Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-25

  • Wondering if going to drive test to exchange license counts as eating a live frog. #
  • Bye bye British drivers license :,( on the plus side, exchange is painless and quick. #
  • Graphing conversations to discover more about bomber –
    http://bit.ly/5mC1ix /via @jphatala @tgrevatt #
  • I <3 love <3 @douglasgresham despite my terrible error reporting ( http://bit.ly/6nhXWg ) he has diagnosed and fixed cal sync problem! #
  • Anyone used a resume writing service? Suggestions or recommendations? #
  • Interesting article from the economist about the #geny attitude to public service – http://bit.ly/4C6h50 #Brazen #
  • I just unlocked the “Super User” badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/8FTBfE #
  • I’m getting sick. Trying to disinfect myself with tea. That works, right? #
  • People have doubts about the tea and are suggesting whiskey. But I have drank ~3 litres of tea today, so perhaps that will prove me right! #
  • Vote for Barbie to be a computer engineer http://bit.ly/8CtIh0 /via @tobi @newsycombinator @chris_saunders #
  • Google knows what boyfriends and girlfriends want from each other! http://tinyurl.com/y8rbvl3 /via @postsecret @boingboing #
  • This is pretty awesome – updating billboards in Google street view – http://bit.ly/7MoKgU #
  • Ok i’m definitely sick. And have to TA lab in French for 3 hours this afternoon. Noooooooo! Aiming for 5l of tea today, new personal best. #
  • I just ousted @nancykenny as the mayor of Timothy’s Sandy Hill on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/6KVwyC #
  • I just ousted @smithdm3 as the mayor of Desmarais building on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/81LMEg #I have the best office mates, we all had a long discussion with supervisor and I need to prep for lab so one went to get my lunch! I <3 him! #
  • Other office mate brought me vitamin water. He too is awesome! 🙂 #
  • In contrast to boyf who has been v unsympathetic. “you’re not really that ill”. “you shouldn’t be having custard for breakfast”. Etc. #
  • Tutorial going ok but I wish they would talk to me! #
  • Have survived first lab. Students started talking to me! Yay! I actually love my job this semester 😀 #
  • There’s a baby yelling at me. Babies should come with a mute button. #
  • The Ph.D. & wages – http://shar.es/aFDSD /via @GenBub_tweed @Richard_Florida @tgrevatt #
  • Awesome TED Talk on motivation by autonomy, mastery & purpose by @DanielPink http://14t.me/DV7xg /via @Pistachio @emdaniels #
  • Yay! Surprising people with chocolate in the morning and asking for something is effective! @snookca will be presenting for WISE next week! #
  • I can haz business cards? Yay! #
  • **sobbing** have double booked myself. Also, my calendar looks empty but why can’t I schedule anything with trainer? Failing at life today. #
  • Awwh dealer sent me a pic of my car saying pls come get me I’m waiting for you!! I want to! Stupid insurance broker!!!! #
  • What is it with insurance brokers not calling back? Don’t they want to sell insurance? Isn’t that their job? #
  • Crazy request I know, but does anyone know any insurance people who will, I don’t know, sell you insurance? I’m at a dead end here. #
  • Why is it that the only people who answer the phone are the ones that can’t help me? Gah! #
  • It’s like a miracle! Insurance broker called me back! #
  • Thanks to @pinemud, The Applets Are Coming – http://bit.ly/85DfIK #
  • Yay fired my broker! Thanks to @ottawainsurance I can collect my car tomorrow! Brrrm! 😀 #
  • I just became the mayor of Starbucks on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/8s9bxa #
  • Love this from @sachac – Getting started on your web presence – http://bit.ly/6Gplt6 #
  • Coffee this afternoon with 2nd year SE girl. Nice to share stories of making it though CS as one of few girls. WISE has new team member! #
  • Prof is explaining the very basics of JUnit. Frankly worrying that this is necessary in grad course, but I’m catching up on other things! #
  • I just became the mayor of Maru on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/71uhZC #
  • Pet hobo is on a diet. No more whole chickens! Dinner is a lean cuisine dinner – for two. With gone off eggnog and cake. #
  • I think pet hobo is cooking vomit for dinner. It really smells like it. Taking dieting too far, IMO. Pet hobo is the anti-bulimic! #
  • Ah Carleton. We’ve been seeing a lot of each other lately. What have I done to deserve this? #
  • Friend calls last night: “I was watching the discovery channel and was bored so I bought a plane ticket to India and I leave on Sunday” #
  • Working on my resume and I have some questions – if you have a mo, would really appreciate your insight! http://bit.ly/7VtEwe #
  • So true, why I prefer Canadian men -“Charm, Offensive” (On American women and British men) http://bit.ly/92jbRK /via @tgrevatt by @paulcarr #
  • This is wonderful and inspiring – I have no talent – by John Nunemaker http://bit.ly/5aa3vm /via @chrisjschmitt #
  • Reason why I love my iPhone – working in coffee shop. With a pen and paper, how very un-compsci of me! #
  • I need to learn how to say no/how to become super human and never get sick/how to survive without sleep/how to acquire a minion army. Tips? #
  • Collecting car!!!!! #
  • Car made it safely into parking space with only one minor panic thanks to @snookca! Very nice of him to rescue me! #
  • Email: “we’re excited about it so we’d like to start in march”. Me: “if you can make there be 30 hours in the day you can have it for feb”. #
  • Fascinating post by @cshirky – “A Rant About Women” – http://bit.ly/4GeQOz #
  • For those of you are also spending Friday night on Twitter… a preview of what I’m going to release on Monday! http://bit.ly/71JhXM #
  • Awesome next generation rain protector – I want one! http://bit.ly/zIHwX /via @jennielees #
  • Declining CS grads is a national security threat! Need more women too! http://is.gd/6ks6E – /via @ddej #
  • Mistake in previous link – deleted it now and replaced with correct one. Sorry! That was NSFW! #
  • Get up to make porridge and discovered that pet hobo opened and drank the milk. Plotting revenge. #
  • Apparently the milk was mixed into the vomit pet hobo ate for dinner on Thursday. How gross. Is this why other people don’t have pet hobos? #
  • Being a living contradiction. How do we need to change to live our values better? http://bit.ly/74p9ZJ /by @feather #
  • Moving @dlitz and we’re ahead of schedule!!! Yay! #
  • Stuck in elevator. @map_maker is not a talented elevator operator. #
  • How many compscis does it take to debug an elevator? #
  • Hahaha @jpdaigle is covered in hickeys! He says from shaving but why didn’t he shave the rest of his face? #
  • I just unlocked the “Explorer” badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/7EAU75 #
  • Starts work as a ski instructor next week! Yay! #
  • Another sneak preview…
    http://bit.ly/4nsu5D and http://bit.ly/7avtM6 #
  • Increasing engagement in the classroom – teaching naked, and on demand – http://is.gd/6sW2R /by @sidneyeve #
  • Rebuttal to @cshirky’s “A Rant About Women” by @TomCoates /via @zephoriahttp://bit.ly/8zhF2e – We have come to value the wrong things. #
  • Hello Monday! Release day, so much to do… #
  • Yay! Only 1030 and I’ve already been quite productive. Big day today! Excited for later 🙂 #
  • Gah gah gah! Things not going to plan! Everything falling apart! #
  • Event tomorrow has not been advertised, and people keep coming to me with problems even though I’m not in charge. Panic! #
  • I just ousted @gmulongoy as the mayor of Technology & Engineering @ University of Ottawa on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/5WyaJ2 #
  • Deep breaths. Things looking up. #
  • In Monday vs cate, Monday won. this mornings optimism all gone. Good game, Monday. We’ll do battle again next week. #
  • Dear Internet, truly, a terrible time for my FTP server to cease to work. That is all. #
  • Release time! Twitter Network and Clique visualization – http://bit.ly/7ekdLv – register if you want one, and pls RT! #
  • Advice for young developers – http://j.mp/7bAKHZ – /via @GergelyOrosz @rachellaycock @timrossinfo #
  • Released late yest so for morning people – a NEW AND IMPROVED Twitter conversation and clique viz – http://bit.ly/7ekdLv – pls rt! #
  • I did NOT know it was the 19th today. Begin Panic. #
  • Twitter Conversation Network Visualisations up for @terriko and @warty9http://bit.ly/7ekdLv #
  • (yes that means my website is now fixed. That was a 5 cups of tea problem – eep!) #
  • OK! Office hour 1-2, then I’m giving a talk- 15 Tools to make university easier for @uOttawaWISE then 3 hour lab then off to @theCodeFactory #
  • My jeans are looser. I wonder if it’s because I never seem to have time to eat lately. #
  • RT @zephoria “Whose voice do you hear? Gender issues and success”: http://bit.ly/5MZJrR (response to @cshirky & @tomcoates ) #
  • Ohhh no, Twitter Search API is being rubbish, so can’t graph more people today. Got quite a list going on! 🙂 #
  • Urgh having one of those days where I wonder if the difficulty of moving to another continent is worth it. #
  • Next Processing Jam – Friday January 29th! Who’s in? /cc @jpdaigle @emdaniels @dlitz #
  • Richard Florida on reinventing the way workers learn http://bit.ly/4MqhpN #lrnchat /via @tgrevatt @AuthenticVoices #
  • 2 hours and we’ve knocked up the basics of my friends website. I <3 wordpress! #
  • Really like this from @gminks, The Web Has Been Around for 20 Years, “We can use the web to change the world.” http://bit.ly/6cGevy #
  • Twitter Conversation Network Visualizations up for @behnooshhariri @carson_ @lana_l @sean_mcdonald http://bit.ly/7ekdLv #
  • I’ve been getting a lot of headaches since that tv fell on my head. Wondering if I should go see a doctor. #
  • Everyone telling me to go to doc, went last time had multiple concussions. They just give you drugs+say come back in 3 months if still bad. #
  • Also had enough fun and games with Canadian medical care as int’l student+can’t afford to go back to UK again. Think just decide to be fine. #
  • IBM Case Study Competition for female sci/eng students: http://bit.ly/61P4bj /via @uOttawaWISE #
  • Prof is saying – The bare minimum any programmer should do – ensure your code is 100% covered in test cases. So many programmers don’t :'( #
  • This is really cool! RT @cshirky Gilad Lotan of MSFT Research on visualizing the spread of Twitter #hashtags: http://bit.ly/8Ue56k #
  • Great slide deck from @dreamwidth! Build Your Own Contributors, One Part At A Time http://slidesha.re/7kdMTs /via @hypatiadotca @Skud #
  • Boyf and pet hobo are drinking tonight by the chess board. They are both quite inebriated. #
  • Been working through the waiting list for graphs… going to put them up now. OoooooOOOOooooooO! #
  • Graphs up for @__asm @sluedee @loudandskittishhttp://bit.ly/7ekdLv #
  • Graphs up for @gailcarmichael @anitaborg_org @ghchttp://bit.ly/7ekdLv #
  • I like this – “we are all curators now” – sharing content on the web http://bit.ly/7oj4Ak #
  • Outsourcing your lovelife! (I would totally want to do this if I were single!) http://bit.ly/4Un5iK /via @pinemud #
  • Comparison of input speeds using pen+paper/keyboard/treo/graffiti/iPhone/Newton – http://bit.ly/8zFeet /via @jpdaigle #
  • RT @sidneyeve – Why everything you ever believed about successful online dating photos is wrong http://is.gd/6On3V #
  • Friend calls me in a panic “I was trying to write you a recommendation on linked in and I think I’ve shared your calendar with the world!!!” #
  • Sending out information for IBM Smarter planet competition for @uOttawaWISE and @cuwise next weekend! Register quick! Going to fill up fast! #
  • Graphs up for @chromesushi @dgou @baroquebobcat @fleur_de_lotus @gordbot (all very talkative!) – http://bit.ly/7ekdLv #
  • Up v early for skiing. Ski tip! Widen your stance, will increase stability and help you use your edges better #ilovetoskisomuchithurts #
  • Back from skiing, just a quick one this morning. Have to work out with trainer this arvo! Amazingly, boyf is awake. Dunno where he is tho. #
  • I just became the mayor of GoodLife Fitness on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/5hS32f #
  • RT @cshirky Clinton’s Internet Freedom speech, abridged to those passages with a policy bias or commitment by the US http://bit.ly/4AU5JO #
  • Liking this from study hacks – “Beyond Passion: The Science of Loving What You Do” – http://bit.ly/5oh0lx #
  • Give A Man A Fish… And Make It Illegal To Teach Fishing http://bit.ly/53Oxou /via @douglasgresham #
  • one tree branch & a dozen jars – http://naoko-ito.com/website02-002.html /via @jliyi @paperquip #
  • Visualizations up for @debbyk @amyallcock @emdaniels @jdemond @jliyi @krusk @melgallant @smiffyhttp://bit.ly/7ekdLv – pls RT 🙂 #
  • Survived first day as ski instructor! Woooo! #
  • Child: you don’t want your kneecap to fall off. You don’t really want any part of your body to fall off. Except for armpit hair and cavities #

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