Week ending Sunday 2012/09/23

Monday 08:12 · Why Google wants to reduce login pain: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/09/14/Google-and-Login [Original.]

Monday 09:21 · @nelson Agreed: The tech & policy issues are both hard. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 09:28 · @blaine @nelson Seems that at the moment the intersection of security, identity, and ux people is depressingly small. [Original, responding to @blaine.]

Monday 09:37 · @nelson I wouldn’t favor One Big IDP. Need some evolutionary pressure. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 09:39 · @blaine @nelson Not obvious to me which of a bank, a university, a govt, or an Internet company is the most natural IDP fit. [Original, responding to @blaine.]

Monday 09:50 · @meyerweb Not to mention butt-ugly. [Original, responding to @meyerweb.]

Monday 10:00 · @nelson @blaine No shortage of infrastructure candidates. The UX pain feels like the center of the prob to me at the moment. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 10:21 · @nelson I visited SO the other day on a mobile device browser logged into the “wrong” account and it was pure UX hell. Megafail. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 10:22 · @nelson Mozilla still plugging away, it’s called “Persona” now. Doesn’t look insane, but not much of a mobile-app story. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 12:23 · @onigiri Sextet/Six Marimbas [Original, responding to @onigiri.]

Monday 13:31 · OS X 10.9 LOLcat! [Original.]

Monday 15:05 · David Byrne on e-publishing friction. I’ll buy the enhanced version if it’ll work on my N7. journal.davidbyrne.com/2012/09/enhanced-and-disenchanted.html [Original.]

Monday 17:36 · @danielpunkass @counternotions I think that’s the big one. Making login easy != using G login. I think there’ll be lotsa ID providers. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Monday 17:36 · @danielpunkass Oh, but the way Kontra does it is so warm & witty. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Monday 17:49 · @danielpunkass The notion is to combine good UX with only moderate developer pain. Oh, and that security thing… [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Monday 18:01 · @danielpunkass Clearly you’ve never had a code or docs review from me... [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Monday 18:20 · @counternotions @danielpunkass Actually my title is “advocate” not “evangelist”. Diff is important; advocacy flows inward too. [Original, responding to @counternotions.]

Monday 18:21 · @counternotions @danielpunkass Still an Android fan. [Original, responding to @counternotions.]

Monday 19:59 · @manuellemos Fortunately its memory is only 15 minutes long. [Original, responding to @manuellemos.]

Tuesday 14:49 · @anildash My family account managed to hit the Amazon limit of active Kindle readers. But we go through a lot of Android devices. [Original, responding to @anildash.]

Tuesday 14:51 · @kevinmarks It turns out you can do that; go into the “manage Kindles” menu on your Amazon account page. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Tuesday 14:52 · @ndw Bet I know who said that... [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Wednesday 00:33 · Clickin’ ’n’ draggin’ [Original.]

Wednesday 00:43 · Not clear which is longer: the XKCD horizontal scroll, or this baseball game. [Original.]

Wednesday 01:11 · It’s Randall Munroe’s Internet. We just live in it. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:00 · Sunset cycle: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/09/19/Bicycle-shadow [Original.]

Wednesday 09:50 · You said something that angered me, but now it’s OK, because you added “Just saying” - nobody, ever [Original.]

Wednesday 09:59 · @defrag I’d come but you’re opposite Devoxx :( Glad to see others deciding identity is a big deal [Original, responding to @defrag.]

Wednesday 10:51 · Decent-looking mobile-security event in San Jose in November: mobileappsectriathlon.com/Mobile_App_Sec_Triathlon/Main.html [Original.]

Wednesday 11:21 · An awfully good piece from Cory Doctorow on how Wikipedia has to work: www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/sep/19/why-philip-roth-needs-secondary-source [Original.]

Wednesday 11:21 · @fivethirtyeight Smoke coming from the data center where 538’s models run. Not white smoke, either... [Original, responding to @fivethirtyeight.]

Wednesday 11:24 · XKCD’s trees are very beautiful [Original.]

Wednesday 20:35 · @gruber Debates might be a big deal. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Wednesday 21:06 · Free suggestion: Someone should find the Eritrean TLD controller and register vancouv.er. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:24 · Fun with TLDs! [Original.]

Wednesday 21:24 · i.bm kthks.by canada.eh rou.gh tou.gh ford.gt insig.ht bringing-in-a-couple-of.kg kentuc.ky hu.lu run-d.mc rex-morgan.md hy.mn wi.ne p.np [Original.]

Thursday 07:17 · ...a glut of everything. Vast quantities of people are trying to get rid of everything, and very few people need things www.edmontonjournal.com/Edmonton+Belgravia+Books+close+doors+after+years/7268787/story.html [Original.]

Thursday 09:58 · OH: “I have heard that if C++ is a multi-purpose Switzerland saber, Python is a electric saw” #evocativechinglish [Original.]

Thursday 10:12 · @lrz I do my best trolling on medication! [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Thursday 13:06 · Android/iOS market share already different in US and rest-of-world. This maps thing might increase the delta. [Original.]

Thursday 16:56 · @shanselman That’s “https://” Scott. Tsk tsk. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Thursday 17:11 · I’m assuming the iOS Maps will get fixed up. But I gotta say I’m feeling sorry for the peeps on the product team right about now. [Original.]

Thursday 19:51 · @CcSteff Wouldn’t rubbing the food all over your ass be easier? [Original, responding to @CcSteff.]

Friday 08:25 · You know, you could hide a whole API, or a turing-complete language even, inside OAuth2 “scope” strings. #notarecommendation [Original.]

Friday 18:09 · @shanselman Oh, it must have worked then, right… right? [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Friday 19:05 · Quite a portrait; Frida Kahlo with a gun: tsutpen.blogspot.ca/2012/09/sex-education-178.html [Original.]

Friday 21:01 · Cool, an Internet audio feed of Vancouver fire/emergency dispatcher: ltr.tac9.ca:8000/ecommvancouver.m3u [Original.]

Friday 22:57 · That Vancouver emergency dispatch audio feed is fascinating. Major gas leak at that fire, those guys are stressed. ltr.tac9.ca:8000/ecommvancouver.m3u [Original.]

Saturday 00:07 · @NekoCase Poets, with smouldering eyes. [Original, responding to @NekoCase.]

Saturday 02:02 · @sil I am *totally* an audiophile. [Original, responding to @sil.]

Saturday 08:28 · Is it worthwhile buying uncompressed music? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/09/20/Hi-Fi-Harmonies [Original.]

Saturday 09:48 · @geoffmeggs That pop-up in front of your blog is really irritating. [Original, responding to @geoffmeggs.]

Saturday 14:21 · @jdwaterson Yeah, I’m unconvinced by the high-res story. Most sites that offer FLAC are just using it for CD-equivalent nitrates. [Original, responding to @jdwaterson.]

Saturday 15:07 · Wow, 3 home runs in the Oakland 13th. Wonder if that’s a record? [Original.]

Saturday 15:35 · Every so often, check & see what sites/apps you’ve authorized to access your Google account: [Original.]

Saturday 15:41 · Would rather not have to use a programming language that needs a “- the good parts” book. [Original.]

Saturday 15:48 · @gvlx C, maybe [Original, responding to @gvlx.]

Saturday 19:03 · Pluto is smaller than the Moon. [Original.]

Saturday 19:05 · @danielpunkass I did that for a while but then decided it didn’t really buy anything. YMMV. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Saturday 19:10 · @danielpunkass @duncan Here transit data’s free & they have their own app. G is better except for weird airport/ferry routes. Need both? [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Saturday 19:13 · @KuraFire Which app’s that? [Original, responding to @KuraFire.]

Saturday 22:41 · For Potterites, huge JKR profile & words on her new novel-for-adults, in the New Yorker: www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/01/121001fa_fact_parker [Original.]

Sunday 11:04 · Anyone else watching Vikes/49ers: my allegedly-HD picture is really dingy. You too, or just my local cable company? [Original.]

Sunday 12:15 · is fluffy but entertaining. [Original.]

Sunday 12:17 · @fabulavancouver There’s a billion-dollar VC-investable startup lurking in there. [Original, responding to @fabulavancouver.]

Sunday 13:10 · Vikings are good. [Original.]

Sunday 18:28 · Really glad Diego Doval wrote this. The NYT really dropped the ball on that data-center-power story: blog.diegodoval.com/2012/09/23/a-lot-of-lead-bullets-a-response-to-the-new-york-times-article-on-data-center-efficiency/ [Original.]

Sunday 18:39 · Puzzled by the thousands of Twitter spambots with silly names that spew random junk without linking to anything in particular. [Original.]

Sunday 20:55 · To whoever keeps buying those 2T 7200RPM SATA drives while carrying my Amazon Associates cookie: Way to go, buddy. [Original.]

Sunday 23:31 · When @GreatDismal plugs a book, you gotta read it. Notes on Sandman Slim: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/09/23/Sandman-Slim [Original.]


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