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OH: I hear there are words coming out of your mouth, but I’m not listening hard enough to understand what they mean.
I did not say those exact words. I actually couldn't hear the words coming out of you're mouth, because my brain couldn't comprehend what you were saying. - NOT THE CRICKET
Just set up the Bluegraf HR office.
RT @sarahfrier: Google's Megan Smith is said to be top candidate for U.S. CTO role -- breaking by @bradstone @brianwomack
If you have a non-destructive modal layer in your web app and the back button doesn’t dismiss it, you need to be punished.
with a submit button that never submits. NEVER - Eric
Giant US flag raised by crane over the 26-story LinkedIn building under construction on 2nd & Howard while I was walking to work.
The original Kindle reader came out 7 yrs ago. Why do the readers and apps still not show which chapter you’re currently reading?
Good question, especially since competing apps (like Oyster) do so. You do finally get page numbers with the newer Kindle books, but the older ones are still just by reference location. - Jennifer Dittrich
We just got a pet giraffe and we need a name. Georgine, Ginger, Geo?
Geraldine? - Jennifer Dittrich
screensaver :P - imabonehead
Geoffrey. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Shorty - Heather
He has a name, dammit. It's Geordi. - NOT THE CRICKET
Gerard. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Siri - imabonehead
Deep Throat - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Neckless - Johnny from iPhone
His name is Robert Scoble. - NOT THE CRICKET
"Geoffrey" is the Toys R Us giraffe. - Betsy
Eggert Fabergé - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Sad when you have top-tier @comcast and you use your mobile phone for Internet because @comcast Internet is hosed. Happens all the time.
Especially frustrating when you need @comcast Internet to pay bills. #horribleservice
One thing I really like about baseball—a player on 1st base talks to the 1st baseman, and a batter talks to the catcher. It’s just a game.
Hey, so something serious. I've been thinking about my new blog, and I was contemplating not mentioning anyone personally. I've decided to stick with it. I think it might be refreshing and less likely to intrude on anyone's privacy. Maybe someday I'll post a reference to who is involved in my stories—but only if they agree. –
If Burning Man is rain delayed past the 5th inning, will it be called as a loss?
Yes unless the protest is upheld then it will be resumed on the next trip through town. - Steve C Team Marina
Maybe human sacrifices in effigy really does cause rain ? - Eric Logan
Controlling all the lights and fans in the house from mobile devices is pretty cool.
I look forward to your blog post on how you did it. - Me
I would like to do a post or series of posts about our home automation work. It's amazing that most of it was done in 2009 and it still feels futuristic compared to my friends/family systems. - Cristo
got your garage door controlled from your phone yet? plus I get an alert when someone else opens and closes it. - Lnorigb
I don't have a garage door. - Cristo
*garage door not included. - Betsy
I got a NinjaBlocks set so that I could do various things, include get pinged when the garage door opens or closes, but NinjaBlocks has been a little bit unreliable so far. - Amit Patel
I was excited about the Ninja Sphere, but its current offerings don't really help me. Other than the Sonos, I don't have any of their supported devices, and I'm not sure what having Sonos integration would do for me, since they have controllers for both my computers and mobile devices already. - Cristo
Our new lighting/fan system is Lutron RadioRA2. I'm trying to figure out if I can hack our Somfy shades to work with it. I'm also waiting for (and excited about) my first 'event' to occur—I programmed to turn on our entry light at sunset every day. :) - Cristo
I keep thinking, 'There was light...and it was good.' :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
It worked! :D - Cristo
And is it good? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Follow up: Would it have worked if your phone was not at home? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I assume so. The phone is just a controller. It works with an iPad or from the wall switches as well. - Cristo
Cristo, I'd read all those, Interested to see what buys have held up, and what needs replacing. - Louis Gray
I added two new events: 1) Good Morning! – turns on the stairway, kitchen, and downstair bathroom lights, all at appropriate dim levels, of course. 2) Daytime – turns off those same lights after the time I usually head to work. - Cristo
Rubén Gómez is pitching for the Giants. –
Top of the 2nd. Giants ahead 1-0. - Cristo
Dusty Rhodes batted in 2 runs. Giants 3-0. - Cristo
Giants won, 6-2. Next game of the series is tomorrow at 12:45p ET - Cristo
Attention. Earth time will be changed to central Aniqtor time so we may better plan our colonization.
The fixed time units are days and years, which correspond to the rotation of the Earth and its orbit around the Sun. - Cristo
1 day = 10 hours. 1 hour = 100 minutes. 1 minute = 100 seconds - Cristo
1 week = 12 days + a bonus day every other month (these will be your new holidays—5 per year) - Cristo
1 month = 37 or 36 days, alternating. - Cristo
The 10 month names will begin with your English language letters in order. This will make abbreviating them easier. - Cristo
We have chosen month names for you. If you do not like these names, you may petition the Grand Council for a name change. This may take a few months. - Cristo
The names will be the following: Apple, Bagel, Cat, Dog, Egg, Forest, Ghost, Hill, Igloo, Jewel, Kangaroo, and Lake. - Cristo
Bagel will have an extra day every 4 years to align with your imperfect planet orbit. - Cristo
Well, at least you know that one of Bagel's moons will likely be named after cheese, even if it is not literally made of it. - Jennifer Dittrich
Why not just use the Ubuntu Animals? - NOT THE CRICKET
Aniqtor uses Debian. - Cristo
"Our manager came up with a game to amuse ourselves at these meetings that he called Bonehead Bingo. Bonehead was a term some engineers used to describe someone doing something lacking thought or common sense. Every Toolbox meeting our manager handed out bingo cards with nine squares, some of which had the names of people pre-filled in on the squares—these were the most common offenders asking a lot of silly questions during the project meetings." - Cristo
There's No Such Thing as a Brogrammer -
There's No Such Thing as a Brogrammer
"A spectre is haunting startups—the spectre of the brogrammer. Several prominent, quivering articles would lead you to believe the frat houses have emptied into tech, spreading misogyny, keg stands, and chest bumps throughout. This is bullshit." - Cristo from Bookmarklet
If you say so - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
I hate wind
Keeps blowing you back? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
YAY CRISTO - Stephen Mack
Glad you're back in the loop, Cristo. - Brent Schaus
People, Places and Things -
I'm enjoying your stories. - Anne Bouey
Thank you. I'm glad somebody is. :) - Cristo
I liked this one, Cristo! - Louis Gray
Thanks Louis. I appreciate it. - Cristo
So I was very curious about the details of the end -- why the project didn't meet your aspirations, and why you left. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It was complicated, and probably not explainable within a 500 word post. Also, I've made a rule that the blog will generally focus on the positive—unless it's about me personally. :) - Cristo
Gotcha - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I think someone halted time. There is absolutely no social networking flowing in my feeds now. I guess it's because I finished working.
Also 'cause I was uploading and tagging on Flickr instead of doing my usual foolhardy persistent posting on FF... - Spidra Webster
Need to try this since you're still blogging about it. - Eric Logan
Coming back to San Francisco for NADA in Jan hard to believe it's been almost 5 years since my trip and Gary Danko's. - Eric Logan
Gary Danko's. Lobster Ceviche. - Cristo
"Chris White of WebTV ( demonstrated the current service and beta versions of the next version at the BayCHI meeting. I realize I am an easy sell for technology, but I drove home from Palo Alto wanting one." –
Best Part: "He started by saying with Microsoft's purchase of the company, they were no longer working out of Phil Goldman's garage. The crowded auditorium hissed at the mention of Microsoft. Fumbling for approval, he explained that WebTV was started by three people from Apple. The crowd hissed again. He admitted that many people on the staff now formerly worked at Intel and HP. More hisses. He gave up." - NOT THE CRICKET
Xerox Parc, 1997. The auditorium was packed, and there was overflow in the lobby. Overall I think I did pretty well. :) - Cristo
Wow. Things are out of control here in SF!
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EARTHQUAKE??? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
There was an earthquake? - NOT THE CRICKET
At one point, yes. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I laughed. I meant tonight, unless you were answering for tonight. I laid down early. - NOT THE CRICKET
Jimminy, I'm pretty sure Cristo's headline is from 1906, a couple of days after the quake. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yeah. I know a lot about that. One of my favorite stories is about the Bank of Italy's (now known as Bank of America after a merger) Founder having all of his money moved out of the city. He was able to make loans and arrange shipments for reconstruction, while his competitor's were unable to do anything with their hot vaults. Those that still had paper assets in the vaults couldn't open them because the rapid in-flow of oxygen would have combusted the assets that were still intact. - NOT THE CRICKET
Oh wow. - Stephen Mack
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Oh wow. - Stephen Mack
Internet Man of Mystery -
Wow. Are you related to Jack White of the White Stripes? - Joe
#saturdayff "A friendly girl next to me struck up a conversation, and after we exchanged names, she offered me some advice. “You need a nickname. Something exotic or international. Maybe Cristo. Yes, that’s it. Cristo. It could change your life.” I remember doubting it would change my life in any positive way." –...
Don't forget the URL! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looks like it got cut off. Thanks Stephen! - Cristo
But now how am I going to know how to make Welsh Rarebit? - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
I suppose that could be a post—as long as there's a story around it. - Cristo
What about how to book round-the-world tickets? - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
There can be a poll of topic possibilities. - Cristo
A Digital Café | Cristo's Café -
"A group of us started meeting up on Sundays for coffee at Printer’s Inc. in Palo Alto. At the time, it was a coffee shop combined with a bookstore, as well as a location where well-known people in the tech world gave talks. In those first few months and years, our conversations delved into many different areas of technology and Valley culture." - Cristo from Bookmarklet
Lets do that this Sunday. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Your first cappuccino is on me, Cristo, even though I wouldn't be participating. :) - Anne Bouey
So, blog wins out as the platform of choice? - Stephen Mack
All platforms have their merit. - Cristo
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