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My favorite driving shoes on, music booming, and I'm out wasting gas heading nowhere in particular.

August 1st 2009, 2:31 p.m.
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@retlehs the beauty is the lack of a plan :-)

August 1st 2009, 2:45 p.m.
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Home after taking an exhilarating drive in the now-dirty from gravel roads GTI. I love how pretty the area surrounding Knoxville is.

August 1st 2009, 6:44 p.m.
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There was an earthquake in SE Tennessee today? http://bit.ly/4zWn0x I didn't feel it here in Knoxville.

August 1st 2009, 6:50 p.m.
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It's days like today that remind me I could have a lot of fun with a DSLR.

August 1st 2009, 7:11 p.m.
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Painful: http://ee.usatoday.com/sample/ At least NYT tried to innovate with Times Reader and provide a decent UX. (RT @nathanborror)

August 3rd 2009, 11:51 a.m.
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@mock I had more faith in my coworkers' respect for a communication channel that is a component of my professional image.

August 3rd 2009, 1:55 p.m.
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I'm a sucker for sexy cars http://bit.ly/10UxiV

August 3rd 2009, 2:03 p.m.
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@ericmoritz That car is awesome in its presence alone, regardless of aesthetic approval. My tweet was more referring to that entire gallery

August 3rd 2009, 3:01 p.m.
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Wondering what my MacBook Pro's fan is so worked up about.

August 4th 2009, 12:13 a.m.
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@logancollins I'm digging the concept. But the dark desk may not work well when smaller in the dock. Consider a brighter desk, maybe wood?

August 4th 2009, 11:28 a.m.
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Dear Firefox: When idle, you should not be consuming ~100% of CPU time. Quit it.

August 4th 2009, 11:25 a.m.
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@ericmoritz I believe it was the "Digital Media Communications" widget on http://knoxnews.com, actually.

August 4th 2009, 12:04 p.m.
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When it rais in Knoxville, it pours. Literally. Then it hails a bit and I see power equipment blowing up and seek shelter asap

August 4th 2009, 6:13 p.m.
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Excited to see Chicago Tribune's new look. Existing http://chicagotribune.com has many shortcomings and few bright spots.

August 5th 2009, 1:22 p.m.
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Checking out the new http://chicagotribune.com - First impression is it's a big step up. Will have to let it settle a bit to fully evaluate.

August 5th 2009, 9:03 p.m.
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To clarify a bit: the layout/hierarchy of new http://chicagotribune.com is a huge step forward. Individual design elements come across as messy

August 5th 2009, 9:11 p.m.
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@dannydb Basically lots of rough edges at launch. A successful step in the right direction nonetheless.

August 5th 2009, 9:33 p.m.
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@dannydb navigation does a poor job of retaining state while mousing from one level to the next and across the page ie sports -> white sox

August 5th 2009, 9:32 p.m.
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@dannydb Font sizes, padding, etc come across as haphazard not intentional. Sidebars and inlines run into one another...

August 5th 2009, 9:31 p.m.
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Dear Comcast, When I typed a wrong URL, I did NOT ask you to perform a comcast-branded, comcast ad-filled search. Not fucking cool.

August 5th 2009, 9:53 p.m.
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@Gulopine I never saw an email (don't even know what my comcast address is) and can not find any optout on comcast's site. Not fucking cool.

August 5th 2009, 10:10 p.m.
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@Gulopine I figured there might be one there - but really didn't want to go back. Thanks.

August 5th 2009, 10:22 p.m.
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@Gulopine Comcast requires my comcast email addy to opt out of this DNS bullshit. I've never used it, I don't know it, it's not on my bill.

August 5th 2009, 10:28 p.m.
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@Gulopine Apparently I can't read so good. I saw "A http://comcast.net email address is..." then "Why do we need this?... authenticate/confirm"

August 5th 2009, 11:09 p.m.
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@Gulopine Wise words, sir.

August 5th 2009, 11:18 p.m.
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@jlivingood Thank you. I think the "Customer" email address label threw me off too. "An email address for confirmation" might be clearer.

August 5th 2009, 11:45 p.m.
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Done wireframing for the night. I love the initial sketching phase, it's so full of possibility and free from technical restrictions.

August 6th 2009, 2:15 a.m.
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@logancollins Agreed. My ISP has no business injecting content into my browser. Next step, sponsored suggestions after dialing wrong # ?

August 6th 2009, 2:40 a.m.
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@jlivingood Thank you, that's good to hear. I still feel the DNS hijacking is disturbing. More "Domain Violator" than "Domain Helper"

August 6th 2009, 10:54 a.m.
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@joshuabickel You're approaching my neck of the woods (Knoxville). Where are you headed?

August 6th 2009, 3:16 p.m.
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@almcafee That's really not fair. Cool Kids aren't coming within a thousand miles of Knoxville. Have fun!

August 9th 2009, 12:32 p.m.
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Heading to the pool with my Moleskine for some brainstorming.

August 9th 2009, 2:39 p.m.
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Trying to finish up some freelance bits so I can get a couple minutes of sleep before work.

August 10th 2009, 12:54 a.m.
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@chrisodonnell It's really really freaking easy to use Django on WebFaction. http://djangofriendly.com/hosts/webfaction/

August 10th 2009, 1:20 a.m.
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@chrisodonnell Thanks! Glad you like CSS Prism, and good luck with WebFaction and Django.

August 10th 2009, 2:03 a.m.
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@chrisodonnell Switched to mod_wsgi a while back, with Apache running several virtual servers per WebFaction Django app.

August 10th 2009, 9:59 a.m.
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CSS Prism got a mention in today's Smashing Magazine article, under CSS Tools. http://bit.ly/9lbHI . Thanks @smashingmag!

August 10th 2009, 10:18 a.m.
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@jabraha7 Was Last week the Maccabi games?

August 10th 2009, 12:58 p.m.
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@jabraha7 Great. How'd it go? Wish it woulda been in San Fran the year I was able to compete.

August 10th 2009, 1:37 p.m.
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@jabraha7 Sounds like an awesome start to a pretty noteworthy August for you.

August 10th 2009, 2:22 p.m.
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I love being able to push new code to 11+ websites all at once. Makes my job so much easier.

August 10th 2009, 4:20 p.m.
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@chrisodonnell We're moving our news sites onto a platform that falls back to a common set of templates for core functionality.

August 10th 2009, 6:54 p.m.
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@tomwolber I get the impression when you push templates/code it's on a whole different scale than I'm referring to :-)

August 10th 2009, 6:56 p.m.
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@webology Very true. On the bright side, the more you push to, the quicker and more deafening the bug reports can be :)

August 10th 2009, 6:55 p.m.
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@chrispumpelly Is AT&T U-Verse coming to town, or are you just referring to their lame DSL?

August 11th 2009, 3:42 p.m.
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@chrispumpelly I've used U-Verse as well, and was equally impressed. Wish they'd get to Knoxville so I'd at least have a choice.

August 11th 2009, 3:49 p.m.
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I have a problem - I never wear ties yet I want to buy them by the dozen. Just to have the patterns and colors around as design reference.

August 12th 2009, 6:44 p.m.
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Back at my desk after company-wide sensitivity training. Sadly, there was no visit from Sexual Harassment Panda.

August 13th 2009, 3:04 p.m.
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@senorabg1 possibly the exact opposite

August 13th 2009, 6:46 p.m.
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@issya I sure hope not. I'm flying out of there tomorrow. Why do you ask?

August 13th 2009, 11:21 p.m.
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Lazyweb: in IE6, jQuery hoverIntent is being invoked by a div's margins, not just the div. How the heck do I exclude the margin in IE6?

August 14th 2009, 10:14 a.m.
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@tomwolber close. Turns out there was an ie6 style modifying the margin unexpectedly.

August 14th 2009, 2:15 p.m.
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In chicago! Waiting for @stu_j to get me from the airport for a weekend of fun

August 14th 2009, 10:35 p.m.
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Driving up Lake Shore. Such a pretty drive.

August 14th 2009, 11:09 p.m.
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@alex_gaynor Oh I will. Many hot dogs and slices of deep dish await.

August 15th 2009, 12:51 a.m.
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@boltron5k :-) I'll be at the air/water show tomorrow afternoon, then off to the 'burbs on Sunday for the week. Whatchyou got planned?

August 15th 2009, 2:13 a.m.
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@stu_j is making pancakes, then we're off to the air and water show!

August 15th 2009, 11:54 a.m.
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Since I was in Chi last october I've been to NY(3) Houston(2) Austin NJ Cinci Louisville Asheville(2) ATL and Las Vegas. I'm a bad son.

August 15th 2009, 1:53 p.m.
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Watched the air show from @anniet23's rooftop. Thanks for letting us join the party!

August 15th 2009, 7:34 p.m.
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@alexgiron that's my definition of the good life too

August 15th 2009, 8:06 p.m.
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@nicksergeant Ouch. How'd you manage that? I chipped a bone this year http://media.ryanberg.net/ankle/Pages/7.html but not a full break

August 16th 2009, 2:10 a.m.
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Off to Lou Malnati's with the fam for dome delicious deep dish.

August 16th 2009, 5:35 p.m.
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I <3 Chicago http://twitpic.com/e65ys

August 16th 2009, 6:23 p.m.
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Anyone have a Dell 2408WFP? Worth picking up on sale for $395? Have no external monitor right now, been trying to find a good 1920x1200

August 17th 2009, 10:59 p.m.
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Searching through the the US patent database, hoping my mental wheels will be allowed to keep spinning.

August 18th 2009, 1:39 a.m.
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Well, @jtauber just put me out of a job... http://bit.ly/L49d9

August 18th 2009, 6:37 p.m.
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@mattheisig Quite a day of car sightings for you. Highlight of my week was a black GT-R

August 19th 2009, 10:57 a.m.
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@mattheisig I've been fortunate enough to see at least 3 GT-Rs. Makes me feel like Godzilla's not as rare a beast as I thought.

August 19th 2009, 11:12 a.m.
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Dear Dell: A button that says "Customize It" is not the most obvious way to add something to my cart. I'm buying a monitor, not a burrito.

August 19th 2009, 11:36 a.m.
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Lady on phone from Dr's office this morning mispronounced my last name. Berg. How much easier can it get? She said it "Burj." Seriously?

August 19th 2009, 11:57 a.m.
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@Teifion You've certainly got a few more vowels than I do :-) I'll go ahead and make a fool of myself: Tie-fee-ahn or Tay-fee-ohn

August 19th 2009, 12:04 p.m.
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@Teifion If I remember correctly, @jtauber has a degree in linguistics in addition to his mad programming skills. Dude is way smarter than I

August 19th 2009, 12:07 p.m.
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@ericflo Talk to Rupert Murdoch. He might have some ideas.

August 19th 2009, 12:46 p.m.
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@sambrown Comcast is now doing the same hijacking here in the states. Looks like they're using the same provider, too.

August 19th 2009, 1:28 p.m.
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Lunch at Wiener Take All. This is what a hot dog is supposed to look like! http://twitpic.com/ehlm5

August 19th 2009, 2:06 p.m.
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@mattheisig That's because the hot dogs were buried under the pile of deliciousness on top.

August 19th 2009, 2:19 p.m.
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@LincolnLoop What do you have in mind? (myfirst.mylast@gmail.com)

August 19th 2009, 2:20 p.m.
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@mzlizzle No no, that's a chili dog. Clearly inferior.

August 19th 2009, 3:12 p.m.
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@jabraha7 Oh yes. I'll be hitting up The Cell on Friday, actually. Thanks for the excuse to come home!

August 19th 2009, 4:33 p.m.
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Anyone have recommendations for which Chicago river architecture tour to take on Friday?

August 19th 2009, 4:37 p.m.
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Thanks for the recommendations earlier, folks. Wound up booking the architecture society's 90min tour on Fri. Now hoping the rain holds off!

August 20th 2009, 12:21 a.m.
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@scott_mccaughey I've been wanting to do a tour on the river every time I've come home since leaving for college. Finally making it happen!

August 20th 2009, 12:29 a.m.
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@daniellindsley Search looks great! Congrats on the launch.

August 20th 2009, 12:55 a.m.
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After fixing a quick cache key bug on http://djangofriendly.com, I'm diving into the http://cssprism.com code to work on the next revision.

August 20th 2009, 2:36 a.m.
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http://Chicagotribune.com posts an update regarding feedback from their recent redesign http://bit.ly/XNn9B

August 20th 2009, 3:03 p.m.
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@twatson Minus a photo persistence issue or two when changing modes, I love Autoblog's current photo galleries. http://bit.ly/w2AFz

August 20th 2009, 6 p.m.
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@jlsisme just joined me in Chicago for the weekend!

August 21st 2009, 1:01 a.m.
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@stu_j I love your go go gadget flow this morning

August 21st 2009, 11:59 a.m.
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Off the train with @jlsisme in downtown Chicago, heading to meet @sweeper933 for a river architecture tour!

August 21st 2009, 11:58 a.m.
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I'm on a boat. http://twitpic.com/eq5ou

August 21st 2009, 12:48 p.m.
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@stu_j I wish you could join us too! River archi tour was awesome. I just ate a piece of Due's in your honor

August 21st 2009, 4:28 p.m.
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http://twitpic.com/es6wr

August 21st 2009, 8:14 p.m.
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On my way to @jabraha7's wedding, ready to celebrate!

August 23rd 2009, 3:13 p.m.
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@mattheisig Don't worry, the UPS guy won't be physically capable of wielding a knife after that delivery.

August 24th 2009, 2:20 p.m.
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@mattheisig The @zappos warehouse is 3hrs away. They'd have to try to *not* send your shoes overnight.

August 24th 2009, 5:21 p.m.
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Fighting color mgmt issues. I'll just reassure myself that by having my monitors so mismatched, I make sure my designs work on any screen...

August 25th 2009, 10:39 a.m.
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@notasausage PS3 is totally worth it. Go for it.

August 25th 2009, 12:58 p.m.
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WebFaction has announced its new documentation http://bit.ly/B4KQx. Documentation itself is at http://docs.webfaction.com/. Nicely done!

August 25th 2009, 1:32 p.m.
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@steyblind At least they Photoshopped the Apple logo out of each version. It's that attention to detail that makes an impact.

August 25th 2009, 4:40 p.m.
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Snow leopard enhances use of python for desktop apps... hope they open that up for iphone dev as well http://bit.ly/C49Ey (RT @wmdmark)

August 26th 2009, 10:17 a.m.
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A good designer should understand the big picture (the top) and the design details (the bottom): http://bit.ly/qPjxt (RT @notasausage)

August 26th 2009, 10:33 a.m.
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@ericmoritz I haven't used it yet. Tried but couldn't get it installed when trying to use a graphing library.

August 26th 2009, 11:01 a.m.
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Spinning my wheels trying to push through some design challenges. Time to get away for a bit.

August 26th 2009, 12:05 p.m.
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@jabraha7 Thanks for letting us be a part of the celebration. We're so happy for you and Theresa!

August 26th 2009, 3:56 p.m.
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Watching the Facebook Design Tech Talk http://bit.ly/gPzMM

August 26th 2009, 10:33 p.m.
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Really impressed by the quantity of data being pulled in, and quality of the presentation of the data at http://www.juggle.com/

August 27th 2009, 2:40 p.m.
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@mringlein Well that sounds like a lovely outlook for a Friday morning

August 28th 2009, 10:44 a.m.
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@jtauber I preordered Snow Leopard through Amazon (w/ Prime 2day shipping) and just got my shipping notice *early* this morning.

August 28th 2009, 10:51 a.m.
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Please tell me this is a joke. http://bit.ly/tNawY

August 28th 2009, 11:02 a.m.
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@simulacrotron My Snow Leopard shipping notice from Amazon came at 2am. The tracking number is still not resolving.

August 28th 2009, 11:07 a.m.
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This new EveryBlock feature is huge. Draw your own arbitrary neighborhoods/geographies. http://bit.ly/16mzVf (RT @adrianholovaty)

August 28th 2009, 11:35 a.m.
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@illWay I really like how you've got the "b" aligned perfectly to the grid. It's a really nice touch.

August 28th 2009, 5:51 p.m.
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@Gunner Can't say I've ever worked with/on django-schedule. Maybe you me mixed up with someone else?

August 29th 2009, 11:55 p.m.
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@jcroft Greinke's impressive. Except for when he faces the White Sox.

August 30th 2009, 8:10 p.m.
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@alex_gaynor Congrats on joining up with @eldarion_team. I expect big things.

August 31st 2009, 3:16 p.m.
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Nothing like the threat of sending a design comp for approval to get me to do a last-minute 180° change in visual direction

August 31st 2009, 4:26 p.m.
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@almcafee I'm with @t_dwyer on the Jayhawk. The fiercer 1941 version is still my favorite. I'd love for us to have a more menacing mascot

August 31st 2009, 5:06 p.m.