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


ASCII Sunset: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/ascii-sunset (4K timelapse)

@gillwilson until it drops dead

Jupiter from Casini Ranch: https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/jupiter-from-casini-ranch

Wow. I'm toast. Wish that TB hadn't need to get rid of the rest of their cask...

ITHCWY: Earthquake Supply Co.: The last time we refreshed our earthquake supply kit was because of a smell. It… http://goo.gl/fb/lreKZ

Network Solutions WatchDog loading slowly at the moment - ah, @netsolcares says that they're looking at it.

RT @gaylordbelinsky: Gaylord & Belinsky provides Wealth Management, Financial Planning, and Tax Counsel to individuals, businesses, and oth…

@RavenEllison see #15 http://bit.ly/jUDr0m

Windows thread scheduling is too close to dungeons & dragons to be a coincidence…

Don't believe what Park Preserve say about their envelopes not melting in laser printers...

4 of 5 stars to Sand by Hugh Howey https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1536600486

Retweeting @CatfoodSoftware: A year in twelve seconds: video using Catfood Desktate, rendering a frame for each... http://tinyurl.com/a6azh3

Makes no sense: https://blogengine.codeplex.com/discussions/208884 -- stupid http://ASP.NET

I had to go through the knob scanner at SFO... Got caught smuggling a belt.

Whew, @implus is back to life for Skype.

BBC News the secret links between Star Wars and Wales http://bbc.in/JhjTHX (is there any tenuous link with Wales you won't publish?)

Main drawback of working from home == dog farts

Mosaic timelapse: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/west-portal-mosaic-timelapse

Faffing. Then grilling cheese and taking the dog to GGP.

ITHCWY: Reviews and Links for November 2011: Reamde by Neal Stephenson 5/5 Intelligent and humorous if highly… http://goo.gl/fb/DnYrR

@antor - I'm using this http://is.gd/9CMR, when the PC goes to sleep everything else gets switched off.

Where are the whales?

RT @urbanearth: URBAN EARTH: MASH 1 http://tinyurl.com/urbanmash01 - download it, watch it small and don't watch the preview...

RT @idex: @realhughjackman End poverty. Solutions designed by the poor that empower women - Real heroes http://is.gd/txVx Pls RT

Margarita time. #fb

Just discovered our Earthquake kit has rusted, combined and gone putrid. It was CSI: San Francisco for a while there. Preparedness #Fail.

Would you hand your smartphone to a toddler? http://vator.tv/news/2011-08-04-would-you-hand-your-smartphone-to-a-toddler via @vatortv (there's a difference between 'using' and 'eating')

Catfood Earth for Android http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Catfood-Earth-for-Android-120.aspx http://t.co/HSeAf3LgFt

On a Kindle stocking spree. One click is deadly. #fb

PHP barfs on UTF-8 with a signature when you want to set headers. My life is not richer for knowing this.

Yay #ENG & #USA

No wheels on heels! http://bit.ly/7noZIj

+1 Error Code 451: an HTTP error for censorship http://bit.ly/K6dpMs

50 Common Misconceptions - mental_floss on YouTube (http://youtu.be/kxIGlMrrhQM): http://t.co/KiKl74px9D -- you're wrong!

RT @gaylordbelinsky: Our Portfolio Checkup Service assesses your risk profile & the risk of your current portfolio. See how they compare. h…

Shit Silicon Valley Says: http://youtu.be/BR8zFANeBGQ via @youtube

I'm #reading The Lean Startup by Eric Ries http://bit.ly/1hxoeHM

Time for total war on patent trolls http://feedly.com/k/18Yf6fl -- yes

If there is a way to search the Windows Store I can't find it.

Figuring out Skype DRM stuff.... uugghh, DRM

ITHCWY: Book reviews for May 2013: Troika by Alastair Reynolds 4/5 Stonking little novella. http://goo.gl/fb/9459x

I stand with Planned Parenthood @PPFA because I believe everyone should have access to the care they need: http://d.shpg.org/268830767t

It's only fair: one can of Guinness for the gingerbread, one can for me. It's going to be pretty boozy gingerbread. #fb

Customer Story - Dr. David Helps Nick Recover from Brain Hemorrhage: http://youtu.be/XtV3VNUI73c via @pearl.com #PearldotcomLaunch

Wishing Server Intellect could keep our email up for more than five minutes at a time. Sigh.

Stargate Universe is almost Blake's Seven dark ... Hoping that they don't wuss out

2 of 5 stars to Matchmakers by David S. Evans https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1664097754

Panetta: CIA have lied since 2001. Not saying what was lied about though: http://bit.ly/rTozd (WSJ)

Plumber has made the bath drainage problem worse and smashed the sink. #fb

Necessary Conversation: http://bit.ly/dlprO4 It's like Weekend Update for San Francisco (only funny). #SF #fb

Who ate all the cheese? Rhetorical question, it was me... #fb

ITHCWY: ESRI Shapefile Library Update: I've just released a small update for my ESRI Shapefile Reader project on… http://goo.gl/fb/oilEy

@robblewis http://enjinight.deviantart.com/art/Firefox-preview-263174403

Summer Solstice 2011 in Catfood Earth http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=5a8f5879-3f7d-439a-b046-7089ab34db3b via @CatfoodSoftware

Updated with more Endeavor pics: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/OV105.aspx #OV105 #spottheshuttle

Gin, tonic and pretend poker o'clock :) #fb

WiX 3.5 release candidate: http://bit.ly/dBzs5e

Cryonics is like sticking your laptop in the freezer after it crashes in case Geek Squad can get back the document you forgot to save. #fb

Why does the Internet even still use FTP? Fracked Protocol.

A radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/a-radical-pessimists-guide-to-the-next-10-years/article1750609/ via @globeandmail

I'm hoping this is a whole YouTube genre...: http://goo.gl/n3EN7 (Playmobil Stop Motion Joy Division)

Thanks git rebase, nice of you to delete a file and random and then just keep going...

@Syndic it's kind of a blocker

@sr00t SugarSync for me. And a NAS and some Google Drive, belt and braces and the other thing...

Toaster needed rebooting. I hate appliances. I'd buy a new one if I didn't think it would come with an app store. #fb

Looks as cab rich as Henderson after a Shakespeare performance. Eyed peeled for OAPs.

Now Chrome 27 won't load gmail. It's the new IE6.

Off to enjoy some more moisture with the dog...

Good to see that congress is adopting my bonus tax plan :)

Join me in supporting Let America Vote via @actblue http://actb.lu/p/lav-main

The dog really hates Portishead. How do you train a dog to appreciate good music?

NextTEN Budget Challenge http://bit.ly/mjO4E5

Am now infant CPR trained. Tomorrow I'm learning how to breastfeed which seems more of a stretch... #fb

Great @kqedforum segment on denialism - autism, AIDS, etc - will be available later at http://bit.ly/1tLnLY

ITHCWY: Gray Whales at Fort Funston http://goo.gl/fb/3dicC

Gob smackingly awesome first day of #BoS2009 - now getting pickled at Thirsty Bear #fb

Cleaning :( #fb

testing again...: http://goo.gl/j5ffP (Coming soon: all the TV news that's fit to ignore)

4 of 5 stars to Countdown City by Ben H. Winters http://bit.ly/1cgrC7B

RT @CatfoodSoftware: Blog: Vernal (Spring) #Equinox 2012 in Catfood #Earth: Spring starts right now in the… http://goo.gl/fb/erdlr

Poker Spam. Sigh.

Oh no, he just cut off Kate Bekinsdale's fingers!


@mrsmele wet and nasty in SF :(

I'm #reading Programming WPF by Chris Sells - http://bit.ly/dfjLv9

Chrome uses amazingly less memory than Firefox. ~40MB vs ~240MB while using just FogBugz. Becoming a convert.

Planetary-scale chicken http://feedly.com/e/g2TkM7ia

4 of 5 stars to Company Town by Madeline Ashby https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1688138217

Please Digg GigaOm's great coverage of the Cucku Backup Pro launch: http://tinyurl.com/q8qz9p

@peacefulwarrior Please don't, the product has been withdrawn and should no longer be listed - see http://goo.gl/88zfI

Unless Jobs is unveiling a live boy or a dead girl I don't care! #fb

@robblewis What a Micky Mouse patent. Depressing. Drinks soon?

Capital 1 API to pay with reward points #BAPI2012 #tools @myEN https://twitter.com/abfo/status/253233993472937984/photo/1

RT @CatfoodSoftware: WebCamSaver 3.00 Beta and Free License Offer: Catfood WebCamSaver 3.00 is now available... http://tinyurl.com/ctqrmt

RT @Pearldotcom: Let Your Kids Contact Santa at the Last Minute!: http://geekdad.com/2013/12/santa-last-minute/

Amazed from trailing round stores yesterday how hard it is to buy a desktop - the laptop really is king.

Startup == emotional roller coaster :/

Use press releases to build internal page authority, anchor text same as page title ideally (@hubspot)

Thank you @blogger - http://bit.ly/b2O6Xw (FTP publishing extended until May 1).

Declaring RSS bankruptcy...

BTW, sorry Panasonic for getting interviewed by CES TV while wearing broken 3D glasses! #CES10

Is anyone going to Vator Splash at the Cafe du Nord on Thursday? http://bit.ly/dvA0iS #li

Run, Hillary, run! - War Room - http://j.mp/mXAms6 http://t.co/GIeGCzP

Salon, why are you dumping AP articles in your RSS feed? Stick to unique stuff, not syndicated fluff :(

Things that don't work with Chrome: Google Analytics (site overlay) and Blogger (upload image)... come on Google!

I love #vatorsplash for the inspiration to create a liquor license tracking startup ;)

RT @IDEX: Vote now to support coffee farmers in Chiapas http://is.gd/mBZR (Only need about another hundred - please take a moment and vote!)

Should the corporate tax rate be 0%? Why or why not? http://www.likedebate.com/Topics/The-corporate-tax-rate-should-be-0-4 #likedebate

One hour into spare room painting project - already bleeding. #fb

3 of 5 stars to The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Sean Covey http://bit.ly/1aLf5Zc

+1 #patents @myEN: http://goo.gl/KYe77 (The Terrible Cost Of Patents)

ISO 8601 http://bit.ly/ZzvNGq -- yes!

RT @TwitdomUpdates Twitdom » Catfood Follower http://tinyurl.com/oxrpv5 (via @tweetmeme)


This American Life on patent trolls, especially Myhrvold: http://bit.ly/qdMhsH via @BillRivers & @gillwilson #li

Is The Death Of JavaScript Upon Us, Or Is A Universal Language Transformation Underway? http://bit.ly/15SjQiz -- please let it be yes!

Playing the inaugural game of TextShips (hopefully!)

In masive will call line at cal academy for dark matter lecture. Could San Francisco show less interest in science please?

On autopilot this morning. Talk about Coso being closed, then attempt to drive up Coso.

ITHCWY: Crissy Field Lunch http://goo.gl/fb/reZ1b

I've proposed that way before 2003...: http://goo.gl/WtIH7 (Philosopher describes the Simulation Argument)

Arrrgggghh comcast you forget the place and then only allow snails pace ff. OnDemand #fail

The science of to-do lists http://boingboing.net/2013/09/30/the-science-of-to-do-lists.html -- do some of the things on them

Rather than using RFID and GPS to track your tapes consider ditching the tapes. #sv10

Tom DuBois for Palo Alto City Council 2014 http://www.votedubois.com/ via @VoteDubois

Watching vertical response dashboard isn't helping...

RE: Feel free to use the code, no attribution required.  http://disq.us/4ek6g4

@PhilTing following up again about 94 Elsie - you said you'd look into this year's valuation but haven't head anything back. Thanks.

4 of 5 stars to Neanderthal Man by Svante Pääbo https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1142030238

@RavenEllison plenty of interviews, will have to insist on time off for you visit once I find something!

Immediately release Trump's full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance. https://wh.gov/iuiXE

bDule gets Facebook updates before Facebook does...

ITHCWY: Reviews and Links for December 2012: Phantom (Alexander Hawke, #7) by Ted Bell 2/5 Sigh. The man can… http://goo.gl/fb/da2GN

Schmap’s In-Depth Analytics Platform Lets You Take A Deep Data Dive On Your Twitter Followers via @techcrunch http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/27/schmaps-in-depth-analytics-platform-lets-you-take-a-deep-data-dive-on-your-twitter-followers/

Are the specialist and the generalist on that slide both Steve Ballmer? @hubspot

What I Want For Christmas From Each Major Tech Company Next Year http://feedly.com/e/_EgJESxl -- yes, #1

Do not mix up bassinets and bayonets.

5 of 5 stars to Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd http://bit.ly/1eeHgBj

Held prisoner in a toothpaste factory

Parking tickets in The Presidio are delivered on horseback. Awesome.#fb

Still suffering from a cold. In the future we need to fly in a sealed bubble.

3 of 5 stars to Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1455543226

5 of 5 stars to The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/145478525

Is Skype spam way up, or am I just forgetting lots of Nigerian and Russian friends? #fb

joining #hubspot webinar

Pine cones outside exploding like popcorn... it's hot, and they're hoping for a fire.

Thanks for the Cash Mr. Bubble Man: http://youtu.be/yKh_LLvO_BU

The word 'sustainable' is unsustainable: http://xkcd.com/1007/ (XKCD)

ITHCWY: Reviews and Links for January 2012: Damned by Chuck Palahniuk 3/5 Very much a vehicle for Palahniuk to rant… http://goo.gl/fb/OdliL

4 of 5 stars to Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1854114823

Why London should be a national park http://on.msnbc.com/1L3BVBB via @msnbc -- watch and then --> http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-make-greater-london-a-national-park-city/

"Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting Changes." - again, sigh. Windows Update #Fail

http://leonsbuddydave.tumblr.com/post/54879645535/today-css-is-the-worst-possible-way-to-describe -- "Today, CSS is the worst possible way to describe the layout of a page..."

Cock a doodle barf... #fb

Improving our WinQual to FogBugz synchronization. Rock and Roll!

RT @Pinboard: My theory is that the Senior Vice President for Bad Decisions got lured away from Yahoo to Google

Amazing how much noise a hummingbird can make, while sat on a branch not dropping dead from inactivity.

@j0urdan http://join.app.net/p/zmvjppwqpg

Is there an Ice Hotel in the Outer Sunset? 3 weeks with the Google Cloud Vision API: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/google-cloud-vision-sightings

Every time I search on MSDN these days it wants to start some sort of relationship with me. Bing #fail Google #win

Had forgotten that a few miles south of San Francisco they have this thing called "Summer". #fb

RT @StackHash: Email Update: Missing Events and tips on StackHash, WinQual and Windows Error Reporting from the StackHash Blog http://fb ...

The future of Scotland. http://amzn.com/k/21LRT4G6H07FH #Kindle

#ces08 InstantOn handing out espresso shots at lvcc monorail - lifesavers!

Love your customers but don't *love* your customers. #BoS2009

In pictures: England and Wales bask in sunshine http://bit.ly/15zXJfW -- while I consider turning the heating on...

4 Great Family Friendly Gadgets And Apps At CES 2014 http://www.yahoo.com/tech/4-great-family-friendly-gadgets-and-apps-at-ces-2014-72677019923.html?soc_src=mags @Pearldotcom at #CES

Dear @KarlTheFog , couldn't you have waited until Monday?

Crap. ISL isn't sending notification about DE reports and more, and also didn't bother saying that this was the case.

Sodastream is back!

Faster, TiVo Desktop Transfer! Kill! Kill!

ITHCWY: Reviews and Links for February 2012: The Snowman by Jo Nesbø 4/5 Very good, enjoying the entire Harry Hole… http://goo.gl/fb/ybzqP

More founders that program. Yay! #BoS2009

ITHCWY: Yet more on breaking the Internet: January 18th is Internet blackout day to protest against SOPA and PIPA… http://goo.gl/fb/KroLO

Things I didn't want to deal with so far tonight: cat vomit, cat crap, smashed glass, car with alarm going off for past hour. Sulk. #fb

Attending a C# 4 webinar and eating stew. Neither of which I'd have planned if I knew how nice today was going to be.

I'm #reading Practical WPF Charts and Graphics by Jack Xu http://bit.ly/b6P7NU

Goes up to 100% once baby has actually used them.: http://goo.gl/nhEdd (Many baby items found to contain toxic chemicals)

I'm #reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot http://bit.ly/16xrUTJ

Bloody health insurance doesn't seem to cover attempted self-immolation.

At Walgreens behind people trying to post goats.

ITHCWY: Catfood: WebCamSaver and PdfScan: Two new Catfood releases. Catfood WebCamSaver 3.10 adds support for… http://goo.gl/fb/5Fz7r

Charleston FFS! Smile at a tourist today!: http://goo.gl/WxCXU (S.F. slips a notch with tourists amid panhandling)

@d_shep stuck in a polystyrene blizzard?

Can't get over two BNP MEPs in #eu09 - major democracy #fail

Latest concoction - blood orange and key lime pie - in the oven, fingers crossed.

Over half way now... Donate to SETI and reboot the ATA http://bit.ly/q6mtl9

Users will hate http://Download.com http://bit.ly/18uG92Y -- yes, see also http://bit.ly/15UiyCT

When would you overthrow the government? -- http://goo.gl/m2xLp

Time to attack some tomatillos...

I just supported the Need To Impeach Thunderclap. Join us to call on Congress to impeach Trump! http://thndr.me/FvBGey

It looks real - someone got fired for tweeting this: http://is.gd/4tNn4P (Chrysler Tells It How It Is)

All Adobe Updates http://feedly.com/k/16LQ27G -- yes... have we really not nailed showing a PDF yet...

Coke machine not knowing your Facebook profile seen as a failure by Benioff. #w2s

Gravity-defying levitating superconductor on a magnetic Möbius strip http://bit.ly/14DBgxR -- beats Thomas The Tank Engine.

Punctuation is being destroyed by poor URI, @ whatever and hashtag parsing. #fb

"Microsoft has no taste... I don't mean that in a small way, I mean it in a big way" - http://bit.ly/OX8ODA

ITHCWY: Bernal Chair http://goo.gl/fb/Y0c5H

WinDBG is spelunking symbol severs... I'd make some tea but probably have to pick up @gillwilson soon

Just spent $75 dollars on two broken light bulbs, because it took an electrician to discover the problem...

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