Week ending Sunday 2009/09/27

Monday 09:06 · Infinite Jest: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/20/Infinite-Jest [Original.]

Monday 10:59 · I think Dell snapping up Perot is ultra-smart. There'll be way more growth in services than products in the next few years. [Original.]

Monday 22:28 · Major gardeners' porn: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/21/Adachi-Museum-and-Garden [Original.]

Monday 22:37 · Wikipedia stats porn: wikistics.falsikon.de/latest/ [Original.]

Monday 22:51 · Proposals to improve Wikipedia: strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Call_for_proposals [Original.]

Monday 23:12 · @ndw It's a failing of shells that "cd" exists at all. If you type the name of a directory it should know what you mean. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Tuesday 09:49 · My Dad, cut down way too early by Alzheimer's: www.textuality.com/BillBray/ #1mtweets 1mtweets.com [Original.]

Tuesday 12:02 · Reading about MongoDB. Looks good. Hey, another new query language, sigh. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:03 · "We don't do transactions" seems to be an axiom in NoSQL-land. Not obvious to me why transactions should imply relational. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:29 · NoSQL East, Atlanta, Oct. 28-30. Mmmmmmm, tasty. https://nosqleast.com/2009/ [Original.]

Tuesday 14:34 · We rev'ed the OpenStorage (Storage 7k line) today. Summary: blogs.sun.com/fishworks/entry/sun_storage_7000_2009_q3 Video: blogs.sun.com/fishworks/entry/2009_q3_video 35PB (!) in the field. [Original.]

Tuesday 18:06 · Hey, my Member of Parliament is on Twitter: @DonDavies [Original.]

Tuesday 18:28 · Balmy crystalline late-September day, feels like we stole one from God. twitpic.com/iru24 [Original.]

Tuesday 18:32 · Driving over the 2nd Narrows bridge, Burrard Inlet unspeakably beautiful in the slanting sun. Look too close, though, & die. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:15 · Care Bear Hell Is Very Real lovelylisting.com/2009/09/care-bear-hell-is-very-real.html (via @GreatDismal) [Original.]

Tuesday 23:21 · Washi in Yakumo: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/22/Washi-in-Yakumo [Original.]

Wednesday 07:45 · @dhh Could you expand on "jumping off"? It's a bit ambiguous. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Wednesday 11:24 · OMG they're all naked from the waist down: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cX4t5-YpHQ [Original.]

Wednesday 17:07 · During that Msft launch party video, I kept waiting for the shambling undead to lurch into the scene. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:05 · Gotta love that @becktold, our defender against the dastardly "IR Web Advocates". To his credit, he discloses his affiliation. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:54 · On certain bright high-detail shots, especially leafy ones, try pushing Lightroom's "Clarity" slider negative. Hey presto, Impressionism! [Original.]

Wednesday 21:35 · Here I see strength, precision and grace, in harmony. www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/23/Bye-Matsue [Original.]

Wednesday 22:44 · Eek. Was looking at TwitterCounter and it tweeted on my behalf without asking. Inexcusable. Fuck 'em. [Original.]

Thursday 00:41 · Um, @Scobleizer it's not about what you did back then or how big your market cap is. Um, lotsa those feeds you're pitching are boring. [Original.]

Thursday 10:57 · Good heavens. It appears I may be presenting at Oracle World. [Original.]

Thursday 11:00 · @mjasay Sounds pretty orthodox to me. [Original, responding to @mjasay.]

Thursday 11:04 · Ian Murdock's Linux family tree, way cool: ianmurdock.com/linux/linux-family-tree-version-0-90/ [Original.]

Thursday 12:12 · Dear LazyWeb: Best book to learn Haskell? [Original.]

Thursday 14:05 · Internet has slowed to a crawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwl [Original.]

Thursday 14:45 · Grmf. bit.ly seems to be down. It's only a time before there's some sort of apocalyptic URL-shortening disaster. [Original.]

Thursday 16:54 · Good God. Even with the Rogers "International data" plan, I spent C$766 on data charges in 6 days in Japan. [Original.]

Thursday 17:06 · Thinking that learning Haskell will be a large, painful, and time-consuming project. [Original.]

Thursday 21:21 · The lack of consensus in our profession as to the value (or not) of TDD is glaring. [Original.]

Thursday 23:29 · Having to face the fact that perhaps my mind just isn't Haskell-shaped. [Original.]

Thursday 23:38 · "Ultra-cool" said @penmachine. He's doing that extreme-understatement thing we Canadians do: www.oyemodern.com/designers/re-vision/ [Original.]

Thursday 23:39 · @c0t0d0s0 Oddly, I warmed up to Erlang in about 15 minutes. Many hours into Haskell, my brain is still squirming like a toad. [Original, responding to @c0t0d0s0.]

Friday 00:27 · Bliss Post: www.francesbula.com/uncategorized/bliss-post/ [Original.]

Friday 09:42 · Peyton Jones on the virtues of Haskell: "Robust guarantees of where impurity is happening." I guess that must be good. [Original.]

Friday 11:00 · #followfriday: twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Friday 12:15 · Slide show of the Shanghai underground-music scene (who knew?) www.foto8.com/home/content/view/1000/136/ [Original.]

Friday 13:37 · On Duct Tape: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/25/On-Duct-Tape [Original.]

Friday 13:44 · "The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World" by Andy Merrifield #jpbook [Original.]

Friday 14:20 · Another new TDD convert/evangelist: davidvancouvering.blogspot.com/2009/09/why-i-didnt-want-to-do-test-drive.html [Original.]

Friday 14:52 · Friday Blues Blogging: Kid Ramos blogs.sun.com/factotum/entry/friday_blues_blogging_greasy_kid [Original.]

Friday 15:24 · 21mm Fight Dance: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/25/Capoeira-21mm [Original.]

Friday 22:10 · Thinking about Rich Hickey's JVM summit talk; notes and slides-link at wiki.jvmlangsummit.com/Keynote_-_Hickey [Original.]

Friday 23:29 · Data potato doo-wop doo-wop. [Original.]

Saturday 09:09 · Thinking about @twleung's concurrency survey: www.slideshare.net/twleung/a-survey-of-concurrency-constructs [Original.]

Saturday 09:31 · "X suggests you become a fan of X on Facebook" tells you that X is pathetic boring and irretrievably lame. [Original.]

Saturday 09:45 · iFascism? the interplay of aesthetics (which Mac has in spades) & centralized control (which Mac also has in spades) www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/09/ifascism.php [Original.]

Saturday 13:21 · @david_a_eaves Pretty simple: You can save quite a few bucks with a PC, but a Mac works better. [Original, responding to @david_a_eaves.]

Saturday 13:58 · Hah, looks like Nate Silverman has caught a wrongdoer on the pointy end of some basic stats. Watch 'em squirm. www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/09/comparison-study-unusual-patterns-in.html [Original.]

Saturday 14:00 · Hey @duncan, guess you can get rid of all that awkward heavy expensive SLR gear. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Saturday 16:46 · @crazybob Reset your picture size, those are too small [Original, responding to @crazybob.]

Saturday 21:11 · Twitter seems to fit Vancouverite/Austrian PoMoGuruOprahBuddy @Eckhart_Tolle like a glove. [Original.]

Saturday 21:19 · Heh, sys-con.com and all related sites seem off the air. Coincidence? [Original.]

Saturday 22:04 · @dewitt Major congrats to you & yours. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Sunday 12:26 · Thinking that the receive/react distinction in Scala is kludgey & a layering violation. [Original.]

Sunday 12:39 · Organic software (mmm tasty): blogs.sun.com/webmink/entry/organic_software [Original.]

Sunday 12:40 · Wonderful Dalai Lama pic from @kk: www.flickr.com/photos/kk/3959577856/in/set-72157622466077580/ [Original.]

Sunday 13:07 · If Tennessee had any players who could catch footballs, they'd go far. [Original.]

Sunday 13:16 · You don't have to be religious to be thrilled at having the Dalai Lama in town. Chinese gov can put their beefs where the sun don't shine. [Original.]

Sunday 19:59 · @headius You sound like my (Ph.D Ag.) Dad talking about cross-breading field crops. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Sunday 20:00 · @crazybob I watched N's demise close-up. The code-base was recoverable. The arrogance wasn't. [Original, responding to @crazybob.]

Sunday 20:44 · Insane cheery Polish bikers ride through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, & Afghanistan, with brilliant pix. Enjoy: www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504942 [Original.]

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