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Talking about Woodstock School on the Kamla Show

A few months ago I attended a showing of Dosa Hunt at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. I was older than most of the crowd, who had also turned out to see a live performance by Das Racist. So I ended up chatting with two (Indian) women closer to my own age, who Read More…

A few months ago I attended a showing of Dosa Hunt at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. I was older than most of the crowd, who had also turned out to see a live performance by Das Racist. So I ended up chatting with two (Indian) women closer to my own age, who (naturally) asked me why I was there. When she heard that my interest in India stems from having attended Woodstock School, Kamla Bhatt exclaimed: “I’ve been looking for a Woodstock alum to interview for my show!”

This interview took place a few months later, and was shown on a local channel this week, you can also watch it above. It was fun and, of course, I’m always happy to have an opportunity to talk about Woodstock!

I also enjoyed chatting with the evening’s other guest, Asha Sharma, author of American in Khadi: The Definitive Biography of Satyanand Stokes. Stokes was her grandfather, a fascinating character. The only American to be arrested for participating in the struggle for India’s independence, he also introduced apples to Himachal Pradesh, where they are now a major cash crop.

On Having Beauty

Childhood As a child, I was accustomed to drawing attention because I looked different from most of the people around me: I lived in Bangkok, where Thai women were constantly pinching my cheeks and exclaiming over my fair skin and blonde hair. I assumed they were merely intrigued because I looked strange to them. I Read More…

Childhood

As a child, I was accustomed to drawing attention because I looked different from most of the people around me: I lived in Bangkok, where Thai women were constantly pinching my cheeks and exclaiming over my fair skin and blonde hair. I assumed they were merely intrigued because I looked strange to them. I didn’t think much about my looks one way or the other; I’m not sure whether that was unusual for a girl of my generation.

Then, around age eight, I started wearing glasses. Glasses weren’t cool in those days, and there weren’t many style choices, especially in kids’ sizes:

pgh 1971c

^ these were called granny glasses – just what a 9 year old wants!

7th Grade

Through the 70s and 80s, glasses styles just got worse.Then there was my hair…
Fine, blonde, and uncompromisingly straight, it would have been “the look” in hippie days. But in the big hair era, it refused to respond to curling irons, and was badly damaged when I tried having it permed.

All this is by way of saying that, during those crucial teenage and young adult years, I rarely had any sense of myself as attractive. Shy and geeky, I also didn’t have the outgoing personality that gains a not-conventionally-attractive girl attention. Nevertheless, I briefly had a sweetheart in 7th grade, until our classmates teased us so much that being together was not worth the bullying.

Studio Portrait, 1984

I was 13 and somewhat behind the development curve of my American peers when my family moved to Bangladesh. During my year there and subsequent four years at boarding school in India, I grew accustomed to either too much male attention, of the wrong sort, or none at all. At school, it seemed as if every boy I got a crush on immediately became interested in some other girl, without ever noticing me.

Okay, yes, I eventually grew into this body:

donning a sari for graduation, 1981

…but I was growing up in India, where local standards of modesty required women’s bodies to be covered by loose clothing.

Woman and Wife

We judge our own looks by the looks of the people we are able to attract. “S/he’s out of your league,” we tell ourselves. Or we feel smug when someone whom the world acknowledges to be hot thinks we’re hot, too. I had a cute boyfriend my first year in college, but my fundamental geekiness kept me out of further relationships until Enrico. Who was (and is) very handsome. Was I in his league? Well, he liked my body, but wanted everything else to change: I should wear contacts instead of glasses, and grow my hair long. This is why, in my wedding pictures, I didn’t look much like the me of before.

Or after. The contacts were a failed experiment: my eyes are too dry and allergic. My fine hair, when long, simply becomes limp. Though I lost my pregnancy weight within a year or two, I ended up heavier than when I got married – and so did Enrico. This seems to happen to a lot of married people. Age? Laziness? Complacency? Or maybe just feeling that no one actually cared what I looked like. I put on a lot more weight when I started traveling for Sun and spending more time in the US: by mid-2008 I weighed around 170 lbs.

Weight aside, I was learning how to look better.

I had started buying designer glasses, and let my hairdresser and my daughter talk me into livening up my increasingly dull-colored hair. 2007

I learned how to wear makeup. Colorado, 2008

And started having fun with my look. 2009 (portrait by Shawn Ferry)

Weight loss is a well-known consequence of divorce. In my case, it could have been taken as an early warning sign. I left Italy in March, 2008, but at the time was not ready to acknowledge that my marriage was effectively over. By January, 2009, I had begun to lose weight, without even trying very hard.

In August, 2009, Enrico and I went on a road trip together to some of the great national parks of the US southwest. I think we both knew this would be the end. We had largely failed to celebrate our 20th anniversary on May 28th of that year, even though we had been geographically together that day: we went out to dinner and he bought me some beautful jewelry – my friend Sue forced him to.

Though I still weighed close to 160 lbs, I was, I thought, looking pretty good. Others had been letting me know that they thought so, too – a novel experience for me. At a Gap store in Aspen, I tried on a miniskirt and low-cut shirt. I twirled in front of Enrico, looking for a compliment – something he had not given easily for years.

“How do I look?” I demanded.

“You’re holding up better than any other 46-year-old I know,” he grudgingly admitted.

Twitter forces me to realize that this incident was confused in my memory with a later one, when I actually put on that outfit to go out to dinner. After days of hot, dusty driving and hiking, staying in cheap motels, we spent two nights at Bally’s hotel in Las Vegas, and I wanted to celebrate the relative luxury. Cleaned up, made up, dressed up in my new clothes, I once again tried for a compliment, some acknowledgement that my husband of 20 years still felt any spark of attraction to me.

The silence stretched. He seemed to be going through an immense inner struggle, as if to say anything nice to me would somehow cede power in the relationship. I don’t remember what he finally said, but, in that long pause, I knew that my marriage was over. I went to bed angry that night, and woke up thinking: “I can’t care anymore what he thinks, it hurts too much.” By the end of the month we had had “the conversation.” Of course this was far from the only factor in our breakup, but it’s important to feel that your partner finds you attractive – and I hadn’t felt that for a long, long time.

Here and Now

December 2009

March 2011

December 2011

I’ll be 50 in November, and I’ve never looked better (for one thing, I dropped another 20 pounds). I’m still not used to the idea but, actually, I look pretty damned good. Which is an unexpected gift at this stage in my life. Will it last? Of course not, at least not in its present form. I may always look “better” than some average of women my age or women in general, but I will certainly age. The alternative is to die young (which I’m currently trying to avoid).

The Future

What about what Belle de Jour once called “the cycle of self-hatred and frantic desperation that plagues many women as they age”?

To me, having beauty feels a bit like having money once did. Twelve years ago, at the crest of the dot com boom, I was making (for me) awfully good money. I flew business class from Milan to California four times a year. I took my family on vacations to the Caribbean and out to eat in expensive restaurants. And I wondered: would I feel bad about myself when the good times stopped rolling?

Which they did. From 2001 to 2007 I spent down my savings as I was less and less able to find meaningful and gainful employment in Italy. I was frustrated and didn’t like going broke, but I didn’t feel any worse about myself. I prefer the security and ease of mind of having money, but it doesn’t define who I am; lacking money doesn’t affect my sense of self-worth (though it causes other stresses).

I hope and expect that I’ll feel the same way about my looks. I’m enjoying what I have now, but it doesn’t affect who I am. Indeed, feeling confident that I am a worthy and interesting person independent of my looks probably contributes to my attractiveness, and that kind of confidence tends to come to women only with age, regardless of whether they grew up beautiful.

Update

Headshots from a portrait session with Shawn Northcutt, April 2013:

Deirdré at 50

headshot in white kurta

headshot with scarf

Men, Women, and Salary Negotiation

“To get ahead in business, women need to speak up, blow their own horns, and always negotiate their salary offers. In other words: act like men.” Women hear this sort of thing often. I’ve said it myself as well-meaning advice to other, especially younger, women. We heard it from many speakers at the WITI summit, Read More…

“To get ahead in business, women need to speak up, blow their own horns, and always negotiate their salary offers. In other words: act like men.”

Women hear this sort of thing often. I’ve said it myself as well-meaning advice to other, especially younger, women. We heard it from many speakers at the WITI summit, successful women who were presumably giving this advice because it had worked for them. Research shows that it can be effective in getting that raise, VC meeting, promotion, or next job.

There are two problems with women emulating men in this way:

  1. The social rules are different for men and women. A man who is assertive and self-promoting is considered, well, manly. A woman who does the same is more often considered a bitch. Both men and women react negatively to “pushy” women.
  2. Because of Point 1 or for socialized reasons, most women feel uncomfortable behaving this way. As a male friend pointed out, telling women to behave more like men is similar to telling introverts they should behave like extroverts. It implies a judgement that the extroverted or “male” way is the “best” mode of human interaction, and we should all strive to emulate it. For some, this may be harrowingly uncomfortable – for some, it’s downright impossible.

There are reams of advice given on doing business in other cultures: how to fit in, how not to offend, how to negotiate with someone who may see things very differently than you do and may not give the cultural cues that you expect. Such advice stresses understanding and compromise, and we all agree that it would be unproductive and gauche to expect our counterparts from other cultures to adapt entirely to our ways.

So why is it acceptable to demand that women take on the modes of interaction more native to men (or introverts to extroverts)?

I have read articles about how even hirers are frustrated at the way women “leave money on the table”. To paraphrase a piece written by an anonymous hiring manager: “I’m authorized to give a higher starting salary, but only if they ask for it. The women never ask, the men always do.”

The women in these situations say, if asked, that they felt the offer was fair – i.e., they assumed the employer would treat them fairly – and/or they didn’t feel comfortable making a counter request and being perceived as pushy broads before even starting a new job. But if they later learned or guessed that they were paid less than a man (or another woman) for the same job, you can bet they resented the hell out of it, and felt betrayed by their employer.

Avoiding “politics” of this kind is a big motivator for many women to found their own businesses: when you’re the boss, you can ensure that your employees are treated fairly.

My own feeling is: if you (my employer) think my job is worth $n, that’s what you should pay me; I should not have to ask. (If you don’t know what the job is worth, I may not either – why don’t we figure it out together?)

Telling women that we’re leaving money on the table by not asking is blaming the victim. Paying higher salaries to those who merely ask rewards negotiating skills, not professional merit or hard work in a particular role which may have nothing to do with the ability to be an aggressive bargainer.

The same applies to introverts – which, by the way, often describes some of your most valuable staff: programmers. Many male engineers are naive, young, introverted, and/or socially awkward, which puts them in a similar position to women at the bargaining table. They may accept your first offer and not subsequently question their salaries, as long as they can pay the rent.

But, in a hot job market, you’re taking a risk when you pay people less than you can afford and know they’re worth. Your best and brightest (men or women, outgoing or introverted) get job offers every week, and if you’re paying them at the low end of the scale, it’s easy for someone else to make a better offer. Company rules may “discourage” your employees from discussing their salaries with each other*, but a recruiter may be happy to say: “Oh, we pay a lot better for that position.”

If you value an employee and want to keep them, it’s in your best interest to deal with them transparently, honestly, fairly, and in a way that accommodates their individual character and style. If that’s not already part of your company culture and policy, perhaps it’s time to revisit those things and think about what kind of company you want to be, in order to keep your best and brightest, and attract more like them.


* In California, it is no longer legal for companies to prevent or penalize employees discussing their salaries. Furthermore, “California’s newly effective (January 1, 2017) pay equity law indicates that reliance on an individual’s salary history does not justify a pay disparity, but the law does not specifically prohibit employers from soliciting the information on applications.”

Especially in light of a recent (April, 2017) court ruling which seems to undermine that law, the best advice is never to give recruiters any previous salary history. However, it can be difficult to avoid doing so. I have seen at least one company use a web-based form that forces you to put something into a “previous salary” field (I did not experiment with filling that field with zeroes, for example), along with a statement that falsifying any part of the form would end forever your chances of employment with that company.

The Twitter Diaries: January 2012

(in reverse chron order) 2012-01-31 23:40:29 DeirdreS: RT @pbeyssac: OMG! At last! RT @TechCrunch After Four Years, ZFS Finds Its Way To The Mac http://t.co/caiZVG6O http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164493282955624449 2012-01-31 23:38:23 DeirdreS: Prophetic..? “noticed what we need to mention this morning twenty-one billion scripts it’s possible” @brendangregg http://t.co/V9Q8FtyY http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164492755505131522 2012-01-31 23:11:31 DeirdreS: @sogrady but what have you done Read More…

(in reverse chron order)

2012-01-31 23:40:29
DeirdreS: RT @pbeyssac: OMG! At last! RT @TechCrunch After Four Years, ZFS Finds Its Way To The Mac http://t.co/caiZVG6O
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164493282955624449

2012-01-31 23:38:23
DeirdreS: Prophetic..? “noticed what we need to mention this morning twenty-one billion scripts it’s possible” @brendangregg http://t.co/V9Q8FtyY
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164492755505131522

2012-01-31 23:11:31
DeirdreS: @sogrady but what have you done with our boss?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164485995037868032

2012-01-31 22:43:07
DeirdreS: “I may be obliged to defend every love, every ending – or maybe there’s no obligations now.” http://t.co/tnMxB3AT
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164478844735193088

2012-01-31 22:39:57
DeirdreS: .@jaredmdobson We use SmartOS in production in Joyent’s own public cloud – drinking our own champagne every day!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164478051390996482

2012-01-31 22:08:30
DeirdreS: RT @izs: Two things that need to be part of Silicon Valley culture: 1. Yearly sabbaticals 2. Daily naptime
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164470136529620992

2012-01-31 21:42:37
DeirdreS: 5 years ago I wrote and filmed: Il Muro di Sormano: Where Bicycle Racers Hit THE WALL http://t.co/M035dv1P
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164463620481224705

2012-01-31 21:13:06
DeirdreS: RT @robertociacci: “Se dichiari tutto sei un deficiente” #ballaro – Allora, mia mossa piu’ intelligente e’ stata: lasciare l’Italia.

translation: “If you declare everything [on your taxes], you’re an idiot.” – quoted on an Italian TV program called Ballaro. My response: “In that case, my most intelligent move was to leave Italy.”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164456190867279873

2012-01-31 18:31:22
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Tonite – Joyent Cloud Meetup w/ @rmustacc “Using #SmartOS as a Hypervisor” in SF 5-7 pm. Beer/pizza http://t.co/JcafN1Oc Ea …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164415490297565185

2012-01-31 17:27:40
DeirdreS: “We wondered why we had to prove that we could run the company, rather than our investors assuming that we would.” http://t.co/1cAwVRj6
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164399460112285696

2012-01-31 17:13:28
DeirdreS: @Graftolistic Welcome to the left coast – we look forward to meeting you in person! #illumos
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164395889241231360

2012-01-31 17:02:40
DeirdreS: Coming to dtrace.conf? we’d love to hear how you’re using dynamic tracing! http://t.co/E49Q8hK9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164393171390959617

2012-01-31 17:00:25
DeirdreS: RT @fergleiser: the video from my talk about DTrace at BSDDayAR 2012 is available http://t.co/moAHBMjL /CC @ahl @bcantrill (sorry, in sp …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164392601133383680

2012-01-31 16:35:13
DeirdreS: RT @kebesays: It’s only Tuesday, but it might be worth a FF post for @obamatranslated http://t.co/3RewGSCT via @youtube
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164386260985724928

2012-01-31 04:54:45
DeirdreS: RT @LusciousPear: Encourage your “intelligent design” friends to take faith-based antibiotics next time they’re sick. #fb
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164209981552472065

2012-01-31 04:53:29
DeirdreS: Voodoo Child – Alex Britti – YouTube http://t.co/HtxpjkGe
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164209664484065280

2012-01-31 04:37:28
DeirdreS: RT @mmfa: Miss Piggy: #FoxNews is not news! http://t.co/wkeqQ6iQ #p2 – well, she’s right…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164205634043121666

2012-01-31 04:03:01
DeirdreS: RT @johnnysunshine: Updated #SmartOS to fix bug 53 : http://t.co/jxI5FqTn
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164196962495762432

2012-01-31 03:59:15
DeirdreS: @ben Apparently you should ask @bcantrill – or so YouTube thinks.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164196016432750592

2012-01-31 03:48:23
DeirdreS: @ahl It fails almost as epically on Bryan: “acceptable referrals for an axe”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164193279762632705

2012-01-31 03:38:55
DeirdreS: @ahl His accent is not that Aussie, for an Aussie.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164190897293103104

2012-01-31 03:24:32
DeirdreS: Must be read to be believed: YouTube Transcription FAIL of @brendangregg’s #SCALE10x talk http://t.co/V9Q8FtyY
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164187278233698304

2012-01-31 02:07:58
DeirdreS: ‘you then can look anyone in the eye and say, “I’m probably no better than you, but I’m certainly your equal.” ‘ http://t.co/zzo6jbYs
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164168009106198529

2012-01-31 01:33:20
DeirdreS: 2 years ago: “When you take 5 minutes to do what others do in 5 days YOU GET BORED – I QUIT” Learn Italian in Signs http://t.co/QDXMV5UK
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164159295255101441

2012-01-31 01:30:50
DeirdreS: 8 yrs ago: “I don’t understand much of what goes on in Italian politics – simply too squalid to bear thinking about.” http://t.co/wOCdxoRe
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164158666948345856

2012-01-31 01:29:10
DeirdreS: 9 years ago I wrote about Scuola Materna: Public Preschool in Italy http://t.co/FEBNMA1Y
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164158246440013826

2012-01-31 01:21:28
DeirdreS: @joelhousman I thought that described pretty much every real person on the internet; that’s how I distinguish real people from spambots.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164156309409767424

2012-01-31 00:58:16
DeirdreS: Please, please, PLEASE, if you’re filming a conference: http://t.co/jZUDciRd
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164150469885837312

2012-01-31 00:26:39
DeirdreS: .@hridaybala You asked for videoblogging tips: http://t.co/JP5LoskY (and I’m going to update/expand this soon).
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164142512691347456

2012-01-30 00:21:15
DeirdreS: “the question is whether he has an underlying religious conception of the presidency and the American government” http://t.co/3irovoln
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163778768563994624

2012-01-30 22:59:09
DeirdreS: Entire Joyent engineering team mesmerized by YouTube’s attempt to transcribe @brendangregg
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164120494822526977

2012-01-30 22:02:07
DeirdreS: @ryah When watched closely, developers rarely fail to be entertaining!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164106139800305664

2012-01-30 20:17:54
DeirdreS: RT @quiip: “This concept of companies as communities feels like an important and implementable one.” http://t.co/rJdD1cj1
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164079912725135361

2012-01-30 19:18:16
DeirdreS: @cote I’ve wondered about that regarding myself. Maybe it really is everybody else? 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164064908256870401

2012-01-30 17:35:47
DeirdreS: 10 years ago: “women don’t drive.” Car Stories http://t.co/18zlwPf9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164039114847559681

2012-01-30 17:29:06
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: We often get asked “Will this run on Joyent Cloud?” Most everything does but here’s the highlights. http://t.co/PacUwgfj
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164037435699892224

2012-01-30 17:28:02
DeirdreS: new video: Performance Analysis: new tools and concepts from the cloud @brendangregg at #scale10x http://t.co/ISXAGCJX
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164037165704155137

2012-01-30 17:07:50
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Tomorrow – Joyent Cloud Meetup w/engineer Robert Mustacchi “Using #SmartOS as a Hypervisor” in SF 5-7 pm. Beer/pizza http:// …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/164032080349630466

2012-01-30 02:20:57
DeirdreS: “Sorry for your loss. Here’s your bill.” http://t.co/XcctWi5Q
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163808890134339584

2012-01-30 01:23:21
DeirdreS: Alarmed that a “laptop” designed for toddlers brightly exclaims: “New blog entry!” Also claims to do email. At least it’s not tweeting. Yet.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163794393223008256

2012-01-30 01:19:15
DeirdreS: RT @johnmoe: Namasit. Nastmaste. Namagoodboy.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163793363861123073

2012-01-30 01:18:37
DeirdreS: @LusciousPear …which totally demands “photo or GTFO” of the outfit in question”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163793201843548160

2012-01-29 23:58:58
DeirdreS: @atmos Sorry you’re feeling sick. I have gone psycho from time to time due to illness and/or medication. Both can do weird things.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163773157180850177

2012-01-29 22:18:02
DeirdreS: Textures: Brick, Stone & Sky http://t.co/MadNeKhq
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163747757448888320

2012-01-29 22:04:31
DeirdreS: ” gays and lesbians are born in places like Texas and Oklahoma, into even the most devout families.” http://t.co/q8tB8sGt
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163744357617373184

2012-01-29 20:35:24
DeirdreS: 8 yrs ago: “An agreement in 1884 between Italian Republic & Vatican… Respecting freedom of conscience of parents” http://t.co/VRWUdPaP
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163721930845851648

2012-01-29 20:31:24
DeirdreS: 9 years ago I wrote about Asilo Nido: Daycare in Italy http://t.co/VKnpIa6M
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163720922140909568

2012-01-29 20:27:46
DeirdreS: Twitter “managed to play by the rules while also leveling the playing field of communication” http://t.co/CZTdtf0e
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163720009548435456

2012-01-29 20:10:37
DeirdreS: @philiph Yes, it’s the ridiculous rent that started me on the path outta here. I could just about go to India every quarter with the savings
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163715693211160577

2012-01-29 19:33:21
DeirdreS: SOMA SF becoming unlivable when I have to call cops at 2:30 am for music from a car parked half a block away.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163706316278349826

2012-01-29 17:34:12
DeirdreS: RT @LivePaola: This job reports to me. Are you up for it? Online Marketing Enterprise Manager at Vodafone – Milan Area, Italy #jobs http …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163676328917352449

2012-01-29 17:33:26
DeirdreS: “Long hair, beard and sandals, and a funky bunch of friends – reckon they’d just nail him up if he came down again” http://t.co/dzGCKFfB
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163676137665466369

2012-01-29 17:16:32
DeirdreS: @raichoo Thanks! Glad to hear it went well. #illumos #zfs #dtrace
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163671883307417600

2012-01-29 17:15:58
DeirdreS: RT @raichoo: #illumos talk was a lot of fun. Audience was excited. Looks like this is going to be a mini install party ^^ #zfs #dtrace
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163671739434401792

2012-01-29 17:13:10
DeirdreS: new video: Performance Analysis: new tools and concepts from the cloud @brendangregg at #scale10x http://t.co/ISXAGCJX
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163671035940569090

2012-01-29 05:43:57
DeirdreS: @NomdeB I rarely get colds, just get everything else, usually. But after a vely long, hard workweek, not too surprising.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163497590636281856

2012-01-29 05:38:57
DeirdreS: @jonasthaler Agree. I can’t watch any of those shows, they give me (more) nightmares. #CSI
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163496331317493761

2012-01-29 05:38:22
DeirdreS: Shoulda known I’d get a cold. Anyway, last part of @brendangregg’s SCALE talk compressing now…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163496185045323777

2012-01-28 20:51:45
DeirdreS: “senior execs violated antitrust laws by entering into secret anti-poaching agreements not to hire each other’s best” http://t.co/C25kzynT
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163363658381008896

2012-01-28 20:11:02
DeirdreS: @hridaybala Never heard the end of the story, come to think of it. I hope she got free and was able to live the life she wished.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163353409506910209

2012-01-28 20:01:44
DeirdreS: 10 and 5 years ago I wrote about Immigration and Identity in Europe http://t.co/gpaO8YsQ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163351070448431104

2012-01-28 19:43:25
DeirdreS: @raichoo Wikis all suck, and each one sucks differently from the others…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163346460124000256

2012-01-28 19:42:30
DeirdreS: Shit Italian Girls Say http://t.co/w8jivcHA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163346230234193920

2012-01-28 19:40:33
DeirdreS: “many young adults are enormously smart and knowledgeable but directionless, enthusiastic but unable to commit” http://t.co/3N3O6HfC
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163345740184305664

2012-01-28 19:15:50
DeirdreS: @raichoo Can you add that here? http://t.co/dXNAExVu #illumos #hackerspace #bielefeld
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163339520236990465

2012-01-28 19:14:11
DeirdreS: RT @raichoo: I’m going to give a lightning talk about #illumos tomorrow at #hackerspace #bielefeld http://t.co/vfcyiIu0
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163339103457394688

2012-01-28 17:13:37
DeirdreS: @hudsonette You might like to see my friend Amanda in this: http://t.co/KkiXI32w
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163308760423596032

2012-01-28 16:56:30
DeirdreS: @sturadnidge They all said it was disappointingly drinkable. I had a Stella instead.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163304455670996992

2012-01-28 05:12:16
DeirdreS: @NomdeB probably been done for my whole family by Mormon relatives, so what? They’re dead and beyond caring.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163127229444923394

2012-01-28 02:46:52
DeirdreS: @nsolis @gigastacey @om thinks I’m a dude age 24-34!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163090638496219137

2012-01-28 00:55:08
DeirdreS: @hridaybala Yeah, and I’ll bet you guys worked the weekend before, too
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163062517550166016

2012-01-28 00:48:21
DeirdreS: At the end of an 11-day workweek. Having a beer.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163060812548804609

2012-01-28 00:45:39
DeirdreS: @timfoster One or two other whats?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163060130416574464

2012-01-27 23:07:23
DeirdreS: @federicocarrara Carino! Non c’era al #nodesummit questa settimana?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163035401815199744

2012-01-27 22:39:59
DeirdreS: Thanks to @gflarity for “Remotely Upgrading A USB Key Based Deployment” – SmartOS Documentation http://t.co/V9jBGK7F
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163028504810754048

2012-01-27 22:17:02
DeirdreS: @federicocarrara Sono la community manager sia per SmartOS che per suo genitore, illumos. Lavoro per Joyent.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/163022729375780864

2012-01-27 20:44:48
DeirdreS: “We’re not zealots, we’re engineers of taste.”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162999520890863616

2012-01-27 20:02:02
DeirdreS: @diorahman http://t.co/nhlva3bf should help
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162988758726217730

2012-01-27 19:52:52
DeirdreS: Thanks @johnnysunshine for a new SmartOS image, this one incorporating node.js v0.6.8 ! http://t.co/uWETXtkd
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162986451296980992

2012-01-27 19:22:12
DeirdreS: @diorahman Please ask in the mailing list: http://t.co/hEeTUdEg – lots of folks there who can answer at the length needed!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162978734499045376

2012-01-27 19:21:19
DeirdreS: RT @mmayo: RT “@ozten: Read my @Storify story: “My Take on NodeSummit” http://t.co/FEBTToja #nodesummit” <– best summary of NodeSummit.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162978509478838273

2012-01-27 18:31:04
DeirdreS: RT @ryancnelson: I’m on a plane, bringing a 12pack of Walgreens “Big Flats” beer (google it) back to SF for the DTrace/SmartOS team.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162965865879437312

2012-01-27 17:48:46
DeirdreS: .@jbaltz3phase Some stuff here http://t.co/c9lGTqvS might help you learn #ZFS #smartOS
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162955219452432385

2012-01-27 17:48:09
DeirdreS: RT @jbaltz3phase: If anything out there gets me really serious about learning&deploying #ZFS this year, it’s going to be #smartOS.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162955065102057472

2012-01-27 17:21:02
DeirdreS: And it is on! dtrace.conf 2012, San Francisco, Tuesday, April 3rd. Sign up now at http://t.co/E49Q8hK9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162948240562597890

2012-01-27 11:16:12
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Joyent Cloud Meetup w/engineer Robert Mustacchi “Using #SmartOS as a Hypervisor” Jan 31 in SF. 5-7 pm. Beer,pizza http://t.c …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162856426958618624

2012-01-27 08:01:19
DeirdreS: RT @bdha: In other news, migrating #illumos services to @joyent’s Public Cloud makes me pretty happy.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162807383578509312

2012-01-27 08:00:49
DeirdreS: 5 years ago: Oh, My Darling Clementine http://t.co/GVBQXXGR
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162807255098601472

2012-01-27 07:54:51
DeirdreS: @gaspart La risposta e’: “Non c’e’ speranza, ne’ per il sito, ne’ per te.”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162805755316158464

2012-01-27 07:42:52
DeirdreS: @KallistoG Scary!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162802737787056128

2012-01-27 04:42:47
DeirdreS: “There’s a lot I’ll have missed, but I’ll not have been dead when I die!” http://t.co/SnGvPBWD
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162757419569651712

2012-01-26 01:05:01
DeirdreS: RT @BrendanEich: Congrats to @voodootikigod for @SaferAging winning “Best use of Node.js” at #nodesummit
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162340228068163584

2012-01-26 01:03:29
DeirdreS: @FilmCritHULK There are still photos around of birds strangling in them etc, so, yeah, I would think so.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162339843827957761

2012-01-26 00:18:29
DeirdreS: .@musingvirtual I unfortenately do not have a car…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162328517294559232

2012-01-26 22:36:16
DeirdreS: dtrace.conf – http://t.co/E49Q8hK9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162665181980262401

2012-01-26 22:33:50
DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: And it is on! dtrace.conf 2012, San Francisco, Tuesday, April 3rd. Sign up now at http://t.co/UEaMzo5n
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162664572292050945

2012-01-26 21:10:04
DeirdreS: @RossellaLaeng Your tweets are protected – intentional? Also, you’re not following your mother. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162643489786568705

2012-01-26 19:07:51
DeirdreS: @raichoo if you can come up with the right mark, I’ll add it. Mind, we may both be shunned by @bcantrill and @ahl for excessive cuteness!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162612734830190592

2012-01-26 18:22:54
DeirdreS: @raichoo You’re way too into this. 😉 DTrace isn’t just for Illumos; don’t want other OSes to feel unwelcome!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162601419554299904

2012-01-26 18:13:57
DeirdreS: @ebertchicago that was a profoundly disturbing book, don’t think I could watch the film
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162599169477971968

2012-01-26 17:21:02
DeirdreS: Examining File System Latency in Production: 61 pages of @brendangregg to while away the wait for new video 😉 http://t.co/s3BbXWZy
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162585851484831744

2012-01-26 17:10:27
DeirdreS: .@robotovat @alaindebotton Seems a pity to waste years (or even minutes) of your life doing things to stave off fear of death.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162583188772888576

2012-01-26 07:04:21
DeirdreS: @alaindebotton Or maybe it’s just being old enough to know what they want and brave enough to pursue it.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162430657354665984

2012-01-26 06:36:57
DeirdreS: My linguaphile friends should check this out: Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games | Quizlet http://t.co/BwAV2JhK
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162423762397036544

2012-01-26 06:26:04
DeirdreS: Examining File System Latency in Production: 61 pages of @brendangregg to while away the wait for new video 😉 http://t.co/s3BbXWZy
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162421022245662720

2012-01-26 05:35:13
DeirdreS: @jonasthaler I used to be able to sing, otherwise no musical talent whatsoever… unless remembering a lot of lyrics counts.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162408226044907520

2012-01-26 05:34:11
DeirdreS: @NodeSummit This is San Francisco – they should all go naked! No, waitaminute… #nodesummit
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162407966404919297

2012-01-26 05:31:21
DeirdreS: @hridaybala @sogrady Alcohol only puts me to sleep for about 2 hours, then I’m awake the rest of the night. Sigh.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162407253998174208

2012-01-26 04:43:58
DeirdreS: I need a power switch for my brain – would like to just shut down for about 12 hours.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162395329562558464

2012-01-26 04:35:28
DeirdreS: @davidpaulyoung It /is/ hard – but we’re up to it. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162393191394455552

2012-01-26 02:07:42
DeirdreS: @jaredmdobson lots more where those came from: http://t.co/4t5y1zDu (and with some of the same people)
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162356006293217280

2012-01-26 01:44:22
DeirdreS: Spent half of the day doing community manager stuff, the other half editing video. I can haz beer now?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162350130144624640

2012-01-26 01:39:46
DeirdreS: RT @charlesbeeler: RT @bcantrill: When your competitor’s high profile customers publicly congratulate you on a round, you’re doing somet …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162348976232861696

2012-01-25 23:08:08
DeirdreS: @NomdeB @milouness You both had to go there… Now I’m stuck with that thought.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162310814848651265

2012-01-25 21:26:52
DeirdreS: RT @avinash: [Hilarious, and true:] Every Presentation Ever: Short video: http://t.co/gJD6JGA4 #communication #fail – Oh, so TRUE.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162285328948936704

2012-01-25 21:13:52
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Ppl @ #nodesummit asking about @smartos. Learn more at our Meetup/Office Hours Jan 31. 5-7 pm. Beer+pizza. http://t.co/JcafN1Oc
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162282059467997184

2012-01-25 19:42:41
DeirdreS: RT @bryanwb: #opschef geeks, coming to fosdem? interested in #illumos? join me at the illumos meetup http://t.co/WsoAanwJ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162259111419981824

2012-01-25 18:57:49
DeirdreS: @dbarodrigo needs work: http://t.co/ovwlRazz #iouc
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162247820584288256

2012-01-25 17:29:42
DeirdreS: Dear American food makers: If it’s not Asian cuisine, it doesn’t need soy. Please stop making me sick.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162225644313378819

2012-01-25 17:21:36
DeirdreS: @sogrady Having a timezone is overrated.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162223606569508864

2012-01-25 17:05:02
DeirdreS: new video: Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor http://t.co/FJOoH1H1 Robert Mustacchi’s talk at SCALE 10x.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162219438656061440

2012-01-25 16:32:16
DeirdreS: Will the awareness ribbon campaigns end when they run out of basic colors? “I’m wearing a puce ribbon for x” might be stretching things.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162211189798080513

2012-01-25 16:15:15
DeirdreS: @shesgeeky is anyone carpooling Saturday from SF or Caltrain?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162206909800267776

2012-01-25 08:13:11
DeirdreS: …it begins to tell ’round midnight – YouTube http://t.co/yds6LnlK
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162085595336802304

2012-01-25 08:04:10
DeirdreS: 8 years ago: Learning Italian http://t.co/TZqXC3x4
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162083325702455296

2012-01-25 08:03:40
DeirdreS: 8 years ago: Religion in Italian Schools http://t.co/VRWUdPaP
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162083197235105792

2012-01-25 08:03:17
DeirdreS: 8 yrs ago: “I undoubtedly owned shoes as a child, but couldn’t tell you anything about them.” That Italian Shoe Thing http://t.co/A19wnn8p
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162083101772750848

2012-01-25 08:01:53
DeirdreS: 2 years ago: Thinking Badly of Others in Italy “A very indicative Italian saying” http://t.co/HKU3cDkV
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162082750566899713

2012-01-25 07:58:37
DeirdreS: 9 years ago: “a boy who doesn’t yet own a cellphone she considered an advantage as he was forced to speak to her” http://t.co/10mlfT6k
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162081929276030976

2012-01-25 06:23:19
DeirdreS: “Companies are increasingly relying on social networks to gauge candidates’ suitability for a job” http://t.co/hJ6Aduir
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162057943288791040

2012-01-25 05:58:06
DeirdreS: @feliciaday http://t.co/oRu8hp2f #searchit
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162051597592039424

2012-01-25 05:29:52
DeirdreS: “We see adulthood as the time when we can choose for ourselves what’s important to us and what we most want to do.” http://t.co/s3fGWSTA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162044493644836864

2012-01-25 05:11:49
DeirdreS: RT @amrutamehta: Sir Patrick Stewart on domestic violence, from personal experience http://t.co/rKbIPZje
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162039952400596994

2012-01-25 05:08:57
DeirdreS: new video: Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor http://t.co/FJOoH1H1 Robert Mustacchi’s talk at SCALE 10x.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162039229034135552

2012-01-25 03:40:38
DeirdreS: @Dichenlachman Why should you “do anything” about how you look? You’re gorgeous!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162017004281274368

2012-01-25 03:22:20
DeirdreS: Clearing out the freezer means tonight’s dinner is bison and chestnut meatloaf. Smells good, and I’m awfully hungry…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162012398587355136

2012-01-25 03:06:32
DeirdreS: RT @dhh: I usually give startups shit for taking wads of cash, but @joyent’s $85M to buy loads of servers to fight AWS seems like what V …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/162008420776542208

2012-01-25 00:45:28
DeirdreS: RT @craigmorgan: RT @kylebeyer Wow. @bcantrill just blew the bottom out of conf presentation latency. great job. #nodesummit < +1
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161972919789031424

2012-01-25 00:43:54
DeirdreS: RT @robWcam: SmartOS is what I have been missing. Really excited to give it a spin. #nodesummit http://t.co/71crz4y9 Thanks @bcantrill!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161972525830651904

2012-01-24 00:33:05
DeirdreS: I need to go home and go to sleep. Wonder if I have anything to eat for when I wake up hungry later.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161607415777869825

2012-01-24 23:56:13
DeirdreS: RT @sturadnidge: 2 minutes in and @bcantrill is on fire already. #NodeSummit
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161960526337933313

2012-01-24 23:27:25
DeirdreS: another one from the vaults: Mike Shapiro of Sun and Steve O’Grady of Redmonk http://t.co/OtO1worK
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161953277687242752

2012-01-24 23:18:32
DeirdreS: RT @johnnysunshine: yo dawg, I heard you like SmartOS: http://t.co/2E6Tb1KH
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161951043901587456

2012-01-24 23:13:20
DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: Google is being annoyingly tight-lipped, while Microsoft is writing a Node program on stage — on a Mac. #NodeSummit #Wor …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161949734087573504

2012-01-24 22:45:42
DeirdreS: found some old stuff on an antique hard disk: Solaris History: The Open Storage Revolution – Jeff Bonwick http://t.co/UtE8eLB3
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161942782741712897

2012-01-24 22:22:26
DeirdreS: Dear recruit-spammers: Why would I be interested in working for a company that can’t even read my LinkedIn profile before writing to me?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161936926004350976

2012-01-24 22:15:06
DeirdreS: RT @jasonh: Joyent and Sprint Partner to Bring Node.js to Developers on SmartDataCenter http://t.co/pil0a64R via @wordpressdotcom
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161935082301554691

2012-01-24 21:49:14
DeirdreS: This dark chocolate salted caramel I’m eating may prevent a homicide today.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161928572448157697

2012-01-24 21:24:03
DeirdreS: RT @composerstephen: Tickets go on sale next week for the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus special event! http://t.co/zfKjz6ft @SFGMC
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161922231490973698

2012-01-24 19:34:12
DeirdreS: RT @bdha: Can now create ipkg zones with #SmartOS’s vmadm create: https://t.co/Vsuj7jPK (couple bugs still)
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161894590369107968

2012-01-24 18:58:42
DeirdreS: RT @GeorgeTrujillo: The number of Oracle shops using #MySQL is 60-70%. #IOUG
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161885656086360064

2012-01-24 18:38:34
DeirdreS: Well, there is one thing more annoying: when the next (and last) bus doesn’t show up at all.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161880587660042240

2012-01-24 18:23:32
DeirdreS: @leapingwoman thinking about it, will depend partly on getting rides to/from Caltrain – and how tired I am after 9 day workweek
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161876804775321600

2012-01-24 18:21:30
DeirdreS: Few things in life are more annoying than seeing the bus pull away as you approach to catch it.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161876291996499968

2012-01-24 17:36:21
DeirdreS: @bcantrill Showoff! 😉 #NodeSummit
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161864928871985152

2012-01-24 08:31:10
DeirdreS: @jasonh I thought hugs were your department?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161727729270657024

2012-01-24 06:32:00
DeirdreS: About a week of sleep would probably be a good place to start…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161697743407034368

2012-01-23 23:56:51
DeirdreS: Notes from SCALE10x — More I/O for the Cloud, Please « Joyeur http://t.co/wIHN3sux
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161598300959686656

2012-01-23 23:49:39
DeirdreS: RT @rod11: Big news day for Joyent. We announced our recent $85M funding round. That’s basically what I have been working on …http:/ …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161596486155636737

2012-01-23 23:48:38
DeirdreS: @jscarp There’s one right under the Joyent offices – come for a visit!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161596231452344320

2012-01-23 21:48:38
DeirdreS: Good sandwiches, nothing I’m allergic to. Yay! (@ The Melt w/ 3 others) http://t.co/vslX4ysh
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161566031826006016

2012-01-23 19:30:58
DeirdreS: @pborenstein thanks! I expect flowers on my desk when I get to the office! (Not really – I do already feel appreciated.)
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161531389215383552

2012-01-23 18:56:14
DeirdreS: Maybe I should write a post “about me on Twitter” so new tech followers know what they’re in for – ie not all tech!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161522644708102144

2012-01-23 18:53:31
DeirdreS: RT @nwekwerth: @garrettwilkin Yes, you can run Silverline in supported Linux guest OS’s on SmartOS. Our Metrics service would fit really …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161521963297288192

2012-01-23 18:50:52
DeirdreS: RT @tefdigital: We’ve made a strategic investment in @joyent to boost our cloud computing capabilities. http://t.co/1sEuVmxh
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161521295694110722

2012-01-23 18:04:23
DeirdreS: RT @lusis: you guys should seriously look at @brendangregg slides from his preso. You’ll be smarter. Trust me.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161509597293707265

2012-01-23 17:59:27
DeirdreS: Joyent Secures $85M in Venture Funding to Fuel Global Growth and Continued Innovation | Joyent http://t.co/FrHQemyQ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161508358308888577

2012-01-23 17:18:38
DeirdreS: RT @blakeirvin: @HenrikJohansen : I’ve worked with SmartOS. Much faster than EC2. Requires a little extra legwork at times, but well w …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161498083853737984

2012-01-23 09:12:14
DeirdreS: Made it home from #Scale10x in the rain, waiting to hear that @brendangregg did, too. Then I hope to sleep for many hours.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161375676098809856

2012-01-23 09:08:41
DeirdreS: @vambenepe mine would be more like: “Some guys moved a ball around, whoTF cares?”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161374785996206080

2012-01-23 09:00:39
DeirdreS: @MathSimon @gedamore yes I’ll be getting video out, may need some time – lots of other stuff to do!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161372763146289152

2012-01-23 08:59:35
DeirdreS: @vambenepe my reaction when I heard “Giants” would be playing was very similar: “I thought they played baseball…?”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161372495390314496

2012-01-23 07:14:04
DeirdreS: RT @nodejschina: SCALE 10X 2012, Using SmartOS as a Hypervisor https://t.co/DJm1ucbl
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161345939980824576

2012-01-23 07:10:24
DeirdreS: @missbhavens amen, sister!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161345016848072705

2012-01-23 01:06:28
DeirdreS: @hridaybala @socallinuxexpo thanks to you guys – it was great!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161253429963001856

2012-01-23 01:05:43
DeirdreS: RT @davewiner: Poor Chris Dodd. http://t.co/tEYDGd7u
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161253240867012610

2012-01-23 00:51:34
DeirdreS: .@bdha @rmustacc heard someone in the hall afterwards telling a friend “I just heard the most awesome talk!”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161249682033606656

2012-01-22 23:54:42
DeirdreS: @3rdEden Annabelles is good, OSHA Thai on 3rd&folsom… What do you Wang to eat? you’re in my neighborhood
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161235368920875008

2012-01-22 23:51:30
DeirdreS: RT @richardelling: @joyent has some interesting ideas on how to #dtrace into the VM guest… stay tuned… #illumos #SCALE10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161234562750496769

2012-01-22 23:48:26
DeirdreS: RT @richardelling: #smartos with #dtrace and #KVM allows @joyent to offer very detailed and useful analytics #illumos #SCALE10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161233795016704001

2012-01-22 23:47:28
DeirdreS: Oh god – /more/ football?!?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161233548077051905

2012-01-22 23:46:39
DeirdreS: RT @gedamore: Using DTrace and SmartOS to instrument ext3 in a Linux kernel. Cool.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161233346154860544

2012-01-22 23:19:06
DeirdreS: Had never even heard of Paterno til his name came up in context of child rape. So not likely to mourn a “college football legend”.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161226410759954435

2012-01-22 22:19:04
DeirdreS: @hridaybala ok thanks for checking
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161211304529498112

2012-01-22 21:54:02
DeirdreS: RT @ubersoft: Investigate Chris Dodd and the MPAA for bribery after he publicly admited to bribing politicans to pass legislation. http: …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161205003648905216

2012-01-22 21:47:13
DeirdreS: RT @raichoo: Watching @gedamore live talk about #illumos at #scale10x http://t.co/ySKPQIMz
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161203285850718209

2012-01-22 21:46:38
DeirdreS: Thanks to #Scale10x for letting me film all the #illumos related talks so we have great new info to share with our community – and others!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161203140207714304

2012-01-22 21:44:04
DeirdreS: @milouness in some ways feel like I never stopped being a teenager
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161202493613801473

2012-01-22 21:19:21
DeirdreS: RT @lolcatstevens: Unsung heros: thanks @irabinovitch and Jordan Schwartz ( @mediatemple ) and the #SCaLE10x folk for keeping this great …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161196273897185280

2012-01-22 21:18:07
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Nexenta’s Garrett D’Amore on Developing for illumos at SCALE today (1/22) at 1:30 pm http://t.co/0pZxHpM7
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161195965892669440

2012-01-22 21:17:46
DeirdreS: @imarambiocatan we have some #illumos t’s here at #Scale10x and clearly we need to make them more widely available… Working on it!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161195874947571712

2012-01-22 20:09:00
DeirdreS: @HumanityCritic can we force SC to secede from the union?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161178570478202880

 

2012-01-22 20:08:16
DeirdreS: #illumos #Scale10x http://t.co/40fyM7Jh
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161178383655510017

2012-01-22 19:36:56
DeirdreS: @raichoo I’m thinking I should make the pony available on a t-shirt… #dtrace #illumos
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161170498938601472

2012-01-22 19:29:52
DeirdreS: RT @raichoo: HOLY SHIT! THERE IS AN OFFICIAL #dtrace PONY!!!!!!!! http://t.co/gzxnXM6W <3 <3 <3 #illumos /cc @lotterleben @viirus42
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/161168724123058176

2012-01-22 06:57:22
DeirdreS: RT @Mike_FTW: Rick Santorum launches Conservatives Unite Moneybomb (CUM). I am not making this up. https://t.co/95XtP8tz
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160979348982206465

2012-01-22 06:52:17
DeirdreS: RT @underbellie: If you truly don’t believe a baby has a right to eat in public, you might want to check if you’re an asshole. #breastfe …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160978068813512704

2012-01-22 04:31:23
DeirdreS: @jonasthaler ‘fraid so…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160942613195784193

2012-01-22 04:16:13
DeirdreS: Illumos / SmartOS BoF af #Scale10x – come on over to the Santa Monica room! http://t.co/oM2U7JIU
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160938792524582914

2012-01-22 03:26:27
DeirdreS: @mikeal What cable?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160926272585875456

2012-01-22 03:18:19
DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: My #SCALE10x slides http://t.co/JRrSmv5Z “Performance Analysis: new tools and concepts from the cloud” it was videoed too
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160924222980489217

2012-01-22 02:34:49
DeirdreS: RT @richardelling: Gordon Ross shows how to use dtrace to debug FUSE #SCALE10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160913277700939776

2012-01-22 02:24:55
DeirdreS: RT @justinvincent: MPAA lied to Congress about the jobs number http://t.co/41yc1sjZ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160910785386774528

2012-01-22 02:12:09
DeirdreS: There is just no interesting way to film people sitting at a table facing an audience, so they’d better say something interesting.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160907573413941248

2012-01-22 02:06:17
DeirdreS: >120 of them attended @brendangregg’s talk this morning.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160906097136377857

2012-01-22 02:05:30
DeirdreS: >1800 attendees at #Scale10x this year
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160905900121522176

2012-01-22 02:03:05
DeirdreS: RT @notmatt: .@spolsky suggests no more guerrilla tactics on SOPA/PIPA-style legislation. Time to engage directly: https://t.co/yPsTSQ7z
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160905292564013056

2012-01-22 01:54:53
DeirdreS: About to attend and film the OS panel At #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160903228924502016

2012-01-22 01:30:31
DeirdreS: @rbarraud I could probably eat the stick, but the cornbread and hot dog probably contain soy
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160897096965308416

2012-01-22 01:22:39
DeirdreS: Having a burger without a bun, not because I’m on a diet, but bec most commercial bread contains soy in some form… Forced diet!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160895116087795712

2012-01-21 00:17:09
DeirdreS: Pace is important in keeping open source project thriving. #illumos #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160516243701510145

2012-01-21 00:12:19
DeirdreS: If we’re all competing on the same open standards, the best implementation wins. #illumos #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160515027869237249

2012-01-21 22:56:41
DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: Cool btrfs demo showing reduced seeks vs ext3 and xfs. Except it was demoed on flash
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160858383782649856

2012-01-21 22:38:13
DeirdreS: 10 years ago I wrote: Ringing in the Euro http://t.co/uwcVQv9Y
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160853735298437120

2012-01-21 22:35:35
DeirdreS: RT @richardelling: btrfs is being tuned towards big storage, where big is 8TB+ #SCALE10x – They’re kidding, right?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160853070887137280

2012-01-21 22:34:06
DeirdreS: They’re saying “Let the grownups work a deal” because the kids – us consumers – don’t know what’s good for us. Gah! http://t.co/4RZ7daJl
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160852699934502912

2012-01-21 21:14:01
DeirdreS: OH: would a Christian Science Sysadmin never actually do anything?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160832545301344256

2012-01-21 20:23:19
DeirdreS: @bnwri hmm, religion as a condition of employment? @hemantmehta – is that legal in the US?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160819784030748672

2012-01-21 20:20:24
DeirdreS: @cwebber yes, both from us and from #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160819052841938944

2012-01-21 20:12:43
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Reminder #illumos ppl @ #SCALE10x. We’re sponsoring BoF tmrw @ 8pm w/ @brendangregg. DTrace, KVM. Santa Monica B. http://jo …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160817118181466112

2012-01-21 19:54:30
DeirdreS: RT @bdha: Nora and I watching @brendangregg drop some wisdom cross-country: http://t.co/cTimAq0B
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160812534591520769

2012-01-21 19:51:13
DeirdreS: RT @cwebber: Watching @brendangregg give a neat talk on performance analytics. #scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160811708137472000

2012-01-21 19:43:17
DeirdreS: RT @bdha: Yay, watching @brendangregg at SCALE livestream: https://t.co/VkHIPLuj
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160809710495342592

2012-01-21 19:36:13
DeirdreS: Full room for @brendangregg’s #Scale10x talk in Century AB http://t.co/ag9NLAzr
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160807930072010753

2012-01-21 18:53:44
DeirdreS: @chrisridd @brendangregg yes, should be live streamed as well
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160797240494010368

2012-01-21 18:52:15
DeirdreS: 11:30 in Century AB: @brendangregg’s talk on performance in the cloud #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160796867947532290

2012-01-21 18:50:52
DeirdreS: RT @quaid: Posted mostly-final PDF (or ODF) of my #SCALE10x #FOSS Mentoring talk at http://t.co/ECdQQQdF (under CC BY SA 3.0).
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160796518016745472

2012-01-21 18:50:12
DeirdreS: @irabinovitch give me a direct link for @brendangregg’s stream, I’ll tweet the hell outta that
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160796353465823232

2012-01-21 18:49:03
DeirdreS: RT @irabinovitch: I’m watching #SCALE10x video online. You can too! https://t.co/hVlSEjBI #scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160796061370290176

2012-01-21 18:48:11
DeirdreS: @quaid some of us get that – hence SmartOS and node.js @joyent
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160795844638027777

2012-01-21 18:46:40
DeirdreS: @bnwri the job requires a Christian?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160795464021721088

2012-01-21 02:26:56
DeirdreS: @philiph @cwebber Or beer, after his slides are done.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160548906869067776

2012-01-21 02:26:14
DeirdreS: RT @rmustacc: I’ll be at #SCALE10x this weekend and speaking on Sunday at 3:00pm on #SmartOS. Don’t miss @brendangregg talking perf Satu …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160548730066579457

2012-01-21 02:21:09
DeirdreS: Digital crowds work better than real-world ones For some things, nothing works except solitude – Andrew McAfee – HBR http://t.co/46T8vavX
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160547449348435968

2012-01-21 01:59:07
DeirdreS: Board members should be re-elected every year – our lives change so fast in software (but some audience disagreement with this) #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160541904231075840

2012-01-21 01:56:36
DeirdreS: Don’t put your chief funders on the board – they have a lot of influence anyway.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160541273521004544

2012-01-21 01:53:05
DeirdreS: Problem of mentoring open source board members – we don’t yet have the meta non-profits. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160540388388646912

2012-01-21 01:49:18
DeirdreS: @approx_normal @hemantmehta isn’t that child abandonment – illegal?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160539434880733184

2012-01-21 01:48:04
DeirdreS: Good thing I’m no longer in school – I can no longer sit and be talked at for hours.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160539123625631746

2012-01-21 01:43:44
DeirdreS: RT @AskDrRuth: CDC says 30% of teens not using contraceptives thought they couldn’t get pregnant. Do you think we need better sex ed in …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160538033354051585

2012-01-21 01:13:47
DeirdreS: Incorporation takes time – board meetings, accounting… #Scale10x use a fiscal sponsorship instead (if you can)
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160530496185565184

2012-01-21 01:12:30
DeirdreS: “can’t we just let our corporate sponsors take care of this stuff?” of course the example is MySQL -> Sun -> Oracle… #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160530173811372033

2012-01-21 01:10:54
DeirdreS: Reasons for incorporating include legal protection, loss of key people… #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160529771384680449

2012-01-21 01:07:18
DeirdreS: At Josh Berkus’ talk on foundations at #Scale10x – very timely for me
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160528866220314624

2012-01-21 00:57:35
DeirdreS: Challenge in open source community is growing the 10% who are most productive #illumos #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160526421117239296

2012-01-21 00:54:22
DeirdreS: @theronconrey glad you’re finding it useful!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160525608516976641

2012-01-21 00:34:52
DeirdreS: For a FOSS OS, you need hardware partnerships. And we need specs to work from. #illumos #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160520704444473344

2012-01-21 00:33:27
DeirdreS: Developers like knowing that their paid work will go back to the open source community. #illumos #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160520344149569536

2012-01-21 00:29:57
DeirdreS: If you’re going for the big reveal, it’s even more important to have code to show. #illumos #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160519466764087297

2012-01-21 00:20:25
DeirdreS: Community events, user group meetings drive momentum. #Scale10x #illumos
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160517064635850752

2012-01-21 00:19:16
DeirdreS: Code first, not vaporware, not just announcements. #illumos #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160516777200189440

2012-01-20 23:53:04
DeirdreS: Risks of growth include loss of focus, bikeshedding, project too big, too diverse. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160510185134239745

2012-01-20 23:47:36
DeirdreS: Grow by changing leadership regularly. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160508805711536128

2012-01-20 23:44:18
DeirdreS: Ongoing communicators are needed, using open extensible tools. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160507977613320192

2012-01-20 23:44:10
DeirdreS: Consensus over voting, see apache’s lightweight consensus model. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160507941882044417

2012-01-20 23:42:43
DeirdreS: Don’t let the poisonous people ruin your community. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160507579750027264

2012-01-20 23:40:50
DeirdreS: Yes I’d like to join the metrics wg
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160507105298759680

2012-01-20 23:39:20
DeirdreS: Make sure your tools are open source too. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160506726444056576

2012-01-20 23:35:24
DeirdreS: Discussions and decisions should be open. Better to disappoint than to surprise. People feel they’ve contributed when they’ve been heard.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160505735833325569

2012-01-20 23:33:38
DeirdreS: Improve infrastructure – enable. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160505294592548864

2012-01-20 23:31:16
DeirdreS: And we need a community who’s who page (I’ve been working on that, on the SmartOS wiki). #illumos
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160504698099605504

2012-01-20 23:29:35
DeirdreS: We need a wiki page of people willing to mentor #illumos newbies (tho asking me is still ok). #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160504272625205248

2012-01-20 23:28:34
DeirdreS: Expose interesting and easier tasks- encourage peripheral participation. #Scale10x So what are some easy ways to participate in #illumos ?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160504017078849536

2012-01-20 23:26:24
DeirdreS: Have a blog aggregator. And an open road map. And Open marketing plan. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160503472565915649

2012-01-20 23:25:08
DeirdreS: …but make decisions in the mailing list. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160503154872561664

2012-01-20 23:24:16
DeirdreS: Importance of irc as communications channel, low barrier to entry for countries where bandwidth is metered. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160502935892148224

2012-01-20 23:23:24
DeirdreS: Open wiki increases amount of documentation by orders of magnitude because community pitches in. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160502719084363779

2012-01-20 23:22:21
DeirdreS: @quasi42 true, that remark was specific to case when a project must have a big reveal. I prefer to avoid that kinda thing.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160502455292014593

2012-01-20 23:20:45
DeirdreS: Source control needed for docs as well as code. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160502050159984640

2012-01-20 23:19:58
DeirdreS: Start with one mailing list, branch as needed. #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160501852130123776

2012-01-20 23:19:27
DeirdreS: CLA vs contribution policy. Not sure I see the difference…?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160501723855724545

2012-01-20 23:13:45
DeirdreS: Large orgs involved in open source need to be extra open. Governance needs to be transparent #Scale10x
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160500288753647616

2012-01-20 23:10:38
DeirdreS: Lots of folks at #Scale10x whom I know from community leadership. Filming Karsten Wade’s talk on bldg open source community
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160499503231811584

2012-01-20 23:10:38
DeirdreS: The traditional “big reveal” is antithetical to open source projects, how to handle that? Closed mailing list.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160499502711705600

2012-01-20 22:25:04
DeirdreS: Come to the #illumos BoF ast #SCALE10x Saturday 8pm – chance to win a personalized autographed copy of the DTrace book from @brendangregg
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160488035685892096

2012-01-20 22:09:50
DeirdreS: @mccrory 30 months? Helluva flight delay! #SWA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160484205699137536

2012-01-20 22:03:17
DeirdreS: live stream #SCALE10x: on now: Josh Berkus PostgreSQL Web Application Security http://t.co/hdoTqeBw
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160482554770767872

2012-01-20 22:02:12
DeirdreS: @cwebber Actually, we just passed you in the hall, I knew it was you because I heard you introducing yourself to someone.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160482283810324480

2012-01-20 20:14:05
DeirdreS: schedule of SmartOS-Illumos Events at #SCALE10x: http://t.co/nEYWZ8Fp
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160455076182376449

2012-01-20 20:05:42
DeirdreS: RT @monkchips: still one £129 ticket for @monkigras left. you should buy it. you wont see a more amazing speaker list. Joyent founder, J …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160452962626453505

2012-01-20 20:03:45
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Just posted Webinar “How @nodefly Uses the Joyent Cloud API and DTrace to Monitor #Nodejs Applications” http://t.co/8Zo1XXRT
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160452475369959425

2012-01-20 20:02:50
DeirdreS: RT @jcea: If you want #DTrace in #Python, please express your opinion in http://t.co/prWGbsvx. For instance http://t.co/mJBGg6uZ #OpenIn …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160452243076820992

2012-01-20 19:06:11
DeirdreS: #illumos and #SCALE10x – updated event list: there’s an Open Source Operating Systems panel Saturday! http://t.co/nEYWZ8Fp
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160437988021637122

2012-01-20 18:37:50
DeirdreS: Anyone looking for me? No? Good.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160430853032378370

2012-01-20 04:22:12
DeirdreS: @llcrowe I’ll vouch that you worked at Sun. What kind of confirmation is this?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160215523475460096

2012-01-19 20:54:39
DeirdreS: Shortages for in demand skillsets will favor entities… with the logistical ability to incorporate remote hires http://t.co/PVmwj2Sy
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160102894203441153

2012-01-19 20:08:27
DeirdreS: RT @AlbertBrooks: The thing about Newt is that Clinton never lectured us on morality.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160091270755262464

2012-01-19 19:53:42
DeirdreS: So now the tech experts are the “nerds”. As opposed to, you know, those cool cats in Congress.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160087556309004289

2012-01-19 18:58:40
DeirdreS: 3 years ago: “The test of our progress…” (photo) http://t.co/Wkxv86Yc
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160073707258265601

2012-01-19 18:57:17
DeirdreS: 5 years ago: “When somebody asks “How are you?” my usual response is “Tired”. ” http://t.co/gWgKjEWO
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160073360963928064

2012-01-19 18:56:19
DeirdreS: 7 years ago: Deirdré Does Vegas: CES 2005 http://t.co/zcn6hBJK
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160073115970441216

2012-01-19 18:54:54
DeirdreS: 8 years ago: Scenes from the Fashion World http://t.co/42dljUH3
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160072759127453696

2012-01-19 17:45:55
DeirdreS: Webcam views of people staring at docs on their computer screens are boring.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160055397330325504

2012-01-19 17:29:39
DeirdreS: schedule of SmartOS-Illumos Events at #SCALE10x: http://t.co/nEYWZ8Fp
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160051303664463872

2012-01-19 16:33:43
DeirdreS: RT @trondn: Just signed the contributor agreement for #SmartOS.. Time to roll up my sleeves and figure out where I can contribute
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160037227395686400

2012-01-19 16:33:35
DeirdreS: @jeffreytaylor @hudsonette I can actually remember when “Upstairs, Downstairs” was on the air, tho no detail. Will have to compare.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/160037194327797760

2012-01-19 07:47:14
DeirdreS: @hudsonette @jeffreytaylor Ok, you finally got me – I /will/ be watching all of Downton Abbey. Wish I could stay up all night, in fact…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159904736311656448

2012-01-19 06:08:25
DeirdreS: RT @tomlenk: Get to know me & Candrea: “@funnyordie: A suicidal woman gets less than she hoped for when @tomlenk picks up her call: http …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159879869478600704

2012-01-19 04:08:24
DeirdreS: how you can tell this song is really old: geeks in suits, and at COMDEX: ‘It’s All About The Pentiums’ | Rolling Stone http://t.co/t7YhsLCH
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159849663665668097

2012-01-19 03:49:55
DeirdreS: (NB: Working at #SCALE10x Fri-Sun…)
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159845011406594049

2012-01-19 03:49:11
DeirdreS: Have only worked 2 days this week so far but my brain feels wrung out. Tomorrow’s drive to LA will feel like time off!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159844827431837697

2012-01-19 03:41:59
DeirdreS: Stunned that so many students know how to use wikipedia, but apparently can’t actually, like, read. Or think. Or spell. http://t.co/wgwGuKOJ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159843014871744513

2012-01-19 03:37:02
DeirdreS: @leahcphillips Why don’t you call your Congressional rep and try to ensure that wikipedia doesn’t get shut down forever? Might ever help.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159841772430823424

2012-01-19 03:36:20
DeirdreS: @__ThatOneGirl http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159841593753477120

2012-01-19 03:36:10
DeirdreS: @DanBent1 Do pay attention, dear: http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159841554574483456

2012-01-19 03:35:50
DeirdreS: @CiniqL Not Obama, Congress: http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159841470600318977

2012-01-19 03:35:29
DeirdreS: @8907_andrew http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159841382184402944

2012-01-19 03:35:20
DeirdreS: @kazface Oh articulate one: http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159841341780660224

2012-01-19 03:34:38
DeirdreS: @Ilyas_Mohamed put the blame where it belongs: Congress http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159841165003325441

2012-01-19 03:34:08
DeirdreS: @BradG4L be informed: http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159841040323461120

2012-01-19 03:33:33
DeirdreS: @Ted_Zepplin Not Obama – Congress: http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159840895880011777

2012-01-19 00:54:57
DeirdreS: RT @mahrens1: new blog post: the future of LibZFS: #zfs http://t.co/b8cm1AQI
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159800980261715969

2012-01-19 00:54:19
DeirdreS: @RaoulMiller How about both?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159800823646404609

2012-01-19 00:52:17
DeirdreS: @stopcarrottime SOPA explained: http://t.co/oVrn5L5U
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159800308715888640

2012-01-19 00:31:05
DeirdreS: “As long as entertainment spends more money in Washington than tech, bad laws like SOPA and PIPA will appear” http://t.co/GzFBCo1b
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159794975188590592

2012-01-19 00:24:37
DeirdreS: @benjaminws Maybe we could post that video as a reply to all the “WTF happened” idiots: http://t.co/hdUXBKkb #SOPA #PIPA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159793346599059456

2012-01-19 00:23:58
DeirdreS: RT @benjaminws: This is an excellent explanation of #SOPA/#PIPA from @khanacademy for people still not getting it. http://t.co/FnI6Jvts
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159793181968449536

2012-01-19 00:07:44
DeirdreS: RT @ahl: new blog post: ZFS+10: illumos meetup recap http://t.co/JlT0OLe0
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159789100059205633

2012-01-19 00:06:11
DeirdreS: @joelhousman Sadly, I was also unsurprised.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159788709871497216

2012-01-19 00:05:42
DeirdreS: READ THIS – A personal experience with DMCA – UMG vs Veoh – minglewing http://t.co/nSioCU5u
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159788586726719488

2012-01-18 23:47:29
DeirdreS: RT @arnaudlacour: RT @furrygirl: Hands down, The Oatmeal has the best SOPA blackout page and explanation: http://t.co/mxjk3lF7
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159784003946299392

2012-01-18 22:00:52
DeirdreS: @joelhousman The fact that most of them can’t be bothered to read tha damn page they landed on is depressing.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159757171414925313

2012-01-18 18:24:37
DeirdreS: RT @opensolaris: The @EFF explains how #SOPA & #PIPA could affect open source projects & distros: https://t.co/tvUBU9VQ & https://t.co/P …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159702751029379072

2012-01-18 16:30:31
DeirdreS: Why I’m fighting SOPA: It’s hypocritical, onerous and dumb — Tech News and Analysis http://t.co/bocMXCoi
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159674037495267329

2012-01-18 16:00:05
DeirdreS: new video from illumos meetup: ZFS Feature Flags – http://t.co/KrJB4jx5
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159666377467248640

2012-01-18 07:09:51
DeirdreS: the problems with religion: http://t.co/DEWv3CPH
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159532938051072000

2012-01-18 07:00:26
DeirdreS: @trochej Kinda doubt it if all they know how to do is search wikipedia
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159530568109928448

2012-01-18 06:51:25
DeirdreS: RT @vambenepe: I’m glad Wikipedia went with JavaScript and rejected Adobe’s alternative proposal: let’s get all CPU to 100% for 24 hours …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159528300396560384

2012-01-18 06:41:42
DeirdreS: A lot of just-in-time students out there. Not that I’m a lot better, but I do know how to use other sources http://t.co/wgwGuKOJ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159525856346251264

2012-01-18 06:32:39
DeirdreS: RT @timbray: Real-time Wikipedia shutdown freakout: http://t.co/YmdunRwD – this is both pathetic and funny, and it might actually work!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159523579468328960

2012-01-18 06:24:53
DeirdreS: “Vunce the rockets are up, who cares vere zey come down? Zat’s not my department, says Werner von Braun” Tom Lehrer http://t.co/YCikIOh8
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159521621890183168

2012-01-18 06:13:05
DeirdreS: RT @urbanturbanguy: The first time I hear these words I thought they were the names of some village goons from india: #Sopa & #Pipa.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159518654675959808

2012-01-18 06:00:13
DeirdreS: RT @SarahKSilverman: Jesus would be bummed about the Vatican being all filled w riches that could feed the world (but doesn’t)
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159515415083618304

2012-01-18 05:59:11
DeirdreS: @KatieS Interesting, all my reps are women. None of them is saying anything about #SOPA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159515156156645376

2012-01-18 05:02:00
DeirdreS: RT @NodeSummit: Just told we have 3 slots left for STUDENT volunteers (all others are full). Free pass if u r willing to work. info at n …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159500766976016384

2012-01-18 05:01:02
DeirdreS: new video from the illumos meetup: ZFS Feature Flags – http://t.co/KrJB4jx5
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159500521391128576

2012-01-18 04:59:34
DeirdreS: 2 years ago I wrote: On Love http://t.co/We5OOd5l
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159500152246239232

2012-01-18 04:45:56
DeirdreS: If most of the Internet will be blacked out tomorrow (including my own site), should I just sleep through the day?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159496720768704512

2012-01-18 03:04:55
DeirdreS: @notmatt Bryan looks pouty, what did you guys do to him? 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159471302296616960

2012-01-18 00:55:23
DeirdreS: An excellent late afternoon pick-me-up: Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water – YouTube http://t.co/hGdHtASm
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159438702932799488

2012-01-17 23:35:54
DeirdreS: RT @FilmCritHULK: HULK JUST FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO PRONOUNCE CHIWETEL EJIOFOR – Umm, how, please? I’ve wondered.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159418697872703488

2012-01-17 23:35:38
DeirdreS: RT @FilmCritHULK: HULK JUST FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO PRONOUNCE CHIWETEL EJIOFOR
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159418630826754049

2012-01-17 22:45:59
DeirdreS: RT @babsray: RT @PsychToday: “After meeting James, I have less patience with kids who can’t look beyond themselves.” – Barbara Ray http: …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159406138864050176

2012-01-17 22:42:20
DeirdreS: “You don’t know what you’re messing with, you got no idea” http://t.co/ucgsrktY
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159405220542160896

2012-01-17 22:35:20
DeirdreS: .@tomcoates @mattwaite I suggest visible engineers in corpcomms as well. When making technical decisions, why accept info filtered by mktg?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159403458804453376

2012-01-17 22:32:56
DeirdreS: RT @tomcoates: @mattwaite My suggestion would be to push for more engineer and creative team bylines around tech journalistic products.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159402853641879554

2012-01-17 22:32:16
DeirdreS: RT @johnnysunshine: SmartOS’s repos, smartos-live & smartos-overlay can finally accept patches! Sign your CLA today: https://t.co/N8FnZE7f
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159402684997308416

2012-01-17 21:30:01
DeirdreS: updated: SmartOS-Illumos-OpenIndiana Events with schedule and rooms for illumos talks at #SCALE10x http://t.co/nEYWZ8Fp
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159387018340737025

2012-01-17 20:25:13
DeirdreS: Six Reasons Why You Should Give Employees a 4-Day Week | LinkedIn http://t.co/Sv6QD9WA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159370713210429441

2012-01-17 20:12:32
DeirdreS: Come See Us at SCALE 10X! – http://t.co/HDVH9F0u http://t.co/HWULkf3f
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159367522288799746

2012-01-17 19:41:34
DeirdreS: new video from illumos meetup: ZFS Feature Flags – http://t.co/HDVH9F0u http://t.co/KrJB4jx5
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159359727149662208

2012-01-17 17:15:11
DeirdreS: …then a lot more video next week from #SCALE10x!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159322889303228419

2012-01-17 17:14:51
DeirdreS: For those who may be wondering: yes, there is more (final edit) video to come from last week’s illumos meeting, I hope to finish it today.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159322803299037184

2012-01-17 17:12:02
DeirdreS: @ringae Probably east bay – good commute to Joyent, good value for money on rents.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159322095384412160

2012-01-17 17:11:40
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: On deck 1/18: Webinar w/ @nodefly CTO, @dapsays covering how they use #DTrace, Joyent API 4 #nodejs analytics. https://t.co/ …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159322005731164160

2012-01-17 07:49:30
DeirdreS: “his class consisted of 52 students, 26 different nationalities.” Oscar shorts autobiographical journey ‘The Road Home’ http://t.co/8JxBN8I8
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159180530091433984

2012-01-17 07:34:32
DeirdreS: ZFS Backwards Compatibility Testing with ztest – http://t.co/HDVH9F0u http://t.co/6mKC0CJK
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159176762062942209

2012-01-17 07:29:29
DeirdreS: 9 years ago I wrote: “Picture the wife of an American diplomat or missionary, just arrived in India or Thailand…” http://t.co/aYkRtD1b
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159175494686871552

2012-01-17 07:11:11
DeirdreS: RT @srsmoot: New Blog Post (and ScreenCast): “SmartOS Setup”: http://t.co/eGJFxnQT – THANK YOU!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159170888942632960

2012-01-17 06:54:53
DeirdreS: @vambenepe Since you tweeted it to force yourself, should we demand proof tomorrow?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159166784061194241

2012-01-17 06:54:13
DeirdreS: @jonasthaler Have not found a specific place yet, it appears I’ll have to wait til closer to my move-in date – rentals come and go quickly
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159166619032100864

2012-01-17 06:53:30
DeirdreS: @JeriDansky @jonasthaler Likely east Bay – better value for money and an easy Bart to our Financial District office.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159166438702190592

2012-01-17 05:18:58
DeirdreS: First step in vacating SF apartment: non-food greenery is moving to the office, at least temporarily. Monster plant probably for good.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159142647812988928

2012-01-17 05:14:53
DeirdreS: @pijewski In the context, was that better or worse than an al Qaeda t-shirt? #patriots
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159141619348676608

2012-01-17 05:13:10
DeirdreS: @shawnferry @lskrocki @nonstick This is beginning to sound like my kind of ritual!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159141188719489024

2012-01-17 03:20:01
DeirdreS: @shawnferry Better yet, @lskrocki and I will be knocking on your door, dressed in white shirts with our names on badges.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159112713421848577

2012-01-17 03:17:30
DeirdreS: @LusciousPear Got time to drop by Joyent for a visit this week (before some of us leave for SCALE on Thurs)?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159112077821218816

2012-01-17 00:19:28
DeirdreS: RT @csanz: EC2 traceroutes SUCK! reason #10 why we are moving to @joyent
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159067274605629440

2012-01-17 00:19:12
DeirdreS: @philiph very true!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159067208104935425

2012-01-17 00:00:40
DeirdreS: If you’re looking to hire, please don’t use “smart” or “motivated” in the desc. We can assume you /don’t/ want to hire a lazy idiot.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159062543841759232

2012-01-16 23:55:42
DeirdreS: @NomdeB I would think that worked by preventing intercourse!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159061292768960512

2012-01-16 23:35:24
DeirdreS: RT @DavidBrin1: Via @nprnews: Brazil’s Falling Birth Rate: A New Way Of Thinking? http://t.co/EhZCeR61
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159056187571191808

2012-01-16 23:28:07
DeirdreS: @lskrocki especially not when interrupted by Catholic calisthenics 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159054354932973568

2012-01-16 22:06:53
DeirdreS: For Jeffrey http://t.co/emaAXDsl
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/159033906753048576

2012-01-16 19:26:51
DeirdreS: @MogdenPong If you went to sleep in Santa Clara and woke up in Prague, you’d be confused, too!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158993635252248576

2012-01-16 19:25:15
DeirdreS: “it is jolting and uncomfortable. But it grounds me in the reality of being an American today” http://t.co/ik8s03sV
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158993235140820992

2012-01-16 19:17:17
DeirdreS: @lskrocki To the extent I ever do it, anyplace quiet is fine. Whether it’s prayer or philosophy, seems fair to give everyone a space.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158991230217367552

2012-01-16 17:00:02
DeirdreS: Come See Us at SCALE 10X! http://t.co/HWULkf3f
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158956687703818240

2012-01-16 07:37:56
DeirdreS: @lskrocki so where do the atheists go when they want to commune with their thoughts?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158815232175783936

2012-01-16 04:53:53
DeirdreS: RT @pourmecoffee: Quick, while everyone is at Golden Globes, let’s break into studios and make decent movies with normal-looking people.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158773945187844096

2012-01-16 04:38:12
DeirdreS: RT @MathSimon: @gedamore Good luck in your post-Nexenta adventures and thanks for being the ‘grand poobah’ for illumos.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158769999715123201

2012-01-16 03:48:06
DeirdreS: @bici Separata da 2+ anni
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158757391301738498

2012-01-16 03:32:42
DeirdreS: interesting questions on an old post of mine: What Happens When You’re Not a Native of Anywhere? http://t.co/XXOcL6ip
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158753518054936576

2012-01-16 02:14:32
DeirdreS: Dinner = chicken breast stuffed with chestnuts and leek, mashed sweet potatoes, fresh fennel and apple salad with almonds. Hungry!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158733844676231169

2012-01-16 01:16:36
DeirdreS: @webmink I would be quite happy to have a domestic god around from time to time. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158719264927395841

2012-01-16 00:32:35
DeirdreS: I dusted and vacuumed. Enough of this domestic goddess crap!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158708186638061568

2012-01-15 23:17:59
DeirdreS: RT @LusciousPear: If God didn’t intervene in the holocaust, he’s not going to intervene in your football game. #fb
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158689416574025728

2012-01-15 23:11:00
DeirdreS: 4 years ago: Photo Gallery: Torino, January 2008 http://t.co/eF6oW0SA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158687657214480385

2012-01-15 23:10:20
DeirdreS: 5 yrs ago: “For weeks Italian media has been obsessed with a crime…” Close Neighbors: Living Cheek-by-Jowl in Italy http://t.co/RxBZzxrL
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158687489287139329

2012-01-15 20:21:16
DeirdreS: RT @KI4OTK: @mranney @izs @nodejs Those two should get a room. #nodejs #joyent – We did! At One Embarcadero.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158644943534030849

2012-01-15 20:18:19
DeirdreS: RT @MikeLaSpina: @bsousapt @edsai smartos will mount v28 now and after #ZFS feature flags is done it can mount any version and ignore un …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158644200932519936

2012-01-15 19:12:50
DeirdreS: 6 yrs ago: “We’re making it possible for viewers to compete with you,” “We need it,” murmured his colleague from Fox http://t.co/VC6AxYGW
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158627722954948608

2012-01-15 19:04:16
DeirdreS: 7 years ago: “America obsessed with eating. You can’t go anywhere without being bombarded by advertising for food” http://t.co/8ZUz8c5p
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158625564389937152

2012-01-15 18:54:20
DeirdreS: Looks as if the San Francisco winter is finally here: 51F and cloudy. (But humidity makes me feel colder. Yes, I’m a wimp about cold.)
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158623066644160513

2012-01-15 18:53:49
DeirdreS: @quasi42 Oh, right… thanks. Short night, not enough coffee… #factcheck
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158622936855613440

2012-01-15 18:53:17
DeirdreS: What happens when your Twitter handle is give out as an info source in a popular conference talk: http://t.co/y413F3OH
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158622801090191360

2012-01-15 18:33:52
DeirdreS: Come See Us at SCALE 10X! http://t.co/HWULkf3f
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158617914830884864

2012-01-15 18:19:18
DeirdreS: “accepting government subsidies, refusing military service declining to work, while having 6-8 children is unsettling” http://t.co/Lce3hnBw
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158614247369216000

2012-01-15 17:37:36
DeirdreS: @raichoo dunno if it counts when food comes of the actions you intended to be evil
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158603755779137536

2012-01-15 17:09:47
DeirdreS: RT @jamescmcpherson: rt via @SLSingh: The Red Flags of Quackery http://t.co/8v4xIbHx These are the sorts of science posters you want in …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158596755494146048

2012-01-15 17:06:52
DeirdreS: RT @TheEconomist: Obituary: Ronald Searle, artist, limner of St Trinian’s and St Custard’s, died on December 30th, aged 91 http://t.co/2 …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158596022212374529

2012-01-15 08:01:48
DeirdreS: Damn, just remembered: my dad would have been 73 today.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158458849874026496

2012-01-15 05:30:52
DeirdreS: Is it significant that the last five people to look at my LinkedIn profile are people I know very well?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158420866277982209

2012-01-15 05:25:23
DeirdreS: @livejasonbourne I see lots to love about Canada, not sure I could stand the weather, though – I was born and raised in tropical climes!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158419487501189120

2012-01-15 00:57:17
DeirdreS: a congressman berates a constituent who works two jobs, cares for two kids, and tries to attend school http://t.co/mWcRk4wn
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158352016790401024

2012-01-15 00:51:56
DeirdreS: @philiph Blame 4chan for your toddler needing pants?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158350671479975936

2012-01-15 00:50:06
DeirdreS: @raichoo From #illumos’ very own Richard Elling! #zfs #illumos #openindiana
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158350209657745408

2012-01-14 23:33:03
DeirdreS: @jonasthaler yes, looking forward to seeing you!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158330818887041024

2012-01-14 23:32:36
DeirdreS: @bubbva yup, that’s where I went. More pleasant, but only in a relative sense.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158330704583864320

2012-01-14 22:28:30
DeirdreS: .@bcantrill My boss, the disaster perv.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158314574184054784

2012-01-14 22:27:19
DeirdreS: I’m at Whole Foods Market (399 4th St., at Harrison St., San Francisco) w/ 9 others http://t.co/1OQgHSTS
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158314275889364993

2012-01-14 21:53:42
DeirdreS: OH in the dressing room: “I hate ‘the girls’ sometimes. They are so rambunctious!”
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158305816347291649

2012-01-14 21:50:07
DeirdreS: @NomdeB football? Is that a thing? 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158304914454491136

2012-01-14 21:36:25
DeirdreS: One of my least favorite activities: shopping for bras. (Whatever the lingerie cos wd like you to believe, it’s neither fun nor sexy.)
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158301466304581632

2012-01-14 21:26:48
DeirdreS: I’m at Nordstrom (865 Market St, Westfield SF Centre, San Francisco) http://t.co/LMBth8uZ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158299046413475841

2012-01-14 21:18:39
DeirdreS: Should have trusted my first instinct to NOT take the Muni
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158296997428867073

2012-01-14 21:11:14
DeirdreS: Why are young women traveling in gangs so LOUD?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158295127591366657

2012-01-14 21:08:31
DeirdreS: Need coffee and food before I can face (shudder) shopping.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158294444402163712

2012-01-14 19:04:37
DeirdreS: @monkigras @tomraftery that’s great news, thanks!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158263263942033408

2012-01-14 08:27:44
DeirdreS: @Joanmarie good luck. My far less serious brushes with insomnia make me feel for you.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158102989716979713

2012-01-14 08:08:07
DeirdreS: @Joanmarie agh, I don’t know how you survive that.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158098049753808896

2012-01-14 08:01:47
DeirdreS: @leapingwoman in my case the decision is easier because to car, and have hair appointment… #CLSWest
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158096459869331456

2012-01-14 07:49:12
DeirdreS: “Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption.” http://t.co/okgKaeqO
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158093291265597440

2012-01-14 06:44:30
DeirdreS: And next week: @brendangregg @rmustacc @gedamore @safiume and I bring #illumos enlightenment to the Linux hordes at #SCALE10x. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158077007203282945

2012-01-14 06:32:54
DeirdreS: Wish I could go to #CLSWest tomorrow, but honestly I’m too tired from /being/ a community manager this week to go and talk about it.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158074091033726977

2012-01-14 06:30:49
DeirdreS: 3 years ago: The Italian Adam http://t.co/kvLep3Pu
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158073564669546496

2012-01-14 06:20:53
DeirdreS: RT @aredridel: Wow. I think SmartOS might be that thing I’ve always wanted. Purely a hypervisor. Only sane.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158071064759504897

2012-01-14 06:20:44
DeirdreS: RT @MikeLaSpina: @benni_dito I have illumos running in production, it’s Rock Solid, usable and easy to manage.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158071027044335616

2012-01-14 05:34:19
DeirdreS: What a week. Good, but exhausting.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158059348084527105

2012-01-14 05:31:25
DeirdreS: Piling absurdity upon absurdity… For Priests’ Wives, a Word of Caution – http://t.co/z7OuovNj http://t.co/TcLnSEwF
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158058616396587010

2012-01-14 02:45:39
DeirdreS: @joelhousman I take it he doesn’t read twitter…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/158016900276826112

2012-01-14 00:42:01
DeirdreS: new video from illumos user group meeting: ZFS Code Comments – http://t.co/HDVH9F0u http://t.co/3taQpwmq
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157985787844100096

2012-01-13 23:52:40
DeirdreS: @philiph I like the one I have.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157973367503331328

2012-01-13 23:05:40
DeirdreS: @monkigras Please please please tell me you’re filming the talks.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157961538274201600

2012-01-13 23:03:41
DeirdreS: RT @JessiDG: For my 6-year anniversary, I re-wrote Robert Heinlein’s “A person should be able to”: “A Couple Should Be Able to…” http: …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157961041630867456

2012-01-13 22:40:32
DeirdreS: @SFGMC is this a hint about the program for March? #Pippin
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157955215881015296

2012-01-13 22:36:12
DeirdreS: “I’m on the job – you ain’t never had a friend like me!” http://t.co/bBBASIzJ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157954124082720769

2012-01-13 22:06:02
DeirdreS: RT @johnnysunshine: For those inclined to build their own SmartOS images, I’ve uploaded an extras tarball & modified the config script. …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157946532744798209

2012-01-13 18:46:07
DeirdreS: new! Dave Pacheco’s Blog » Playing with Node/V8 postmortem debugging http://t.co/duZdgU0O
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157896223146254337

2012-01-13 17:50:42
DeirdreS: great and useful video on SmartOS Guest Provisioning http://t.co/0scnFzdh
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157882277240647680

2012-01-13 17:24:42
DeirdreS: RT @jasonh: External is biweekly now!! ==> RT @johnnysunshine: New SmartOS release. Moving to a biweekly regular schedule. http://t.c …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157875733249794049

2012-01-13 17:10:01
DeirdreS: New version of SmartOS available! http://t.co/uWETXtkd – thanks @johnnysunshine !
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157872036717395970

2012-01-13 16:40:33
DeirdreS: video: The Future of LibZFS http://t.co/Llpc4o9j – from this week’s illumos user group meeting
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157864622748205057

2012-01-13 08:36:33
DeirdreS: RT @johnnysunshine: New SmartOS release. Moving to a biweekly regular schedule. http://t.co/X7gJHQAF
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157742820210376704

2012-01-13 04:52:44
DeirdreS: RT @nodejschina: Trond Norbye’s Weblog: Couchbase Server meets SmartOS! http://t.co/xO6PeP3M
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157686493144547328

2012-01-13 00:42:51
DeirdreS: video from the user group meeting: Testing ZFS in illumos – http://t.co/HDVH9F0u http://t.co/X3YtkaaG
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157623608812896257

2012-01-12 20:40:22
DeirdreS: @kometen Yes, @bcantrill is kind of permanently wired. I don’t see him consuming vast amounts of coffee, either.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157562586697699330

2012-01-12 20:39:38
DeirdreS: @richlowe good point, I’ll see if I can bump it up with a recompress
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157562403301761024

2012-01-12 20:30:11
DeirdreS: DTrace and ZBall – http://t.co/HDVH9F0u http://t.co/Scinz8Oe Another bit of Solaris history with Bryan Cantrill.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157560023902466050

2012-01-12 20:05:03
DeirdreS: @kvegh If you use the right pharmaceuticals, yes.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157553696237027328

2012-01-12 17:59:07
DeirdreS: @jonasthaler Goes without saying! See you in LA next week? Maybe Friday dinner? We’ll be at LAX Hilton.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157522005950869504

2012-01-12 17:45:16
DeirdreS: The world looks so much better after a decent night’s sleep.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157518522354896900

2012-01-12 06:05:07
DeirdreS: @jamescmcpherson Documentation needs to be randomly-consultable text, with perhaps video how-tos. But tech preso are better as video, IMO.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157342322684731392

2012-01-12 05:26:28
DeirdreS: .@alanc People have diff learning styles. How well you absorb info in a given format can be as important as how long it takes to take in.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157332597226213377

2012-01-12 04:19:59
DeirdreS: @jamescmcpherson @dboyll @socialtimes YouTube is doing video transcription but it’s work to get it accurate. Human works better but costs.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157315862632738816

2012-01-12 03:09:13
DeirdreS: RT @dboyll: Motion Infographic: Online Video Is 5.33X More Effective Than Text http://t.co/1mXpE4q4 via @socialtimes
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157298055278895104

2012-01-12 01:35:00
DeirdreS: full house for the illumos User Group Meetup last night at Delphix (photo) http://t.co/P60pmfy3
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157274344643493889

2012-01-12 00:20:03
DeirdreS: @gedamore Glad to do it!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157255481298128896

2012-01-11 23:08:39
DeirdreS: RT @badnima: Today’s office view from the Joyent clouds http://t.co/Cy7G4ey1
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157237516045516800

2012-01-11 23:08:02
DeirdreS: @vruz Very good idea, except I’m going with LibreOffice – just remembered how much I prefer it to Those Proprietary Guys.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157237361581883393

2012-01-11 22:37:42
DeirdreS: I need to create a simple pdf form (on Mac OSX) – anyone know a tool cheaper than Acrobat X?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157229726124089346

2012-01-11 22:32:49
DeirdreS: @redtwitdown buy pizza 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157228495553044481

2012-01-11 22:05:48
DeirdreS: @redtwitdown or perhaps I should say I’m managing stuff (websites, events) rather than people
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157221698125570048

2012-01-11 22:04:40
DeirdreS: @redtwitdown I don’t expect to manage this crowd much. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157221411436498944

2012-01-11 21:54:43
DeirdreS: For those who missed last night’s announcement (& hadn’t figured it out already) I am now community manager for #illumos as well as SmartOS.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157218909135716352

2012-01-11 18:35:49
DeirdreS: @shawnferry illumos soap on a rope?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157168853976227840

2012-01-11 17:15:14
DeirdreS: @darkproger Yes, keep an eye on the Delphix guys’ blogs, and they’ll probably send slides to me as well.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157148573966942209

2012-01-11 17:12:40
DeirdreS: @lderezinski I can hear audio now (just spot checking). ??? #ZFS
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157147926601277440

2012-01-11 16:52:39
DeirdreS: rough cut available now: illumos user group meeting on #ZFS Recorded on 1/10/12 on USTREAM. http://t.co/JOQoDYFb
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157142892853460992

2012-01-11 16:51:11
DeirdreS: @iamsrk If that is the case, you’re hanging out with the wrong people. The ones closest to you should understand and accept you the most.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157142522861338624

2012-01-11 16:07:45
DeirdreS: @shawnferry That makes me feel so… loved?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157131590030462976

2012-01-11 08:44:49
DeirdreS: “it’s not just the gays who are planning to violently harass us with wedding invitations” | http://t.co/QNRx8phH http://t.co/PfvErohe
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157020125193715712

2012-01-11 08:28:50
DeirdreS: recording available: illumos user group meeting, Recorded on 1/10/12 joyent on USTREAM. Conference http://t.co/JOQoDYFb
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157016099945328640

2012-01-11 08:26:10
DeirdreS: Thanks to all who joined the #illumos video stream tonight – we hope to meet you in person at a future event!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/157015431356481536

2012-01-11 06:08:08
DeirdreS: I don’t think these conversations will end til Delphix throws us out…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156980693619052544

2012-01-11 05:32:14
DeirdreS: Very cool lo see a living, breathing OS in the process of growing #illumos
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156971659566383104

2012-01-11 05:27:08
DeirdreS: .@bcantrill proposes deulling over bits in the #zfs block pointer
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156970374955937794

2012-01-11 04:50:48
DeirdreS: @timfoster Who was it said that bug-free code is dead code? 😉 #zfs
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156961232740564992

2012-01-11 04:48:50
DeirdreS: Chris Siden on ZFS feature flags: on UStream http://t.co/EeyiUMZ9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156960738748010496

2012-01-11 04:38:30
DeirdreS: @ahl ack sorry! #illumos #zfs
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156958137071570944

2012-01-11 04:36:47
DeirdreS: Chris Siden on ZFS backwards compatibility testing: on UStream Sponsored by http://t.co/nIjHcU2f. http://t.co/EeyiUMZ9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156957702621368321

2012-01-11 04:28:34
DeirdreS: talkin’ ’bout #zfs test suites – illumos User Group on USTREAM: Sponsored by http://t.co/nIjHcU2f. http://t.co/EeyiUMZ9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156955638264639488

2012-01-11 03:59:16
DeirdreS: 65 people in the room and 27 on the stream at the #illumos user group meeting. I’d say this community is doing all right.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156948265022128128

2012-01-11 03:41:48
DeirdreS: Matt Ahrens on libzfs: illumos User Group #illumos #zfs http://t.co/EeyiUMZ9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156943865348227072

2012-01-11 03:27:27
DeirdreS: starting: illumos User Group on USTREAM: Sponsored by http://t.co/nIjHcU2f. http://t.co/EeyiUMZ9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156940254690021376

2012-01-11 03:22:50
DeirdreS: @shayanpooya I’m afraid it’s going to take some more time to get people to stop chatting and sit down…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156939095527010304

2012-01-11 03:22:02
DeirdreS: eating pizza: illumos User Group on USTREAM: Sponsored by http://t.co/nIjHcU2f. http://t.co/EeyiUMZ9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156938893818724352

2012-01-11 03:05:26
DeirdreS: @lowbit I was promised that the Nexenta people have already eaten!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156934716375830528

2012-01-11 02:55:57
DeirdreS: sitting around chatting, waiting for pizza: illumos User Group on USTREAM: Sponsored by http://t.co/nIjHcU2f. http://t.co/EeyiUMZ9
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156932327530967040

2012-01-11 01:38:36
DeirdreS: RT @anamariecox: I would like to get in on this “European social welfare state” that Obama is starting, according to Romney.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156912864236548096

2012-01-10 21:53:47
DeirdreS: @johnnysunshine Are you saying I should move to Vancouver? 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156856286024179712

2012-01-10 21:53:31
DeirdreS: @JPedde PR is part of my job, but it’s more about growing an open source community – very different set of skills and tasks.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156856220433661953

2012-01-10 21:30:31
DeirdreS: @JPedde http://t.co/EV5EFh6D
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156850431845351424

2012-01-10 21:24:15
DeirdreS: @JPedde Hmm, this seems to be a completely different definition of “community manager” than what I do. #cmgrchat #cmgr #octribe
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156848854698950659

2012-01-10 00:21:37
DeirdreS: This makes me ashamed of America: My Guantánamo Nightmare – http://t.co/z7OuovNj http://t.co/2kqvgrkl
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156531100536152064

2012-01-10 21:12:41
DeirdreS: Rent on my 1 BR SOMA apartment would be $2679 starting in March. Farewell, downtown SF – I can’t afford it anymore.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156845941746434048

2012-01-10 00:12:22
DeirdreS: @fitzage Ah. In that case – go to sleep!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156528774563893248

2012-01-10 20:33:58
DeirdreS: @heinz_gies also try asking on http://t.co/hEeTUdEg and irc Joyent or illumos #VMWare #Solaris #KVM #SmartOS
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156836200177598465

2012-01-10 00:11:39
DeirdreS: @fitzage If you’re bored, I’m sure I can think of something for you to do.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156528591650295808

2012-01-10 20:33:26
DeirdreS: RT @heinz_gies: Wanting to migrate my #VMWare server to #Solaris + #KVM or joy nets #SmartOS has anyone experience to share?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156836064361852928

2012-01-10 20:07:05
DeirdreS: @SFSiren I heard what you did there!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156829434601676800

2012-01-10 20:06:18
DeirdreS: RT @joyent: Webinar: How @NodeFly Uses Joyent Cloud API & #DTrace 2 Monitor #Nodejs Apps – Jan. 18 10 am. hosted by @dapsays http://t.co …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156829236882186240

2012-01-10 20:05:50
DeirdreS: Can I NOT have the daily migraine today? kthxbai
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156829118342758400

2012-01-10 17:56:17
DeirdreS: RT @BrianLehrer: Santorum in debate: he fears Iran cause it’s “a theocracy” and Obama’s a bad prez cause he subscribes to “secular ideol …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156796515627704320

2012-01-10 16:53:56
DeirdreS: RT @philiph: People putting content on websites you don’t own: my website has existed for 10 years. Will services you use today be aroun …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156780824740638720

2012-01-10 02:17:30
DeirdreS: .@wimcoekaerts We went through this 50 years ago with JFK. Catholicism is not the issue – Santorum is just an idiot (to put it politely).
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156560265696129025

2012-01-10 00:51:42
DeirdreS: RT @brendangregg: new blog post: Activity of the ZFS ARC http://t.co/mpszznqm stats + DTrace
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156538670785110016

2012-01-10 00:46:48
DeirdreS: @KatieS Would love to have this for iPhone. Not likely, I suspect… #SOPA #stopsopa
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156537441149399041

2012-01-10 23:30:43
DeirdreS: Is 18 pizzas enough for ~60 devs?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156880681157406720

2012-01-10 23:30:28
DeirdreS: @christiebrkt Sounds to me like you did the right thing – you were patient.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156880616309264386

2012-01-10 23:09:14
DeirdreS: @bdha In reference to why @brendangregg is awesome. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156875271729987584

2012-01-10 22:42:39
DeirdreS: .@bdha Baby I Perform This Way http://t.co/mOYJQK3e
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156868585749352448

2012-01-10 22:38:58
DeirdreS: @pborenstein heh. You’d think they’d have thought of that, being in Rome.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156867656207712259

2012-01-10 22:25:44
DeirdreS: RT @nielr1: Wow – no need to go to Rome now http://t.co/CItuMKG3
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156864326597218304

2012-01-10 22:23:13
DeirdreS: @Historian Done properly, community management is also marketing. But it has to have a very light touch.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156863691512487936

2012-01-10 22:09:56
DeirdreS: @Historian Nearly 20 years of community experience for me, wish I’d thought to brand myself as an “expert” back when I started!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156860348731883520

2012-01-10 22:07:33
DeirdreS: @christiebrkt it’s worth the time to NOT traumatize kids with dental and medical procedures – your life and his will be much easier later
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156859749617508352

2012-01-10 22:01:11
DeirdreS: apropos of nothing in particular: The Beatles – Baby You’re A Rich Man http://t.co/YedYRz8u
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156858147158507520

2012-01-10 22:00:11
DeirdreS: @Historian @jpedde Aside from the fact that I am out of range on age and experience. 😉 #cmgrchat #cmgr #octribe
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156857896645312512

2012-01-09 22:36:40
DeirdreS: @richlowe No, I was thinking more in general. I am increasingly dubious about the value of many “traditions” we take for granted in business
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156504689553313792

2012-01-09 22:32:49
DeirdreS: @richlowe SI?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156503722636222464

2012-01-09 22:27:20
DeirdreS: Begin to suspect that, in fast-moving tech, any piece of “collateral” that takes >1 week to produce will be obsolete upon publication.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156502339304427521

2012-01-09 21:14:31
DeirdreS: “You thought I didn’t really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you.” http://t.co/LAAeTmkg
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156484018177703936

2012-01-09 21:10:45
DeirdreS: Even a day old, this may be the best chocolate chip cookie EVER – from TARTINE BAKERY http://t.co/xII54ci2
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156483067249299457

2012-01-09 20:33:03
DeirdreS: study abroad From Costa Rica to Thailand http://t.co/JEtoSQbV
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156473579230339072

2012-01-09 20:19:52
DeirdreS: @JacknificentNL Ah, those were at least 5 years ago – I’d love to see pix of the revamp!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156470262018224128

2012-01-09 20:19:29
DeirdreS: @justinsantab We’d love to help – what do you need? #OpenStack #Illumos #KVM
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156470168170663936

2012-01-09 20:16:10
DeirdreS: “I cannot help but to feel extremely proud that OpenSolaris (and Solaris) is not dead yet and it’s alive and rising.” http://t.co/NuLPH5m4
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156469334045233153

2012-01-09 19:50:50
DeirdreS: InfoWorld’s 2012 Technology of the Year Award winners – InfoWorld http://t.co/D0NVe7jQ
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156462955540643840

2012-01-09 18:50:45
DeirdreS: .@monkchips Love it “We believe people, not industrial processes, need to be at the center of application development.” http://t.co/lIJkp6WH
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156447837868146688

2012-01-09 18:49:24
DeirdreS: .@sbraswe1 We will be live streaming the illumos User Group meetup at http://t.co/fx7Gc1dF – sorry, I know time zone may be inconvenient
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156447495390625792

2012-01-09 18:47:58
DeirdreS: @hridaybala I couldn’t possibly comment on that – not a lawyer for either side!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156447134227509249

2012-01-09 18:22:18
DeirdreS: RT @SFGMC: First rehearsal tonight for “Enchantingly Wicked,” our next concert with Stephen Schwartz! Mission High, 7pm. See you there, …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156440678161850369

2012-01-09 18:22:01
DeirdreS: @shawnferry I wish!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156440603691982848

2012-01-09 18:02:45
DeirdreS: @JacknificentNL Which grand hotel?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156435757882548224

2012-01-09 17:44:04
DeirdreS: tomorrow night: illumos User Group Meetup – final call if you want to be counted for pizza and beer! http://t.co/l3q2FgCt
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156431053408567296

2012-01-09 17:38:00
DeirdreS: “If people want to make stupid decisions and not choose my beloved Solaris, I’m not going to stop them” http://t.co/DkzUJlMA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156429528649043968

2012-01-09 16:00:02
DeirdreS: new: Viva la Mamma? Motherhood, Menopause & Culture http://t.co/U7cBw85d
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156404874895036419

2012-01-09 06:14:16
DeirdreS: @kbierce Yep, I have a copy back on my shelf in Italy.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156257459479126016

2012-01-09 05:45:09
DeirdreS: @philiph Don’t worry – the brain death attributable to parenting small kids is not permanent. You do get your mind back eventually.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156250133938446336

2012-01-09 05:43:45
DeirdreS: RT @sfmattdelong: wicked useful resource on #github for capturing stack frames and graphing the output http://t.co/HETTKygH
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156249779435868160

2012-01-09 05:27:21
DeirdreS: Y’know that thing where you just put something down and then you can’t find it? Yeah, that. Very annoying.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156245653251567616

2012-01-09 03:44:17
DeirdreS: @kbierce Brenda laurel wrote the first book I think when she was working for Apple
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156219715965030401

2012-01-09 01:57:12
DeirdreS: @philiph I will never vote for anyone who makes more than a token reference to his or her relationship with god. Has no place in politics.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156192767381471232

2012-01-09 01:49:03
DeirdreS: @LusciousPear I’ve been begging for yeasr for a twitter plugin that filters out all sports, because I REALLY don’t care #ragequit
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156190717990010880

2012-01-09 01:09:09
DeirdreS: Oh, please, don’t tell me we have to go through all that stuff about a football player’s personal relationship with his god – again.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156180675165306880

2012-01-09 01:03:38
DeirdreS: @mranney You can tell old-timer tales without the beard – look at @bcantrill ! 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156179288775856128

2012-01-08 23:53:40
DeirdreS: Big fire in SF somewhere?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156161678755643392

2012-01-08 22:14:31
DeirdreS: http://t.co/HyCglXrA
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156136723049496576

2012-01-08 20:53:12
DeirdreS: @rattay If you want good south Indian in SF, try Ruchi on 3rd – better and less pretentious/pricy than Dosa #spicy #SF
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156116263221985280

2012-01-08 19:29:35
DeirdreS: @drlouann You are heavily referenced here: http://t.co/1IjeJoh0
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156095219115364352

2012-01-08 19:26:44
DeirdreS: new: Viva la Mamma? Motherhood, Menopause & Culture http://t.co/U7cBw85d
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156094502925381634

2012-01-08 17:24:34
DeirdreS: 2 yrs ago: “He reeled off a list of stupid questions you should never ask, attributing most of them to Texan tourists” http://t.co/aLfmz2yE
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/156063761197826048

2012-01-07 22:24:28
DeirdreS: RT @sturadnidge: New post: SmartOS: Up and Running http://t.co/1b1EGeEG #smartos
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155776845156057088

2012-01-07 22:19:38
DeirdreS: SF farmers’ market earlier, now for a ramble in the east Bay, looking at possible future neighborhoods. http://t.co/Me3selJN
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155775623476948992

2012-01-07 11:07:48
DeirdreS: @bensummers Hmm, that’s a good idea – thanks!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155606553871917056

2012-01-07 09:50:26
DeirdreS: “There is no correlation between rape and what women wear.” Don’t skirt the real issue – Hindustan Times http://t.co/jFT8RaVb
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155587083686252546

2012-01-07 09:46:33
DeirdreS: @bensummers fair enough. What about white papers?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155586108539928576

2012-01-07 08:53:14
DeirdreS: Late-night musings: does anyone pay attention to traditional marketing materials anymore, white papers, data sheets, etc.?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155572689170472960

2012-01-07 04:53:19
DeirdreS: There must be people in the world who have serene and simple lives, but I don’t know any of them – do you?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155512311778521088

2012-01-06 00:40:09
DeirdreS: “he bared his fangs and went for God’s jugular” Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens (Vanity Fair, Feb 2012) http://t.co/IWSny9Gk
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155086214570053635

2012-01-06 00:39:15
DeirdreS: @SalmanRushdie Dammit, you’re making me cry (again). #Hitchens
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155085987595288576

2012-01-06 00:30:58
DeirdreS: RT @stochastic_code: Reason enough to move our node.js ops from AWS to @joyent http://t.co/VbE3Nc7Z Proper Node stack traces in DTrace FTW
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155083902317371392

2012-01-06 00:15:15
DeirdreS: now this is music: Bonnie Raitt & Roy Rogers – Gnawin’ On It – YouTube http://t.co/UxBcPBmV
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155079946778320896

2012-01-06 23:03:02
DeirdreS: @sogrady Please tell me this is being filmed.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155424161378996224

2012-01-06 21:42:12
DeirdreS: @sogrady I need to be able to DM you
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155403818304155648

2012-01-06 21:40:46
DeirdreS: RT @annejohn: Craft tech, craft beer – apps dev and socialisation. London 1 Feb with @monkchips @Joyent @Nitobi Phonegap, http://t.co/ …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155403458835517440

2012-01-06 19:45:14
DeirdreS: @OrganizeFISH the new doc can initiate a request to transfer the records, you probably have to sign an auth
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155374384469647360

2012-01-06 18:02:38
DeirdreS: @NomdeB on yelp you could place that comment yourself. A lot of people use it to find health providers.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155348563885424640

2012-01-06 17:44:32
DeirdreS: @NomdeB yelp.com might be a good place to get this information and to share it
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155344008749658113

2012-01-06 17:40:20
DeirdreS: RT @DEVOPS_BORAT: All OS are evolve until they are support dtrace. – In an ideal world…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155342953169158145

2012-01-06 17:30:51
DeirdreS: @NomdeB Vote with your wallet, and let them know why.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155340564362035201

2012-01-06 06:27:28
DeirdreS: @NomdeB Planned Parenthood
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155173618085662722

2012-01-06 06:03:11
DeirdreS: listening to Kristofferson on this http://t.co/YmjkFv1s tears rolling down my face – I saw him in concert ~1973, 74 & 75, with my dad
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155167508603744256

2012-01-06 04:07:48
DeirdreS: .@bcantrill George Wilson (among other luminaries) will be attending the #illumos user group meeting next week http://t.co/qXGI92KW
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155138471005130752

2012-01-06 04:05:16
DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: When I spoke of George Wilson in my #lisa11 talk, this is what I was talking about: http://t.co/lWfGXp3R #illumos
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155137834074902528

2012-01-06 00:56:00
DeirdreS: RT @Zee: 6 reasons to move to NY City over SF… http://t.co/ElRyTdkx – uhhh…. article clearly written for (straight) /men/, given point #3.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155090201008553985

2012-01-05 23:01:45
DeirdreS: @squaremobius We aim to prevent you getting bored. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155061450178707456

2012-01-05 22:58:12
DeirdreS: RT @arnaudlacour: Now this is awesome awesomeness right here: untangle your node with DTrace thanks to the folks @Joyent http://t.co/MZI …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155060556385107968

2012-01-05 19:07:11
DeirdreS: @italylogue Would you believe I neven did get onto the roof of the Duomo? Scared of heights. #italy
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/155002419560984577

2012-01-05 18:11:30
DeirdreS: wow, illumos User Group Meetup reaching critical mass! http://t.co/l3q2FgCt
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154988405946724352

2012-01-05 17:04:48
DeirdreS: RT @bcantrill: If people are heralding “detailed corruption messages” as a major improvement in your filesystem, you’ve done it wrong #btrfs
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154971620962865152

2012-01-05 16:52:51
DeirdreS: RT @GodlessAtheist: God Trolls Republican Candidates. http://t.co/mmXhPVeF #atheism
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154968613198118912

2012-01-05 14:18:27
DeirdreS: “How can you bear this country? What do you see that I don’t?” “The light, colors, smiles – It teaches me something.” http://t.co/Nn2pTTlj
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154929760013787136

2012-01-05 14:03:40
DeirdreS: @davidpaulyoung Delhi’s not treating you too badly, I see. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154926036512026624

2012-01-05 14:02:08
DeirdreS: @DavidStrauss Yes. Was last time a wednesday?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154925650904489984

2012-01-05 07:44:03
DeirdreS: iPhone seems to be recovering on its own from its dunking, just waiting for the last bit of moisture to clear from the camera lens.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154830503025983489

2012-01-05 07:30:36
DeirdreS: @davidpaulyoung Good choice. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154827118805655552

2012-01-05 07:22:34
DeirdreS: RT @NomdeB: So here’s the question. Can we use santorum as an official Scrabble word now?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154825098644299776

2012-01-05 07:10:29
DeirdreS: WTF? Sounds likea block party, on a Wednesday night??
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154822057773899776

2012-01-05 00:52:53
DeirdreS: @jhk24 The place is so big I haven’t even seen you!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154727031702175745

2012-01-05 00:50:57
DeirdreS: We’ve gone from Mario to ponies. Probably time to have beer.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154726543309029376

2012-01-05 00:36:07
DeirdreS: RT @SFGMC: RT @playbill Stephen Schwartz Will Join San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus for March 2012 Concerts http://t.co/kct8cnC2” @SFGMC # …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154722810156158976

2012-01-05 00:35:01
DeirdreS: @rmustacc But who is the wookie in this situation?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154722535148232706

2012-01-04 23:22:00
DeirdreS: @rob_ellis OTOH, now you have more reasons to visit SF! #not_the_same
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154704157310332928

2012-01-04 20:05:05
DeirdreS: @sevanjaniyan only lunchtime!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154654603139481600

2012-01-04 19:51:28
DeirdreS: Spilled coffee in my purse, dropped my iPhone in the toilet – maybe I should just go back to bed.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154651178116988928

2012-01-04 19:18:25
DeirdreS: RT @johnsw: Ikea instructions for the Hadron Collider http://t.co/Ew7pCe4s
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154642858475917312

2012-01-04 19:14:44
DeirdreS: Today’s desk arrangements http://t.co/fvLq619j
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154641929135595523

2012-01-04 17:40:54
DeirdreS: @lderezinski yes, the windows are already in use
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154618316906971136

2012-01-04 07:57:55
DeirdreS: RT @jimpick: English pronunciation poem http://t.co/MQhITdYd /via @wrightak
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154471607295934464

2012-01-04 07:06:16
DeirdreS: @edsai See you soon, then? Cool!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154458606241202177

2012-01-04 05:57:37
DeirdreS: @philiph It’s fun to do it in a pan on the stove with a glass lid – then you can watch it popping!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154441330368589824

2012-01-04 04:58:53
DeirdreS: @darkproger he demos it in one of these two vids: http://t.co/TWlkcWeS http://t.co/QYJJgGmX
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154426552845742080

2012-01-04 04:55:45
DeirdreS: @SarahKSilverman Because parking them in a bitch.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154425762823413760

2012-01-04 01:39:31
DeirdreS: @denizrende cool thing (I guess) is that the white walls are whiteboards
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154376378014380032

2012-01-03 23:06:04
DeirdreS: I have long observed that, whenever you randomly pause a video, it’s going to catch someone looking weird. http://t.co/POPjchUP
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154337761825009665

2012-01-03 22:18:12
DeirdreS: @vdotw Yes, have already learned that cheating or carelessness will leave me in misery. Home cooking FTW (in my abundand spare time…).
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154325716668915712

2012-01-03 22:15:06
DeirdreS: an open signing protocol for HTTP: A Bit More About the New Joyent Cloud API « Joyeur http://t.co/SA0OhbVv
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154324935181996032

2012-01-03 21:15:36
DeirdreS: http://t.co/818mHla3
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154309960069689344

2012-01-03 21:11:39
DeirdreS: @argv0 me too!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154308967282122752

2012-01-03 21:06:07
DeirdreS: New lunch table – big improvement! http://t.co/GSqPE3gf
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154307570306256896

2012-01-03 20:01:10
DeirdreS: @bcantrill looks as if you’re becoming Italian
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154291230220619776

2012-01-03 19:53:28
DeirdreS: Trying to find something to eat that doesn’t involve soy in any form. I may go hungry.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154289292221485056

2012-01-03 19:40:53
DeirdreS: [above] We put our top people in the Joyent call center. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154286122086842369

2012-01-03 18:10:19
DeirdreS: one week from tonight! illumos User Group Meetup – ZFS Working Group Report – Menlo Park Tues 1/10 – please sign up at http://t.co/l3q2FgCt
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154263335515332608

2012-01-03 17:46:44
DeirdreS: new video! Building a Real-Time Cloud Analytics Service with Node.js Surge Conference 2011 Dave Pacheco Bryan Cantrill http://t.co/Taq4qqJg
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154257399463690240

2012-01-03 17:22:53
DeirdreS: RT @storming: Are people integrating Twitter and Google+ in any way? – I am still looking for a way to send tweets to G+
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154251398211579904

2012-01-03 16:48:19
DeirdreS: Heading in to the new office! Expect a day of chaos at Joyent SF.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154242696096120832

2012-01-03 03:31:25
DeirdreS: RT @gknauss: You can tell Monopoly is an old game because there’s a luxury tax and rich people can go to jail.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154042152912044032

2012-01-03 01:56:17
DeirdreS: RT @badnima: Mashup: Lion King + Dark Knight Rises http://t.co/iOHsr7Al
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154018211115962369

2012-01-03 01:12:27
DeirdreS: .@missybyte As Joss put it: ‘I’m sixteen: looking at linoleum makes me think about sex’. http://t.co/Xo7L2XUO
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154007180738170882

2012-01-03 00:49:03
DeirdreS: @MissyByte Also: it’d be nice if boys didn’t grow up judging girls as “skanks” regardless of how they dress. Where do they learn that?
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154001288542175233

2012-01-03 00:47:45
DeirdreS: @MissyByte To quote Richard Dawkins: “We don’t dress our women, they dress themselves.” Maybe boys are more biddable than girls re dress.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/154000962346946560

2012-01-02 23:18:45
DeirdreS: “They don’t want their children doing anything. Even going to the market is overdoing it” Italian Mammas http://t.co/vQ3iV14u
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153978564243501057

2012-01-02 23:06:16
DeirdreS: RT @jmclulow: @xrobau You should join us in the #illumos community, build a ramdisk-based #hipbx appliance (a la #smartos) and stick it …
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153975423078903809

2012-01-02 21:59:08
DeirdreS: RT @3awadalla: Just met a friend who recently took off her Hijab. Thinking of writing about it! – Please do – I would like to understand.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153958529538080768

2012-01-02 21:14:32
DeirdreS: new: 2011 India Trip: Timeline http://t.co/JgrbhSKB
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153947306276818947

2012-01-02 19:33:50
DeirdreS: Some days I should obey my gut instinct to just not answer the phone.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153921965395152899

2012-01-02 18:31:30
DeirdreS: Moving apt will also mean getting a new mattress – this cheap one from Ikea did not wear well – <2 years and it’s so concave I get backaches
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153906275032383489

2012-01-02 18:09:26
DeirdreS: .@ebertchicago It doesn’t have to be hard to make new friends. Maybe that’s a skill I learned living all over the world – a very useful one!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153900721501249536

2012-01-02 17:51:20
DeirdreS: 4 years ago: I guess the figurines illustrate the staff of a British household in the Raj – The Crafts Museum in Delhi http://t.co/Xm3xmfCR
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153896167074299904

2012-01-02 17:45:09
DeirdreS: 5 years ago “Struck by a toilet seat thrown from the train – Priest collapses at mass!” Everyday Italian from Headlines http://t.co/715gVHjf
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153894610802966528

2012-01-02 17:43:23
DeirdreS: 7 years ago: Why Italians Have Stopped Eating Out http://t.co/UVbDZOh5
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153894167225962496

2012-01-02 17:42:23
DeirdreS: 7 years ago: a much-delayed law banning smoking in public places goes into effect in Italy http://t.co/RI7djzKG
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153893916654059520

2012-01-02 17:29:09
DeirdreS: most potent religious influence on American politics is far religious right, backed by huge amounts of money http://t.co/5uWWXSMi
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153890585097416704

2012-01-02 17:19:01
DeirdreS: Final day of lazy long weekend before a very busy month (year, likely!) begins. Tomorrow, new office. Next week, illumos meetup, then SCALE!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153888034612457472

2012-01-02 03:45:29
DeirdreS: RT @jasonh: I don’t know what “Tumblr meets Pandora for E-Commerce” means – Nor do I want to.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153683302224642048

2012-01-02 03:44:41
DeirdreS: @myinnervoice I have no idea
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153683101950803968

2012-01-02 03:01:22
DeirdreS: RT @Cartelink: Ninety-nine percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the jukebox play. Willie Nelson
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153672200547872769

2012-01-02 01:52:44
DeirdreS: @philiph That’s pretty much how my dad looked to me – big guy with a beard.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153654930408865796

2012-01-02 00:54:04
DeirdreS: @jasonh Agh! My brain just melted!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153640166320390145

2012-01-02 00:19:04
DeirdreS: My Year in Blogging – 2011 http://t.co/9dYiTlz7
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153631358491693056

2012-01-01 23:46:21
DeirdreS: 3 years ago: “Apologizing” for Fascism: Apologia del Fascismo, in Flagrante http://t.co/AVUHYdsG
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153623123940483072

2012-01-01 23:42:32
DeirdreS: 8 yeas ago: Recycling: A New Italian Tradition http://t.co/9F7V3Obu
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153622164988379136

2012-01-01 23:40:01
DeirdreS: 9 years ago: Holiday Hell – Italian Vacation Traffic http://t.co/25TrELHr
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153621528955731968

2012-01-01 08:29:08
DeirdreS: RT @trondn: I haven’t even been using SmartOS for 24 hours, and I’m already in love! Way to go Joyent! Keep up the good work!
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153392297952813056

2012-01-01 04:59:00
DeirdreS: @philiph Smartass. 😉
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153339415379456002

2012-01-01 01:49:11
DeirdreS: RT @adron: @gblock I’m looking forward to throwing a node.js up in Azure, Joyent, and CloudFoundry Private & Public host soon…
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153291646866432000

2012-01-01 01:48:39
DeirdreS: One bottle of bubbly has already been consumed (thank you, @Myrna_SF – I think it’s the one we forgot to open on my birthday!). Have more.
http://twitter.com/DeirdreS/statuses/153291512258625536

Viva la Mamma? Motherhood, Menopause & Culture

I’m a US citizen, but I lived and raised my daughter Rossella (now 22) in Italy for 17 years. I left Italy in 2008 while Ross was at boarding school in India, and subsequently separated from my Italian husband (we were already geographically apart – he did not follow me to the US). My daughter Read More…

I’m a US citizen, but I lived and raised my daughter Rossella (now 22) in Italy for 17 years. I left Italy in 2008 while Ross was at boarding school in India, and subsequently separated from my Italian husband (we were already geographically apart – he did not follow me to the US). My daughter is hurt and angry about all this; I’m told that’s normal for children of any age whose parents divorce. But Ross is further angered that I am not behaving like the mammas of her Italian friends.

During my years with Enrico, I was of course aware that I was in a cross-cultural marriage, and thought I was dealing with that well enough (maybe not). But I now realize that I had not accounted adequately for the weight of Italian cultural norms regarding la mamma.

I had worked hard to be a good wife and mother, while still trying to maintain other things I care about: work, friendships, travel. In early 2006, we were living in Lecco, I was working in Milan, and my life had settled into a steady, if hectic, groove. But I found myself pondering the many foreigners who had moved to Italy in pursuit of a dream, who were willing to sacrifice far more than I to live there.

I also began to re-examine the old wounds of a very messy childhood. I felt waves of anger – perfectly legitimate anger, but why was it coming up now? I thought I’d resolved all that, with years of therapy, and didn’t particularly want to revisit it. But I couldn’t seem to help myself.*

In the autumn of 2006, Rossella and I began discussing her desire to go to Woodstock School, and in early 2007 we began the process of getting her there. I foresaw that her going would profoundly change our family life, but the scale of those changes soon grew beyond anything I’d anticipated.

It became clear that a year at Woodstock would not be just one year away for Ross. Her school in Lecco let us know that, upon returning from her senior year at Woodstock, Ross might have to do the Italian fourth year as well, before going on to do the usual fifth year and then the maturita’ (school leaving exam). Having already repeated a year (common in Italy), she’d be in high school til age 21 – an absurdity none of us was willing to contemplate. Without the maturita’ , Ross couldn’t attend Italian university. She would have to go to college in the US. Ready or not, she was likely leaving home for good.

This was financially difficult: we had not anticipated nor saved for college in the US (university in Italy is nearly cost-free, if the student lives at home). Enrico’s salary covered our normal expenses, but would not extend to such an extravagance; I would have to find a way to pay for that, as well as the year at Woodstock. I was earning 17,000 euros (yes, that’s per YEAR) in Milan. Something would have to change.

Rescue arrived: I began working for Sun as a contractor in March of 2007, which met the immediate need to get Ross to Woodstock. But the money would have to keep coming in, so I was delighted and relieved when, after a year as a contractor, Sun offered me a full-time job. Though that offer was contingent on my moving to the US, I did not hesitate a moment in accepting it; I moved back to the US in March, 2008.

All this change occurred so quickly that I’m still processing what happened and why (while enduring still more upheavals). In retrospect, I’m more surprised that I put up with so much for so long; the sequence of events now seems almost inevitable.

And yet, for most of the time I was living in Italy, I didn’t feel that I was “putting up with” my life there. I was generally content with my home, my family, cooking, gardening, etc. Until Sun asked me to move to the US, I had no idea that I was so ready to leave Italy.

How was that possible? Was I that good at concealing inconvenient emotions, even from myself?

Louann Brizendine’s The Female Brain shed light on what kept me in that state of contentment. Her chapter on “The Mommy Brain” states: “physical cues from the infant forge new neurochemical pathways in the brain that create and reinforce maternal brain circuits aided by chemical imprinting and huge increases of oxytocin. These changes result in a motivated, highly attentive, and aggressively protective brain that forces the new mother to alter her responses and priorities in life… As long as you’re in continuous physical contact with the child, your brain will release oxytocin and form the circuits needed to make and maintain the mommy brain.”

This “mommy brain” tells you that your child’s welfare is the most important thing in the universe, with your own needs and desires coming a distant second (or third, or fourth…). As long as my child was safe and well – and those hormones kept flowing – I was content.

It now seems clear that Ross’ departure for boarding school coincided with my early menopause, when “There’s a new reality brewing in [a woman’s] brain, and it’s a take-no-prisoners view.” I’ll let Dr. Brizendine explain the details (I strongly recommend that you read the book, if you are a woman or have any women in your life), but, simply stated: the connecting and nurturing hormones (estrogen and oxytocin) are diminishing. “What had been important to women – connection, approval, children, and making sure the family stayed together – is no longer the first thing on their minds. And the changing chemistry of women’s brains is responsible for the shifting reality of their lives.”

It’s not surprising that my family were taken off guard by the changes in me – I was shocked and bewildered myself. It felt as if I had woken up from a long dream. Overnight (or so it felt at the time), I found myself wondering: “What the hell am I doing here?”

Ross’s absence probably accelerated the change: “The normal contact of living in the same house [with one’s children] provides enough sensation to maintain a woman’s tending and caretaking behaviors toward her kids – even grown-up kids. Once the kids leave the house, however… if a mother is menopausal at the same time, the hormones that built, primed, and maintained those brain circuits are also gone.”

It’s not that a mother no longer cares about her grown children, but, in American culture, she is likely to be ready to get on with her own life. Dr. Brizendine says of a patient: “she felt as though a haze had been lifted recently, and she could see in a way she hadn’t been able to before. The tugs she used to feel at her heartstrings to rescue and care for others had all but vanished. She was ready to take some risks and start walking in the direction of her dreams.”

From Brizendine’s anecdotes, and observing friends my own age, it’s very common for American women to suddenly make big changes in their lives around menopause (“65% of divorces after the age of 50 are initiated by women”). This does not happen as much in Italy, where many mothers continue their legendary nurturing as long as they are physically able. It may be that la mamma does not experience the empty-nest oxytocin shutdown because her children don’t actually leave the nest: Italian offspring may live at home til age 30 or beyond. When they finally leave, they may move no further than an apartment in the same building or immediate neighborhood, and continue to have daily contact with their parents.

Just as it is economically difficult for Italian children to leave the nest, Italian women may have no choice but to stay in a marriage, however unhappy. Many Italian women of my generation were raised by their own traditional parents to be wives and mothers. Having spent most of their lives in that role, they have few skills to offer the job market, even if there were any jobs. For this and other reasons, “fewer than half of Italian women work outside the home.”

Italy even has an informal institution which would be considered bizarre by most Americans (though I know of at least one American example): separazione in casa – separated at home. When a couple realize that their marriage is effectively over, but they cannot afford to live apart, and/or feel they should stay together for the kids, they move into separate bedrooms in the family home, and begin seeing other people. I am not close enough to any examples to know how this works out for all concerned. If amicable, I imagine it could be good for the kids, but it must be a difficult line to walk.

All in all, it’s not surprising that the mothers of Ross’ Italian friends continue to dedicate their lives to their families, contentedly or otherwise. But it also should surprise no one that I am not behaving like – nor ever claimed to be – the typical Italian mamma.

 


* Another book, “The Wisdom of Menopause” by Christiane Northrup mentioned in passing that renewed anger at one’s parents can be a common effect of menopause.

The title of this piece comes from a song.