botanical garden.

2012-06-10 18:00:03

DeirdreS: 9 years ago I wrote: That Vampire Thing: Story of an Obsession

2012-06-10 17:00:04

DeirdreS: 8 years ago I wrote about The Historic Villas of Bergamo:

2012-06-10 16:49:10

DeirdreS: RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: What do men want? They want a lot of pals, and they wish that people wouldn’t get so mad at them.

2012-06-10 16:48:45

DeirdreS: Today’s brunch: home made biscuits, bacon & potato omelette, mimosa.

2012-06-10 15:58:37

DeirdreS: Friend called from Boston airport, she had started chatting w guy w a Nepal sticker on his bag. Of course he proved to be a Woodstocker.

2012-06-10 15:46:28

DeirdreS: @SniperWulfzen hmm, well , has it been tried?

2012-06-10 05:41:29

DeirdreS: BTW: rice cakes by themselves are boring. Rice cakes with Nutella are yummy!

2012-06-10 05:32:14

DeirdreS: @shainsingh Handbrake on MacBook, iTunes to transfer the files to iPad, no jailbreak needed.

2012-06-10 04:32:58

DeirdreS: Got the problem of watching my DVDs on my iPad licked. No shortage of viewing material now!

2012-06-10 04:31:29

DeirdreS: @sturadnidge ouch. I love visiting friends and family in the UK, but immigration queues perhaps the worst I’ve seen – that includes India!

2012-06-10 04:25:44

DeirdreS: @_victorf @peakscale it was even odder when foursquare congratulated me on my 2nd visit to a cemetery.

2012-06-10 04:20:34

DeirdreS: RT @StopBeck: Ultimately, that’s really what America needs right now. More random naked bikers, more cowbell, and more out of the closet …

2012-06-10 03:51:06

DeirdreS: 5 years ago I made a video about “Getting Girls Into Science Early”

2012-06-10 03:50:30

DeirdreS: 5 years ago I translated one of my favorite Italian songs:

2012-06-10 03:48:21

DeirdreS: 5 years ago I wrote about Why Send My Child to Woodstock School?

2012-06-10 03:47:03

DeirdreS: 6 years ago I wrote: “To live in Italy, what foreigners most often sacrifice is their careers.”

2012-06-10 03:32:55

DeirdreS: Spring turns to summer, bur Oakland is still full of beautiful blossoms.

2012-06-09 01:29:58

DeirdreS: “the majority of technology users are women in their 40s, 50s and 60s”

2012-06-09 01:08:30

DeirdreS: @missbhavens I support you in this endeavor. I need more meals in a day.

2012-06-09 17:30:33

DeirdreS: @heinz_gies that depends where you are, some places it tastes better tha. Others which is also true eg in Italy.

2012-06-09 16:36:28

DeirdreS: .@bittman @jasonh I am eternally baffled that people can’t just drink water. Maybe because where I grew up potable water was a luxury.

2012-06-09 16:34:50

DeirdreS: It’s time for responsible spending, not austerity forced by those who have never been hungry. Look at all the good that’s doing for Greece.

2012-06-09 16:31:31

DeirdreS: @KI4OTK can’t get out of debt without earning. can’t earn if there are no jobs. Stimulus creates jobs so we can work and debt gets paid.

2012-06-09 16:14:34

DeirdreS: ” Republicans continue to pursue austerity policies, which does little to create jobs.”

2012-06-09 06:37:46

DeirdreS: @maggie1000 @jasonh young have not yet tasted olive oil citrus cake!

2012-06-09 06:36:41

DeirdreS: @brianleroux Dude, it’s the weekend!

2012-06-09 05:34:25

DeirdreS: @nonstick @ditucci I was tickled to be asked twice by people on the street about my new shoes. Not usually known for my fashion sense.

2012-06-09 05:30:29

DeirdreS: @KI4OTK ah, glad you’re feeling better.

2012-06-09 05:26:38

DeirdreS: @KI4OTK recovery from…? You okay?

2012-06-09 04:18:55

DeirdreS: Bart driver very into his PAs. “There might be some cosmic payback” for not giving up the exit seats to elderly and disabled.

2012-06-09 04:08:10

DeirdreS: RT @KellyOSullivan: @JeriDansky @DeirdreS my mom is a beta tester for 3D graphic software. has some of her work.

2012-06-09 04:06:08

DeirdreS: @HowieDragon just saw a holder that clamps an iPad to a mic stand. Now you just need an app that knows where you are in the music.

2012-06-08 23:18:25

DeirdreS: Who borrowed my Peter Brooks Mahabharata DVDs, dammit? Want to watch it.

2012-06-08 20:47:26

DeirdreS: Wow. Apparently this actually happened. You’d think Microsoft would have a PR department with, you know, a brain.

2012-06-08 20:39:07

DeirdreS: @standaloneSA Please please tell me this did not really happen and that someone is playing a joke on us all… #Really #WTF #ReadTheLyrics

2012-06-08 20:17:03

DeirdreS: @SFGMC Hmm, how do I enter with a season subscription? #SFunplugged

2012-06-08 18:26:44

DeirdreS: This one’s for my daughter: The Long Way Around – Dixie Chicks – YouTube

2012-06-08 18:11:13

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Montgomery Street BART — and why, despite it all, I <3 the City

2012-06-08 17:35:26

DeirdreS: I need more singing and dancing in my life. The kind you do yourself.

2012-06-08 15:50:26

DeirdreS: RT @DEVOPS_BORAT: Oracle Cloud is combine best of both world: cheap of Oracle Enterprise DB and simple of J2EE.

2012-06-08 15:49:48

DeirdreS: @jasonh ah, the perks of leadership!

2012-06-08 09:59:19

DeirdreS: RT @timbray: Public-Speaking Antipatterns:

2012-06-08 09:56:01

DeirdreS: “Taking it easy & avoiding stress doesn’t make you live longer, but being engaged with meaningful work does.” HT@afranq

2012-06-07 18:29:32

DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: DTrace in the zone: ht: @danielbprice @ahl @brendangregg cc: @mranney @postwait

2012-06-07 04:57:17

DeirdreS: RT @sriramnrn: “Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.” Terry P …

2012-06-07 04:56:35

DeirdreS: @NomdeB can’t believe both kids are I. College now… But R’s classmates are graduating!

2012-06-07 04:17:37

DeirdreS: @NomdeB give them my love!

2012-06-07 04:12:03

DeirdreS: @NomdeB who’s that?

2012-06-06 20:58:04

DeirdreS: OH: [Revenge is a dish ] best served trolled.

2012-06-06 16:49:29

DeirdreS: RT @dvorsky: Ray Bradbury has died – Thank you, Ray, for so much wisdom and inspiration.

2012-06-06 16:06:54

DeirdreS: RT @KellyOSullivan: Scary information | Ditch Diet Soda –

2012-06-06 15:54:39

DeirdreS: Rolled out of bed, booked a flight to Albuquerque. Cause that’s what I do.

2012-06-06 05:03:58

DeirdreS: @NomdeB Put it in the comments!

2012-06-06 04:55:08

DeirdreS: .@StealthMountain This one’s for you:

2012-06-06 02:30:58

DeirdreS: RT @deviantouch: In more insane evil and fucked up Wisconsin News: Wisconsin Governor Pushes To End Hospital Visit …

2012-06-06 02:02:25

DeirdreS: RT @jonlovett: Congrats to Gov Walker. Never doubt that a small group of committed millionaires can stop change. Indeed, it’s the only t …

2012-06-06 01:59:58

DeirdreS: @StopBeck got to hear the CEO of SpaceX this morning at #witisummit – you’d gave loved it!

2012-06-06 01:59:05

DeirdreS: @KellyOSullivan @target sounds like a classic case where employee probably knows this is stupid, but doesn’t feel empowered to fix it.

2012-06-06 00:58:31

DeirdreS: .@Greencognito Is he waiting for quorum? @larryellison

2012-06-06 00:55:19

DeirdreS: In spite of acute lack if sleep, got thru my panel #witisummit ok. Also: I can talk about this cloud stuff more fluently than I knew.

2012-06-06 00:49:17

DeirdreS: RT @lizzwinstead: I can’t believe the GOP nominee FOR PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES won’t say he is committed to equal pay. #AndIsNotGettin …

2012-06-06 00:46:36

DeirdreS: RT @ExponentialEdge: @WITI Summit on Future of #Marketing w Erna Arneson VP Cisco, Cheemin Bo-Linn CMO @netline, Marlene Williamson @hhs …

2012-06-06 00:44:45

DeirdreS: RT @WITI: Video from last nights Hall of Fame Awards ceremony! Featuring moving speeches by today’s power females in tech. …

2012-06-05 03:52:29

DeirdreS: @MsLorelei especially girlish, I fear…

2012-06-05 03:50:51

DeirdreS: I could see myself working for Genevieve Bell or maybe Gwynne Shotwell. But the job I’ve got now is pretty cool, too. 😉 #witisummit

2012-06-05 03:45:32

DeirdreS: Does anyone use the word “vivacious” about men?

2012-06-05 03:30:15

DeirdreS: “Getting to explain people to a tech company is the best job ever.” #witisummit

2012-06-05 03:29:59

DeirdreS: “Technology is only as good as what it can do for people.” #witisummit

2012-06-05 03:18:15

DeirdreS: “I ended up at Intel the way only an Australian could: I met a man in a bar.” Genevieve Bell #witisummit

2012-06-05 03:14:19

DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine @jmclulow take up?!? Isn’t it a bit late for that?

2012-06-05 03:06:02

DeirdreS: dang, @wilw – I thought you were a nice guy! 😉

2012-06-05 03:02:30

DeirdreS: RT @alttext: Related note: The “new Bitly” as now made it 500% more difficult to get a short link i.e. their service. I commend the pivo …

2012-06-05 03:01:14

DeirdreS: .@jmclulow fwiw I’ve seen some introverts successfully use alcohol to help them deal with stressful social situations.

2012-06-05 02:59:43

DeirdreS: .@jmclulow it’s a very fair comparison. Telling introverts to act like extroverts is no more fair than asking women to act like men!

2012-06-05 01:29:48

DeirdreS: @bdha @horstm22 ps there are some things being said here that make me want to slap somebody…

2012-06-05 01:29:03

DeirdreS: @bdha @horstm22 I’d like to meet all of them! Must plan an east coast trip.

2012-06-05 01:26:46

DeirdreS: Is it impossible to talk about marketing in terms normal people can understand, or is the problem just that it’s all written by marketers?

2012-06-05 00:45:41

DeirdreS: Thinking: telling women to “aggressively” ask for money, recognition = telling us “be more like men”. Really the only way? #witisummit

2012-06-05 00:18:44

DeirdreS: Friends, family and fools just give checks. Then look for angels who bring more than money. #witisummit

2012-06-05 00:16:49

DeirdreS: Very few successful founders are first-time founders. If you acted well, you’ll be able to raise again. 3rd time not so much. #witisummit

2012-06-05 00:13:13

DeirdreS: Ask for what you need: 18 months of runway. #witisummit

2012-06-05 00:05:54

DeirdreS: Men’s role in the family has to change in order for women to be entrepreneurs or execs. #witisummit

2012-06-05 00:05:05

DeirdreS: Rare to see two high powered people together – someone has to raise the kids,unless you totally outsource it. #witisummit

2012-06-05 00:01:40

DeirdreS: If you want the big financial upside, it’s going to take a lot of your time. You have to live in accordance with your values. #witisummit

2012-06-05 23:17:29

DeirdreS: “You have to show up.” #witisummit

2012-06-05 21:23:28

DeirdreS: @ggheorghiu in 1958, yes.

2012-06-05 21:04:26

DeirdreS: The princess phone as the prototype of design intended to be attractive to women, by Henry Dreyfus. #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:57:28

DeirdreS: I’d be hard pressed to say who has the cooler job: Genevieve Bell or Gwynne Shotwell. But I’m more an anthropologist myself… #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:55:40

DeirdreS: Technology is never just about technology. It’s about what you can do with it. #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:51:51

DeirdreS: Yantr an untranslatable Sanskrit term for mechanisms that have their own energy to get around. #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:50:51

DeirdreS: Solving engineering problems as salvation – brings you closer to god. Meanwhile, in India, Krishna had airplanes. #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:48:19

DeirdreS: In Turkey 850 AD two books were written about “ingenious mechanical devices”. #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:44:49

DeirdreS: In Japan, “robots are our friends.” #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:24:56

DeirdreS: “If machines get smart enough to have a relationship with us, they’ll kill us.” #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:20:21

DeirdreS: We need to make technology so compelling that people make room and time for it. #witisummit

2012-06-05 20:17:21

DeirdreS: Dr bell might give @bcantrill a run for his money, talking fast-wise. Also: she can kill large lizards. #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:55:20

DeirdreS: Seems to me that any business that can be built to the buying stage quickly might also be imitated very quickly. #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:52:01

DeirdreS: “VCs want to flip fast – 2 years.” Doesnt anyone take a long-term view anymore? #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:47:21

DeirdreS: With cloud computing you can test an idea online in an afternoon for $50 – not spend time/money setting up servers. #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:44:27

DeirdreS: @davewiner Hubris gets a comeuppance. Fine by me.

2012-06-05 19:39:59

DeirdreS: @richlowe yeah. If/when I start my own business, I don’t want funding on those terms (if I even need any at all).

2012-06-05 19:38:29

DeirdreS: RT @hpnorris: @Ekaterina giving away your knowledge for free, authentically,makes you powerful #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:33:57

DeirdreS: RT @pcrampton: People say social media is hurting personal relationships. Nope. My experience is the opposite. Many new friends. #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:33:53

DeirdreS: @pcrampton amen!

2012-06-05 19:32:56

DeirdreS: “The exit now is acquisition.” #witisummit ugh. That so often goes wrong.

2012-06-05 19:31:16

DeirdreS: “Your time is the most valuable investment.” #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:29:16

DeirdreS: If I were on this panel, I’d mention that cloud computing is also changing the startup game: don’t need to buy infrastructure. #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:22:28

DeirdreS: @vpsnet that’s the one

2012-06-05 19:21:11

DeirdreS: RT @Fun_Facts_: Fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

2012-06-05 19:16:39

DeirdreS: @vpsnet one of the panelists Monica Dodi has a new fund aimed at gender-diverse startups

2012-06-05 19:06:52

DeirdreS: More than 95% VC funding goes to all-male teams although diverse teams produce better returns in all areas. #witisummit

2012-06-05 19:04:23

DeirdreS: In the funding session #witisummit good ? about how new startups can compete in the war for tech talent. Some co is offering space travel?!

2012-06-05 18:39:25

DeirdreS: @bakadesuyo worrying too much about when you’ll die?

2012-06-05 18:37:28

DeirdreS: @bcrair @bubbva Ah this was in re the women leaders in China. I didn’t agree with that (it was someone in audience, not panel).

2012-06-05 18:35:58

DeirdreS: @bubbva @bcrair yes but Sun stopped moving people around. I thought that was a mistake.

2012-06-05 18:35:02

DeirdreS: Having a real and good twitter pic is useful – people here at #witisummit recognize me from my tweet stream.

2012-06-05 18:17:31

DeirdreS: @heinz_gies no, they were very firm: the reason to hire globally is to get the best, not the cheapest.

2012-06-05 17:37:07

DeirdreS: Innovation needed in how to divide up a project and hand it around among teams worldwide. #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:34:38

DeirdreS: “Video has changed my life.” hmm. So FaceTime isn’t a toy as I thought. I of all people should have thought of that. #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:32:47

DeirdreS: Do you bow to the local norms eg hiring male leaders in China? Sun had a woman exec doing biz in Japan. It wasn’t easy but… #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:26:07

DeirdreS: Women are more adaptable. Need to understand the culture of your company and the national cultures you’re working with. #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:24:25

DeirdreS: “I don’t think of myself as a female CIO, just as a CIO.” However – assertiveness, directness not good cultural fit many places #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:21:25

DeirdreS: Women tend to drive collaboration, good at making sure everyone feels they’ve been heard. #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:19:32

DeirdreS: Odd hours are part of doing business – you’re on most of the time, but need to set boundaries to have a happy life. #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:16:56

DeirdreS: Being a global leader is a 24/7 role, you have to not kill yourself. #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:14:18

DeirdreS: RT @SueOnTheWeb: RT @VirtualRegatta: We are looking for a native english speaking community manager for Le Mans 2012. DM answer if inter …

2012-06-05 17:13:52

DeirdreS: Showcase ideas from other offices – also allows HQ to understand that region’s problems. Then dev solutions there – who better? #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:11:06

DeirdreS: IBM local research centers work on what is important to region. Dev centers being planted nearby. People being moved around. #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:07:28

DeirdreS: Execs need to be moved to other regions to truly shift the center of gravity. Good for the co, good for the execs. #witisummit

2012-06-05 17:03:49

DeirdreS: RT @SAGEProgram: SAGE is hiring an Educational #Travel Manager! Go to for the job description. #jobs #denver #fortc …

2012-06-05 17:03:19

DeirdreS: RT @sriramnrn: My sysadmin colleagues are now competing to set up #zfs storage boxes at work 🙂 #mytw

2012-06-05 17:00:22

DeirdreS: The global search for talent – what you need may not be available where you are. Tech makes it possible to hire anywhere. #witisummit

2012-06-05 16:34:39

DeirdreS: “It’s becoming ok to be nerdy.” an engineering degree teaches you to think and solve problems. #witisummit

2012-06-05 16:32:24

DeirdreS: “Work-life balance doesn’t mean 50-50: it means stable.” #witisummit (why do women always get this question? Do the men?!?)

2012-06-05 16:20:40

DeirdreS: @gcsolaroli Read science fiction.

2012-06-05 16:19:50

DeirdreS: SpaceX hiring challenges? Easier after a successful launch. Harder to get mid-level engineers. Hard to get people to move to LA. #witisummit

2012-06-05 16:15:50

DeirdreS: Probably will cost $20M per seat for a ride on Dragon. OMG someone wants to put logos on it… They REALLY need to read Heinlein #witisummit

2012-06-05 16:12:39

DeirdreS: The market is geostationary satellite launches – 22 per year. Chinese launch 20/year, mostly for their own nat’l interests. #witisummit

2012-06-05 16:09:51

DeirdreS: Star Wars as founding myth? They need to be reading Heinlein and Bradbury! #witisummit

2012-06-05 16:07:31

DeirdreS: We were founded to put people in space – Dragon has windows! #witisummit

2012-06-05 16:05:50

DeirdreS: Falcon 9 costs $50M – it’s just a space taxi. #witisummit

2012-06-05 16:01:52

DeirdreS: Recent SpaceX launch cost 1/5 to 1/10 what it might have, due to public-private partnership. #witisummit

2012-06-05 15:58:46

DeirdreS: @ErnaArnesen It was expensive! I don’t spend easily.

2012-06-05 15:57:38

DeirdreS: SpaceX founded to take people off this planet. Decades of work to do. #witisummit (I cried when Falcon lifted off.)

2012-06-05 15:03:15

DeirdreS: @JeriDansky writing while traveling

2012-06-05 06:39:04

DeirdreS: I initially felt guilty about buying an iPad – it’s expensive! But it’s doing the job I got it for very nicely.

2012-06-05 06:37:25

DeirdreS: @rachelmyers together?

2012-06-04 23:58:28

DeirdreS: You have to be dogged in the fight for yourself In order for us to take you seriously as an entrepreneur. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:57:11

DeirdreS: Women, when you started a new job: did you ask for more money? Yeah, that’s the hard one for me. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:56:07

DeirdreS: Your job when young is to push yourself hard so that by the time you have kids you are invaluable, cos. will work to keep you #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:54:20

DeirdreS: .@globalniche @AnastasiaAshman interesting idea, will have to do that. My worlds are very disparate and yet very interconnected.

2012-06-04 23:51:55

DeirdreS: Get a good team and think big. Be confident. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:48:09

DeirdreS: CEOs comes from prod mgt, engineering and sales – making revenue, under pressure. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:45:19

DeirdreS: RT @anildash: A #changetheratio success: Meebo + Buddy Media, both cofounded by women, sold for ~$800M combined. Just *some* of the valu …

2012-06-04 23:44:53

DeirdreS: RT @pcrampton: At seed stage: it’s ‘I’ did it. At later stages it should be ‘We did it.’ #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:44:30

DeirdreS: VC has to dig to get women to talk about their accomplishments. “I guarantee you’re not bragging as much as the men.” #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:39:03

DeirdreS: Is the [potential investee] going to be a magnet for talent? Do they use “I”or “we”? #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:37:15

DeirdreS: “You have to trust your judgement on the people issues, because people make the business.” #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:35:28

DeirdreS: I’m a bit tired of “female” intuition. We all have intuition. Maybe a different POV is what is sometimes missing. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:30:14

DeirdreS: You have to be passionate about the idea or the people – what makes you get up in the morning? #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:27:39

DeirdreS: VCs looking for “a smartass team, a kickass product, and a bigass market.” #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:22:07

DeirdreS: If entrepreneurship is a way for women to balance their lives as they wish, maybe they don’t want VCs telling them what to do. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:18:12

DeirdreS: From me: I grew up not thinking I was attractive. This may have saved me a lot of worrying about whether doing X was feminine. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:16:00

DeirdreS: Gargi: If you think you’ll have obstacles bec you’re female, you will. Think of yourself as a professional instead. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:11:05

DeirdreS: Gargi: women are implicitly more trusted as employers. #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:07:37

DeirdreS: not sexy to be good with money. We may harbor a latent hope that men will take care of us. #witisummit (That’s not fair to the men, either!)

2012-06-04 23:02:59

DeirdreS: Men have convos about money that women don’t. Umm. Why don’t we? #witisummit

2012-06-04 23:01:48

DeirdreS: Why are women not founders? Sklar says bec it’s expensive. I ask: does it have to be? What expenses are we talking about?

2012-06-04 22:23:24

DeirdreS: @alexis_gil ignore experience or ignore age?

2012-06-04 21:19:29

DeirdreS: .@natashathakkar @wadhwa traditional college education is out of reach of many now. We need to rethink what “education” means. #witisummit

2012-06-04 21:16:24

DeirdreS: Experience matters in entrepreneurship. avg age of successful entrepreneurs is 40. #witisummit

2012-06-04 21:13:35

DeirdreS: @rbarraud Third Culture Kid – see my site for a definition.

2012-06-04 21:12:39

DeirdreS: The Slingshot dev’d by Dean Kamen can purify water. That’s important technology. Not yet-one-more social medium. #witisummit

2012-06-04 21:08:00

DeirdreS: Predictably, robotic sex gets a laugh. I’m more excited about “nano materials will bring an end to laundry”.

2012-06-04 20:50:45

DeirdreS: Being a TCK means I have exceptional skills at finding common ground with people I’ve just met. These can be learned.

2012-06-04 20:48:08

DeirdreS: “I think feeling guilty is just something women do.” – Maybe because our cultures set up impossible ideals of motherhood. #witisummit

2012-06-04 20:44:03

DeirdreS: “I think we should all aspire to have a strong man stand _behind_ us” says someone. How about _beside_ us? #witisummit

2012-06-04 20:41:54

DeirdreS: I want to sit with the NextGen girls – I’ll bet they’re more fun! #witisummit

2012-06-04 20:36:57

DeirdreS: Angela Benton: it’s good to have texture ie to be different. #witisummit

2012-06-04 20:10:11

DeirdreS: Catty, bitchy angel of my worser nature is sitting on my shoulder, probably because I can’t eat without getting sick lately. I’m hungry!

2012-06-04 19:30:50

DeirdreS: @SniperWulfzen you have my sympathy!

2012-06-04 19:24:34

DeirdreS: RT @simonsinek: When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.

2012-06-04 18:33:08

DeirdreS: Hello, Caltrain, it’s been a while…

2012-06-04 18:30:27

DeirdreS: RT @philiph: Prius with two big apple stickers and two little apple stickers on the back like the worst fanboi family ever

2012-06-04 18:08:40

DeirdreS: It might have been easier and faster for me to reach #witisummit if I had flown in from another state.

2012-06-04 18:07:36

DeirdreS: RT @WITI: Next up: Melanie Polkosky, PhD of IBM on WITIstyle Storytelling: What Intuitive Women Bring to Technology Design. #witisummit

2012-06-04 18:06:24

DeirdreS: @WITI what seems to work for me is being myself. Not always relevant, not always riveting, but real.

2012-06-04 18:00:15

DeirdreS: RT @hudsonette: Pullman’s His Dark Materials MT @NYT_Arts: Times Readers Recommend Their Favorite Fiction w/religious themes: http://t.c …

2012-06-04 17:59:37

DeirdreS: RT @PeterKretzman: Special spot in hell reserved for those who conduct one-on-one phone calls on speakerphone in their cubicles. Come on …

2012-06-04 16:56:37

DeirdreS: @urbanturbanguy There’s an Indian grocery store near the Great Mall in Milpitas which sells them cheap – I stocked up recently!

2012-06-04 16:03:25

DeirdreS: @old_sound It’s possible to request that a dead person’s account be frozen, but I’m not sure I want to.

2012-06-04 16:01:52

DeirdreS: new: The Painting Banker

2012-06-04 15:49:32

DeirdreS: RT @KellyOSullivan: @DeirdreS the number of times FB has suggested I friend dead real-life friends is disturbing to put it very mildly.

2012-06-04 15:37:31

DeirdreS: IT’ll take a public transport odyssey to get from Rockridge to Santa Clara today for #witisummit. But I still don’t miss having a car.

2012-06-04 13:49:40

DeirdreS: @anildash @asus Not just sexist – stupid. You’d think they would have learned by now…

2012-06-04 13:48:13

DeirdreS: @M2Od @aral no rid of that – never got emails from Dad on gmail, and I’m good at ignoring gmail ads anyway. I would pay for ad-free FB.

2012-06-04 06:23:29

DeirdreS: RT @suraj2585: Build your SAN @rootconf by Sriram was brilliant! He demoed using ZFS on OpenIndiana which saves terabytes of physical sp …

2012-06-04 06:21:42

DeirdreS: RT @UnvirtuousAbbey: When asked why there was only one set of footprints, Jesus replied, “It was then that I unfollowed you.”

2012-06-04 05:52:56

DeirdreS: You’re gonna love tomorrow

2012-06-04 05:45:25

DeirdreS: Immediate emotion aside, “X likes [artificial page for generic profile attrib]” is a sign that FB is already unraveling. Monetization fail.

2012-06-04 05:36:21

DeirdreS: To be fair, FB doesn’t know Dad is dead. But there’s been no activity on his account, so to imply he actively likes something new is suspect

2012-06-04 04:31:30

DeirdreS: What the hell FB? You’re advertising to me that my DEAD father likes country music? Just… fuck you. Fuck you very much.

2012-06-04 03:14:14

DeirdreS: If I was planning to watch Mad Men at some future date, you guys have spoilered it badly for me.

2012-06-04 03:10:34

DeirdreS: @jkjuopperi I’d suggest signing up then you can ask the support experts – which I unfortunately am not.

2012-06-04 01:13:39

DeirdreS: @pborenstein Dil Se, meaning “from the heart”. Also:

2012-06-04 01:04:44

DeirdreS: FB’s increasingly desperate attempts to monetize: millions of people like pages clearly culled from their profiles? Family, baking, etc? Bah

2012-06-03 03:50:12

DeirdreS: RT @flexrex: Attn, Facebook:
I will never, ever install an app just to see a link. Fire the idiot who came up with this. I hope it’s Zuc …

2012-06-03 02:58:11

DeirdreS: @missbhavens Dil Se, which means “from the heart,” and is the title of a movie/song.

2012-06-03 02:49:56

DeirdreS: “@rachelmyers: The dtrace pony has a rival” – Nah, it’s easier to destroy than to understand. DTrace pony wins! 😉

2012-06-03 02:04:24

DeirdreS: Once you’ve started wearing those shoes… #sfgmc

2012-06-03 02:04:24

DeirdreS: #sfgmc lookin’ mischievous, Dr Tim!

2012-06-03 01:50:17

DeirdreS: Absolutely fabulous! #sfgmc

2012-06-03 01:46:24

DeirdreS: Then, of course, I ran into a tattoo I actually liked.

2012-06-03 00:49:26

DeirdreS: Why yes, I do live in San Francisco.

2012-06-03 00:40:47

DeirdreS: @KI4OTK

2012-06-03 23:32:52

DeirdreS: Suspect I have a new/other food allergy, which means I can feel horribly ill and starving hungry at the same time. FML.

2012-06-03 23:18:53

DeirdreS: @jkjuopperi I suspect not (will find out), but why would you want to?

2012-06-03 21:41:36

DeirdreS: @tactix You, too! See you in concert soon.

2012-06-03 17:00:08

DeirdreS: “Books all about the world tend to be written by people who know all about books, rather than all about the world.” – Terry Pratchett

2012-06-03 06:50:03

DeirdreS: @MMansfield68 did you even read the article which apparently drew this reaction from you? Atheism had nothing to do with the case.

2012-06-03 06:34:14

DeirdreS: @NomdeB sure have, particularly like the lead in that.

2012-06-02 23:52:25

DeirdreS: @KI4OTK it all makes me think of pain, and I’m a sensitive soul.

2012-06-02 23:39:40

DeirdreS: One side effect of living in this area: heartily sick of tattoos, piercings, and especially stretched earlobes.

2012-06-02 21:02:45

DeirdreS: Thrift shop treasures: the perfect basket for bathroom reading, 2 highball glasses. Dunno who OCC was.

2012-06-02 20:07:11

DeirdreS: “@natashabadhwar: If you grew up surrounded by sad and disappointed adults, then a part of you is fucked anyway.” also self-centered ones.

2012-06-02 20:06:24

DeirdreS: RT @DrieCulturen: Interesting! Here’s what Ruth van Reken has to say about the new edition of her book “Letters never sent” …

2012-06-02 20:03:08

DeirdreS: @pborenstein so you’re able to do a lot of writing on the iPad with this? What app do you actually write in?

2012-06-02 18:32:58

DeirdreS: .@voxer I guess I’m flattered that you think Guy Kawasaki is a friend offline. Not sure he will be thrilled.

2012-06-02 17:50:38

DeirdreS: Irritated I can’t watch amazon prime video on iPad, won’t pay for Netflix. More time for education, then!

2012-06-02 17:25:41

DeirdreS: Having to learn new ways to do familiar tasks on iPad. Curious to see what completely new things it will enable.

2012-06-02 17:24:03

DeirdreS: RT @drlouann: this is good to know! …women’s happiness just might depend on their employment status….

2012-06-02 17:09:22

DeirdreS: @drlouann the male part of that culture has no interest in changing. Nor have most.

2012-06-02 17:06:52

DeirdreS: RT @leabajc: If you don’t get rid of your B players you will lose your A players. Winners want to work with winners. – James Heskett #HB …

2012-06-02 06:28:31

DeirdreS: @pborenstein how is the touch/clickiness?

2012-06-02 04:32:05

DeirdreS: @NomdeB sorry to hear. Prednisone just made me homicidal.

2012-06-02 04:29:55

DeirdreS: RT @llcrowe: no comment (ha!) “@TheTweetOfGod: 46% of Americans believe in creationism. That means an awful lot of people are going to s …

2012-06-02 04:28:13

DeirdreS: So I went and bought an iPad, after making certain I can use an external keyboard in Dvorak with it for serious writing. So far, so hot.

2012-06-02 00:02:24

DeirdreS: Don’t forget you can try Joyent SmartDataCenter for FREE.

2012-06-01 01:45:52

DeirdreS: new: Family Lies

2012-06-01 00:14:42

DeirdreS: RT @dapsays: Slides from my #fluentconf talk are here: Thanks for all who attended! Would love feedback.

2012-06-01 23:47:34

DeirdreS: “when Facebook sneezed last night, the Web caught a cold”

2012-06-01 23:45:09

DeirdreS: @tomcoates Be your own list. 😉

2012-06-01 23:26:13

DeirdreS: RT @brainpicker: So many kinds of sad and broken – in venture capital, women rewarded for not speaking up against sexual harassment http …

2012-06-01 23:22:46

DeirdreS: @tomcoates If it’s any comfort, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a list of “under 50”.

2012-06-01 22:33:58

DeirdreS: OH: We’re at TrollCon 2. He insulted Episode IV.

2012-06-01 22:26:35

DeirdreS: @bcantrill Or much of anywhere in SF.

2012-06-01 21:56:03

DeirdreS: “Romney has shown a strange tendency to fetishize wealth. His European role model would have to be Silvio Berlusconi,”

2012-06-01 21:09:33

DeirdreS: .@oreilly don’t make their YouTube stats public. But I know this vid has had 10x the views since I blogged it:

2012-06-01 20:06:47

DeirdreS: RT @kvegh: Italian people, Y U No Speak english? #italy Here’s why:

2012-06-01 19:24:31

DeirdreS: RT @cheeseplus: After learning the SmartOS way, I honestly don’t know why you would use anything else. Zones & KVM bootstrapped by P …

2012-06-01 18:54:14

DeirdreS: “when a classic American brand like JCPenney steps up, it’s pretty clear where America is headed”

2012-06-01 18:36:28

DeirdreS: OH teenage girls on Bart: “She had a total crush on that Iron Man guy.” “Robert Downey Jr.? He’s super old.”

2012-06-01 16:45:37

DeirdreS: RT @HonestToddler: I’m a human toddler. Not at American Girl doll. Please don’t dress me to amuse yourself. #MOM

2012-06-01 15:57:46

DeirdreS: RT @jperkin: Machine ran itself into the ground building emacs, unable to fork. Resized it on-the-fly with double the RAM, working again …

2012-06-01 15:56:38

DeirdreS: @ludvik_pl Details, please? #lrug #euruko

2012-06-01 15:56:06

DeirdreS: SmartOS News: June 1, 2012 – including new release of SmartOS

2012-06-01 15:34:41

DeirdreS: Even wise, kind pastors who try to lead towards the light (and they are few enough) can have some really stupid sheep who shut their eyes.

2012-06-01 15:28:53

DeirdreS: RT @richardkmichael: One of the best tech talks EVAR – Bryan Cantrill ‘Visualizing Dtrace’.. informative and hilarious! …

2012-06-01 15:28:34

DeirdreS: RT @DrJenGunter: a great piece -> “@wendygittleson: SHOCKING! Planned Parenthood Patients Receive Fewer Abortions Than General Public …

2012-06-01 04:14:30

Leave a Reply