Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-21

  • Listening to two 18 year olds saying "kids these days" it's kinda freaking me out! #
  • Balancing my hatred of facebook with everyone else's insistance on using it by removing all personal information. Eventually rm photos too. #
  • Trying Proxlet – removes @fourquare checkins and allows to mute users, modifies #newtwitter experience as chrome extn http://dld.bz/6aC2 #
  • Arrrghhh rate-limiting, why do you kill my flow?! #
  • Watch out for superachievers – they can exhaust your willpower! Interesting stuff: http://dld.bz/6qx5 #
  • Hanging out with @cutegecko at the beautiful tannery building! Brits are aplotting. #
  • Is there a data-driven personality? On the experiments we run on ourselves – http://dld.bz/6q3a /via @sachac #
  • Grad student just told me: "basically I'm avoiding getting a job". 140 chars not enough to express me feelings about this… #
  • I love Monday presents! I think @douglasgresham's best idea yet. It's a plant! http://yfrog.com/g96xyj #
  • Monday presents best idea, not buying me a living thing. The responsibility is already intimidating me but I think I will call her Jessica. #
  • I hate Goodlife so much. Arrrggghhh! Agreed to buy more pt than I wanted because they promised to sell it. Of course that was complete crap. #
  • Good reasons to be wary of facebook's uber mail – http://www.salon.com/technology/dan_gillmor/2010/11/15/facebook_uber_messaging #
  • My death-hashtag will be #cateout Not serious suggestions, I hope? Social Media At a Funeral – http://bit.ly/bYcnu1 /via @BambiBlue @isfalk #
  • In Pursuit of Awesome: The Difference Between a Vision and a Goal – http://dld.bz/6Eg2 Continuing on themes explored in http://dld.bz/4Adc #
  • Solved stupid bug that was confusing me with the help of regular expressions. Very xkcd. http://xkcd.com/208/ #
  • Ha, new strange problem. Take that! *thwacks with rgexp* *bam*! #
  • "Simply follow your passion, and you’ll immediately be happy" is nonsense – though-provoking as ever on Study Hacks – http://dld.bz/6q6Y #
  • Note to self – if I can only run my code once an hour due to rate limiting, I should suck less at writing it. #
  • This looks so cool! Interactive Art Shows the Fun Side of Computer Science http://bit.ly/bArUmJ /via @fastcodesign @fillenumerique #
  • Great talk on designing the @google search experience by Adam Baker. Love it! #
  • Love my awesome future coworkers. Serious discussion over dinner about whether and how I can commute by zipline! #
  • Beautiful and inspiring TED talk by Kavita Ramdas – Radical women, embracing tradition – http://dld.bz/6rTd /via @uOttawaWISE #
  • Spinning is AWESOME! Can't believe I lived without it for sooooooo long. #
  • Ooh I always wanted to make the wardrobe from clueless. And now look what @google has made! A step towards it – http://bit.ly/99Eu8b #
  • A Scala version of Processing? Time to learn another functional language – love it! http://www.scala-lang.org/node/3391 /via @zmagg #
  • Arghh excel, why are my formulae appearing as text and not working? =2+2 should be 4, not =2+2 grrrrr! #
  • "I'm sick of dealing with you designers. Being able to draw and dressing like women doesn't make you special." http://bit.ly/bob27b6 #
  • Finally created my first OpenHeatMap – http://t.co/6E1D6wW – explanation and embed on my blog on Friday 🙂 thanks @petewarden so easy! #
  • Neat idea, 30 minutes hard focus, 30 minutes FUN – http://dld.bz/6sjc /via @rands #
  • Finally read Dan Pink's book Drive – the surprising truth about what motivates us: my thoughts – http://dld.bz/6YPA – and I'm giving it away #
  • WordPress is totally ruining my day right now. Media upload broken, disabled all plugins and reinstalled to no avail… :'( #
  • Email from uOttawa saying actually they want to pay my TAs $20/hour not the $30 agreed and advertised last time. Furious. #nothavingagoodday #
  • Arghh apparently my TAs don't do the same job as normal TA so don't deserve as much. WTF? My TAs are way smarter and better than "normal". #
  • Am using this broken logic to argue for a payrise. Seriously, I pay INTERNATIONAL TUITION. Don't screw with my TAs. #uottawa #fail. #
  • Love this visualization of graffiti in NYC – so much programmers/artists can do with #opendatahttp://bit.ly/bgjQKN /via @fi5e @Fatcap #
  • Interesting perspective on the decline of computer science, don't agree that all the "cool" stuff is done though! http://bit.ly/9mVOxU #
  • Fight with UO continues: "the collective agreement is to protect mediocre TAs. My TAs are not mediocre, and as a result have other options" #
  • Have to follow @lccarson after that crazy awesome talk at #ignitewaterloo I need more raw meat dresses in my life. #
  • Enjoying the talk about running for office at #ignitewaterloo but I thought a criminal record was a prerequisite for running for office? #
  • So excited for @melle's talk at #ignitewaterloo I'm expecting a zombie apocalypse any day now. #
  • Of course I would nuke my website the first day I try and do a giveaway! Want my copy of Drive by Dan Pink? See http://dld.bz/7hsT #
  • America's suburban sprawl looks better from above – aerial art – http://bit.ly/9aRREr /via @amyallcock @Lion333 #
  • Working on new paper on workshop. Working title – T-4 Hours to Smash the CS Stereotype and Create Something Beautiful. #
  • Hilarious, but terrible! Outsourcing gone horribly, horribly wrong: http://j.mp/bXCJou /via @semanticist @dc_bradshaw #
  • Probably the best job ever! WANTED: Director of Grace Hopper Celebration http://bit.ly/djPVim /via @anitaborg_org #
  • Love this – How being "weird and luck" factors into @Zappos Culture: http://cot.ag/9fS4Ha /via @jeffparks @Behance #
  • Three signs saying tip not included at this restaurant. Feel like the issue is not people not knowing, but the less than stellar service. #
  • In a lesbian dating powwow. I don't know why anyone would value my opinion on this. #
  • Okay I totally just hit on a girl. It's not that hard, yo. #
  • My attempt as passing for a lesbian is failing miserably. My new bff sighs and says "you're so straight". #
  • UN allows being gay as a reason for execution, of course religion remains protected. http://bit.ly/aNLXGU /via @dgou @petrillic @neilhimself #
  • Top Gear has a new stig! http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/video-the-stig-farm /via @bengl #
  • This kid is my new hero – 14 y/o Graeme Taylor stands up for gay-defending teacher – http://bit.ly/cMk5sE /via @dgou @jennifurret #

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