Week ending Sunday 2011/10/02

Monday 09:31 · Cloud Lifesaving and Fear: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/09/23/LifeSaver-in-the-Cloud (Crunchy tech goodies: Android, Identity, App Engine, Sinatra, JRuby) [Original.]

Monday 09:45 · Vancouver is a rich place. Still, teachers beg donations of shoes & socks for kids: www.vancouversun.com/pdf/tothepeopleofvancouver.pdf What kind of society is this? [Original.]

Monday 10:33 · I live publicly & worry less than others about privacy & tracking. Still, this Facebook cookies story rather freaks me out. [Original.]

Monday 10:45 · @DivaDanese Probably good enough to delete FB cookies after every time you visit there [Original, responding to @DivaDanese.]

Monday 10:46 · @sanssucre It ain't perfect, but any Canadian politician who suggested moving to a US style system would suffer instant career termination. [Original, responding to @sanssucre.]

Monday 12:05 · @siracusa yeah, but I'd have to buy a PS3 [Original, responding to @siracusa.]

Monday 15:10 · Really beginning to think that we are indeed headed for a Euro apocalypse. [Original.]

Monday 15:27 · Wow, I might even stop using a Terminal window for logcat: tools.android.com/recent/updatedlogcatviewer [Original.]

Monday 17:06 · “An abandoned but perfectly preserved Japanese school” www.wordpress.tokyotimes.orghttp/www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=7298 Achingly sad, and portentous. [Original.]

Monday 18:46 · The Deletionists are after KiddOfSpeed. Remember, Chernobyl & Eastern-Front photos? [Original.]

Monday 18:47 · @kcivey The hoax-ness is relative. She really did take the pictures and write the words. [Original, responding to @kcivey.]

Monday 18:50 · www.elenafilatova.com/ [Original.]

Monday 18:51 · Is the Washington/Dallas game an allegory for the current US political angst? [Original.]

Tuesday 09:27 · @steveloughran Means XML output from hadoop may not be readable by vast majority of industrial XML deployments. Seems like a prob to me. [Original, responding to @steveloughran.]

Tuesday 10:18 · State-of-the-Ruby-art snapshot: www.rubyinside.comhttp/www.rubyinside.com/ruby-1-9-3-introduction-and-changes-5428.html [Original.]

Tuesday 14:03 · @joshtpm $1 and $2 coins in Canada work pretty well. Wallets less bulky. Satisfying to pay for a coffee & muffin with jingly money. [Original, responding to @joshtpm.]

Tuesday 14:07 · [Surely, no] @laurendw: “why does firefox expect me to install an update that disables https everywhere?” [Original.]

Tuesday 19:40 · Posted a couple of hideously frightening links on the Euro crisis over on G+ [Original.]

Wednesday 08:26 · @steveloughran the secret agenda was always to stuff arbitrary binary junk into XML. And that's what provoked the bug, by my reading. [Original, responding to @steveloughran.]

Wednesday 08:47 · Number of independent 3rd-party hands-on Kindle Fire reports on the entire Internet: 0, near as I can tell. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:12 · Silk sounds like what Opera mobile did (still does?) [Original.]

Wednesday 10:39 · How long do telcos keep records of your traffic? arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/09/secret-memo-reveals-which-telecoms-store-your-data-the-longest.ars I'd wondered about this for years. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:53 · @gruber Typical of Android 7" tabs. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Wednesday 15:44 · @gruber Well, “skinnier than 4:3” is indeed common. But I know of several 1024:600 7" tablets. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Wednesday 21:07 · Only been paying attention to baseball last couple of weeks, but the Red Sox sure don't look like a playoff-calibre team. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:09 · HDR sucks. [Original.]

Thursday 08:25 · @steveloughran There was actually a good reason for keeping those grotty control characters out of XML 1.0 [Original, responding to @steveloughran.]

Thursday 09:06 · Apache += PhoneGap? sgtm: www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2011/09/phonegap-applies-to-apache-sof.php [Original.]

Thursday 10:06 · My input stream bulges with authoritative-sounding analysis of the future of unshipped products that nobody's ever touched. [Original.]

Thursday 11:27 · Giving Hipmunk a *hard* one [Original.]

Thursday 11:29 · … Hipmunk slam-dunks! [Original.]

Thursday 19:50 · @KevinH There is a bug I'm fighting, but that particular tweet had no links in it. [Original, responding to @KevinH.]

Friday 09:39 · @KevinH Yeah, that's the bug :( - 3levels of redirect, then Net::HTTP::Head blows up on the last one, which is to G+. [Original, responding to @KevinH.]

Friday 09:59 · Supreme court unanimously slaps down mean-spirited anti-science Tory stupidity: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/09/29/bc-insite-supreme-court-ruling-advancer.html?cmp=rss Go Supremes! [Original.]

Friday 10:45 · @MRcanadafaf What planet have you been on? Health minister: "we are disappointed with the Supreme Court of Canada's decision today" [Original, responding to @MRcanadafaf.]

Friday 10:47 · @KevinH No… I'm actually getting an end-of-file error from Net::HTTP. Need to go source diving. Feaugh. [Original, responding to @KevinH.]

Friday 12:16 · I never come downtown any more. Having a latte in a bank lobby, feeling faintly exotic. [Original.]

Friday 12:47 · I gotta say, this WIndows-nukes-Chrome story is a laugher. "Never ascribe to malice…" [Original.]

Friday 21:31 · That half-time show was egregiously full of cheese. Nice-looking building though. And pretty good football. [Original.]

Friday 23:11 · @evershade I actually like this year's model [Original, responding to @evershade.]

Saturday 10:13 · Where do good ideas come from? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/01/Thinkos [Original.]

Saturday 20:06 · Saturday night Theology Lessons: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/01/Architecture-of-Theology [Original.]

Sunday 16:22 · Wallpaper candidates: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/02/Wallpapers [Original.]

Sunday 21:57 · Patti Smith and the World Book; heart-wrenching: www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/10/111010fa_fact_smith [Original.]

Sunday 22:08 · “Death to false metal!” www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2011/10/10/111010crmu_music_frerejones [Original.]

Sunday 23:22 · @DeirdreS You're referring to the attractive young man? [Original, responding to @DeirdreS.]

Sunday 23:38 · Epiphanies await: www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kxr23/what_is_something_you_realized_embarrassingly/ (Mine: Longitude not longitude. After age 50, sigh.) [Original.]

Sunday 23:58 · Occasionally moved to think that comics are the single most vital art form. Cf today's Doonesbury: www.doonesbury.com/strip/archive/2011/10/03 [Original.]


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