BenTrem tweeted on 2011-02-05

  • Do /all/ of you subscribe to "attention economy"? There's the disconnect: for me virtue (virtuosity, dig?) means not calling attn to urself. #
  • @simbeckhampson I'm thinking of buying a pipe. It's been a long time. Did you know pipe-smoking is, in may ways, like appreciating fine tea? in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • @simbeckhampson I'm sometimes glad that 140 constrains me. Else I'd have had to choose between *grin* and *beam* and 0_o huh huh … cheers in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • Eating microwave popcorn, drinking black rum in milk. I recognize this vibe: I'm reverting to form. > http://css-tricks.com < #
  • @simbeckhampson re: connection – '98, groking AI, it came to me that "meaning" is as though a strange attractor. Hence http://protension.com in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • #Consciousness is existential, experiential. What you truly care about determines what you actually do; what you do conditions who you are. #
  • @olliegardener No need to "follow" anything but our bliss. *grin* see "Glass Bead Game". p.s. I'm in stealth mode. cc: @simbeckhampson in reply to olliegardener #
  • @loic – I just noticed that tweets from TD don't display the "In reply to" link. RFE! #
  • Gotta luv international political news in French. (RDI TV) #
  • CBC Television live camera feed from the square has been cut. #Egypt #
  • In the 70s I was one of a few that pointed to how the export market impoverished nations like #Egypt Q: are you paying attention now? #
  • @audreywatters I'm not the only one who noticed how many sisters were on the front lines in the Red Zone back in the day. !Venceremos! in reply to audreywatters #
  • Individual fixers are putting themselves on the line to protect international journalists. #Egypt #
  • "Using a Map to Bear Witness in #Egypt quot; > http://bit.ly/g5LCCN < (iRevolution.wordpress) @ushahidi #
  • After decades of high-level and mundane corruption, the seeds have sprouted: #Egyptians are divided against themselves. #karma #
  • @daeaves Objective studies show incentives often as not have neg effects on success. I learned this about collaboration decades ago. #mythos in reply to daeaves #
  • Dear HootSuite – "Always hide ow.ly bar" … doesn't that mean ALWAYS? I don't like what you do. I don't like how you do it. that.is.all #
  • @GlenAllenWalken Gawd I can only imagine how many powerful people found Holmes totally PITA. BTW PBS' history of Supreme Court is must see. in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • @steverubel Twitterific, like TweetDeck, doesn't generate "In reply to" link. Regression? in reply to steverubel #
  • @davidfrum So … since we don't sell cigarettes in drug stores, we don't sell soda in grocery stores? Would suit me fine! in reply to davidfrum #
  • @cbcmarkkelley @andersoncooper – If I was doing comms you guys would know what choke-points to avoid. I apologize for my cohort. *sigh* #
  • @jack_welch – Sir: the URL on your profile points to GoDaddy. (I cut my teeth on infantry comms. Makes me a good tech_docs type! *G*) in reply to jack_welch #
  • Dear Twitter – Will you FFS stop changing my location?!! @support #
  • @support – Oh fine, delete my actual location from the list. Just changing it to suit yourself wasn't enough. Geeeeesch! #
  • @TamaraStecyk It's pretty good. The bar is low; folk haven't known "great". in reply to TamaraStecyk #
  • @google – Notice how often news mentions "on FB and Twitter"? Ever include you? *shrug* I waved "participatory deliberation" at you in '04. #
  • @adrielhampton I've heard talk that they're engineering exit strategy. Some breakthrough? in reply to adrielhampton #
  • @loic Perdu?! Haaa! Moi je suis "Francais perdu" … mais /pain/?! Étonnant! in reply to loic #
  • @infocaptor Spreadsheets are t.h.e shiet. in reply to infocaptor #
  • @steverubel *bzzzt* Intermittent. There's a variable hidden somewhere … your reply to me has it. Let me peek your profile. in reply to steverubel #
  • @steverubel Yup, intermittent, viz > http://www.bentrem.sycks.net/images/rubel.jpg < Not ready for prime time? ;p in reply to steverubel #
  • CNN journalists are no longer disclosing their locations. #Egypt My best to everyone there. #
  • War story: the master oscillator at the heart of NORAD/SAC's northern comms was intermittent. I slapped it. It behaved. *shrug* I rock!! #
  • #cruft – A guy on @Amplify makes me a "source". I notice that a) he has posted nothing, and b) his bio is blank. He has 88 followers. *sigh* #
  • @support – My location has now become arbitrary. Thank you for keeping the city correct? *meh!* #
  • @simbeckhampson "Doing" … a slight ambiguity here; "try" is not "do". "Fail" is not "do". But we learn from our mistakes. Engagement … in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • @simbeckhampson Example of alternative pedagogy I think effective > http://bit.ly/92Mv6x < (Harvard) "Doing"? Yes, that's key. Sort of. #
  • @simbeckhampson At the risk of seeming precious *snort/chortle*: the Socratic method. Engagement. Doing? Sort of. Kind of. Not really. in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • From my Jr. NCO course (army): "Tell them what you're going to tell them. Tell them. Tell them what you told them." No sophistic punditry! #
  • @bmn Reminds me of the stuff we usta do in Halifax. (Hey, Sloan's from Hali!) Nice vibe. Say, you ok down there? cheers in reply to bmn #
  • @bmn For your enjoyment: http://css-tricks.com/examples/InfoGrid/ (It came to mind cuz wearehunted is soooo nice!) in reply to bmn #
  • @jjprojects Firetruck knocked some people down too. Lotsa folk feeling bad there. *sigh* cc: @acarvin in reply to jjprojects #
  • @simbeckhampson Simply? I think "doing" misses the mark somewhat. Immediately understandable, so it propagates as a meme, but … RFE! :-) in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • @simbeckhampson If I was at U I'd run over to CogPsych dB and search for "learning by watching". We're /amazingly/ social. Really. in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • @simbeckhampson Something came to mind a couple of hours ago re: consciousness > http://bit.ly/gN35iO < Engagement; non-verbal discourse? in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • @GlenAllenWalken Say, lateral re: PITA, you familiar w/Gen. Smedley Butler USMC (1881 – 1940) "The Fighting Quaker" > http://bit.ly/L9IT9 < in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • @simbeckhampson Obrigado! Now, do me a favor: is that existentialist? or Buddhadharma? *grin* "Existenz" is PITA, but so is _neant_! heehee in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • @Populista In the land of benighted GOP the half-witted is considered gifted? in reply to Populista #
  • @NewMindMirror Woa, that is /seriously/ good. Yours? in reply to NewMindMirror #
  • @bmn Oh poo, you missed the excitement but pay the price! I was in Halifax when it got a nearly 4 hurricane. Wow … primordial! stay well in reply to bmn #
  • @jjprojects I think it was in "7yrs in Tibet": HHDalai Lama exits his tent and chats sweetly with this Beejeezus huge kampa warrior heh :-) in reply to jjprojects #
  • @NewMindMirror Nooooooo kidding. I am so /not/ capable of that sorta thing. My thing is irony that's barely 1 shade from nasty. Envy you! :) in reply to NewMindMirror #
  • @GlenAllenWalken "Hit man for Wall Street". Wow. Wish I knew of him before Allende / Chile! (I was proudly in uniform at the time. Bummer.) in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • Note to self: dark rum is /definitely/ better than hydro. (If you don't know what I mean, then you don't know what I mean. *giggle*) #
  • @bmn I was in Hali at the time. And I /loooooove/ wild weather. But woa, when the tree in the front yard exploded, I headed inside! heh ^5 in reply to bmn #
  • @bmn Google "crazy wisdom" … dare yuh :-) > http://bit.ly/dT2aQk < Tashi delek! in reply to bmn #
  • @ponlop – "I ain't stupid, but ahh shurr am slow!" "Rebel" … thinking and thinking. Oh! To note and cut off basic assumptions. __{*}__ #
  • @ponlop How did you explain madhyamaka to me? Between the two walls, then take the walls away? *giggle* Precious mantra-like memories! _{*}_ in reply to ponlop #
  • "renegade Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's unilateral shakedown of Karmapa" > http://bit.ly/hLMTjC < #kagyu #dharma #
  • "#PHP Object Oriented Programming" (tutorial) > http://bit.ly/fBn8vw < #
  • Egyptian reporter shit-cans her career over systemic corruption. BT/DT: I shit-canned my military career as a young man. !Venceremos! #
  • @digiphile Colour me envious; we gotta play when we can! (Saw video of a clown workshopt at Chatauqua and ohhhh felt so old.) in reply to digiphile #
  • @KOSMOSNET Broken link: gotta have a space there. (Brought to you by your friendly local tree-hugging front-line radical activist.) in reply to KOSMOSNET #
  • @GlenAllenWalken Eeeeeeeewwww! Next drink's on me. p.s. see http://bit.ly/fXQ7aY … unrelated, but really schweet. in reply to GlenAllenWalken #
  • @bmn Betcha it was. Last one was, too. Gotta luv Oregon Emo. BTW: clicked pwd reset. Does it say ok even if it fails to find email addy? in reply to bmn #
  • @CBCNews – Drop the l33t sp33k pls. s / "elex" / "election" *cough* #
  • #ClassWar Success is the preserve of the officer class. I turned down promotion. I'm a grunt. A-list sees me as /only/ a disruptive element. #
  • @bmn K … I'll give it 12 – 24hrs. cheers in reply to bmn #
  • @KOSMOSNET Yepp K but I think you should re-tweet that c/w space. For mass distribution. in reply to KOSMOSNET #
  • Think about bourgeois yuppies: when you "kick the tires" the wheels fall off. It's "Emperor's new clothes" rampant. #
  • @paulmdavis Gotahell. One danged thing after another. Above freezing in Edmonton AB. Phew, sure glad climate change is just a liberal myth. in reply to paulmdavis #
  • #theatre #script #writing – Here's a notion: re-do "All Quiet on the Western Front", a modernized version. E'n Afghanistan is full of horors #
  • @wewereright Yaa fine fuck Cheney yada-yada. But are you attending to blog? This aulde tusker is pretty reactice. in reply to wewereright #
  • @GuyKawasaki Prolly fleas. The Darwinian equivalent of information overload. ;p in reply to GuyKawasaki #
  • Wanna get away from 75% of life's confusion? Be brave. Show some spine. Courage will get you the sorta shit that actually makes sense. #
  • @clp_mag 1) don't Follow me back, 2) send me a DM, though I can't DM back; 3) make the DM automated boiler-plate pap; 4) meet karma. *pffft* in reply to clp_mag #
  • @RevDannyFisher SideBar: I don't know who > http://bit.ly/3ici4s < is / can't vouch, but it carries lots of HHK news. Detailed. In depth. #
  • @Firefox – I can't joke. And daren't be honest. I sincerely regret having moved up from FF2. This past week has been 1 long PITA. So sorry. #
  • @Kuanyin "Hammer and tongs" isn't the sort of thing that attracts most folk. HeyHo. Collapse of civilization; death by 1k cuts. #Zen in reply to Kuanyin #
  • In countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan basic good manners are foundational. I guess they're wrong, since you're f'n rude, and you win. #
  • Intellect – Instead of gratification by flitting from one subject to another, what about flitting from one aspect to another of the same 1? #
  • @clp_mag And please know that the material on your site deserves no less. :-) cheers / keep on keepin' on in reply to clp_mag #
  • @QuinnCreative greets – Pretending I have some sense of what "odd ideas" means, ummm … I take care about what's mine to care about? :-) in reply to QuinnCreative #
  • @QuinnCreative I chose not to sell my moonshine. I wasn't saying that folk couldn't handle it. I was saying I wouldn't take that gamble. in reply to QuinnCreative #
  • @QuinnCreative Expect folk to be flawless? That'd be like setting them up for failure. I'm comfortable assuming we're all bat-shit crazy. :) in reply to QuinnCreative #
  • Interesting: "Mission Impossible" turned to organized crime /exclusively/ when folk realized it too nearly resembled real dirty tricks! #
  • @IdeaGov You just reminded me: I lost the source of a new idea for my business model: access for /write/ is cheap. Read? $9/mnth *G* in reply to IdeaGov #
  • @IdeaGov I mis-spoke, slightly. #OpenAccess rulez. At the core site. Wanna use widget/API? Sure. Free. For your contributions. :-) #
  • @Firefox – Amazing. FF3 just failed to render the text input box on twitter.com. Gawd … someone sabotaged this branch? #
  • #SanityCheck – I recommend you view Harlan Ellison's "A Boy Loves His Dog". As soon as possible. #
  • @IdeaGov But really: as an old leftie I gotta say that changing gov processes from inside is *cough* unlikely. Co-opt capitalism? ;p #Gov2 in reply to IdeaGov #
  • @DiggsWayne – Cart/horse; buy a jacket that fits, then wear it. HeyPreto: committed in comfort! cc: @shanselman #
  • 25% of kids in US live in poverty. Forgive me, I forget: you're morally superior /how/?! *Remember Allende!* #
  • Haaaaaaaa just now found out Henry Kissinger is on Charlie Rose tonight … drag the old vampire out of his cave. FFS. #
  • Where the /fuck/ is Colin Powell?! #
  • @donncha Love your avatar. Wish my kids hadn't grown up. :-) goooood morning! in reply to donncha #
  • @DiggsWayne Trust your vibe; someone out there will fix you up. It's just karma, right? ;) cc: @shanselman in reply to DiggsWayne #
  • @scravinthewprd That's actually really, really good. @DiggsWayne – think sub-woofer mahn. in reply to scravinthewprd #
  • @DiggsWayne Peeked pics. Kumb Mela?! My buddy > http://bit.ly/fYBMn3 < Jonathan took pics over there too. > http://jonathanluckhurst.com < in reply to DiggsWayne #
  • When I was spokes for the peace movement (early 80s) I thanked a General for his cold-war activity *choke* and suggested he step aside. #
  • @photomatt We looking at some new controversy? I hope/trust things are well. ^5 in reply to photomatt #
  • @KOSMOSNET "to accommodate "the Arab street." … is why I can always trust "conservatives" to shit-can democracy when it doesn't suit them. in reply to KOSMOSNET #
  • NB: American right-wing (read: sophisticated crackers) are going to start sabre-rattling … watch them start dissing Egyptian rabble. #
  • Let's face it: Uncle Sam has molly-coddled every tin-pot dictator on the face of the earth. /Look at the history of South America!!/ #
  • Obama has to kiss mafia ass cuz the citizens of the USofA make their living kissing mafia ass. (Of course apologies to good folk.) #
  • Tom Friedman on Charlie Rose touched the nut of it: #Egypt was "stable". And what does mafia want more than stability? Nothing. #karma kidz #
  • Turkey comes up as paradigm again. Truth? That was my 1st thought. #Egypt #
  • Chinese government (read: monopolistic mafia) are un-lumbered of 1 major problem: fundamentalist religion. Uncle Sam? You paying attention? #
  • Mubarak "was told this time and time again". — Tom Friedman on Charlie Rose #Egypt #
  • "We as a country are entitled to have national security" — H. Kissinger, just now. Ohhh Henry, you clammy old vampire … /entitled/?! #
  • As in Chile 35+ yrs ago Henry Kissinger sees it as being the Army's decision when Mubarak leaves. #SocialPathology #
  • @trakgalvis A friendly prof created a PoliSci course for a few of us, entitled "Design of Regime". That sort of machination was core. cheers in reply to trakgalvis #
  • @RobinGood Woa, popup re-positioning to upper-right is just.plain.sexy … wey. in reply to RobinGood #
  • @RobinGood Hey, is Scoop related to Paper.li? This site kicks serious cognitive ass. in reply to RobinGood #
  • #RuleOfLaw – Can Mubarak be impeached? #Egypt #
  • @simbeckhampson Exhausted /sucks/. My best war story is about 2.5yrs of 60hr weeks … MIL-SPEC tech_docs for avionics R&D. Ghastly! ;-) in reply to simbeckhampson #
  • @paulmdavis The project I started in the 70s ("Gnodal") is all about facts and science really don't affect how folk feel about the issues. in reply to paulmdavis #
  • @OPEN_INTEL Bonjour! I don't know @rapidinnovation but the blog posts are definitely tasty! cc: @simbeckhampson in reply to OPEN_INTEL #
  • #fractals – Like playing with Mandelbrot set? can you code your own microscope? I just remembered a function to display each iteration. #
  • @JohnFMoore Link to TimBL's TED talk? I didn't find the actual article by @NDI. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore Maybe this one? "Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide" > http://bit.ly/8XHoTP < (TED 2009) in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @monaeltahawy Stability is what keeps the sky from falling, no? :-) in reply to monaeltahawy #
  • Snow and ice in Dallas impact SuperBowl. Again: sure am glad that climate change is just a liberal myth! *D'uhh!* #
  • "What's the point of inventing if you can't protect your invention?" Simple: to further enrich the pre-existing A-list. that.is.all #
  • #praxis – If our economy actually relies on innovation, then why is the patent process so totally fucked? This doesn't just /happen/. #
  • @heythurrdelilah Ah, ok. From far away the impression is otherwise … seems to be headline news. cheers in reply to heythurrdelilah #
  • @luoldengbulls_9 Dewd … SPAMming doesn't help the brand. Dewd … in reply to luoldengbulls_9 #
  • Captured government document shows that thugs are intentional tactic > http://bit.ly/e8UguQ < #Egypt #
  • After 7yrs of trying to get some traction (and failing) I'm not angry, or fed up … I'm just deeply tired. You say you care. I don't see it #
  • @JohnFMoore Nooo … never "fault". We're just putting our methods through their paces … QA, right? :-) cheers in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • Zen – I notice how good folk get things wrong. (I'm a tech_docs geek; details is what I do.) That isn't always fun and comforting. HeyHo #
  • I have 2.8Gig of primary documents on HD … something like 3K+ documents. Remind me why I'm supposed to lean into that mountain? #
  • A site wants input on priorities for "deliberative democracy and public engagement". Choosing the color for deckchairs on the Titanic. *sigh #
  • President Obama’s "Strategy for American Innovation " > http://bit.ly/ijTXYO < (Whitehouse.gov) #Gov2 0 #
  • PotUS TV #
  • @JohnFMoore You /gotta/ get Arno Penzias' book on innovation and technology. Soooo sane. Like heh real fine lemonade on a hot day. :-) in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @dominiccampbell Luvly. But when I look for CoPlan on http://openplans.org/developers/ I see it not. 'sup? cc: @rachelsterne in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @beaulebens I've been using Chromium. Am I behind the curve? in reply to beaulebens #
  • Google maps geek? This is sooo sweet! "Grid Panel configured with a GeoExt.data.FeatureStore" > http://bit.ly/f2M1cn < #
  • A new domain! http://publicscholar.com/ #
  • @dominiccampbell Mebbe. My guess is that they're kinda holding cards close to vest. I sympathize! in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @JohnFMoore Penzias is … superlative. Same cloth as Heinz Pagels; gob-smackingly brill but knows thins nuts&botls … awesome. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • Fond memory: "Dreams of Reason: Computers and the Sciences of Complexity" by Heinz Pagels > http://bit.ly/c2mCPw < cc: @JohnFMoore #
  • I recall something like "Computer Scientists for Social Justice". Is there an umbrella group for #OpenAccess Academics for #Gov2 0 ? #
  • #PKP #UBC – Anybody in touch with John Willinsky? (Yes, I know, he's at Stanford now.) #
  • @Firefox – This stream is pretty *cough* noisy. My @ITGeek is prolly more appropriate. Unless this old MozDawg's rants are of interest. ;p #
  • @dominiccampbell Thanks. "Foot in the market" is a good phrase. I use "positioned to protect my IP". (Year 6 of stealth mode *G*) in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @JeffreyFeldman And some people have a perverse interest in autopsy. ;p in reply to JeffreyFeldman #
  • @CIOWhitePapers You keep pumping it out … I may finally relent and register! in reply to CIOWhitePapers #
  • @acarvin I know by greeting on air pals at ham fests how "cyber" connections can have an almost eerie validity. Nothing like "eyeball QSO"! in reply to acarvin #
  • @support – My profile shows "In reply to" very regularly. I've noticed on others' it's intermittent. see @thubten #
  • @dominiccampbell I failed to find Mark Gorton on Twitter but spidering turned up @openplans :-) cc: @rachelsterne in reply to dominiccampbell #
  • @acarvin huh huh … "QSL!" would have tole me you were either licensed or SWL. ;-) cheers! in reply to acarvin #
  • @acarvin p.s. 14yrs old on hippie bus in '68, operating the shack in the back of the rig … c/w RTTY. Some stuff, different pile. :) in reply to acarvin #
  • @acarvin How's this for "life is fractal": back then we were in touch with folk during Prague Spring. Variations on a theme! in reply to acarvin #
  • @ConversationAge Sorry, missed your @. What I meant is that _poseurs_ are brittle. In my experience true A types are resilient ergo open. in reply to ConversationAge #
  • @monaeltahawy I think we're looking for 2 things: 1) are folk continuing to turn out? 2) are folk safe? neighborhoods secure? enough food? in reply to monaeltahawy #
  • @PBSNeedToKnow Spidering blogosphere for that book brought me to a /lot/ over very interesting/substantial discussion. in reply to PBSNeedToKnow #
  • @AlanP8 Glad that "Game" is #1 (http://tinyurl.com/4nwhp3x) but "Three Days of the Condor" didn't make it?! meh in reply to AlanP8 #
  • Wanna know what it's like to be at a desk tracking Soviet assets? Hear: http://tinyurl.com/4nwhp3x … /more/ fond memories. heh #
  • Cut all support to #Egypt Utter hypocrisy. Yes, of course those who ignore history and foreign affairs think this situation just arose … #
  • … but fact is the situation on the ground in countries like #Egypt and #Yemen and #Sudan are /very much/ the product of Uncle Sam et al. #
  • @PBSNeedToKnow I have countless times imagined you using my "Gnodal" system to present the discourse. Who knows, some day. *Grin* cheers in reply to PBSNeedToKnow #
  • Q: who audits the curators? IMNSHO "live bus data" is the lowest form of "Open Government". #Gov2 0 #
  • @MOONSHINE – Also, your age login fails. 5/5/1954 and I was redirected?! C'mon. #

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About Bernard (ben) Tremblay

CMC since '72; compulsively tech_docs
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