Gathering together all my Tweets

I (finally) started Tweeting in August and have found Twitter to be a superb tool for keeping up with the ever-changing tech world. But Tweets seem pretty ephemeral, so I decided to write a script to archive my Tweets. Thanks to the “twitter” Ruby gem, it’s quite easy to save the past week’s worth of Tweets. But going back in time required a lot of annoying copy-and-paste (and translating quotation marks to “"” and back again to make JSON happy). Anyhow, I’ve now collected here all my Tweets, some of which (esp. retweets) I think are very funny:

  • It’s only Round 2, but #coffeescript has #dart on the ropes (14 Oct)
  • RT @charlielapin: My dad pointed out I’m dressed like Bill Belichick today. Worst part is, he’s right. #Patriots (14 Oct)
  • When Rodney Harrison calls you out for playing too violently, it’s time to stop trying to kill other players! http://t.co/hI365fji (14 Oct)
  • RT @Pinboard: dennis ritchie is gone but the memory we’ve allocated to him will live on forever (14 Oct)
  • I’m going to bid $1 and hope no one else shows up! http://t.co/ixBO8kfE (14 Oct)
  • Just noticed a directory from 2009 that I titled “Screwing_Around.” Hope my wife doesn’t see it. (14 Oct)
  • Laptop shut off overnight. Thought “WTF?” Syslog said “Critical temperature reached (127 C), shutting down.” Wow! I would have quit by 100! (14 Oct)
  • RT @markbates: Contagion has to be the worse romantic comedy ever. I didn’t laugh once and no one ended up with the girl. #fail (14 Oct)
  • I’ve used Ubuntu for years; love it! @headius I think my Apple fanboi days are fading. I could be 100% happy with Linux (Ubuntu) and Android (14 Oct)
  • “Language 50,000 BC: Our ancestors like Yoda spoke” http://t.co/OSHqJ5rl Not convinced, but interesting argument (14 Oct)
  • I’d rather stick a pencil in my eye for free. Thanks anyhow. @guardiantech Want some cheap Microsoft software? (14 Oct)
  • RT @qrush: What I’ll miss about my first gen Droid: dust getting into the screen, not being able to pick up phone calls, home screen freezing, … (14 Oct)
  • Markus Gattol also shares good info on dm-crypt & LUKS: http://t.co/kQDZzKky (14 Oct)
  • I’m loving Markus Gattol’s fabulous, detailed tutorial on LVM (Logical Volume Manager): http://t.co/cSzlOier (14 Oct)
  • RT @wadhwa: Listening to a bunch of politicians discuss their vision of education. Never missed my dentist so much. Boring, propaganda. :) (14 Oct)
  • Materialist marriages suffer http://t.co/YDVh7ewo I’m glad my wife and I are both pretty frugal. (13 Oct)
  • RT @coreyhaines: Recruiter: How many years of rails experience do you have; @dhh: ALL OF THEM (favorite comment: http://t.co/zUE34t9Y) (13 Oct)
  • RT @ruby_news: Gitlab released. A similar to github application but for your servers with private repositories only. http://t.co/pJUyzt6P (13 Oct)
  • RT @avdi: And the brilliant hack used to break into celebrity email accounts was? Guessing their stupid, stupid passwords. http://t.co/LDCsEf4P (13 Oct)
  • RT @doctorow: Upgrading to Oneric Ocelot while on battery using free WiFi at NY Comic-Con #livingdangerously (13 Oct)
  • I wonder what the world record is for # of browser tabs open at same time. Only thing keeping me from Guinness: my browser crashes too often (13 Oct)
  • IBM spent decades & big $$$ building machines that read & translate English/Mandarin. Wife and I built one in 5 yrs w PB&J and mac&cheese. (13 Oct)
  • Character of Death: Copy/pasted “sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda6” && changed 6 to 1. Paused and realized “a” needed to be “b”! Check 4x (13 Oct)
  • I’m resizing an encrypted partition: http://t.co/JiTv75Xi Feels dangerous, kind of like I imagine bungee jumping would feel. (13 Oct)
  • If someone tortures me to death, password protection will be one of my lesser concerns. “Your data or your life!” I’m ratting out my laptop! (13 Oct)
  • “Encrypting… won’t protect you [if] Someone tortures you to death for the passphrase (More on this in next section)” http://t.co/89vzXLs4 (13 Oct)
  • RT @thoughtbot: Backbone.js on Rails talk by @jayunit at @bostonrb – http://t.co/652w05ne (updated link) (13 Oct)
  • When did Red Sox become the anti-Patriots? Drinking in locker rm! Org has no more fingers to point at one another for historic Sept collapse (13 Oct)
  • In dishwasher tweet, I wanted to type “Not much H20 & MC2 saving if you wash everything twice” but unsure how many would get E=MC2 reference (13 Oct)
  • Don’t become too skilled at hiding backup hard drives from thieves or YOU’LL never find them again either. #moan #sigh (13 Oct)
  • I’d like my dishwasher better if I didn’t have to pre-wash or re-wash everything. Not much H20 & energy saving if you wash everything twice. (13 Oct)
  • Michael Lewis: “California and Bust” http://t.co/bO8YAqdB (13 Oct)
  • Profile of Elizabeth Warren, heroic defender of the 99%: http://t.co/1PqCWpHb (13 Oct)
  • As Seinfeld (stolen from Carlin, I believe) joked, “Anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone… faster than you is a maniac.” (13 Oct)
  • Yesterday, I took a detour to avoid driving behind a super-slow car, even though the detour took longer. Got stuck behind another slow car! (13 Oct)
  • RT @drnic: My only skill around the house is “computer things”. My marriage could be in trouble here. (13 Oct)
  • RT @drnic: Ah fuck. I changed the RAM in my wife’s laptop. I power it on. It just beeps at me, in a mean way. How could I have screwed that up?! … (13 Oct)
  • I long ago trained myself to re-read email before hitting “Send.” Must do the same with Twitter. (13 Oct)
  • After complaining about “its” and “it’s,” I put a typo in my last Tweet! I NEVER make that mistake! #so_embarrassed (13 Oct)
  • “The Daily Show” is fake news… so fake even it’s name is fake. TDS (and Colbert) seem to be on vacation every third week. #i_still_love_em (13 Oct)
  • RT @didip: Dennis Ritchie has passed away. RIP dmr. Thank you for C and Unix. http://t.co/Wdosar2d (13 Oct)
  • Great article: Bezos == brilliant, hardass micromanager who 9 yrs ago imposed Service Oriented Architecture on Amazon: http://t.co/2muZbnhC (13 Oct)
  • Nobel Prize-win economist Joe Stiglitz: “We have too many regulations stopping democracy & not enough stopping Wall Street from misbehaving” (13 Oct)
  • An astonishing 11-year-old mind http://t.co/6SamKrLD (13 Oct)
  • RT @mperham: Java’s core design philosophy: “Make the common case hard” (12 Oct)
  • RT @pkedrosky: QotD: “Bezos is super smart; don’t get me wrong. He just makes ordinary control freaks look like stoned hippies.” http://t.co/rkyfXgR0 (12 Oct)
  • I enjoyed this interactive programming tutorial titled “The Ladder of Abstraction” http://t.co/DmeBUb8A (12 Oct)
  • RT @jeresig: Why is Google putting time and effort into changing JavaScript when the DOM is what needs fixing? (12 Oct)
  • RT @drnic: “Had my vasectomy yet?! I can’t even find time for a haircut!” (12 Oct)
  • RT @nicksieger: SJ: “You’ve got to start with the customer exp. and work backwards to the technology.” (12 Oct)
  • RT @avdi: I agree with the “tests are a waste of time” crowd. Their tests are a waste of time. (12 Oct)
  • RT @henrylearn2rock: #GoogleDart compiles ~10 lines to 17259 lines of #JavaScript http://t.co/JrLku4Zd #fail #coffeeScript won http://t.co/LUoeth6w (12 Oct)
  • Computer warned me I have “only” 2GB free on 500GB drive. “[In] mid-1990s the typical hard disk drive for a PC had a capacity of about 1 GB” (12 Oct)
  • Who said books are dead? My wife’s already deep on the library’s waiting list for multiple not-yet-published books. (11 Oct)
  • “Unless we take dramatic steps, [USA] will be Japan… deflation, no economic growth… recessions…high unemployment” http://t.co/4izzJkc7 (11 Oct)
  • RT @tehawesome: If you love creating elaborate puzzles to torture innocent people, you have 2 career options: Bad Guy from Saw or Hotel Shower Tap Designer. (11 Oct)
  • RT @guardiantech: How the US government secretly reads your email | Heather Brooke http://t.co/SetUdlt9 (11 Oct)
  • RT @makower: Someone just sent this: 10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash & Bob Hope. Today we have no Jobs, Cash, or Hope. (11 Oct)
  • RT @headius: I don’t know what I did before I could simply talk to my phone. Do you all still type with your thumbs like neanderthals? (11 Oct)
  • RT @pkedrosky: Another presenter tells me they’re telling me 3 things, tells me, & then tells me what they told me, I’m leaping on stage & throttling them. (11 Oct)
  • RT @tenderlove: Current Status: applying for job that requires 5 years of production DART experience. (11 Oct)
  • RT @jasonfried: My “Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work” TEDx talk just cracked 1,000,000 views: http://t.co/yicgTDnX (11 Oct)
  • Work’s a holiday compared w watching a 2- and a 5-year-old (who refuse to nap) 11 hours without any help. “Daddy! Daddy!” #head_still_hurts (11 Oct)
  • Finally visited Wegmans. Fabulous sub. And saved our vacation. My girl’s beloved duck fell out of car. Waiting at customer service next day. (11 Oct)
  • IHOP: I guess I must trust you that the coffee is regular, but why did you put it in a carafe labeled “Decaf”? How do YOU know what’s in it? (11 Oct)
  • Police: First Amendment protects “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (11 Oct)
  • I’ve got both kids all day because, apparently, Columbus achieved enough to cancel schools but not enough to cancel my wife’s work (10 Oct)
  • You’re over-optimistic, but you’ll probably disbelieve this because you systematically ignore evidence to the contrary http://t.co/eaQ7HS9L (10 Oct)
  • How hard is it to learn “its” and “it’s”? And who stole all the editors? “it’s first release” “its a marked change” http://t.co/BX43zFJA (10 Oct)
  • If you like Ruby, algorithms, or AI, you’ll want Jason Brownlee’s free “Clever Algorithms” book! http://t.co/3MVbohJq & http://t.co/K4hOyq2o (10 Oct)
  • But US system IS corrupt, rigged & broken @avdi “fix the system” is an eternally handy excuse for not making yourself useful here and now (10 Oct)
  • “Rush hour is six hours of not rushing anywhere,” said Tim Lomax http://t.co/6QAWK4j0 (09 Oct)
  • Computers may take over our lives, but they’ll never dominate Twitter. Can’t say much in 140 “1"s and "0"s. (08 Oct)
  • Scene in 2031: “There’s grandpa using his KEYBOARD!” (eyes roll). Reminds me of Star Trek scene where Spock & Kirk try talking into mouse. (08 Oct)
  • Considered teaching my kids Dvorak http://t.co/bWgbseNO rather than Qwerty keyboard, but why bother? In 20 yrs, no one will use keyboards! (08 Oct)
  • RT @igrigorik: always reassuring to know that the US drone fleet is malware infested: http://t.co/pSNSwUw7 – this can’t end well. (08 Oct)
  • RT @objo: When traveling, I often wish everyone felt the need to use deodorant. #twitterisfortraveling (08 Oct)
  • RT @tirsen: The biggest legacy of Steve is that you shouldn’t just listen to your customer, you should UNDERSTAND your customer. (08 Oct)
  • @msuster wrote: “Everything I learned about being an entrepreneur I learned by F’ing up at my first company” http://t.co/imm1K3Tr (08 Oct)
  • RT @danmartell: Master list of startup tools http://t.co/UyyBE4Mw (08 Oct)
  • RT @BCAppelbaum: Your monthly reminder that 25 million Americans still can’t find full-time work. A number this report does not budge. (07 Oct)
  • RT @Nouriel: U6 definition of unemployment rate – incl discouraged workers & partially employed ones) up to 16.5%. Many new jobs are partially emply ones (07 Oct)
  • RT @AngelaBishop: Pixar, which #stevejobs helped build, has a staff policy.Leave on time every day cos you can’t make family movies if you never see your own. (07 Oct)
  • Chris Christie lobbied for a Bernie Madoff-led finance association to remove securities fraud from a consumer fraud act dailykos.com/story/2011/10/03/1022317/-Christie-has-a-Bernie-Madoff-Problem/ (06 Oct)
  • In bizarre tribute to Jobs(?), my iPad played dead this morning. It somehow drained its battery overnight and refused to start. In mourning? (06 Oct)
  • Ellison should know because he’s the roach motel king! RT @TechCrunch Ellison… Calls Salesforce The ‘Roach Motel’ Of Cloud Services (06 Oct)
  • RT @KentBeck: my favorite idea from steve jobs is it’s the programmer’s job to adapt the computer to the user, not the user’s job to adapt to the computer (06 Oct)
  • Hank Williams Jr accuses ESPN of stomping on Free Speech, but that protects against govt. Compare Obama to Hitler and people can ignore you! (06 Oct)
  • Cucumber scenarios should not be a series of steps [saying] what a user clicks [but] should express what a user does github.com/cucumber/cucumber-rails/commit/f027440965b96b780e84e50dd47203a2838e8d7d/ (06 Oct)
  • I’ve done functional programming in R without realizing it. Now I know why R programmers should resist the urge to create explicit loops. (06 Oct)
  • Neal Ford’s 3-article intro to functional thinking (ibm.com/developerworks…) taught me why functional programming != procedural programming (06 Oct)
  • RT @bbaxley: Don’t be sad because it’s over. Smile because it happened. — Dr. Seuss (05 Oct)
  • RT @tehviking: “Daddy, don’t be sad, be happy! Here, take my Teddy, it will make you happy!” #cry (05 Oct)
  • RT @michaelskolnik: “Your time on this earth is limited, don’t live someone else’s life, live by your vision.” ~Steve Jobs (05 Oct)
  • RT @christinelu: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” ~Steve Jobs (05 Oct)
  • RT @500startups: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Thank you Steve Jobs. (05 Oct)
  • RT @objo: I wonder if this is what my parents felt when they heard about John Lennon. (05 Oct)
  • RT @pkedrosky: Previous quote from this good interview with writer Michael Lewis – bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-05/michael-lewis-slams-wall-street-leadership-deficit-interview.html/ (05 Oct)
  • RT @StephenAtHome: NASA is accepting applications to be an astronaut! AAAGGGHHH!!! Ok, I just put in my own catheter. What’s step two? (05 Oct)
  • RT @qrush: Hope you guys feel like assholes for complaining about the iPhone 4S now. (05 Oct)
  • RT @Nouriel: Obama told bankers in ‘09:I’m the only 1 standing btw you & the pitchforks. Bankers got a bailout & didnt change habits.Now pitchforks on WS (05 Oct)
  • RT @kjirs: Today’s news: “There’s a phone- a PHONE- that shoots 1080p video and has ARTIFICIAL FREAKING INTELLIGENCE! I’m disappointed.” -Everyone. (05 Oct)
  • Best slime mold article I’ve read in a long time! nytimes.com/2011/10/04/science/04slime.html (05 Oct)
  • World-class collaborative filtering? @david_a_black I wonder why Twitter thinks I should follow The Rock. (05 Oct)
  • I loved Charlie Rose’s interview of Michael Lewis: charlierose.com/view/interview/11924/ (05 Oct)
  • Those of us using #NoScript (love it! thanks!) would love it even more if it knew bbc.co.uk, bbcimg.co.uk, bbci.co.uk, etc. are all related (05 Oct)
  • Excited to bequeath my massive Tintin collection to my kids, but my parents tossed them all… but kept the baseball card collection #bummer (05 Oct)
  • RT @michaelkbusch: Truly outrageous that 99% of the cookies are consumed by 1% of the monsters on PBS. #occupysesamestreet (04 Oct)
  • “CapitalistPig” hedge fund mgr (capitalistpig.com) who cries about rabble making noise smartmoney.com/invest/markets… is crazy mediamatters.org/search/tag/jonathan_hoenig/ (04 Oct)
  • The Milwaukee Brewers are in the NATIONAL League playoffs? When did they switch leagues? 1998!?!? I’m old… and out of touch with baseball. (04 Oct)
  • By “eliminated,” I mean from playoff contention, not the “Suck for [Andrew] Luck” (364 Google News references!) competition the Colts lead. (04 Oct)
  • RT @TheDailyShow: #TDSBreakingNews iPhone 4 users one hour away from looking at their phones in shameful disgust. (04 Oct)
  • RT @drnic: Big FUD week for nodejs – first its a cancer, but now its got really bad: its jumped the shark. unlimitednovelty.com/2011/10/nodejs-has-jumped-shark.html/ (04 Oct)
  • Could the 0-4 Indianapolis Colts be mathematically eliminated Oct 23? (04 Oct)
  • RT @hunterwalk: So @parislemon deciding to not answer email for a mth was just a dry run for a VC role ;–) (04 Oct)
  • “Spoiled by parents… young Chinese have been taught to take it easy, unable to overcome criticism & face challenges” cnbc.com/id/44752529 (04 Oct)
  • Computers have taken middle-skilled jobs. Low-skilled workers aren’t a [profitable] target. Who’s left? Professionals slate.com/articles/technology/robot_invasion/2011/09/will_robots_steal_your_job.html/ (04 Oct)
  • Sen. Sanders asks whether Fed will help small businesses as they helped giant banks. Bernanke: “No” (04 Oct)
  • Sen. Sanders expresses concern top 6 banks much bigger than in 2008. Bernanke’s lame response: “We’ll never again have to bail anyone out.” (04 Oct)
  • My new blog post: “Using proprietary database features in Rails via progressive enhancement” jameslavin.com/articles/2011/10/04/using-proprietary-database-features-in-rails-via-progressive-enhancement/ (04 Oct)
  • Nobel winner: “There was a Swedish voice on the phone. I knew it wasn’t Ikea. I quickly realized the magnitude of it.” businessweek.com/news/2011-10-04/scientists-win-physics-nobel-for-dark-universe-discovery.html/ (04 Oct)
  • After installing 500GB HD, I figured I was set. But that encouraged me to download video and now I’m constantly struggling to free up space. (04 Oct)
  • “Raising VC is like adding rocket fuel and for most businesses this a) isn’t warranted b) creates [bad] incentives” bothsidesofthetable.com/2009/07/22/do-you-really-even-need-vc/ (04 Oct)
  • If I pay my cable (and Internet) provider $150/month, why can’t I watch TV without being bombarded with ads? Commercial TV used to be free. (04 Oct)
  • RT @paul_irish: More on CSS shaders: adobe.com/devnet/html5/articles/css-shaders.html/ between this and CSS Filters (dvcs.w3.org/hg/FXTF/raw-file/tip/filters/publish/Filters.html/), the web is about to get so so so hot. (04 Oct)
  • RT @webtonull: A DBA walks into a NOSQL bar, but turns and leaves because he couldn’t find a table (04 Oct)
  • iOS5 synching / cloud / social integration == lock-in == hard to switch. Ironic so many developers who love pipes & loose coupling buy Apple (03 Oct)
  • Fox brags about putting protester on air but reneges because he’s so articulate/funny that viewers' heads might explode youtube.com/watch?v=6yrT-0Xbrn4 (03 Oct)
  • RT @headius: The #1 feature JavaEE needs is a new name. No matter how cool/agile/lightweight it gets, EE means “sucks” to developers. (03 Oct)
  • RT @dcancel: 10 things I’ve never heard a successful startup founder say – blog.asmartbear.com/quotes-startup-founders.html/ (03 Oct)
  • “New York” magazine has an excellent article on Michael Lewis: nymag.com/print/?/news/features/michael-lewis-2011-10/index4.html (03 Oct)
  • Obama: I can assassinate Americans but won’t say why: theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/the-secret-memo-that-explains-why-obama-can-kill-americans/246004/ What happened to transparency? Should presidents assassinate? (03 Oct)
  • “Brady said Seymour didn’t deserve the flag because he was trying to get the quarterback onto the grass gently.” He means: Seymour’s a pussy (03 Oct)
  • RT @peat: “MineConf” may not be the best name for a Minecraft conference. (03 Oct)
  • RT @LOLGOP: Rick Perry’s hunting camp is called “N*ggerhead”? And you thought he’d never find a way to win back the GOP’s base. (02 Oct)
  • RT @mfeathers: ‘Node.js is cancer’ bit.ly/X02l1 :–) (02 Oct)
  • RT @objo: Listening to kids free play can be both fascinating and heartbreaking as they incorporate real life into their world. (02 Oct)
  • RT @qrush: Seriously, which would you want to maintain? gist.github.com/1257579 (coffee vs js) (02 Oct)
  • My son plays in a kindergarten soccer league. Coaches carefully position players around the field, then everyone chases the ball. #too_cute (02 Oct)
  • “Money is like manure: Spread around, it helps things grow. Piled up in one place, it just stinks” (I’m not sure who first said this) (02 Oct)
  • Hit 30,000 miles on my 5-year-old Sienna today. So, I drive the equivalent of across America and back each year. (01 Oct)
  • RT @rickygervais: My tweets are now displayed on rickygervais.com to prove it’s me. Tell your friends. Not your real friends obviously. Your virtual ones. (01 Oct)
  • RT @igrigorik: “modularize your code! build everything as if you were going to open source it, even if you’re not…” – @mojombo #rubyconf (01 Oct)
  • RT @drbrain: “Who doesn’t know what sinatra is? … Ok, Leave” #RubyConf (30 Sep)
  • RT @ryanqnorth: “That book open on my bed? Oh. That’s the Enterprise D tech manual. I – I wasn’t expecting to have women over today.” #sentencesihavesaid (30 Sep)
  • S Korea on mission “to find children who are studying after 10 p.m. And stop them”; “culture of educational masochism” time.com/time/printout/0,8816,2094427,00.html/ (30 Sep)
  • Built this server on Hardy; earlier upgraded to Intrepid. Today: Jaunty, Karmic and Lucid! Will stop here till next LTS (“Pouty Penguin”???) (30 Sep)
  • I wish I were Jewish! @bussgang Just getting back online after 2 days of “Rosh Hashanna black out”… Can anyone update me on the Red Sox?? (30 Sep)
  • RT @DEVOPS_BORAT: One of last unsolve problem in Computer Science is decent wifi network at conference. (30 Sep)
  • RT @jimweirich: OH: “Why didn’t write tests, so maybe we shouldn’t either” — Arrrrrg!!! #RubyConf (30 Sep)
  • RT @pkedrosky: It’s so unsettling to be long all these things I don’t like, from the US dollar to the 30-year. Huge cognitive dissonance. (30 Sep)
  • RT @andrewjskatz: @doctorow people thanking drivers for obeying law by stopping means drivers think it’s optional: cf. ppl asking to use cc licensed stuff. (30 Sep)
  • Good news: I set up the server to auto-install security updates. Bad news: I forgot how quickly Ubuntu stops supporting non-LTS releases! (30 Sep)
  • Upgrading cloud server OS feels like Russian roulette because you must keep the Ubuntu release and slice’s kernel in sync. #feeling_lucky (30 Sep)
  • “biannual”: event occurring twice a year; “biennial”: event lasting two years or occurring every two years. Did not know that. (30 Sep)
  • If you hate biannual Ubuntu upgrades, try forgetting a server and upgrading from EOLUpgrades (help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades/). Waiting saves no time! (30 Sep)
  • RT @doctorow: Dear London drivers: blinking yellow means ‘proceed if safe’ NOT ‘run down pedestrians’ (30 Sep)
  • Had I known “sudo rm -rf /var/lib/amavis” would free up 10GB, I would have run it ages ago! Is amavisd a cloud provider plot to make more $? (30 Sep)
  • Planned to wear programming hat today. Old, neglected server had other plans. #wearing_sysadmin_hat (30 Sep)
  • A server I administer ran out of disk space. (Doh!) My mom can’t send email, so she EMAILS me, instead of calling. Fix delayed 12 hours! (30 Sep)
  • Firefox 7!?!?! I’m on Ubuntu 10.10 (“supported until April 2012”), and it’s running Firefox 3.6! (29 Sep)
  • Must warn my kids not to wear their Red Sox hats for a while. They’re young and living in Yankees country. Could leave scars. #in_great_pain (29 Sep)
  • Readme’s “Install – Usage – Configuration” should be “Install – Configuration – Usage”! #aargh github.com/jdpace/PDFKit (29 Sep)
  • VC Mark Suster on entrepreneur vs. “wantrepreneur” – bothsidesofthetable.com/2011/01/31/should-you-really-be-a-startup-entrepreneur/ (29 Sep)
  • RT @aslak_hellesoy: If I can’t cURL it it doesn’t exist (29 Sep)
  • RT @dcancel: I’m tired of interviewing “smart” people. I want to interview people who GET SHIT DONE. #smartisoverrated (29 Sep)
  • RT @objo: What the hell is it with people who feel the need to drift right before turning left (and vice versa) while driving a vehicle? #fb (29 Sep)
  • Entrepreneurship in China – similar but different: washingtonpost.com/national/on-in… (29 Sep)
  • Wife moved external monitor to the left of my laptop. Must move mouse right/left to get to left/right monitor. Wasting scarce brain cycles. (29 Sep)
  • RT @StephenMelrose: When is the penny going to drop that the last few percent of IE6 users are actually developers doing browser testing. (28 Sep)
  • RT @josevalim: So, who wants to start Clojure4Kids with me? Oh… right… (28 Sep)
  • RT @Nouriel: This is Greek to me!!! @ckoutras: @THOMASDIMITRIS ωραίο βίντεο δημήτρη έχεις ωραία φωνή…αλλά είσαι φίλος του κόρακα @Nouriel (28 Sep)
  • OK. I’m in position! – RT @TechCrunch Video: Anonymous Calls On Protestors To “Occupy The Planet” (28 Sep)
  • RT @StephenAtHome: 100 people were bitten by piranhas last weekend in a lake in Brazil. Proving what I always suspected, piranhas love round numbers. (28 Sep)
  • RT @quamen: “Process is an embedded reaction to prior stupidity” – Clay Shirky #fb (27 Sep)
  • RT @avdi: Ever run git blame on code you know you wrote because you can’t believe you were so dumb? (27 Sep)
  • RT @danfrakes: The 500 laid-off WebOS folks combined got less severance than Apotheker. Shameful. (via @blankbaby @chuq bit.ly/oCNBRW) (27 Sep)
  • RT @StephenAtHome: The inventor of Doritos has died. Ashes to ashes, cheese dust to cheese dust… (27 Sep)
  • RT @bussgang: Truth. RT @witheiler: Correlation between startups closing a round and founders getting a MacBook Air: near 100% (27 Sep)
  • RT @yishan: Oh awesome, I just got my first Cityville spam on Google+. It’s even better than FB, because apparently you can get them from strangers. (27 Sep)
  • JavaScript’s the new Rails. Best practice in constant flux: #coffeescript, #backbonejs, #jquery, #dojo, #extjs, #sproutcore, #batmanjs, #yui (27 Sep)
  • RT @DannyPage: The @RNC just used “pivoting” in a tweet. This is your fault @ericries. The word is officially dead. #LeanStartup #Startups #RIPivoting (26 Sep)
  • RT @markbates: i don’t think my bank believed me when i said the $100 in singles i needed was for lunch money and not strippers. (26 Sep)
  • RT @fredwilson: Patents are like plaque that builds up in arteries. They restrict the flow of innovation in our econonomy. I’m worried abt a heart attack (26 Sep)
  • RT @nzkoz: I’ve got a great strategy for Yahoo to earn $25B, go back in time and don’t turn down the $44.6B Microsoft offered searchengineworld.com/microsoft/3456… (26 Sep)
  • $6.59 burrito + $.42 tax = $7.01… and 99¢ change. Next time, I’ll use credit. After merchant fees, store’s better off gifting me a penny. (26 Sep)
  • @igrigorik It’s like: Probability I win the lottery: 0.0000000000000000000000001%. Probability SOMEONE wins the lottery: 100% (25 Sep)
  • @igrigorik I JUST watched the SAME talk (loved it)! What are the odds? Read enough tweets and eventually you’ll experience something bizarre (25 Sep)
  • RT @jneira: #coffeescript in #firebug console with Acebug bit.ly/oDYvd5 (23 Sep)
  • RT @eddedmondson: This is the second time the LHC has violated causality this year. The first time is coming up in December. (23 Sep)
  • RT @justinfrench: Me: “That’s a ‘sometimes’ treat” 2yr old daughter: “Is it ‘some time’ now?” (23 Sep)
  • RT @rationalists: A Christian asked what it was like to be an atheist. I asked him if he believed in Islam. He said, “no.” I said, “Like that” (22 Sep)
  • RT @pbrane: I keep talking about moving to France, but the startup scene… it’s like they don’t even have a word for “entrepreneur” in their language! (22 Sep)
  • RT @Nouriel: Find me 1 banker/trader/professional who worked less days/hours in the 1990s when Clinton increased highest marginal tax rate from 35 to 39% (22 Sep)
  • RT @tdreyno: You know, a system that tracks your every movement for your whole life used to be called “Orwellian.” (22 Sep)
  • If Fall arrives and you switch HVAC to heating, don’t expect A/C to turn on magically just because your house hits > 80 degrees on a hot day (22 Sep)
  • Don’t run “sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb1 bs=4K” on a 2.5TB drive from your laptop if you’re hoping to go anywhere in the next few hours! (22 Sep)
  • RT @Harri8t: Developer conferences 99.9% male… @CrisValerio says “The only place where there’s a line for the Men’s bathroom” #F8 yfrog.com/nu8uyinj (22 Sep)
  • RT @StephenAtHome: How could Greece be so short on cash? They’re making $20/day off me in yogurt revenue alone! (21 Sep)
  • RT @StephenAtHome: If Europe collapses, I’ll lose the 200 Lira I still have on my Eurail pass from 1986. Now I’ll never see Czechoslovakia! (21 Sep)
  • RT @wadhwa: Sickens me when my best engineering students become investment bankers. Instead of solving problems, their talent goes into creating them. (19 Sep)
  • Yehuda does it again! And the comments are inspired too! gist.github.com/313496e6ba9160dc6eb5 (16 Sep)
  • RT @jaw6: RT @Nobilis I just got an idea. Instead of calling it “Marriage Equality” let’s call it “Marriage Deregulation.” (15 Sep)
  • RT @petemiron: this fad won’t last. RT @stevecheney: Seeing an increasing # of startup founders pursuing monetizable, revenue-generating ideas. (14 Sep)
  • RT @JudiCogen: There is great need for a sarcasm font. (14 Sep)
  • RT @JoshHarcus: “Today I went on thesaurus.com and searched ‘ninjas’. The computer told me ‘ninjas cannot be found’ Well played, ninjas, well played.” (14 Sep)
  • RT @joestiglitz: “Ricardian equivalence is taught in every graduate school in the country. It is also sheer nonsense.” #stiglitz is.gd/3TpJ8a (14 Sep)
  • RT @StephenAtHome: If people don’t take off their shoes, how will TSA know if they’re evil? You need to get a good look at their “sole.” Twitter-Emmy please! (07 Sep)
  • RT @Nouriel: Golden Cyberfetters by Krugman nyti.ms/qxwxVX Or why any gold standard, like Bitcoin, subject to money-hoarding, deflation & depression (07 Sep)
  • RT @danlucraft: “Monetary union break-ups in history are nearly always accompanied by extremes of civil disorder or civil war.” scribd.com/doc/64020390/xrm45126 (07 Sep)
  • RT @DavidSacks: TSA patted down my 2-year-old and swabbed her hands for bomb residue. Our country has lost its mind. (07 Sep)
  • RT @gruber: Shorter Mike Arrington: “I sold my company (to a bunch of idiots) and expected to still maintain control over it.” (06 Sep)
  • RT @Nouriel: Berlusconi defense: I screwed the entire country for 10 yrs for free & no one cared. Now I screwed a few for money and they give me hell (04 Sep)
  • BN.com canceled my TouchPad order 2 ½ days after I placed it. Thanks for getting my hopes up and preventing me from buying elsewhere! (24 Aug)
  • Oops. That’s “classy family.” Note to self: Never squeeze in a last-second Tweet while running out door to take daughter to doctor’s office. (24 Aug)
  • Quiz: Your son plays for the NY Jets. Who do you cheer for? The Patriots, of course! Classfy family! nesn.com/2011/08/james-ihedigbos-family-still-rooted-for-patriots-when-he-played-for-jets.html (24 Aug)
  • RT @Nouriel: Last 3 US recessions (1990, 2001, 2007-09) caused by boom/busts caused by PRIVATE sector’s manias/panics: S&L, tech bubble, housing bubble (22 Aug)
  • If you’re a programmer and haven’t watched this GoogleTechTalk by Josh Bloch, you’re in for a treat! youtube.com/watch?v=aAb7hSCtvGw (22 Aug)
  • After Patriots' two dominant preseason games, I tried to register 23-0.com, but someone in China owns it! Any industry China won’t dominate? (19 Aug)
  • RT @Nouriel: US has crumbling infrastructure & tons of laid off workers in construction. So we need a new fiscal stimulus to build infrastr & create jobs (19 Aug)
  • Alcohol’s good for my brain! Good thing I drank two beers while watching the (unstoppable) Patriots last night! ibtimes.com/articles/200678/20110819/moderate-drinking-alcohol-consumption-reduce-dementia-alzheimer-s-risk-study.htm (19 Aug)
  • RT @Nouriel: Thus gold, like US Treas yields, is pricing risk that we go into another deflationary depression & global financial meltdown, not inflation (18 Aug)
  • RT @Nouriel: Double Dip is ahead for US & Europe: Philly Fed plunges after NY survey; Home Sales are collapsing; EU bank shares plunging & sov spreads up (18 Aug)
  • RT @pulletsforever: “I am going to extend the staff meeting so we can figure out why the team is falling behind” -My Manager (17 Aug)
  • RT @quackingduck: “The best way to manage a fledgling business is for managers to be impatient for profit but patient for growth.” blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/08/groupon_doomed_by_too_much_of.html (17 Aug)
  • RT @Nouriel: In last 20yrs Chinese consumption has fallen from 50% to 33% of GDP while fixed investment has gone from 35% to 47% of GDP. Not sustainable (17 Aug)
  • RT @nzkoz: “would you like a cuddle with daddy?” “No. iPad please” (16 Aug)
  • @pragdave I dust off my Windows laptop once/year, for taxes. Hours of service packs, security patches. Then their stupid sw & $$ for states. (16 Aug)
  • RT @Nouriel: The Second Gilded Age: share of income earned by top 1% is now back to 1929 level at the onset of the Great Depression (15 Aug)
  • RT @Nouriel: Tax rate on capital gains, dividends, carried interest:15%.On estates = 0%. Tax rate on workers with income above $34.5k is 25%. Regressive! (15 Aug)
  • @nzkoz Try an allergy pill. Since taking a daily allergy pill – cetirizine (Zyrtec) is great – I almost never use asthma medicine any more. (12 Aug)
  • RT @ChinesePod: Adorable look at how Mandarin immersion kindergarten programs actually work, at a school in Pasadena, California http://fb.me/Bl4rxRLF (10 Aug)
  • RT @TechScruggs: Every OS has its purpose. OSX, building webapps. Linux, running web apps. Windows, testing IE. (10 Aug)

Posted by James on Saturday, October 15, 2011