Huge pet peeve: portals that close on me on their own. Fills me with such an inner rage that I could scream. Car doors, garbage lids, etc.
(Those last two tweets were originally written on my iPhone but disappeared into the ether without a message. Twitter clients blow.)
You saw: a fountain caused by a busted sprinkler; I saw: a free car wash! It required me to back in to get the other half but so worth it.
“If you’re going to ride my ass at least pull my hair.” That is why I just don’t understand or relate to people.
Such a busy day. I got a lot of nothing important accomplished though!
@PrissyCook Let’s not go crazy! I’m just glad I could help, even someone who keeps calling me a hippie.
Service Desk reminds me why Computer Associates unofficial motto is “Where Software Goes to Die.”
“THIS AGING REQUEST IS BEING CLOSED.” Not being completed. Just being closed. I wish I could work like that!
DAMN IT! I just rolled over my 401k into an S&P 500 fund last week. If I had waited until this week, I could have killed on the cratering.
Didn’t see the whole debate, but visual impressions: McCain, blinking to the extreme; Obama, interruptive and stuttering. Equally annoying.
For those who may not get the reference: http://tinyurl.com/4f6ct7
Isn’t cloud computing just SaaS or ASP in new clothes? This need to redefine the old to make it seem new eludes me. It’s Turner writ large.
I’ve been on a blogging tear lately and the backlog still piles up. I’ve got five just burning a hole in my mind.
@dclevitt It’ll have to wait until it’s announced more generally. It was a neener-neener tweet about my special knowledge.
OMG! I just found out who’s going to be presenting at the December’s Go Daddy TechTalk panel on scalability. Hee hee. *rubs hands in glee*
My three-year-old daughter is adept at doing Flash activities on our Mac; can send text messages (she likes to "do the smiley face"). Whoa.
@christingom I think the easiest people to convince about Twitter’s value are bloggers who can see it for what it is: quick blog entries.
I’ve been listening to MC Frontalot’s new CD (Final Boss http://tr.im/2tm) over and over for three days to prepare for Saturday’s concert.
Okay, but this is pretty good: https://twitter.com/dart…
McCain suspending campaign: http://tr.im/2oa This is a brilliant, disgusting, shrewd move by McCain.
Picked one. That makes 33 domains bought from the Daddy.
This image macro from ROFLrazzi is crackin’ me up because that’s exactly how international adoption is (wrongly) perceived: http://tr.im/2o9
Geesh, itsaboutfintime.com, aboutfintime.com, or boutfintime.com. Decisions…
Hmm, that last domain name intrigues me…
@dclevitt Thanks! I’ve got plenty more where that came from. Plus a few programming-related ones for good measure. :-)
@christingom I dare you to create the page with a list that is comprised solely of "Blueberries"
Great, my 2G iPod’s battery finally gave up holding a charge. It couldn’t even make it six years. Apple makes utter crap.
@sanbient Your kid does not need that.
I’m watching the season premiere of Heroes and all I can think about is how much I miss Lost.
I don’t normally link to my blog entries but I am very proud of this analysis of the Treasury bailout plan: http://tr.im/1zt
CTRL and Command are less awkwardly placed for the three-finger salute than CTRL and Option. I do a lot of saluting in a day.
Life just got better thanks to VMWare Fusion 2.0 allowing me to swap the default Windows and ALT key mappings. Muscle memory is back!
The only talking like a pirate I’ll be doing today is copious “ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH”s. Show me a plank, I’ll walk it.
My goal of going the whole day without actually hearing anyone talk like a pirate didn’t last past an 11 o’clock meeting. *sigh*
@rands I’m right there with you.
Oh god, today’s Talk Like a Pirate Day. It’s going to be a long one. Did I ever enjoy this stupid meme?
Oooo, MC Frontalot’s new album is out (for download with pre-purchase) and he’s coming to Phoenix: http://tinyurl.com/23zjag
The ReadOnly property on Windows is the bane of my existence. I wish TFS build types (or xcopy) had a “/just-override-it-damnit” flag.
I’m really enjoying ScrewTurn Wiki: http://www.screwturn.eu/
@siracusa (cont) So let them alone and succeed or fail based on their own actions without the protection of the government. The end.
@siracusa (cont) regulators cannot foresee all of the consequences of their designs and inevitably some perverse incentives will arise.
@siracusa (cont) not risky to do the bundling when someone else (taxpayers) assume all of the risk. The problem is regulation per se since
@siracusa (cont) have done that because it’s *their* money at risk. Financial institutions are about being conservative with money and it is
@siracusa Do you not get that the government created an incentive and protection from unsound practices? If it had been free, they wouldn’t
@siracusa The bigger problem was the guarantee offered to lenders. Between that and CRA, the gamble was palatable. OPM is a big incentive.
@billbrown It has “potential.” I think that’s code for “your article proposal didn’t scare me so do an outline and see if that does it.”
The article is on a moral defense of Wal-Mart. It was going to be a blog entry but it turned into at least a sizable essay, if not more.
Just submitted an article proposal to The Objective Standard. Next step, if acceptable, is to prepare an outline. It’s going to be deep.
I was starting to think that this was the most vitriolic campaign season in my memory, but then I actually remembered past campaigns. Same.
My daughters watched four episodes of The Weird Al Show. I wanted to stop after the third but they were actually crying. I had no idea.
Watching The Weird Al Show on DVD. I can’t understand how it didn’t last long on network TV. :-| Talk about a bizarre concept.
So which is it: no experience or fascist dictatorship experience. I’d submit that the latter means she’ll fit right in in DC.
The way @gruber and his ilk spin it, you’d think Sarah Palin was Supreme Dictator of Wasila during her tenure. “I AM THE LAW!”
@sanbient I got it for my birthday a few years back and I’m pretty sure that Sandi got it from the dealer.
Got our referral. He’s nine months old!!!! Super cute, to boot!
It’s like I’m in Bizarro Go Daddy. And it’s freakin’ me out.
The downside of this cube move is that its orientation is a mirror image of my old cube. It’s very disconcerting since I’m all about place.
Back early. Sunburnt. Wish I had remembered a blanket. A lot.
Brought laptop. Not using it much.
Hmm, hotel has free wireless. Should I bring the laptop on this trip or enjoy pausing my relationship with the Internet this weekend?
At the end of the day, when I suspend in VMWare Fusion, the “saving virtual state” really feels like that scene in Office Space. It’s neat.
My cube move is complete and a wild success! I’m against a wall, which meant that I was able to situate my fridge within arm’s reach. Woohoo
Impending cube move: I knew about it, the guy moving into my cube knew about it. The guy into whose cube I’m moving: not so much.
@wildfiction when I was working on QBC, I had to look at a lot of porn blogs. All I can say is be careful what you wish for. :-(
@gruber It sure did at the DNC.
I’ll need to read a transcript to analyze the underlying message, but Palin’s speech this evening was extremely stirring.
Sara Barracuda was her nickname. Yeah, I buy it.
@hohle Okay, I missed his speech. I early voted for him in the primary (even though he dropped out shortly before the actual election).
Harry Truman? Really? You don’t find many Democratic presidents praised at a GOP convention.
@hohle What’s your beef with Giuliani?
Palin’s giving me a strong Tina Fey vibe.
I look forward to when SquirrelFish can be meaningfully included in these benchmarks.
Chrome and TraceMonkey performance compared: http://tinyurl.com/6fhofh
Bad memory example of the day: at some point, I created a custom Log class and table but I can’t remember what I wanted to log or why.
Wow, Chrome major badnesses: click on close window with multiple tabs open just a-closes everythin, also it hard crashed (vanished) twice.
@haltse Perhaps I should have used “flapping their gums” instead of “flexing their muscles.” That would have put the right spin on it.
I have to wonder if @gruber can keep up this pace of smeartweeting for another two months. I’m sure he’s gonna try.
The end result will be a circle jerk about how the MSM would never cover the matter like the mud slinging bloggers have. Probably true.
The leftist blogosphere is flexing its muscle trying to get Palin to withdraw. Their smear campaign may prove effective, but I doubt it.
Wow, watching the news I discovered that Phoenix has really been hit hard by these latest monsoons. My house has largely escaped it all.
I have at least 20 phone cords of varying sizes. With my current needs being in the 12" area, I think it’s time to let go of the modem