Week ending Sunday 2010/02/21

Monday 09:19 · Read 3 opaque smartass overviews before I thought of looking at meego.com/ Meego = Moblin + maemo, that's what. [Original.]

Monday 11:02 · xml2rfc is eating my brain. [Original.]

Monday 11:11 · @migueldeicaza Hmm; I found the "Back" button one of my favorite things about Android. [Original, responding to @migueldeicaza.]

Monday 11:14 · Awesome writing from @duncan - blog.duncandavidson.com/2010/02/breathing.html Hang in guy, things get better. [Original.]

Monday 11:23 · My steely resolve never ever to write about HTML5 is weakening... [Original.]

Monday 12:34 · Paul Carvill: www.paulcarvill.com/2010/02/mobile-network-operators-are-just-big-dumb-pipes-in-the-sky/ - Mobile network operators are just big dumb pipes in the sky [Original.]

Monday 16:01 · "I rather see a good ditactor than a bad democracy." [sic] broadcast.oreilly.com/2010/02/the-widening-html5-chasm.html#comment-2335442 This is getting weird even by Standards standards. [Original.]

Monday 19:05 · @gnat I'm not that privacy-paranoid, but I'm 100% maximally over-the-top location paranoid. Maybe a shortcoming but I don't care. [Original, responding to @gnat.]

Monday 19:52 · Feeling sorry for the StackOverflow guys about to step on the humiliating, conflict-ridden, only-the-exit-matters VC treadmill. [Original.]

Monday 21:58 · @dewitt That's twitter.com/replies not #replies. Cool piece. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Monday 23:03 · @dailyshoot Hair Extension Patriotism www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4361242265/ #ds92 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Tuesday 00:01 · It's not the writing, it's the rewriting. [Original.]

Tuesday 00:22 · Off by one: tsutpen.blogspot.com/2010/02/signs-and-meaning-in-cinema-41.html [Original.]

Tuesday 00:35 · @JulieLeung Hey Julie, write more, OK? [Original, responding to @JulieLeung.]

Tuesday 09:09 · Via @webmink, more evidence that 3-strikes rules are really lousy enforcement tools techdirt.com/articles/20100212/1210038151.shtml [Original.]

Tuesday 10:02 · Wishing I were at #MWC. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:18 · @siracusa We have a region-free DVD player, lets you skip anything. Off-brand, who cares. Coming for Blu-Ray too I hope. [Original, responding to @siracusa.]

Tuesday 10:56 · Haven't made up my mind about Buzz, but the protocol suite behind it is hot stuff. See www.google.com/buzz/dclinton/XxER6oP4WGe/The-best-way-to-get-a-sense-of-where-the-Buzz-API and www.google.com/buzz/dclinton/HeMv1AQTXS8/Envisioning-decentralized-replies-and [Original.]

Tuesday 11:11 · Eric Schmidt says Android devices selling at 60k/day. Wikipedia says (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IPhone_sales_per_quarter.svg) iPhones at 90k/day. It's a horse race! [Original.]

Tuesday 13:59 · Gratz to @ezmobius for bringing another web geek into the world. [Original, responding to @ezmobius.]

Tuesday 16:57 · These Norwegians can play hockey. [Original.]

Tuesday 17:23 · @fenilsen In particular, that goalkeeper should be in the NHL [Original, responding to @fenilsen.]

Tuesday 23:30 · Damn I need a new laptop. MacBooks due for a refresh, they say? [Original.]

Tuesday 23:42 · The Annual Holocaust Hoe-Down, you bet: www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/jewish_texans_commemorate_0?utm_source=onion_rss_daily [Original.]

Tuesday 23:49 · @dailyshoot Shawl, In Progress www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4364865094/ #ds93 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Wednesday 00:17 · Almost any day, drop by dailyshoot.com and look at a recent assignment's slide-show. You're pretty much guaranteed some smiles. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:27 · @stshank Nope, nowhere do I say mine is better. I offer an alternative for comparison. [Original, responding to @stshank.]

Wednesday 07:04 · HTML5 as a science experiment: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/02/15/HTML5 [Original.]

Wednesday 08:50 · Drove fast into brilliant morning sunshine grooving to Pretenders' "Middle of the Road". Perfect. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:15 · Yow, Sasquatch captured on high-quality video: scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/02/detailed_footage_of_the_oregon.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogs%2Fpharyngula+(Pharyngula) [Original.]

Wednesday 12:01 · Paczkowski: Twitter's growth rate "jaw-dropping" digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100217/twitter-yoy/ He's wrong; that's the natural rate for good Internet things. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:29 · Italian translation of @gruber on my style: "Deliciosamente minucioso". Gotta love that. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:34 · @dailyshoot Late Early Flowers www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4367315890/ #ds94 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Wednesday 21:52 · @Pogue I'd say that too. Bob being subverted by Canadian language patterns? [Original, responding to @Pogue.]

Thursday 08:07 · @mathewi Hey, I can find that, but do put in a link next time, OK? [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Thursday 08:47 · "Intellectual Ventures." Oops that should be Vultures. No, Vampires. bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/the-patent-litigation-dilemma-free-riders/ [Original.]

Thursday 08:49 · @Stv I drive by King Ed at 8:30 every morning. Impossible not to smile at the curling fans, I love 'em. [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Thursday 09:53 · Canada's multi-ethnicity has progressed to the point where non-whites can surmount the barriers that once prevented them from being hosers. [Original.]

Thursday 11:50 · LazyWeb: What's the right way to plug a Mac's "Mini DisplayPort" into a big 1080p HDTV? DVI->HDMI? Surely not VGA... [Original.]

Thursday 12:42 · In other news, Neil Young is alive. [Original.]

Thursday 13:41 · @kk Hey, what's the story on shoot pix at Olympics? What do you have to do to get hassled? [Original, responding to @kk.]

Thursday 14:04 · Thanks Lazyweb: DVI/HDMI adaptor will work, there's also www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2 or www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246 [Original.]

Thursday 15:23 · Off to Neil Young Project this evening. Kinda cranked, I must admit: www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/cultural-festivals-and-events/event-listings/hal-willner%27s-neil-young-project-_70660zv.html [Original.]

Thursday 16:30 · If you're using iCal and Android and Spanning Sync, put the phone # for your meeting in the Note field not the Location field. That is all. [Original.]

Thursday 17:03 · Age of Canadian Olympic women's curling team: 43, 32, 46, 38. [Original.]

Thursday 17:07 · My @lumalabs Loop just arrived. Seems slick. Gotta schedule a major photowalk. [Original.]

Thursday 17:20 · Vodafone chief: Wipe startups off the Internet www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/feb/16/vodafone-warns-google-power [Original.]

Thursday 17:22 · @bmann Ah, it's a meetup not a walk. Was was today. Sigh. [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Thursday 21:55 · So, which Neil Young song did Lou Reed do in a dissonant electric snarl? "Helpless" of course. [Original.]

Friday 00:10 · @evanphx No probs getting up there? [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Friday 00:13 · @dailyshoot Black, Yellow, Violet www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4370058452/ #ds95 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Friday 07:47 · On an ISO subcommittee telecon, first time in over a year. The world of ISO is so, so, far away from mine. [Original.]

Friday 09:00 · @monkchips Suggestion: Fix PHP. [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Friday 09:06 · @Stv I suspect that you & I each knew a dozen or so people around the hall. Adjacency is strange but not *that* strange. Cool, though. [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Friday 10:04 · @monkchips You say "swap out WebSphere", most IT people are gonna scream and jump under their desks. Not love, lock-in. Incredible lock-in. [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Friday 10:30 · Let Your Data Go www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/02/19/The-Limits-of-Control [Original.]

Friday 10:31 · @zeldman Well, it is abundant in Florida. [Original, responding to @zeldman.]

Friday 11:29 · "In the Java world, Ant is the 800 pound potato of build tools." www.engineyard.com/blog/2010/rake-and-ant-together-a-pick-it-n-stick-it-approach/ [Original.]

Friday 17:31 · Gmail rarely runs slow for me. But when it does, it's *always* while I'm trying to get something done in a hurry. [Original.]

Friday 20:11 · Brilliant women's curling match in progress, Canada vs Denmark. [Original.]

Friday 20:23 · Since everyone else is piling on, ow.ly constitutes abuse of the Web. Don't use it. [Original.]

Friday 22:03 · @dailyshoot Green Arrows www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4371576777/ #ds96 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Friday 22:04 · What's good about living/working there? #rustechdel [Original.]

Friday 22:11 · Media haven't really picked up on the insane intensity of the Olympic women's curling this time round. [Original.]

Saturday 08:38 · Lineup for 9am Olympic curling twitgoo.com/ejz9w [Original.]

Saturday 10:44 · Olympic curling twitgoo.com/ek57p [Original.]

Saturday 13:03 · @notes2self That's BS. Alumni blogs are kept up, and there's an easy export, tons of people already have. I suggest you apologize. [Original, responding to @notes2self.]

Saturday 13:03 · @ndw ow.ly alters the data on the page to insert its ickly little toolbar goober. Totally unacceptable. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Saturday 13:18 · Pirated movies are better: j-walkblog.com/images2/GxzeV.jpg (The same effect is achievable with an off-brand DVD player that skips when you say skip.) [Original.]

Saturday 13:34 · Olympic curling was good cheery low-pressure fun. Going back for women's semis on Thursday. Without the 3-yr-old. [Original.]

Saturday 14:01 · Public service announcement: "region-free" DVD players from no-name makers usually skip when you say. Also play cool Aussie/Euro flicks. [Original.]

Saturday 15:59 · @rcade They obey the remote control. You say skip, it skips. You say menu, it goes to the menu. You're the boss, not the disk. [Original, responding to @rcade.]

Saturday 17:06 · @duncan Check it out, the Loop at the Games: www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4374525930/ [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Saturday 17:16 · @notes2self No they can't maintain but it stays, and anyone can export before they go. Tons have. [Original, responding to @notes2self.]

Saturday 17:23 · @notes2self Most alumni get the hint and start blogging on their own properties. I think WordPress is the most popular platform. [Original, responding to @notes2self.]

Saturday 18:25 · @scottmace When you click it on your Android phone you get the dialer not the map [Original, responding to @scottmace.]

Saturday 19:20 · At the Alibi Room, the only good bar in Vancouver with no TVs or Canadian flags [Original.]

Saturday 23:40 · @dailyshoot Olympic Curling www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4375309122/ #ds97 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Sunday 08:45 · Wondering whether Blackberry, Android, or Palm will be first out the gate with their "Our phone does sex" marketing. [Original.]

Sunday 10:16 · Just have to think of them saying "Droid *does*" in a whole other different tone of voice. [Original.]

Sunday 12:12 · Hah, HTML5 is so last year, HTML 6.8.3 FTW. html6.by.ru/ (via @brucel) [Original.]

Sunday 12:14 · Java dev jobs working on something that's actually important: openmrs.org/wiki/Jobs (via @david_a_eaves) [Original.]

Sunday 17:42 · Now that Brodeur's stopped trying to stickhandle, US hockey team is pretty well toast. [Original.]

Sunday 20:22 · From @garybernhardt a cool python/ruby essay blog.extracheese.org/2010/02/python-vs-ruby-a-battle-to-the-death.html Family fights are the best. Also he calls & "pretzel", which is a keeper. [Original, responding to @garybernhardt.]

Sunday 20:26 · @dangillmor "Olympics" and "clean" are infrequently used in the same sentence. [Original, responding to @dangillmor.]

Sunday 20:29 · Ryan Miller reminds me of Bernie Parent. #grebeardOpinion [Original.]

Sunday 21:11 · @dailyshoot Brown and Green www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4378243330/ #ds98 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

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