Week ending Sunday 2008/06/08

Monday 9:44 · Awww, Bo Diddley died. A wee-bocka, wee-bocka... bocka bocka. [Original.]

Monday 10:04 · Is it just my imagination or is the whole Net feeling kind of blue and negative this morning? [Original.]

Monday 11:41 · Transmission seems a very nice BitTorrent mac client. [Original.]

Monday 12:04 · Frameworks built on frameworks built on frameworks: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/02/JBI [Original.]

Monday 13:03 · Got 885M of bandwidth to spare for a 9-minute movie? www.bigbuckbunny.org/index.php/download/ You'll need a big screen. Blender candy! Explanation: blogs.sun.com/chhandomay/date/20080602 [Original.]

Monday 14:42 · OMG RubyConf is opposite Apachecon... no no No NO!!!! [Original.]

Monday 16:08 · Want to increase your YouTube popularity? Die. [Original.]

Monday 17:17 · Heh. Just spent the last 3 hours re-re-re-writing a blog piece and just not liking it. Off to the graveyard. It happens sometimes. [Original.]

Tuesday 9:52 · Someone nearmy office window is playing really loud country music. Well, it's good country music. But still. [Original.]

Tuesday 9:57 · Good Middle East coverage: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7433063.stm [Original.]

Tuesday 10:32 · "Simple real-estate transaction" is an oxymoron. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:42 · Amazing geography graphic. Think the place you're living is big? Maybe not: www.gadling.com/2008/06/02/africa-how-big-is-huge/ [Original.]

Tuesday 18:03 · Wow, is it just me or is McCain awfully flat? [Original.]

Tuesday 21:40 · The "Web/Internet OS" meme is wrong on many levels: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/03/Not-an-OS [Original.]

Tuesday 23:24 · Reia: wiki.reia-lang.org/wiki/Main_Page - "a Python/Ruby-like mixed-paradigm language targeting the Erlang virtual machine." Hmm [Original.]

Wednesday 10:03 · It's a pity the world needs big businesses, because small businesses are so much nicer to deal with. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:15 · @teich - Now you gotta give us the blow-by-blow on the rest of the storage-acquisition story. [Original, responding to @teich.]

Wednesday 11:20 · Cool... going to London in October to speak at FOWA, check out the line-up: www.carsonified.com/fowa/fowa-registration-is-now-open [Original.]

Wednesday 12:15 · "Tumour turns out to be 25-year-old towel" www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23810400-2,00.html [Original.]

Wednesday 15:23 · @pkedrosky - *everybody* likes the PC guy better, don't they? [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Wednesday 15:33 · OK, www.plurk.com/user/timbray - I feel vaguely adulterous. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:44 · First look at chttp, wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Certified_HTTP - looks OK,there are lots of OK solutions, we just have to agree on one. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:42 · @codinghorror Yeah, and on further examination it seems over-elaborated. Maybe I'm missing something. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Wednesday 21:47 · ♫ ... walk like an Egyptian.... ♫ [Original.]

Wednesday 22:29 · San Franshadows: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/04/San-Fran-Shadows [Original.]

Wednesday 22:30 · @SaraD "inappropriate for Twitter"? The mind boggles. [Original, responding to @SaraD.]

Wednesday 23:51 · Labels: Laowai en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laowai and Gweilo: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gweilo [Original.]

Wednesday 23:59 · "crushed the farmers' hopes/and left the children afraid"; deep trans-Pacific weirdness: shanghaiist.com/2007/11/29/the_red_laowai_1.php [Original.]

Thursday 9:28 · Damn, does reddit ever drive traffic. 13k visitors from there to my "not an OS" piece. [Original.]

Thursday 9:29 · More proof that the U.S. political right is led by deranged warmongering liars: www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/198873.php [Original.]

Thursday 10:03 · Nifty toy for Lightroom addicts, "RPG Keys": www.rpgkeys.com/ [Original.]

Thursday 10:41 · I often think Jakob Nielsen is wrong, but he hits the mark here: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7417496.stm [Original.]

Thursday 14:20 · Retweeting from @morrilldl - Amazing best-of Cassini pix: www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/05/cassini_nears_fouryear_mark.html [Original.]

Thursday 17:19 · [For Canadians]: Mulroney's back on the hook. How entirely appropriate. Squirm, you worm. www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?content=n0604153A [Original.]

Thursday 17:21 · @crazybob I think Microsoft deserves the credit on that one, IE4 was the first browser that actually had a DOM to speak of. [Original, responding to @crazybob.]

Friday 8:43 · Now up to 14 people with accounts on the Wide Finder machine. Global domination within view: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/05/WF-Start-Me-Up [Original.]

Friday 19:50 · Elvis, Jesus, Robert E. Lee: delong.typepad.com/sdj/2008/06/elvis--jesus--r.html [Original.]

Saturday 9:36 · I have to say that SUI-CZE isn't making my heart beat faster so far. [Original.]

Saturday 15:51 · The tricky life problems we geeks face: www.jasonkolb.com/weblog/2008/06/parts-boneyard.html [Original.]

Saturday 15:52 · @nelson No... that's what Lightroom is for. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Saturday 16:04 · The sound of someone playing Wii games in the next room is almost always irritating. [Original.]

Saturday 21:40 · Editing a 19M file in Emacs to smooth out some XML rough bits in test data, cackling gleefully. [Original.]

Saturday 23:51 · Absolutely astounding news via Google: www.fugue.com/pics/goodnews.html (keep scrolling!) [Original.]

Sunday 11:53 · DE-PL, both defenses look shaky. [Original.]

Sunday 12:17 · Militia FAIL: failblog.org/2008/04/04/militia-fail/ [Original.]

Sunday 12:25 · German forwards are a little bit prone to diving. [Original.]

Sunday 12:57 · Beautiful photos of Afghanistan at war: www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/06/daily_life_in_afghanistan.html [Original.]

Sunday 15:09 · @mezzoblue Hadn't noticed, have some of the locals bitten the dust? [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Sunday 17:22 · Figuring out how to write string-processing code so it'll work in both Ruby 1.8 and 1.9. some_string.unpack('C*") ftw. [Original.]

Sunday 17:27 · @mattblodgett I saw Pere Ubu live one time. You want weird? the singer ran down to the front of the stage and played a metronome solo. [Original, responding to @mattblodgett.]

Sunday 20:37 · Getting some pretty #!%!$! astounding results on the Wide Finder work, see wikis.sun.com/display/WideFinder/Results [Original.]

Sunday 21:44 · Twitter is both the temperamental child rock star we love &, often, the medium by which we discuss it-an enviable position! www.fluidinfo.com/terry/2008/06/09/random-thoughts-on-twitter/ [Original.]

Sunday 22:05 · OH: "One of the problems is legacy personalities." [Original.]

Sunday 23:14 · Flamenco Sketches: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/08/Flamenco-Sketches [Original.]

Sunday 23:21 · Famous photos re-created in Lego: www.flickr.com/photos/balakov/sets/72157602602191858/show/ [Original.]

Sunday 23:56 · Urgh. ['a', 'b'].to_s is different in Rubies 1.8 & 1.9. Ewwww. [Original.]

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