Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-10-15

  • HUGE thanks to everyone who submitted a talk idea for Ignite Portland 4. Over 50 of them! Lineup will be announced on October 20. #
  • Hey Twitter! Today is my lovely, wonderful, beautiful, talented wife @rachelbancroft’s birthday. Happy Birthday sweetie! I love you! πŸ™‚ #
  • If you have birthday wishes for @rachelbancroft, just tweet them, and I’ll make sure she sees them. Thanks! πŸ™‚ #
  • @DinkerP2 Heh. She’s away at her mom’s for a couple of days for relaxation. We’ll do something fun this weekend. πŸ™‚ #
  • Everyone walking by my desk is an armchair financial analyst. They walk by the nearby TV, see CNBC or whatever, and off they go… #
  • To clarify, it’s not MY TV they’re seeing. It’s the one in the JF1 kitchen/living room area, which blares cable news All. Day. Long. πŸ™ #
  • @chrispirillo I thought there was going to be at least one winner chosen from someone who was AT Gnomedex? #
  • @adamd Yeah, but at least you don’t refer to yourself in the third person all the time. THAT’S annoying. ;-0 #
  • @jtoeman I’m not sure. I just saw the “no gnomes” in the blog post title, and inferred that no Gnomedex attendees were selected. #
  • @jtoeman @chrispirillo Oh, ok. Well in that case, I’m just disappointed that I didn’t win. πŸ˜‰ But them’s the breaks! #
  • @jtoeman Besides, how do you KNOW none of them are really gnomes? πŸ˜‰ #
  • Finally got around to checking my “follow cost”. 759.62 milliscobles. Hmm. Am I that bad? πŸ˜‰ http://followcost.com/jabancroft #
  • And apparently, twitter.grader.com says my “grade” is 99.3 out of 100, which puts me in the “Twitter Elite” for Portland. Um, w00t? πŸ™‚ #
  • @Jmartens Not sure what’s up with the pulseofpdx.com site, but it’s functionality has been dead ever since Twitter disabled “with_friends”. #
  • @geoffk Thanks. πŸ™‚ But I wonder if it really means “hey! you tweet too dang much!”? πŸ™‚ #
  • @dswiese I suppose you could recreate “with_friends” with a pipe or some other aggregation. But it would be a PAIN at scale… #
  • Wow, FriendFeed in “realtime” is VERY cool. http://friendfeed.com/realtime and http://tinyurl.com/5ysluw Even includes a pop-out version. #
  • Pro-tip: the Pop-out version of FF realtime (http://friendfeed.com/realtime?embed=1) works great on the iPhone. Text is kinda small, though. #
  • And the popout FriendFeed Realtime (http://friendfeed.com/realtime?embed=1) would make a GREAT FluidApp. #
  • @niczak It just barely launched. πŸ™‚ #
  • Argh! I just wrote a whole blog post about FriendFeed realtime view, and the WordPress “Press This” bookmarklet ate it! πŸ™ #
  • I love you guys. Living the debate vicariously through you. I’ll watch it later on PBS. Off on some important errands! πŸ™‚ #
  • Get the top end MacBook Pro that was selling for $2499 two days ago for only $1644 from Amazon. Amazing deal! http://tinyurl.com/4cchmz #
  • I saw gas for $2.99 on the way home tonight (Arco at Murray and TV Hwy). $3.09 at lots of other local stations. Why isn’t this bigger news? #