Le Cafe du Petit Prince

I’m not sure why, but this coffee cup reminds me of that wonderful French Children’s Book, Le Petit Prince. I actually would like to use the other colored cups, but the lids don’t fit those. And this is at the cafeteria at the UCSC Inn where I live, so I use these almost every day. 

Le Cafe du Petit Prince, originally uploaded by rpechler.

Sent from my iPhone


What I did on 2007-11-12

  • Google’s IT dept chooses HP desktops over Dell … @Rafe #
  • @steverubel Awesome! I love learning about new products on Twitter #
  • just tried out meebo rooms… it’s pretty pointless. there’s no video, or audio, and you everyone would need a meebo account for their n … #
  • playing with SwitchResX on Leopard to make my Mac display the perfect size on my Plasma HDTV #
  • just told iChat to use the Twitteriffic sound when [] IM’s me #

What I did on 2007-11-11

  • @v, uh oh, is there a lot of traffic going into the city? #
  • @davewiner … Wii Sports Boxing can be quite a workout. Oh and the upcoming DDR for Wii is gonna be insane #
  • I put my acceptance of/to Google’s job offer in the mail #
  • Bringing my girlfriend to SHDH. #
  • Regretting wearing sandals to SHDH. Just parked. #
  • I’m finally at Super Happy Dev House (SHDH) #
  • when i turn twitter im on, does twitter sms stop? #
  • woohoo! company launch upstairs… (a DevHouse first!) #
  • The company was Osogato, which has a system for analyzing your music and making playlists for you. Works with iTunes. Free download soon. #
  • Now someone is demoing the OLPC operating system. Very interesting, different. #
  • Did you know the OLPC goes on sale at 3 AM on Monday morning? #
  • just met Gordon, who runs open source network security tool project ‘nmap’. You run it from the command line, against a server, and get … #
  • Using @rtm from twitter SMS #
  • Drove way too much today #
  • Going on a Santa Clara Valley wine tasting trip with school. #
  • We’re driving over 152 towards Gilroy. Such pretty fall colors! #
  • Wine tasting in the AM FTW! Getting ready for lunch under a grape covered veranda #
  • I’m at Fortino winery in Gilroy. I didn’t like a single wine here. #
  • At Solis winery, looks pretty nice, but I have a problem with the name… (high school related) #

What I did on 2007-11-10

  • @JasonCalacanis linky no worky #
  • twitter im, through jabber, is giving me duplicates of every tweet #
  • man i thought something was wrong with twitter IM.. i’ve been getting all sorts of halloween tweets today. i was still tracking ‘costume’ ! #
  • watching Crank with Brittni. I forgot how fun this movie is. #
  • they keep using Google Earth to show where they are in Los Angeles… in the movie! (Crank) #
  • Watching Michael Moore’s SiCKO now… it’s about health insurance in the US #
  • I don’t know what to say, other than… WATCH MICHAEL MOORE #
  • I don’t know what to say, other than… WATCH MICHAEL MOORE’S SiCKO #
  • I’m tracking ‘SHDH’ now. I’ll be late though… Going to take my parents’ cat to the vet first. #
  • I want a bookmarklet that takes a URL for any webpage with a flash video embed, converts for iPhone #SHDH #
  • Twitter SMS not sending me updates #
  • In the waiting room at the Emergency Pet Clinic. Our cat Pala just needs some fluids #
  • Thanks! @MarinaMartin … Though apparently it may be kidney failure. #

What I did on 2007-11-09

  • Woohoo! There’s drinking at my Wine Appreciation class! #
  • I spy what’s probably a moth pheromone plane in the sky #
  • Driving at night, I like looking for reflections to tell the color of traffic lights you can’t see. #
  • Watching the most recent episode of South Park. Stan/Kyle become Guitar Hero "Rock Stars" … it’s kinda lame so far. #
  • Okay okay, I take that back… It’s getting funny pretty quickly. Stan’s playing Heroin Hero now, "the ultimate first person shooter" ha! #
  • @v Gunfire?!?! #
  • @v funny? I don’t know. In some sense. That would be something to witness. Okay, picturing it now… yes, very funny. #
  • @jcrow, just saw your message about the protest: here’s a few pics I took: #
  • @v, lol! (dusting the tree sitters)… I was not in the trees, but I was in the crowd surrounding the police. I’m thinking about joining. #
  • @v, that is, I want to join the protesters in the trees, mainly just to check out how they did the platforms. It was quite impressive. #
  • btw, @jcrow, @v, good protest coverage here: and #
  • @jcrow, @v, most of all, watch the audio/photo slideshow of the protest at City on a Hill Press: #
  • @robknight, i believe the pheromone is normally given off by the males during mating season so the females can find them. now they can’t. #
  • @robknight, but, some people are claiming that the pheromone does have an effect on humans too, but i don’t know.. uh oh, what did you say!? #
  • Potentially harmful if swallowed, absorbed through skin, or inhaled[…]Avoid
    contact with skin, eyes and clothing. stay inside = good idea #
  • @robknight .. what?? BRUT cologne? #
  • @robknight … dang it must have been a long day, i can’t keep up with your humor. #
  • I just lay down to sleep… and heard that pheromone plane fly right overhead! #
  • @edbury Awesome! Is it the protest? #
  • having trouble installing flv2mpeg4 on dreamhost #
  • trying to get ffmpeg to use qt-faststart #
  • (i’m trying to hack together an on-the-fly flv->mp4 web service for the iphone) #
  • reinstalling ffmpeg with aac support #

What I did on 2007-11-08

  • i must be bored out of my mind. i’m peeking around azureus bittorrent settings. #
  • Dammit Just crashes! #
  • What I did on 2007-11-07:
    New Google Reader iPhone interface!! #
    @t0fu … buy a 3.. #
  • holy shit VNSea, native iPhone app is amazing! im controlling leopard from my iphone, typing in Snitter #

Snitter, Font Choice

Snitter is a pretty clean Twitter client. Except for the font in this menu:

That is pretty ugly… Is that Times New Roman? Fortunately, I don’t have to see it very often. And, installing updates for AIR apps has proven to be pretty painless. SO, maybe this will get fixed soon!

(I ‘tweet’ regularly on Twitter, here.)

Entertainment Found

Daft Punk, Alive

Daft Punk is promoting their upcoming album, Alive, with this embeddable widget. I like Daft Punk, and embrace their use of of the web… here’s their widget:

After thoroughly checking out the widget, I’m not impressed, and I’ve removed the embed. I’m not happy that there are so few samples of the tracks, and it’s pretty much just a fancy advertisement. Especially after Radiohead’s latest promotion tactics (letting you choose your price for their latest album), I would expect something more innovative than this from Daft Punk.

I’ll leave the link, because I still think it’s interesting.


Climb a tree!

New tree, originally uploaded by rpechler.

Seeing as today is Blog Action Day, I thought it would be fit to post about my favorite thing to do outdoors… climb a tree! The one in the picture is on the UCSC campus, and it was actually pretty sappy, so make sure to wear clothes you can get sap on. Take pictures!


Wintec WBT-200

Bluetooth GPS Logger for under $100!