Week ending Sunday 2013/04/28

Monday 17:45 · Every time I fire up xml-mode on random XML it says “Using vacuous schema” and I can hear @james_clark in my head saying that. [Original.]

Monday 17:56 · The only blog piece you’ll read today with a triskelion in it: [Original.]

Monday 18:08 · Roller Derby pictures (from America I think) with Russian commentary: lenta.ru/photo/2013/04/20/rollerderby#0 Some first-rate photos here. [Original.]

Monday 22:25 · Some evenings everyone decides to drive down 101 at 80mph. Probably not safe, but exhilarating. [Original.]

Monday 22:42 · @igb It’s us older Canadians I guess... [Original, responding to @igb.]

Monday 22:55 · Now, there was a dude with good hair: tsutpen.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-heretofore-unmentioned-166.html [Original.]

Tuesday 11:42 · Google Public Alerts extends to Canada (realistically, with us it’s gonna be mostly bad weather): blog.google.org/2013/04/public-alerts-for-google-now-google.html [Original.]

Tuesday 11:59 · @llsethj Try again? I just it it and it worked for me [Original, responding to @llsethj.]

Tuesday 14:51 · @GreatDismal Not sure… the display unit is a substantial little prismy chunky thing [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Tuesday 15:01 · @gruber I think that 7" space is a super-interesting competitive landscape. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Tuesday 15:59 · The Wikipedia entries for OpenID and Authentication are in horrible disarray. I’d be immensely grateful to anyone who could help fix. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:07 · Guerrilla market research in Central Park NYC, HTC One vs Galaxy S4. Interesting! t.co/cpEydAS6YG! [Original.]

Wednesday 20:33 · Ruby gem names should be standardized to use either “-” or “_” 100%, no exceptions. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:50 · Why yes, I did just spend quite a while rebuilding my gems & rvm & so on because I was too moronic to notice the -/_ issue. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:00 · @juliaferraioli Demo apps for my IO talk. [Original, responding to @juliaferraioli.]

Wednesday 21:17 · Tokyo once again destroyed by giant monsters: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hy0M1MxShAI (def worth watching) [Original.]

Thursday 09:42 · Nasty trends in government content-removal requests: googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/transparency-report-more-government.html [Original.]

Thursday 13:34 · We joined the Fido alliance, www.fidoalliance.org/fidonews.html (Note: Unrelated to the Canadian wireless company) [Original.]

Thursday 17:57 · @DonDodge In the original movie, there was a suicide sub-plot, played for comedy. [Original, responding to @DonDodge.]

Friday 08:04 · “Zoo City” by Lauren Beukes. I liked it a lot: [Original.]

Friday 10:09 · “blip” is a real-time ping latency grapher: apenwarr.ca/log/?m=201304#26 Nifty! [Original.]

Friday 10:32 · Yes, Glass is hackable. Duh. livingthruglass.comhttp/livingthruglass.com/chromeos-hacker-hexxeh-reports-you-can-get-root-in-glass/ [Original.]

Friday 12:44 · Facebook’s coming to IO: Uh, that’s good I guess. [Original.]

Friday 20:57 · Tech Companies That Only Hire Men: techcompaniesthatonlyhiremen.tumblr.com/ [Original.]

Friday 21:20 · @freneticpsyche I’m pretty sure it doesn’t not mean anything [Original, responding to @freneticpsyche.]

Friday 22:49 · @lewellyn Seems that most men do. [Original, responding to @lewellyn.]

Friday 23:10 · @johnnysunshine I think we’re consciously trying to push language evolution in a particular direction. [Original, responding to @johnnysunshine.]

Friday 23:16 · @johnnysunshine Bah, it’d be easy to make those ads gender-inclusive without resort to neologisms. [Original, responding to @johnnysunshine.]

Saturday 10:45 · “passengers cluster on the floor around power jacks as if they were early hominids seeking the warmth of a fire” www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2013/04/flight-electronics [Original.]

Saturday 13:04 · Open war between Canada’s government and environmental scientists: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/04/26/pol-hansen-oliver.html?cmp=rss #cdnpoli [Original.]

Saturday 15:41 · @rob_pike I find the current products pretty wonderful [Original, responding to @rob_pike.]

Saturday 16:57 · @quelgar He’s both. Science-based activism is the best kind. [Original, responding to @quelgar.]

Sunday 10:07 · Gideon Levy describes the only way out of the Middle East swamp: www.haaretz.com/opinion/time-to-be-single-minded.premium-1.517887?localLinksEnabled=false [Original.]

Sunday 13:07 · @jsnell possible exception: mass-market food, pre-agribiz. But yeah [Original, responding to @jsnell.]

Sunday 13:08 · @jsnell possible exception: typography, pre-ASCII (but now we're catching up) [Original, responding to @jsnell.]

Sunday 13:11 · @jsnell possible exception: audio recording quality, pre-70-channel digital mixing boards [Original, responding to @jsnell.]

Sunday 13:21 · @jsnell I'm on your side, just being pedantic. Exception, rule, etc. I really had to think hard to dig those up [Original, responding to @jsnell.]

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