Week ending Sunday 2010/04/18

Monday 00:26 · Listening Serkin/Karajan doing the Emperor Concerto on really old vinyl, a few scratches but You Are There. [Original.]

Monday 10:04 · Getting past that J-language on Android: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/11/Other-Android-Languages [Original.]

Monday 10:28 · Astounded by the level of emotion/anger in discussions of the Apple licensing fiat. I thought I was a hothead, but yeesh... [Original.]

Monday 10:59 · DHH: "It’s better to be loved than to be feared." 37signals.com/svn/posts/2273-five-rational-arguments-against-apples-331-policy [Original.]

Monday 11:17 · @mezzoblue I'm another Camino hold-out. Chrome for internal Google stuff, Safari for dorky fragile clueless sites... [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Monday 11:37 · @duncan Well yeah, but would Apple's business goal be served by a transparent and non-arbitrary process? [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Monday 21:53 · Crack Shack or Mansion? (Vancouver real-estate nuttiness game) www.crackshackormansion.com/ [Original.]

Monday 22:07 · @al3x The trouble is, when you turn out to have been right, it doesn't make them love you. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 22:53 · @jobsworth Um, JP, I think that's partly the pollution. Sorry. [Original, responding to @jobsworth.]

Tuesday 08:13 · Commenter: "There are no jumpsuits. Otherwise, it sounds like life in the Dharma Initiative." www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/12/Google-Vignettes [Original.]

Tuesday 09:13 · “iPad killer? Pretty close.” www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/the-world/article/apple-announces-laptop-guy-kawasaki [Original.]

Tuesday 09:14 · @james_clark 13" makes me happy FWIW. Make sure you have 4G and it seems to have plenty of CPU for what a geek does. [Original, responding to @james_clark.]

Tuesday 10:52 · . @stilkov @james_clark Yeah, Stefan's right, getting the SSD is a big deal. [Original, responding to @stilkov.]

Tuesday 11:09 · Yeah, tbray.org is dog-slow. It's not just Gruber, I can soak up a Fireballing without breathing hard. Something else is wrong. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:28 · Ahhh, Gruber and Hacker News hit within like 10 minutes of each other. tbray.org breathing hard but staying up; static files FTW. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:55 · . @kendall Hmm, ycombinator had a 2-hr head start, now that I look closely. At the moment about 9K HN, 2.5K Gruber. [Original, responding to @kendall.]

Tuesday 14:27 · Dear LazyWeb: Help a friend make Apache do something that should be a no-brainer? lookit.typepad.com/lookit/2010/04/how-to-get-apache-to-do-both-http-and-https-on-one-ip-address.html [Original.]

Tuesday 14:32 · YCombinator 9.6K, Gruber closing but still well back at 5K. [Original.]

Tuesday 16:16 · LazyWeb: Friend's blog post updated with solution, thanks for the input everyone: lookit.typepad.com/lookit/2010/04/how-to-get-apache-to-do-both-http-and-https-on-one-ip-address.html [Original.]

Tuesday 16:42 · "configure.ac:15: error: Autoconf version 2.62 or higher is required" My heart is sinking... [Original.]

Tuesday 16:49 · I just want to colorize some Java code... now I'm in autoconf hell [Original.]

Tuesday 22:04 · @zef Try holding it down. Does nothing happen? When I do, I see a grid of currently running aps, which I can tap-to-switch. [Original, responding to @zef.]

Tuesday 22:45 · Josh Bloch worries: www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/343012/google_exec_worries_over_rudderless_java/ - Reasonable, but I'm not sure why people think forking Java would be a bad thing. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:13 · @DeveloperFish I think that it would be much better if I didn't publicly express my opinion as to the source of the Java malaise. [Original, responding to @DeveloperFish.]

Wednesday 07:50 · @dangillmor Another vote to blog that. The urge is always there... [Original, responding to @dangillmor.]

Wednesday 13:17 · @diveintomark Virtue is its own reward. [Original, responding to @diveintomark.]

Wednesday 13:40 · Content Provider iterator (hard Android geekery): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/13/Content-Provider-Iterator [Original.]

Wednesday 18:28 · @mobilejam Hey, pretty sure "Skookum" is an extreme Canadianism [Original, responding to @mobilejam.]

Wednesday 22:08 · Wanting an Android REPL. [Original.]

Thursday 00:35 · Matz as Yoda: "Poland to tickets bought. Super forced March, arriving at the Conference, go on the next day,. " (via @matz_translated) [Original.]

Thursday 00:41 · Burton Cummings reviews Jim Morrison in ALL CAPS: blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=177855839&blogId=532814317 (I've been to Père Lachaise, have you?) [Original.]

Thursday 09:16 · Korean Android ads: phandroid.com/2010/04/14/these-korean-android-commercials-make-me-smile/ BTW, the little guy is CC-licensed: www.android.com/branding.html [Original.]

Thursday 17:34 · (a) I'm a single-dad this week (b) windstorm took out a tree, it's leaning against the porch (c) dishwasher died. Fnargh. [Original.]

Thursday 19:42 · @gruber That's a really hard one to defend if true. Scratch is goodness. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Thursday 21:42 · I mean, really, Apple, www.niemanlab.org/2010/04/mark-fiore-can-win-a-pulitzer-prize-but-he-cant-get-his-iphone-cartoon-app-past-apples-satire-police/ and computinged.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/apple-removes-scratch-from-ipadiphoneitouch/ - words fail me. [Original.]

Thursday 22:14 · That wasn't a great hockey game, but still satisfying. [Original.]

Friday 01:13 · @pierredelacelle Êtes-vous sûr? [Original, responding to @pierredelacelle.]

Friday 09:00 · Any morning where Goldman Sachs is getting prosecuted by the Feds is a good morning. Pity it's civil not criminal. [Original.]

Friday 10:31 · So... you can recover from App Store idiocy if you win a Pulitzer & cause a blogstorm. How many other such stories go unheard? [Original.]

Friday 10:33 · @pkedrosky Surely nondisclosure of Paulson gambit to end customers is material?! [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Friday 10:36 · Nothing to worry about, $GS bought April puts ahead of the news and made $4.2 billion off the fraud charges. (via @jfahmy) [Original.]

Friday 11:20 · Good stuff on why Ruby's block semantics are so tasty: github.com/raganwald/homoiconic/blob/master/2010/04/blocks.md [Original.]

Friday 11:59 · Just had a *damn* hard time buying a plane ticket YVR-SFO return week of Apr 26th. Had to go indirect. Odd. [Original.]

Friday 14:33 · Boy, doing travel expenses at Google is immensely INSANELY less painful than at Snorcle. [Original.]

Friday 15:32 · @loic That's completely wrong, you're supposed to have an American beer in the picture. [Original, responding to @loic.]

Friday 16:05 · Hey, another little RedMonk enters the world: Grats to @cote www.redmonk.com/cote/2010/04/16/cormac/ [Original, responding to @cote.]

Friday 16:09 · @avibryant I hope the other car's a write-off [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Friday 21:18 · My interest in hockey typically peaks in the first found of the playoffs, but they go on too long. Good hockey tonight! [Original.]

Friday 21:46 · Hockey becoming more multi-ethnic: Yip, Abdel-Kader, Setaguchi, Malhotra. [Original.]

Friday 21:54 · The refs are going to need armed escort to get home from the rink in San Jose. [Original.]

Friday 22:10 · Hey, Brandon Yip, Vancouver boy, inflicting pain on the Sharks, what's not to like? [Original.]

Friday 23:59 · @dailyshoot Where the Roads Cross www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4527749438/ #ds152 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Saturday 12:51 · The Eyjafjallajökull thing is actually an elaborate setup for the "Lost" finale. [Original.]

Saturday 17:30 · @nk Asakusa. Tokyu Hands. [Original, responding to @nk.]

Saturday 20:20 · Hey @dailyshoot and @duncan, try this: curl -I dailyshoot.com/assignments/153.json [Original.]

Saturday 20:42 · Dominic Jones catches Reuters with its pants way, way down: www.irwebreport.com/daily/2010/04/18/reuters-conflicted-reporting-on-googles-earning-release-practices/ [Original.]

Sunday 11:33 · @dangillmor In the "Advanced" sub-pane of the prefs pane there's a thing where you can look at a log window and see error messages. [Original, responding to @dangillmor.]

Sunday 12:15 · The Internet loses (this is important): www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2010/04/18/volcano-1-internet-0-01/ [Original.]

Sunday 16:17 · No platform has hit the big time till it's been flamed by JWZ: jwz.livejournal.com/1224702.html [Original.]

Sunday 17:05 · Mobile ads soaring: www.textually.org/textually/archives/2010/04/025842.htm (via @tomiahonen ) [Original.]

Sunday 17:57 · Hangin' at the Jericho Sailing Centre patio; one of Vancouver's best-kept secrets. [Original.]

Sunday 18:51 · Vancouver, baby: twitgoo.com/ooebs [Original.]

Sunday 19:53 · @MarkAllerton Not true, glass glasses now and the burgers are going upscale. But it's basically about the air and the view. [Original, responding to @MarkAllerton.]

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