Week ending Sunday 2013/07/28

Monday 00:54 · Is it just me, or is this scene totally Banksy? www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/10179413/Live-Duchess-of-Cambridge-gives-birth-to-baby-boy.html [Original.]

Monday 07:55 · Things I like & didn’t about “Pacific Rim”: [Original.]

Monday 10:06 · @bgaute Same issue. My feed uses relative links & xml:base aggressively, is known to cause heartburn in less-than-complete parsers. [Original, responding to @bgaute.]

Monday 11:15 · RT @cstross: And now for something COMPLETELY different: a Walrus asleep on a Russian submarine: i.imgur.com/jct1HZt.jpg [Original.]

Monday 11:17 · See a table on a web page that isn’t sortable? Now it is! www.stevesouders.com/blog/2013/07/16/activetable-bookmarklet/ [Original.]

Monday 13:17 · @tejucole Spiegel im Spiegel appears in the “Pacific Rim” soundtrack. Nice version I didn’t recognize with a nicely wavery violin. [Original, responding to @tejucole.]

Monday 13:18 · @tejucole Also: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2006/07/03/Tabula-Rasa [Original, responding to @tejucole.]

Monday 13:20 · RT @heroku: Heroku Platform API - now with OAuth [Original.]

Monday 13:28 · RT @juliehache: For when your project needs more Canada canadipsum.com/ [Original.]

Monday 17:07 · @joshtpm Sports talk radio is already immensely more intelligent than the political flavor: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/12/01/Hockey-commentary [Original, responding to @joshtpm.]

Monday 17:41 · RT @IdeologicOrgan: SUNN O))) entire discography up for free streaming (and paid full resolution download) @Bandcamp sunn.bandcamp.com [Original.]

Tuesday 09:38 · I just totally love @GooglePoetics [Original, responding to @GooglePoetics.]

Tuesday 10:10 · @philpem Excellent. Link, please? [Original, responding to @philpem.]

Tuesday 10:12 · RT @philpem: DMCA takedown done. I'm implementing the HTTP 451 error code as proposed in @timbray's IETF draft (tools.ietf.org/html/draft-tbray-http-legally-restricted-status-03) [Original.]

Tuesday 10:22 · Heading for #oscon this aft; wanna talk about killing passwords and/or using OAuth and/or authentication? Track me down. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:26 · @karmafeast Coming to #oscon? Sounds like I have something to learn. [Original, responding to @karmafeast.]

Tuesday 10:34 · Trying to put some money into my T-Mobile account for US visit. Their website is completely broken. How do they stay in business? [Original.]

Tuesday 10:35 · @johnnysunshine OAuth 1 experience was that request signing was *hard* for implementors. Maybe just needed better libraries... [Original, responding to @johnnysunshine.]

Tuesday 11:01 · @johnnysunshine OAuth 1 people said that wasn’t hard; empirically, there was a lot of pain. [Original, responding to @johnnysunshine.]

Tuesday 12:24 · @ftrain http is an API [Original, responding to @ftrain.]

Tuesday 12:32 · Missed the last two OSCONs and so regretted it, extremely looking forward to 3 days with the tribe. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:40 · @ftrain Not so much in my case. Pretty public except for family secrets, not publicly interesting. Juicy employer politics in cloud. [Original, responding to @ftrain.]

Tuesday 12:41 · @tenderlove It's good fun. Especially the Perl bits. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Tuesday 12:43 · Really loud alarm all over airport. #cantbegood [Original.]

Tuesday 13:12 · @ftrain You're right, the selection of feed & streams I watch feels intensely personal [Original, responding to @ftrain.]

Tuesday 13:19 · The stream of camera & lens firmware updates from Fujifilm definitely gives me warm fuzzies. #xe1 [Original.]

Tuesday 15:53 · How late is #oscon registration open? [Original.]

Tuesday 20:36 · Looking for #oscon-related beers... [Original.]

Wednesday 08:16 · #oscon in two words: "We're hiring." [Original.]

Wednesday 08:19 · #oscon advice: The mobile app has a way better schedule readout than the web site. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:42 · @matthewlaird More or less all of them [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Wednesday 08:56 · @matthewlaird Google seems to be able to import Canadians pretty quick [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Wednesday 16:34 · I’m at #OScon where “OS” stands for OpenStack. Major bandwagon in progress. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:37 · @tenderlove @chadfowler Vancouver is on a different planet. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Wednesday 17:01 · Best #oscon party this evening? [Original.]

Wednesday 18:55 · @dberkholz where/when? [Original, responding to @dberkholz.]

Wednesday 19:05 · @dberkholz @jerenkrantz @baileystaproom will drop by, but not for too long, have an early start [Original, responding to @dberkholz.]

Wednesday 23:33 · @jacobrothstein Good luck with the new-language work! [Original, responding to @jacobrothstein.]

Thursday 00:24 · For EuroIdentity geeks. OpenID Connect/Account Chooser Meeting @ IETF 87 Berlin: openid.net/2013/07/22/openid-connect-account-chooser-meeting-ietf-87-berlin/ [Original.]

Thursday 08:10 · My #oscon session today: www.oscon.com/oscon2013/public/schedule/detail/28576 I'll be doing office hours after in the O'Reilly booth, drop by and argue. [Original.]

Thursday 08:18 · Sibilant: Javascript with a lisp - sibilantjs.info/ All these JS workarounds are a symptom... But this one looks elegant. [Original.]

Thursday 08:20 · Thanks @dberkholz for hosting Redmonk late-edition beers and talk! #oscon [Original, responding to @dberkholz.]

Thursday 11:25 · Dear N7: "Don't recognize you" I can take. "Can't find a face" ... that's harsh. [Original.]

Thursday 13:55 · Links to other peoples’ slides from my #oscon talk: www.slideshare.net/briandavidcampbell/an-introduction-to-the-emerging-jsonbased-identity-and-security-protocols and [Original.]

Friday 09:28 · We already have a Roku. I wonder how different the Chromecast will be, in practice. [Original.]

Friday 09:31 · @sogrady Turning the android/ios device that's already in your hands into the remote feels like a smart move to me. But… jury’s out. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Friday 09:32 · @nelson Yes, but it involves running a Plex server on a computer in the house, and the navigation is klunky. So, maybe not “effective” [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 11:08 · @nelson There's a YouTube channel on Plex IIRC [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 17:47 · FWIW, my 32G N7 remains perfectly snappy, except when I play a lot of Ingress. Hmmm [Original.]

Friday 22:25 · Hey @Richard_Kadrey, mistyped a search for KCB and & found “Kill City Women's Brimstone Junkie Boyfriend Jeans”: www.amazon.com/Kill-City-Womens-Brimstone-Junkie/dp/B00E528OCU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1374902539&sr=8-2&keywords=kill+city+blue [Original.]

Saturday 10:15 · OSCON 2013 notes: Culture, Gender, OpenStack, and Robot Friends. [Original.]

Saturday 10:52 · How Chromecast works: [Original.]

Saturday 11:34 · @DeirdreS Gosh, had no idea :( [Original, responding to @DeirdreS.]

Sunday 08:14 · Hey @colbycosh, how you feeling about your suggestion that Lac-Mégantic was a work of Green Terror? [Original.]

Sunday 13:29 · Nick Bradbury’s Laguardia-crash-landing narrative: nickbradbury.com/2013/07/28/the-crash-landing-of-southwest-345/ Southwest does *not* come off looking good. [Original.]

Sunday 15:12 · My wife got me a chainsaw so I just used one for the first time. Great for firewood and dependency-injection frameworks. [Original.]

Sunday 16:27 · On the remarkable quality of the Fujifilm X-sensor raw files. With a backgrounder on image formats, and an example: [Original.]

Sunday 16:32 · @dhh Everyone agrees with you. Damn, those raw files are big though… I get bored waiting for Lightroom as it is. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Sunday 16:36 · @dhh It bothers me that people spell that word in all-caps. Is there a good reason to do that? [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Sunday 18:09 · @tenderlove I can put you in touch with someone whose day job is to help with that. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Sunday 18:13 · @tenderlove BTW is an alternative to the G+ approach, raw JSON/HTTP [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Sunday 18:32 · Aw jeez, J.J. Cale died. Heart attack at 74. I’m sad. [Original.]

Sunday 18:37 · I once had a short conversation with J.J. Cale: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/12/01/AfterMidnight#p-2 [Original.]

Sunday 19:00 · @tenderlove Well, filesystems & queuing systems & TCP/IP are other examples of hideously complex things behind tractable APIs. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Sunday 19:26 · Powerful NYTimes piece on macroeconomics of the low end of the wage scale: www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/sunday-review/fighting-back-against-wretched-wages.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all& [Original.]

Sunday 19:46 · Stupid-patent damage is not a new thing, nor is is it limited to software. The Robertson screwdriver: quoderat.megginson.com/2005/08/08/patents-and-screwdrivers/ [Original.]

Sunday 22:25 · Protip: When importing Fujifilm raw files into Lightroom, use “copy as DNG”. Slower, but saves loads of space and DNG’s a safer home. [Original.]

Sunday 22:40 · @khrabrov Couldn’t turn up any online comparisons more recent than March, with Lr 4.2 [Original, responding to @khrabrov.]

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