Week ending Sunday 2008/05/25

Monday 8:08 · Now *that's* a headline: "MI5 spy wife was Formula One chief's Teutonic thrash tart" www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/19/spook_spank_stitchup/ [Original.]

Monday 8:15 · Be famous for 15 seconds: www.15x15.lincoln.ac.uk/ (website kinda slammed, unfortunately) [Original.]

Monday 9:30 · Ah, the smell of summer rain. [Original.]

Monday 9:31 · Dear world: Today is the Victoria Day holiday. Don't expect much. Signed, Canada. [Original.]

Monday 9:34 · Hmm, a wave of spam advertising online rummy games. Who knew? 3-hand Canasta is a mean cardgame BTW. [Original.]

Monday 13:07 · Urgh... Iranian government locks up Bahai leadership: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7409288.stm [Original.]

Monday 13:20 · I always said @avibryant was dynamite. [Original.]

Monday 14:30 · Urgh... launching a time capsule backup makes my MacBook crash instantly. This is disturbing. [Original.]

Monday 15:04 · Yes, TimeCapsule can be corrupted in a way that causes crashes on any subsequent backup. Cure: erase backup (gasp), start again. Seems wrong [Original.]

Monday 15:47 · "Hello world" yes, factorial no: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/05/19/Language-Books [Original.]

Monday 17:16 · @graubart - I think it's straightforward to update your status via the Twitter API. I generate a whole synthetic feed at @PDML that way. [Original, responding to @graubart.]

Monday 17:42 · Railsconf not sold out yet I see. Is the mania abating? [Original.]

Tuesday 7:32 · Via @xmlgrrl: RDDL redux, www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/nsDocuments-2008-05-16/ - one of my favorite ideas that previously never went anywhere. Elegant even if useless. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:22 · 100 essential jazz recordings: www.newyorker.com/online/2008/05/19/080519on_onlineonly_remnick/?printable=true [Original.]

Tuesday 15:31 · Wondering if dabble.com is still alive. [Original.]

Tuesday 15:46 · We're getting our own Apple store in Vancouver this weekend. Wonder what this means for the nice little resellers I've been going to? [Original.]

Wednesday 10:00 · Extreme lens otaku: www.luciolepri.it/lc2/marcocavina/omaggio_a_kubrick.htm [Original.]

Wednesday 13:33 · There are those who are way more interesting on Twitter than in real life. Brevity ftw. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:24 · @mbowkett has a problem with me and Cory Doctorow: gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2008/05/summon-monsters-open-door-heal-or-die.html [Original, responding to @mbowkett.]

Wednesday 14:26 · @mbowkett has a problem with me and Cory Doctorow: gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2008/05/summon-monsters-open-door-heal-or-die.html [Original, responding to @mbowkett.]

Wednesday 15:13 · Oops, mis-tweeted: @gilesgoatboy has a problem with me and Cory Doctorow: gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2008/05/summon-monsters-open-door-heal-or-die.html [Original.]

Wednesday 15:35 · Correction: Cory and I are *symptoms* of @gilesgoatboy's problem. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:58 · Time Capsule pain: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/05/21/Time-Capsule-Pain [Original.]

Wednesday 19:26 · @headius - only 4 steps left to automate, then. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Wednesday 22:41 · NetBeans ♥ PHP: cld.blog-city.com/netbeans_as_php_ide__resources_and_new_tutorials.htm [Original.]

Thursday 9:11 · Time Capsule just locked up my Macbook again. Screw it, back to USB for Time Machine. TC is just an overpriced WiFi hub. [Original.]

Thursday 11:29 · @ndw - that's a Bombadier, from Montréal. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Thursday 11:39 · Something is seriously broken in France: www.liberation.fr/actualite/instantanes/femmedujour/327662.FR.php?rss=true&xtor=RSS-450 [Original.]

Thursday 11:52 · Cisco "Etch" WTF? www.cio.com/article/365513 [Original.]

Thursday 14:32 · How many geeks, I wonder, are scribbling Solutions To The Twitter Problem on their internal mental whiteboards at this very moment? [Original.]

Thursday 15:15 · Is there still a mystery line outside the NYC Apple store? [Original.]

Thursday 15:34 · More crying sumo babies! www.flickr.com/photos/vyxle/sets/72157605193456584/ [Original.]

Thursday 16:15 · Almost any draft can be improved by removing instances of "really" and "actually" and "mostly". [Original.]

Friday 8:35 · South Africa appeals OOXML: topicmaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/dis-29500-appeal-letter-iec-2008-05-22.pdf (PDF) [Original.]

Friday 10:21 · Am I the only one bothered by "tail recursion"? Seems like a Big Fat Lie to me, GOTO TOP in drag. What's wrong with GOTO TOP anyhow? [Original.]

Friday 10:26 · @mreinhold not for years. It bothers me that programmers carefully write tail-recursive functions in full knowledge they'll become GOTOs. [Original, responding to @mreinhold.]

Friday 10:32 · Looks like I'm the only one who's bothered by tail recursion. :) I can think of worse things to be a minority of one about. [Original.]

Friday 10:38 · Edd: "XRIs Bad, URIs good" www.oreillynet.com/xml/blog/2008/05/xris_bad_uris_good.html?CMP=OTC-TY3388567169&ATT=XRIs+Bad+URIs+Good Right on! [Original.]

Friday 13:26 · Hah; Apachecon accepted my mod_atom paper. That will force me to buckle down and finish mod_atom. [Original.]

Friday 13:57 · She tied you To a kitchen chair She broke your throne, and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah - andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/05/mental-healt-10.html [Original.]

Friday 19:46 · @terrycojones - www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/03/24/Herodotus [Original, responding to @terrycojones.]

Friday 23:10 · Some decent shots on @PDML of late. [Original.]

Saturday 13:40 · Ended the flower-of-the-day series with a bang; ever heard of a "Menton" tulip? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/05/24/Menton [Original.]

Saturday 13:45 · Ooh, Hell Cat: twitter.com/PDML/statuses/819041544 [Original.]

Saturday 14:20 · Hmmm.... "sudo port install erlang" installs gawk (well, OK) and, uh, TCL!?!? [Original.]

Saturday 14:28 · I've never met anyone from MacPorts. Whoever you are: "Thanks!" [Original.]

Saturday 14:35 · @markzero - seems a little better maintained. But I used to use Fink and that was OK. [Original, responding to @markzero.]

Saturday 17:00 · And... it's... Hockey Night in Canada! [Original.]

Sunday 17:09 · Vancouver people: Drum circle at Spanish Banks tonight: vrad.ca/node/2 [Original.]

Sunday 19:03 · @MarsPhoenix - Pointer to where pix will show up? [Original, responding to @MarsPhoenix.]

Sunday 22:41 · What's the little white doohickey near the horizon in fawkes4.lpl.arizona.edu/images/gallery/lg_440.jpg - a Martian? [Original.]

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