Week ending Sunday 2008/11/23

Monday 8:53 · Restful PHP Web Services: www.packtpub.com/restful-php-web-services/book [Original.]

Monday 9:52 · The Play! framework; appealing at first glance: www.playframework.org/manual/contents/Overview [Original.]

Monday 10:14 · QCon keynote Thu on "App Design in the context of the shifting storage spectrum" (qconsf.com/sf2008/presentation/Application+Design+in+the+context+of+the+shifting+storage+spectrum). All new material, mucho work but fun. [Original.]

Monday 10:20 · "Web 2" in Arabic: "وب 2" [Original.]

Monday 10:28 · @pkedrosky Re your CDS data, interp is people want to short the debt in the rt-hand col, thus a negative indicator for those parties. Agree? [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 11:24 · @stshank Many people think no Flash on the iPhone is an *advantage*. [Original, responding to @stshank.]

Monday 14:45 · LazyTweet: Anyone got one of those hot Intel SSDs with a *n*x filesystem on it I could run a quick benchmark on? [Original.]

Monday 15:00 · @stshank "Dislike of Flash content". I've found it irritating for years. Useful as a video codec, otherwise best avoided. [Original, responding to @stshank.]

Monday 21:02 · News o' the Ruby world: blog.engineyard.com/2008/11/17/rubinius-past-present-and-future [Original.]

Monday 22:31 · @RussB Brown the meat. Use more garlic. Put in some hoisin & oyster sauce. Shallots. [Original, responding to @RussB.]

Monday 22:33 · @headius Before XML there was SGML and the unicorn was its mascot. Unicorns can only be touched by virgins; might be a problem. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Tuesday 11:34 · Just lost an hour of Keynote work in a hard crash. Everything else I use now autosaves. For example, Emacs has since 1986. Mega-FAIL. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:15 · Hah, 98wpm: www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php Now back to work. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:19 · @a_williams Come to one of my speeches. You'll see. [Original, responding to @a_williams.]

Tuesday 15:05 · @gnat However, they are beautiful objects in their way. [Original, responding to @gnat.]

Tuesday 15:08 · @a_williams I care about both typography and compositional integrity. Particularly in a juicy keynote speaking slot. [Original, responding to @a_williams.]

Tuesday 16:53 · Reading the CoucDB API. Smiling. wiki.apache.org/couchdb/HTTP_Document_API [Original.]

Tuesday 18:37 · Picking up a file and dropping it on Emacs still feels weird. Works perfectly of course. [Original.]

Tuesday 18:42 · Get In Focus: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/18/Get-In-Focus [Original.]

Tuesday 19:43 · @ndw Ahh... you need to equip your Finder sidebar with handy directories (hint: YYYY/MM/...) for convenient 1-click access. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Tuesday 20:28 · About to unleash Bonnie on a fully maxed out Amber Road appliance. The room is echoing with my evil laughter [Original.]

Tuesday 21:10 · @codinghorror Yes, my wife has all sorts of lovely houseplants growing hydroponically, and is very abstemious, nothing remotely illegal. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Tuesday 21:53 · I'm unable to talk about the Fishworks analytics stuff without coming across as a complete fanboy marketroid. Instantly addictive. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:38 · NetBeans 6.5 is in da house: www.netbeans.org/ [Original.]

Wednesday 9:42 · @Atomos So, would you be willing to pay for Twitter? Because, well, someone's got to. If neither you nor advertisers, then who? [Original, responding to @Atomos.]

Wednesday 9:51 · Won't get to QCon till this afternoon. Looking for dinner and a party. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:55 · @_glass NB plenty fast on my 2G BlackBook. There's the occasional GC pause. Mind you I only use it for C and Ruby. [Original, responding to @_glass.]

Wednesday 11:43 · Gmail turned blue. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:01 · Pythonistas: Wanna try an IDE? www.sauria.com/blog/2008/11/19/python-in-netbeans/ [Original.]

Wednesday 12:04 · @shanselman Never ever wake a sleeping baby. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Wednesday 12:18 · @justinsheehy With respect, I disagree. I'm fairly addicted to NB for Ruby. If only for command-click on a method. [Original, responding to @justinsheehy.]

Wednesday 17:27 · Like I keep saying, it's an AtomPub world: googledataapis.blogspot.com/2008/11/like-version-atompub-compliant-for-very.html [Original.]

Wednesday 23:35 · Is using the groovy GMail "Tree" theme. [Original.]

Wednesday 23:36 · At what point does the term "social media" start to provoke general wincing and embarrassment? Not-too-distant future I'd think. [Original.]

Thursday 10:35 · OK, the new GMail theme called "Tree" is seriously cool. [Original.]

Thursday 10:42 · Sun ♥ Wikipedia. Oddly, I hadn't heard of this: biz.yahoo.com/bw/081120/20081120005365.html?.v=1 [Original.]

Thursday 10:45 · Received a commercial inquiry from a glossy mag for a flower photo. First ever. Happy, but baffled about what to do. [Original.]

Thursday 13:24 · @d2h You watching Drizzle? They are much more malleable at this point in time & may well become the mainstream. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Thursday 14:21 · Ericsson still employes a dozen people full time developing Erlang, I gather. Wow. More than most languages. [Original.]

Thursday 14:25 · Well, the stock market can only go down 5% a day for the next month or so. [Original.]

Thursday 14:27 · Learning about Yaws from Steve Vinoski. [Original.]

Thursday 14:35 · Twitter is a conspiracy of pedants. I feel right at home. [Original.]

Thursday 14:39 · Steve Vinoski is extremely funny on top of being smart. [Original.]

Thursday 15:14 · HTML5 Pain: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/20/HTML-Pain [Original.]

Thursday 15:18 · @argv0 Relayed your comment; Steve says Yaws does more stuff, doesn't konw webmachine. Important thing is they all have the OTP goodness. [Original, responding to @argv0.]

Thursday 15:52 · Hey, Len Richardson (of RESTful Web Services fame) is funny and engaging too. REST-track speakers FTW. [Original.]

Thursday 18:18 · I know YVR and SFO better than any human should know any airport. [Original.]

Thursday 22:41 · Just decided that it would be juvenile to say <strong>ZOMGWTFBBQ!</strong> in a blog entry Im writing. Sigh. [Original.]

Thursday 22:48 · 2008 Disk Performance: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/20/2008-Disk-Performance [Original.]

Friday 8:29 · Retwt @CcSteff: Solution to economic crisis: sack everyone who has an MBA. [Original.]

Friday 10:09 · 2008 Storage Hierarchy: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/21/2008-Storage-Hierarchy [Original.]

Friday 10:42 · Wikipedia deployment architecture (but no link to Brion's slides, grr): blogs.sun.com/WebScale/entry/scaling_wikipedia_with_lamp_7 [Original.]

Friday 11:00 · Hah, a new business model for software. Thought-provoking: www.tausendstern.com/ [Original.]

Friday 13:47 · @danielpunkass If yer shooting RAW you need Lightroom or equivalence and to learn how to do White Balance. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Friday 14:04 · First-Class PR: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/21/iPhone-App-PR [Original.]

Friday 16:34 · Neil Young on electric cars: www.lincvolt.com/soyouwant.html [Original.]

Saturday 9:03 · @monkchips Storage is totally one of the bright spots on the horizon for us system vendors. [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Saturday 9:08 · @dweinberger I thought the post-Chomsky sort-of-consensus view was that we have special-purpose mental hardware for language. No? [Original, responding to @dweinberger.]

Saturday 9:10 · @headius Why is a:fixnum better than a => :fixnum? [Original, responding to @headius.]

Saturday 12:20 · From a recent DHH checkin: - assert_equal array[41], array.fourty_two 0 + assert_equal array[41], array.forty_two 0 [Original.]

Saturday 13:24 · Neither Father nor Inventor: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/22/Not-the-Inventor-of-XML [Original.]

Saturday 13:31 · @snoopdave What do you do with ten buckets of acorns, Dave? [Original, responding to @snoopdave.]

Saturday 16:17 · What's the deal with the mustaches? [Original.]

Saturday 16:22 · @SrVerde RIch, it's 4PM. Must've been a hell of a breakfast. [Original, responding to @SrVerde.]

Saturday 20:01 · Dear Twitter, will you PLEASE stop links opening in a new window? I know how to achieve that effect if I want it. Quit fighting the browser. [Original.]

Saturday 20:28 · JJC on Oslo & M: blog.jclark.com/2008/11/some-thoughts-on-oslo-modeling-language.html - My initial take, too, was "what about ordering?" [Original.]

Saturday 22:40 · I picked up Portishead's "Live" & "3". On first listen, neither approaches "Dummy". But I'll give 'em another chance or eight. [Original.]

Saturday 22:54 · @danielpunkass That song is so totally way older than you are. People with white beads like me remember when it was a hit. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Sunday 21:58 · Transparent storage: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/24/Fishworks-Analytics [Original.]

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