Week ending Sunday 2013/08/11

Monday 07:22 · Proposed http status 451 gets traction - qz.com/111211/how-a-simple-three-digit-number-helps-websites-stick-it-to-online-censorship/ [Original.]

Monday 08:14 · RT @SamLatch: Le mois d'août : quand tu as le temps de tweeter mais qu'il n'y a personne pour te lire. [Original.]

Monday 08:15 · @jreschke yeah, probably, thought it might be useful to filter through http wg. Heh, IESG as a hashtag makes me giggle. [Original, responding to @jreschke.]

Monday 15:00 · @colbycosh Where, “ewwww, gross” is seen as an essentially-religious reaction. I’m down with that. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Monday 15:03 · @colbycosh Nothing’s as gross as something that’s conceptually gross. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Monday 16:47 · @rklau Please expand; the experience left me ambivalent. [Original, responding to @rklau.]

Monday 16:49 · @rklau Agreed on the excellent authoring. [Original, responding to @rklau.]

Monday 18:00 · Woah, just glanced at the news for the first time today. Is Rodriguez getting booed in Chicago? [Original.]

Monday 19:41 · If your Shaw Motorola DCX3200 cable box has stuck resolution, e.g. 720: #googlebait [Original.]

Monday 21:49 · Everybody else reviewing Kill City Blues by @Richard_Kadrey so I can too: [Original.]

Tuesday 11:22 · @nelson One grows tougher… but it’s never not tiring. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Tuesday 11:40 · Useful: (progn (insert "<span class='nobr'>") (ucs-insert #x2009) (ucs-insert #x2014) (insert "</span>") (ucs-insert #x2009) )) [Original.]

Tuesday 11:47 · RT @jobsworth: Why Bezos bought WashPo m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/08/amazon-founder-says-he-clicked-on-washington-post-by-mistake.html?mbid=nl_Borowitz+%28158%29 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:50 · TIL about “Ambient Backscatter”: abc.cs.washington.edu/ [Original.]

Tuesday 13:08 · @GluuFederation yeah, but notice the ferocious pushback in my comments (& on G+ & Twitter). Conversation needs to happen... [Original, responding to @GluuFederation.]

Tuesday 14:13 · @whutg @GluuFederation Ungghkk! [Original, responding to @whutg.]

Tuesday 16:39 · RT @c_pruett: I understand that HTML rendering is hard. But goddamn, being unable to select text reliably in 2013 is an atrocity. [Original.]

Tuesday 18:15 · @MrAlanCooper Nope. It’s a mistake to mix up media artifacts with love of what they carry: [Original, responding to @MrAlanCooper.]

Tuesday 18:22 · OK, I’m probably a sucker for this: allthingsd.com/20130806/moto-x-stands-out-in-sea-of-phone-sameness/ Also, Moto has good GPS. [Original.]

Wednesday 07:08 · @BR3NDA I am WAY too old to be hip. [Original, responding to @BR3NDA.]

Wednesday 07:39 · After my pro-federated-login post last week, there was ferocious push-back in my comments, on Twitter, & on G+. (1/2) [Original.]

Wednesday 07:40 · So, I’m aggregating the anti-federation arguments & will do a series. Conversation starts here: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/08/06/Federation-Conversation (2/2) [Original.]

Wednesday 08:27 · David Byrne tours “t.co/x9dltJML6k”. Conceptually ultra-NSFW: journal.davidbyrne.com/2013/07/072213-oakland-california-part-i.html [Original.]

Wednesday 10:00 · LOL email from complete-stranger marketing droid with a press release “embargoed” till 8/21. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:12 · Here’s some depressing reading about US legalities of surveillance: www.lawfareblog.com/2013/08/encryption-keys-and-surveillance-2/ [Original.]

Wednesday 11:28 · Outstandingly insightful & clear-eyed piece on privacy & encryption by Poul-Henning Kamp: queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2508864 [Original.]

Wednesday 12:59 · What Does “App” Mean? [Original.]

Wednesday 14:12 · @dberlind Congrats, David. Hoping you make some loud interesting noises there. [Original, responding to @dberlind.]

Wednesday 14:29 · @sfj *snicker* thought you meant consensus-on-apps-in-general: are they Anti-social? Freedom? [Original, responding to @sfj.]

Wednesday 14:29 · Thinking you’d build Chromecast into every mobile app to facilitate demoing it. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:02 · @rabble Thinking of moving back? [Original, responding to @rabble.]

Wednesday 15:36 · We live in a world where handsets have quad-core 2.3GHz brains. arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/08/hands-on-with-lgs-g2-smartphone-and-the-buttons-on-the-back/ #seemslikeoverkill [Original.]

Wednesday 15:55 · It seems I need to understand OpenID PAPE, NIST 800-63-1, RFC6711, ISO/IEC 29115, and the Fido protocol. #needastiffdrink [Original.]

Wednesday 16:17 · @jackwilliambell www.fidoalliance.org/how-it-works.html [Original, responding to @jackwilliambell.]

Wednesday 16:27 · @jackwilliambell Not to mention a Canadian phone company [Original, responding to @jackwilliambell.]

Wednesday 17:37 · Last week I posted about the OED. Here’s the most heart-warming OED-related story imaginable: [Original.]

Wednesday 18:58 · Boycotting Sochi is looking like a better & better idea. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:00 · @cbolton97 Unfortunately all the athlete housing is now condos, and all the facilities are now community centres. [Original, responding to @cbolton97.]

Wednesday 19:02 · I think it’s really unacceptable to act like Putin’s bigotry and brutality is OK. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:14 · @cbolton97 Yep [Original, responding to @cbolton97.]

Wednesday 19:14 · RT @halostatue: An Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC www.stephenfry.com/2013/08/07/an-open-letter-to-david-cameron-and-the-ioc/ [Original.]

Wednesday 19:31 · Dodgers vs A’s in the Series, amirite? [Original.]

Wednesday 19:32 · Twitter client keeps wanting to correct “amirite” to “emirate”. Suspect it of Islamist tendencies. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:14 · @tenderlove Yeah but in Tokyo we really should, it’s a big deal. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Thursday 00:11 · @cdacos At the end of the day it’s not a technology problem, it’s a policy problem. [Original, responding to @cdacos.]

Thursday 12:06 · @koush Next up: SurfaceFlinger... [Original, responding to @koush.]

Thursday 12:08 · @jayrosen_nyu @paulconley Um… you really mean that? Am I missing sarcasm? [Original, responding to @jayrosen_nyu.]

Thursday 12:17 · @jayrosen_nyu @paulconley Deliberately blurring the distinction between editorial & commercial feels user-hostile to me. [Original, responding to @jayrosen_nyu.]

Thursday 12:20 · Wow, there’s a lot happening in the ID space. TIL about Persona/Gmail: identity.mozilla.com/post/57712756801/persona-makes-signing-in-easy-for-gmail-users & IndieAuth: [Original.]

Thursday 12:22 · RT @JuliaAngwin: Snowden's email service shuts down rather than "become complicit in crimes against the American people" via @ioerror https… [Original.]

Thursday 12:34 · @paulconley @jayrosen_nyu Interesting, I read it as saying the opposite. [Original, responding to @paulconley.]

Thursday 17:56 · The patent problem remains unsolved, but every little bit helps: google-opensource.blogspot.com/2013/08/more-patents-in-service-of-open-source.html [Original.]

Thursday 18:05 · @crazybob Oh man that sucks. Get the Fuji X-E1 & the 35mm prime. Same sensor, more flexibility, wonderful viewfinder. [Original, responding to @crazybob.]

Thursday 18:08 · @jschauma +1 [Original, responding to @jschauma.]

Thursday 18:54 · So, like, secure email is now against the law? [Original.]

Thursday 19:09 · I’m referring to things like silentcircle.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/to-our-customers/ and [Original.]

Thursday 19:28 · @matthewlaird Worth investigating. [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Thursday 19:31 · What would be a good country to host a whistleblower-friendly secure-communication service in? [Original.]

Thursday 22:43 · @IRLeif Haha, the family name on my father’s side was originally “Bratrud”. I have the genes but not the language. [Original, responding to @IRLeif.]

Friday 10:04 · Demo by @koush - he hooked up media apps to Chromecast in cyanogen: [Original, responding to @koush.]

Friday 11:09 · @cpswan I generally approve of those particular US demands & the banks caving… #itscomplicated But yeah, Iceland. [Original, responding to @cpswan.]

Friday 11:16 · Water bomber vs highway fire, impressive video: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/08/09/nl-water-bomber-video-labrador-fire-809.html?cmp=rss [Original.]

Friday 13:04 · @martinfowler In my experience, encoding/parsing costs in JSON & XML are roughly similar. [Original, responding to @martinfowler.]

Friday 13:04 · @martinfowler Which is probably irrelevant because there are very few domains where the choice between the two isn’t obvious. [Original, responding to @martinfowler.]

Friday 13:05 · @shanselman They cite “Cars” on their posters, so there must be some relationship. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Saturday 07:35 · @Jholdsworth1 @Tombray117 @catherinebray @flaty321 @Tim_Flatman @goldbars Gosh there are lots of Brays out there. No track for me though. [Original, responding to @Jholdsworth1.]

Saturday 09:29 · TIL Vancouver Island wants to be a province. Well, at least someone there does: viprovince.ca/ The idea has a certain charm. [Original.]

Saturday 11:17 · @romainguy Get an X-E1; same form factor, better sensor & viewfinder. Also an adapter & use Leica glass. Off the shelf & cheap. [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Saturday 11:36 · @romainguy @jbqueru I’m pretty sure we’ve entered twilight-of-the-SLRs era. [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Saturday 11:40 · Ooh, Stephen Fry leans back and flames a soft target, leaves a crispy blackened shell. Good fun: stephen-fry-me.tumblr.com/post/57805910021/the-daily-mail-and-lord-dacre-appeasing-again [Original.]

Saturday 13:42 · @shawndrape @AppDotNet done, I think. [Original, responding to @shawndrape.]

Saturday 17:32 · RT @laurendw: interesting piece on ebook sales rate declining faster than expected: www.roughtype.comhttp/www.roughtype.com/?p=3590 [Original.]

Saturday 17:43 · Parenting win: Kids suggest decent “young adult” fiction. “The Sea of Trolls” is good trolls/vikings/magic fun: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689867468/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0689867468&linkCode=as2&tag=ongoing-20 [Original.]

Saturday 18:32 · Where do you buy those low “festival” lawnchairs like everyone sits on at the folk festival? [Original.]

Saturday 19:19 · Impressionism-palooza, no fooling: www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2013/08/10/fun-fact-impressionist-edition/ [Original.]

Saturday 19:28 · @sayrer No irony, it’s like Johnny Rotten said: WE MEAN IT, MAN. [Original, responding to @sayrer.]

Sunday 10:46 · What has 2 3-letter strings, 6 permanent & 2 intermittent small integers, 4 1-bit data items, and is watched by millions? [Original.]

Sunday 12:52 · The baseball-goober data-viz problem: [Original.]

Sunday 17:06 · @harper Do please write up the details when you nail ’em down. Picking up my Chromecast Tue [Original, responding to @harper.]

Sunday 17:37 · The ESPN baseball goober is excellent. [Original.]

Sunday 17:38 · @ViktoriaMullova What did you record? Or is it a secret... [Original, responding to @ViktoriaMullova.]

Sunday 18:16 · @carlmalamud Does that happen often? The incorporation by ref I mean, not the objection. (Oh, and no, never heard of an objection) [Original, responding to @carlmalamud.]

Sunday 20:00 · RT @joewalnes: If your programming language allows you to quote strings with ' or ", you should always use ', because it takes half as much… [Original.]

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