This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2010-01-31

  • I'm also still waiting for wireless sync – kindle has that on them for books, but it is silly to not have bluetooth or wireless sync by now. #
  • Seriously lame that they don't seem to have any multi-tasking on this thing – really need for that in the iPhoneOS 4.0 or I'm goin android. #
  • If you are an apple junkie you can now own something in every segment of the market – $100 thru $3000, with only a few stops on the way. #
  • $30 for unlimited data is what I'm paying – cool part is the no contract – definitely like that. Too bad no verizon so far. #
  • So far I am unimpressed with the iPad. Just sayin… #
  • Sold my old router to a guy who has no idea what DD-WRT is. Not sure if this is awesome, or really sad in a way. #
  • Doing a little research for prepping my sale of WAP54G and discovered you can load DD-WRT on it, and the stock fw has some cool features 2. #
  • Sweet, sold my router on craigslist – dude picking it up tonight. Hopefully soon my access point and 24-port switch will go as well. #
  • The google voice web-app that they released today is pretty sweet – major upgrade from their old mobile site. m.google.com/voice #
  • Had a great small group last night, gonna be a fun time with those people – And there is a WOOT-Off today, can life get much better? #
  • Excited for small group tonight! Anyone who doesn't have a small group should come check it out at 7pm 2nite at the Ashbachers place. #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2010-01-24

  • Team Jake – Edward is king of the pale Emo whiny dorks – definitely team Jake #
  • I love the Riverview – great atmosphere and 2 tickets cost less than 1 @ a mega-plex. Sparkly vampires & shirtless warewolves for date nite. #
  • Pricing out parts to do a server upgrade. Thinking AMD w/ integrated GFX to stay on the cheap. #
  • HTML5 Video would be totally rad if they could just nail down a way to handle licensing as well as be forward facing for future codecs. #
  • OH NO! The Office is having a flash-back episode! Is this the beginning of the end? #
  • Would someone please explain why it takes more than 51 votes to pass a health-care bill. Cuz this process has been a little ridiculous. #
  • Contemplating a network architecture overhaul – anyone know of a good place to get a cheap used server that is 2 to 3 years old? #
  • I think there may be hardware issues – MythTV showing a 93% signal and still getting artifacts and stutters – tuner card, CPU, or HD? #
  • Apple Event followed by State of the Union address – coincidence? I think NOT! #
  • Thus far the two channels I most want to record get the weakest signal from this antenna. Time to reconnect old antenna and compare. #
  • Ben-tenna 2.0 completed – Now it is time to test it and see how it works indoors on the TV before moving it to the mythTV backend. #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2010-01-17

  • Thinking about building a new antenna or two today – trying to decide which version to build. #
  • As a man who made fun of many vikings fans during the Tice era I can say with certainty that this is a REALLY bad idea. http://is.gd/6g8iJ #
  • http://is.gd/6c93c – A great, short, "What is Google Wave" FAQ from lifehacker/smarterware. Read this if the idea of wave confuses you. #
  • The Bible Experience = best audio Bible ever. Lavar Burton and Samuel L Jackson, how can you go wrong. #
  • Reboot of spiderman…really? Could you at least wait until some assclown makes everything neon or ten years – whichever comes first? #
  • We're at about the 40 minute mark now – this is stupid. I hate iTunes. If the iPhone didn't rock so hard I would never use it again. #
  • Why is it that iTunes takes 18 years to sync my iPhone still – this + google sync is why I frequently 'forget' to do it. Stupid iTunes! #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2010-01-11

  • Everything is falling into place for a new small group – Monday nights, 7pm, starting the 25th – Anyone interested? It is gonna rock! #
  • I've got an electronics project itch to scratch and it is seriously making miss having good surface-mount soldering tools at my disposal. #
  • Just watched Friday's Dollhouse on DVR – it BLEW MY MIND. I like that the show seems to be actually heading somewhere as it wraps up. #
  • Date night at the Walker Art Center – The company was much better than the art, and I had a great time. #
  • Dear GM – iPhone/blackberry/Android app for Volt = YES! Onstar subscription required = you still don't get it u dumb upsell jerks. #
  • Dear wireless carriers, our goal is to slowly lure you out of your consumer unfriendly business models. Love Google and Apple. #
  • Boxee Box for under $200!!!! http://is.gd/5MXVF Sweet, that is very likely my next DVR/Media-center PC. #
  • Oh Bono… <shakes head and sighs> http://is.gd/5MVUw and an appropriate response from ars technica http://is.gd/5MVVW #
  • I got 2 XKCD books (vol 0) for Xmas. Anyone intersted in buying one off me – $18, and if you are local you will get free shipping! #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2010-01-04

  • Supposed to be double-digits below zero most of this week. The In-laws left at the right time. #
  • At work when we can't find the right material 4 something we say "If we could just invent unobtainium." In other news Avatar made me laugh. #
  • I want to express my severe disappointment over the lack of a flying car in 2010. It is +10 to the level of disappointment I had in 2000. #
  • A few of us are doing a weight loss challenge, 3 mos, most % of weight lost wins the pool. Anyone else interested in joining us? #
  • RT @danblah: Arianna Huffington: Move Your Money: A New Year's Resolution http://bit.ly/4ZkbGD #
  • RT @cnnbrk: Iran's parliament calls for arrest of Moussavi, two other opposition leaders http://bit.ly/6kZKZq #
  • RT @sourceforge: Elastix is Asterisk on steroids, plus a whole lot more, all in an easy-to-manage package http://ow.ly/Qwai #
  • Let's try again when ppl r back @ work. I need to borrow and office 2k3 small business disc from someone local. Anyone? #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2009-12-28

  • Anyone have a copy of office 2003 small business (OEM) that I can borrow – have a key, need a disc for the in-laws to re-install. #
  • Merry Christmas Everyone! Feeling pretty fat and happy, really enjoyed the church lunch and the afternoon w/ the in-laws. #
  • USPS, effective at delivering letters, pretty much terrible at everything else. Especially packages. #
  • Because of this #USPSFail Lauren will not get her Xmas presents – thanks USPS for refusing to do anything about it when I called, asshats. #
  • Placed order w/ @Amazon Dec 16, shipped 17 from nevada, sort facility in CA 18th – Dec 23rd Utah sort facility. #USPSFAIL #
  • According to Amazon, my USPS delivery for Lauren's presents may be delayed due to weather conditions. F'ing great, #USPSFail … again. #
  • The snow-pocalypse is upon us! Behold the power of white! #
  • Belinda Jensen just said it's time for hysteria because the snow-pocoplypse is approaching #
  • The Catlin/Martinez families seem to have difficulty traveling in the winter w/o running into inclimate weather. #
  • CRAP! Weather forecast might impact the inlaws flying into town – very bad deal, they can't get a break on flying to the midwest in winter. #
  • Switch replaced, "Let there be light!" Drain-o poured in the laundry room, and I cooked a pizza. Productivity continues past work hours! #
  • I love progress, and I'm finally making some – at work and in my android project. #
  • My Christmas wish is for my dog to stop eating poopcicles – that is frozen poop. I hate finding it on my sidewalk every day. DogTrainingFAIL #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2009-12-20

  • Learning Android programing & messing w/ Drupal modules makes me miss programing – wondering if that is a sign that I'm in the wrong field. #
  • I forgot how badass the end of season 3 of BSG was in a mind-fraking way. Glad I can go right into season 4 🙂 #
  • Tsk Tsk Google – not putting mutli-touch in maps or browser is a long-standing item in the extensive list of UI FAIL for android. For Shame! #
  • Damn! Pkgs from Amazon shipped USPS again – I hate when that happens. Great for envelopes, horrible for packages = USPS IMO. #
  • J Leman signed to the Vikings active roster http://is.gd/5qj07 – Go J! #
  • Anyone want to loan me a copy of Prodigal God by Tim Keller – want to read in front of our church campaign to read it. #
  • I'm just a little too interested in the Google Nexus One phone http://is.gd/5npQJ Especially for a guy w/ 7.5 mo of a contract left. #
  • RT @Smarterware: What Matters Now: Download the Free E-Book http://bit.ly/5IoJm7 #
  • On thursday morning newegg is planning on a crazy deal for a harmony remote – if you don't like your current remote, get this one. #
  • Android phone makers, listen carefully. 256-512mb of onboard memory is not enough. We love SD cards, but please bump up to 2-4GB built-in. #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2009-12-20

  • Learning Android programing & messing w/ Drupal modules makes me miss programing – wondering if that is a sign that I'm in the wrong field. #
  • I forgot how badass the end of season 3 of BSG was in a mind-fraking way. Glad I can go right into season 4 🙂 #
  • Tsk Tsk Google – not putting mutli-touch in maps or browser is a long-standing item in the extensive list of UI FAIL for android. For Shame! #
  • Damn! Pkgs from Amazon shipped USPS again – I hate when that happens. Great for envelopes, horrible for packages = USPS IMO. #
  • J Leman signed to the Vikings active roster http://is.gd/5qj07 – Go J! #
  • Anyone want to loan me a copy of Prodigal God by Tim Keller – want to read in front of our church campaign to read it. #
  • I'm just a little too interested in the Google Nexus One phone http://is.gd/5npQJ Especially for a guy w/ 7.5 mo of a contract left. #
  • RT @Smarterware: What Matters Now: Download the Free E-Book http://bit.ly/5IoJm7 #
  • On thursday morning newegg is planning on a crazy deal for a harmony remote – if you don't like your current remote, get this one. #
  • Android phone makers, listen carefully. 256-512mb of onboard memory is not enough. We love SD cards, but please bump up to 2-4GB built-in. #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2009-12-13

  • Work Christmas party 2nite. Pretty excited about that in general, but the free booze on the company dime definitely adds to the excitement. #
  • Today I moved 1 white board to a different wall, and hung a bigger one that I stole from a conference room on the 1st wall. Ah productivity. #
  • Pumped to be done with VLI for a month. Not so pumped with the program so far tho, prayer will be required for next semester b4 returning. #
  • Already thinking about contesting one of the grades on a test question. It's the one where I complained about how the question was bad. #
  • My brain is full and about to asplode! I need sleep and less VLI testing – must finish studying and take test, but so sleepy. #
  • Studying for this final is even harder than the last one – this must spell my doom when I actually take this test. #
  • http://is.gd/5iLVo If I could actually read all of this and comprehend it I'm confident I could use the title Networking BadAss. #
  • Pretty sure I just aced that. Instant-graded stuff = all good. I even got to criticize one of the essay questions in my answer 🙂 #
  • Heard a grocery store / cooking commercial on the radio that referenced "This is Spinal Tap" – take your baking to 11! #
  • Seriously tempted to write diatribes @ the end of essays on the test about how esoteric & useless these distinctions of spiritual gifts are. #
  • Do you sign-off a wave? What if it is one where you are more 'chatting'? Does it make a difference if it is more email-like? #
  • I've never heard a satisfactory explanation of peoples distinction between 'Words of Knowledge' and Prophetic Insight. VLI is no exception. #
  • My dog is hours procrastination fodder from studying for VLI finals. #
  • Favorite two things about identi.ca – post from XMPP client and the "in context" button for replies. Federating microblogging is also cool. #
  • My dog just threw a ball to herself and chased it around until she wore out and fell asleep on the floor by the couch. Pretty hilarious. #
  • #ITvsEngineerWar should be a trending hash tag. How can I make that happen? What compelling reason can I create for ppl to tweet about it. #
  • Dear IT people, blocking the firefox & chrome download/extension sites is not the answer. Not even close. No love, Ben #ITvsEngineerWar #
  • If foxyproxy is available for Chrome, I am all-up-onz! Chrome is super-fast, and now on Linux and Mac! http://bit.ly/7uf8y0 #
  • Lauren is now officially inked. It looks pretty freaking good IMO. #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2009-12-06

  • http://is.gd/5djWZ This seems like a good idea until we generate our own DC power, and run DC power through the house. #
  • So Kodak sold it's OLED intellectual property to LG. I'm afraid this might not be good for my company or Samsung and Sony's. #
  • FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! My phone is ringing/txting off the hook tonight & I'm trying to focus on 2 months of accounting/budgeting to fix Xmas. #
  • http://is.gd/5biKq I'm all about progress, but I don't know if this mandatory transition is a good idea. Phones are pretty essential. #
  • I apparently hit Shift+Enter a lot more than I realize. That is degrading my wave experience by causing me to unintentionally hit "Done." #
  • Kara only jumped up once 2nite when we got home. Improvement! It must be all that calm assertive energy I've been projecting. #
  • I would sit through a lot of Steve Robbins greek lessons to be able to pray with and for this group. We have a lot of fun. #
  • VLI puts me in a very Stage 3 mindset – I feel like Steve Robbins is trying to indoctrinate me to his interpretation of the Bible. #
  • PICC line is out, and I have it in my possession. It was painless and very neat to watch it come out. Very cool stuff in general. #
  • Getting my borg parts out today! Finally no more plastic wrap & duct-tape showers. With the PICC line goes my dreams of mainlining caffeine. #
  • 15 million children under age 18 have been orphaned due to AIDS and the number is rising. http://is.gd/58Vyh #WorldAidsDay #
  • Win a new Macbook Pro on Cyber Monday 2009. Details here: http://bit.ly/29rFES #
  • After news of a possible Google branded phone running some new version of android, I'm increasingly enticed to switch off of the iPhone. #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2009-11-29

  • Ceasar Milan freaks me out – It is like he reaches in the dogs head and makes them do what he wants instantly. It's nsane how good he is. #
  • Gonna go to MOA to pray for random people after second service. Anyone interested in coming with? #
  • Minneapolis -> Davenport IA -> St. Louis <rest> -> Indy -> St. Louis -> Minneapolis. After 18 hrs of travel in the last 2 days finally Home! #
  • Weeds is on sale on amazon & best buy all weekend, problem solved. I will not contribute $ to the retail frenzy that killed a guy last year. #
  • Torn between bowing to mammon/anti-consumerism guilt and getting $10 seasons of weeds. Will my black Friday boycott resolve hold? #
  • Finished 2nd VLI midterm, now it is over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house I go. #
  • My dog has gone pretty nuts. She has started barking at the other dogs and even nipped one pretty good. #
  • Helped cook a turkey. Worked with my dog to stop aggressively protecting her bowl while stealing food from other bowls. Now time to eat. #
  • Just finished my Synoptic Gospel midterm. Got all the questions right that can be graded right away. Now waiting for grades the essay parts. #
  • Just got 8 more wave invites. Give them out to any of my friends IRL or their friends. Wave is gonna replace email IMO, so check it out. #
  • RT @googlewave: Re-waving history by @doctorwave: Play back the Declaration of Independence wave http://bit.ly/7VCxU1 #
  • In IL now. Just over 5hrs to my folks. #
  • Selling games back at gamestop is such a rip-off. $22 for 5 games, one of which they are selling used for $45. #
  • Getting packed so we can leave for the Quad Cities and then St. Louis. Look out IL here we come! #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2009-11-22

  • Where did Bell come from?!?!? This kid runs like Forte did last year. #
  • Wiring my 'personal evangelism encounter' report. There is something fundamentally wrong with their ideas/template for this thing. #
  • Favorite thing about my illness so far: Setting the new high-bar for cautionary tales when discussing VLI spiritual attacks. #
  • The LSU vs. Ole Miss game just proved why stupid people can't play football. That was the dumbest thing I've seen in a long time. #
  • This years version of my bluray player costs half as much as mine did last Christmas. Sigh… progress. #
  • It is going to be nice when I do not have to cover my arm in duct tape and plastic to take a shower. #
  • Dog got out and bolted today. Had to chase her some, now I'm still tired, and that was 2hrs ago. Stupid infection. #
  • This is totally weird, but my 5 year-old fat-foot problem is going to be fixed by this infection. My ankle is smaller now than 5 years ago. #
  • Chrome OS seems like a great idea for that ever missing MID / true netbook market – that is if the device has always-on internet – like 3g. #
  • My dog just ate a compressed rawhide bone in less than an hour. Holy crap it is gonna be expensive to keep her in bones. #
  • My dog isn't sure what to do w/ her 1st compressed rawhide bone – so she is licking it like a popsicle. #
  • It is funny to watch the dog try to get stuff that is stuck under the coffee table. It is just funny to watch the dog in general. #
  • BSG is still fun the second time through. #
  • My dog doesn't seem to understand that just because both of us are home, doesn't mean that we can play with her outside. That makes her sad. #
  • And now the wife is sick. This is awesome, it is like someone wanted to make sure we couldn't pay our bills for a while. #
  • A bold prediction: The Bears to win out and win the superbowl. #
  • Doctor said I can do a 1/2 day @ work on Friday and to split my trip to St. Louis in two parts to make it easier. But I'm on the mend! #
  • The level of assholery that Donald Draper reaches is indescribably high. The hypocrisy alone could kill a large animal. #
  • Why don't pet groomers put their prices online? Do they vary by how rich the person looks when they walk in the door? #
  • Feeling good enough to get some decent work done from home, if only I could figure out how to pull part numbers from my couch. #
  • Watching my dog play with her treat-toy. She desperately wishes she could fish treats out with her tongue instead of rolling it around. #
  • How is it that your first phone call of the day always comes a the most inopportune time? Every day since getting sick this has happened. #

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This Weeks Twitter Updates – 2009-11-15

  • I've been sprung. Lauren Driving me home right now! #
  • Going home this afternoon!!!! Super Excited! Ready for my bed, my couch, my big TV, my bluray player, and my wonderful wife to myself. #
  • Just stuck myself with a needle for the first time ever. Quite an interesting experience. #
  • Trying to stop feeling sorry for myself and study Luke. #
  • Watching the Matrix on TV for the first time in a LONG time. It is still a great movie. Too bad they made crappy sequels. #
  • This 24hr w/ no fever requirement for going home is going to be tough I'm afraid. Every time I go to sleep I wake up with a fever. #
  • ARGGG!!! They want me to have 24hrs of no fever, and I spiked one at midnight last night. So, Sunday morning now. This is sucking hard. #
  • This PICC IV thing is pretty nifty. This round of antibiotics is barely niticable. The salt taste from the saline flush is stronger though. #
  • I meant to say a while back that I'm NOT going home today. They want me in for another day then 10 days of home IV antibiotics. YAY! 🙁 #
  • Lots more people I know on Google wave now. Invites going out quickly these days. I have a few for friends I know IRL, ask me if u want one. #
  • Got this sweet borg-looking tube hanging out of my arm now – it does all the way to my chest. Not going home till today tho 🙁 #
  • Looking forward to a shower and my own bed. But It's going to be hard to study when I have the 'full' Internet back. #
  • They are sending me home tomorrow. White count is down, even if the swelling doesn't go down, means the infection is going away. #
  • Good: got my ache-y elbow IV out. Bad: in a few hours they are going to put in a new one cuz they are keeping me at least until tomorrow. #
  • Daytime tv has taught me that I don't exercise my dog near enough, that Tom Green wa never funny, and animal attacks are really scary. #
  • Trying to sleep in a hospital sucks. Bed is a little uncomfortable, they keep waking you up for vitals and hook you to IVs. Uhgh. #
  • Urgent care sent m to ER to see if this is a blood clot or what-not. How does the flu cause blood clots? #
  • Just walked past a snuggie & for the 1st time didn't think "that is the dumbest thing ever." Instead thought "warm arms while Internet-ing." #
  • The weirdest part of whatever bug this is, is that my left leg hurts like someone gave me bruises from my hip to my fat foot. Hard to walk. #
  • Whoever took a crowbar up & down to my left leg, made my stomach and head hurt, and made me sweaty while having chills – not cool dude. #
  • Saw a deer walking into the tree line on the north side of the church parking lot. Pretty big with a good rack, just crossing the street. #
  • I need a good picture for a blog that is running one of my submissions. Anyone have a good one of me, especially one since I lost weight? #

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