Tweets for 2009-02-27

Tweets for 2009-02-26

  • Wait. It’s free to access wikipedia; but not to access h2g2.com … http://xkcd.com/548/ Oh, and how about free access to The Well?! #
  • I really dig the animated visual metaphor for discovery through communication here http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A43773627 #
  • OH “Massive bat dieback threatens insect plague in US Northeast.” Damn. If it’s not the insects, it’s the massive bats! #
  • It isn’t obvious, but Dreamland’s interview with Wasserman can eventually be downloaded here: http://www.unknowncountry.com/podcast/ #
  • I just watched Mail spike to over 2000% CPU. I’m curious how such a thing is possible. #
  • Definitely not a good time to be using the DOOM process manager … unless you’ve got the BFG. #
  • @lindabeet Life has been empty, but empty is tiny slices; almost as if on a cellphone with the reception breaking up. in reply to lindabeet #
  • Too much money for bad pizza, I admit; but, I did it and I refuse to apologize to anyone #
  • @stonetree Okay, that’s it. I don’t care what my mother says. I’m leaving the refrigerator door open from now on. in reply to stonetree #
  • whoa, there’s dissonance when one of my tweeple slams two social circles together by RTing across what I thought was a gap. #
  • @tinotchka Six degrees makes triangulation inevitable, I suppose. Oh, right now I’m remembering sixdegrees.com back in the day. in reply to tinotchka #
  • @tinotchka It’s like a forced march to making compartmentalization not only obsolete but impossible. Like bottled water, training us … in reply to tinotchka #
  • It’s insidious, I tell you. It’s Darth Insidious *shooo-perrr* *shooo-perrr* … #
  • @unicursal Not quite … maybe what you use to combat the Stay Puft Mashmallow kind of “big friendly giant”. in reply to unicursal #
  • @unicursal Yeah! A billion years ago, internet time, someone hooked up Doom to a process manager http://tinyurl.com/37j3 in reply to unicursal #
  • At some point, adding more books to my to-read list becomes absurd. I’ll never catch up to myself at this rate. #
  • Uh oh, I’ve got an itchy throat and my body is achy … not good. Where’s that vitamin C? Quick! #
  • @xiojason I’m going to stock up on supplies tomorrow. So, I’ll see if I can spare any progeny … in reply to xiojason #
  • I find it very odd that I have to manually cause the spellchecker to ‘learn’ words that are already known by the dictionary application. #
  • Local Community Radio Act of 2009 (H.R. 1147) was just introduced in the House. Support it: http://tinyurl.com/den9hg #

Tweets for 2009-02-25

  • What the heck? Is there no way to clea my ‘recent searches” any more in Safari 4? That blows! #
  • Clea, the phone psychic, sees mixed quotation marks in my future … #
  • And the URL bar is a bit aggressive with its “helping”. There’s 1 url, if i type it, that gets snapped in half … #
  • Oh. Apparently Clear aggressively traffic shapes … not a good sign. #
  • Whoa. HTML 5 databases … what if the entire membership DB project could be in browser with just javascript? #
  • But I don’t see any facility for backing up the db … #
  • Hmm, I guess one would just build an import/export event into the app for backup. #
  • It seems like it will work, but who knows? #
  • No, apparently not. #
  • Well, that was silly. I set up data service, to expire tomorrow, on my phone so I could bluetooth-fax, but then I did the thing via the web. #
  • OMG NO THAI FOOD?! PANIC! (Really.) RT @oregonian Officials warn Oregonians not to eat bulk peanuts http://tinyurl.com/cdfjkd #
  • @davegray Even in non-complex systems, delayed feedback can be missed so very easily. Too true. in reply to davegray #
  • So, now I need a stupid FAX trick to see if the bluetooth-fax actually works, since I’m paying a whole $1.50 to turn it on for the day. #

Tweets for 2009-02-23

  • Ugh. I’ve spent the last couple of hours on rewrite rules … #
  • @thiebes One thing: links away from the web app are redirected to another browser process, leaving the app window persistent. in reply to thiebes #
  • @thiebes So, I’d have a “gmail” app that stayed gmail and only gmail. in reply to thiebes #
  • @thiebes However, this is a window per app model, which is windows; whereas mac is window per document, so blurs UI metaphor on mac. in reply to thiebes #
  • @thiebes Oh, for tabs, those kinds of features don’t go away: http://fluidapp.com/features/ in reply to thiebes #
  • @thiebes Or, I’d have an app that was only some arbitrary collection of pages, where anything else would open elsewhere, say an SML wiki app #
  • Yeah, so true to form I was making my rules more complicated than I needed, but there’s that one last rule that won’t work yet … #
  • Whew! Finally. #
  • RT @johnbattelle wenda: advt was always art and science of persuasion, now also participation. but we went too far toward science. #
  • @thiebes um, like, y’know, honestly I’ve been trying to find a specific book about that in my library, but can’t locate it. M’kay? in reply to thiebes #
  • Hmm, clearwire is following me. I wonder if that’s because of the blog post or because I mentioned them on twitter … #
  • HT @johnbattelle “We should start acting like the makers of magic we are.” #
  • @plutopsyche Probably needs to be set as a “compilation” album … in reply to plutopsyche #
  • @tinotchka Oh, right. Hard lesson to learn that way, but it sure must have felt ‘real’ as it was happening! in reply to tinotchka #
  • @plutopsyche Yeah. There’s also the ‘sorting’ tab when editing track(s) … but, it can be annoying when that happens! in reply to plutopsyche #
  • RT @stephenfry “Tequila. That’s all I have to say. Tequila. Damn you, Tequila. Odi et amo. Oh dear. Oh my.” #
  • “… a dog and an elephant have formed a very lasting, and unusual, friendship.” http://tinyurl.com/8levx6 #
  • @ursonate bespoke in reply to ursonate #
  • @ursonate depending on context something like “immediate relevancy” … in reply to ursonate #

Tweets for 2009-02-22

  • @stonetree Yeah, true. But, I don’t really want to keep track of the ‘content’ but rather the ‘container’, if that makes sense. in reply to stonetree #
  • Because, what if someone I’m not following comes along and adds a great new tweet to the meme one month from now? How will I know? #
  • Well I guess I can use @hashtags to follow a tag #
  • Or, is that real? Maybe it’s only a proposal. #
  • @xiojason Oh, sure. But, I’m _that_ lazy that when I couldn’t log in … ;) in reply to xiojason #
  • I could subscribe to the RSS from search.twitter.com but that’s not inline w/ my tweets. #
  • Or, I could just use tweetdeck to create a view based on a search. #
  • it would be nice to be able to simply ‘follow #hashtag’ and then be able to see what others are following too. #
  • Only tweetdeck is awkward and I’m burning through my remaining API … #
  • So, do we start using #notoconvii now and get people used to it? #
  • I was just thinking about a primer for people about that on the promotion page … #
  • So, the really burning question is: do I have enough time to watch last night’s BSG before I have to head out the door? #
  • No, probably not … Oh, these daily woes and worries are taking a toll. Oh, well. I’ll watch it later then. #
  • @xiojason Spiffy. Looks like there’s actually been some development on the code since I last was there. Maybe not, but seems like. in reply to xiojason #
  • @xiojason I did stumble on the svn the other day. There were a few things, and it’s been an awful long time singe I’ve looked … in reply to xiojason #
  • Well, that was a long weekend, which isn’t even over. Good and long … maybe not longer than good, but still long … #
  • It’s unnatural how much my cat is glad to see me … #
  • But, maybe that’s because of the special New Zealand eel wet-food I can serve up than anything else … #
  • singe is the new since, don’t you know? #

Tweets for 2009-02-21

  • @ursonate http://tweetdreams.org/ in reply to ursonate #
  • Won’t anyone think of the poor executives?! http://tinyurl.com/5qxojd #
  • @doctorow Day of the Dead: mutilated corpses are restored to a life of happiness ever after in a Mall #backflick #
  • Oh darn. That ending should have included “growing younger” #
  • Oops. RT @abw If you watch Night of the Living Dead backwards, it’s about Undeads becoming alive. #backflick #
  • But, mine was funnier. #
  • Buckaroo Bonzai: After aliens disappear into the population, a Mad Scientist becomes sane by plucking his head out of a wall. #backflick #
  • Fire Walk With Me: In a world where everyone is insane, in a velvet room a lonely midget has boring soliloquies. #backflick #
  • Mononoke palindrome: couple meets in a lush world to build an industrial city only to tear it down, restore nature and live apart #backflick #
  • Seven Samurai: Masterless Samurai, working for Brigands, skillfully subjugate a town of unruly farmers. Peasants, bah! #backflick #
  • @stephnet Is #backflick 2001 the same as #forwardflick Altered States? in reply to stephnet #
  • Now I find myself trying to think of other pairs where one movie is the other movie’s #backflick#
  • See, on a citadel this whole #backflick thing would be a room, and it would keep coming back getting rejuvenated. #
  • But, on twitter doesn’t it just essentially fade away forever, living only as long as people remember to remember it? #
  • @stephnet Yeah, that was always one of the most amusing things to do: go back through and see how many forgotten rooms could be revived. in reply to stephnet #
  • So maybe what I want then is a tool that tracks those momentary (th|m)emes that have been forgotten, so one can try reviving them for laughs #
  • @stephnet I tried sometime “recently” and either didn’t or didn’t remember my init:passwd … in reply to stephnet #
  • @tinotchka Better safe than Darwin Awards, I suppose; but, didn’t anyone have another pair they could have loaned? in reply to tinotchka #

Tweets for 2009-02-20

  • Ha! @uncrate is chasing tweeple away by trying to give them a Zune … #
  • The thing about Frontier … is that I rarely get to the point of doing anything with it. Download, setup, futz … but not using. #
  • Although, for 2 months in ’05 my blog tool was Radio. The ghost town is still around … oh, there it is: http://arlecchino.org/radio/ #
  • I still have posts without headlines because of Radio http://blog.arlecchino.org/?m=200506 #
  • I think it interesting that I’m more willing to get info feeds in twitter than to use an rss aggregator, where the web wins vs aggregators. #
  • Maybe that will wear off. I already feel the noise rising over signal with robo-twitters automated from feeds. #
  • Wish I could go RT @IgnitePortland Only one person in the general admission line so far, so plenty of room http://igniteportland.com/ #
  • @joeljohnson not if you can get Clear at that location. in reply to joeljohnson #
  • @tinotchka Yeah, I hesitated. I also hesitated because of the seeming insignificant impact of indirect action. But: Solidarity! in reply to tinotchka #
  • @unicursal Yeah, it’s odd how much having a target helps some men pee. Also, putting ice in the urinal helps … in reply to unicursal #
  • @joeljohnson Boing Boing Bazaar of the Bizarre? in reply to joeljohnson #
  • @IgnitePortland Congrats on the event to you and everyone! in reply to IgnitePortland #
  • Ah! Images with captions aren’t concatenated with the following P if I manually add a P with class ‘content’ on the _image_ P. #commentpress #
  • The parser is adding an empty lexia if the final real lexia is blockquote http://unbook.arlecchino.org/?p=114 #commentpress #
  • Ah, because content is exploded on close P tag, but the close blockquote is outside the P; close blockquote tag is next lexia #commentpress #
  • Okay, I built a loop that moves the close blockquote back to the previous element in the content_array. #commentpress #
  • Wow, I’m rusty at regexp. #
  • Gods, what am I still doing awake?! #
  • @doctorow The hook for Pirate Bay is that it’s not the TV / Hulu / Media people that are aliens; it’s the Pirate Bay people that are aliens! in reply to doctorow #

Tweets for 2009-02-19

  • @davegray Is there an example of someone using one installation of commentpress for multiple books? It doesn’t seem quite designed for that. in reply to davegray #
  • @davegray Well, it’s a hack still, but I think I’ll use categories for different documents. http://unbook.arlecchino.org/ #commentpress in reply to davegray #
  • the bSuite plugin breaks the comment js in CommentPress #
  • I’m very annoyed with template tags that do not function the way they are supposed to perform. #
  • CommentPress is trying to treat blog posts like an outline, but without being granular enough or outliner enough … #
  • Dividing a post into ‘lexia’ is trying to derive granularity, but the link is too slippery to persistently identify ‘lexia’ at level. #
  • Each post would have to be treated as a lexia for persistent identity to be created, and that’s trying to treat a series of posts as OPML. #
  • Unbook is the kind of thing for which Frontier was and would have been awesome as a platform. #
  • Where, oh, where are you, headless *nix-based Frontier? #
  • Yeah. I want online OPML where I can hoist prev/next nav at any level, with side-by-side comments associated w/ each item in the outline. #
  • And, I want to be able to give certain levels names in a taxonomy, like Library -> Shelf -> Papers -> “Document Name” & c. #
  • @ursonate not necessarily. iphone has things the touch does not. so, it’s likely but not necessarily true that apps will run on both in reply to ursonate #
  • @doctorow Stanislaw Lem’s communicating bacteria forming words … in reply to doctorow #
  • Oh, wow. I was really late to that party. #
  • @jabancroft Oh, those are the worst. Also, the dream about the day of finals and there’s one class you never went to … in reply to jabancroft #
  • @ursonate I don’t think there’s much reason for airport extreme. go express or step up to time capsule. in reply to ursonate #
  • I’m thinking, why didn’t I buy a house back when I could have gotten one and gotten away with it? #
  • To heck with mortgage bailouts, where’s my student loan forgiveness? #
  • MONKEY ON THE LOOSE! PANIC! RT @KGWNewsChannel8 @KING5Seattle #

Tweets for 2009-02-18

  • HT @portlandmercury Laura Gibson’s new album streaming at NPR http://tinyurl.com/d68lws #
  • @Kaosangre Oh, yeah, 2112 by Rush was a great … Wha? Oh, 2012. Um, nevermind. in reply to Kaosangre #
  • Something is broken when a book costs $300 just because it’s out of print. And, moreover, the kindle version is over $200 for the same book. #
  • @Kaosangre @davegray Just now it was Augustine’s Conversation by Colin Starnes. Another OOP book I saw the other day had a $200 kindle. in reply to Kaosangre #
  • Most expensive Kindle book? $6,431.20 (20 cents, I mean, really?!) for http://tinyurl.com/byknz3 (List price? $8,039.00) #
  • Here’s one I actually want, but not at $71 for a kindle just because the book is $100: http://tinyurl.com/c895mk #
  • Or, how about: “A Single Quote for the Super Rich” for $160 (And, that’s 20% off the list!) http://tinyurl.com/cknv7f #
  • I imagine the quote to be something like, “Thanks for buying my book, sucker!” #
  • (Too bad there’s no “look inside” preview, eh?) #
  • Reminds me of the Shadowy Men from a Shadowy Planet track: “Thanks For Buying The CD” #
  • Wow. Louie Bellson 1950 drum solo: http://tinyurl.com/dxs9xq #
  • Moreover, from 1957: http://tinyurl.com/dyh4ct #
  • Even though they reverted to their prior terms of use until they figure it out, I’ve given up on mirroring content to Facebook. #
  • For the rest of Feb, blacked out profile image … RT @stephenfry @eff http://tinyurl.com/abhbgb #
  • I cannot seem to remember what the specific cause was in the 90’s when we all first switched our website backgrounds to black … #
  • It was also the DMCA, wasn’t it? #
  • Yeah, it was in Feb, 1996: http://tinyurl.com/5vmgs7 #
  • Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. #
  • I wonder what’s with all the news about violence in Derry, Ireland the last couple of days. Is this an upsurge or just I’ve BBC’s twitters? #
  • @doctorow It might work to use the UUID from blkid in the fstab, and ‘mount’ with the mount point should get it wherever it shows up. in reply to doctorow #
  • @doctorow Seems like you should be able to specify your source using /dev/disk/by-uuid/UUID in reply to doctorow #
  • @doctorow To clarify, that should work fine: “cryptsetup -c aes create backup /dev/disk/by-uuid/UUID” where UUID is the actual UUID. #

Tweets for 2009-02-17

Tweets for 2009-02-16

  • Okay, I admit those were doughnuts. However, those were not Voodoo Doughnuts. #
  • I need a sugar mommy to take me to London for Hamlet RT @BBCnews http://tinyurl.com/cxqf8f #
  • @stephnet Wha?! Really? How can that be? It turned into The Weathered Wall, then something, then something and then closed long ago! in reply to stephnet #
  • The Tone Dogs “Vexed at the Vogue” http://tinyurl.com/c6hadz #
  • @stephnet Well, that’s cool then. That makes 2 venues left from back in the day. The Vogue and Crocodile Café … I think the rest are gone. in reply to stephnet #
  • Ugh. Technical difficulties with the NOTOCON VII site ip change … #
  • … are technically resolved, but now there’s bad data cached in a few name servers until it clears out. #
  • Acu-torture on XIII #
  • @thiebes Maybe a place to talk about SML / OTO? http://interestingportland.com/ #
  • And, the bad data cleared, so the VII site should be back for everyone. #
  • VII and XIII not really having anything to do with each other … or, do they?! #
  • I had a dream last night that I was writing the protocol docs for a client/server Cit. #
  • @xiojason Yeah, silly right? This time it was very mud-like. A series of nested message-containing objects with arbitrary connections. in reply to xiojason #
  • @xiojason And the menu file would be sent to the client as capabilities … oh, it’s kind of fading fast now … in reply to xiojason #
  • @xiojason The dream was a pretty derivative Twitter/Mud/Cit mash-up, where people were writing their own clients as they wanted. #

Tweets for 2009-02-14

  • not quite got jQuery yet; still doing things by brute force or trial and error, that I should be doing with grace #
  • Oops … lost track of time. Guess I’m not going to film night … #
  • Has it occurred to anyone that the reason broadcast TV sucks so hard is that the companies that own stations also own cable and satellite? #
  • Portland Cello Project is doing 5 shows in 3 days at the re-openning MIssissippi on Mar 7, 8 & 9th http://tinyurl.com/c6t87e #
  • Loch Lomond at the new Mississippi on Mar 14th http://tinyurl.com/dgz35l #
  • Oh, holy moley! I almost forgot it was the Friday of Terminator and, the new Whedon, Dollhouse … #
  • Hey, there’s Trip! #
  • Connor Trinneer could play W pretty well, I think. #
  • Oh, that’s depressing. He’s looking old, I think to myself, only to find he’s merely 2 months older than me … #
  • @unicursal they should put you up in a hotel then. in reply to unicursal #
  • Um, I’m pretty sure that was liquid metal camel toe … #
  • “From the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer” … yesh, no reason to mention Firefly, is there, Fox? Hmm? #
  • “Grrr … Arg!” #
  • James Marsters on NUMB3RS … #
  • And, speak of the Devil, Ray Wise … #
  • I just discovered blockediting in Coda. I was blind, but now I see. Apparently, there’s these things called “manuals” that whisper secrets. #
  • @unicursal Cool beans, and relatively damage-free. Better than the alternatives … in reply to unicursal #
  • What I really need are Voodoo Doughnuts … er … for some value of “need” anyway. #
  • Amusingly, they closed 8 minutes ago … #
  • Wha? The one downtown is 24hrs?! This is evil … cake with holes … must … not … want … what … he … wants … #
  • Oh, crap. it’s VD. i may have to log out for the day … #
  • @unicursal Well, you know, 7 hours later … I couldn’t leave even if I wanted to … can’t move … toxic shock from sugar … in reply to unicursal #
  • Secret Satan’s gift certificate just dropped of a copy of Inner Order Teachings of the Golden Dawn at my local Powell’s … #
  • “For $19.95 plus $7.95 s/h … and you get another one FREE, just pay an additional $7.95 s/h” is the most bald faced lie about FREE ever. #
  • Shipping and handlling is a stupid-people tax. #
  • “How much?” “It’s $19.95” “Oh, $20.” “No, it’s 19.95.” “Ok.” “And, only 7.95 more for s/h” “Oh, so it’s $28 then?” “No, it’s only $19.95!” #
  • “And, another one FREE!” “Uh, so it’s $19.95 for two?” “Yep! and only $15.90 s/h!” “Wait. So, it’s $56 for two?!” “Nope, it’s only $19.95!” #
  • “Oh, and, um … and, we add tax … ” #
  • “But, you’re from Oregon. So, it’s FREE!” #
  • “And, by FREE, I mean, $19.95 plus $7.95 plus $7.95 …” “Oh, so by FREE you mean it’s really $18 each if I buy two or $28 for one.” #
  • “What’s it made out of? Snake Oil?” “Look, kid, beat it! Okay?” #

Tweets for 2009-02-13

  • @stephnet hmm. well, maybe that I didn’t write something myself. over the years I’ve used about 4 different blogging tools. WP ~6yrs now. in reply to stephnet #
  • @stephnet I do remember seeing that, but have to try to remember where. in reply to stephnet #
  • @stephnet Oh, right: http://findsubstance.com/ in reply to stephnet #
  • Damn. I hate it when some dumb site won’t let me use all alpha, but also won’t let me use symbols. #
  • I mean, really, wanting to force more security is fine; but then to refuse symbols? Lame! #
  • That’s like the proverbial doughnut with a diet coke. #
  • This may seem insensitive but why interrupt TV in Oregon to announce a plane crash in New York? How is that urgent information for me have? #
  • I mean, I’m finding out about it via twitter and online websites sooner than the special report. But, why not wait for a station break? #
  • How exactly is it that http://coppakids.com/ is posting statements from kids they aren’t supposed to collecting information from? #
  • The incense Inara used on Jayne? RT @bbcnews https://twitter.com/bbcnews/statuses/1206065067 #
  • @xiojason It’s a toss up. Some orgs take MLK or use it as a float. PSU is open, for example. in reply to xiojason #
  • @Kaosangre Cakes with holes are NSFW in reply to Kaosangre #
  • Holy crap. My power bill is gignormous … Damn, you sub-zero temperatures! Damn you to hell! #
  • And, yes, I’m looking at you, poorly insulated walls, with a burning hate … well, more of a cold and shivering hate … #
  • @Kaosangre Wha? Is my fly undone or someth … er, did someone install a webcam in here?! in reply to Kaosangre #
  • @unicursal groundhog day yet? groundhog day yet? groundhog day yet? groundhog day yet? in reply to unicursal #
  • @Kaosangre Well, now. If that doesn’t put a wrinkle in my way … in reply to Kaosangre #

Tweets for 2009-02-12

  • Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club package in the mail today! #
  • Hey, Reaper didn’t get cancelled. Starts back up on Mar 3rd! #
  • Watching Boston Legal, I’m increasingly convinced Capt. Kirk was intentionally over the top; easy to make funny because it was already #
  • online purchase $5 off at Powell’s until Feb midnight Feb 14 using coupon code: WELU #
  • @xiojason already disabled in reply to xiojason #
  • @stephnet yeah, my blog is run on wordpress. in reply to stephnet #

Tweets for 2009-02-11

Tweets for 2009-02-10

Tweets for 2009-02-09

  • @davegray oh, bummer. I liked the first version. medusa attack? metamorphosis into aging rock band? a tale told by a hobbit about trolls? in reply to davegray #
  • Friday the 13th, 2009 at 11:31:30pm UTC UNIX time will reach 1,234,567,890 http://tinyurl.com/d35nqe #
  • Iceland could be a early vanguard for how much accreted layers can be simplified while still supporting a complex, modern quality of life #
  • there’s an oddly strong correspondence between those that hate evolution of species but love evolution in social and economic contexts. #
  • Oh, yeah, and happy solar return birthday to Portlandia … yesterday. #
  • @stonetree I don’t think it’s appropriate to comment on your dating, up or down. in reply to stonetree #
  • @thiebes I just remembered why I started using my long ignored twitter: to post about those books that had just come in to Powell’s in reply to thiebes #
  • Roasting the very last of my walnuts from 2008 … #
  • The audio levels of commercials was always too high; but, watching a show on HDTV at a nice volume … the commercials are brutally loud #
  • @thiebes excitedly tracking down dead trees about a fin de siècle fraternity through transient, ephemeral electrons? Nothing strange at all! in reply to thiebes #
  • HT Thomas Jefferson: Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. #
  • Wow, Val Kilmer is looking old. #
  • @thiebes round and round we go, where the causality stops … in reply to thiebes #
  • #Oz Commercial from GE uses original audio of Scarecrow in pastiche http://tinyurl.com/d3xf6v #
  • You know, if I were playing the game XIII instead of watching it, I wouldn’t need to keep hitting MUTE during commercials … #
  • RT @stephenfry Taos police blotter 1: “Woman called to say that Matt Damon is abroad and is controlling her mind” #
  • @davegray I might add Personal as an additional framework. These 3 don’t sync to the home, work, 3rd place structure … in reply to davegray #
  • Oh, I got punk’d by the imposter Dalai Lama! #
  • Scheduling-tetris tricks … #