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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-18

  • The Snopocalypse has yet to materialize in Aloha. It looks forbidding out there, though. #pdxtst #
  • Conundrum: It gets really cold in my home office with the door closed. But if I open the door, my kids think it’s open season on dad. :-) #
  • And the Snowpocalypse rolls into Aloha (#pdxtst): http://twitpic.com/tml1 #
  • @JoshProStar But I went all Mac! I don’t have any more Pentium 4s to keep me warm. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Though my MBP makes an excellent lapwarmer. in reply to JoshProStar #
  • @KGWNewsChannel8 I get a bunch of “Mailbox Full” bounce notices when I email yourpics@kgw.com. Security leak, revealing emails like that. in reply to KGWNewsChannel8 #
  • In an Intel DUM meeting with @billpearson, @jerry_makare, and probably a whole lot of other @intelsoftware people. #
  • @billpearson Maybe we should put cat doors in our office doors. Lets heat circulate, keeps housebears (children) out. :-) in reply to billpearson #
  • @jltitus A baby gate is a good idea, but it wouldn’t do anything to keep my kids from standing at the gate and yelling at me. :-) in reply to jltitus #
  • To everyone who suggested a space heater, good idea, but it’s rarely this cold, and I rarely work from my home office, so I’ll just suffer. #
  • @BrianEnigma I DO need an #electricblanket. Several, so I can make an #electricblanketfort. :-) in reply to BrianEnigma #
  • Watching a neighbor put chains on the front wheels of a rear wheel drive small pickup. Umm, I don’t think that’s gonna work very well… #
  • @KGWNewsChannel8 If you’re thinking of changing your Twitter handle, know that you can do so without losing followers/folowees. Short=nice. in reply to KGWNewsChannel8 #
  • @vpynchon I’d go help, but they’re already gone. And what do I know? Maybe their little Mazda pickup really is front wheel drive? in reply to vpynchon #
  • @KGWNewsChannel8 Yeah, Hillsboro/Beaverton definitely getting heavy snow right now. Lots of big fat flakes. #pdxtst in reply to KGWNewsChannel8 #
  • Snowpocalypse Continues in Aloha. Lots of big fat flakes: http://twitpic.com/tngo #
  • @KGWNewsChannel8 @nelking Whoa! My crappy iPhone picture out my office window made it onto TV? Cool! I just send another one. :-) in reply to KGWNewsChannel8 #
  • Saw high tech ODOT gravel applicator on our street earlier: guy in a pickup with a shovel. Grateful anyway. :-) #pdxtst #
  • Snow seems to have stopped here in Aloha. #pdxtst #
  • And the snow is back in Aloha. It’s fading in and out. #pdxtst #
  • RT @protherj @jabancroft is going to be our #saocorvallis tech pub speaker in January! Be there on January 8th at Iovino’s in Covallis! #
  • @MCP85 I don’t have any control over the venue (I’ve never actually been to Corvallis). It’s up to the SAO folks. But thanks! :-) in reply to MCP85 #
  • WUnderground says it’s 34F in my neighborhood right now. It’s starting to look a little slushy out there. #pdxtst #
  • Chrysler http://ff.im/k8Xf #
  • @justinkistner That Chrysler tweet was meant to be a search. Blame FriendFeed. Related: Chrysler closing all plants for at least 1 month. in reply to justinkistner #
  • (The Chrysler news is all over Twitter Trends.) #
  • @ashokraj Yeah, that Chrysler FriendFeed link is broken because I deleted it. Was meant to be a search, not a post. Whoops! :-) in reply to ashokraj #
  • Aaand we just lost power. :-( #
  • PGE outage line says about 3000 people are affected (Beaverton), estimate power won’t be back until 6:15PM. Crew dispatched. #pdxtst #
  • We need to run some errands anyway, so we’ll just pile in the car if we get cold. @rachelbancroft and kids are playing outside, anyway. :-) #
  • It’s not Twittet, but PGE’s phone system for reporting outages is really good. 503-464-7777. Tells how many reported, affected, ETRepair. #
  • Power’s back in Aloha. 1.25 hours ahead of estimate. Thanks, PGE! :-) #pdxtst #
  • On errands in Hillsboro. It’s raining. Roads are wet, and mostly OK. Parking lots are like giant melty Slurpees. #pdxtst #
  • @Metroknow That’s exactly what it’s like. Cola Slurpee. I confess to doing a little drifting/donuts in the Slurpee in some parking lots. ๐Ÿ˜‰ in reply to Metroknow #
  • @Jmartens Yeah, the thaw continues in Hillsboro. Roads are mostly just wet. It’s slush city. Hope it stays warmer a little longer. #pdxtst in reply to Jmartens #
  • Wow. Have schools ever been closed 4 days in a row in Portland before? Not in the 9+ years I’ve lived here. #
  • @Metroknow re: drifting/donuts, it doesn’t help that I was driving our Subaru WRX, which is just MADE for that kind of stuff. ๐Ÿ˜€ in reply to Metroknow #
  • LOL @ the iPhone Google Mobile app’s release notes for the new version: “Bug fixes. Enhanced version number.” :-) #
  • @ahockley You mean the 2004 ice storm? I don’t remember if school was closed then. My oldest was a year old at the time. :-) in reply to ahockley #
  • OH @rachelbancroft: “Now I know why my mother rejoiced when summer break was over.” #
  • Wow. It’s still 34F outside. Good. Melt baby melt! :-) #pdxtst #
  • @verso can you afford the MBP? Go for it. You won’t be disappointed. mine is the best computer I’ve ever used, hands down. in reply to verso #
  • @verso If cost is an object, the MacBook has everything but Firewire, Expresscard, and highend graphics. Also an excellent choice. in reply to verso #
  • @verso Can you live with the smaller 1280×700 or whatever resolution on the 13″? in reply to verso #
  • @verso Also, only the more expensive 13″ MacBook has a backlit keyboard. in reply to verso #
  • @verso Sounds like you’re decided. Get the 13″ MacBook, and if it drives you crazy, sell it and buy the 15″. :-) in reply to verso #
  • @verso The MBP is the one I’d go for. I love mine (older). DO EET! :-) in reply to verso #
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