Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-06-02

  • RT @IgnitePortland The talks for Ignite Portland 6 have been announced! What you’ll be seeing on stage at #IP6: http://bit.ly/ip6talks #
  • I love it when I spend an hour on the phone with support, and the answer is “submit a request on site XYZ”. Then a script fixes the issue. #
  • And by “love”, I mean “hate”. ๐Ÿ™‚ (re: my last tweet) #
  • RT @timoreilly: Love the subtitle of The Art of Concurrency:A Thread Monkey’s Guide to Writing Parallel Applications http://bit.ly/14NYDh #
  • Dear Parallels VM hard drive file. Thanks for getting corrupted. Did you know they turn the lights out at work after 7PM? Love, Josh. #
  • @turkchgo how to fix a corrupted Parallels HDD file? No, I don’t. How? in reply to turkchgo #
  • I don’t store any data in my VM. All my Outlook PSTs etc live out in Mac userspace, where Time Machine backs ’em up. My VM is “disposable”. #
  • I do occasional snapshots of my VM HDD file. Alas, newest one was 1+yo, so I had to install XP SP3, get it back on the domain, etc. #
  • So, it cost me a couple of hours, but my VM is back up and running, no data lost. And now I have a fresh VM HDD snapshot. All’s well! ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • @turkchgo D’oh! That was my exact problem, and that fix would have saved me hours. I’m embarrassed. I should have turned to Twitter first. in reply to turkchgo #
  • @drewbernard Windows 7 is quite nice. I use XP solely as a life support system for Outlook, which is a necessity of life at work. in reply to drewbernard #
  • @brady An Ignite for MTV Brasil? Que legal (awesome)! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if you need help. I lived in Brasil for 2 years, speak Portuguese… in reply to brady #
  • Did you know that Wikipedia now has a mobile site optimized for advanced mobile browsers like the iPhone? It’s slick: http://m.wikipedia.org #
  • @harrisja I don’t know what a taptu is, but that was the only message I saw. in reply to harrisja #
  • Wait, did Twitter mess up replies even more? I can’t keep up with this crap. #fixreplies #thisisridiculous #
  • For iPhone Wikipedia-ing I like Kiwi. I bought it because @gruber said it was good. That man has undue influence over my wallet. ๐Ÿ™‚ #