Twitter Posts for 2008-05-31

  • Wow ok. Looking-like and sounding-like a hell of a thunderstorm tonight. #
  • it’s 6am on Saturday, I can’t sleep so what should I do? Oh right, watch the season finale of Lost (with lots of coffee) #
  • no real plans for the day. maybe clean my closet like I really need to. maybe do absolutely nothing productive. we shall see. #
  • http://is.gd/oEm “Lost Season 4 – The Physics of Moving the Island” …vaguely interesting read. #
  • http://is.gd/oEs Who knew Lost contained so many science/physics references. Interesting stuff, even if it makes my brain hurt. #
  • 86% humidity …ick. No wonder I’m sweating when it’s only 68 outside. #
  • @StarrGazr Exatly. Even if you shower you’ll just feel disgusting again in 30 minutes. #
  • @StarrGazr definitely. I can deal with 100 if it’s dry heat, but 75 with 90% humidity and I’m just miserable. #
  • @StarrGazr πŸ™‚ It’ll get less humd by the time it gets there. The two of can will it so πŸ˜‰ #
  • cleaning out my closet. my goal is at least 40% of the clothing will go to Good Will. *fingers crossed* #
  • @StarrGazr did it end up humid today? Or did the willing actually work? πŸ˜‰ #
  • http://is.gd/oNb I seriously want one of these MSI wind’s . Yes, instead of an EEE. #

Twitter Posts for 2008-05-30

  • reading for the rest of the evening. finishing my book, reading a magazine, and then crashing at a reasonable hour. #
  • Anyone need invites for Dropbox? I have 10 invites to give out… #
  • Can someone tell me why Dropbox is better than Microsoft FolderShare or Live Mesh? They all do the same thing. I like FolderShare the best. #
  • I’m just a reading machine, that was my 4th book in the past 3 weeks. Not bad…now I just need to find something else to read. #
  • http://www.plurk.com/user/xxdesmus Plurk is kind of interesting in a “too cutesy” kind of way. I can’t see it taking off though. #
  • Breaking news from Last.FM Ò€¦Unlimited Listening Subscription
    WeÒ€ℒre publicly beta testing our ne http://twordy.com/statuses/70 #
  • kind of feel like I was hit by a bus this morning. I really need to start getting more rest. #
  • @Jeterish an invite for what? I don’t have an invite for the Last.FM beta, that’s for subscribers only. #
  • they apparently moved me into my new desk a day early…don’t know what that means for the previous occupant though. #
  • I haven’t seen the season finale of Lost yet, please go easy on the spoilers. #
  • coffee in hand, prepping for a meeting, and then digging into some VB6 for most of the morning I think. #
  • Is there an “unhide all” feature in Excel 2003? I need to hide roughly 50 columns, I hope there is a way to unhide all at the same time… #
  • looking like a very busy Friday (morning at least). At least the day will go back quickly, I guess. #
  • good to know, new desk is super warm during the day…must get a fan. (and a stapler). #
  • @ijustine Let me know if it’s good. I’ll be watching it tonight after work. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Google Analytics is hanging when I try to load Twitter…it just hangs and hangs. It’s probably Twitter’s fault anyways, right? #
  • Overcast and 75 this afternoon …absolutely gorgeous weather. #
  • How large is your work email box? I’m approaching 800MB in just about 1 year. #
  • Time to get the fiz-uck out of here. πŸ˜› #
  • what an absolutely miserable and exhausting week. #
  • Retweeting @leahjones: If you need me… I’ll be reading. http://www.readatwork.com/ that is a great site! Thanks πŸ˜‰ #

Interesting Links 5.30.08

  • TimesMachine – New York Times – TimesMachine can take you back to any issue from Volume 1, Number 1 of The New-York Daily Times, on September 18, 1851, through The New York Times of December 30, 1922.
  • SuperLame! Comic Word Balloon Engine – Simply add speech bubbles to photos you upload. Useless? Sure, but fun.
  • Introduction to CSS3 – Part 4: User Interface – CSS3 brings some great new properties relating to resizing elements, cursors, outlining, box layout and more.
  • Introduction to CSS3 – Part 5: Multiple Columns – CSS3 introduces a new module known, appropriately, as multi-column layout. It allows you to specify how many columns text should be split down into and how they should appear.
  • Design Critique: Blog Platforms – Most designers are familiar with the relative pros and cons of different publishing tools Γ’β‚¬β€œ but what about the websites of the blog platforms themselves?
  • TinySong – type a song, get a link, share the full song with your friends. It’s really that simple. Works great for those “have you heard this song?” moments.
  • Adobe Labs – Adobe has released the first betas for Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, and Soundbooth CS4. Note: betas only work for 2 days unless you have an existing CS3 serial number.
  • Fixing Twitter – I am getting sick of talk about twitter and itÒ€ℒs scalability problems and also frankly unqualified people slagging the service for itÒ€ℒs unreliability and also coming up with stupid ignorant answers to how it should be fixed.
  • Read at Work – it looks like you’re being productive, but you’re definitely not. Kind of funny, but I can’t imagine actually using it.

Twitter Posts for 2008-05-29

  • downloading the 420MB update for Leopard …geez, I’ll never complain about Windows updates again. This thing is a beast. #
  • Anyone need an invite for the Beta of Grooveshark? I have 5 invites to give out. #
  • @snowcialmedia I don’t need an invite back, no worries. DM me your email or get it to me some how πŸ™‚ #
  • @manaswi IM is currently down. They say it’s coming back eventually. #
  • @snowcialmedia Sent. Enjoy! πŸ™‚ Got any invites for Fire Eagle? I’d love to give that a try. #
  • http://is.gd/n8T OSX 10.5.3’s addressbook.app now can sync with Gmail’s contacts. That IS pretty cool. Now we just need easy iCal sync. #
  • @snowcialmedia Thanks so much. Let me know if you need other invites…I tend to be in a plethora of betas as well πŸ˜‰ #
  • @snowcialmedia pretty cool…kind of like Hulu, but slightly lower quality video. (and probably not entirely legal like Hulu) #
  • Plan for the night …some reading, some of the Celtics game, some more reading (finishing the book maybe), 5K tweet?, and sleep. #
  • I still find it hard to believe that I was one of the first 10,000 “developers” in the world to get an invite for App Engine. kinda cool. #
  • This is my 5,000 tweet. That is all. πŸ™‚ #
  • Just got into the beta test for Foxmarks new profile-enabled syncing. Very cool stuff so far. Select which bookmarks to sync instead of all. #
  • Celtics are looking damn good tonight…up by 15 points at the moment. πŸ™‚ #
  • Geez, Detroit is coming back, and Boston is looking very sloppy. This could be a good ending. #
  • whatever. good nigt then I guess. #
  • working from home, making some coffee/breakfast…hopefully not all that busy today. #
  • http://is.gd/nvP New York state to recognize same-sex unions for elsewhere, but still can’t marry in NYS (yet at least) #
  • I have a weakness for good bagels with butter. It may be my downfall some day. #
  • @ZDNetBlogs I’m not in for the Mozilla “Download Day” when they want my email address to send me reminders. No thanks, I’ll just download it #
  • http://status.twitter.com/ Twitter’s status page that uses Tumblr. Ain’t that ironic?! #
  • http://is.gd/nyO Harry Potter prequel?! only 800 words, hand-written by Rowling …only for a charity event. well crap. #
  • attempting to put on a happy mask, and ignore reality right now. #
  • What respectable company these days sends out an email newsletter to customers that doesn’t include an unsubscribe method? Incredibly stupid #
  • Wasn’t able to fix this guy’s computer. Grr. It is related to Vista. I know that much at least. #

Twitter Posts for 2008-05-28

  • @davewiner jury duty can be fun…if the case is interesting that is, and this way you get it out of the way! #
  • If I get I get talkative this afternoon/evening I could break 5,000 tweets. Otherwise I’ll definitely break it tomorrow morning. #
  • my company is going to be so not happy with me…installing the beta of Dreamweaver CS4 to play around with (for the 2 day grave period). #
  • wow, the new UI for Dreamweaver CS4 is …um… hideous. #
  • @nick “What is consciousness?” is always a favorite philosophical question. #
  • yeah, sometimes I miss the days when I didn’t give a shit. Believe it or not there are some benefits to being numb. #
  • Haircut, early dinner (sushi), reading, and a little of the Celtics game. #
  • @StarrGazr Incredible images. especially like: “Drawn In”, “Multilevel Multnomah Falls”, and “The Tides, They Are A’Changing”. #
  • @StarrGazr Did you mean to share the full size of “Multilevel Multnomah Falls”? FYI, just in case you didn’t mean to. #
  • @Grooveshark No, it’s pretty darn awesome. I’m very impressed. I mean, you could let us download the song πŸ˜‰ #
  • http://tinyurl.com/5vcx53 Firefox 3 is going to try and set the single day record for software downloads. #

Twitter Posts for 2008-05-26

  • anyone have an invitation for Fire Eagle by chance? I’d really like to try it out. #
  • ok…so for no particular reason iTunes decided my library file was locked…had to roll back to a backup point from yesterday. *sigh* #
  • Few other applications cause me more grief than does iTunes. People wonder why I hate it. Let me count the ways… #
  • 2 updates for the nightly builds of Firefox 3 today. I wonder if that means they broke something earlier today (that they are now fixing?) #

Twitter Posts for 2008-05-24

  • sleep sounds far more enjoyable than feeling like this. #
  • reorganizing my entire room…way overdue. This is definitely going to take a while… #
  • #Water Glass 5.24.08 Macro http://autopostr.com/wsf6mb #
  • busy Saturday …put in a new walk way in the backyard …re-organizing my bedroom now. #
  • room reorganizing is coming along quite well. much happier with this setup…it feels more spacious if nothing else. #
  • what do you do with old computer hardware that still works? Old wireless routers, old keyboards/mice, etc? Just toss it? #
  • @iteachcomputers @AmberO @deemanuk Thanks for the tips! πŸ™‚ I’ve been keeping it in a box, and now it’s overflowing with crap πŸ˜‰ #
  • was expecting my RSS feeds to be way worse…not bad, only 350 to catch up on since this morning or just mark all as read… #
  • I forgot how much I dislike Twitterific…it just feels so clumsy to me for some reason. #
  • @Matthom and from McDonalds? #

Twitter Posts for 2008-05-23

  • can anyone guess why I can’t format an external hard drive in OSX? (Tiger) …it just hangs and hangs and hangs… #
  • http://tinyurl.com/42gu7t hilarious…. #
  • was there a new episode of Lost this evening? …it doesn’t seem to be available online if so. #
  • working from home …thinking I’ll go to Starbucks to work with some coffee after lunch #
  • I love that Windows Live Mail is still broken in IE8…that just strikes me as funny. #
  • @Matthom Do you have any guesses why I can’t erase/format an external HDD under OSX? It just hangs and I have to force close disk utils #
  • @Matthom It’s a custom built external HDD …so generic, USB. Never had a problem with it before, and no suddenly it won’t format. Thx tho. #
  • @Matthom …side stepped the problem. restoring the Leopard DVD to my old iPod …then installing off that *cough* πŸ˜‰ #
  • restoring my Mini using Time Machine…we’ll see if this actually works. #
  • Retweeting @TechmemeFH: Smart and funny use of Google Adwords http://tinyurl.com/5clp9g #
  • Retweeting @ZDNetBlogs: Windows 7 to support Virtual Hard Disks http://is.gd/kR9 …wonder if this means they are ditching legacy support. #
  • going to Barnes and Noble for the second half of work I think…just want to get out of the house this afternoon. #
  • wortking from Barnes and Noble failed miserably…the VPN kept dropping and the connection was painfully slow. that was a waste of $4…grr. #
  • well that’s cool… Microsoft didn’t just give me 1 free copy of Vista Utimate …they gave me 2. πŸ™‚ #
  • Anyone need/want an invite for Orgoo? I have 6 to give out… #
  • @jswiatek DM me your email address and I’ll send the invite. #
  • wow…the new Facebook profile layout is horrible. Ugly and overly confusing. People are going to be confused by this. #
  • http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php <– New Facebook layout. Forgot the link before, sorry. #
  • http://www.superlame.com add balloon comments to any photo…dead simple. fun to use. #
  • Why does FriendFeed need to be so ugly? They can’t make a nice looking site with all those fancy features? I’d like both personally. #
  • @dacort Your blog doesn’t have an RSS feed? Is that right? I couldn’t find one, and Firefox didn’t detect one either. #
  • @dacort Thank ya! πŸ˜‰ Interesting stuff…I wanted to keep an eye on your site. #

Twitter Posts for 2008-05-22

  • http://farecast.live.com/ Farecast has re-launched (after being bought by MS) #
  • http://is.gd/k0k oh wonderful, carbon nanofibers are going to kill us also. that’s fantastic. #
  • http://sites.google.com playing around with Google Sites …very very basic wiki-like website creator. Nothing impressive here. #
  • @sharepointbuzz definitely. Playing with Jotspot now…I forgot how cool/powerful this app really is. #
  • not excited to attend my Ethics and Compliance training course this morning….such a waste of time every year. #
  • This training course feels like a game show…we have little devices to answer questions and everything. Fancy stuff. #
  • DocShield or FileHamster for file versioning…hmm…decisions decisions. #
  • writing some VB6 for the rest of the afternoon… #
  • thank god it’s time for lunch …more coding after that I think. #
  • @strutting good thing you don’t have those drugs in the trunk of your car then huh? πŸ˜‰ #
  • I basically just did a very crude (and manual) mail merge in Gmail …I feel dirty. #
  • Mos Def – Modern Marvel …one of the best songs ever. Absolutely incredible. #
  • 18 invites available for the Evernote beta …let me know if you need/want one. #
  • @tgeros you realize you just posted about 18 links right? #
  • to fix the mac mini tonight? tomorrow? or save it for the weekend? hmm…depends on how lazy I’m feeling. #
  • really not in the mood. kind of tired of this bullshit to be honest with you. I don’t like playing games. #
  • thank god this week is almost over #
  • replacing my mac mini’s hard drive …I hope this does the trick #

Twitter Posts for 2008-05-21

  • Why would anyone actually use widgets inside Opera? Such a stupid idea. #
  • information overload: Red Sox game and Celtics game both on, and talking to the girl…trying to multitask. #
  • Celtics vs Pistons game is going to be a crazy series…definitely some great basketball. #
  • Pap saves the day…Red Sox win in a close one (2-1) …let’s go Celtics! #
  • updating my personal calendar with work related things…that’s the problem with having 2 or more calendars. #
  • @dacort I saw that…I was about to point out “view source” as well πŸ˜‰ #
  • @dacort I think we (the geeks) will let it slide this time! Due to the headache, that is πŸ˜‰ #
  • @steelopus hah…if I had a $1 for every time I have whined about the weather here… πŸ˜‰ #
  • very grey day here…wishing it would at least rain if it’s going to be this overcast. #
  • Waiting in line even though there isn’t any line…. What the hell people? #
  • @DougH non-acidic herbal tea, but that might just be me. #
  • http://search.msn.com/cashback Live Search Cashback is now live … go buy stuff and get money back for doing it. #
  • @Matthom using Firefox 3? #
  • @TheRainKing Right. I think it is a very strange concept as well. #
  • @Matthom Hmm…that’s odd. I wonder if the SSL cert provider is having issues. #
  • wow… the new beta of Last.FM is very cool. The “my library” feature is awesome! #
  • the Last.FM stream seems to have major issues here at work…it always drops the stream or lags so badly that it’s pointless to listen. #
  • Dear Visual Studio 6, why do you refuse to save my breakpoints when I close you? That is stupid. At least give me an option to save them. #
  • @jxpx777 I feel your pain πŸ˜‰ #
  • @Matthom especially with the Google Health crap now. #
  • writing and fighting with some VB6 all day long it looks like. #
  • @Matthom definitely. I agree that a single sign on scheme is not a great idea though (in terms of security at least) #
  • @Matthom http://claimid.com/xxdesmus …not a bad way to collect “who I am” #
  • @Matthom It works pretty well, and I haven’t found a better site for that purpose. #
  • damn it, I really need file versioning on my desktop…I’m screwed at the moment. #
  • good lunch, quite full, very sleepy, in need of a nap. #
  • I’m going to need to set an alarm during lunch, got lost in my reading…the book is that good. #
  • worst coffee ever, I think he literally forgot to include the espresso. Well that’s disappointing. #
  • trying so hard not to bob my head to the music here at work…really not an easy thing NOT to do. #
  • trying to figure out a way to go see the Rock the Bells Tour http://tinyurl.com/5bupuj …REALLY want to go see that. #
  • not moving as planned this afternoon, sky still looks like it’s going to open up any moment…and with my luck… #
  • yeah, Twitter seems to be freaking out again…what the hell guys, this is pathetic now! #
  • Retweeting @film_girl: http://istwitternotreallydowndownbutjustallfuckedupdown.com/ #