BenTrem tweeted on 2007-12-31

  • I /so/ resent that JRE, once invoked, sits there lurking like some big dumb brain-damaged TSR. #
  • /me recalls APL on MTS, and a "computer" made from bamboo shafts running in brass sleeves. (NSA!) #
  • @michaelreuter re: VRML / wolves; in Dr. Fentress’ ethology lab … he’s "Mr. Wolf". Or was. I did converter field notes -> VRML anim. #
  • @michaelreuter Old Tib. saying, "one who is learned but does not practice is like a rich man tethered to his treasure" #
  • /pondering Maori painting. They aren’t 2D at all, are they … "mani-fold". #
  • MozDawg sez: a "dead end" is a "loose thread" seen from the inside. (I’m copy-reading tech_doc.) #
  • @acarvin Nooo, really? My brother (keeper of the sacred 8mm) has been draggin’ his heels. (Link correct? I get Russian tea.) #
  • @programwitch URLTea’s been hacked? I got Russian Tea recipe, same as from @acarvin #
  • @dotBen #hoosgot good resources for threading / conversation / discussion / interaction / UI design / IA? #
  • @acarvin This time WFM … thanks #
  • #familyhistory @acarvin TUUUU! (Couldn’t watch it, though. Don’t have the bandwidth. MP4 busts my chops.) > http://snipurl.com/1w5us #
  • @dotBen Read Arno Penzias, from his days as head-honcho R&D/ATT (sorry, title eludes me) … a "failed" experiment can really pay off. #
  • Heck, it was a 48hr task … not a lotta $$ or ego invested. Penzias talked about "setting up to fail" then reading the corpse. (my words) #
  • @charlvn Karsh Kale, arguably creator of "Asian Massive"; master of tablas … saw him Halif Jazz fest > http://snipurl.com/1w5vc #
  • "#Neuro and Behavior", SciAm #podcasts > http://snipurl.com/1w5vh #
  • Welcome to the future; resurgence of Afrikaaner nationalism [no link; AM documentary] #
  • #matrix "CIA analyst / presidential briefer Ray McGovern sez evidence for impeaching PotUS / VP overwhelming > http://snipurl.com/1w5wz #
  • #matrix Why’s oil $$ /stuhned?!/ I _finally_ find a hot IT consulting sho in this burg (recognize the address!) .. no email on "Contact". #
  • @Mickeleh He declared?! *whiiirrrrking* #
  • @metonym Perl. ;-P #
  • @Pistachio InnovationWatch is produced about 18 blocks from me. *evuhl seductive grin* #
  • @Mickeleh I jumped the gun … "Until Bloomberg makes his decision …" #
  • @jacklail 404. But pray, do tell. EBLIP > http://snipurl.com/1w5ye is out of the campus near me. #
  • hoosgot answers? your friendly neighborhood librarian! > http://snipurl.com/1w5yh #
  • @trishussey What’s that site? BookSomething? *fetches copy of LordRings* http://bookcrossing.com !!! :-) #
  • Our weekly *cough* anarchist reading group was also a book swap. #
  • *puts mark on wall* A friendly online persona just explicated the working of "1 of these is different" to me. *beam* #
  • @tomguarriello _Artiste? moi? Pas du tout … philosophe de becusse_. It’s that tantric thang, doncha know. And 35 years polyphasic comms. #
  • BTW: sleep is hardly the most interesting aspect of polyphasia … not by a long shot. Think ?what? fractal; autopoiesis. Yaa … that. #
  • Mashable waxes philosphical; Hopkins illustrates foundational truth of #longtail > http://snipurl.com/1w60a #
  • Latency between reading "I kissed Xxxx" and ^W: ~~1.75 seconds. #
  • URLTea is crapping bricks. #
  • #classical /me picking out resonances of Ravel in John Adams’ "Century Rolls" for piano … and then Tchaikovski! #
  • @Scobleizer Nice piece or rapportage by ‘Rizzn’ there. #
  • Ooooh, nothing finer than classical piano live … unless jazz piano … or cello … or … #
  • hoosgot attribution for this: "Incompetence is the thin edge of the wedge we call ‘corruption’." #matrix #
  • @metonym anarcho-geek disestablishmentarian tantrika. *shrug* Not my fault. Karma, doncha know. *ESG* #
  • Haaa! Performer cited Ravel’s GMaj! I knew it! #
  • @Scobleizer Watching all day … we PowWow fans left it running w/text-to-speech on. (circa ’98) #
  • Ning is old enough to be mature … no "Mark as Spam"?! Yet.another instance of "Hire some script.kiddies!!" #
  • Oh fine … and no "remember me" check box. Sunday night, beta-testing Ning … gooood grief. :-/ #
  • @guykawasaki Oooh, wud. But w/o context "More" is too monadic for me. Re: ____? #
  • /me feels like sending Ning a bill … filing a Q&A failure report. #
  • Folk: should Twitter also have a "Replies Sent" tab? #
  • @acarvin is watching the mobile version of … something. *pehrk* This piano concerto? "Hale Bop", movement #3. Adams now my fave mod comp. #
  • /me cusses Oracle|TheWorkingGroup #
  • IMNSHO "No reason to join" is the proper relationship to Ning. *w/apologies as appropriate* #
  • Haa! These hot.shots list 2 dozen previous clients … and not 1 link. #matrix #
  • /me is freakin’ over list of "services" (c/wo URLs): "Foresight; Strategy; Innovation; Transformation; Facilitation" … metro-facile? #
  • /me back-flips, climbs wall, scratches just shy of ceiling: }!me.tro-fa.cil!{ … elderly ace sucking at gov’t trough w/lousy site. #
  • hoosgot mean thoughts about technorati? *Not I! Just feedback and bug-reports* #
  • @marshallk My 1st bid: RF control of lights from ESR vehicles. Nobody’s ever thought of it. 1974. No joy. *snort/chortle* #
  • On twitter just now, some /piker’ said something concerning a blog post about desire … then stopped. *tease!* #
  • Gall dang … works everytime … I remember my Volvo’s electric 5th gear, and away I go! > http://snipurl.com/1w67d #
  • @guykawasaki How many of us here are wihkud? Where/how did you come across such an artifact?! Noo … it’s PR for cosmetologist. Is it?! #
  • OMG … cheaper … photo-retouching. Meh … not as much fun. #
  • Jimmy Wales is gonna be on BBC World. #
  • Jimmy Wales on BBC "HardTalk/Business" _now_. #
  • @ puts it into the target’s tweet-stream, methinks … and in their replies folder. #
  • @dsifry A bit of history: the dynamic here/now is indistinguishable from that in PowWow *Lo!* 8 or 9 years ago. #
  • @guykawasaki sri delay; de-glazing pan *My bitter is magical!* pic/montage by (Who else?) JWZ …2, 3 years old > http://snipurl.com/#
  • Counter-factual: I saw the "@dsify ___ misinformed" tweet authored by Mickeleh #
  • @dsifry: last I googled, mebbe 2 yrs ago, someone had relaunched … but *Alas!* momentum lost = community lost. #
  • What "breaking out of writers block" looks like as process > http://snipurl.com/1w69a #
  • Where I had my 2nd civilian job, *1st was selling HeathKit!!* > http://snipurl.com/1w69f #
  • wow … the #matrix alternative to "unity of 3 times" … shocked, I am. Untold stories have no value. *Yoiks* #
  • Note to my follow/tweeters: "polyphasic" means precisely not to be en-thralled by "now". #
  • @technosailor Perhaps mere coincidence but I see a new @Pistachio avatar. #
  • @dsifry Doc named it? I thot t’was real fine he was tuned in; no idea so rightly-coupled! #
  • @Scobleizer My 1st ethology research was on group behaviour in crows. Lead crows don’t call out always. But they call as/when they see fit. #
  • @whurley John (happy) Doe should be allowed. ;-) I go by "ben" but my name is *Ick* Burn-ahrd *Gack Ptui* #
  • @redmonk Nice catch! "If you can’t be good lookin’, might as well be handy!" ;) #
  • hoosgot a deep-seated compulsion to be Barry Bonds? #
  • @acarvin Ohhh the movie! "mobile version" *phwooosh* right over my head. TU, wonderful. MP4 really does bust my chops. #
  • @tonythomson The advantage to scobleslinkblog is that one knows it’s a bot; the other one hasn’t yet realized _sunyata_, so …. #
  • /me surprised to find RTF rather than HTML in OMC … interesting. #
  • @dsifry The ebb and flow? biological. W/truly global community (yes, like with PowWow *grin*) you could tell time of day by heh the "tide".) #
  • @MossyBlog It’s a yammie … now you get the option to change teams. *ducks and runs* #
  • hoosgot a good / clehvur/ not (too) mean name for the sorta bird who tweets but cannae hear / respond to the birds in its vicinity? #
  • @Akula Some … inevitable … differences lead to polarization. #
  • @marshallk I suspect there’s a fresh rush of adoption … I’m getting follows by solid guys w/small lists. #
  • @revtriste Pass the word! "XP drivers for this PC are far better than the Vista ones." ;-) #
  • A dandy little "map of online social sites" > http://snipurl.com/1w6hs (google bad.bad.bad: URL !human readable = no attribution/credit) #
  • @dsifry Braver man than I, GunghaDhin! #
  • @redmonk Ever hear of "The 100th Monkey"? (Grear publishing scheme in the day; folk buying in bulk and gifting others.) How ideas take off. #
  • Sweet … gotta luv free schwag … folk at http://aiderss.com are sending me a t-shirt. #
  • @marshallk "Bigger pie", like "rising tide lifts all boats" is classic rhetoric. "Higher pie" is heh classic Bush-ism. ;) #
  • /me ponders "some mong" and guesses that @grum is in Australia / NZ. #
  • @mashable And I can really celebrate: didn’t get TrollPrize from /you/ *glower* but got Tee from http://aiderss.com for feedback. So, Haa! #
  • /me enjoying replies from LiveJournal friends; pondering why FaceBook really just doesn’t matter at all. #
  • @zeldman Read a social-psych paper on interiorization of social skills … terrible threes is /deff/ time for art of the con; gotta luv em! #
  • /me cannot understand why browser is so dumb in assigning "focus" when not explicitly specified. #
  • /me a-mazes that unspectacular NYE post from A-list types get dozens of replies in no time. #
  • @marshallk RFE: s/"stronger than ever" / "stronger and more vital than" :-) #
  • Oooh, "vital" is such a rich concept … vital, vigorous, robust, agile, responsive … #
  • /me ponders "beneficence" and begins writing, "The 84,000 positive aspects of ”good”" #
  • google.map of childhood summers’ lake-side cottage > http://snipurl.com/1w85i #
  • @jacklail There’s a flock of analogies in there! "Not the sort of girl you’d want to live with" &tc #
  • /me is looking at a page of search results and wondering what the new google favicon means. #
  • Isn’t "browser skin custom tools" just about the most frivolous thing you can imagine? *folk w/time on their hands* #
  • Use FF? Have a Tabs Manager? No? Get TabsMixPlus … you’ll thank yourself. > http://snipurl.com/1w86l #
  • @skampy Beware precocious kidz … gird your loins! (Whatevuh that means, it sounds appropriate.) #
  • HTML > WikiMarkup … gotta luv macros! #
  • Blog posts are fine … but there’s something lasting about adding to a WikiPage > http://snipurl.com/1w88e #
  • /me marvels. How totally ersatz; how _pseudo_; dewd presents himself as a plugin writer but can’t manage internal links in a 3 page blog. #
  • @trishussey You age’d enuff to curmudge? 0_o #
  • @jkuramot Corporate cultchuh? I was surprised by 0.00 activity in TWG. #
  • WikiWork really shows 80/20 rule … getting everything complete and correct seems endless. #
  • hoosgot story behind the new favicon on google results? #
  • @trishussey "UNIX mail on command line-good times" good one. Seeing friends carefully walking halls w/stacks of COBOL cards. ;-P #
  • @trishussey Didn’t have TRS-80 or TI-99a; Vic20 then NEC "Trek"; 1.2MHz Z80 … 180KB floppy in ’84! *grin* #
  • @jkuramot huh huh "I receive email ergo I exist" ;) #
  • /me quips "_Recipio emailum ergo sum_" #
  • @al3x TU/"ugly" thread. Such as ZedShaw’s http://snipurl.com/1w8fs remind me that MySpace knows /nuthin/ about IRL drama. ;-) #
  • @jkuramot I diligently take daily doses of DKos and HuffPost. And Greg Palast. #
  • @rogerwicker A handsome site, sir … simple elegance is a bit of a rest! (And welcome to the flock!) #
  • *blink* and now Google results favicon’s back to normal … what was that about?! #
  • @IndieFlix "letting go" w/o drifting … "Great projects call for profound relaxation" . best to you for ’08 #
  • A friend’s PingService rolls out a #tag #cloud > http://snipurl.com/1w8hn and a visual "trendmapper" > http://snipurl.com/1w8hu #
  • @missrogue Politics of software dev / personality politics #
  • @JasonCalacanis "everyone to twitter with 10 seconds" … that would make a fabulous map after the fact; get folk to tag #NYE #
  • @benlucier ETS does that in Edmonton … free rides seem a tradition. #
  • Whoo, Romney’s self-cooking goose! McCain wondering aloud, "Why the attacks?", and Huck.a.Bee calling Romney’s campaign "dishonest" … #
  • !! Reminiscemt of JFK’s last moment: video from behind her car shows Bhutto’s hair and veil lifted by gunshots before bomb blast. #
  • Video of Bhutto’s last moments counter-fact Pakistan gov’t story. She feel into the car before explosion. #
  • All together now: S.H.I.T and now F.A.N. #
  • US rigged elections in Iran, Lebanon, Guatemala, Chile, Nicaragua … now Kenyans and Pakistanis do it to themselves. #
  • @revtriste Reverse of pot laws; can sell but not possess? #
  • @anildash I highly recommend adding a dollop of your fave beer to the meat; I used some of my home-brew bitter and ahh-lha-lha-lha! :-) #
  • @jkuramot Waz wundrin’ how that odd mogggie ended up on screen … me.blame.you; all good. #
  • @bb RFE: … maybe a fixed block of "About" text, e.g. "Why I’ve called this "Leave It Behind". #
  • /me hopes authentic conservatives like @bb speak their peace … so we can /get /on with it//. #
  • @revtriste So often "harvesting oranges" is left to an under-class; anciently it was honorable work by the land-owner. #
  • @benlucier You found the contact lens that you lost in your car? Whooo … using the last of 07’s good karma? *grin* #
  • @jkuramot moggie = cat; I had a tab w/pic of cat on car … couldn’t figure out why; now I know. BTW: "dude" upsets SquirmingSquab. #
  • @jkuramot old geek vernacular is t.h.e.shiet … !fnord #

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