Week ending Sunday 2010/02/14

Monday 00:02 · Just watched the Superbowl ads. Except I skipped the numbfuck airhead GoDaddy swill. I'm ashamed to be in a vaguely-related business. [Original.]

Monday 01:20 · @mezzoblue If in doubt and in need of a mainstream beer, you want "Victoria Bitter", VB for short nearly anywhere in Oz [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Monday 08:59 · Hangin' at the funky coffee shop with a view while they service the car. Everyone here silent, hard at Monday morning work. [Original.]

Monday 09:41 · "OpenJDK will remain the single open source Java and JVM implementation that Oracle contributes to." www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=59317#332147 (via @webmink) [Original.]

Monday 16:52 · Hmm.... @dsearls stability is an important virtue in standards. Not the only one, but a biggie. [Original, responding to @dsearls.]

Monday 19:16 · @t Obviously, but since I assume you're not making a blanket argument against javascript, what's your point? [Original, responding to @t.]

Monday 19:41 · @dailyshoot Whiskers! www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4341994407/ #ds85 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Monday 19:57 · Hmm, when you don't get around to updating Eclipse for a few months... well, it's not good. [Original.]

Tuesday 07:42 · Hudson has a blog: blog.hudson-ci.org/ In a quiet, it Just Works way, Hudson is a massive success story. [Original.]

Tuesday 08:51 · Dear LazyVancouverWeb: How's YVR security these days? Haven't flown since mid-December. Can I take knapsack & overnighter? [Original.]

Tuesday 09:07 · The LazyWeb answers: flying YVR -> USA? these are the new carryon rules catsa-acsta.gc.ca/Page.aspx?ID=78&pname=carryonbaggage_bagagedecabine&lang=en (thanks @shayman) [Original.]

Tuesday 10:09 · @bici In terms of market share, Lightroom is way ahead. Not sure it's qualitatively better or worse, but a big community is good. [Original, responding to @bici.]

Tuesday 10:30 · WTF I'm an Economist subscriber and they want $4.95 for a PDF of one of their special reports!?!? [Original.]

Tuesday 10:43 · I, a subscriber, pay $4.95 for an Economist piece, and I get a 10M PDF for 16 pages, one of which is a garish full-page ad. #FeelingAbused [Original.]

Tuesday 11:28 · Hard data supporting unsurprising conclusion that iPhone and Android have all the growth in the smartphone space: arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/02/google-makes-biggest-gain-in-smartphone-market-share.ars [Original.]

Tuesday 14:37 · @codinghorror "... and people are properly respectful of their betters, too." [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Tuesday 23:01 · @dailyshoot "nothing but the start of terror" www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4345697528/ #ds86 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Tuesday 23:12 · @dailyshoot Oopsie, I tweeted back tagged "68" not "86". Deleted that tweet, did it again with 86, hope that hasn't bollixed things. [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Wednesday 07:00 · Slipped in the shower, now have a lump the size of an egg on the side of my shin. Ouch! Fortunately, a long-pants day. [Original.]

Wednesday 07:52 · The Listening Engine: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/02/09/Information-Aristocracy [Original.]

Wednesday 08:43 · So, this XHP thing, uh, bakes XML into PHP. I guess that must be, uh, good. www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/xhp-a-new-way-to-write-php/294003943919 [Original.]

Wednesday 19:03 · Elderly unshaven diner cook groovin' & movin' to Love Me Two Times [Original.]

Wednesday 23:35 · @dailyshoot Djembé (detail) www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4347640889/ #ds87 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Thursday 09:23 · Got me a NexusOne [Original.]

Thursday 10:17 · @green_david Sigh, yes. [Original, responding to @green_david.]

Thursday 11:18 · Oops, wrong Webfinger link. The right one is gmail.com/.well-known/host-meta [Original.]

Thursday 11:21 · @tom_enebo I've always thought your legs needed all the help they could get, but didn't want to make personal remarks. [Original, responding to @tom_enebo.]

Thursday 11:54 · JavaOne 2010 Call For Papers: https://www28.cplan.com/cfp_prod/CFPLogin.jsp?wId=268225 [Original.]

Thursday 14:37 · On the Olympic torch route. twitgoo.com/dr6kj [Original.]

Thursday 15:30 · Is HTML5 ready yet? ishtml5readyyet.com/ [Original.]

Thursday 20:45 · @dailyshoot Awaiting the Torchbearer www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4349941453/ #ds88 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Thursday 22:45 · Just possibly, George Ou is wrong: www.digitalsociety.org/2010/02/google-broadband-isnt-practical-at-a-national-scale/ [Original.]

Friday 06:07 · @donpark Doesn't suck if you're the author and getting a cut. Common practice in many highly-liquid markets. [Original, responding to @donpark.]

Friday 08:18 · If I gateway my Buzz into my Twitter and my Twitter into my Buzz, will Google's data centers melt down in an infinite loop? [Original.]

Friday 09:08 · Maybe Marc Emery should light the #Olympics flame at the opening ceremony? /via @stephenhui [hahahah!] (via @Stv) [Original.]

Friday 09:11 · You know, if everything on the Web had a unique ID, we could gateway everything into everything and it should Just Work. Oh, wait... [Original.]

Friday 10:36 · Searls & Winer both predict that the end of advertising is in sight. That's the most radical idea I've heard in years. www.scripting.com/stories/2010/02/11/isGoogleAlreadyTooBigToFai.html [Original.]

Friday 11:15 · Frances Bula totally nails it on Olympic ambivalence: www.francesbula.com/uncategorized/hey-its-okay-to-be-grumpy-about-the-olympics/ #vancouver2010 [Original.]

Friday 11:35 · @meyerweb In my case, that relationship is completely randomized, nothing so simple as "inverse". [Original, responding to @meyerweb.]

Friday 11:48 · Vancouver is a sea of red-and-white banners, flags, etc. I'm talking about Coca-Cola ads. [Original.]

Friday 19:54 · In Canada, the horsehair coming off the bow is a symbol of sexual attractiveness [Original.]

Friday 20:34 · k.d. [Original.]

Friday 20:44 · Enough opera, bring k.d. back [Original.]

Friday 21:21 · "don’t let your luggage define your travels" [Original.]

Friday 21:49 · @segphault Decent movie too, I seem to recall. [Original, responding to @segphault.]

Friday 22:41 · @dailyshoot Moneyball! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/05/26/Moneyball #ds89 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Friday 22:42 · @pkedrosky Well, yeah, but mostly only the hockey. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Friday 22:43 · @evanphx Wow, forgot you were coming, we should do a RubInYVRDrinkup or something. [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Friday 22:49 · Those are big serious mountains starting immediately north of Vancouver. Lots of ways to die on 'em. People do, every year. [Original.]

Friday 23:13 · Canada's gay community might be feeling a little smug this evening based on who stood out among opening-ceremony entertainers. [Original.]

Saturday 00:20 · @dailyshoot Moneyball! www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4353191484/ #ds89 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Saturday 00:21 · @evanphx You bet. Lauren (wife) and I are going to Laurie Anderson's show the 18th but should have time for dinner. [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Saturday 07:40 · @jasonfried Noise cancellation very frequency dependent. So depends on flavour of audio pollution. [Original, responding to @jasonfried.]

Saturday 11:24 · Flattr, flattr.com/beta/ - elegant idea, how do you incent people to start contributing? [Original.]

Saturday 13:32 · @RussB Come visit any time, big guy. [Original, responding to @RussB.]

Saturday 20:48 · Granville Island Olympic stuff kinda lame, esp for kids. Buskers good, Swiss/AtlantiCan presences tedious. Happy cheery crowds though. [Original.]

Saturday 23:38 · @dailyshoot Three Stacked Basketballs www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4355066181/ #ds90 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Sunday 09:11 · noktor.com announces a 50mm f/09.5 prime... may have to get me a µ43 camera. [Original.]

Sunday 12:23 · What are some reasons I might want to share a remark with the world over on GBuzz as opposed to here on Twitter? [Original.]

Sunday 13:20 · It's insanely nice in Vancouver today; 12°C, brilliant sunshine. Who cares about skiers anyhow? Tourists: it's *always* like this In Feb. [Original.]

Sunday 14:30 · @dailyshoot Riding the Bus Together www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4357707700/ #ds91 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Sunday 14:37 · @gruber The objection is public: lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0360.html - Don't have an opinion as to whether it's sane. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 15:06 · @webmink It's reasonable to be paranoid about Adobe, but I have no inside information on either it or the HTML5 process. [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Sunday 20:32 · @twleung Missing dailyshoot link [Original, responding to @twleung.]

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