Week ending Sunday 2009/08/23

Monday 13:24 · Heh, wandering down a forest trail on a Howe Sound island, I met another Twitterer: @MarkAllerton - felt odd. [Original, responding to @MarkAllerton.]

Monday 15:53 · @MarkAllerton Works for me. I like meeting online people IRL. Forest pathway adds flavor. [Original, responding to @MarkAllerton.]

Monday 15:58 · Rode the new Canada line today for a few stops. It'll do well I think [Original.]

Monday 17:21 · Science proves: Life worth living! www.upi.com/Science_News/2009/08/14/Chocolate-linked-to-stronger-heart/UPI-30111250260157/ [Original.]

Monday 17:45 · Lengthening a few thousand shortened URLs takes time. [Original.]

Monday 17:46 · tinyurl.com is particularly slow. [Original.]

Monday 17:55 · @matthewlaird Ruby URL lengthening almost fits in a tweet :) Making it do so would be code-masturbation. [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Monday 19:10 · On the few occasions when Ruby sucks, it *really* sucks: lindsaar.net/2007/12/9/rbuf_filltimeout-error [Original.]

Monday 19:13 · On this particular evening, tinyurl.com is timing out on HEAD requests every couple of hundred times. Which makes batch-lengthening tough. [Original.]

Monday 19:29 · I'm glad that this thing exists, in an abstract sort of way: www.s.leica-camera.com/ [Original.]

Monday 20:07 · Stung by a wasp in my own back yard. Objectively, the world has more arthropods than strictly necessary. [Original.]

Monday 22:44 · Blasted my tweet history into my blog, see www.tbray.org/ongoing/ and www.tbray.org/ongoing/What/Short-form/ [Original.]

Tuesday 08:05 · Rice Paddy Art (keep scrolling down): karaponeyami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2009-07-05 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:22 · Hmm... wonder if I really started tweeting on Jan 30 2008, or if that's where the Twitter timeline API stops. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:28 · Good: There's an official city web-page for our neighborhood: vancouver.ca/community_profiles/communityList.htm But seeing a detailed map requires IE. Bad, bad Vancouver! [Original.]

Tuesday 11:36 · Why online merchants won't sell to Canadians: www.laurenwood.org/anyway/2009/08/18/problems-importing-into-canada/ grmf. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:50 · Keeping a promise to the boy, last daytime ballgame before school starts twitgoo.com/2jv4w [Original.]

Tuesday 16:03 · The only eulogy these victims are gonna get: www.thevancouverobserver.com/cgi-bin/show_articles.cgi?ID=1475 (via @kk) [Original.]

Tuesday 22:16 · Wasp stings not fatal to wasp. Thus 24 hours later, my foot still swelling, perp still buzzing around. Unsatisfactory. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:06 · Andre the giant OMG the pictures, especially Debbie Harry: theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/andre-the-giant-proving-size-matters/ [Original.]

Wednesday 07:53 · New Canon S90 looks interesting: www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09081906canons90handson.asp I shot for years with the S-series, which has been on hiatus since 2005. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:32 · @twleung The S90's a *pocket* camera. The whole point is you're not carrying around a bag full of extras. [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Wednesday 11:04 · Clearly the Net needs _why more than he needs the Net. Come back if you can, dude. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:01 · I really like wallblank.com/ (via @mezzoblue, who has a pic there). [Original.]

Wednesday 14:37 · @pragdave Well, it's not bad at all and a radically open platform. My coverage: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/12/18/Android-Diary Dunno bout US networks. [Original, responding to @pragdave.]

Wednesday 15:27 · Sometimes I would stare at a few lines of _why code for a half-hour, smiling but unsure I was getting the essential point. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:09 · @ronlivesey Huh? What comment was that? [Original, responding to @ronlivesey.]

Wednesday 19:10 · How does MyFirstTweet.com work? Trying to figure out how to get at my pre-Jan-2008 tweets. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:24 · @morrildl Isn't that a little mean-spirited? _why was an entertainer & contributor. I admired & will miss him. So what? [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

Wednesday 20:28 · Any other Pentax victims in town? London Drugs doing a dog&pony show this week: www.londondrugs.com/Cultures/en-US/Content/CorporateInfo/NewsEvents/Pentax+Meet+the+Rep.htm [Original.]

Wednesday 21:47 · OK, turns out Google Reader can see my tweets back to the beginning. I deduce the RSS feed is the path to follow. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:54 · I bet G.Reader knows about some unpublished args you can apply to the Twitter RSS URI, like start= or some such. What are they? [Original.]

Wednesday 23:39 · Eating some of my recently-published words: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/19/Tasty-Words [Original.]

Thursday 00:35 · Night Out on The Main: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/20/Night-Out-on-the-Main [Original.]

Thursday 00:55 · _why on Twitter, lest we forget: favstar.fm/users/_why [Original.]

Thursday 10:39 · NetNewsWire sync via NewsGator never seemed to work for me. Since they switched to Google, all very smooth now. My #1 intelligence tool. [Original.]

Thursday 10:57 · Where are all the men bloggers? geekfeminism.org/2009/08/19/where-are-all-the-men-bloggers/ [Original.]

Thursday 11:51 · A Daring Fireball link is [glances at log] ~10K hits in first few hours. Many sites crumble; what are they made of, tinker-toys? [Original.]

Thursday 13:40 · US DOJ OKs Snorkel: www.marketwatch.com/story/justice-department-oks-oracle-acquiring-sun-micro-2009-08-20 Come on EU, let's get this done. [Original.]

Thursday 13:55 · Tomorrow is the last day to submit a proposal for RubyConf rubyconf.org (Just about my personal fave conference) [Original.]

Thursday 16:34 · I'm not a privacy freak; but the notion of sharing my location with the Net makes my blood run cold. Not a damn chance. [Original.]

Thursday 19:53 · What happens when a Rubyist's spouse starts slipping into Python? www.laurenwood.org/anyway/2009/08/20/python-and-the-mac/ [Original.]

Thursday 21:33 · Watching Leonard Cohen on Detroit PBS. He looks like a statue these days, carved of driftwood. [Original.]

Friday 00:24 · More or less all the music biz models are broken, except for standing up and playing for people who pay to get in. Is this a problem? [Original.]

Friday 00:27 · I'm pretty sure there's a way to use the Net to make a ton of money for great musicians, but we haven't found it yet. [Original.]

Friday 00:38 · Hector and the Gulls: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/21/Two-Gulls [Original.]

Friday 09:16 · @GreatDismal I don't get it. Why is it a problem if some of the people following you are bots/spammers/whatever? [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Friday 11:32 · The thing about Twitter: You should worry about who you're following, not who's following you. Asymmetric-follow FTW. [Original.]

Friday 11:39 · Cloud API revised: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/21/Cloud-Revs [Original.]

Friday 12:00 · Jeffrey @veen reels in a big 'un. Good luck to all of 'em. Remember, sleep is for weaklings. [Original, responding to @veen.]

Friday 17:10 · @diveintomark Oh yeah, there is definite scope for violation of anti-trust law there. [Original, responding to @diveintomark.]

Friday 17:21 · w="Why don't we do it in the road";10.times do 3.times do puts "#{w}?" end;puts "No-one will be watching us.";puts "#{w}!" end #songsincode [Original.]

Friday 17:21 · I hear many feet running up @robc2's steps and thunderous knocking on his door. [Original, responding to @robc2.]

Friday 17:52 · Not submitting any rubyconf talks, muahahah... going to go for the schmooze & booze. [Original.]

Friday 20:13 · "The 10 Stupidest Tech Company Blunders" www.pcworld.com/article/170337/the_10_stupidest_tech_company_blunders.html #9 is, well, me. Well, my management. [Original.]

Friday 22:59 · @timoreilly There's a certain grumpiness in the geek community over that list including almost nobody who actually *does* technology. [Original, responding to @timoreilly.]

Saturday 09:25 · Playing the Stax/Volt compilation after breakfast. Kids dancing to Sam&Dave, Otis, etc... life is good. "Wrap it up... I'll take it!" [Original.]

Saturday 14:10 · Taking care of Alison: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/22/Alison [Original.]

Saturday 19:32 · Switching droids: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/08/22/Switching-Androids [Original.]

Sunday 11:09 · Crab park on the Vancouver waterfront, quiet on Sunday morning twitgoo.com/2npd5 [Original.]

Sunday 11:23 · Some of the people down here are straight outta Naked Lunch. [Original.]

Sunday 11:45 · Downtown from Crab Park: twitgoo.com/2npqa [Original.]

Sunday 13:01 · tweetingtoohard.com/ via @sayrer... maybe we should shut Homo sapiens down and give the planet to the insects. [Original, responding to @sayrer.]

Sunday 13:25 · @sogrady Weirdly, I seriously enjoy photoediting. But I don't think of it as tech-related. Maybe you're using the wrong tool? [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Sunday 16:18 · Car-free day on The Main: twitgoo.com/2ntx2 [Original.]

Sunday 17:20 · News: Canadians unique in preferring sex to sleep. Not kidding: blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2009/08/18/xxx-vs-zzz.aspx [Original.]

Sunday 23:27 · Been saving ideas/research for a piece on the music biz. Started writing & it's gotta be a series. Music & the Net, we can do way better. [Original.]

Sunday 23:40 · 24 Views of Mount Fuji: www.stmoroky.com/reviews/gallery/hokusai/24views.htm (from my 5-yr-old-piece www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/05/12/Fuji24) [Original.]



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From: Joseph Reagle (Aug 24 2009, at 06:16)

Hi Tim, I'm not keen on these. Is there a way not to get these fragments? If I wanted to subscribe to the microblog, I could anyway.

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From: Noah Slater (Aug 25 2009, at 08:18)

I commented on the last one, so I'll try to keep this laconic, and promise not to complain again. This is just to say, that these short-form fragments may nudge your feed in the direction of my B bucket. Hehe.

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