Week ending Sunday 2008/07/06

Monday 10:08 · @twleung Man, this is the worst allergy summer in the last 5 years. My 2-year-old goes "ah-tchoo" in her little munchkin voice when I sneeze [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Monday 12:06 · @sogrady If you have a job where you're looking forward to retirement, maybe it's the wrong job. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Monday 12:24 · With any luck, my last-ever OOXML rant: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/30/ISO-Says-Everything-is-OK [Original.]

Monday 13:44 · "This is a picture I did not take of a nun, littering." From unphotographable: www.unphotographable.com/ [Original.]

Monday 13:45 · A title that says "Don't read this as you value your sanity": "RDF Parsing in XSLT" [Original.]

Monday 13:49 · "The End of Theory" is wrong on so many levels. [Original.]

Monday 19:56 · @nicksieger There things to like about OCaml, e. g. wikis.sun.com/display/WideFinder/Results [Original, responding to @nicksieger.]

Monday 20:42 · Nikon D700? luminous-landscape.com/whatsnew/#246 [Original.]

Monday 20:54 · Linux Kernel Summit chews over DTrace: wmf.editthispage.com/2008/06/30 [Original.]

Monday 22:26 · Hmph, Nikon might've seduced me from the arms of Pentax if they'd shipped the D700 six months ago. [Original.]

Monday 23:18 · @rcousine Don't read Rockwell, but the consensus among the intelligent photo-freaks seems to be that he's a raving moron. [Original, responding to @rcousine.]

Monday 23:19 · @joshu Immensely smaller and lighter. Have you *seen* the D3? You can have a D3 or a life. [Original, responding to @joshu.]

Monday 23:21 · @BWJones So true. The Pentax "limited" primes (40 & 21mm) are incredibly-compact jewels, and they make my pictures better. I'm locked in. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Monday 23:24 · Editing rose photos while listening to Bitches Brew. What a wonderful world. [Original.]

Monday 23:25 · @Atomos That would be God telling you not to use Acrobat. I'd listen. [Original, responding to @Atomos.]

Monday 23:28 · @twleung I've had good results with the Sigma 30mm/1.4 prime. Probably cheaper than Nikon too. [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Monday 23:46 · On the subject of those delicious Pentax primes: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/30/Ultra-Pink [Original.]

Tuesday 0:19 · "I Don't Believe You": jarsofwater.wordpress.com/2008/06/30/i-dont-believe-you/ - she's right, I don't. [Original.]

Tuesday 0:51 · @codinghorror the Pro is probably overpriced but, boy, it's sleek and quiet and really REALLY damn fast. Using it makes me happy. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Tuesday 9:01 · Dear world: July 1 is Canada day. See ya tomorrow. Kthxbye, Canada [Original.]

Wednesday 11:50 · @al3x Kissability mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Wednesday 11:51 · Well... first $100 fuel fill-up. Suppose that energy costs triple in the near/medium term. Really, because they will. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:57 · Humbled and delighted by other Ape committers turning my quick hack into a real idiomatic Ruby app. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:04 · @imsaar The Ape is now rubyforge.org/projects/ape/ [Original, responding to @imsaar.]

Wednesday 15:40 · Fast Ruby Debugger Engine. Looks kinda bleeding-edge, but still: blogs.sun.com/observatory/entry/installer_the_fast_ruby_debugger [Original.]

Wednesday 16:54 · Misspelling "meta" as "meat" can lead to some disturbing formations. [Original.]

Thursday 11:59 · I get an itchy unconfortable feeling when devs start saying "that's the architecture, not the implementation". [Original.]

Thursday 14:15 · Horse latitudes: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Latitudes [Original.]

Thursday 22:34 · The shambling WS-Undead: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/07/03/The-Shambling-Undead [Original.]

Thursday 22:38 · Beluga cam! www.vanaqua.org/belugacam/ [Original.]

Thursday 23:41 · Awwwwwwwww.... Bozo died: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7489067.stm [Original.]

Thursday 23:44 · Some disambiguation pages are truly great: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bozo [Original.]

Thursday 23:58 · Re-tweeting @cyprien - early Iggy Pop video mmm: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4hPnZUMBwA [Original.]

Friday 1:08 · @chadfowler The idea is to be patriotic? RW&B? Well, except for the green typeface. Mere words cannot encompass the hideousness. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Friday 9:21 · @timoreilly (oops, missed 2-dy-old tweet). I'm comfortable disagreeing with Ray Ozzie. [Original, responding to @timoreilly.]

Friday 9:44 · @gruber Agreed on the PDF & Flash side of Adobe. They're doing OK on the graphics side though with LR & PS. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 10:24 · @cbeust I think Erlang is expanding again the last couple of years [Original, responding to @cbeust.]

Friday 10:58 · God's Children: takingalongview.blogspot.com/2008/07/gods-children.html [Original.]

Friday 11:26 · @timoreilly Please finish protecting your house before blogging :) [Original, responding to @timoreilly.]

Friday 11:29 · @timoreilly One could argue that Windows suffers from conflating the OS and GUI goo too closely. Is X11 part of the OS? Hmmm... [Original, responding to @timoreilly.]

Friday 14:00 · @segphault Can't wait for those reviews. If this rev of the platform is actually *usable*, I'm so there. [Original, responding to @segphault.]

Friday 14:26 · Even after all these years, there's this little glow you get when you do a commit. [Original.]

Friday 16:10 · @laribee The secret is: use a tripod [Original, responding to @laribee.]

Friday 23:36 · Tired... adding pix to Wikipedia. Pure fun. [Original.]

Saturday 10:52 · Assembling an Ikea chest of drawers. Considering the advantages of NATO invading Sweden with fire & sword. [Original.]

Sunday 15:47 · If it stays warm, see y'all at the great Spanish Banks drum circle tonight: www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=NDBkOWxpYXB1bTVqZXBvbDBqcXNsMWcyNWdfMjAwODA3MDdUMDEwMDAwWiA4dWQwYTZ2bjJjN2ZrdnN0cjQ3bXBjaWcyb0Bn&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles&gsessionid=Adj0jWX_nGf1Mhe8t4VNuQ [Original.]

Sunday 17:14 · Via @timoreilly - Thomas Disch died. Camp Concentration, the Puppies of Terra, On Wings of Song. Some great books there. [Original.]

Sunday 22:54 · @projct Nope. Had one look, didn't like it, will try again sometime. [Original, responding to @projct.]

Sunday 23:14 · @twleung Take lotsa pix, OK? [Original, responding to @twleung.]


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