Week ending Sunday 2010/04/04

Monday 09:54 · My write-up on #scotruby - www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/03/28/Scottish-Ruby-Conference [Original.]

Monday 09:54 · Liking Buzz as an internal tool: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/03/28/Compartmentalization [Original.]

Monday 13:11 · It's raining so hard in Vancouver I don't want to go across the street to get a sandwich for lunch. [Original.]

Monday 14:29 · Spy phone: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/03/29/Spy-Phone [Original.]

Monday 14:50 · @terrycojones www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/27/No-Blog-Spam#p-4 (but its memory is only 15 minutes long) [Original, responding to @terrycojones.]

Monday 15:08 · @terrycojones You have to wait 15 minutes for it to forget you. [Original, responding to @terrycojones.]

Monday 22:34 · There is only one: diveintomark.org/archives/2010/03/29/aka [Original.]

Tuesday 11:16 · Talking to @commonsguy [Original.]

Tuesday 16:45 · Wondering about the state of the Flash-blocking art in Chrome [Original.]

Tuesday 17:00 · OMG someone's done a *stage* adaption of Dhalgren. nymag.com/arts/books/features/65111/ Very important book. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:35 · @br3nda Men's room, usually. I have a 3½-year-old and I know these things. [Original, responding to @br3nda.]

Tuesday 22:36 · 2.1 rollout for Droid begins: www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/verizon-to-start-android-2-1-updates-to-motorola-droid-owners-to/ [Original.]

Wednesday 08:11 · Researching why Google VPN doesn't work at home. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:57 · @dangillmor What's the symptom? [Original, responding to @dangillmor.]

Wednesday 19:13 · @rich_kilmer if you're just AIM & Jabber/gtalk, iChat is ok [Original, responding to @rich_kilmer.]

Wednesday 19:58 · @rich_kilmer I'm still on Adium, even though I don't log into Y or M any more. Doesn't crash for me, must hate you. [Original, responding to @rich_kilmer.]

Wednesday 20:29 · Have started reading Toni Ahonen: communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/ Check the top 2 pieces today. [Original.]

Thursday 09:17 · Exploring Android system building. Some scent of mouldy make, but none of the sulfurous stench of GNU autohell. [Original.]

Thursday 09:57 · OSCON looking hot this year: radar.oreilly.com/2010/04/open-source-in-a-world-of-new-defaults.html [Original.]

Thursday 22:15 · No, I don't hate to say I told them so: www.adjb.net/post/Microsoft-Fails-the-Standards-Test.aspx Good on Alex. [Original.]

Friday 08:27 · Just dawned on me... I think that in this job I never need to pretend that virtualization is interesting. W00t! [Original.]

Friday 08:36 · Wow... Cory's iPad rant, right or wrong, is monumental. www.boingboing.net/2010/04/02/why-i-wont-buy-an-ipad-and-think-you-shouldnt-either.html [Original.]

Friday 09:18 · @bretthoerner Was being polite. It's just rude to say "Whatever, don't care" when people are going on with stars in their eyes. [Original, responding to @bretthoerner.]

Friday 10:13 · Alex Brown quoted (www.adjb.net/post/Microsoft-Fails-the-Standards-Test.aspx) the last 2 paras of my 2008 "ISO Fantasy" (www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/04/15/OOXML) - the rest is relevant too. [Original.]

Friday 10:18 · I don't think I need a tablet, but then I didn't think I needed an Internet phone either. [Original.]

Friday 10:36 · Prediction: The iPad will be a huge success as a game platform. Wouldn't be surprised if games dwarf all other categories put together. [Original.]

Friday 19:19 · "ack" is cool, but a find/xargs/grep combo is way faster. 68 vs. 17 seconds on the Android source. [Original.]

Friday 19:35 · @bwinton 1. ack --java whatever 2. find . -name '*.java' -print | xargs grep whatever [Original, responding to @bwinton.]

Friday 22:20 · Wrong About the iPad: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/02/Wrong-About-the-iPad [Original.]

Friday 23:51 · @vambenepe That's "all right" not "alright", tsk tsk. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Saturday 07:25 · Heading off to the cottage for year's 1st day-trip visit. A consumer electronics free day. Hint, hint. [Original.]

Saturday 22:17 · Miles Davis/Jack Johnson. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh [Original.]

Saturday 23:25 · My slow awkward Ricoh pocket-cam that took pretty good pix died. Need a pocket-cam. Was going to impulse-buy an S90 but they're sold out. [Original.]

Saturday 23:39 · . @shiva suggests µ43 cameras, but they're not truly pocket-size, which seems important to me. [Original, responding to @shiva.]

Saturday 23:39 · Nautical Visual: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/03/CL-Nautical [Original.]

Sunday 11:51 · Thinking I'd like a touch interface to Lightroom, but tablets probably won't have enough CPU/memory for a while. [Original.]

Sunday 12:30 · I hear from startups: "We'll do Apple and Android versions, that's all." Hmm, not sure 2 is the optimal number of mobile platforms. [Original.]

Sunday 13:30 · Pure news, big readership numbers, fast growth, and hiring. Does the media-biz future look like TPM? www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2010/04/big_numbers.php [Original.]

Sunday 19:30 · Got a 1080p halfway through the Olympics. It casts a cruel light on 2nd-rate HD broadcasts, for example the Yankees/Sox game. [Original.]

Sunday 19:59 · What's with ESPN showing a mirror-image K for a strike-out? [Original.]

Sunday 20:11 · Damn fine ball game. [Original.]

Sunday 20:15 · 873 people have now tipped me off that the mirror-image K means "struck out looking". Thanks, all. I feel so inerudite. [Original.]

Sunday 20:36 · Breaking: Wm Gibson reveals (www.williamgibsonbooks.com/blog/2010_04_01_archive.asp#1636049291123593800) that he declined to write Wm Burroughs' obituary. *sobs* [Original.]

Sunday 22:50 · . @Werner Love that piece, thanks! (via @benjaminblack) - you can buy a DVD of the live perf from the BBC. Awesome. [Original.]


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