Week ending Sunday 2009/07/19

Monday 11:45 · 2009 JVM Languages Summit, Sep 16-18 in Santa Clara. Outstanding event, don't miss it: www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=754785 [Original.]

Monday 14:26 · Visited pingwire.com briefly. If you didn't have a life, you could easily spend an hour there with a blank TV stare. [Original.]

Tuesday 15:53 · Eek, nasty little race-condition bugs are so easy to miss and can wreak such utter havoc. Threads are part of the problem not the solution. [Original.]

Tuesday 19:33 · Oooh, entertaining Ruby/Python smackdown (read the comments): yehudakatz.com/2009/07/11/python-decorators-in-ruby/ [Original.]

Wednesday 0:37 · @DougCoupland Internet and Web are both proper nouns, n'est-ce pas? There's only one instance of each, like Pacific or Stalin or Punic Wars. [Original, responding to @DougCoupland.]

Wednesday 0:38 · You might want to follow @burtoncummings if you know who he is. Distinctly different tweetstream in a dark-brown voice. [Original, responding to @burtoncummings.]

Wednesday 7:40 · Hmm... no gmail since 9:30PM yesterday. Disturbing. [Original.]

Wednesday 8:21 · Gatewaying from main email address to gmail suddenly borked, all email vanishing silently. One hopes I'll see them again someday. [Original.]

Wednesday 8:27 · Trying out backupmytweets.com [Original.]

Wednesday 10:41 · The Web curriculum: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/14/Web-Curriculum [Original.]

Wednesday 11:52 · I've always said the big prob with nuclear power is the cost structure, but really, OUCH: climateprogress.org/2009/07/15/nuclear-power-plant-cost-bombshell-ontario/ [Original.]

Wednesday 11:57 · Just bought some concert tickets at StubHub. Hope they're not a scam. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:36 · @MaggieL I'm familiar with the pain when factual reporting fails to confirm my prejudices. Shooting messenger doesn't help though. [Original, responding to @MaggieL.]

Wednesday 12:47 · Twitter's response is classy IMHO: blog.twitter.com/2009/07/twitter-even-more-open-than-we-wanted.html [Original.]

Wednesday 13:03 · The reliable @CcSteff is having fun with Arrington. [Original, responding to @CcSteff.]

Wednesday 14:19 · "Liquid Image" 720x430 30fps underwater videocam goggles. I think I'd like to walk around the city streets in these. www.hanwha-japan.com/products/udcm310/ [Original.]

Wednesday 16:50 · @kk Come tomorrow where/when? [Original, responding to @kk.]

Wednesday 23:08 · Dinosaur of the day: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/15/Dino-of-the-Day-Eyes [Original.]

Wednesday 23:13 · It's crystal clear that persistence is the hottest area in computer tech right at the moment. E.g. opensource.plurk.com/LightCloud/ [Original.]

Thursday 10:40 · Into the Dark: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/16/Into-the-Dark [Original.]

Thursday 11:05 · I'm not particularly a golf fan, but @danjenkinsgd is still great fun to read. [Original, responding to @danjenkinsgd.]

Thursday 11:11 · Infoworld's Krill on multilanguage JVM, www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135576/Java_yields_to_other_languages_on_the_Java_Virtual_Machine?taxonomyId=63 - quotes me about 38 times, so it must be good, right? [Original.]

Thursday 11:24 · Good cloud-API piece by William Vambenepe: stage.vambenepe.com/archives/863 [Original.]

Thursday 12:49 · SW management churn at Oracle: www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/168477/oracles_software_development_reins_in_new_hands.html [Original.]

Thursday 13:16 · Damn, it's quiet. [Original.]

Thursday 13:51 · @davidsinger A lot of people like the Panasonic LX-3 but it's hard to find. For real semi-compact excitement, you want the Olympus EP-1. [Original, responding to @davidsinger.]

Thursday 15:04 · Wow, two headhunters in an hour. In the dog-days of July forsooth. I sense a disturbance in The Force. [Original.]

Thursday 16:42 · Happen to have Eclipse & NetBeans icons adjacent in my dock. Deathstar vs. Borg cube, totally. [Original.]

Thursday 22:41 · Dino of the day: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/16/Dino-of-the-Day-Triceratops-reflected [Original.]

Thursday 22:53 · Reading "Bone", big thick novelized comic my 10yr-old got. It's light-hearted & good. [Original.]

Friday 10:17 · Feeling that we who are still generally fans of the GPL are becoming a minority. OK. But equating it to DRM is bogus. blog.b3k.us/totally_FLOSSed_out.html [Original.]

Friday 11:04 · I'd really like to like Scala. Haven't managed yet. Liked Ruby within 30 seconds of first seeing it. [Original.]

Friday 11:21 · Is it just me or is the Tokyo Cabinet/Tyrant buzz starting to stand out from the new-database-thingie background noise? [Original.]

Friday 11:37 · Another reason not to believe in God: www.evangelcathedral.net/ [Original.]

Friday 11:50 · Lazyweb: Looking for a recent report on smartphone OS market share, iPhone/Android/RIM/Symbian/WinMob. Everything I find is old or expensive [Original.]

Friday 12:57 · Another crack in the Symbian castle wall: www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/2009/07/nokia_dumps_sym.html [Original.]

Friday 13:31 · Dino of the day: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/17/Dino-of-the-Day-Triceratops-mounted [Original.]

Friday 22:40 · App store lament at www.marco.org/143265621 But is it possible even in principle to scale that sort of control to that market size? [Original.]

Saturday 9:11 · Watching the golf waiting for some get-things-done energy. Amused by the use of sailboats (in a scary high wind) for ambush advertising. [Original.]

Saturday 13:19 · @duncan Pre-smartphone, I used to buy a cheapie pay-as-you-go SIM card when in Europe. Not sure what best approach is now. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Saturday 17:56 · @shita Twidroid seems most popular but it's irritatingly slow [Original, responding to @shita.]

Saturday 20:01 · Fresh-picked peas from the garden with Okanagan Gewürtztraminer. Really hard to improve on. [Original.]

Saturday 22:49 · Best-ever dino of the day. Seriously. www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/18/Dino-of-the-Day-Scary [Original.]

Sunday 10:27 · In Vancouver we just spent like $2B on a subway/elevated system. Maybe BRT would've been smarter: climateprogress.org/2009/07/19/making-buses-cool-again-bus-rapid-transit-brt-bogota/ [Original.]

Sunday 12:06 · Yow, nasty bushfires up in the Okanagan. A normal part of the ecosystem, but no fun: www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/07/19/kelowna-fires.html?ref=rss [Original.]

Sunday 12:22 · Alberta Skies — Incoming! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/19/Alberta-Skies-Incoming [Original.]

Sunday 12:24 · A-a-a-a-and... it's OSCON week! Pity about it being in SJC, I'd so much rather be packing for Portland. [Original.]

Sunday 21:07 · @dsifry ruby-doc.org/ [Original, responding to @dsifry.]

Sunday 23:42 · Seven months of Android: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/19/The-Android-G1-Six-Months-In [Original.]

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