twittering on 2008-03-24

  • @theory i know, all that talent from @linuxpoet, going to waste! #
  • @linuxpoet we’re just teasing you :) #
  • @mtrichardson that’s awesome! :) #
  • @TiEsQue turning gmail IM off is persistent through sessions #
  • @karolcooks XO Farmers market!! woo, #
  • @karolcooks i am so on it!! #

twittering on 2008-03-23

  • @TiEsQue maybe selectsmart? http://snurl.com/22fa9 #
  • enjoyed nytimes magazine editorial on hapa kids. just was talking about chinese/caucasian kids with friend at postgresql meeting. #
  • @TiEsQue did you look at that site? it has sources, it isn’t about his social skills :) #
  • @TiEsQue here’s what I read: huffington post, NYTimes Caucus blog, Daily KOS, Blue Oregon. I watch CSPAN and CNN coverage, and even FOX. #
  • @TiEsQue I imagine @grigs has some good resources, but to really get in depth coverage, I find I have to read a lot, from several sources. #
  • other sources: also the economist, the nation, youtube http://tinyurl.com/2wach6, the oregonian and even that stupid willamette week article #
  • and I’m just gonna come out in say it: much analysis is overrated and wrong. people should trust their own judgment more-primary sources FTW #
  • @jtkeith yeah! good one. #
  • and WIM by "primary sources" is: look at what candidates say and do, not what analysts think about what they say and do. #
  • @TiEsQue sure – but who do you trust for summary? i like huff post, but know they are biased; economist is good, but also biased. #
  • @xolotl :) i’d talk about this all day long if i could. i’m happy when people pick an issue, research it and decide for themselves. #
  • @wendemm thanks for the link :) #

twittering on 2008-03-20

  • ok, so i figured out the double pointer thing. now just need to refactor two more giant functions and i’m home free. #
  • Waiting for Vicente Fox to speak. Not many protesters. #
  • World Affairs Council is largest speaker series for int’l speakers in the country #
  • @kmazz yup, was at the talk! it was pretty good. could have done without the 5minute nike commercial, but overall interesting. #
  • @reidab oh crap. :) #
  • @amyrsward yeah, great for schools too. i’ve gone to a few events with groups of students from my husband’s school. #
  • happy birthday @oleoptene! #
  • thanks, @thesethings for the great post about drupalmodules.com. CPAN needs this. http://snurl.com/227tn #
  • PDXPUG PostgreSQL Day before OSCON – call for talks http://snurl.com/227u9 #
  • @amyrsward shout out "you’re a blogger!" #
  • @petdance i figured out the pointer problem i was having tuesday! #
  • @petdance needed double pointer to access the array of struct pointers within the struct. stupid c. #
  • @amyrsward i’m actually not there. just rabble-rousing from PDX. #
  • @sarahgilbert when are you getting your chicks?! tomorrow? #
  • @spinnerin feeling better? I am 95% today. feels good! now if the sun would just come out… #
  • greylisting feedback: "WOW. No junk mail is great!" made my day. #
  • hoping that @linuxpoet is able to make it out for PDXPUG tonight. #
  • @ljbanks and i was just thinking about turning off my DSL and using comcast instead. guess I won’t be doing that yet! #
  • @ljbanks not faster when they’re blocking your traffic! :) #
  • @sarahgilbert if it involves bonfires in backyards, I am so in. #
  • @peat i have the perfect place for one in my backyard, but making it involves using a jackhammer. #
  • @linuxpoet PDXPUG will be at FreeGeek, 7pm #
  • homage to indexed and @TiEsQue’s most recent tweet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/selenamarie/2347342829/ #
  • @muckp white! #
  • @stadler easter related, last supper, right? what’s a twitter point? #
  • @stadler I think you’re going to have to give that point to @xolotl. #
  • oh *that’s* what maundy means. (i won’t spoil @stadler’s contest) #
  • @johnmark using sendmail and smf-grey. of the 3-4 options on greylisting.org, it had the least dependencies. #
  • @johnmark installing on a linux VPS. had to compile libmilter from the sendmail source, but it wasn’t too painful. #
  • @johnmark yes, i have. about 3 years ago :) #

twittering on 2008-03-19

  • turning on google calendar for company this morning. goodbye crappy macOS9-era calendar app! #
  • @aurynn *hugs* i had to move 12+ hrs away. #
  • @linuxpoet yup. #
  • @thesethings it was a long time in the making. very happy with it! #
  • not liking that twitter is now a way to send me todos. #
  • @grigs can’t make it to mobile users meeting because its my anniversary :D #
  • @grigs i don’t think that’s gonna fly. maybe if i would have thought of that sooner. and if my mom wasn’t in town. #
  • @ebeckman dude, hydrangeas are tanks. no worries! reminds me that i have a date with my rose bushes this weekend. #
  • @ebeckman my neighbor mows his to the ground every winter :) i don’t recommend that, but the damn thing comes back every time. #
  • oh great, one of the swag vendors sent us mugs for an optometrist. #
  • portland postgresql users group tomorrow night, a case study and some love for sysadmins: http://pugs.postgresql.org/node/365 #pdxpug #
  • @ravenzachary i’m all ears for that report. #
  • @mattg losing packets – 31% loss #
  • @mattg looks like 4 possible routers at hop 3, maybe one is flapping? #
  • @mattg trying from dreamhost in SF area, other is ELI. can’t traceroute ATM from ELI. but the problem is intermittant — it’s working now. #
  • @mattg i’ll DM you the routers i’m seeing #
  • woo! http://www.postgresql.us drupalified! #
  • @mattg that’s lame! #
  • @thesethings not much data on the original site. so easy! gotta thank the Italians for making the theme originally. #
  • @lelonopo OMG. how about TUIMM a lot. i’m sorry, @karolcooks – scrapbooking? #
  • @linuxpoet "beset"? #
  • @selenamarie thinks the ghost of benjamin franklin may be visiting @linuxpoet. #
  • @lelonopop translation: Throw Up In My Mouth #
  • @hmtasks where did the IM client go? :/ #
  • @xolotl http://ronmexico.kainalopallo.com/ #
  • @linuxpoet visiting portland anytime soon? #

twittering on 2008-03-18

  • @garethgreenaway just rub it in! #
  • @grigs ok this was a million twitter-years ago, but OMGLMAO http://xkcd.com/386/ #
  • just finished another satisfying drupal installation. #
  • thinking about getting an eepc after playing with a pink one at local coffee shop. #
  • @aurynn it was cute :) but the battery life didn’t seem good. #
  • @peat my husband and i got together on st patty’s day too :) #
  • @peat we have a party every year at the end of april – if you can make it, i’d love to meet your wife and little elliot. #
  • full text of barack obama’s speech in the nytimes http://tinyurl.com/2g5ac2 #
  • dreaming of the day when we have an eloquent president. #
  • @sarahgilbert woo! pics!!! where are you getting your chickens from? #
  • "to gin up" – to stir up, enliven. #
  • @karolcooks xo right back to you! can’t wait for karaoke. #
  • @sarahgilbert i love that list! great group of people. #
  • wow. just finished reading obama’s speech. i hope he wins. #
  • @radiogretchen oh yeah! but i’m gonna be out of town for the next few weeks. so it’ll be a while :) #
  • @metafluence accidentally on purpose? #
  • @metafluence i hate that. #
  • @linuxpoet dude, did you read the speech? #
  • @linuxpoet even your cold heart would be moved. #
  • @karolcooks where? scoots and I are going to see vincente fox… #
  • @rwilliamz LOL #
  • @TiEsQue isn’t there a drive-in in oregon city too? #
  • @radiogretchen totally sympathize. i can’t do makeovers. my skin freaks out and declares war on the invading cosmetics. #
  • @radiogretchen lots of face-washing? i have some clinique makeup remover that does the trick for eyes, soap/water + moisturizer #

twittering on 2008-03-17

  • hacking up a lung #
  • dear greylisting software: you are not srsly making me recompile sendmail, are you? #
  • @schwern are you liveblogging the Enterprise finale? #
  • @petdance: this is why i am so mean. #
  • @aurynn it appeals to my evil inner-nature. #
  • wooo! two oscon talks accepted, one with @petdance & @schwern (and others), the other with @gorthx! #
  • @garethgreenaway i know, i know. #
  • Todays stats since 11am PST: delayed by greylist: 114; eventually delivered: 3. (blocked by DNSBL: 5508) #
  • yay – congrats @geekygirldawn #
  • @geekygirldawn can i do a lightning talk on the power of cupcakes? #
  • @Theory check online! #

twittering on 2008-03-14

  • @br3nda sadistic admin? #
  • heading over to gotham tavern to meet up with josh berkus and a bunch of PDXPUG folks #
  • feeling a little sick. making list of antioxidants to eat/drink this morning. #
  • a lazy cat keeping me company #
  • looking at #ntc and wishing every conference had a day of service incorporated. *that*s true community building. #
  • @kenefsky very cute! #
  • eating more blueberries #
  • @johnmark that would be hysterical. #
  • @andeezy don’t tempt me! #

PostgreSQL Conference East – buckets of awesome!

We’re gearing up for PostgreSQL Conference East!

Slides are coming in, food’s been ordered, and we’re working out the final details of the space and recording. One of our committee members has a few digital cameras, so we’re hoping to record video in all three rooms.

Reading through the slides, I’m very excited to see Portland-local Jeff Davis’ talks on his work with the Ruby PostgreSQL driver, and a more general talk on Logic and Databases. Jeff has been a fixture at PDXPUG, and I’m happy he’s able to come out for the conference.

David Fetter is giving a crowd favorite, A Flock of PLs. And Michael Bryzek looks to be giving an simple and elegant talk explaining how to solve a common queuing problem for web application developers.

If you’re from the DC area, please suggest fun things to do while we’re in town (May 29-30). Especially good places to eat near the University of Maryland at College Park.