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


Commute failing to suck this morning... http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Commute-failing-to-suck-this-morning.aspx#.UysS2_54Ojo.twitter

ITHCWY: WPF commands with nested focus scope: Here's a frustrating WPF scenario — you use the ApplicationCommands… http://goo.gl/fb/CTnYG

Unfollow screenshot for Twitter. http://twitpic.com/2kc7oq

Off to the 21st Amendment - it's by far my favorite amendment #fb

"The Wolf of Sesame Street: Revealing the secret corruption inside PBS’s news division" http://feedly.com/e/f7YajgWz #fb

SSL Check: scan your website for non-secure content https://www.jitbit.com/sslcheck/

:) Hot weather to continue next week http://bbc.in/JMMR7S

Hopping on @hubspot webinar: http://bit.ly/hubspotmmm

Have got WinQual automatically syncing into FogBugz - as soon as a crash happens we get a new case and an email.

The Patent Protection Racket http://feedly.com/k/ZywEEQ

Use Google+ or fuck off: http://bit.ly/qL3L49 - via @googlereader

In the interest of fairness should also close a street to pedestrians for safe drag racing @SundayStreets  http://bit.ly/fVfC1D

Wow, it takes a long time to delete 64,000 files. And the new bDule update has completely borked the input panel - swaps initial letters.

@daveoflynn thanks Dave - if you see me later i'll buy you a beer :)

Catfood Software Blog | Catfood Follower http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=949597f3-a42f-49c6-be85-9702d3ee28b5 Beta http://t.co/oQZLHcO5 via @CatfoodSoftware

Announcing Source Code Pro http://blogs.adobe.com/typblography/2012/09/source-code-pro.html#.UGImWBNF9UI.twitter -- nice code font @myEN

Doing at least one of life's certainties...

BBC News: Thanks for adding video tags to your RSS feed so I can avoid adverts for Wallonia. Now just stop using 'warn' in every title.

There's a planetary protection officer to prevent BP from getting their grubby mitts on Mars.

blowing away the last three days of misguided work :(

bored, waiting for film to start... wish that US cinemas would let you book seats and divulge the actual start time... #frackers

Check out Catfood WebCams on Google Play! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.catfood.webcams

Hey, Terry Jones, skip the Qurans and burn up a few proxy servers for me. Thanks. #fb

LooseLips is a post only twitter client that shares photos on Facebook: http://bit.ly/c7FsIv #li

San Francisco first - just got hailed by a cab.

4K B&W timelapse of @SFBayBridge http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/bay-bridge-timelapse

@AnswrExpt happy to help. Email me... Robert.Ellison@...

Dog fur splinter... ow!

RT @IDEX: Create lasting solutions to poverty. Join @IDEX at our event, Seeds of Change on June 23 http://tinyurl.com/p82ulz #charitytuesday

@british_airways weather is beyond your control, but 545 minute wait for customer service is ridiculous and web site is useless!

Volcano blows smoke rings http://boingboing.net/2013/11/14/volcano-blows.html

House of Lords reform: Nick Clegg's crazy plan is a pay day for has-beens and never-wozzers via @Telegraph http://soc.li/Ea09NaE

3 of 5 stars to The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott http://bit.ly/9vb2ZU

@BillRivers and do you like it?

Google stopping Wave development... and the singularity clock moves back to 23 hours and 45 minutes before midnight.

No, you're thinking of mahogany: http://goo.gl/H5zhp (Is monogamy essential to democracy?)

Trying to figure out why Vista won't go to sleep...

Seven days to decide the fate of the Oxford comma: http://www.likedebate.com/D/The-Oxford-comma-is-an-acceptable-form-of-punctuation-2/Lars-Debane-vs-Robert-Ellison-2/Against

Curated == chaved #fb

Good news and bad news annihilate, creating nervous energy and a newsino

Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail,outlook)... http://feedly.com/k/1k8wDbk -- Skype hacked

About time to go to the beach :)

I'm going to count backwards from 10...: http://bit.ly/b6QYAz

It's so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames.

Holiday tip: nobody is trying to post a goat at the Noe Valley post office.

Was God required for the Big Bang panel rather unfairly stacked 100% against God #SETIcon https://twitter.com/abfo/status/216676749398917120/photo/1


All cases cleared - at least for now :) #fb

Looking forward to some crumpets :) #fb

Clean energy & economy debate live now http://livestre.am/DPXD via @livestream

More testing today :( I'm ready to start creating new bugs ;)

Twitter just suspended Cleat... No idea why and no explanation. Will have to email. Sigh...

USS Hornet: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/USS-Hornet.aspx#.UpP0iN2JcGs.twitter

British Airways: great time to not bother with 24-hour support on your "executive club" line...

Adobe Acrobat & Flash wide open to attacks again: http://bit.ly/98XTmn

Exoplanet found 'just next door' http://bbc.in/QscNWU <-- let's go there! #fb

Time for gin, snacks and pretend poker :) #fb

VP of Growth at @justanswer - http://ww2.justanswer.com/careers?jvi=oQGz5fwU

@AskCiti Seems to be a general issue and I'm off to the UK for two weeks to bad time to talk. New version of the web site just not working.

Diablo http://twitpic.com/2sxma9

UNIX as Christianity -- http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2013/12/metaphor-for-the-day.html

Blog rant: Why I Hate TreeViews: http://snurl.com/6wv4w

@mrsmele had to get the updated site live in time for launching Cucku Pro - press release went out at 6am PST. Brutal, but worth it.

Had forgotten how much I dislike DWML. Repetitive tag use, inconsistent layout and irritating indirection.

Check out "SF Tech Community Mixer" http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-tech-community-mixer-tickets-9449568915?aff=estw via @eventbrite

"Brown? In London? Papers please." http://feedly.com/k/167Do1X -- really? are we Nevada now?

Defensive Patent License: judo for patent-trolls http://bit.ly/L3Wv5u

RT @cucku: 1,000 year DVD-R: http://bit.ly/yXaAB (The Register). Pity the writer is $2.5K. Typical DVD-R experience: http://bit.ly/yHEZR

Lots of dolphins cavorting at Fort Funston today - perfect day for a walk at the beach.

ITHCWY: Going Chrome: I came to Chrome OS by a circuitous route. Initially I though a browser in a box was a silly… http://goo.gl/fb/EY8FA

Rudy wishes I hadn't just shown him: "Saber-toothed squirrel" from the dinosaur days - Boing Boing http://j.mp/v0xBhz

BBC News - 7 questions on computer programmes http://bbc.in/uQOPy6 (more of a history / pop culture quiz)

Apparently the dog can't drink alcohol on his new pills. If it was the cat this would be a problem - she does love her G&Ts.

4 of 5 stars to So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1255723458

Have xAuth blessing... hopefully no more

Contraction timer written for Android - despite not really liking Java it's not a bad platform to code for. Beta tester sleeping... #fb

@ajs_gingertom short version, farmer in smoky bar, inhales and clears air, asked how: ex-tractor fan :)

Facing interminable wait outside Burma Superstar. Should be Myanmar (sp?) Superstar really.

Must stop reading Photoshop Disasters!

Mile 21

Registered for Bay to Breakers, despite repeated attempted muggings from active.com bottom feeders.

Testing a page fragment cache...

2 of 5 stars to Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds http://bit.ly/hIhOgd

Gamification is Not a Four-Letter Word http://is.gd/3Jk29K via @gzicherm

#ces09 got my first change to fly Virgin America @thisishowtofly - they rock, game over, all other domestic carriers doomed (except Alaska).

Enjoying Weed

@sr00t escaped work early and found a hop stoopid. Very pleasant. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/220304292324704256/photo/1

Going to try and see the new Bond on black friday - may end up regretting this...

Fatbeard http://in.flux.com/dqkmyW (Un Lightsabre terrible!)

Hipster Coffee Lovers Rejoice, Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $20M http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/15/hipster-coffee-lovers-rejoice-blue-bottle-coffee-raises-20m/ -- for one cup of coffee

360 degree 4k timelapse from Twin Peaks in San Francisco: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/twin-peaks-360-4k

I'm #reading Packing for Mars by Mary Roach http://bit.ly/9xE1LD

Dear @Google: don't kill @GoogleReader or remove key features! Sign at http://bit.ly/GoogleReaderPetition @GoogleTech

Clipper just send out an email about expiring credit cards... and CCd a couple of thousand of customers. #SF #FAIL

Struggling with DemoForge.

The broader issue here is whether any laws apply to the President, or as Nixon claimed anything the President does is… http://disq.us/2at4cu

I side 90% with Jill Stein... http://www.isidewith.com/results/33461706

Drumming fingers, waiting for Google Play to do whatever it is that it does...

Visualizing Bernal Heights After Lots and Lots of Sea-Level Rise http://bit.ly/V9sFAK -- surprised Holly Park is still around.

For each day the CA budget is late fire a random legislator and ban them from office for 5 years. #fb

Chop chop Devon... #ge2010

New @UserVoice Facebook integration is awesome: http://bit.ly/h6ZLcm

In interminable queue for new California Academy of Sciences.

WPF in a bootstrap :) WiX http://bit.ly/psoavu beta is making me about as excited as it's possible to get about installation http://t.co/BB7icNJT

Uservoice is back to life, details at http://bit.ly/iGrZJ - and they followed up by twitter and email so gold star for support.

@johnmccain - if balancing the tax system is socialism what’s bailing out bad home loans?

Head wind on bike ride not appreciated. Damned car and it's two day firmware upgrading holiday.

Finally solved the sleep problem. @gillwilson 's computer was pinging mine for some reason (suspect failed print job). Rebooted both.

ITHCWY WebCam: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/ithcwy-webcam?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=frompost

@phsumi thanks for the WPF NotifyIcon wrapper.

Go Al!: http://goo.gl/9wCN2 (Senator Franken shames homophobic imbecile)

You can practically hear Nimoy's eyebrow raise. "It was not John McCain." http://bit.ly/3DlRrj (Salon - Obama is Spock)

Sun has materialized just in time to visit my favorite amendment :) #fb

Dynamo rush hour!

Installing Windows 7 RC

Surely he's just doing that to screw with Gaddafi?: http://goo.gl/nSLz9 (Obama's war tent)

Shipping :)

RT @GovPressOffice: .@JerryBrownGov declares state of emergency for the City and County of San Francisco: http://bit.ly/19Q8Lo9 #RimFire

I now have the silliest shoes: http://bit.ly/qEu4sd

ITHCWY: Reviews and Links for November 2012: Tsar (Alexander Hawke, #5) by Ted Bell 2/5 Good yarn, poorly spun… http://goo.gl/fb/Vk4O1

5 of 5 stars to Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=1479806116

I think http://app.net needs some sort of free tier. Maybe a smaller character limit, or no vowels or something.

Bacon quiche, sunny walk around the hill, Fresh Air over, happiness :)

Beach -> Centering Reunion -> Oscar Party

ITHCWY: Catfood: Klout and Follower: Klout is building PageRank for people. You get a score between 0-100 based on… http://goo.gl/fb/RVjqr

@urbagirl wow, he'd love that even without needing PT after the surgery. Thanks :)

Time to make some chocolate pots :)

I need some 21 Rock... #StrongBeerMonth #fb http://bit.ly/dYlPAA

Plan: Check in code, walk dog, make G&T that counts as a single-serving binge and will soon be illegal :) #fb

To make matters worse I only just realized that you can delete your own comments. I'm obviously in no fit state to operate the facebooks.

Watching @BillRivers tagging potholes along Clay Street...

@gillwilson I was planning on putting it in the chili. Instead there are now two cans of beans. Grrrr.

@Minifig81 it can take a few minutes to update. Try setting a different wallpaper and then switching back to force it.

@d_shep, check out http://is.gd/ijx0

the mars lander is twittering (MarsLander), be the first to know when it gets attacked

#fail @IntuitInc, if you want a longer username say so up front. Or at least don't clear the rest of the form when you reject it.

RT @CatfoodSoftware Tweet from the command line with Catfood Cleat: http://goo.gl/Tk1D0

@nihiofkdi must be something in the US then... doesn't seem to just be me.

Right, because someone might see a photo of someone in a burqa: http://goo.gl/vjMB2 (Sarkozy questions 'neutral' net)

@gillwilson leaving now...

Flying rhinoceros: http://bit.ly/ruDCeS

How is Event Viewer on Vista so slow? It must have taken a concerted effort to make it so painful.

What happened to Any Questions? this week: http://bbc.in/gMThUx

RT @IDEX: Have we got an exciting challenge! Starting TODAY, for every new fan we get until March 25th, a generous supporter... http://f ...

I've said it before, but funny how that works both ways: http://goo.gl/vDCaA (Study links parenting to drinking)

Off up Hill 88

RT @TheOnion: RT @Pontifex: Who am I to tell me what to do? http://onion.com/UCaEc2

Infants seriously cut into recreational coding time. #SLOCD up to about 5. #fb

Freeloading #SF area scum, go chip in for @kqed at http://www.kqed.org/ so I can stop listening to Ira beg. Please.

gutted that palin failed to botch the debate, at least according to the telegraph

No... http://bit.ly/keSQbz

One of the few govt costs deemed essential enough to maintain: Congress' gym. Here's an extra sweaty #FuckYouCongress http://fuckyoucongress.com/congressional-gym-deemed-eseential-enough-to-remain-open/?utm_source=TW_share&utm_medium=Twitter+share+link&utm_campaign=Fuck+You+Congress

Support the International Refugee Assistance Project https://irap.urbanjustice.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=13

BBC News Quiz backup on air - must listen - http://is.gd/3X47 :)

ITHCWY: Reboot computer in C# / .NET: .NET doesn’t support rebooting, logging off or shutting down your computer… http://goo.gl/fb/y63Cj

3 of 5 stars to Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson http://bit.ly/1eeHf0s

Over indoctrinated by Daniel Tiger.

Backyard visits on @nest #nestcam https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/backyard-visits

The Anthem @healthjoinin phone system is the number 4 cause of death in the US. #fact.

Marked as to-read: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries http://bit.ly/uOTBho

Gold Star to Intuit QuickBooks assisted payroll support - panic from IRS levy notice dispelled in under a minute.

ITHCWY: Geotagging posts in BlogEngine.NET: I've written an extension for BlogEngine.NET that automatically adds… http://goo.gl/fb/kEepy

RT @SenSanders: I'm very proud to be introducing the Medicare for All Act today, which has 15 co-sponsors in the Senate, a record level of…

Sick weekend: three people with colds, dog with a very bad stomach, cat was never right to start with. #fb

Filing and then budgeting. Grrrr.

@gillwilson probably already gone. I'm abfo.rob or something horrible like that.

Bay Bridge Bike Path Bolts Break http://feedly.com/k/12PNmDj -- might just stick to BART and boats... #fb

@mrsmele great coverage so far. 0.33% conversion can't really be spam, is this from your own list?

ITHCWY: Finding NPR on Windows Mobile: Now here's a niche: I'm occasionally jealous of an iPhone app, in this case a… http://goo.gl/fb/zxMF

Catfood Software Blog | Catfood WebCamSaver http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=e79dc6d6-188d-4844-80ba-3be2b49b1a61 Beta and Free License Offer http://t.co/F7Yhe6P via @CatfoodSoftware

4 of 5 stars to Farthest Field by Raghu Karnad https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1479802075

Good news - got a speaking engagement lined up. Bad news - Vegas in January again.

Bakerloo line closed, Circle line no longer goes in a circle, would be faster to take BA :(

VIDEO: The best ever April Fool's ever? http://feedly.com/e/ESYwkvVl -- no, panda eggs!

Timeline of the far future http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140105-timeline-of-the-far-future

*Why* give tenure to teachers? Makes no sense.

Shit Bernalites Say: http://bit.ly/zuwNZb from @bernalwood

At Outlands Festival. Foggy.

@mrsmele how odd. I'm using incognito mode for banking and normal mode for porn ;)

Test cycle ride to work and back. Still breathing. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/105405763836575744/photo/1

The @intelligence2 pay wall is more like intelligence square rooted... after hearing a story on PM now leaving the site again.

Fortune Cookies for Android: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Fortune-Cookies-for-Android.aspx#.UmSQeRazhGA.twitter

Inbox tamed, nearly time for a gin... (hint, hint @gillwilson)

ITHCWY: Go-arounds: LEGO and Legislative Service: LEGO: I wrote in January about LEGO's[1] misogynistic latest LEGO… http://goo.gl/fb/odhAe

It's miscellaneous monday...

Oh the agony of vanilla Win32 :( #fb

ITHCWY: Near-plurality of idiocy: "In the 30 years since Gallup started asking people whether they believe humans… http://goo.gl/fb/68JEI

Sun deemed to be over yard-arm: hitting the deck with J.G. Ballard and and an old, speckled hen. #fb

Insufficient whale supply.

Hey @googlechrome , I'd like you better if you didn't go on an 'aw, snap' fest every time Windows reboots.

Graffiti - Public - Other_enter_additional_details_below http://bit.ly/131jYd2 via @seeclickfix

Mighty Mutt Strut #GGNRA: http://on.fb.me/inUBGh

Succession reform doesn't go far enough... should be based on gvt run reality TV program and raise money at the same time: http://is.gd/p9P3

On to RC2... Fingers crossed

Famed Tokyo electronics center to close http://feedly.com/e/ZfDfqy75 -- sad

"Juxtaposing random Tweets with unprotected IP-based CCTV intercepts" http://feedly.com/k/1c824dT -what webcamsaver missed @catfoodsoftware

I uploaded a YouTube video -- San Francisco Bay - 24 hour time lapse http://bit.ly/6hknX

Skype Will Finally Start Syncing Chat Messages Across Devices http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/04/skype-will-finally-start-syncing-chat-messages-across-devices/ -- thanks!

Harvesting .NET builds from VMs... I wish MS would put out a disc of these. Need these for WinDBG.

I've been a l10n muppet. Hopefully fixed now.

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