Week ending Sunday 2009/02/22

Monday 11:37 · "Click to Flash" might lure me into Safari's arms: github.com/rentzsch/clicktoflash/tree/master Is there a Firefox equiv? [Original.]

Monday 11:57 · @d2h Wow, that's beautiful bokeh. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Monday 11:59 · D'oh, turns out my existing browser (Camino) has optional flash blocking built-in. [Original.]

Monday 12:35 · @anildash 1. Select all unread 2. Delete. 3. Wait for news that matters to find you. [Original, responding to @anildash.]

Monday 14:26 · @rich_kilmer Hey, that's wonderful. Your life will never be the same. [Original, responding to @rich_kilmer.]

Monday 14:30 · @davidascher Yeah, I've been wondering too. I think it's important that they see some high-quality response. [Original, responding to @davidascher.]

Monday 14:59 · Damn it Twitter, will you PLEASE stop opening new windows when I click on links in tweets? Please, please please? [Original.]

Monday 15:21 · I guess Web Hooks are now officially the Next Big Thing. [Original.]

Monday 15:43 · If example.net/switch represents an Big Red Switch that launches a rocket, Should I send a POST or a PUT to turn it on/off? [Original.]

Tuesday 10:59 · I think it's OK to go on ignoring Haskell. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:03 · Failing to find a plausible high-level interpretation for O'R heatmap of book sales by cat: radar.oreilly.com/2009/02/state-of-the-computer-book-mar-17.html [Original.]

Tuesday 16:02 · As an Atom co-conspirator, I'm not entirely happy that the world now prefers <link rel="foo" href="X"/> to <foo>X</foo>. [Original.]

Tuesday 19:14 · OK, now that's a slick watch: www.wired.com/reviews/product/casio_MTG-1500 [Original.]

Tuesday 19:27 · Way cool that the iPhone, Android, & Palm developer paradigms are so radically different. A large-scale real-time SW engineering experiment. [Original.]

Tuesday 19:49 · @kevinmarks Well, except for iPhone is ObjC/Cocoa and Android is a custom POJO framework. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Tuesday 20:07 · @morrildl Don't get your point. "Custom POJO" is an accurate way of distinguishing the Android approach. It's not a criticism. [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

Tuesday 20:07 · @kevinmarks The vibe seems to be that for a first-class app, on iPhone it's gotta be cocoa. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Tuesday 20:29 · LazyWeb: best screencast-with-voice tool for Mac? [Original.]

Tuesday 21:37 · In my fair home city of Vancouver, gangsters are gunning each other down at the rate of one or two per week. I wonder if it can be stopped? [Original.]

Wednesday 9:29 · The "hipster scum"-hate meme has arrived in our neighborhood. Not sure I get it. Fortunately, too old to be hip. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:51 · Experimental Engineering: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/02/18/Engineering-Experiment [Original.]

Thursday 0:01 · Gosh, I'm having Fun At Work. But it's midnight so I'll have fun with a book & glass of scotch instead. [Original.]

Thursday 8:32 · Eek... been thinking about a new MacBook, but keep hearing these reports about grotty screen quality, most recently Wired: blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/02/hands-on-old-ma.html [Original.]

Thursday 8:58 · Whichever PMO droid tweets for @pmharper is having fun. [Original.]

Thursday 10:33 · Ooh, extra-juicy HTML5 politics: [Original.]

Thursday 12:36 · @chadfowler Wasn't going to come, but if there's jammin' to be had... [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Thursday 14:10 · Jeepers, Allen Stanford is facing *civil* charges? How much do you have to steal for it to be a crime? news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7900666.stm [Original.]

Thursday 14:14 · Prawo Jazdy, worst driver in Ireland. Hilarious: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7899171.stm?lss [Original.]

Thursday 15:07 · Eek, I need to write a bunch of python code in a hurry, and I haven't for years. What reference must be on my desktop? [Original.]

Thursday 19:20 · @chadfowler And the polyps represent what? [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Thursday 21:28 · Photocamp 2009 tomorrow afternoon, I'm cranked: northernvoice.pbworks.com/PhotoCamp [Original.]

Friday 9:49 · At northern voice feeling warm glow of being in a room with 300 bloggers [Original.]

Friday 13:34 · Another (serious) plan for economic relief: takingalongview.blogspot.com/2009/02/just-thought.html [Original.]

Friday 13:40 · Leslie Madsen-Brooks: "Mommy-bloggers get the fame and the fortune." [Original.]

Friday 19:18 · Yow... for the big money, feeds are compulsory: www.aaronsw.com/weblog/rssstimulus [Original.]

Friday 20:23 · One of my fave Big Pictures ever (but no computer programmers!?!?): www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/at_work.html [Original.]

Saturday 9:35 · One of the nice things about the BBC is that they have people with odd accents and idiosyncratic voices. CBC, not so much. #northernvoice09 [Original.]

Saturday 9:55 · I wonder for how much longer you'll be able to get away with using the term "social media" unironically. #northernvoice09 [Original.]

Saturday 14:49 · Delighted to find out that others find "Where the hell is Matt" occasionally transcendent. #northernvoice09 [Original.]

Saturday 23:36 · I've been publishing photos since 2003. I thought I should finally explore Flickr. Uploading is slow. [Original.]

Sunday 14:02 · I finally succumbed to peer-group pressure; the existence of flickr.com/photos/timbray/ makes me a hip Web2.0 kinda guy, they say. [Original.]

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