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March 26th, 2008


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12:39 am - Tweets for yesterday
What I was doing yesterday at:
  • 10:36 Skipped breakfast. So hungry now. Early lunch for me!
  • 10:53 Today's sandwich = mozzarella, Spring Mix (greens), pesto, tomato. Healthy!
  • 12:45 I am oddly comforted by the sprinkler in my office ceiling.
  • 17:24 Some days I feel like "accidently" stumbling into the huge portfolios art students insist on taking on the bus.
  • 22:22 The problem with the post-work nap is it means staying up late to pack for my trip.
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From:jbru
Date:March 31st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Nope. And why ever would I want to? They're text, they're short, they're inoffensive.
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From:jbru
Date:April 1st, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
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I guess I'm confused as to why you find these particular posts of mine more offensive than any of my others. The only other persons I've seen mention the Twitter posts at all lollardfish who was being grumpy and minnehaha B who simply suggested I'd been assimilated. Are you interested in elaborating?
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From:jbru
Date:April 2nd, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
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I find it easier to drop a quick note to Twitter than to compose a short post to LJ. Also, I can use my phone to text a message to Twitter when I'm away from my computer. The LoudTwitter service allows me to compile these short notes into a single post rather than flooding my friends list with multiple postings in short order.

I think these thoughts have as much point on my LJ as any of my other thoughts and I sometimes find the 140 character limit an interesting exercise in refining what I'm thinking to its most concise. And are they more inane and boring than things like reposting articles from the newspaper, happy birthday greetings, silly surveys and the like? Maybe the rest of your friends list is filled with insightful, exciting entries but if it's anything like mine there's a lot of chaff there.

Of my last 20 posts, about 7.5 were from Twitter when they could have been done in some other fashion. I suppose I could have used voice posting while I was out visiting my folks but texting in the middle of a party or restaurant seemed much less intrusive. So while, yes, most of my posts are coming from Twitter that's largely because I don't have a better way to get the thoughts down.

I'm sorry they bother you, but they give me greater ease of getting down things I want to say and do so in a fashion that doesn't flood your friends list or that of others. If you find them irritating enough to unfriend me, I'll be sorry that I'll miss your posts since you friends-lock most of them.
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From:jbru
Date:April 2nd, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
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I got the numbers by looking at my recent entries which are listed 20 per page.

The posts from LoudTwitter only come if I've made posts to Twitter. So they can be up to daily.

I don't mean to condescend, I just don't get why you think the Twitter posts are inane and boring when, let's face it, the majority of what ends up on LJ (if your friends list is anything like mine) is inane and boring.

I guess we're running into a difference in what you want to read vs. what I want to write and how I want to write it and I'm sorry it's upsetting to you. Would changing the formatting of the Twitter posts help? (I can, for example, change whether they are bulleted or if the time stamp appears.)

I see your point re: redundant data, but this involves automated systems moving the information, reducing the chance of error. If I could get that from the U's employment system I'd be happy. In fact, that is the tack I'm going to take in improving that area.
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From:jbru
Date:April 2nd, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
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::boggle:: Then why even bring it up? It's not like I can tell if you are (or anyone else is) reading or not.
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From:jbru
Date:April 2nd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
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I mentioned to Laura Jean that her multiple posts about Applecon in rapid succession were making me less inclined to attend the con because I didn't think that spamming people's friendslists was going to serve her cause well. A single daily post collecting my thoughts and activities of the day hardly compares.

The only way I know anyone's reading is if they comment.

Like I said, the only others who've mentioned it that I've seen are lollardfish, who was being a grump (don't get me wrong, I like grumps), and minnehaha B who suggested I'd been assimilated. So that's three of you out of what appears to be 98 people that list me as a friend and could be at all likely to read these.

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