Week ending Sunday 2011/03/20

Monday 19:20 · @usesthis Feed Reader unless I'm in a hurry in which case I park it in a browser tab for later [Original, responding to @usesthis.]

Monday 20:12 · We may or may not have had a nuclear disaster. The media has definitely had a major coherent-reporting failure. [Original.]

Monday 21:12 · @icey List of target languages doesn't include English? [Original, responding to @icey.]

Monday 21:14 · @icey Oh never mind, I get it. [Original, responding to @icey.]

Monday 21:15 · @icey Hmm... "In Japanese" has formatting problems on Safari. [Original, responding to @icey.]

Monday 21:26 · @icey Nope, search "In Japanese" for "Fukushima", Safari display still borked. [Original, responding to @icey.]

Monday 21:33 · @icey Ah, there it is. Now, put the parameters in the URL so I can tweet interesting searches :) [Original, responding to @icey.]

Monday 22:40 · @headius I find that one can usually get away with just flatly refusing. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Monday 23:51 · www.rubyistsforjapan.com/ [Original.]

Tuesday 10:48 · Saturn fly-bys, animated using only Cassini photos: vimeo.com/11386048 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:03 · A Year at Google: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/14/One-Year-of-Google [Original.]

Tuesday 11:12 · Accidental Twitter honeypot: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/15/Twitter-Honey-Trap [Original.]

Tuesday 11:34 · @caseyf code.google.com/apis/safebrowsing/ [Original, responding to @caseyf.]

Tuesday 18:57 · @avibryant Currently reading "Lush Life" by Richard Price. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Tuesday 19:24 · @dsifry Should be compulsory for all journos to use the terminology from that piece. "Containment breached" is not information-bearing. [Original, responding to @dsifry.]

Tuesday 20:26 · There is now a link from web.mit.edu/nse/ to mitnse.com/ so I'm going to trust that this site is legit. (via @dsifry) [Original.]

Tuesday 20:27 · If you've a big screen & a fast link & want to see what a modern medium-format camera can do: www.alunfoto.no/temp/645D-samples.html [Original.]

Tuesday 20:32 · I am equally incapable of approving blog comments which say only either "You're a moron" or "You're wonderful". [Original.]

Tuesday 22:23 · @cwilso I was there! The first ever VRML Worldwide conference, in 1995. We had the future in our hands, we thought. [Original, responding to @cwilso.]

Wednesday 08:15 · @ndw Jammed in a driver, at least that used to be the case decades ago when I was a sysadmin [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Wednesday 09:03 · More and more APIs going SSL: googlecode.blogspot.com/2011/03/improving-security-of-google-apis-with.html [Original.]

Wednesday 13:28 · Docs discussions, my fave new non-Android thing from G. Insanely useful, works better on big screens: googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/great-documents-come-from-great.html [Original.]

Wednesday 14:03 · Puzzling evidence: www.smartkeitai.com/giant-android-robot-demolishes-car-video/ (any Dutch-speakers want to enlighten us?) [Original.]

Wednesday 19:28 · OH: (Couple of hosers in the liquor store looking blank) "Whaddaya want?" "Hey, let's support Japan and get sake." [Original.]

Wednesday 21:20 · Amusing pythonic O-O skepticism: prog21.dadgum.com/93.html [Original.]

Thursday 07:58 · Things about Blogging: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/07/BNotes (a last-decade-flavored piece) [Original.]

Thursday 08:59 · Engineering poetry: ejohn.org/blog/javascript-trie-performance-analysis/ [Original.]

Thursday 09:17 · Canadian politics is usually kind of boring (not a bad thing). But we're having some fun this month: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/03/16/pol-weston-house.html [Original.]

Thursday 09:25 · Welcome to the Internet, www.data.gc.ca/ ! [Original.]

Thursday 11:46 · @pkedrosky I use getaroom.com and have been very happy with it [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Thursday 11:49 · @fivethirtyeight Nope, what matters is the number I want to read ÷ $15. Thats 20-30, for me. [Original, responding to @fivethirtyeight.]

Thursday 15:06 · Nice to see the tribes working together: e.g. marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=130023889923159&w=2 and git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git&a=search&h=HEAD&st=commit&s=android.com [Original.]

Thursday 15:43 · Yowayowa camera woman diary: yowayowacamera.com/ [Original.]

Thursday 20:22 · From the conclusion: "Programming is about sex, gender, money and race." shanleykane.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/radical-culture-in-ruby-the-gender-fetish-and-race-of-programming/ [Original.]

Thursday 21:43 · RT @c_pruett: I bought my US ticket b4 the earthquake, but if I still lived in Japan I wouldn't have left. 100% spot on. www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-im-not-fleeing-japan/2011/03/16/ABQsdhk_story.html [Original.]

Thursday 21:45 · @penmachine There's a small one at Lonsdale Quay market [Original, responding to @penmachine.]

Friday 08:58 · #followfriday twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Friday 14:11 · More on baking: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/18/Baking-ongoing [Original.]

Friday 14:24 · @jperras Significant Whitespace would be a pretty good name for an alt-rock band of some flavor. [Original, responding to @jperras.]

Friday 14:31 · @zedshaw They make special big pipe-cleaners I suppose. [Original, responding to @zedshaw.]

Friday 14:45 · That "cloud" thing, it'll never catch on. Oh, wait... www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/g6ctt/just_upgraded_to_nexus_s_am_a_little_freaked_out/ [Original.]

Friday 16:49 · The world sure is having a shitty year so far. [Original.]

Friday 20:10 · @minar you're being unfair to C. for (i=0;array[i];i++} {/*whatever*/} [Original, responding to @minar.]

Friday 21:59 · @Force Well, Burrows did just about kill the guy. Not maliciously, but still. [Original, responding to @Force.]

Friday 22:04 · Guy had a videocam in his car when the tsunami came over the side of the road: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7IL37t7Wjg (via @c_pruett) [Original.]

Friday 22:09 · @nelson you're being unfair to C. for (i=0;array[i];i++} {/*whatever*/} [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Saturday 10:41 · @charlesarthur Because I feel dorky talking to my computer and usually have 2 hands free? [Actually don't know] [Original, responding to @charlesarthur.]

Saturday 11:21 · Wondering if it would be possible to organize a global boycott of Ticketmaster... [Original.]

Saturday 11:23 · @charlesarthur billg was convinced for years that we should mostly do away with keyboards and talk to our computers. [Original, responding to @charlesarthur.]

Saturday 12:33 · There's some outstanding pictures on @PDML recently [Original, responding to @PDML.]

Saturday 14:53 · Approaching peak hipster density on The Main [Original.]

Saturday 15:13 · First multi-screen "twitlonger" in my stream was Obama's statement announcing war. Not a good trend. [Original.]

Saturday 16:30 · 50 extremely odd vintage photographs: www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos [Original.]

Saturday 21:13 · @kk ♫ Saskatoon in June ♫ [Original, responding to @kk.]

Saturday 21:15 · My biggest lens is a ratty old 210mm zoom :( [Original.]

Saturday 21:29 · New fave tweeter: @hipsterhacker. But probably only for a couple weeks, then he'll be so March-2011. [Original.]

Sunday 12:33 · I'd be so happy to see #Syria really rise up. [Original.]

Sunday 12:44 · I'd actually had pretty good luck with TMO on both coasts. Wow, looks like I was in a minority. [Original.]

Sunday 16:01 · @charlesarthur Frequencies. Voice & edge work, not 3G. E.g. Nexus 1 comes in "T" & "A" models set up for the 2 networks. T=European freqs. [Original, responding to @charlesarthur.]

Sunday 16:10 · @mathewi You could open the lid, take a run at it, and leap over the bbq for that real Nowrooz feeling. Burned eyebrows FTW. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Sunday 16:15 · Shoveled out bottom of the composter, gave the blueberries and roses a spring treat. My hands smell. [Original.]

Sunday 17:36 · I'm assuming we can expect a lively and entertaining regulatory brawl over this telecom merger... [Original.]

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