Week ending Sunday 2010/04/25

Monday 10:01 · From @pogue's blog, Android Tries Harder: pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/android-tries-harder/ [Original.]

Monday 10:18 · @gruber Hoping someone digs out the back story... sounds deliciously juicy. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Monday 13:25 · Downside: 3 days of spelunking Android Google app source to find the right button to push. Upsides: I learned lots; anyone can do this. [Original.]

Monday 13:31 · @nelson Sabotage. It's definitive. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 15:26 · Eclipse SPOD DIAF. [Original.]

Monday 16:52 · @IanSkerrett Yeah, make it faster. [Original, responding to @IanSkerrett.]

Monday 16:56 · Interesting: github reports 1,702 repositories matching "iphone", 1,278 for "android" (via @edd) [Original.]

Monday 17:27 · @pkedrosky Maybe the only piece of Zep that keeps sounding better as the years go by. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 19:58 · see the sky about to rain [Original.]

Monday 22:58 · tokyo camera style: tokyocamerastyle.com/ [Original.]

Tuesday 07:11 · The great librarian sex survey of 1992: willmanley.com/2010/04/11/will-unwound-78-the-1992-librarians-and-sex-survey-results-by-will-manley/ Really quite good. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:27 · Flying above the crater, looking at the ash plume and lightning: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EN5wPOkOoA [Original.]

Tuesday 20:51 · @mathewi Looks super-promising; I'll be watching. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Tuesday 22:27 · @yukihiro_matz I recommend Canon S90 [Original, responding to @yukihiro_matz.]

Wednesday 09:19 · HTC is pushing the Android UI along remarkably, not all 100% to my taste, but impressive work: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlFlK-1dNY [Original.]

Wednesday 09:48 · @charlesarthur @gruber I enjoy Tomi. He's verbose and, well, wrong. But he publishes interesting & useful numbers. [Original, responding to @charlesarthur.]

Wednesday 10:07 · Wow, John Cowan is on the market: recycledknowledge.blogspot.com/2010/04/rumors-that-ive-left-google-are-true.html He knows approximately everything, won't be available for long. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:40 · Bump! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/21/Bump [Original.]

Wednesday 19:25 · @kolchy Your feed reader is buggy. [Original, responding to @kolchy.]

Wednesday 19:30 · Engadget ought to be paying the Android group a royalty, seems like half their coverage is one A-device or another. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:57 · Got my 30" display today. Good: I realize that anything less is dangerously inadequate. Bad: I can't see my office any more. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:58 · @Atrios I have a rare "VRML 95" conference T-shirt; we were so sure we had all the answers, back then... [Original, responding to @Atrios.]

Wednesday 22:13 · @vambenepe I think that's a very common pattern, and there's nothing wrong with it. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Wednesday 22:43 · Fave tag just now: #regicide [Original.]

Wednesday 23:16 · @pphaneuf Cromwell's more my style. [Original, responding to @pphaneuf.]

Thursday 11:14 · Android on the iPhone, linuxoniphone.blogspot.com/2010/04/ive-been-working-on-this-quietly-in.html - cool, but it'll never catch on, any device without a "back" button is crippled. [Original.]

Thursday 11:28 · “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality” - Dante #earthday /via @kk [Original.]

Thursday 12:29 · RT @Lufthansa_USA: If you can help us get in touch with Gray Powell, we’d like to fly him to Munich twitpic.com/1hjhmv (via @stevej) [Original.]

Thursday 12:31 · It's weird when I'm debugging my app on my phone and a call comes in. Works fine. Pops back to app on hang-up. But weird. [Original.]

Thursday 12:35 · @joshtpm You're supposed to come out ahead on the deal, they tell me. [Original, responding to @joshtpm.]

Thursday 21:12 · @al3x Steampunk charm. Give it a rubdown with a vinegar-dampened cloth to intensify the effect. Also consider fake-crack screen decals. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Thursday 22:55 · Finding some weird but not terrible stuff among my old vinyl: "Unorthodox Behavior" by Brand X. [Original.]

Friday 06:39 · Snicker: graph.facebook.com/robots.txt [Original.]

Friday 07:19 · Realistically, the proportion of people who, like me, find Facebook's plans profoundly creepy, is probably pretty small. [Original.]

Friday 08:48 · @ebertchicago Even better, read Huck Finn to a kid. My 8yr-old was riveted. [Original, responding to @ebertchicago.]

Friday 08:49 · @jasonfried Laws of explanation: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/01/13/LawOfConversation [Original, responding to @jasonfried.]

Friday 08:54 · OK, now that's cool: www.rubythere.com/ [Original.]

Friday 13:36 · For Friday afternoon, P-vs-NP Computer Science Musical Theater. Well, sorta: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjUEEHTyhdA [Original.]

Friday 18:21 · Got to hold friend's 8 week old baby. So tiny. Bright little eyes taking it all in. [Original.]

Friday 22:02 · That hockey game got seriously ugly. [Original.]

Saturday 08:43 · Checking out the much-ballyhooed IPL on YouTube. Picture only barely OK. One ad after each over; they're charming. [Original.]

Saturday 13:32 · @rael The prediction is good and getting better and, yeah, you can get pretty fast with practice. But I'd like a real keyboard again. [Original, responding to @rael.]

Saturday 15:41 · @jobsworth And I suppose you disapprove of garlic presses... [Original, responding to @jobsworth.]

Sunday 11:06 · Any device that fits in a pocket/purse has a large advantage over any device that doesn't. [Original.]

Sunday 11:16 · Thus, there are huge wins in figuring out how to make pocket devices do larger-form-factor things. [Original.]

Sunday 20:15 · Whatever the Kings are paying Doughty, it's not enough. [Original.]

Sunday 20:33 · #regicide [Original.]

Sunday 20:53 · @gruber I carried a Tom Bihn for the last couple of years, suckers are built like Russian tanks. Bet they'll have an iPad model soon. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 20:57 · I am a Canadian Craft Brewer. mmmmmmmmmahhhh: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0O0Jo9azK8 [Original.]

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