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

  • My fitbit #Fitstats for 9/20/2013: 6,403 steps and 4.7 km traveled. http://t.co/yvGq0OoOT9 01:02:13
  • Reading – The History of the Trapper Keeper (Erin McCarthy) http://t.co/cKixwHonVF 07:14:23
  • Reading – Apple Chiefs Discuss Strategy, Market Share—and the New iPhones (Sam Grobart) http://t.co/UGVJtBCoVk 15:22:53
  • Reading – Joy Covey, Who Was Key To http://t.co/jGwpexa07v's Success, Dies (Mark Memmott) http://t.co/Eh9Vl1L63h 15:29:16
  • Reading – Declassified document: US narrowly escaped nuclear blast in 1961 H-bomb accident (AP) http://t.co/VRisLLJrkH 15:31:20
  • Listening to RadioLab "Blame" http://t.co/G0MwbxyvgB 15:45:02
  • 2016 prog. Poll list now filters by Dem/Rep/State and sorts by poll middate. http://t.co/Hvgjl16GdA 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) http://t.co/k6HlsZzEi6 17:58:22
  • Reading – Why Iran seeks constructive engagement (Hassan Rouhani) http://t.co/LRfoUNeiGf 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) http://t.co/BIpTzpJmsf 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. http://t.co/yvGq0OoOT9 01:02:10
  • Reading – iOS 7 review (Rene Ritchie) http://t.co/htetqqUkVU 07:00:30
  • Reading – How ‘Cord Never’ Generation Poses Sales Drag for Pay TV (Ian King) http://t.co/q00VJdByn0 07:21:47
  • Reading – Iran’s Rouhani: Not Seeking the Bomb, Willing to show Flexibility (Juan Cole) http://t.co/zYQ0xKlyrG 07:26:18
  • Reading – Today in Conservative Obamacare Self-Delusion (Jonathan Chait) http://t.co/a5EI7eRPhh 14:38:46
  • Reading – TIME Talks to Google CEO Larry Page About Its New Venture to Extend Human Life (Time) http://t.co/xAPkFK5DfK 14:53:17
  • Reading – Google Rolls Out New Navigation Interface (Alex Chitu) http://t.co/K2fY1mB9dc 14:57:57
  • Reading – SEX AND POLITICS AT GOOGLE: It's A Game Of Thrones In Mountain View (Nicholas Carlson) http://t.co/tW7OJMZd5f 15:49:51
  • Reading – A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know (Greg Kumparak) http://t.co/0NahFCtxOg 18:59:29
  • Reading – Review: iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s (Jim Dalrymple) http://t.co/iCw4HVKl6d 19:12:51
  • Reading – McCain’s Audience Wasn’t in Russia (Daniel Larison) http://t.co/WWBxkFB8CM 19:17:45
  • Reading – 21 People Who Were Completely Blindsided By iOS 7 (Charlie Warzel) http://t.co/lYjb4rddN6 19:27:49
  • Reading – Pocket Casts adds iPad, iOS 7 support, all new design, great new features (Rene Ritchie) http://t.co/36tZtnZbTv 21:58:50
  • Reading – GOP leaders postpone the inevitable reckoning (Greg Sargent) http://t.co/fzWU3qSNZm 22:04:32
  • Reading – Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain (Marco della Cava) http://t.co/NNhbFiIDlN 22:22:08
  • Reading – First ever Doctor Who scene filmed fifty years ago today (James Gill) http://t.co/fimRUbeHca 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)