Week ending Sunday 2009/12/20

Monday 09:46 · Clojure needs funding: clojure.org/funding [Original.]

Monday 11:23 · Noticed consumer-focused HTC ads on big-audience weekend TV. Maybe the "Google Phone" vendor is HTC? [Original.]

Monday 11:45 · I know HTC is *making* the phone. Rubin said Google wouldn't sell one; maybe HTC is the *vendor*. It'd be a good move for HTC & G both. [Original.]

Monday 18:01 · The End of the Golden Age? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/14/Internet-Inflection-Point [Original.]

Monday 18:39 · Looking at Craigslist Vancouver, seeing offers of $25/hr for PHP developers, a big $27 for Django. Is this what the profession is coming to? [Original.]

Monday 18:41 · @nelson Well, there's no XML equiv of eval(), but I think JSON is actually pretty good in practice if you're careful. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 18:46 · Official EU reaction to Oracle statement: europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/09/551 [Original.]

Tuesday 09:41 · Hey, John @siracusa, a lot of the items in the new AT RSS feed don't have titles. Intentional? [Original, responding to @siracusa.]

Tuesday 09:44 · Gavin Clarke at the Register says JavaOne is no more. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:09 · @caseyf You were on Percona, right? Why Maria over Percona? MySQL ecosystem is interesting. [Original, responding to @caseyf.]

Tuesday 15:04 · Eye-opening story about the power of perceived identity: www.copyblogger.com/james-chartrand-underpants/ [Original.]

Tuesday 16:17 · WTF, Canada's spot empty at the COP15 opening plenary?!?!? twitpic.com/tnsxq via @mayorgregor [Original.]

Tuesday 19:22 · @atosborne throws down; yow! meshy.org/2009/12/13/widefinder-2-with-clojure.html [Original, responding to @atosborne.]

Tuesday 19:52 · ♫ ...Walk like an Egyptian... ♫ [Original.]

Tuesday 20:14 · Totally not fair, what Japanese peeps can do with 140 *characters*: twitter.com/yugui/status/6719194146 [Original.]

Tuesday 23:38 · Hard-core Clojure: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/15/Osborne-WF2-Clojure [Original.]

Wednesday 08:52 · Now dead: Comet, long-poll, Ajax, keep-alive. Killed by Web Sockets, says Joe Armstrong: armstrongonsoftware.blogspot.com/2009/12/comet-is-dead-long-live-websockets.html [Original.]

Wednesday 09:10 · Pushing at the boundaries of AtomPub and REST, for malaria research: alimanfoo.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/rest-not-so-easy-data-sharing-networks-and-the-atom-publishing-protocol/ [Original.]

Wednesday 09:19 · WTF GoDaddy just auto-billed my Visa for some "auctions" membership... "per our agreement"? Regretting having parked some domains there. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:43 · OK, called GoDaddy, got a human in <5min, they canceled & refunded. Irritation substantially reduced. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:03 · Freenode.net has been hurting for days. This is damaging to the whole OSS ecosystem. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:05 · "Organic Lives" 2nd & Quebec, tasty lunch, groovy Smoothies. #vancouver [Original.]

Wednesday 14:26 · I'm thinking this FTC offensive against Intel is a Really Big Deal. Nothing will happen fast, but still. www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2009/12/ftc_accuses_int.html [Original.]

Wednesday 16:54 · Interesting report from the Jigsaw coal-face, i.e. disentangling JDK internals. blogs.sun.com/alanb/entry/is_the_jdk_losing_its [Original.]

Wednesday 20:50 · R&R Hall of Fame 2010 inductees: ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies, The Stooges: www.rockhall.com/pressroom/induction2010/ (via @shita) (Eyes rolling) [Original.]

Wednesday 20:52 · @robc2 Well, there were ups and downs for sure. But I thought enough ups. [Original, responding to @robc2.]

Wednesday 21:12 · @al3x - Good move. You won't regret it. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Wednesday 22:56 · Smooth-talking Irishmen unironically selling perpetual motion: www.steorn.com/ (via @GreatDismal) [Original.]

Wednesday 23:01 · A gem so you can call clojure from JRuby? Sure, it's a one-liner now: gist.github.com/258565 [Original.]

Thursday 00:18 · Pretty Christmas-tree pic: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/16/Tis-the-Season [Original.]

Thursday 00:35 · Firefighting helicopters: dl.dropbox.com/u/1370864/album-firefighting/index.html [Original.]

Thursday 09:40 · Feline cyberpunk; a treat for the eyes: theweaselking.livejournal.com/3516127.html [Original.]

Thursday 11:35 · Excellent by James Turner: "Best and Worst Tech of the Decade" radar.oreilly.com/2009/12/the-best-and-the-worst-tech-of.html [Original.]

Thursday 19:02 · The most effective positive review of any camera in the history of the universe: craigmod.com/journal/gf1-fieldtest/ [Original.]

Thursday 19:03 · @gruber Real Men don't use #ifdef [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Thursday 19:05 · Ignoring my children, who are making alarming noises in the next room. [Original.]

Friday 09:07 · Anyone who cares about the mobile ecosystem ought to be studying the AdMob report every month: metrics.admob.com/ [Original.]

Friday 10:20 · Green data centers: it's tricky blogs.sun.com/enviro/entry/datacenters_and_solar_panels [Original.]

Friday 12:02 · Here's yer geek holiday reading: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/17/Tab-Sweep-Tech [Original.]

Friday 12:06 · Holy crap, CSS 3D Meninas. I'm in awe: www.romancortes.com//www.romancortes.com/blog/css-3d-meninas/ [Original.]

Friday 14:41 · @GreatDismal "unobtainium" has been an audiophile cliché for decades. What ultra-high-cost cable cores and speaker cones, etc, are made of. [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Friday 16:57 · @al3x - java.ociweb.com/mark/clojure/article.html is really pretty good and very compact. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Friday 17:54 · @wmacgyver Yeah, I've come to appreciate it more. [Original, responding to @wmacgyver.]

Friday 19:03 · Heavy marketing from Blizzard trying to get me to sign up for WoW. Is it falling off, finally? [Original.]

Friday 19:03 · @sayrer Why? [Original, responding to @sayrer.]

Friday 19:10 · Yow, I think I've been instantly converted from packaged-glitz-yawn to actual fan: www.youtube.com/watch?v=77e9jV0DH7c [Original.]

Friday 19:12 · @doriantaylor Contract killer? [Original, responding to @doriantaylor.]

Friday 19:15 · @GreatDismal Cinema, agreed... but surely "Aliens"? [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Friday 23:18 · Eek, my Lightroom catalog seems to have just lost thousands of photos [Original.]

Friday 23:37 · Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand... they're back. Lightroom is a little weird sometimes. [Original.]

Saturday 00:27 · On Low Light: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/18/Day-of-the-DMD [Original.]

Saturday 08:06 · @kendall Good question. Canon S90 is a very good Plan B. [Original, responding to @kendall.]

Saturday 09:16 · "Google XML Document Format Style Guide" Didn't know bout that: google-styleguide.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/xmlstyle.html [Original.]

Saturday 13:22 · @stevej I'd take that as praise of Scala. Being useful to beginners is a good thing: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2006/07/15/Rubies-and-Pearls [Original, responding to @stevej.]

Saturday 13:34 · Charlie Stross writes really smart things about Apple, Google, and the telcos: www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2009/12/21st_century_phone.html [Original.]

Saturday 15:21 · "It won’t be long that we’re all able to bask in the awesomeness of EJB on Rails." blog.labnotes.org/2009/12/19/all-your-maven-are-belong-to-us/ [Original.]

Saturday 15:27 · @enricobianco It's a joke, it's a joke. Jeepers. [Original, responding to @enricobianco.]

Saturday 17:05 · Saturday before Christmas... disaster lurking in every parking lot. [Original.]

Saturday 18:08 · Glad to see the Saints showing some signs of life. [Original.]

Saturday 20:17 · Saints got a voodoo houngan out in the swamps who specializes in hexing place-kickers. [Original.]

Saturday 22:55 · There's some seriously weird shit on the dark side of the Internet. [Original.]

Saturday 22:58 · Blog getting thousands of referrals/week from some semi-cloaked junk-site page about "Carisoprodol" which isn't even very illicit. [Original.]

Sunday 22:55 · Are feed readers dying? www.readwriteweb.com/archives/rss_reader_market_in_disarray.php [Original.]

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