Week ending Sunday 2009/06/21

Monday 9:01 · If Nate Silver says the election was bogus, that's good enough for me: www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/06/iran-does-have-some-fishy-numbers.html #iranelection [Original.]

Monday 13:50 · Wow, #iranelection tweeters begging Twitter to hold off on the maintenance outage. Thought-provoking. [Original.]

Monday 14:51 · RT @avibryant A cougar's been sighted on Galiano. Helpful advice: www.flickr.com/photos/skelastic/1352974594/sizes/l/ . Unhelpful version: img88.imageshack.us/img88/7465/mountainlionxw9.jpg [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Monday 15:23 · Imagining Twitterfolk trying to find someone at NTT hosting ops who can understand why they're asking not to be down today. Sigh. [Original.]

Monday 21:40 · World's mental image of Iran suddenly shifted from that little creep Ahmadi or some ayatollah, to ordinary folks in the streets for freedom. [Original.]

Monday 22:36 · Livestation useful at times like these. You can get Al-Jazeera's take, always fresh, also watch Iran govt "Press TV", different indeed. [Original.]

Monday 23:43 · Gryphon Rose: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/06/15/Gryphon-Rose [Original.]

Monday 23:56 · I may have to buy a Geforce video card. Everything is greened in my Livestation. (via @kimarx) [Original.]

Tuesday 8:08 · @chadfowler: "No more projects." Thought-provoking: www.chadfowler.com/2009/6/15/no-more-projects [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Tuesday 12:32 · Jython 2.5 ships: fwierzbicki.blogspot.com/2009/06/jython-250-final-is-out.html [Original.]

Tuesday 13:53 · "Moving Blues"; a deep & moving essay on life & economics. nihoncassandra.blogspot.com/2009/06/moving-blues.html [Original.]

Tuesday 23:02 · Preview on Mac OS X will cheerfully convert PostScript to PDF. And it has a bunch of other handy little features. Truly great software. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:12 · Beautiful eyewitness account from Tehran: www.juancole.com/2009/06/most-elegant-scene-mass-protest-in.html [Original.]

Tuesday 23:14 · Gosh, I'm an Amazon product now: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DGRSJK [Original.]

Wednesday 13:04 · Reading the VMWare API spec-ware carefully for the first time: www.vmware.com/support/developer/vc-sdk/visdk400pubs/ReferenceGuide/index.html It's biiiiiiiiiiiiig. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:59 · @jtroyer Cool, thanks for the pointer. Would be nice to see some modern languages options... [Original, responding to @jtroyer.]

Wednesday 14:17 · Kindle yourself: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/06/17/This-Blog-on-Kindle [Original.]

Wednesday 15:28 · @drbrain Wasn't that in 1998? [Original, responding to @drbrain.]

Wednesday 17:40 · @jimParkinson Erlang has very important lessons to teach. [Original, responding to @jimParkinson.]

Wednesday 19:07 · Wow, NetBeans 6.7 is aggressively different-looking. A real design statement. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:45 · @duncan Cool screencast, thanks. Would like to see you fight a tough white-balance problem in a RAW sometime. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Wednesday 22:22 · @BWJones The picture of @duncan in his Wikipedia entry is teh suck, why not drop yours in? [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Wednesday 23:54 · OMG, Wikipedia markup includes {{Maya date}} (Thursday is 12.19.16.7.17 by the Long Count): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_Long_Count_calendar [Original.]

Thursday 0:05 · Microsoft: "It's not as stupid as it sounds". Which isn't saying much. Not linking to their airhead cheapskate find-$10K-with-IE8 contest. [Original.]

Thursday 8:56 · Beautified his entry, thanks [Original.]

Thursday 8:57 · Oops, that was supposed to be a DM. Good thing it wasn't one of the really hot&spicy ones. [Original.]

Thursday 9:57 · Wow, fairly straight reporting on #iranelection fallout from Iranian state media: www.presstv.ir/detail/98431.htm?sectionid=351020101 [Original.]

Thursday 10:57 · Phil Glass music with Segways & flames & horns & drums & monastic robes & a banjo. Remarkable. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYykpRRuHQM [Original.]

Thursday 14:03 · 1st (vanity, of course) search on collecta.com is a bust. Now if my name were Moussavi.... [Original.]

Thursday 14:19 · I have bludgeoned this Rakefile to the ground, where it lies panting abjectly in hopes of merciful treatment in the future. We'll see. [Original.]

Thursday 14:20 · @marcambinder Resisting Web neologisms is admirable, if futile. [Original, responding to @marcambinder.]

Thursday 15:19 · I ♡ NB67: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/06/18/NetBeans [Original.]

Thursday 22:15 · @penmachine One of the top five rock songs by anyone ever, that one is. [Original, responding to @penmachine.]

Friday 8:50 · @IanSkerrett Also consider that 99.9% of them go, unread, into the trash (physical or electronic). Business value increasingly questionable. [Original, responding to @IanSkerrett.]

Friday 10:31 · Considering getting up at 5AM tomorrow to follow events from Iran. #iranelection [Original.]

Friday 10:40 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 1. Good concert tickets. (But not a consumer product). [Original.]

Friday 10:40 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 2. Tea with the Dalai Lama. (But not yet another phone). [Original.]

Friday 10:41 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 3. An emergency replacement passport. (But not something I can buy next week too). [Original.]

Friday 10:41 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 4. Fresh baguettes at a bakery in Paris. (But not buggy v1.0 hardware). [Original.]

Friday 10:42 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 5. To join the Sea of Green march in Tehran. (But not mass marketing hype fodder). [Original.]

Friday 10:43 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 6. The intake nurse at the emergency room. (But not a non-smear surface). [Original.]

Friday 10:44 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 7. The ferry to the island. (But not something you can buy over the Net). [Original.]

Friday 10:46 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 8. Airport security. (But not to pump revenue onto a control-freak Fortune 500 company's bottom line). [Original.]

Friday 10:47 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 9. Coffee from a good barista. (But not a ticket to be abused by a mobile-network operator). [Original.]

Friday 10:48 · ThingsIdLineUpFor 10. A subway train. (But not a stupid bloody phone). OK, that's all. [Original.]

Friday 11:34 · Interesting to see Ahmadinejad described as "right-wing". Is that now just a synonym for "creepy and oppressive"? [Original.]

Friday 13:09 · OMG can we please just shut the bloody RCMP down and start again from scratch? www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/06/19/bc-braidwood-inquiry-delay-rcmp-email.html?ref=rss [Original.]

Friday 14:25 · Evocative Tehran-by-night video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oM6l9PO6Yo
#iranelection [Original.]

Friday 16:04 · @benjaminblack raises a C coding conundrum on Twitter. How deliciously retro. typedef struct opaque_foo * FTW BTW [Original, responding to @benjaminblack.]

Saturday 8:52 · Tehran video: www.youtube.com/v/cjcgYycnlHI [Original.]

Saturday 13:23 · If I were a Basij, I'd be thinking about where I might emigrate to after this is over. Because they're not gonna be very welcome at home. [Original.]

Saturday 14:21 · Wow, Erik Naggum died!?!? twitter.com/kjetilv/status/2251766884 [Original.]

Saturday 18:58 · Erik Naggum remembered: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/06/20/Erik-Naggum [Original.]

Saturday 19:27 · OK. The two fake umpires are hilarious. What kind of person does that? [Original.]

Saturday 22:35 · This Bacardi campaign is un-fucking-believable. It'll be a cold day in hell before I go near one of their products. jezebel.com/5296935/bacardi-ad-uses-misogyny-to-sell-alcohol-to-women [Original.]

Saturday 23:00 · Took in the www.worldrosefestival.com/ this morning. Not a bad way to kill an hour & there's a children's area. [Original.]

Sunday 0:31 · Right now the top Google hit for "neda" is the National Eating Disorders Association. Bet that doesn't last. [Original.]

Sunday 11:43 · Little grocery at 18th & Columbia has divine Okanagan cherries picked yesterday. Mmmmmmmmmmm [Original.]

Sunday 13:23 · @al3x You might try typing "wide finder" into Google. Bringing concurrency to a boring ol' data processing problem. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Sunday 13:55 · Kudos to Nikon for advertising the D5000 by shooting a US Open commercial with it. [Original.]

Sunday 19:35 · Via @webmink journos discovers Scientology is sleazy, abusive, and larcenous. Also, there was a Tuesday in last week. www.tampabay.com/specials/2009/reports/project/ [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Sunday 19:53 · Neda Agha-Soltan has a Wikipedia entry: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neda_Agha-Soltan [Original.]

Sunday 21:32 · Depth of Field consciousness-raising: theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2009/06/depthoffield-hell.html [Original.]

Sunday 22:55 · The Internet's payload: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/06/17/The-Internet-Payload [Original.]


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