Week ending Sunday 2009/09/20

Monday 01:13 · New cellphone for pirates, the iPatch. [Original.]

Monday 09:06 · Is there really any money to be made in mobile apps? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/07/Mobiles-and-Money [Original.]

Monday 10:37 · Nice nonprofit in Regina, Sask needs help with new site, prob Drupal or WPress or some such. Budget low but not zero. Ping me. [Original.]

Monday 10:44 · @al3xbrown Custom XML was an idea that sounded good but has never worked well. Inventing private languages is expensive & counterproductive. [Original, responding to @al3xbrown.]

Monday 12:46 · Of course, no influencer in a BigTelCo will ever actually *see* that mobile-biz piece. They're not exactly watching the developer community. [Original.]

Monday 18:56 · Tuned in for a few minutes of Monday Night Football. 1. Buffalo, they look good. 2. WTF's with the candy-striped refs? [Original.]

Monday 20:32 · Copyright in Canada (they extended the submission deadine): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/14/Copyright-Consultation [Original.]

Monday 20:39 · I kinda like the candystripe referees. [Original.]

Monday 20:41 · Now I don't like them any more. [Original.]

Monday 22:06 · My brother on Borlaug: takingalongview.blogspot.com/2009/09/norman-borlaug-died.html [Original.]

Tuesday 00:20 · On OS X, is there a way to select some Japanese text and get it translated without writing a web service or doing any, you know, work? [Original.]

Tuesday 00:25 · Good Night and Tough Luck: niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/good-night-and-tough-luck/ [Original.]

Tuesday 09:52 · Considering simply routing all HTML-formatted email to spam. Don't think I'd lose anything useful. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:11 · The Goldstone Report: www.unhchr.ch/huricane/huricane.nsf/view01/9B63490FFCBE44E5C1257632004EA67B?opendocument Predictably, denounced by both parties to the conflict. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:42 · Hmm, Image Capture has been quite substantially updated in Snow Leopard. Damn useful little program, BTW. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:53 · The ghost fleet: www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1212013/Revealed-The-ghost-fleet-recession-anchored-just-east-Singapore.html [Original.]

Thursday 05:22 · Roy finds a soft target: tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/rest-discuss/message/13266 [Original.]

Thursday 10:26 · Cool little DSLR, hot specs, any color you like: pdml.net/pipermail/pdml_pdml.net/2009-September/191623.html [Original.]

Thursday 15:28 · North American hotel suckage: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/17/Hotels [Original.]

Thursday 19:39 · My 10-yr-old is watching the Gene Wilder "Willy Wonka" movie. It's pretty #$%! strange. [Original.]

Thursday 20:17 · Eek, my avatar has been dislodged. Is this a widespread Twitter problem? [Original.]

Friday 00:00 · Looked at the front page of gist.com. Immediately hit kill-this-tab. [Original.]

Friday 09:32 · "What might a mostly-immutable, mostly-local memory system look like?" blogs.sun.com/jrose/entry/thursday_at_the_summit [Original.]

Friday 10:47 · 2 + 2 = 5. There was a Tuesday in last week. Cambie Street is under construction. [Original.]

Friday 11:02 · Wow, Skype from Vancouver to a cellphone in Britain is not that cheap. [Original.]

Friday 11:38 · #followfriday: see twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Friday 11:50 · Horror story from the front lines of the recession, and revolting Bank of America evil. theexcellentadventure.com/ea/2009/09/18/my-loan-with-bank-of-america-a-study-in-customer-service-fail/ [Original.]

Friday 12:52 · Kent Beck: "If skills can't turn into revenue..." www.threeriversinstitute.org/blog/?p=385 [Original.]

Friday 13:13 · "Why mobiles are market of the future" www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/apr/23/mobile-phones-telephony (from back in April, but still good) [Original.]

Friday 13:19 · Canadian provincial mottos: mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/friday-september-18-2009/ [Original.]

Friday 14:52 · Several have asked why I find the front page of gist.com repellent. 1. Marketing-speak. 2. Grandiose claims. 3. Fabricated quotes. [Original.]

Friday 16:57 · @chadfowler Hmm, I have 'em all programmed to do handy Emacs stuff. Kill/split this window, hop to other window, downcase, etc etc [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Friday 16:59 · @jcgregorio Dunno about tweeting on a date night, Joe. [Original, responding to @jcgregorio.]

Friday 21:23 · 5 beautiful little films about a corner of Tokyo, via @GreatDismal: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/interactives/lastcall/ [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Friday 23:31 · Thinking the Canon S90 might be a truly great little camera: www.dpreview.com/gallery/canons90_preview/ Check out the low-light shots [Original.]

Saturday 09:56 · My next Tweet will contain the number of SMS text messages sent globally in the first half of 2009. Have a guess. Hint: astounding. [Original.]

Saturday 10:16 · Sources: Forrester & Verisign, blogs.forrester.com/marketing/2009/09/mobile-numbers-tell-an-interesting-story.html - 178.8 billion messages in the 1st half 2009. 26 per human, on average. [Original.]

Saturday 10:28 · Liking Matsue: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/18/Shimani-Matsue-Town [Original.]

Saturday 10:29 · The telecom people cite a bigger number www.ctia.org/media/press/body.cfm/prid/1811 (via @pkedrosky) [Original.]

Saturday 22:43 · In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. That is all. [Original.]

Sunday 00:37 · Finished "Infinite Jest". Nothing to say. [Original.]

Sunday 00:55 · My worry about Infinite Jest; he cut it off too soon because he was worried that it was too long. [Original.]

Sunday 12:06 · @MichaelSinger Most successful CEOs are relentlessly on-message and boring; how do you work around that? [Original, responding to @MichaelSinger.]

Sunday 13:52 · "young people today write far more than any generation before them" The Net is a literacy engine. www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-09/st_thompson [Original.]

Sunday 20:17 · The UPstrap, looks good: www.upstrap-pro.com/ [Original.]


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