Monday, June 29, 2009

  • 10:56 @damnfinebooks maybe...gotta get the print side sorted out first, it's terribly complex. What are your thoughts on ebooks? #
  • 10:59 @twitterfox Your last 2 updates worsened my user experience - what's with the scrollbar? When I pull it to the bottom it doesn't go there. #
  • 11:02 How do I get files off an old Pentium with no LAN card, no USB, & bung floppy drive? Dial-up should work but I've no account. Ideas, anyone? #
  • 11:04 @damnfinebooks I have already published my first book; transferring to global-distribution printer is now necessary. Tough bit: file format. #
  • 11:24 @astonwest What's a null modem cable? It does have a phone line for dialup, is that it? #
  • 11:25 Yeah @bookme4life @yomcat that would work - IF i had another tower, lol. Only ever had laptops since that one. #
  • 11:27 @angeldominguez It has no LAN. Don't really want to buy more gadgets. #
  • 12:33 Ooh, is that the sun?? It's been four days at least! That was some storm in Auckland last night huh? #
  • 12:51 @Schnicker Yeah - found all sorts of creaks I didn't know the house had until it faced that much water. Like sleeping in a waterfall. #
  • 12:55 Indecisions!! Review book I finished last night? Read another book? Critique another? Rewrite another? Rewrite my own 2nd/3rd? Write my 4th? #
  • 13:56 Check out today's review: The Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead. Celtic Mythology! #
  • 14:13 Nobody wanted to help me decide what to do next so I wrote a review and scheduled three others. Now...Read/Crit/Edit others, or write mine? #
  • 16:40 New wave of email spam is short random poetry, looks like it's cut from various sources. No links, no attachments, just purple prose. Weird. #
  • 18:06 wow pretty cool vid of last night's lightning: can't find who from cause @twitterfox ate my feed #
  • 20:31 @macaronique Aha. I wish I still had that "bounce message" function that was the only good thing about Incredimail. It was very useful! #
  • 20:33 @yomcat hmm yeah good point. don't think it can do anything inside webmail though? Not that I know anything much. #
  • 20:39 RT: @thecreativepenn: Do Writers Have a Role in the Future of Virtual Worlds? (via @joankremer ) #
  • 20:42 @yomcat aha I see. I'll have a poke around and see what I find. Actually I could deactivate that address as I don't use it much any more... #
  • 20:43 That last link I posted is to a cool exhibition in Second Life that is only running till June 30th. I'll definitely be taking a look! #
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Friday, June 26, 2009

  • 10:57 Agreed! RT: @rowsell: I love cafes that give you a chocolate fish with your coffee. A cheap gift appreciated by every customer. #
  • 11:20 @lifeledlearning Actually they are just dipped but inside is marshmallow! In cafés we get Spratz #
  • 12:07 Yep it's like saying "well done!" Sadly there is often no actual chocolate fish involved, but the sentiment is appreciated! #
  • 12:47 @lifeledlearning No, it's just a saying, very few people actually keep a stash of chocolate fish. Would be a great trend to start though! #
  • 13:01 @lifeledlearning Funny, when in Germany I forced my folks to send me BIG packs of choc fish. Always had some about! Here, nah, café instead! #
  • 13:09 @cbcwrites No actually it's made of marshmallow. Look it up on Wikipedia :) #
  • 13:32 Aucklanders: Have your say on Supercity before 4:30 today! Send to Great content ideas #
  • 15:02 My first tiltshift photography - an international experience! Fun effect!!! #
  • 15:33 Here's a really cool vid that also uses tiltshift effects - makes everything look like toy miniatures! #
  • 15:34 @lifeledlearning thanks for the rt! Are you still bored or something? :) #
  • 15:54 @lifeledlearning Know that feeling. I'm just too COLD to accomplish much. Winter...ack! #
  • 16:00 @lifeledlearning Oh, my basil died too - from the chill! Same as my WIP mojo, darn it. Unless I'm in the coffee shop with my chocolate fish! #
  • 16:04 WANT: Tiltshift camera lens so I can film the effect, not just apply it to static pics after! Awesome #
  • 21:55 just watched the latest Pride & Prejudice-wanted the '95 version for longerlasting immersion but this is what I have on hand. Darcy...Ahh... #
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

  • 09:48 @juliebonnheath have you met @lifeledearning? If not, you should... #
  • 09:50 Aww cute! RT: @bryanquinn: Too lazy to clean your computer screen? Then watch this! #
  • 09:50 RT: @CustomTees: Last 5 days for $10 twittername shirts: (thank you in advance for any RTs) #
  • 09:57 @BoostNewMedia when is that conference? Sounds really cool. #
  • 09:58 RT: @AltaTranslation: 15 words in the English language that weren't always English #language #
  • 10:00 RT: @EnglishProfi: Loss of productivity caused by too much time spent on Facebook? =Social notworking. More new words: #
  • 10:06 @juliebonnheath Oops...spelling...Go check out @lifeledlearning #
  • 10:11 Outlook's always been bad news-I quit 10yrs ago-but emails in Word? Don't they know Word format is the most prone to viruses? #
  • 11:22 Help! Does anyone know how to adjust saturation percentages and CMYK levels in TIFF files, using Gimp? Is it even possible? #
  • 18:25 @George9Writer Thanks! I have seen posts on how to turn RGB values into CMYK equivalents - that might be the ticket! #
  • 18:28 Great - I yell for help with Gimp and promptly get a bunch of Photosop gurus following me...I don't have PS folks...Misspelled to avoid more #
  • 18:47 Underwater rugby in deepest Bavaria - Funny accents, too! #
  • 19:02 @dave_enz Have discovered that Gimp does RGB not CMYK so now I just need to find equivalent values for each. Saw that somewhere lately... #
  • 19:16 @dave_enz Awesome! Won't that ruin my deep blacks though? #
  • 19:25 @dave_enz Well, thanks. I'll give it a go and see what happens! #
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

  • 09:27 RT: @TWCP: Latest news about Christian world view sci-fi & fantasy in June issue of Latest in Spec #
  • 10:54 Heading for Birkenhead to pick up 4 ordered books. May be the last book purchase of the year as it's so costly. Thankful for libraries! #
  • 18:36 It's so cold my knees are seizing up - and there's nothing wrong with them! #
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

  • 11:05 Listening to an awesome interview with @frankcreed at - All about Christian Cyberpunk, the Lost Genre, etc. #
  • 11:18 I love the to-do list I made the other day - it tells me exactly what to do next :) Work on articles for @terrimain 's @marketurwriting ! #
  • 13:44 Wrote four articles. Ten to go, but tomorrow's another day. Now I need to mess around with my manuscript for Legendary Space Pilgrims. #
  • 13:51 @NadVega I suspect I could do this every day if only I was motivated enough! The new time-planned task list is a great help. #
  • 14:54 I am now wrestling with three diff programs and a constantly crashing explorer in order to tweak my book cover design. Crash, crash, crash! #
  • 15:17 RT: @thecreativepenn: Ten year 10 book one million quid deal (via @AlanBaxter ) #
  • 15:20 Grrr this graphic design stuff is driving me crazy! Can't get the text brightness/contrast right. Perhaps I'll try another approach. #
  • 16:55 Just what I need! RT@JaneFriedman Never feel bad about unproductivity. Brain needs downtime to create breakthroughs! #
  • 16:58 Oops last link faulty here it is properly #
  • 17:34 Duh! Need to finish book edit & get final page count before making final cover. No wonder it wasn't going well! Enough wrestling for today. #
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Monday, June 22, 2009

  • 12:31 Oy it's hard to get going today! But glad winter's shortest day turned out gorgeous. I do reckon the sun in NZ is brighter than elsewhere! #
  • 22:06 Today I published a book and learned a new photo editing technique -- the tiltshift. Not too bad for a Monday. Night, all! #
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

  • 11:05 I've added a bunch of new stuff to the Writers' Toolkit at the LGG! #
  • 11:06 @frederation I finished as much as I can do without getting the final shots of Davos. It'll need tweaking for sure, but what fun! #
  • 15:19 @BradleyWill As a youngster I once made a triple-decker sandwich with sliced apple, potato chips, & tinned spaghetti. I recall enjoying it! #
  • 15:51 @BradleyWill In fact to this day I still enjoy the occasional apple sandwich, sliced between buttered bread. It's actually really good! #
  • 17:07 What? Sunset already? Where'd the day go? BTW, one book review down, 6 to go, let's see if I can do em all tonight. #
  • 18:01 Four reviews done and scheduled. Three to go. Then I get to read another awesome book (so I hear) Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove. #
  • 19:28 Okay I finished my seven book reviews for today. That wasn't so bad. I had to re-skim most of them, but am feeling very productive! #
  • 19:40 @quivermamma Don't worry, you'll get there. I was just so far behind I had to put in a huge effort today. Still about 10 waiting to be read! #
  • 19:42 Today was a hard-out PJs day. Who needs to get dressed anyway? Sometimes it really helps me get stuff done. Sometimes not. Got lucky today! #
  • 20:10 It's too late in the evening to begin a book of 384 pages so I am going to go and watch some Star Trek. I'm in the middle of TNG season 6. #
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Friday, June 19, 2009

  • 08:54 Morning, all! Isn't it gorgeous today!! I'm off to church shortly to teach the pastor to blog, wish me luck! #
  • 19:09 Goals by end of June: Publish 1 Book, Edit 2 trailer movies, Sew 2 Muppets, Write 16Articles, 6Reviews, 4Crits, 7Blogs &work on WIP. Crazy! #
  • 19:55 So @globtrav thinks I'm mad. Anyone else agree? Don't worry I won't do anything to you except maybe make you hold me to my crazy goals...! #
  • 20:12 @NadVega no really it's mad, only because I've already wasted so much time and I have to squeeze a lot in now! Worth a try anyway! #
  • 23:52 I got taken by an inspiration...actually it's The Muse! Done around half the preliminary book trailer for @frederation !! Ooo it looks good! #
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

  • 18:41 I am not tweeting much lately. Probably because I am not doing much. #
  • 18:42 Doing nothing notwithstanding, today was fun. Hung out with the awesome Chewy from church. Hey, that alliterates. Whatever. #
  • 18:43 Tomorrow I go to the church office and teach Emma and Kiri how to post blogs on the site I made for them last week. Should be fun. #
  • 18:45 Tentatively approaching new critique tasks.. Am I sharp enough after lazy week? Got folks coming in an hour to eat and do myers-briggs work. #
  • 18:46 @conniebrz Just take all the advice you like and leave what you don't like! Easy, right...yeah I have the same problem as you right now! #
  • 18:46 @lifeledlearning That sounds fascinating, but I can't quite get my head around what a rewrite has to do with an exchanged phrase... #
  • 18:49 @lifeledlearning Aha! I think I get it...Love it when that happens! bits of a story fit together in a way that you never imagined. Mmmm. #
  • 19:58 done three crits and posted a sub (all chapters) now going online to explore the depths of personality tests with the people in the kitchen #
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

  • 10:48 @bookiemonsternz I would be more inclined to like a brown site if it wasn't just swathes of plain colour! How about some texture or design? #
  • 12:20 Oddly longing for a regular job where at least I could say I accomplished something even if twas only x hours at a desk. Aimless again, yep. #
  • 12:24 Perhaps I shall just go sew those long-overdue muppets. A dog and a cat. Sounds like a plan...will require going offline of course! Laterz! #
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

  • 10:14 So the new Twitterfox collects messages even when it's not running. I'm not sure that's so great. Another few hundred messages each a.m.! #
  • 10:18 Ha! The Cult of the Glowing Rectangles - did you know you're in it? #
  • 10:18 @Spacegirlnz That's interesting. On startup I used to get no more than 20 messages, ever. Hundreds now, sigh... #
  • 10:19 Oops, forgot to say, this came via @KarinaFabian. The Cult of the Glowing Rectangles - did you know you're in it? #
  • 11:52 RT: @gregpincus: RT @annstark: 24 Lego Stop Motion Films Mimicking Cool Movies Scenes #
  • 12:07 RT @megandimaria Writers, tough critiques don't kill you, they just make you want to whine. It will be ok, though. #
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Monday, June 15, 2009

  • 10:04 RT: @NZHistorydotnet: Today in History 15 June 1959, Chinese gooseberry becomes kiwifruit (scroll down to see): #
  • 11:31 Today seems like one of those days when every stupid thing you ever did comes back to haunt you. Crap. How it saps the strength... #
  • 13:45 The Scary Washing Machine takes over New Zealand! @mrvintage via @ViewAuckland #
  • 13:46 thanks @KarinaFabian @lifeledlearning @rlcopple you are much appreciated! #
  • 13:47 @onejan84 That's a good solution to the twitwall problem. Good reason not to use underscores in names, ever! #
  • 13:48 Late #ff thanks to @samnzed @conniebrz @lifeledlearning @george9writer - I had a weekend offline, it was very interesting. #
  • 16:55 Rather cool Star Trek spoof from the 80's with TOS uniforms and The Shat - unbelievable! #
  • 22:55 RT: @rnz_news: The king and queen of Spain are to visit New Zealand next week. #
  • 23:01 Just watched Star Trek (TOS) Operation Annihilate on youtube. Spock is attacked by flying plastic vomit creature. Actually very good. Deep. #
  • 23:09 Fun mixups between French and English: via @NadVega #
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Friday, June 12, 2009

  • 10:46 @La_Ippe @leaonardoleiva Thanks for the RT! Enjoy your next pie :) #
  • 10:47 Wind is howling around the house and I can barely see across the valley through the rain. I'm so glad I work at home, don't have to go out! #
  • 13:49 About to embark on fantasy & sci-fi critiques both inward & outward, and rewrites both my own and others'. Hard work ahead! #
  • 16:55 Sci-Fi from the Muppet Show! via @io9 #
  • 21:55 Ha! @frankcreed True some words are not known in USA - that's coz I INVENTED them...this is sci-fi after all...But glad you understood em :) #
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

  • 11:11 Here we go again: Classic Star Trek monsters! - via @frankcreed & @twcp #
  • 11:14 @valeriecomer Congrats! Does that mean I get to take a peek at your story now? :) #
  • 11:45 RT: @jamesscottbell: Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - G.K. Chesterton #
  • 11:45 @JamesHip man I'm so sorry to hear that! are you doing okay? #
  • 11:47 Facebook friends: Are my updates annoying? I keep hearing that some folks don't like the Twitter integration = too much info. Your thoughts? #
  • 12:22 @Frederation Yes, I agree, I love it for that reason - I hear from various sources that it annoys some. Gauging reaction from FB-only folks. #
  • 12:48 RT: @Kiwiseabreeze: A pie in the hand is worth two (or more) in the bush #pieproverbs #
  • 12:54 RT: @idealogmag: I'm gonna make him a pie he can't refuse. #pieproverbs #
  • 12:59 @mdemuth did you find the cat yet? #
  • 13:10 South Kiwi accent anyone? RT: @Te_Ara: #Fact — Southlanders have a distinctive regional accent, with a rolled 'r' #
  • 13:12 RT: @ksuyin: You can't choose your family, but you can choose your pies. #pieproverbs #
  • 13:25 A friend in need of pie is a friend indeed. #pieproverbs #
  • 13:25 Pie speaks louder than words. #pieproverbs #
  • 13:27 All work and no pie makes Jack a broomstick. #pieproverbs #
  • 13:32 It's pie, Jim, but not as we know it. #pieproverbs #
  • 13:39 @vavroom I did lulu like that actually...didn't matter much. I still own the copyright. But switching to Lightning Source now. Publisher=Me #
  • 13:45 @vavroom only diff is in name "published by". They own the ISBN but you own everything else. Sold 400 that way. Repubbing under own name now #
  • 13:46 All's well that ends with pie. #pieproverbs #
  • 13:50 @vavroom Lightning is a fair bit more complex but you own your biz. Did you know you can get free ISBNs from NZ Govt? We are so lucky here! #
  • 13:53 @vavroom no I agree their site is horrible. Yech. I hate flash. #
  • 14:10 Beggars can't be pie choosers. #pieproverbs #
  • 14:11 Give pie unto others as you would like them to give pie unto you. #pieproverbs #
  • 14:11 Don't count your pies until they are baked. #pieproverbs #
  • 14:13 @justinekoenders I agree. So far no response at all from my FB-only crowd. So I'll keep going :) #
  • 14:13 Don't wash your dirty pie trays in public. #pieproverbs #
  • 14:15 Give pie where pie is due. #pieproverbs #
  • 14:19 RT: @George9Writer: 6 word story: Born, learned, did stuff, wrote, croaked. #
  • 14:32 Fight pie with pie. #pieproverbs #
  • 14:32 Pie in, pie out. (Debatable.) #pieproverbs #
  • 14:33 Good pies make good neighbours. #pieproverbs #
  • 14:54 RT: @star_trek: Patrick Stewart Says He Loved J.J. Abrams Star Trek Movie #
  • 15:18 RT: @LifeFM: RT @nightshowdan: @LifeFM What's On Guide now posted on-line!! #
  • 15:26 Finished up my translation, then discovered today is Fronleichnam holiday and my Bavarian client wouldn't have needed it until tomorrow! #
  • 15:26 Great pies taste alike. #pieproverbs #
  • 15:27 If a pie's worth baking, it's worth baking well. #pieproverbs #
  • 15:28 Give a man a pie and he'll eat for a day. Teach him to bake pies and he'll get a cholesterol problem #pieproverbs #
  • 20:11 @yomcat I suspect a wife would know better than to bake enough pies for a cholesterol problem. #
  • 20:12 @NadVega @libertygirl3 Thanks for the RT! #
  • 20:14 Pies will be pies #pieproverbs #
  • 20:14 Don't put all your pies in one basket. #pieproverbs #
  • 20:15 Let sleeping dogs eat pie. #pieproverbs #
  • 20:16 Pie makes the world go round. #pieproverbs #
  • 20:17 Make pie while the sun shines. #pieproverbs #
  • 20:17 Man cannot live by pie alone. #pieproverbs #
  • 20:21 To eat pie is human; it takes a computer to deem pie unnecessary #pieproverbs #
  • 20:22 Too many cooks spoiled the broth? Tell them to make pie instead. #pieproverbs #
  • 20:22 Waste no pie, want no pie. #pieproverbs #
  • 20:25 Don't judge a pie by its pastry. #pieproverbs (not so sure about that one) #
  • 22:26 RT: @samnzed: Clever and clever RT @memex7337 ʇuǝɯʇɹɐdɐ ʎɯ ɹoɟ sıɥʇ ǝʞɐɯ oʇ ʇıɐʍ ʇ,uɐɔ #
  • 23:16 RT: @TrekMovie: NEW ARTICLE: Location of R2-D2 Easter Egg Revealed + More Star Trek Easter Eggs #
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

  • 10:43 RT: @BILL_ROMANOS: DARPA's "Programmable Matter" Project Creating Shape-Shifting Materials #
  • 11:04 If you've seen the Star Trek movie, try these comics for a laugh: #
  • 11:56 Thanks @sonarkaren @audaciousgloop @madcom for the Star Trek RTs! #
  • 12:07 @DracoRigel I have an A2 size print of your Galaxies background on my wall. It's an amazing sight! #
  • 12:29 What to do with leftover pasta: Use plain yoghurt as sauce, mixed with a dab of satay sauce or sweet chilli sauce. Better than you think! #
  • 12:39 Summit of Rangitoto coming free of cloud cover in 3...2... Hello old friend I haven't seen you at all today! What took you so long?? #
  • 13:07 @gram2five Havarti? Sounds interesting but I don't know if we can get it down here. There are huge restrictions on dairy imports in NZ! #
  • 13:27 Becoming somewhat exasperated at Germans who think "know-how" is a professional-sounding English word. People, it's EXPERTISE. Thank you. #
  • 15:05 RT: @xebidy: Travelling New Zealand in a Spaceship (it's like a campervan) #
  • 19:40 So I've translated 11 out of 15 pages on the job due tomorrow night. I think that'll do...time for a bit of Trek: TNG Chain of Command I&II. #
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

  • 14:19 Currently reading: The Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead, book 1 of the Song of Albion trilogy. A great classic of the Celtic Fantasy genre! #
  • 16:02 Yes @lifeledlearning @janetursel It's a phenomenal book, I just wrote a nice long review to post at Splashdown in a few weeks' time. #
  • 16:03 @lifeledlearning I like his first-person stuff way better because in 3rd there is that tendency to head-hop. Still good, but not so intense. #
  • 16:05 It's odd - lately most of my spam has come from weirdos who appear to be sending from my own email address. Sigh...that should be illegal! #
  • 16:15 @yomcat Good to know, but I don't think that'll stop them, considering they are not in NZ. Seriously, what can we do to stop it? #
  • 16:21 @lifeledlearning wow that's intense. I bet your end result is awesome! I write 3rd but kinda pretend it's 1st so it's deep, that make sense? #
  • 16:22 @yomcat ah there's proof aplenty in my spam folder each day - methinks the hard part would be tracking down the perpetrators! #
  • 16:38 Yeah @natobasso @yomcat Spammers are scum. Can't wait for someone to invent the ultimate spam destroyer - it's gotta be possible in our day! #
  • 16:38 @lifeledlearning Don't forget I owe you some major critiquing! I'd love to see what you've got :) #
  • 17:11 @lifeledlearning Yay I can't wait! What's your story called again? #
  • 17:13 @yomcat which is why I have left a trail of discarded email accounts all over the world, ha! Must be 20 of them by now. #
  • 17:35 @lifeledlearning There's a Dragon King already, by Mr. Lawhead...It's important to get something unique as well as catchy! #
  • 18:44 @lifeledlearning Well, maybe the title will come last. No hurry really. So you folks are home again are you? #
  • 19:21 Once again enjoying the marvellous music of Michael L. Rogers. Ambient Electronica rules! #
  • 19:42 The Washing Machine From Hell "Kelvinator Salvation" this could be the find of the year! #
  • 19:43 @AlastairJNZ Yes, that's exactly it - great for drowning out the TV via earbuds. Only way to get any work done in the evenings around here! #
  • 20:48 @ishtar_ Bei mir ist es genauso! Aber das ist doch ein schönes Problem, zuviele Bücher zu haben - oder? #
  • 20:57 @ishtar_ Klar, mehr Platz, mehr Zeit - wollen wir alle. Zufrieden sein, das ist das wahre Ziel. Hier ist es 21:00 - ich gehe lesen! #
  • 20:59 Edited (mostly totally rewrote) 1200+ words of a friend's funky space opera this evening. About time to call it a night again... #
  • 21:26 Three lovely Maori Haka videos: #
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Monday, June 8, 2009

  • 10:46 RT @Frederation Frank Creed's Flashpoint: grabbed me by the lapels in the first few pages and didn't let go #
  • 11:33 RT: @astonwest Free book? I want one. Gimme some of that @astonwest please! #
  • 12:15 @marklincoln Great idea! How about a heated mouse, too! Fingers are always so chilly when working... #
  • 12:23 Right. Time to finish my current website project. Shouldn't take too long now that the template is all ready. Gotta fix some pics too. #
  • 13:36 @find_ch that looks awesome! when are they going live? #
  • 13:45 @elpie you know it actually happened to me once that everything I typed came out backwards! No idea why. A restart fixed it up all right. #
  • 13:52 @elpie yeah totally weird. #
  • 15:07 RT: @MTTRadio: 9 ways to get happy in 30 minutes! (via @MARCOME) #
  • 17:26 Website job done, it's at . Scheduled some of my blog posts too. Feels good! Now for some cooking. Spuds? #
  • 19:57 I just discovered this blog on - wait for it! - CAT LADDERS. Totally random, but fun! #
  • 21:10 @yomcat only just, on my flatmate's 22"!! #
  • 21:32 @yomcat hmmm...I didn't know 200kb was big? #
  • 21:35 Ack! Windows Explorer crashes every 2nd time I open or close a file or folder -gotta be the codec's fault but I'm not geek enough to fix it! #
  • 21:39 @yomcat Ah well. I'm just a hack, unable to make a gif out of that koru...otherwise a tiny green tile would do it. Client happy at least :) #
  • 21:41 Is it just me or are the Lolcats in the Upcoming section especially funny tonight? #
  • 21:43 @natobasso Thanks, I'll try that - but I never use IE so what would be in there...anything's worth a go though! #
  • 21:44 @teachernz Ooo! Now why didn't I think of that? (Don't answer.) Duhh! You may have just saved me the long road to the right answer - thanks! #
  • 21:59 Thanks @natobasso and @teachernz - have implemented your tips and now await crashless working - oh wow, it's been MONTHS! Here's hoping :) #
  • 22:03 Signing off - heaps done today, how cool! A website, two crits, one crit submission, three reviews, cooked dinner. Awesomeness. Night, all! #
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

  • 12:28 I hate Glenfield Mall. Darn Aussie owner built it all wrong. Awesome view totally wasted on carpark. Only a dark foodcourt for sitting in. #
  • 14:57 @teachernz true but that won't work if folks stay away in droves. That place just makes me mad so I avoid it. #
  • 15:13 okay I'm off for yet another walk - this time down the bush with Ellie. She hasn't been down there before. It rained the other day = mud! #
  • 16:26 Gmail going a bit slow today. Is it coincidence or cause that I just set up a handful of mail filters the other day? #
  • 22:02 Wow I just got finished reading one of the most unusual manuscripts I ever laid eyes on - thanks to @ConnieBrz ! I gotta go sleep it off! #
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

  • 08:19 RT: @EverywhereTrip: REAL HD video of the Moon from Japanese spacecraft. This is not CGI #
  • 08:27 I'm curious - how much real email do you all get, and how much spam? I get around 200-300 real ones per week plus around 80 spam. #
  • 09:14 RT: @DavidDCain: Loved this: 7 Keys to Starting a Movement -- (via @ItStartsWithUs) #
  • 11:09 @RachelHauck Sure your link is working. Not sure what's going on with the other folks. #
  • 12:04 RT: @AlastairJNZ: Lavish aerial cinematography in a new feature film released free: #
  • 12:51 I have yet to find a practical way to manage time and to-do-list. Help! I'll start now with a long overdue crit for @valeriecomer - sorry! #
  • 17:00 @rowsell Hey, well done! That's awesome! #
  • 18:00 @BradleyWill Hidden Gift: I'm never tired because I always get enough sleep. No commute = no bleary wakeups & no alarm clock! #
  • 19:44 @onejan84 Great idea! The names with underscores don't work. But this makes far more sense than trying to .. #
  • 20:54 RT: @the_gman: We Are Living in Exponential Times #
  • 22:29 Congratulate me, I finished one critique and am well into a second. Darn good reading, too! But it's time to call it a night. NIGHT! #
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Friday, June 5, 2009

  • 08:42 Morning! Another wonderful winter day downunder. Clouds wrap the skyscrapers and hover over the sea. Rangitoto's cone juts out beyond. #
  • 11:05 Thankful for more freelance work offers from overseas. The Euro goes a long way in NZ! I'll be at this one all day, though... #
  • 11:11 RT: @IrishShamrock: Atheists think they need a church: What are they going to worship? #
  • 11:12 Learn the New Zealand Haka! - via @flyairnz #
  • 11:17 @angeldominguez Training of salespeople again. Distasteful, but easy. #
  • 11:19 Oh great...The landlord decided to get the plumbers in today. And the cleaner is here. Work at home isn't always as quiet as I'd like! #
  • 13:02 @michaelpokocky it's actually still Friday in most of the world! #
  • 14:02 The (Asian) plumber is humming and whistling the National Anthem. Nice touch. God defend New Zealand, indeed! #
  • 14:21 oh my there's a guy on a ladder fixing the window like 2 feet from my desk. The 4th tradesman of the day! #
  • 14:23 @find_ch congrats! that's totally awesome! #
  • 14:24 Cue the hammers from the left. This is becoming a very interesting workday. #
  • 15:33 RT: @MTTRadio: New Zealand (Aotearoa) named world's most peaceful nation #peace #
  • 15:47 TIEROFL! RT @vavroom Attention dog lovers: Bit old but if you havent read it, it is wet-yourself-hillarious. Dogs in Elk #
  • 16:28 RT: @astridnz: YouTube - Vulcan Lane Freeze - Auckland June 09 #
  • 16:58 @lifeledlearning today I seem to have a fresh crush on the Star Trek soundtrack...up loud in earbuds. Not bad for work. Tradesmen gone at . #
  • 17:11 Glad to see that Kirk & Spock made it onto the list of the Top 101 Influential People Who Never Lived. #
  • 17:12 At least they beat Luke Skywalker. But c'mon! They SO oughta beat Bambi, Mickey Mouse, Barbie and GI Joe. (see previous tweet if confused!) #
  • 17:17 A bit stuck in translation. Some fancy handbag construction terms that don't exist in the entire Internet! Will have to leave them as-is. #
  • 17:32 @wendywings yeah kiwis are actually the biggest group under Geographical Area at - cool huh! We got the power... #
  • 17:33 @lifeledlearning yes I agree, that's very, very wrong. What's worse is I never heard of most of the top 50! #
  • 17:35 Real life superheroes? Whatever next!! via @jeremydickson #
  • 17:47 Darn it, what was that short story about a future history student going back in time to study the London Blitz as a St. Pauls fireman??? #
  • 17:53 RT: @yomcat: RT @twitter: One hour of planned maintenance Friday 8p Pacific (3pm Saturday in NZ) #
  • 18:15 Oh I don't like to close the curtains and shut out pretty city lights, but it'll get jolly cold jolly quick if I don't! #
  • 18:59 Okay, I got my work finished - time for some #followfriday! Who's been chatting with me this week? Coming right up... #
  • 19:00 @IrishShamrock @lifeledlearning @dosankodebbie @wendywings @ClaireDel #
  • 19:00 whoops forgot #followfriday tag! @IrishShamrock @lifeledlearning @dosankodebbie @wendywings @ClaireDel #
  • 19:02 #ff @angeldominguez @terrimain @samnzed @garrymunro @serendipitynz @philipnewmannz @nadvega @yomcat @karlrohde @ktsp @spacegirlnz @kalena #
  • 19:05 #ff @customtees @conniebrz @vavroom @alastairjnz @angelfish007 @find_ch @josephbeggs @nightshowdan @simon_w #
  • 19:12 @mindfulMeli thanks for #ff!! #
  • 19:16 wow I just caught a mozzie. How did it survive this long in the cold? And yes it is that cold inside my house. Dinnertime, methinks. #
  • 19:26 @yomcat Unfortunate economy making the most of 140 characters. I want to eat dinner for same reason as wonder why mozzie lived - it's cold! #
  • 20:42 was thinking about submitting a chapter to my group for critique, but have already got so many comments on it that it needs mucho work first #
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

  • 12:52 Two rather extraordinary things happened yesterday which will likely shape my future. Can't tell yet though! #
  • 12:54 well, okay, but no specifics! A movement from my past may be back, and I may be involved; and I may get to publish a very wonderful author! #
  • 14:24 @yomcat aw go on with ya! #
  • 14:35 wow there is a A380 at Auckland Airport till just after 4pm - wish I could have a looksee! via @philipnewmannz #
  • 16:36 RT: @star_trek: Star Trek - Space:1969 #
  • 19:34 Odd, I seem to be following some tweeps who aren't following me but of a sort I would not have followed back. Nasty twitter machinations! #
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

  • 10:52 Recommended @toxaq to @MrTweet 'he makes awesome cookies.' #
  • 10:53 Recommended @kalena to @MrTweet 'she sent me a free t-shirt!' #
  • 10:54 Recommended @lifeledlearning to @MrTweet 'she is unschooling her kids! and she's just plain funky :)' #
  • 10:55 Recommended @tonylavoie to @MrTweet 'he is a member of the Lost Genre Guild. Yay!' #
  • 10:55 Recommended @vavroom to @MrTweet 'he came up with the NZ Cookie Swap!' #
  • 10:57 Recommended @wendywings to @MrTweet 'she has connections! she gave me one of her free tickets to a musical premièr...' #
  • 10:58 Recommended @Caprice_Hokstad to @MrTweet 'she is quite possibly the most skilled author on the planet and you shoul...' #
  • 10:59 Recommended @kristinepratt to @MrTweet 'she's got her fingers in a lot of metaphorical publishing pies and is a gre...' #
  • 11:00 Recommended @marcherlord to @MrTweet 'they are doing wonderful things for the publishing industry and genre fiction!' #
  • 11:01 Recommended @CustomTees to @MrTweet 'he makes cool shirts and he sent me a free one :)' #
  • 11:02 Recommended @ConnieBrz to @MrTweet 'she is just awesome to chat with!' #
  • 11:03 okay, that's enough recommendations for now - sorry if it was a bit much but this is just so much fun! #
  • 12:13 @angeldominguez oooh...Jefferson Scott's Operation Firebrand trilogy and most of Jeremy Robinson's stuff. Also try Frank Creed's Flashpoint! #
  • 12:15 @angeldominguez I also like John Scalzi, Kathy Tyers, early Robert Heinlein and recent Larry Niven. #
  • 12:50 Just joined a twibe. Visit to join #
  • 14:38 RT @parsecawards Don't forget to nominate your favorite podcast for Parsec Award! Nominations end June 7! #parsecawards #
  • 18:06 @karlrohde are you sure? I spent years investigating cars stolen in italy. MOST were insurance fraud. Perpetrators said "everyone does it!" #
  • 18:12 What to do of an evening...Star Trek of the only question is, TOS or TNG? I'll get through both eventually! #
  • 21:15 @karlrohde maybe...I'm not convinced! #
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

  • 10:43 Slept 10 hours and still feel like crap. My back decided to be out today. Plus I had a bad dream in which someone killed me. How odd. #
  • 15:15 @nzwebwoman left bar is Web 1.0 but works well for many sites. I vary my designs between left, top and right bars, trying to think up more. #
  • 15:26 RT: @Danjite RT @ccfinlay "140 characters walk into a bar. Bartender looks at the crowd and says..." for the rest. #
  • 15:28 RT: @BrettBorders: RT @zaibatsu: Man Twitters and is attacked by tree - #
  • 19:45 oh wow the lolcat RAWR gallery is open for business! #
  • 19:46 Ireland & Britain from space - cool pic! #
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Monday, June 1, 2009

  • 10:14 Beaut Queen's Birthday morning in Tauranga! But very very cold. My legs are finally approaching normality after my attempt at jogging, yay! #
  • 16:13 Wandered around Karangahake goldmine remains, ate in funky Paeroa - not looking forward to city traffic. Ah well. Auckland, here we come. #
  • 20:03 The Skytower's lit up like a rainbow tonight - for the Queen's birthday I guess. Very pretty. Oh it was a great weekend but good to be home. #
  • 20:34 well I was going to watch some Star Trek tonight but I'm too wasted. It'll keep. Glad to be back in my own bed again! Loved Tauranga though. #
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