All My Tweets in 2009

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Lightly edited, in chronological order. All times UTC.


21:14:40 I seem to get a lot more written when I don’t have to work. Holidays are very conducive for blogging. :-)

21:15:13 Final 2008 BGBY score: 159. 2009 score to date: 5.

21:15:42 Anyone know a good place in Orange County to do out of warranty Mac Mini repairs?

21:32:49 Restoring my wife’s data from Time Machine to a new Mac. Hope it works.


Charm 1996-2009

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Gray and white cat
September 1996-September 2009
We will miss you.

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 12th, 2009


My Midlife Crisis

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Wow. I just went through the blog posts from 2007/2008 while recategorizing them. I didn’t realize how long ago January 2007 was. Last year about now I was at JavaOne. This year I’m at Google IO instead, but that’s hardly the biggest change.

Since then I’ve written and published another book, stopped writing fulltime, taken my first W2 day job in years, quit that, resigned from Polytechnic (where I’d worked longer than anywhere else in my life), took another fulltime job, moved to California from Brooklyn (where I’d lived longer than anywhere else in my adult life), and bought my first car in almost 20 years (and my first ever new car. In fact, the first car I ever paid more than three figures for.)

A year ago I had no clue any of this was going to happen. (Well, I was starting to think about moving out of writing into more fulltime programming, but it certainly wasn’t definite.)

I wonder where I’ll be in another 1.5 years?

Out Sick

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

I’ve been thoroughly floored by a nasty stomach bug since Wednesday night which has pretty much kept me from doing anything except laying in bed and replaying my collection of Buffy DVDs. The bug’s been passing around half the people in my team lately, and I’m afraid I finally caught it. :-(

I may be finally coming out of it. This is the first time I’ve been able to sit up long enough to type this. I’m still pretty weak, but at this point I’m not sure if that’s the illness or simple calorie deficiency. I’ve dropped almost ten pounds since Wednesday. (Please don’t try this at home. Trust me: it’s not worth it.) I’m able to eat some real food today, though I’m still way below my typical daily calorie intake. With a little luck, maybe I’ll be functional by Monday (and if I’m not I’m going to the doctor), but in the meantime please don’t expect frequent updates or rapid responses to e-mail.

43 Pocket Accordion File

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Has anyone found a source for a 43 pocket accordion file? The goal is to create a Getting Things Done tickle file. So far the largest I’ve been able to find is 31 pockets.