oof... click through for that movie trailer.
Can confirm that I own that Fluke CD and it was in heavy rotation.
Human, Dustcake, Engineer
Doing my best to make the world a little better every day.
A must read. Too many quotes to pull, but I was glad to see Conceptual Integrity and Behavior instead of Features included.
What if the Agile software movement was the manifestation of an entire industry that was, just, like, dealing with some stuff right now?
Verifying my Knowledge Panel.
Didn't expect to have to Include a selfie with my ID.
Remembering people that used to have fake IDs just to buy booze it seems like a bit of security theater...
@lindner @c_lindner Thanks everyone for making this my most popular tweet! Can someone explain what this AfD oaf is saying? Google Translate doesn't have a "white supremacy" setting...
Guess I need to learn some German insults. (Or aggressively block)
Might be a good idea to revisit this page every 7 or 8 years...
"Made for kids" vs "Okay for Kids?"
I think something might have been lost in translation....
I can't even add this video to a watch-later playlist.
But hmm.. I can share it...
youtube-dl it is then....
Both me and my macbook admit we are powerless over tab opening.
I just wish I got mistaken for @patricklindner instead. Volksmusik is better than Neoliberal Politics!
Everything I know about German Politics comes from mistaken rage mentions for @c_lindner
Sadly it appears that the centrists once again prefer fascists to leftists. Also see "The Iron Law of Institutions"
@TheCurrent @twinkiejiggles Would love to hear Mr. Blue Sky by ELO. The perfect sunshiney song. It's from Paul in Oakland remembering Julie tonight.
She originally requested it July 26, 2014 from @thewombatt
Saw Gza and Nur-d this weekend. Old school and new school. Gza is of course a legend and is also doing a Science series on Netflix. Nur-d was the headliner at the 2019 best new bands show. Weaves in the nerd culture in a very joyful way. Superb entertainer and you'll probably be seeing more of him..
Will be attending the DWeb SF Meetup tonight at @internetarchive Quite the lineup including @ara4n and @bluesky
Quite the lineup tonight for the monthly DWeb event. I'm going to get to this one.
If you are anywhere near San Francisco tonight, 1/21 at 6 PM, be sure to join us for the DWeb SF Meet Up at the Internet Archive, focusing on decentralized social media. Twitter's Jack Dorsey announced he's forming the Blue Sky team to help build and use decentralized social media protocols--and they will be on hand to meet the Decentralized Web community.
Up this month:
Evan Henshaw-Plath, founder of, a decentralized social media platform built on as an open protocol. It's ready for test flights and it's founder, also known as calls Planetary the "humane alternative to Facebook."
Edward West, founder & CEO of, an app that combines group management, messaging and collaboration built on .
Matthew Hodgson, founder ofthe open source protocol upon which the chat app runs.
Burak Nehbit, founder & CEO of
peer-to-peer network of self-governing, interest-based communities who
elect their own moderators. It's inspired by Usenet and Reddit, but
unlike them, it also attempts to provide not only a platform, but also
high-quality discussion on an ongoing basis.
6-7 PM Dinner and Science Fair-- meet the builders! (Pizza and Beer will be served)
7-8:30 PM Presentations and Q & A in the Great Room
8:30-9:30 PM More networking
Chip in 0 to cover the pizza and beer by buying a ticket today.
Looking for anything related to a hotel in Google Search sucks. Too many people chasing referral dollars. Search for 'hotelname city' gives me:
- Google provided 'Related to Hotelname' onebox of 8 hotel images/links
- Google provided onebox of 'Your related activitiy' showing me images of my other hotel searches.
- Big KP on the right rail, with booking and more (dupe) images of the same hotel.
- Favicons.. oof
- Stars, lots of star ratings. 12 to be precise.
- 3 entries with related searches, plus a related searches link at the bottom.
- Love the use strikethrough "Hotelname City 7 (-70-) Hotel deals
I ended up asking friends for advice...
We knew right away that we completed each other and fell deeper in love for 27 years. She meant everything to me.
Thank you for bearing witness to Julie’s life, for the condolences and for honoring Julie's memory.
This article covers medical organizational contexts. I believe the information flows and how it relates to culture are transferable across industries and disciplines. Also relevant in the need-to-know world we find ourselves in..
From the Conclusion:
The culture, then, represents those habits of thought and action by changing the culture, virtually everything can change—trust, openness, confidence, and even competence. A generative culture will make the best use of its assets, a pathological one will not. This is what the theory predicts, and what the case studies show. But it still remains to be determined whether culture has systematic impacts along the lines we have sketched on a broader scale.If it does, then we need to pay more attention to the forces shaping the culture of our medical teams and medical organisations. We need the benefits and relative immunity that a good human envelope implies.
This post below is a copy of a Sep 17, 2014 post from the internal Google+ Team community.
I'm reposting it because today I published an Obituary site that includes some of these
ant today as it was back then.
Mediating and initiating local and human connections are needed now more than ever.
[I'd also say that we need preservation too, I'm fortunate to be able to relive these memories, compared to MySpace or Snapchat users.]
Anyway, here it is after 5 years....
Subject: Local Grungy People?
...and the importance of serendipity, locals and shared interests.
warning longish philosophical post ahead...
I thought the pre-TGIF Social Presentation was weak, but it did contain one very important quote there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. If I were presenting I'd dump almost all of the mechanics about how we suck at onboarding and just tell a story about that.
Tell a story about how we go from sharing an interest to sharing your entire life together. Tell a story about how we're going to help users with this basic need to connect, and how Google can use technology to mediate this. Tell us how Google can provide just the right amount of serendipity that helps people connect on a personal level. (and then provide the rest of the infrastructure to do the private/personal thing too.)
Because that's my story. It's how a shared interest became love and a wonderful life spent together, due to mailing list: GRUNGE-L
Back then there were no profiles, but there were .signatures. So serendipitously I found myself discussing bands with someone a few miles away. Until one day I made the personal connection and sent the following email.
The rest, as they say, is history
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 92 13:04:43 CST
Subject: Local Grungy people
Hey, are there any other people from Minnesota besides you and myself
on the wonderful grunge-l mailing list?
I'm always interested in putting a face onto an e-mail address. I'll
probably be at the Babes in Toyland Show saturday, and the Local Band
showcase on Monday.
| Paul Lindner | firstname.lastname@example.org | "You have to Spit
| | Computer & Information Services | to See the Shine" --
| Gopher Dude | University of Minnesota | Babes in Toyland
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@metavivor @BCAction Check out Julie’s follow list if you want to get some of her style in your feed, including Dog, Design, Lit, or Minnesota Music Twitter.
Thank you for bearing witness to Julie’s life, for the condolences and for honoring @jflindner's memory.
Paul & Gus. https://
Julie is survived by her husband Paul, her parents Al and Yoma, her brother John and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.
DM me to learn more about celebrations of life in Mantorville and Minneapolis at @BryantLakeBowl
In 2008 Julie made the trip across the bay to a tranquil, midcentury-modern house in the #Oakland Hills. She tastefully restored the house and filled it with her own unique, quirky, minimal style. Tommy, and then Gus, became fast friends with the deer, turkeys and neighbor cats. https://
@MontreuxJazz @LeZooUsine Arriving in #SanFrancisco in 1999 Julie embraced the industrial live-work aesthetic at her new home in the Lighthouse Lofts. Her passion for local organic food and agriculture would find her at Farmers Markets and dining al-fresco with her adopted Great Pyrenees Tommy. https://
The next few years Julie explored the world. Trips to Ecuador found her hiking the Andes and dancing on bartops. With cats stowed in carry-on she started life in Geneva, enjoying music festivals, @MontreuxJazz and modern design. Fondue, and shows at @LeZooUsine became the norm. https://
After meeting at a @FirstAvenue New Band Showcase they could be found regularly at The Uptown, 7th St Entry, the 400 Bar and other venues sharing their passion for local music. In between shows Julie expertly restored their craftsman house in Southeast Minneapolis.
Julie was born in Mantorville, Minnesota to Allen and Yoma Colburn. She enjoyed a childhood of reading books, climbing trees, rescuing bunnies, petting horses, and riding bikes. A natural explorer, you’d find her up north camping and on cross-country road trips. https://
I want your hair
to cover me with maps
of new places,
so everywhere I go
will be as beautiful
as your hair
– Richard Brautigan
** thanks to @ianthe12 for use of "Map Shower" From "The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster".