Bachelor Week 2013

12 August 2013

Bachelor Week 2013 (where Claire and kids ran off to the beach and left me behind) started out with photographing at the Menges Mills Tractor Show for the third year, and the week ended with a quick road trip after work to join the family for a day on the beach.

In between, I got to a party with some photographer friends, sat in front of the computer for many, many hours catching up on photo processing for the Project 365 (whew!) and beyond. I also managed to have some friends over for an Xbox night to play a little good old Halo 2 and Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed.

While continuing to go to work, I listened to podcasts like crazy (at 1.5x speed!) to get caught up on all the news in technology and photography.

It was a much-needed reset, and I was glad to rejoin the family at the end of the week (and start adding to my photo backlog again)!

Catching Your Twitter Replies in FriendFeed

22 June 2010

I use FriendFeed to aggregate all my content, and that echoes it out to Twitter for people who prefer to use that service to follow me.

I'm following many of my friends in FriendFeed, but I still need to see every Twitter reply without having to go check Twitter, so I:

Now I can just watch that group as part of my normal feed, and it shows me any replies within a couple hours of them being posted, and I often end up finding or creating a FriendFeed user for contacts I didn't know lived on Twitter.

Note: While playing with my twitter search feed, I noticed that my FriendFeed comments on those entries weren't echoed out to Twitter, so I just switched it to a Standard group, and that allows for the comments to be posted to Twitter.

Claire's Weekend Away

07 November 2008

Claire's headed off for her Manic Mommies cruise for the weekend, and I'm anticipating the rest of my weekend with the kids. Paige has a half day of school, so I figured I'd just take Friday off.

I figure it's an opportunity to do the stuff she wasn't jumping to do, so I'm looking for some things to do with the kids and people to join us.

Here's my loose plan so far:

Then everyone's back to school, day care, and work for Monday.

Anyone interested in joining us or have any additional ideas? More kids are obviously welcome.

What Are You Doing?

27 October 2008

Does anyone even remember that question? That's the question that Twitter explicitly asks, and the purpose of any microblog. It's about putting original little thoughts out there that weren't worthy of big old blog entries.

Somewhere along the way, people discovered they could throw a question out there on Twitter, and people may post an answer, but noting a reply has remained awkward on Twitter. Other services, such as Jaiku and FriendFeed, have successfully made replying and commenting work nicely, but for some reason the population hasn't jumped, and they just stick with the same old awkward Twitter.

Twitter's fine as a microblog for original and independent thoughts, but I can't stand trying to follow a conversation. I've seen a feature request on FriendFeed to filter away @-replies when following Twitter, because we just don't want to see them and have to wonder what you're saying.

I still do like to comment on other people's microblogs (I'm a smart ass), but it better be easy to follow, because I'm not worth the trouble, and neither are most people.

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