February 1, 2009

Tweets for 2009-02-01

  • Had a client who kept changing the scope of the project. I tell him that his latest changes were beyond scope and that he should either >> #
  • << pay extra or reduce the scope and he says, “I’m sorry you no longer want to work on my project …” What the heck? #
  • But on the other hand, I’m working for two other new clients who seem pretty great. In one project, there’s this PHP framework I’m loving 🙂 #
  • Done watching “American Idol” for this week. Also finished the latest “Lost” and “Kyle XY” yesterday. Now to do some actual work 🙂 #

January 30, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-30

  • Ad: “I will pay top dollar ($200,000.00+ I really have it) to anyone able to physically transport me to the year 1977 and allow me to >> #
  • << spend five days making discrete observations.” [Now that’s what I call wishing for the improbable :p] #
  • American Idol: “And I hit my high note and everything”. [Yep, that high- note sure yowled after you hit it :D] #

January 29, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-29

  • Been working quite a bit the last few days. So not on Twitter much. Thought that today might be a slow day but doesn’t look like it 😀 #
  • Finally, got some time to breathe 🙂 Been working mostly the last few days, except for when we were watching TV or movies … #
  • Finished season 2 of “Kyle XY”, began watching “Jake 2.0” and also watched “Kismat Konnection” – all yesterday and day before. #

January 24, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-24

  • I love it when prospective clients say “I don’t know how to do this but it should only take an hour”. How do they know how long it’ll take? #
  • And then there are the people who want a complete social networking site coded for US$ 3,000. Good luck 🙂 #
  • Watched the latest “Lost” episodes and then began watching the second half of “Kyle XY” season 2 on DVD. So lots of TV watching today 🙂 #

January 21, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-21

  • OK, went through applying for a bunch of possible programming gigs. That part of the daily ritual is done. Now on to the daily sites list 🙂 #
  • A quick day out shopping and dining 🙂 Got a few more DVDs of TV series to watch but didn’t get the two I wanted msot – “Dexter” & “Heroes” in reply to theretrometro #
  • If you as a client are very vague and say something like “I want MySpace duplicated”, I as developer will quote something like 30-40K 😀 #
  • “City of Ember” was very highly recommended by a friend. We’re about to watch it and see if the recommendation holds true 🙂 #
  • “City of Ember” wasn’t bad but not as good as I thought it would be either. Massive reality holes regarding building stuff to last 🙂 #
  • Website design where you just create a single image, slice it up, and then put the slices up as the entire page is the stupidest thing ever. #

January 20, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-20

  • Hmm … looks as if some of my changes to Twitter Tools aren’t working as they should. I guess I’ll actually have to debug 😀 #
  • More Joomla work … I do enjoy working with Joomla and WordPress but sometimes I can’t help wanting other stuff 🙂 #
  • Just got done hunting through an interesting PHP framework in trying to get a job. The client wanted a demo done using it with no docs 🙂 #
  • “Dostana” is funny but not funny 😀 They’re trying so hard pretending to be gay and Indians trying to be gay is funny in and of itself … #
  • Priyanka Chopra’s making every type of dress look cheap – even a sari. Man, I don’t know why they put out this kind of trash …. #
  • “Dostana” is funny and annoying in turns 🙂 There are some good bits but then there are the really, really annoying and boring bits … #
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January 19, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-19

  • Must find and fix a bug I introduced into the Twitter Tools plugin when I made some modifications to support XMLRPC posting … #
  • My current set of projects are coming to an end. I need to start looking for new clients today, as well 🙂 #
  • RSSBandit is still my favourite RSS reader 🙂 Can’t beat the price (unless somebody’s paying people to use their app :p) and great features! #
  • How come everybody wants to pay developers in equity? You can’t buy groceries or pay bills with equity 😀 #
  • Somebody contacted me just now asking me to create a program which allows him to bet on a horse after the race ended 😀 #
  • “Seven Pounds” was a good movie. A bit slow perhaps but still, a good movie overall. You take something away from it … #
  • We’re watching “Revolver”. A bit old but that’s the only Statham movie we’ve missed so far. And he looks good with hair. Hard to recognize. #

January 18, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-18

  • Weird, I just got a time update with a difference of over 30 minutes from a time server! Am I in a time warp? 😀 #
  • We’re watching “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”. Shah Rukh appears to be doing a great job with his performance, at least so far 🙂 #
  • I need a good sub-title editing application. The sub-titles for “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” are atrocious … #
  • When somebody who appears to be rabidly anti-Islamic (without understanding what Islam is in the first place), it makes me wonder why? #
  • Bought a few more Jim C. Hines short stories from Fictionwise. I like the idea – they are inexpensive and give you a feel for the author 🙂 #
  • We’re watching “88 Minutes”. I must be getting old. I’m tired of the blood and gore movies and want something funny or with romance 🙂 #
  • OK, “88 Minutes” was rather unbelievable and extremely gory. I really need some nice, fluffy movies now … Maybe tomorrow? 🙂 #

January 16, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-16

  • I think it’s time to do a new Windows XP install under VirtualBox for my app installation stuff. Windows7 is still buggy even under a VM. #
  • Huh, there’s somebody doing geocaching here in Sri Lanka as well … didn’t think anybody was 🙂 http://geocaching.com #
  • Oooh, nifty feature of VirtualBox (that I don’t think VMWare has), I can resize the virtual OS window to anysize and it scales nicely 🙂 #
  • Simon Haynes, or rather his publisher, is actually doing e-books right. They’re going to publish his e-books at about $3.50, less than print #
  • I hate e-book editions which are priced higher than the print edition. Come on people, it’s like audio tape or VHS all over again 😀 #
  • “Quantum of Solace” starts out well – there’s a fight sequence which reminds me of a Rube Goldberg device more than anything else 🙂 #

January 14, 2009

Tweets for 2009-01-14

  • Joy, joy, joy … have three e-mails from a client – mostly about cross-browser CSS issues. I hate cross-browser CSS 🙂 #
  • Back in Windows 7 for the time being … testing out a few other things now that the beta is officially out 🙂 #
  • SpeedFan will not work with Windows 7. Surprise, surprise :p #
  • I don’t care about the glowing reviews for Windows 7 so far, it still sucks for doing anything besides looking pretty 🙂 #
  • Over here, Windows update will not work, trying to get to properties for a Start menu item hangs Explorer, Explorer hangs on a file rename #
  • Ooh, and after an Explorer crash, quick search in Start menu seems to be broken … Yeah, Windows 7 is really stable even in beta 😀 #
  • OK, back to XP SP3 again. Windows 7 is a huge pile of bantha doo-doo right now. Can’t even kill Explorer from Task Manager – great 😀 #
  • Windows 7 also appears to drive the temperature on both the hard disk and CPU higher than does XP … again, not good. #
  • It’s surprising how IM is becoming less and less relevant, at least for me. I used to be on IM all the time 10 years ago. Now I hate it 🙂 #
  • Indian foreign secretary to visit Sri Lanka soon. Is this a precursor to India asking for Prabhakaran to be handed over to them again? #
  • Finished watching “Surface” last night. Now on to “Lost” season 4. It was getting rather annoying with season 3. Will this be better? #
  • Amazon is the worst thing for publishing anything if you’re outside the US. Both CreateSpace and their Kindle site requires a US address 🙁 #
  • Sorry, CreateSpace doesn’t require a US address but doesn’t seem to work well with non-US credit cards. What happened to global village? #
  • ipsnews.net has a “send your comments to the editor” link but their mailbox is full. So what’s the point of having the link? To feel good?:p #
  • Had a discussion today about Microsoft Sri Lanka wanting to see previews of an article I did before publication and my refusal. But the >> #
  • << following memo from Microsoft seems to indicate that a lot more than that goes on as standard practice at times: http://is.gd/fQ17 #
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