Twitter updates for 2008-03-10

[Note: Although labelled as the tweets for 10 March, the current Twitter Tools date function isn’t localised properly and this appears to be for 10 March UTC, not AEDT, ‘cos the one starting “Emerging” (3rd from bottom) was the morning of 11 March for me. They’re in chronological order, top to bottom.]

  • Finally! Zukerberg’s speech at SXSW has pushed the JCal war off the top of Techmeme. #
  • @crispin_harris Thanks (though you missed an "r" in my name). Did you see the longer piece I posted about an hour ago? #
  • @crispin_harris Cool. It’ll be interesting to see how the Cult of the Internet Start-up fundamentalists respond to such an open challenge. #
  • @ApostrophePong Useful meta-review of Nikkor 18-200mm DX lens. #
  • @duncanriley Welcome back to Oz. Time for you to trigger another shit-fight on teh internetz! 😉 #
  • Monday re-planned (well, re-chaos’d): Heading to St Ives to fix client problem. #
  • Waiting for a cab at Pymble. School (all private) is out: noisy! #
  • Schoolchildren interfere with cab-hailing gesture. FAIL! #
  • @mpesce Agreed, but last I checked I’m not authorised to shoot children under 15. #
  • Reinstalling 2007 Microsoft Office system which failed to activate properly. FAIL! #
  • Ah, my work St St Ives is, essentially, done. Now to potter for a moment and de-stress before re-stressing in the traffic. #
  • Latitude decreasing… stress neutral… back aching… sun shining… earth turning… #
  • @eskimo_sparky Welcome, new Twitterstalker(tm)! Twittering on a laptop at the bus stop is weird. That’s me, not you… 😉 #
  • @eskimo_sparky Let’s drink to weird people then! One shot each for each one we know. #
  • Monday re-plan, v3.0: gym & dinner cancelled; on train returning to civilisation; evening options open #
  • @SilkCharm Does your sister also have a flower name? A psychic told me you do. #
  • Oops… Nokia N80 battery about to fail. Laptop to Internet via Bluetooth to said N80 about to fail. I NEED MORE VOLTS! #
  • Home! #
  • @SilkCharm Psychic was a he, didn’t specify partic plants, just that I’d met a woman with a plant/flower name, who had sister with one too. #
  • @zhasper Am I that pedant? *slightly confused* I mean, I AM a pedant… #
  • @SilkCharm Apparently Plant woman is important to my next major change(s) in life! (Keep your ego in curb, girl!) #
  • @SilkCharm He said that I’d been to a meeting or something with this woman, and also described @nickhodge and @mpesce (sort of). #
  • @NickHodge Shortly after that dinner in December, a psychic happened to mention a "meeting" I’d had and you match the photofit. 😉 #
  • @NickHodge Yeah @Fifikins is so right, H O T Z ! @ApostrophePong is so dumped! #
  • @bck Tempting, but nah @nickhodge still wins. It’s those superb rolls of fat and the saggy y-fronts for me! And especially the back hair #
  • As a random thought, how long are Tweets archived for? #
  • Oh shit! My Tweets also go on my website, and the National Archives keep my website FOREVER! #
  • @kcarruthers Nah I’m actually quite used to what I say being on the public record. Too much time as a broadcaster. #
  • @bck Maybe you could show us a different part of your body each weeknight, and then on weekends… #
  • @weatherbot sydney australia #
  • Emerging. Today is all tea, no coffee. Wonder when headaches will start. (I’ve previously done 1yr no caffeine. Time to do it again.) #
  • Dumping planned breakfast meeting. Just a supplier wanting to whore new products. Why START the day with crass commercialism? #
  • @jjprojects guess I’d better start following you. Half the people I see talk to you and I’m getting confused. Or tantalised. #

8 Replies to “Twitter updates for 2008-03-10”

  1. @Snarky Platypus: That last comment means you’ve actually read all the way through this post. What’s your 2-sentence summary of my day, eh?

    Stressful journey north:
    Children chatter in sunlight,
    Then south, bored on train.

    How’s that?

    And of course I know tea has caffeine, and of course I would never drink no-caffeine tea.

  2. Hmmm… a lot of these are missing a lot of context without your followers comments.

    It’s like listening to someone talking on the phone, you only eavesdrop on half the conversation.

    And what’s the motive? Anyone keen enough to read these can click through to your feed. Archiving?

  3. @Marty: You’re 100% correct. It’s only half of a conversation. No context. (And welcome, by the way.) You’ve spotted the motive, too: archiving — and I guess easy reference.

    I don’t want to pre-empt a longer piece I’m doing about my experiences with Twitter so far, but I seem to be using it in three ways: quick status updates, observations that hardly require a blog post but are still worth recording, and conversation. The first two are worth keeping (at least in some form) because they may come in handy — and in the rapidly-changing world of Web 3.0-alpha2 (yes, saw your other comment, love it) Twitter may not be around for long — but the others really are ephemeral.

    Maybe the answer is to use Twitter Tools or something similar to create the daily digest, but put them somewhere else, outside the main stream of blog entries.

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