Twitter Posts for 2008-04-30

  • @Matthom @Matthom I canceled middle of last season, and they handled it pretty quickly so I think they’re getting a bit better at least. #
  • @factoryjoe 4,548 emails 6/11/04 for me it #gmail #
  • what a fantastically shitty evening. luckily she managed to make it a hell of a lot better. g’night. #
  • Showering and headed to Barnes and Noble to study (with some coffee) for a bit. #
  • @fillealouer yeah, Yahoo just sucks at life. Why still use them? (and good morning!) #
  • @fillealouer unlikely. Has Microsoft EVER improved something they bought? #
  • getting out of the house, trying to clear my head a bit. #
  • yeah, WP 2.5.1 just deleted another plugin instead of updating it …what the hell? #
  • @sharepointbuzz lighter admin menus … it doesn’t depend on the plugin, it’s a problem with the WP auto upgrade process itself. #
  • always exciting when you find out you were deceived by a "good friend". really makes you doubt the rest of those memories. #
  • anyone have a preference between Windows Desktop Search (Vista) and Google Desktop Search? I think they both kinda suck #
  • @jhuebel I agree. I virtually never lose a file…I just use WDS as an app launch really. works pretty well most of the time. #
  • @jhuebel looks a lot like Launchy http://www.launchy.net/ …I’ll give it a try. Thanks! #
  • damn it …. the timestop crack finally stopped working on my laptop. damn the world. #
  • cool beans, I just got another free copy of Vista Ultimate (for filling out Centro beta exit surveys…all 7of them!) #
  • Hahlo 3 is really nice! Hope they make an installable app eventually. #
  • @warzabidul yep. I’d say so. It’s made to stalk people, even more so than Twitter or Facebook πŸ˜› #
  • @warzabidul hah…. yeah, that’s a bit much. #
  • studying for a bit more…sort of watching the Red Sox game, and kind of bored in general. #

Twitter Posts for 2008-04-29

  • Headed back home unfortunately…every time I come here I want to leave a lot less. #
  • Cab driver’s wipers are on full speed and the windshield is completely dry…so annoying. #
  • Boarding…really not excited to be leaving here and her. We had an amazing time being all domestic and cute for a few days πŸ™‚ #
  • Sitting on the runway…how exciting. Shoot me now please. #
  • home. not amused. rather be in NYC with my girl. …angstily running a few errands… #
  • http://twistori.com/ Twitter-Spy done right …I just wish we could pick to track custom words. #
  • I feel empty now that we’re on opposite sides of NY state again 😦 #
  • anyone buy GTA4 today? Is it as good as expected? I’m holding off for a few more weeks until things calm down a bit…no time right now… #
  • the new CAPTCHA on RapidShare is such a pain in the ass …"4 letters with a cat icon super-imposed over it" …irritating. #
  • @steelopus lol…yeah, see that’s exactly why I didn’t buy a copy just yet πŸ˜› #
  • http://tinyurl.com/6jsuwt Lenovo Parodies MacBook Air Ad … hilarious ad. nice to see people taking shots at Apple. #
  • ate way too much sushi for dinner…really not feeling well now. #
  • that’s it ..if MLB.TV doesn’t get it’s s**t together tonight I am cancelling tomorrow. This is a waste of $20/month. It never actually works #
  • http://is.gd/afG getting the most out of Windows Vista’s Advanced Search… very handy stuff. #
  • @Matthom talk about f**king up what should be a simple thing to do (just look at how well college basketball did it!). what a joke! #
  • Antsy and uncomfortable this evening. Realizing how much I really prefer being down in NYC with her… #

Twitter Posts for 2008-04-25

  • Down side to losing 10lbs: nothing fits me anymore… #
  • oh yeah…uh …I was going to study tonight too. well shit. #
  • way the hell too many things still left to do this evening…*sigh* #
  • trying to update Ubuntu …and *surprise surprise* it’s hanging up because everyone and their pet monkey is updating today/tonight #
  • going out for an early breakfast, last class of the semester, taking a test, dropping off a package, and then home to pack more for NYC!!! #
  • trying to get last night’s episode of Lost onto my Touch to take with me for the flight this evening…why can’t dfvx just be native? #
  • @TheRainKing seeing the girl πŸ™‚ can’t wait… #
  • @TheRainKing Thank you! πŸ™‚ #
  • @fillealouer good morning, how are you on this fine morning? #
  • I love how when you leave for a trip everything is all neat and folded…when you return it’s in a tangled mess stuffed in the bad. πŸ˜› #
  • @leolaporte *sigh* Road Runner cable connection … 14.6Mbps down and 312Kbps up …pathetic, I know. #
  • @simplebits I gotcha, DM your email address and I’ll send one your way. #
  • eat some lunch, all packed up (I think), anxious reading to head to the airport… #
  • Going offline for a bit …heading to the airport in a bit. Brooklyn here I come! #
  • Made it through Security pretty quickly, thank god we have a small airport in Rochester. #
  • Watching Lost on my Touch…killing time before the flight. #
  • Last nights episode of Lost…um, holy shit! #
  • Finally about to board…trying not to look too freakishly excited. πŸ™‚ #
  • Ridiculously warm, sitting here on the plane. #
  • Not a good sign, the cab driver is asking me how to get where I’m going…that can’t be good. #
  • Slowest cab driver everrrrr… #

Going to Brooklyn, and the past 2 weeks

I’m taking a break from packing up for my trip to Brooklyn this weekend (to see HER), so I thought I’d briefly summarize the past few weeks of my life. I’m sure I’ll forget to include a few things, but here’s the short list of everything I’d completed (or things that remain to be completed) recently:

  • History and systems — 6 page thoughtful response to The Metaphysical Club
  • History and systems — 15-20 page research paper discussing the Mind/Body Problem (dualism, materialism, idealism)
  • Philosophy — paper discussing the validity of knowledge, and what we can truly know for certain
  • Philosophy — paper discussing the types (or type, depending on your opinion) of substances in the world.
  • Cognitive psychology — 5 page paper discussing how I would improve the human memory system.
  • Cognitive psychology — test on decision making, creativity, artificial intelligence, general intelligence, and problem solving.
  • Math — investment project examining the effects of initial investment, length of investment, and interest rate as individual factors that effect the final amount of money.
  • Math — 12 page paper briefly discussing the historical foundations of cryptography and it’s modern versions (on a very basic level, I didn’t get into all the really ugly details).
  • Math — present a brief poster and presentation on what I learned about cryptography. We’re talking 2-3 minute presentation; not a big deal.
  • Psychology of personality — 5 page paper relating Alfred Adler to events in my own life. We had to pick a personality theorist that we felt we could relate with.
  • Psychology of personality — test on existential psychology, humanistic psychology, Gestalt psychology, and object relationism.
  • Independent research — running out study looking at evaluative conditioning
  • Independent research — writing a 12 page paper investigating the possibility that the resistance to extinction in evaluative conditioning that has been observed may in fact be due to alternative explanations.

Oh yeah, and I’ve been crazy busy at work. They essentially gave me a project to complete that involes making significant changes to an application written in Visual Basic 6 (yes, I know it’s really old), but the problem is that I don’t have any knowledge/experience with Visual Basic 6. This wouldn’t be that much of a problem considering that I could probably learn Visual Basic 6, but the really humorous part of this project is that it’s supposed to be completed in 10 days. So yeah…learn a new language, make the changes, test the changes, and roll it out to the users in 10 days. Um, no thanks.
Anyways, my point is that virtually everything on that list above is now completed. Perhaps that might explain why I’ve been absent from writing non-Twitter related blog posts for nearly a month.
Did I mention I’m leaving to go see HER (the infamous her) in just over 3 hours? πŸ™‚

Twitter Posts for 2008-04-24

  • and Ortiz just tied this game up πŸ™‚ #
  • updating Twitter from Alert Thingy… giving this a try. #
  • I’m a creature of habit…Alert Thingy features overly confusing and busy. Back to Twhirl for me πŸ™‚ #
  • @sbspalding I put on my favorite music, take a deep breathe, and dig into the problem piece by piece. Or I just go for a walk outside πŸ˜› #
  • oh my god…I literally just misspelled my own name when signing a birthday card. please just shoot me now. #
  • Twhirl v0.8 is pretty damn nice … be sure and update if you use FriendFeed! #
  • going to bed early sounds so nice tonight…we shall see. #
  • I really hope today goes very quickly…tomorrow is the big day πŸ™‚ #
  • tired, still stressed, and really need to de-stress. #
  • I’m really starting to dislike this job…it’s developing into a hatred I think. #
  • running data pulls, completing SRs in 1/3 of the time they expect it to take πŸ˜› #
  • data pulling is my bitch. #
  • I just got my invite for Microsoft’s Live Mesh! …looks like I’ll be playing with that tonight πŸ™‚ #
  • installing Live Mesh now …we’ll see how well this actually works. #
  • Live Mesh is pretty cool. A little clumsy this early on, but shows potential. #
  • @kozel data syncing between devices (desktops, laptops, mobile devices)…anything connected to the internet. Remote access to those files. #
  • down town Rochester SUCKS! …not even a place to get coffee on this gorgeous afternoon. #
  • (no coffee within walking distance I meant to say) #
  • @rycaut it’ll come full circle, your daughter will eventually say "it’s so cool that my mother can txt message me" πŸ™‚ #
  • watching the clock at work is a bad bad idea! …can’t it just be 6PM already? #
  • @briancsmith fishing sounds like such a brilliant idea. I’m very jealous. #
  • @strawpoll (1) pop most of the time. #
  • @fillealouer Iron Man is going to be awful…mark my words πŸ˜› #
  • @fillealouer we’re clearly not talking about the same movie… and I’m not the one on crack *cough* πŸ˜› (kidding) #
  • @fillealouer I’m more of a X-men kinda guy. #
  • any Visual Studio users out there? I have a question for ya… #
  • What the hell is Microsoft doing? FolderShare vs. Live Mesh? …they are pretty close to be competing products. It’s just stupid! #
  • Stuck in traffic, how wonderful … grr. #
  • I’m too honest for my own good: Urban Outfitters sent me 2 of everything I ordered. What did I do? I immediately called them to tell them. #
  • cool beans, I just received confirmation that I will, in fact, graduate in December (assuming I pass my 5 classes) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ #
  • anyone else notice that the RTM sidebar in Gmail only loads maybe 1 out of every 5 times in Firefox 3? Or am I just cursed? #
  • packing for tomorrow, eventually I need to study for tomorrow’s test as well. #

Twitter Posts for 2008-04-23

  • The AAA guy the Red Sox pulled up to pitch tonight is really beat up pretty bad. I always feel bad watching these games…they are brutal. #
  • I’m waiting/hoping to see a Tweet from Breaking News any minute now that says Obama wins Pennsylvania …that’d really make my evening! πŸ™‚ #
  • anyone else excited to see what’s up with Microsoft’s Mesh technology this evening? (9PM apparently). Scoble sounded pretty impressed by it. #
  • As long as Pennsylvania is close I don’t care who really wins it, Obama will still end up with a good chunk of the delegates anyways. #
  • I’d suggest being careful with WordPress’s builtin plugin updater …it definitely just wiped out one of my plugins instead of updating it #
  • @TheRainKing Mgmt. had no idea what these changes involved, and yet they committed me to making them in 10 days. cute huh? yeah, not amused #
  • http://is.gd/8b6 AND http://is.gd/8b7 AND http://is.gd/8b8 AND http://is.gd/8b9 AND http://is.gd/8bb — Microsoft’s Live Mesh roundup… #
  • is looking for coffee and a little Sportscenter before I start writing this paper. #
  • taking the laptop outside…working for a while in the gorgeous morning weather. #
  • cleaning out the keyboard on my laptop because it’s really kind of gross at this point. ick! #
  • @steelopus lol.um, yeah πŸ™‚ The other option for procrastinating is to go up to Starbucks…so I feel like I’m picking the lesser of 2 evils! #
  • @WarrenWhitlock I certainly wouldn’t mind contributing if you still need people. #
  • I just like the idea of no where to go, no time to get there, and having the only thing I need already with me (her)… #
  • http://is.gd/8iL IE Tester (for Windows) lets you test IE5.5, IE6, IE7, and IE8 Beta 1 all in a single application. Pretty slick/helpful #
  • @tmarkiewicz I’ve had the same experience…the coffee is consistently awful at Panera. #
  • Brightkite is totally failing for me. It hasn’t worked a single time when I tried to update my location via txt message. It doesn’t like me. #
  • @1god yeah I was doing "@_(space) Address" … I’m on Verizon. no luck *shrugs* #
  • @1god Yep. It says the phone is validated on the website. #
  • If you get ignored enough times when you try to be nice you eventually learn to stop trying to be nice. #
  • Today is the last math class I’ll likely ever take…thank god! #
  • Last math class ever about to start…really hoping to finish my paper this evening. That would be awesome. #
  • yeah, this is why I stop the random acts of "niceness". When you get ignored for the 9th or 10th time it becomes hard to continue trying. #
  • @steelopus I’m hearing it too! I’m excited…I’d love a real thunderstorm this afternoon/evening! #
  • @WarrenWhitlock what? Do I want people to know me and my site? No…not really. #
  • A little dinner, a lot of paper writing, and a little studying…such is my evening. #
  • paper is done (I think) …just need to do some serious proof reading now. #

Twitter Posts for 2008-04-22

  • this is seriously going to be the worse paper I have ever written. ever. #
  • http://is.gd/7Ll Twitter 2 Friend Feed importer (Windows only) works surprisingly well. #
  • <– very happy guy. brand new Buckshot and 9th Wonder album leaked early πŸ™‚ …listening, really liking it so far. #
  • g’night Twitter peeps! πŸ˜› #
  • Really really thinking about calling in sick to work today… #
  • looks like a VERY busy day at work. *sigh* I would have bee OK with a slow day. #
  • you know what sucks? coding in a programming language that you don’t even know …talk about stressful. #
  • @TheRainKing this is for a major corporation. like it needs to be rock solid stable…and I don’t even know the damn language. it sucks. #
  • @TheRainKing unfortunately it’s definitely private code/information. #
  • @TheRainKing lol… I wish. They want it done by 5/1 (yeah riiiight). no chance in hell, as I already nicely told them. #
  • contrary to popular belief: learning a programming language is like learning a foreign language. it’s not something you do in 10 days. #
  • @Scobleizer really can’t wait to hear about Mesh. very excited to see what MS has up it’s sleeve… #
  • Some days it hits me: I really want to go home after a long day and just see her. Damn you long distance relationships! #
  • sure glad it’s already 10 after 5 …thank god. #
  • @Adora I’ll totally un-follow and then re-follow if I see you hanging at 999 then πŸ˜› (yes, kidding) #
  • @TheRainKing I wouldn’t mind this project if I had enough time, but 10 days isn’t enough time to learn a new language though. #
  • It was 82* at my office …it’s 53 here at home (by the lake). brrrr #
  • http://is.gd/86Y Webware’s 100 Awards for 2008 … #
  • @fillealouer how are you doing on this fine Tuesday? #
  • trying very hard to get a significant chunk of my paper written tonight with the unlikely goal of finishing it tomorrow night #
  • Anyone else have an invite for Brightkite? It looks really interesting… #
  • @fillealouer cold? handsome? You clearly must be talking to someone else πŸ˜› Yeah, I’ll invite you when I get my invite, that’s how I roll πŸ™‚ #
  • @fillealouer did I miss something? I’m sick? I have allergies, but I don’t have a cold at the moment. (that I know of at least) #
  • @Matthom I’d love an invite. xxdesmus @ Google’s email service. Thank you πŸ™‚ #
  • @steelopus will do. #
  • @fillealouer @fillealouer what’s your email – I’ll invite ya! πŸ˜‰ #
  • @Matthom Thank you πŸ™‚ #
  • @steelopus DM you email, I got an invite for ya. #
  • @fillealouer lol… are we talking about you? πŸ˜› Nah, I’m turning off the Twitter notifications pronto. #