Dec 26

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-26

  • Nerdy tree: Yellow Sub; Pikachu; Han Solo! – http://twitpic.com/3hkqpt #
  • Heading down to the Rock Lab to try and hang my acoustic panels again. Going to get it done this time! #
  • Acoustic panels hung, computer/audio/electronics desk rewired from scratch, walls touched up from panel scratches, chairs back in Lab. #
  • Hmm. My phantom power issue is returning in a more insidious form in the Rock Lab. Trying to isolate… #
  • Listened to a bunch of songs via iTunes with my rebuilt audio setup. All sounds good, but Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" sounds incredible. #
  • Dialed in EQ for Yamaha monitors…sounding good. With switchbox pulled out, phantom power issue hasn't returned. Might have to rebuild it.. #
  • Trying to figure out why my bass response is so much greater on the PC with the Line6 X3 vs the Mac with the Profire610. Odd. #
  • RT @bafadam: Wizards needs to hire @brantsteen to fix their fucking website. That thing is god awful. How do they do business on that? #
  • Smirking to myself this morning remembering @trapcast_sara calling out "Hi Snooki!" as we drove near to Jersey on our fun Tour-de-Philly. 🙂 #
  • Speaking of which, I need to thank @TrapCast_Jenn and the gang again for a great day from the hood to history to beer to tacos! #
  • I love a brewpub where I can work on design comps on my mac on one corner, and the guys next to me can argue about D.C. Comics Artists. 🙂 #
  • What's your kryptonite? Mine is when people I think should know better whip their minions into a orgy of wrongness. It makes me irrational. #
  • Listening to Trans-Siberian Orchestra while brewing my Newcastle clone beer (last beer of 2010!). Thinking of loved ones near and far. #
  • Experimentally mixed in a couple of Savatage songs into my Trans-Siberian Orchestra playlist. Didn't notice them go by. 🙂 #
  • Not surprising since TSO includes 3 guys from Savatage. 😀 Including producer Paul O'Neill and guitarists Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli. #
  • Newcastle clone beer (last beer of 2010!) is in the fermenter and cleaning is mostly done! Thinking of loved ones near and far. #
  • While brewing, watched the documentary "Exit through the gift shop" about a guerilla filmmaker turned overnight street art sensation. Odd. #
  • That's what I love about Netflix streaming though – you can watch all kinds of oddly interesting stuff without penalty of time or money… #
  • My smoked wheat #homebrew from back in September is finally starting to taste more like peat smoke and less just like hop bitterness. 🙂 #
  • Your average pop song has vignettes, a theme, a *feeling*, but rarely tells a linear story. Blockbuster films are taking this to heart. #
  • I guess reality shows are going this way too; the best snippets from a world, without needing a narrative beginning, middle, end. #
  • For all media, it makes it easier to drop in / out of when it's a series of vignettes. Drama reacts by going the opposite; e.g. BSG/LOST. #
  • I personally don't like each vignette as much as the *transitions*: the build to a hook; a scene snapping between funny and serious. #
  • Tension and release, as music theory geeks would put it. The ability to change channels puts tension/release in the viewers control though. #
  • One wonders if you could measure in great detail when people crave release, and somehow adjust the media in real time… #
  • Had to break out the soldering iron and make an emergency trip to GuitarCenter after I stepped on my guitar cable and jacked up the jack. #
  • It should surprise no one that I've been noodling in the background on ideas for building a brewing robot. #
  • Thank goodness my popcorn ball craving has finally been at least temporarily satiated! #
  • Hm. Capt. Spectacular is surly and extra nihilistic after a day with his stepmom's family. Trying emergency attitude correction beating now. #
  • Merry Chistmas! Up at 6 with Cpt. Spectacular! #
  • Oddly, Cpt. Spectacular is as excited by his new hoodie as by his PSP! #
  • So our cider from September hasn't carbonated much yet…going to try blending a bottle of it with various things this morning. 🙂 #
  • We played LIMBO on the XBOX a bit which is fun when you pass the controller every time you die…not a Christmassy game though! 🙂 #
  • Cpt. Spectacular is off and playing Kingdom Hearts on his PSP…moaning about there being too many cut scenes… #
  • And now @Kim_Stone is cackling over all the amazing recipes in Thomas Keller's "ad hoc at home" book. Hope it tastes as good as it looks! #
  • Played the "Forbidden Island" boardgame with @Kim_Stone & Capt. Spectacular. Delightfully tense short-form co-op game. > fun than Pandemic! #
  • Had to give our demon houseplant another "please don't turn our dining room into a Hentai", including a stake through its heart! #
  • Gave our demon houseplant another "please don't turn our dining room into a Hentai" tentacle trimming, including a stake through its heart! #
  • I just earned the 'Merry Brew-mas (2010)' badge on @untappd! http://untpd.it/DERcfl #
  • Watching "Stories from the Vaults". Best line: "This is on my list of things to do before I die; or on my list of things to die doing." #
  • Family Christmas Taco Bar! – http://twitpic.com/3jzfwa #
Dec 19

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-19

  • Win Panda Dice and "Fiasco" goodies from @TrapCast_Jenn by writing a < 1000 word story entitled "The Golden Panda": http://t.co/VgUubCg #
  • Catch-up tweets! This was yesterday's Philly lunch spot! – http://twitpic.com/3flqhk #
  • And the food from McGillin's! – http://twitpic.com/3flqyj #
  • And the drink from McGillin's! – http://twitpic.com/3flrb3 #
  • Slurpin' the hand-drawn noodles at Nan Zhou noodle house in Philly's Chinatown! http://flic.kr/p/91CAKT #
  • Used a craps analogy to explain something today! #knewthosegamblingskillswouldcomeinhandy #
  • Attempt to make chocolate chip cookies failed for lack of eggs. 🙁 At least I checked all the ingredients before starting! #
  • Relaxing by the fire with some herbal tea and trying to finish the book I bought for the plane ride… #
  • Wow, DIA is bug nutty – short term parking gate broke, so attendant ripped the gate arm off and tossed it away, started hand writing tickets #
  • I'd like to go to this short course at the Santa Fe Institute – about how complexity emerges across systems. http://bit.ly/i8oKFI #
  • Nexialism is the science of joining in an orderly fashion the knowledge of one field of learning with that of other fields. [Fictional] #
  • Nexialism is a fictional science, but one I'd study, since as Murray Gell-Mann said, "someone needs to take a crude look at the whole". #
  • Tried another bottle of my Smoked Wheat #homebrew ! Hop bitterness faded down considerably! Too estery at first, but it fades as it warms! #
  • And in the end, on dreams we will depend, because that's what love is made of. #tunesday #
  • Cpt. Spectacular's new pre-teen gangsta hat! – http://twitpic.com/3gx2vt #
  • Cpt, Spectacular: "Of course your supposed to be mean to your family! It's called 'relativity'!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "Man if you keep doing that you'll go crazy and end up in a menstrual institution!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "You lost that poster in college, mom? That's OK, your supposed to lose things in college, like your virginity!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "She's a what? A Libra? Is that a cross between a liger and a zebra?" #
  • I just earned the 'Newbie' badge on @untappd! http://untpd.it/LNr123 #
  • Cpt. Spectacular is giggling at @RiffTrax short films (including Christmas shorts) while we clean and get the holiday decor out! #
  • HP7 review: enjoyed. Mad-Eye still my fave good guy; Bellatrix my fave bad. Hermione is hot; Dobby is great; Luna is sweet; end is harsh. #
Dec 19

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-19

  • Win Panda Dice and "Fiasco" goodies from @TrapCast_Jenn by writing a < 1000 word story entitled "The Golden Panda": http://t.co/VgUubCg #
  • Catch-up tweets! This was yesterday's Philly lunch spot! – http://twitpic.com/3flqhk #
  • And the food from McGillin's! – http://twitpic.com/3flqyj #
  • And the drink from McGillin's! – http://twitpic.com/3flrb3 #
  • Slurpin' the hand-drawn noodles at Nan Zhou noodle house in Philly's Chinatown! http://flic.kr/p/91CAKT #
  • Used a craps analogy to explain something today! #knewthosegamblingskillswouldcomeinhandy #
  • Attempt to make chocolate chip cookies failed for lack of eggs. 🙁 At least I checked all the ingredients before starting! #
  • Relaxing by the fire with some herbal tea and trying to finish the book I bought for the plane ride… #
  • Wow, DIA is bug nutty – short term parking gate broke, so attendant ripped the gate arm off and tossed it away, started hand writing tickets #
  • I'd like to go to this short course at the Santa Fe Institute – about how complexity emerges across systems. http://bit.ly/i8oKFI #
  • Nexialism is the science of joining in an orderly fashion the knowledge of one field of learning with that of other fields. [Fictional] #
  • Nexialism is a fictional science, but one I'd study, since as Murray Gell-Mann said, "someone needs to take a crude look at the whole". #
  • Tried another bottle of my Smoked Wheat #homebrew ! Hop bitterness faded down considerably! Too estery at first, but it fades as it warms! #
  • And in the end, on dreams we will depend, because that's what love is made of. #tunesday #
  • Cpt. Spectacular's new pre-teen gangsta hat! – http://twitpic.com/3gx2vt #
  • Cpt, Spectacular: "Of course your supposed to be mean to your family! It's called 'relativity'!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "Man if you keep doing that you'll go crazy and end up in a menstrual institution!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "You lost that poster in college, mom? That's OK, your supposed to lose things in college, like your virginity!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "She's a what? A Libra? Is that a cross between a liger and a zebra?" #
  • I just earned the 'Newbie' badge on @untappd! http://untpd.it/LNr123 #
  • Cpt. Spectacular is giggling at @RiffTrax short films (including Christmas shorts) while we clean and get the holiday decor out! #
  • HP7 review: enjoyed. Mad-Eye still my fave good guy; Bellatrix my fave bad. Hermione is hot; Dobby is great; Luna is sweet; end is harsh. #
Dec 12

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-12

  • Carnage from the @DaphneUn baby shower madness! – http://twitpic.com/3dajo4 #
  • Wishing I felt less like an insensitive dunderhead tonight! #
  • Of course that would mean *being* less of an insensitive dunderhead as well, which would be ever better! #
  • The latest D&D podcast where they talk about why they went web-based was painful to listen to. Decisions too close to ones I make daily. #
  • Bowling mascot baby Tamryn conks out loving her mouse… – http://twitpic.com/3dmvtp #
  • Hanging out at the secret alternate work location this morning. Calm, quiet. #
  • Holy cats, I think I'm turning into a girl, I love this pair of new shoes so much. 🙂 #
  • Here are the shoes in question from my earlier tweet, since people asked: http://bit.ly/hVi3JE #
  • Looking forward to hanging out in Philly this weekend! #
  • At @DryDockBrewing , wishing I respected myself a lilttle more. #
  • Forrester blog: Java is dead-end for enterprise dev: http://bit.ly/fu3mne #
  • So, what's better: to be the innovator, or the follower-with-excellence? #
  • Or, are both great and complementary, and just appeal to different types of people? #
  • Sexual selection: Hunkier than thou | The Economist http://t.co/CJ3fqR9 via @theeconomist #
  • Packing the car to head to the airport to fly to Philly! #
  • Oooh, this is a FULL plane! #
  • On the ground in Philly – gray and grim outside… 🙂 #
  • Grim overload! Jack Reacher novel I finished on plane was grim, Cold Case Files and House on in-fight TV were grim….Need cheer!!!! #
  • Thanks for the cheerups, all! #
  • Welcome to Philly: $$$ restaurant hostess wearing leopard print mini-dress. 🙂 #
  • Morimoto! – http://twitpic.com/3esdpb #
  • Philly Trip: Liberty Bell, Check! #
  • It's @brantsteen and @Trapcast_Jenn with the liberty bell! – http://twitpic.com/3f0gdl #
  • Today I learned that the most important part of being an American is to keep arguing and talking until you get what you want figured out. #
  • Heading in for a frosty barley pop! – http://twitpic.com/3f1ts3 #
  • One solid Cal IPA and two Chistmas Beers down! #
  • It was a Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, for my future reference!!! #
  • So @trapcast_george 's comment: the tears of monks made this beer taste soooo goood. Make those baldies cry some more!!! #
  • Man all these restaurants and bars in Philly like to have their lights down LOW… #
  • Annnnd, @TrapCast_Jenn orders tacos of course!!! But they are MARLIN tacos! #
  • Ceviche is good. #
  • Cuddleapsing into a sleepy heap back at the hotel after a tremendous day with @TrapCast_Jenn @trapcast_sara , @brantsteen & @trapcast_george #
  • Had a tasty Philly cheesesteak crepe at the Reading Terminal Market – now @Kim_Stone is buying teeny Italian cookies… #
  • Watched light show in grand hall of Macy's in Philly. Very, very Grand indeed… #
  • Hanging out in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton in Philly enjoying a Victory Brewing Prima Pils. #
  • Ritz lobby decor does a nice job warming and modernizing a highly formal classical marble space. http://flic.kr/p/91n9AA #
Dec 12

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-12

  • Carnage from the @DaphneUn baby shower madness! – http://twitpic.com/3dajo4 #
  • Wishing I felt less like an insensitive dunderhead tonight! #
  • Of course that would mean *being* less of an insensitive dunderhead as well, which would be ever better! #
  • The latest D&D podcast where they talk about why they went web-based was painful to listen to. Decisions too close to ones I make daily. #
  • Bowling mascot baby Tamryn conks out loving her mouse… – http://twitpic.com/3dmvtp #
  • Hanging out at the secret alternate work location this morning. Calm, quiet. #
  • Holy cats, I think I'm turning into a girl, I love this pair of new shoes so much. 🙂 #
  • Here are the shoes in question from my earlier tweet, since people asked: http://bit.ly/hVi3JE #
  • Looking forward to hanging out in Philly this weekend! #
  • At @DryDockBrewing , wishing I respected myself a lilttle more. #
  • Forrester blog: Java is dead-end for enterprise dev: http://bit.ly/fu3mne #
  • So, what's better: to be the innovator, or the follower-with-excellence? #
  • Or, are both great and complementary, and just appeal to different types of people? #
  • Sexual selection: Hunkier than thou | The Economist http://t.co/CJ3fqR9 via @theeconomist #
  • Packing the car to head to the airport to fly to Philly! #
  • Oooh, this is a FULL plane! #
  • On the ground in Philly – gray and grim outside… 🙂 #
  • Grim overload! Jack Reacher novel I finished on plane was grim, Cold Case Files and House on in-fight TV were grim….Need cheer!!!! #
  • Thanks for the cheerups, all! #
  • Welcome to Philly: $$$ restaurant hostess wearing leopard print mini-dress. 🙂 #
  • Morimoto! – http://twitpic.com/3esdpb #
  • Philly Trip: Liberty Bell, Check! #
  • It's @brantsteen and @Trapcast_Jenn with the liberty bell! – http://twitpic.com/3f0gdl #
  • Today I learned that the most important part of being an American is to keep arguing and talking until you get what you want figured out. #
  • Heading in for a frosty barley pop! – http://twitpic.com/3f1ts3 #
  • One solid Cal IPA and two Chistmas Beers down! #
  • It was a Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, for my future reference!!! #
  • So @trapcast_george 's comment: the tears of monks made this beer taste soooo goood. Make those baldies cry some more!!! #
  • Man all these restaurants and bars in Philly like to have their lights down LOW… #
  • Annnnd, @TrapCast_Jenn orders tacos of course!!! But they are MARLIN tacos! #
  • Ceviche is good. #
  • Cuddleapsing into a sleepy heap back at the hotel after a tremendous day with @TrapCast_Jenn @trapcast_sara , @brantsteen & @trapcast_george #
  • Had a tasty Philly cheesesteak crepe at the Reading Terminal Market – now @Kim_Stone is buying teeny Italian cookies… #
  • Watched light show in grand hall of Macy's in Philly. Very, very Grand indeed… #
  • Hanging out in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton in Philly enjoying a Victory Brewing Prima Pils. #
  • Ritz lobby decor does a nice job warming and modernizing a highly formal classical marble space. http://flic.kr/p/91n9AA #
Dec 05

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-05

  • Man, I do love these new shoes!!! #
  • RT @Mrschibimom: The Uniform Project: Wearing one dress every day for a year – Telegraph http://t.co/7LaZ9wQ via @TeleFashion #
  • WheeMe Massage Robot autonomously explores your curves: http://bit.ly/eDi0Fs #
  • Not too many people can get a rise out of me these days. Unfortunately one of them is our development EVP. Foot->Mouth, Career->Toilet. #
  • Must…resist…adopting…consultant's…Canadian…accent…so…contagious…when…sitting…in…same…room…for…3…days…eh? #
  • Burning Wheeeeel time! #
  • Man, @DaphneUn 's Burning Wheel character Mika sure has a sweet ass, er…axe! #
  • At my secret alternate work location. Crazy manifesto guy is here again as well, but just drinking coffee, not writing… 🙂 #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "Random people like me make this world a more interesting place! I make a difference just by BEING ALIVE!!!!!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "I hate grammar because I hate rules governing how I write! Know rules to break them? Nah, better not to feel guilty!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "I was enjoying choir until the fourth day of having to be at school at 7:30. They also don't like my "improved" lyrics! #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "The nastiest gang in the school is the 2nd graders! They put bloody claw marks down the back of my [6th gr.] classmate!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "This song is about Jesus' birth? Why did the asians sing about his birthday?" "Angels? Oh, right, that makes more sense!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "Last week I was out at a restaurant with my friend and his mom, and I ordered a burger with only awesome sauce!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular wanted to watch Twilight so he could see if it "got it". I insisted we listen to it with the @RiffTrax to make it bearable! #
  • So far, the @RiffTrax is awesome, and the movie is barely tolerable. 🙂 #
  • I'm so addicted to the @RiffTrax for these semi-tolerable films – even Cpt. Spectacular had to take a break from laughing so hard! #
  • I can't believe how Walken-y Edward is! #
  • Favorite @RiffTrax joke from Twilight so far: "Do you have to be cold and dead [to enjoy Coldplay]?" 😉 #
  • 2nd favorite @RiffTrax line from Twilight: "She makes Sylvia Plath look like Cyndi Lauper!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "I don't know what's more angsty – the people in that movie, or me after having to watch that movie!" #
  • Final prep underway here for @DaphneUn 's baby shower! #
Dec 05

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-05

  • Man, I do love these new shoes!!! #
  • RT @Mrschibimom: The Uniform Project: Wearing one dress every day for a year – Telegraph http://t.co/7LaZ9wQ via @TeleFashion #
  • WheeMe Massage Robot autonomously explores your curves: http://bit.ly/eDi0Fs #
  • Not too many people can get a rise out of me these days. Unfortunately one of them is our development EVP. Foot->Mouth, Career->Toilet. #
  • Must…resist…adopting…consultant's…Canadian…accent…so…contagious…when…sitting…in…same…room…for…3…days…eh? #
  • Burning Wheeeeel time! #
  • Man, @DaphneUn 's Burning Wheel character Mika sure has a sweet ass, er…axe! #
  • At my secret alternate work location. Crazy manifesto guy is here again as well, but just drinking coffee, not writing… 🙂 #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "Random people like me make this world a more interesting place! I make a difference just by BEING ALIVE!!!!!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "I hate grammar because I hate rules governing how I write! Know rules to break them? Nah, better not to feel guilty!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "I was enjoying choir until the fourth day of having to be at school at 7:30. They also don't like my "improved" lyrics! #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "The nastiest gang in the school is the 2nd graders! They put bloody claw marks down the back of my [6th gr.] classmate!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "This song is about Jesus' birth? Why did the asians sing about his birthday?" "Angels? Oh, right, that makes more sense!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "Last week I was out at a restaurant with my friend and his mom, and I ordered a burger with only awesome sauce!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular wanted to watch Twilight so he could see if it "got it". I insisted we listen to it with the @RiffTrax to make it bearable! #
  • So far, the @RiffTrax is awesome, and the movie is barely tolerable. 🙂 #
  • I'm so addicted to the @RiffTrax for these semi-tolerable films – even Cpt. Spectacular had to take a break from laughing so hard! #
  • I can't believe how Walken-y Edward is! #
  • Favorite @RiffTrax joke from Twilight so far: "Do you have to be cold and dead [to enjoy Coldplay]?" 😉 #
  • 2nd favorite @RiffTrax line from Twilight: "She makes Sylvia Plath look like Cyndi Lauper!" #
  • Cpt. Spectacular: "I don't know what's more angsty – the people in that movie, or me after having to watch that movie!" #
  • Final prep underway here for @DaphneUn 's baby shower! #