April 2010 Archives

VELEZZZZZ! http://j.mp/9FOfmA
VELEZZZZZ! http://j.mp/9FOfmA Apr 28, 2010 4 :06 via Twitter...
April 28, 2010 - 9 words,

I have my best ideas in the shower. My cleanliness isn't OCD, it's innovation.
I have my best ideas in the shower. My cleanliness isn’t OCD, it’s innovation. Apr...
April 28, 2010 - 21 words,

Version numbers for web applications seem silly. Anyone have blog posts to support or contradict my statement? Love some opinions.
Version numbers for web applications seem silly. Anyone have blog posts to support or contradict...
April 28, 2010 - 27 words,

Hail in Sacramento is a once-every-couple-of-years thing. Unless the year is 2010 apparently.
Hail in Sacramento is a once-every-couple-of-years thing. Unless the year is 2010 apparently. Apr 28,...
April 28, 2010 - 20 words,

CSI is the enemy of all technical sales. Only reinforces that tech can perform magic.
CSI is the enemy of all technical sales. Only reinforces that tech can perform magic....
April 28, 2010 - 22 words,

Not sure what I'm more unhappy with: my dog, whatever she ate this morning, or the Roomba.
Not sure what I’m more unhappy with: my dog, whatever she ate this morning, or...
April 27, 2010 - 24 words,

Also, will they ID paid talks to atendees? Or are people getting suckered into paid pitches?
Also, will they ID paid talks to atendees? Or are people getting suckered into paid...
April 27, 2010 - 23 words,

Maybe the rejection and sponsored talk are unrelated. But if you "didn't have room" for my talk, how do you have room for paid talks?
Maybe the rejection and sponsored talk are unrelated. But if you "didn’t have room" for...
April 27, 2010 - 32 words,

A prominent conference rejected my talk, then later offered to sell me a speaking slot for $8000. No, I will not call out the event.
A prominent conference rejected my talk, then later offered to sell me a speaking slot...
April 27, 2010 - 32 words,

RT @otravers: @akalsey seems nobody has the guts to make a clear choice and pick end users as their end customers vs telcos. But then pe ...
RT @otravers: @akalsey seems nobody has the guts to make a clear choice and pick...
April 27, 2010 - 34 words,

Skype on Android won't work over wifi? Only 3G? That's a very odd choice.
Skype on Android won’t work over wifi? Only 3G? That’s a very odd choice. Apr...
April 27, 2010 - 21 words,

Sitting with @brettowens at Tupelo for a rainy day of casual co-working. Come join us. 5700 Elvas, East Sac. Here until noon.
Sitting with @brettowens at Tupelo for a rainy day of casual co-working. Come join us....
April 27, 2010 - 29 words,

It seems like these days almost every recipe I search for I end up on @simplyrecipes - Made 3 from there tonight. Great job Elise.
It seems like these days almost every recipe I search for I end up on...
April 26, 2010 - 32 words,

Just in case you're in the mood for some indie rock about the large hadron collider (and, honestly, who's not?) http://j.mp/9CpsB0
Just in case you’re in the mood for some indie rock about the large hadron...
April 23, 2010 - 28 words,

Maybe I should find out what Google has in mind for it, first. RT @AaronKlein @akalsey but will it blend?
Maybe I should find out what Google has in mind for it, first. RT @AaronKlein...
April 23, 2010 - 27 words,

Wow, thanks Windows and Adobe http://twitpic.com/1hvimc
Wow, thanks Windows and Adobe http://twitpic.com/1hvimc Apr 23, 2010 4 :44 via Twitter...
April 23, 2010 - 13 words,

"We are pleased to present you with a complimentary..." http://twitpic.com/1hvcjn
"We are pleased to present you with a complimentary..." http://twitpic.com/1hvcjn Apr 23, 2010 4 :22...
April 23, 2010 - 17 words,

You can't have everything. I mean, where would you put it?
You can’t have everything. I mean, where would you put it? Apr 23, 2010 4...
April 23, 2010 - 18 words,

Remind me never to speak when Google is in the next room introducing new APIs. http://twitpic.com/1hkdf4
Remind me never to speak when Google is in the next room introducing new APIs....
April 22, 2010 - 23 words,

If your slides are "confidential proprietary" then why are you showing them to an audience at a conference?
If your slides are "confidential proprietary" then why are you showing them to an audience...
April 22, 2010 - 25 words,

Whew, long week of events. Two conferences and a meetup already. Speaking at Mobile Voice later this morning, then finally home.
Whew, long week of events. Two conferences and a meetup already. Speaking at Mobile Voice...
April 22, 2010 - 28 words,

Note to presenters: Your audience is literate. You don't need to read your slides to us. Either write it or say it, but not both.
Note to presenters: Your audience is literate. You don’t need to read your slides to...
April 21, 2010 - 32 words,

Just watched @jsgoecke show Tropo at SF Ruby @engineyard & now watching a talk on testing.
Just watched @jsgoecke show Tropo at SF Ruby @engineyard & now watching a talk on...
April 21, 2010 - 23 words,

RT @mheadd: My preso from #eComm on #OpenGov and #gov20 is now up on slideshare. Would love to hear thoughts and feedback. http://bit.l ...
RT @mheadd: My preso from #eComm on #OpenGov and #gov20 is now up on slideshare....
April 21, 2010 - 31 words,

Standing room only in @kylebrowning's session on iPhone dev at #drupalcon
Standing room only in @kylebrowning’s session on iPhone dev at #drupalcon Apr 21, 2010 11...
April 21, 2010 - 18 words,

In the PM session at #drupalcon a question on Agile failings. All attendees should read We Tried Baseball... http://j.mp/9Ke2Uz cc: @ccg
In the PM session at #drupalcon a question on Agile failings. All attendees should read...
April 20, 2010 - 28 words,

Hey #drupalcon, allow me to introduce you to the concept of air conditioning.
Hey #drupalcon, allow me to introduce you to the concept of air conditioning. Apr 20,...
April 20, 2010 - 20 words,

After the critter damage, squirrels became the official mascot of IMified bugs. Got a bug? Must be caused by squirrels.
After the critter damage, squirrels became the official mascot of IMified bugs. Got a bug?...
April 20, 2010 - 27 words,

Squirels damaging phone cables mentioned at #ecomm. In the early days of @IMified, we had an outage involving a squirel.
Squirels damaging phone cables mentioned at #ecomm. In the early days of @IMified, we had...
April 20, 2010 - 27 words,

So far #ecomm had avoided the product ad as a session you see at so many events. Then Fonolo changed that.
So far #ecomm had avoided the product ad as a session you see at so...
April 20, 2010 - 28 words,

Parc 55 elevators have two sets of buttons that are backward of each other. http://twitpic.com/1h1x4v http://twitpic.com/1h1x1b
Parc 55 elevators have two sets of buttons that are backward of each other. http://twitpic.com/1h1x4v...
April 20, 2010 - 23 words,

Quote for @danyork at #ecomm: "Reality is what you can get away with."
Quote for @danyork at #ecomm: "Reality is what you can get away with." Apr 19,...
April 19, 2010 - 20 words,

Got a demo last week of http://ring.io - launching today, built on Voxeo tech. Love it when we launch things that I'd use myself.
Got a demo last week of http://ring.io - launching today, built on Voxeo tech. Love...
April 19, 2010 - 31 words,

When giving a presentation, have a plan for tech issues if you have no slides.
When giving a presentation, have a plan for tech issues if you have no slides....
April 19, 2010 - 22 words,

Daily Reading from April 19, 2010
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Developing Your Professional Vision — ""Truly great [professionals]...
April 19, 2010 - 54 words,

I became the Mayor of Burger King. Does that mean the creepy guy in the mask is going to come after me?
I became the Mayor of Burger King. Does that mean the creepy guy in the...
April 17, 2010 - 29 words,

Chirp isn't all a geekfest. Got to talk some fantasy baseball with @kentgoldman. Okay, maybe that's geeky, too.
Chirp isn’t all a geekfest. Got to talk some fantasy baseball with @kentgoldman. Okay, maybe...
April 15, 2010 - 25 words,

"we all wish XML would go away, but we're stuck with it." - @al3x
"we all wish XML would go away, but we’re stuck with it." - @al3x Apr...
April 15, 2010 - 21 words,

In #chirpscala: infrastructure team: "we make the tweets go"
In #chirpscala: infrastructure team: "we make the tweets go" Apr 15, 2010 2 :33 via...
April 15, 2010 - 16 words,

RT @sacstarts: Congrats to Sacramento's @SocialPing on being featured by Microsoft as startup of the day. http://bit.ly/bNkpot
RT @sacstarts: Congrats to Sacramento’s @SocialPing on being featured by Microsoft as startup of the...
April 15, 2010 - 24 words,

IBISWorld projects 100% hiring growth by VoIP companies over 5 years. http://j.mp/cQ4gxq
IBISWorld projects 100% hiring growth by VoIP companies over 5 years. http://j.mp/cQ4gxq Apr 15, 2010...
April 15, 2010 - 19 words,

Implementing @Anywhere requires your API key match your subdomain. Makes dev and staging servers difficult. Register a key for each?
Implementing @Anywhere requires your API key match your subdomain. Makes dev and staging servers difficult....
April 15, 2010 - 27 words,

It would be useful if dev.twitter.com showed what user I was currently logged in as. #chipqa
It would be useful if dev.twitter.com showed what user I was currently logged in as....
April 15, 2010 - 23 words,

Hotel Drisco is quite nice. Recommended. The view from my room: http://twitpic.com/1fsubd
Hotel Drisco is quite nice. Recommended. The view from my room: http://twitpic.com/1fsubd Apr 15, 2010...
April 15, 2010 - 19 words,

Yesterday Twitter finally showed off their business model. "We'll get 1000 people to pay $500 each for a Twitter conference..."
Yesterday Twitter finally showed off their business model. "We’ll get 1000 people to pay $500...
April 15, 2010 - 27 words,

Finally caught up with the work I missed for the day while at #Chirp. And now I'm too beat to hack on a Twitter idea I have. Tomorrow.
Finally caught up with the work I missed for the day while at #Chirp. And...
April 14, 2010 - 35 words,

Commuter finds issue with freeway sign. 10 years later, Caltrans accepts the patch and commits. http://j.mp/bnAERQ (via @fraying)
Commuter finds issue with freeway sign. 10 years later, Caltrans accepts the patch and commits....
April 14, 2010 - 25 words,

Hunch turned their Ignite talk into an ad for their product. Lame.
Hunch turned their Ignite talk into an ad for their product. Lame. Apr 14, 2010...
April 14, 2010 - 19 words,

Twitter.com is just another Twitter client. Not all features added to site (ie link shortening) will be added to API.
Twitter.com is just another Twitter client. Not all features added to site (ie link shortening)...
April 14, 2010 - 27 words,

Just noticed the #Chirp live video feed coax cable runs under my seat. Thinking of splicing chatroulette into the feed.
Just noticed the #Chirp live video feed coax cable runs under my seat. Thinking of...
April 14, 2010 - 27 words,

RT @jstrellner: Awesome. I just implemented @anywhere into @socialping in about 10 minutes. http://twitpic.com/1fmfww #chirp
RT @jstrellner: Awesome. I just implemented @anywhere into @socialping in about 10 minutes. http://twitpic.com/1fmfww #chirp...
April 14, 2010 - 22 words,

RT @jstrellner: Awesome. I just implemented @anywhere into @socialping in about 10 minutes. http://twitpic.com/1fmfww #chirp
RT @jstrellner: Awesome. I just implemented @anywhere into @socialping in about 10 minutes. http://twitpic.com/1fmfww #chirp...
April 14, 2010 - 22 words,

Twitter anti spam and phishing team largest in the company. Common problem for companies accepting content from the public.
Twitter anti spam and phishing team largest in the company. Common problem for companies accepting...
April 14, 2010 - 26 words,

Twitter anti spam and phishing team largest in the company. Common problem for companies accepting content from the public.
Twitter anti spam and phishing team largest in the company. Common problem for companies accepting...
April 14, 2010 - 26 words,

Twitter commercial accounts are in beta with "a couple of hundred companies".
Twitter commercial accounts are in beta with "a couple of hundred companies". Apr 14, 2010...
April 14, 2010 - 19 words,

Twitter commercial accounts are in beta with "a couple of hundred companies".
Twitter commercial accounts are in beta with "a couple of hundred companies". Apr 14, 2010...
April 14, 2010 - 19 words,

RT @fraying: "Observation: When someone says something is not an ad, it's an ad." @r
RT @fraying: "Observation: When someone says something is not an ad, it’s an ad." @r...
April 14, 2010 - 22 words,

RT @fraying: "Observation: When someone says something is not an ad, it's an ad." @r
RT @fraying: "Observation: When someone says something is not an ad, it’s an ad." @r...
April 14, 2010 - 22 words,

Twitter resonance has both velocity and decay. Same algorithm as trending topics? And is a Twitter memetracker coming, too?
Twitter resonance has both velocity and decay. Same algorithm as trending topics? And is a...
April 14, 2010 - 26 words,

Twitter resonance has both velocity and decay. Same algorithm as trending topics? And is a Twitter memetracker coming, too?
Twitter resonance has both velocity and decay. Same algorithm as trending topics? And is a...
April 14, 2010 - 26 words,

"There was a study by some company that does studies..." - @dickc
"There was a study by some company that does studies..." - @dickc Apr 14, 2010...
April 14, 2010 - 19 words,

Promoted tweets sound a lot like some of the ideas we implemented at Pheedo around RSS. Content as ads. Permalinks. Comments.
Promoted tweets sound a lot like some of the ideas we implemented at Pheedo around...
April 14, 2010 - 28 words,

Ha! @biz says will.i.am's silver bag is where he carries the future.
Ha! @biz says will.i.am’s silver bag is where he carries the future. Apr 14, 2010...
April 14, 2010 - 19 words,

RT @ev: @akalsey we thought about it, but we couldn't figure out how to shorten people
RT @ev: @akalsey we thought about it, but we couldn’t figure out how to shorten...
April 14, 2010 - 23 words,

170 employees at Twitter. Shouldn't they have embraced constraint and stopped at 140? #chirp
170 employees at Twitter. Shouldn’t they have embraced constraint and stopped at 140? #chirp Apr...
April 14, 2010 - 21 words,

170 employees at Twitter. Shouldn't they have embraced constraint and stopped at 140? #chirp
170 employees at Twitter. Shouldn’t they have embraced constraint and stopped at 140? #chirp Apr...
April 14, 2010 - 21 words,

Yahoo's @anywhere demo at #chirp looks like it will create a very annoying tweet stream.
Yahoo’s @anywhere demo at #chirp looks like it will create a very annoying tweet stream....
April 14, 2010 - 22 words,

Twitter is not a lifestream. Your tweet feed should not include every comment you leave on the web or each video you rate. #chirp
Twitter is not a lifestream. Your tweet feed should not include every comment you leave...
April 14, 2010 - 31 words,

.@iAMtherealWill is a fan of agile and MVP. He describes putting his ideas in public to see what people think.
.@iAMtherealWill is a fan of agile and MVP. He describes putting his ideas in public...
April 14, 2010 - 28 words,

Will.i.am carries a purse. And brought it on stage with him at #Chirp
Will.i.am carries a purse. And brought it on stage with him at #Chirp Apr 14,...
April 14, 2010 - 20 words,

Ha! -- "We've been getting into areas people didn't think we would. Making money for instance." - @ev at #Chirp
Ha!—"We’ve been getting into areas people didn’t think we would. Making money for...
April 14, 2010 - 27 words,

Anyone from Sacramento headed to Chirp tomorrow and want a ride? Would love to use the carpool lanes there and back.
Anyone from Sacramento headed to Chirp tomorrow and want a ride? Would love to use...
April 13, 2010 - 28 words,

Daily Reading from April 13, 2010
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. The Collapse of Complex Business Models « Clay...
April 13, 2010 - 17 words,

In which Vonage pretends their prices haven't changed
Translating what Vonage marketing says about their price increase into plain English.
April 12, 2010 - 422 words, 1 comment

Woah, hail.
Woah, hail. Apr 12, 2010 4 :27 via Twitter...
April 12, 2010 - 9 words,

The vonage "price cut" email in full. And a Marketer to English translation thereof. http://j.mp/ccWm9h
The vonage "price cut" email in full. And a Marketer to English translation thereof. http://j.mp/ccWm9h...
April 12, 2010 - 22 words,

Vonage adds $0.50/mo for access to 411 service & $0.50/mo for their legal fees. Using telco logic, they call this a price cut.
Vonage adds $0.50/mo for access to 411 service & $0.50/mo for their legal fees. Using...
April 12, 2010 - 30 words,

Twitter app competition
Life as a Twitter app developer is far from over.
April 12, 2010 - 520 words, 1 comment

Twitter app competition
Life as a Twitter app developer is far from over.
April 12, 2010 - 520 words,

Okay that demo was seriously cool. Can't wait to talk about it.
Okay that demo was seriously cool. Can’t wait to talk about it. Apr 12, 2010...
April 12, 2010 - 19 words,

Sitting in a demo and I see this in the presenter's screen: http://screencast.com/t/NDczNDBmM Someone could use some inbox zero.
Sitting in a demo and I see this in the presenter’s screen: http://screencast.com/t/NDczNDBmM Someone could...
April 12, 2010 - 26 words,

Quality work by the DMV. I'm glad the government isn't contemplating taking over anything important like healthcare.
Quality work by the DMV. I’m glad the government isn’t contemplating taking over anything important...
April 12, 2010 - 24 words,

DMV has had my renewal paperwork for 3 weeks and haven't processed yet. Next office appt is in one month. Spending rest of today in line.
DMV has had my renewal paperwork for 3 weeks and haven’t processed yet. Next office...
April 12, 2010 - 33 words,

Expanded a bit on my tweets this weekend about Twitter's entry into the desktop client market. http://j.mp/bul2V7
Expanded a bit on my tweets this weekend about Twitter’s entry into the desktop client...
April 12, 2010 - 24 words,

Your food, your pets, your kids, and your fantasy sports team -- all things that only you find interesting.
Your food, your pets, your kids, and your fantasy sports team—all things that...
April 11, 2010 - 26 words,

Looked over Giants promo schedule but didn't see tonight's listed: First 20,000 fans get the flu.
Looked over Giants promo schedule but didn’t see tonight’s listed: First 20,000 fans get the...
April 11, 2010 - 23 words,

So tweetie announces they're Twitter-only forever. How's that bad news for competing apps?
So tweetie announces they’re Twitter-only forever. How’s that bad news for competing apps? Apr 10,...
April 10, 2010 - 20 words,

I hear MS, Yahoo and AOL have IM apps out. Adium, Trillian and others should give up now. I mean, how can they compete?
I hear MS, Yahoo and AOL have IM apps out. Adium, Trillian and others should...
April 10, 2010 - 31 words,

Twitter should keep Tweetie name. "Twitter for iPhone" is so generic. Tweetie is a brand.
Twitter should keep Tweetie name. "Twitter for iPhone" is so generic. Tweetie is a brand....
April 10, 2010 - 22 words,

Why did people choose your Twitter client over Tweetie? That hasn't changed suddenly, so stop freaking out.
Why did people choose your Twitter client over Tweetie? That hasn’t changed suddenly, so stop...
April 10, 2010 - 24 words,

Tonight's selection: Hop Stoopid http://twitpic.com/1egp9s
Tonight’s selection: Hop Stoopid http://twitpic.com/1egp9s Apr 9, 2010 9 :28 via Twitter...
April 9, 2010 - 12 words,

Devs fretting about Tweetie & Twitter: was your product better than Tweetie before? Then keep competing now.
Devs fretting about Tweetie & Twitter: was your product better than Tweetie before? Then keep...
April 9, 2010 - 24 words,

Having the Giants entire roster and coaching staff jog in as a group from center field was a great idea for the home opener.
Having the Giants entire roster and coaching staff jog in as a group from center...
April 9, 2010 - 31 words,

Should the government regulate internships? http://j.mp/aGXlHD
Should the government regulate internships? http://j.mp/aGXlHD Apr 9, 2010 8 :37 via Twitter...
April 9, 2010 - 13 words,

Mmm. Racer 5. http://twitpic.com/1e7izz
Mmm. Racer 5. http://twitpic.com/1e7izz Apr 8, 2010 9 :38 via Twitter...
April 8, 2010 - 11 words,

Airline seats should slide fwd when they recline. Let the recliner lose legroom instead of the passenger behind.
Airline seats should slide fwd when they recline. Let the recliner lose legroom instead of...
April 8, 2010 - 25 words,

Saved by magsafe. Whew.
Saved by magsafe. Whew. Apr 6, 2010 11 :42 via Twitter...
April 6, 2010 - 11 words,

Temple Coffee is roasting in the back now. I love that smell. Reminds me that I need to break out the roasting equipment at home.
Temple Coffee is roasting in the back now. I love that smell. Reminds me that...
April 6, 2010 - 32 words,

RT @sacstarts: Putting together a SacStarts night at the ballpark. Who's in for a weeknight game at the Rivercats?
RT @sacstarts: Putting together a SacStarts night at the ballpark. Who’s in for a weeknight...
April 6, 2010 - 26 words,

Also, while I'm wishing, how about a touchscreen macbook?
Also, while I’m wishing, how about a touchscreen macbook? Apr 6, 2010 9 :47 via...
April 6, 2010 - 16 words,

I need to figure out a way to sync paper to the cloud. Then when I forget my Moleskine (like today) I still have my notes.
I need to figure out a way to sync paper to the cloud. Then when...
April 6, 2010 - 33 words,

The rest of the world is not like you
Normal people are different. Keep that in mind when creating or marketing a product.
April 5, 2010 - 308 words, 4 comments

The rest of the world is not like you. http://j.mp/c4owOk
The rest of the world is not like you. http://j.mp/c4owOk Apr 5, 2010 2 :44...
April 5, 2010 - 17 words,

Heyward hits a 3 run blast in his first AB. Left the park in a hurry. Unbelievable.
Heyward hits a 3 run blast in his first AB. Left the park in a...
April 5, 2010 - 24 words,

Opening Day! Got my rally cap on already.
Opening Day! Got my rally cap on already. Apr 5, 2010 6 :51 via Twitter...
April 4, 2010 - 15 words,

Very cool. Barcamp Orlando is partially outside. Open Space indeed. http://twitpic.com/1cwfnp
Very cool. Barcamp Orlando is partially outside. Open Space indeed. http://twitpic.com/1cwfnp Apr 3, 2010 7...
April 3, 2010 - 18 words,

Got a presentation for Drupalcon but didn't get your submission in? Attend the Unconference on Apr 18th: http://j.mp/9qgdTn
Got a presentation for Drupalcon but didn’t get your submission in? Attend the Unconference on...
April 2, 2010 - 25 words,

I have two Dodgers on my fantasy team. No one tell @aaronklein or he'll never let me hear the end of it.
I have two Dodgers on my fantasy team. No one tell @aaronklein or he’ll never...
April 1, 2010 - 29 words,

Google announces name change to Topeka. I know it's a joke, but it's STILL a better name than "Bing." http://j.mp/duBCej
Google announces name change to Topeka. I know it’s a joke, but it’s STILL a...
April 1, 2010 - 27 words,

Daily Reading from April 01, 2010
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Your Product Needs a Soul Art of the...
April 1, 2010 - 37 words,

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