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


Pet (only) airlines launching soon... http://is.gd/oY8o

I often wonder myself: http://goo.gl/VpCjG (Twilight Zone San Francisco: “Why Is Everybody Here?”)

"France Has A PRISM-Like Program With Thousands Of Trillions Of Metadata Elements" http://feedly.com/k/1cVAboy -- mostly minitel

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/S-F-s-only-river-otter-at-Sutro-Baths-4163180.php?cmpid=twitter.'s only river otter at Sutro Baths - SFGate http://t.co/ukvvoVh0 via @SFGate

Bill Nye slams GOP rep. on evolution http://bit.ly/UEXJKO -- go Nye, go!

4 of 5 stars to RESTful .NET by Jon Flanders http://bit.ly/r0tLBm

Penn Jillette: An Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election - Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2011/12/30/penn-jillette-an-atheists-g.html via @BoingBoing

That looks like one lame situation room.: http://goo.gl/ipx4H (Photo: Obama and National Security team during Osama kill operation)

There's a power cut at Safeway. I feel like looting.

@uservoice I keep getting errors on my (and your) forums today - is there somewhere to check on system status? What's up?

I'm #reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/151132066

Going to Alameda - haven't done that for a while.

Rebooting due to stupid OneCare firewall.

Snort: http://xkcd.com/571/

RT @StackHash StackHash Blog | StackHash Beta 5 http://bit.ly/bZdobE

@sterlinghsa - if you're going to allow 10 claims could you allow more than 5 uploads for supporting documentation?

Study: why parents help their underage kids pretend to be 13 in order to use Internet sites - Boing Boing http://j.mp/s1meE1

Looking at Subarus (vs. a long Jetta).

Goat posting at the photo place :(

House clean, build fixed, hitting a comfy chair in the sun with a well stocked kindle :)

Windows 8, Users 0? http://bit.ly/QZMh3X

gizmodo is ambivalent

Why does my new Facebook application keep mysteriously appearing and disappearing? Very strange... hope it settles down soon.

Making ginger cake and ginger ice cream. When the cake is ready, fennel encrusted pork loin. Yum.

Ad free @hulu? -- http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/hope-for-hulu

Why does UK overseas voter renewal require the *entire* form, seemingly every three weeks? #frackers

So ready for a drink. How bad would it be to turn up to a hospital tour a little tipsy? #fb

Learning happy things in QuickBooks :) Also catching up on filing :(

The Spoilsmen: How Congress Corrupted Patent Reform http://j.mp/nHLenH - a must read on the failure to reform patents. #li

4 of 5 stars to Pharmacology by Christopher Herz http://bit.ly/II1yVh

4 of 5 stars to Successful Analytics ebook 1 by Brian Clifton https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1258291554

Ooops. Epic dirty comment on the wrong Facebook post #fail

How not to enjoy chocolate nuts: 1) leave them in the sun to melt and then 2) scatter liberally on the kitchen floor to add pet fur. Yuck.

ITHCWY: Merging Resource Dictionaries for fun and profit: Here are two scenarios where merged ResourceDictionary… http://goo.gl/fb/2hW0y

@gillwilson you get more than one propela!

Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013) http://bit.ly/1cZ9P4X

Triffids are way more frightening when you're eight. #fb

Prior Artist: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/prior-artist @artBoffin

February on ITHCWY - http://mailchi.mp/5af01a12ab7a/february-on-ithcwy

HOWTO: Fix @Twitter https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/howto-fix-twitter #280characters #280CharacterTweet

The dog stinks. He probably shouldn't have had any of that garlic bagel.

@gillwilson #pizza could be a vegetarian subconciously seeking pepperoni drippings...

Retweeting @CatfoodSoftware: Blog: Gadgetpalooza: gadgets inspired by several Catfood Software products http://tinyurl.com/d5dzro

#boarding LHR

Infinite Jest: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/goodreads-feature-request

Where's the sound? #io2010

RT @CatfoodSoftware: Catfood Earth 3.00 released - it turns your Desktop wallpaper into a rich Earth simulator: http://bit.ly/6UXMsL

Car moved to an undisclosed location #B2B100 #BayToBreakers

Off to the @IDEX event in San Francisco, hope to see some of you there: http://tinyurl.com/p82ulz #CharityTuesday #fb

4 of 5 stars to The Rise and Fall of https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2104813413. by Neal Stephenson https://t.co/EZABHGIoqL

At some point feeding status updates from Twitter to Facebook and LinkedIn and then back again must destroy the Internet. #li #fb

Belgian MPs vote on child euthanasia http://feedly.com/e/gytzDM87 -- and Belgian children stop asking for 'one more story' #fb

+1: Why Software Projects are Terrible and How Not To Fix Them: http://bit.ly/rZF7kE

Night sky from Marin Headlands: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/night-sky-from-marin-headlands?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=frompost on @NatureBridge hike

Catfood Follower http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=6a968076-f7a7-4478-87eb-bd8fd762fafa: http://t.co/79xDac4F via @CatfoodSoftware

Out now! Mission:Explore Water - 51 creative, playful, free and illustrated activities for learning about #water. http://thndr.it/19IMgMF

RT @DanRavenEllison: I'm fundraising for Outward Bound by running the London marathon. Text RAVE70 £1, £5 or £10 to 70070 to sponsor me. Th…

Almost there...

That Mitchell and Webb Sound on R4: http://bit.ly/2gZuF8

Visual Studio 2010 "invalid option: -ologo" is a cryptic way of telling you to install the 7.1 SDK: http://goo.gl/P5Kv

You'd probably have to go to a special effort just to source once cheap enough to only work on 110 these days.

@urbagirl no :( ... and it's USPS so the tracking resolution is just somewhere between KY and CA. Slackers.

ITHCWY: Space and multibyte character encoding for posting to Twitter using OAuth: I've spent the last day learning… http://goo.gl/fb/luOxF

Unsubscribing from @oneforty - spamming out test emails :(

RT @RepAdamSchiff: Whether the Russians colluded with https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/836341723978694658/video/1. persons, including the Trump campaign, must be thoroughly investigated. Here's…

ITHCWY: Republicans and Democrats: Too big to succeed: The US political system is like daisyworld. Daisyworld is a… http://goo.gl/fb/M0Su8

Bugger. Skype 3 beta for WinMo still doesn't support the internal speaker. So it's still pretty pointless.

Funny how that works both ways ;): http://goo.gl/t0KcL (Parents 'influence teen drinking')

RT @SFBayBridge: For those humans panicking about the storm: it could be worse. You could basically be five lightning rods tied together wi…

Matt Taibbi is making me madder: http://is.gd/o9Hg (Rolling Stone). #fb

Lost cat turns up on Question Time: http://bit.ly/16tuD (BBC News)

Boo temporary Mayor!: http://is.gd/aKZXrw (Mayor Ed Lee Opposed to Shark Fin Ban)

I now laugh in the face of WiX file type icon association. Ha.

@RavenEllison not yet. Crazy IDEX move over the weekend. Maybe this one.

How not to use Facebook, if you're a cop: http://bit.ly/MXi8l (BBC) - also, what's a canteen culture? I've been away too long...

@gillwilson, help on 747 detection: http://is.gd/j1L2

Business Wire's SEO service apparently links to *their* site. Grrrr.

Things learned at #CES10 - 1,000 things to put on an iPhone seen for every mile walked. Oh, plus 3D TV really coming this time. #fb #li

Robot Hand beats you at Rock-Paper-Scissors every time. http://bit.ly/MwmhhQ (Robot hand crushes rock, robot hand crushes scissors...)

Heading out to Sun Rise for the @IDEX happy hours(s): http://bit.ly/cJ7AlB #fb

@PawLuxury Greenies! http://is.gd/hX4g

All Fridays should involve quaffing large quantities of micro-brewed IPA. #fb

3 of 5 stars to Badass by Kathy Sierra https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1255705256

Your 'child on board' sign goes badly with applying makeup while swerving around in heavy traffic.

Testing to see if this link works with disqus... http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post.aspx?id=cddd0ec7-0f31-4427-91df-ef2954fed623

Back buggered. Clearly my week for falling apart. And I promised the dog GGP. Kill or cure...

"Can you legally travel without a passport?" http://feedly.com/k/131hNdM -- yes, it's fine, you don't even need a ticket

RT @StackHash StackHash Blog | StackHash Beta 2 http://bit.ly/cPWlfA

@earth2andy I'm the hero of the Mission & 30th Safeway

Cool, the Now Show is doing a daily Vote Now Show for the run up to the UK election: http://bit.ly/9GSx4J (Radio 4)

Is it shallow to hope for a hung parliament so there's another series of the Vote Now Show this year? #ge10 #ge2010

I could eat a whole cow // while waiting for @HBO Now -- #HBONow #buffering #whydidicutthecordimissthecord #ott

RT @MissionExplore: Well done to @abfo who has slowed down time in this very boring video… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCOGt6R3Jwk&feature=youtu.be for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCOGt6R3Jwk&feature=youtu.be

I really hate the phrase "Blood and Treasure".

Great that Facebook supports @... for status updates now, but why not for comments as well? #fb

For a change reunited cell phone with owner rather than dog on lunchtime walk.

I just backed Elite: Dangerous on @Kickstarter http://kck.st/YN6rVC

It's @KQED pledge yet again. Throw them a bone public radio freeloaders: http://bit.ly/KikE9E

Email alerts for new @googleanalytics referral traffic with apps script: https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/email-alerts-for-new-referers-in-google-analytics-using-apps-script

Why does @Medela_US include a power adapter that won't eat 240 volts in a portable breast pump?

StackHash beta for better WinQual http://bit.ly/dyoTaQ via @StackHash

Leaving Chrome: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/leaving-chrome?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=frompost

OAuth: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/oauth

Rather relaxingly spending the afternoon creating bugs on purpose. #fb

4 of 5 stars to Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2233537366

Clegg's orange tie is the sartorial future of UK politics #ge10

Enjoying mix of sun and rain at Fort Mason #fb

Much buzz about circles and video chat, but the ability to reply to a message from a toolbar popup is the best of Google+ for me so far.

Playing with the Twitter API...

Weather is bad enough that a UFO could be right over the hotel...#seticon

NPR: barbie is a stimulus package. Needs to get out more.

My body is a temple... unfortunately it's for Shiva #fb

@mrsmele that's a phenomenal conversion rate then. You just might be in the wrong business ;)

hulu streaming didn't really work out

@faresismail1996 on its way...

Got #newtwitter and it royally screws up lists and deemphasizes actually tweeting. Shut up and follow brands!

First real game... @gillwilson is kicking my ass!

Sure, $3K+ to install a water heater. Plumbers need to adjust to the post-Google era.

House clean :) Time for a movie...

Catfood Earth https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/catfood-earth-343 (update for #NorthKorea timezone change today): https://t.co/1CnVLkHm8T

I think Microsoft has different teams for HKLM and HKCU. And I don't think that they talk. Anyway, fixed :)

Shredding :) #fb

Good show @MarsCuriosity #fb

HOWTO: fix meetings and boost global productivity -- http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/meeting-defragmenter

4 of 5 stars to The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1414229639

Recursive lame @AskCapitalOne ad on @Salon - fuck your #Escape and the pop up it rode in on. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/253691779486973952/photo/1

Final house clean of the year complete. Time to make bakewell slices and some duck.

OK, the halfway update just got here. I guess the SF text network is overwhelmed with marathoners.

It's a case of 'first past the pug': http://goo.gl/3tBbI (Police called as dog bites voters)

If you're sick of the new Facebook and don't want to be more in thrall to Google check out Diaspora (I'm playing with https://diasp.org/)...

Moving on from the VM, now installing Win 7 RC on a 64-bit laptop. Install experience was great, haven't needed to hit HP for drivers.

ITHCWY: It was where he left it: Not to bang on about the BBC and their horrible headlines but 'lost' is a bit… http://goo.gl/fb/RTwZj

Hunting through PSTs to piece together evidence of International travel 5 years ago.

Brrrr-earnal https://twitter.com/abfo/status/212895256801329152/photo/1

Excel is such a poor substitute for reality. #fb

Has AT&T introduced a new MMS limit or is it another #fail ?


Just spent the day getting rid of books to make room for Kate Jr. Total books got rid of: 5 #fb

Sorry for the gibberish. oAuth appears to introduce much unpleasantness with encoding spaces.

Yippee ki-ay, motherfracker!

At #SFAMA listening to an invisible panel and ribbing #VIA.

Tedious Feed Update: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/tedious-feed-update?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=frompost via @abfo

#you'vebeenserved - http://bit.ly/1yW7jZ\

Windows 8... Doesn't include .NET 2? Can't shut down without Internet (to Google how to shut down)?

Just finished 15 hour release process. Washing down some Excedrin with a gin and tonic before heading over to the @toronado. #fb


Shower -> Clams -> Budget -> Walk -> Clams -> Shopping -> Clams -> Drink

Lost all of your 'like's? Need to lint pages (http://bit.ly/hYT9SP) to freshen up Facebook's cache.

http://1.usa.gov/Tcc4Hw #todo @myEN

#SOTU - why DADT and not DOMA - continue to be disappointed that Obama can't take the moral stand

Any Questions? audience angry with UK gvt. stiffing the Gurkhas. Maybe they should switch sides and fight for the US. http://bit.ly/H1EmJ

#charliefoxtrot thought I was set for DE Franchise tax but need mid-year balance sheet and stock par value is wrong :(

To Do: apply for the Juice Pitcher event on Vator.tv, find a plumber, get down to Palo Alto for beverages - hopefully in that order.

Weeks are too short. Need an office on Mars. And a nice weekend cabin with a pressurized hot tub on Neptune. #fb

4 of 5 stars to The Quarry by Iain Banks https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/697378610

ITHCWY: Clutch, you have no friends...: How I have to start my car. http://goo.gl/fb/Bwah0

Are scallops in some sense not wildlife?: http://is.gd/4a3HVm (Reserve marine life 'flourishing')

@SFAssessor http://bit.ly/A4erOw says to email, email address auto-responds and says to use web site? (Re: prop tax appeal)

Left over curry for lunch... it has gone thermonuclear in the past couple of days.

San Francisco's rubbish - why everyone wants a share: http://bbc.in/yq4pZI

Moved into temporary apartment. Bye bye Bernal Heights, hello Pacific Heights. Searching Amazon for leggings and a monocle. #fb

Off to the Phoenix...

WinQual / Windows Error Reporting at @WinSummit2010: http://bit.ly/dnq9m6 - registration is now open. #WinSummit2010

Shredding. If you're looking for shredding in Reading the place to be heading is Reading shredding. #fb

Time, solved: http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/

I did a similar thing with limpets once: http://tinyurl.com/lq32bt (chimps tree finding abilities, BBC News)

2 of 5 stars to The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/157128615

Christopher Moore takes on the Bard (http://snurl.com/dohp3) - just heard an Interview on @TOTN

More benchmarking...

Skype’s Enhanced Chat Experience http://feedly.com/e/ApaUP9Ws -- i hope they're not kidding this time

@ajs_gingertom it has missed you!

Vernal Equinox 2012 in Catfood Earth http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=9fce2467-63bb-4d60-83f9-5bf29fc633fb via @CatfoodSoftware #equinox

I'm #reading Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby http://bit.ly/bEbEK9

I've just funded Mission:Explore Food on http://www.pleasefund.us/projects/missionexplore-food: http://t.co/ysLyDOZ6

ITHCWY: Migrating from Blogger to BlogEngine.NET: In January I got an email from Blogger announcing that they're… http://goo.gl/fb/Q1vV

Make #London a National Park! Not later, now! --> https://www.change.org/p/become-a-founder-of-the-greater-london-national-park-glnp @LondonNP

Right, ready to sweep the Oscars.

Kick-ass books?: http://goo.gl/tnF6t (How did Murakami conquer the world?)

#hubspot, if not using hubspot, which blogging platform would you recommend?

Watercress Line: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Watercress-Line.aspx#.UtxoU0V15RQ.twitter

Oh no! It's KQED pledge time. I'd double my pledge for a password protected stream with no program breaks.

Off for a crash course on not immediately breaking the baby. Wish that O'Reilly did a "nutshell" guide... #fb

@mrsmele forgetting to files reports with Delaware (which they don't like...)

ITHCWY: San Francisco 2012 Propositions: Following yesterday’s post on the California 2012 Propositions here’s a… http://goo.gl/fb/rsK8H

Retweeting @gillwilson: perhaps we should offset every tweet... [http://is.gd/fsDt]

InstantCake worked :) TiVo booting again. But won't connect to WiFi. Sigh.

Downloading 100K files on 511 threads... I feel like a mini-Google.

We can’t fix politics without fixing 24-hour news - I Thought He Came With You http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/We-cane28099t-fix-politics-without-fixing-24-hour-news.aspx via @abfo

Twitpocalypse coming at 2pm PST (http://tinyurl.com/l6g7fh - TechCrunch). If you used a 32-bit int for tweet IDs then you're a muppet.

It's @KQED pledge again... freeloaders go to https://www.kqed.org/donate/gateway.jsp and make it stop!

Should I get a tweeting dog collar for Rudy?

http://twitpic.com/2sxjyt Stair break

@mrsmele seems to be that has the problem.

Memo to self - when picking up Riley in a storm remember to take Riley's keys :(


Safeway queues in Protero apocalyptic.

@gillwilson, do you know where my orb is (the one that changes color)?

4 of 5 stars to The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø http://bit.ly/zPla30

Grey hat SEO with FBML #fb

Bad taste, but should you really be arrested for causing 'alarm or distress'?: http://is.gd/uSO7K8 (Fan held over 'air crash mockery')

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