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


Watching unit tests run with bated breath...

I hate mystery dependencies. Every time Microsoft tries to fix deployment they just make it that much worse.


Great Lifehacker article on Cucku Backup: http://digg.com/software/Cucku_Backup_Stashes_Your_Files_with_Friends

Earth and WebCams announcement from http://catfood.net http://p0.vresp.com/rD9qQO

@AppDotNet I'm joining the movement and backing http://App.net Sign up here: http://join.app.net/fbdxblrh #joinus

Another day at the vets with Molly 'air miles' Wilson.

Oh #USA, you lost to a country you can't find on a map. With about the population of Texas.

3 of 5 stars to Starhawk by Jack McDevitt https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1474658783

Grrr, PDC sold out before they got round to announcing the sessions. Will have to stream with a cocktail instead...

Hmm, pancake day, need to find some golden syrup...

Just released Cucku Backup Pro. GigaOm and InternetNews.com have already covered the launch. Check out the blog: http://tinyurl.com/o6ndew

RT @earth2andy: I can't wait for John Stewart and ... get their hands on this!! RT @jpwelch74: Rightwing Teabagging? - http://bit.ly/DwODw

if you fancy invading australia apparently christmas is the time... their navy now gets two months off

Retweeting @EarthVitalSigns: You can follow how we're tracking against previous months on the vital signs page: http://is.gd/fJfL

I hate over-sensitive trackpads that want to click and drag at the worst possible moment. #frackers

RT @StackHash: WinQual will be down for maintenance this Thursday/Friday: http://bit.ly/eQV9Mt

Last of five company tax returns finished. It's harder being a virtual person than a real one.

SF Marathon Update: Gillian Wilson 13.1 mile Time: 08:43AM 13.1 mile Split: 01:02:16; Pace 11:04 min/mi Total Time: 02:27:15

10 Business Lessons From 'Battlestar Galactica': http://is.gd/oh7Q #BSG

Dude with parakeet on shoulder: don't take parakeet shopping with you when it has diarrhea!

Firefox 3.5.2 has borked some of my JavaScript. Can't possibly be the other way round. Sigh. #fb

#bananameasurer is the hashtag of the future!

RT @gillwilson: DRM is dead - Eben #09NTC

#ENG v #ALG at home, but with a fridge full of 21st Amendment IPA

Extraordinary: The real criminals in the Tarek Mehanna case http://shar.es/reYfl

RT @rajasvini: Check out "In Motion" http://idexinmotion-estw.eventbrite.com via @eventbrite

ITHCWY: Siriusly?: Are you running your website on a VIC-20? http://goo.gl/fb/5rC59

Moon, Sutro Tower http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Moon-Sutro-Tower-(from-Bernal-Heights).aspx#.UmLlpx82_CM.twitter -- this morning #bernal

Death of the @netflixapi -- http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/08/netflix-stops-issuing-api-keys-to-new-developers-effectively-ending-its-developer-program/ #api

ITHCWY: Reviews and links for September 2010: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson 4/5 I'm a big… http://goo.gl/fb/aa3qZ

I really hate all the post-scan-store services like shoebox. Such a failure. Give me a digital reciept to start with. Photo scanning is OK.

Why must BNP allow non-whites (http://bit.ly/b7fQ9d) when Church can exclude non-heteros (http://bit.ly/9oFlvJ)?

I've just registered my opinion for my constituency for #ge2010 at www.twitVoteUK.org.uk, why don't you? #twitVoteUK

@robblewis looks cool but I think it was last year!

Just saw Slumdog Millionaire, most excellent.

@geocollective sounds good

@antor well he hasn't managed to cause his third so far...

Have facebook pages stopped importing notes? I guess with the horrible new design it really doesn't matter :(

Fascinating, if you live in Bernal.: http://goo.gl/WU08Q (That Odd Bend in Precita Avenue, Explained)

Weird clouds and hangliders making the beach a bit Flash Gordon. DIVE!

Excellent, the pound is tanking - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7560122.stm - hope it keeps going until October

RT @HillaryClinton: Everything we’ve worked toward comes down to today. RT this if you're voting for Hillary: http://hillaryclinton.com/locate https…

Resuscitating old PC to recover discontinued Skype Publisher Studio... painful

I want #VS2010 #Wintellect10

When life gives you burnt pizza make a salvagable bit quesedilla. Then regret it...

@htc got there in the end...

I really couldn't care less what form factor Steve Jobs is whipping out tomorrow. Looking forward to some good State of the Union instead.

Smile! Cassini sets up shot of Earth http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23373821#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa -- heading out now!

Awesome mail icon matching the look and feel of the standard RSS icon: http://bit.ly/255d9v

Only a $100 fine, could be worse.

#IMU whether, not weather I assume. </snark>

Support URBAN TWEET DAY, add a #twibbon to your avatar now! - http://bit.ly/6rtcxo

Have resorted to a sippy cup in order to defeat the cat...

Chromebook? Can't get your Cisco VPN connected? Go star this issue: http://goo.gl/0ISYR

RT @MoveOn Republicans are coming after NPR and PBS. They want to zero out their funding. Help stop them (again). http://bit.ly/eRAk8K

Ooops, have angered some PR gods.

The 00s "hasn't been that bad for China, India or TV personality Simon Cowell" http://bit.ly/7KOkc6 #frei

What do you get when you multiply six by nine? #Brexit. https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/what-do-you-get-when-you-multiply-six-by-nine-brexit

#Frei on "the gloved one", Pakistan: http://bit.ly/18SuJJ (BBC News)

@urbagirl Looks safe(ish), but I'm not going to risk trying it before I've read my first book! Have emailed Amazon with a feature request...

I wish Latitude would open up a set location API...

Running round in circles on power management. Time to give up for the day and have a drink. *so* tired from the walk yesterday...

Agostino Bassifirst proposed the germ theory of disease. Medicine then stalled until my discovery that infections spread via day care. #fb

4 of 5 stars to The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes http://bit.ly/SSZGyq

CNN: the most trusted name in news about Jay Leno. For anything else, try the BBC.

Backed in to a horrible corner. Have to do Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond. Can't stand either.

Dentist happy with teeth

Just went to a Network Solutions SEO seminar. Much better than I was expecting - hardly sold their services and good info. Recommended.

listening to any questions (http://is.gd/hPq)... @npr, please do a US version of this!

Must. Escape. Classic. ASP!

Madness = thinking about finding Kate's VTech phone by calling it...

ITHCWY: Debugging Treasure Trove: Mark Jackson, my co-founder at Cucku, is blogging re-mastered debugging tips from… http://goo.gl/fb/r9aub

There is a point where it takes longer to set up the build environment for a project than it does to just write it again...

Also, fair warning, Rudy has peed on every discarded Christmas tree in San Francisco.

"Lunch Time is Sacred: Valuable Lessons Learned from Working in Brazil [SLIDESHOW]" http://feedly.com/k/16ePACv -- yes, lunch and LUNCH

ITHCWY: Apparently you can’t build an alternative to Facebook without Facebook integration… http://goo.gl/fb/bqQB5

RT @RSS_GigaOM: Cucku Uses Skype to Back Up Your Family's Data http://bit.ly/uhdph

Restaurants and food processors: what you sell, by definition, is never 'homemade'.

Regular expressions crossword http://bit.ly/VR8F3A -- now you have two puzzles...

victory over the unit tests!

@dharmesh one of two talks so far that will make me go do things differently (the other was Geoff Moore). Thank you. #BoS2009

I'm #reading Agents of Treachery by Otto Penzler http://bit.ly/edaLY0

"that cunt Luke Skywalker" http://bit.ly/gYV2Wf

The smallest of changes breaks the mostest unit tests. Sigh.

RT @Bernalwood: Marmot Alert!! Marmot Alert!! Wild Mountain Creature Spotted in Bernal Heights http://bit.ly/10WHk7W

4 of 5 stars to Why Does E=mc²? by Brian Cox http://bit.ly/1dYXAcB

Does your company use WinQual/WER (Windows crash reports)? Please get in touch if you do, I'd like to ask a couple of questions. #li #fb

Wow, everyone said they'd vote LibDem and then didn't. Bummer. #ge2010

"Please help us Thunderclap the launch of the #NHR-walk" http://feedly.com/k/1diyhTX

ITHCWY: #OV105 http://goo.gl/fb/azHpV

I'm #reading Zero History by William Gibson http://bit.ly/g3roLk

Ready or not, little sustainable sausages, here I come! #fb

RT @Wintellectuals: Congrats @abfo you are the winner of the @Syncfusion Essential studio binary edition license. Please DM us to redeem ...

Old notes show that movie executives initially hated “Bladerunner” http://bit.ly/ZvWUC1 -- I thought the studio insisted on the voice over

If only I could play real poker as well as I play pretend poker...

Now outlook is preparing for first use... Maybe the security update was deleting all my email. Sigh.

Bummer. WNA cut in half, shunted to PBS. http://bbc.in/eHzp2n

Met with an ex-enemy and hopefully new friend. Now back to endless testing...

Berry TheraFlu on top of toothpaste... cure is worse than disease...

@mrsmele no, I only do Canon VBCam cameras at the moment

Dammit Google. First you kill Reader and now I have to compose emails in the bottom right corner of my screen? #fume

Further healthcare reform needed...: http://bit.ly/dgZuRx

Victory over the serrano shortage!

We need to take a page from the #USA playbook and have a #ENG only World Cup that we can always win #ENG #GER :(

@dweekly great presentation tonight, thank you.

ITHCWY: XamlParseException and 256x256 icons: When testing out a WPF app on XP I got an unhelpful… http://goo.gl/fb/DWtzY

Happy New Year to all, including to my many friends and those who have embraced me and won so bigly they just don't know what to do. Love!

Insanely good speech by Haruki Murakami, in Israel, on Gaza: http://is.gd/kfQv (Salon)

Curses, who put 100,000 test files in that folder and then forgot to back them up...

Starting with "You can't say anything about the immigrants" is code for wanting to say something bad. I'm with Brown pre-apology. #fb

The Economics of Digital Rights Management: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/The-Economics-of-Digital-Rights-Management.aspx#.UeHlBbDdRH0.twitter

What a polite and orderly march.#GGNRA

I'm #reading The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson http://bit.ly/hP9vbf

Catfood WebCamSaver - Catfood Software http://catfood.net/products/webcamsaver/ via @CatfoodSoftware (now with time zone time lapse video!)

Chilling Effects: http://bbc.in/wMZNgd (post Megaupload, file sharing sites disabling sharing)

Installing a Windows Home Server VM...

3 of 5 stars to The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1651727758

I'm #reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/160674108

URGENT: The Senate is passing a bill to censor the Internet. And nobody's spoken out against it yet! Can you help? http://bit.ly/bASCTL

@feedly https://getsatisfaction.com/feedly/topics/feedly_cant_load_every_unread_article_and_says_end_of_stream


Configuring bDule yet again... at least they've fixed the transposition problem with the first characters of a tweet.

3 of 5 stars to Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga http://bit.ly/1droI3i

How many people don't read this blog?: This is a joke metric that I first proudly displayed on Catfood Magazine.. http://bit.ly/1QF9Of

Taibbi on Goldman: http://bit.ly/18Kx3R (Rolling Stone): "relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money"

Transit of Venus AND Sutro Tower Serendipitously Photographed from Bernal Hill http://bit.ly/LEtPRl

At least @incserv has good support :)

3 of 5 stars to Agents of Treachery by Otto Penzler http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/149253395

When is he doing MySpace?: http://goo.gl/vCg8T (LinkedIn Town Hall with President Obama: Putting America Back to Work)

@RavenEllison photo please! Good trip?

ITHCWY: Reviews and links for April 2010: The Spire by Richard North Patterson 3/5 A good enough holiday read and… http://goo.gl/fb/LN1vY

I suspect that UPS is hiding round the corner waiting for me to take the dog out...

Minority of useless undemocratic legislative body blocks modest gun control legislation http://feedly.com/k/Z62YDZ -- not The Onion

Feeling happier after a nice walk. Tired and ready for a gin :)

Simon Cowell to have final say: http://goo.gl/EvbVC (Royal succession changes proposed)

Feedly keyboard shortcuts not working? Check Caps Lock!

Long foggy / windy walk in the Golden Gate Park. Two very happy dogs.

Waiting for #goatposting at Walgreens...

Finished 1 dog walk and a couple of light chores. It's 4:30. Frack.

IPA'o'clock :)

If they do create a *bad* bank, I want to open a *bad* checking account with it

So impeachment or #25thAmendment? @NancyPelosi for @realDonaldTrump https://twitter.com/NancyPelosi/status/918888398571687936

Our cat is a water spilling monster. Grrrr.

Salon RSS feed is stuffed full of Scientology ads - yuck.

BBC News - In pictures: Annular eclipse http://bbc.in/LsyRBf (Check out the Lemurs checking out the eclipse)

Testing from a scheduled task...

Aggggg latest release of Xamarin MonoDroid still crashes Visual Studio when trying to edit a layout.

@gillwilson, wondered how long that would take. I don't think there's any damage.

#IMU thanks @dmscott - great presentation. Makes up for yesterday.

@PhilTing 415 401 6312 - thanks

Held prisoner in a toothpaste factory

5 of 5 stars to What Is Real? by Adam Becker https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2426977719

Procrastinating while trying to gin up a blog post. #fb

Use ATL? Read http://bit.ly/zpvAj for details on yesterday's Visual Studio patch (MSDN).

It's blood orange margarita season again. Learn more about blood oranges: http://goo.gl/HxtS #fb

BBC: Brown didn't resign, he just took a while to realize that he'd been fired. #ge2010 #fb

New Cucku Backup release: http://bit.ly/99fQ8g (2.11) #li

Naples, Florida, USA snapshot from Catfood WebCams on Android. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/227178077967499264/photo/1

@geocollective large! 5 weeks to go...

Just over a week with a baby and everybodies heads look too small.

Bing Desktop being pushed through Windows Updates is both cheeky and reeks of desperation.

Business of Software 2009: I'm a Joel Spolsky stalker at the moment - after Stack Overflow DevDays last month I.. http://bit.ly/3O3Bm0

"Stealth mode is for Fighter Jets, not Startups"... from @hubspot

Favorite presidents ( for @HilaryEllison ): 1. Jefferson 2. Roosevelt 3. Grant

@mrsmele Congratulations to Mrs Smele! That took a while...

"Bay Bridge Opening Delayed Until at Least December" http://feedly.com/k/184I4eq -- bummer

2 of 5 stars to Phantom by Ted Bell http://bit.ly/WAqRzM

Maybe it's time to select MPs on a rota basis. "I don't want to run education", "But it's your turn...". #fb

Beach Closing http://bit.ly/1c7uFTJ -- good

Walgreens at Mission & 30th no longer offers Rx drop off. #SF #fail

Catfood: Earth and Follower: I've been busy updating a couple of Catfood products.Catfood Earth updates your deskto... http://bit.ly/7EVn8p

Rudy booked in for surgery on Thursday. Then a few very boring months of short walks. #fb

Just saw a red tailed kite fly past with a gopher in it's claw. Didn't look like a play date.

The BBC has pulled the News 24 feed... no more video fix for overseas voters. Back to Radio 4... #ge2010

Help end patent litigation insanity and tell your congress person to back SHIELD. http://lnkd.in/8fn5YJ

Two Lines

Securing the internet of things: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/securing-the-internet-of-things #iot #ddos

Operated by the knights who say NI! https://twitter.com/abfo/status/219503871767232512/photo/1

I've been to two different Safeways, two different post offices and walked between Noe Valley and Bernal Heights twice: Poorly organized day

Response to GGNRA Draft Dog Management Plan - I Thought He Came With You http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Response-to-GGNRA-Draft-Dog-Management-Plan.aspx via @abfo

@KadeemH Try using StackHash for WinQual - http://www.stackhash.com/

#ENG #USA at Thirsty Bear :)

Final test using Rudy, I promise: http://bit.ly/99BQzs

Should online jokes be criminal? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23188875#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa -- jail bad headline writers first

@urbagirl i've had a brief play, and it's very cool... there's a 2.00 rumored for next year though (http://is.gd/22wF)

BBC News - Whole internet probed for insecure devices http://bbc.in/Y1btiW -- http://xkcd.com/386/

RT @DeptofDefense: Social media postings sometimes provide an important window into a person’s #mentalhealth. Know what to look for. https:…

Microsoft demos speech translator http://bbc.in/XpMar4 -- might need this

Memo to self: Gaylord owes me a margarita :) #fb

RT @justanswer: #tbt 2006 - We established our first headquarters in the basement of the Presidio Chapel in San Francisco. https://twitter.com/justanswer/status/454389624182669312/photo/1

Today, I'm a tool making machine: http://goo.gl/D4yb and http://goo.gl/8a49 - tomorrow, really need to chill

San Francisco Interior Green Belt: https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/green-belt

Just donated to @NRDC https://www.nrdc.org/

Um, no. Unless you're a cyclops this is exactly how you see ants.: http://goo.gl/jK2SM (In 3D - ants as you have never seen them before)

September on ITHCWY - https://mailchi.mp/2f3fb443ceac/september-on-ithcwy

A Pearl (.com) Comes Out of http://JustAnswer.com http://huff.to/Lz4JB1 via @HuffPostTech #PearldotcomLaunch

Thought my bike had developed an unpleasant cracking sound. Turns out it was my right knee :( #fb

Fitbit has literally no conception of the calories burned packing and moving boxes of books.

When is the intermission? @monkeycagelice @monkeycagelove @monkeycagelive #sfimc

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