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The Four “C”s Of Twitter Debates

October 27, 2015 2 comments

TwitterDebates

The debate that reminds me most of the above graph is the one that is centered on #noestimates. As far as I can tell, that fire has been raging along for 2+ years now.

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The TBS

January 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Where do you fall on this Twitter Behavior Scale?

TBSIn case you’re wondering why my Twitter handle is Bulldozer0, it’s because, strangely enough, Bulldozer00 was taken when I created my account 9,000(!) tweets ago.

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Heroes And Admiration

October 25, 2014 4 comments

Every person has at least one hero whose work they admire. If you’ve glanced at my “about” page, you may have correctly assumed that one of my heroes is writer/speaker Scott Berkun. I’ve followed Scott and read all of his books since he made the scary leap long ago from a safe job at Microsoft into the unforgiving jungle of self-sufficiency.

I like Scott’s work so much because I think he’s genuine, transparent, sincere, and down-to-earth. In short, his ideas and insights are helpful to his readers. That’s why I got a kick out of this twitter exchange:

berkun twitter exchange

Scott’s brand new, kickstarter-funded, book is titled “The Ghost Of My Father“. It’s a radical departure from his other books in that it’s a deeply personal treatise on growing up with an absentee father. Go out and buy it, pronto!

ghost

If I ever get my lazy ass out of “blog only” mode and hunker down to write some kind of unsellable book for my own personal satisfaction, Scott will have been a huge influence on the transition.

Gatling Gun

Starting from the bottom and progressing upward, check out this rat-tat-tat gatling gun salvo of irrationality emitted by BD00 recently, uh yesterday, on Twitter:

 

Gatling

Sheesh, tis’ a good thing nobody pays attention to what BD00 sez; especially the profit-seeking proponents of the “best practice” du jour.

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It’s All About Me

January 2, 2014 Leave a comment

According to the wordpress.com stats helper monkeys, these metrics summarize my 2013 blogging output:

WP 2013 Numbers

Since conjuring up dorky, childish, clipart pictures seems to be my “strength“, it’s not surprising that I uploaded over twice as many pretentious pictures as blog posts.

The WP monkeys didn’t stop there. Those animals also tallied up my most-viewed posts of 2013:

WP 2013

Even though I don’t post on the topic as much as I do on other “stuff“, every single one of my top five “best sellers” explores some aspect of programming in C++ that piqued my interest. But that’s not surprising. Members of two sites with large C++ programmer followings, reddit.com and isocpp.com, decided to share links to my top five on those sites.

In addition to being a blathering blogger, I was fairly active on Twitter in 2013. The talented programmers at vizify.com gratuitously compiled a nice little video of my 2013 Twitter activity (you can see it here) and tallied up my most impactful tweets:

Top 10 Tweets 2013

If wordpress.com and vizify.com can create synopses like these, just imagine what the NSA can do.

Let’s Go Snarkling!

December 23, 2013 Comments off

While scrolling through my @bulldozer0 twitter timeline, I often transition into “snark” mode. While snarkling around in the twitpool, I like to lob little, annoying, stink bombs into the foxholes of other tweeters like me. You know, those people who think their tweets channel profound pearls of wisdom into the world as if they originated from the lips of god herself:

snarkaholic

If you’re a tweeter, consider putting on a pair of flippers, diving in, and giving snarkling a go.

“A conscience is what feels bad when everything else feels so good.” – Steven Wright

Incoming

Movie Star!

November 23, 2013 2 comments

My Twitter best-buddy tweeted this to me last night:

BD00 Movie Tweet

Sure enough, Richard was right:

Movie Title

D’oh! The production was performed covertly; totally unauthorized and unapproved by BD00 himself. An outrage!

BD00 Unapproved

At first, BD00 considered inflicting his powerful law firm (Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe) upon the masterminds behind the flick. But upon further inspection, BD00 decided to keep the dogs caged. He discovered that the movie portrayed him as a gentle giant (think Shrek) with unparalleled leadership skills (think Gandhi) and an aura of self-confident invincibility (think 007). Think multiple inheritance:

BD00 Base Classes

Since: the director obviously hit the nail on the head; the special effects are state of the art; and the cinematography is stunning, there will be no messy lawsuit or accompanying media frenzy.

TD00 Movie Tweet

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