Week ending Sunday 2008/06/01

Monday 10:01 · @KathySierra - adorable horse you have there. [Original, responding to @KathySierra.]

Monday 10:13 · Finding shoelaces in a large department store is surprisingly difficult [Original.]

Monday 10:13 · [er... grocery store] [Original.]

Monday 10:33 · Aquamacs ftw: aquamacs.org/nightlies.shtml#changelog-latest [Original.]

Monday 10:53 · Running the Ruby Wide Finder 2 strawman, naive implementation, on the 45G big-daddy file. Expecting to be horrified with the results. [Original.]

Monday 10:53 · Dear America: We're working today. Signed, Rest of the World. [Original.]

Monday 10:58 · CfP: ESWSA: Workshop on empirical studies of Web service architectures: www.innoq.com/blog/st/2008/05/cfp_eswsa_workshop_on_empirica.html [Original.]

Monday 13:55 · @duncan Something must be wrong, there are no photographs of notorious geeks on conference stages. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Monday 13:57 · @duncan, is the cool Park Ave night photo HDR? If so, I'll have to stop hating HDR. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Monday 13:59 · For those who don't follow @duncan, check out his online gallery: photos.duncandavidson.com/p955900367/ [Original.]

Monday 14:04 · Phoenix hangs from chute via "chords", who knew? How harmonious: www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/phoenix/images.php?fileID=9227 [Original.]

Monday 14:20 · @RussB that's a *lot* of people to be annoyed at. I'd say life's too short. [Original, responding to @RussB.]

Wednesday 12:20 · SFO wi-fi via TMobil/Boingo is pathetically slow, like 20k/sec download. Feh. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:21 · @morrildl quotes someone from G: "there are really no fixed limits to App Engine's ability to scale" Anyone else find that statement lame? [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

Wednesday 16:18 · Making my quarterly visit to LinkedIn to accept & reject. Sigh. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:25 · Turns out I missed a couple of really interesting job opps while ignoring LinkedIn in recent months. Wouldn't have jumped, but interesting. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:05 · @pragdave Very mellifluous. Do you do rock & roll too? [Original, responding to @pragdave.]

Wednesday 17:29 · In internal Sun mail, "VB" now abbreviates VirtualBox. I had some severe cognitive dissonance for a few minutes before realizing this. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:02 · Would you pay to tweet? Take the survey! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/05/28/Twitterbucks [Original.]

Thursday 5:03 · Your morning horror; microwaving a cellphone. Don't miss it: jwz.livejournal.com/893031.html [Original.]

Thursday 8:22 · Would you pay to tweet? Take the survey, www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/05/28/Twitterbucks - pass it on, let's gather some data. [Original.]

Thursday 8:28 · Metal taxonomy: blogs.sun.com/plamere/entry/thrash_death_grind_speed_and [Original.]

Thursday 14:23 · @penmachine - you need to have the User Manual permanently open in Preview. But man, it's big & hairy. [Original, responding to @penmachine.]

Thursday 16:02 · Trying to warm up to Scala... trying to warm up to Scala.... trying to warm up to Scala... [Original.]

Thursday 16:30 · "@webmink Lots of good coffee shops there. Damn decent breakfast to be had at the Victoria Market. [Original.]

Thursday 17:22 · Extremely evil Photoshop fakery: www.ikketushugi.info/blog/archives/3782 (NSFW). [Original.]

Thursday 22:11 · I strive to maintain an open mind when nontechnical people talk about the "Internet OS" or "Web OS". Sometimes it's tough. [Original.]

Thursday 22:27 · Now, here's a guy who knows what he likes: @skrud [Original.]

Friday 7:14 · For your morning entertainment: Iggy Pop's concert rider. Really very good: www.thesmokinggun.com/backstagetour/iggypop/iggypop1.html [Original.]

Friday 9:30 · Guess there's no need to go to RailsConf if you're following a few active twitterers who are there. Still, wish I was. [Original.]

Friday 10:01 · freenode.net#railsconf is pretty amusing [Original.]

Friday 11:24 · #railsconf bloggers: nicksieger, olabini [Original.]

Friday 11:25 · er... make tht #railsconf Twitterers: @nicksieger, @olabini [Original.]

Friday 11:36 · more #railsconf Twitterers: @noelrap @greggpollack @igrigorik [Original.]

Friday 11:46 · Perturbed at ignorant lame-ass sexist drivel on freenode.net#railsconf [Original.]

Friday 19:38 · @fielding - Turns out I have no Apple software in my photo workflow [Original, responding to @fielding.]

Friday 23:10 · Dead rat! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/05/30/Discovery [Original.]

Friday 23:35 · @avibryant - Ya did well, judging by the zeitgeist; I was tracking a few channels. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Saturday 14:28 · @tffratio does it work? [Original, responding to @TFFRatio.]

Sunday 9:35 · @headius - wondering about "great" and "incremental" right next to each other like that :) [Original, responding to @headius.]

Sunday 9:44 · The Great Buddha at Kamakura, beautiful B&W shots: blogs.sun.com/jimgris/entry/kamakura_daibutsu1 [Original.]


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