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Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-08-22

  • Settled in at @gnomedex. Had to sit across the aisle from my normal seat! But Chris reserved it for his mom, so I can’t complain. :-) #
  • The Gnomedex schwag is pretty good this year. Nice stuff frog slingshots from Bing. Best is the RealPlayer flask. :-) #
  • My customary @Gnomedex seat was taped off and reserved! Scandal! But it was for Chris’ mom Judy, so I won’t make a stink about it. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Gnomedex 9.0 Opening Autostitch Pano http://flic.kr/p/6RwPLv #
  • BTW, you can watch a live stream of Gnomedex at http://live.pirillo.com #
  • And if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m going to be tweeting a LOT over the next two days. Feel free to snooze/ignore me if it bugs you. #
  • @gregleff Autostitch on the iPhone is one of the most useful apps I have. TOTALLY worth the $1.99. DO EET. in reply to gregleff #
  • Actually, I think the best Gnomedex schwag so far is the free copy of Pixelmator (and other apps) they’re giving away on 2GB drives. #
  • I’m using this real time FriendFeed search to track the Gnomedex backchannel. It’s fantastic. Just flows by. http://bit.ly/18GGAO #
  • @chrisbrogan is talking about attention wars, trust agents, etc. But at the root, it’s still a talk about marketing. Which isn’t my thing. #
  • Is “Agent Zero” like “Patient Zero”? πŸ˜‰ #gnomedex #
  • Win a new Canon 5DMKII (or $2500 Gift Cert) from @OPGear & Scott Bourne. Pls RT. Details here: http://bit.ly/BqU8N #
  • I don’t normally post contest tweets, but I’d do just about anything to get my hands on a Canon 5DMKII. :-) #
  • RT @turoczy: Count how many times people use air quotes around “social media” today. Go! #gnomedex #
  • The thing I love most about Gnomedex? The awesome geeky people. Just within 10 feet: @turoczy, @bmw, @harrisja, @stevenwalling, @mrnoded #
  • I can’t list all of my geek friends here at Gnomedex, because I’ll forget someone, and I don’t want to leave anyone out. I love you guys! #
  • You can buy the first gen 5GB iPod (Mac and Firewire only) new from the Apple Store. Only $129! Comes with an iTunes CD! http://bit.ly/R5SY7 #
  • Oh, wait. That looks like the 3rd gen iPod. The one with the 4 face buttons and touch wheel. Not 1st gen. Still very cool, though. #
  • I’m stoked to hear from @badastronomer next at Gnomedex, on Skepticism. Should be great. #
  • @smileysejalee I know! I have to admit that my first iPod was a 20GB 3rd Gen. That should be a Twitter meme. What was your first iPod? in reply to smileysejalee #
  • @badastronomer says skepticism = science, questioning, demanding and examining evidence, using logic, and dropping an idea when it’s wrong. #
  • @PDXsays I haven’t asked any Gnomedex speakers questions (yet), but I have shouted a thing or two from the peanut gallery. :-) in reply to PDXsays #
  • The most skeptical show on TV? Mythbusters. No wonder I love it so much! (via @badastronomer at Gnomedex) #
  • @donttrythis You just got a shout out at Gnomedex from @badastronomer. Called you “the face of sneaky skepticism”. :-) #
  • Loving @badastronomer talking on skepticism. Not cynicism, but critical thinking and science. We need more thinking. I need more thinking. #
  • “Know what the call alternative medicine that works? Medicine.” (via @badastronomer at Gnomedex). :-) #
  • RT @rogoway: Clear now has its beta mobile WiMAX driver for Mac available http://bit.ly/12sIJ3 (thanks for this! Gotta try it out.) #
  • OH: “Meat can be fun. It’s a very pleasurable substrate to be made of.” :-) (Christine Peterson at Gnomedex on life extension for geeks) #
  • Surprised that we’ve made it this far into a talk about life extension without any mention made of Ray Kurzweil. #gnomedex #
  • Let me just say that I absolutely love Boxcar for push notifications of @mentions and DMs from Twitter on the iPhone. So useful. #
  • @turoczy Oh, sure. I duck out of the room to return a phone call, and *then* there’s a Kurzweil mention. :-) in reply to turoczy #
  • Gnomedex 9 room pano from Autostitch (can you tell I love making these? iPhone 3GS camera + Autostitch = bliss) http://flic.kr/p/6RDd87 #
  • So excited to hear from @bre next at Gnomedex. He is one of my maker/video/hacker idols! Squee! :-) #
  • I am SO building a @makerbot of my own. Anyone got $900 I can have to get started? :-) #
  • If @makerbot thinks they have trouble keeping MakerBots in stock now… Every geek in this room wants one. Thanks, @bre! πŸ˜‰ #
  • MakerBot “eats plastic and barfs objects.” Can you see why I want one? :-) #
  • @bethgo Totally jealous of your MakerBot! I’ll come to the B.Y.O.P party. :-) in reply to bethgo #
  • Now at Gnomedex: http://fold.it, a game where you “solve puzzles for science” (similar to Folding@Home, but more than just CPU cycles) Cool! #
  • RT @grigs: Apple’s responses to the FCC inquiry: http://bit.ly/162e56 #
  • What Say You, Twitter. Audioboo or TweetMic? I have both, want to narrow it to one. Or should I just use built-in Voice Memos + Posterous? #
  • @oilman, a reformed SEO spammer, at Gnomedex: “RSS = Really Simple Stealing” #
  • @oilman was big into comment spam in 2003-2004. He said “if you had a blog back then, I’m sorry”. :-) #
  • If you’re interested in a peek into the life of spammers, I highly recommend the book “Spam Kings”. A bit dated, but fascinating. #gnomedex #
  • @oilman spend his spam money on a nice house. Someone says “you’re welcome”. He says “I only got money if you bought the pills…” #gnomedex #
  • FriendFeed appears to be down (“Access Denied” error, actually), but only for Gnomedex IP addresses? It’s fine for me on a Verizon Mifi. #
  • FriendFeed is blocking Gnomedex IP addresses. If only @scobleizer was here to call them up to fix it! (he’s 3 seats to my left πŸ˜‰ #
  • Another reason FriendFeed realtime search is awesome for watching the Gnomedex backchannel? All the viagra spam from Twitter doesn’t show up #
  • Up next at Gnomedex: Best of Ignite. No one from Portland this time (that I know of), but @brady has a great lineup! #
  • It was two years ago, at Gnomedex 2007, where I first saw the Ignite format, and from such humble beginnings, @IgnitePortland was born. #
  • @StevenWalling Every ignite is different. @IgnitePortland strongly discourages notes. Seattle uses @brady as an MC between talks. in reply to StevenWalling #
  • From @JayCross: “You can only pay attention for 9 or 10 minutes. University would work a lot better as a series of Ignite talks.” #
  • I think Scotto Moore just tried to Snow Crash us all with his Gnomedex Ignite talk… #
  • The point I got from @drew’s Gnomedex talk about his cancer: keep talking, connect with people. You never know when you’ll need them. #
  • I #blamedrewscancer that I was one of 10 people who followed directions and voted in the Bing thing, but @chrispirillo drew from everyone. #
  • MS Surface Table at Gnomedex, where people practice “badge sex” πŸ˜‰ [pic] http://ff.im/6Yfh4 #
  • MS Surface Table at Gnomedex, where people practice “badge sex” πŸ˜‰ http://post.ly/2Yn0 #
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