Week ending Sunday 2009/04/26

Monday 10:19 · 4/20 sentiment: Who starts fights? www.huffingtonpost.com/norm-stamper/420-thoughts-on-pot-vs-al_b_188627.html [Original.]

Monday 10:48 · It will be entirely safe to ignore all the uninformed prognosticators for the next few weeks. Like it or not, we're in wait-and-see mode. [Original.]

Monday 11:52 · Drupal perf, OpenSolaris vs SUSE. wikis.sun.com/display/Drupal/Sun%27s+Performance+Testing+Efforts I asked "why so fast?" Devs: "Sun compilers, we think." [Original.]

Monday 16:51 · Tweetie's nice. But needs more prefs. No menubar goober, refresh-only-on-demand, etc. Won't pay I think because the ads are interesting. [Original.]

Monday 22:02 · Cloudy IT: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/04/19/Cloud-or-not [Original.]

Monday 22:07 · holy crap!!! ... RT @rasmus:Amazing render job - forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=132&t=754315 - I can't even begin to imagine how he did this. (via @gstein) [Original.]

Monday 22:08 · @MMaryMary It may be 4/20, but talking about hash on Twitter is coming it a little high, even for a marketing person. [Original, responding to @MMaryMary.]

Monday 23:45 · Listening (by accident) to Scriabin Piano Concerto. Liking it. Know nothing of Scriabin. Hmm. [Original.]

Monday 23:57 · @knowtheory RailsConf is in Vegas, life is too short. Locked down in Ship Mode at the moment actually, and enjoying it. [Original, responding to @knowtheory.]

Tuesday 1:00 · via @kk www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o - truly astounding bike tricks. My fave at 5:03 but you won't regret a second. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:07 · So if I taser some poor fool to death in a chickenshit way, then lie about it to investigators, it'll be OK if I apologize www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/04/21/bc-taser-inquiry-lemaitre.html?ref=rss [Original.]

Wednesday 10:02 · Really good camera-buying advice: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2009/04/top-ten-recommended-cameras-3.html [Original.]

Wednesday 16:39 · Crowdsourced Sun/Oracle integration; contribute and pass the word: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/04/22/Oracle-Sun [Original.]

Thursday 1:04 · @jack Good food in Amman: travel.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/travel/13choicetables.html?scp=2&sq=amman%20food&st=cse [Original, responding to @jack.]

Thursday 1:21 · @wael3rabi Yes, and eaten very well. [Original, responding to @wael3rabi.]

Thursday 7:45 · Email from "Conservative Outpost" complaining about possible torture investigation. Conservative brand tainted for a generation at least. [Original.]

Thursday 13:41 · @avibryant Zipang sushi has both. But it's not a cafe [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Thursday 13:47 · Yow, AMD can run their latest at 7GHz. Well, *screw* concurrency then, who needs the pain? Let's all go back to single-threaded everything. [Original.]

Thursday 15:21 · Eek 50% packet loss to everywhere. Internets come back [Original.]

Thursday 20:23 · Why won't US MSM use the word "torture"? Shame on them. [Original.]

Thursday 20:47 · @al3x Nifty stuff. Slide 131 is weird... what's with the body-full-of-headers on DELETE? [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Thursday 20:54 · A real RESTafarian knows *all* the 'curl' options. [Original.]

Thursday 21:35 · @jcrosby Congrats, looks like a nice piece of work. Tokyo has come out of the weeds fast. [Original, responding to @jcrosby.]

Friday 9:06 · @mjasay Well, except for, the practical use of licenses relies on a civil framework of contract-law and court mechanisms to enforce them. [Original, responding to @mjasay.]

Friday 10:59 · @cote I went to one QCon last year, it was quite good, trying to straddle the Enterprise & OSS crowds with some success. [Original, responding to @cote.]

Friday 11:03 · Even by Web standards, the emergence of Tokyo Cabinet/Tyrant has been remarkably sudden. [Original.]

Friday 19:44 · @diveintomark Your passionately held opinions are clearly fringe, but you're not a zealot. How does that work? [Original, responding to @diveintomark.]

Friday 20:06 · Re Oracle: My future being opaque, no big deal. But the endless authoritative prognostication from the know-nothings is really hard to take. [Original.]

Saturday 19:55 · Dear Fellow Rubyists: dyepot-teapot.com/2009/04/25/dear-fellow-rubyists/ - Ruby's all-male culture is sad, sad, sad. [Original.]

Saturday 21:45 · Orwell in 1949: "The object of torture is torture". I've never seen anything which would convincingly falsify that hypothesis. [Original.]

Sunday 8:54 · iplocationtools.com/ip_location_api.php looks handy. [Original.]

Sunday 23:18 · My brush with fame: misspelled by Andrew Sullivan: andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/04/a-world-of-clutter.html [Original.]

Sunday 23:50 · Pondering one of life’s conundra: – vs — and whether you put spaces around them. U+00A0 helps: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash#En_dash_versus_em_dash [Original.]


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