Week ending Sunday 2011/03/27

Monday 00:03 · 5★♫: Benefit www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/20/Benefit [Original.]

Monday 00:06 · Admiring @BWJones' sparing use of commas, which slow sentences down: "Hippocampus: t.co/LxKB0aN" [Original.]

Monday 00:15 · Looking for good/dramatic photos from Libya? The Aussies've got 'em: www.abc.net.au/news/photos/big/3148981.htm [Original.]

Monday 00:17 · @BWJones I was *not* being ironic. Fewer are better. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Monday 09:41 · "OOP is ... both anti-modular and anti-parallel by its very nature, and hence unsuitable for a modern CS curriculum" existentialtype.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/teaching-fp-to-freshmen/ [Original.]

Monday 13:31 · Is there any computer anywhere in the world that isn't irritatingly slow sometimes? [Original.]

Monday 15:10 · Flash mob in Beirut airport: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEp29GS1VXI [Original.]

Monday 20:00 · Every household needs a Kaossilator [Original.]

Monday 22:03 · Startling sex-tape suggestion: www.itworld.com/open-source/140916/android-sued-microsoft-not-linux [Original.]

Monday 22:08 · @chadfowler geezer [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Monday 22:10 · Apache Dance - Hasan Baba: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR_VhfxAnXU (via @GreatDismal) [Original.]

Monday 23:39 · Mainstream failure: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/21/Mad-at-the-Media [Original.]

Tuesday 09:32 · Major bugdroid mojo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTUwqxHpXMY [Original.]

Tuesday 09:51 · Horace Dediu is a graphing madman: www.asymco.com/2011/03/22/saturation-and-mobile-broadband/ [Original.]

Tuesday 14:53 · Publishing-biz bingo cards: whatever.scalzi.com/2011/03/20/the-electronic-publishing-bingo-card/ and www.flickr.com/photos/96897393@N00/5546944073 - look at both! [Original.]

Tuesday 17:58 · @avibryant Ruby is existence proof that a simple underlying grammar is not a necessary condition for beauty. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Tuesday 22:48 · Damn, Groupon is carpet-bombing the ad space all over the web. Can't imagine how much they must be spending. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:20 · The Drive at Dusk: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/22/The-Drive-at-Dusk [Original.]

Wednesday 10:18 · Nice intro deck for state-of-the-art in Web typography: fontdeck.s3.amazonaws.com/presentations/sxsw2011/where_web_typography_goes_to_next.pdf (PDF, snicker) [Original.]

Thursday 12:10 · Social media can't be used to sell Pepsi, so it's totally over. You read it here first: adcontrarian.blogspot.com/2011/03/social-medias-massive-failure.html [Original.]

Thursday 12:22 · @jbminn I love Ruboto. They've had startup-latency issues but are working on them. [Original, responding to @jbminn.]

Thursday 15:43 · @headius That's beautiful [Original, responding to @headius.]

Thursday 21:41 · Given www.nytimes.com/2011/03/12/us/politics/12muslims.html and tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/bryan_fischer_muslims_have_no_first_amendment_righ.php, here's an idea for Republicans: Require Muslims to wear a green patch. [Original.]

Friday 08:36 · Sokoblovsky farms, just 80 kilometers outside Krasnodar: www.petitelapgiraffe.com/photos.php (via @GreatDismal) [Original.]

Friday 13:54 · Hey, we're gonna have an election! www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/03/25/pol-defeat.html [Original.]

Friday 15:20 · More remarkable tsunami video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9GEaWAmJg [Original.]

Friday 16:24 · @VanCanucks Hey, the app is busted on Moto Xoom. Ping me for more if you care. [Original, responding to @VanCanucks.]

Saturday 10:26 · @tytdfn Boy, it'd have to be a damn good app to persuade me to put up with that. [Original, responding to @tytdfn.]

Saturday 11:02 · Yet another spine-chilling tsunami video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOfy1CoxrMo [Original.]

Saturday 14:36 · @zedshaw That mean you can export a good groove when you get one? [Original, responding to @zedshaw.]

Saturday 15:37 · @cyanogen Hold on... that means if we get it right we never get to try your beer? Get your incentives straight. [Original, responding to @cyanogen.]

Sunday 08:19 · Rate of twitter follower arrival spiking dramatically. Most seem non-bots. No obvious explanation. [Original.]

Sunday 08:20 · @fridgebuzz Also, Kobo has quite a few books that Amazon doesn't. [Original, responding to @fridgebuzz.]

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