Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-30

  • Oh, man. Because I lost my car’s registration renewal form they mailed me, I have to go to the DMV after I finish here at the DEQ. Blech πŸ™ #
  • Dr appointment, DEQ, DMV, bank, and all other errands completed. Now, to settle in and get some work done. Supar Sekrit Project here I come! #
  • Hey, Portland! How come you haven’t voted to be added to http://www.everyblock.com/ ? We’re perfect for that “hyperlocal” news stuff. #
  • @onportland EveryBlock.com seems very similar to neighborhoodnotes.com. I just want to use EB’s iPhone app. πŸ™‚ in reply to onportland #
  • @nnpdx Didn’t mean to slight you at all. I think you’re awesome, and would love to see more of what you do! Cover the ‘burbs, where I live! in reply to nnpdx #
  • @mtrichardson You’re welcome. @tiesque turned me onto the Uniball 207 (make mine Micro, black). Here’s why: http://bit.ly/8LPZo in reply to mtrichardson #
  • @linuxaid But the Pilot G2 ink isn’t chemical resistant, and fades after long submersion in water! πŸ˜‰ http://bit.ly/8LPZo in reply to linuxaid #
  • @verso You and @linuxaid just keep writing with your G2s, and watch when your notes disappear in The Great Chemical Flood. πŸ˜‰ in reply to verso #
  • @verso I dunno. I just know that if there’s a flood of chemicals that submerses us for a long time, my Uniball 207 ink will survive. πŸ˜‰ in reply to verso #
  • The new “beta” FriendFeed interface is now the default. And with that, https/SSL works again. Yay for encrypted browsing! πŸ™‚ #
  • The only site left on my “standard loadout” (the set of tabs I always have open) that doesn’t support HTTPS/SSL yet is Facebook. For shame! #
  • I love how Forbes.com calls the giant jumpy full screen ad that appears before you get to a linked article a “Welcome Screen”. πŸ˜› #
  • I noticed a couple of other FriendFeed tweaks today: feed items now contain avatar images, and are slightly… http://ff.im/2sDhp #
  • @verso Read this Uniball 207 review, and the linked fade/acid/water/chemical test the guy did: http://bit.ly/8LPZo That’s what I’m going by. #
  • @BrianEnigma I used to use the Cross Ion. It’s very swish, but kept falling apart on me. πŸ™ I think I played with the mechanism too much. in reply to BrianEnigma #
  • As a side note, the fact that so many of us are pen geeks makes me smile. πŸ™‚ You guys really are my people! πŸ™‚ #
  • OK, Twitter. Here’s a question for you tonight: Linode or Slicehost? I’m leaning towards Linode (to host 10 or so lo flow WP sites I have). #
  • My reasoning is: I’m tired of the performance tradeoffs of shared hosting, and want a VPS. But I can’t spend more than about $20/month. #
  • @artwells Compared to Slicehost, I can get 50% more RAM, 60% more disk, and 100% more bandwidth for the price from Linode. Still worth it? in reply to artwells #
  • @linode Thanks. I was just comparing Twitter-responsiveness, and I think you won. πŸ™‚ How well would a 360 node handle a 50k/month WP site? in reply to linode #
  • @davewiner Assuming Windows XP, Microsoft makes a nice little PowerToy called Webcam Timershot that will do just that: http://bit.ly/SmdIN in reply to davewiner #
  • @artwells Thanks. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Slicehost. in reply to artwells #