Week ending Sunday 2008/08/03

Monday 10:37 · GMail spam subject: "Find a place in Shelbyville". Sounds like an alt-country song title. [Original.]

Monday 10:42 · Heh, someone went out and created nosecretsoftware.org/ [Original.]

Monday 14:07 · @shanselman Doesn't work with either beer or whisky. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Monday 14:15 · As advised, remapped caps-lock key to be Control. Think it'll work OK once I reprogram my hind-brain. [Original.]

Monday 14:40 · David Byrne pitching his new record with Eno: journal.davidbyrne.com/2008/07/07282008-almost.html - it's kinda cute, he's almost embarrassed to be doing it. [Original.]

Monday 16:16 · Qantas accident video: blog.wired.com/cars/2008/07/qantas-flight-3.html [Original.]

Monday 16:53 · Friend asks me: What do the cool kids use to edit HTML these days? I actually haven't the vaguest. [Original.]

Tuesday 9:55 · JVM Languages summit, Sep 24-26: openjdk.java.net/projects/mlvm/jvmlangsummit/ [Original.]

Tuesday 9:58 · @nelson But when the lion is charging *you*, that's much verbier. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Tuesday 10:11 · Wondering what the Lightroom 2.0 Profile Editor is *for*. Lots of details about how to use it, but not a word I can find on why. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:21 · Lightroom 2 installer is just hanging poignantly, saying "You will be guided through the steps necessary to install this software." Hmmm [Original.]

Tuesday 12:03 · OSCON in 37 minutes: www.railsenvy.com/2008/7/29/oscon-videos [Original.]

Tuesday 12:51 · Paintings by trees: www.timknowles.co.uk/ [Original.]

Tuesday 17:28 · If we were going to start over, we'd totally go base 12, right? [Original.]

Tuesday 17:42 · Ruby is like an atomic tank. C is like a sword. Swish. Bleed. [Original.]

Tuesday 21:58 · "Weak" ETags totally truly deeply suck. But I blame Ken Thompson. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:13 · Happy backyard story: localhost/ongoing/When/200x/2008/07/29/Happy-Backyard-Story [Original.]

Tuesday 23:31 · Oops, retweet; Happy backyard story: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/07/29/Happy-Backyard-Story [Original.]

Tuesday 23:33 · Screwdrivers are important: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/07/29/On-Screwdrivers [Original.]

Wednesday 0:40 · Ambient Internet brain goo *from Denmark*: www.myspace.com/theblissworldofficial [Original.]

Wednesday 8:45 · Who are we anyhow? Help find out! www.alistapart.com/articles/survey2008 [Original.]

Wednesday 8:50 · Hah! @gstein goes indie: prng.blogspot.com/2008/07/transitions.html - Hey Greg, please stay visible. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:54 · New Bond-movie theme by... Alicia Keys and Jack White. I'm nonplused. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:53 · retweeting @robc2: SEC on Twitter! twitter.com/SEC_Investor_Ed [Original.]

Wednesday 11:34 · Off for my first twitter-initiated lunch date. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:40 · Looks like the SEC agrees with what I said in 2007/02: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/02/20/Fair-Disclosure [Original.]

Wednesday 15:53 · Want commenters? Post about keyboards or screwdrivers. Software, politics, love, not so much. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:59 · Wow, just got spam from the Apostolic School of Theology. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:48 · @lrz Come to Vancouver, I'll show you soft cheese that will make you weep. [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Wednesday 23:13 · Suppose someone who's following you strikes you as a potential mass murderer. "Introspective loner, anger issues with the world" etc. [Original.]

Wednesday 23:15 · Be my primary key: you.presscue.com/node/1234 [Original.]

Wednesday 23:18 · @lrz Not an issue, we make our own: www.moonstruckcheese.com/available.html [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Wednesday 23:21 · @lrz also see www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/05/25/Moonstruck-Cheese [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Wednesday 23:34 · retweet @codinghorror www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4s6zFVm9qI - laughter is sacred [Original.]

Thursday 0:16 · Tamil hip hop: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZzOAFYllWI [Original.]

Thursday 0:21 · ZambeZi funK - In My Father's Words - BlaaZe & SagaR. www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pLv-fOJ3U - I don't believe but they do. Wow! [Original.]

Thursday 8:25 · urgh, seems Outlook 2007 can't read Atom 1.0 correctly. Do I cripple my feed to please the Outlookers? Lots of 'em. Hmmm [Original.]

Thursday 10:41 · Have to get Java6 for FX. I have too many javas and rubies on this little laptop. [Original.]

Thursday 11:15 · @headius Damn that's some hairy code. The JVM is not a workplace for mere mortals. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Thursday 11:25 · Wondering how many twitterers are stuck in Whistler: www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/07/31/bc-rockslide-blasting-clean-up.html [Original.]

Thursday 12:38 · @al3x Can intro you to the guy who does the NB/scala stuff, he's super-responsive. Doesn't work for Sun. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Thursday 13:54 · @stshank "spinning off" suggests we're gonna sell it. Re-orging with a direct report to Jonathan is a change, but not a spin-off. [Original, responding to @stshank.]

Thursday 14:11 · @textism "Almost everybody". [Original, responding to @textism.]

Thursday 14:20 · Refactored 1000 lines of C till late last night so I could pass 1 new arg. Didn't work. Debugging ensues. Grr. Was passing placeholder NULL. [Original.]

Thursday 14:49 · Mozilla bug 448604: Can't get out of Whistler. [Original.]

Thursday 15:54 · @pkedrosky Wow, I couldn't; need primary sources. Good Q if that's a trend. Heh, *someone* has to inject new material into the conversation [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Thursday 19:00 · Wondering if Knol will become non-lame any time soon? [Original.]

Thursday 21:12 · @brianaker jfdi [Original, responding to @brianaker.]

Friday 7:16 · Surprising drug-bust video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-10DgWsSZNc [Original.]

Friday 10:55 · Death by monkey mask: jwz.livejournal.com/914926.html [Original.]

Friday 11:44 · Keep thinking AMQP is huge. Feel guilty for not having drilled down seriously. [Original.]

Friday 12:46 · @bmann AMQP & XMPP grew out of different communities with different perceived needs. To be clear: I think XMPP is huge too. [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Friday 15:53 · @avibryant is, I deduce, now married. Congrats & best wishes. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Friday 16:12 · When you've fixed a horrid bug and tested it and done a commit and it's late on Friday... it's hard to pick up the next to-do. [Original.]

Friday 22:17 · 2010 winter olympic schedules out: [Original.]

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