Week ending Sunday 2010/08/08

Monday 18:54 · Marveling at the remarkable miscellaneousness of the world as it presents to one's eyes. [Original.]

Monday 19:06 · @lukec Let me know when you get it working. [Original, responding to @lukec.]

Monday 19:16 · @pkedrosky Sorry, you will. Also consider lugging the sucker through big airports. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 19:20 · @lukec lgtm [Original, responding to @lukec.]

Monday 21:50 · The wheel of history turns inexorably: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703314904575399111408113090.html [Original.]

Tuesday 11:54 · @kk For me, OSCON is a warm bath of tribal love. [Original, responding to @kk.]

Tuesday 22:06 · @avibryant Sounds putrid. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Tuesday 22:45 · Hilarious little edit war; is it "XML (Extensible Markup Language)" or t'other way round? en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=XML&action=history & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:XML#Spelled-out_title [Original.]

Tuesday 23:58 · Dear Evolution, how many generations have to be uneasy iPad users before humans grow a third hand out of their sternum? (via @vambenepe) [Original.]

Wednesday 00:24 · Listening to the original 1975 LP "Kate and Anna McGarrigle" The beauty of their harmonies is almost impossible to bear. [Original.]

Wednesday 01:21 · @codinghorror Bad news: $5 MP3 is US-only. But hey, that's lo-fi MP3, full-bandwidth available anywhere for $8.47: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00020HDA8/ [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Wednesday 07:14 · Canada is governed by bozos: G&M www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/stockwell-day-cites-alarming-rise-in-unreported-crime-to-justify-new-prisons/article1661054/ Maclean's: www2.macleans.ca/2010/08/03/if-you-have-neither-the-facts-nor-the-law-pound-the-table/ (links via @daeaves) [Original.]

Wednesday 11:58 · A vote of non-confidence in the House of Commons now seems overdue. (via @pbryan) [Original.]

Wednesday 14:46 · At Sun, nobody ever figured out the trick of saying "Well, that's not working out, let's move on." [Original.]

Wednesday 16:12 · @cyngus OS X puts it in "Utilities". I slam it into the dock on every Mac I sit in front of. [Original, responding to @cyngus.]

Wednesday 16:14 · @timburks FWIW I'm convinced G really needs Android, and that G leadership is too. [Original, responding to @timburks.]

Wednesday 17:18 · Wallpapergate post-mortem: blogs.computerworld.com/16666/google_android_wallpaper_apps [Original.]

Wednesday 19:37 · The sky in Vancouver is weirdly orange-pink with the smoke of all the forest fires. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:38 · There are few things more satisfying than ripe blueberries off a sun-warmed bush. If any. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:50 · @EdwinCrump All over the province, it seems. Probably in the States too. [Original, responding to @EdwinCrump.]

Wednesday 21:04 · Unserious About Security: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/08/04/Security-Reportage [Original.]

Wednesday 22:52 · Hey, @twitter, not to pick nits, but shouldn't it be "Whom to follow"? #deathoftheobjectpronoun (via @paulrbrown) [Original.]

Wednesday 23:43 · Love to say "I told you so". Especially when it's The Economist. Consider www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/11/02/Shanghai-Wrapup#p-1 and www.economist.com/node/16693333?story_id=16693333 [Original.]

Wednesday 23:47 · Have never felt an urgent need to root a Nexus One. This could change that: www.androidpolice.com/2010/08/04/surfaceflinger-hack-brings-screen-calibration-to-nexus-ones-running-cyanogenmod-6/ [Original.]

Thursday 00:31 · @urheronsavior Pleased to meet you. [Original, responding to @urheronsavior.]

Thursday 09:11 · "@NYTimes is wrong... We remain committed to an open internet." via @googlepubpolicy: twitter.com/googlepubpolicy/status/20393606477 [Original.]

Thursday 11:59 · Verizon also disputes @NYTimes story: policyblog.verizon.com/BlogPost/740/NewYorkTimesStoryisMistaken.aspx [Original.]

Thursday 21:03 · @pamelafox Come over to Android and explore the universe of green in general and #A4C639 particular. When you get tired of pink that is. [Original, responding to @pamelafox.]

Thursday 21:33 · @jtauber +1 [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Friday 09:19 · Ten essential Android games. www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2010/aug/03/ten-essential-android-games Do *not* install Robo Defense if there's anything you need to get done in the next 4 hours. [Original.]

Friday 09:35 · @nelson There are a ton of tutorials all over the Internet. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 10:22 · Ostensibly about Korean basketball. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH4LjUuHYGY Words fail me. [Original.]

Friday 11:23 · "5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1, as in Billions" communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2010/08/5-4-3-2-1-as-in-billions-what-do-these-gigantic-numbers-mean.html [Original.]

Friday 14:33 · @sogrady Oddly, mine is blue recently. Hmm [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Friday 14:34 · @gstein I drink alone. [Original, responding to @gstein.]

Friday 16:27 · @joshu Well, it would take the Wikipedia Hierarchy Task Force between now and the heat death of the universe to work it out [Original, responding to @joshu.]

Friday 16:29 · @dweinberger "Christian Response" mails me all the time. If I were a Christian would I ever be horrified about them. [Original, responding to @dweinberger.]

Friday 17:36 · "People who prefer Java to Erlang always prefer brunettes to redheads." cats-or-dogs.com/ [Original.]

Saturday 09:33 · Raining in Vancouver; last time was in June. The greenery is smiling. [Original.]

Saturday 09:52 · A small milestone this week: the first of my interviewees to get hired. Welcome Ms W! [Original.]

Sunday 11:42 · Finally saw Toy Story 3. Grownups liked it more than the kids. Filmmakers were so obviously having fun. [Original.]

Sunday 12:42 · Gmail keeps showing me criminal-defense-lawyer ads. Don't think I've been doing anything bad... [Original.]

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