Week ending Sunday 2008/09/14

Monday 9:37 · Bumpersticker: "Jesus is coming. Look busy." [Original.]

Monday 10:28 · @pete_lacey What you building? [Original, responding to @pete_lacey.]

Monday 10:36 · Once again, a big "Thank you" to the people who do The Big Picture. Hurricanes from orbit: www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/hurricanes_as_seen_from_orbit.html [Original.]

Monday 11:04 · Urgh, just posted to ruby-core for the first time. Hoping I didn't make an idiot of myself. [Original.]

Monday 21:25 · First successful delta checkin on kenai.com. Early indications are that it actually works. [Original.]

Monday 22:30 · @brianaker latin1: Just Say No. [Original, responding to @brianaker.]

Monday 22:32 · At some point I'm going to have to stop posting photos and talk about tech again. Working on it... [Original.]

Tuesday 9:43 · Pity the Apple thing is about boring old music, I need a new laptop. [Original.]

Tuesday 9:53 · Canadians: Here's some tasty politics: www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/09/09/formerpm-climate.html?ref=rss [Original.]

Tuesday 11:55 · @terrycojones His eyes are orange, his tongue is black; he has purple prickles all over his back. [Original, responding to @terrycojones.]

Tuesday 12:10 · Gmail spam folder: 14721. Is that unusually large? [Original.]

Tuesday 12:36 · @terrycojones The crucial thing is to do all the different voices: Mouse, Fox, etc... [Original, responding to @terrycojones.]

Tuesday 14:00 · Project Kenai inside poop: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/09/09/Project-Kenai [Original.]

Tuesday 15:26 · Cdn politics: @jacklayton and @pmharper and @gillesduceppe are trying, @stephanedion probably fake; I have more followers so I should be PM! [Original.]

Tuesday 15:28 · @sylvainperron that's @pmharper you want [Original, responding to @sylvainperron.]

Tuesday 17:42 · Urgh, failng to internalize lambda currying: pragdave.blogs.pragprog.com/pragdave/2008/09/fun-with-procs.html [Original.]

Tuesday 23:08 · rtwt @wingedpig hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/ [Original.]

Wednesday 10:18 · @KathySierra You have a point, but bear in mind that nasty episode was six years ago, and possibly the prevalence of stupidity has lessened. [Original, responding to @KathySierra.]

Wednesday 10:30 · @robc2 Likewise... they seem related to Time Capsule in my case. [Original, responding to @robc2.]

Wednesday 14:11 · Sad that Rubyconf & Apachecon overlap. Please don't do that again. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:52 · rtwt @MichaelSinger Ashlee Vance gets a NYT gig; was one of the Reg's best: theduckrabbit.com/ [Original.]

Wednesday 16:33 · Anytime someone says "Polling doesn't scale", God kills a kitten. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:12 · The American left is being driven into shrill unholy madness by the Repub campaign. This is fascinating. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:19 · OMG once again the Khyber Pass is in play: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7607998.stm - where's Flashman when you need him? [Original.]

Wednesday 20:23 · @enkrates My perception is that Django usage is growing at least as fast as Rails, just a couple years behind [Original, responding to @enkrates.]

Wednesday 21:10 · Jeepers, I wonder how much they're getting for these commercial slots while Barack's on Letterman? [Original.]

Thursday 8:09 · "Al-Qaeda is defeated": www.juancole.com/2008/09/on-seventh-anniversary-of-september-11.html [Original.]

Thursday 9:33 · For something completely different, try following @kimarx [Original.]

Thursday 9:34 · @jcgregorio It's an AtomPub world, Joe. Your fault. [Original, responding to @jcgregorio.]

Thursday 9:40 · rtwt @bici "Landis Armstrong Basso ... the rolling LAB" [Original.]

Thursday 12:10 · Brand-new RFC5261 defines a general-purpose XML patch framework based on XPath. WTF?! I had missed this work, being done in the SIP world. [Original.]

Thursday 12:12 · Just got a smarmy robocall from @jacklayton. I've voted NDP quite a few times over the years but feeling seriously put off at the moment. [Original.]

Thursday 13:57 · You know, you can get really tired of watching ./configure output. [Original.]

Thursday 14:02 · @nicksieger No real trouble building erl from source on either OS X or Solaris. [Original, responding to @nicksieger.]

Thursday 14:39 · That yak is chrome-dome baby's-bottom BALD. [Original.]

Thursday 15:55 · It's OK, really OK, for Canadian politics to be boring. Our neighbors do blood&thunder 5-act tragic/farcical opera for the whole continent. [Original.]

Thursday 16:22 · @vruz Well, last century we had sex & drugs & rock & roll. Would that do? [Original, responding to @vruzz.]

Thursday 21:19 · Heh... Sun Japan is hosting the Tokyo Linux User Group. Good on 'em: lists.tlug.jp/ML/0809/msg00083.html [Original.]

Thursday 21:53 · Testing REST: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/09/10/Misusing-RSpec [Original.]

Thursday 22:27 · @headius At this point, Steve Yegge would open a bottle of wine. You could try that. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Thursday 23:27 · The state of the camera art keeps being pushed out. Having bought two in the last year, I wish they'd stop for a while: www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091202panasonic_DMC_G1.asp [Original.]

Friday 10:24 · @brianaker High-speed rail Vancouver to San Jose, you mean. There's nothing interesting south of San Jose. [Original, responding to @brianaker.]

Friday 11:01 · SLR's & P&S's converge: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2008/09/panasonic-g1-vs.html [Original.]

Friday 13:02 · @gruber I would have said "inevitable" not "indefensible". [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 13:11 · RT @dlemen: Jesus is My Friend: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NOZU2iPA8 [Original.]

Friday 14:09 · @mezzoblue Apple software upgrades, *particularly* iTunes/QuickTime, have been accused repeatedly of silent file-association changes. [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Friday 19:57 · Life Among The Mammals: Gas: lamammals.blogspot.com/2008/09/gas.html [Original.]

Friday 20:39 · Following Ike on Twitter (via #ike at search.twitter.com and @ike) is pretty compelling. [Original.]

Friday 21:08 · Live video feed from KHOU (khou.com) seems very well-done [Original.]

Friday 22:31 · @twleung Melatonin does the job for me. Assuming the weird dreams don't stress your personality. [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Friday 23:23 · all my specs now run on both intel/OS X and Solaris/SPARC. C+APR = WORA. Well, a handful of bugs. [Original.]

Saturday 13:06 · The Omnivore's Hundred: www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/uncategorised/the-omnivores-hundred/ [Original.]

Saturday 15:17 · OMG you mean Erlang isn't perfect!?!?!? www.nabble.com/My-frustration-with-Erlang-td19456593.html [Original.]

Saturday 19:59 · One hopes the Pope isn't as evil as he looks: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7614922.stm [Original.]

Saturday 21:13 · Time capsule makes my computer lock up on wake-from-sleep maybe once per week. On the other hand, it's saved me from a disk meltdown. [Original.]

Saturday 21:41 · @RussB I stopped following Scoble because of the repeated moronic "Live on Qik". Just sayin [Original, responding to @RussB.]

Saturday 22:32 · The Horror: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/09/13/The-Horror [Original.]

Saturday 23:28 · News coverage of Ms Palin is well and truly losing its freshness. [Original.]

Sunday 13:17 · Gotta feel sorry for this guy: www.ebpml.org/blog/135.htm [Original.]

Sunday 20:21 · Thinking I gotta watch the market open tomorrow. [Original.]

Sunday 20:45 · @br3nda It's OK, we're all basically OK once you get to know us. [Original, responding to @br3nda.]

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