Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-23

  • Back from the MIT Flea. Not the greatest, but any Flea where you fondle a Cray 6 logic board and score an OM-10 for $5 is OK. #
  • Just realized: Jon Stewart is like Leslie Nielsen. Funny when he reads the joke straight, but DEATH when he tries to be funny. #
  • Watching "House" season finale, shot entirely on an iPhone. Wait, no, a Canon 5D SLR. Which is still kind of impressive. #
  • Getting set up for MacBreak Weekly. Watch and listen live at http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • The plot of "The Hangover" could have been the walkthrough of a really good Infocom text adventure game. #
  • Columnists whom the gods would destroy, they first make cover a 2day keynote that splits across a print deadline. Thanks Google! #
  • Watching the Google keynote. G is so worked up on spanking Apple with this talk that they've stopped listening for the safeword. #
  • Onward to GoogleTV. Their slogan seems to be "We should switch to the other box," for all of the HW connectivity problems. #
  • ("We should switch to the other box" is actually a good slogan in general for a new alternative to TV. Would be nice if the demo worked.) #
  • They're now seriously asking 5000 people to turn off their cellphones to solve the connectivity problems. Google rly understands people. #
  • Lots of good stuff in this keynote; typing and listening and thinking instead of making snarky comments, sorry. :) #
  • (Google: this is the THIRD time you've asked 5000 people to turn off their phones. It makes you sound very, very silly.) #
  • Hey, cool…MacBreak is one of the dozen HD video podcasts that just happened to be featured on the demo page. #
  • (Oh, for God's sake: CUT THE MICS of the people who are debugging your preso hardware probs when someone else is talking!) #
  • Other than these (big and avoidable) tech problems, it's a very VERY solid preso…leaves everyone with lots to think about. #
  • This keynote has been both about practical platform advantages but JUST as much about market positioning and differentiation. #
  • Interesting: the Adobe Flash Player team talks in-depth about Flash 10.1 on Android » http://bit.ly/bahrLR #
  • At comix shop, I H-A-T-E-D the in-store music so much I nearly left before getting what I came for. (This was my intro to Phish) #
  • Just finished talking to Google about Google TV. Keynote piece will appear in Sun-Times tonight or early tomorrow. #
  • I envy the actors who got to play foppish Roman emperors in 60's epic films. It looks like that was a pretty fun gig. #
  • New on Suntimes.com: My take on Froyo, GoogleTV, Flash on mobile, and other stuff from the Google keynote » http://bit.ly/cuzFLQ #
  • ALERT: Leno Horne movies on TCM all night long! #
  • I'm no expert…but I think this is bad marketing. http://yfrog.com/4c1xtj #
  • Just bought my AA flight to San Francisco for WWDC. Now (oh dear) all we need is the announcement of an Apple keynote. #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: Gramma’s Old Capture Album » http://bit.ly/bCbJVt #
  • I like Mike Rowe. I think I'm a good person. So WHY do I laugh hysterically at the DJ where he gets bitten repeatedly by snakes? #
  • Just installed Froyo on my Nexus One. I'm not deep in yet but I like what I see so far. #
  • I updated my N1 to Froyo easy as pie with these instructions from Android Central » http://bit.ly/9TLZjR #
  • Friday's lunch: a lovely Boston bento. >> http://twitpic.com/1q9txv #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-16

  • Back in NYC, heading to Penn Station. Taxi's progress blocked by Jennifer Hudson walking to make a point about some damn thing. #
  • Back home from MacMania 10. Final three additions to the Holsteins' Bermuda album are now on Flickr. » http://bit.ly/chH1yi #
  • Recording MacBreak Weekly. Watch and listen live at http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • It is your civic duty to occasionally be that person at the coffeeshop who stares out the window while listening to Johnny Cash. #
  • Zaftigs 10 Vegetable Soup: http://yfrog.com/0j41nj #
  • Zaftigs BBQ brisket sandwich with potato salad: http://yfrog.com/4c18250010j #
  • Zaftigs chocolate chocolate cupcake: http://yfrog.com/2o6q6lj #
  • I miss the early days of "Mythbusters," when testing a myth required them to completely piss off their neighbors at the shop. #
  • They're now big enough that they don't have to build a chicken cannon in their parking lot; they can use a "real" test facility. #
  • Quick nerd alert: MIT Flea Market this Sunday. Photos: http://bit.ly/d5ri7M Details: http://bit.ly/d5ri7M #
  • It would take a while to clearly diagram out why I find this product and its packaging so disturbing. http://yfrog.com/2m26457010j #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-09

  • Ship is now moving! I suppose I ought to Tweet before we leave AT&T's network and enter open waters of ostentatious lawlessness. #
  • Greetings from the MacMania 10 cruise. http://bit.ly/dclncF #
  • In Hamilton. This is not a Bermuda Apple Store…it's just an incredible simulation: http://yfrog.com/83bgdfj #
  • LazyTweet: In Bermuda, what day is New Comics Day? And is there a good shop for comics? #
  • Answers, which I found here in Bermuda: The Comic Stop on 69 Front Street in Hamilton. Last week's comix arrive on Tues. Very nice place! #
  • Two new photos on Flickr: the Holsteins at Elbow Beach in Bermuda. » http://bit.ly/chH1yi #
  • Today I did one of those things that Humankind does to tell God "You're not the boss of me!!!": I took my first SCUBA dive. Fab! #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-02

  • I'll be damned…the iPad works with USB microphones! http://post.ly/daZu #
  • Dammit. Posterous screwed up the upload. And this was supposed to be the EASY way for me to post my iPad audio demo! #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: Yes, the iPad Camera Kit works with other USB devices! The (now working) audio proof: http://bit.ly/azS1WN #
  • Recording MacBreak Weekly. Watch and listen live: http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • I now have a tracking number for the iPad 3G I ordered in March. Very keen on testing the GPS. Follow-up review in the Sun-Times next week. #
  • Yesterday's AM appearance with @jbruin on NBC in San Diego, talking about Le Scandale: http://4sq.com/72Rr9F #
  • 45-minute interview with @danbenjamin, talking about Stuff In General. Thanks for the invite, Dan! http://5by5.tv/pipeline/13 #
  • As Brother Cadfael used to say, "I may have come late to the Order, but when I was called, I came…" #
  • In case you missed it: Jobs lays out Apple's pos. on Flash. "Mwah-ha-HA!" notably absent from discussion » http://bit.ly/a9a8jn #
  • iPad 3G in the house! Also, a tip for my Targus travel charger that works with my MiFi. But even this is edged out by the iPad. #
  • Setting up my new iPad 3G. First answer: yes, "Find My iPad" is a feature of MobileMe. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-25

  • At the MIT Flea. A good day to pick up an Atari VCS…I've seen 4 so far (including 1 in the original box). #
  • Among the highlights of the MIT Flea so far: clean & fully loaded Apple ][+ system, & chassis for a communications satellite. #
  • Email from the Apple Store this AM, more or less assuring me that it hasn't forgotten its promise to ship the iPad 3G in April. #
  • This morning, Bostonians looked out the window and thought "What terrific weather for running! I think I'll watch some on tv." #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: The Lost iPhone 4G gets more plausible. Plus, W.W.AI.D? » http://bit.ly/cfpp4J #
  • Quick clarification in response to Tweet replies: I'm not "calling out" Gizmodo. I just think there's a gap in their coverage. #
  • New on my Flickr stream: photos from yesterday's MIT Flea Market » http://bit.ly/adNeS7 #
  • Shuttle will be landing at about 9:08 AM Eastern time. Watch live on NASA TV » http://bit.ly/aEaUXo #
  • Just filed a ST story about the GizPhone thing. Managed to speak to a lot of people yesterday. Will Tweet the link when it's up. #
  • Getting set up for MacBreak Weekly. Watch and listen live at http://live.twit.tv/. #
  • New on Suntimes.com: My followup on the iPhone 4 story. Interviews & new info leave me with ?s about Giz » http://bit.ly/bG3C7J #
  • Stop the clock: after 7 months, 27 days, 15 hours, and 27 minutes, the last Mac in my office has been updated to Snow Leopard. #
  • About to speak with Dan Benjamin and Gruber on http://live.5by5.tv/ – listen in. Last day of comments on the iPhone kerfuffle. #
  • Podcast with @danbenjamin and @gruber is now online » http://5by5.tv/conversation/12 #
  • Watching #TCM one of my favorite "unknown" musical numbers: Nancy Walker with Tommy Dorsey and an all-milkman orchestra. #
  • The song in question: "Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" from 1944's "Broadway Rhythm" (via Amazon MP3) » http://amzn.to/ciw15i #
  • "If we issue takedown notices, it'll end this problem forever. And there's no way it'll backfire on us." http://bit.ly/9mL7W6 #
  • Incredible! iPhone hacked to DUAL BOOT Android!!! Buy that man an Outback Steak House gift card! » http://bit.ly/aDmciz #
  • Video from the MIT Flea: A working (and LOUD) Cold War cipher machine, used by the lousy filthy Commies » http://bit.ly/9n9SFx #
  • Mechanics are like surgeons. When they take a seat next to you in the waiting room and lean close, you know it isn't going well. #
  • Hmm…the local feed cut away from Letterman at the start of Altman's Nixon story, returning hours later for the start of Hanson's number. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-18

  • I had a swell dinner with @jimlee00 and his family last night. Words (and sketch!) on Ihnatko.com » http://bit.ly/96dOTZ #
  • I got ejected from the Boston Comicon. I guess my "convention center security guard cosplay" concept was way over their heads. #
  • (Joking about the "security guard" comicon costume. But I bet people have tried that…a very meta concept!) #
  • Conan goes to TBS! A smart, 21st-century move that proves that broadcast networks' TV dominance is over. http://bit.ly/bzlReF #
  • The Opera Mini browser has been approved by Apple! Will appear in App Store within 24 hours. » http://bit.ly/bxP4Ji #
  • Getting ready to record MacBreak Weekly. Watch and listen live at http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • Holy cow. If this weeks MacBreak had gone on longer, I would have needed astronaut diapers. #
  • EMERGENCY ALERT for men and women who are into women: TCM is at this moment airing the HOTTEST moment in film, ever. #
  • (It is Cyd Charisse's number from "Deep In My Heart." Sexier than this, there isn't.) #
  • Video (without audio) is on YouTube. I think after this, Ms. Charisse's middle name was "Oh, my God." » http://bit.ly/art447 #
  • At the Red Cross. About to do my first platelet donation relying on the iPad for distraction & entertainment. #
  • Apheresis needle is in. I am now using an iPad while bleeding. Is this an Apple first? #
  • Playing with my iPad while donating platelets at the Red Cross. As always, its smooth and painless. http://yfrog.com/0fbq5zj #
  • Apheresis machine making various Super Mario-like "level up" noises…meaning donation is complete. #
  • Quick reminder: Sunday is the first MIT Flea Market of the year! Photos » http://bit.ly/aMRcRP Details » http://bit.ly/aMRcRP #
  • A significant data point: a moment ago, I wanted to double-tap on a block of text in my desktop browser to zoom it. #
  • At last! The unhealthiest kiosk in the mall food court is now the worst cereal in the breakfast aisle! http://yfrog.com/2tn03wj #
  • "Kellogg's Cinnabon cereal: It's Like A Tea Party Protest For Your Pancreas." #
  • Reminder to New England geeks: 1st MIT Flea Market of year is TOMORROW at 9 AM. Pix and info: http://bit.ly/c3vpTV #
  • My thoughts on Engadget's miraculous mysterious iPhone 4G photos (Summary: I don't buy it.) » http://bit.ly/9tDo4p #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-11

  • "Godspell" is only watchable if you pretend it's post-apocalyptic NYC & the holocaust drove these last few survivors to madness. #
  • (On the plus side it's cool to see early 70's NYC shot in its grubby beauty. Like "Taking Of Pelham 123" or "Taxi Driver".) #
  • Alert: "Easter Parade" starts on #TCM in five minutes. Astaire and Garland…starts with one of my fave Astaire numbers ever. #
  • Matias' iRizer laptop stand is proving to be one of my favorite iPad accessories. http://yfrog.com/ht42689165j #
  • Good news: got my first full night's sleep in about a week, now that iPad coverage is done. Bad: Overslept for my 7:39AM flight #
  • Final bit of comedy before leaving: housesitter sees me grab iPad from table, says "Nuts! I was hoping you weren't taking that." #
  • I have the ipad on my tray table. Very comfy. This might be the first flight in coach in which i can actually write! #
  • Watched tonight's "Amazing Race" while in the air. JetBlue is the iPad of airlines. #thatsgottabegoodforafreeroundtrip #
  • So what was the first thing YOU tried with YOUR new iPad? Here's @jimlee00's: http://twitpic.com/1dc5v0 #
  • Ooooooooo…and here's a @jimlee00 Catwoman from his iPad. http://bit.ly/dsjoKi #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: Apple unveils iPhone OS 4.0 this week? What does this mean for iPad? >> http://bit.ly/bM5oUT #
  • Here's a list of all of my public panels this week at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Do drop by. >> http://bit.ly/aDknJI #
  • Currently finalizing notes for my talk about Twitter. Decided that I'm going to give tips and tricks for 10 minutes. #
  • CoWA: "Tweeting the Conference" http://post.ly/Y3pA #
  • Disregard that last tweet…it was supposed to include audio. #
  • On a panel about the death of the middle class. I am wisely choosing to let the Financial Times columnist do the talking. #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: CoWA Day 1: Jennifer Connelly’s Breasts » http://bit.ly/aPBHpQ #cwa2010 #
  • Getting ready to do MacBreak Weekly…via MiFi in Boulder! Watch live at http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • Waiting for the jazz concert to start. I've way too much work to do & shouldn't be here. But it's always a star lineup. #cwa2010 #
  • Snow! I wanna play in the yard and make Geek Angels but I have to speak on *3* panels today. #cwa2010 http://yfrog.com/6rw3xj #
  • "Supergeeks changing the world" panel went v.well. I spoke about Crazy Tech Billionaire projects. Loved other speakers' talks. #cwa2010 #
  • Quick note: I'll be speaking at the Colorado Mac User Group Thurs. night. Meeting is open! Details here: http://www.comug.com/ #
  • Next up at 1pm: "Intuition, Technology and Communication" with @ebertchicago and @edyson. VERY excited about this one. #cwa2010 #
  • My next panel (w/ @ebertchicago) is in The Big Room Wot Streams Live. Watch or listen at 1pm Mountain Time: http://bit.ly/arSUx2 #
  • Just enjoyed a very tranquil 90 minutes with my iPad playing my "Peaceful" playlist, filling the room with its built-in speaker. #
  • New on my Flickr: The Holsteins in Boulder. » http://bit.ly/9yN0BZ #
  • Having an iPad and a MiFi at a party means not letting it drop when someone says "No, I haven't seen the 'Trololo Guy' video" #
  • Home after a 1AM redeye from Denver. Brain still urging me to hurry to my 9:30 #cwa2010 panel about somethingorother. #
  • Sitting in Panera, watching people stroll by. It's a shame they don't know how great they all look in this early-evening light. #
  • Okay. The WordPress app for the iPad app is officially a piece of total s***. Do not use it. It's lost this draft twice now. #
  • If this were a romcom, right now Adobe and Apple would be stranded somewhere funny, start fighting again, & suddenly make love. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-04-04

  • Sitting in the back at @stepto's Xbox Enforcement panel at #PAX Keeping eyes peeled for @majornelson. #
  • Good meeting with my publisher thus morning. My iPad book finally has a title. Stay tuned! #
  • At most of the tech shows I cover, the audience at a feature preso are all uplit by their laptops. At #PAX it's 1000 DS's. #
  • This iPad book will be a soup-to-nuts guide. IPad Fully Loaded (shipping much later) will be a great companion to this one. #
  • A guy two rows down at the #PAX q&a is playing two stacked DS's simultaneously, like Jimmy Page on a double-necked guitar. #
  • I've been to hella lots tech shows and hella lotsa comix/pop culture shows. I tell you: #PAX is an _exceptionally_ well-run show #
  • A geeky show at the Hynes is always a pleasant bit of nostalgia. My dad brought me here for my 1st comp. show when I was 9ish. #
  • There aren't many places where you can see a guy dressed as Super Mario sing James Brown's "Sex Machine." #PAX is one of them. #
  • Just chatted with @majornelson for a half an hour. Extremely cool dude…I kept checking his shirt for an Apple logo. :) #
  • Blimey…just realized that a few days ago was my third anniversary as a Twitter user. That long? This must be obsolete tech! #
  • Will everybody PLEASE stop phoning the radio station in my head and requesting Rush's "Tom Sawyer"? It's getting annoying. #
  • …Honestly, people. It was the 103rd caller that was going to get the Coldplay tickets and I promise you they're LONG gone. #
  • I'm just a little bit bothered by how many of my Flickr photos are tagged "Breakfast." » http://bit.ly/di0isM #
  • Some people have so little joy in their lives that they have to try and rob you of yours. When they do, react with compassion. #
  • Boaters: consider The Lake That's Appeared At The Bottom Of Andy's Street for your next water recreation vacation destination. #
  • Uncanny! Minutes after we finish recording MacBreak, Apple releases iTunes 9.1! #
  • Dear PR person for $50 iPod speaker: Boy, did you pick a bad week to email a release entitled "Hottest new gadget of 2010" #
  • Yes, I am a very simple man: I am happy to learn that I now have a ride to the comic book store while I'm in Boulder next week. #
  • BZZZZT! iPad embargo is finally over! Yes, I've had an iPad for about a week now. Unboxing video coming very shortly. #
  • I'll also be on TWiT live in about an hour to talk about the iPad and show it off. Links to 90% of my Sun-Times coverage coming soon. #
  • Tune in to live.twit.tv at around 10 PM…I'll be on live with my iPad. #
  • 10 PM Eastern Time at http://live.twit.tv/. Will tweet when links to my Suntimes.com pieces are live. #
  • My 1st of 5 iPad hands-on pieces is on Suntimes.com! "Notebook, Netbook, iPad: Yes, It's A Real Computer" http://bit.ly/dvjps7 #
  • My iPad unboxing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrqKVKhNNx4 #
  • Try that YouTube link again. My #iPad unboxing vid should now be publicly viewable… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrqKVKhNNx4 #
  • On my way to NYC for iPad-related hijinx. With Amtrak flooded, I had to drive 90 minutes to board in New Haven! But it'll be worth it. #
  • ipad book page on an outdoor train platform: perfectly readable. http://yfrog.com/51bdjj #
  • Glare is a bigger problem than ambient light. But the screen is bright enough that it doesn't get in the way of reading. #
  • Friends, I've ridden trains without an iPad, and now I've ridden one With. I tell you: "with" is better. :) #
  • Off to check out the scene at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. #
  • Whew! There are 2 satellite trucks and a ropeline set up at the 5th Ave Apple store…but nobody foolish enough to camp out yet. #
  • I spent the morning at the @fastcompany office, helping them answer reader questions about the iPad. Watch: http://bit.ly/aV159O #
  • Be sure to watch Letterman tonight: Dave's got an iPad-themed Top 10 list. http://bit.ly/chsuQt #
  • My main, detailed (6700 words!) iPad review is now in the hands of my editor. Pray for him, my friends… (will Tweet when it's online) #
  • I'll be online LIVE with @gruber, @jsnell & others on @ClaytonMorris' Strategy Room. 3ET – http://www.foxnews.com/strategyroom #
  • Living La iPad Vida Loca: just bought my Amtrak ticket home using the iPad, waiting in the visitor lobby at Fox. #
  • The Main Event: my in-depth hands-on iPad review is now up on SunTimes.com. Allll 6700 words of it! http://bit.ly/c9Q5oR #
  • Lunch with @christophergurr at Ben Ash. The only way to eat at a New York deli and not die later is to share everything. #
  • As on Thursday, I am riding Amtrak and using my pre-release iPad. As on Thursday, nobody cares. :) http://yfrog.com/2hwv3j #
  • Cool, we already have multiple Twitter clients for iPad. Trying TweetDeck…first time this app's concept actually appeals to me! #
  • Who else worries that tomorrow morning, 250,000 copies of the iPad App Store app will cry out at once, and then fall silent? #
  • Almost done setting up my iPad. I've had it for a 10 days but (for TV and demo purposes) I never put any of my own stuff on it! #
  • iPad Home Delivery Day. I have never seen so many of my iChat buddies available at 7:30 AM on a Saturday before in my life. :) #
  • RRGH. If I hear a TV person say "iPad doesn't multitask" again, I'll throw an egg. Yes, it _does._ #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: a few comments on the iPad's multitasking, and Feature Porn. » http://bit.ly/9TdHNj #
  • A new Bravo show about parents with 9 kids who remodel homes? Uh-oh…lame basic-cable programming is starting to crossbreed… #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-28

  • Even ten years dead, Charles Schulz remains the gold standard of comic strip creators. » http://comics.com/peanuts/2010-03-21/ #
  • A Geek's Sign of Spring: I plug my phone into the car dock & notice the cable is soft & flexible instead of cold and stiff. #
  • A Geek's Sign of Spring, #2 I remember that's it's time to buy the new season's edition of MLB At Bat for my iPhone. #
  • Okay, now I hate MLB At Bat 2010: it's just told me that Houston has scored a run against the Sox in their first at-bats. #
  • "Mr. Speaker, nowhere does this health-care bill mention deep-sea fishing rights…" #
  • Hey, the Speaker is gaveling with the skinny end of the hammer. Did he just UN-pass the healthcare bill? #
  • The healthcare bill has already improved the lives of Americans: it's knocked Justin Bieber off of the "Trending Topics" list. #
  • One fewer of them, one more of *us*: I'm about to take one of my Worthy and Deserving Aunts to the Apple Store to buy a MacBook. #
  • Watching "Colbert Report" and cringing. Interviewee doesn't know that trying to be as funny as Colbert never, EVER works. #
  • Getting set up for MacBreak Weekly. Watch live at http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • Man alive, is it ever raining. It's like the final act of "Unforgiven" out here. #
  • Is anyone using AOL dialup in Snow Leopard? AOL says its app works, but a forum message on Apple Support says no. #
  • I'm actually disappointed that I won't get to configure a PPP connection manually…second only to SLIP servers as a source of nostalgia. #
  • (Another Apple support forum message suggests that AOL dialup will work under 10.6 using a previous beta of the AOL app) #
  • Zaftigs appetizer: vegetarian chili. http://yfrog.com/bhvm0j #
  • Zaftigs main course: Cobb salad. http://yfrog.com/cctk9j #
  • This street performer was prob. unaware this is the week the city is filled with delegates from the Guild of Apathetic Idlers. #
  • Now on Suntimes: my 6 Rules for safely using a smartphone in your car. http://bit.ly/d54p0C #7 Don't use it as a makeup mirror. #
  • (Tip #8 don't read this column until after you've pulled into the driveway.) #
  • Seeing "Up" for the first time. God-damnit, Pixar…you've made me cry three times before 6 AM. That ain't fair. #
  • Got to the ending of "Up." So that's FOUR times. Go to hell, Pixar. :) #
  • I'm going to be on Clayton Morris' "Gadgets and Games" show at 3 PM Eastern. Watch live: http://live.foxnews.com/strategy-room #
  • This train has the coolest conductor. He looks like the sort of undercover assassin M warns 007 about during a mission briefing. #
  • Watching a bit of "The Hustler." I think a smart man would rather be as cool as Jackie Gleason than as handsome as Paul Newman. #
  • My appearance on @ClaytonMorris' "Gadgets and Games" show yesterday is now online! http://tinyurl.com/ydpjx7q #
  • Am currently one block from #PAX and closing fast. Finally! #
  • At #PAX Reminding myself that at a geek con, most people dressed as Jay or Silent Bob aren't cosplaying. #
  • What was going to be 2 or 3 hours at #pax turned into an hour or two of lunch with Scott Kurtz & pals. An excellent upgrade. #
  • Thought from #PAX I bet I could win a sword duel to the death, if my foe were armed with a 5'x1' slab of foam on a broom handle. #
  • Have belatedly realized that from the waist up, I was accidentally cosplaying Indiana Jones (fedora, jacket, shirt, satchel). #
  • Good, I can sneak back in to #PAX on Sunday afternoon. Hoping to bump into @majornelson and chat about Natal. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-21

  • If there's some job you don't want to do today, tell them "I did it. But you can't tell, 'cuz the hour I did it in disappeared." #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: The Ambitious Dilettante’s Guide To WordPress Site Design » http://bit.ly/bo06Q8 #
  • A tip for Australians: Americans are willing to buy a US iPad and mail it to you in exchange for beer. » http://bit.ly/c4wfmO #
  • New podcast ep up: talking with @ScottBourne about our iPad purchases. http://is.gd/aJ44u #
  • Setting up for MacBreak Weekly. Watch and listen live at http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • MacBreak going into extra innings…normally we'd have been done a half an hour ago. We're having extra fun today. :) #
  • We're paying much tribute to Jerry Lewis…today's his BIRRRRTHH-DAYYYYYYflavin!!!!!!!!!! #
  • MacBreak show is OVER, at 2 hours, 13 minutes! I speculate that there's a _certain_ amount of brilliance that can be safely excised. #
  • And so, Lord Andy proclaimed "Let the front door be thrown wide, and the screen installed in the storm door thereupon!" #
  • Now I know why I don't publsh many intrviews. The voices in my head are MUCH easier to transcribe than the voices on a recorder. #
  • Simple but handy Mac player/word processor for transcribing interviews: http://code.google.com/p/transcriptions/ #
  • I'm an idiot; of _course_ Scrivener also has a built-in transcription feature. It's the word processor that tries hard to be USEFUL! #
  • "Damn! JD Salinger died before he told anyone what he thought of 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'!" Not so fast… http://bit.ly/bEKjzR #
  • Whew! 7500 words of transcribed & edited DC and Marvel Comics interviews are now in the hands of my poor, suffering editor. #
  • I know that tonight's "Office" was shot on greenscreen because the camera is trying too hard to prove it isn't on greenscreen. #
  • My big piece on the future of digital comic books, inc./Marvel & DC interviews, is now on Suntimes.com. » http://bit.ly/aHrPUx #
  • Grr. Making a minor tweak to comix column: realize it sounds like I'm saying "DC isn't even putting together a strategy," which isn't true. #
  • You know, I was a proud, confident man before I spent the evening trying to install alpha apps on simulated hardware… #
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Rogers. Here's his gift to us, something we all should hear from time to time: http://to.pbs.org/4eXGuY #
  • Black shoes, pants, belt, golf shirt, sweater. Oh, dear. Once again I've left the house dressed as "Father Andy." #
  • Details aren't locked…but it _looks_ like I've got things worked out for a Boulder, CO Tweetup during the first week in April. #
  • Restaurant Week: appetizer. http://yfrog.com/j5nwowj #
  • Restaurant Week, entree: Polenta. http://yfrog.com/0lnkprj #
  • Restaurant Week -Dessert: olive oil cake dressed with yogurt. http://yfrog.com/16721mj #
  • Dinner was at Lineage in Coolidge Corner. It's Restaurant Week in Boston: many luxe joints w/discount menus http://bit.ly/93W9RH #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-14

  • Sitting in the parking lot at the Red Cross, "sugaring up" with a Heritage Dr. Pepper before my platelet donation. #
  • Good news: BP and temp are normal (120/83 & 98.9). Bad: I forgot I can't take aspirin 48 hrs before donating. Reskedded for next week. #
  • Have just made my SECOND iPad-related hardware purchase: a Pogo Sketch stylus. http://yfrog.com/20982vj #
  • New on ClickableArts.com: : OscarBlog 2010: The Pause Of Inference #
  • I'll be obsessively and nerdifically liveblogging the Oscars. Just refresh this page on Ihnatko.com: http://bit.ly/cXv6dn #
  • Just a reminder: I'm loveblogging the Oscars on Ihnatko.com » http://bit.ly/cXv6dn #
  • Yes, LOVEBLOGGING. I LOVE the Oscars. #
  • ALERT to all men and women who love women: TCM is running Cyd Charisse movies all day today. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. #
  • To those who might have missed it: my liveblog from last night's Oscars is on Ihnatko.com » http://bit.ly/cXv6dn #
  • Just finished a phone interview with @jimlee00 and John Rood about DC Comics' digital directions. After dinner there will be much typing. #
  • My job isn't like yours. I mean, today, did you open a FedEx box and find yourself wondering why Geek Squad sent you beef jerky? #
  • First workday with the office windows open. I feel like birds will flitter in and hand me the DVD-R I need, like I'm Snow White. #
  • Stupid damned Skype has locked up on me…desperately trying to fix for the show!!! #
  • The irony is, i cant force quit it while TWiT is calling me, & they won't stop calling because I should have been there 10 min ago! #
  • Okay, now switching to A WHOLE NEW COMPUTER. But I'm sure it has nothing to do with Skype being a total piece of ****. #
  • Finally starting MacBreak. Boy do I hate Skype. Few apps are this successful but this unreliable. #
  • On Ihnatko.com: My prep for the iPad, and how sketch apps and the Pogo Stylus are newly-relevant to me. » http://bit.ly/c9vsBC #
  • A small plate of soft cheeses after midnight? On a weekday? One of the many, many advantages of swingin' bachelorhood, m'friend. #
  • Well! *I* just spent a lot of money. How about you guys? #
  • (Yes…I just spent $900 on a 72 master cases of Marshmallow Peeps, all colors. Wait, was there something else this morning?) #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: Which iPad did I buy? The fascinating process, revealed. » http://bit.ly/cLRre0 #
  • The most important bit from this morning's piece: you'd need a VERY good reason to buy an iPad sight-unseen. I sure do. Do you? #
  • Check out Apple.com's iPad pages — lots of details. http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/ #
  • Apple.com/iPad/features/: "…And you can add free ePub titles to iTunes and sync them to the iBooks app on your iPad." Hooray! #
  • The implication is that ePub files will sync via iTunes just like any other kind of media (or maybe via a simple folder operation) #
  • Now in the hands of my Sun-Times editor: seven neat bits of news I got from Apple's new iPad pages. Will Tweet a link when it's up. #
  • Now on Suntimes.com: My fave 7 new details about the iPad, based on Apple's new product pages » http://bit.ly/bpy9Ox #
  • Apparently, tonight is "Sing Elton John Songs Like Paul Williams Night," according to my brain. #
  • I say this with sincerity: "Jackass 2" isn't a better movie than "Network," but it has a much smarter and more solid ending. #
  • CSS design would be a less irritating if it DIDN'T turn out that the root of every baffling problem was a dumb mistake I made. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-07

  • Watching the Olympics closing ceremonies. For one magical night, everyone in the whole world was named "Gord." #
  • Dining with @muskrat_john in Wisconsin. Yes, cheese was a feature component in every course. http://yfrog.com/1e7n9aj #
  • The conference presented me with a big box of local WI artisan cheeses before my departure. WELL PLAYED, conference! #
  • New photoset on Flickr: The Holsteins in Wisconsin » http://bit.ly/9NYFaM #
  • Quick, join The Ebert Club before Roger raises his rates in April. Even non-Eberts are welcome (for now) » http://bit.ly/bJalcm #
  • Watching "Hello, Dolly." One of my fave and most fascinating "great potential, but it just doesn't work at all" flicks. #
  • My Feb. detox from writing Apple or Google news ends with a 3000-word piece about the iPad, soon to be sent to my editor. Whoof. #
  • Before this gets out of hand: it's NOT a review of the iPad and I have NOT touched an iPad since January. #
  • New on Suntimes.com: Six things about the iPad that worried me a month ago, but no longer. >> http://bit.ly/bTgIdt #
  • Just interviewed @TomBrevoort and Ira Rubenstein for a column. Maintained my 20yr streak of being surprised my recorder worked. #
  • Whoops, no, the Old Fashioned wasn't invented there but they do them quite nicely. http://www.theoldfashioned.com/ #
  • To a freelancer, 4:45 on a Fri. is when you see if you can play The Price Is Right's "It's a new washer-dryer!" theme on the uke. #
  • Just found I'll be on a panel with @ebertchicago at @cwaboulder. I'll photo the audience & later claim it's my usual fan turnout. #
  • How do I record phone interviews off my iPhone? Well, it's highly technical… http://yfrog.com/ehqwptj #
  • New on ClickableArts.com: : Scott Kurtz' LOLBat gets a sidekick #
  • I picked Mitch Seavey in my (self-employed) office Iditarod pool. Am sitting by computer in a foam hat shaped like a snow hook. #
  • Doing a lot of housecleaning. I just found a few business cards with my old FidoNet email address on it. My FIDONET address! #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-28

  • Another Amazon MP3 offer that says "Don't think, just buy": 22 classic Sinatra tracks for $2.99 » http://bit.ly/dCfEIr #
  • OK, one week post-Macworld and I'm willing to call it: Purell and paranoia officially protected me from another Convention Flu. #
  • I instituted a new music library policy today: when a CD attains Double Plus Love Status, I re-rip it as Apple Lossless. #
  • Finally catching up on the season premiere of the new Amazing Race, so I can watch the SECOND episode tonight. Giddy-worthy TV! #
  • Finished watching the "Amazing Race" premiere. Underscored the fabulous, producer-proof unpredictability of the Racers' actions! #
  • Even an in over-the-air analog standard def, the worst ep of "Amazing Race" would beat the best "Survivor" in digital HD. :) #
  • Always an emotional moment: winners on podium, hearing their nat'l anthem, wearing medals, clutching lush, majestic Chia Pets. #
  • Countless moms are now telling their kids "Fine. If one of the comics I threw out becomes THAT valuable, I'll pay you the $1M." #
  • Setting up tabs, windows, and beverages for recording of MacBreak Weekly. Watch live » http://live.twit.tv/ #
  • Shots like this keep me in awe of @scottbourne's bird photography » http://bit.ly/bQFSZP #
  • Geek High Finance: just traded a tubful of 10-y.o. Star Wars Episode 1 merch for lots of store credit at my regular comic shop. #
  • Richard Dawkins has his Shatner-esque "Get a life!" moment with his fan community >> http://bit.ly/d79c58 #
  • Resolved: Story concept "Little girl from classic children's book returns to that world as an adult" is now a boring cliché. #
  • Zaftigs soup of the day: a gumbo-style spicy jambalaya. http://yfrog.com/aus11jj #
  • Zaftigs pastrami and Swiss. A SENSIBLE sized deli sandwich! http://yfrog.com/1eqb0xj #
  • Dessert: super-delicious rice pudding. It's rice…it must be good for you. http://yfrog.com/35m08wj #
  • Getting ready for a live Skype appearance on Fox News "Gadgets And Games" with @claytonmorris. Live from 3-4 EST #
  • A shot of crowd at Olympics leaves me thnkng there can't be many places where you can buy a foam hat shaped like a curling stone. #
  • I love and fear the Internet: http://www.curlinghats.com/ (Thanks, @thisisjacksdad!) #
  • One of my fave "King Of The Hill"s is on now. "Won't You Pimai Neighbor?" explains why lazy writing on other shows frustrate me. #
  • Finished a last-minute column for the Sun. edition. Getting the last sentence was like getting a dog to give me back the stick. #
  • Watching Craig Ferguson. I'm 60% sure that Quentin Tarantino is slowly turning into Jon Lovitz. #
  • And then I heard myself grumbling "Crimeny. This Catholic church has *no excuse* for not having a website. It's 2010!" #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-21

  • New on Ihnatko.com: City Lights is not a real bookstore » http://bit.ly/aEmBOe #
  • I love it when people claim that recent blizzards disprove global climate change. Idiots are usually MUCH tougher to spot. #
  • (This isn't controversial: one week of bad weather is as significant a data sample as the belch of an eyelash mite.) #
  • 1 scientist in history discoverd somethng that was easy to explain, had clear implications, and was 100% right: Superman's dad. #
  • At Comic Relief in Berkeley. Loving its new location…freaking huge, this place is. #
  • On a trusted friend's strong recommendation…I am buying the first issues of "Blackest Night." Okay, Rich…! #
  • Downloading yesterday's WinPhone7Series3000alacticaClear intro videos for travel viewing. Quick demo looks v.nice…pretty UI. #
  • Sacramento Tweeps: I'm speaking at MacNexus tonight at 7 PM. Do stop by! Details here » http://www.macnexus.org/ #
  • Setting up for MacBreak Weekly. I am doing the show from the forest moon of Endor this week. #
  • Riding Amtrak to Sacramento for my talk at MacNexus tonight. What a dope I was for initially wanting to rent a car for this. #
  • At the MacNexus meeting in Sacramento. Nice turnout and nice people. Oh, and free cookies. #
  • New on ClickableArts.com: : Time For Go To Home #
  • New on Ihnatko.com: Time For Go To Home » http://bit.ly/cOlsub #
  • 66 degrees in Sacramento…gorgeous weather but I'm leaving for home today. Have been living out of my laptop bag since Sunday! #
  • Touchdown, Boston! Good to see snow again after a week of miserably beautiful spring weather in San Francisco. #
  • I don't know what pleased me most about my JetBlue flight. Probably the fact that our pilot's name was actually "Captain Over." #
  • New on Suntimes.com – My first take on Windows Mobile Series Seven Phone System Phone OS for Seven, 7.0 » http://bit.ly/aE1IT9 #
  • I awake after a 4hr, post-redeye-flight nap. I feel like grabbing destiny in both hands. Yes! I shall start watching DVR'd TV. #
  • Quick Flickr photoset: the Holsteins in San Francisco » http://bit.ly/aNJT9Q #
  • I love the snowboarders. They're the only Olympians who seem to be having fun, win or lose. They get up from a fall, smiling. #
  • You can KEEP your stupid Dewars Profile: ***I've*** been interviewed by the Tactical Pants Blog! » http://bit.ly/buncol #
  • Honestly, @Seagate. Your support site and forms would save me time if it just said "We have no intention of honoring warranties." #
  • "Forbidden Planet" is just starting up over on TCM. #
  • Experiencing the horror of pulling into commuter rail garage at a terrific point in audiobook, w/no headphones for rest of trip! #

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