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The Twitter Diaries: 2009-09-20: CO

lazy Sunday morning in bed, enjoying the fog outside (unusual in these parts). Harbinger of a move to San Francisco? # any Arabic speakers? Is this really an Egyptian novelty song about Italy’s Berlusconi? http://bit.ly/8vRsO # RT @angadsingh: http://bit.ly/3dhnVF An article on Larry Ellisons’ effective right hand and driving force behind the corporate giant Oracle Read More…

  • lazy Sunday morning in bed, enjoying the fog outside (unusual in these parts). Harbinger of a move to San Francisco? #
  • any Arabic speakers? Is this really an Egyptian novelty song about Italy’s Berlusconi? http://bit.ly/8vRsO #
  • RT @angadsingh: http://bit.ly/3dhnVF An article on Larry Ellisons’ effective right hand and driving force behind the corporate giant Oracle #
  • @ajkeen – look out for Brazilian TV show Caminho das Índias http://bit.ly/ryLUg – globalization strikes again! #
  • People wear the oddest things (said the woman in the “bitch is back” t- shirt) #
  • There are moments when time moves verrrrry slowly. #
  • @missbhavens it’s not the kids who have problems, it’s the parents. in reply to missbhavens #
  • RT @oracletechnet: “Open source’s double standard” – crystalline reasoning from @mjasay http://bit.ly/wvegg #
  • @missbhavens and here I am sending my kid off to India, Australia (to work with horses, those big dangerous beasts!)… I’m a really bad mom in reply to missbhavens #
  • “why are they being encouraged and instructed to fear this kind of progress on the part of their government…?” http://bit.ly/wf0NW #
  • @missbhavens thanks, tho for people like me it’s normal #
  • @trine I’m reading Stephenson’s “Anathem” – wow! in reply to trine #
  • @webmink dunno what that means, but sounds ax if it could be useful… in reply to webmink #
  • @India_Insights Indian laundry industry…? They’ve been called dhobis for centuries at least, still going strong AFAIK in reply to India_Insights #
  • @webmink thanks but can’t get to my numbers from my current loc, go ahead and give to steve #
  • “A person’s last days can be spent in any # of ways. But on the phone pleading with an insurer, that’s only in America.” http://bit.ly/uUcZ7 #
  • Now my relatives are arriving in FB and asking to be acknowledged as relatives. Are y’all ready for the fact that I’m from Louisiana? ; ) #
  • Le donne italiane non ne possono più (Women in Italy can’t stand it anymore – in Italian) – City http://bit.ly/aEOEC #
  • @pizzocalabro mine, too. The older portions of the site are fine, but the blog is down. in reply to pizzocalabro #
  • @pizzocalabro Dreamhost. It’s back now, though. in reply to pizzocalabro #
  • would like to see a graphic of who follows all the social media experts, besides each other. Love you all folks, but the shout-outs get dull #
  • @ThinGuy Thanks! tho I must admit that @lskrocki and I are guilty of shout-outs to each other. ; ) in reply to ThinGuy #
  • “You, in your refusal to acknowledge your interdependence with everyone else, are a bigger problem than they are.” http://bit.ly/rmi9g #
  • @lbridenne76 is the performance what we should expect? I’m seeing very out of sync and jerky video #OLTP #oracle #sun in reply to lbridenne76 #
  • getting a look at the Oracle community thanks to the live Larry webcast http://bit.ly/1YfuH going on how #
  • RT @empoprises: @DeirdreS i’m seeing no video, had to switch to the dial in phone line #oracle #sun #exadata2 @lbridenne76 TAKE NOTE #
  • @ma_donna might have been his yacht, but I doubt he was on it, unless he’s trying to sway the EU in the traditional European way ; ) in reply to ma_donna #
  • @empoprises looks as if we’re doine #oracle #sun #exadata2 in reply to empoprises #
  • @dboyll thanks for the link, got to it too late – esp as I don’t have Real installed. in reply to dboyll #
  • RT @saraford: Good morning from NZ! Full length CodePlex jump video found on my blog: http://bit.ly/ZjUwk – whoa! #
  • @dboyll thanks, we did manage to see it, tho horribly out of sync. Was good anyway. in reply to dboyll #
  • @KathySierra and self-promo, unless done creatively, can get very, very boring. in reply to KathySierra #
  • @ThinGuy my, what a big forehead you have in reply to ThinGuy #
  • @ThinGuy took me a minute to parse that one – LOL! in reply to ThinGuy #
  • @dboyll the sun.com/launch link in reply to dboyll #
  • oh, good – at least I don’t have to run the early meeting that I dragged myself out of a cozy bed for. I’m nornally a morning person, but… #
  • RT @clickryan: RT @Merlene – The Muppet Show’s 10 Weirdest Moments http://tinyurl.com/la59jr (via @JulieTyios) – thanks, an excellent start #
  • there are lots of Twitter ranking sites out there that say we’re hot (on Twitter). Which ones do we actually believe? #
  • RT @sogrady: OH: “What’s the definition of an Australian? An Irishman who got caught.” #
  • RT @giovanni: Can you use $100,000? I’ve posted enough hints on the http://budurl.com/eot100k website fr contestants to start making videos. #
  • my voice is rusty this morning; let’s pretend I sound like Lauren Bacall (minus the cigarettes) #
  • Listening to Carol Alm present on “Your near perfect performance”, a women@sun event. #
  • Common mistake is to assume that, because you know something well, it must be obvious to others as well. But you may actually be unique. #
  • “without talent… Repetitive training creates burnout, confusion, frustration” #
  • “we don’t expect Labrador retrievers to act like Border Collies” #
  • Talents = yearnings, rapid learning, satisfaction, exceptional performance #
  • @giovanni I disagree – msft could create trust from inside. Would take time and be a challenge, but by no means impossible. in reply to giovanni #
  • “focus on yours strengths, not weaknesses” – seems so obvious, why do school systems get it so wrong? #
  • Now I need a FB setting for “don’t tell me anyone’s quiz results, game stuff, etc. EVER AGAIN – because I DON’T CARE”. Stop wasting my time. #
  • starting a dance class next week: Bollywood West – bollywood and indian dance classes (Denver & Boulder, Colorado) http://bit.ly/qksWI #
  • @vdotw I’m looking forward to it, esp since I already know and love a lot of the music. in reply to vdotw #
  • RT @shawnferry I have that problem… This is simple anyone should be able to understand it – worst is, you then undersell yourself – don’t! #
  • RT @pizzocalabro: http://bit.ly/TC0Ee – Perhaps even more than separate of church & state, the world needs separation of church & sex. #
  • …and I’m about to stop following everyone who auto-tweets about foursquare, whatever the hell it is. ENOUGH ALREADY. Give me substance! #
  • And, BTW, for anyone who hasn’t noticed: the bitch is most definitely back. #
  • finally broke loose some key C1 videos, including the incomparable Ben Rockwood on “Becoming a ZFS Ninja” http://bit.ly/1pqwlK #
  • @ThinGuy somehow I don’t think the Men of SunRay need protection from cougars in reply to ThinGuy #
  • @thepartycow you underestimate my speed of reading in reply to thepartycow #
  • WTF, Dowd? Good col, except “But partly due to the Internet, the standards of behavior in this new country are terrible” http://bit.ly/uPhPe #
  • crap. The FB apps seem to have figured out how to circumvent the “Hide [app]” setting. This is going to drive me off FB or to drop friends. #
  • listening to music I enjoy on YouTube – Neri per caso – Sentimento pentimento [Live Festivalbar] http://bit.ly/bdcE0 #
  • RT @TheOnion: Would-Be Burglar Killed With Sword http://ow.ly/15Pu9Z – I actually know a real-life story like this, tho no one died. #
  • @jeffreytaylor I used to call out Italian kids on the bus for racist remarks. “When Italians first came to the US…” in reply to jeffreytaylor #
  • RT @gserda: OSUM Community mobilizes and organizes 300+ events for Software Freedom Day: http://bit.ly/V4LRV #
  • “This italian journalist” | Wittgenstein http://bit.ly/aPeND #
  • @jowyang meh, maybe everyone should just use OpenOffice. I haven’t missed those MS apps since I switched. (well, maybe Excel a little…) in reply to jowyang #
  • RT @jbernoff: Only 1 hr left until today’s Webinar: The Groundswell Power of WOM -http://bit.ly/pUEtS – hmm, okay, I’ll bite… #
  • doing what I do best – connecting people. ; ) #
  • RT @dltq: I am very happy to see my pal Jeffrey Taylor will work for equal rights for marriage in California http://tinyurl.com/kw9fel #
  • “you’ve been bam­boozled, flummoxed, played for a sap by the propaganda mills of schooling. Get rid of yr assumptions.” http://bit.ly/lqZ8B #
  • Updating Sun Video http://bit.ly/19B0bm with a bunch of newly-translated videos – cool stuff on grid engine, HPC #
  • there are good days & bad days. This one is not particularly good, but, being a Thursday, should be destined for improvement. #
  • “Have you been a good girl, Jane?
    And why should I want to be bad…?
    – And should I be likely to say if I had?”
    http://bit.ly/1b29uq #
  • now subtitled in Spanish, Russian, Br Portugese, Chinese & Japanese: ZFS: The Last Word in File Systems – Sun Video http://bit.ly/4nWM3f #
  • @osum_brasil – Lots more video subtitled in português at http://bit.ly/18n1dR #
  • RT @mschoenu: Could not remember how to say “windshield wipers” in Italian – it’s a funny word: tergicristallo. #
  • Woke early as usual, but it’s Saturday so I can laze in bed with a cup of coffee and do what I bloody well please. Which is nice! #
  • @ThinGuy you guys are a one-family soccer empire! in reply to ThinGuy #
  • From Neal Stephenson’s “Anathem” – “The Powers That Be would not suffer others to be in stories of their own unless they were fake stories.. #
  • …that had been made up to motivate them. People who couldn’t live without story had been driven [out of mainstream society]… #
  • All others had to look somewhere outside of work for a feeling that they were part of a story, which I guess was why [they] were #
  • so concerned with sports, and with religion. How else could you see yourself as part of an adventure?” #
  • RT @angadsingh: Why a Geek Will Steal Your Girlfriend in 2008 http://bit.ly/4mKIgv #
  • @nautibitz The iPhone app I really want is IMDB with face recognition. in reply to nautibitz #
  • domesticate wkd: put together new bookcase, rearranged rooms a bit, still need to hang pictures. Would really prefer to nap… #
  • @nautibitz – would have saved me some embarassment once upon a time… http://bit.ly/14zHdM #
  • roomie’s having a party. Being the geek, I supply the playlist. Wd prefer the company of my geek peers, but at least the food is good. #

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Pecos Pueblo and Santa Fe, New Mexico

Enrico and I visited Steve and Sharon in Las Vegas, New Mexico (my third visit to them in 12 months!), arriving late Friday night. Saturday we all (including Robin) visited Pecos Pueblo and Santa Fe. Before entering the park grounds, we toured the visitor center exhibit about the history of Pecos Pueblo. It was well Read More…

Enrico and I visited Steve and Sharon in Las Vegas, New Mexico (my third visit to them in 12 months!), arriving late Friday night. Saturday we all (including Robin) visited Pecos Pueblo and Santa Fe.

Before entering the park grounds, we toured the visitor center exhibit about the history of Pecos Pueblo. It was well done, as these things usually are at US National Parks, but I find the bloodthirsty history of the Catholic Church upsetting. I left the others watching an antiquated film about the Indians putting the poor, innocent padres to death, without waiting to find out whether it gave equal time to what the Church subsequently (and previously) did to the Indians.

 

Santa Fe

Enrico and Steve went to the Georgia O’Keefe museum, but I’m not a huge fan and Robin emphatically did not want to go to a museum, so he and Sharon and I ambled around town, looking at art galleries (what’s the difference with museums, from Robin’s point of view? I dunno).

As always, I was most attracted to anything featuring horses, and was delighted to find the work of someone who actually can sculpt them well, Star Liana York. I’ll have to save up first, though…

Also saw some fun and unusual stuff I’d consider buying in Pop Gallery, a refreshing change from the overwhelming (and, in the aggregate, somewhat boring) mass of Southwestern-themed art prevailing in Santa Fe.

There was a “mountain traders’ fair” going on in the courtyard of the Palace of Governors. Sorta like a Renaissance festival, including the love of antique weaponry. Just slightly different costumes. Some of the “mountain people” looked like refugees from “Pirates of the Caribbean.”