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James Treworgy
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Outtakes of our dog (who thinks he's a cat) essentially ignoring the baby gate
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Just killed the gorn. Hands down, best google gadget EVER. 
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WNYC used ImageMapster to build their Penn Station survival guide! Love it.
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Tracks Bar in Penn Station is actually a really good bar: beautiful long dark wooden bar, decent draft beer selection, friendly bartenders working what is at times an insanely busy crowd yet still can remember what a twice-monthly patron likes to drink, surprisingly good raw bar and pub grub.
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I'm jumping the shark
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Sweet. Until facebook blocks it, anyway.

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My favorite reason for a web site not running at all: "An ASP.NET setting has been detected that does not apply in Integrated managed pipeline mode." Only Microsoft would deem this so severe an error that it must not proceed, instead of just ignoring it.
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I agree philosophically, in the sense that anything that could cause failure should be be determined up front. But I still find web.config parsing to be annoyingly strict. I mean, the order of some nodes matters, if there's a reason for that I can't fathom it...
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Love this simple new chrome feature. No more clicking on the unresponsive window until sheepishly realizing you were on a breakpoint...
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Someone used my jQuery plugin ImageMapster to create an android game! I know nothing about android development, but it appears to be completely HTML5 in an application wrapper (Titanium). As far as I know this is the first time someone's used it on a pure mobile app, really cool!
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I have to admit I am disappointed by the fact that I still have to use Facebook, when G+ is a much more pleasant experience. Maybe I'm in a minority about being totally ready for something better than facebook? It just feels so old timey to me. The facebook UI, which was sort of neat when it was new (like five years ago or something) now just feels boring, limited, dated. Not to mention all the ugly things like, clicking some random link causes it to be shared on your wall without your knowledge, that they never seem to be able to fix. Privacy. Hiding half of your friends' updates without your knowledge. And so on... It's time to ditch that jalopy.
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Someone wrote a blog post that said G+ was waning and used my less frequent posts as evidence of that. Sheesh... sometimes you just gotta do non-Internet stuff, ya know? Not that I think I'm a super-hero, but after reading this blogger, I felt as though I was being scrutinized like one!

For the record: I'm not going to be online as much for the next 2 weeks. In part, that's because I'm in Hawaii. I'm not here on vacation -- I actually live here, as well as Los Angeles & Vegas (I try to split my time equally among the three). So anyway, the reason I'll be online less is not because I'm doing vacation-y beach stuff. It's because unfortunately I have a lot of practical stuff to take care of, and fortunately, because I'll be entertaining some guests.

This is probably a good time to write a bit on why I don't post that much... Now, first, honest, I don't post that much. While I've noticed some G+ users make jokes about how much I'm on here, I've actually never posted more than 3 times in one day. (Go back and look!) Most days I post only once.

But why don't I post as much as say a +Guy Kawasaki, +Robert Scoble or +Mike Elgan Well, I've found, when you don't say as much, people listen more. (Now if I could only reduce length like I reduce frequency!) Seriously, I believe in the power of silence. Here's a quick, but insightful (and practical) article on it: http://lifehac.kr/nx5qKk I'm not knocking these three gentlemen. In fact, they're three of my favorite people to follow on here. If it weren't for them, G+ would be much less interesting for me. So first, that's just my personal preference, to be heard a little more.

Second, my computer table here sucks. It kills my back to be on the computer in Hawaii. My couch sucks for computering, too. That's actually part of what I'm trying to take care of with my practical stuff here. I'm trying to go out shopping and find a more comfortable setup! Before G+, I was fine just not to go online as much when I was in Hawaii. (There are some nice things outdoors here.) Now if I'm not online, I feel like I'm missing something. Look how G+ is fueling the economy: I'm buying a new desk & couch because of G+!

Third, I kinda take my posts seriously and it takes time to come up with something. Often I'll find something worth sharing, but if I don't have time to add to the discussion about it, I won't post it. Then sometimes I'll think of posting something worth sharing without commentary (like the solar-power kid in my last post), but I don't know if it's been shared a bunch of times already. If I don't have time to search my stream to see if it's already out there, I won't post. And then once in awhile, I'll find something funny and share it without commentary, but that's mostly to give you a break from my steady stream of long-winded essays on both everything and nothing. I think it's important to remember we all like puppies, comics, funny infographics, and goofy songs as well.

Lastly, because of the nature of creativity, I sorta find that it comes & goes. If it goes, then writing becomes work and no fun. Last night I actually worked on a post about G+ naysayers that I think I'll end up sending to Techcrunch, but man it was difficult. Usually the longer pieces just flow out in about 30 minutes. When it starts to feel like work, then it's time to hit the beach... which is, in truth, where I'm going right now. Enjoy the weekend :)
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I selected the "random" option for my Gmail theme. I thought that it would change my theme to something random. Instead it changes it every hour or so. Now I can no longer find the settings to stop the madness, the "settings" link is gone. I feel like I am a time traveler who can not stop shifting from one time to another, help!
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There are now multiple settings. The one under your name and the gear icon on the far right. Are setting's options gone for both?
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Education
  • Wesleyan University
    CompSci, Astronomy, 1987 - 1991
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  • Trewtech
    CEO, 1998 - present
  • D&R International
    Chief Coder, 1996 - present
  • Price Waterhouse LLC
    Consultant, 1991 - 1996
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