Week ending Sunday 2009/08/16

Wednesday 10:40 · Blog & tweet: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/12/Blog-and-Tweet [Original.]

Wednesday 10:55 · @kasthomas "wikipedianess at its worst" Huh?!?! [Original, responding to @kasthomas.]

Wednesday 22:45 · Lazyweb: In Ruby, I can parse a date with DateTime#strptime... now how do I turn that into something I can feed to File#utime? [Original.]

Wednesday 23:25 · Specifically: I have the string "Thu Mar 15 17:24:22 +0000 2007". I have a file which I want to have that mtime. Digging... [Original.]

Wednesday 23:47 · OK, thanks all, and especially @littleidea - I wasn't smart enough to try the Simplest Ruby Thing That Might Work (and does). [Original, responding to @littleidea.]

Thursday 8:17 · @dewitt So why not just drop a "to" field in and start using it? If it's useful, it'll catch on. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Thursday 10:30 · R.I.P. Les Paul. <sob> [Original.]

Thursday 10:53 · There's another whole "SOA" universe, SCA. Anyone using it? osoa.org/display/Main/Service+Component+Architecture+Home [Original.]

Thursday 13:00 · I'm a farmer's child married to another, & increasingly worried that the Big Ag Biz might just accidentally kill us all: www.miller-mccune.com/health/playing-chicken-with-antibiotic-resistance-1388?article_page=2 [Original.]

Thursday 16:20 · @kk TED x Van: William Gibson, Mike Harcourt, David Suzuki, k.d. lang... [Original, responding to @kk.]

Thursday 21:59 · @duncan Searching old twitters rarely works for me, either twitter's or google's searach. Why I'm propagating them all into my blog. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Thursday 23:27 · @donpark Pasting your Korean remarks into Google's translator is a reminder of how far we are from working AI. [Original, responding to @donpark.]

Friday 0:08 · Trying out TouchPal alternate Android soft keyboard. A little overeager so far. [Original.]

Friday 9:19 · "social media marketers, the Internet's head lice" - @gnat radar.oreilly.com/2009/08/four-short-links-14-august-200.html [Original.]

Friday 11:11 · Good intro for Americans to the basics of Canadian health-care: prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/health-care-abroad-canada/ [Original.]

Friday 11:42 · Android alternate soft keyboard, check out the video: www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-10308610-251.html [Original.]

Friday 11:45 · EC2 tools for the paranoid: blogs.sun.com/ec2/entry/hardened_opensolaris_2009_06_on [Original.]

Friday 13:39 · I see 'Squeaky' Fromme was let out of prison Friday. Maybe the Eagles will sign her. (via @danjenkinsgd) [Original.]

Friday 13:46 · Sigh, looks like /.well-known/* has legs. My discomfort has been mostly theological I guess, will stop worrying. [Original.]

Friday 19:23 · FollowFriday, see here: twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Friday 21:45 · The rebuilt Wikipedia entry for XML is settling down. But there's nothing that can't be improved further: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML [Original.]

Friday 22:40 · Tried a Chromium pre-release. Worked-ish. Is fast. Poor Mac integration. Also Camino 2 beta. Works. Is fast. Integrated. Camino FTW. [Original.]


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From: Noah Slater (Aug 18 2009, at 08:26)

I don't like Twitter very much, because the disjoint mode of communication doesn't work very well for me. I understand that you want a way to archive your Twitter activity, but for me, seeing one side of your conversation inamidst your regular essays jars considerably.

Perhaps you could offer three feeds, one for essays, one for tweets, and one comprehensive option?


From: John Hardy (Aug 18 2009, at 20:54)

hoo boy, this sucks.

maybe these could go outside of your main RSS stream?


From: Alex Dunae (Aug 19 2009, at 11:56)

Without commenting on the benefit of re-posting these Twitter fragments, they would be much easier to digest if the timestamps weren't so prominent. Perhaps the actual content should be bold and the timestamps could be light.


From: Graham Miln (Aug 19 2009, at 16:17)

Tim, please can you separate out the short-form fragments into their own feed.

It seems general collections of tweets decline in value over time. :-)


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