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


Yay supes!: http://is.gd/VDgd7i (SF Board of Supervisors Vote to Oppose GGNRA Dog Policy)

Bill would force patent trolls to pay defendants’ legal bills | Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/bill-would-force-patent-trolls-to-pay-defendants-legal-bills/ +1, via @sr00t

BART is a sea of orange, black and either Korean or Klingon. #fb

RT @Bernalwood: It's Official: Bernal Heights Is the Hottest Neighborhood in America http://wp.me/p1dGY0-4QM

Text messages for the SF Marathon are being delayed due to network problems at the race site. We apologize for any inconvenience. --B ...

How to get SEO credit for Facebook Comments (the missing manual): http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/How-to-get-SEO-credit-for-Facebook-Comments-(the-missing-manual).aspx#.UdYD79tqJ4w.twitter

I want @syncfusion products #Wintellect10

Headlines http://xkcd.com/1283/ -- yes, sigh, no longer possible to skim

Engineers core/context color blind. Geoffrey Moore #BoS2009. I'm an exception!

recovery.gov vs. recovery.org smackdown - recovery.org wins hands down

AT&T LTE lights up in San Francisco: http://goo.gl/d61NL

Ridiculously nice walk with Rudy. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/212178005240463360/photo/1

http://bit.ly/diybiocc - synthetic biology handout from #codecon day 3

Unit tests on virtualized win 7 are like watching paint dry, flake off and then the house decompose and the neighborhood return to nature.

Best @waitwait in a while -- http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/324015919/wait-wait-dont-tell-me-for-june-21-2014?showDate=2014-06-21

popping out for leeks, kitchen roll and a turnip

@HilaryEllison haven't seen it for a very long time, probably in an envelope in a box somewhere...

Beds in economy from Air New Zealand - http://bit.ly/cidoJC - license this now please BA and Virgin! #fb

Kids App Maker Duck Duck Moose Raises $7M Series A From Sequoia, Lightspeed & Others http://bit.ly/OVBGNi -- well deserved

ITHCWY: Reviews and links for March 2010: Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby 3/5 Classic Hornby. It's fairly close to… http://goo.gl/fb/enily

Perfect beach day. At beach :)

@BritishAirways is there a bug on your site or are there no flights that can be booked with miles for the rest of the year?

Convinced myself that Café Bello is on the way to Cole Hardware...

Did I hear a tornado warning for *Santa Clara*? #fb

4 of 5 stars to The Information by James Gleick http://bit.ly/rfdOIL

@jacobm, why is #hubspot wrong on this?

BBC News - Can the US Army embrace atheists? http://bbc.in/z7OO8N

Arrrggghhh. You can't upload an image to Blogger in Chrome (at least not if you're publishing to your own domain).

off to hunt down some IPA

Linting... #fb

Episode 21: Special Edition Republican Date Auction on Vimeo http://bit.ly/eWUkSu

Taking Rudy out for coffee (well, coffee for me, biscuit for him).

Twitter plugged back in to @ifttt! Great! Until the next ToS swerve anyway.

...as if millions of uninterruptible power supplies cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced... #officemove #fb

Waiting for 2GB of video goodness to upload to YouTube. Could be a while. Sucky upstream connection.

Also have to bootstrap Windows Installer 4.5... which is different per OS, and includes a 'beware of the leopard' screen :(

In the Bay Area? Follow @sparetheair or http://bit.ly/7gvZdw (Facebook) to know when you can burn. #utday

Your Computer May Already be Hacked – NSA Inside? http://bit.ly/15IXjpK

ITHCWY: Mission:Explore Food - Crowd Fund It!: My brother is part of the Geography Collective, the team that make… http://goo.gl/fb/exRFS

Catfood Weather http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/catfood-weather-230: https://t.co/aDkdQkwyOt (taskbar based weather forecast for WIndows, @NWS data, severe weather alerts) #weather

No, he abandoned us: http://goo.gl/Q3jSP (Are white liberals abandoning the president?)

@ajs_gingertom instead, lost weekend hand-crafting partition tables and then using dd to make a new hard drive work (I've been there).

Worst case scenario: smashed coffee pot and no coffee pot replacement stores open before tomorrow :'(

Back to wrestling with power management. Fun fun fun.

Stop marketers from being able to call your cellphone! http://bit.ly/rDNfSZ @CREDOMobile #p2

Oxford comma? http://ift.tt/1f9g8pw

Great free offer: http://cli.gs/2p9N0S - @schmap is giving away 10,000 PRO accounts, check it out while stocks last...

Everything is terrible. http://bit.ly/15SK6cU -- time to dust off PGP

@NancyPelosi please support an easy fix for child identity theft: http://bit.ly/sGiSqg

@d_shep how long for? It's strong beer month in February.

VerticalResponse - why does the first login at your site always fail?

Garter snake in Glen Canyon Park -- http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/western-garter-snake -- @RecParkSF

Ah, Chrome needs to register a document icon as well as their application icon.

VatorNews - JustAnswer rebrands as Pearl, raises $25M http://vator.tv/news/2012-06-19-justanswer-rebrands-as-pearl-raises-25m#emKL30dg6c7erUFy.02 via @po_st #PearldotcomLaunch

#IMU lots of people struggling to get streaming working. Miss the days when just one person needed to remember Fn+F7!

Minimum requirement for life is surely energy to dissipate. Anywhere that is the case then some form of life is possible. #SETIcon

RT @ACLU_NorCal: Tell Gov. Schwarzenegger to #CutThis! http://bit.ly/cDlwMz #deathpenalty #cabudget

Mathematica clearly poaching from Catfood Magazine circa '98: http://bit.ly/ev6SOH vs. http://bit.ly/fsHWu1

Obama: please don’t run in 2012. I need a new hope: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post.aspx?id=4494fb70-2b6e-4bd5-9b22-b5788f701b7b @BarackObama @OFA_CA #Obama2012

ITHCWY: Playmobil http://goo.gl/fb/dGPxA

@sfmta_muni Right

@ajs_gingertom totally screwed. Idiot voters.

I guess it's good that weather.com has fixed their #SF forecast but I miss the old +20 degree optimism...

Walk dog in/around SF? Make sure you read and comment on this. http://bit.ly/dPohlM

@BBCr4today a better answer: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/House-of-Lords-time-for-Legislative-Service.aspx

Shipping :) and then, slacking :) :)

Siren in San Francisco is apparently a test. Thank you Twitter Search.

Great, I'm the punch line in a phishing email to CDW Canada!

San Francisco: 37.8% *registered* voter turn out. Pathetic. #SF

RT @missionexplore: A tricky mission: Share a tee with the Queen - Play a game of golf with the Queen in her tea garden. http://bit.ly/a ...

Surprise: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Surprise-S-F-top-U-S-city-for-babies-website-5134877.php?cmpid=twitter. top U.S. city for babies, website says - SFGate http://t.co/DOEQykajSs -- the key being babies, not school kids #fb

Smart Balls!: http://goo.gl/j1Jry (Science's latest tricks for making things disappear)

Agree with Cameron the most on education. #leadersdebate

RT @cucku: Obama on Network Neutrality, Broadband Access: http://tinyurl.com/lelftg

What would the union jack look like if the Scottish bit were removed? http://feedly.com/e/Dv0Z9Tlu -- no good options. Scotland has to stay. #fb

Enjoying the audience worm (http://bit.ly/9OAv7t) at http://bit.ly/doUknT #ge10 #fb

Need to stage an addiction to emergency powers intervention...: http://goo.gl/ge1m4 (Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension)

LogMeIn Kills Its Eponymous Free Service As New Users Decline; Existing Users Irate http://feedly.com/e/CLbonRy0 -- bummer

Live sighting near mile 23.

Kindle 2.5 firmware now available for download: http://amzn.to/b6TVyx - flashing it on now...

JustAnswer is looking for a UK PPC consultant or employee. Let me know if you're interested or know someone who migh…http://lnkd.in/bCqZ5wv

Hike: Reviews and #links for June 2011 http://goo.gl/fb/8iBg6 #bookreviews

3 of 5 stars to The Mind Club by Daniel M. Wegner https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1618800279

Wave 1: Mosquitoes. Wave 2: Opossums. Wave 3: Moths. Not sure I want to go out again.

Feeling the need to play Battlships via SMS

BBC Radio 4 - The Infinite Monkey Cage, Series 7, Secret Science http://bbc.in/Smeuav -- can't remember who suggested this, but awesome!

Damned right: http://goo.gl/tHpqC (On Tea)

Hike: About Hikes: Hikes indulges my passions for walking and being uncontrollably geeky. I love recording .. http://tinyurl.com/7yb6hm

I <3 SWREG (for offering me a product they no longer sell, and not kicking me off the plan I'm on)

Visual Studio Gamification: http://bit.ly/xNYE07

4 of 5 stars to Five Billion Years of Solitude by Lee Billings http://bit.ly/1fIoCWD

ITHCWY: Crow Gyre http://goo.gl/fb/XHwOl

3 of 5 stars to WAR by Sebastian Junger http://bit.ly/co6jQf

Chilling in Seattle. Literally, as the weather up here is as bad as SF. #fb

March and April on ITHCWY: https://mailchi.mp/9089b15ab5d0/how-i-seem-to-have-accidentally-left-facebook

Twitter API is fickle. Could do without patching apps to cope with it today...

Let failing banks fail, set up new publicly owned banks, privatize later.

techcrunch seems to get us

Exit poll is hung parliament #ge2010

+1 AllClear ID Rolls Out First-Ever Social Security Number Blocking Service For Children's IDs http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/01/allclear-id-rolls-out-first-ever-social-security-number-blocking-service-for-childrens-ids/ via @techcrunch

Off to see This American Life live :) #fb

...to paraphrase Gibson and supersede Twain

I should get text updates which I'll forward to twitter. There should also be updates at http://www.liveraceresults.com/liveRC1 (5481).

Phoenix packed... Cheese moved :(

Outbox Shuts Down Its Mail Digitizing Service http://feedly.com/e/zTZdhpFM -- not a shock, only mail service i need is chucking it in recyling.

Ridiculous / awesome: http://xkcd.com/1110/

RT @CatfoodSoftware: Tracker updated (http://is.gd/kClC) - create Google Earth KML track logs on a Windows Mobile phone with GPS.

Cheney speech was pure in A Few Good Men. Now can Obama please stand up and be Cruise?

Diary of a Living Room http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Diary-of-a-Living-Room.aspx#.UgUnNd51EVU.twitter

Biden's 'get out of the way' section of the VP debate is powerful.

ITHCWY: Reviews and Links for December 2011: REST API Design Rulebook by Mark Masse 2/5 Two huge problems with this… http://goo.gl/fb/7krp5

Bugger. Stephanie Zacharek seems to quite like The International, and I had such high hopes for it...

RT @CatfoodSoftware: Closed Case 5332 in Catfood Cleat: Support geolocation

Chromecast why do you need rebooting there times before you can be bothered to do anything?

Dear hsaadministrators.com, did you have your pet hamster develop your website for you?

Refactoring WebCamSaver - making it faster to load and faster to exit. Also less likely to leak the odd handle here and there.

http://PlanetHunters.org #todo #SETIcon @myEN Kepler archives opening in October

Incredible: http://goo.gl/xpTPG (Final space shuttle launch, as seen from booster camera (video))

How many Facebook redesigns? And still there are several links at the top that go to the same place.

I'm #reading NurtureShock by Po Bronson http://bit.ly/9q9weW

@RavenEllison good thanks. Liked your Glastonbury pics, jealous! Looking forward to seeing you too.

I hope they didn't screw it up...: http://goo.gl/yo8XE (VIDEO: Murakami's book on silver screen)

RT @robblewis Are more US Marketers using social media for market research? » robblewis http://bit.ly/kFw8Y

Heard, but did not see, and ad for clip on smiles yesterday. I hope actually seeing the ad will cure the nightmares...

Wall of skulls: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/wall-of-skulls at @calacademy

Dogs washed, time for coffee at union square...

At #bapi http://twitpic.com/6v7cag

Battleships by text message: http://tinyurl.com/qwcrel (for Windows Mobile)

@gillwilson only 10! I did 50!

Expensive broken things so far this week: washing machine, glasses.

Irritated that the @Canon repair process is to say 'you broke it' and charge nearly the cost of a new camera for an in warranty fix. Grrr.

@urbagirl there will alway be a thinner gadget next year... i'd have bought one already if i wasn't scared of the bill i'd run up on it...

Dog First Aid: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Dog-First-Aid.aspx

@HilaryEllison more of a US spell checker thing.

Enjoying High-Precision Deep Zoom: http://bit.ly/7TE8RQ (not having a productive day...)

UPS tip, if it's this busy on a Friday night install a bar!

Renewed hatred for: FTP, USPS, people who don't think they need to cooperate when passing on a single lane road. #fb

4 of 5 stars to Advanced Google Adwords by Brad Geddes https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1273425193

"Google And VMware Make Accessing Windows Apps, Desktops From ChromeOS Easier" http://feedly.com/e/1mINQYz5 -- functional VPN would help.

Has Facebook removed the option to hide all wall posts from an app or page or are they just torturing me?

Vulture: http://on.fb.me/rdrK2R

ITHCWY: Response to GGNRA Draft Dog Management Plan: On Friday the National Park Service published their GGNRA… http://goo.gl/fb/OoGu4

Shutter 3D is awesome. Criminal to be using the polarized flavor in cinemas. #CES10

Anno NTK: 15-year-old tech news just keeps on getting better http://feedly.com/k/11pn0K9 -- now bring back the t-shirts

Off to Startup SF 2.2

RT @CatfoodSoftware: WebCamSaver 3.00 beta updated - grab the latest from http://bit.ly/ZGdn - free licenses for feedback while in beta.

Trapped in slut march. No need to send help... http://twitpic.com/622zsj

By 2030ish every movie ever made could just ship pre-loaded in devices. #sv10

Shouldn't hackers be _taking over_ a network of satellites? http://bbc.in/ruSOLG

Is Obama the anti-Christ? 8% in New Jersey say yes, 13% not sure! http://bit.ly/EjJbx

RT @LikeDebate: It’s been a while: Alpha 11 - I’ve fixed an embarrassing redirect loop due to a change in what Facebook... https://tmblr.co/ZpHiJu25KPPML

Today has involved way too much dog crap.

Law and order piracy = keeping honest users honest. #BoS2009

LazyWeb request - set up some diverse honey trap twitter accounts and generate a list of spammy accounts that follow indescriminately...

RT @Bernalwood: WANT! This Bike Elevator Makes Steep Hills a Little More Manageable http://bit.ly/1ovkjnI

Astroturfing from @PGE4me now on Facebook. Shame on PG&E. What if a 2/3rds majority was required for every special interest?

#Bernal now has a Solar Pump https://twitter.com/abfo/status/217342260205989888/photo/1

I'm #reading The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson http://bit.ly/kyXzzS

Cats start with nine lives but get an extra life every 10,000 points.

In blighty briefly...

The @Cucku Inc. QA department has been dismantled and converted to a downstairs baby pen :)

I feel that I woke up at an unusually specific time this morning.

@daveoflynn yes please (Wave Invite)

Backup Service IDrive Now Ships 1TB Hard Disks To Users Who Want To Back Up Large Amounts Of Data http://bit.ly/13wo37S -- Like Cucku...

Amazon http://bit.ly/WjWeQQ

Off to the Thirsty Bear for lunch. I have a premonition that it's not going to be a productive afternoon...

Chrome Beta for Android just sucks power. Don't know what it's doing but going back to the generic browser if this isn't fixed soon.

Retweeting @cucku: Cucku Backup will be on "The Digital Shoebox: New Options for Consumers" at @2009CES: http://snurl.com/813zy...

What's up with the city wide canned pumpkin shortage? Is it just not sold other than at Thanksgiving or was there a contamination scare?

About to make a huge pot of chili while enjoying a surprise gift of some Tanqueray Ten :)

BBC News - The Spanish link in cracking the Enigma code http://bbc.in/GLynRT #fb

ITHCWY: Twitter: Put some status in status updates: Give me an extra character for every year that I’ve been with… http://goo.gl/fb/gCEpT

In the US are the things to connect pins on a circuit board called sweaters?

I have DST-lag. Need a nap.

Drake equation making an appearance on @scifri ... a guess multiplied by an unknown multiplied by unknowables. Like a business plan ;)

@faresismail1996 wow, sorry... can I email one to you? You can send me your address via http://catfood.net/Contact.aspx if you don't want to post it.

"Five Surprising Bicycle Safety Rules for the Bay Area" http://feedly.com/k/165CLJV -- none of these should be a surprise

@abfo got a Twitter Grade of 2/100 from @grader. See: http://twitter.grader.com/abfo

ITHCWY: Comma Wars: My new debate site, Like Debate, is finally up and running and I'm losing the first debate… http://goo.gl/fb/yCB7V

$2 Undecillion Lawsuit http://feedly.com/e/as4JboOn

AdWords scripts - could I get a debugger? @adwords

Turns out, I was right.

ITHCWY: Baby Yellow Spiders: A chair in our garden has produced a bumper crop of baby Cross Orbweaver spiders. Very… http://goo.gl/fb/4mT0M

Bad news for girls...: http://goo.gl/dtNqN (Baby sex blood tests 'accurate')

@nhwebdesign thanks, seems to have the most votes so far

http://www.isthisyourluggage.com/ - very odd

@SupportVR Every time I access my account I need to log in twice (using Chrome). Is this something you're aware of?

President Obama: 'I Think Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able to Get Married'; http://shar.es/2xtcJ (shameful that it has taken this long)

Filing :( #fb

I don't always find droids...: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/I-dont-always-find-droids.aspx#.UhweR3_cdEk.twitter


Merging Resource Dictionaries for fun and profit - I Thought He Came With You http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Merging-Resource-Dictionaries-for-fun-and-profit.aspx via @abfo

Good weekend to skip Fort Funston: http://bit.ly/wwjpD2

http://Pearl.com Has Professional Advice, for a Price http://mashable.com/2012/06/19/advice-doctors-lawyers-pearl/ via @mashable #PearldotcomLaunch

Updated Catfood Follower http://bit.ly/ouSBFV beta with better @klout integration: http://t.co/FiE0LZFH

Looking for the marmot...

apparently now friends with an entire university

Aspam, Aomori, Japan - looks like Blade Runner. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/229742479845515264/photo/1

RT @gillwilson In San Francisco? Join @IDEX, and Claire Hope Cummings tonight at The Solarium http://digg.com/u16Svi #CharityTuesday

Starbucks now providing a cancer warning to go with your coffee?!? http://twitpic.com/55gqfd

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