Week ending Sunday 2013/10/13

Monday 00:22 · Holy crap, control-T works on OS X: dtrace.org/blogs/brendan/2013/10/05/control-t-for-tenex/ [Original.]

Monday 08:05 · John Darwin’s “After Tamerlane” tries to explain how Europe came to dominate the world starting in 1450 or so: [Original.]

Monday 08:56 · Amazing time-lapse of a storm hitting Tokyo: [Original.]

Monday 09:07 · Now there’s an Android phone, the Vertu “Constellation”: constellation.vertu.com/ No price listed because if you have to ask... [Original.]

Monday 09:31 · @jduck status = ^T; [Original, responding to @jduck.]

Monday 10:36 · @jsnell Why do women have bigger Zeppelins? [Original, responding to @jsnell.]

Monday 15:07 · Montevideo Statement on the Future of Internet Cooperation: www.internetsociety.org/news/montevideo-statement-future-internet-cooperation [Original.]

Monday 17:05 · @carlmalamud Ah, but you’re on the side of the angels, and you are pushing things back that need to be pushed back. Hang in. [Original, responding to @carlmalamud.]

Monday 17:08 · RT @ThraxUK: Banksy does jihad :) youtu.be/FsF3HspQY6A [Original.]

Monday 17:11 · @pkedrosky Pretty nice neighborhood, too. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 19:20 · Hey @cibc, I’m still not upgrading your Android app that wants access to my contacts. Ewww, banking ≠ social. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:43 · @joshbloch @nelson Well, any decent Android device is one of those. [Original, responding to @joshbloch.]

Tuesday 11:53 · @joshbloch @nelson What are these “wires” of which you speak? Fair enough, but I take crappiness of incoming WiFi as an axiom. [Original, responding to @joshbloch.]

Tuesday 13:12 · @nelson @joshbloch I’m suggesting you ignore your hotel’s router and use a phone with cellular data to route around it. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Tuesday 13:38 · @joshbloch @nelson The proportion of times mobile-data is usable is somewhat higher than that for hotel WiFi… but, yeah. [Original, responding to @joshbloch.]

Tuesday 13:41 · @colbycosh Long *scaly* tail fetishes, in particular. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Tuesday 14:52 · RT @todmaffin: Warning to those who use Air Canada's Aeroplan program with a credit card. Your purchases are now being shared. t.co/… [Original.]

Tuesday 14:55 · Mobile is my screen. Tablet is our screen. TV is their screen. - Davies & Oshineye (blog.oshineye.com/2013/10/the-screens-in-our-future.html) [Original.]

Tuesday 16:05 · @mnot Have you read the Sandman Slim books? They explore the affinities between LA & Hell, amusingly. [Original, responding to @mnot.]

Tuesday 20:16 · Hey @cibc, I see @ChaseSupport backed off on the mobile app needing contacts: You should too. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:23 · Huh, @laurendw says that @RBC, like @cibc, is asking for Contacts access. Banks, please stay out of our address books. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:25 · @ikai I do those all the time. Contacts access not required. [Original, responding to @ikai.]

Wednesday 10:07 · @AskRBC @ikai @laurendw No it doesn’t, all I need for Interac transfers is email & name. I do it all the time! #notupgrading [Original, responding to @AskRBC.]

Wednesday 11:27 · JavaScript is pretty fast these days. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:59 · “There’s no reason to think Levison is the first person who’s been compelled to give up a service’s SSL keys” www.theverge.com/2013/10/7/4812102/lavabit-and-the-fight-for-the-soul-of-american-software [Original.]

Thursday 07:44 · @sixty4bit Haven't figured that out. [Original, responding to @sixty4bit.]

Thursday 08:13 · Ooh, I’m wrangling Canvas gradients in a Web Worker. I feel like getting ear jewelry and a fixie. [Original.]

Thursday 09:17 · Exited my market short watching tweets from people getting texts from inside Repub caucus. It was a wash. #postmoderninvesting [Original.]

Thursday 09:36 · @al3x Congrats; take care of yourself! [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Thursday 10:44 · RT @shanley: RIP Private Cloud: Its ambitions too high, its incompetence too great and its marketing too fake. [Original.]

Thursday 10:53 · You can't eat “reach” and we can't pay salaries with “brand awareness”. talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/--100456 [Original.]

Thursday 12:19 · @ryantate @codinghorror Hah, that’s because software dev mailing lists are all devolving into Stack Overflow [Original, responding to @ryantate.]

Thursday 13:20 · @pkedrosky @defrag Hey are you guys against fun? Tsk tsk. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Thursday 16:08 · @steveklabnik Yeah, you should be thinking about emacs, that’s what’s wrong. [Original, responding to @steveklabnik.]

Thursday 19:31 · @crazybob On that path lies madness... [Original, responding to @crazybob.]

Thursday 19:33 · @shanley Type less. [Original, responding to @shanley.]

Friday 08:20 · @evanphx @steveklabnik Anyone have experience with long-running heavy-load golang-based services? How the GC does in practice there? [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Friday 09:06 · Nate Silver on the shutdown: “There's been plenty of bullshit, in other words.” www.grantland.com/fivethirtyeight/story/_/id/9802433/nate-silver-us-government-shutdown?utm_content=buffer4a3d0&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer [Original.]

Friday 10:35 · @futureidentity Which PDE is that? [Original, responding to @futureidentity.]

Friday 10:59 · 2012 global revenue: Mobile operators $1.2T, mobile devices $270B, PCs $250B, Internet advertising $90B. publishersforum.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/BenedictEvans_MobileExplosion.pdf [Original.]

Saturday 11:36 · Good-SLR specs saw-off: www.cameraegg.org/pentax-k-3-vs-canon-70d-vs-7d-vs-nikon-d7100-specs-comparion/ Tl;dr: They’re bulky, heavy, and awkward. Mirrorless is the future. [Original.]

Saturday 12:03 · @lobrien Yes for me. See Dan Mitchell: see www.gdanmitchell.com/2013/08/24/taking-stock-of-the-fujifilm-x-e1-mirrorless-camera Also my blog, & [Original, responding to @lobrien.]

Saturday 12:04 · @alexcruise So strange [Original, responding to @alexcruise.]

Sunday 11:46 · @robertcostaNRO Still baffled. Keep trying to explain. [Original, responding to @robertcostaNRO.]

Sunday 11:55 · RT @rands: Whooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa: zoomquilt.org [Original.]

Sunday 13:24 · As long as women get only 12% of CS bachelor’s degrees, progress on the sexism front is gonna be tough. [Original.]

Sunday 13:26 · Male-heavy groups often exhibit social dysfunction, not just software. We have to fight it, but evidence shows it won’t be easy. [Original.]

Sunday 13:26 · @lrz That’s the proportion of graduates in the US in 2010-2011. [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Sunday 13:28 · @lrz Unfortunately, that’s not what I observe :( But I hope you’re right. [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Sunday 13:30 · The trouble starts when you have a culture/profession that women don’t want to even join. [Original.]

Sunday 13:56 · @cemreceren Those are US figures. I'd be delighted if it were better somewhere. [Original, responding to @cemreceren.]

Sunday 14:54 · @icing Who said that? I claim huge gender imbalance is bad. [Original, responding to @icing.]

Sunday 17:34 · Been busy today, but watching the DC news out of the corner of my eye… had foolishly thought it couldn’t get any crazier. [Original.]

Sunday 17:38 · Pretty sure I backed out of my short-the-whole-market position too soon :( [Original.]

Sunday 19:06 · Have effortlessly transferred my fandom from the A’s to to the Tigers. Hell of a baseball game in progress here. [Original.]

Sunday 19:43 · @seriouspony That’s an exquisite picture. [Original, responding to @seriouspony.]

Sunday 19:43 · RT @seriouspony: Nightly (Icelandic) Pony: our stallion glows in the dark. His name, Elfaxi, means "snow mane". [Original.]

Sunday 19:45 · @infil00p Nope… YYZ is maximally hate-deserving, no others come close. [Original, responding to @infil00p.]

Sunday 22:53 · @chuq @BWJones @duncan Funny you should say that… fun with the X-E1 today (& a 7-yr-old’s shoots the hated RX100) [Original, responding to @chuq.]

Sunday 22:56 · @chuq @BWJones @duncan Oops, wrong URL: [Original, responding to @chuq.]

Sunday 23:07 · @BWJones @chuq @duncan Wondering if there’s any real reason why a mirrorless can’t have the fast VF/focus the big SLRs do... [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Sunday 23:24 · @duncan @BWJones @chuq I’d like the next Fuji to have Pentax-style weather sealing. Other than that, no gripes (don’t do serious sports). [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Sunday 23:36 · @dhh @steveklabnik Far from clear that Ruby’s problem is any worse than the rest of our biz, sadly. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

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