November 2009 Archives

Making plans for a quick trip to Orlando for a couple of days next week.
Making plans for a quick trip to Orlando for a couple of days next week....
November 30, 2009 - 22 words,

I couldn't get through 100 pages of Atlas Shrugged when I was 17. Reading it now I find I can't put it down.
I couldn’t get through 100 pages of Atlas Shrugged when I was 17. Reading it...
November 30, 2009 - 30 words,

And yes, I know that kills the point of the contests for the marketers. Unintended bonus, I guess.
And yes, I know that kills the point of the contests for the marketers. Unintended...
November 30, 2009 - 25 words,

If you feel the need to enter a retweet contest, you can always create a second account so we don't all have to hear about it.
If you feel the need to enter a retweet contest, you can always create a...
November 30, 2009 - 33 words,

The fun part about working with people on the East Coast and in Germany? Scheduling meetings. 7:30am it is.
The fun part about working with people on the East Coast and in Germany? Scheduling...
November 29, 2009 - 26 words,

If I order WWGD on my Kindle, can I get @jeffjarvis to digitally sign it? http://tr.im/G986
If I order WWGD on my Kindle, can I get @jeffjarvis to digitally sign it?...
November 29, 2009 - 23 words,

I love the idea of syncing my reading, with current page, between the Kindle and my iPhone. Wait time instantly becomes reading time.
I love the idea of syncing my reading, with current page, between the Kindle and...
November 29, 2009 - 30 words,

Was going to buy a friend's unused Kindle. Then they announced PDF support so he decided to keep it. Heard similar stories from others.
Was going to buy a friend’s unused Kindle. Then they announced PDF support so he...
November 29, 2009 - 31 words,

I'm going to start asking cashiers for their zip codes. With a pad and pen ready to record their responses.
I’m going to start asking cashiers for their zip codes. With a pad and pen...
November 28, 2009 - 27 words,

Daily Reading from November 28, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Winner’s Curse: Why Losing A B-School Biz Plan...
November 28, 2009 - 21 words,

Facebook comment notification emails would be more useful if they contained the post the comment was on. Context, people.
Facebook comment notification emails would be more useful if they contained the post the comment...
November 24, 2009 - 26 words,

Facebook's new feature to reply to comments by email has me replying to more comments now. I wonder if it's boosting commenting in general
Facebook’s new feature to reply to comments by email has me replying to more comments...
November 24, 2009 - 31 words,

The fact there's a tool to strip DRM from the Kindle books appeals to me. The new PDF support nearly seals the deal.
The fact there’s a tool to strip DRM from the Kindle books appeals to me....
November 24, 2009 - 30 words,

Anyone in Sacramento have a Kindle 2 that I could take a look at? I'd really like to handle one before ordering it.
Anyone in Sacramento have a Kindle 2 that I could take a look at? I’d...
November 24, 2009 - 30 words,

Planning on buying a Nook when released next week, but now shipping delayed until January. Sorry @eBooksBN will be buying Kindle instead.
Planning on buying a Nook when released next week, but now shipping delayed until January....
November 24, 2009 - 29 words,

Ladies, if you have to sit with 2 friends discussing whether you should dump your boyfriend, you already know the answer.
Ladies, if you have to sit with 2 friends discussing whether you should dump your...
November 23, 2009 - 28 words,

Great story. Read the comment, "This story is mostly true, although it's not quite how I remember it." http://ow.ly/F2WM
Great story. Read the comment, "This story is mostly true, although it’s not quite how...
November 23, 2009 - 26 words,

SacStarts coffee tomorrow. Bring a laptop and work among other entrepreneurs. http://ow.ly/F2KM Newcomers welcome.
SacStarts coffee tomorrow. Bring a laptop and work among other entrepreneurs. http://ow.ly/F2KM Newcomers welcome. Nov...
November 23, 2009 - 21 words,

Dog went in for shots today. Called vet to ask if her eyes should be all swollen. "Bring her right in." Uh oh.
Dog went in for shots today. Called vet to ask if her eyes should be...
November 23, 2009 - 30 words,

Doctor wants my son to move his fingers and thumbs a lot. So she ordered him to play video games.
Doctor wants my son to move his fingers and thumbs a lot. So she ordered...
November 23, 2009 - 27 words,

I used shaving soap and a badger brush this morning to shave. Loving the results.
I used shaving soap and a badger brush this morning to shave. Loving the results....
November 23, 2009 - 22 words,

That was a fantastic goal. Incredible ball by Beckham.
That was a fantastic goal. Incredible ball by Beckham. Nov 22, 2009 6 :48 via...
November 22, 2009 - 16 words,

Off to Apple Hill for the afternoon.
Off to Apple Hill for the afternoon. Nov 22, 2009 12 :34 via Twitter...
November 22, 2009 - 14 words,

Actually, most of my @sacstarts tweets aren't specific to Sacramento. Tech startup founders anywhere will enjoy them.
Actually, most of my @sacstarts tweets aren’t specific to Sacramento. Tech startup founders anywhere will...
November 21, 2009 - 24 words,

In Sacramento & interested in tech startups? You should be following @sacstarts. 3-4 links a day to startup news and advice.
In Sacramento & interested in tech startups? You should be following @sacstarts. 3-4 links a...
November 21, 2009 - 28 words,

(via @danyork) rt @cwood: "There are two kinds of startups: those born in PowerPoint and those born in an IDE. One of them sucks."
(via @danyork) rt @cwood: "There are two kinds of startups: those born in PowerPoint and...
November 21, 2009 - 31 words,

At Oilstop getting an oil change and some of the best customer service ever.
At Oilstop getting an oil change and some of the best customer service ever. Nov...
November 21, 2009 - 21 words,

Zack just announced from the other room, "We're going to need more zombies." I'm hoping he's talking about a video game.
Zack just announced from the other room, "We’re going to need more zombies." I’m hoping...
November 20, 2009 - 28 words,

Following the Delicious Popular list for "productivity" might be about the biggest time-sink you could have. http://tr.im/FoJu
Following the Delicious Popular list for "productivity" might be about the biggest time-sink you could...
November 20, 2009 - 24 words,

How accessible is the new Twilight movie? Will I understand it if I'm not a 12 year old girl?
How accessible is the new Twilight movie? Will I understand it if I’m not a...
November 20, 2009 - 26 words,

I have iLocalis syncing with foursquare & brightkite. Any time my phone is within 100 yards of one of my locations, I auto check in.
I have iLocalis syncing with foursquare & brightkite. Any time my phone is within 100...
November 20, 2009 - 32 words,

Odd. Some Foursquare friend requests have full names. Some have last initial only.
Odd. Some Foursquare friend requests have full names. Some have last initial only. Nov 20,...
November 20, 2009 - 20 words,

Foursquare hides last names for non-friends for privacy. But if I send a request, I'm giving up that anonymity. 4sq doesn't recognize that.
Foursquare hides last names for non-friends for privacy. But if I send a request, I’m...
November 20, 2009 - 30 words,

Foursquare's friend requests are useless. "Joe M. in SF" wants to be my friend? How about a full name so I can tell who that is?
Foursquare’s friend requests are useless. "Joe M. in SF" wants to be my friend? How...
November 20, 2009 - 33 words,

Fandango is now playing audio ads in popups. That might be the last time I use Fandango.
Fandango is now playing audio ads in popups. That might be the last time I...
November 19, 2009 - 24 words,

Wonder where Foursquare gets business data. There's a restaurant listed nearby that closed 10 years ago.
Wonder where Foursquare gets business data. There’s a restaurant listed nearby that closed 10 years...
November 19, 2009 - 23 words,

Ah, you can link foursquare to Twitter w/o spamming your tweet stream. Makes it easy to find me at least. I'm here: http://tr.im/Fkfs
Ah, you can link foursquare to Twitter w/o spamming your tweet stream. Makes it easy...
November 19, 2009 - 30 words,

I won't be linking Foursquare to Twitter, because that's obnoxious. But you can add me directly if you'd like.
I won’t be linking Foursquare to Twitter, because that’s obnoxious. But you can add me...
November 19, 2009 - 26 words,

RT @sacstarts Prepare for a flood of Twitter spam. Foursquare has added Sacramento to it supported cities. http://ow.ly/DOZZ
RT @sacstarts Prepare for a flood of Twitter spam. Foursquare has added Sacramento to it...
November 19, 2009 - 25 words,

Wow, I'm surprised. Expected a Carpenter win. RT @extrabaggs #sfgiants Giants' Lincecum wins second NL Cy Young Award http://bit.ly/10FyMS
Wow, I’m surprised. Expected a Carpenter win. RT @extrabaggs #sfgiants Giants' Lincecum wins second NL...
November 19, 2009 - 26 words,

Daily Reading from November 19, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI |...
November 19, 2009 - 27 words,

Proof we are doomed as a society: http://twitpic.com/q1663
Proof we are doomed as a society: http://twitpic.com/q1663 Nov 18, 2009 2 :32 via Twitter...
November 18, 2009 - 15 words,

Drinking my last Sac-Squatch from @sacbrew. http://twitpic.com/pxs21
Drinking my last Sac-Squatch from @sacbrew. http://twitpic.com/pxs21 Nov 17, 2009 6 :11 via Twitter...
November 17, 2009 - 14 words,

Everyone thinks their kid is above average, but nearly half of all children are below average.
Everyone thinks their kid is above average, but nearly half of all children are below...
November 17, 2009 - 23 words,

Thanks for all the concern and well wishes for Zack the last few days. He's home and doing well now.
Thanks for all the concern and well wishes for Zack the last few days. He’s...
November 17, 2009 - 27 words,

We're going home!
We’re going home! Nov 16, 2009 5 :56 via Twitter...
November 16, 2009 - 10 words,

I won't be at @SacStarts coffee tomorrow. I'll be staying home with my son. Should be good for next week, though.
I won’t be at @SacStarts coffee tomorrow. I’ll be staying home with my son. Should...
November 16, 2009 - 28 words,

Zack's recovery going well. He may get to go home tonight.
Zack’s recovery going well. He may get to go home tonight. Nov 16, 2009 9...
November 16, 2009 - 18 words,

And if you must know, the dream was Airwolf vs Top Gun. And yes, it was as awesome as it sounds.
And if you must know, the dream was Airwolf vs Top Gun. And yes, it...
November 15, 2009 - 28 words,

I had a dream in which the Airwolf theme was playing. So I present to you the Airwolf opening credits: http://tr.im/F2SX
I had a dream in which the Airwolf theme was playing. So I present to...
November 15, 2009 - 28 words,

Now I know why the hospital room is so nice. It's the VIP suite used for pro athletes & the governor.
Now I know why the hospital room is so nice. It’s the VIP suite used...
November 15, 2009 - 28 words,

Zack's out of surgery, everything's fine. Surgeon said it was a very easy procedure.
Zack’s out of surgery, everything’s fine. Surgeon said it was a very easy procedure. Nov...
November 15, 2009 - 21 words,

The hospital has wifi. Thanks to my wonderful wife for fetching my laptop for me. At least we won't be bored here.
The hospital has wifi. Thanks to my wonderful wife for fetching my laptop for me....
November 14, 2009 - 29 words,

What hasn't worried me at the hospital today? The cost, thanks to great benefits from @Voxeo. And we're hiring. http://tr.im/EZam
What hasn’t worried me at the hospital today? The cost, thanks to great benefits from...
November 14, 2009 - 27 words,

This room at UC Davis Med Center is nicer than many hotels I've stayed at in the past. Huge private 14th floor corner room with a view.
This room at UC Davis Med Center is nicer than many hotels I’ve stayed at...
November 14, 2009 - 34 words,

Zack has surgery tomorrow. Plate in the elbow and pins in the wrist. Staying overnight at the hospital with him.
Zack has surgery tomorrow. Plate in the elbow and pins in the wrist. Staying overnight...
November 14, 2009 - 27 words,

For those asking, son fell off a ten foot cliff, broke his arm in several places, dislocated joints.
For those asking, son fell off a ten foot cliff, broke his arm in several...
November 14, 2009 - 25 words,

Amazing how much faster the emergency room is when you arrive in an ambulance.
Amazing how much faster the emergency room is when you arrive in an ambulance. Nov...
November 14, 2009 - 21 words,

RT @sacstarts Great story on how over-engineering a treehouse resulted in a product no one uses. http://ow.ly/Buq2
RT @sacstarts Great story on how over-engineering a treehouse resulted in a product no one...
November 13, 2009 - 24 words,

This morning we announced a $9 million round of funding. http://tr.im/ETSO
This morning we announced a $9 million round of funding. http://tr.im/ETSO Nov 13, 2009 10...
November 13, 2009 - 18 words,

Surewest's DVR FAQ: "Watch 1 program while recording 2 others as long as the 1 you are watching is 1 of the 2 being recorded."
Surewest’s DVR FAQ: "Watch 1 program while recording 2 others as long as the 1...
November 12, 2009 - 32 words,

I'm going to call a meeting so that we can plan a meeting to get to the bottom of why productivity is slowing down.
I’m going to call a meeting so that we can plan a meeting to get...
November 12, 2009 - 31 words,

Product management tip for engineers: The way *you* use a computer is abnormal. Real people are different.
Product management tip for engineers: The way you use a computer is abnormal. Real people...
November 12, 2009 - 24 words,

Daily Reading from November 12, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Foursquare’s CEO on how to get large companies...
November 12, 2009 - 163 words,

The Progressive Insurance commercials almost make me want to get their insurance.
The Progressive Insurance commercials almost make me want to get their insurance. Nov 11, 2009...
November 11, 2009 - 19 words,

Contractor: We've been doing work the last few weeks in your neighborhood... Me: Why would I hire someone who lies to me?
Contractor: We’ve been doing work the last few weeks in your neighborhood... Me: Why would...
November 11, 2009 - 29 words,

The "No Soliciting" sign on my door isn't working. Thinking of adding "Trespassers Will Be Shot" below it.
The "No Soliciting" sign on my door isn’t working. Thinking of adding "Trespassers Will Be...
November 11, 2009 - 25 words,

Heard that a little bit of brandy helps teething pain in babies. Seems to work. A few sips and his crying stopped.
Heard that a little bit of brandy helps teething pain in babies. Seems to work....
November 11, 2009 - 29 words,

RT @gewsacramento 5days LEFT From the man taking his co. to Fortune to the lady making it to O Mag & The Apprentice. http://bit.ly/1WixqK
RT @gewsacramento 5days LEFT From the man taking his co. to Fortune to the lady...
November 11, 2009 - 31 words,

When I was first learning to cook, I didn't know the difference between a clove of garlic and a head of garlic. Sorry about that.
When I was first learning to cook, I didn’t know the difference between a clove...
November 11, 2009 - 32 words,

Wow. Lost my American Express card, called them and new one here tomorrow. Took less than 5 minutes. Nice work.
Wow. Lost my American Express card, called them and new one here tomorrow. Took less...
November 11, 2009 - 27 words,

Daily Reading from November 11, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Getting Started with Disruptive Business Design - John...
November 11, 2009 - 19 words,

I think Wikipedia might be a plot to keep the pedantic busy so they're unable to rise to power.
I think Wikipedia might be a plot to keep the pedantic busy so they’re unable...
November 10, 2009 - 26 words,

Gmail feature idea: link to message, with privacy options (allow public, allow only me). Would help me turn messages into todo items.
Gmail feature idea: link to message, with privacy options (allow public, allow only me). Would...
November 10, 2009 - 29 words,

Daily Reading from November 10, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Startup Ecosystems Take Time...
November 10, 2009 - 12 words,

Bring your laptop and work alongside other local entrepreneurs. 8am-noon tomorrow at Tupelo Coffee. 5700 Elvas in East Sacramento.
Bring your laptop and work alongside other local entrepreneurs. 8am-noon tomorrow at Tupelo Coffee. 5700...
November 9, 2009 - 26 words,

RT @sacstarts - Weekly startup meetup and casual co-working tomorrow at Tupelo Coffee, 5700 Elvas, East Sac, 8am-noon.
RT @sacstarts - Weekly startup meetup and casual co-working tomorrow at Tupelo Coffee, 5700 Elvas,...
November 9, 2009 - 25 words,

Daily Reading from November 07, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Why Charging for Online Content (Mostly) Won’t Work...
November 7, 2009 - 63 words,

On Scramble, "retweeted" is a word, but "Italians" is not.
On Scramble, "retweeted" is a word, but "Italians" is not. Nov 6, 2009 4 :07...
November 6, 2009 - 17 words,

House music podcasts and noise canceling headphones are perhaps the greatest invention for people working from coffee shops.
House music podcasts and noise canceling headphones are perhaps the greatest invention for people working...
November 6, 2009 - 25 words,

That fake blood looked great all over the driveway last week. Not so much this week. Anyone have a pressure washer I can borrow?
That fake blood looked great all over the driveway last week. Not so much this...
November 6, 2009 - 31 words,

Daily Reading from November 06, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Do you have what it takes to be...
November 6, 2009 - 46 words,

I hate choosing gifts for friend's kids. Never know the right size. How heavy a handgun do you figure a 3 year old can handle?
I hate choosing gifts for friend’s kids. Never know the right size. How heavy a...
November 5, 2009 - 32 words,

Daily Reading from November 05, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. What I Learned About Entrepreneurship From Watching the...
November 5, 2009 - 80 words,

LORD Lives! http://lord.lordlegacy.com/
LORD Lives! http://lord.lordlegacy.com/ Nov 4, 2009 12 :42 via Twitter...
November 4, 2009 - 10 words,

A watched pot never boils. Especially when you forget to turn the stove on.
A watched pot never boils. Especially when you forget to turn the stove on. Nov...
November 4, 2009 - 21 words,

I wonder if my dog will ever learn she'd have a much better shot at catching the squirrel if she'd stop barking as she chased.
I wonder if my dog will ever learn she’d have a much better shot at...
November 4, 2009 - 32 words,

I just included the phrase "running amok" in a software spec. More software should include provisions for this condition.
I just included the phrase "running amok" in a software spec. More software should include...
November 3, 2009 - 26 words,

Seems if you use bit.ly to link to tr.im (as I just did accidentally), bit.ly flags the link as spam. The correct link http://tr.im/E2Rt
Seems if you use bit.ly to link to tr.im (as I just did accidentally), bit.ly...
November 3, 2009 - 31 words,

http://bit.ly/3Fberv
http://bit.ly/3Fberv Nov 3, 2009 10 :31 via Twitter...
November 3, 2009 - 8 words,

Sacramento entrepreneur? Startup co-working tomorrow at Tupelo Coffee in East Sacramento. http://tr.im/DYNs Drop by.
Sacramento entrepreneur? Startup co-working tomorrow at Tupelo Coffee in East Sacramento. http://tr.im/DYNs Drop by. Nov...
November 2, 2009 - 21 words,

Apparently Fair Oaks is now a bananna republic. The power's out AGAIN, this time with no storm to blame it on.
Apparently Fair Oaks is now a bananna republic. The power’s out AGAIN, this time with...
November 2, 2009 - 28 words,

Daily Reading from November 02, 2009
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Shoestring marketing for start-ups — "(Editor’s note: Serial...
November 2, 2009 - 54 words,

Heading to the SacStarts dinner. Not too late to join us. http://tr.im/DRsV
Heading to the SacStarts dinner. Not too late to join us. http://tr.im/DRsV Nov 1, 2009...
November 1, 2009 - 19 words,

I have several fog machines. One was bought for around $100 before they were common. Guess which one still works?
I have several fog machines. One was bought for around $100 before they were common....
November 1, 2009 - 27 words,

After an hour of scrubbing, I have the cleanest driveway in the neighborhood. You know, except for the bloodstains.
After an hour of scrubbing, I have the cleanest driveway in the neighborhood. You know,...
November 1, 2009 - 26 words,

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