July 2009 Archives

Just found a phishing site hidden on one of my servers. Now the forensic work begins.
Just found a phishing site hidden on one of my servers. Now the forensic work...
July 31, 2009 - 23 words,

Avoid working for sue-happy assholes. Because you'll always be afraid to warn others how much of a sue-happy asshole your frmr employer is.
Avoid working for sue-happy assholes. Because you’ll always be afraid to warn others how much...
July 30, 2009 - 30 words,

Arby's doesn't have their yummy chicken strips anymore. Weren't they really pushing the chicken menu a while back?
Arby’s doesn’t have their yummy chicken strips anymore. Weren’t they really pushing the chicken menu...
July 29, 2009 - 25 words,

If your tech recruiting business is just now getting around to starting a blog, then perhaps you don't want to spread that around.
If your tech recruiting business is just now getting around to starting a blog, then...
July 29, 2009 - 30 words,

Just got a press release from a recruiter announcing he has started a blog. Frivolous announcements get you ignored.
Just got a press release from a recruiter announcing he has started a blog. Frivolous...
July 29, 2009 - 26 words,

My office for the morning. Would probably be more impressive if I golfed. http://twitpic.com/btxl2
My office for the morning. Would probably be more impressive if I golfed. http://twitpic.com/btxl2 Jul...
July 27, 2009 - 21 words,

As any group of thirteen year old boys grows, their individual IQs drop.
As any group of thirteen year old boys grows, their individual IQs drop. Jul 25,...
July 25, 2009 - 20 words,

Stuffed pork chops in a rosemary cream sauce for dinner. http://twitpic.com/bim81
Stuffed pork chops in a rosemary cream sauce for dinner. http://twitpic.com/bim81 Jul 24, 2009 6...
July 24, 2009 - 18 words,

I mentioned RFC 2324's 418 status code http://tr.im/tVbV to @workhabit crew so @pixelcat implemented it. http://teapot.workhabit.com/
I mentioned RFC 2324’s 418 status code http://tr.im/tVbV to @workhabit crew so @pixelcat implemented it....
July 24, 2009 - 23 words,

Want to be remembered? Delight people with the unexpected. http://tr.im/tUmW
Want to be remembered? Delight people with the unexpected. http://tr.im/tUmW Jul 24, 2009 1 :57...
July 24, 2009 - 17 words,

Definition: Carnalvore (noun) - Someone who really loves meat.
Definition: Carnalvore (noun) - Someone who really loves meat. Jul 24, 2009 1 :42 via...
July 24, 2009 - 16 words,

RT @PaulMWatson OK, tropo.com is awesome. Here is my latest tweet over the phone, 12 lines of ruby. Skype this: +99000936 9991429117
RT @PaulMWatson OK, tropo.com is awesome. Here is my latest tweet over the phone, 12...
July 24, 2009 - 29 words,

Looking forward to beating @tonysphere soundly in our fantasy baseball league this week.
Looking forward to beating @tonysphere soundly in our fantasy baseball league this week. Jul 22,...
July 22, 2009 - 20 words,

RT @voxeo Adhearsion and Voxeo join to create Voxeo Labs! http://bit.ly/VClha
RT @voxeo Adhearsion and Voxeo join to create Voxeo Labs! http://bit.ly/VClha Jul 22, 2009 6...
July 21, 2009 - 18 words,

Anyone want to try something new? First 20 replies (@ email or dm) get access to IMified's Skype preview. Connect your bots to Skype.
Anyone want to try something new? First 20 replies (@ email or dm) get access...
July 21, 2009 - 31 words,

Ad on tv for "Aciphex" -- apparently the marketers never said that one out loud.
Ad on tv for "Aciphex"—apparently the marketers never said that one out loud....
July 20, 2009 - 22 words,

Guy in next room yelling that the demons are coming. No, but the police sure are.
Guy in next room yelling that the demons are coming. No, but the police sure...
July 20, 2009 - 23 words,

Guy in the next hotel room is having a bad trip or psychotic episode. Loudly. Keeps screaming "I'm not !*$%^ crazy!"
Guy in the next hotel room is having a bad trip or psychotic episode. Loudly....
July 20, 2009 - 28 words,

Great evening with the oscon xmpp crowd (including @stpeter & @metajack) and @dyork tonight. More oscon and xmpp tomorrow. Then Wave.
Great evening with the oscon xmpp crowd (including @stpeter & @metajack) and @dyork tonight. More...
July 20, 2009 - 28 words,

This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, but there are a LOT of scruffy beards at oscon.
This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, but there are a LOT of scruffy...
July 20, 2009 - 25 words,

More ambiguous case sensitive captchas.http://screencast.com/t/cvCt5fIW this time from myfaxcentral
More ambiguous case sensitive captchas.http://screencast.com/t/cvCt5fIW this time from myfaxcentral Jul 20, 2009 1 :34 via...
July 20, 2009 - 17 words,

Gotta love oscon, where a guy in too-short khakis, flip flops, and a beard down to his chest doesn't look out of place.
Gotta love oscon, where a guy in too-short khakis, flip flops, and a beard down...
July 20, 2009 - 30 words,

Google's providing lunch at the Wave event, but not from their famed cafe. Trays of Togos sandwiches.
Google’s providing lunch at the Wave event, but not from their famed cafe. Trays of...
July 20, 2009 - 24 words,

Here's hoping the rest of the Wave day isn't all "guy reading his slides" presentations.
Here’s hoping the rest of the Wave day isn’t all "guy reading his slides" presentations....
July 20, 2009 - 22 words,

Comcast says one week outage was probably due to maintenance. I say that's unacceptable.
Comcast says one week outage was probably due to maintenance. I say that’s unacceptable. Jul...
July 20, 2009 - 21 words,

Guy in front of me has netbook attached to a full-sized keyboard and mouse. Doesn't lugging a keyboard and mouse defeat the point?
Guy in front of me has netbook attached to a full-sized keyboard and mouse. Doesn’t...
July 20, 2009 - 30 words,

There's a kayak floating in a fountain here. Helmet and paddle are nearby.
There’s a kayak floating in a fountain here. Helmet and paddle are nearby. Jul 20,...
July 20, 2009 - 20 words,

At google for Wave Dev day. Then on to oscon for xmpp this afternoon.
At google for Wave Dev day. Then on to oscon for xmpp this afternoon. Jul...
July 20, 2009 - 21 words,

Daily Reading from July 20, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. What Happened in Cloud Computing in Q2? —...
July 20, 2009 - 57 words,

Yet another Comcast employee told me that because they have a competing phone service, they don't care if Vonage works on my account.
Yet another Comcast employee told me that because they have a competing phone service, they...
July 19, 2009 - 30 words,

Pest control guy arrived with year contract in hand. No. You want my long-term business? Earn it, don't force me to work with you
Pest control guy arrived with year contract in hand. No. You want my long-term business?...
July 19, 2009 - 31 words,

Spending next two days in San Jose for OSCON, XMPP Summit, and Google Wave hackfest.
Spending next two days in San Jose for OSCON, XMPP Summit, and Google Wave hackfest....
July 19, 2009 - 22 words,

I'd happily pay comcast service fee if they fixed a problem I'd caused. But service magically returned a few minutes before tech arrived.
I’d happily pay comcast service fee if they fixed a problem I’d caused. But service...
July 19, 2009 - 30 words,

My Comcast internet service was down for a week. Instead of offering service credit, they're charging me $20 for the repair.
My Comcast internet service was down for a week. Instead of offering service credit, they’re...
July 19, 2009 - 28 words, 2 comments

Anyone up for lunch today? Kids and wife are gone for the afternoon.
Anyone up for lunch today? Kids and wife are gone for the afternoon. Jul 19,...
July 19, 2009 - 20 words,

Did @AlexanderLaw just "pocket twitter?" RT @AlexanderLaw a;lskfjal;skdjfalksdjflaksjfl;kasjfl;kasjdfl;ksajdflkasjdfkjaskdfjaskldfjaklsdjf
Did @AlexanderLaw just "pocket twitter?" RT @AlexanderLaw a;lskfjal;skdjfalksdjflaksjfl;kasjfl;kasjdfl;ksajdflkasjdfkjaskdfjaskldfjaklsdjf Jul 18, 2009 9 :12 via Twitter...
July 18, 2009 - 15 words,

Anyone know of an app (jailbroken or not) that will let me provide a fake location to other apps? Why? Defeat the MLB blackout.
Anyone know of an app (jailbroken or not) that will let me provide a fake...
July 17, 2009 - 31 words,

Parental experiment in progress. Son is grounded for punching his brother. As the offended party the brother gets to decide for how long.
Parental experiment in progress. Son is grounded for punching his brother. As the offended party...
July 17, 2009 - 30 words, 1 comment

Ahh, they've left. Now I'm alone in here. Much better.
Ahh, they’ve left. Now I’m alone in here. Much better. Jul 17, 2009 3 :27...
July 17, 2009 - 17 words,

These guys don't seem to know coffee shop/cell phone etiquette. And I left my earbuds at home.
These guys don’t seem to know coffee shop/cell phone etiquette. And I left my earbuds...
July 17, 2009 - 24 words,

Daily Reading from July 15, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Isn’t There Something Ironic In An Anonymous Exec...
July 15, 2009 - 20 words,

I want to cover my house with this: Dry-Erase Paint http://ow.ly/hhYh
I want to cover my house with this: Dry-Erase Paint http://ow.ly/hhYh Jul 14, 2009 5...
July 14, 2009 - 18 words,

Nice stuff! RT @ericg Open Atrium is now in open beta! Download the code from www.openatrium.com
Nice stuff! RT @ericg Open Atrium is now in open beta! Download the code from...
July 14, 2009 - 23 words,

Sitting at @nakedcoffee with @brettowens and Ryan for @sacstarts coffee. Come join us. http://tr.im/sj4s
Sitting at @nakedcoffee with @brettowens and Ryan for @sacstarts coffee. Come join us. http://tr.im/sj4s Jul...
July 14, 2009 - 21 words,

My kids bought Axe for a XBox gamer points promotion. Had to send a code by SMS. Never got the points. A ploy to collect mobile numbers?
My kids bought Axe for a XBox gamer points promotion. Had to send a code...
July 12, 2009 - 34 words,

Daily Reading from July 12, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Calling all entrepreneurs … — "Thinking of starting...
July 12, 2009 - 54 words,

Wow! Sanchez pitched himself out of the rotation two weeks ago and tonight throws a no hitter. No hits, no walks, one error.
Wow! Sanchez pitched himself out of the rotation two weeks ago and tonight throws a...
July 10, 2009 - 30 words,

What, you mean everyone else doesn't play with xmpp for fun on a Friday night?
What, you mean everyone else doesn’t play with xmpp for fun on a Friday night?...
July 10, 2009 - 22 words,

Skype isn't available for 64 bit linux? Am I missing something?
Skype isn’t available for 64 bit linux? Am I missing something? Jul 10, 2009 2...
July 10, 2009 - 18 words,

Daily Reading from July 10, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Social Media Icons...
July 10, 2009 - 11 words,

Anyone up for a typography game? http://www.formationalliance.com/?id=39
Anyone up for a typography game? http://www.formationalliance.com/?id=39 Jul 9, 2009 4:12 via Twitter...
July 9, 2009 - 13 words,

These two contractors are loudly talking about how they have screwed homeowners when they were treated poorly. http://twitpic.com/9tvd0
These two contractors are loudly talking about how they have screwed homeowners when they were...
July 9, 2009 - 24 words,

My office for the afternoon. http://twitpic.com/9tpoh
My office for the afternoon. http://twitpic.com/9tpoh Jul 9, 2009 3:00 via Twitter...
July 9, 2009 - 12 words,

I'm thinking of driving to Adobe HQ to stab someone with something. Who's with me?
I’m thinking of driving to Adobe HQ to stab someone with something. Who’s with me?...
July 7, 2009 - 21 words,

RT @bear Amazons new Load Balancer has some serious limits that pretty much prevent it from being used for most real apps
RT @bear Amazons new Load Balancer has some serious limits that pretty much prevent it...
July 7, 2009 - 28 words,

Finding someone to take my money at the Apple store is harder than it should be. http://twitpic.com/9g13s
Finding someone to take my money at the Apple store is harder than it should...
July 5, 2009 - 23 words,

MLB All Star page remembers your form fields each vote. Except for the "spam me" checkbox, which it helpfully resets to yes each time.
MLB All Star page remembers your form fields each vote. Except for the "spam me"...
July 5, 2009 - 30 words,

Daily Reading from July 05, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. How to Use Testimonials for Marketing — "Testimonials...
July 5, 2009 - 149 words,

Daily Reading from July 05, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. VOTE —...
July 5, 2009 - 10 words,

Defective $30 firework exploded right after lighting. http://twitpic.com/9dhga
Defective $30 firework exploded right after lighting. http://twitpic.com/9dhga Jul 4, 2009 11:16 via Twitter...
July 4, 2009 - 14 words,

The aforementioned bottle opener shoes. http://bit.ly/mmcEL
The aforementioned bottle opener shoes. http://bit.ly/mmcEL Jul 4, 2009 9:55 via Twitter...
July 4, 2009 - 12 words,

Opened a beer today using the bottle opener built into @brettowens shoe. Greatest invention ever.
Opened a beer today using the bottle opener built into @brettowens shoe. Greatest invention ever....
July 4, 2009 - 21 words,

Ad on TV for shoes that make you exercise while you walk. Doesn't WALKING make you exercise while you walk?
Ad on TV for shoes that make you exercise while you walk. Doesn’t WALKING make...
July 4, 2009 - 26 words,

Returning from a BBQ at @brettowens place. Now on to the Rancho Cordova festival & fireworks.
Returning from a BBQ at @brettowens place. Now on to the Rancho Cordova festival &...
July 4, 2009 - 22 words,

Okay, pipe glued. Let's hope that holds.
Okay, pipe glued. Let’s hope that holds. Jul 4, 2009 12:50 via Twitter...
July 4, 2009 - 13 words,

Sprinkler pipe broke at the joint between the supply line and the valve. No shutoff valve between the supply and the sprinkler valve.
Sprinkler pipe broke at the joint between the supply line and the valve. No shutoff...
July 4, 2009 - 29 words,

Off to the store to buy PVC cement.
Off to the store to buy PVC cement. Jul 4, 2009 12:33 via Twitter...
July 4, 2009 - 14 words,

Woohoo. Broken pipe and no water for the 4th.
Woohoo. Broken pipe and no water for the 4th. Jul 4, 2009 12:32 via Twitter...
July 4, 2009 - 15 words,

Back from the Giants game. Ironic that at AT&T Park, neither AT&T wifi nor AT&T iPhone internet connection worked.
Back from the Giants game. Ironic that at AT&T Park, neither AT&T wifi nor AT&T...
July 3, 2009 - 25 words,

No one wants a free Giants ticket?
No one wants a free Giants ticket? Jul 3, 2009 6:01 via Twitter...
July 3, 2009 - 13 words,

I have an extra ticket to tonight's Giants game. Good seats. Want it? Ping me. http://twitpic.com/977fk
I have an extra ticket to tonight’s Giants game. Good seats. Want it? Ping me....
July 3, 2009 - 22 words,

Impressed with CrashPlan as backup software. Looks like a good tool to set and forget on the family laptops. http://tr.im/qJ31
Impressed with CrashPlan as backup software. Looks like a good tool to set and forget...
July 2, 2009 - 26 words,

Got redirected to a page on facebook.jp and it apparently switched my language. Now facebook.com is in japanese. No idea how to change it.
Got redirected to a page on facebook.jp and it apparently switched my language. Now facebook.com...
July 2, 2009 - 30 words,

Irish heritage night at the ballpark. A guy in a kilt sung the national anthem. Ethnicity fail.
Irish heritage night at the ballpark. A guy in a kilt sung the national anthem....
July 1, 2009 - 23 words,

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