A Rough Guide to Social Skills for Awkward Smart People ~ http://t.co/8eLRAbw
@BenjaminBrooks That’s an interface issue, not a concept issue.
@BenjaminBrooks For what it’s worth, the concept of package managers is about a million times superior to the concept of an app store.
@SwaroopH Yeah, keep this episode away from Jobs.
Use Readability in Reeder to read linked posts from Daring Fireball. It works like a thing of beauty.
@ap00rv I don’t see how a difference in height of 5 inches can make a difference, but ok.
@ap00rv two questions: why is the rear mudguard so high, and why does the handlebar have horns?
“I saved a nun’s life, why am I being punished?”
There are well educated people in this world who don’t know what “Voodoo Child” is. #feelsbadforhumanity
“You don’t want to be ‘men’; you’d be all hairy and won’t live as long.”
It must take a lot of balls to tell yourself you’re fine because something hasn’t happened … yet.
Twitter for Mac needs a “Send to Instapaper”. Badly.
@anomit Pics or it didn’t happen.
On Footnotes, Side-notes and Molding Content to Fit the Design - My knowledge of traditional print… http://tumblr.com/xer2bs…
@O2 Is O2 unlocking iPhone 4s yet? I got mine as a PAYG last Nov. Can I get an official unlock?
My bed hair is a mohawk.
Your point is invalid.
“If only you’d remember before you ever sit down to write that you’ve been a reader much longer than you…” http://tumblr.com/xer2bq…
Why You Should Think Twice About Opting-In to the Delicious-AVOS Transfer - I’ve already opted-in to the… http://tumblr.com/xer2bo…
So I’ve spent 4k rupees on a poster and magazine in the last 3 days. #deadmanwalking
@yuyudin Fixed, and nope. I’m 3 days away from my 2nd year final exams.
@yuyudin Baby steps.
My first attempt at illustrating a post ~ http://t.co/Tuc03A9 Opinions?
@yuyudin I don’t consider doing something “doing” unless it is done well, so …
I wonder if I should practice and add “Illustrator” to my list of things that I (like to) do.
I’m probably the only one in the whole of England who doesn’t care about the wedding.
@anexasajoop Must take a while to get them done. Interesting stuff, nonetheless.
@anexasajoop You know, I haven’t been in Delhi long enough to see these buses, but those pictures don’t look photographed. Are they?
“Em dashes are so called because they are (at least historically) the width of the character m.”
It takes a certain amount of (positive) arrogance to think that the difference between you and someone successful is years of practice/exp.
If it seems simple at first, look again.
Personal Style Rules - Christian Ross: › Sticking with dress shirts, when wearing a jacket (suit or blazer)… http://tumblr.com/xer2b9…
Fuck laziness. This is one GOOD coffee!
I haven’t had my morning coffee yet because I’m lazy. #fml
@ankurb But I digress, obviously.
@ankurb Maybe you should be pointing fingers. Maybe all of us should. Maybe that’s why we don’t get anywhere, bc we’re too polite.
@ankurb If you mean the Indian Wordcamp, then no. That’s a problem with India, not with the organisers of Wordcamp.
@ankurb I’m not good at actively filtering noise when it’s coming at me, so I unsubscribe/avoid/ignore the source completely.
@ankurb You cannot organise a gathering where 90% of the people aren’t trying to sell you (on) something. And that’s a royal piss off.
… and I sense a rejection in the offing. #sigh
I’ve sent 8 mails today. #busyday
@ankurb Quite a bit happened during that WC. 2 years down the line, I have better things to do now than attend such useless gatherings.
@Naina Love how you say “classy people”.
If you don’t reply when I refuse you for something, you weren’t worth it to begin with.
Twitter says I’m similar to @stop.
Twitter is too kind.
I can’t take people seriously when they don’t have a link as a part of their Twitter bio.
@ap00rv Too bad.
@ap00rv So you *were* there?
@singpolyma Vi has SOME modifier-key functions, but for the most part, yeah. Modern interaction OTOH can easily do without modifier keys.
Twitter’s URL shortening just does one hop (bad)? Or do they store a one hop mapping for every URL they shorten (bad)?
2yrs down, I feel I should’ve spoken about flexible themes that change to suit the content at Wordcamp instead of rambling on abt w/e I did.
If you’re following me for Apple related stuff, unfollow me now. I will add nothing to your timeline in that regard that someone else won’t.
Why do we need modifier keys for shortcuts in apps when a text entry isn’t in progress? Why can’t I hit ‘R’ to refresh in Twitter (for Mac)?
$4.5 million for a domain name. #wow
Banged out a rant; slightly incoherent, very inarticulate, might never see the light of day.
Think I’ve said this before, but I avoid tweeting something I’ve taken more than a min to think abt. It’s either useless or needs >140 chars
The whole speech bubble metaphor for messages needs to die. Like right now.
Have technology, will worry.
Seems like @Tumblr caches a blog’s posts in the Dashboard separate to what you see on the blog itself.
HP7 Part 2 trailer looks pretty sweet. Fireball snakes #ftw.
“C’mon baby I’m tired of talking. Grab your coat and let’s start walking.”
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work,…” http://tumblr.com/xer2au…
The Perdice Bradford (An Ode) - › … will that cheap pen ever become imbibed with your character? Will you… http://tumblr.com/xer2au…
@codelust That needs a blog post.
@Naina that is so sad.
@timricchuiti Thanks! Glad you caught (and liked) the word play there. I’ll cook up a response tomorrow and send it your way.
What good is a bug fix when you don’t know what the hell was fixed?
If I didn’t have an ego, I would link to each and every one of @austinkleon’s posts (blog + tumblog). They’re that damn good.
bedheadblonde All calls to 1-900-MIX-A-LOT have been outsourced to India.
I spoke with Sri Mixalot.
You remember every word of every Linkin Park song, don’t you?
@ap00rv I realised I can’t do two-column layouts. I suck at it.
Apprise - Attractive alerts for jQuery : http://j.mp/gelvEt
Took me a day, but finally Shorts has a colophon I can get behind: http://t.co/zG3xdu0
It’s annoying how Chrome (webkit?) starts to cough and sputter the moment the CSS starts to get a wee bit complicated. #ugh
Intimacy Publishing - › It’s natural to construct shiny, polished windows into our lives, to cover the… http://tumblr.com/xer2ag…
Just pre-ordered @Codex.
What are you waiting for?
My daily intake of caffeine is definitely unhealthy, but hey, who wants to live forever?
More `document.referrer` anomalies. Guh.
I look like the lead singer of an 80s hair band. Or something.
bmf So busy bitching about iPhone location logs I forgot to check in on Foursquare.
The thing with interests is that some day one might lose interest in theirs.
@xAbhishek why is it so low? Isn’t FUP supposed to drop your speed down to 256kbps minimum?
The Longest Joke in the World - Running in at 22 A4 size sheets (as calculated by someone), this really is a… http://tumblr.com/xer29y…
Reassurance is a stronk thing.
@SwaroopH where are you headed?
“Right to be forgotten” sounds so poetic.
Where From? - If you’re like me, you probably have tabs that stay open for days (even weeks) on end, waiting… http://tumblr.com/xer29w…
Interesting find of the day: the data transfer spinner in #iOS’ status bar spins slower/faster depending the kind of connection you’re using
Three backspaces later my password was still correct. #fuckyeah
“Innovation isn’t limited to raw functionality; if it was, we’d all still be using the command line.”—Adam Pash.
@mgkimsal Yes. I was just curious.
@mgkimsal Accent is one thing. “r” in Birmingham is like “r” in air, it’s an accent thing. “Aunt” and “ant” OTOH …
@jsmag Because “aunt” has a “u” in it that changes its pronunciation. You don’t pronounce “autumn” as “atom”, do you?
Why do Americans pronounce “ant” and “aunt” the same way?
Why rock the boat?
@ap00rv Except that retweets are fucked. But mostly, yes.
@ap00rv Twitter has a livestream API. Apps just need to use it.
@ap00rv As far as iOS goes, it’s a lack of an API to make HTTP calls in the background. Not Twitter’s fault.
@ap00rv Yeah, they’re pretty ridonkadonk. You’re welcome.
@ap00rv Tumblr search blows.
Stammering - I’ve had a stammering problem for as long as I can remember. It’s a very selective… http://tumblr.com/xer29i…
Theming Blogger has come a long way since I moved all those years ago.
Funniest thing I’ve read in the last week or so: http://t.co/xWpIvs0
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”
So I wrote this bookmarklet to show you how you reached the page you’re currently on. Want testers, critics. http://t.co/cPgAibG
@flyyoufools Right up your alley.
@ap00rv Yes. You see, I’ve realised that having a design you can get behind helps the motivation. That, and the reason you started writing.
If you haven’t already: http://t.co/NAsxfeE
@ap00rv … I just linked you to it.
The Ph.D. problem: Are We Giving Out Too Many Degrees? - A year ago, I thought I was sure about my career… http://tumblr.com/xer29f…
The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything - › Let’s say you read two a week,… http://tumblr.com/xer29f…
@yuvipanda No idea. Readability kicks in just fine. Instapaper blows up.
@stealingsand I usually consider a person an asshole/moron until proven otherwise, so …
Chinese without chopsticks is so not worth it.
http://t.co/CeYywLr seems useful.
@AceyTech Yes. End-of-year reports, assignments and exams have that effect on me.
How personal is too personal?
Unfortunately one can’t make a livelihood purely out of consumption, otherwise we would have solved the problem of unemployment decades ago.
Awwww Yeeaahh! : New Max Payne 3 screen ~ http://j.mp/gXrrK3
The things you can do with :before and :after are amazing.
@xAbhishek Give Chevelle a shot. They’re a whole new level of awesome if you like TDG.
“Reason” has justification in its meaning, and “Justify” has reason in its meaning.
Here’s to a beard-less 2011. *clink*
Maybe we should start using “Bird’s eye” instead of “God’s eye”.
It’s an interesting thing when you stop following a routine to get through a day, and do things when you do them bc you want to, not should
@pricelessjunk Extraneous whitespace is a photoblog’s worst enemy. Also, typefaces from a single family are your friend.
Who are you and why do you look like you have a stick up your ass?
@Naina Oh well, who needs change anyway.
If you’re creative in one thing, there’s a very good chance you’re creative in a few other things as well. Now go and discover what they are
@Naina Didn’t you realise you were giving two notes instead of one? o_O
“Good Evening. Now I’m going to play the fuck out of this guitar.” : http://t.co/PVxeVtl
If you don’t like Mayer’s music, I’m sorry, we can’t be friends.
So John Mayer isn’t on Twitter anymore?
@markbao It works differently in Chrome. Pages are loaded before you press ‘Enter’; they’re loaded as you cycle down the list of options too
Turn on Instant in Chrome. This is pretty cool once you get used to it. #makereturnkeyobsolete
Customizing @Tumblr template code reminds me of my time with Blogger 7 years ago. Except that Tumblr’s code is a lot more legible/clear.
@codelust Nope. I didn’t know till I saw your name pop back in my followers’ list.
@codelust Looks like you’re back on Twitter with a vengeance.
Instagram—Week 16, ’11. - I’m hoping to make a permanent feature out of putting up on weekeneds all the… http://tumblr.com/xer28u…
@rands It’s from “Van Wilder: Party Liaison”.
@RobertLRay Proof it works.
Not really, more of a Dropbox person. And I don’t have friends—to share stuff or otherwise—so…
@RobertLRay GMail’s spam filters are pretty good; wouldn’t be so worried abt sharing my email publicly if I was you. Invitation sent, anyway
Massive apple juice intake this morning.
@RobertLRay I’ll need an email address to send it to.
@Naina It’s a good (free) collaboration tool. You don’t collaborate, so …
I have 6 invites to @receivd. Anybody want?
@ap00rv A guy always wants to get into an Internet-girl’s pants. Always.
Been having a necessity-rather-than-voluntary relationship with sleep the past couple of days. #itshappeningagain
Cranking - Weeks and months from now when I’m scrolling through my posts like I habitually do, and I see… http://tumblr.com/xer28l…
@Tuoni My eyes are 5 minutes from turning to ash.
@Tuoni My eyes are 5 minutes from turning to ash.
Why the fuck doesn’t this sun set?
Decent progress is decent. Not ideal. But decent.
@Naina Not true. Quotes are effective as the number of situations they apply to. There are many which don’t apply to anything.
I resist linking to quotes that just *sound* encouraging and big, but diffuse the moment you step back and think about it for a second.
I miss my brown t-shirt. My brown t-shirt with my navy jeans was a baller combination.
Going cold-turkey with serif.
Not the only early riser in this flat apparently.
Is it just me or does everything look better when it’s a little washed out? (colour-wise)
Photo: Strathgordon Dam, Mark Mullee. http://tumblr.com/xer28d…
Pulled an unintended all-nighter. #fml
Basics of Compiler Design by Torben Mogensen, released for free: http://t.co/xjCJStt
@AceyTech That’s a lot of pizza for one meal.
This day is going to be fueled by some very bad coffee. I just know it.
@AceyTech More topping, less base next time. …?
Being able to sleep is obviously not my strong suit.
Woke up at 4. Ever felt like your day is over the second you get out of bed? Yeah.
Inspiration comes from experiences. Anybody who tries to say otherwise is pretentious or giving himself more… http://tumblr.com/xer27x…
@Naina I’m sure they know it sounds ridiculous, but …
@ap00rv I don’t know. My server has gone down for just a couple of hours one night in the past 2-3 years.
“The south will rise again maan.”
Can people *please* take 10 seconds and learn the difference between acronyms and abbreviations? #ugh
@Naina “Innovation Consultant” … nice.
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