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The Twitter Diaries: 2009-12-13: CO, Phoenix

http://twitpic.com/seoxs – Someone wanted a close view of me tweeting # Hiked up Phoenix’ North Mtn for 2nd time in 2 days. Knees may never forgive me. # Had an interesting convo at the Tempe art fair, about relationships. # Lots of beautiful stuff at Tempe arts fest, as usual I won’t pay the prices Read More…

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  • http://twitpic.com/seoxs – Someone wanted a close view of me tweeting #
  • Hiked up Phoenix’ North Mtn for 2nd time in 2 days. Knees may never forgive me. #
  • Had an interesting convo at the Tempe art fair, about relationships. #
  • Lots of beautiful stuff at Tempe arts fest, as usual I won’t pay the prices for the stuff I really like #
  • May stay in a hotel near the office tonight. Roomie tells me tfe roads are very icy going home #
  • Really tired. Hotel near the office seeming like a good idea. #
  • Made it to dia. Now to get my car and drive carefully home. #
  • “here comes Santa Claus” is a bizarre mix of the commercial and the religious. #
  • @dboyll LOL! Good point. in reply to dboyll #
  • survived a tense drive home in bad weather, now letting the adrenaline flow away so I can go to sleep. #
  • Sun Tech Daysin Brazil http://bit.ly/6esj75 – wait, why someone remind me: why did I decide to NOT go on this trip? #
  • now translated & subtitled! BrPt, Jp, Zh, Ru, Sp – Crossbow, Open Networking, and Virtual Network Machines – Sun Video http://bit.ly/5483wX #
  • several OpenSolaris Security Videos also translated, e.g. http://bit.ly/8zA1dP #
  • this is not a good week to start with a bad night’s sleep. #
  • So much to do, but after a short and broken (by nightmares) sleep, maybe I should take a nap first. #
  • “Being lost cannot be avoided. The best thing to do is to try to focus on something else.” http://bit.ly/7cBQx2 – PT blogs it all, I.. don’t #
  • fun video about a supercomputing center housed in a former Van de Graaff generator: CLUMEQ http://bit.ly/4rdh68 #
  • translated & subtitled: Cross Platform Development and Testing with VirtualBox – Sun Video http://bit.ly/5lBiJo #
  • @MrsThinGuy oh, fun! I’ve had some amazing good times with my daughter in NYC. Love to travel anywhere with her, but NYC is a fave of both in reply to MrsThinGuy #
  • @Shamu When they say “Splash Zone”Take it seriously, dude
    Or freeze in summer #
  • doing some work, intermittently packing the suitcase yet again, though I don’t leave til Sunday this time. #
  • I really suck at wrapping presents. Fortunately, I am doing very, very little of that this year. #
  • Salon is the only place I look at gossip mags. Yes, Demi is still hot at 47. You’re as young as who’s feeling you? ; ) #
  • if Italians said of a US trial what is being said about the Italian trial of Knox, Americans wd be furious at the insult to their system. #
  • Whedon alumni reunion on “Castle” tonight. Captain Tightpants meets Captain America #
  • @JoyceSolano be glad you’re not ovr here – it hasn’t gone above 10 today in reply to JoyceSolano #
  • @nautibitz damn. That will ruin a twitter list scavenger hunt I tried to send people on last week. ; ) in reply to nautibitz #
  • and in the “No sh*t, Sherlock” department, today’s ABC headline asks “Has Swine Flu Been Oversold?” Er, yes – by you guys! #
  • I don’t see any further accumulation of snow this morning, but maybe I should stay in bed just in case. #
  • RT @erwann: Just installed OpenSolaris b128. zdb -S tells me I can save 16G on a 50G pool just by turning on zfs deduplication. v nice 🙂 #
  • @AmandaLorenzani remember how we met because of LeWeb a few years ago (even tho I’ve never been)? in reply to AmandaLorenzani #
  • oh, there’s the snow. Stay in bed it is. #
  • “if you enjoy the opportunity Tiger’s given you to talk about sex at work for the next few days, grow up and admit it” http://bit.ly/7pnm8H #
  • RT @tgardner: “I’ve got an itch to scratch” — Janet (A Heroine) – need assistance? ; ) #
  • adding tons of new videos from Sun’s recent HPC Consortium in Portland to Sun Video http://bit.ly/19B0bm #
  • “On almost every measure US comes out worse than any other 1st world developed nation & it is also the most religious.” http://bit.ly/7lulXn #
  • today has been a good day for catching up with people. Not such a good day for getting work done. O self-discipline, where art thou? #
  • @sabauda thanks! in reply to sabauda #
  • drinking late coffee in hopes of being more productive this evening, because today I certainly have not been #
  • I wish the dogs wouldn’t all bark their heads off whenever one of us comes home. And now there are 3 dogs and 3 people living in this house #
  • “Concentration slips away….” #
  • packing for Sunday’s trip to SF. Have a feeling the small aqua suitcase will be too small, but bigger one will be a pain on the BART… #
  • @pizzocalabro stop rubbing it in, kid. in reply to pizzocalabro #
  • any advice on cheap flights between Milan and Helsinki? Kid wants to visit her friend. #
  • I can lie in bed and think pleasant thoughts, but then the wrong thought sends me bolt upright… #
  • RT @renatoporto: TEch days [Brazil] has started!!! #
  • @CommunispaceCEO perhaps those cos. realize that Tiger’s sex life is unrelated to the golf game for which they sponsor him. I wd applaud #
  • @dudulima well, somebody’s gotta stay in the office and do the work. ; ) Sorry to have missed you all, too. in reply to dudulima #
  • at the office today, but still having trouble focusing. Apparently it’s just me. #
  • @llcrowe hmm, good point… in reply to llcrowe #
  • after 2 days cooped up in the house, a workout at the Sun gym felt good – tho the act of exercising still bores me. #
  • @LusciousPear no one will see the cufflinks past that tie! in reply to LusciousPear #
  • @ElaineEllis admirer or stalker? #hostelliving in reply to ElaineEllis #
  • @LusciousPear Whatever. It is beautiful, definitely catches the eye. in reply to LusciousPear #
  • found the missing panel of Brendan Gregg on DTrace at the Kernel Conference Australia – now linked from Sun Video http://bit.ly/7uq94h #
  • remaining videos from the Kernel Conference Australia – edited versions of a few more will be forthcoming: Sun Video http://bit.ly/7HtuM2 #
  • @jamver if I possibly can, I’d certainly love to. Among other excellent reasons, my daughter will likely be in Aus then too. in reply to jamver #
  • dinner tonight will involve leeks, mushrooms, cream, and possibly pasta. Because I happen to have all those things on hand. #
  • @plasticbagUK if 4Square is big at SxSW this year, I will have to mute many of my followees – it’ll get boring very quickly. in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • NetBeans IDE 6.8 Released http://bit.ly/7aqZrB #
  • @bloatedlesbian did you ever find that video of Ross’ friend Bjordi in Lecco? The kid’s famous now, thanks to Albanian Big Brother #
  • @MissExpatria I dislike them because it’s one more predictable filler, brain fluff by media too lazy to do anything new or important in reply to MissExpatria #
  • @missrogue Welcome to Europe. That’s part of the reason I left. #leweb in reply to missrogue #
  • For sysadmins who love justice – BigAdmin http://bit.ly/5VZKX5 #
  • Some of our German colleagues now have a video kit, and are using it extensively: Sun Video http://bit.ly/4A0CR3 #
  • @bloatedlesbian it’d be fun, and would get you some traffic in reply to bloatedlesbian #
  • Dear media colleagues: I’m a major stakeholder for all of you, with >150 hours of video published. Can we talk? #
  • ps to aforementioned media colleagues: I have stats up the wazoo. I CAN HELP. But you gotta talk to me. #
  • some rough cuts from the Solaris Security Summit held in conjunction with LISA ’09 – Sun Video http://bit.ly/7qw6g0 (more to come) #
  • temp has warmed up enough that I needed to take off my long johns. Now my jeans feel baggy. #
  • making plans to put people together, ’cause that’s what I do. #
  • now subtitled in español русский 日本語 简体中文 português-brasil “Crossbow, Open Networking, and Virtual Network Machines” http://bit.ly/5483wX #
  • Sun Video “Ben Rockwood & Deirdré Straughan: A Conversation at LISA ’09” http://bit.ly/19B0bm #
  • @zalez congratulations! #baby2 #
  • my security buds have learned several new languages: OpenSolaris Security: The Cryptographic Framework – Sun Video http://bit.ly/6wXjy #
  • managed to open my new HD without slicing myself on the damned clamshell packaging. Wish Costco would follow Amazon’s example #
  • a healthy antidote to smarmy Christmas music: Frank Sinatra ~ I’ve Got You Under My Skin http://bit.ly/4wy3r5 #
  • Xmas eve might get a very old wish if/when 2 of my oldest & dearest girlfriends finally meet, as they shd have done at my wedding. Ah, fate! #
  • @storagebod kids’ real tastes have very little to do with what the entertainment industry or anyone else thinks they should be in reply to storagebod #
  • @storagebod among my daughter’s fave movies ~age 10 was “Interview with the Vampire” – alongside all the Disney stuff in reply to storagebod #
  • why does every hotel assume that, when I gave them my email to register, they have the right to spam me? Never saw an opt-out. #
  • @rosso sorry I’m missing, salutami tutti! in reply to rosso #
  • RT @jmleray: Berlusconi con le palle http://bit.ly/7PtQtx “Berlusconi with balls” #
  • The Videoblogging Manual (well, a start on it) – Un Posto al Sole http://bit.ly/7BCi1v #
  • marching boldly into the Middle Ages, Italy science council funds creationist book http://bit.ly/4I17Jz #
  • totally removed from any form of “holiday spirit” this year – and that feels perfectly fine. I don’t need that excuse to give or receive #
  • found a long-lost video that’s likely still useful: Using ZFS to Create a File Share – Sun Video http://bit.ly/8Fkq1N #
  • my one (old) concession to the season: Countries Beginning with I » Italian Christmas Carols http://bit.ly/5BmfRo #
  • feeling overwhelmed by my own ignorance. So much to learn, but when? #
  • I chose this nail polish color to be seasonal, but now I’m thinking I need a metallic dark red Corvette to go with it #
  • got this song stuck in my head today – Broadway Baby by Bernadette Peters http://bit.ly/6RoLq6 #
  • …but this one’s much more my song: Some People by Bernadette Peters http://bit.ly/4uAs8b #
  • @NomdeB have you found an app for deduping enormous collections of music? in reply to NomdeB #
  • @italianbrarian looks as if those people strongly self-identify as Italian-American, even if they’re not the examples NIAF would like in reply to italianbrarian #
  • @dboyll instant personal points for quoting your kid 😉 in reply to dboyll #
  • seems I only need/get 6 hrs of sleep/night now. Which is good – I need those extra 2 hours in the day, even a few more would be helpful #
  • someone is running around Venice pretending to be the hero of “Assassin’s Creed” and scaring people (Italian) – http://bit.ly/743ZVw #
  • our diabolical plans are falling into place <rubs hands gleefully> #
  • Ross hears from her friends that Milan, at least our old neighborhood, is dangerous these days due to drug traffic. Ugh. #
  • @plasticbagUK it’s a feedback loop: organisers looking for headliners think of men, because that’s who they’ve already seen. in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • @plasticbagUK @missrogue “Women aren’t consciously excluded fm your thinking but they don’t end up on your list either” http://bit.ly/4VTPS6 #
  • @plasticbagUK As @missrogue says, it’s a tangle of causes & effects. Women are discourage from engg & biz because they don’t see role models in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • @AmandaLorenzani sounds like an improvement on earlier editions of #leweb What, no hotties contest from Lele this year? in reply to AmandaLorenzani #
  • @plasticbagUK we’re all aware that the much-publicized super-rich supergeeks (Jobs, Gates) are men. Straight, white men at that. in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • @plasticbagUK “affirmative action” of this sort might be useful. Also bcuz the big US confs are role models to the rest of the tech world in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • @plasticbagUK I wdn’t demand specific % – will vary so much by topic & available experts. But just a little consciousness can go a long way. in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • @plasticbagUK This is something I need to work on in the tech videos I do for Sun – we have lots of women engrs, but they’re rarely on stage in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • @plasticbagUK there will be more and more super-rich geeks who are women, non-white, gay, and otherwise non-mainstream. It’ll take time. in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • @plasticbagUK I didn’t say and don’t believe conf organizers are sexist. I think it’s an unconscious and very human bias. in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • @plasticbagUK We instinctively hang with people like ourselves; it takes conscious effort to break out of that. But it’s worth making. in reply to plasticbagUK #
  • time to go do girly stuff at the spa. Should I take “Solaris Internals” to read in the sauna, to establish my geek cred? ; ) #
  • Tweeting at the gym. Because otherwise this form of exercise is just too boring. #
  • @LusciousPear aww. If I was in Seattle I’d take you up on that in reply to LusciousPear #

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The Twitter Diaries: 2009-12-06: Phoenix

^ spent the weekend in Phoenix catching up with a very dear old friend I hate these voice-recognition reservation systems. I’m using the phone because what I’m doing is UNUSUAL. So I don’t fit your damn tree # I wonder if they keep track of how many people end up screaming “F*ck you – get Read More…

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^ spent the weekend in Phoenix catching up with a very dear old friend

  • I hate these voice-recognition reservation systems. I’m using the phone because what I’m doing is UNUSUAL. So I don’t fit your damn tree #
  • I wonder if they keep track of how many people end up screaming “F*ck you – get me an operator!” at these systems. #
  • okay, Ross’ ticket to Sydney (and back) is booked. #
  • @miglsd I’d love it but can’t guarantee I’d be there – most of my travel these days is not up to me. in reply to miglsd #
  • having a Fireman’s 4 blonde ale from Real Ale Brewing in Blanco, TX (via Costco) – most excellent #
  • one of these things is not like the others ; ) – Twitter / Lists following DeirdreS “nau” http://bit.ly/62OA5j #
  • woke up at 4:30 am, finally got back to sleep around 6, now up for good, irritable and jumpy. Argh. #
  • dang, Texas monsoon coming down. #
  • @deirdresm tell me about it. My dad’s troubles are partly due to 50 years of smoking -> COPD. The pea in the lung was just a bonus. #
  • @deirdresm …nor do they think about the risks /besides cancer/. I’m told (by friends who do hospice work) that COPD is a lousy way to die #
  • @moroplace perche’ noi che rimaniamo abbiamo ancora piu’ da fare… #
  • @missrogue India exported Hinduism and Buddhism all over Asia millennia ago #ted #tedindia in reply to missrogue #
  • Still catching up from the talks I attended at #ghc09 in October… Becoming a Person of Influence http://bit.ly/1194h9 #
  • getting ready to leave Austin. I’ll be back in CO until Friday, when I go to Phoenix to visit an old friend. maybe see the desert this time! #
  • About to board. Looking forward to being home in my own bed (warm) with my own wifi (fast. ish.) in about 3 hours #
  • I like men who wear hats. Real hats – baseball caps don’t count. Cowboy hats fine. #
  • Otoh could live without ties. #
  • @willsnow you’re in India? Where? How long? in reply to willsnow #
  • @willsnow check my site for Delhi shopping tips – that’s what j mostly do kn Delhi! ; ) in reply to willsnow #
  • grumpy #
  • a little vamp humor to start my day: Vampire Reunion – CollegeHumor Video http://bit.ly/7arPSB #
  • RT @sogrady: apparently the markets anticipating movement on Oracle/Sun: traffic from the Yahoo Finance boards to my Q&A is spiking #
  • surprised to find I’m now following a baby on Twitter. But he’s the baby of friends, and has a really cool name. #
  • where did the day go? I know I got a lot done, but feel as if I spent the time daydreaming. #
  • oh, goodie. More opportunities to practice my snow driving skills. #
  • @saraford Umm, no, nothing remotely saintly in my daydreams. ; ) in reply to saraford #
  • oh lord, here we go with another lurid, hypocritical moralizing spree. Could we all just agree not to care who anyone else has sex with? #
  • @shawnferry insert the name of any celebrity and/or politician you care to… sooner or later it’ll be a headline! in reply to shawnferry #
  • hmm. Do I try to get to the office before my 8 am meeting, or do that by phone and go straight to the dentist at 10? #
  • @mschoenu ma, non sono tutti furbi? ; ) in reply to mschoenu #
  • Tooth pain probably result of grinding. Can’t imagine why I’d be doing that… #
  • time to go home and shovel snow… Think I’ll stay home tomorrow. #
  • veni, vidi, shoveli. #
  • @llcrowe yup. Fortunately, not much – just enough to make driving to the office this morning a real adventure. in reply to llcrowe #
  • @davest I knew that would please you. ; ) I’ll definitely be feeling this tomorrow. And tonight. in reply to davest #
  • @missbhavens The NY Nays, like hypocrites everywhere, want to dictate who we have sex with. I wish everybody wd just mind their own business #
  • for the true ZFS fans out there: ZFS Workshop at LISA 08 – six hours! of Sun Video http://bit.ly/7KDLHS #
  • #whypeoplecheat “… our brains make it easy for us to be adulterous.” http://bit.ly/8yPHbf – read the science, people! #
  • …speaking of rum drinks, with or without beach: NYTimes.com http://bit.ly/8XjmTq (hat tip to Greta Cristina) #
  • for you ZFS fans who might not have noticed, all things video & ZFS can be found here: http://bit.ly/7z1koR #
  • @lskrocki apparently I have beach drinks on my mind: for a second there I thought you wrote mapmyrum.com #
  • @johnnysunshine Exactly. And healthy babies. Sometimes I think the body is in control and we don’t really have choices… #whypeoplecheat in reply to johnnysunshine #
  • drank coffee late in the day so I can stay up late. It seems that if I go to sleep before midnight, I wake up at 4 am. Don’t need that. #
  • RT @stephenfry: West Side Story for the age of Twitter – http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1913584#
  • baby, it’s cold out there: NREL: MIDC/NWTC M2 Real-Time Weather Display http://bit.ly/4wKoXR #
  • a long-time newsletter reader sent me a book from my Amazon wish list – George Carlin’s memoir. Looking forward to reading that. #
  • Find out about innovative Sun technologies and programs for a chance to win a limited edition t-shirt! http://bit.ly/55uChE #
  • sore from shovelling snow yesterday. Good thing I had a massage (my one luxury, aside from travel) scheduled this afternoon. #
  • new release of Solaris Cluster http://bit.ly/89rWnW #
  • the days are too short and yet pass too slowly #
  • I think my head just exploded. #
  • YouTube – Take This Waltz by Leonard Cohen http://bit.ly/8tEwch #
  • trying to free some video which should never have been shackled. Let my content go! #
  • Deploying OpenSolaris in Your Datacenter – Sun Video http://bit.ly/4THIiB #
  • @monkchips I believe Italians did invent forks precisely to deal with pasta. in reply to monkchips #
  • @SaraD yes, I have been in Austin in snow a couple of times – “chaos” doesn’t begin to cover it. in reply to SaraD #
  • against all expectations, I must be getting used to cold weather. At least nice, dry, sunny Colorado cold weather. #
  • @monkchips So if the Chinese also invented the fork, Marco Polo likely brought it to Italy along with noodles. Why not #chopsticks? Boh. in reply to monkchips #
  • @timfoster that’s the engineer’s definition of vacation – only doing putbacks? ; ) in reply to timfoster #
  • @sogrady what I don’t get is the fad to have 8 or 10 such pillows on the bed, so you just have to put them somewhere else when you sleep in reply to sogrady #
  • @macsun exactly. What is the freakin’ point?!? in reply to macsun #
  • sick headache again. Maybe I was meant to take today off. #
  • Wendy Pini – not just about elves anymore! Masque of the Red Death http://bit.ly/6bS0WA #
  • @storagebod FYI, it’s not quite SFW in reply to storagebod #
  • @storagebod just like to give people fair warning. ; ) in reply to storagebod #
  • @willbldrco wish I could be there, but I’m flying out to Phoenix instead. Drink one for me! in reply to willbldrco #
  • @willbldrco good point! I will have to shed a couple of layers of clothing upon arrival – gratefully! in reply to willbldrco #
  • @storagebod me, too, but not everyone is… in reply to storagebod #
  • @ElaineEllis and lots of t-shirts pointing out, for the truly ignorant, that there are no kangaroos in Austria. in reply to ElaineEllis #
  • really hard to concentrate on all the Big Important Stuff I’m supposed to be doing when my head is pounding. Need good headache cure #
  • @ben trying the beer cure again. Already had lots of coffee in reply to ben #
  • US airways boards by zones instead of rows. I cheated. He let me thru anyway. Now I have a bin just for my carryon #
  • http://twitpic.com/s66k9 funky corporate artwork from our campus that somehow seems appropriate #
  • Looking fwd to wkd catching up w an old friend, then a busy week, then… back to San Francisco the following wkd! #
  • Seated in the last row. It will take a while to get off this plane. Annoying when for once I have not checked a bag #
  • I am on the verge of deciding that any tweet containing the words “ousted” or “mayor” will result in unfollow. #
  • We were supposed to go hiking, but after a long night of girl talk and wine, that may be a bit delayed. #
  • RT @BreakingNews: Thousands of Italians rally against Prime Minister Berlusconi in Rome, demanding his resignation http://bit.ly/5ZqNLf #
  • @Danjite Italians believe that sleeping in draft created by fan AC or open window will make you sick. Article on my site on colpo d’aria in reply to Danjite #
  • Ross on her way back to Italy today with excess luggage and a guitar. May see her during her week back in Austin before Sydney #
  • Out being girly, buying clothes and makeup. #
  • http://twitpic.com/sbs67 – Yes, they’re real #
  • http://twitpic.com/sbslc – Yes, they’re real #

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