Twitter Shenanigans – #ecmband

It’s been a while (too long!), but a couple of days ago another of these ECM / pop culture crossover memes hit the twitterverse, with some very funny consequences. Given that the meme seems to have died down I thought I’d capture it for posterity – too many of these memes (remember #cmspickuplines?) have been lost due to Twitter still not offering the ability to find all tweets with a given hashtag, irrespective of when they were originally posted (<irony>I’d tag that with #fail but Twitter wouldn’t preserve it so what’s the point…</irony>).

Without further ado, here’s the list of #ecmband tweets up until 10am US-Pacific on September 4th, 2011 (note: for brevity I’ve removed retweets, meta-comments about the meme, etc.):

Who / When What Editorial Comment by Moi
@pmonks
2011-09-04 09:45:35
#ecmband Silly IDOL (with tip o the hat to @CherylMcKinnon for inspiration)  
@pmonks
2011-09-04 09:36:38
#ecmband (traffic) INXS  
@pmonks
2011-09-04 09:34:57
#ecmband The Niggles  
@pmonks
2011-09-04 09:33:19
#ecmband Justin Timetobreak  
@pmonks
2011-09-04 09:09:24
#ecmband Madness  
@CherylMcKinnon
2011-09-03 17:56:04
#ecmband Building IDOL  
@pmonks
2011-09-03 17:52:35
#ecmband New Bids are a Shock  
@CherylMcKinnon
2011-09-03 13:44:48
#ECMBand OASIS Very nice!
@raresva
2011-09-03 09:58:29
#ecmband Weird Al Freskovic cc @pmonks  
@raresva
2011-09-03 09:56:02
#ecmband K2  
@raresva
2011-09-03 09:38:15
#ecmband Frank Seedata. late to the meme  
@pmonks
2011-09-03 08:00:46
#ecmband Arrested Development (schedule)  
@pmonks
2011-09-03 07:57:07
#ecmband Megadearth (of good content)  
@pmonks
2011-09-03 07:55:29
#ecmband FUD Fighters  
@pmonks
2011-09-03 07:53:12
#ecmband Vanilla ICE (In-Context Editing)  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 20:15:53
#ecmband Routines of the Stone Age  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 20:10:30
#ecmband Midnight Toil  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 20:07:52
#ecmband Daft Junk  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 20:07:16
#ecmband sCream  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 20:04:19
#ecmband Paper Jam  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 20:04:09
#ecmband No Order  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 20:03:54
#ecmband Linkedin Perk  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 20:02:44
#ecmband Cloudplay  
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 19:53:38
#ecmband Dolly Partition (disturbing country trend)  
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 19:52:30
Conway Twitter #ecmband  
@CherylMcKinnon
2011-09-02 19:51:54
#ecmband Johnny Cache  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 19:49:29
#ecmband Jackedup Drive Bit of a stretch from the real band name…
@pmonks
2011-09-02 19:49:09
#ecmband Dolly Partition  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 19:48:03
#ecmband Tina CD Burner  
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 19:26:55
This is weird even for me – Lyrics to Losing My Revisions http://t.co/GktLhhf #ecmband – blame @pmonks I think someone needs some therapy!
@sutrosoftware
2011-09-02 19:26:25
The 5-Year Commitments #ecmband  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 19:20:04
@pmonks #ecmband Elvis pRESTley  
@c_d_stephenson
2011-09-02 19:18:03
#ecmband Johnny Cache  
@c_d_stephenson
2011-09-02 19:17:29
#ecmband Java Jars of Clay  
@c_d_stephenson
2011-09-02 19:16:51
#ecmband St(r)ing  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 19:11:48
@pmonks #ecmband Men At Work-flow  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 19:11:05
@pmonks #ecmband WebDAV Lee Roth  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 19:09:55
@pmonks #ecmband Rod SteWAR  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 19:05:32
@pmonks #ecmband ClassPath Benetar  
@CherylMcKinnon
2011-09-02 19:04:42
#ecmband The VERS Pipe  
@CherylMcKinnon
2011-09-02 18:57:19
Oh dear lord. Home after 4 hours of dinner out and see almost 100 new #ecmband name tweets. Pouring another glass of vino… Hangover much?
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:51:16
@pmonks #ecmband Ozzie Onbase  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:49:56
@pmonks #ecmband Depeche Model  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:47:51
@pmonks #ecmband Url2  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:45:11
@pmonks #ecmband A FileLock of Seagulls Highly commended!
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:43:40
@pmonks #ecmband David Lee Rootnode  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:42:16
@pmonks #ecmband Red-Hat Chilli Peppers  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:35:06
@pmonks #ecmband N.W.A (Not Without Alfresco)  
@dustinv
2011-09-02 18:34:05
@WillieGonzalez @pmonks #ecmband Workflow Rida  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:32:07
@pmonks #ecmband L.D.A.P Cool J  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:30:10
#ecmband The Pretenders … (you know who they are)  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:26:30
@pmonks #ecmband Adam AMP  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 18:25:01
@pmonks #ecmband 10,000(MB) Maniacs  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 18:14:39
#ecmband Simple (file) Plans  
@sliewehr
2011-09-02 17:44:05
the Monk-eys @pmonks #ecmband  
@parapadakis
2011-09-02 17:03:18
Distro’s Midrange Scanners #ecmband  
@fmaul
2011-09-02 16:30:57
#ecmband CMIS Non The Richer  
@sutrosoftware
2011-09-02 16:24:20
The Search-and-Replacements #ecmband  
@sutrosoftware
2011-09-02 16:23:06
@CherylMcKinnon Legal Hold Play #ecmband  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 16:20:50
the Police – Every little thing she scans is magic #ecmband  
@fmaul
2011-09-02 16:15:43
#ecmband DJ PDF and the Fresh Prints  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 16:15:33
George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I knew you were waiting #ecmband  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 16:11:24
#ecmband Living in a Box (is claustrophobic as all get out!)  
@WillieGonzalez
2011-09-02 16:10:22
@pmonks #ecmband Bad Company (EMC Corp)  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 16:07:42
Tears for Years #ecmband My favourite – perfectly captures the vibe of ECM!!
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 16:06:22
SEO Speedwagon #ecmband  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 16:05:55
The Pixels #ecmband  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 16:00:05
The Crash #ecmband  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:56:24
#ecmband Buena Vista Social Business 2.0 Club  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:50:19
#ecmband Deep Trouble  
@whitneytidmarsh
2011-09-02 15:49:05
Rockumentum! #ecmband Trust the marketeers to throw in some fanboi-ism!
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 15:47:22
The Transactional Hip #ecmband  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:46:42
#ecmband Springclean Day  
@piewords
2011-09-02 15:43:47
The Backscan Boys #ecmband  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 15:36:46
Ace of Base64 #ecmband  
@parapadakis
2011-09-02 15:36:07
Sonny and Sharepoint #ecmband Very clever!!
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 15:34:31
#ecmband CEVA lovitch  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 15:33:15
Rendition of the Orphan #ecmband < must be doom metal  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 15:29:33
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Cloud #ecmband  
@piewords
2011-09-02 15:28:38
Monkloaf #ecmband cc @pmonks  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:26:56
#ecmband Scott and the #Crapronyms cc @sliewehr  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:24:50
#ecmband Adriaan and the Analysts  
@adriaanbloem
2011-09-02 15:24:16
I think Peter and the Chipmonks is enough of an #ecmband by himself @pmonks  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 15:24:06
R.E.M. and their Document LP… too obvious #ecmband  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 15:18:57
#ecmband led zipfiles  
@piewords
2011-09-02 15:18:42
The E. Files Band #ecmband  
@parapadakis
2011-09-02 15:16:58
Credence Capture Revival #ecmband  
@piewords
2011-09-02 15:16:27
Steely Scan #ecmband  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 15:12:56
Limp business #ecmband  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 15:12:39
#ecmband iron mountain #metal  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:12:14
#ecmband The B-5015.2s  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 15:11:34
#ecmband the shadow (files)  
@piewords
2011-09-02 15:11:27
Run-EMC #ecmband No thanks!
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 15:09:39
Toner-Loc #ecmband  
@piewords
2011-09-02 15:09:31
Contellica #ecmband  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:08:10
#ecmband Jesus Jones… …Documentum is down *again*?!?!  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:07:40
#ecmband The Jesus and Money Drain  
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 15:07:14
Alans Microsoft Project #ecmband  
@piewords
2011-09-02 15:07:06
Tommy Duplex #ecmband  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:06:51
#ecmband Nick Cave and the Bad Feeds  
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 15:05:43
Kenny Login #ecmband In a large and carefully conducted survey (i.e. I asked some friends), this one came out as the crowd favourite. Oh, and we all got written off as “hopelessly geeky”… you win some, you lose some…
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 15:05:25
Dire Straightedge #ecmband (weak I know)  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 15:03:42
#ecmband Extreme… …frustration with this archaic, monolithic, proprietary PoS CMS!  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 15:02:42
ZZ Pad – Gimme all your content #ecmband  
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 15:02:37
Ink Supply #ecmband  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 14:57:41
#ecmband benny and the gets  
@CherylMcKinnon
2011-09-02 14:57:05
#ECMband COLDPlay  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 14:56:40
#ecmband super stamp  
@jeffpotts01
2011-09-02 14:56:14
Dexy’s Midnight Publish Job Runners #ecmband (how retro)  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 14:55:56
#ecmband the rolling store (and retrieve ) courtesy @PhilippeLaval  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 14:55:05
OpenText – ‘Managing content loud’ #ecmband  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 14:53:20
The Offline – Punk; always against what is common #ecmband  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:50:33
#ecmband Simply Read  
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 14:50:11
#ECMBand songs “Loosing My Retention” by E.R.M. (think this has been done before)  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:49:39
#ecmband The Cure (is open source)  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 14:48:02
#ecmband rage against the machine #extendedITmix :-)  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 14:45:23
The New Datamodel Army #ecmband  
@CherylMcKinnon
2011-09-02 14:43:02
#ECMBand New Rendition  
@tpeelen
2011-09-02 14:35:34
The Hummingbirds #ecmband  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:34:11
#ecmband Ready, #AIIM, Fire!  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 14:33:03
#ecmband Flows runs and the machine  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:31:04
#ecmband Laurence and the Hart-ons cc @piewords I know that this is @piewords secret favourite, but he’d never admit it because he’s suppressing his inner lunatic.
@ldallasBMOC
2011-09-02 14:30:50
Peter and The Requirements @bduhon @cherylmckinnon @pmonks @piewords @jessewilkins @juliecolgan #ecmband  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:27:51
#ecmband Irina and the Seven Devs cc @irina_guseva  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 14:27:38
#ecmband siouxie and the brand sheets  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:26:17
#ecmband Lee Dallas and the Textans  
@adeforsan
2011-09-02 14:24:23
RT @CherylMcKinnon: #ecmband names… Katrina & the Forrester Waves, New Kids on the Numeric Block, Shania Twain… (note: not sure why the original is no longer showing up in my twitter search, so I’ve included this RT instead)
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:24:15
#ecmband The (Style) Police  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:24:09
#ecmband Spandex Ballet  
@pmonks
2011-09-02 14:02:30
@CherylMcKinnon I can see it now “The ECM Mullets present Business Up Front, Party in the Back!” #ecmband cc @piewords @ldallasBMOC The tweet that kicked it all off.

Footnote: although I used the Twitter API to retrieve these tweets, retrieving all tweets for a given hashtag is still a bit of a crapshoot. As a result I’ve probably missed some of the entries – if you notice any that I have missed, please let me know and I’ll manually add them.

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Signs You’re at a Geek Conference

I’m currently attending Google I/O 2010, and while the technical aspects of the conference are being well covered elsewhere, what I’ve enjoyed more is the “people watching” aspect, specifically the differences between a “geek” conference such as this one, and “non-geek” conferences such as the various CMS conferences I regularly attend.

While most of my observations have been made on Twitter, I thought I’d capture them here for perpetuity. Without further ado, I present to you “Signs You’re at a Geek Conference”:

Sign #42 you’re at a geek conference: the line for the men’s is out the door & the women’s is vacant.

Sign #117 you’re at a geek conf: presenter with European accent says “shart” & no one laughs – they know he’s talking scalability.

Sign #13 you’re at a geek conference: 87% of attendees are using Macs, and 47% of those have “Powered by Ubuntu” stickers on them.

Sign #1 you’re at a geek conference: you make lists of geeky things you see there and share with everyone you know :) (from my good friend BRob / br524 on Twitter)

Sign #73 you’re at a geek conference: there are lots of attractive young ladies… …but what’s with the “staff” t shirts?

Sign #37 you’re at a geek conference: rickets is the most commonly discussed health issue.

Sign #64 you’re at a geek conference: you overhear “their PL/1 code wasn’t up to COBOL standards” (tip o’ the hat to LuisSala).

Sign #51 you’re at a geek conference: lots of tender loving talk about babies… …but 99% referring to stealth mode startups.

Sign #82 you’re at a geek conf: pool tables are empty but 5 of the last 7 foosball world champions are duking it out in the rec. area.

Sign #90 you’re at a geek conference: you compliment someone on their period costume, and they give you a death stare.

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