Week ending Sunday 2011/10/09

Monday 08:04 · AERC is an HTTP client library for Android, with authentication: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/09/29/AERC [Original.]

Monday 10:12 · Congrats to Typekit on their acquisition by Adobe: blog.typekit.com/2011/10/03/adobe-acquires-typekit/ [Original.]

Monday 10:52 · Congrats to Nitobi on their acquisition by Adobe: www.phonegap.com/2011/10/03/nitobi-enters-into-acquisition-agreement-with-adobe-2/ (Is there an echo in here?) [Original.]

Monday 11:12 · “@brianleroux: Yes, the @nitobi office will become @adobe Vancouver. =)” That is wonderful news. [Original.]

Tuesday 09:46 · @secos Yep [Original, responding to @secos.]

Tuesday 19:40 · Proposal: No writing about the meaning of either the iPhone 4s or the Kindle Fire until we get some hands-on time. OK? [Original.]

Wednesday 14:57 · Congrats to John Rose, one of the people who makes things better because it's the right thing to do: blogs.oracle.com/jrose/entry/jsr_292_cited_by_jcp [Original.]

Wednesday 15:40 · How to Hire a Great API Writer: jenjobart.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-hire-superstar-api-writer.html [Original.]

Wednesday 17:59 · What were the Big Things in Steve's legacy? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/05/Steve-Jobs-Legacy [Original.]

Wednesday 18:32 · Nice little link on the Google home page. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:32 · The only eulogy I've so far found worth passing on, by Juan Cole: www.juancole.com/2011/10/steve-jobs-arab-american-buddhist-psychedelic-drug-user-and-capitalist-world-changer.html [Original.]

Wednesday 22:19 · People born in 1955: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955#Births Anyone who reads this will recognize a few names. [Original.]

Thursday 09:16 · Good snapshot of Euro financial nightmare state of play: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15185692 [Original.]

Thursday 15:56 · Fun Dutch household products: producten.hema.nl/ (takes a few seconds to start) [Original.]

Thursday 20:31 · Hell of a ball game. [Original.]

Thursday 20:36 · Fat pitchers in the postseason FTW. [Original.]

Thursday 20:40 · @samuelwinfield Hat & beard but no mustache, reasonable mistake. [Original, responding to @samuelwinfield.]

Thursday 23:24 · A Toyota RAV4 (and considerable dumb luck) saved my life this evening: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/06/RAV4 [Original.]

Friday 09:29 · No, it's not a good idea for people driving big freight trains to be smoking pot and yapping on their phones. www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/10/07/bc-cp-rail-golden-crash.html?cmp=rss [Original.]

Friday 10:17 · @matrixrewriter email twbray at G [Original, responding to @matrixrewriter.]

Saturday 00:00 · Feels a little weird getting Facebook friend requests, these days. [Original.]

Saturday 00:42 · @gnat Assuming it'll be England's night, but opening is vigorous and some flash from each side. [Original, responding to @gnat.]

Saturday 01:05 · Ooh, seems England didn't bring their mojo tonight. But the night is young. [Original.]

Saturday 17:34 · Has Francona done booth duty before? He's pretty good. [Original.]

Saturday 17:41 · @headius Welcome to the Dark Side [Original, responding to @headius.]

Sunday 10:33 · Dear rest of world: Thanksgiving in Canada! About to commence stuffing operations. (Hint: shallots!) [Original.]

Sunday 10:52 · AppEngine gets MySQL. Seems like a big deal, can't wait to see performance reportage: googleappengine.blogspot.com/2011/10/google-cloud-sql-your-database-in-cloud.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GoogleAppEngineBlog+(Google+App+Engine+Blog) [Original.]

Sunday 11:00 · Thought-provoking: “The Kindle is a Dixie cup.*” justatheory.com/computers/devices/disposable-computing.html [Original.]

Sunday 20:45 · What do you have to do to get a porn-spewing Twitterspambot nuked these days? Multiple reports, multiple accounts, it's still there. [Original.]

Sunday 20:57 · @GreatDismal In my mind, like the Pretenders, with a bit more instrumental space between the verses. [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

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