Sep 25

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-25

  • Well, @brantsteen and I recorded early this morning with none of @Jennisodes' audio issues. I'm guessing it was panda-related. #
  • Heart is achy today. Side-effect of living widely, I suppose. #
  • Arrr. #piratedayboxchecked #
  • RT: @Fhorton: I can't talk like a pirate because I don't know Somali #
  • HVAC contractor on my floor locked himself out of the mechanical room, and is now trying to jimmy the door with a sawblade. #thiswillendwell #
  • Grabbing some food at @alehousedenver to gird me for class tonight… #
  • http://t.co/1Ym7GC18 #Kindle #iPhone #
  • Despite knowing where they are coming from, I keep having have to tell developers to "make less of a system here, not more" #
  • "Of course I'm not going to be a pirate…I'm going to be a pirate KING!" #
  • Animated shopping carts of DOOOOM!!!! http://t.co/FqllXUoH #
  • RT @GreatDismal: MicroRNAs from plants can accumulate and and regulate gene expression in our bodies http://t.co/AUiDtN9l #
  • Dang you stockpodium! TAKE MY MONEY! #
  • I hate you today, reply-all button. #
  • How to pitch your app to journalists: http://t.co/lvUonbAk #
  • "If every individual is self-reliant, then the whole nation is self-reliant."- Julius Nyerere [and limited to what that nation alone can do] #
  • Conversations with my father: "Don't forget that the duty cycle of a Pulse-Width Modulated signal is irrelevant to analog servo interfaces." #
  • Trying to focus on this presentation, and not on the fact that everyone I'm presenting to has already made up their minds in opposite dirs. #
  • I liked @FredHicks perspective on @Jennisodes re: letting @MikeMearls loose to kick it. Hoping that bringing back @MonteJCook is + sign. #
  • Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs and Winger) is an incredibly underrated drummer. Just *try* and drum along with him. #sohard #
  • "I'll mend your broken heart, under one condition…if I lift you up, you'll never let me down. If I let you in, you'll never push me out." #
  • Isn't that two conditions? 😉 #
  • I declare success to this day. Paper submitted, @brantsteen helped. Time for a beer and then more drumming! #
  • Getting psyched to go on a #MINI drive tomorrow. #6hrsInLittleCar #NotAsMuchFunAsAPassenger #ThingsWeDoForLove #
  • "Never let the people with all of the money and all of the guns be the same people." – P.J. O'Rourke #
Sep 18

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-18

  • Caught up with book 3 of the @IronDruid series by @KevinHearne. Recommended. Action Fantasy, Philosophy & Comparative Religion in balance. #
  • Finally got some drumming in for the first time in a week. Wore out quick thanks to con crud, but feeling good about where I'm at. #
  • Man, my antediluvian instructor for this class returns papers super-fast. He liked it, which is good, because I liked it, too. 🙂 #
  • Well @NewBelgium 's Lips of Faith "Clutch" beer lives up to the hype. Dark. Sour. Smooth. Tasty. #
  • Sad ever yep of Doctor Who seems to *center* around life-threat to one of the mains. What happened to helping *other* people b/c you can? #
  • OH: "Ugh, the baby bok choi is bad!" "The cabbage still looks good though." "That's because cabbage is the cockroach of foods." #
  • OH: (watching YouTube cooking show) "Did they um, just say '*drain* the white rice?'" "Well, they are English." "Good point." #
  • "Indifference is an underrated virtue" – Robert Sutton, "The No @$$hole rule". #
  • Maybe it's just me, but if your list of hobbies and interests starts with the name of a drug or "drinking", I suspect you could branch out. #
  • Want to see typography geeks go wild over typeface interpretations of the word "the"? http://t.co/dqiYj2M #
  • One of the students in my class: "Positive/negative reinforcement doesn't work for me. As long as I please the Lord, I'm being rewarded." #
  • Lots of class kvetching that we are meeting on a night the Broncos are playing on Monday Night Football. #footballisnotaholiday #getadvr #
  • My instructor just admitted that he's been sending our assignments to the mailing list for his previous class. #1000yearsold #
  • My instructor just informed us that his iPhone's email-received ping/vibrate terrifies him every time. #
  • Lady in my class was mad about A- on her paper. She emailed instructor asking why she got "such a low grade." He changed her grade to an A. #
  • For those asking, I'm only taking one class at a time, yeah, it's all the same instructor. #
  • Dim nightschool mensroom has maze to urinal. Lighting very dim. Jumped 5 feet when shower door opened from dark corner & nude guy came out. #
  • Bantering with client about how bad choosing a particular platform will be. "That would be like 2003!", "Well *that* would be like 2001!" #
  • Start of project kick-off: "This tool isn't doing this today". "Um, that's why we're kicking off this project." "Oh." #
  • Well, drum rearranging isn't quite complete, but it's past time for me to be banging away in the neighborhood… #
  • Does anyone know someone who really understands how economies work? #
  • Dang right, I turned my paper in a day early. We'll see if that turns out to be unlucky. #
  • I will state again for the record that music videos are my favorite art form. There are a lot of good ones on @vimeo's HD channel right now. #
  • The search in Mac OS X Lion Mail makes me dislike Outlook just a little more. A little, because I already didn't like it quite a bit. #
  • From @Kim_Stone : "WTH? Usher should never be allowed to appear in a video with his shirt on!" #
Sep 11

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-11

  • From @CaptSpectacular : "Of course the air conditioner costs money! Everything that brings pleasure costs money!" #
  • Well, @brantsteen tried to crush a toddler under his massive feet while getting seated on the plane to #DjangoCon . New nickname ideas? #
  • I'm thinking perhaps Brant the Baby Booter. #
  • In @brantsteen 's defense; this is the crankiest, most out of it set of passengers I've ever boarded with. #
  • Getting ready for day 1 of #DjangoCon #
  • Passed two whole parking lots in Portland dedicated to food trucks. #
  • The #DjangoCon room fills up, with a sea of Glowing Apples. http://t.co/HVapTgV #
  • At most conferences, the sponsorships annoy me; at #DjangoCon I find it incredibly helpful, since I've heard of very few of the sponsors. #
  • RT @holdenweb Con-going 3-2-1 rule: at least 3 hours sleep, 2 square meals, and 1 shower per day. #djangocon #
  • From @daeaves: Open Source Projects: We pull people in based on coding skills, and promote based on social skills. #DjangoCon #
  • Hm, 1st #DjangoCon talk already has me thinking about how to use the presented info in current projects. #
  • From @daeaves: "When everyone's engaged in advocacy, that's what I like to call an argument." Negotiation Theory 101 #djangocon #
  • From @daeaves: "How are you making your collab problems into cooperation problems?" Collab == agreement, Coop == independent work #DjangoCon #
  • From @daeaves : Making your project's bug reporting tools complex is a choice – who are you trying to filter for? @DjangoCon #
  • From @daeaves : "Just because the project hierarchies are hidden, doesn't mean they don't exist." #DjangoCon #
  • RT @bluejeansummer: OH: "I find your lack of tests disturbing." #djangocon #
  • Extremely pleased to see all the cat breaks during @limedaring 's talk. Not a cat fan, but am a break fan. #DjangoCon #
  • Oddly, figuring out how to turn off the "do you really want to empty the recycle bin" warning in Mac OS X has really made Spaces usable. #
  • From @pydanny : Don't try to impress people around you by not asking questions; you waste opportunities. #DjangoCon #
  • Lunch food at #DjangoCon was much better than breakfast food. Quite excellent, in fact. #
  • From #DjangoCon hosting panel: The differentiating factor for web apps, languages & platforms will be the pleasure you feel when using them. #
  • Hmm – @boosterlabs #DjangoCon talk on real-time was tight, but not riveting. Also, giant 'trivial' math formulas on 8-second slides – meh. #
  • The #DjangoCon hosting panel folks mentioned gunicorn, but my experience with it was bad compared to Apache. Wondering what magic they have. #
  • Thanks to @JasonYan , @BrettHoerner and @tswicegood for excellent guidance on getting the most out of @disqus . They rock! #DjangoCon #
  • Hm, Discussion of assignment of copyrights and licenses for code contributions in @freakboy3742 's talk beyond just Django… #
  • From @alex_gaynor : "Don't repeat yourself doesn't just apply to your code, but to the human processes around it." #DjangoCon #
  • From @alex_gaynor : "Automate everything, or you and your colleagues will slowly go mad." #DjangoCon #
  • From @jacobian : Employers ask "Why is it so hard to find 'Django' programmers? All our applicants are 'Python' programmers." #DjangoCon #
  • Just for you @bafadam: RT @too_many_bryans: "Telling people to install nine things sucks" Agreeing with this so much. #DjangoCon #
  • Viewed so many sites today all with that embossed open web 3.0 logo style. #EmbossedTextIsTheRoundedCornersOf2011 #
  • Visiting the spooky haunted Old Town Pizza in Portland. http://t.co/8d2ZuvZ #
  • This place isn't too spooky, but @brantsteen and I did find the secret lair! http://t.co/bQVOv5y #
  • Adios, haunted place! http://t.co/L6iel02 #
  • RT @bafadam: The Podge puts out a legitimately solid episode. Getting great reviews. http://t.co/biTfjaB [I was on it; take a listen!] #
  • Ahh, excellent breakfast at @elephantsdeli to gird me for the light breakfast at #DjangoCon . 🙂 #
  • From @freakboy3742 : "Geeks need to stop solving their own problems, and start solving other people's problems." #DjangoCon #
  • From @bradfitz : "Not all your ideas are dumb. Easy != Quick, Time-Consuming != Hard" #DjangoCon #
  • From @tarequeh : Your Django project has many models. *Attractive* models. But APIs don't need to expose your models directly. #DjangoCon #
  • From @tarequeh : "6 days of beer in Portland, your pants may not fit. 6 months of prod use, your API may not fit. Version them." #DjangoCon #
  • Heh, @holdenweb is complaining about the lack of pictures in the Django documentation, when his presentation has none. 🙂 #irony #DjangoCon #
  • From @webdevgirl : "jQuery is great because it has so many plugins. But be careful not to include too many." #DjangoCon #
  • From @webdevgirl : "All your pretty sphinx documentation for your python code leaves the entire front-end undocumented." #DjangoCon #
  • I'm sensing a theme at #DjangoCon summed up by @jacobian as "Telling people to install 9 things sucks". #
  • From @idangazit : "Django's Trac should be redesigned to be designer-friendly." It's not really friendly to non-designers either. #DjangoCon #
  • This tweet is not from #DjangoCon but it could be. RT @TheGreatMrChibi: About to make a pony bounce on a cloud. #iwenttocollege #
  • Web design folks may have heard of this company who's office I just passed in Portland. http://t.co/yiqeiZ8 #
  • Yes. RT @doycet: What we should have been taught in our senior year of High School. http://t.co/iNg4n8Y – Thank you, the Oatmeal. #
  • Well, @holdenweb has done a great job of motivating people to give lightning talks at #DjangoCon . #negativereinforcement #
  • I wonder if we could get stats from #DjangoCon on the breakout of attendees by academic/public, corporate, agency, and startup? #
  • Lots of fellow liberal arts degree folks here at #DjangoCon . Wondering how that relates to web dev as a whole vs. Django and/or Python. #
  • Wow, is web dev the new refuge for english majors? 🙂 RT @lageekitude: Nearly all my fellow English majors from college are dev/web folks. #
  • My degree is in non-English lang/lit, but I count myself as an English major a lot of the time. 🙂 #
  • I'm pondering @glyph 's #DjangoCon challenge around python tools, and I'm not finding a memcached/redis equivalent. Thoughts? #
  • I enjoyed @carljm 's pip talk at #DjangoCon – excellent handling of Q&A as well. #
  • Enjoying the high-speed double-team from @jacobburch and @noah256 on caching at #DjangoCon #
  • Doughnut time. http://t.co/Fb8k9Av #
  • The voodoo doll of diabetes death. http://t.co/utdfTeh #
  • This morning's caffiene / doughnut recovery / brainstorming location: http://t.co/L95YLt3 #
  • Lunch time at Shigezo: http://t.co/f0XDMFy #
  • Portland, to my taste, has the best tap water in the country. #
  • Feeling the beginnings of con crud coming on as I head to the airport. Bleh! #
  • Cheers, Frontier Airlines. Got moved to an earlier flight in my same seat. #homesooner #
  • Bam! (the sound of my butt hitting the couch at home) #notgettingupforawhile #concrud #
  • I am hoping @brantsteen makes it home soon, and that @Jennisodes remembers to pick him up! #
  • I love having an HD media setup just to watch/isten to amazing things like this: http://t.co/xo24jyB Take note, @TheGreatMrChibi ! #
  • Time to knuckle down and write my paper that's due today. #
  • Grr. Finding it hard to limit my paper to 2-3 pages. Time to crank down the spacing. #
  • "It ain't much I'm asking, I heard him say. Gotta find me a future, get outta my way." I prefer "gotta *make* me a future". #
  • Paper sent. We'll see what happens. #
Sep 04

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-04

  • This @Kim_Stone knitting project is quite disturbing. Perhaps it's just the stitch marker…. http://t.co/8nLVAhB #
  • Oh 40 minute work PC boot-up, how I've missed thee. #
  • Hmm…first night of class. So far, I've helped our semi-blind 188 year old instructor figure out the projector and how to use the internet. #
  • Even better; my 500-year old instructor was a veteran of the Postal Service, and was a former Catholic Priest. #
  • "When Wash. is a profit center, CEOs are forced to adopt traits of politicians. It's the insidious way other nations became uncompetitive." #
  • Not sure I agree with David Brooks there, but it's an interesting turn of phrase – protestant work-ethic CEOs vs charismatic showmen. #
  • Now my 700-year old instructor is baiting all the feminists and trying to get them to come to his house for martinis. #
  • OH: (construction crew outside my office) "OK, man, but if this passes inspection, you owe me lunch!" #inspriringconfidence #
  • I wonder if the solution to having Google host podcast media is to place a 15-minute minimum on each audio file… #
  • Working in the shop with my nigh-13 year old discussing the hardest parts of Half-Life 2, then jamming on drums and guitar is not a bad Fri. #
  • All caught up on ThunderCats with @CaptSpectacular . Unsprisingly as as a teen boy; his favorite parts are Mumm-Ra's car and Cheetara. #
  • "Lion-o, what do we do now?" "We brace for impact! Cheetara, attend!" #
  • This morning's philosophy discussion with @CaptSpectacular : "Why and when is posession (Borg) scarier than extermination (Daleks)?" #
  • Invented word of the day: "Helpucker": Sudden clenching of bowels when your kid asks for help with their <insert subject you fear> homework. #
  • Luckily, today's help consisted (as my help often does) of just walking through the instructions and data until the bulb went on for him. #