Week ending Sunday 2012/05/27

Tuesday 14:03 · @pkedrosky Handset is low-churn; for me, last 2 were Google Drive & Twicca. But on tablets they pile up, Play puts ’em there on purchase. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Tuesday 14:04 · GigBeat is a seriously cool app: [Original.]

Tuesday 16:33 · Congrats! Looking smart, Red Hat. RT @headius: @tom_enebo and I are joining Redhat to expand our work on JRuby… [Original.]

Tuesday 16:59 · Woah, this FB-IPO story is getting weird. Easy to believe the worst of i-bankers, but allegations seem a little too blatant to be credible. [Original.]

Tuesday 17:09 · $16B@$38. $13.05B@$31. Δ=~$3B. I’m just a country boy but that seems like a big number to me. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:36 · @mezzoblue It’s OK. Lots of us will buy it and then post sneering dismissive tweets if it’s not pure perfection. Why worry? [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Wednesday 00:43 · Not exactly original at this point, but I backed XOXO too: www.kickstarter.com/projects/waxpancake/xoxo-festival [Original.]

Wednesday 08:07 · Hey @joshtpm - TPM is locking up, some slow script thing, on Chrome this morning. If someone knows someone at TPM, please pass the word. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:10 · Fucking A. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:52 · @rob_pike tvlistings.zap2it.com [Original, responding to @rob_pike.]

Thursday 07:50 · A little irritated with the media: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/05/23/Florian [Original.]

Thursday 08:00 · Diablo III review: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/05/24/Diablo-3 #diablo3 [Original.]

Thursday 09:10 · @jbqueru That seems like a horrible idea to me... maybe I’m missing your point; care to expand? [Original, responding to @jbqueru.]

Thursday 09:15 · @jbqueru Ah, the great Han Unification debate. There are many sides to that one, millions of words have been spilled. [Original, responding to @jbqueru.]

Thursday 09:16 · @jbqueru I’m not qualified to judge btwn the legion of Asian-lang scholars who support Han unification and the other legion that is opposed. [Original, responding to @jbqueru.]

Thursday 09:17 · @jbqueru Worth noting the opponents were about 100% Japanese. But on balance Unicode has been a huge blessing for the net. [Original, responding to @jbqueru.]

Thursday 09:17 · @jbqueru And anyhow, you can’t always use the same glyph in Euro or Semitic or Indian languages either. [Original, responding to @jbqueru.]

Thursday 10:12 · Play gets subscriptions: android-developers.blogspot.ca/2012/05/in-app-subscriptions-in-google-play.html A bunch of new business models were just born. [Original.]

Thursday 10:19 · @bmann Nope, I’m betting on surprises. [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Thursday 12:42 · Hey Vint is new ACM prez; that has to make you smile: www.acm.org/news/featured/new-acm-officers [Original.]

Thursday 12:49 · Incredibly juicy! Who’s taking down whom on the Internet: www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/ [Original.]

Thursday 18:57 · Shorpy is one of my favorite photoblogs. For example, www.shorpy.com/node/12965 [Original.]

Friday 09:59 · iPhone screens beginning to seem startlingly dinky when your eyes get used to larger form factors. [Original.]

Friday 13:32 · Followfriday #ff [Original.]

Friday 16:57 · I wonder how many people, when they want a quick glance at a calendar, flip over to a Terminal and type “cal”? [Original.]

Friday 16:58 · I wonder how many use irb as a desk calculator? [Original.]

Friday 17:09 · @migueldeicaza irb has variables and printf though. It’s brilliant. [Original, responding to @migueldeicaza.]

Friday 17:16 · @sean @codinghorror Cool, but seems I can’t cut/paste the results. [Original, responding to @sean.]

Saturday 00:52 · Looking for a livestream of Giro d’Italia. Happy to pay for it. [Original.]

Saturday 00:58 · @johnjbarry When does stage 20 start? [Original, responding to @johnjbarry.]

Sunday 00:42 · Hmm all my Diablo3 games are filling up with Demon Hunters. Yes, I’m part of the problem. They’re just more fun. #diablo3 [Original.]

Sunday 00:58 · @Habbie It is. Are you paying anything per month for access to battle.net [Original, responding to @Habbie.]

Sunday 01:08 · @Habbie You're entitled to your opinion. [Original, responding to @Habbie.]

Sunday 10:27 · On being the new boss: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/05/26/The-New-Boss [Original.]

Sunday 11:02 · @johnsto Known regression in HC browser. [Original, responding to @johnsto.]

Sunday 14:07 · Responsive typography: informationarchitects.net/blog/responsive-typography/ [Original.]

Sunday 16:17 · @Rangor Soon to be fixed, but IMHO the right answer is to switch to Chrome. [Original, responding to @Rangor.]

Sunday 17:55 · Z/1 Unaweep: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/05/27/Sandals [Original.]

Sunday 18:23 · Making carbonara. Hey arteries, if I drink lots of red wine that’ll minimize the damage, right? [Original.]

Sunday 19:36 · @pixel Maybe, but I think you’ll agree that the pasta’s really not the point. [Original, responding to @pixel.]

Sunday 19:37 · @DeirdreS Are you sure that’s not correct in Catalan? [Original, responding to @DeirdreS.]

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