Week ending Sunday 2010/11/14

Monday 00:01 · @pigonwheels That was the answer... Will blog. [Original, responding to @pigonwheels.]

Monday 07:49 · Hadn't known about this; will be watching intently: dcook.org/gobet/ [Original.]

Monday 12:27 · @gruber Before too long, I'd expect the inventories to converge, about the same stuff available on each. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Monday 18:41 · @gruber In principle yeah, but there are a *lot* of shops out there working on native apps just now. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Monday 20:01 · I wonder if anything will ever really really change in the Middle East. Or is the current storyline permanent? [Original.]

Monday 20:06 · @puleen Yeah, sure, in fact I wrote about it. It's good, gets me through a day reliably. [Original, responding to @puleen.]

Monday 20:35 · @puleen I think the Tab form factor lets them pack in more battery. Hm, reviewers haven't been beating up the Galaxy on battery. [Original, responding to @puleen.]

Monday 20:46 · @puleen Mine's fully loaded. Phone is very decent, but speaker-mode only [Original, responding to @puleen.]

Monday 21:25 · @neillund Oh, of course. Or just an el-cheapo plastic wired headset. [Original, responding to @neillund.]

Monday 21:27 · OK, that's awesome: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_page (via @jimmy_wales) [Original.]

Monday 21:53 · Reading up on the Data Backup API. Pretty clever: developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/backup.html [Original.]

Monday 23:01 · @headius Major congrats, more is better... but, um, "whelp"? dictionary.reference.com/browse/whelp [Original, responding to @headius.]

Monday 23:04 · Hm, I seem to have celebrated come of a 10-day road trip by working from 8AM to 11PM. [Original.]

Tuesday 18:20 · @puleen Yep, stock Froyo voice search and commands [Original, responding to @puleen.]

Wednesday 00:53 · @chanezon Stardust [Original, responding to @chanezon.]

Wednesday 08:21 · @ra_livesey hm? [Original, responding to @ra_livesey.]

Wednesday 16:58 · I'm not making it to RubyConf this year. *sobs* [Original.]

Wednesday 17:05 · WS-I folds its tent, www.ws-i.org/docs/press/pr_101110.pdf, and not before time. The Web sees off its supposed replacements, one by one. [Original.]

Thursday 07:43 · Like @gruber says, the Galaxy Tab reviews are remarkably all-over-the-map. Hypothesis: it's a mirror which reflects reviewers' world-views. [Original.]

Thursday 07:46 · @IanSkerrett Yeah, people are using it with Android [Original, responding to @IanSkerrett.]

Thursday 07:51 · The Galaxy Tab reviews aren't focusing enough on the size issue, both pro and con. That dwarfs all the software diffs. [Original.]

Thursday 08:06 · @tony4d Yeah, but I find it easier to hold with one hand and swype with the other [Original, responding to @tony4d.]

Thursday 08:13 · @GodsMoon Nope. I do a lot of extended use: book-reading, email, games. I really like easy-to-hold-in-one-hand. [Original, responding to @GodsMoon.]

Thursday 08:36 · @mslinn They would be, that is, if anyone were writing any new WS-* software. [Original, responding to @mslinn.]

Thursday 09:32 · Economist's alphabetical index of everything: www.economist.com/topics Wow [Original.]

Thursday 10:35 · @powerje I really hope not, and haven't heard any screams. Please file a bug double-quick if there is. [Original, responding to @powerje.]

Thursday 11:54 · .@cdibona: So much of the web owes @creativecommons for their hard work in keeping copyright sane. Consider donating! [Original.]

Thursday 13:15 · The sportsman at work: blog.xuite.net/haha.jason/zero/39728642 [Original.]

Thursday 13:24 · OMG Zynga has 1250 employees?! What a world we live in. [Original.]

Thursday 17:32 · Chicken chicken: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL_-1d9OSdk [Original.]

Thursday 20:06 · @segphault I can think of one good way to achieve that... [Original, responding to @segphault.]

Thursday 20:08 · @xinsight I don't think we are shut out any more. [Original, responding to @xinsight.]

Thursday 23:02 · Tiramisú: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/11/11/Tiramisu [Original.]

Friday 08:35 · @vambenepe www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/09/17/Semicolons [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Friday 10:12 · @headius That's because Mirah is the most important thing you're working on. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Friday 11:18 · Android devlelopment in Scheme: androidscheme.blogspot.com/2010/10/introduction-to-android-app-development.html The platform is language-agnostic really; more are better. [Original.]

Friday 11:51 · @sgala Good question. Ruboto IRB uses on-screen keyboard, it's not great. Galaxy Tab supports Btooth... [Original, responding to @sgala.]

Friday 13:08 · The PC's High Water Mark: weblog.garyturner.net/memoria-technica/2010/11/12/the-pcs-high-water-mark.html [Original.]

Friday 14:48 · There's a certain sick fascination watching Eclipse cough up big hairy anonymous inner classes via autocomplete. [Original.]

Saturday 10:19 · Ravelry has a million users: twitter.com/#!/caseyf/status/3441447386746880 Just another single-developer Rails/OSS site. [Original.]

Saturday 14:38 · Phone marketing: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/11/13/Phone-Marketing [Original.]

Saturday 19:16 · Yow, I glance at Reddit and there's a leading story on the horrors of Xlib... Didn't we already manage to escape 1989? [Original.]

Saturday 19:28 · Tokyo Camera Style: www.flickr.com/photos/tokyocamerastyle/ [Original.]

Saturday 20:25 · @siracusa Or even a trashy non-award-winning novel that looks interesting [Original, responding to @siracusa.]

Saturday 23:04 · The dark time of the year. [Original.]

Saturday 23:11 · @siracusa Not that there's anything wrong with a ripped bodice [Original, responding to @siracusa.]

Sunday 10:05 · How Erlang developers think: jlouisramblings.blogspot.com/2010/11/on-erlang-state-and-crashes.html [Original.]

Sunday 10:29 · Sat TV box dying. Any comparative reviews of sat/cable/whatever TV providers in Vancouver? [Original.]

Sunday 11:34 · @chanezon Failing to get Erlang/Red-Square connection. [Original, responding to @chanezon.]

Sunday 16:48 · The BC-Saskatchewan semifinal is making today's NFL offerings look kind of lame. #cfl [Original.]

Sunday 17:07 · All these rumors about dual-core whatever. Wusses... I want my next phone to have water cooling. [Original.]

Sunday 19:16 · The Nietzsche Family Circus: www.losanjealous.com/nfc/ (via @dweinberger) [Original.]

Sunday 19:52 · Twittersphere: just because you are retweeting something nice someone said about you doesn't make it any less narcissistic (via @cbeust) [Original.]

Sunday 19:55 · G20: Lest we forget rabble.ca/news/2010/11/g20-lest-we-forget Hey, that's @DonDavies, my MP. [Original.]

Sunday 22:25 · Dianne Watts out, communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/viewfromtheledge/archive/2010/11/15/watts-running-for-liberal-leader-quot-too-much-of-a-stretch-quot.aspx I'm thinking: Premier Carole James [Original.]

Sunday 23:12 · Current late-night ambient Internet brain goo: Epiphany Radio. So very fine. [Original.]

Sunday 23:38 · If you value intensity and clarity, you ought to be reading www.penmachine.com/ [Original.]

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