Week ending Sunday 2010/10/17

Monday 10:27 · @chippy Links please? [Original, responding to @chippy.]

Monday 11:54 · @chippy I read those guys, mostly. They're good. Haven't seen recent substantial experience-based posts on tablet form factors, that's all. [Original, responding to @chippy.]

Monday 12:48 · I thought it was a law of nature that there had to be a Mossberg review the day of any big product launch. Not Wphone7? [Original.]

Monday 13:26 · Sasquatch sighting, documented by @al3x instagr.am/p/xTd/ [Original.]

Monday 22:49 · Current late-night vinyl: Sly & Robbie, Language Barrier. "That bass line has a direct karmic connection to the secret heart of the sun." [Original.]

Tuesday 00:32 · "My guitar weighs less than a machine gun and never runs out of ammunition" -Patti Smith [Original.]

Tuesday 08:58 · After a month, I've finished tweaking the #galaxytab write-up. It may not be perfect, but it's thorough: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/09/10/Galaxy-Tab-in-my-Pocket [Original.]

Tuesday 10:27 · Here is a product for which I have absolutely zero practical need: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/10/pentax-announces-us-availability-of-645d.html *sobs* [Original.]

Tuesday 14:08 · Getting ready to <gasp> change my default browser. It's like getting divorced, or moving to a new continent. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:14 · @dhh Useful for dissing VCs. "That loser hasn't had a liquidity event in nine quarters..." (Applies to most of them these days). [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Tuesday 14:35 · Is ClickToFlash the best choice for a Safari flash-blocker? #LazyWeb [Original.]

Tuesday 15:17 · You'd think that RubyConf Uruguay would be, you know, different. Nope, speakers include many mouldy retreads. rubyconfuruguay.org/en/speakers [Original.]

Tuesday 16:06 · @jdowdell One Mark's Work Wearhouse in canvas, one Tilley adventure thingie. Most suit jackets work too. [Original, responding to @jdowdell.]

Tuesday 17:34 · @rabble A little worried people aren't getting the joke... may have to re-post. [Original, responding to @rabble.]

Tuesday 18:24 · @mezzoblue That terminal is almost absurdly lavish. Not sure the world has anything like it. [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Tuesday 19:55 · October in Montevideo (with an apology): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/10/12/Rubyconf-Uruguay [Original.]

Tuesday 20:11 · ACM Queue: The Case Against Data Lock-in - queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1868432 [Original.]

Tuesday 20:31 · I guess it would be bad form to do like 70 tweets naming the characters in the range "1F600–1F64F: Emoticons": www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/Unicode-6.0/U60-1F600.pdf [Original.]

Tuesday 20:32 · For example: U+1F630: FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND COLD SWEAT [Original.]

Tuesday 20:33 · U+1F639: CAT FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY [Original.]

Tuesday 20:33 · U+1F60A: SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES [Original.]

Tuesday 20:45 · "The emoticons have been organized by mouth shape to make it easier to locate the different characters in the code chart." [Original.]

Tuesday 22:49 · Information loss, as in, linking to URLs via Twitter is broken: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/10/12/Referral-Shift [Original.]

Wednesday 09:46 · That Swivel narrative resonates; I also founded a data-viz startup that failed. Clearly it's a tough business. eagereyes.org/criticism/the-rise-and-fall-of-swivel [Original.]

Wednesday 10:34 · A search accidentally took me into that part of Twitter where literally thousands of people echo whatever TechCrunch just said. Feaugh. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:38 · Whenever I plug the #galaxytab into my Mac I get this same dialog: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=736769 Must try tethering. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:05 · @mainwave Wow... that's *beautiful* on the #galaxytab. Just breathtaking. [Original, responding to @mainwave.]

Wednesday 13:37 · Vancouver, Wonders start here: www.ianbell.com/2010/10/12/vancouver-wonders-start-here/ [Original.]

Wednesday 13:41 · @pkedrosky Biz class, it's about money. Theirs is as good as yours. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Wednesday 20:01 · @ndw adb logcat [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Wednesday 23:27 · @shanselman Filled moleskins with trash, intermittently wrote for niche magazines [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Thursday 08:02 · @caseyf Please do [Original, responding to @caseyf.]

Thursday 12:17 · Now following: @dataliberation [Original.]

Friday 09:00 · @embruns Argh textuality.com ne marche pas et l'ISP sait rien, feaugh [Original, responding to @embruns.]

Friday 09:12 · @monkchips Sounds like you're in a bad neighborhood [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Friday 12:00 · Good: Angry Birds in Android Market. Less good: rovio.com is a smoking crater, and I left the #galaxytab at home. [Original.]

Friday 12:11 · It would be mean-spirited to gloat: royal.pingdom.com/2010/10/15/rest-in-peace-soap/ [Original.]

Friday 14:21 · @cote Give real value for money, and explain why press releases are almost always wasted effort? [Original, responding to @cote.]

Friday 19:33 · Ain't it awful what's happening to the Yankees. [Original.]

Friday 19:58 · Wired is popping up a $%^!@#! ugly Flash ad without a "make this go away". Do this once more and I never come back. [Original.]

Friday 20:00 · By the way, the ugly Flash ad in front of what I want to read is from Samsonite. I buy luggage; but no more Samsonite. [Original.]

Friday 22:28 · @brixen Ken Lunde's book? [Original, responding to @brixen.]

Saturday 14:28 · Not exactly a pitchers' duel, but still fun. Eventually Vladi will hit something, right? [Original.]

Saturday 23:06 · I just spent a half-hour on Facebook. This exceeds the time there I've spent in the last 18 months. Hm [Original.]

Sunday 10:57 · Fogtown / Hogtown : www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/10/17/Fogtown / www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/10/17/Hogtown [Original.]

Sunday 10:58 · @kellyjeanne Tell him the trick is to have a laptop to look at during all the time when nothing is happening. [Original, responding to @kellyjeanne.]

Sunday 11:44 · Yow, Rovio's claiming 1M+ Angry Birds downloads yesterday: twitter.com/#!/roviomobile/status/27629587420 [Original.]

Sunday 13:15 · @Scobleizer Now we find out if any intelligent law-enforcement types are following you & online Sunday [Original, responding to @Scobleizer.]

Sunday 16:25 · Had no idea the state of the art in sorting was so active: svn.python.org/projects/python/trunk/Objects/listsort.txt Would die happy if I'd invented something like this. [Original.]

Sunday 18:00 · Up here in Canada, on the baseball, the iPad advertising is relentless. Same (pretty good) ad, but over and over and over and over. [Original.]

Sunday 22:16 · @GreatDismal A few words on t'blog about extended traveling with just an iPad & outboard keyboard might be useful to many. [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

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