Week ending Sunday 2009/05/24

Monday 19:46 · Dear LazyWeb, a civilian friend asks me: How2 convert RealVideo to Quicktime? Any good experiences to share? [Original.]

Monday 21:14 · Parenting triumph: The toddler has a major melt-down just as you *leave* the nice restaurant. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:44 · "Financial Innovation". Yes, it may really be that simple - www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2009/05/financial-innovation [Original.]

Tuesday 15:02 · Overheard at the cafĂ©, in a low between-friends voice: "It's a huge... HUGE thing". But actually I bet it isn't really. [Original.]

Tuesday 16:34 · Dancing to "The Art of the Fugue": blogs.sun.com/geertjan/entry/dancing_to_bach [Original.]

Tuesday 22:34 · Being severely bitten by lack of FireWire target mode. Bad, BAD Apple! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/05/19/Bad-Mac-Day [Original.]

Tuesday 22:48 · Maybe I should get a FireWire enclosure & extract my old mac disk & go that way? [Original.]

Wednesday 0:28 · Kernel geeks in Oz, what's not to like? I'd go if I weren't stuck in the top half. au.sun.com/sunnews/events/2009/kernel/ [Original.]

Wednesday 20:54 · How can Chrysler still be running prime-time TV ads when they're bankrupt? Who's paying? [Original.]

Wednesday 21:18 · CPAN. Oh joy. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:40 · I love MySQL. Except when I don't. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:16 · Friends and Flexibility: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/05/20/Pilates-with-Renda [Original.]

Wednesday 23:13 · "I like how it feels but not how it looks." localhost/ongoing/When/200x/2009/05/20/New-MacBook [Original.]

Wednesday 23:16 · Eek, localhost link again; I meant www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/05/20/New-MacBook [Original.]

Wednesday 23:31 · Surprising memcached numbers: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/05/20/Memcached-Performance [Original.]

Thursday 0:53 · Arthur Erickson R.I.P. [Original.]

Thursday 9:43 · Just discovered Buck 65's "Blood Of A Young Wolf". Overwritten but beautiful. www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2n3O-ipnlo
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Thursday 10:12 · If you're shopping for a DSLR, the Pentax K20D is an *astounding* bargain while you can still get one: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2009/05/the-story-about-2.html [Original.]

Thursday 14:09 · Drizzle.new mmmmmm freshmeat.net/projects/drizzle [Original.]

Friday 10:21 · Want to decorate/enhance/badge the outside of my new MacBook to distinguish it from my spouse's identical computer. Suggestions? [Original.]

Friday 11:06 · Thanks all! Will blog those links. My fave so far (but expensive/impractical) via @_mtr: www.colorwarepc.com/p-169-macbook-g2.aspx [Original.]

Friday 16:20 · Twitter complaining it can't send me mail. Wonder why? [Original.]

Friday 17:05 · Just wasted 10 minutes of my life on that silly Deck readership trig problem. Friday afternoon attitude issue I think. [Original.]

Saturday 17:52 · Another in the typo-that-should-be-a-word department: Hostory. [Original.]

Saturday 23:48 · It's possible for a chair to be too comfortable. [Original.]

Sunday 12:20 · Kits beach is disgusting, littered with garbage and drug debris. Shame on you, Vancouver. [Original.]

Sunday 12:24 · World-record paper-airplane flight: 27.9 seconds. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/5344958/Japanese-man-sets-record-for-paper-plane-flight.html [Original.]

Sunday 17:39 · Vancouver folk - The great drum circle at the anchor on Spanish Banks is tonight. I'll be there later. [Original.]

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