Aug 28

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-28

  • A mystery: what happened here? http://t.co/b6nlf1S #
  • Mystery clue #2 two feet to the left of pic #1 http://t.co/HB4jNhv #
  • Lovely tea & sandwiches at my mom's today, followed by Old vs. Young guys baseball, complete with ghost runners and several vicious pickles #
  • During baseball, @CaptSpectacular matrix-dodged an errant pitch from my nephew…was pretty amazing to watch him lean all the way back! #
  • It's quite excellent that Will Friedle had upgraded from being Ron Stoppable to being Lion-O… #
  • Does anyone know what this costume is from? http://t.co/1ckIrvV #
  • Found the answer to my image quest – the character is "Mami Tomoe" from an anime not released in the U.S. Images here: http://t.co/1bjwxZO #
  • Really @Warehouse13 ? Put up a building labeled as "Denver Secret Service", with a clearly visible I-5 sign? I think you can do better! #
  • I must be a pretty big nerd, because this Carl Sagan ft. Stephen Hawking music video makes me misty: http://t.co/mPz2nQT #
  • Preparing to return to the house from camping. Please house, don't be asploded like you were last time we came back from a trip. #
  • Yes! All is well at the house. Whew! #
  • RT @harto: We're DOING IT LIVE! Rather…in a storm. My Drunk Kitchen: HurriCAN – http://t.co/c9vCeKq (spread the love!) #
  • I can't believe the cat is eating "Turducken" cat food. #
  • "Bespoke psycopath" is my phrase of the day. #
  • First college assignment essay turned in. It's a lot easier to write several pages of essay than it used to be. 🙂 #
Aug 21

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-21

  • This is how the pros roll, write a complex-continuity novel in 23 days RT @MikeStackpole: My Conan Adventure: Part Two : http://t.co/zJD0SQ7 #
  • Me: "From my experience in that area, that'll be about $1M to do." Dev & Exec: "BS!" 2 weeks later. Dev: "It'll be $988k!" Me: "Sigh." #
  • 1st page of business school book: "How can we make people put as much energy into work as they do sports?" (Sub sports for games, and voila) #
  • Note also that first version of this business book was written in 1986. IMO, biggest gap is being able to clearly lay out responsibilities. #
  • Anime theme song lyrics are interesting sometimes: "We parted before the threads of our hearts were untangled." Hm. #
  • Pinterest may have won me with this: http://t.co/VUI1kz4 #
  • Hmm? RT @DavidBrin1: Time online making kids nicer? Social benefits to hours spent texting & on social media sites http://t.co/9OcBDSp #
  • The lyrics to Good Charlotte's "Girls and Boys" make me smirk every time. #RockBand #
  • Hipster lorem ipsum text. http://t.co/q4kT59a take note, @brantsteen ! #
  • Food Truck Thursday #
  • My basement lab has a little slice of Japan in a recycled Science Dehydrator-Bowl-Thingy: http://t.co/le3DPGu #
  • Is there a PDF version of Dungeon World yet? #
  • Watching the Rockies lose to the Dodgers while surrounded on one side by @CaptSpectacular chatter, and other sides by crazy knitter chatter! #
  • The Flickr-search-driven screen saver on the AppleTV provides much entertainment. This week's search keyword: "cosplay". #
  • She's politic, he's badass. RT @slashfood: Paula Deen fires back in feud with Tony Bourdain (@NoReservations): http://t.co/SFfWzB0 #
  • Inspiring. "@SoundCloud: Listen to @zappos CEO Tony Hsieh speak to @DylanRatigan about the science of happiness http://t.co/irtbiSJ" #
Aug 14

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-14

  • Going to spend some quality time with my whiteboard today, I hope! #
  • Hey IE Developer Toolbar, thanks once again for being a poor shadow of developer tools in every other browser, and helping me chase my tail. #
  • Catastrophic checker fail at Lowes. Sudden appearance of 15 people in line, and no open checkers…for 5 minutes. Now there is one. #
  • This is hilarious. Glad to live in a place that is so lawful. Would rather have silly lines and a little frustration than riots and looting. #
  • I like meetings where people say "Yes, that's *partially* true, but you didn't know about X." Then we all learn instead of just arguing. #
  • Oh post-release blame-game, you are so funny. #
  • "Currency is the oldest form of virtual reality" – Total Engagement, Byron Reeves #
  • RT @Gen_Con : 2011 Gen Con Attendance up 20%, 36k+ Unique Visitors: http://bit.ly/psQh7J #
  • Forgot to tweet this from a weekend before last. Hop plant growth! http://flic.kr/p/accXFJ #
  • My "Personal Factory" at Ponoko.com churned out these laser-cut beauties that I designed in Illustrator. @AronHead : recognize the symbol? #
  • Oops, here's the @Ponoko pic: http://flic.kr/p/aca8fk #
  • "Employee attention, not time, is the most valuable corporate asset, and the most challenging to manage." – "The Attention Economy" #
  • So I set the front and back of my instrument project to gluing – lots of tape, and never enough clamps! http://t.co/JDDk7YV #
  • Here's the reverse view of the glue-up: http://t.co/rqrAw7f #
  • Yes! REAPER 4.01 is out! http://t.co/dJ7uFNJ Try the best Digital Audio Editor/Workstation out there for free! #reaper #
  • Project came out of the clamps nicely! http://t.co/geYQNaE #
  • Here's the back of the project combined with one of the the laser cut symbol discs I posted about the other day. http://t.co/LtoxRE7 #
Aug 07

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-07

  • In between bouts of work stuff, I managed to final get the tom tuning interval on my drumset to where I've been wanting to get it. #
  • Many ills can be cured by watching the "Rhapsody in Blue" segment from Fantasia 2000. Where is my Fantasia 2012? #
  • Charlie's Angels from 2000 is a classic example of the technology uncanny valley. "We got his Palm Pilot!" #
  • Time to do work mail on my work PC, stuff that was too involved to answer on the iPhone. "Outlook server not available." #thumbworkoutday #
  • Hey @CaptSpectacular – reading the first 100 pages of The Hobbit and then the last 10 pages does not count as "reading the book". #
  • Colbert: "Only when congress has no accountability can it lead the country back to personal responsibility." #
  • Employers: There is nothing you can do to improve tech workers productivity more than making sure they have the fastest PC you can afford. #
  • In addition to buying a fast PC, having a solid team to maintain and keep if fast is also critical. #
  • This release is going surprisingly well, but long. #
  • And release took turn south, backends went down…get to reconvene in 4 hrs #
  • Release continues into hour 12…things mostly looking good except for errors related to (of course) JavaScript. #mynemesis #
  • YES! RT @pydanny: Sometimes I wonder why we try so hard when a static html page might do better than <insert-your-favorite-webframework>. :p #
  • Food truck lunch at @CivicCenterPark was excellent. Could sit and eat there all day! #
  • For the record, I at at the Pinche Tacos Food Truck: http://on.fb.me/mXpZlM #
  • There is a fairly large difference in complexity between a software product built to be maintained by one person, and one for a group. #
  • Caught between wishing I had a lot more control of things, and a lot less. #
  • Go go gadget cosplay! RT @heathborders: Best costume so far! #gencon http://twitpic.com/61d5d9 #
  • Adorable Dalek skirt cosplay! RT @daHob #GenCon http://t.co/U08Zv5x #
  • RT @pantheonpress: Fortune's Fool materials now available! @gen_con booth 1925 – check them out on http://on.fb.me/n7xDOX #GenCon #
  • Preparing for Weekend From Hell with a little @FirestoneWalker Union Jack IPA. #
  • Loaded up on food from Marczyk's for the WfH…hoping it's enough to keep me energized! #
  • On to @OdellBrewing 's Myrcenary Double IPA. #
  • On to @OdellBrewing St. Lupulin! #
  • I realized today that "Devil in the Dark" is my favorite Star Trek: TOS episode because it's the most like Classic Dr. Who. #
  • In that it's "Killer Monster!!!" followed by mystery and investigation, followed by "Humans are the problem, love triumphs!" #
  • Also, it's the most like Voyage of the Space Beagle, upon which the series was based. Although "The Man Trap" follows a similar pattern. #
  • Adorable Jem and the Holograms cosplay! RT @Talulla: http://yfrog.com/kipvacsj #
  • I'm still a little freaked out that @CaptSpectacular starts 7th grade at the middle school on Monday. Prolly more freaked out than he is. #
  • T-3.5hrs till showtime. #
  • …and the first work of the night….fails. #
  • RT @GenXnerd: Nearly 300 pictures of costumes and games at #GenCon : http://t.co/sp0sJ2Y #
  • RT @heaveninsound2011 Waiting in the airport, entertainment provided by #gencon #dungeonsandDRAGONS http://bit.ly/nFSnd1 #
  • RT @heaveninsound Waiting in the airport, entertainment provided by #gencon #dungeonsandDRAGONS http://bit.ly/nFSnd1 #
  • Castellan vs. Ood ! RT @LisasPieces http://bit.ly/rhUglo #GenCon #
  • ScotchTroopers? RT @LisasPieces: CJ: There's a Stormtrooper in a kilt. Me: Yeah, that happens. http://twitpic.com/61zhr5 #GenCon #
  • Here's a better picture of that adorable Dalek dress! RT @GeekyClean: Most precious Dalek EVER! #Gencon http://twitpic.com/628qo0 #
  • 2 down, 398 changes left to go for tonight's release! #
  • RT @criticalhits: Mike Mearls does worry that D&D 4e was too "lecturing" when it came out, and he wants to avoid that from now on. #GenCon #
  • RT @criticalhits: Electronic editions of older D&D [and 4e] – still not ready to announce but definitely want to do something. #GenCon #
  • RT @criticalhits: [ed] Wizards wants to bring D&D fans of all stripes back to WotC and figure out why they left. #GenCon #
  • RT @criticalhits: D&D Virtual Table is still in beta. Want to make sure it's ready to go and perfect when released. #GenCon #
  • RT @GenXnerd: Sesame Street Yip Yip Family meets The GhostBusters!!! #GenCon #
  • There is one of a gal in there dressed as a Mudkip from Pokemon. rly? RT @jthm0138 Check out the #GenCon pics! http://t.co/CtGLoHd #
  • Here's a SesameStreet Yep Yep Yep alien video as reference for that #GenCon video… :http://bit.ly/8P2GcF #
  • 12 hours in, and my part is all working! I am weeping for my colleagues whose stuff is still broken, though… 🙁 #
  • morning has brokkkken, and we're still worrrrking… #
  • So sick of tea, but can't switch to beer yet. Coffee time I guess! #
  • Yes! All known severity 1 issues cleared 40 minutes before the hardcore testers arrive! #