Week ending Sunday 2013/09/22

Monday 00:22 · @charlesarthur “[Number] Things” in any hed is enough for me to hit the next-article key. [Original, responding to @charlesarthur.]

Monday 00:42 · Removing commas from Wikipedia. [Original.]

Monday 01:55 · @michaelklishin 100% yes. [Original, responding to @michaelklishin.]

Monday 08:09 · Federation Conversation 6, “Who Are You?” (Watch for NASCAR pile-ups in the corners). [Original.]

Monday 08:12 · @mbarulli Not obvious to me that that’s true. [Original, responding to @mbarulli.]

Monday 08:17 · Online Web-accessibility course opens tomorrow: Important stuff! [Original.]

Monday 09:34 · @mbarulli Oh sorry, misunderstood your tweet. No, IDPs not doing this now. Seems like a not-terrible idea, though. [Original, responding to @mbarulli.]

Monday 11:43 · Here is a truly horrifying conspiracy theory: Also, totally believable. [Original.]

Monday 15:42 · Think what you will about ads, it’s nice to know they can be private/secure: googledevelopers.blogspot.ca/2013/09/https-compatible-ad-code-for-adsense.html [Original.]

Monday 20:46 · Photoprocessing fun with the X-E1 and Nik Silver Efex: [Original.]

Monday 21:05 · @ghaff I suspect if you’re a serious B&W weenie then yes. I’m usually a color-to-the-max guy but I still enjoy it. [Original, responding to @ghaff.]

Monday 21:26 · @morrildl Hm, I’m pretty sensitive on that front and never even noticed. [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

Monday 21:31 · So, who’s tweeting from #iran that’s two or more of geeky and funny and political? [Original.]

Monday 23:47 · @BWJones “Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair.” [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Tuesday 01:13 · RT @mnot: Whoa - this changes a few assumptions, doesn't it? www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/science/dna-double-take.html?pagewanted=1&utm_medium=twitter&partner=rss&emc=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed #DNA [Original.]

Tuesday 08:18 · @sravish My favorite is the “Other” bit. [Original, responding to @sravish.]

Tuesday 10:21 · Google buys 240MW of power from the Happy Hereford wind farm, near Amarillo, TX. Damn, it’s flat: googlegreenblog.blogspot.ca/2013/09/another-windy-day-in-texas-new-power.html?spref=tw [Original.]

Tuesday 11:39 · Interesting; iPhone 5S fingerprint function is available, at some level, to apps: 9to5mac.com/2013/09/15/apple-stores-to-show-off-iphone-5s-touch-id-feature-using-demo-app/ [Original.]

Tuesday 13:49 · WSJ notices the password problem: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323585604579008620509295960.html [Original.]

Tuesday 14:28 · @nelson I think it’d be better to wait and see how the 5s works in practice. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Tuesday 15:32 · @therealfitz @nelson I’m prepared to believe that a fingerprint recognizer might have some utility in practice. [Original, responding to @therealfitz.]

Tuesday 15:36 · @nelson @therealfitz Some like asserting that about-to-ship X from {Google|Apple} is sure to {succeed|fail}. I'm a chickenshit empiricist. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Tuesday 21:11 · On page 183 of @anandshimpi’s 5s review; must … go … on … [Original.]

Wednesday 16:20 · RT @vambenepe: There's an infuriating 50/50 split between websites where you do have to press “save” after changing settings and websites w… [Original.]

Wednesday 18:24 · \uDEAD is a naked surrogate! Eeeeeeeeeeek! [Original.]

Wednesday 19:32 · The “Download 5.2” link in Lr leads to a page with “Proceed to Download” which leads to a page with “Download Now”. Ah, Adobe. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:44 · @Skud Making an initial contact with anyone by phone, social or business, feels kinda weird in 2013. [Original, responding to @Skud.]

Wednesday 19:49 · I’m pretty sure that nobody wants to engage with brands, actually. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:13 · I saw the best minds of my generation trying to get people to engage with brands. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:13 · Do brands want to engage with me? [Original.]

Wednesday 20:15 · I think the bargain is, I engage with brands and they sell me stuff. #somethingwrongwiththispicture [Original.]

Wednesday 20:44 · One of these years brand managers will discover branding irons. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:52 · ♫ “Early in the springtime we round up the dogies Mark 'em and brand 'em and bob off their tails” Brand engagement! [Original.]

Wednesday 20:53 · www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2cFji4CmHE [Original.]

Wednesday 22:36 · @dgreen Unicode is a by a wide margin my favorite of all standards. I suspect it will survive as long as humanity does. [Original, responding to @dgreen.]

Thursday 09:01 · IsTouchIDHackedYet? (dot com): istouchidhackedyet.com/ Cool prizes! [Original.]

Thursday 10:03 · @waltmossberg Your twitter account got hacked :( [Original, responding to @waltmossberg.]

Thursday 10:32 · When you order a Nexus 7 in Vancouver, it ships by truck from Louisville, KY. #makesperfectsense [Original.]

Thursday 14:11 · Editing JSON: [Original.]

Thursday 16:15 · @jessewilson I’m not hearing that sentiment in the WG. If you think it’s important, you should say so on the mailing list. [Original, responding to @jessewilson.]

Thursday 16:40 · @cowtowncoder @jessewilson I repeat; saying so on Twitter will not have any impact. [Original, responding to @cowtowncoder.]

Thursday 16:44 · Dear Vancouver: House half painted, painter seriously ill, sudden need for a good painter with cycles available in next couple of weeks. [Original.]

Thursday 17:42 · @BWJones I’m a leftie, but I think a sane society needs some intelligent conservatives. US suffering from a lack of such. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Thursday 18:28 · @BWJones I have no trouble in principle with career politicians. Nobody’s good at anything until they’ve been doing it a few years. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Thursday 19:20 · @shanselman One rarely hears “purist” and “Samsung” in the same sentence. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Thursday 19:20 · @shanselman Also, don’t forget to mention the egregious sexism-palooza of the GS4 launch. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Thursday 21:46 · @pamelafox consummate… that’s a kind of soup, right? [Original, responding to @pamelafox.]

Thursday 22:45 · Anyone PVRing tonight’s A’s game, there’s this great screengrab to be had of Coco hugging a white-haired coach after his HR. [Original.]

Friday 08:52 · @pkedrosky Reminds me of the sheriff in Blazing Saddles pointing the gun at his own head. “Do what we say or we fire.” [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Friday 09:29 · RT @sarahjbray: And holy cow. baroque.me by @alexanderchen #storychicago [If you’re a cellist your mind will melt] [Original.]

Friday 09:39 · Situation in the US congress reminds me of this scene from “Blazing Saddles”: www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/a/a0/BSSAA-4.jpg/800px-BSSAA-4.jpg [Original.]

Friday 13:45 · @rubyconf The problem isn’t that too few women’s talks were accepted, it’s that too few were submitted. Need to think hard about why. [Original, responding to @rubyconf.]

Friday 13:52 · @valerie_maher Also it's not Ruby-specific, it's our whole profession :( [Original, responding to @valerie_maher.]

Friday 14:49 · Almost all pieces of writing can be improved by removing instances of the word “some”. [Original.]

Friday 14:50 · @webmink @dandart I’m continuing to pester IETF, I predict they’ll unclench and bless it eventually. In the meantime, it works just fine. [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Friday 14:53 · @gardnerkyla @emancan @MattBors You want real engagement with branding? Here you go: westerngames.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/cattle-brands/ [Original, responding to @gardnerkyla.]

Friday 14:54 · @webmink I already posted links to ’em. [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Friday 14:56 · @emancan Hm, does for me. Long form: westerngames.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/cattle-brands/ [Original, responding to @emancan.]

Friday 20:32 · @seriouspony Woah, great picture there. [Original, responding to @seriouspony.]

Friday 20:40 · @seriouspony There are very few photographers whose skill is not exceeded by their cameras’, these days. Certainly not me. [Original, responding to @seriouspony.]

Friday 23:23 · @codinghorror I'm assuming you know about www.googlepoetics.com/ [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Saturday 09:50 · First compelling new programming-language idea I’ve seen in a couple years: Subtext from Jonathan Edwards vimeo.com/74314050 [Original.]

Saturday 11:25 · Intros to unicode: Mansoor 10kloc.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/plain-text-doesnt-exist-unicode-and-encodings-demystified/?utm_content=bufferc62dc&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer, Spolsky www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html, me www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/04/06/Unicode & www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/04/26/UTF [Original.]

Saturday 15:35 · @drbrain And why the fucking fuck should anyone have to know such a box exists? #eventuallygaveuponvideo [Original, responding to @drbrain.]

Saturday 15:47 · The American Dream, RIP? www.economist.com/news/united-states/21586581-economist-asks-provocative-questions-about-future-social-mobility-american [Original.]

Saturday 15:50 · @dckc Hm? It’s a screencast… not working for you? [Original, responding to @dckc.]

Saturday 15:55 · Please get out of the password business. But if you can’t, at least do it right: [Original.]

Saturday 16:52 · @dckc www.subtext-lang.org/ seems not available [Original, responding to @dckc.]

Saturday 17:04 · Canada’s shame (no, I’m not being ironic): www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/opinion/sunday/silencing-scientists.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1& [Original.]

Sunday 11:04 · Vaguely nauseated by invitation to new-TLD land-grab: www.1and1.com/new-top-level-domains [Original.]

Sunday 11:10 · If the branding guidelines guarantee an unusable user experience, drink: www.uxdrinkinggame.com/drink/if-the-branding-guidelines-guarantee-an-unusable-user-experience-drink/ [Original.]

Sunday 11:12 · If your VP of Marketing wants to “gamily” your registration flow, drink: www.uxdrinkinggame.com/drink/if-your-vp-of-marketing-wants-to-gamify-your-registration-flow-drink/ [Original.]

Sunday 11:12 · If someone wants social media share buttons only at the top of the page, drink: www.uxdrinkinggame.com/drink/if-someone-wants-social-media-share-buttons-only-at-the-top-of-the-page-drink/ [Original.]

Sunday 11:58 · Chaos Computer Club (German hackers) claim to have broken Touch ID: www.ccc.de/en/updates/2013/ccc-breaks-apple-touchid [Original.]

Sunday 12:05 · BTW, the Chaos Computer Club write-up is eloquent, worth reading: www.ccc.de/en/updates/2013/ccc-breaks-apple-touchid [Original.]

Sunday 12:06 · @gruber Why? That’s not obvious to me at all, but maybe I’m missing something. Did you read the CCC commentary? [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 12:12 · @gruber So, tl;dr: “Better than nothing” [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 12:18 · @fields Yep. [Original, responding to @fields.]

Sunday 12:42 · @steveklabnik @brixen Go doesn’t make me smile the way Ruby/Erlang/Clojure do. But it seems to get outta the way & get shit done. [Original, responding to @steveklabnik.]

Sunday 12:47 · @steveklabnik @brixen I still loathe the array/slice syntax. The goroutine/typed-pipe thing feels pretty brilliant. [Original, responding to @steveklabnik.]

Sunday 12:52 · Let’s see independent verification of CCC ID-touch-hack claim before we get too excited. Really shouldn’t be that easy. [Original.]

Sunday 14:19 · My thoughts on the CCC fingerprint hack: [Original.]

Sunday 14:25 · @laurenweinstein That would be a very different scenario than Touch ID as marketed, or am I missing something? [Original, responding to @laurenweinstein.]

Sunday 21:27 · In case anyone forgot what the Internet was for. [Original.]

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