Week ending Sunday 2008/09/21

Monday 8:50 · *Extreme* lens pr0n: www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091505leica_50mm_f0_95.asp Lauren: Check the price. "Hope they're not aiming at the I-Banker market." [Original.]

Monday 8:58 · Market losses holding <3%. Not that today's action means much. Gonna take months to begin to understand the new landscape. [Original.]

Monday 9:37 · One imagines an alternate history in which *one* exec at Moody's, circa 2002, said "This shit is nowhere near AAA, let's get real". [Original.]

Monday 9:54 · Hadn't realized: "it is clear that Lehman is insolvent, not illiquid as Bear Stearns was when the run occurred, or as LTCM was in 1998" [Original.]

Monday 12:56 · Unless you've dealt with them, it's almost impossible to imagine how big & rich Merrill Lynch & Lehman are (especially ML). [Original.]

Monday 12:57 · Wow, just watched a police take-down on a caddy with 5 passengers, guns, bullhorn, walk-back-with-hand-in-the-air, etc. Very professional. [Original.]

Monday 20:41 · @nelson - Take a weekend trip to Portland and spend an afternoon at Rejuvenation. Good fun. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 21:21 · @tom_enebo That the Newark W? [Original, responding to @tom_enebo.]

Tuesday 13:04 · @nicksieger I just do what NetBeans tells me to :) [Original, responding to @nicksieger.]

Tuesday 13:13 · Prob: At this point, who's going to believe any estimates of the capital requirement to "rescue" AIG? I wouldn't. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:14 · Astounding to me that AIG equity retains any value whatever. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:16 · Skein Chug Palin. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:54 · Hah! Just posted successfully from MarsEdit to mod-atom. Then problems developed... but a good first step. [Original.]

Tuesday 15:14 · The absolute epitome of refined musical good taste: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsvtJ2npPiA [Original.]

Tuesday 15:38 · @sogrady Actually pretty practical when you're sightseeing in fall-off-able places and you want to let the kid run around a bit. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Tuesday 16:44 · @Carnage4Life Nope. [Original, responding to @Carnage4Life.]

Tuesday 16:46 · So if the US bails AIG, does anyone *make* a lot of money? That would be a big psychological barrier. [Original.]

Tuesday 16:47 · @crazybob Vancouver's nice. [Original, responding to @crazybob.]

Tuesday 20:39 · @rayval You must be an innovation factory. I CAN HAZ INNOVASHUNS? [Original, responding to @rayval.]

Tuesday 20:54 · I don't care if the financial system implodes. Because I beat the 9-year-old at Mario Kart Wii, first time ever. Rosalina+Offroader FTW. [Original.]

Tuesday 21:40 · @codinghorror That was ten years ago, and the soundtrack was by Sonic Youth. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Tuesday 21:41 · Dear camera companies. Please JUST STOP for a year or so, OK? [Original.]

Tuesday 21:53 · @pkedrosky One imagines there are more than a few hedgies who've been maniacally shorting I-bankers & are rolling on dough, too. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Wednesday 9:04 · @duncan One prob is the quality/difficulty of the postprocessing tools. There's nothing nearly as intuitive/natural/fast as LR/Aperture. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Wednesday 10:22 · @twleung 6G 8core MacPro does fine with K20 14.6MP RAWs. Shudder to think about handling shoots of hundreds of >20MP on any current hw. [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Wednesday 11:18 · Want to work on a Rails-based developer platform? Talk to @nicksieger [Original.]

Wednesday 11:33 · @gruber There are lots worse things than Verdana. I see them every day, all over the Web. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Wednesday 12:34 · Really having a hard time focusing on software today. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:53 · The phrase "off-balance-sheet" makes me want to resort to violence. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:57 · @nelson So get real speakers. Only downside is then you need some space in front of your desk to put 'em in. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Wednesday 16:22 · RT @wingedpig: It's obvious. The Large Hadron Collider did indeed create a black hole. And it's currently on Wall St. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:32 · @jacklayton Don't just twitter a URL. We're busy, give us a reason to click. [Original, responding to @jacklayton.]

Wednesday 20:43 · Anyone trying syrinx? Compare to twitteriffic? [Original.]

Wednesday 23:03 · @iTod The religious dimension had previously escaped me. [Original, responding to @iTod.]

Thursday 10:49 · Retweet @asbjornu - graphical excellence in a pie chart: www.austinthirdgen.org/upload/piechart.jpg [Original.]

Thursday 14:02 · about to make The Call, activating new visa card, haven't changed in years, expecting breakage. See you on the other side... [Original.]

Thursday 14:51 · Shorter Chris Cox: "Fuck you, McCain. Anyhow I'm outta here in January." [Original.]

Thursday 16:21 · O frabjous day! Ruby i18n, www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/09/18/Ruby-I18n [Original.]

Thursday 21:21 · I don't think the Msft ad is gonna help 'em much, but I have to say it's endearing. [Original.]

Thursday 22:43 · All this virtuoso engineering going into JavaScript optimization. Not actually aware of ever having noticed poor JavaScript performance... [Original.]

Thursday 22:49 · @gruber All your points granted, I still found the ads effective, personally. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Thursday 23:34 · @gruber Tonight's. Simply because I found myself connecting with a few of the faces. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 1:39 · Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! [Original.]

Friday 9:47 · @hildjj Way cool, best o' luck [Original, responding to @hildjj.]

Friday 9:58 · Regretting Hunter S. Thompson's absence. [Original.]

Friday 10:04 · @nelson Airhead posturing. You can't actually do that, there are too many other ways to bet a stock goes down. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 10:41 · RT @avibryant hm, looks like maybe DSLRs aren't ready for video after all: s477.photobucket.com/albums/rr134/jamesmel9/?action=view¤t=DSC_0012.flv - Hilarious! [Original.]

Friday 11:07 · That Robert Reich is a smart guy: robertreich.blogspot.com/2008/09/bailout-of-all-bailouts-is-bad-idea.html [Original.]

Friday 13:36 · @kwerb Hard to think of a platform without an associated industry that builds it. [Original, responding to @kwerb.]

Friday 13:42 · Pleasing @grader score... is it to be believed? Rank is out of 29,601. I wonder which 29,601 that is? [Original.]

Friday 14:44 · Retwt @estherschindler - Management lessons from Pink Floyd: advice.cio.com/esther_schindler/four_non_obvious_things_pink_floyd_can_teach_your_team [Original.]

Friday 14:51 · Against stupidity/the Gods themselves/contend in vain. [Original.]

Friday 16:34 · @dehora Seems like a plausible structure, we'll see how it works out. Nobody can claim to have figured out the One Best Way yet. [Original, responding to @dehora.]

Friday 22:37 · So all these people doing polls, how do they get paid? [Original.]

Saturday 9:40 · Real life stranger than fiction as usual: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2008/09/the-amazing-gif.html [Original.]

Saturday 9:46 · Passionate atheism: www.bofh.org.uk/articles/2008/09/20/and-if-there-were-what-then [Original.]

Sunday 13:10 · The politics around the financial system bail-out are like ten times more important than who the next POTUS is. [Original.]

Sunday 13:14 · unfollow @huffpost, volume way too high [Original.]

Sunday 13:25 · @textism Being a s.v.t. doesn't mean you don't make some great tunes. Mostly agreed on Roxy but Lou is essential: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2006/03/13/Rock-n-Roll-Animal [Original, responding to @textism.]

Sunday 13:48 · Daft Punk soundtrack to some generic detroitmobile ad. We are in the end times. [Original.]

Sunday 14:21 · @textism Songs For Drella (1990 Reed/Cale coolab) is seriously excellent, BTW. [Original, responding to @textism.]

Sunday 16:11 · Ruby n00b spends a half hour figuring out why "load 'generator.rb'" works but none of his classes are defined. [Original.]

Sunday 16:12 · Watching the financial news crawl past, getting a feeling of impending doom. This is really really serious. [Original.]

Sunday 21:06 · @chadfowler I dunno, the few remarks captured on Deep Purple's "Made in Japan" are kind of poignant and gnomic. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Sunday 22:17 · Driving (with photos of a felony takedown, guns in play, no shit): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/09/19/Driving [Original.]

Sunday 22:18 · @shanselman Windows Live Writer [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

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