Week ending Sunday 2008/04/13

Monday 6:23 · Headline: "NZ man 'used hedgehog as weapon'": news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7334233.stm [Original.]

Monday 6:47 · I hate industrial lighting. I wonder if the world has an airport somewhere with lighting that doesn't make people look like corpses. [Original.]

Monday 15:26 · Seems odd that Railsconf doesn't think attendees need to hear anything at all about the J option. [Original.]

Monday 15:52 · It would easier for tool vendors if there were one or even a couple dominant Ajax frameworks. Don't think it's gonna happen, sigh. [Original.]

Monday 16:08 · Dear Beijing: there are negative PR consequences to oppressing an unwilling national group. Suck it up and deal with it. [Original.]

Monday 16:59 · @cote - what do they mean by "SOA" [Original, responding to @cote.]

Tuesday 7:13 · This Google App Engine application is temporarily over its serving quota. Please try again later. [Original.]

Tuesday 7:22 · watching the GApps movie, I find it kind of hurts my eyes when people type in SQL by hand. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:07 · @shanselman - We have two. One does, the other doesn't. So I suspect it may be the kid, not externalities. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Tuesday 10:16 · @shanselman - Mostly nature if y'ask me. It's amazing how different they are at the core. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Tuesday 10:47 · @SaraD - I think you're just fine, keep it up. [Original, responding to @SaraD.]

Tuesday 14:55 · @monkchips - that's one erroneous DE. [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Tuesday 15:24 · Hah... Dalibor Topic is joining Sun. I had no idea. robilad.livejournal.com/30463.html [Original.]

Tuesday 16:54 · Into the ninth hour of a strategy session.... brain feels like wet kleenex. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:12 · Sharecroppin' on Massa Google's farm: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/04/09/Google-Users-API [Original.]

Wednesday 11:14 · Upside of rising food prices: krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/09/upside-of-the-food-crisis/ [Original.]

Wednesday 14:52 · Oooh, check out @teamtibet - Twitter is an activist's dream tool. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:55 · Sun product launch blogstorm - blogs.sun.com/allanp/entry/sun_s_cmt_goes_multi - traditional technology marketing is so, so boring. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:12 · Ah... "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed". A triumphant arc of music and passion. Can't hear it too often. [Original.]

Thursday 12:20 · SFO Terminal 1 is kinda grotty, but there are lots of places to plug in your computer. [Original.]

Thursday 12:55 · People are sending me snickery notes about new Intel instructions advertised as useful for XML: smallcode.weblogs.us/2007/11/23/strcmp-and-strlen-using-sse-42-instructions/ [Original.]

Thursday 17:00 · The plane home to Vancouver was full of Tibetans who'd been at the torch run. [Original.]

Thursday 17:17 · Java on iPhone, hmmm: blogs.sun.com/hinkmond/entry/java_me_says_hello_world [Original.]

Thursday 20:27 · @twleung... I fired it up without incident. But then, I've been running the allegedly-buggy 1.4 for several weeks now. [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Thursday 22:44 · Drat, added 4G to my 2G Mac Pro, it only sees the new 4G... thought I followed the instructions. [Original.]

Friday 0:39 · Imported 50min of HD video on the Mac Pro. In real time, cowabunga! Kiss 37G of disk good-bye. [Original.]

Friday 1:09 · Headlines you gotta love: "Maoists lag in early Nepal result" - (news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7341944.stm) [Original.]

Friday 1:11 · PHP is strong in Florida: www.presicient.com/langjobs/usajobs.html [Original.]

Friday 1:13 · Oh, shit. Israeli tanks in Gaza: english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/04067240-B607-45EC-9E25-26C4A3B0FC7E.htm [Original.]

Friday 1:39 · OK, did my 10 minutes/month on Facebook Why do I lack the courage simply to ignore it? [Original.]

Friday 12:29 · @jzawodn - no shit... my sun.com address now gets several per hour. They all have this polished-HTML-mail look; common upstream source? [Original, responding to @jzawodn.]

Friday 13:15 · Jello strategy: jarsofwater.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/a-lesson-in-strategy/ [Original.]

Friday 13:16 · "Bottom line: Windows, as it exists today, is untenable." blogs.zdnet.com//blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1331 [Original.]

Friday 14:03 · heh, just hit "quick view" on an 8M TIF email attachment. It seems to be trying to work [Original.]

Friday 16:51 · @codinghorror - _why's level of eccentricity has been fairly constant during my couple years in the Ruby community. & he writes lovely code. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Saturday 13:17 · Installing Windows under BootCamp. 95 high-priority updates since XP SP2. [Original.]

Saturday 13:21 · Why am I installing XP under BootCamp? Three reasons (a) games, (b) games, (c) games. [Original.]

Saturday 17:34 · On a brand-new Windows machine, you have to run IE.... *once*. [Original.]

Sunday 9:41 · www.psystar.com/index.php?&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1&category_id=3&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72 - Miami outfit sells whiteboxes with Leopard pre-installed starting at $399... can they *do* that? [Original.]

Sunday 10:03 · @Dana_Gardner - early days yet in that market. Unless of course you've picked a cloud with lock-in. [Original, responding to @Dana_Gardner.]

Sunday 20:53 · Studying the history of all the flavors of RPC. Interesting. Doomed. [Original.]

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