PenguinSix's Tweets for the Week

  • @jack You should attend a Navy football game. Hats off, on their hearts, all vets standing at attention and student body salutes in reply to jack #
  • Navy orders ships at Pearl Harbor and San Diego to sea to ride out #tsunami #
  • Live TV stream from Hawaii of #tsunami preparations. http://bit.ly/2r5T1W #
  • Hawaii newspapers publishing evacuation guidelines in advance of #tsunami from #chile earthquake. http://bit.ly/1NmhN3 #
  • @emilychang Here is the Tsunami impact map. Pretty amazing graphic. http://bit.ly/aDQCtp in reply to emilychang #
  • Why are Canadian hockey players left-handed and US hockey players right-handed? http://bit.ly/cF5dcB #
  • Tsunami Energy map shows possible Pacific impact from Chile earthquake…. [pic] http://ff.im/gDGAF #
  • Easter Island under Tsunami threat. Hawaii to be hit later today about 1119am HST. http://bit.ly/9enej5 #
  • @GeekNews First waves in Hawaii about 11:19 am. http://www.starbulletin.com/news/bulletin/85659772.html in reply to GeekNews #
  • @paulgrav All eyes turn to Canada to set up the game of the century. in reply to paulgrav #
  • End of an era. Last test firing a Space Shuttle Solid Rocket booster. Video: http://bit.ly/bJEkYW #
  • Just bought about $4,000 in supplies and stuff pre-Hong Kong trip. And none of it on computers 🙁 Movers to pack for HK (Monday). #
  • @thekenyeung I think they've shared a printing facility for a number of years. Always thought it would be the other way around though. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • @Scobleizer Are you in the hockey arena for this one? in reply to Scobleizer #
  • @paulgrav Yes, they're showing Vonn's crash on another channel and I keep switching the tv. Disjointed thoughts tonight. in reply to paulgrav #
  • @paulgrav If it is a 3 goal game at the end of the 2nd I'd be wouldn't go to bed just yet. This is just nuts. in reply to paulgrav #
  • @Scobleizer It will just make their eventual defeat to the USA in the Gold medal game all the more painful. in reply to Scobleizer #
  • Wow, I think "kicking the ever-loving-S#@%" out of Russia is the only way to describe this game. Canada tastes blood. #
  • I F#$%#$% hate Costco. I'm recovering by listening to some Three Dog Night for some reason. Road to Shamballa. http://bit.ly/dB4XE8 #
  • @Scobleizer want to see pic of you surround by orange clad Dutch fanatics. in reply to Scobleizer #
  • The Hummer is no more. GM gives up. http://bit.ly/aKwyXe #
  • Great, just before I move to China: China poultry feed orders down >30% but bird flu?–No, that's not why. Yea right. http://bit.ly/dkT1Wb #
  • Pairs skating Gold went to couple who skated to Highlander music. Womens leader skated to James Bond tunes. Skate to guy music = Gold Medal. #
  • There's no point in going to the computer store today or this month since nearly anything I buy won't work in Hong Kong. Bummer. #
  • New passport arrived. Old one had 85 stamps in first 5 years and 2 in last 5 years. Life with kids. New one will get more action in HK. #
  • Think Canada's "own the podium" is up there with Bush's "mission accomplished". #
  • @msuster the game was on msnbc live. Isn't that live coast to coast as it is a national cable station? #
  • That was an amazing empty net shot. USA!! FTW!!! #
  • @Scobleizer isn't it on msnbc live?? in reply to Scobleizer #
  • @thekenyeung I think the real time web is going to be too slow if the game continues like this wild first period. #
  • GOAL!!!!!! USA USA. Take that Michael J Fox fans! #
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    PenguinSix's Tweets for the Week

  • It's just not the Olympics unless the Russians have something to whine about. http://bit.ly/9Wn8Q8 #
  • I am "the man your man could smell like" (http://bit.ly/9NLuFo) Going out to get 'two tickets to that thing you love' while riding a horse. #
  • One-third of all the biathalon competitors in the Olympics are in the military. http://nyti.ms/cA5uBd #
  • @loic pay him as an independent contractor not an employee in reply to loic #
  • @Nehalia Yea but the Chinese gold medal pair skated to music from the movie Highlander. FTW! in reply to Nehalia #
  • Denmark, Sweden and even the skip for the UK team are on my 'Babes of Curling' list. #
  • My cleaning lady's "4wd SUV" got stuck in the snow in my front yard. Had to tell her that she really didn't have a 4WD after I dug her out. #
  • @dcsportsbog They need some funky Norwegian curling pants to get some inspiration. in reply to dcsportsbog #
  • I learn more in one minute on Friendfeed than five minutes of sorting through noise on Buzz http://ff.im/gazpz #
  • Napping on couch watching curling telling myself I am not lazy as at least it is not bowling on TV. #
  • @thekenyeung I copy down all their settings and try to recreate the same photos, but it never works just right. Still learning. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • Dick Button ranting about figure skaters grabbing their skates during performances. World does not stop to take notice. #
  • Sweden's first gold goes to a non-blonde. http://bit.ly/btNapx #
  • Arrest warrant for Tour de France cyclist Floyd Landis for computer hacking. Weird. http://bit.ly/cl5xGe #
  • Just sold my second US Olympic Team Opening Ceremony Hat–this one for $500. Only one more left http://bit.ly/aflae0 #
  • @techmama Point out to your kid that the Chinese pair skated to the theme from Highlander, which is pretty cool. There can be only one! in reply to techmama #
  • Watching figure skaters perform to the song that was in the movie Highlander. There can be only one! #
  • @SLOGUNNER I got 2 for my kids & the lady was like 'do you want 1'. I said 'ok sell it pay for the others'. But at that price, all on sale. in reply to SLOGUNNER #
  • @jlcoassin That's why they included curling–so anyone of any age or condition can continue to have the Olympic dream, even into their 50s. in reply to jlcoassin #
  • My Polo Team USA Olympic hat finally sold, for $510 on ebay. wtf? I'll take it. Gotta love being trendy. http://bit.ly/9yqEHz #
  • My Polo Olympic Opening Ceremony hat is now over $400 on ebay. Guess there is a bit of a demand. http://bit.ly/98Uzbh #
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    PenguinSix's Tweets for the Week

  • Just listed on ebay my Team USA Opening Ceremony hat that I picked up at Polo. Wonder how hot the demand is? http://bit.ly/98Uzbh #
  • @dsearls Do you know one of their songs, or a bit of the lyrics from one of their songs? in reply to dsearls #
  • Read the Tweets and see the twitpics of the Olympic Athletes at the Opening Ceremony http://bit.ly/cvo077 #
  • RT @thekenyeung: RT @kk: Gnarly video of the Olympic luge crash today up in Whistler. 🙁 http://bit.ly/buZGSQ [tragedy at the Olympics.] #
  • Schools closed + fed government working = many grandparents taking the kids to McDonalds. Quite a line in here. Just want fries!! #
  • @Scobleizer Ask who was a tougher leader, Clinton or Steve Jobs? in reply to Scobleizer #
  • Three American siblings skating for two different countries in the Olympics, but none of them on Team USA. http://bit.ly/bAMn8g #
  • @thekenyeung Scoble had an interesting foto meme on Buzz today–the notes each speaker used for their speech. From ipods to index cards. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • @Scobleizer Maybe they need a Slashdot system where comments are rated and you decide if you want / do not want to see those below XX votes. in reply to Scobleizer #
  • @thekenyeung Big debate in Buzz after Scoble rt: your post on privacy. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • Starting a Twitter->Friendfeed->Google Buzz test. 6:38 EST #
  • My son just clicked on a Thomas the Train Youtube video and got Rick Astley. His first Rickroll, and he is only 3. #
  • Former Cong. Charlie Wilson has died. http://bit.ly/9GG9lS #
  • @juliehallboston It's clobbering all of us down in DC Baltimore just banned cars from driving and all MD snowplows are halted. in reply to juliehallboston #
  • @thekenyeung First–set up a filter to 'Skip Inbox' when you get a Buzz message, else you'll have 1000s in a matter of hours in reply to thekenyeung #
  • @joanek Montgo just announced they are stopping all plows at the moment. Too dangerous. Go ahead, turn on the scanner. in reply to joanek #
  • Wow. Baltimore bans driving on all city roads. Blizzard clobbers city. http://bit.ly/bEbnMH #
  • @robpegoraro Set up a filter to 'skip inbox' when you have BUZZ in the from/subject. in reply to robpegoraro #
  • RT @ABC2_ALERTS: ALERT | Roof Collapses at Smithsonian Warehouse – http://ow.ly/15Wgt The facility w/ some of Air and Space planes? #
  • @davidporter You can get rid of buzz at the bottom of the page there is a deactivate link 'turn off buzz' in reply to davidporter #
  • @Scobleizer If you are in the room ask them if they are going to kill off Wave? in reply to Scobleizer #
  • @Scobleizer I wonder if the Friendfeed crew got a wiff of Google Buzz and sought out Facebook. The whole tie up makes more sense now. in reply to Scobleizer #
  • @thekenyeung Yea, and they keep saying goto the website and it isn't up yet just yet. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • Google buzz…sheesh, I can't spell. Anyway, quite like friendfeed #
  • Gooble Buzz looks a lot like Friendfeed. #
  • @Scobleizer Thanks for the live Google link. I didn't know where it was but knew if I looked at Scoble's tweets I'd probably find a link. in reply to Scobleizer #
  • @thekenyeung Wow, thanks. That will be a b. school case study for years. Cost of a brand vs. price /stigma of bad service. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • Federal Government closed Tuesday in DC pending additional 10-16 inch blizzard. http://www.data.gov/opm_status.html #
  • @thekenyeung Wow. Are they're dumping Comcast as a name all over? Is that company wide? in reply to thekenyeung #
  • Oh My God, Mark Ronson and Lily Allen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnDo6mR6fp8 #
  • @thekenyeung But Bud did use the theme music from Stripes so +1 there. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • @scottevest http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=63512&part=sports in reply to scottevest #
  • @thekenyeung I think #superbowl given that Twitter erases most stuff after a few weeks from search so no need to differentiate. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • My #snowpocalypse pictures http://bit.ly/aory86 #
  • My #snowpocalypse pictures http://bit.ly/aory86 #
  • @dcsportsbog Bob the Builder on the iPhone, Super Bowl on the tv. I have the best of both worlds. in reply to dcsportsbog #
  • @joanek I parked my car 200 yds away from my house, about 30 feet from road. Just had to clear that last bit out, and hike to car in snow in reply to joanek #
  • Spent two hours to dig out the car from about 20 inches of snow only to go for a drive and see nothing open. It was a guy thing. #
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    PenguinSix's Tweets for the Week

  • Watching Hong Kong gangster flicks trying to get my head around the fact I'll be back there in about 3 weeks. #
  • Snow in the backyard at Chesapeake Beach an hour ago. Much deeper now. #dcsnow http://tweetphoto.com/9994442 #
  • @thekenyeung aol paying if you write about sxsw. http://www.dmwmedia.com/news/2010/01/28/aol039s-seedcom-pay-freelancers-cover-sxsw-bands in reply to thekenyeung #
  • @drkiki #DKSH no vid because net is down, but you could ask about theory dinos did not die by asteroid. http://bit.ly/bJtLkJ in reply to drkiki #
  • RT @BreakingNews: Study linking vaccines to autism 'dishonest,' 'irresponsible,' British Medical Council rules http://bit.ly/94a32V #
  • Not content with just hitting the water main the contractors have now hit the cable tv/net cable. Wonder if iPhone tethering works yet. #
  • @thekenyeung go to the airport and get on a random flight. More adventure. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • Septic tank diggers found the water main. We now have a fountain in the yard. #
  • Flash is sooooo 2008. #
  • iPad craziness and I'm stuck outside putting in a $5500 septic drainfield. My shoes smell funny. #
  • @juliehallboston cash cash cash cash cash. In the end that's what makes us save energy. Make the financial argument and you win every time in reply to juliehallboston #
  • @momfluential I've never heard good about dreamhost. I use mosso which is ok for smaller sites. Singlehop is my dedicated server–solid. in reply to momfluential #
  • Army Corps of Engineers taking bids for NSA's new $1.7 billion data center in the middle of Utah. http://bit.ly/b4fYqU #
  • Army Corps of Engineers taking bids for NSA's new $1.7 billion data center in the middle of Utah. #
  • Watching a friend of mine on Let's Make a Deal. She was one of the first contestants today who won a new home theater http://bit.ly/ccfwh3 #
  • @drkiki Hope you have seen the movie 24 Hour Party People. A good one for Joy Division fans. in reply to drkiki #
  • @jack anytime you talk to the IRS get the operator number of the person. The conversation & notes you have can come into play later. in reply to jack #
  • Most people watch WALL-E and see an environmental message. I see an awkward guy trying to get the hot girl. Almost autobiographical 🙂 #
  • @ScotteVest Video yes, but it opens in a media player, not on the page. Why not put it on Youtube and embed YT into your page? in reply to ScotteVest #
  • Would cable movie channels exist if Kelly's Heroes had never been made? It's on daily I think… #
  • I went to college with the Saint's head coach and special teams coach and my jr. high football coach is the replay official. Small world. #
  • When God created football it was because he wanted to watch games like this one. #
  • Can anyone on the Vikings hold on to the ball? #
  • @thekenyeung I think the Colts were reading your tweets and realized they should wake up and destroy something… in reply to thekenyeung #
  • It the annals of chick movies, Legally Blonde actually isn't that bad. If you are forced to watch one, you can do much worse than this one. #
  • @steve You don't want to know the result. Just go back to bed, or watch bobsledding on Speed Channel instead. in reply to steve #
  • It's so hard to plan a productive and exciting day when it's cold, grey and miserable outside. Maybe some productive sleeping. #
  • Rumors that AT&T exclusivity for the iPhone to end on January 27…. http://ff.im/eKUZh #
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    PenguinSix's Tweets for the Week

  • @juliehallboston It's Dances with Smurfs. Plot weak, but visually cool Must see in 3D. Skip the 2D. Wasn't a life changing event for me. in reply to juliehallboston #
  • @juliehallboston More here http://community.babycenter.com/post/a21332223/avatar_-_appropriate_for_a_5_year_old in reply to juliehallboston #
  • I'm stuck in a German techno-rave club in Second Life. Weird has been redefined… #
  • @juliehallboston It's not Spongebob. Many lizard horses and hammerhead elephants and a bunch of other acid-based creatures. Scary for 5. in reply to juliehallboston #
  • @aliciamk Ok. Maybe on later if the [email protected]#$%@#$% doesn't crash again. in reply to aliciamk #
  • @aliciamk What's your second life name? I'm PenguinSix Venkman–just got the stupid thing to work for the first time in months. in reply to aliciamk #
  • @juliehallboston Avatar != 5 yr old. There are a lot of monsters and scary looking things. Even the good 'creatures' are nightmare worthy. in reply to juliehallboston #
  • @thekenyeung Whatever you decide, when you are actually eating you'll probably wish you decided the other option. in reply to thekenyeung #
  • @jlcoassin Any parent who tells you they don't give the iPhone to their kids is a liar. It's the best toy ever. in reply to jlcoassin #
  • Moving to Hong Kong where everything is 220v is going to see a major ebay-age of many many gadgets. Sigh. #
  • @Scobleizer You're right. Like the iPhone, who cares about the hardware. t's what you are going to DO with the thing that is the big sell. in reply to Scobleizer #
  • Four Lions, a comedy about jihadist suicide bombers (yeah, seriously) actually looks funny. Clip: http://bit.ly/4LgWvK #
  • Moving to Hong Kong in 4 weeks. Guess I should start packing. Back in a year or two. #
  • Jane, you ignorant slut. If you've never seen it, you simply haven't lived. http://bit.ly/qdche #
  • Email leads SAR team and CNN to Haitian Univ. where students may still be alive after 9 days. #haiti #
  • @leolaporte The DMV. Is that a good thing? in reply to leolaporte #
  • @loic Inbox. Wonder if email is going to be read in Seesmic Look in reply to loic #
  • My son calls Microsoft Excel the 'froggy'. I guess the logo looks like a frog. #
  • @Scobleizer But would you run it on an Apple tablet vs. a twitter app? in reply to Scobleizer #
  • @goodetobefirst Good pizza at Matchbox in Chinatown (7th/H NW). DC lunches at Eastern Market Lunch (7th/D SE) or Ben's Chilli (12th/U NW) in reply to goodetobefirst #
  • Fmr. Pres. Candidate John Edwards admits what everyone already knows. He is the father of the love child. http://bit.ly/7GJn8d #
  • Obama's Justice Department supports extremely radical pro-RIAA positions against music sharing http://bit.ly/7B3V1b #
  • @goodetobefirst Welcome to DC. Did you bring the California crap weather with you? ice/snow tonight in reply to goodetobefirst #
  • Idiot's domestic disharmony just erupted on the road near me in a tirade of threats and obscenities. Rang 911. Wake me up–go to jail. #
  • Just took a 4 hour lunch break to see Avatar 3D. Yes, #9to5sucks. #
  • @robpegoraro Last time NYT charged for content I went about 16 months without even looking at their website. in reply to robpegoraro #
  • @steve Do you wear glasses (re: 3D Avatar). Wondering if that impacts it at all. in reply to steve #
  • Should I see Avatar in 3D (30 minute drive) or regular strength (10 minute drive). Last chance before craziness starts. #
  • @jamescridland Glad you had a fun. My wife is in HK signing an apartment lease but I won't be there until March. Will meet up next time. in reply to jamescridland #
  • The circular firing squad returns to the Democratic party. http://bit.ly/86RqCB #
  • @dsearls interesting prediction. He certainly will eat into the Palin base. in reply to dsearls #
  • Have no idea about pizza I bought as phone call stole me away from dinner. Bummer #
  • Great, the baby found the keyboard nnu  RUNNING tw eegth o dkiecniun #
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  • Fear, uncertainty, doubt rule at this moment as I'm about to order a pizza from a new place I've never tried before…. #
  • Tornado warning for LA? That's pretty weird. #
  • @loic I've even done video conferences via Skype on Virgin. The connection is that good. #
  • Massive homeopathic 'overdose' planned to protest UK pharmacy selling silly do-nothing 'cures'. #ten23 #homeopathic http://bit.ly/6vqDr8 #
  • All these tweets about Cadbury are making me hungry. #
  • @thekenyeung That means you have to buy whatever they announce. It's in the fine print of the invite, probably… in reply to thekenyeung #
  • Military bloggers fly to #haiti to provide security for rescue convoys. http://bit.ly/5UMtSR Donate now. #
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    Friendfeed and the Hong Kong effect

    Friendfeed is the newest new thing out in Silicon Valley that has hockey stick growth in only a few weeks. Seen by many as a refuge from Twitter and the constant ‘fail whale’, Friendfeed’s growth is just going out of control. (Friendfeed, for those not in the know, is a micro-blogging platform that lets you put up quick notes to your ‘core regular’ followers, i.e. friends. Twitter was the original, but simply cannot keep up with the growth, leading to a fail message of a big whale picture).

    Anyway, I’m following a few tech luminaries and that shows me what their friends are posting, but I’m starting to notice something that I call the ‘Hong Kong effect’ with postings.

    When I was living in Hong Kong, the Internet, quite frankly, was pretty boring. I couldn’t exactly put my finger on it until I thought about it for a bit and realized I was accessing all of my normal sites each day (Washington Post, NY Times, Silicon Valley sites, etc) at what turned out to be night time in the USA. Websites don’t really get updated at 1 in the morning, and in fact many go into maintenance mode at say 4 am (i.e. slower, etc). So the page I saw at the Washington Post when I woke up in Hong Kong (8am HK/8pm DC) was pretty much the same page I saw when I was having dinner later that night (6pm HK/6am DC).

    The same sort of thing is happening with Friendfeed. With its userbase primarily in Silicon Valley, it seems that I’ll wake up in the morning in DC (7am) and there will be a few stories posted from after I went to bed, but I won’t really see any new content until about 1 or 2 pm this afternoon, when most of the Silicon Valley crowd gets up and starts chatting.

    I guess I should start following more folks in Europe (I have a few) but the heavy users (and their friends) still seem to be living and posting on West Coast time.

    We’ll see if I can change that in the next few days. It’s an interesting site (though I don’t like visually how the comment section appears) and I suspect it will have a very good future, so long as we don’t see the big whale appear on the homepage.

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