Week ending Sunday 2012/03/11

Monday 00:19 · OK, I just hit my limit. I am *not* gonna pay $18.03 for a thriller on Kindle even when it’s by Elmore Leonard. Get real. [Original.]

Monday 10:37 · Who’s making money in mobile? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/04/Mobile-Money [Original.]

Monday 15:17 · @chucker Thanks, fixed. [Original, responding to @chucker.]

Monday 21:08 · @KeithBoag @acoyne It won’t go away, and will always have those links. Until we decriminalize & take the $ out of bad guys’ pockets. [Original, responding to @KeithBoag.]

Monday 21:09 · @mezzoblue Self-evidently needs to be an 8-day streak. [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Monday 21:14 · Still sad that Stevie Ray Vaughan got on that plane. [Original.]

Monday 21:37 · “It is enough to make the sidewalks weep.” www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/marcus-gee/messy-political-fighting-plunges-city-hall-into-chaos/article2359820/ [Original.]

Monday 21:39 · Dear Toronto: You chose to vote in a mayor who was proud of being ignorant. Deal with it. [Original.]

Tuesday 03:41 · @KidAlex Omnigraffle [Original, responding to @KidAlex.]

Tuesday 18:51 · @ndw I had no idea you could do that… What hw & sw? [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Tuesday 23:14 · HSPA FTW: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/06/HSPA [Original.]

Wednesday 12:01 · Damn that's a lot of pixels. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:04 · Where's Mr Ives? I'd love to see some new industrial design surprises from Apple. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:18 · @justinsheehy Haha, the permathread to trump all permathreads. [Original, responding to @justinsheehy.]

Wednesday 17:19 · @pnbersch Every page of the javadocs has a version marker [Original, responding to @pnbersch.]

Wednesday 18:26 · Old garages: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/07/Old-Garages [Original.]

Wednesday 20:53 · Sucks when a reasonably intelligent pub like Ars runs an "N things that will X" story. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:11 · That Overton Window again: www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Montana_Canvas_Mesh_Screen_Tent_Window&i=421284&str=window&merchID=4005 [Original.]

Wednesday 23:38 · @caseyf Sometimes you shave the yak; sometimes it gores you. [Original, responding to @caseyf.]

Wednesday 23:53 · It’s not that often that I have warm feeling about the BC government, but this is one: www.vancouversun.com/sports/puts+brakes+million+Place+renaming+deal+with+Telus/6265948/story.html [Original.]

Wednesday 23:54 · @gillianshaw The story was crystal-clear, I thought: Cabinet wouldn’t roll over for Telus. Good on ’em. [Original, responding to @gillianshaw.]

Thursday 00:02 · Beautiful and challenging: dogsattheperimeter.tumblr.com/ [Original.]

Thursday 00:21 · @JakeWharton lgtm [Original, responding to @JakeWharton.]

Thursday 13:19 · We have a Maui vacation planned starting mid-next-week. Unfortunately, it's via Air Canada… feeling gloomy. [Original.]

Thursday 13:29 · @pjfry Thanks for that [Original, responding to @pjfry.]

Thursday 13:55 · Hah, govt is stomping both sides in the AC dispute. Wise; deprive Canadians of spring-break escape and they’ll kill. www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/air-canada-gives-pilots-march-12-lockout-notice-after-final-contract-offer-141938213.html [Original.]

Thursday 14:46 · @shanselman Um, some phones do actual multitasking. Best let phone OS decide what to kill, though. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Thursday 20:31 · Checked out the CBC's new online music site. Very impressive, listened to the blues channel for an hour. music.cbc.ca/ [Original.]

Thursday 23:47 · Story Pricing (Dogs at the Perimeter): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/08/The-Price-of-a-book [Original.]

Friday 09:55 · Nat: “Whatever lost sales there are from illegal downloads are lost because of convenience, not price.” Ayup. radar.oreilly.com/2012/03/piracy-is-not-a-pricing-signal.html [Original.]

Friday 21:13 · Really pretty picture of a utility pole: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/09/Skyscape [Original.]

Friday 21:26 · @signed8bit They have more wires in Japan. [Original, responding to @signed8bit.]

Saturday 08:50 · Realities of digital-publishing screwups, in a cool comment from Thad McIlroy on my blog piece: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/08/The-Price-of-a-book#c1331375051.51440 [Original.]

Saturday 08:59 · So, publishers’ chances of success with e-books would helped by not being, you know, complete idiots: thefutureofpublishing.com/2012/03/how-publishers-fail-authors/ [Original.]

Saturday 09:06 · Thought we might go down and take in the Whitecaps' home opener. TicketMaster says seats not available… MLS selling out BC Place?! Wow. [Original.]

Saturday 09:10 · @peterjanes Recent regression, bug filed :( [Original, responding to @peterjanes.]

Saturday 09:19 · Actually, there are lots of tickets. It was just TicketMaster being transiently stupid (along with being persistently evil). [Original.]

Saturday 09:41 · @jzawodn I’m sympathetic, but it’s a horrible poster, full of spelling errors & ridiculous claims (raw-milk cows don’t poop, etc) [Original, responding to @jzawodn.]

Saturday 10:01 · Who buys books? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/10/How-to-buy-books [Original.]

Saturday 10:09 · Since Twitter made its debut at SXSW, as a service it should offer a 1-click way to filter out all the "oh wow sxsw is so kool" posts. [Original.]

Saturday 10:37 · @Stv I've been happy with Audeo, you can get them online [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Saturday 12:23 · @millenomi Yeah, but the cap is high enough for a family. I ran into it because I keep changing Android devices, so I know. [Original, responding to @millenomi.]

Saturday 18:56 · Alberta & Manitoba are putting on a fine show in the Brier semifinals. #curling [Original.]

Sunday 00:36 · @gnat Urgh… “Fail fast” is a software-engineering slogan, not about business. It’s really unchallengeable in that domain. [Original, responding to @gnat.]

Sunday 00:44 · @gnat I guess some phrases are sufficiently powerful that they spread virally while discarding historical context. Essays lurk here... [Original, responding to @gnat.]

Sunday 15:56 · Waterfront life and death: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/11/Inverted-Bird [Original.]

Sunday 16:18 · @evanphx @avibryant Sometimes there’s a whole year like that. [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Sunday 17:37 · @hfiguiere Hm? In what meaning of "Authenticate"? [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

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