@christingom Sure beats the socks off of my $6.95 coupon code!!!
Found a funnier one: http://tr.im/1io4
Jon Skeet Facts: http://tr.im/1int Favorite so far: “Jon Skeet does not run his programs. He just whispers ‘you better run.’ And it runs.”
Blurg. Me: office. To-do list: home.
@redmonk I couldn’t have done that stretch. And any time I complain about how long it’s taken, I just think of those in the Chinese program.
@sanbient Back sooner. That’s the only bright spot in this end of game PITA.
At every point during this adoption process where things could cost more, they have. It gets really old.
Ugh, our travel got moved up a week so now we’re leaving the country on 11/30—the busiest travel day. Also, we get to pay $600 more. Yuck.
Had a dessert crêpe on a lark. Peanut butter and strawberry jelly. Really good but I should have went with the yogurt: http://tr.im/1gf0
@redmonk A name for a new multi-author blog project I’m starting. It’s been a running theme through my tweets for about two weeks.
Woohoo! Picked one. Now to start the set up: I’ve already registered the domain, set up Google Apps, and installed Wordpress. Config, ahoy!
I think we’ve narrowed down the new multi-author blog name to three choices, all of which I’m happy with. Went through dozens on the way.
@PrissyCook That is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous. It’s because you’re a woman, I bet. :-)
I’m so rarely in a mood for Diana Krall that it’s a wonder why I keep her around on my iPod.
Phone now in hand. Maybe @haltse was right about the kvetching. But it’s hard being without a phone after years of BlackBerry and iPhone.
It *does* make him look more grown up: http://tr.im/1a4k
@billbrown Wow, it’s already gone to “Working” and the telecom guy IMed me about it. I’d love to see how they treat urgent high priorities!!
@redmonk Hilarious! Feel free to pass along any good XKCD strips since I no longer follow it.
@wildfiction Ain’t gonna happen, chief. Even being without it yesterday was very difficult. My cell phone resistance crumbled a decade ago.
@ironicsans Memory Needs, mebbe?
@ironicsans Made Poof and Phony Extreme.
Yep, just checked. The SLA for low urgency non-priorities is “Within two quarters or so.”
My cell phone request got “Acknowledged” with a priority of “None” and an urgency of “Low.” I fully expect to get my phone next year.
@leximaven Wow, that’s a bold statement to make publicly! I gather none of said people are followers of yours, eh? ;-)
@redmonk I looked everywhere locally for those when you placed your order. I have some psychological barrier to ordering pens in bulk.
I’m so glad I found some Pilot G-2 0.38s. I had been using some Uniball 0.5s and they always felt like I was writing with a crayon.
@NameSugar Glad you like it!
We passed court!! We go to pick up our new son in December: http://tr.im/17h1
I am so glad you only have to set up your environments once per project. This is rapidly getting irritating. And I’m out of change for soda.
Sometimes when I’m whizzing between Spaces with their various windows and my VM window with its windows I feel like a frickin’ wizard.
Just one more soul-sucking MSBuild script, honey.
I told my wife I’d be leaving work shortly an hour ago. Luckily after 15 years, she knows the difference between Real Time and Bill Time.
There are times when I don’t hate MSBuild and don’t wish I had went with NAnt. I think it was just that one time when I started though.
I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out why a cross-domain request was immediately terminating on my localhost. Duhhh, not crossing domains?
@leximaven Can’t finish all the food on your plate? Tell that to the 500,000 people who starved to death this year. Live for yourself.
It’s “memcached” like “mem crashed” and “SQL” like “sequel” for me. Say “mem cash” or “ESS QUE Lite” and I’ll think less of you. Sorry.
Wikipedia says memcached is pronounced “mem-cash-dee” but it also says SQL should be “ess-queue-ell.” I get the daemonic origin but c’mon.
@siracusa Okay, I took the status quo to be symmetry: you can only reply to those you can already direct message. I get what you’re saying.
@JonSymons Glad you like it!!
Maybe it’s just the company I work for, but any project worth doing starts with a great domain name.
Oh yeah, he’s on board! Now it’s just a matter of coming up with the perfect name. Emails are a-flyin’.
@leximaven That’s funny. That’s exactly when I stopped following them. When they traded Charles Barkley, they lost me as a fan.
Sales pitch for iPhone development. Uhh, we’re at an iPhone Developer meeting. I think we’re convinced on developing for the platform.
At the initial meeting of the Phoenix iPhone Developer Group.
Dreamhost rocks! I just saved $168 on renewal thanks for a support request responded to within 2 hours (at 1:15AM). Just awesome…
I feel like a reverse Rip Van Winkle, where I fell asleep and woke up in the 30s at a time when Keynes hadn’t been thoroughly discredited.
I just made a proposition for a new blog with multiple authors. If he takes it, it’s going to be big. It’ll mean more balls in the air.
Just became aware of “servant leadership.” It’s altruism applied to management. Fascinating stuff: I smell a blog entry.
I’ve finally gotten a project where I can use jQuery after years of carefully following its development (http://tr.im/101f). Verdict: ROCKIN
@gknauss I love that trick.
@haltse I updated to the latest and it’s completely borked. That’s the way to thwart an addiction: access prevention.
Just had some Century Sundae ice cream. Thanks a lot, @prissycook. Now I’m addicted to Blue Bell. That’s not good for a lactose-intolerant.
@_n QT is the best thing ever.
@hohle Sadly, no. I heard he went to the Mother Ship but I didn’t know what he was up to there. HFS means something else to me nowadays.
HFSx2: http://change.gov/americ… He said he would do it. It’s getting done, people. The One’s gonna make you *work*!
I get at most 5 emails a day at work that require my attention, usually much less. I guess that’s why I find Inbox Zero so easy and natural.
@domaincheck just hit 50 followers, which is impressive since we’ve done almost nothing to publicize it officially.
This begins my favorite political season: lame-duck president plus lame-duck Congressmen. Sit back and do nothing for a spell, politicians.
To Jeff Flake http://tr.im/tso I say: “Yes, we must!” (And then I spit up in my mind a little because I hate that slogan so much.)
If I seem bitter and angry, it’s because I am. Nearly everything I’m seeing—federal, state, local—is a reduction of freedom. I ♥ freedom.
I know our Founders. You, sir, have no business referring to them.
I hope McCain wins just so I don’t have to listen to and read those insufferable Obamatons prattle on emptily about hope and change.
Just watched Cloverfield. HFS, that was terrible. Except for the gimmick, there was nothing there. The monster was a baby, looking for mama?
Blu Nile Cafe was fantastic: I’ve never seen the kids eat so much wat. Annie ate the lentils entirely by herself.
Time for some Ethiopian chow. As usual, I will stuff myself silly on stewed green beans and potatoes.
@codinghorror I bet most of them were cashed in the aftermath of the dot-com bubble.
@leximaven Have you heard of this new device called the MP3 Player? I hear this Ipod is all the rage with the kiddies. :-)
I hadn’t noticed this before but the iPhone’s iPod tapped view (I’m not sure how better to describe it) shows lyrics if you’ve entered them.
@kristabellerina If the tape has what I think it has, it might sway a certain bloc of voters to not vote for Obama. And w/o them he loses.
Oh, and here’s Exhibits B-L: http://tr.im/ntp
If anyone doubts that the media’s in the tank for Obama, here’s Exhibit A: http://tr.im/ntb If this were shown, his chances would evaporate.
@rands Bloglines. No hesitation.
@leximaven Some of the games are *very* addictive and fun. My wife and I spent a considerable amount of time on the Snow Jump minigame.
@leximaven If you like yoga, I found it to be excellent. I think it was a good investment, but I’m not a gym-goer otherwise.
@asocialcontract Assuming that wasn’t rhetorical, I’d say that the airline decided it didn’t want to run the flight at a loss.