Week ending Sunday 2009/01/25

Monday 0:55 · A totally beautiful little story by Roseanne Cash: measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/my-inauguration-story/ [Original.]

Monday 15:41 · Heading off to cloud interop session... First trip o' the year, sigh. [Original.]

Monday 22:30 · San Jose at 10:30. What a happenin' place. [Original.]

Monday 22:32 · Maybe this is rude, but: Being mysterious on Twitter (bright or dark) is lame [Original.]

Tuesday 9:42 · The multicolored hotel staff and business travelers gathered at the lobby TV & cheered unaffectedly; impossible to be unmoved. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:40 · Hah! The new Whitehouse.gov feed is, of course, Atom 1.0: intertwingly.net/blog/2009/01/20/White-House-Blog-Feed [Original.]

Tuesday 17:18 · Obama more popular than sex. Evidence: brontecapital.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-hotter-than-sex.html [Original.]

Wednesday 8:10 · Da Vinci marches on: mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/mlvm-dev/2009-January/000321.html [Original.]

Wednesday 10:04 · Complicated inauguration: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/21/Inauguration [Original.]

Wednesday 12:40 · Trying to figure out what Fire Eagle is for [Original.]

Wednesday 14:00 · Reviewing cloud API specs. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:21 · Beginning to think it'd be a good idea to nationalize the big, teetering banks right now today rather than after a few more months bleeding. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:27 · @crazybob G1 minijack adapters are sold out in the whole of Silicon Valley, I discovered yesterday. Hope that's a symptom of good G1 sales. [Original, responding to @crazybob.]

Wednesday 16:29 · Partial RT @zeldman to steal phrase "buying cut-rate non-semantic HTML", too good to pass up. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:48 · @Nouriel It's arguably in poor taste to refer to yourself in the 3rd person like that. [Original, responding to @Nouriel.]

Wednesday 16:49 · RT @br3nda 'i don't know the maori word for "klingon". help?' [Original.]

Wednesday 17:03 · Hah, I hear that Ted Nelson disses me by name in his latest book. I'm honored. Seriously. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:43 · Ultra-cool camera: www.pentaxwebstore.com/detail/PTX+17313 [Original.]

Wednesday 20:33 · Family email: " Great start to the new year: cash money and dead vermin." [Original.]

Wednesday 20:47 · @brianherman Panasonic G1 is the most interesting camera of the last couple of years. Makes me wish I were shopping. [Original, responding to @brianherman.]

Wednesday 21:09 · $1,000,000 Theatre: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/21/Billion-Dollar-Theatre [Original.]

Wednesday 23:03 · WTF NetSol is redirecting my parked domains to their own ad-laden pages?!? This seems egregious. [Original.]

Thursday 0:06 · Cloud Interop Session: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/20/Cloud-Interop [Original.]

Thursday 0:39 · Fog, then Steam: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/22/Fog-and-Steam [Original.]

Thursday 0:49 · Looks like I'm gong to Hong Kong next month, haven't been since '95 or so. [Original.]

Thursday 8:02 · Gonna be one of those days. [Original.]

Thursday 8:46 · NewsGator is asking weird: www.symphonious.net/2009/01/22/newsgator-craziness/ [Original.]

Thursday 10:10 · @SaraD You have brains and energy and an open mind, you'll do OK. Feel free to ask for help/intros/plugs. [Original, responding to @SaraD.]

Thursday 10:15 · NNW was acting jammed-up and weird; couldn't kick it into shape. Installing a minor-version update seems to have restored sanity. [Original.]

Thursday 14:42 · Some awfully raw reporting out of Gaza from the BBC: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7846136.stm [Original.]

Thursday 14:45 · Having trouble focusing. Don't think I'm alone. [Original.]

Thursday 15:05 · Searched twitter for "interop" thinking I'd find cloud stuff. Snicker. search.twitter.com/search?q=interop [Original.]

Thursday 15:48 · Stray Sunbeam: Dave Johnson www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/22/Dave-Johnson [Original.]

Thursday 15:48 · Exiting Sun? Let me know when you're ready for something new and I'll do linkage. [Original.]

Thursday 17:52 · What’s “Cloud Interop”? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/22/What-Does-Interop-Mean [Original.]

Thursday 17:55 · The Difference Engine: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/22/Difference-Engine [Original.]

Thursday 17:58 · @RussB That Nokia hardware is so slick. If only it ran Android... [Original, responding to @RussB.]

Friday 11:44 · Going to Hong Kong (yay) week of Feb 10 but only for 3 days (sob). [Original.]

Friday 16:30 · I'm looking at a funny part of the Unicode charts: ♨ ⚕ ⚛ ⚤ ⚰ ⚧ ⚘ [Original.]

Friday 17:41 · Plan B for the Middle East: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/23/Muammar-Ghost [Original.]

Friday 19:47 · @rcousine Heh... I also can't stand Mushroom Gorge & am OK with Rainbow Road. But Luigi Circuit, how can you dislike that? Drift to the max [Original, responding to @rcousine.]

Saturday 14:48 · OK, following @fluidDB, a cheap bet on Terry's castle in the sky: www.fluidinfo.com/terry/2009/01/24/fluiddb-domain-names-available-early-and-free-for-twitter-users/ [Original.]

Saturday 14:49 · @dewitt Ditto. There has to be another way, because those passwords are real ammo, not blanks. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Saturday 21:06 · Not easy being green: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/24/Avis-SFO [Original.]

Saturday 21:40 · Robot Jockeys: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_jockey [Original.]

Saturday 21:53 · Wow, Berdych (Czech 23-year-old) has Federer 2 sets down in the Aussie open. [Original.]

Saturday 22:51 · @webmink telling me about his wonderful EeePC; I noticed the specs were almost identical to G1 phone. Blurring lines... [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Saturday 23:00 · Exalead: your bot is moronic. Welcome to my robots.txt shit-list [Original.]

Sunday 8:43 · Interesting piece on the military realities of Gaza: www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1058460.html [Original.]

Sunday 17:39 · A solid if short day of sunshine in Vancouver. I pruned the magnolia thus am happy. Also a rare home-improvement triumph: eavestrough fixed. [Original.]

Sunday 22:51 · @shita If Cairo is "successful", I wonder what is considered "unsuccessful"? [Original, responding to @shita.]

Sunday 23:47 · Grumbledroid: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/25/GrumbleDroid [Original.]

Sunday 23:58 · Yawwwn. OK, let's try to make something of this year. It's not too late. [Original.]

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