Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-21

  • @Jmartens You can definitely keep the video from Camtasia and do whatever you want with it. Another app to look at is http://camstudio.org. in reply to Jmartens #
  • Mmm. Nothing better than leftover birthday cake for breakfast! πŸ™‚ #
  • Braving the conditions for some errands. It’s genuinely slick and snowing hard in Hillsboro. Go slow, you’ll be OK. I <3 my Subaru. AWD FTW! #
  • Here’s a free idea for someone: make a nice Craigslist app for iPhone. #
  • @betsywhim I found Craigsearch right after I tweeted that. Suppose I should look before I assume something doesn’t exist. Will check it out. in reply to betsywhim #
  • @TiEsQue I thought Craigslist was pretty API/mashup friendly. Like HousingMaps.com? Hmm. in reply to TiEsQue #
  • @KGWNewsChannel8 Next time you need on-air names for a winter storm, this has you covered: http://snowpocalypse.com/ (from my friend @clint) in reply to KGWNewsChannel8 #
  • Wow. I think the Snowpocalypse earlier this week was just messing with us, this is truly SNOWMAGEDDON… #pdxtst #
  • Snowmageddon in Aloha, about 5:30pm 12/20 #pdxtst: http://twitpic.com/useo #
  • In other news, I snapped off one if the drumstick-holder tabs on my Guitar Hero drums. Thought I could fix it, but it’s really broken. πŸ™ #
  • @ginabean Snowferno, I like that! Also, Snownami. πŸ™‚ in reply to ginabean #
  • @rslux Nikon lens compatibility: http://bit.ly/nrkU in reply to rslux #
  • We’re getting pelted with ice pellets now in Aloha. #pdxtst #
  • @rslux I love my D40, but it’s a bit long in the tooth. No focus motor = only lenses with a builtin motor can autofocus. I want a D90 badly. in reply to rslux #
  • Just yelled at some kids who were building a snow fort RIGHT BEHIND MY CAR. At 10:30 at night. WTF? Go somewhere else, ya hoodlums! *hmph* #
  • @ahockley I ran out of room for #getoffmydriveway. If I get stuck because they built something behind my car, I’ll be using another tag… in reply to ahockley #
  • And what kind of parent let’s their 10-12ish year old kids run around at 10:30pm playing in other people’s driveway? In this weather? #
  • @ahockley yeah, that would be a laugh riot. Hysterical. Go ahead and try it. :- P in reply to ahockley #
  • @ORMediaInsiders Your back yard is one thing, but about 3 feet behind a neighbor’s car, in his driveway? Building a wall of snow? πŸ˜‰ in reply to ORMediaInsiders #
  • @billpearson Bah humbug! πŸ˜‰ in reply to billpearson #
  • @ahockley I do not have snow Crocs. I have been Croc-free since I foolishly took out the garbage in them in the snow last Sunday. πŸ™‚ in reply to ahockley #
  • Hoodlums moved all of 3 feet, in front of their parents’ cars. In the street. One sounds like he has pneumonia. I just don’t understand… #
  • @memathews I didn’t lose my Crocs. I’ve opted not to wear them since they filled up with packed snow. πŸ™‚ in reply to memathews #
  • Man, I’m in a bad mood. Going to bed, to spare you all any more lunatic ranting… #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-20

  • Well, that’s a whole week of school cancelled, working from home, cabin fever, etc. Thanks Snopocalypse! ‘Preciate it! πŸ™‚ #pdxtst #
  • Stupid @trimet machines. We missed our train waiting for tickets to print. “Card Type Not Accepted” 10 seconds after I used it successfully. #
  • Saw my first Android phone in the wild today. He said his roommate has a jailbroken iPhone he’s gonna put Android on. Good luck with that… #
  • Tonight, date night = Christmas shopping. I can’t figure out why I don’t plan ahead and do it all on Amazon each year. πŸ™‚ #
  • With the exception of one extended family gift and some things I need to get for @rachelbancroft, we are done Christmas shopping. On budget! #
  • And I found the perfect storage box for my Guitar Hero drums: a plastic Sterilite 30 gal. Drums fit disassembled, room for guitars, too. #
  • @Jmartens For Windows, Camtasia is generally considered the best screen recorder. For Mac, it’s ScreenFlow, though I like iShowU, too. in reply to Jmartens #
  • @macheist Thanks for the free Mac apps! Go get yours: http://macgivingtree.com/ #macapps (via @factoryjoe) in reply to factoryjoe #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-19


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. πŸ™‚ #
  • 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. πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ in reply to KGWNewsChannel8 #
  • Saw high tech ODOT gravel applicator on our street earlier: guy in a pickup with a shovel. Grateful anyway. πŸ™‚ #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! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ in reply to ashokraj #
  • Aaand we just lost power. πŸ™ #
  • 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. πŸ™‚ #
  • 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! πŸ™‚ #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. πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ˜€ in reply to Metroknow #
  • LOL @ the iPhone Google Mobile app’s release notes for the new version: “Bug fixes. Enhanced version number.” πŸ™‚ #
  • @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. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ #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″. πŸ™‚ in reply to verso #
  • @verso The MBP is the one I’d go for. I love mine (older). DO EET! πŸ™‚ in reply to verso #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-17

  • It’s 12 degrees F, school is cancelled for the second day, and I’m working from home again. Roads are a solid sheet of ice. #pdxtst #
  • Portland is just not equipped to deal with snow and ice. A fleet of plows and sanders cost too much for the one time a year they’re needed. #
  • The streets around my house haven’t seen a plow or even a sander since this started. Hence, the roads are an ice rink, and we don’t go out. #
  • @akarlin I live in Aloha/Beaverton/Hillsboro. It’s all just one big west of Portland ‘burb. πŸ™‚ in reply to akarlin #
  • @jltitus Cabin fever definitely an issue over here, too. Hoping for a thaw just so we can venture out of the house! πŸ™‚ in reply to jltitus #
  • Sun has thawed things a bit, and we’re stir crazy enough to risk an outing. The sun actually melted most of the stuff on our car. #pdxtst #
  • Main roads in Hillsboro aren’t too bad. TV Hwy is dry in the lanes. 209th wasn’t bad. Side streets are still nothing but ice though. #pdxtst #
  • Hey @KGW folks: someone named craigwalker.net borked your school closures page: http://tinyurl.com/5qkjwp #
  • @jschultz @Tersteeg I vote “death of the giant trade show”. Already happened to E3 and Comdex. I predict CES has 2 more years left. And IDF? in reply to jschultz #
  • @jschultz Yeah, I know IDF is Intel’s chance to train people and show off. It’s like if MacWorld were ONLY Apple, instead of an ecosystem. in reply to jschultz #
  • @jschultz Now that I think about it, Intel’s IDF is more like Apple’s WWDC. Intel doesn’t really have a MacWorld analogue. Maybe CES? in reply to jschultz #
  • Oh, Laural Porter. Did you really just report on the Burger King spray fragrance as if it were a real thing, and not a web marketing stunt? #
  • And before you all tell me that the Burger King perfume is real, I won’t believe it until I see it and smell it. πŸ™‚ #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-16

  • Wikipedia Launches Official Mobile Site http://ff.im/-iE9l (via @steverubel) in reply to steverubel #
  • Apparently I’m not the only Intel Oregon person working from home today. Just lost my VPN connection, can’t get it back. πŸ™ #
  • @jmelesky I tried the “connect to other sites” thing for a while, still didn’t work. I did manage to get reconnected though so work resumes. in reply to jmelesky #
  • Attention, everybody: @rachelbancroft just informed me she’s about to tweet. That is all. #
  • Had a BLAST tonight with the whole family on Guitar Hero World Tour. Me on guitar, @rachelbancroft on bass, Emma on drums, Gabe singing. πŸ™‚ #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-15

  • Oh THERE’S the snow. Coming down hard in Aloha. Sticking already – prolly an inch on the ground. Only started falling half hour ago. #pdxtst #
  • @jschultz I was all prepared to make fun of this weenie “Arctic Blast” snowstorm, but this is actually pretty impressive. πŸ™‚ #pdxtst in reply to jschultz #
  • Snow still coming down hard in Aloha. Windy too. Dare I utter the B-word (blizzard)? Getting to and from church was interesting. πŸ™‚ #pdxtst #
  • That was one of the stupidest things I’ve ever done. Don’t take the garbage cans to the street in Crocs in 5″ of snow, K? πŸ™‚ #pdxtst #
  • We spent our snowy afternoon decorating the house/tree for Christmas. http://twitpic.com/szil #
  • Whoa, Microaoft released an iPhone app: Seadragon, their “gigapixel” image viewing software. Going to try it… http://tinyurl.com/5tn6qm #
  • @jmoriarty I know, right? But Seadragon is surprisingly cool. It’s like near infinite zoom. Try zooming in on the “By the Numbers” image. in reply to jmoriarty #
  • The Maps in Seadragon Mobile are also very cool. Will grab your location, let you zoom in close just like Google Earth, only way faster. #
  • @ahockley is it really dry in Vancouver? We’ve got more snow here than I can recall in ten years. My backyard: http://twitpic.com/t07p in reply to ahockley #
  • @ahockley Wow. Can’t believe Vancouver is dry. This is what my street looks like right now: http://twitpic.com/t0t9 in reply to ahockley #
  • @SarahCofer FeedBooks is like crack for your Kindle. Browse at dl directly from feedbooks.mobi, or get their “guide” book to browse catalog. in reply to SarahCofer #
  • @SarahCofer I don’t have a good organization scheme for books. I sort by newest, and delete judiciously when I’m done reading. in reply to SarahCofer #
  • @chrisorourke I think the Feedbooks site has a “random book” link, but if they don’t, they should. That’s a good idea. πŸ™‚ in reply to chrisorourke #
  • @chrisorourke You and me both. I have so many ideas that if I got paid for all of them, I’d be rich! πŸ™‚ in reply to chrisorourke #
  • KGW tv news says the View Point Inn in Corbett, famous for where they filmed a lot of Twilight, is on fire. #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-13

  • Dreary rainy day. Meetings downtown. Wish I had an umbrella. Hey, that was almost haiku! πŸ™‚ #
  • Picked up Guitar Hero World Tour last night. A few songs – Livin on a Prayer, Eye of the Tiger, Hotel California – were worth it alone. πŸ™‚ #
  • @rachebancroft was mostly on vocals, and me on guitar, but we switched around. Vocals are hard! #
  • And our crappy old 27″ CRT TV just doesn’t cut it. So low res and fuzzy you can’t read the lyrics. πŸ™ Time to find $$ to upgrade it. #
  • One downtown meeting done, waiting to meet up now with @chrislogan at Stumptown. @portlandrain and @portlandsun battling for supremacy. #
  • At the ward Christmas party. Tired from staying up late playing GHWT. Can’t stop yawning… #
  • @pregeeth I got the whole band kit, drums included, though I haven’t even tried them yet. They’re big and solid, though! πŸ™‚ in reply to pregeeth #
  • @Jerry_Makare You’re right. Warble IS a great word. πŸ™‚ And you just wait until I bring it all to work someday. πŸ˜‰ in reply to Jerry_Makare #
  • @protherj Believe it or not, I’ve never played Rock Band. Seen it, read a ton about it. Know it well intellectually, but no hands on exp yet in reply to protherj #
  • Comparing the new “Simple” and enhanced iChat bubble styles in Tweetie 1.1. I still like the bubbles. And Nearby has an AWESOME animation. #
  • Some words i never thought I’d see together: Intel, sex, Wall Street Journal. (Safe For Work) http://bit.ly/30WK2d #
  • @sumwan Neuvasync looks interesting. If it can sync only “real” google contacts, excluding suggested ones, like they claim, I’d try it. in reply to sumwan #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-12