Week ending Sunday 2009/01/18

Monday 0:06 · Latest Android Diary chapter: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/11/Programming-Notes [Original.]

Monday 0:39 · The Old Testament: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/12/On-God [Original.]

Monday 10:04 · @KathySierra So many orgs haven't taken that essential first step: Start listening. Lots more steps after, but that starting place matters. [Original, responding to @KathySierra.]

Monday 13:28 · Australia denying MySQL people visitors' visas because of "unfair competition"... WTF!?!? blogs.mysql.com/kaj/2009/01/12/on-open-source-and-open-competition-in-a-not-so-open-world/ [Original.]

Monday 13:43 · It's nice when @scobleizer writes serious analytical pieces. Excellent stuff on the mobile market: scobleizer.com/2009/01/12/smartphone-competition-its-too-late-for-nokia-and-microsoft-but-not-too-late-for-palm-in-usa/ [Original.]

Monday 13:48 · Agreed that the MySQL/Aus story seems wacko on the face of it. Am asking around. [Original.]

Monday 15:13 · Running a little script to find out how many of my followers are "active", as in posted in last 60 days. I should run a pool on the answer. [Original.]

Monday 15:27 · How Many Followers, Really? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/12/How-Many-Followers [Original.]

Monday 15:30 · @snoopdave None on weekdays. On weekends, a judgment call. He'd Wii all day if we let him. [Original, responding to @snoopdave.]

Monday 17:18 · RT @brianaker Cool job working on Drizzle: www.sun.com/corp_emp/search.cgi?keyword=561920&jpp=50 [Original.]

Monday 17:46 · @MMaryMary Our 9-yr-old boy shows no interest in the computer aside from games. Prob because that's what makes Mom&Dad boring. Girl only 2½. [Original, responding to @MMaryMary.]

Monday 20:30 · @rtomayko It'd be easier if the RFC in question was made with xml2rfc and you could get the source (which you probably can if it was). [Original, responding to @rtomayko.]

Monday 22:16 · Mobile Gold: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/12/Golden-Age-of-Cellphones [Original.]

Monday 23:16 · @al3x Hah... I see your Cure fanboi splash and raise you: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/12/10/Mixed-Up [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Tuesday 9:38 · Alternate app store for Android. www.phoload.com/android What a concept, multiple app sources for a mobile device... [Original.]

Tuesday 10:01 · "Anti-science website on verge of being named Best Science Blog" climateprogress.org/2009/01/13/weblog-awards-best-science-blog-anti-science-anthony-watts-up-with-that-global-warming-denier/ [Original.]

Tuesday 12:11 · Now *that's* a flame: www.schnada.de/grapt/eriknaggum-xmlrant.html [Original.]

Tuesday 13:34 · Keep an eye on Gearman, essential stuff: gearman.org/ [Original.]

Tuesday 13:58 · Not sure what it's about, but the guitar is good: www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7L7XsHKCVs [Original.]

Tuesday 14:01 · Heh, this product has had 5 names, now called "Open Web Server", bsd-licensed: wikis.sun.com/display/wsFOSS/Open+Web+Server [Original.]

Tuesday 14:04 · Interesting job, interesting hiring process: krow.livejournal.com/630177.html [Original.]

Tuesday 14:19 · Getting serious about Web-stackery; 1.4 Release notes at wikis.sun.com/display/WebStack/Sun+Web+Stack+Release+Notes and download at [Original.]

Tuesday 17:26 · The hard-line view on Gaza: www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1055240.html [Original.]

Tuesday 17:27 · Rapidly growing weary of the posturing surrounding the various blogging awards. [Original.]

Tuesday 17:36 · @shita What's surprising is they admit the cause of the delay. [Original, responding to @shita.]

Tuesday 17:48 · @shita Trying to imagine a fight breaking out on the Tokyo subway. Weird. [Original, responding to @shita.]

Tuesday 22:15 · Raw Gaza video, CC-licensed: cc.aljazeera.net/repository/war-on-gaza - needs a composer to write a soundtrack. A sad one, obviously. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:25 · Wanna hear what a real (not movie) urban firefight sounds like? Day 15 video, at 3:30 or so: cc.aljazeera.net/repository/war-on-gaza [Original.]

Tuesday 22:49 · Pondering whether to use SQLite or just the filesystem for persisting simple sorta-tabular data in my Android app. Leaning to filesystem. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:58 · There might be up to a few hundred records. So SQLite it is, I think. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:58 · I'm too stingy to use an RDBMS in my blog system that serves ~250G/month. But in my phone in my pocket, well, yep, let's do it. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:41 · Djangirov, too many notes, not enough soul. But then I couldn't stand Oscar Peterson either. That's heresy for a Canadian. [Original.]

Wednesday 0:12 · Yow... Qt now LGPL. But is it too late? [Original.]

Wednesday 0:14 · @gnat You mention McCoy Tyner. Plays lots of notes, but no soul deficit. Big pounding dissonant chords FTW. [Original, responding to @gnat.]

Wednesday 0:24 · @gnat Chick is a Xenu victim but has made some good music, e.g. "Light as a Feather". Bela is cheerfully virtuosic, can't help liking him. [Original, responding to @gnat.]

Wednesday 10:51 · Reviewing CommunityOne submissions. Are there ever a lot. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:59 · Tripit is really really very very good. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:31 · Java needs attr_reader and friends. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:34 · @DaveO On Android, res/values/strings.xml Just Works. Come to the Dark Side... [Original, responding to @DaveO.]

Wednesday 16:03 · Android's internal use of URIs is, um, er, idiosyncratic. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:22 · Has been staring at developer.android.com/guide/topics/providers/content-providers.html for an embarrassingly long time. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:20 · War as child's play: www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1055574.html [Original.]

Wednesday 17:40 · @morrildl May take a couple days to write the code & develop a basis for an opinion; other things than Android on the plate too. [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

Wednesday 18:51 · Mind-boggling BASE jumping video: vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1778399&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 [Original.]

Wednesday 20:56 · Trying to learn to crimp RJ45's. Harder than I thought. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:01 · Arbitrary SQL "WHERE" constructs make me nervous. Thus, so does Android's ContentProvider. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:04 · "Tibetan OpenOffice.Org L10N pootle project launched" - blogs.sun.com/zhufeng/entry/tibetan_openoffice_org_l10n_pootle [Original.]

Thursday 9:38 · "Application Architectures for the Cloud" even with the fashion-victim name, sounds like a great talk: www.1060.org/blogxter/entry?publicid=522081A67D0C8980E7C76B9BDC6619F2 [Original.]

Thursday 10:30 · Dana Blankenhorn on telecom reality: blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=3294 [Original.]

Thursday 11:43 · Ahh... a database for Real Men: www.sqlite.org/datatype3.html [Original.]

Thursday 11:50 · To those pronouncing that Apple (one of the most opaque orgs in the world) Will Be Just Fine or Will Die: Nobody knows. Deal with it. [Original.]

Thursday 13:25 · The drama in HTML5-land never stops: intertwingly.net/blog/2009/01/15/Grandiosity [Original.]

Thursday 13:31 · OMG picture, landing on water www.flickr.com/photos/natekoechley/3199284739/ [Original.]

Thursday 14:17 · And... Wikipedia's been updated: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditching#Survival_Rates_of_Passenger_Plane_Water_Ditchings [Original.]

Thursday 15:40 · I've been doing this a long time. But oddly, my first experience doing SQL from Java. Extremely suckalickous. People do this for a living? [Original.]

Thursday 20:14 · Uh guys, I don't think I'm gonna use Hibernate on my phone. [Original.]

Thursday 20:15 · Here it is, 2009, and I'm typing SQL statements into my telephone. This is not quite the future I'd imagined. [Original.]

Thursday 21:38 · So, I can have Debian on my phone if I want it. The question's not rhetorical, it'd be neat but... so what? www.androidfanatic.com/cms/community-forums.html?func=view&catid=9&id=251#251 [Original.]

Thursday 21:55 · @stevej Welcome to the Dark Side. [Original, responding to @stevej.]

Thursday 23:49 · @mezzoblue Where can you get that beer? [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Friday 10:18 · How to shut down a computer: cafe.elharo.com/ui/how-to-shutdown-a-computer/ [Original.]

Friday 11:56 · SQLiteQueryBuilder is eating my brain. [Original.]

Friday 13:24 · William Gibson's back to blogging quite regularly, he's a good link-hound: www.williamgibsonbooks.com/blog/2009_01_01_archive.asp [Original.]

Friday 13:44 · Vancouver's Main St., between say 6th & 28th, has a lot of really good places to eat lunch. I mean a whole lot. [Original.]

Friday 16:35 · Does RFC3986 specify a regular language? cmsmcq.com/mib/?p=306 [Original.]

Friday 17:28 · Now, if I can just hook up my own ContentProvider to a consumer... oops, time to feed the kids. [Original.]

Friday 21:36 · @headius Just think of all the coding you'll be able to do, immobilized with a broken leg. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Friday 22:32 · Fogbound: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/16/Fog [Original.]

Friday 23:45 · Up against my first total roadblock in Android. Oh well. Let's see if a little whiskey and a lot of sleep help. Failing that, the source... [Original.]

Saturday 14:02 · So, I guess Israeli troops are going to be camped in Gaza semi-permanently. How nice for them. [Original.]

Saturday 14:22 · Where To Write? · Maybe not so much on Twitter. www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/17/Where-to-Write [Original.]

Saturday 14:34 · There are things showing up in twitter.com/replies that totally aren't. Just me? [Original.]

Saturday 16:12 · @al3x I'm totally on your side; I hope Twitter makes big money and lodges permanently in the infrastructure. It's reasonable to worry though [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Saturday 18:10 · Making carbonara. Arteries, brace yourselves. [Original.]

Sunday 8:30 · Hah! Jython on the Android: inet6.blogspot.com/2009/01/jythonroid-on-dev-phone.html [Original.]

Sunday 10:43 · Twidroid seems quite OK. But the plain web interface is just fine on the G1 too. [Original.]

Sunday 13:13 · Wondering how the NFL is going to pay the bills if GM goes bankrupt and can't buy all the ads. Not that I'd miss the lame stupid ads. [Original.]

Sunday 13:28 · Lots of work going on in federated μ-blogging; links building up at www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/17/Where-to-Write [Original.]

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