Week ending Sunday 2008/08/10

Monday 20:59 · My extremely high-velocity short OSCON keynote is now on oscon.blip.tv/ (can't figure out how to point to an individual video) [Original.]

Monday 22:10 · First listen to free cut from latest Byrne/Eno collab didn't knock me out. [Original.]

Monday 23:00 · Sad, Solzhenitsyn died while I was off the grid. For me, probably the single most influential writer. Sad I'm prob too old to learn Russian [Original.]

Monday 23:46 · Solzhenitsyn: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/08/04/Solzhenitsyn [Original.]

Tuesday 9:31 · Astounding repository of free live music, courtesy of the Canadian taxpayer (I'm one, no complaints): www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/ [Original.]

Tuesday 12:09 · Annotated Questions: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/08/05/Annotated-OSCON-Keynote [Original.]

Tuesday 14:53 · Internet-drafts that do not include plentiful examples are very likely to contain grievous design errors and gaping logic holes. Just sayin' [Original.]

Tuesday 17:21 · @terrycojones Herodotus mmm: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/03/24/Herodotus [Original, responding to @terrycojones.]

Tuesday 23:04 · Urgh, the long-running soap opera around XRI is gaining heat again. Please make it stop. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:09 · Spam begins: Dear,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> [Original.]

Wednesday 8:31 · LazyWeb: how to use my mac as a quick & easy sound-recording device? QT Broadcaster doesn't seem to work any more... [Original.]

Wednesday 8:50 · @siracusa Sigh, $37.99 for QT Pro. The mac should be able to Just Do This. [Original, responding to @siracusa.]

Wednesday 9:00 · Audacity: cluttered ugly window. No button saying "click here to record". Nothing useful under the file menu. FAIL. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:02 · Audio Recorder, on the other hand, seems to Just Work. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:10 · @rewbs I see the same thing as you. What do I click to record? [Original, responding to @rewbs.]

Wednesday 9:11 · Aaaah... click on the greyed-out red circle. Of course. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:13 · Me: Export as MP3. Audacity: Would you like me to search for LAME.dylib? FAIL. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:13 · @johndunne Roseola - scary but harmless. Rushed one of our kids to the emergency room once. [Original, responding to @johndunne.]

Wednesday 12:18 · @DominicJones # of impt material-disclosure sites will be small. Someone should monitor 'em aggressively as a service; wouldn't cost much. [Original, responding to @DominicJones.]

Wednesday 12:29 · @gruber Monty Widenius of MySQL has this Scandinavian accent and says "EssKooEll", which sounds considerably more KooEll to my ears. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Wednesday 12:30 · @codinghorror *Nothing* about OpenID providers is cool. Now, some OpenID acceptors, that would be cool. I expect whitelists though. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Wednesday 12:43 · Hmm, free online criminal-record searches. Better watch out for that Tim Bray: criminalsearches.com/summary.aspx?input=name&fn=Tim&ln=Bray [Original.]

Wednesday 13:50 · Realizing I forgot to restart Sun email when I rebooted 3 hours ago. Oops. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:03 · Friend posted pix on FaceBook, so I made my every-other-month visit. Yawn. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:14 · @kellyjeanne Yer on the slippery slope now. [Original, responding to @kellyjeanne.]

Wednesday 14:59 · @nwjerseyliz Roughly equivalent to the number of women with "loser" ex-bf/husbands. Or is that unfair? [Original, responding to @nwjerseyliz.]

Wednesday 15:13 · @jimweirich You can get the coolest electric travel cellos. Totally sexy. [Original, responding to @jimweirich.]

Wednesday 15:42 · @david_a_black www.vectorinstruments.com/cellos/index.html [Original, responding to @david_a_black.]

Wednesday 20:44 · @br3nda A life without SOAP is a better life. [Original, responding to @br3nda.]

Wednesday 20:46 · @brentsimmons Solzhenitsyn. Herodotus. Watchmen. Fritz Lieber. [Original, responding to @brentsimmons.]

Wednesday 23:58 · @todmaffin It'd be refreshing to get back to old-school gang violence stories, by contrast with the severed-body-parts narrative. [Original, responding to @todmaffin.]

Thursday 10:21 · @lobrien Try brutalizing the teeny little scrollthingie. Slap it, squeeze it, shake it, bang it. Has worked for me a couple times. [Original, responding to @lobrien.]

Thursday 11:03 · OMG super-interesting new Nikon camera is tied to Windows Vista. No kidding; no Vista no RAW. luminous-landscape.com/whatsnew/ [Original.]

Thursday 12:05 · Flickr as stupidity tracker (funny): mightygirl.com/2008/08/05/the-top-ten-stupidest-ideas-on-flickr/ [Original.]

Thursday 15:12 · @sogrady snorkel is fine (maybe better) for sea turtles. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Thursday 15:22 · Where the mythical creatures are: www.little-gamers.com/2008/08/06/minus-in-timetravel/ [Original.]

Thursday 16:21 · @nicksieger Well, it helps that you're in one of the smarter parts of Sun :) [Original, responding to @nicksieger.]

Thursday 16:23 · @al3x Aphid. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Thursday 20:58 · @twleung LR2 runs just fine on a 6G 8-core Mac Pro. On my little MacBook, well... [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Friday 11:18 · OMG... that's some scary shit coming out of Black Hat. [Original.]

Friday 12:08 · Internet meme; en Français, «mème». Pourquoi l'accent grave? www.ecrans.fr/De-Chuck-Norris-a-la-danse-des,4800.html [Original.]

Friday 13:00 · Good summary of South Ossetia war news: www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/2008/08/russia_invades_south_ossetia/ [Original.]

Sunday 23:01 · Donkeyists: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/08/10/Donkeyists [Original.]

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