May 2010 Archives

Just got my first piece of Wave spam, advertising some voip service.
Just got my first piece of Wave spam, advertising some voip service. May 30, 2010...
May 30, 2010 - 19 words,

Buster Posey called up. Just bought my tickets and my wife and I are heading to the game tonight. Sec 211.
Buster Posey called up. Just bought my tickets and my wife and I are heading...
May 29, 2010 - 28 words,

When I call customer service, I tell them I'm recording the call for quality assurance purposes.
When I call customer service, I tell them I’m recording the call for quality assurance...
May 29, 2010 - 23 words,

Looking through Donor's Choose and can't help but think that a lot of projects could be accomplished with more realistic goals.
Looking through Donor’s Choose and can’t help but think that a lot of projects could...
May 28, 2010 - 28 words,

My hero: RT @pacificbrewnews Approval from wife for draft line install in our kitchen - taps next to kitchen sink. Three taps planned. :)
My hero: RT @pacificbrewnews Approval from wife for draft line install in our kitchen -...
May 28, 2010 - 31 words,

Talking Markdown with @troyd at #gluecon. Showed him my moleskine where all my handwritten notes are in Markdown.
Talking Markdown with @troyd at #gluecon. Showed him my moleskine where all my handwritten notes...
May 28, 2010 - 25 words,

Our customer event next month is going to be great! RT @voxeo Kevin Mitnick to speak at Voxeo's Customer Summit - http://bit.ly/bv2ffd
Our customer event next month is going to be great! RT @voxeo Kevin Mitnick to...
May 27, 2010 - 29 words,

Our customer event next month is going to be great! RT @voxeo Kevin Mitnick to speak at Voxeo's Customer Summit - http://bit.ly/bv2ffd
Our customer event next month is going to be great! RT @voxeo Kevin Mitnick to...
May 27, 2010 - 29 words,

Chartjunk on the #gluecon screen. Pie chart shows "Useful work" represented as sliver at 12%, but Recovery at 17% is 1/4.
Chartjunk on the #gluecon screen. Pie chart shows "Useful work" represented as sliver at 12%,...
May 26, 2010 - 28 words,

Stonebraker #gluecon talk about ACID starts moving to FUD -- if you start without an ACID system, you're screwed if you need it later.
Stonebraker #gluecon talk about ACID starts moving to FUD—if you start without an...
May 26, 2010 - 31 words,

One of the downsides to being on the event circuit today -- It's 1am and I now have a full inbox to catch up on.
One of the downsides to being on the event circuit today—It’s 1am and...
May 25, 2010 - 32 words,

RT @DaveMichels Tropo made fun of DTMF "invented in 1963" yes, but didn't get widely adopted until mid 70s. Geez. #cloudcamp #gluecon
RT @DaveMichels Tropo made fun of DTMF "invented in 1963" yes, but didn’t get widely...
May 25, 2010 - 29 words,

RT @myinnervoice: Photogenic means you look better on paper than in reality. Yet most people take it as a compliment.
RT @myinnervoice: Photogenic means you look better on paper than in reality. Yet most people...
May 24, 2010 - 27 words,

Kinko's just called for a post-print satisfaction survey. It's telling that every question was about speed, none about quality.
Kinko’s just called for a post-print satisfaction survey. It’s telling that every question was about...
May 24, 2010 - 26 words,

Daily Reading from May 24, 2010
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Virtual Insanity — "Peter Serafinowicz, of which I...
May 24, 2010 - 52 words,

Perhaps I'll sell the HTC Evo 4G I got at Google I/O. They're $600 on eBay, comes with 1 mo free Sprint unlim service. Any offers?
Perhaps I’ll sell the HTC Evo 4G I got at Google I/O. They’re $600 on...
May 23, 2010 - 33 words,

Daily Reading from May 23, 2010
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Why Amazon Should Worry About Google App Engine...
May 23, 2010 - 112 words,

Followed a link from the Skype OSX client that was 404. Tried to use the "report" link on the Skype 404 page, but it was 404, too.
Followed a link from the Skype OSX client that was 404. Tried to use the...
May 21, 2010 - 34 words,

RT @gadgetopia: So, so true: "Drupal is a development framework that just happens to have a CMS as its default app." -- @akalsey
RT @gadgetopia: So, so true: "Drupal is a development framework that just happens to have...
May 20, 2010 - 30 words,

Apple attacks Adobe. Google invites Adobe's CEO to give a keynote about their HTML 5 creation tools. #googleio
Apple attacks Adobe. Google invites Adobe’s CEO to give a keynote about their HTML 5...
May 19, 2010 - 25 words,

Yes folks, there's a lot of garbage out there. But no one is making you watch it.
Yes folks, there’s a lot of garbage out there. But no one is making you...
May 18, 2010 - 24 words,

When people complain that blogs/Twitter are boring, I ask why they follow boring people.
When people complain that blogs/Twitter are boring, I ask why they follow boring people. May...
May 18, 2010 - 21 words,

Comcast exhibits the "YouTube is crap" attitude. Only if you choose to watch crap. Hey Comcast: Tv is full of awful, too.
Comcast exhibits the "YouTube is crap" attitude. Only if you choose to watch crap. Hey...
May 18, 2010 - 29 words,

Comcast ad chastises people for watching online video unless it's a "real" clip from tv channel. "but I like this" is met w/ disdain.
Comcast ad chastises people for watching online video unless it’s a "real" clip from tv...
May 18, 2010 - 31 words,

It's fun to see my name (via a guest byline) on an official Google blog. http://j.mp/a5mf8Q
It’s fun to see my name (via a guest byline) on an official Google blog....
May 18, 2010 - 23 words,

Wish Google App Marketplace and gmail gadgets could be installed by end users instead of just Apps admins.
Wish Google App Marketplace and gmail gadgets could be installed by end users instead of...
May 18, 2010 - 25 words,

RT @tropo: What multi-modal communications is, and how to create a multimodal app on Tropo. http://j.mp/aWbfox
RT @tropo: What multi-modal communications is, and how to create a multimodal app on Tropo....
May 18, 2010 - 23 words,

Not a fan of some of his picks, but I love the frank talk by @tommcclintock http://j.mp/bOdDvD "Liars don’t belong in government" indeed.
Not a fan of some of his picks, but I love the frank talk by...
May 18, 2010 - 30 words,

OH: Her: You guys talking to Google? Him: We were in acquisition talks but Google wanted too much money.
OH: Her: You guys talking to Google? Him: We were in acquisition talks but Google...
May 18, 2010 - 26 words,

Always fun to talk to @gadgetopia, even if it was only for a short while. Looking forward to dinner with him on Wednesday.
Always fun to talk to @gadgetopia, even if it was only for a short while....
May 17, 2010 - 30 words,

At the #xmpp meetup at Dogpatch Labs in SF. Brought in pizza, and then started the evening's talk, making us sit hungry. Cruel. :)
At the #xmpp meetup at Dogpatch Labs in SF. Brought in pizza, and then started...
May 17, 2010 - 31 words,

Looking for a Sacramento print shop that can do same-day turnaround on a small print job. Any suggestions?
Looking for a Sacramento print shop that can do same-day turnaround on a small print...
May 17, 2010 - 25 words,

San Carlos Elementary kids sung the national anthem. No sign of @jsgoecke though.
San Carlos Elementary kids sung the national anthem. No sign of @jsgoecke though. May 14,...
May 14, 2010 - 20 words,

Done discussing fantasy baseball for the day. Off to watch REAL baseball. Well, the Giants. So almost real baseball.
Done discussing fantasy baseball for the day. Off to watch REAL baseball. Well, the Giants....
May 14, 2010 - 26 words,

Fun thing about living with Meniere's - I just went totally deaf for about 20 seconds.
Fun thing about living with Meniere’s - I just went totally deaf for about 20...
May 14, 2010 - 23 words,

How cool is @voxeo? The Orlando office chartered a bunch of busses and went to watch today's #shuttle launch.
How cool is @voxeo? The Orlando office chartered a bunch of busses and went to...
May 14, 2010 - 26 words,

RT @tropo: Tropo's @akalsey will be in London and Cambridge June 14- 20. Want to meet up? Have an event we should attend? @ us
RT @tropo: Tropo’s @akalsey will be in London and Cambridge June 14- 20. Want to...
May 13, 2010 - 32 words,

When I think movie tie-ins, I of course think enterprise software. Does Oracle 11g come with a cheap plastic Iron Man toy?
When I think movie tie-ins, I of course think enterprise software. Does Oracle 11g come...
May 13, 2010 - 29 words,

Oracle email: "The office went to see Iron Man 2, and it reminded us of Java, the Java community, and JavaOne." - umm, okay.
Oracle email: "The office went to see Iron Man 2, and it reminded us of...
May 13, 2010 - 31 words,

The Oracle Iron Man campaign is about the weirdest, unnatural stretch of an ad campaign I've ever seen.
The Oracle Iron Man campaign is about the weirdest, unnatural stretch of an ad campaign...
May 13, 2010 - 25 words,

Chuck Norris once hit a grand slam with the bases empty. While playing golf.
Chuck Norris once hit a grand slam with the bases empty. While playing golf. May...
May 12, 2010 - 21 words,

Daily Reading from May 12, 2010
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. The Technoverse | Multimedia Fun with SIP |...
May 12, 2010 - 26 words,

Please, please, please (going to Friday's game) RT @Rotoworld_BB Giants could bump Lincecum up to Friday http://tinyurl.com/lypkhz
Please, please, please (going to Friday’s game) RT @Rotoworld_BB Giants could bump Lincecum up to...
May 11, 2010 - 24 words,

I'm at SacStarts coffee at Tupelo Coffee. Come join local entrepreneurs for some casual coworking. http://j.mp/au8CfC
I’m at SacStarts coffee at Tupelo Coffee. Come join local entrepreneurs for some casual coworking....
May 11, 2010 - 23 words,

How is it that Cryptonomicon is $4 in paperback, but $10.99 on Kindle? Someone forget delivery of bits is cheaper? http://j.mp/bU3c93
How is it that Cryptonomicon is $4 in paperback, but $10.99 on Kindle? Someone forget...
May 10, 2010 - 28 words,

Tomorrow is Open Coffee at Tupelo in East Sac. Come join local tech entrepreneurs 9am-nooon.
Tomorrow is Open Coffee at Tupelo in East Sac. Come join local tech entrepreneurs 9am-nooon....
May 10, 2010 - 22 words,

Why do conference bridges always tell you to press # to exit without disconnecting? Is that a common use case for ANYONE?
Why do conference bridges always tell you to press # to exit without disconnecting? Is...
May 6, 2010 - 29 words,

Very nice UI improvements to Yahoo Fantasy Baseball this week. Little touches give the app some polish.
Very nice UI improvements to Yahoo Fantasy Baseball this week. Little touches give the app...
May 5, 2010 - 24 words,

Very cool, sitting in the backyard and an owl flew overhead and perched on a branch not too far away.
Very cool, sitting in the backyard and an owl flew overhead and perched on a...
May 5, 2010 - 27 words,

Another day, another "who should Google buy" story full of companies that Google doesn't need.
Another day, another "who should Google buy" story full of companies that Google doesn’t need....
May 5, 2010 - 22 words,

I think there are more vendors than attendees at Web 2.0 Expo. Several years ago it was the must-attend event. Now it might be dead.
I think there are more vendors than attendees at Web 2.0 Expo. Several years ago...
May 5, 2010 - 32 words,

Bus driver struck up a coversation about the market for Java engineers. Only in SF.
Bus driver struck up a coversation about the market for Java engineers. Only in SF....
May 5, 2010 - 22 words,

The early trains from Sacramento to the bay area are always packed. But the 8:30 train is nearly empty.
The early trains from Sacramento to the bay area are always packed. But the 8:30...
May 5, 2010 - 26 words,

Bought tix today to see Giants vs Dodgers in July with @joshdmorg @brettowens & Dodger fan @aaronklein -- looking forward to it.
Bought tix today to see Giants vs Dodgers in July with @joshdmorg @brettowens & Dodger...
May 4, 2010 - 29 words,

RT @tropo What's the maximum length of a call recording with Tropo? 68 years. Seriously. 2,147,483,647 seconds, to be precise.
RT @tropo What’s the maximum length of a call recording with Tropo? 68 years. Seriously....
May 4, 2010 - 27 words,

Good news is: the broken latch on my bedroom door now locks. Bad news is: now it won't *unlock* and I'm inside.
Good news is: the broken latch on my bedroom door now locks. Bad news is:...
May 3, 2010 - 29 words,

Sacramento tech entrepreneurs: Come meet up with other entrepreneurs at @sacstarts Open Coffee Club at Tupelo Coffee tomorrow until noon.
Sacramento tech entrepreneurs: Come meet up with other entrepreneurs at @sacstarts Open Coffee Club at...
May 3, 2010 - 27 words,

Twitter search seems to be including spell-corrected results. Search for "Tropo" returns posts containing trope and troop.
Twitter search seems to be including spell-corrected results. Search for "Tropo" returns posts containing trope...
May 3, 2010 - 24 words,

I don't remember turning on auto-tweeting of plans from plancast. And yet there it is. Turning that off now.
I don’t remember turning on auto-tweeting of plans from plancast. And yet there it is....
May 3, 2010 - 26 words,

#plan Web 2.0 Expo (San Francisco,CA) Tue, May 4, 2010 http://planca.st/GK
plan Web 2.0 Expo (San Francisco,CA) Tue, May 4, 2010 http://planca.st/GK May 3, 2010 11...
May 3, 2010 - 18 words,

Daily Reading from May 03, 2010
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. My Obsession With The Product — "For some...
May 3, 2010 - 55 words,

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