Cam Pegg Twitter

I first joined Twitter in January of 2007—I’m user number 698,363—and it’s pretty much the only social network I still engage with; the only others I ever really used were Facebook and Instagram, and I’ve since deleted both of those. But over time, I (like many, many others) found my Twitter usage was trending in a direction I didn’t really like, so in June of 2019, I decided to declare “Twitter bankruptcy” and start again. This is basically an archive of all of my tweets since then.

Unbelievably disappointed, but I understand the decision. At least it looks like I’ll be able to re-apply for 2021 with my 2020 qualifying time. 🤞🏻

@campegg May 28, 2020 at 2:49p.m.

The @BAA has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

@bostonmarathon May 28, 2020 at 2:39p.m.

In reply to @ameeliah:

@ameeliah That’s a great question! How does one answer it?

@campegg May 22, 2020 at 9:13a.m.

Steven Levy, writing for @WIRED, may have the only sensible take on the WFH vs WFO debate that I’ve read this week: “My view is that you may be able to get by for a very long time without physical interaction. But eventually, it will catch up with you.”

@campegg May 22, 2020 at 9:11a.m.

I have completely forgotten how to study (as in properly study, not just read stuff and recall bits of it later).

@campegg May 21, 2020 at 9:47p.m.

This weirds me the hell out. No way that this will make restaurant dining “less awkward”… it seems more like a scene from a horror movie.

@campegg May 14, 2020 at 5:25p.m.

EVERY. DAMN. DAY. I’m glad it’s not just my Btain that wants to do a Napday as well.

@campegg May 13, 2020 at 12:00p.m.

Me (waking up): What day is it?
Brain: Day.
Me: But which.
Brain: Laptopday.
Me: Ugh. Fine.
Btain: Can we do a Napday instead?
Me: Yes.

@Coppertopmpls April 28, 2020 at 8:39a.m.

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.“
—Philip K. Dick

@campegg May 13, 2020 at 6:30a.m.

“What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact.”
—Warren Buffet

@campegg May 12, 2020 at 6:28a.m.

Another Friday night on the couch, another (mostly) pointless little project.

@campegg May 8, 2020 at 10:02p.m.

Well, I’m pleased to announce that, even though the velociraptors are still on the loose, we will be opening Jurassic Park back up to the public!”

@campegg May 7, 2020 at 2:30p.m.

I didn’t know I needed to read something like this today, but I really did.

(via @swissmiss)

@campegg May 7, 2020 at 10:23a.m.

This is incredibly juvenile and posting it reflects poorly on me, but after weeks on end of nothing but shitty news, it made me laugh (especially the gorilla right at the end), and I needed a laugh.

@campegg May 6, 2020 at 4:57p.m.

In reply to @mrburger007:

@mrburger007 @MarkMulvey If only everyone paid attention to the “appropriate pre-conditioning” part in general! A lot of the “running is bad for your joints” stuff could be avoided by people being sensible. It’s like me trying to deadlift 200lbs and then saying lifting is bad because I injured myself.

@campegg May 6, 2020 at 7:48a.m.

In reply to @MarkMulvey:

@MarkMulvey I guess my disagreement is more with the implied (even if unintentional) blanket statement of “running is bad; do resistance training instead”.

@campegg May 5, 2020 at 1:25p.m.

In reply to @MarkMulvey:

@MarkMulvey From my reading, shoes are less of a contributor than most people think. Surface more so, but still not decisive. “Too much” is relative to the individual; if you try to go from 0-marathon in a week, you will hurt yourself, but that’s not the fault of the distance or the sport.

@campegg May 5, 2020 at 1:23p.m.

@MarkMulvey *Strongly* disagree with elements of those takes on running you posted earlier. The “running = bad knees” myth has long been disproved.

Likewise, the minimalist > maximalist shoe thing has been debunked, too.

@campegg May 5, 2020 at 12:31p.m.

I have, in fact, wondered why LEGO Minifigures have a tiny black square on their necks. Curiosity satisfied.

@campegg May 3, 2020 at 9:57p.m.

Ever wondered why LEGO Minifigures have a tiny black square on their necks? đź’ˇ

@LEGO_Group May 2, 2020 at 8:00a.m.

If you don’t understand why masks are necessary, maybe this will help.

@campegg May 2, 2020 at 8:21p.m.

If there is still any confusion about the importance of face masks, this graphic should help:

Thanks for the tag @ElizabethNCCLPC!

@PHLPublicHealth April 30, 2020 at 3:27p.m.

And now for a completely different kind of old-school web nostalgia.

@campegg May 1, 2020 at 6:59a.m.