wondering if rockets will scare or excite my 2 year old, probably both
Sad I can’t make http://homecamp.pbwiki.com/FrontPage barcamp on home automation and utility monitoring in London 29/11 Sounds great.
have a huge amount to catch up on and get done today, wishing I was at playful too
recent winds in London seem to have damaged the aerial on the roof, which is quite annoying
cats aren’t programmed for the hour change, convinced it is dinner time already, mournful looks and miaows, much skulking
writing a short chapter on UX is hard without appearing glib, too much to say
cold at home, finishing the ux chapter today is the plan
making tea to warm my hands up
can haz roaring fire
http://tinyurl.com/5vy8zu amazing community reaction to a poor review of the new seasick steve album on the NME
relocating to the living room and lighting the fire
re-reading my TOC09 abstract I mention “in these leaner times”, little did I realise when writing in August how lean they would be
TOC ‘09 Conference registration now open: https://en.oreilly.com/toc2009/public/register, come and see me speak on long tail and community
writing the main interaction design chapter of the book
anyone else in the London area thinking of putting together a bulk Richard Solo iPhone battery order? minimum 25 batteries http://is.gd/Wng
seth’s spice hut in walthamstow market makes a good whitecross burrito proxy, very tasty food over proper charcoal grill
two days of working from home on the book, nice not to have to brave the cold
and right on cue they’ve started breaking up the road outside my house, hopefully they’ll be quick about it
http://seriouschange.org.uk/ climate change campaign without the sandals, political lobbying - see this blog post http://tinyurl.com/5nrp6n
my tiger photo has passed 50,000 views on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gavinbell/35378445/ surprising and pleasing
like @mattb just noticed it is snowing, we’ve got 1/4” on the shed already
bought a new porcelain coffee filter, discovered the manufacturer is not on the internet, odd. Paper catalogues ftw I guess
cancelling three contract - correct response to I want to leave is not “have you seen our offers”, now in queue to leave…
canhaz winter cold, sniff
on hold for 10-15 minutes, finally get through to someone and he drops the call - grrr
the walk from station to nursery and home is going to be cold tonight I fear
writing integration test plans, tedious, but helpful I hope.
escaping to the solitude of my headphones and you of course
suddenly wanting to see herds of zebras and take pictures
off to see a friend’s baby
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/goldfrapp guardian goldfrapp give away format = 128k MP3 boo, nice music though.
wrote 1300 words in about an hour, not too bad, whilst carpet was fitted in baby room. Sofabed back in there, time to go to work
now needing to factor Tokyo into work time management, completely lost at sea over it. They’ve finished for the day already!
thinking about breakfast tacos and missing them thanks to @missrogue, No where in London sells them?
enjoying the overlap between the current xkcd and the chapter I’m writing today
sliced my finger open on a damaged porcelain coffee filter I got in the post yesterday, annoying when you’ve a day of writing planned.
powerpoint FAIL, won’t understand masked slides from keynote
preparing at <head> cute venue
just discovered, via @ianmulvany, Brian Eno’s iPhone app Bloom - a delighter go buy it now.
taking a hatchet to my <head> talk, remembering I have 15 minutes again this time. Fragmentary identities, long now and exclusion
waves at Long Now crowd in West London
wondering why my iPhone can’t play music to my airport express - CPU limits on the iPhone?
wondering who @stephenfry got a buzz out of being followed by, out of 10,000 there must have been some
have hurt my right shoulder in an awkward manner, nothing is comfortable. I think a cold chisel might be to blame.
Great lunch with @agentgav feeling the sustainability fear again
heading home and dodging work drink and long now invites for head talk prep and room clearing for painting over weekend