Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-31

  • Not impressed by this whole apple java thing. My argument that everything but haskell "just works" may die. Time to switch to ubuntu? #
  • Woah it is now my last week in Ottawa! 🙁 #
  • "Face it: you're impulsive, inconsistent and frequently irrational. You just have to be a bit clever about it." – http://dld.bz/3cS4 #
  • Hiding from the guy who thinks the earth is hollow and full of giants. Shh! #
  • Three goodbyes today already. Woman at my favorite restaurant actually hugged me. This is getting real! #
  • Phone: "press one for english", I press 1. Repeat x5. Office mate and supervisor to come in to find me attacking the 1 button and the phone. #
  • Many Eyes is all grown up and looking more colorful! http://many-eyes.com /via @viegasf #
  • Yay I <3 canadian immigration. I'm allowed to leave the country. More importantly, they'll let me back in! #
  • Don't forget to RSVP for my going away party!! This Thurs. at Todric's: http://twegather.com/events/1617 /via @krusk #
  • "male castration might be the ticket to a longer life" – doubt many will find it worthwhile! http://dld.bz/3cXY /via @uottawaWISE #
  • When I first got to canada, canadians would apologize for Celine dion. @krusk just explained why they aren't apologizing for Justin beiber. #
  • Canadians I hope you enjoyed your voting. As an expat I've enjoyed watching your democratic process and not having to get worked up about it #
  • Too much milkshake. Not enough aliens. But a wonderful evening with my favorite Canadian @krusk. #
  • Sadness leads to better recall and increased creativity – http://j.mp/9RN2ek /via @eric_andersen #
  • "what matters is not so much what you do, but what people think you have done" – getting ahead at work – http://bit.ly/c5c28H #
  • People having doubts about certain beliefs are often the stronger advocates for those beliefs http://bit.ly/cnxt0f /via @JeffClark #
  • Weird hollow-earth giant guy is a recurring presence in my office lately. I'm practising being unfriendly. #
  • Hilariously, I've been described as passive aggressive and negative. It's how I react when people are obnoxious and patronizing! #
  • Read my geek the chapter in @rands book about dating geeks, and he says "is this for you or me"? We're both in favor of humans with manuals. #
  • Non prog friend on my blog header: "extends human implements program? Is that code? are you that much of a geek?" then critiques my list! #
  • Hmm reading the license on a twitter dataset from msft, can't publish derivative works – thinking a visualization is derivative? :-s #
  • Giant hassle opening msft dataset (why is a dataset in a proprietary installer?!) and it seems like a bust. Shoot me now. #
  • Gotta change my fb pic now! The 10 types of Facebook profile pics and their meaning – http://j.mp/a39M0u /via @shilpandya @eric_andersen #
  • I'm never moving again. Instead, I'll change my name and disappear. #
  • Haha love this A/B testing cartoon! http://rww.to/aumrLo /via @abtests #
  • "an amazing strategy… that converts procrastinators into effective human beings" http://dld.bz/3drJ /via @snookca @k #
  • 5 hours sleep. I can totally go kickboxing, right? Arrrgghhh! Crazy week! #
  • Feel better for going kickboxing. Therien on Selkirk is one of the places I'm saddest to leave 🙁 Now, MUST NOT NAP! #
  • "a less than perfect job will do just fine, and moreover it's all I am ever going to do anyway" – http://dld.bz/3dss #perfectionism #
  • I just ousted Sean S. as the mayor of Julian.Marc Boutique Hair Salon on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/cc6PBO #
  • Talk tomorrow "so you wanna be awesome" or "10 things I've learned trying to make change happen"? Current working title "starting something" #
  • "There is no process if you don't start" – how to have an idea – http://dld.bz/3ds7 /via @iamweam @travelingsw #
  • I have no clue how many people are coming to my leaving party. That makes it kinda like a surprise party! #
  • "Make friends before you need them." http://bit.ly/b5nyxl /via @alexknowshtml @snookca #
  • Such a great going away party! So many people! Feel so fortunate to have met so many AMAZING people in Ottawa. #
  • Finalizing talk for tomorrow, thinking to call it "The Pursuit of Awesome: 10 Lessons Learned". #
  • People who think they are so smart on the Internet should know more about web analytics. And IP tracing… #
  • Interesting article on facebook and self-censorship. http://bit.ly/d5EMiT /via @zephoria #
  • Giving talk for the beanstalk project. In pursuit of awesome: 10 things to remember. Wish me luck! (@ cafe alternatif) http://4sq.com/dDkMos #
  • Hilarious – so you want to do a PhD in Political Science? http://dld.bz/3MFu /via @drewconway @robreich @jacobcharold @hamiltonulmer #
  • LOVE that I found out my paper was accepted via twitter from my amazing supervisor @michaelweissca. Also quite excited that it was accepted! #
  • Love this – focus on everything – http://dld.bz/3XJJ /by @suzemuse /via @krusk #
  • I just ousted @craigjayonboard as the mayor of Therien Martial Arts on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/d7T7JO #
  • I have three months of kickboxing for $200 if anyone wants it! #
  • Last night in my Ottawa apartment, so sad to leave great people and wonderful experiences… But ready for my next adventure. #
  • Byeeeeeee Ottawa! #
  • Arrived in Kitchener. Engine light on for last third of drive. Remind me, why did I spend $700 at the garage yesterday? #

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