Week ending Sunday 2012/04/15

Monday 09:23 · A Monday-morning privacy rant: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/04/08/Mobile-Privacy [Original.]

Monday 10:03 · @mhoye Well, I personally am a privacy paranoid (location in particular), and that terminology seems to have entered the jargon. [Original, responding to @mhoye.]

Monday 10:20 · @mhoye Interesting linguistic shift: “Paranoid” has become non-derogatory among engineers. [Original, responding to @mhoye.]

Monday 10:34 · @djco There’s a regression in some versions of the browser that shows the soft-hyphens. Fix on the way. [Original, responding to @djco.]

Monday 13:09 · OH “I wonder if Facebook was bidding against someone.” Apple? [Original.]

Monday 13:45 · What on earth does Randall render XKCD on? I can’t fit today’s on my 30" monitor... [Original.]

Monday 18:58 · @pkedrosky They wrote off our demographic long ago. Our brand loyalties have been established. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 19:42 · RT @ndw: OMG! I might *have* to go! emacsworld.blogspot.com/2012/04/emacs-conference.html #emacs <oh yeah -T> [Original.]

Tuesday 10:48 · Android accessibility write-up; this is important stuff, getting more so every day. android-developers.blogspot.com/2012/04/accessibility-are-you-serving-all-your.html [Original.]

Tuesday 20:05 · Trending: New ass ethic. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:03 · Really enjoyed Among Others by Jo Walton (www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765331721/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=ongoing-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=076533172): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/04/10/Among-Others [Original.]

Wednesday 13:51 · Fascinated by book-pricing litigation story. Hard to understand though. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:10 · How to launch a drama network: www.youtube.com/watch?v=316AzLYfAzw [Original.]

Wednesday 20:39 · Mmm…. contrastrebellion.com/ (Note my high-contrast blog, www.tbray.org/ongoing/) [Original.]

Wednesday 22:08 · Damn this is some choppy ugly hockey. #canucks [Original.]

Wednesday 22:18 · @codinghorror Fair enough, but there is currently a low-contrast plague. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Thursday 12:29 · Trying to linearize all the Android goodies into coherent tracks for Google IO. But they’re squirmy. [Original.]

Thursday 12:48 · MBP vs MBA: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/04/12/MBP-vs-MBA [Original.]

Thursday 14:24 · Just got spammed out of the blue by a MySQL salesdroid at www.oracle.comhttp://oracle.com Straight cold-call sales-pitch dreck. Feaugh. [Original.]

Thursday 16:22 · @joshu What you need is to hook it up to pneumatic tubes for delivery around the house/office [Original, responding to @joshu.]

Thursday 17:04 · X-Rite (including Pantone & GretagMacbeth) acquired for considerably less than Instagram: www.dpreview.com/news/2012/04/12/Danaher-to-buy-X-Rite Ouf. [Original.]

Thursday 17:08 · False advertising from CNN: www.juancole.com/2012/04/dear-cnn-this-is-not-news-this-is-news.html [Original.]

Thursday 20:08 · Thinking of swapping out my optical drive. Plausible: www.mcetech.com/optibay/ and eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/ Recommendations? Horror stories? [Original.]

Thursday 20:11 · BTW I already have SSD, this is for non-current photos & music. So spinning rust, I think. [Original.]

Thursday 20:17 · @mathewi I think I’d be paying less for books. But alternate histories are cheap. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Thursday 20:19 · @shayman Eek. That’s what I didn’t want to hear. Would cheerfully pay a few extra bucks for an expert to do it. [Original, responding to @shayman.]

Thursday 21:57 · This story is deeply weird. I’ve known JeanPa for like 100 years. www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/04/microsoft_technology/ [Original.]

Thursday 23:00 · @webmink So go ahead and publish, because I fail to get it. [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Friday 08:20 · @macsales Heh… a few folks saying it’s fiddly for the fat-fingered. But I’ll probably get one anyhow. [Original, responding to @macsales.]

Friday 16:04 · #followfriday [Original.]

Friday 22:33 · Quality of the YouTube Coachella stream is very high. Now on: Black Keys www.youtube.com/coachella [Original.]

Friday 22:59 · Frankly, disappointed by the Black Keys. Good tunes & sound but not really bringing it I’d say. #coachellalive [Original.]

Friday 23:09 · Switched channels on #coachellalive from Black Keys to Black Angels. Came out way ahead… this is intense. [Original.]

Friday 23:27 · Wow, just instantly became a fan of the Black Angels, of whom I know nothing. So intense. [Original.]

Friday 23:30 · @MikeIsaac Tempted. Do you have to have tix weeks in advance or can you just show up? [Original, responding to @MikeIsaac.]

Saturday 09:21 · Good news: Canada will probably avoid war with Denmark! fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/04/11/matt-gurney-move-over-syria-canada-and-denmark-are-ready-to-talk-peace/ [Original.]

Saturday 10:07 · Panties for sale! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/04/14/Underpants-for-sale [Original.]

Saturday 10:46 · Online color acuity test; I scored 11. You? www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=77&Lang=en [Original.]

Saturday 14:02 · Must-read from Charlie Stross on the book biz, Amazon/publishers/buyers: www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/04/understanding-amazons-strategy.html [Original.]

Saturday 14:20 · Cool, Lr4 maxing all 4 cores on the MBPro i7 rendering previews on a couple hundred pix. Computer breathing hard but hanging in. [Original.]

Saturday 16:00 · @Scobleizer Aren’t you kinda young? [Original, responding to @Scobleizer.]

Saturday 16:04 · @Scobleizer Dunno how he’ll find the material. You’re such a reclusive veiled-in-mystery person... [Original, responding to @Scobleizer.]

Saturday 17:41 · @codinghorror Can you get uncompressed music these days? [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Saturday 18:57 · I do NOT CARE IN THE SLIGHTEST about the Titanic. There, I said it. [Original.]

Saturday 18:58 · @DeirdreS Uh, how do you know? [curious] [Original, responding to @DeirdreS.]

Saturday 19:16 · @lrz That was really bad. [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Saturday 19:23 · @bascule Yup [Original, responding to @bascule.]

Saturday 19:27 · The deep weirdness of Israeli politics: www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-rightist-mks-to-launch-raft-of-settlement-construction-bills-1.424262 [Original.]

Saturday 23:13 · Radiohead taking the stage on youtube.com/coachella [Original.]

Sunday 00:42 · Hey, Thom can do Neil Young pretty well. [Original.]

Sunday 10:10 · Trying to figure out how to make iMovie export of 1080p SLR video not look like ass. [Original.]

Sunday 17:01 · @gruber I assume there will soon be the equivalent of Pentaband for LTE. Pentaband HSPA is wonderful [Original, responding to @gruber.]

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