Week ending Sunday 2013/04/14

Monday 09:39 · TIL that curl’s “real” name is cURL. Only been using it since dinosaurs roamed the earth... [Original.]

Monday 11:03 · Key trend post-1980 is huge transfer of societal wealth to the management class. Ms Thatcher’s place in history as a facilitator is secure. [Original.]

Monday 11:51 · @hfiguiere mmmmmmmmmmmm [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

Monday 11:53 · @nelson I bet Ruby’s worse. #stillarubyist [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 13:59 · @shanebee www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oRTlfFlJ4o8 [Original, responding to @shanebee.]

Monday 16:58 · @acoyne Well perhaps, but Sturgeon’s law. Anyhow, it’s so easy to banish preeners from your input. [Original, responding to @acoyne.]

Monday 19:27 · @shanebee Corny Fart, we used to say [Original, responding to @shanebee.]

Monday 19:29 · @codinghorror Meanwhile I’m downloading BioShock Infinite on my Mac Pro booted into WinXP, i.e. our family gaming console. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Monday 20:36 · RT @markusoff: Billy Bragg show: opens with Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. Subtle. #yyc [Original.]

Monday 23:26 · A picture of Ray Bradbury and Marlene Dietrich: tsutpen.blogspot.ca/2013/04/when-legends-gather-773.html [Original.]

Monday 23:33 · @jyhsu Kinda looks like your Asian genes took his honkey genes out and pretty well stomped them. [Original, responding to @jyhsu.]

Monday 23:58 · RT @cbeust: Now that's some serious anfractuous virtuosity i.imgur.com/dAtcCfH.gif [Original.]

Monday 23:59 · @jzawodn Oh jeez man… good luck. [Original, responding to @jzawodn.]

Tuesday 11:39 · Was thinking of buying some Bitcoin but maybe not, because @bitcoinprice [Original, responding to @bitcoinprice.]

Tuesday 12:30 · Going to Polyglot in a couple weeks; looks super-cool: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/04/09/Polygot [Original.]

Tuesday 23:51 · “If you have already decided Google is Evil you will not believe this explanation.” www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2013/04/blink.html [Original.]

Tuesday 23:52 · RT @doriantaylor: Are you a geek? Do people write you off as an awkward propellerhead? Easy fix: every time you go to say "technology", ... [Original.]

Wednesday 07:28 · Bought some BitCoins; yes, a bit of a Sprawl-trilogy flavor. Wonder if I’ll ever see the money again? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/04/09/I-bought-some-BitCoins [Original.]

Wednesday 08:02 · @bitcoinprice Might’ve been partly me. [Original, responding to @bitcoinprice.]

Wednesday 09:20 · @dhh The number of people feeding back “Btc is *sure* to go up” and “Btc is *sure* to go down” is hilarious. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Wednesday 12:39 · @DavidClinchNews @dhh only people who bought, in quantity, in the last couple days. Doesn’t feel like a biggie. [Original, responding to @DavidClinchNews.]

Wednesday 12:41 · @mattcutts And after you’ve turned on keyboard shortcuts, the first one you should try is “?” Go ahead, try it. [Original, responding to @mattcutts.]

Wednesday 12:44 · @dhh Pretty close. Now we’ll find out how local the minima/maxima are. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Wednesday 13:35 · RT @joshtpm: What the fuck is this movement to have only one space after a period? Gay marriage I can handle. This I cannot. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:53 · Unsurprised by wild swings in Btc value (open market, low information, duh). Surprised by the emotional reactions, both sides. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:31 · Btc back up over USD180. Thinking all these maxima/minima are *extremely* local. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:38 · You could do some real arbitrage… Btc= ~220CAD, 185USD [Original.]

Wednesday 16:13 · @stevej @nelson You don’t need a DDOS to explain the wild swings. High interest, low information, market can’t stabilize. [Original, responding to @stevej.]

Wednesday 17:55 · @bramcohen @nelson @stevej If you watch the realtime mtgox display, it’s weirdly fascinating. Currently thrashing around 160-180. [Original, responding to @bramcohen.]

Wednesday 18:59 · @matthewlaird And I wonder if I can declare the capital losses I’ve incurred so far... [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Wednesday 19:10 · @joshu Exactly correct, at the moment. Its future is entertainingly unpredictable. [Original, responding to @joshu.]

Wednesday 23:40 · @bramcohen @nelson @stevej Homo sapiens, on the other hand, is largely tribal in its behavior. Which explains a lot. [Original, responding to @bramcohen.]

Wednesday 23:45 · You want sea turtles? I got ’em: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/04/10/Hawaii-Problem-1-Turtles [Original.]

Thursday 00:06 · @tenderlove That’s OK, nobody else does either. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Thursday 07:33 · Woah, Glenda Jackson’s totally epic rant in Parliament about Ms Thatcher. Amazing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDtClJYJBj8 [Original.]

Thursday 10:52 · They’re already calling this “Google Death”. Snicker all you want, but it’s a super-important service. googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.ca/2013/04/plan-your-digital-afterlife-with.html [Original.]

Thursday 20:22 · Tuned into Vin Scully’s steady uninflected flow on MLB.tv. Been flowing for a long time… I get a glow just listening. [Original.]

Thursday 20:38 · @migueldeicaza Awww… at first, thought you were gonna melt down Russian warplanes. Hey, startup idea, get me a VC! [Original, responding to @migueldeicaza.]

Thursday 21:03 · @avibryant I tried to love it, but the syntax repelled me. I’d say leave Scala’s for statements there. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Friday 08:12 · @shanebee Frequent tweeting, on the other hand... [Original, responding to @shanebee.]

Friday 12:52 · @jyhsu You have yet to present evidence that that child has eyes... [Original, responding to @jyhsu.]

Friday 12:53 · Lonely palm trees on the lava coast: [Original.]

Friday 13:04 · RT @Carnage4Life: Awesome financial visualization of top tech companies by @lutzroeder using D3.js - www.lutzroeder.com/html5/grapher [Original.]

Friday 14:27 · @andymckay Cool, what for? Got a link? [Original, responding to @andymckay.]

Friday 15:03 · @nelson Cool, missed that. But there’s a fair bit of rain around there, so maybe not conclusive. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 15:06 · About to hand-convert a couple-dozen-page Sites thing to HTML. Maybe I should go to the dentist instead. [Original.]

Friday 15:14 · Wondering what will be... [Original.]

Friday 15:33 · @andymckay Let me know when there’s something I can link to. [Original, responding to @andymckay.]

Friday 19:33 · Needed to upgrade from XP to W7 on the Mac Pro bootcamp AKA game console. Multiple layers of cascading obstacles. Feaugh. [Original.]

Friday 20:30 · So, Bootcamp is basically a stinking piece of crap that just doesn’t work, amirite? [Original.]

Friday 21:09 · @colemickens I have a Mac Pro that I’ve been boot camping an XP partition on for years. Wanted to switch to Win7 (hollow laughter). [Original, responding to @colemickens.]

Friday 21:23 · @acoyne You Eastern-timezone purple are so quaint. [Original, responding to @acoyne.]

Friday 22:34 · Sigh, my 3,1 Mac Pro totally refuses to work with the 64bit Win7 DVD. BootCamp tries but it just won’t boot. [Original.]

Friday 22:41 · @caparsons mac pro not mbp, so should be OK. Hmm... [Original, responding to @caparsons.]

Friday 22:46 · @Frankiezzy Want to play Bioshock Infinite :) [Original, responding to @Frankiezzy.]

Friday 22:49 · @Frankiezzy Win-only last time I looked :( [Original, responding to @Frankiezzy.]

Saturday 10:17 · The rest of the hot-lava pictures from that Big-Island hike: [Original.]

Saturday 10:27 · RT @Carnage4Life: Designer turns negative client comments into posters - imgur.com/a/2lt4r #funny [Original.]

Saturday 10:32 · Classical-album-cover humor. No, really: properdiscord.com/2013/04/12/what-were-they-thinking-2/ [Original.]

Saturday 14:27 · Finally got Win7 running on my 2008 Mac Pro. Damn snappy, and IE10 isn't terrible at all. [Original.]

Sunday 00:36 · Watching Old Order at Coachella on YouTube. Whatever… it’s still rock & roll, and I like it. [Original.]

Sunday 08:50 · Lurid Big-Island, botanicals, one erotic: [Original.]

Sunday 12:55 · RT @Carnage4Life: Great history lesson from one of the early Bitcoin participants and a reminder of the frailty of the human experience ... [Original.]

Sunday 14:25 · If I were American, I’d be getting obsessive about my government being at war with my profession: opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/hacktivists-as-gadflies/ [Original.]

Sunday 15:01 · Nice (but anonymous?!) blog from Forecast.io on mobile app issues; I disagree with some, but worth reading: blog.forecast.iohttp/blog.forecast.io/its-not-a-web-app-its-an-app-you-install-from-the-web/ [Original.]

Sunday 18:15 · Yes, BioShock, I know I can change the difficulty level at any pause. FOAD. [Original.]

Sunday 19:10 · @mattcutts Except for, the world is run by people who care about what’s going on in it. Want to be one of them, or not? [Original, responding to @mattcutts.]

Sunday 21:09 · @mattcutts Thinking of doing it permanently? [Original, responding to @mattcutts.]

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