Week ending Sunday 2012/01/29

Monday 07:50 · Browser sedimentation: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/22/Confusing-Browser [Original.]

Monday 08:55 · What @nelson said: www.somebits.com/weblog/tech/87-key-tenkeyless-keyboard.html [Original.]

Monday 19:35 · “I welcome our new robotic Prius-driving overlords.” www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/ff_autonomouscars/all/1 [Original.]

Monday 21:04 · @donpark www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/02/18/FSS [Original, responding to @donpark.]

Tuesday 07:57 · It’s simple: Proprietary document formats suck. No exceptions. Proprietary formats for textbooks suck extra hard. [Original.]

Tuesday 07:58 · Having said that, the textbook market is already wildly abusive; the consequence of a powerless consumer base. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:53 · Reading the new privacy policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/preview/ [Original.]

Wednesday 14:44 · Size still matters: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/25/Size-Still-Matters [Original.]

Wednesday 16:37 · Cool! phone-size.com, for example: phone-size.com/?s=1%2C2%2C3%2C13 [Original.]

Wednesday 17:33 · Now, that's a *practical* accessory: coolmaterial.com/rides/bicycle-wine-rack/ [Original.]

Wednesday 19:57 · @lukester It's key to their biz model to keep you bored & in the store for 15 minutes or more, because you'll probably buy something else. [Original, responding to @lukester.]

Wednesday 22:14 · You don’t think China’s gonna explode one of these years? I do: www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html&OQ=_rQ3D3Q26hp&OP=32f197c4Q2F9dWs9Q51e(GFeeQ22Q279Q27N1Q279N19Q27A9sQ5CGP_WGG9PW(e_eQ25v7RmmQ23WG7PmRQ517R_Q517Q22Q60W7Q60Q5CQ25R_7(eGQ22G7beF7deFnWFG7P_7(Q60P_RQ5EQ60Q22Q25Q23 [Original.]

Wednesday 22:40 · @brixen It’s not an Apple problem. It’s a Chinese-politics problem. No unions + no regulation = worker abuse. Not a new thing in history. [Original, responding to @brixen.]

Thursday 00:33 · Staying up late to watch some tennis. [Original.]

Thursday 01:08 · @mentalguy Which approaches Perl levels of unreadability [Original, responding to @mentalguy.]

Thursday 01:11 · So, Roger clearly thinks the path to victory is through Rafa's backhand. [Original.]

Thursday 01:41 · Roger's path to first-set victory *was* through Rafa's backhand. [Original.]

Thursday 01:54 · Chinese workers’ problems: This story is not about Apple: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/25/Class-Struggle-in-China [Original.]

Thursday 08:49 · What a VC would sneer at as a “lifestyle business”: blog.ravelry.com/2012/01/25/how-does-ravelry-make-money/ [Original.]

Thursday 15:06 · @davidascher Used by tons of apps, prob too late to grab it. Interestingly, in Safari it means "1st bookmark" and in Chrome "1st tab" [Original, responding to @davidascher.]

Friday 09:29 · @c_pruett Well, that settles it. No member of ZZ Top would appear in a teal-colored anything. [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Friday 09:45 · @c_pruett a Sharp-Dressed Man just wouldn’t. [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Friday 09:59 · #followfriday #ff [Original.]

Friday 11:21 · @edd @ndw www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2006/08/26/On-Style#p-4 “Ruby is right to allow, and Java wrong to forbid, the use of nil as false and non-nil as true” [Original, responding to @edd.]

Saturday 10:09 · Much-linked-to already, but here's how to be a hero to your nontechnical relatives: www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/in-which-i-fix-my-girlfriends-grandparents-wifi-and-am-hailed-as-a-conquering-hero [Original.]

Saturday 14:37 · Borscht: Sautee onions/carrots/celery. Add water & diced beets/parsnips/garlic/cabbage. Boil. Add shredded spuds. More garlic is better. [Original.]

Saturday 14:38 · Borscht: Vegan until you add the sour cream. [Original.]

Saturday 14:47 · @fivethirtyeight Ease off the drugs, man. [Original, responding to @fivethirtyeight.]

Saturday 15:41 · Fingerlings: [Original.]

Saturday 17:04 · @tenderlove Triceratops FTW [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Saturday 20:39 · @Stv Nice pic! [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Saturday 22:04 · Rented “Cowboys & Aliens”, watched it with the 12-year-old. Just fine for that purpose. [Original.]

Saturday 22:30 · Street: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/28/Street [Original.]

Saturday 22:45 · Electric Sheep Comix: www.electricsheepcomix.com/delta/firstword/ (NSFW) [Original.]

Sunday 14:19 · @kellan S100 these days. [Original, responding to @kellan.]

Sunday 22:52 · Chaperoned a marching kid, thus marched, in the Chinese New Year parade today. I guess I'm a real Vancouverite. 恭喜發財 [Original.]


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