Quote of the Day

This is funny enough for me to share, but too long for a tweet.

Wil Wheaton is playing Adventure on Atari:

Nolan: "You realize you’ve gone into that dead end five times, right?"

"Quiet you. This is how we did it back in the 80s."

Nolan: "You ran into the same dead end over and over again?"

"Yes, it was part of Reganomics.

See the rest here.

Tweets of the Week

This weeks round up of  my favourite tweets:

Rex Hammockr Night has fallen on DC, but inauguration parade route is being lit by Joe Biden’s teeth. 10:57 PM Jan 20th from twhirl

Scott Hanselmanshanselman RT @SeanAlex: http://www.whitehouse.gov has relaunched, the executive branch has been rebooted. 5:41 PM Jan 20th from TwitterFon

Rafe NeedlemanRafe My son the train nut: "Obama and Mama and Dada and me are all going to ride in the caboose!" 3:35 PM Jan 20th from twhirl

jonathan rossWossy @rickwray Just got text back from Thom – " No sir I don’t twitter." 12:46 PM Jan 20th from web in reply to rickwray

(Classic British stiff upper lip, no??)

eclipse115eclipse115 David Bowie is kicking muppets. Ahhhh life is good 🙂 10:35 PM Jan 19th from digsby

Benjamin Spectorbenjaminspector Anne Coulter and Rush Limbaugh just attacked the Democratic Party as the party of immigrants. I wonder what Indian Tribe they come from. 7:40 PM Jan 19th from web

Spirit and Oppy MarsRovers Miles: "You are big gamblers. You risk a whole career on a 6 minute plunge in the atmosphere. That’s ALL IN baby." 11:54 PM Jan 15th from twhirl

Jeff Atwoodcodinghorror you haven’t truly lived until you’ve plugged 24 GB of memory into a server. I got chills. And this will be *peanuts* in 3 years. 11:42 PM Jan 14th from web

Robert ScobleScobleizer Hah, yeah @Carnage4Life my yogurt guy wasn’t right. I was wrong to get involved in Steve Jobs’ private life by reporting that. 10:39 PM Jan 14th from web

Dave Winerdavewiner steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs steve jobs 9:56 PM Jan 14th from web

Scott Hanselmanshanselman RT @mhumphrey: Had to stop following Hanselman. Great guy, but blabs like a woman 8:56 PM Jan 14th from TweetDeck

Remember I’m http://twitter.com/rbonini

Tweets of the week (So far)

The second such post in an infinite series, hopefully:

Wil Wheatonwilw Retweeting @levarburton for truth: "I come FTW or not at all." 8:56 PM Jan 12th from twitterrific

Loic Le Meurloic OMG can someone find something serious to do for @scobleizer? He is so bored he writes nonsense how to get followed http://is.gd/flyJ 7:22 AM Jan 12th from twhirl

Hugh MacLeodgapingvoid Why are the called "Companies"? Latin: "Cum" + "Pagnia"… "With + Bread" i.e. "Breaking bread together". 5:05 PM Jan 11th from web

Dave Winerdavewiner Funny thing happened on the way to writing a standard, today — found one already existed, by Digg. Didn’t reinvent. http://bit.ly/lvQi 5:32 AM Jan 10th from web

Yuvi Pandayuvipanda RT @karthiksn: ok college politics is hard to navigate when you are in the most hated department. (Am yet to determine the hatedness of CS) 2:55 PM Jan 9th from TweetDeck

Tim Braytimbray W000t! I have wrestled Android to the mat and crushed its feeble but subtle resistance. Mind you, now I have to refactor everything. 11:52 PM Jan 7th from twitterrific

Steve Isaacssteveisaacs If Twitter were a giant room, and you threw a rock, it would hit around 11 or 12 thousand "Social Media Experts" before hitting the floor. 10:14 PM Jan 7th from web

Jeff Atwoodcodinghorror somehow, we ended up with a table where the IsLocked field means Closed and IsClosed field means Locked. PROJECT MANAGEMENT GOLD, PEOPLE!! 10:10 AM Jan 7th from web

Jeff Atwoodcodinghorror uservoice item: "improve fascist voting system". HEIL! 11:54 PM Jan 6th from web

Jeff Atwoodcodinghorror actual comment left on Stack Overflow question: "You can’t just say something like ‘Fix this for me my peasant slaves’." LOL 10:50 AM Jan 2nd from web

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

Remember I’m http://twitter.com/rbonini

Favorite Tweets/ FriendFeed Comments of the Day

Ok, quickie post here. I’m still alive but busy on university projects and studying for exams :(.

In no particular order

  1. FF : Ian May posted “My wife said, "Whatcha doin today?" I said, "Nothing." She said, "You did that yesterday." I said, "I wasn’t finished."”
  2. FF: Stupid Sleepy (aka Tina) asked: “Caption, please!”


    See the suggested captions at FriendFeed here.

  3. FF: BreakingNewsOn – Tweeted:

    “Statement from Israel on boat collision involving former US Congresswoman McKinney: http://www.bnonews.com

    To which Evan Brown commented: “Thankfully, McKinney is no longer in Washington screwing things up. Unfortunately, she is now oversees screwing things up”

  4. FF: Stupid Sleepy (aka Tina) posted this story:

    Mr Fixit’s Emily Newton, left, and Sara Cooper are ready to make the Taste toilet experience more enjoyable.

    I beg you to read the hilarious comments on FriendFeed here.

  5. And finally, while there its not funny, theres a twitter/Friendfeed effort to get Robert Scoble an interview with Steve Jobs of Apple. See here (FriendFeed) and here (Scoble’s original tweet) and here (@joshaidan’s response).

To be honest, emailing Steve Jobs is a bit daunting. But I will get round to it.

So come on,  help Scoble get an interview with Steve Jobs: email Steve: sjobs@apple.com. @joshaidan says to make it personal.

Quote of the Day (this one is actually funny)

Robert Scoble and 20000 people walk into a bar. The bar man goes….

Speaking about ears, I have to say that Robert had some of the biggest ears ever seen on a human being, with the possible exception of Barack Obama. While people always talked about Robert’s big mouth, Robert said that his big ears, which allowed him to hear almost anything, were more important than his big mouth.

Know Robert Scoble? Know Twitter? Heard of FriendFeed? Read the rest of the (hilarious) story here.

Quote of the Week

I’ve been looking for quotes to post here for a while. Until I read Scott Adams’ blog post:

Talking of the lawsuit to stop the Large Hadron Collider:

If the lawsuit succeeds, imagine trying to get another job with that project failure on your resume.

Interviewer: “So, you spent $8 billion dollars trying to build a machine that would either discover something cool or destroy the universe. Is it fair to say you are not a people person?”

Aprils Fools 2008 (and a little late at that)

I think its becoming a tradition here to list some of the funnier April Fools Day pranks:

  • Read – Space bot demands to be called “Dextre the Magnificent”
  • Read – Google’s gDay with MATE searches the future
  • Read – Think Geek’s Betamax to HD-DVD Converter
  • Read – Qualcomm’s HandSolo
  • Read – Virgin and Google form Virgil for Mars expedition
  • Read – Xbox 360 Wireless Helmet, Board Game

More Google pranks here.

TUAW has a round up of the Apple Pranks.

Three from Sun Microsystems:

Nerd Humor

If you don’t read the Official Playstation.Blog from Sony, you really should be. Its really good and is a daily staple of my blog diet, along with the Gamerscore Blog from Microsoft. I don’t have either console ( 360 or PS3) , but I really enjoy reading the posts.

Take this recent post from Jason Coker, Associate Producer of the PlayStation Network title PAIN for PS3:

What I CAN tell you is that it has been a blast to work on. It hasn’t been easy, but it sure has been hilarious. Here are just a couple of the gems I’ve heard (or said):

* “Coker, can you write up a description of a little person hip-hop pirate right quick?” (Yeah, I had the same reaction. You’ll see.)

* “Ummmm….who did the voice-over for that? That’s nasty.”

* “Hey man, if I get you a big glass of water, can you step into the recording booth and belch for about half an hour?”

* “Check the Leaderboards, Son. Spank. The. Monkey.”

* “Dude, I just really don’t think the farts are loud enough.”

* “Did you just grab that Granny by her head? Do it again! Do it again!”

* “That’s him right there. We call him the Ooch Master. He can’t be touched.” (You know who you are at Idol Minds, and I’m coming for you. The student has become the Master, baby!)

* “OH, *&%*!! THAT *^&%*#@ DONUT!!!!!!”

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