Week ending Sunday 2009/07/05

Monday 11:09 · There's something happening here / What it is ain't exactly clear... [Original.]

Monday 12:53 · Just about burnt the cottage down with inherited BBQ. Need a new gas BBQ. Doesn't need to be big. Opinions? [Original.]

Monday 14:27 · Last-second save; didn't send nasty mean-spirited tweet even though someone was Wrong On The Internet. That'll be my good deed for the day. [Original.]

Monday 15:34 · @Smokinn In the case of Nasdaq, they bought the company that built the software for their core trading system. Way over $1M & worth it. [Original, responding to @Smokinn.]

Monday 16:32 · @jtauber's new gig: eldarion.com/ One to watch, I'd say. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Monday 22:06 · Eeek, @gruber thinks Adobe's heading down the drain. Perhaps they could spin off Lightroom first, please? daringfireball.net/linked/2009/06/29/adobe [Original.]

Monday 22:11 · Feels immoral not to pass along this short Shai Agassi pitch on climate change: greenmonk.net/enough-of-the-half-measures/ [Original.]

Monday 22:16 · This Crossbow thing in OSol2009.6 is ultra-cool. Here's a "Hello world." blogs.sun.com/observatory/entry/fun_with_crossbow [Original.]

Monday 22:25 · Kent Beck is writing some important stuff: www.threeriversinstitute.org/blog/?p=268 [Original.]

Monday 22:29 · Paul Downey is writing some important stuff: blog.whatfettle.com/2009/06/22/etsi-2-0/ [Original.]

Tuesday 10:31 · An outstandingly practical example of how open public-sector data could pay off. eaves.ca/2009/06/29/how-open-data-even-makes-garbage-collection-sexier-easier-and-cheaper/ I'm impressed. [Original.]

Tuesday 17:31 · I've read this a dozen times and still end up making rude loud guffawing sounds: freeworld.thc.org/root/phun/unmaintain.html [Original.]

Tuesday 20:37 · At Vancouver Canadians single-A ball games between innings 5&6 they have a race between 3 giant pieces of sushi. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:42 · I believe there is a subtle new category of spam blogs emerging. [Original.]

Wednesday 9:34 · Got a comment from www.wendycarlyle.com/ Hmm... read the "about" and follow the blogroll links. Subtly spammy patterns emerge. Sad. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:01 · _why's latest brainchild: hackety.org/potion/ You can never have too many languages. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:04 · Wonder if any "cost/benefit analysis" in the history of the universe was prepared by someone not trying to spin the outcome. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:29 · Is this spam? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/01/Semi-Spam [Original.]

Wednesday 14:48 · “Hello World” for Open Data: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/01/Open-Data-Hello-World [Original.]

Wednesday 18:25 · wondering how much work it would be to get top(1) working on my Android, which is running kinda slow. [Original.]

Wednesday 18:43 · Wondering why there's a helicopter going round & round & round & round over central Vancouver, like for the last hour or more. Alien attack? [Original.]

Wednesday 23:01 · Hah, turns out Gosling's perceptions of the Oracle transaction are 100% identical to mine. So, here's what I think: www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Gosling-There-is-Life-for-Java-After-OracleSun-Buyout-601157/ [Original.]

Wednesday 23:42 · The harder the SEO knuckle-draggers are working to pull people somewhere, the lamer it's going to be. That's almost a tautology. [Original.]

Thursday 13:54 · @dewitt The upside is, you're allowed outbursts of unreasonable grouchiness. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Thursday 14:19 · @gruber says "... there’s no longer any dispute over the future of HTML". Which is not exactly what he meant I think. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Thursday 14:51 · Deep thinking about Israel/Palestine options: www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=two_states_still_one_exit [Original.]

Thursday 15:59 · Slow REST: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/02/Slow-REST [Original.]

Thursday 16:04 · Tokyo! - 3 alien directors' reflective rampaging romp through old futureland. Must-see I think. tiny.cc/X0Zwn (via @GreatDismal) [Original.]

Friday 0:45 · Gack... just hit my first-ever apparent bug editing Wikipedia. The people who run WP are goddesses&gods to me & mortals should forgive gods [Original.]

Friday 14:51 · XML in Oxford: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/03/XML-Summer-School [Original.]

Friday 19:59 · @codinghorror Android devices have those. Immensely helpful. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Saturday 21:36 · I enjoy @IngenBio and others might too. [Original.]

Sunday 21:27 · Tweeting from Cranbrook, BC. It feels a long way from anywhere. [Original.]

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