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Microblogging: There and back again

beatnikblog - Tue, 30/12/2008 - 6:28am

I’m liking the developing trend I see towards silicon valley digerati reconsidering blogging, after a year spent focused on microblogging with Twitter. See Buchheit’s blog, v2 post.

I’ll admit I’ve been looking for some momentum to start the beaknikblog again. It’s been far too long. Also, the one-liner response format Twitter allows leaves me wanting at times.

But, sigh, I enjoy posting random thoughts to Twitter without thorough reasoning!

@orph for 2008-08-17

beatnikblog - Mon, 18/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Note to self: check out new Randy Newman album. #
  • It’ll be cool when Kindle tech gets cheap enuff so you can grab the the NYT or New Yorker Kindle, both auto-updated, and head out to dinner. #
  • Disturbing observation: the longer I remain an ovo-lacto vegetarian, the more I come to love eggs & cheese in food. Time to go vegan?

@orph for 2008-08-15

beatnikblog - Sat, 16/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Watching Youth for Asian Theatre. A bunch of short plays written, directed, acted, and fundraised by asian highschoolers. Awesome. #
  • Somehow scored a 2:30 AM all-night laundromat date with the cute Russian, after she finished work at the pizza place on Castro. #
  • Realized that laundry dates are risky. A lot of time with nothing much going on. Wish I had a laptop with a DVD player. Maybe a board game?

@orph for 2008-08-14

beatnikblog - Fri, 15/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Giving away startup ideas to fresh Harvard Biz School graduates may have been a bad idea. #
  • @fairycat because I have a big mouth and want people to like me? #
  • @fairycat I think I don’t have much choice there :-) #
  • I think I just got turned down for a date tomorrow.

@orph for 2008-08-13

beatnikblog - Thu, 14/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Taking advice on how to let someone down easy from the love doctor, @Tberman. #
  • lly illogical child. She is incredible! #
  • I sent a ballsy threatening email at work today. Kind of scared of the outcome.. my manager’s manager, Jocelyn, has a knack for making m … #
  • Tweets since returning to SF are social wankery, ratcheted up work stress, sex, drugs, and less creativity.

@orph for 2008-08-12

beatnikblog - Wed, 13/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • I am now the proud owner of #
  • Man, domain registration has gotten so streamlined! 20 minutes from PayPal to DNS resolving jump page. #
  • Headed to Berkeley to buy more Transmetropolitan comics and dinner with Jacob. #
  • Need to read the Golden Ass.

@orph for 2008-08-11

beatnikblog - Tue, 12/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Downright scandalous weekend of wonton orgiastic exuberance. #
  • tshirt idea: postnerd #
  • Started reading the Odyssey again. I suspect Penelope got busy with the suitors on occasion. #
  • @sandyarmstrong justification for murdering suitors: maybe just fun, or maybe some father/son bonding.

@orph for 2008-08-10

beatnikblog - Mon, 11/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • New long pea coat, brown blazer, and flag-colored shorty shorts are cheering me up. Yay for shopping with the pros (Jason Hartline). #
  • Reading comics at the bar. Headed to DNA lounge later. #
  • Damn. Got dressed too soon. Now I’m just sitting around trying not to wrinkle. #
  • Just made out on stage with a PM from Google I just met. That is pretty hot.

@orph for 2008-08-09

beatnikblog - Sun, 10/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Would you have the guts to kill the president if given half a chance? #
  • @segphault or build a culture of killing ineffectual useless fuckface presidents. #
  • @zbowling secret service are the ones who have to answer that question seriously every day. I hope they respond!

@orph for 2008-08-08

beatnikblog - Sat, 09/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • @gabaug nah, it’s easy: everything you eat was once living and eventually you will die and be eaten. #
  • Clarity of youth. #
  • While high on drugs just now I tried to smash my iPhone as hard as I could. It still works. I like it more now. #
  • @jeresig don’t feel bad about your demo. Everyone knows you rule.

@orph for 2008-08-07

beatnikblog - Fri, 08/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Headed to Ask a Scientist. Tonight’s topic: ROBOTS. #
  • This roboticist is very strange. #
  • Hea Talking about shooting enemy combatants because you just don’t give a shit. With a bunch of wide eyed kids around. #
  • And an elderly woman asks about sexual robots.

@orph for 2008-08-06

beatnikblog - Thu, 07/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • The girl responded to post-date txt I sent. We have SMS parity again, leaving the door open to future communication! Yay! #
  • This free software geek just spent another few bucks on iPhone apps. Crazy. #
  • @ian wonder how many decades until we can get an ammendment binding the courts to Intl Court of Justice rulings? #

@orph for 2008-08-05

beatnikblog - Wed, 06/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Mediocre results. The grand plan to watch the sunset was called due to weather. Blue Plate was lame. Taught her to drive scooter. 2 kisses. #
  • @codinghorror Doctorow has a book where people’s survival is based on upmods. Down to 0 points = instant death. #
  • @psykoyiko thanks!? It’s a bit of an experiment in free communication following years of being uptight about what goes on the blog.

@orph for 2008-08-04

beatnikblog - Tue, 05/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Need to see man on wire #
  • Saw Gonzo. It’s bad journalism. But god damn I love that man. #
  • Going to look for copies of Great Shark Hunt and On the Campaign Trail. #
  • The comic I was reading was transmet, which is much better journal of Hunter. At least in the few I’ve read so far.

@orph for 2008-08-03

beatnikblog - Mon, 04/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • The best part about today is that I get to come home to new comic books. #
  • “Text messages for the SF marathon are being delayed due to technical difficulties at the race site…” Hope Jacob finished alright! #
  • Why do cute college girls always fall for potheads? Has anyone else noticed this occurence? #
  • Anyone want to have a shoppig day next week?

@orph for 2008-08-02

beatnikblog - Sun, 03/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • @tberman: breakfast at bakesale betty’s in berzerkeley. #
  • @codinghorror if your’re itching to start a revolt for cecession, I’m in! #
  • Hey, whoever borrowed my Dell Widescreen LCD monitor 3 years ago, give it back please. #
  • The huge widescreen TV that someone left here a year ago is now gone. Strange how I grow to like objects I don’t want at first.

@orph for 2008-08-01

beatnikblog - Sat, 02/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Dinner with the ex, who has started seeing someone else. Feeling pretty lonely. #
  • To fight the creeping urbanity, I’ve been practicing staring straight ahead without looking at others. Vector path. #
  • @migueldeicaza wow. How is Costin? Spare no detail! #
  • @migueldeicaza what is cafe Pamplona like since I stopped working there in, what, ‘03? Is the old bat still running the place?

@orph for 2008-07-31

beatnikblog - Fri, 01/08/2008 - 6:59am
  • Need to keep this streak of having fun all the time going. Anything going on 2nite? #
  • Helped my neighbor friends move today. They are being evicted to. #
  • A pig, a cock, and a serpent. Ignorance, desire, and malice. #
  • @natfriedman *blush* Dangerous idea tho, paying for a twitter feed.

@orph for 2008-07-30

beatnikblog - Thu, 31/07/2008 - 6:59am

@orph for 2008-07-29

beatnikblog - Wed, 30/07/2008 - 6:59am
  • @migueldeicaza welcome to MS versus Apple circa 1988 :-) #
  • Tshirt idea: “everyone here is trying to figure it out” #
  • Everyone getting along is kind of boring. #
  • Science is nothing. #
  • Iphone fail.

@orph for 2008-07-28

beatnikblog - Tue, 29/07/2008 - 6:59am
  • Btw, “Where you headed next?” isn’t the right exit question for success.

@orph for 2008-07-27

beatnikblog - Mon, 28/07/2008 - 6:59am
  • TV makes you stupider. I feel stupider after a month of it. How do I teach my parents to stop wasting their lives in front of one? #
  • @Corbett oh man! I kinda dance like her… on a good day. Minus the deep knee bends. Thanks for the link, yay! #
  • @campd it’s the year of obamination! #
  • Wow, 4chan still down from DDOS after a week??

@orph for 2008-07-26

beatnikblog - Sun, 27/07/2008 - 6:59am
  • Everything crashes all the time on iPhone. People who say otherwise are lying. It bricked in the middle of a call yesterday for 10 minutes. #
  • @natfriedman let’s see your tweets once the drugs kick in ;-) #
  • Wow, knowing my tweets will be recorded on my blog for posterity makes it a lot scarier to tweet honestly.

@orph for 2008-07-25

beatnikblog - Sat, 26/07/2008 - 6:59am
  • @natfriedman 3M. Scotch tape, post-its. #
  • Beyond twitter, if this shrinking of missives continues, soon we’ll express ourselves exclusively with emoticons. Or stick figures maybe? #
  • Have you thanked Akismet lately? #
  • Like utensils and cups, when will they start making diapers out of corn? The amount of waste is incredible.

@orph for 2008-07-24

beatnikblog - Fri, 25/07/2008 - 6:59am

Trying out the WordPress Twitter Tools Plugin. Anyone know a better way to import Tweets into WordPress as blog posts?


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