Week ending Sunday 2008/12/28

Monday 8:45 · Online from rural Saskatchewan via "Sasktel Wireless Internet", no idea what the technology actually is. Wimax? [Original.]

Monday 8:49 · @gilesgoatboy What's your Atom/RSS issue? It's supposed to be simple. [Original, responding to @gilesgoatboy.]

Monday 11:42 · @gilesgoatboy There's pretty good interop among specialized feedreaders; browser feedreading implementations are 2nd-rate generally. [Original, responding to @gilesgoatboy.]

Monday 11:43 · @pulsewidth Near Esterhazy. I looked at the modem and it said "Arris". The Sasktel site is entirely opaque as to the underlying tech. [Original, responding to @pulsewidth.]

Monday 13:02 · The "slow town" movement: thetyee.ca/News/2008/12/22/Idea1/ [Original.]

Monday 19:07 · @gilesgoatboy On subset: www.intertwingly.net/wiki/pie/Rss20AndAtom10Compared and diveintomark.org/archives/2004/02/04/incompatible-rss and intertwingly.net/code/venus/ may help. Feedreaders like NetNewsWire interop fine. [Original, responding to @gilesgoatboy.]

Monday 19:50 · Clear cold thinking on the current Middle East state of play: tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/12/22/hebron_agonistes_too_much_for/ [Original.]

Monday 19:52 · @ndw Oh shit. Not six hours ago I started wiring HttpClient into my Android stuff. Please say you were wrong. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Monday 20:50 · Retweet @dlemen "Loaded 950 MP3s in abt 17 mins and threw brand new USB stick in the wash cycle." That's what I call product verification. [Original.]

Monday 21:44 · Spent like two hours trudging through HTTPClient 4 JavaDocs, could have saved 100 minutes or so if I'd found first svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk/module-client/src/examples/org/apache/http/examples/client/ClientWithResponseHandler.java - sigh [Original.]

Tuesday 13:41 · On Internet addiction: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/12/23/On-Internet-Addiction [Original.]

Tuesday 21:05 · More Android Diary: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/12/18/Android-Diary [Original.]

Tuesday 21:09 · On the sofa next to my chair a large dog is snoring gently. This is surprisingly relaxing. [Original.]

Friday 7:19 · Trog and Twi's WGB Christmas Special: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWyEUi3iWEE [Original.]

Friday 15:17 · Leftover turkey FTW [Original.]

Friday 16:38 · Make Your Own Presents: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/12/26/Make-Your-Christmas-Presents [Original.]

Friday 18:18 · Jeepers, Vancouver's getting hammered. Sort of sorry to be away and thus not part of the story. [Original.]

Friday 22:02 · I took altogether too many pictures of snow. I'm at Mom's, away from my Mac Pro meat-grinder; thus editing them down to a sane # is painful. [Original.]

Friday 22:08 · I have become a Pentax lens-Otaku victim, first class. While shopping for sensor wipes, the 50-135 leapt in front of me: www.pentaximaging.com/camera-lenses/smc_PENTAX_DA_Star_50-135mm_F2.8_ED_(IF)_SDM/ [Original.]

Saturday 7:47 · Israel's bombing the crap out of Gaza. That'll shut down the rocket attacks for sure. It's always worked in the past, right? [Original.]

Saturday 8:44 · @hananc After you've shown them who's stronger, then you can go back to work on the unrelated problem of stopping the rockets. [Original, responding to @hananc.]

Saturday 22:17 · My code just did something nontrivial on the Android emulator. W00t. Now for the real hardware... [Original.]

Saturday 22:24 · Double w00t... I plugged the phone in and by some magic the app got installed and ran. Android FTW. [Original.]

Sunday 6:40 · @Scobleizer is surprised that a meaty chunk of text "got 12x more traffic than my two video posts". I'm not. It's about time and attention. [Original, responding to @Scobleizer.]

Sunday 9:00 · Mambo #5... get yer Sunday morning going: www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ccPegibAI [Original.]

Sunday 11:58 · Clear thinking on the Gaza disaster: southjerusalem.com/2008/12/pride-fury-fire/ [Original.]

Sunday 13:19 · Android Diary: Programming n00b: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/12/28/Android-Diary-Intro-Programming [Original.]

Sunday 14:47 · @rww When people say a show is great, rent it on DVD 2 years later. Much more convenient. [Original, responding to @rww.]


author · Dad · software · colophon · rights
picture of the day
December 28, 2008
· Short-form (350 more)

By .

The opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.