Dec 25

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-25

  • It's going to be a long vacation: we start to make cookies and @CaptSpectacular immediately asks "Can I snort the powdered sugar like coke?" #
  • Also, watched 6 movie trailers with @CaptSpectacular to plan holiday viewing; only one he wanted to see was "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil". #
  • Edible, Biodegradable Cups http://t.co/nvciGhM7 #
  • The most frustrating thing to be about Windows is how fast and supple it is with nothing installed in it – especially w/o antivirus. #
  • Looking forward to playing some Lord of the Rings Online on my vacation today while everyone else is playing Star Wars. 😀 #
  • Ghost Protocol gets the thumbs up. Does a tremendous job of hanging your disbelief by a thread and making it dance. Plus, Simon Pegg. #
  • New phone camera. Should I make this my profile pic, a la @brantsteen? http://t.co/9EgLz2KK #
  • Bell Canada To Stop Internet Throttling http://t.co/FJ4FvSNE #
  • Shoveling complete. Tried to push my neighbor up into her driveway, but she hasn't mastered high-speed garage entry, so she didn't make it. #
  • Spending a lot of time setting up and babysitting backups of ally machines. Easy to do on vac, and keeps me from being glued to them. #
  • Speaking of backups, I was quite impressed with the "image new phone from old phone iCloud backup." Slick, and fast. #
  • Have played a lot of Lord of the Rings online in the last few days. Reaching the saturation point. Eidhing it was warmer in the woodshop. #
  • Please enjoy this very very short holiday video from my family to you all! http://t.co/IaTMJo9Z #
  • Enjoying Ticket to Ride Pocket – playing it on the 3S vs. 4S really highlights the retina display. Plus, 10x faster than paper version. 🙂 #
  • We talked about Arduino on @wtfawd: combine it with Siri; hilarity ensues! http://t.co/2090EeFh #
  • UC Berkeley Picks Google Over Microsoft Cloud Apps http://t.co/IXlnz1ve #
  • Well, I've given Sublime Text 2 the college try and am going back to Eclipse. There's nice potential there once they get more mature. #
  • TARDIS in the tree! #
Dec 18

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-18

  • Maximizing Shareholder Value is the Dumbest Idea in the World:
    http://t.co/6fkyGPxI #
  • Total number of homes with television will decrease next year according to Neilsen Ratings: http://t.co/TyRBAGSV #
  • Web devs: have you seen a set of standards that could be universally applied to sites? Like"no secure/insecure errors, no missing doctype? #
  • Oh Safeway in the barrio – you may have remodeled since I lived nearby, but you still make me feel like a dirty gringo when shopping. #
  • This intrigues me: 'Rural' Amercian tech onshore outsourcing. Work from the backwoods of Maine instead of India. 🙂 http://t.co/OOYeQzhz #
  • "Serendip­i­ty starts to dis­solve when we can go back to our caves." – Coworking proponent #
  • I can't believe they got Third Eagle of the Apocalypse on @StephenAtHome to discuss his phallic theories about DIA. #IAmScared #
  • How much would you pay to have your phone, tablet and laptop be able to auto-login into quality Wi-Fi as you move around metro areas? #
  • Miami Jail Overrun With Strippers Posing As Paralegals http://t.co/PPhyXxkK #
  • Whee! Heard about three more people quitting from my day job today! #
  • I love walking developers through management math. "It doesn't have to be right, it just has to *look* right" is a hard thing to grasp. #
  • Had to re-download Steam on my Mac to get it to work, but it's worth it to be able to play Jamestown! #
Dec 11

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-11

  • finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline http://t.co/iIbe7W39 #Kindle #
  • Mmm, down to 10 degrees this morning downtown! #
  • So if the only way you can think to say something is as a joke, is it too mean to say at all? Maybe better to just keep it to yourself? #
  • I'm putting together my list of resolutions for next year. Top of the list: use email 20% less than today, in favor to talking to people. #
  • Afternoon horror meeting was more horrible than predicted. #
  • Deciding not to have a beer before class tonight may be a poor decision. #
  • Will be delighted when this class is over next week. Also, hello -6 degrees. #
  • Reminded again today why having great co-workers with better social intelligence than me is so valuable! #
  • I just entered Win a Paid GitHub Account for Life (worth $8,000!!)! http://t.co/w8oLshYf via @appsumo #
  • Gamer's girlfriend scale of awesome http://t.co/zLFu5PNA #
  • Is gamifying your service required to make it delightful to use? Is having an entertaining and fun UX always mean you are 'gamifying' it? #
  • I am reading 'The Art of Game Design' and Schell is talking about Game Design is Experience design; which to me means UX == GameX? #
  • Received 10 work IMs this week from people all trying to talk to different Tim Whites. Excited to see what I accidentally overhear next! #
  • The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Lean from the Trenches: http://t.co/mPnWjbSN #
  • Is it acceptable to lick honey off the edge of your cabinet door rather than waste a paper towel? #
  • He had what it takes…so she took it. http://t.co/N73F6ymh #
  • I wonder if @brantsteen even knows it's his wife's birthday? #
  • "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun, find the fun and snap! the job's a game!" – Mary Poppins, #gamification prophet #
  • "In is an invariable principle of play, that whoever plays, plays freely. Whoever *must* play, cannot play." – "The Art of Game Design" #
  • I've realized what I really need for exercise is the X-Men's Danger Room. With more sweat, and less actual danger. #
  • What the? Zooey D is in "The New Guy". Antother in the plus column for this movie. #
  • RT @TechCrunch: I cried the first day I was an entrepeneur: http://t.co/ThEFrTbU #
  • Fifth circle of the mall after dropping off @CaptSpectacular to get his iPod fixed. Treating each circle like Groundhog day, nicer each time #
  • And, payoff! A spot to wait in! #
  • Well, @Flipboard for iPhone is making me squee. #
  • "Just when you're fighting over the scraps of control, someone comes along with so much artistic energy that your argument becomes moot." #
  • (That quote from Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, referring to the slow transfer of band leadership from himself and Jeff Ament to Vedder) #
  • I never thought that watching the Cameron Crowe Pearl Jam documentary would be what finally put me in the Christmas spirit, but it did. #
  • Impressed by my vocals through an SM-57 with a bit o'reverb while jamming with @CaptSpectacular – esp. since I was playing guitar, too! #
  • Didn't record anything, which will serve well to keeping my memories positive. 🙂 #
Dec 04

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-04

  • 10 Books to Gift the Geeky Creative in Your Life http://t.co/MUZ0H1gh #
  • The wooden bat I've used since I was 10 got chipped this weekend: http://t.co/pkCpibvT #
  • Here's the whole bat, if you are curious: http://t.co/9b0AvAfA #
  • Ha ha Mr. Prius with the license plate "JOULES". Ha ha. #
  • I am typing this message to release my frustration instead of replying to a work email in a flaming-and-would-regret later fashion. #
  • “It’s not hard to own something. Or everything. You just have to know that it’s yours and then be willing to let it go." – Stardust #
  • I think I realized this week that Sarah Jane Smith is my Doctor. #
  • It's @paulandstorm with their first public performance of their new song "Thankgiving!" http://t.co/uj7QXs8z #
  • Oh traffic. #
  • This Nintendo Gameboy dress cracks me up, especially the pic with the Pikachu hat: http://t.co/X83X8RRB #
  • Parkour + Skiing, cooler than you think, and I'm not a ski fan. Best stuff starts at about 2:30 in. Sneak-skiing FTW! http://t.co/uE3aAAsa #
  • That Parkour Skiing video nails so many things cinematographically. Music coordination; long shots that make you look twice; short tracking. #
  • Mark Moffett found the world's largest insect: http://t.co/AmE6Sgxa (This makes me ill just looking at it) #
  • Well, @upslope Craft Lager is my beer find or the week at @FreshcraftFood . It's light, but the carb and the malt backbone make it dance! #
  • Getting ready to record @wtfawd with @BrantSteen and special guest @AltEmbedded! #
  • I am definitely sniffly this morning. Hoping this is just a little winter sniffle and not something serious! #
  • Thanks to @AltEmbedded for a great @wtfawd interview, hopefully will be out on Monday! #
  • Herman Cain's exit quote is from the Pokemon movie: http://t.co/9xCLtbBm #
  • Oh Parade of Lights, you have put your traffic-snarling fairy dust on Downtown Denver again…. #
  • Drums retuned, and progress made on difficult limb-independence lesson. Bottles in dishwasher. Bottling father-son amber with my dad today! #
  • Made the mistake of looking at my calendar for tomorrow. Bleh. Luckily, this time of year, meetings have a 40% cancel rate. #FingersCrossed #