Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

The Four “C”s Of Twitter Debates

October 27, 2015 2 comments


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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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!


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:



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 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, and, 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 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 and 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:


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


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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June 6, 2013 2 comments

There are some creatively funny, LOL-worthy, parody accounts worth following on Twitter . Here’s a list of those that I laughingly trail.


Got any other recommendations for BD00?

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Still Only One

November 19, 2012 Leave a comment

In early September, I noted in a post that Oracle Inc. CEO Larry Ellison had broadcast his first and only tweet on June 6th. Out of curiosity, I moseyed on over to his twitter home page to check up on his “status“:

Bummer! Still no more tweets since then, but at least Legendary Larry picked up almost 3000 new followers in the interim.

Just One Measly Tweet?

September 8, 2012 1 comment

I just found out from this article, “The $1.3 Trillion Price Of Not Tweeting At Work“, that Oracle’s mercurial CEO, Larry Ellison, has tweeted one, and only one, message out onto the ether. And a nasty one it is:

The Fast Company article’s author, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, also states an interesting fact:

Among CEOs of the world’s Fortune 500 companies, a mere 20 have Twitter accounts. As social media spreads around the globe, one enclave has proven stubbornly resistant: the boardroom. Within the C-suite, perceptions remain that social media is at best a soft PR tool and at worst a time sink for already distracted employees. Without a push from the top, many of the biggest companies have been slow to take the social media plunge.

Ryan goes on to speculate that the status quo may change because of the findings in a report from the McKinsey Global Institute:

According to an analysis of 4,200 companies by the business consulting giant, social technologies stand to unlock from $900 billion to $1.3 trillion in value. At the high end, that approaches Australia’s annual GDP. Two-thirds of the value unlocked by social media rests in “improved communications and collaboration within and across enterprises”.

BD00 hopes that Mr. Holmes is right, but there’s a lot of inertia and outdated tradition motivating the mute behavior in the head shed. There’s paranoia about giving away too much information to competitors and there’s a fear that the penthouse occupants might say something that destroys the illustrious image of infallibility unconsciously burned into the minds of themselves and their minions.

Just cutting email out of the picture in favor of social sharing translates to a productivity windfall as “more enterprise information becomes accessible and searchable, rather than locked up as ‘dark matter’ in inboxes.

Oh man, despite the risk of being served with a cease-and-desist order and/or being slapped with a slander lawsuit, I couldn’t resist the urge to do this:

Besides our buddy Larry, can you name all the faymoose people in this dastardly mugshot collage without using Google? I’d offer up a T-shirt to the winner, but I’m all sold out.

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