Week ending Sunday 2009/08/02

Monday 7:49 · OSCON 2009 report, with pix: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/27/OSCON [Original.]

Monday 9:18 · More bad Sys-con craziness. Thought the "Ulitzer" cancer was some temporary spasm, but it seems they're standing behnid it. (via @monkchips) [Original.]

Monday 9:31 · Don't speak at sys-con conferences. Don't go to them. Don't advertise on their sites. Don't read them. Insanity: www.redmonk.com/jgovernor/2009/07/27/just-say-no-to-sys-con-arals-jihad/ [Original.]

Monday 10:05 · One of my fave little Mac apps: Keyboard Cleaner, jan.prima.de/~jan/plok/archives/48-Keyboard-Cleaner.html [Original.]

Monday 16:30 · half the bloody internet is refreshing my random-error-message generator. It's just a ruby CGI, people. "Cap'n, she can't take any more..." [Original.]

Monday 19:23 · David Byrne disses U2 with a smile journal.davidbyrne.com/2009/07/071409-budapest.html I love his music & blogging too, but still have tickets to the Vancouver U2 show. [Original.]

Monday 19:39 · @bramcohen Well, and not to mention *wrong* about everything. [Original, responding to @bramcohen.]

Monday 20:03 · Every new wave of Net technology has its detractors. Fair enough. But Twitter's seem unusually mean-spirited. www.spectator.co.uk/the-magazine/features/5185908/part_2/it-is-the-narcissistic-middleaged-not-the-young-who-love-facebook-and-twitter.thtml [Original.]

Monday 20:04 · @Scobleizer Heh, had forgotten your previous gig as World Chief Tablet Computer Evangelist. [Original, responding to @Scobleizer.]

Monday 20:18 · It's like this, you see: the JRuby guys' meetings are now in hip funky SoMa instead of boring corporate Santa Clara. Easy choice. [Original.]

Monday 22:02 · Making MySQL & Amber road play nice (read the comments too): blogs.sun.com/dlutz/entry/mysql_on_sun_storage_7000 [Original.]

Monday 22:16 · @haaretzonline I believe haaretz.com has been hacked. I get Windows viruses trying to install when I retrieve stories. [Original, responding to @haaretzonline.]

Monday 23:03 · Crawler from much-ballyhooed new stealth search engine Blekko by Skrenta et al, see scoutjet.com, walking through my blog right now. [Original.]

Tuesday 0:19 · @dsifry Why? [Original, responding to @dsifry.]

Tuesday 0:56 · Did a Tab Sweep on the blog. It's been months. I blame Twitter. Still too many tabs though. www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/28/Tab-Sweep [Original.]

Tuesday 8:48 · @swardley Anything appearing on any Sys-con property is either (a) hysterical rubbish or (b) scraped from elsewhere. Just ignore them. [Original, responding to @swardley.]

Tuesday 10:09 · David Eaves says smart things on open-source community-building: eaves.ca/2009/07/28/remixing-angie-byron-to-create-the-next-million-mozillians/ [Original.]

Tuesday 10:18 · "Bashing Goldman Sachs Is Simply a Game for Fools" - bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=a2X3hNaWcbeg [Original.]

Tuesday 10:18 · @enkrates Aquamacs FTW [Original, responding to @enkrates.]

Tuesday 14:18 · OMG, stumbled into the Wikipedia entry for XML; it's appalling. Fixed a couple of just-plain-wrong things but it needs many hours of work... [Original.]

Tuesday 14:41 · Woah, looks like Ulitzer is deindexed from Google. www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aulitzer.com (via @aral) (via @samj) Justice. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:49 · Eep, Twitter nudging me to upgrade to the latest Firefox. But I don't use Firefox. Huh? [Original.]

Tuesday 23:01 · Another Tab Sweep with not much politics but lotsa juicy links & some bad language, you'll love it: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/28/Tab-Sweep-the-Web [Original.]

Tuesday 23:30 · "Almost married" - a story I'll never know: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/28/Almost-Married [Original.]

Wednesday 7:09 · OSCON keynote on women in open souce; this matters! infotrope.net/blog/2009/07/25/standing-out-in-the-crowd-my-oscon-keynote/ [Original.]

Wednesday 9:22 · @sogrady www.satech.com/ - good cheap memory. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Wednesday 9:26 · Go crazy and come to a Ruby conference in an obscure corner of Japan (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsue,_Shimane): www.rubyworld-conf.org/en/program/ [Original.]

Wednesday 10:46 · Dropped by Home Depot, some supply-chain genius had scored a few pallets of air-conditioners. Smily sweating people stuffing Toyota trunks. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:59 · If the world gets into a trade war right now, we are *so* toast. Someone slap the EU upside the head online.wsj.com/article/SB124879089698686945.html (via @pkedrosky) [Original.]

Wednesday 15:49 · "Android Needs More Developer Evangelists" - well said. www.networkworld.com/community/node/43958 [Original.]

Wednesday 20:29 · It's official now... hottest day ever recorded in Vancouver. The air has forgotten how to move. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:49 · ZOMG Leica S-series. Words fail me. www.dpreview.com/news/0907/09073001leicassystemprice.asp [Original.]

Wednesday 21:52 · @morrildl Nobody knows how to energize a volume of air linearly without bringing a certain amount of very rigid mass to the table. [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

Wednesday 22:11 · Recent sat photo of the neighborhood. Clouds? Those are what are over the ocean. www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/data/satellite/hrpt_bci_nir_100.jpg [Original.]

Wednesday 23:56 · God help me, I'm blogging about blogging. That's so 2005. [Original.]

Thursday 0:21 · Highlights from the Hokkaido bellybutton festival (stay till the end): www.youtube.com/watch?v=33E9LhS3Dvk [Original.]

Thursday 0:44 · Bad Dogs: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/30/Prairie-Dog [Original.]

Thursday 8:13 · Is blogging over? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/29/Feeds-and-Streams-and-People [Original.]

Thursday 9:02 · Rejecting blog comments promoting loony "Zeitgeist" conspiracy film. Guess I must be part of the conspiracy now. [Original.]

Thursday 12:41 · Sun Web Stack 1.5. I've always hand-assembled my stacks in the past, but would be happy to avoid that work: blogs.sun.com/webtier/entry/announcing_web_stack_1_5 [Original.]

Thursday 13:30 · Trying NetNewsWire 3.2ß, syncing with Google Reader, wondering what's up with NewsGator. [Original.]

Thursday 13:49 · Thinking about PubSubHubbub, I keep having little Erlangs scurrying across the back of my mind. [Original.]

Thursday 13:52 · @brentsimmons Instapaper is sorta like the 2009 flavor of del.icio.us? [Original, responding to @brentsimmons.]

Thursday 16:04 · Whenever I type "port upgrade whatever", I'm astounded at all the stuff that gets pulled in. We've woven a tangled web indeed. [Original.]

Thursday 17:24 · @gruber 3rd-last para seems somehow inconsistent with the rest... that *is* the biz they're in, de facto, you've just said so for 23 paras. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 0:01 · Yep, the geeks are right. NetNewsWire is now the coolest icon in my dock, by a wide margin. Also good: Tweetie and Aquamacs. [Original.]

Friday 0:05 · Cute yellow bird, via the awesome power of the Pentax 50-135: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/31/Cute-Little-Yellow-Bird (Pixel-peepers' special edition) [Original.]

Friday 0:09 · The wisdom of developing for (to quote @davewiner) the platform with no vendor becomes more & more obvious: stevenf.tumblr.com/post/152606616/important-note-references-to-i-in-this-post [Original.]

Friday 0:11 · @Skud @gnat consider the venerable but still pretty good "asswipe" [Original, responding to @Skud.]

Friday 0:14 · @jobsworth I never used Feedburner because it'll intermittently get your blog blocked in China. No regrets so far. [Original, responding to @jobsworth.]

Friday 8:16 · Good God, eBay paid $2.6B for Skype and didn't actually get the technology rights? Can't wait to hear the juicy details. [Original.]

Friday 9:54 · A synthospamblog whose cheery mechanized obsession made me smile: hotnz dot com [Original.]

Friday 9:57 · Developing for the iPhone is like picking up dimes in front of a steamroller. [Original.]

Friday 10:25 · Hate the name, but the word-cloud is cool: twittersheep.com/results.php?u=timbray [Original.]

Friday 12:58 · Maybe more like playing a slot machine in front of a steam roller. (via @gruber) [Original.]

Friday 20:26 · How does one report a spammer? In this case, @socialbang, who does an auto-reply pimping his site to anyone who mentions gambling. [Original.]

Friday 20:29 · Maplesoft Sold To Cybernet Systems ow.ly/15Jssh (via @techvibes) I was briefly Maple's CEO in 1989. Wonder what the real story is? [Original.]

Saturday 7:22 · Hopping on the boat to Keats island & away from the Net. See y'all Monday. [Original.]

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