I Thought He Came With You is Robert Ellison’s blog about software, marketing, politics, photography and time lapse.


My Hikes blog has been migrated to a category on ITHCWY: http://bit.ly/mSAWIX - resulting Feedburner hiccup now fixed...

En route to Thirsty Bear

Ticked off: How stock market decimalization killed IPOs and ruined our economy http://bit.ly/TX0qkZ

#hubspot, separate domain for blog = more SEO juice linking back to the mothership?

@DanRavenEllison at least I didn't eat that pavlova

Could have walked by now...

#boarding SFO and should have remembered to bring a coat.

Headline of the day http://bit.ly/jJpXN1

At last!: http://goo.gl/BJ337 (Robot Armpit Prototype)

"Thoughts on teaching calculus to five-year-olds" http://feedly.com/e/AXfVGbO8 -- no pressure

@ajs_gingertom twhirl at the moment

@rossrubin it's closer to Wuala - distributed so lacks the ability to do sneakernet transfers.

Fermi paradox not resolved by panel discussion. #seticon

RT @CatfoodSoftware: Starting work on an update to Catfood Earth... stay tuned.

@mrsmele groan

World Time Lapse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agmfNb9E9s4&feature=share via @youtube

Billions of dollars must be wasted by listening to stupid IVR systems telling you that their stupid options have changed. #fb

Ah, I came here with @beavis a year or two ago.

ITHCWY: World Time Lapse: I've just made a new time lapse video using web cams from the Catfood WebCamSaver… http://goo.gl/fb/RnltB

ITHCWY: Reviews and links for June 2010: Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk 2/5 A barely reheated Glamorama (celebrities… http://goo.gl/fb/i6R2j

Echo knockoff and AI assisted dehumanization? #GoogleIO2016 http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/google-io-2016

Democrats and Republicans trying to cloak themselves in the glory of the late Steve Jobs is truly pathetic. #SOTU

Day longer than expected due to Pantech crapness but first game of TextShips complete! I was playing myself, so not an impressive win.

Progressive, your fancy quote form would be better if you didn't disable the DELETE key! (in Chrome at least)

California officially fucked: http://bit.ly/UA1Jm (Salon, and I'm paraphrasing)

Too much coffee.

We could use a LearnVest aimed at the investment bankers #tc50 (Live From TechCrunch50 live > http://ustre.am/1aQE)

ITHCWY: Reviews and Links for October 2012: Skios by Michael Frayn 4/5 Perfectly well oiled comedy of errors. The… http://goo.gl/fb/kwmz8

Unexpected detour to Skip's Tavern, made me feel like a proper drinker.

Not enjoying writing help. Also seem to have been stood up by Sean Of The Bed.

Completed #IMU exam, wanted to answer "well, it depends..." for several questions. Frustrated that it's such a long wait for a result!

now watching @gillwison get sucked into a subculture of broccoli eating cats, i.e. http://is.gd/aZzQ, a classic of the genre apparantly

Social Media news release template at http://tinyurl.com/5l67k5 (via @hubspot)

Retweeting @cucku: We're now a Premium Skype Extra, rolling out to a Do More menu near you soon :)

#boarding SFO

I can handle the faith based stuff (http://is.gd/iG8t) if Obama also creates an office of fact based partnerships for balance...

Success of Kepler Mission is staggering. Discovering water worlds, planets everywhere. #SETIcon https://twitter.com/abfo/status/216634280628064256/photo/1

So will be able to not connect much, much faster now :)

@kunklejr distraction if you spread your efforts too thinly - focus on getting it right on one network (re social media)

done with php :), completed google maps mashup, time for blog template?

RT @justanswer: #FridayFacts - 5 simple tricks to maximize your Android https://twitter.com/justanswer/status/482599405653340160/photo/1

Mount Davidson (San Francisco's highest hill) 4K 360 degree timelapse: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/mount-davidson-360-4k

Post Doyle Drive detour quite pleasant on the way home tonight. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/199689555660652545/photo/1

New sofa delivery: Two hours, three geometrically challenged delivery guys and two police cars. We might be on the news tonight... #fb

Really BBC, you needed to crowd source this one?: http://goo.gl/aOJNP (What should you do if a cash machine overpays?)

The new X-Files movie doesn't suck! Plus it has probably the best critique of Bush yet committed to film.

I am listening to the Frugal Tech Show Special - Eric Chi show by Ken Hess on BlogTalkRadio - http://tobtr.com/s/518035

Tuesdays http://bit.ly/OarECa

Dolphins at Fort Funston: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Dolphins-at-Fort-Funston.aspx#.UivADa8RAyM.twitter

4 of 5 stars to A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1727663875

Proof http://bit.ly/VF7Zwy

The cat has figured out how to switch off the UPS. I need to get the manual out to do that. Embarassing. #fb

Oh, and check out the new IDEX web site: http://www.idex.org/

Hey, @FCC shouldn't there be a very large fine for this kind of unchallenged bullshit: http://bit.ly/aPrbLw ??? #fb

@templer08 none, if you don't have RSS then I'm not listening to you... #IMU

Main advantage of becoming a parent in SF: knowing that you'll never have to answer the question "why is the sky blue?" #fb

#inaug09 good speech, new era, thank goodness

ITHCWY: Ambient Orb Controller .NET Library: The Ambient Orb is an LED illuminated globe designed to display subtle… http://goo.gl/fb/EUfb

I'm #reading The Land of Later on by Anthony Weller http://bit.ly/ZrTbDW

It's Brrrrissy Field

10 Disturbing Similarities Between Dating & Raising Capital: http://vimeo.com/6166149 (SEOmoz)

Fixed irritating Windows Explorer crash - Perforce shell extension with no Perforce server any more. Doh!

No fly zone over Arizona!: http://goo.gl/PkcTA (What would public broadcasting do with $178 billion?)

"Anniversary of the Blue Whale at London's Natural History Museum" http://feedly.com/k/1kZ0gK9 -- only just visited it.

Better idea: http://goo.gl/6RRdf: http://goo.gl/5c2vB (Clegg unveils Lords reform plans)


Who knew that Prius regenerative braking meant "as in Doctor Who"... :) #fb

#todo @myEN Mobile-Friendly Pet Locator PetHub Closes $http://bit.ly/KGuhcp Million Seed Round http://t.co/DtkMMSoj

Retweeting @CatfoodSoftware: Blog: Winter Solstice in Desktate: Winter solstice rendered in Catfood Desktate :.. http://tinyurl.com/8xm9pw

Late night visit: http://on.fb.me/eO1TBQ

@scifri - were the subjects told the current as well as the voltage?

@gillwilson Colon?

@HuffPostUKPol a better one: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/House-of-Lords-time-for-Legislative-Service.aspx


2 of 5 stars to 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson http://bit.ly/XD61hD

Can't get Whoops Apocalypse on Netflix. The future isn't here quite yet, check again in a year. #fb

Supreme court confirmation hearings are the exact opposite of 'Just a Minute' and almost equally entertaining. #kagan #fb

Have had too much of the 'Queen has joined Facebook' story. It's the Queen's marketing department. Get over it.

@mzanh that's what I use to get... no second popup now.

I hate COM.

Thanks to @Wintellectuals for #Wintellect10 - a very generous day of .NET gold.

Have cracked my ESRI Shapefile parser - at least for 2D shapes (which is all I need)

Off to #SETIcon. Want to share my theory that 'possums are actually alien anchor babies ;) #fb

cat has woken up and started to demand some curry...

ITHCWY: Chinese New Year http://goo.gl/fb/DgkTC

Turtle Pile: http://on.fb.me/iBpjJF

Cisco's cloud vision: Mandatory, monetized, and killed at their discretion http://www.extremetech.com/computing/132142-ciscos-cloud-vision-mandatory-monetized-and-killed-at-their-discretion via @extremetech @CiscoSystems

It's brrreatle

@ATTNickT can you help with paperless statements not being delivered (and _not_ caught in spam filter)?

Thanks @xamarinhq for the customer friendly 2.0 upgrade. Can't wait to give it a spin.

Why does @Windows 10 make me dismiss every notification twice? http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/updates-were-installed

Lecture week - something by The Long Now Foundation tonight.

3 of 5 stars to Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2403790640

NPR: there is not a red scarf and a blue scarf, there is a united states of purple scarf (#inaug09)

RT @IDEX: Hey IDEX Facebook friends! We need another 138 people to reach our goal of 1000 fans before the end of the year.... http://fb. ...

ITHCWY: Reviews and links for February 2010: Programming WPF by Chris Sells 4/5 A highly detailed and well written… http://goo.gl/fb/CvJq

I'll say!

101 in Oregon has some very nice bridges. The coastline isn't exactly painful to look at either.

Hard to belive that the BBC has overhauled their website and still seem to think that "b006qmmy" is a sensible URL for Any Answers...

Blog: Video timeout on XP and Vista (power management): I'm updating a screensaver so that it stops work on.. http://tinyurl.com/dyaz23

In DLL hell :(

The trick turns out to be restarting Windows Search (kill SearchIndexer.exe, wait for the Windows Search service to restart).

Blog: Overvalidation: Overvalidation is unhelpful error checking, usually caused by an over-zealous enginee.. http://tinyurl.com/mvalgd

RT @KarlTheFog: How long have I known I was gray? As far back as I can remember. I felt different from other clouds, but wouldn't change a …

Best explanation of software estimation failure ever: http://b.qr.ae/xVGufC

It's hot. I'm sat next to a little bird and it's panting.

Happy New Year! #fb

Google chief wary of mini-drones http://feedly.com/k/ZnCXwi -- says the guy with autonomous cars photographing everything

RT @HardSciFiMovies: A scientist would usurp God, to toy and tinker with the very fabric of life. The resultant kumquats have increased mol…

4 of 5 stars to Cockroaches by Jo Nesbø https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1536595313

Brown just going with fear of the unknown and a Madame Tussauds smile #leadersdebate

Ridiculously nice... https://twitter.com/abfo/status/277878200359587840/photo/1

@mrsmele California, or Alpha 1, or something else entirely?

Got it - how our restore works when you backup on XP then restore on Vista (hint - it works well): http://snurl.com/7bpfb

“we couldn’t as a company be in a position of acknowledging ... hidden people.” - http://bit.ly/rsqG2p

I'm #reading The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene http://bit.ly/gpnNY9

ITHCWY: Google Maps Ate My Battery: I've been slowly becoming aware that Google Maps is eating up a lot of the… http://goo.gl/fb/m3heL

Great web cam: http://www.calacademy.org/webcams/farallones/

Become an @IDEX fan today and they get $5 to do great work reducing poverty worldwide. http://on.fb.me/gj0ELo Please RT!

#I♥HDvoice "Send three and four pence, I'm going to a dance" or "Send reinforcements, I'm going to advance" ...see http://bit.ly/Rg2vO

December on ITHCWY: http://mailchi.mp/ec8078ac1222/december-on-ithcwy

Off to the Commonwealth Club to learn about Afghanistan #fb

This is an awesome tool: http://page2rss.com/ - RSS feeds from any web page. I'm watching @polycom for a C100S Vista driver (slackers!).

Learnings include that macro is presumably Scottish for market #vatorsplash

How to attract #hummingbirds - https://www.justanswer.com/topics-hummingbird/

You could be playing #Amiga #Elite on #Android - http://bit.ly/q6vNiA (via http://bit.ly/p6Y8tB

Software Patents Are Bullshit http://feedly.com/e/oaiBMGtT -- indeed: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/How-to-fix-software-patents.aspx

I'm a Home Improvement Journeyman. What about you? Take the @JustAnswer quiz. http://shout.lt/DwYt #HomeImprovement

Twitter public timeline screensaver (for Windows): http://is.gd/i2qR

By the time I've remembered my new password it's time for a new stupid password.

What if the Senate Voted Proportionally to Population: https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/what-if-the-senate-voted-proportionally-to-population

I just made my donation to the @ACLU – please support their work, too: http://aclu.org/donate/join-renew-give?ms=tw_share

Coyote in Glen Canyon Park: http://on.fb.me/d4TNZb

Debugging a Managed dump file with SOS and PSSCOR http://www.stackhash.com/blog/post/Debugging-a-Managed-dump-file-with-SOS-and-PSSCOR.aspx via @StackHash #li

Testing some API stuff with cute dog photos... http://bit.ly/c8WWno

ITHCWY: Executive Clubbing: I used to really love British Airways. I even got over their silly new livery and… http://goo.gl/fb/7tlei

#disown http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/12/the_god_equation.php

RT @IDEX: IDEX has launched our new website! Check it out - http://www.idex.org http://bit.ly/xywS9

Leaving for #codecon, hope to learn some interesting stuff

Commute: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Commute.aspx

@RavenEllison ditto ish

Almost time for a BBQ... and it looks like margarita weather :) #fb

A good deed brightens a hairy world - I just donated to #Movember. Pls support men’s health @ http://us.movember.com/donate

Don't Panic! Today's Google Doodle Honors Douglas Adams' 61st Birthday http://bit.ly/XjjLEI -- 'you have: a splitting headache; no tea'

Memo to self: just because it's 90 degrees in Bernal it doesn't mean it won't be snowing at the beach. #fb

*Sigh* the official twitter facebook app sucks so badly...

Done with meta tags, on to updating help...

@robmen thank goodness for the Google cache!

Figured out how to remove Jeep's center console, felt smart, then superglued fingers together... #fb

Add a WTF button :) #BoS2009

I'm #reading Rule 34 by Charles Stross http://bit.ly/mY6o8H

@sr00t 1.21 gigawatts?

San Francisco should charge $50K for double parking. Would either solve the budget problem or make it possible to get across town. #fb

UNIX time hits 1234567890 tomorrow

Rudy is coping well with everything at the office except for one plate glass door. Looked painful :(

Slow Camera: single frame time-lapse photography for Android: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/slow-camera-for-android

ITHCWY: SETIcon 2: I'm at SETIcon 2 this weekend. It's a mix of science, sci-fi, religion and general speculation… http://goo.gl/fb/4gSIQ

4 of 5 stars to A Good and Useful Hurt by Aric Davis http://bit.ly/Ky6IcM

Very happy that CodePlex has started supporting Mercurial :)

Obama is better than Bush like your new husband is better because he only beats you once a day: http://bit.ly/2L7xCq #fb

Heading out to post votes and find tinned pumpkin for the dog.

#IMU @hubspot thanks for a great, generous week of information.

ITHCWY: Reviews and links for July 2010: Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis 4/5 Returns to the characters of… http://goo.gl/fb/YWk7X

One billion shares? How Google exaggerated G+ stats http://vator.tv/news/2011-07-14-one-billion-shares-how-google-exaggerated-g-stats via @vatortv

Watching the Kinect SDK launch and trying to resist the urge to build something with it: http://bit.ly/mxJleB

68 vs 66 is hardly shattering a record - slow news day?: http://bit.ly/umfrn (BBC News)

2 of 5 stars to Zero Day by Mark Russinovich http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/157805813

Borris Johnson wants to use your loo

Intelligence Squared Two-Party Debate - I Thought He Came With You http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Intelligence-Squared-Two-Party-Debate.aspx via @abfo @iq2us

Switching to beer - just to stop the cat from stalking my glass of water!

Just donated to @Translifeline https://www.translifeline.org/ #resist

I don't know what's more irritating - that the @KQED stream keeps looping, or the number of hours before I notice...

"Sugar doesn’t make kids hyper, and other parenting myths" http://feedly.com/e/eiNflzzQ -- good news for Kate

Stop Watching Us: The Video: http://youtu.be/aGmiw_rrNxk

Book reviews for September 2013: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Book-reviews-for-September-2013.aspx#.Ukn71lIHqC4.twitter -- Dust and Brilliance

W3C green-lights adding DRM to the Web's standards http://www.jwz.org/blog/2013/10/w3c-green-lights-adding-drm-to-the-webs-standards/ -well bugger, wouldn't have thought the web stack could get worse.

Also getting deluged in Skype-spam today.

Elusive beastie https://twitter.com/abfo/status/429384621847875584/photo/1

Check out the free webinar w/ @hubspot founders @bhalligan @dharmesh - Money, Marketing and Mgmt on Feb 10 - http://bit.ly/hubspotmmm

http://www.factual.com/ #tools @myEN

What is it with amazon.co.uk not stocking anything? At least have a giant checkbox to only show stuff you're willing to sell. #Frackers

Rudy is allowed short, unslung walks :) And no more anti-lick collar :) #fb

OneSwarm - anonymous p2p by forwarding through social graph, from U of WA, pretty nifty. #codecon

@earth2andy ♫ I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush... ♫

At MVSN reunion - good to see so many old faces.

RE: I've knocked up an app that will take BlogML and convert comments to WXR for import to Disqus (having just been t… http://disq.us/1qq9lh


https://www.ragedonate.com/ <-- match a @realDonaldTrump quote with a mitigating charity.

And how come they have never heard of Bernal Heights?

ITHCWY: Sweeney Ridge: Sweeney Ridge, starting from Skyline College and walking up to the Portola Expedition… http://goo.gl/fb/6fxF6

RT @cucku: "Carbonite lost the backups of over 7,500 customers" - http://snurl.com/e9vkg (Boston Globe) #badcloud

Over San Francisco last night. I think it was saying 'a new life awaits you in the off-world colonies' http://on.fb.me/i80UFl

ITHCWY: Section http://goo.gl/fb/pm3YW http://t.co/AR7ZtTjC

Windows http://feedly.com/k/17uwiJJ To Get A Start Button Because Windows Is Dumb Without One http://t.co/70z583b2bZ -- slow clap

4 of 5 stars to Life After Life by Kate Atkinson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/506197347

US Protestants no longer majority http://bbc.in/SKNMIy -- can we ditch the under god crap now?

CA legislators should just be fired if budget is more than three months late... just start with a fresh slate and repeat as needed.

To do in #SF tonight - @IDEX at @World_Affairs : http://goo.gl/Yn4s followed by happy hour at http://goo.gl/jt81

How to get technical support without spending hours on the phone: Them: Hello, my name is Phil, how can I help .. http://bit.ly/2V2IXD

red bear has been in the garden so long that he's germinated...

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