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


ITHCWY: Bishops: I’d love to not care what the Church of England thinks about allowing women to become Bishops. But… http://goo.gl/fb/oHu2x

New product beta from Cucku aimed at developers: http://www.stackhash.com/ - check it out if you ship anything on Windows #fb #li

Staying Chrome? http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Staying-Chrome.aspx#.Ulm06NNsM-8.twitter

This #SF instant runoff voting isn't very instant.

Obama: lower deduction won't hurt charitable giving. Really? Then why have a deduction at all.

Windows 8:designed to garishly install Windows Updates regardless of what you'd rather be doing (if you could find how to do it). #fb

Moon Landing http://bit.ly/KCvGkM

Just got back from our first trip to Fort Funston in ages. Rudy was delighted and will hopefully still be walking tomorrow... #fb

@sfmta_muni why is the outbound 28 not showing up at Richardson and Francisco?

Delete everything from C|Net ... http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?biz.5.853788.1

Elite reboot hits funding target http://bbc.in/WnDNHa -- yay!

Nooo. Send cats, then dogs, then Cthulu!: http://goo.gl/iXWgi (Pesticide bombing of Farallones mice spurs debate)

Demand Fox News stop censoring anti-Trump views http://petitions.moveon.org/s/UHRNDa @moveon

Every possible permutation of my name is already taken on Wave :( #in

Watching mad people talk to themselves outside 16th st. Peets - #codecon lunch break

Skype for Android is a festering pile of poo. Hurry up and get fixed imo.im!

Not guilty by reason of finely tuned initial conditions: http://goo.gl/EltNc (The Brain on Trial)

@mrsmele all the way! got back today... was in write only mode while travelling. Great trip, glad to fly back though!

It's more like Cape Mediocreweather today...

Hike: Lake Merced: Lake Merced is a natural lake near Fort Funston. It used to be San Francisco's main fres.. http://bit.ly/26IQBS

Why is the North East so quick at counting votes? #ge2010

Yelling at kids may be as damaging as spanking them, study says http://boingboing.net/2013/10/04/yelling-at-kids-may-be-as-dama.html -- crap. How about mild sarcasm?

@PhilTing any result? you were going to look at valuation (I sent my address to you about a month ago). Thanks.

At BJ's for lunch. Looks strangely familiar.

“Children are tiny idiots and we are slaves to them” http://bit.ly/14xBrNs -- Go the Fuck to Sleep for newshounds.

BBC News - Brian Cox: bank bailout costlier than UK science 'since Jesus' http://bbc.in/M4bq1U -- amaaaaazzzziiiinnnnngg

I'm attending Vator Splash -- http://vatorsplash.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw

Amanda Palmer's awesome stop-motion music video [NSFW]: http://boingboing.net/2012/07/10/amanda-palmers-awesome-stop.html

RE: Wow, that's circular.  http://disq.us/2atfbs

RT @katzav: Why TED Is a Recipe for Civilizational Disaster | Alternet http://www.alternet.org/culture/its-recipe-civilizational-disaster-ted-has-turned-american-idol-science-philosophy-and-tech

ITHCWY: Moon on a Wire: Testing posting by email with a picture of the moon from last night... I've extended… http://goo.gl/fb/5mxum

Tool to uninstall hated U3 from memory stick: http://u3.com/support/default.aspx#CQ3

RT @Sparkitland: This reminds me of Steve Krug's "Don't Make Me Think". Good book. #imu (agree - also MUST read Robin Williams Design W/S)

Seem to have reached the point where Kate is more capable of ordering in a Mexican resteraunt than me.

Why does wmdc.exe keep eating half a gig of RAM? To sync fracking email?

We've now been in Afghanistan as long as the Soviets: http://bit.ly/giqjpp

@masondan it's at http://bit.ly/iPv7t #IMU

Something about Cucku and Mustard in German: http://tinyurl.com/5m4x4j

Just donated to @SierraClub #resist

Only just getting to my second bacon doughnut.

Fog rolling back into San Francisco. Bummer.

@mrsmele time to resgister nosmelecomsuckscomsucks.com

95.68% of my email is thrown away automatically. Thanks spam arrest!

Bay to breakers might be saved: http://is.gd/k9Lt

RT @vectorpoem: Actual ninja misreads job posting, infiltrates SF web startup, slaughters 27 brogrammers, leaves after failing to locate ...

DNA Testing Startup 23andMe Hits A Snag As FDA Shuts Down Sales Of Home Testing Kit http://feedly.com/e/mnE2-3SP -- got one just in time

I'm #reading Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/167917337

Need to update a serialized object to be backwards compatible.

@urbagirl i'll let you know... hopefully early next week

Interesting project. Seen this @missionexplore ? http://bit.ly/hJ9BCp

I'd be willing to look after 17 Uighurs for just $100M: http://tinyurl.com/m3rzfd (Salon)

Retweet @abfo: #ces09 bumped into TomC while sneaking through south hall to find pass (thanks @gillwilson)

Watching three-party backups zipping away. Nearly there...

You can get a tour of the #SF Armory. #todo @myEN -- http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1327196681/?ref=ecaltw

California style democracy is exhausting - spending Saturday working through the telephone directory sized voter guide...

Need OAuth for Twitter API attribution these days, have asked nicely for xAuth to skip redirects: http://bit.ly/cpzjWj - fingers crossed.

RT @MargaretAtwood: Just used http://www.justanswer.com for gruesome printer problem: excellent, done in 10 mins! Tks to S H E F I N. Website ...

Get an email when your webcam sees something totally surprising (Google Apps Script + Cloud Vision API): http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/get-an-email-when-your-security-camera-sees-something-new-apps-script--cloud-vision

Spring (Vernal) Equinox 2013 in Catfood Earth http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=3c2e55b3-f61a-4238-8ea9-b10624dc8257 via @CatfoodSoftware

Playing with #newtwitter ... all the giddy excitement of getting into Wave and none of the subsequent disappointment and loneliness!

Another comedy amendment: http://bit.ly/yWbF8H

RT @Camilla_SDO: But I know I won't go to the #SETIcon session "Humans vs. Robots: Who Should Explore Space?" -- I'll just make trouble! ...

RT @robmen: State of the WiX toolset, Jully 2011 - http://bit.ly/o9ANYj

Great. Perl. -- http://theprofoundprogrammer.com/post/41265135868/text-great-perl-photograph-of-perls-hello

ITHCWY: Extreme Environmentalism: Speaking of Gaia, I read Michael Lind’s Why we should embrace the end of human… http://goo.gl/fb/lPQGB

4 of 5 stars to When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson http://bit.ly/ijb16P

Two Lines

Watching #winsummit2010 software track at http://bit.ly/bL6EMo

Monarch Butterflies Eclosing: https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/monarch-butterflies-eclosing

ITHCWY: How to fix software patents: In 1790 Thomas Jefferson became the first patent examiner and issued a grand… http://goo.gl/fb/7VWBX

At Point Reyes for a yomp #fb

"If you follow the law the way it is, before they change it, you're going to get reversed." http://lat.ms/riLM4a

Yay! Precita Park Upgrade: http://bit.ly/yJhPeU

ITHCWY: Boob Bombs: The current pushback on the nasty choice between nude backscatter photos vs. ‘enhanced’ TSA… http://goo.gl/fb/jiN6C

RT @davemcclure: pretty sure if *both* @MattCutts + @KimDotCom say u shld read this, then u shld fucking read this: http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/25/5431382/the-internet-is-fucked …

Congratulations on the release, @robinapp now just need more people I know to get on here!

@urbagirl for print books... reading a debugging book with lots of really useful but painfully long URLs in the text.

XAML is an adventure in recursion as you keep branching off to learn new ways to do things. Must focus...

Dear Sainsbury please stock Moo Free Chocolates - Sign the Petition http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/dear-sainsbury-please-stock-moo-free-chocolates.html

ITHCWY: Three reasons the dream of a robot companion isn't over: David Lee reports from the Innorobo 2012… http://goo.gl/fb/vmMJ7

Peg and Cat going straight to infinity and differential calculus. Love it.

Strangest omission from Chrome - RSS support. Google do make Google Reader as well, right?

I'm attending Celebrate IDEX's New Executive Director -- http://idexedwelcome.eventbrite.com

#timelapse of @sutrobaths https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/sutro-baths-timelapse

Stop Internet #Censorship! Sign the global petition @Avaaz urging the US Congress to reject the #Blacklist Bill #SOPA http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?wRyPpcb

Penn Jillette's rant against Obama's drug policy http://bit.ly/JJPXUn

Hike: Crissy Field: Crissy Field, part of the Golden Gate National Parks, is a recently restored stretch of.. http://tinyurl.com/93supy

Pissed off about stolen @Google Gadgets: http://bit.ly/kbx0ke and http://bit.ly/lbVh6J are direct knockoffs of mine :(

RT @StackHash StackHash Blog | One week left to grab a StackHash September discount http://bit.ly/cO80DR

BBC On Patents: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/BBC-On-Patents.aspx#.UhTq6dnOEhA.twitter @ruskin147 via @HilaryEllison #patents

Mostly installing VMs... VirtualBox is the trick for 64-bit Guest OSs

I've sacrificed the afternoon to the FxCop sadists. One useful bug found for every fifty pointless messages.

Shockingly my entry “One small txt from a man – one giant tweet for http://bit.ly/mnknd” did not win the New Scientist moon rock contest.

Tips for giving subcutaneous fluids to cats: 1) don't pull the needle out while flowing and 2) don't then try to catch the needle #fb

Kate's first encounter with a swimming pool did not go well.

@RavenEllison by the way, did you get an invite from me for Google+? If not, are you interested in one?

Londonist Out Loud: A National Park City http://londonist.com/podcasts/londonist-out-loud-a-national-park-city

Wow. 53% of US adults can answer the question "how long does the earth take to go around the sun": http://www.calacademy.org/

Herman van Rompuy is president of EU council: http://bit.ly/5coxF (BBC). Even auntie is reporting this as "EU President" #bananameasurer #fb

Blue & Gold forgot to stop at Sausalito...

Ooooh, will they be auctioning it off?: http://goo.gl/ajLXF (100-ft-long drug-smuggling, Narco-crafted submarine discovered in Colombia)

RT @cucku: RT @AvenueZ: LOVE this free tool: Cucku: Backup w/a Buddy. Stores backup of your files on a friend's computer http://is.gd/k7Iy

@urbagirl that's a big thread. I'll check it out tomorrow. Cleaning tonight :(

Gray whales at Waddell beach: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/gray-whales-at-waddell-beach

Gaia corollary: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Extreme-Environmentalism.aspx #SETIcon (re global organism)

RT @CatfoodSoftware: Blog: Catfood Software on Google+ and a Hangout Pledge: Catfood is now on Google+. Once 50… http://goo.gl/fb/kHJrh

I saw a car in Bernal stickered with two guys and two dogs...: http://goo.gl/mtTld (Family Decals)

yay #twitterchirp ~ Come watch and chat with me! http://justin.tv/s/04/AlbVQro~/twitterchirp

RT @IDEX: IDEX Takes On Seva's Community Self-Development Program. http://is.gd/338eP

Trying to resist the urge to flick a pen at the guy snoring across the aisle... #sv10 #fb

Reminder - if you're in San Francisco next Tuesday (23rd) support @IDEX by coming to this event: http://www.idex.org/events.html

thinking time wasting twitter api thoughts...

Tool to generate RSS feeds for Twitter users, lists and searches: http://bit.ly/q1TKVq #tools @myEN

Highest IQ? Telnet to port 80 directly: http://goo.gl/jH5Qh (IE users have lower IQ says study)

Kate hasn't heard Hansel and Grettal yet but is still smart enough to leave a trail of clothes in the woods. #fb

It's all going a bit Florida #ge2010

@gillwilson, you should take the rest of it to work tomorrow...

ITHCWY: Mangler: I don't know what the machine attached to our office does but it's giving me nightmares. http://goo.gl/fb/pZUGg

4 of 5 stars to Never Go Back by Lee Child http://bit.ly/1hLOgHt


RT @jmoiron: "I just started using X, migrating all my projects from Y, and it's been a joy" - every JavaScript programmer, every few weeks.

Current NHS coverage on NPR ignores the fact that private insurance exists in the UK as well. Get facts straight please! #welovethenhs

#todo: http://goo.gl/AwVCW (It’s Not How Big It Is – It’s How Well It Performs: The Startup Genome Compass)

Bird & Fortune on bank bailouts: http://bit.ly/3CctlK - brilliant! (FT, via Salon)

Heading down to the Founder Showcase: http://bit.ly/6uI3EH #li

Why is CDC is Atlanta when it should clearly be based at Kate's daycare? #fb

"Bernal Writer Wonders, “Is It http://feedly.com/k/1bmYpGY. to Kill Cyclists?”" http://t.co/Z9lHZBSHvz

Wow, Acrobat has a huge security hole but Adobe won't have a fix until March 11. Avoid PDFs.

4 of 5 stars to NurtureShock by Po Bronson http://bit.ly/9q9weW

Export Google Fit step count to a Google Sheet automatically via apps script: https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/export-google-fit-daily-steps-to-a-google-sheet @googledrive

@GeoCollective still nothing - only three days late

RT @LondonNPC: 70+ experts are calling on elected councillors to back #London to become a #NationalParkCity http://bit.ly/1YV7YqS https:/…

@ucsf how can I trust you with my health when your online payment system is such a joke?

If Obama gets the peace prize for doing nothing just imagine what he'll win for backing Egypt protesters after the result was obvious. #fb

Going to @crushpad tonight to learn how to blend (and hopefully drink) a good Claret. Xmas pressie from @gillwilson :) #fb

On the subject of deadly pork, MRSA found on 7% of samples in a University of Iowa test: http://bit.ly/z1Hgny

Reboot computer in C# / .NET - I Thought He Came With You http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Reboot-computer-in-C-NET.aspx via @abfo

In her defense, she has a lot more hours to fill these days...: http://goo.gl/LNulX (Dear Oprah: Some thoughts on your credibility.)

After living with one for a while, here is how @nest actually works: https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/how-does-the-nest-learning-thermostat-work

ITHCWY: Think before you print?: Don’t tell me to think before printing your email. Firstly, it’s not that special… http://goo.gl/fb/Isn4W

Stupid Unix trick: why you shouldn't pipe yes into yes http://bit.ly/ZCwnSb

Kate's #MEF151 looks hard! http://bit.ly/N0bfjT #fb

ITHCWY: Prophylactic: Absolutely no chance of scurvy tonight. http://goo.gl/fb/yJkMI

The M1 / is very long / so keep your bonnet on #fb

The cat just can't decide between the cushion and the router. The cushion is soft, but the router is hot and has a better view.

Patents and Unions: When Good Intentions Go Horribly Wrong via @techcrunch http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/07/patents-and-unions-when-good-intentions-go-horribly-wrong/

@davidboleyRN thanks... so what would happen if he didn't take the oath? I'm a brit so forgive the lack of constitutional awareness

ITHCWY: .NET http://goo.gl/fb/qr06P and Windows 8: Inexplicably .NET 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 are not installed by default in Windows 8 and… http://t.co/N2uMbCqc

Journalists: time to drop the "on Facebook." stories. It's as remarkable now as learning something by phone.

"cannibalism that seems to be consuming Britain with a combination of fascination, disgust and pity" http://tinyurl.com/pqmugy #frei

SciFi in HiFi! - Sean Young's video of the making of Dune - Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2012/04/17/sean-youngs-video-of-the-mak.html via @BoingBoing

RT @baus @spolsky @NeilDavidson Great job with #bos2009. Will try to make it Boston. (I second that - thanks to all involved)

Election please. #Bredo http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/bredo

RT @pemasattva: http://Pearl.com is looking for: Director, Product Marketing http://jobvite.com/m?3vsERfwc #job

RT @cylin4: A tree falls in Bernal...power's out! http://yfrog.com/kly3ldgj

Government should buy chartered accountants a house? Also a pony? #leadersdebate

The Nobel Peace Prize, if it ever meant anything, means nothing today. #fb

@urbagirl - if you care about the keyboard then hard to beat Lenovo. We have an X60 and it's a svelte tank.

RT @RTPeat: Facebook takes fresh step to open up users' personal details http://gu.com/p/2nek8/ip via @guardian

America Demands: Obama, Build Us a Death Star | Threat Level | http://Wired.com http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/death-star-petition/

RT @TheRegister: +Comment: 'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code: 'Jen from the IT cro… http…

A big problem with LinkedIn Groups - you can kick members out but you can't remove spam posts.

ITHCWY: Wave Organ: Like the Internet, The Wave Organ is a series of tubes. Unlike the Internet it groans at you in… http://goo.gl/fb/rqvNx

Should use Klout in Follower #bapi #todo @myen @CatfoodSoftware

Will a drop in solar activity counter global warming? Apparently not enough: http://goo.gl/MLUaM (Heat and light)

Land of the free taken nearly taken care of: http://bbc.in/vyhwlM just need to do something about home of the brave. #fb

ITHCWY: Reviews and Links for June 2012: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides 3/5 A love triangle set in the… http://goo.gl/fb/TFxkS

Stonking review of Cucku on Bright Hub: http://bit.ly/SqOsZ

@Minifig81 try entering -86

Half an hour to go from hitting reboot to Visual Studio being responsive again. Sigh.

At Thirsty Bear enjoying a post-release IPA (and that my phone predicts Bear after Thirsty).

RT @Cloutman: Ayn Rand Worshippers Should Face Facts: Blue States Are the Providers, Red States Are the Parasites | Alternet http://www.alternet.org/story/154338/ayn_rand_worshippers_should_face_facts%3A_blue_states_are_the_providers%2C_red_states_are_the_parasites/9M…

"Kepler Scientist: 'A Beautiful Instrument Has Died'" http://feedly.com/k/17x0Aup -- very sad :(

@ajs_gingertom you'll have to ask @gillwilson

It's Not Just Reader – Google Kills Its RSS Subscription Browser Extension, Too http://bit.ly/15RoPjG -- double bastards. with cheese.

Writing many 150 character love letters to Google....

Cat just doesn't understand that I don't want to share a glass of water with her...

RT @cucku: Join Cucku on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/1994614/

Mission Street has got bad enough to vibrate the connection off my starter motor (in a Jeep!). Of course it's the hardest to reach as well.

It's like Cloverfield in a garage!: http://goo.gl/Nvw6X (Bernalwood’s Wild Kingdom, or How To Deal Unwanted Guests)

RT @RTPeat: Voyager 1 has left the solar system. http://bit.ly/11fL7sS

Doyle Drive before and after: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/doyle-drive-before-and-after @PresidioParkway @presidiosf

3 of 5 stars to Freedom by Jonathan Franzen http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/160674108

Sunrise earlier: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/sunrise #sunrise #westportal #tinyplanet @lyrebirdstudio


'badger' is a British euphemism for 'tabloid journalist': http://goo.gl/RLNmr (Government 'to back badger cull')

#boarding LAX

Mythbusters: gluing bees to laptops is just cruel. Disappointed in you. @MythBusters #fail

Arrrggghhh! Michael Jackson is on NPR. Did I miss him becoming a head of state? News #Fail #fb

ITHCWY: Reviews and links for October 2011: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 4/5 It's a homage to the 80s and early… http://goo.gl/fb/hxpmx

FBI getting good at radicalizing and then capturing terrorists. It's a fish/barrel kind of a win. Turning would be better than entrapment.

@d_shep are you sure you don't want to do a Gazpacho-b-q?

Off to Mono Lake #fb

Now Show is back :) http://bit.ly/9grA3A

I'm attending Juice Pitcher -- http://bit.ly/4ahBYr

Setting up a new NAS - 1TB RAID 1 goodness :)

Dear Windows 8 Charms, I'm just trying to use the scroll bar. Please go away. #fb

I'm sure Mozilla plan Firefox releases around breaking my JavaScript at the least convenient moment. #frackers

Pre-ordered: http://is.gd/ZTha3m (Go the Fuck to Sleep: a storybook for exhausted parents)

ITHCWY: Shiti: Citigroup sent me a nice notice saying they are going to share my information in about four thousand… http://goo.gl/fb/KYMy6

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