Week ending Sunday 2008/11/30

Monday 12:34 · This last couple of weeks I've been busy & sick and ignored Twitter for days at a time. A bit sad, miss your voices in the background buzz. [Original.]

Monday 12:37 · Only if you're prepared for *extreme* weirdness: buzzfeed.com/sarahmorgan/toby-and-sheila-d8 [Original.]

Monday 14:10 · O'Grady: "The term document, in my view, is a legacy term" redmonk.com/sogrady/2008/11/24/whats-a-document/ - a conversation-starter even if wrong, to be sure. [Original.]

Monday 17:31 · Many happy returns @headius! [Original.]

Monday 20:21 · @rael Looking forward to colorful stories from the Twitterverse. Congrats. [Original, responding to @rael.]

Monday 20:24 · @brianaker Hudson gets no buzz but seems to kinda Just Work. [Original, responding to @brianaker.]

Monday 20:48 · My plain ol' cellphone has a cracked front & certain steampunk charm. Not obvious what, in Canada, to replace it with. [Original.]

Monday 21:32 · go Canucks [Original.]

Monday 22:08 · Grumpy about paying for bandwidth for all these no-hoper search engines constantly crawling my site 24/7/365. [Original.]

Monday 23:47 · Retweet @avibryant - The 500 mile email: www.ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html . Awesome. [Original.]

Monday 23:49 · @johnbattelle Red plastic jockstraps FTW. [Original, responding to @johnbattelle.]

Monday 23:54 · Now that's a nice tide table for closing-down-the-cottage-while-the-Americans-eat-turkey: www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/tide-shc.cgi?queryType=showFrameset&zone=10&language=english&region=1&stnnum=7820 Low tide at midnight FTW. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:31 · I'm interested in photography and a fan of @duncan, but I don't have time to listen to podcasts, sorry. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:34 · Unbelievably dim sky in Vancouver, my eyes are starved for light. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:43 · @dewitt James Snell (I think) did an Atom 1.0=>JSON mapping. It was super-ultra-extra-double-ugly. Tentative conclusion: Don't do that. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Tuesday 12:08 · What Sun should do: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/24/What-Sun-Should-Do [Original.]

Tuesday 12:10 · @dewitt Retweet @calavera yes, he did it and we are suffering it XD - www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-atom2json.html [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Tuesday 12:11 · @todmaffin The way I explain it is by analogy: You say he's but not hi's. [Original, responding to @todmaffin.]

Tuesday 12:16 · Arrr, any scurvy bastards come over the side o' t'ship, it's boilin' oil fer 'em. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:34 · @pkedrosky Ads in your feed are OK by me, but bright blue blinking bulgy SEO ads are kinda over-the-top. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Tuesday 13:50 · The massive, monolithic JDK - blogs.sun.com/mr/entry/massive_monolithic_jdk [Original.]

Tuesday 14:34 · iPhone and Android are so, so over: www.pomegranatephone.com/ [Original.]

Tuesday 15:07 · The closet JRubyists: syntatic.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/the-closet-jrubyists/ [Original.]

Tuesday 15:39 · @carlmalamud I claim Thumper falls under Storage, but maybe should call it out. [Original, responding to @carlmalamud.]

Tuesday 17:27 · Thoughtful post about camera sizes: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2008/11/nice-wet-and-bl.html [Original.]

Tuesday 20:17 · @sogrady Follow Nick Lowe's immortal advice: "Bash it out now, tart it up later." Always works for me. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Tuesday 21:40 · Rented Iron Man at the video store. At the next store the classic-rock station was playing Iron Man. It's kozmick, I tellya, kozmic. [Original.]

Friday 16:23 · Listening to Paul McCartney: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96952621 [Original.]

Friday 16:45 · Enjoying a rare bad review: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2008/11/nikon-24-120mm.html [Original.]

Friday 16:59 · @chadfowler Linux wouldd be just fine for dev. Problem is I'm stuck with OS X for media apps, Lr and friends, and only want one computer. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Friday 19:58 · "Surging shoppers kill New York Wal-Mart worker" - www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE4AR4QU20081129?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews - will not relay any of the commentary drifting through my mind. [Original.]

Friday 21:32 · @bmann @avibryant I'm thinking a Keats/Gambier run would be nice too [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Saturday 0:39 · Rain and its Culture: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/11/28/CL-Rain [Original.]

Saturday 0:53 · Severe Pentax lens otaku culture: www.skgrimes.com/thisweek/1-11-08-2141/index.htm [Original.]

Saturday 1:28 · Jdimytai Damour, RIP. But whose funeral is it? www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27955316/ [Original.]

Saturday 13:01 · Wired, discussing Ray Ozzie, is impressed at his "ability to scrawl out XML code on the fly." I remember when Wired writers were informed. [Original.]

Saturday 13:41 · As for Ray Ozzie, he gave us Notes, which I've long thought was one of the worst pieces of software ever inflicted on the world. [Original.]

Saturday 14:37 · Reading JavaFX reference, thinking about the "binding" stuff. Charming way to package a function of zero arguments (I think). [Original.]

Saturday 16:56 · Dear Google, why is the ad-farm at timbray dot com in the first page of search results for my name? [Original.]

Saturday 23:47 · Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" at the Vancouver Opera. Weak female lead, also not the greatest opera ever, but still tons of fun. [Original.]

Sunday 9:13 · I admit that a large part of my PHP negativity is due to having worked with OsCommerce: blog.james-carr.org/2008/11/30/oscommerce-a-lesson-in-unmaintainable-code/ [Original.]

Sunday 9:40 · I've always had a soft spot for Nissan: www.youtube.com/v/K8-iQw9hKjs [Original.]

Sunday 12:55 · Wondering whether to watch Pittsburgh or the Jets. [Original.]

Sunday 13:04 · @StationA Why the Pro over the unPro? Other than screen real-estate. [Original, responding to @StationA.]

Sunday 19:23 · The new avatar for @d2h is totally Tintin. BTW, my ex-father-in-law was totally Captain Haddock. [Original.]

Sunday 19:43 · Hah! An error-free run-through of Fox in Sox at bedtime. Dad FTW. [Original.]

Sunday 22:08 · OK, I have a conflict of interest, but this is a *great* little tech video: cleanupdata.com/#video [Original.]

Sunday 22:54 · www.350.org is an eye-opener, but if you leave it open in a tab it'll suck the life out of your computer. [Original.]

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