Week ending Sunday 2008/11/09

Monday 0:52 · That Word: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/02/That-Word [Original.]

Monday 10:50 · @mezzoblue What is this "blue sky" of which you speak? [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Monday 16:08 · @rhh Usually we're only voting for one person, local Member of Parliament. Americans' ballots cluttered with dozens of races & initiatives. [Original, responding to @rhh.]

Monday 16:10 · @pkedrosky PageRank for peer-reviewed pubs is what you're thinking of. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 17:03 · This Chinese-manufacturing-shrinkage story is huge, huge, huge. China's civic compromise depends on steady rapid growth. Hang on tight. [Original.]

Monday 17:05 · @rhh You left out (0) An exceptionally politically talented candidate. But... [Original, responding to @rhh.]

Monday 17:06 · @rhh ...There's gonna be this US Pres on the world stage who looks different. The fact he's there trumps all that true stuff you said. [Original, responding to @rhh.]

Monday 21:10 · @mathewi Congrats on the new gig. It'd be nice to see a Canadian media property grabbing some thought leadership. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Monday 22:05 · @br3nda It isn't? I suspect you may be in a minority there. [Original, responding to @br3nda.]

Monday 22:05 · @webmink You can smile inside, knowing that they're going to be crushed tomorrow. [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Tuesday 0:02 · OMG @jennnyholzer is on Twitter. "Protect me from what I want." Seems like a perfect medium/message match to me. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:33 · @d2h I just turned MSN off for Adium. Fewer & fewer interesting people there anyhow. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Tuesday 11:28 · Dear America: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/03/American-Election [Original.]

Tuesday 11:34 · @bryanl Have you written about your issues with RSpec? I kinda like it. [Original, responding to @bryanl.]

Tuesday 11:36 · Well, it's YVR => LAX => MSY to me for ApacheCon starting at 2PM Pacific. Arriving at midnight, so I guess I miss all the excitement. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:37 · Makes me nervous when airports are too empty. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:53 · Today the struggle: www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/11/4/115948/468/460/652472 [Original.]

Tuesday 13:29 · Awwww Brent, that's lovely: inessential.com/?comments=1&postid=3558 [Original.]

Wednesday 7:13 · ASF opening plenary. WIthin 5 minutes of walking in, met an Ape co-committer for the first time. <smile> [Original.]

Wednesday 18:05 · W00t - MarsEdit talking flawlessly to mod-atom AFAICT. Software by @danielpunkass FTW. [Original.]

Wednesday 18:12 · I never get tired of lecturing the IETF: mailman.rfc-editor.org/pipermail/rfc-interest/2008-November/001035.html [Original.]

Thursday 7:04 · Listening to Hadoop evangelism. [Original.]

Thursday 7:10 · WHy are conference meeting rooms always bland pale beige? [Original.]

Thursday 7:37 · @willsnow Apachecon, and yes, it is being filmed/streamed [Original, responding to @willsnow.]

Thursday 8:27 · Whoever just called me, sorry about hitting the wrong button on the phone and rejecting you. [Original.]

Thursday 10:25 · @glaforge Why GF/Jetty decision? Curious. [Original, responding to @glaforge.]

Thursday 10:32 · @monkchips That happened last year. It's just that now they're noticing. [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Thursday 12:34 · Sun sales-mob has been unleashed to flog MySQL; should be interesting to watch: www.sun.com/systems/solutions/mysql/?cid=e7442 [Original.]

Thursday 12:52 · Spent a half-hour chasing a broken build caused by a full disk. Ultimate yak shaving. Stupid libtool could, you know, tell you. [Original.]

Thursday 12:55 · @monkchips Most revolutions are bottom-up actually... [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Thursday 13:04 · @Smokinn "Flog" is anglo-american slang for "sell". [Original, responding to @Smokinn.]

Thursday 13:05 · @cmar No tech innovation, agreed. What's new is having an actual world-wide systems-oriented salesforce on the job. Strictly a biz thing. [Original, responding to @cmar.]

Thursday 23:27 · mod_atom testing joy: seems to scale smoothly with # of parallel clients. 320 POSTS/sec with 50 or so in parallel. [Original.]

Friday 10:31 · I have "Rudie Can't Fail" stuck in an endless loop in the back of my brain. It makes me walk funny. [Original.]

Friday 11:14 · Having now had my hands on the new MacBooks & Pros... still think they're butt-ugly. But I'll probably get one. [Original.]

Friday 11:19 · @pkedrosky Well, they're perfectly decent computers. It's just that beside my BlackBook, they look like a Chevy next to a Porsche. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Saturday 7:46 · I feel like a William Burroughs character [Original.]

Saturday 7:47 · Death is far too good for whoever cooked up the "Free" Wifi at Denver airport. [Original.]

Saturday 9:26 · Caught Trombone Shorty in NOLA last night. 2.5 hours sleep as a result. But worth it. Hell of a show. Totally recommended. [Original.]

Sunday 7:59 · @dierken First of all, it's up & down like a yo-yo. Second, some weird proxy puts an ad-loaded goober at the top of every page. [Original, responding to @dierken.]

Sunday 9:22 · The medum actually is the message, sometimes: ascher.ca/blog/2008/11/08/a-new-web-culture-coming-to-government/ [Original.]

Sunday 14:48 · Web geeks on the Bayou: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/09/ApacheCon (got some good pix). [Original.]

Sunday 17:19 · @drewm Hey, that's Steve Yegge's URI. But I did notice a snicker from the audience. [Original, responding to @drewm.]

Sunday 18:38 · @chadfowler The further in you go, the bigger it gets. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Sunday 19:44 · @KathySierra Looking forward to some reportage from inside a very strange situation. [Original, responding to @KathySierra.]

Sunday 21:35 · The Reg gets the story just a little earlier, as usual: www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/10/suns_amber_road_storage/ [Original.]

Sunday 21:40 · DSLR geeks; consider adjusting your auto-focus; I just did: focustestchart.com/ [Original.]

Sunday 21:41 · If you ran this in a North American paper, you'd be called an anti-semite: www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1035415.html [Original.]

Sunday 22:33 · @twleung Hey Ted, that picture of the airplane wing is astounding. Wow. [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Sunday 22:36 · @gevaperry Agreed; my point is that discussion here in N.Amer is strangled because "pro-Israel" seems to mean Likudnik extremist. [Original, responding to @gevaperry.]

Sunday 22:52 · Time Machine Blues: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/09/Time-Machine-Blues [Original.]

Sunday 23:27 · Forbes & WSJ on new Sun stuff: online.wsj.com/article/SB122627611222612077.html?mod=yahoo_hs&ru=yahoo and www.forbes.com/2008/11/08/sun-storage-memory-tech-enter-cx_ag_1110sun.html?partner=yahootix - Computers are boring, hadn't you heard? Storage FTW. [Original.]

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