Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-17

  • Hope you all go back an read my chicken tweets from last night. My life has become Chicken Central, thanks to @rachelbancroft. πŸ™‚ #
  • @mike_strock Eggs and pets, not nuggets. πŸ™‚ None of us have the stomach for the concept or process of eating chickens we’ve named. πŸ™‚ in reply to mike_strock #
  • I’m not going to make the Intel tweetup at @PDXGreenDragon tonight, but you should totally go. Free beer from Intel! πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/wajMV #
  • Our chickens names: Marigold Sunshine (via Emma), Lulu (via @rachelbancroft), Esmerelda Valentine (via me), and Monster Truck (via Gabe). πŸ™‚ #
  • @ChrisGNelson Where does one obtain the Clear mobile USB modem driver/connection software for Macs? I haven’t seen it anywhere on the site. in reply to ChrisGNelson #
  • Come to the Intel tweetup at @PDXGreenDragon at 7:30PM. Free beer! Social Media Experts! What more could you possibly want? #
  • @jerry_makare Here’s that Jonathan Coulton music we were talking about earlier. I just bought a few more! πŸ™‚ http://tinyurl.com/dm33u6 #
  • @ashokraj Advance notice?! Dude, we (the Intel Twitter nerds in Oregon) have been tweeting about the tweetup for at least a week. πŸ˜‰ in reply to ashokraj #
  • Picked up a couple of MC Lars tracks (Guitar Hero Hero and We Have Arrived) while I was over at AmazonMP3. They’re pretty rockin! πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @atebits: Tweetie for Mac: First Look – http://www.atebits.com/tweetie-mac/ (This looks HOT! I can’t wait for Monday! πŸ™‚ #
  • How was the @PDXGreenDragon/@Intel tweetup? Sorry I couldn’t make it. Hope everyone had a good time and got all socialized and everything. #
  • I sure hope @atebits is going to charge for Bigbird (Tweetie for Mac). He deserves to reap the benefits of his work. I’d pay $20. #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-16

  • OMG I am in LOVE with the new Procaster app for Mogulus. It’s going to make my life SO much easier! Can’t wait for the Mac version! πŸ™‚ #
  • Well well well… Look what the UPS fairy brought: http://twitpic.com/3d2ex #
  • @Jerry_Makare I hope you’re having as much fun today as I am. I have SO much cool stuff to show you tomorrow! πŸ™‚ in reply to Jerry_Makare #
  • @bryanrhoads 2007 wasn’t before Twitter. I’ve been using since June 2006 and it really took off at SXSW in March 2007. Early but not before. in reply to bryanrhoads #
  • For those who asked, I’m using Clear WiMAX for a specific work-related purpose, so I don’t have much experience with “normal” use cases. #
  • @bryanrhoads Ah. On the exabyte scale, I doubt Twitter makes much of a dent even now, 140 bytes at a time… πŸ™‚ in reply to bryanrhoads #
  • @mike_strock Ha! No, I am far from normal. There’s a reason I describe myself as an “edge case”. πŸ™‚ in reply to mike_strock #
  • Just had a thought: I would love to see @caseorganic as a guest blogger on BoingBoing.net. Cyborg Anthropology seems right up their alley. #
  • Busy Thursday night? Intel’s having a tweetup at the Green Dragon, and wants to buy you a beer. You simply MUST come! http://bit.ly/wajMV #
  • Huh? I didn’t know that the @NYTimes syndicates @ReadWriteWeb. Very cool to see @marshallk’s article there! πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/ayd3 #
  • @psteinb No talking about the Supar Sekrit Project yet! Back into your cage! πŸ™‚ in reply to psteinb #
  • @rachelbancroft just tried to feed her 1.5 week old chicks some yogurt, because the Internet told her to. I have video. πŸ™‚ #
  • I was given the opportunity to name one of the four chicks. I toyed with “Nugget” for a while, but settled on “Esmerelda Valentine”. #
  • Other chickens are named Sunshine Marigold (via @emmabancroft) and LuLu/Lucy (via @rachelbancroft). #
  • @gabebancroft hasn’t picked a name for his chicken yet, but the smart money is on “Monster Truck.” πŸ™‚ #
  • Now @rachelbancroft is giving the chickens a sponge bath, after they got yogurt everywhere… #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-15

  • *sigh* Supar Sekrit project test #2 this morning was a FAIL. But @jerry_makare and I learned something important. We won’t get fooled again! #
  • RT @igniteportland Want to know when #IP6 talk ideas are due, and when you can come to a Town Hall? Here you go: http://bit.ly/4EbvnD #
  • Whee! Just unboxed a crucial piece of gear for the Supar Sekrit Project with @jerry_makare. I love the smell of new electronics. πŸ™‚ #
  • OK, Internet. You were right. That Flight Control game on the iPhone IS extremely addicting. And hard. My best is 44 aircraft landed. Yours? #
  • Much as I like hearing about people going to Bancroft to party for the weekend (hoppin’ place!), I refined my ego search to leave it out. #
  • @clearwire You play nice with Macs? Does that mean you’ll release software so Macs can use the mobile USB modem soon? in reply to clearwire #
  • Totally nerding out watching “400 Years of the Telescope” on OPB/PBS. Besides the tech and science, contemplating the universe awes me… #
  • Dang. Now I want to go buy a telescope, learn how to use it (and teach my kids), and maybe do some astrophotography. #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-14

  • I learn the most interesting things about people and places named Bancroft in the search feed I use to watch for (misspelled) replies. #
  • Dangit! How come no one told me that Amazon had a Gold Box deal on Rock Band 2 for Wii for $29? It expired an hour ago. http://bit.ly/IpQL #
  • @MCP85 It’s a bummer. I’ve been meaning to pick up RB2 for ages. I have all the GH:WT instruments. I even have a gift card to pay! Oh well. in reply to MCP85 #
  • @MCP85 Cool idea. Or a way to get an email/text if something on your wishlist ever goes on Gold Box/Deal of the Day. Make it so, Amazon! πŸ™‚ in reply to MCP85 #
  • RT @artigupta Check out the new Intel Software Network home page . Feedback welcome. http://bit.ly/wwVI (where I work – nice job folks!) #
  • Just gave my Mac and my Windows VM a fresh reboot, to see if I can get rid of some of the slow. Too much of it today. #
  • Trying again – didn’t stick last time. Just listed myself in the http://localtweeps.com local Twitter directory in ZIP 97007 #
  • @SuperSpiker I use Parallel, but I hear good things about VMWare Fusion, too. in reply to SuperSpiker #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-10


Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-09

  • @Kram You might be right. The fact I only now saw my first animated Twitter avatar speaks volumes for the quality of the people I follow. πŸ™‚ in reply to Kram #
  • Isn’t there a better way to add more tags on http://wefollow.com than tweeting publicly? #portland #software #community #developer #blogger #
  • ZDNet Fortune 500 article on what Intel is doing in “social media”. My ego was happy to see ISN and Intelpedia. πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/14gAUh #
  • Because I’m a sucker and a compulsive joiner, I’m now listed in the http://localtweeps.com local Twitter directory in ZIP 97007. #soldout #
  • RT @caseygotcher AMD Fusion Media Explorer Beta – Early free preview. Links in blog. Will need AMD CPU to run. http://bit.ly/ZLAW #FME #
  • I admit it. I’m happy that the weather has turned a little cooler than it was earlier this week in Portland. I’m not quite ready to sweat. #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-08

  • Had an awesome morning with @jerry_makare. The supar sekrit project we’re working on had its first test, and was a smashing success! πŸ™‚ #
  • @bryanrhoads That tweet about your “History of Social Media at Intel” post? The one that’s being RT’ed all over? You misspelled @jabancroft. #
  • I think Google Reader is trying to tell me it’s lunch time. It won’t mark anything as read. Even if I try to force it. Battle of the wills! #
  • Hey Podcasters: what’s the best (hardware-based, not Skype, reasonably priced) way to grab the audio from a good old fashioned phone call? #
  • @bmw Thanks. I’m checking out the stuff from JK Audio. Any particular product you recommend? Telos seems overkill. in reply to bmw #
  • @rmyth I’ve used those Radio Shack telephone interfaces and been seriously underwhelmed by the quality Looking for the next step up. Thanks! in reply to rmyth #
  • @bmw Phone system is IP/PBX (corporate offices). Think I’ve got a lead on some good solutions. Thanks! πŸ™‚ in reply to bmw #
  • @mike_strock I could use a Google Voice recording, but the problem is, I need to grab the audio for a realtime stream, so GV won’t work. πŸ™ in reply to mike_strock #
  • @bmw The soln I’m looking at, JK Audio Innkeeper PBX, actually connects via the handset, which should be fine. Thanks for your help! πŸ™‚ in reply to bmw #
  • @stoelrives Welcome to Twitter! Hope I was of assistance/influence in bringing you out here. Have fun! πŸ™‚ #
  • @clint I love the error message at http://arst.ch right now. You guys are a class act, all the way. πŸ™‚ in reply to clint #
  • Hey, how come @spin has an animated GIF for his Twitter avatar? Please tell me that’s not a feature. Twitter will devolve into 4chan… #
  • @spin Who cares what file format it is? It’s the animation that I can’t stand. Most animated avatars make me break out the eye bleach. πŸ™‚ in reply to spin #
  • @turkchgo @kram It’s fascinating (and telling) that Twitter has had animated avatars for so long, but I just saw my first. Significance? πŸ™‚ in reply to turkchgo #
  • @spin Lest I be misunderstood, I think your animated avatar is actually pretty cool. But think of the horror once everyone figures it out! #
  • @matt_mcc No, the term “Web 2.0” is the <blink> tag of Web 2.0. πŸ˜‰ in reply to matt_mcc #
  • @atebits @tweetie I have wished in my heart and out loud for a desktop/Mac version of Tweetie. Thanks for listening! πŸ™‚ http://bit.ly/8E7mD #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-07

  • Hmm. My initial reaction to the new FriendFeed was “Gah! My eyes!” But I think it’s growing on me. http://ff.im/1X7XJ #
  • My computer just made a reminder-like noise at me that I’ve never heard before, and I have no idea what app it came from… #
  • Hey Twitter – do me a favor? Tell me if you can read this direct message on the new FriendFeed: http://tinyurl.com/dkx2yd #
  • @blath @Kent_Giard Thanks! Andru and I were trying to test whether the new Direct Messages on FriendFeed are private. Looks like they are! in reply to blath #
  • No https:// SSL access to the new FriendFeed beta. I guess that’s to be expected. Hope it comes when it leaves beta. http://ff.im/1Xbu5 #
  • @LeStew Do you mean Clear/Clearwire (the WiMAX provider)? They sell the “Clear Spot”, from Cradlepoint, the only router I know of that works in reply to LeStew #
  • @LeStew Do you mean the little mobile Motorola USB WiMAX modem, plugged straight into the router? in reply to LeStew #
  • @LeStew Which Clear modem on this page are we talking about? The big one, or the little one? The big one should work with any router. in reply to LeStew #
  • @LeStew Oops. This was the page I was referring to: http://bit.ly/m6trW in reply to LeStew #
  • @LeStew Ah, OK. I was thinking of the little USB/mobile one. Carry on! πŸ™‚ in reply to LeStew #
  • RT @rachelbancroft: Just brought four cute baby chicks home. And so our attempt at Urban chicken raising begins. #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-05

  • @pdx_monkey Good morning yourself. Come on over – I have bananas. I promise it’s totally not a trap or anything… in reply to pdx_monkey #
  • Had a 9V battery in my pocket. Forgot about it and put my keys in same pocket. Remembered when it shorted and started burning into my flesh. #
  • Monkey update? If they got on the MAX, they probably got eaten by the coyotes: http://bit.ly/zrrw5 #pdxtmt #pdxmonkey #