Microposts from Twitter on 2008-03-18

  • @annierodkins You should do a blog post once you’ve got hashtags for IDF set up, telling people how to use them. #
  • So, webcomic builder sites are popping up all over. Toonlet, etc. Anyone have a good roundup/comparison/recommendation? #
  • @influxx Yeah, I love XKCD, too. But I’m looking for sites that let you create your own comic/characters. I already READ too many comics. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @turoczy You read my mind. πŸ˜‰ I was hoping that @marshallk or someone had or was working on such an article. πŸ™‚ #
  • @marshallk Awesome. Thank you! πŸ™‚ #
  • Gah. There’s a toon service I signed up for and used a few weeks ago, and I can’t remember what it was. Driving me crazy. πŸ™ #
  • @metafluence No, it wasn’t Toonlet or Bitstrips. Though I’m checking those out. I think I found it on the Ars forums. Still digging. #
  • @lgedeon LOL if I kept a document to keep track of every site I sign up for, that’s all I would do. Doc would be HUGE! πŸ™‚ #
  • A ha! It was stripgenerator.com! I found it in the "Famous Moments in Ars History" thread. Now comparing to Bitstrips/Toonlet. #
  • Believe it or not, I’m researching comic creators for an idea/project at work. I love my job. πŸ™‚ #
  • @croncast Yeah, I’ll probably end up doing a blog post with what I find out. #
  • @blath thanks for all the resources. I’ll check it out! πŸ™‚ #
  • @jnolan Heh. A very fun/cool project. I’ll have more to share soon, hopefully. *sly grin* #
  • Listening to music in iTunes. As noisy as our new open offices are, it’s the only way to avoid distraction. #
  • However, I’m listening to the Guitar Hero 3 soundtrack, and it’s making me want to go over and play. πŸ™‚ #
  • @dankeldsen You can find the Guitar Hero soundtracks in the iTunes Music Store. And I’m sure it’s available from other sources, too. #
  • It looks like BitStrips is going to be the winner. I love the character creator – it’s like making Miis on the Wii. Toonlet is too artsy. #
  • @gerryvz Heh – a lot has changed. I remember when I had to ask permission from my manager to listen via headphones. Now, everyone does it πŸ™‚ #
  • I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’m only just now discovering last.fm. I’ve always known what it does, but now living the awesome firsthand #
  • @rickmahn About last.fm? Download the app. Let it learn your music tastes (just play some music while it’s running). Let it profile you. #
  • @rickmahn Once it profiles you, it will start giving recommendations. I needed new music that was like what I like. Happy so far. #
  • @ahockley @TiEsQue Trying to bring Burning Man to Portland, eh? πŸ˜‰ #
  • What the heck? Tumblr now limits you to importing only 5 feeds? That SUCKS. Buh bye! So what else should I use for my lifestream? #
  • @digiphile I am using FriendFeed, and if I could use my own domain name, and style it, like I could on Tumblr, it would be perfect. Alas… #
  • @heathbuckmaster Twitter, at its most useful, is about flow and serendipity. It does things that IM and email can’t, IMHO. #
  • @heathbuckmaster But you’ve got to build your network to critical mass before it becomes visible. Peruse your friends’ friends. #
  • @funkatron Yeah, I might frontload my feeds through Pipes or something before they go to Tumblr. Good idea. #
  • @AndruEdwards I’ll check Slacker out. Also looking at soup.io. Been increasingly unhappy with Tumblr. Big oppty for FriendFeed here! #
  • @AndruEdwards Oh. I’ll check out Slacker for music then. Prolly won’t work too well for lifestreaming. πŸ™‚ #
  • @rodfather I’m digging soup.io so far. What DON’T you like about it? What should I be aware of? #
  • @jmoriarty I’m really loving the last.fm app, which "scrobbles" music transparently as I listen. Pandora is great, but had to be fed by hand #
  • To be honest, I haven’t gotten last.fm to give me any recommendations yet. I’m just blown away by the elegance of their app. πŸ™‚ #
  • I switched my lifestream (www.joshbancroft.com) and linkblog (linkblog.joshbancroft.com) over to soup.io. Waiting for DNS to propagate. #
  • The respective feeds for my lifestream and linkblog were also updated, but since I use FeedBurner, it’s completely seamless. Love it. πŸ™‚ #
  • How lame! I went over to the JF1 lobby to play some Guitar Hero for a minute, and you have to "check out" the controllers from a "keeper". #
  • No wonder I’ve never seen anyone use the Wii/Xbox 360 in the lobby. Who wants to traipse over and ask "can I have a controller"? Boo! #
  • Do they really think Intel employees are going to steal/walk off with the controllers? It’s not like it’s a public place. We’re not children #
  • I’m going to bring in my own controllers (and games). Then I can play whenever I want! πŸ˜‰ #
  • How dumb is it to have one person keep the controllers in their cube, and "check them out" to people? What if they’re not there? Busy? *sigh #
  • Do other companies that have game consoles for their employees do this? Jive? How do you manage it? #
  • @mattg EXACTLY! Who is going to go and play for a few minutes when they feel like they’re being tracked/timed/monitored? Some benefit. πŸ™ #
  • @turoczy There’s a nice little sign: "Go on – take a break! Play! Just go check out the controllers from so-and-so at pole J-whatever." #
  • @geekygirldawn @ahockley Yeah, I know it’s a trust thing. And I don’t like what they’re telling me about how much they trust me. πŸ™ #
  • @turoczy Hey, stop messing with my illusion that I’m not just a nameless cog in a giant, soulless machine. Just let me enjoy my free soda. #
  • It can’t be that they’re worried about theft. Because a rare, coveted $250 Wii is sitting unsecured in the open cabinet below the TV… #
  • @scaleovenstove Yeah, if it’s not theft they’re worried about, I can only assume they have darker, more nefarious motives… πŸ˜‰ #
  • There’s a blog post brewing on the "no controllers" rant. Just posted some snaps to Flickr for it, if you want a preview. Now, headed home! #
  • Watching Frontline, about the dirty, evil things that credit card companies can do. Everyone with a credit card needs to watch this. #
  • Frontline always puts their full episodes on their site. This one originally aired in 2004. I’m scared to think how much worse it is now. #
  • Bonus: Elliot Spitzer appears in this episode of Frontline as Attorney General, talikng about the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. #
  • The OCC is a shadowy Washington bureaucracy that "regulates" (read: protects) the national credit card companies. #

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