Week ending Sunday 2010/08/01

Monday 00:28 · @spam I am tired of @parthhzt [Original, responding to @parthhzt.]

Monday 10:55 · Pocket cam at ISO1600, muahahah; low light, no light, who cares? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/07/26/Three-Photos-of-Illuminares [Original.]

Monday 11:15 · Old School Color Cycling with HTML5: www.effectgames.com/effect/article.psp.html/joe/Old_School_Color_Cycling_with_HTML5 A treat for the eyes, some of 'em. [Original.]

Monday 14:30 · LISP OFFICIAL WEB SUITE lisp.dive2ent.com/ (via @yukihiro_matz) [Original.]

Monday 21:25 · @al3x Occurs to me that multi-threaded nodeJS might be the moral equivalent of Rack. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 21:48 · @al3x I too am skeptical about nodeJS as an app framework. But as a request dispatcher it looks pretty slick. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 22:12 · @al3x Well, NodeJS has that evented programming model. Most interesting thing about it, actually. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 22:33 · @al3x The claim is that eventing is specially easy to reason about. nodeJS should make it possible to validate/falsify the claim. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 22:51 · @al3x I haven't got serious with nodeJS yet, but many think it's significant. Also I was impressed by jsconf.eu/2009/video_nodejs_by_ryan_dahl.html [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 22:53 · @al3x Heh, remember learning "callback" coding in early X-windows frameworks a couple decades back. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 23:13 · Long-past time to disband the RCMP and see if we can't build something better: www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/26/rcmp-commissioner-complaints.html?ref=rss #canadianPolitics [Original.]

Tuesday 10:59 · @SrVerde Good luck with that... they're thin on the ground. [Original, responding to @SrVerde.]

Tuesday 11:55 · Going to Van Hackspace's Android Night tonight (45 W Hastings, 7:30pm). [Original.]

Tuesday 16:11 · @headius Show 'em Woodie's AppEngine stuff for sure. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Tuesday 23:14 · Wow, this week's Economist managed to include the glyph for the new Indian Rupee character in the print mag. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:19 · New Rupee character's inventor proposes U+0971; is out to lunch. Obviously should be U+20B8. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:18 · @swardley Cloud will be over by then <snicker> [Original, responding to @swardley.]

Wednesday 22:59 · Los Lobos’ song “Don’t Worry Baby” contains really superior guitar breaks. That is all. [Original.]

Thursday 00:40 · On my personal gmail, seeing an ad that urges me to by Charmin at Walmart. This has to be the apotheosis of, well, something. [Original.]

Thursday 00:42 · "Further information: 'imperial cult' and 'divine king'": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotheosis [Original.]

Thursday 08:57 · We Built this Firehose on Open Specs: www.abstractioneer.org/2010/07/we-built-this-firehose-on-open-specs.html [Original.]

Thursday 08:58 · Multilingual Android: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/07/28/Ruby-and-Python-on-Android [Original.]

Thursday 10:31 · Does this mean that @fielding can arrange for Adobe Updater to be fixed or even better killed? [Original.]

Friday 00:27 · “Inadequate”, no shit: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-10813750 [Original.]

Friday 13:10 · @lrz It's a Zen thing. [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Friday 13:32 · Developer of the wallpaper publicly denounced by Lookout as dangerous malware speaks up: www.androidtapp.com/android-wallpaper-apps-falsely-accused-of-spyware-and-stealing-sensitive-user-data-fud/ [Original.]

Friday 17:20 · Blackberry's from Canada, and AfricanCanadianPad just doesn't sound right. That's why. [Original.]

Friday 21:55 · Booking some travel... on the Air Canada web site, the favicon is the Sun logo. [Original.]

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