Week ending Sunday 2010/06/06

Monday 10:41 · Gosh, it's "not appropriate" for an ex-PM to accept $225K in cash in exchange for no visible work? Who'da thunk? [Original.]

Monday 17:21 · Thinking I want a Dell Streak. [Original.]

Monday 21:20 · Seems kind of lame that mlb.com/standings doesn't work, it's mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/ - that's got rhythm, anyhow. [Original.]

Tuesday 07:31 · @lacostej Actually that's Tweety for Mac, which claims to be on iPhone. Irritating. [Original, responding to @lacostej.]

Tuesday 09:13 · A marketing/branding pro reacts to my emotions/corporations piece: outspokenmedia.com/social-media/lose-the-emotion-lose-your-brand/ Interesting! [Original.]

Tuesday 10:50 · The F-word, or, Remember remember the fifth of November: android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/05/on-android-compatibility.html <== an important piece, I think. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:59 · BTW, I reject blog comments which are otherwise-content-free praise or flame. Working at G seems to provoke a lot of both. [Original.]

Tuesday 15:35 · @codinghorror It's not "anything goes". Here are the rules: android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/05/on-android-compatibility.html [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Tuesday 21:05 · Ruboto on acid: jay.mcgavren.com/blog/archives/1419 - Resistance is useless, Ruby is coming to Android. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:29 · @twleung Nope. [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Tuesday 23:38 · Tonight's old vinyl: Miles Davis' "Jack Johnson" from 1971. Maybe John McLaughlin's best recording ever? [Original.]

Wednesday 10:49 · AT&T's new data plans are a model of simplicity and clarity: www.engadget.com/2010/06/02/atandt-makes-sweeping-changes-to-data-plans-iphone-tethering-comi/ #notreally #joking #oppositeday #zoiks (via @mattcutts) [Original.]

Wednesday 10:50 · @ndw Well, certain mobile phones also do that. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Wednesday 15:14 · Hey, Wind Mobile arrives in Vancouver tomorrow. More mobile networks is a good thing: www.windmobile.ca/community/WIND-news/detail/see-you-thursday-vancouver/ [Original.]

Wednesday 15:25 · @WINDmobile Hey, no Android phones? I'll bring my Nexus One to your Vancouver opening tomorrow and see how it flies. [Original, responding to @WINDmobile.]

Wednesday 16:00 · Hmm... Dell claims the Streak will fit in your pocket. Really? news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20006644-56.html [Original.]

Wednesday 22:27 · @ianb I'm not sure #windmobile is an MVNO; I was told that they are actually on a different GSM frequency. Hmm [Original, responding to @ianb.]

Wednesday 22:53 · @ianb Well, I'm gonna give it a try tomorrow with my T-Mobil freq Nexus One & find out. [Original, responding to @ianb.]

Thursday 07:22 · @NathanBowers ? I'm using 2.2 browser every day; only obvious diff is, it's a little faster. [Original, responding to @NathanBowers.]

Thursday 07:32 · @pmuellr Why would that be better than the current HTML? Works fine on my N1. [Original, responding to @pmuellr.]

Thursday 08:17 · @pmuellr developer.android.com - quite usable on my N1. Normally I use the snapshot that comes with the SDK, on my computer. [Original, responding to @pmuellr.]

Thursday 09:08 · Two @nytimes #flotilla op-eds this morning. *Both* hard-Likud-line Hamas'-sins-justify-collective-punishment. Balance? Not needed I guess. [Original.]

Thursday 10:26 · Robot announcer on TransLink buses sounds alarmingly like GLaDOS. [Original.]

Thursday 11:28 · The @WINDmobile opening was pretty well media-only, couldn't get in. Plans look interesting but phone lineup ultra lame. [Original, responding to @WINDmobile.]

Thursday 14:37 · Wikipedia: List of displays by pixel density: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_displays_by_pixel_density Fascinating. [Original.]

Thursday 16:42 · Starting to be wrong: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/06/01/Fixed-Format-Electronic-Publishing [Original.]

Thursday 16:46 · oooooooooh, I guess it's good that the Big Picture exists, but I just about puked: www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/06/caught_in_the_oil.html [Original.]

Thursday 16:57 · Everyone I know with an Evo bitches all the time about the battery. But none have gone back to what they were using before. [Original.]

Thursday 19:59 · I've become remarkably dependent on @fabulavancouver to find out what's up in my home-town, for example www.francesbula.com/uncategorized/the-marine-gateway-decision-details/ [Original.]

Thursday 20:51 · Good heavens... Sven Killig does Nexus 1 USB magic and I mean MAGIC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-bLOc1qnMM [Original.]

Thursday 21:40 · @nredmond Google gave me a generic Dell 30" that seems to work fine. [Original, responding to @nredmond.]

Thursday 22:16 · I go to apple.com/html5 and click on the demos in anything but Safari (Ffox, Chrome) and see www.tbray.org/tmp/sh5.jpg Hm? [Original.]

Thursday 22:32 · So I changed my user-agent in a current Ffox and can see the demos. Most don't work very well. [Original.]

Thursday 22:49 · You can see those demos without Safari at developer.apple.com/safaridemos/ - The results are, um, interesting. [Original.]

Thursday 22:52 · Thinking that a wasps' nest has been poked with a stick. [Original.]

Friday 09:04 · @dhh At least they used to inject some energy into the ecosystem. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Friday 09:25 · Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by stupidity. [Original.]

Friday 09:29 · @headius GNU AutoHell - just say no. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Friday 14:15 · Ahh... WebM legals cleaned up. BSD license FTW: webmproject.blogspot.com/2010/06/changes-to-webm-open-source-license.html [Original.]

Saturday 15:47 · Clay Shirky lands many telling blows, albeit on a soft target: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704025304575284973472694334.html [Original.]

Saturday 15:48 · Shorter Clay Shirky: "95% of everything is crap. Expanding 'everything' expands the 5%." Yup. [Original.]

Saturday 15:52 · @HowardKurtz The important thing is to support the end, journalism. Newspapers are just one means to that end. [Original, responding to @HowardKurtz.]

Saturday 15:56 · "They’ll never not suck. It’s not personal, it’s just math." powazek.com/posts/2454 [Original.]

Saturday 21:35 · @gruber No kidding. The switch away from the 06 codebase was a horrible misstep. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 09:49 · Disk IO Benchmarking in the Cloud: blog.cloudharmony.com/2010/06/disk-io-benchmarking-in-cloud.html [Original.]

Sunday 09:53 · Via @pkedrosky; I think growing-Chinese-wages is maybe the most important economics news in the world: paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2010/06/chinas_wage_inf.html [Original.]

Sunday 09:55 · Quiz: By what urban metric is Toronto the worst and Barcelona the best? www.geoffmeggs.ca/2010/06/06/toronto-commute-represent-weeks-of-dead-time-to-hapless-travellers/ [Original.]

Sunday 10:00 · Robo-Nazi: "Vould you like some ice cream? I recommend the strawberry, it's – very fresh." www.flickr.com/photos/alexbrn/4674529542/ [Original.]

Sunday 12:35 · @loic There are some N1s that just won't update with anything but the 100%-final release; I have one. :( [Original, responding to @loic.]

Sunday 18:43 · SZGHLRPHDT! - the soggy sound of the auto-Atomization hitting the floor after ejection from HTML5. Throngs rejoice. www.xn--8ws00zhy3a.com/blog/2010/06/html5-atom-gone-wrong [Original.]

Sunday 20:39 · For years, mobile phones got smaller and smaller. Now they're expanding... www.engadget.com/2010/06/06/dell-streak-review/ [Original.]

Sunday 22:57 · I got 100% on the focus test, but remarkably slow (2sec) on the switching test. You? www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/06/07/technology/20100607-distraction-filtering-demo.html [Original.]


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