Week ending Sunday 2011/10/23

Monday 09:43 · Standing in line at the passport office. Sigh. [Original.]

Monday 23:32 · He's mad as hell and he's not gonna take it any more: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmEHcOc0Sys [Original.]

Monday 23:34 · I look at that new Canon and all I can think of is OMG that's a big fat sucker. [Original.]

Monday 23:36 · @duncan Seems like a design failure to me; do they really need to be that size? [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Tuesday 00:50 · I suspect that most Canadians will enjoy Justin Trudeau’s narrative of his childhood: www.quora.com/What-is-life-like-as-the-scion-of-a-head-of-government#ans763428 [Original.]

Tuesday 00:53 · Should go to bed, but the Gilad Shalit story is keeping me up. Go watch AlJazeera English. Holdup due to prisoners refusing deportation. [Original.]

Tuesday 00:55 · Ha’aretz liveblog of Shalit story: www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/live-blog-the-gilad-shalit-prisoner-swap-as-it-happens-1.390590 [Original.]

Tuesday 02:10 · Live feed of Israeli TV at www.justin.tv/bigbigbr#/w/1928135072 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:49 · That new RAZR looks pretty nice. Haven’t touched one. Cool that they highlighted the battery life during the unveiling. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:17 · Making search more secure: googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/making-search-more-secure.html This is a bigger deal than anything we Androids might announce today or any day. [Original.]

Tuesday 15:02 · After years of disdain, @cstross has taken to Twitter like a duck to fresh spring water. Recommended. [Original, responding to @cstross.]

Tuesday 15:02 · Dear Wikimedia CategorizationBot: FOAD [Original.]

Tuesday 17:14 · @drbrain Too late man, it's in your toothpaste [Original, responding to @drbrain.]

Tuesday 17:24 · Now, that’s a takedown: video.ft.com/v/1223228352001/Ex-Olympus-boss-alerts-UK-authorities I hope Olympus villains get tossed & nifty cameras keep coming. [Original.]

Tuesday 18:17 · Wow… streaming www.youtube.com/android to my big home TV is burning 60% of a CPU on my Mac. Groovy sounds though. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:01 · My experience with ICS and the new Nexus: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/18/ICS-and-Galaxy-Nexus [Original.]

Tuesday 20:37 · Oh… and the highlight of the evening: ICS now does screenshots: Volume-down+power for a half-second. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:43 · @danklimuk Hmm… on Telus at the moment, that's working OK. I should try switching around & doing speediest. [Original, responding to @danklimuk.]

Tuesday 20:43 · @dna550 Really? [Original, responding to @dna550.]

Tuesday 20:44 · @ferostabio Hey, I code too. [Original, responding to @ferostabio.]

Tuesday 21:09 · @koush Nope. Give us some credit. [Original, responding to @koush.]

Tuesday 22:00 · Dear world and @joshuatopolsky: High pixel density prevents jaggies on *small* text, not on *large* text. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:42 · Galaxy Nexus/iPhone photo comparison. Photos of, I mean, not by. Cool! thisismynext.com/2011/10/19/galaxy-nexus-vs-iphone-4s/ [Original.]

Wednesday 00:33 · @brucel Assume nymphs and you’ll do well. [Original, responding to @brucel.]

Wednesday 10:26 · Clicking back & forth at t.co/fEkFaj5Q: I prefer “e” and “a” in Roboto, “k” and “r” in Helvetica. Roboto’s cool. [Original.]

Wednesday 18:21 · Is it possible the NYPD are secretly #ows sympathizers, gifting them good media via egregious hambone behavior? www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/19/naomi-wolf-arrest-occupy-wall-street [Original.]

Wednesday 18:59 · Occupy, well, whatever’s nearest: braiker.tumblr.com/post/11664691898/makes-sense [Original.]

Wednesday 20:03 · @davidfrum What brings you here? [Original, responding to @davidfrum.]

Wednesday 20:16 · @duncan @willie I also suspect that “compact” did not appear in the design goals. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Wednesday 21:09 · @duncan @willie Mirror-assembly sure, but unconvinced of size/ruggedness link. There are small SLRs regarded as super-rugged. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Wednesday 21:21 · @BWJones @duncan @willie I think you'll need a blog post to have room to expand and then defend that position. It’s controversial, I think. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Wednesday 21:40 · @al3x Well, he's a Scientologist. Thus the facial expression. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Wednesday 23:20 · First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. [Original.]

Wednesday 23:30 · @codinghorror What does StackOverflow prevent? [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Thursday 10:17 · I imagine that most Ruby/programming-language geeks have already seen this, but if you haven't… wow! innig.net/software/ruby/closures-in-ruby.rb [Original.]

Thursday 16:01 · @refulgentis Except for "private" doesn't work, anyone can see & use them. "Undocumented" feels accurate. [Original, responding to @refulgentis.]

Thursday 18:39 · Have to confess that I’m watching this Olympus story with a sort of sick fascination. [Original.]

Thursday 18:43 · I'm going to be in Tokyo for Hallowe’en. What does one do? [Original.]

Thursday 18:57 · Pentax customers self-organize, petition for a new product: www.pentaxforums.com/news/pentax-and-full-frame.html [Original.]

Thursday 19:14 · @lowbit Actually, I agree. I do not feel the need for any more pixels. [Original, responding to @lowbit.]

Thursday 20:32 · What’s worth fixing? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/20/Worth-Repairing [Original.]

Friday 13:06 · The argument about whether Global Warming is real is now over: www.economist.com/node/21533360 Lots of questions remain about what to do. [Original.]

Friday 14:07 · I’m seeing a major surge in Twitter followers, multiple accounts. Sup? [Original.]

Friday 14:19 · @kevinmarks That's the first plausible suggestion I've heard. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Friday 15:03 · Amused at all these people saying “Nobody denied global warming exists.” Yes, lots did, but we can move past that now. [Original.]

Friday 15:16 · @mojombo A real problem-solver there. [Original, responding to @mojombo.]

Friday 15:34 · My get up and go has got up and gone. #fridayafternoonlethargy [Original.]

Friday 17:54 · @joelhousman Not that many neckbeards around the Googleplex actually. [Original, responding to @joelhousman.]

Friday 17:56 · @headius Totally not getting it. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Saturday 01:11 · @BR3NDA I think almost every profession grows its jargon. It's in the nature of humans to compress comm channels. [Original, responding to @BR3NDA.]

Saturday 09:42 · Analytics: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/21/Analytics [Original.]

Saturday 10:58 · @bmann Hey Boris, don't think that starts till Nov 5: www.eatlocal.org/wfm_2011_12.html [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Saturday 10:59 · @doctorow Find the nest :( Likely in a bag/container of something rarely used. [Original, responding to @doctorow.]

Saturday 12:09 · @patchling Don't think what Kontra does is called “preaching”. [Original, responding to @patchling.]

Saturday 18:44 · @Carnage4Life That's so 2004 [Original, responding to @Carnage4Life.]

Saturday 18:54 · Drinking for parents: americandrink.net/post/11697766904/back-to-school-special [Original.]

Saturday 20:25 · @mjsalinger No bullshit. [Original, responding to @mjsalinger.]

Saturday 22:19 · @c_pruett FWIW, I also gave up on a couple of the Zeldas a few hours in. Just didn't do it for me. [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Saturday 22:53 · Wondering where Eddie Vedder buys his hats. [Original.]

Saturday 22:53 · @c_pruett Well, and the games are slooooooooooooooooooooow [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Sunday 01:14 · 75% of my family are NZ citizens, but I’m totally cheering for FR because of the egregious Kiwi triumphalism of the pre-game show. [Original.]

Sunday 11:51 · Screens like Gal Nexus will incent folk to use a bigger/better self-portraits for email & tweets etc. Some of you look lame on my screen. [Original.]

Sunday 12:05 · @Karucifer I see no visual effects, but let’s wait for independent reportage from non-Googlers who*’ve actually used a GNexus. [Original, responding to @Karucifer.]

Sunday 12:18 · @Karucifer The Pentile analysis that I read was by people doing theoretical work on the specs, not by those who’d actually used the device. [Original, responding to @Karucifer.]

Sunday 20:03 · There’s a terrible beauty about a pitcher who’s truly on his game. [Original.]

Sunday 21:54 · @gapingvoid If you like him, you’ll like his posse, “The Group of Seven” [Original, responding to @gapingvoid.]

Sunday 23:58 · @sogrady Not live :( [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

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