captpackrat: (FailHomer)
I'm not going to be reposting my tweets to LJ anymore.  I figure if people want to read my Twitter posts, they can follow me on Twitter.

Twitter is a lot easier to post to than LJ.  The Twitter app for Android is simplicity itself; one tap of the widget and I can type my message, hit another button to post and that's it.  There is no official LiveJournal app for Android, the unofficial ones that exist aren't very good, so the only other option is the mobile website, which is slow and clumsy.

I also went through and deleted my past Twitter reposts.  They were cluttering up my journal.  I left posts that had replies, though.

I'll still be posting to Twitter, probably more often than LJ, I'm just not going to repost the tweets here anymore.
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
LiveJournal's Twitter repost service seems to have broken.  It hasn't done anything since the 25th.

My tweets

Jan. 19th, 2011 12:16 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Tue, 21:01: My hard drive is so badly hosed chkdsk crashes halfway through.
  • Tue, 21:13: "The partition table did not have a valid system partition." Great....
  • Tue, 22:54: How is it Linux can see the drives, but Windows can't?
  • Tue, 23:48: I think I'm going to buy a new computer, then take this one outside AND SHOOT THE CRAP OUT IT WITH A SHOTGUN!
  • Tue, 23:48: This is the last Dell I ever buy.
  • Tue, 23:51: My data appears to be intact, but the OS is unbootable.
  • Tue, 23:53: This machine is just about dead anyway. RAID controller has been dead for a year, video card is flaky, USB keeps disappearing...
  • Wed, 02:20: Ordered Asus P6X58D, 3.06GHz i7, 6GB DDR3, 1kW power supply, 10x BD-R, dual TV tuner. Reusing old hard drives and video card.

My tweets

Jan. 18th, 2011 12:16 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Mon, 15:04: The rubber on my mouse's scroll wheel just liquefied. WTF? Guess I need a new mouse.
  • Mon, 15:39: Ordered a Logitech G700. Tons of buttons, side-scroll wheel, adjustable DPI. But what sold it was that it can be used wired or wireless.

My tweets

Jan. 17th, 2011 12:16 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Sun, 14:21: Why is it no Chinese restaurant ever provides knives?

LJ Twitters

Jan. 4th, 2011 01:28 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
Looks like LJ's Twitter reposting function is finally working.  Too bad there doesn't appear to be a way to automatically set them to use my FailHomer icon.
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Tea growers in Assam are noticing changes in the flavor of their tea and a reduction in production levels due to climate change.
  • Home-made Guittard chocolate chip cookies, hot out of the oven!
  • Guittard makes for better cookies than Ghirardelli; both are way better than Nestlé or Hershey.
  • The secret to making great cookies is to buy some professional aluminum 1/4 sheet pans from a restaurant supply. They're cheap and durable.


Dec. 29th, 2010 01:41 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Five Guys french fries aren't really anything special. Except for the really high price.


Dec. 15th, 2010 01:26 am
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
Check your TV cables and replace any marked RG-59 with RG-6. It'll help improve your reception.


Dec. 11th, 2010 02:40 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • About to try America's Army 3. Like Moonbase Alpha, it's a free download.
  • Throw the grenade, THEN duck. Throw the grenade, THEN duck. Throw the grenade, THEN duck.


Nov. 24th, 2010 12:59 am
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • My reading is slow going not because I'm a slow reader, but because I have too many newspapers/magazines/blogs/etc to read before the books.
  • Damn, I haven't even started reading today's newspaper.
  • I read the newspaper on my Kindle. An archaic method of distributing news, on a cutting edge piece of technology.
  • Fortunately the early in the week Mercury News are usually fairly small, and the Kindle version strips out most of the ads and crap.
  • Too bad the Kindle version also omits the comics. Otherwise it would be perfect.


Nov. 5th, 2010 12:50 am
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Average American's memory span, less than 2 years.
  • Amazing how many Americans believe the recession, which started in 2007, was Obama's fault.
  • Obviously Obama went back in time to 2 years before he was elected so he could sabotage the world financial system.
  • Republicans really care about the middle class.


Nov. 3rd, 2010 12:27 am
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • What the heck is all this stuff in the farmer's field? Too granular for ash, too gray for sand.
  • Whatever that pile of gray stuff was in the field, the farmers are spreading it around now.
  • There's an enormous cloud of dust outside right now. Whatever that stuff is they're spreading in the field, it's floating over here.
captpackrat: (FailHomer)

  • Battery in my SO's Kindle 1 is dead. It's all puffy and swollen, like it's about to explode. How do I dispose of a live grenade?
  • Buy a new battery for my SO's Kindle 1 ($15), or buy myself the new Kindle 3 ($190) and give him my Kindle 2?
  • Kindle 3 (3G version) plus lighted cover on order.

  • Amazon's web site seems to be slightly broken right now. Not down, just some things are missing or not working right.
  • Kindle 3 has arrived. Much darker print, pages turn much faster. Slightly smaller, lighter. Book light built into cover.
  • Can't use the K3's 3G radio here. My K2 and K1 used Sprint, which works here. Fortunately the K3 has WiFi also.
  • The K3's navigation buttons will take a bit getting used to, but I think I like it better than the K2's joystick.
  • I get a 14 day free trial subscription to the Amazon Daily blog. After that it costs $0.00 per month. @_@
  • I haven't used the Kindle 1 in forever. It's soooooo slow compared to the 2 and down right glacial next to the 3.
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • 25% of British men travel with a plushie, according to a survey by Travelodge.


Oct. 12th, 2010 05:31 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Stargate Infinity has the STUPIDEST theme song ever.


Sep. 26th, 2010 10:02 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)


Sep. 25th, 2010 02:49 am
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Millipedes may be harmless, but they're still creepy as hell, especially when you wake up to one crawling on you.
If I check the Repost to Twitter box, will that create an infinite feedback loop?


Sep. 21st, 2010 02:39 am
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Tried to make fried burritos (chimichangas). Tortillas inflated like balloons. That didn't work.
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
  • Thought I was buying the sheep a mineral block. Turned out it's some kind of treat block. Sheep are tearing it apart like ravenous wolves.
  • Results after about 15 minutes worth of nomming. This block cost $9. It'll probably be gone in a week or two.
  • Oooooh! You have TREATS!


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