Week ending Sunday 2013/01/06

Monday 09:27 · RT @DonDodge: Cutting defense spend by $50B … is reasonable. Still more than next 11 countries combined! [$100B would be 2x as reasonable] [Original.]

Monday 09:32 · @mattyglesias Yeah, and the onerous tribute we’d extract might blow the expected savings anyhow. [Original, responding to @mattyglesias.]

Monday 10:29 · Me, in Aug: “Would totally pay ~$300 for a Nexus 7 with telephony & cellular data.” Just did. [Original.]

Monday 10:43 · @bmann @dbarefoot @laurendw Yeah, but it’s the trolls that are the big problem in the long run. [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Monday 10:52 · Jan 1 is the 30th anniversary of the transition to TCP/IP. A moment of grateful contemplation, please: www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg76496.html [Original.]

Monday 12:15 · Best twitter app for N7? Been using Twicca for a while, still like it, but open to improvements. [Original.]

Monday 13:14 · The people say: Falcon Pro. Purchased. [Original.]

Monday 15:16 · Just tried an Apple bluetooth keyboard with the N7. Brilliant. [Original.]

Monday 17:16 · N7 with good HSPA connection gets 3.79M down, 2.45M up. Not bad at all. [Original.]

Monday 18:06 · When @ftrain says Save Publishing is serious, he’s joking. [Original.]

Tuesday 09:53 · To welcome 2013, a public-service site: accountkiller.com/en/ Well done! [Original.]

Tuesday 12:23 · New Year’s Day tab sweep, with pictures of snow: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/01/01/New-Years-Day-Tab-Sweep [Original.]

Wednesday 09:37 · The power and utility of the “m” shortcut in Gmail is almost impossible to overstate. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:30 · @AllysonMcGrane Eek, what's up? [Original, responding to @AllysonMcGrane.]

Wednesday 11:16 · First year since 1987 where all four digits are different: thisisnthappiness.com/post/39402166214/2013-is-the-first-year-since-1987-where-all-four [Original.]

Wednesday 11:19 · @shanebee Sing harmony! [Original, responding to @shanebee.]

Wednesday 13:50 · It’s 2013. Is Big Data still a thing? [Original.]

Wednesday 13:54 · RT @brian_m_jones: @timbray and first since 1432 where it's four different and consecutive digits [Original.]

Wednesday 19:42 · Maybe Andrew Sullivan is thinking about it wrong: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/01/02/Blogging-for-money [Original.]

Wednesday 20:54 · @anildash Isn’t Mozilla supposed to be our insurance against that? [Original, responding to @anildash.]

Wednesday 22:00 · “Main article:” considered harmful. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:12 · TIL: Martin Denny, frequently referenced in the Sandman Slim books by @Richard_Kadrey, is real: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Denny [Original.]

Wednesday 22:57 · RT @tenderlove: ... twitter.com/tenderlove/status/286721128569917440/photo/1 [Original.]

Thursday 08:27 · Programmers: you should read Uncle Bob’s latest. Here’s why: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/01/03/Uncle-Bob-on-Functional-Programming [Original.]

Thursday 10:48 · Two million saved (er restored I mean): [Original.]

Thursday 10:55 · @bcbroom My personal opinion is that Erlang is the best place to start, but Scala & Clojure are more modern. Clojure in particular is slick. [Original, responding to @bcbroom.]

Thursday 15:52 · @shanebee Glad to hear it. Insist on nothing but the best drugs. [Original, responding to @shanebee.]

Thursday 15:53 · @segphault Yeah, but if someone offered it, wouldn’t one be afraid of lock-in? [Original, responding to @segphault.]

Thursday 17:18 · @Richard_Kadrey You're in a small minority among pros in doing that, right? Might be interesting to do a piece about the diffs. [Original, responding to @Richard_Kadrey.]

Thursday 19:00 · Looking for an Android gig in YVR? perch.co/jobs/android-developer/ [Original.]

Friday 08:36 · Andrew Sullivan: “There’s no sugar daddies anymore.” Wrong on that, but still, an interesting conversation: mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/04/andrew-sullivan-on-going-back-to-future-as-an-indie-blogger/ [Original.]

Friday 09:24 · Dan Lyons isn’t always right, but he’s always entertaining: readwrite.com/2013/01/03/googles-ftc-settlement-is-an-epic-fail-for-microsoft [Original.]

Friday 11:08 · PSA: If u get a DM “FYI this profile on twitter…is spreading nasty blogs around about you” it’s a phish, tell sender 2 chg passwd now [Original.]

Friday 12:59 · @jsnell Better start carrying a charger at all times just in case. [Original, responding to @jsnell.]

Friday 17:34 · Fairly authoritative list of 30 all-time best-selling recordings. How many can you guess before looking? www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2013/01/did-michael-jacksons-thriller-really-sell-a-hundred-million-copies.html [Original.]

Friday 17:43 · @gruber @anildash “GIF renaissance” sounds like a pretty good band name [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 17:44 · @segphault “Paste and match style” is your friend. [Original, responding to @segphault.]

Friday 23:20 · @headius Late Friday is not a good time to post [Original, responding to @headius.]

Saturday 13:59 · Woah… you do *not* want to fuck with the Israeli military: www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/04/israel.html [Original.]

Saturday 16:23 · Remember “Compact Discs”? [Original.]

Saturday 18:13 · @Bluebie Lots of ventilation, so they catch fire quickly and the smoke doesn't gather. [Original, responding to @Bluebie.]

Saturday 21:55 · Watch the eyes. Feels like something out of early @GreatDismal: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPqVCZmieV4 [Original.]

Saturday 22:02 · @joshbloch and first since 1432 where it's four different and consecutive digits (via @brian_m_jones) [Original, responding to @joshbloch.]

Sunday 08:49 · Unsubscribed from one of the Verge & Engadget. Kinda sad that it's not worth saying which. [Original.]

Sunday 08:52 · RT @dhh: Dependency injection is not a virtue: david.heinemeierhansson.com/2012/dependency-injection-is-not-a-virtue.html [Original.]

Sunday 09:00 · Wow, even the WSJ waving the war-on-drugs white flag: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324374004578217682305605070.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet [Original.]

Sunday 09:36 · Transmission of sacred cultural artifacts in progress: 6-yr-old watching Bugs & Tweetie show. [Original.]

Sunday 15:51 · Dependency Injection and the Stockholm Syndrome: [Original.]

Sunday 16:17 · Ooooooooooh, now they’re mad at me. [Original.]

Sunday 16:20 · Seahawks earned it. RG3 will be back. [Original.]

Sunday 16:25 · @kkozmic 51 paragraphs and not a single code sample. Hmm…. [Original, responding to @kkozmic.]

Sunday 16:28 · @kkozmic Whereas my post is definitely about code. Priorities vary I guess. [Original, responding to @kkozmic.]

Sunday 16:29 · What hashtag is most useful in filtering out he maximum proportion of CES sludge? [Original.]

Sunday 16:40 · @mfeathers Yeah, but in this case it's the only HTTP call in this whole codebase, so couldn't see the benefit. [Original, responding to @mfeathers.]

Sunday 16:47 · @mfeathers Reasonable to argue about refactoring out for readability. Ruby reduces need for having to refactor out for testing. [Original, responding to @mfeathers.]

Sunday 16:57 · @isagalaev The horror… the horror. [Original, responding to @isagalaev.]

Sunday 20:20 · @tenderlove Nice code idioms, but will have to think about failure-to-validate being an exception. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

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