Week ending Sunday 2009/02/01

Monday 9:18 · Along with QLayer, we seem to have picked up "PyMonkey"; interesting approach: www.pymonkey.org/confluence/display/PM/Home [Original.]

Monday 13:41 · Stray Sunbeam: Lauren Wood - www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/26/Lauren-Wood [Original.]

Monday 13:46 · Wow, lots of Android books (www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_2_12?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=android+programming+book&x=0&y=0&sprefix=android+prog), glad to see the prags have one (www.pragprog.com/titles/eband/hello-android) [Original.]

Monday 14:09 · This story is horrifying. The comments are worse: mideast.blogs.time.com/2009/01/26/the-devils-footsteps-in-gaza/ [Original.]

Monday 14:55 · @codinghorror The counterexample of Northern Ireland proves you wrong, thank goodness. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Monday 17:29 · Apple gets a patent on multi-touch? theclevermonkey.blogspot.com/2009/01/apple-successfully-patents-multi-touch.html [Original.]

Monday 22:28 · When @grader says "out of 1,101,437" is it claiming to have graded that many Twitter accounts? [Original.]

Tuesday 8:10 · Spam in my @replies this morning. Reported to @spam, it'd be nice if this were a zero-tolerance zone. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:02 · Strachan takes a deep look at Java Web goo, likes JAX-RS a whole lot. He's a smart guy: macstrac.blogspot.com/2009/01/jax-rs-as-one-web-framework-to-rule.html [Original.]

Tuesday 11:01 · Google is running pig-slow for me. This hasn't happened in years, wondering what's up. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:33 · History possibly relevant to that multi-touch patent: www.billbuxton.com/multitouchOverview.html [Original.]

Tuesday 11:52 · Exploring allegedly-REST interfaces with curl is only-slightly-malicious fun. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:18 · Sun's Q2 earnings: www.sun.com/aboutsun/investor/earnings_releases/pr/fy09q2/index.html [Original.]

Tuesday 13:37 · Stray Sunbeam: David Van Couvering. www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/27/David-Van-Couvering [Original.]

Tuesday 14:20 · RT @laurendw: amused at linkedin creaking under the strain of all the recently laid-off updating their networks [Original.]

Tuesday 14:40 · Cool. Android apps should not have an "exit" button. The system will harvest 'em when it needs to. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:41 · @wseltzer @MaryHodder The medium may not *be* the message, but it sure influences it. [Original, responding to @wseltzer.]

Tuesday 21:40 · Get yer lensporn here: dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/review/2009/01/13/9964.html (search forward for "0.95") [Original.]

Wednesday 12:49 · Even after all these years, I sometimes find myself thinking that GNU Emacs is the coolest piece of software ever written. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:59 · Colloquy (IRC client) makes hilarious sounds when people get booted from chatrooms. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:21 · Outside briefly at 4:20. Neither particularly dark, nor cold, nor wet. There may be hope for 2009. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:40 · Yow... display your live Android G1 screen on your computer: groups.google.com/group/android-developers/msg/f21e8c6ca96aec7d Way cool [Original.]

Wednesday 22:34 · Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival. Really. www.hardliquorandporn.com/ [Original.]

Thursday 0:41 · Too Bright: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/28/Bright-Insanity [Original.]

Thursday 10:19 · Dear Twitter: Please stop links opening in a new window. This is unfriendly behavior; I would prefer to manage my own windows. [Original.]

Thursday 12:38 · Just got a demo of the latest coolness cooking in the @dabbledb back-room. Web-heads will love it. [Original.]

Thursday 12:49 · Cannabis, Auschwitz, Israeli politics. No, I'm not kidding: jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/01/dudeyou_were_like_in_the_shoah.php [Original.]

Thursday 14:24 · Name-Value Pairs: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/29/Name-Value-Pairs [Original.]

Thursday 14:27 · MacBook Migration: www.laurenwood.org/anyway/2009/01/29/macbook-migration/ [Original.]

Thursday 15:14 · Reading the Engadget Apple-vs-Palm piece makes me think litigation by either side is very unlikely. [Original.]

Thursday 19:06 · @al3x I recommend physical blockage i.e. the good in-ear phones from Etymotics or Shure. A little pricy but astounding insulation from world [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Friday 11:31 · "Mapping people, money, and land through airports" (hit "Larger map") www.megginson.com/blogs/quoderat/2009/01/30/mapping-people-money-and-land-through-airports/ [Original.]

Friday 11:58 · "My new acronym: ROTFHAHA: ROTF, having a heart attack": lookit.typepad.com/lookit/2009/01/my-new-acronym.html [Original.]

Friday 14:14 · Twitter's great; enjoyable & useful when I do pay attention, but when I get real busy I don't feel bad about skipping a day's worth. [Original.]

Friday 14:15 · @ndw There's been a noticeable twitter search since the start of the year. Rising tide floats all armadillos, etc. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Friday 17:15 · @pkedrosky Agreed on Top Gear. More than a little gender-specific, but well hey. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Friday 23:53 · Lensing (DA* 50-135mm F2.8 zoom): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/30/Lensing [Original.]

Saturday 8:39 · Thinking there's a Pinax in my future. [Original.]

Saturday 17:41 · @brianaker Better question: Are there any Facebook apps which are any conceivable bloody use at all? [Original, responding to @brianaker.]

Sunday 1:25 · I need sleep, but it's a privilege to be up watching Rafa & Roger. [Original.]

Sunday 14:35 · Pre-game as background video wallpaper. Except for the "My Generation" Pepsi ad made me want to puke. Shame on you Pete Townshend. [Original.]

Sunday 20:38 · I hadn't realized that my homegrown blogging setup was what @brentsimmons calls a "Static Website Generator": www.tbray.org/ongoing/misc/Colophon [Original.]

Sunday 21:51 · Maybe it's just because I'm old, but I sure enjoyed Bruce's little gig there. [Original.]


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