Today’s Tweets

May 31, 2010
  • 09:37 RT @polyxena: RT @Quadelle Know anyone with sleep apnea? This may be useful info: nyti.ms/dzwfCx #
  • 09:44 Pettys orchard apple festival today!! Taste over one hundred varieties of Apples! Hooray for Melbourne! #
  • 09:51 Nooooooooo! It was MARCH 28 not May. Bugger damn and blast. No apple festival for me today 😦 #
  • 10:29 Having a tanty because the espresso machine is hot, coffee is in the basket and the tamper has gone missing. #
  • 10:37 @zbender #firstworldproblems indeed! I own my white, middle-class, middle-aged problems! (thx for the tips tho, brain had stopped working) #
  • 10:39 [rummaging around for a fresh tusk while noting a number of Sydney Tweeple seem to be in Melbourne at the moment] #
  • 10:41 @misswired @mpesce is still here I think, and @lachlanhardy has been babbling about Vlines & Spencer St Station πŸ˜‰ #
  • 10:57 @ceibner aha! Of course, I was forgeting teh #remixau – are there some tweetup style events around it? #
  • 11:01 Just loving www.ommwriter.com/ for a distraction free, gorgeous writing environment. Helps enormously with #2500wds (for Mac) #
  • 11:09 @jodiem @ceibner we could almost have a @stub reunion in Melbourne πŸ˜‰ #
  • 11:12 @jammarty you are most welcome, and welcome to Twitter! Glad you could join us πŸ™‚ #
  • 11:49 Does a story writer need there to be a purpose for the telling aside from the cathartic expulsion of demons? #
  • 12:20 @misswired That was always a favourite place of ours to visit before we moved … you are well on the path, young paduan πŸ™‚ #
  • 12:23 Alrighty, 1500 words written by mid-day (ish) – beating yeterday’s total of one thousand. 6,609 written in first 4 days of #2500wds #
  • 17:31 Phew – today’s words have been written. Less nonesense, more sense. Stopping mid-concept means I have a natural start tomorrow πŸ˜‰ #2500wds #
  • 17:33 @LaVonneEllis every word every day is an improvement over our output before the challenge started, so your every word is to be celebrated! #
  • 17:35 @artywah squee! I’m not ready yet – but I will be… #
  • 18:29 On a tram heading out to a Eurovision party!!! I am very excite! Thx @headwellred, mwa! #
  • 19:47 Yes! I found it! Now where’s the birthday boy?? (@ BAR362 w/ @artywah) 4sq.com/bVCIJ8 #
  • 19:55 Norway – this isn’t how it’s done!! #sbseurovision #
  • 20:20 Go Serbia!! #sbseurovision #
  • 20:25 Oohh shiny! Belarus going for the 9yo girl vote #sbseurovision #
  • 20:45 RT @bobearth: These Greek white pants taste like a shark jumping violin wearing a cravat, smashing plates. #euromasterchefvision #
  • 20:49 Turkey: vote for us or the robots get it! #sbseurovision #
  • 20:57 Iceland I just don’t know about this song… #sbseurovision #
  • 21:00 Ukraine with the best voice in the comp #sbseurovision #
  • 21:05 Was that some weird French haka? #sbseurovision #
  • 21:08 Starting to think Romania aren’t playing real pianos. #sbseurovision #
  • 21:16 Nice apricots, Armenia. #sbseurovision #
  • 21:20 Damn you Germany, this song’s been my earworm for days now #sbseurovision #
  • 21:35 Every breath you take??? #sbseurovision #
  • 21:37 @ceibner #eurovision welcome to the awesomeness! #
  • 21:40 Now we know what happened – @mpesce’s hair ran off to join the circus! #sbseurovision #
  • 22:04 The solid fluro Eurovision dancers! #sbseurovision #
  • 22:20 @ceibner @sbseurovision explained the points a tweet or two ago #eurovision #
  • 22:28 @MattBalara Also @alisonr plays EVO I think … #
  • 22:30 @snagy Welcome! I’m sure you can find a beer somewhere… #
  • 22:54 RT @tweete: Hey, we support long tweets now, you can disable it in your settings if you really want to get rid of it. Otherwise you http:// #
  • 23:51 Oohh! If I took my avatar history & printed to iron-on, it could be a hat band. That’d be sweet. #
  • 23:55 @artywah Thank-you for the invite, great party. It looked like you had great fun! Many happy returns of the day. #

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Today’s Tweets

May 30, 2010
  • 03:32 @LaVonneEllis It is very exciting to be participating in the #2500wds – so much so that I’m up at 3am to finish off my 2nd day – full 2500! #
  • 10:28 The story of how my Uncle had the Jonestown story & tried to get it published, before the Kool-aid went down … wow! ow.ly/1RqHO #fb #
  • 10:33 My sister sent me a pic of her kids playing with their iPad. Jealous much? Me? Nawwwww … errr, hell YES! #
  • 10:39 Sooner or later @jammarty, you’re going to have to write your first tweet. Make it simple, start a conversation! #
  • 10:44 Am taking my toes out of the stream to do a spot of writing … then the day shall begin a-proper. #
  • 11:39 Slow Saturday morning started with laptops in bed. Rewrote a news story I just read for the bulk of my first 1000 words for today. #2500wds #
  • 11:40 Alright, which one of you other Matthew Halls has been writing iPhone games? One on my list? twitter.com/aDB/matthalls #
  • 13:57 How LNG does the St Kilda film festival industry day go for? Any point making the trek over now? #
  • 13:58 Wow, major typing / autocorrection fail there … How did ‘long’ become ‘LNG’? #
  • 14:43 CrossingSwansron st on the 112 playing twenty questions with Miss 9 & @headwellred #
  • 14:55 What is not alive, yet has a soul & tongue. Miss 9: A dead dog? #
  • 15:01 @misswired Oh cool! Shall we catch up? #
  • 15:12 Looking for a film festival industry event thingy … (@ St Kilda) 4sq.com/5ulFbD #
  • 15:41 Found the festival open day & the @aftrs stand – they nearly have 1k followers #
  • 15:50 Done the industry open day, collected brochures & bags & chocolate. Yay us. (@ George Cinema) 4sq.com/6HjfTu #
  • 15:56 Now heading down to the patisserie hubof St Kilda for coffee & noms. Anyone around? #
  • 16:29 Sitting outside for coffee. What? Delicious cakes? I really didn’t notice… (@ Acland Continental Cakes) 4sq.com/a97zhD #
  • 17:49 Leaving St Kilda – very satisfied. Sorry we missed you @misswired 😦 #
  • 19:17 Finally we have access to community TV!! C31 Melbourne (I presume) has just appeared on my TiVo! Whoo hoo! #
  • 19:22 @misswired Maybe it is because so many people have made the choice to live here in Melbourne? (join usss) #
  • 19:24 @andrewbarnett I haven’t joined Costco yet – you’re finding value there? I do like their car tyre prices for Michelin XM1+ #
  • 19:25 RT @sbseurovision: RT @mrjamesmoore @johnnnyz: RT IF YOU LOVE EUROVISION! #SBSEurovision #
  • 19:58 I was with Lithuanua even before the costume reveal – how awesome! #sbseurovision #
  • 20:00 @ambertee Yes it is great C31 is making progress into digital broadcasting. #
  • 20:16 Is the Swedish chick a pixie or was that a ludicrous sized guitar? #sbseurovision #catchingup #
  • 20:38 Ahh Slovenia – this is what Eurovision is all about #sbseurovision #
  • 21:07 Did Turkey’s singer remind anyone else of Charlie Epps? #sbseurovision #
  • 21:09 So Euro fans – who would you have sing for Australia if we could enter?? #sbseurovision #
  • 21:36 Suggestions: David Campbell, Bindi Irwin, Powderfinger, Bob Downe, a Sydney taxi driver – Aussies for #sbseurovision #

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Today’s Tweets

May 29, 2010
  • 07:34 Miss 9’s big topic this term at school is human rights – they’ve asked for songs. Sending in ‘Strange Fruit’, will ‘Run to the Hills’ fit? #
  • 07:51 @yatima oh yes! Tho Miss 9 says they’ve been covered in class already, as has U2 – I’m going for the outliers – also looking for ‘Hurricane’ #
  • 08:07 @yatima oohh, noice! [rummages around for a bit o’ Billy] #
  • 08:09 Still waiting for the first "I’ve got one" in my tweetstream … #
  • 09:30 @Froosh Sure thing! Mr Tulk at 10-ish with the #socialmelb crowd. Getting a tram now πŸ˜‰ #
  • 09:39 @socialmelb I’m coming in for the late shift, be there around 10! #socialmelb #
  • 11:55 Grabbing a cold drip after having a most excellent #socialmelb late-shift (@ Sensory Lab w/ 2 others) 4sq.com/62gQNP #
  • 13:04 @LaVonneEllis well those first 1500 were yesterday for me and as far as it went – but today is a new day! #2500wds #
  • 13:11 So much great conversation at #socialmelb late-shift today with @froosh @jammarty @melinachan @laramcpherson @katekendall @lord_baconation #
  • 13:16 @jammarty for you to check out: @uxmelbourne, wesabe.com/ is the aggregated/community money info site I now remember πŸ˜‰ #
  • 13:19 @socialmelb could I use the hat photo for my avatar? I love it – great shot, thx! #
  • 13:29 @mpesce Miss 9 will be so glad to hear you love her new hometown πŸ˜‰ #
  • 13:36 For @jammarty and other interested types : barcamp.org/BarCampBank #
  • 13:38 @mpesce your manifesto reminds me of that 1st(?) session at BarCampSydney2 ‘Is FaceBook evil?’ as it swept across the nation. Did we decide? #
  • 13:42 @TNADixie great to hear about Kurt. Keep your talent safe! Please. #
  • 13:44 @kcarruthers Ta! I’m starting to get the shakes from BarCamp withdrawal down here … might be time to catalyse πŸ™‚ #
  • 13:45 Today’s plan: stop reading twitter πŸ˜‰ Go shopping, get kids from school, mull wine, entertain on teh balcony. Laterz! #
  • 13:47 Hah! Left one tiny detail out of plan : get Mr 12 off to his scout camp for the weekend! #
  • 14:01 Ahh well, a quick(ish) 500 words so far for todays #2500wds but now life calls. #
  • 14:30 Mind bombs going off as I plough through the #2500wds – what a great tool this is for clarifying one’s thoughts! (861 words done) #
  • 14:39 @CatherineCaine thanks [late reply] – and many happy returns of the day! #
  • 16:08 I just ousted @maxcelcat as the mayor of Preston Market on @foursquare! 4sq.com/8twbwT #
  • 19:42 @maxcelcat Mwah hah ha! #
  • 19:54 How can we capture tweetstreams for live events (like #sbseurovision) and replay them in time sync with DVR? #
  • 23:14 Happy with my 2000 words in today’s #2500wds – made more sense than yesterday & will find a blog post or two in there. Onward & upward! #

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Today’s Tweets

May 28, 2010
  • 02:58 RT @wpmuorg Educators please take @kalinagoenglish survey tiny.cc/EdBlogP1 and ask others in your network to complete πŸ™‚ #
  • 09:03 @andrewbarnett Centrelink are usually ok as long as you have a signed note from yr wife giving permission to lodge the doc on her behalf #
  • 09:06 It’s time to tell mum. http://www.timetotellmum.com #openinternet #nocleanfeed #fb #
  • 09:07 @oliverw yes, I really don’t get people who line up a day before a big event like that πŸ˜‰ #
  • 09:07 @artywah all hail the Newton MessagePad! #
  • 09:09 @steven_noble how about suggesting Mr8 write a guest post on your blog then? #
  • 09:13 Now I really should get back home after doing the school/work taxi run before getting stuck into the stream here… #
  • 09:49 @andrewbarnett I gave up railing against the system at Centrelink – such a waste of effort. Just follow along (& keep copies to resubmit πŸ™‚ #
  • 09:51 @Warlach yeah who in their right mind would camp out overnight on George st?? #
  • 09:55 RT @sbseurovision Who is a can’t wait for #Eurovision this weekend? Join the banter on the Facebook page bit.ly/alhvSz Get involved #
  • 10:05 @Warlach I mean it isn’t like I took a tent & camped out with Mr12 for the opening of that store… #
  • 10:16 RT @mactalk Speed up your wireless network is.gd/cqyrN #
  • 17:52 @mpesce Welcome to Melbs! Dropping in on #socialmelb in teh morning? #
  • 17:55 @CatherineCaine @LaVonneEllis I’ve just found you both & am very excited. I wrote 1500 words immediately after reading this post, inspired! #
  • 19:08 @artywah Im feeling the need to take a foursquare trip around my neighbourhood now… #
  • 20:02 I love that I can VNC lite from iPhone in loungeroom to MacBook in office. iPad would mean less scrolling though… #
  • 20:21 RT @nickhac: Matercard opens payment API – is this a massive paypal competitor? bit.ly/b4ToTY #

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Today’s Tweets

May 27, 2010
  • 10:08 @fulltimecasual interested in yr wifi ipad sure. Need to unload a g5 iMac & do my tax return though. #
  • 10:26 @fulltimecasual I wonder if the voda unlimited plan could be used in a mifi-style device? Whole (close:) family covered in 1 plan #
  • 12:44 Found a few CDs that somehow haven’t been ripped over the years … so naturally I haven’t heard them in ages. Discovering some good stuff! #
  • 12:57 Upcoming Melb events: @socialmelb 28 May, @MelbourneJelly Fri 4th June, @melbpubcrawl June 5th, @uxmelbourne UX Movie Night on 7th June #
  • 13:40 @Froosh the #socialmelb crowd are mostly gone by 9:30 to 10, which is as early as I can get in there … perhaps we’ll start a ‘late shift’! #
  • 14:21 Hmph. Twitter grader thinks I’m in Queensland 😦 twitter.grader.com/adb #
  • 14:24 @lelak It was all done the *best* *possible* [swings legs over] *taste!* #
  • 14:29 Upcoming Melb events: @minm 27/5, @socialmelb 28/5 & 4/6, @MelbourneJelly 4/6, @melbpubcrawl 5/6, @uxmelbourne UX Movie Night 7/6 #
  • 15:00 @pat great to hear, there’s hope for the #socialmelb late shift yet πŸ™‚ #
  • 18:23 Bugger! When I checked how the roast was going, I discovered that I’d cleverly set the oven to 50C instead of 200C. Stupid UX. Stoopid user. #
  • 20:06 Awesome moon tonight – there’s a rainbow around the halo! #northcote #Melbourne twitpic.com/1r6yd1 #
  • 20:27 @awmitchell ice, you say? Cool! #
  • 20:29 RT @ObiWanKenobi_ @aDB That’s no moon. It’s a space station. #
  • 21:10 @AndrewBlanda www.marketsandfairs.com.au/ ? #

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Today’s Tweets

May 26, 2010
  • 01:59 I’m stuck in a procrastination loop instead of going to bed & dealing with the block tomorrow. Sigh. #
  • 09:35 guess I’m going shopping RT @elliottbledsoe: oh shit! where’s my towel?! #towelday bit.ly/FrB2z #
  • 09:39 Decision time: Harry Brown or Robin Hood? #
  • 09:43 @artywah See what listening to too many Eurovision songs can do to you?!?!! #
  • 09:46 Once I find my towel in here I’ll be able to borrow some SCUBA gear #towelday (@ Northland Shopping Centre) 4sq.com/8sV3ef #
  • 10:12 Well you lot are no good helping to choose! At least I have my towel with me #towelday #
  • 10:24 #Towel Day flic.kr/p/84KeJp #
  • 14:32 junioreurovision.tv/ FTW – getting in the mood for the big Eurovision weekend. Whoo hoo! #
  • 20:18 Working through our scout leader application paperwork with our very helpful group leader. #

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Today’s Tweets

May 25, 2010
  • 10:26 Apple tasting festival this sunday at Pettys orchard, Melbourne – be there! bit.ly/dipLLX #
  • 10:45 @SmartyHost you’re welcome for the referral & welcome to Twitter! I’ve had domains with you for a few years now & very happy with them. #
  • 10:56 @LizLeorke do tell more about Bike Linx at Darebin! I’ve not yet tracked down the men’s shed … [fixed typo] #
  • 11:03 @coliwilso They’d be my retweets, no idea why the attribution is missing … I found them in a search #
  • 11:50 Wind picking up, a few drops of rain in the air. Time to leave the balcony & move inside. #
  • 12:57 RT @ssharwood via. @joshglid Neal Stephenson starting "post-book" serialized story with Greg Bear and others bit.ly/9O2AcL #
  • 13:41 @servantofchaos hmm, should take a look through my 300 Mat[t](hew) Hall Twitter list for similar faces… #
  • 13:56 RT @stokely "if you don’t value your current achievements, why on earth would you bother making more? bit.ly/asPfxS via @kapowe #
  • 14:21 Sad that the Darebin library catalogue has no hits for ‘Snowcrash’ or ‘Neal Stephenson’ … but I needs to read it! #
  • 14:26 Thx @TessaFroosh, I reckon you are spot on. So peeps: where is it at with book borrowing/swapping/?? online in Aus today? #
  • 14:32 @IdeasCulture please do film it – my prior commitment means I just. couldn’t. be. there. 😦 #
  • 14:33 @TessaFroosh oohh! Sweet! Now to find an intersection in meatspace&time… #
  • 14:35 Right, that impromptu 30 min tech support call has put a hole in my shopping then library then retrieve Miss 9 from school plans. #
  • 14:36 @TessaFroosh well the city is just a tram ride away. @froosh #longoverduetomeetupanyway #howsaboutlunch ? #
  • 14:37 [exit for afternoon / evening of much busy-ness] #
  • 15:58 @TessaFroosh I’m in the mood for books that "changed your life" or "must reads". Hence Snowcrash. Maybe ‘Stranger in a strange land’ … #
  • 15:59 Kidlets retrieved successfully, small shopping achieved. Taking a lying on the floor back break before getting back into it. #
  • 16:01 @duncanriley sad to hear – the cold was one of the reasons we moved here! #thoughthisisourfirstmelbournewinter #
  • 16:18 Time to lever myself off the floor & get that bolognese sauce on to cook. Laterz. #
  • 16:19 @Wolfie_Rankin no no, @mpesce has to hang garlic around his neck for the trip into the beats’s lair #
  • 18:59 @Froosh @TessaFroosh Many thanks, how about a provisional Friday as I’m planning on coming in (late) to #socialmelb #
  • 19:00 @LizLeorke That’s brilliant! Somewhat similar to the Bike Shed at CERES … www.thebikeshed.org.au/ #
  • 22:48 Having not pre-ordered an iPad like the rest of you, Friday’s release is good motivation to get tax done & unload to eBay… #
  • 22:50 Attention Melbourne Roller Derby / Wrestlings fans : we’re here & want to get to some events. Who/what/when/where? #
  • 23:02 @IanWoolf *coughs* it is, umm, last year’s tax that isn’t done yet … #
  • 23:23 @Mediamum Solidarity, sister! #

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