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


Can't wait to install Visual Studio 2010. IntelliTrace... drool...

If you run Skype, could you let me know (reply or DM) if your Extras menu is enabled (under the Tools window on the main Skype window)?

Colbert might actually do it: http://is.gd/pW9B

Google indexing via POST: http://bit.ly/rXykt7 (P.S. may not grok your robots.txt, suggests bending over)

Hummingbirds apparently v. high in omega 3's but so hard to catch... #fb

Would have preferred to see Prop 8 go down at the polls, but great result nonetheless. #fb

Trump is a dangerous president, we #NeedToImpeach him now! Join me by signing the petition: https://www.needtoimpeach.com/?sc=tws


AT&T Considers Selling Your Browsing History, Location, And More To Advertisers. Here's How To Opt Out http://bit.ly/18BZs9L

Off to IDEX open house: http://www.idex.org/article.php?id=96

Social networking tip: rather than freaking out about the latest security lapse just don't say/post anything you wouldn't do in public.

Bad @SFGate editorial on GGNRA dog plan: one sided and factually inaccurate: http://bit.ly/mhb8kT

Winter Solstice 2012 in Catfood Earth http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=86bd28f6-e950-42e2-b950-b4a5abcaa94e via @CatfoodSoftware

@dave_lo thanks, seems about right.

Shutting up...

Have to face the fact that it's not going to stop raining and just walk the dog already...

I'd forgotten how comprehensively I hate working with CSV. #fb

I'm #reading The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1391357109

@earth2andy have @d_shep make you a dark and stormy

I wish I hadn't followed the link to learn what a McGangBang is...

Legislative Service: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/Legislative-Service.aspx

Illegal dumping can now be voted to fix at http://bit.ly/Ise2nF #bernal-heights!

Why doesn't my cursor indicate if a hyperlink is going to open in the same page or a new page?

ITHCWY: Bernal in Bloom: Updated 2013-04-29 18:50: http://goo.gl/fb/6z7yj

Catfood PdfScan http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=3ec54ca4-cd25-406a-9c6e-068b38d41db4 http://t.co/s4yxAUy via @CatfoodSoftware

4 of 5 stars to My Empire of Dirt by Manny Howard http://bit.ly/hEFotC

@sanphrancisco thanks, looks interesting. I'm after more specific comparable sale data - playing with the cyberhomes api at the moment.

Sponsered a little Mexican girl to walk at a dollar a block. Sounds like a pretty good gig.

My charred hand is becoming a minor SF celebrity - everyone wants to talk about it. #fb

Now back to work...

Hitchenson, you are a flake!

#towatch @myEN: http://goo.gl/bvWHn (Penn & Teller's Magic and Mystery Tour: exploring magic's roots in China, India and Egypt)

4 of 5 stars to Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris http://bit.ly/e8DzJa

"Bitcoin has a dark side: its carbon footprint" http://feedly.com/k/1c7eN4a

@YouGov how about this for reform: #lordsreform

Pay for a new social network with no ads? https://join.app.net/ Anyone I know going to be on there? #fb

Got to say, don't need support from @ServerIntellect often, but when I do they are amazing. Blog back to life in the middle of the night.

Happy Christmas!

Two police helicopters and several hundred hell's angels going past.

Kate's new activity station instructions look like the technical manual for the death star.

Why can't you comment on wall posts on Facebook Pages? Odd that the only way to reply is with a wall post to everyone.

Adobe Gets Hacked, Product Source Code And Data For http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/03/adobe-gets-hacked-product-source-code-and-data-for-2-9m-customers-likely-accessed/ Customers Likely Accessed http://t.co/KOSev3Wxzk -- uninstall Acrobat

Nexus 7 ships with Chrome... hope is has a massive battery then! #io12

Get Started with WinQual http://www.stackhash.com/blog/post/Get-Started-with-WinQual.aspx via @StackHash

#SOTU - provincial, protectionist, incremental but good news for college students

Phil Ting has decreed that our house has increased in value... maybe I should see if he wants to buy it? #fb

3 of 5 stars to Dark Matter by Blake Crouch https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1688127152

West of West Portal (highlights of one year of timelapses): http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/west-of-west-portal

omfg who is _All Things Considered_ interviewing. There is no hope.

Confined to study with dog recovering from surgery. Installing TiVo Desktop... #fb

Crescent Moon and Mercury from Bernal. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/429443690776371200/photo/1

So True: What Your Favorite Map Projection Says About You: http://xkcd.com/977/

Jack Dee did a great job on the new I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: http://bit.ly/3ZxE2k

http://phonegap.com/ #todo @myEN

4 of 5 stars to The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson http://bit.ly/hP9vbf

Back to text message filtering.

Timelapse of stars over Lake Tahoe: https://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/stars-over-lake-tahoe

@goodreads why can't I save a star rating? Why does your miserable Facebook app fail in a different way every week?

@robblewis problem is that online doesn't allow you to scan lots of stories. A good paper gets you the news you didn't know to look for.

ITHCWY: Great Billboard Hack http://goo.gl/fb/cNsJE

@gillwilson being flipped over

Struggling with boiler plate code and looking forward to some interesting stuff.

RT @CatfoodSoftware Catfood Software http://bit.ly/64CM4t (just relaunched the web site!)

Sealion at Fort Funston: http://on.fb.me/gkumRV

Book reviews for September 2014: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/book-reviews-for-september-2014?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=frompost

@Snags1970 cheers!

Agile / Rally great for neutralization, not differentiation. Can't get excited about neutralization. #AgileNewLevel

This is Rob, about to tell Kim where he can shove his favorite sensation.#fb

Gill back at work, Kate in daycare, cat sleeping... not sure I can work with all this peace and quiet. #fb

At Little Baobab. No sign of a baobab of any size.

And the candidate the returning officer would most like to take home with them is... #ge2010 #fb

3 of 5 stars to The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2318936156

With More Original Programming On The Way, Netflix TV Viewing Is On The Rise http://bit.ly/PP7suc -- missing the point, lack of content

Going to Absinthe to celebrate ten years in California. Plus three in Virginia so almost a third American now.

Next in The Hague: Defense calls Justin Bieber, George Clooney files an amicus brief and a motion is filed to send in the clowns. #fb

Save the opt-out, should be able to work longer than 48hrs/week in the UK: http://is.gd/qalp (BBC).

Rolling up social APIs: https://www.singly.com/ #todo @myEN

Darwin's Finches, 20th Century Business, and APIs: http://slidesha.re/p8Vzo7 #API @myEN

Watching some dude sing to the #SF board of supervisors at http://bit.ly/ics4Oh (#GGNRA dog plan hearing) #fb

Why YouTube gets stuck buffering so much http://bit.ly/1c7ul7h -- should lose common carrier status

@RingCentral could you stop sending spam voice mails?

Destined to spend the day in installer hell. #fb

For Christmas, Your Government Will Explain Why It's Legal to Kill You: http://bit.ly/vxv9v6

JustAnswer Becomes http://Pearl.com Raises $25 Million Series A http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/19/justanswer-becomes-pearl-com-raises-25-million-series-a/ via @techcrunch #PearldotcomLaunch

ITHCWY: Scanning multiple pages into a PDF file: PdfScan is a simple tool for scanning pages into a PDF file. You… http://goo.gl/fb/wtN6g

@ajs_gingertom has it stopped yet?

SF Metreon has great new coffee place with gourmet mini-doughnuts (replacing old Starbucks)

@gillwilson check out http://is.gd/iVKI

@RavenEllison congrats and good luck!

knackered... have some sort of repetitive testing injury

3 of 5 stars to The Girls by Emma Cline https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1679279362

Sorry Rudy, too wet for coffee...

New "Plain Preferred" Term Sheet: http://bit.ly/158Qex ... missing term is VCs can't say no on Tuesdays ;)

Stuck in a social network checking loop...

Hubble discovers new Pluto moon http://bbc.in/LIALOR -- Promote Pluto back to a planet immediately!


Plotting a series of meetings at random Starbucks locations on the way to #juicepitcher

RT @drclue: "drclue: #pearlhunt making progress... http://twitpic.com/93eit5 --http://twitpic.com/93eit5

@gillwilson - did you eat the red bell pepper

I installed @xobni for fast Outlook email search and to see twitter updates from my contacts. Get it free here http://box.ly/d #xobni

Desparately seeking whiskers.

Have successfully DMCA'd the person ripping off my Google Gadget. Didn't think that form would do anything...

A hummningbird is finally dining on our hummingbird bush :)

How can coffee sometimes make you more sleepy? #fb

@RavenEllison that must have been a long wee!

Having a Back n Black to soothe my back #21A #fb

Discover Explore http://www.discoverexplore.co.uk/ via @www.discoverexplore.co.uk

Fixed a printer just be being in the same room as it. @gillwison now troubleshooting email.

2 of 5 stars to Tsar by Ted Bell http://bit.ly/SZdwyn

Just made the bastard stepchild of a meringue, a flourless chocolate cake and a nutty brownie with Kate.

Statistics, recommendations & big data != AI. #CHM

Figuring out how to get the RunOnce key working as expected. Painful, but nearly there. Wish WiX would get their act together on bootstrap.

WebCamSaver http://catfood.net/blog/post.aspx?id=ca571e35-cc16-4f73-a7ad-3653698b68ae: http://t.co/b0eGGBf via @CatfoodSoftware

Listening to Cameron channeling Émile Coué on PM...

RT @Bernalwood: https://twitter.com/Bernalwood/status/796256815478501376/photo/1

#io12 livestream server error disaster

RT @Bernalwood: Build It! RT @monkeybrainsnet: Trams from 24th bart, to the peak of @bernalwood and then McLaren. #ZeroParkingLost http://t…

The cot I just assembled has inexplicable chirality... #fb

William Gibson Essays: http://bit.ly/ujTBEP (How much do I need a parallel universe reading day?)

Airlines should charge passengers by weight, says economist http://feedly.com/k/14uDh2K - and economists by health of economy says passenger

Garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, garlic, THUMB! #fb

4 of 5 stars to Skios by Michael Frayn http://bit.ly/RNYURU

RT @CatfoodSoftware: Critical Catfood Follower update: http://tinyurl.com/dk82bf all Follower users should upgrade to the new version.

BART is operating on some sort of Welsh interpretation of 5 minutes :(

Epic email session. I guess at least doing it semi-manually keeps me from being evil.

4 of 5 stars to The Girl with All the Gifts by https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1142033485. Carey https://t.co/w7OkmYXQjN

Heart Attack: open shower curtain with eyes closed and riley dog immediately starts licking my shins.

P.S. thanks for the upgrade and cheerful helpful staff @britishairways - made an Xmas eve flight very pleasant

Hating WMI and magic strings as the "supported" way to detect SQL instances.

Interesting automation tool: http://ifttt.com/wtf #API #tools @myEN via @kinlane

RT @MissionExplore: Get ready for a wild Summer - the Mission:Explore virtual Summer Camp is live! Check it out here:... http://fb.me/28NpFZg54

I'm #reading Zero Day by Mark Russinovich http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/157805813

3 of 5 stars to The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks http://bit.ly/PJ1oF3

Happy Trails for All (Dogs, Too) http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/jscarlett/detail?entry_id=86343 via @sfgate

Wheel now ~20% less likely to fall off. #fb

it must be low then... #twitterchirp ~ Come watch and chat with me! http://justin.tv/s/04/AlbVQro~/twitterchirp

If You Think Glenn Greenwald Should Interview Pres. Obama, Sign This Petition http://bit.ly/170pinP -- this I'd like to see. #fb

3 of 5 stars to The Spire by Richard North Patterson http://bit.ly/ah9ATN

The Clinton Tapes is a real slog.

#BayToBroken #B2B100 #BayToBreakers #fb

RT @CatfoodSoftware: Blog: To Follow or Not To Follow: The Third Way: Mashable published an article by Christine… http://goo.gl/fb/EZZMl

We must stay in government - Clegg http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24137394#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa -- 'I don't think so' - Rob

also, the plural of fish is also fish, unless you're talking about multiple species, which you're not, because you can only talk about tuna

Writing online help. Depressingly like talking to yourself.

Fixing SEO problems on getvcard.com...

It's brrrrrr-isco #fb

I signed the "Oppose GGNRA Draft Dog Management Plan" petition! http://petol.org/GGNRA002 #petol

I'm attending Vator Splash -- http://www.eventbrite.com/s/2euJ

Playing with cortex... http://tcrn.ch/fplgEo

Kate just went incognito in Chrome and brought up the source code. She is also puzzled that her xylophone doesn't work by 'touch' #fb

The dog is giving me a look that suggests I'm personally responsible for thunder, and could I please make it stop.

Obligatory new Facebook Profile is a bit different grumble. #fb

4 of 5 stars to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/151132066

Shocking news - can Lou Dobbs prove that he isn't Mexican? http://bit.ly/4o9PCu

@nihiofkdi still dead from San Francisco. You're in Tehran?

That's over 6% of the admittedly anemic turnout. Still unbelievably depressing.

Off to sunny Marin for lunch.

Given the alternative, going with the brew free.

Filling in #bos2009 survey on happiness is making me less happy :/

Hey, @KarlTheFog -- you're hiding the comet.

More VCs should confess to their anti-portfolio: http://bit.ly/e5WtO

Air Spared! Hope it's grateful.

RT @Caterina: #womensmarch https://twitter.com/Caterina/status/823215852522598400/photo/1

Always remember to read the response stream from a WebException before swearing in the direction of Mountain View...

All passed. Final checkin of 2008, touch wood :)

In exchange for free milk babies should have some sort of amphetamine excreting gland. Stupid evolution! #fb

Fracking UAC is spoiling my day :(

Grrrrr, UPS double shafting.

@gzicherm @mrsmele it was very good if very pink. Next time I'll try to do it in layers.

TSA MRIs are coming... http://bit.ly/pnXynQ, http://bit.ly/oDzWGB

ITHCWY: Open Immigration: I'm increasingly in favor of opening up immigration. Partly it's a general sense that a… http://goo.gl/fb/jhesE

People in Japan learning how to swear in English http://feedly.com/e/Y66txGxN -- ファック

Your Name in Life http://yournameinlife.com

RT @LiterarySluts: http://www.isitsnowinginsanfrancisco.com/

I'm attending StartUp SF v2.2 - "Give Your Ideas Ex-Lax" (12/2/09) -- http://startupsf1209.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw #li

Be afraid. CDC is interviewing us today to determine the health of the nation. #fb

Gorgeous start to the second full day of #SETIcon 2. https://twitter.com/abfo/status/216926298499596289/photo/1

3 of 5 stars to When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1624324810

I'm reading Mission:Explore Food on @graphicly! http://web.graphicly.com/mission-explore/mission-explore-food/4

Don't call Dimbleby if you're a muppet.

It's time for the Food Network to calve a new channel for shows devoted to defrosting and then lightly tarting up stuff they can't cook. #fb

RT @MattWilsontv: RT ...: Nonprofits out there who want to attend @blogworld at 50% off? email us: blogworld@kompolt.com - @gillwilson

I didn't think I'd ever fall for fake news of Facebook: http://ithoughthecamewithyou.com/post/i-didnt-think-id-ever-fall-for-fake-news-of-facebook

Not really the main inequality of a monarchy...: http://goo.gl/Rw1EC (Girls equal in throne succession)

I wish I believed in hell, because this Archbishop would be near the front of the line: http://is.gd/lWPS (BBC)

Repeat offender: why must I be the dog catcher for Bernal Hill?: http://bit.ly/cox5EK

Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/government-knocking-doors-because-google-searches/67864/

Fix Cisco VPN on Windows 8: http://goo.gl/z7Aej

So close: https://setistars.org/ I must have a follower with $43,836 burning a hole in their pocket. Get to it! #seti

Off to my first ever baby shower. I hope it isn't what it sounds like... #fb

Off to the #FogBugz World Tour.

I'm dangerously close to the 21st Amendment...

I wonder if @foxnewspolitics was hacked the same way that @RepWeiner was 'hacked'.

Aliens on Ice: http://bit.ly/vbrZI4

Do people with email footers begging you not to print their email realize that it just means you use an extra page to print it?

ITHCWY: Snake rests on Toad: At the California Academy of Sciences. http://goo.gl/fb/FXftI

Life imitates TRATEOTU: http://goo.gl/Uc4qq (Methuselah trusts and the magic of compound interest)

Found an abandoned pet mouse. Now called Christopher Twichens because it didn't show up at Borders either.

Obama sighting on morning dog walk. #fb https://twitter.com/abfo/status/200577892571295746/photo/1

I wish SF Panorama was a Sunday paper and not just a one off.

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