Week ending Sunday 2009/08/09

Monday 10:21 · from the mercury [Original.]

Monday 10:23 · Oops. At sea... twitgoo.com/21cf8 [Original.]

Monday 15:09 · Amazing live sand-animation performance (Україна має талант) www.youtube.com/watch?v=518XP8prwZo (via @GreatDismal) [Original.]

Monday 16:26 · Via @gruber BusyMac looks cool but doesn't do contacts, Spanning Sync does. Spanning sync shaky on cals (eg complex repeats) though. Hmm [Original.]

Monday 17:28 · Last week we had lunch with Blaine & co; discovered @Maureen (recommended) and PubSubHubbub (jury out). Good people/lunch! [Original, responding to @Maureen.]

Monday 18:46 · @mezzoblue Isn't that "current" tattoo craze like 15 years old now? [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Monday 20:26 · This is essentially the OSCON btrfs talk. Way cool but I wouldn't be too eager to bet on filesystem futures: lwn.net/Articles/342892/ [Original.]

Monday 20:31 · Holy crap, serious Prairie weather hits a country-music hoedown. In Alberta today: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR_yq3mB0bM [Original.]

Monday 20:42 · Simply not worrying about who or how many are following you has many benefits. Try it. It shouldn't affect what you say anyhow. [Original.]

Monday 23:08 · Cottage Life: Building things (with blurry eagle): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/03/CL-Building [Original.]

Monday 23:38 · Say what you will about the boy, but Zed's never boring: zedshaw.com/blog/2009-08-03.html [Original.]

Tuesday 10:17 · Nice Python-vs-Ruby survey concludes: "These languages are interchangeable". Yep. rapd.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/python-vs-ruby-slightly-more-in-depth/ [Original.]

Tuesday 12:55 · Damn damn damn can we get this #$*^! deal done!?!? www.infoworld.com/t/mergers-and-acquisitions/european-antitrust-regulators-review-oracle-sun-deal-150 #mylifeisonhold [Original.]

Tuesday 19:26 · Anyone got an opinion on what the Wikipedia XML article should say? Drop by en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:XML#Rewriting
& speak up! [Original.]

Tuesday 21:32 · Ad on Gmail: "FP jobs on Wall Street - www.janestcapital.com/tech.html - Erlang programmers welcome! Research & development jobs in NYC" [Original.]

Tuesday 23:32 · What was the most important year in human history? www.moreintelligentlife.com/content/emily-bobrow/poll-results-gutenberg-pips-jesus [Original.]

Wednesday 7:32 · Prime Number of the Day: 99999989 (via @mikeloukides). Some people will look at that # and smile. It's OK if you don't, though. [Original.]

Wednesday 8:29 · "browsers should not be controlled by big companies with agendas to control your desktop": @jimParkinson [Original.]

Wednesday 19:34 · OMG a gleaming white BMW 328 done up inside &out in ultrapink Hello Kitty. We live in the End Times. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:55 · New Toshi sounds like nice hardware, put a decent OS on & you'd have something. Used to love my Portegé back in the day: ptech.allthingsd.com/20090805/new-netbook-offers-long-battery-life-and-room-to-type/ [Original.]

Wednesday 23:28 · Oliver Nelson, "Stolen Moments". Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm [Original.]

Thursday 1:35 · A small anniversary: I've been editing Wikipedia here and there for five years. [Original.]

Thursday 1:49 · @jtauber They say it's about "XML elements with unexpected byte values and recursive parentheses". Have written them asking for details. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Thursday 1:51 · @jtauber The assertion that Python's expat gateway is affected is troubling; If expat itself is vulnerable, ouch. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Thursday 8:36 · If a big chunk of the MSM all decided to put up paywalls all at once, would that be an antitrust violation? [Original.]

Thursday 9:28 · Starting to hate the splodgy little "NoSQL" label. How bout "nonrelational"? Anyhow, nice write-up from BJ Clark: bjclark.me/2009/08/04/nosql-if-only-it-was-that-easy/ [Original.]

Thursday 10:01 · @sogrady It's like this: 0°C is freezing, 10°C chilly, 20°C nice, 30°C hot. I'm not a metric bigot but for temps it's clearly a winner. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Thursday 16:07 · apache + lighttpd + memcached + mysql + php + python + ruby + squid + tomcat + glassfish + hudson = SWS www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/06/Sun-Web-Stack [Original.]

Thursday 21:55 · @rams It's open-source, use it for free. Pay if you want support. [Original, responding to @rams.]

Friday 8:13 · @MargaretLAtwood Lumpiness is OK sometimes. Your writing is considerably lumpier than, say, Ms Munro's silky flow, but both are nice. [Original, responding to @MargaretLAtwood.]

Friday 19:08 · Feeling like this particular Friday calls for cheezy YouTubing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8bqVL0VXrE
(via @GreatDismal). [Original.]

Friday 19:09 · More YouTube cheese: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pvo5oZWdQM [Original.]

Friday 22:07 · Latest update on Twitter DDoS situation, Friday 8pm PDT: groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/browse_thread/thread/6364ee86141141f8 (via @twitterapi) (via @obie) [Original.]

Saturday 8:59 · Building a PubSubHubbub hub would be fun. But how would you make money? [Original.]

Saturday 13:40 · Fixing XML: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/08/Fixing-XML [Original.]

Saturday 19:05 · Does anyone know anyone at haaretz.com? Their website is totally hacked and trying to virus my browser. [Original.]

Saturday 22:03 · I've liked Sonic Youth for 25 years. Lots of perfectly reasonable people don't. www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyHiZjIo1dc [Original.]

Sunday 9:57 · @samj Trevor & Jacob's BigRoom thingie is interesting, they have some cool ideas on "green" label stdization & data publishing. [Original, responding to @samj.]

Sunday 12:18 · Hmm, I still hit the favorite button sometimes. Is anything/anybody watching? twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Sunday 12:43 · Was thinking of going to Burnaby bluesfest, but it remains disturbingly damp. [Original.]

Sunday 13:53 · "As a working parent, I am often asked to speak on work-life balance. When I get time, will write more." That says it (via @Padmasree) [Original.]

Sunday 14:10 · Well, when this Web hype runs outta steam, those of us who remember COBOL will be fine: advice.cio.com/stephen_kelly_micro_focus/cobol_still_doing_the_business [Original.]

Sunday 18:00 · Dinner at Jericho yacht club. Mmmmmm twitgoo.com/25gra [Original.]

Sunday 19:16 · Vancouver cliché twitgoo.com/25hcz [Original.]

Sunday 20:21 · @anildash Android/iPhone pieces: Salling Sync, doubleTwist, iTunes Remote. [Original, responding to @anildash.]

Sunday 21:01 · @morrildl Maybeso, but I really want IDEs now for Perl & Ruby & Python & C & Erlang & JavaScript. If only for "Find usages". [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

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