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September 2013

@abulsme tweets from 2013-09-21 (UTC)

  • My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/20/2013: 6,403 steps and 4.7 km traveled. 01:02:13
  • Reading – The History of the Trapper Keeper (Erin McCarthy) 07:14:23
  • Reading – Apple Chiefs Discuss Strategy, Market Share—and the New iPhones (Sam Grobart) 15:22:53
  • Reading – Joy Covey, Who Was Key To's Success, Dies (Mark Memmott) 15:29:16
  • Reading – Declassified document: US narrowly escaped nuclear blast in 1961 H-bomb accident (AP) 15:31:20
  • Listening to RadioLab "Blame" 15:45:02
  • 2016 prog. Poll list now filters by Dem/Rep/State and sorts by poll middate. Next up, calculate some 5 poll averages. 17:14:22
  • Yes, 2016 is a long way away, but I get limited time to work on this stuff, so starting early to get things set up how I want. 17:31:51
  • Started noting down polls I saw in Jan. JUST started setting up some web stuff in last few days. Very basic so far, lots of ideas in head. 17:33:55
  • I figure with a 2+ year head start, maybe I have a 50/50 shot of implementing those ideas before the 2016 Iowa caucus. :-) 17:35:03
  • Reading – The Hidden Classified Briefing Most of Congress Missed (Garance Franke-Ruta) 17:58:22
  • Reading – Why Iran seeks constructive engagement (Hassan Rouhani) 19:19:21
  • Settings on my iPad has had a notification since this morning, which presumably means it has the update. No popup saying "Upgrade!" yet. 19:59:38
  • Unless of course there was one, and Alex dismissed it, which he does routinely if something pops up and interrupts what he is doing. 20:00:16
  • Wonder if it will pop up (again) soon. Since there is a notification on settings, I will check it before too long in any case. 20:02:06
  • Reading – Iran's New President Has a Fan Club in U.S. Intelligence Vets (Shane Harris) 20:05:06
  • RT @BYUfan: .@abulsme You followed a terrorist? I follow you! I'm two steps from him. Oh sh*t. I'm definitely an #NSA target now. 20:18:44
  • .@BYUfan I also follow Obama and a number of Senators and Members of the House of both parties. So they must all be targets now too! in reply to BYUfan 20:20:26
  • RT @BYUfan: @abulsme yea, but they don't follow you. 20:50:57
  • .@BYUfan Members of congress following me: @amyklobuchar . Ok. There is only one. But at least she must be a target! in reply to BYUfan 20:54:47
  • Big milestone today: Alex actually played in his soccer game today!! Ran after the ball almost the whole time. Upset when he didn’t get it. 20:56:42
  • Every other game has stubbornly resisted doing anything. Would sit and not participate, or just follow Coach Amy. This time really trying! 20:59:00
  • Of course, didn’t WANT to, was trying to get his frozen yogurt bribe. Was told he would only get yogurt if he kicked the ball. 21:00:03
  • At 1st he thought GREAT and went off the field and kicked an extra ball. But once we clarified spent rest of the game trying to kick ball. 21:01:50
  • He was very frustrated he never got the ball. Kept deferring to other kids at last min. Other kids kicked away. Still came VERY close. 21:03:42
  • We are now at frozen yogurt place getting him his bribe anyway because he tried so hard. Maybe next week he will actually manage to kick it. 21:05:29
  • RT @BYUfan: .@abulsme Ha, I'm followed by one US Senator (@SenMikeLee) and two state reps (@Mike_Hope_ @RepMattShea) They're 3 steps away. 21:17:43
  • .@BYUfan You win. Of course any reasonable person of interest algorithm would discount anybody who follows 1000s of people. Unreliable sig. in reply to BYUfan 21:20:07

@abulsme tweets from 2013-09-20 (UTC)

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Ivan Cooks!

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Long Podcasts / Megapixels / Calorie Counts
  • NSA This Week / Syria This Week
  • Naval Yard Shooting / Latin American Cyber Defense / Government Shutdown / Twitter IPO / Amriki / iPhones

Recorded on 18 Sep 2013

Length this week – 1:38:14

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@abulsme tweets from 2013-09-19 (UTC)

  • My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/18/2013: 7,471 steps and 5.5 km traveled. 01:02:10
  • Reading – iOS 7 review (Rene Ritchie) 07:00:30
  • Reading – How ‘Cord Never’ Generation Poses Sales Drag for Pay TV (Ian King) 07:21:47
  • Reading – Iran’s Rouhani: Not Seeking the Bomb, Willing to show Flexibility (Juan Cole) 07:26:18
  • Reading – Today in Conservative Obamacare Self-Delusion (Jonathan Chait) 14:38:46
  • Reading – TIME Talks to Google CEO Larry Page About Its New Venture to Extend Human Life (Time) 14:53:17
  • Reading – Google Rolls Out New Navigation Interface (Alex Chitu) 14:57:57
  • Reading – SEX AND POLITICS AT GOOGLE: It's A Game Of Thrones In Mountain View (Nicholas Carlson) 15:49:51
  • Reading – A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know (Greg Kumparak) 18:59:29
  • Reading – Review: iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s (Jim Dalrymple) 19:12:51
  • Reading – McCain’s Audience Wasn’t in Russia (Daniel Larison) 19:17:45
  • Reading – 21 People Who Were Completely Blindsided By iOS 7 (Charlie Warzel) 19:27:49
  • Reading – Pocket Casts adds iPad, iOS 7 support, all new design, great new features (Rene Ritchie) 21:58:50
  • Reading – GOP leaders postpone the inevitable reckoning (Greg Sargent) 22:04:32
  • Reading – Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain (Marco della Cava) 22:22:08
  • Reading – First ever Doctor Who scene filmed fifty years ago today (James Gill) 22:28:53
  • My NotationalVelocity (Mac) / SimpleNote (iOS) combo has last data too many times now to continue. Anyone have thoughts on alternatives? 22:57:34
  • One note I was looking for was not present at all on either Mac, my iPhone had a copy from June, my iPad a copy from early August. 22:58:44
  • Pretty sure I made changes in late Aug that are lost. Even if not, it should be the same version everywhere. Not missing or old. 23:00:34
  • If all four places showed same Aug version, I would think maybe that was really the last edit. Missing copies and June copy make me doubt. 23:01:23
  • Anyway, suggestions for alternatives welcome. Not the first data loss. I use this all the time and need the functionality. But reliable. 23:02:23
  • I've never liked Evernote the times I have tried it, but maybe I will give it another shot… not quite what I want, but… 23:05:25
  • What I really want is: Text only notes (don't need rich text / pics / etc), Good syncing between devices (Mac/iOS), good full text search. 23:10:29

@abulsme tweets from 2013-09-18 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2013-09-17 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2013-09-16 (UTC)

15340.172 Days

As of when this posts at 01:06 UTC on September 16th (6:06 PM on the 15th Pacific, 9:06 PM on the 15th Eastern) I will be exactly 42 years old. As usual, this takes into account leap days, the fact a year is a fractional number of days, etc.

Another year gone by. They seem to pass so quickly these days.

But hey, it is the answer to the question and all. So it should be a good year, right?

@abulsme tweets from 2013-09-15 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2013-09-14 (UTC)