Week ending Sunday 2008/07/13

Monday 9:21 · Dear Apple, when I *unplug* a USB it doesn't mean I want the computer to wake up. Kthksbye. [Original.]

Monday 10:50 · retweeting, uh, someone (sorry): web 2.0 funnies: www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/07/web20_for_developers/ [Original.]

Monday 11:00 · I used to watch the TdF. No longer: it's just a pharmaceuticals competition now. Screw 'em. So sad. [Original.]

Monday 11:16 · "The shift of online communities resembles urban development and the gentrification of many hip neighborhoods." anarchogeek.com/articles/2008/7/7/the-ascendancy-of-hacker-news-the-gentrification-of-geek-news-communities [Original.]

Monday 11:45 · Hah, NetBeans wins one: www.infoworld.com/article/08/07/07/28TC-ruby-ides_1.html [Original.]

Monday 12:00 · Man, that's a scary picture @pkedrosky posted: paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2008/07/07/financials_goin.html [Original.]

Monday 14:33 · Atomic Monday, with meta-CRUD: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/07/07/Atom [Original.]

Monday 16:39 · @_why Sorry, guy, we inclusionists are remorseless. Your pleas fall on deaf ears. [Original, responding to @_why.]

Tuesday 7:10 · Heh. Latest twitter spam-follower: "Convert your car to run on water". Like bad TV comedy. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:59 · The NetBeans guys are gonna take a serious run at Python (koberoi.com/2008/07/08/print-netbeans-python-nbpython-project/) Good thing, since Python's definitely hot in Solaris-land. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:10 · @KathySierra "Consensus" is a good word, at least in the IETF-culture context: "Rough consensus and running code". [Original, responding to @KathySierra.]

Tuesday 13:22 · Hire Russ Beattie! www.russellbeattie.com/blog/i-need-a-job [Original.]

Tuesday 13:33 · SDN Python dev center: (Ruby is [Original.]

Tuesday 14:33 · What ever happened to SpikeSource? They still out there? Thought it was a sane idea... [Original.]

Tuesday 14:49 · So many web servers, who knew? developers.sun.com/solaris/articles/beyondlamp.html [Original.]

Tuesday 15:13 · It seems there's a web-site dedicated to Oil Rig Photos. How odd. www.oilrig-photos.com/ [Original.]

Tuesday 17:22 · The world simply doesn't have a nicer place than Vancouver on a sunny summer day. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:42 · @IanSkerrett is right. Listen to what he says. Don't come here and drive real-estate prices even higher. [Original, responding to @IanSkerrett.]

Tuesday 20:43 · @_why 17 uplings make an eskerl. But inflation is an issue. [Original, responding to @_why.]

Wednesday 6:57 · Vote on your favorite bug-tracker & SCM, & pass the word: www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xU6w8ry3_2f3IGfQZEn7s1hg_3d_3d [Original.]

Wednesday 8:59 · @pkedrosky Seems obvious that looking back in 20 years, the summer of '08 will have been a watershed moment in popular attitudes to energy. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Wednesday 9:04 · Interesting that nobody's contrasting Protocol Buffers with JSON. Seems more relevant than either XML or IDL. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:50 · @jstrachan self-describing? I thought you needed the .proto file to make sense of it. [Original, responding to @jstrachan.]

Wednesday 11:29 · Hmm, CMS/bug-tracker survey results: interesting: www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=Vng7MOwBeNpnJhv3392wadMvjE6rl8lq8Kcu95Q5Cig_3d (survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xU6w8ry3_2f3IGfQZEn7s1hg_3d_3d) [Original.]

Wednesday 14:11 · Hey, they gave me an OSCON registration discount magic code "for colleagues, friends". Tweeps qualify; DM if you want to save a couple bucks [Original.]

Wednesday 21:01 · In Canada, the Blackberry and Treo users are wondering if they can get that new iPod data rate... [Original.]

Thursday 10:29 · Sun ♥ Drupal: blogs.sun.com/angad/entry/drupal_plugin_for_netbeans_and [Original.]

Thursday 12:00 · @RussB you suck [Original, responding to @RussB.]

Thursday 13:10 · Damn, my whole office just shook in the wind. Mind you, it's a tired old wooden building, but still. [Original.]

Thursday 13:17 · Iranian missile photoshop funnies. Really, look at the pic: www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2008/07/irans_photo_magic.cfm [Original.]

Thursday 13:21 · Lotus Eco Elise: Seriously hot. Want one. www.autoblog.com/2008/07/09/lotus-releases-eco-elise-ahead-of-london-motor-show/ [Original.]

Thursday 13:54 · @estherschindler I think the contents of your note would be of general interest. It's becoming a somewhat vexed term. [Original, responding to @estherschindler.]

Thursday 15:14 · SVN catches git in the tools survey. /me wonders if someone's gaming the poll: www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=Vng7MOwBeNpnJhv3392wadMvjE6rl8lq8Kcu95Q5Cig_3d [Original.]

Thursday 15:43 · Debugging C code is hard. Let's go shopping. [Original.]

Thursday 15:50 · Oh frabjous day! atom_pub meta-CRUD just got an Ape smooch. The testbed looks like the site of a nasty ethnic cleansing though. [Original.]

Thursday 22:37 · Eek, something flashed up a REALLY WEIRD Growl message that I mostly missed, and I don't know which app. Am I looking at a little Hal here? [Original.]

Thursday 22:47 · @laribee well, you could write a little shell script & stuff it in your crontab. Low-rent, I know. [Original, responding to @laribee.]

Thursday 22:47 · Somehow I'd missed out WhereTheHellIsMatt till today. Awwww... so sweet. [Original.]

Friday 0:17 · @gruber Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 7:17 · Urgh.... looks nasty in the financials. [Original.]


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