Week ending Sunday 2009/01/04

Monday 6:24 · Last Monday of 2009. Can we do better next year please? [Original.]

Monday 18:50 · Railgate, A to Z - juicy BC political trash: thetyee.ca/News/2008/12/29/Railgate/ [Original.]

Monday 20:40 · Damn nice to be back in Vancouver. Even if my neighborhood is ensconced in a couple of feet of hardening slush. [Original.]

Monday 21:04 · I find a sick fascination in reading Mark Pilgrim's "This Week in HTML5" posts, e.g. blog.whatwg.org/this-week-in-html-5-episode-17 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:06 · @ryanaraine I've had good luck with SATech: www.satech.com/ [Original, responding to @ryanaraine.]

Tuesday 11:09 · I have to say that SpanningSync, so far, Just Works. Zero-admin 3-way sync G1/AddressBook.app/iCal/gmail/gcal. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:25 · And now I will figure out how to display a map programmatically on the G1. Can't be that hard. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:52 · Damn, it's quiet. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:15 · Developing bleeding-edge geosensitive mobile apps still seems to involve debugging with System.err.println(). Somehow I expected more. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:11 · In my hand is a G1. On the G1 is a map my program launched. The march of progress is inexorable. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:05 · @AdoramaPix Let us know if/when the camera shop comes online. [Original, responding to @AdoramaPix.]

Tuesday 14:59 · @Carnage4Life Pretty simple with Python or Ruby or some such; just very basic HTTP calls. [Original, responding to @Carnage4Life.]

Tuesday 19:19 · Good mileage, my ass. Literally: www.forbes.com/technology/2008/12/21/fat-fuel-biodiesel-tech-sciences-cz_pcb_1222fatfuel.html [Original.]

Tuesday 20:42 · @codinghorror The solution is, just don't use a database. Nasty pernicious things. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Tuesday 21:23 · Android java poetry:
Point point = new Point();
Paint paint = new Paint(); [Original.]

Tuesday 23:10 · Android programming proving dangerously addictive. [Original.]

Wednesday 0:14 · For those asking: Will write up the Android experience on my blog. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:09 · Whooshing sounds has its own website: whooshingsounds.net/ [Original.]

Thursday 8:54 · New Years' Day waffles & U2's War, loud. The guitar break on "New Year's Day" is one of the top ten ever. Rock & roll en famille FTW. [Original.]

Thursday 8:57 · Quiet NY eve. Got my Android app demo-able with 30 min left in 2008. Today, party! Assuming guests can mush through the slush. [Original.]

Thursday 10:13 · CBC's lead story: Weather everywhere in Canada really crappy: www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/01/01/maritime-storm.html?ref=rss [Original.]

Friday 0:57 · Spent 2 hours of quality time figuring out how to connect 2 pts with a gently curved line on the Android. Looks great. Trigonometry FTW. [Original.]

Friday 0:59 · Does "Support OpenID" mean "Accept OpenIDs" or "Provide OpenIDs" or both? Clarity would help here. [Original.]

Friday 1:08 · Have a drink: www.mnot.net/blog/2009/01/02/drinks-before-you-die [Original.]

Friday 11:06 · Hmm... finance world buzzing with NetApp acquisition rumors. [Original.]

Friday 14:45 · Android Diary - Demo-Ware: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/01/FeedMapper [Original.]

Friday 14:55 · @brentsimmons Add to NNW wish list: Android version. [Original, responding to @brentsimmons.]

Friday 16:25 · @anilsrivastava The rumors don't say... [Original, responding to @anilsrivastava.]

Friday 22:31 · Android Diary - How to draw a curved line: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/02/Android-Draw-a-Curved-Line [Original.]

Saturday 14:42 · Loafing in front of the NFL playoff game writing Android code on my laptop, cat jammed into lap too. Life is quite OK, thank you. [Original.]

Saturday 15:48 · Presumably it can't go on snowing forever. [Original.]

Sunday 13:13 · Does the "Open Handset Alliance" actually exist as an organization, other than a bunch of companies waving a flag? [Original.]

Sunday 13:19 · Typographical and photographic elegance: www.thephotographicdictionary.org/home.html [Original.]

Sunday 17:52 · Can't help thinking that Israel is doing exactly what Hamas wants them to. [Original.]

Sunday 17:56 · @nelson Daydream Nation and Washing Machine, ah... Saw 'em open for <gasp> Neil Young once. The audience was puzzled. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Sunday 19:27 · Another wave of appalling weather hits Vancouver. Not that any of you really care <snif>. [Original.]

Sunday 19:49 · Hey look, @dervalah is here! [Original.]

Sunday 20:50 · Latest chunk of Android anecdotery: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/04/Programming-Notes [Original.]

Sunday 20:53 · Hah, FreeBSD kernel integrates DTrace: www.freebsd.org/releases/7.1R/relnotes.html#KERNEL - must revisit FreeBSD... [Original.]

Sunday 22:57 · Cow Hair (really): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/04/Cow-Fur [Original.]

Sunday 23:42 · Snow Bitching: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/04/Snow-Bitching [Original.]

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