Week ending Sunday 2011/03/06

Monday 08:55 · Best practices for setting up video for Xoom (and I bet all those Tegra2 tablets): [Original.]

Monday 10:07 · @wjlroe Xoom doesn't. Dunno about the rest, but I don't see myself waving a tablet at a vending machine. Maybe NFC is best for pocket size? [Original, responding to @wjlroe.]

Monday 11:53 · @KevinCTofel I'm there [Original, responding to @KevinCTofel.]

Monday 13:02 · Video entitled "Android Idiot": www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0dt6B7PyGI [Original.]

Monday 13:17 · If you have your eye on a specific product, there are cool shopping-support apps, e.g. www.nextag.com/Pentax-K5-16-3-794881061/price-history-html and www.photoprice.ca/product/03308/Pentax-K-5-price.html [Original.]

Monday 15:07 · Making Money in Mobile: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/02/26/Mobile-Money [Original.]

Monday 15:24 · @hfiguiere Money is never a metphor [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

Monday 16:30 · I, for one, welcome our new sweet sticky overlords: www.youtube.com/watch?v=za4voJxgUNw [Original.]

Monday 18:45 · @gruber in the Kindle scenario, the "developer" is the book author, I think. Who sees damn little of the $8. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Monday 19:14 · I'd really like to see a pie chart of where the $8 I spend on a Kindle book goes. [Original.]

Monday 19:18 · RT @healsdata: Not a pie chart but probably what you're looking for www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/03/01/business/01ebook_g.html?ref=media [Original.]

Monday 20:54 · Ah, the good things in life... like updating Eclipse. twitpic.com/44wxw3 Do it enough times & it works. [Original.]

Tuesday 09:32 · I just signed the "Say NO to Vancouver Mega-casino" petition: www.petitiononline.com/NoCasino/petition.html [Original.]

Tuesday 09:34 · Vancouverites: Please visit vancouvernotvegas.ca/ [Original.]

Tuesday 14:43 · Hey, @yugui is joining Google! 初出社なう foursquare.com/yugui/checkin/4d6c3b9cb236a143b11b44c4?s=EvAgqOJcho4M1BW0RpaRyqTzm4Q [Original.]

Tuesday 15:14 · Russia is designing a nuclear train. With, get this, a fast-breeder reactor. www.barentsobserver.com/russia-designs-nuclear-train.4889648-116320.html [Original.]

Tuesday 15:36 · OH: "it beachballed and then stopped jumping around and is sitting quietly in the dock" [Original.]

Tuesday 16:38 · Unicode 6.0.0 is published. Unglamorous but terribly important: www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.0.0/ Keitai emoji FTW! [Original.]

Tuesday 17:25 · Vancouver people: Batten down the hatches! www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-74_metric_e.html [Original.]

Wednesday 09:12 · Mobile Notifications: www.avc.com/a_vc/2011/03/mobile-notifications.html [Original.]

Wednesday 09:14 · *sigh* I remember the good old days before hashbangs and Twitter clients, when there was useful information in the referer field. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:23 · I mean, why would I care who linked to me? This "hyperlink" is just a fad, never gonna catch on. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:23 · And hey, I shouldn't really want to know who I'm driving traffic to, that would be kind of egocentric. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:25 · And only old-school purists would care whether their contributions to the Net had a robust persistent address. Right? [Original.]

Wednesday 09:25 · I mean, the Internet, it's intrinsically ephemeral, just a thing for the kids. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:30 · There is, of course, no real technical requirement for this information destruction. That's what's irritating. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:39 · The info about which links were being followed where used to distributed round the net. Now vanishing into private databases. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:40 · RT @kiphampton: C'mon, Tim. Why would nodes in an interconnected network want/need to know about their edges? That's just crazy-talk. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:35 · @kk Major pain in the butt. They need your passport for 3.5 weeks. But it's a damn great-looking visa. [Original, responding to @kk.]

Wednesday 17:37 · RT @brettschulte: New T-Mobile plans, NO CONTRACT REQUIRED, unlimited calls and texts (INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL) plus 2GB data for $80? [Original.]

Wednesday 17:38 · @aphoenix See Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop" [Original, responding to @aphoenix.]

Thursday 09:30 · You gotta take the data with a grain of salt, but still, interesting. US smartphone market graph: blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/who-is-winning-the-u-s-smartphone-battle/ [Original.]

Thursday 10:03 · Sorry, that mobile-market chart I was trying to link to is also at Asymco: www.asymco.com/2011/03/03/android-vs-windows-phone-which-vendors-benefit/ [Original.]

Thursday 11:43 · Hearing some positive buzz about 500px.com/ [Original.]

Thursday 14:30 · @MisterD What happens? [Original, responding to @MisterD.]

Thursday 14:33 · how the Internet can be depressing, chapter 1,382: Spamfollowerbots with scantily-clad avatars [Original.]

Thursday 14:48 · @MisterD Argh. I'm a version behind on KN. That's horrible. [Original, responding to @MisterD.]

Thursday 15:19 · Wow, favicons. Reading inessential.com/2011/03/03/netnewswire_lite_favicons_and_the_non- made me look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon Hadn't checked since 2003 or so. Thanks Brent. [Original.]

Thursday 17:04 · On Input (and the Digitator): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/03/Mobile-Input [Original.]

Thursday 20:59 · Neurotics on stage, featuring Derek Miller on drums [Original.]

Thursday 22:34 · This handy little general-purpose tool on my lap is feeling kinda-blue because we're in a post-PC era. It's a has-been. [Original.]

Friday 00:02 · My Web ABC's: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/03/ABC What are yours? [Original.]

Friday 07:28 · @caseyf Awwwwww... feeling foolish. Oh well. [Original, responding to @caseyf.]

Friday 07:54 · @mdhughes Well, that was in 2003... what's it like under the bridge? [Original, responding to @mdhughes.]

Friday 07:56 · RT @mdhughes: I can't blame @timbray for selling his soul for a few pieces of silver. … Oh, wait, I can! It's dishonorable. I'd sooner die. [Original.]

Friday 09:23 · Incredibly irritating: PMO directive rebrands 'Harper Government' www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/03/04/pol-harper-govt-brand.html [Original.]

Friday 14:54 · Has anyone, anywhere, actually looked at an insterstitial Flash ad rather than clicking on "skip" or "proceed" or whatever? [Original.]

Friday 15:51 · @brixen That's extremely, uh, *expressive*. Enterprise Ruby FTW. [Original, responding to @brixen.]

Friday 20:24 · @danielpunkass Single-mobile-platform consulting shops are heading for niche/oddball status. Seems inevitable. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Friday 21:13 · @danielpunkass Fair enough, but the passion can be "mobile" as opposed to a platform. Especially when that's the customer's demand. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Friday 21:59 · Barcelona Nightlife: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/04/Barcelona-Nightlife [Original.]

Saturday 17:29 · Impure Geometry: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/05/Impure-Geometry [Original.]

Saturday 17:58 · Wikipedia article on the DTES needs some work: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_Eastside But it has potential. [Original.]

Saturday 19:09 · "A dying man can wish for many things..." www.penmachine.com/2011/03/my-living-wake I was there, Derek was impeccable on drums. [Original.]

Sunday 11:37 · Dear example.com, when I go to your site, there's no good reason for my titlebar to show example.com/Default.aspx?rdr=true&LangType=4105 [Original.]

Sunday 11:41 · Dear iTunes, we had good times together, but this just isn't working out. It's not me, it's you. [Original.]

Sunday 12:44 · @zeldman I've observed that migrating to a public-figure *life* also has adverse effects [Original, responding to @zeldman.]

Sunday 15:58 · The annual spring-crocus pic: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/06/Crocus [Original.]

Sunday 16:22 · Get 'em while they're hot! opensourceampersands.com/ You'll be a better person. [Original.]

Sunday 18:03 · @zedshaw They have to be delivered by a scantily-dressed woman. [Original, responding to @zedshaw.]

Sunday 18:07 · @allspaw A JSON message walks into a bar, realizes it can't be used for evil, and leaves. [Original, responding to @allspaw.]

Sunday 18:09 · @jimweirich My Mom wouldn't [Original, responding to @jimweirich.]

Sunday 18:15 · Removing commas makes sentences faster. [Original.]

Sunday 23:51 · @dewitt Anyone know Josh well enough to reach out and drill down? That was a very interesting statement. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]


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From: Sergio Domingo (Mar 08 2011, at 01:43)

(No) NFC on tablets: It's sad. Having NFC on tablets would enable a "seamless transition" between the phone and the tablet, like the webos touch-to-share. In fact, we were thinking about the possibility of developing an app for autistic children based on NFC...


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