Week ending Sunday 2010/07/04

Monday 11:28 · Who's that on the radio with the nice voice singing a beautiful spiritual/funk number? Levon Helm: www.levonhelm.com/electric_dirt.htm [Original.]

Monday 11:34 · Saikoa "The optimized Android runtime" Hmm. www.saikoa.com/android.html [Original.]

Monday 11:36 · @chadfowler Got quite a few of 'em in Android-land but I suspect it's the platform & sdk that generate the excitement. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Monday 19:24 · Yow, Kindle for Android... not sure where to start. [Original.]

Monday 20:44 · You *know* you want one: www.squishable.com/pc/squish_android_15/Big_Animals/Squishable+Bugdroid [Original.]

Monday 21:03 · @sogrady That's an update to the music app, not to the OS. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Monday 22:55 · Dancing with China: googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/update-on-china.html [Original.]

Monday 23:28 · I particularly recommend a "View Source" on www.google.cn/ [Original.]

Tuesday 09:11 · Interesting camera-shopping site with nifty comparo feature: snapsort.com/compare [Original.]

Tuesday 11:22 · Huh, Cisco "Cius" is an Android device. I had no idea: www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11156/index.html [Original.]

Tuesday 13:39 · @pkedrosky Spiders of Allah [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Tuesday 13:59 · @chadfowler No novels, actually, until it's back up. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Tuesday 16:59 · Is the Sierra worth $50 more than the Huawei? www.telusmobility.com/en/BC/mobileinternetkeys/index.shtml [Original.]

Tuesday 17:10 · @infil00p Deleted, but I think I have to stop using the same client for both accounts, Tweetie makes that too easey. [Original, responding to @infil00p.]

Tuesday 22:08 · @gruber Also much loved by those of us who work in Japan regularly; on top of being a great movie, the sense of place is dead on. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Tuesday 22:38 · Forget the Defaults: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/06/29/No-Defaults [Original.]

Tuesday 22:41 · All these people following me on Quora, but I have no idea why, or what I'm supposed to do. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:43 · @pbryan You can always get your apps from somewhere other than Android Market; then they're safe. [Original, responding to @pbryan.]

Tuesday 23:38 · Just another Beatles cover brianstorms.com/2010/06/set-aside-18-minutes-sit-back-and-enjoy.html And I think to myself: What a wonderful world. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:23 · Cyanogen modders are trundling along the Froyo trail: www.cyanogenmod.com/home/cyanogenmod-6-progress [Original.]

Wednesday 14:52 · It's completely 100% impossible to talk to a human at @windmobile - really irritated with them. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:40 · From @alexwh; death, Mercedes, perfection, and roses: blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2010/06/form-does-not-follow-function.html [Original.]

Thursday 08:33 · Nifty ad for new android app on front page at imdb.com w/ QR code; scan/install, looks good. QR an odd idea but works so well. [Original.]

Thursday 08:55 · Used IMDB to look up "Repo Man" & watch the trailer. Now there's an Eighties Classic. [Original.]

Thursday 09:28 · @chadfowler The Apache-licensed code from source.android.com has the Google apps. Also the Twitter app is going to be posting any day. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Thursday 09:48 · Exotic spam of the month: Invitation to a job fair in Damascus, Syria. [Original.]

Thursday 11:23 · Check out www.mobwrite.net/ - I think it maybe hits a big 80/20 point. [Original.]

Thursday 11:26 · Ooooooooh... M-x google-maps julien.danjou.info/blog/2010.html#M-x%20google-maps [Original.]

Thursday 15:48 · @jzawodn Hmm.... example? [Original, responding to @jzawodn.]

Thursday 21:21 · Few pleasures in life are as pure as a good minor-league baseball game. 3-3 bottom 8th. [Original.]

Friday 07:07 · Ahhh... #ned - #bra. Neither team has won my heart so far in the tournament. #worldcup [Original.]

Friday 07:13 · Interesting drumbeats coming out of the Android Scripting Environment work: code.google.com/p/android-scripting/issues/detail?id=55 [Original.]

Friday 08:26 · Famous Brazilian defense is where exactly? [Original.]

Friday 11:35 · @al3xbrown Hey, can you blog about that and give us some analysis? Do the changes matter? [Original, responding to @al3xbrown.]

Friday 11:55 · Two sides of a barbed-wire fence: www.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/opinion/01kristof.html [Original.]

Friday 12:45 · Interested in signal-bar calculations? Android is open source, check updateSignalStrength() in android.git.kernel.org/?p=platform/frameworks/base.git;a=blob;f=services/java/com/android/server/status/StatusBarPolicy.java;h=3b0c436bf9b9cb71b1f057b4904c660318e20eff;hb=HEAD [Original.]

Friday 20:01 · @Drarok No. Why? [Original, responding to @Drarok.]

Friday 21:25 · Wherever you go — you’re headed for FUN with... Motorola portables: tsutpen.blogspot.com/2010/07/great-moments-in-marketing-34.html [Original.]

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