Week ending Sunday 2009/10/11

Monday 09:08 · People who play Eurostocks might want to read this and shudder: brontecapital.blogspot.com/2009/10/are-spanish-banks-hiding-their-losses.html [Original.]

Monday 09:43 · Enterprise software prisoners' dilemma: www.informationweek.com/news/global-cio/interviews/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=220300824 [Original.]

Monday 10:54 · Concur.next — My Take: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/04/C-dot-next-my-take [Original.]

Monday 11:13 · Hmm. Cascade is Tapestry-in-Clojure, essentially. github.com/hlship/cascade [Original.]

Monday 20:15 · Unit Testing redux: gigamonkeys.com/blog/2009/10/05/coders-unit-testing.html We need to keep this conversation going. [Original.]

Monday 21:21 · Getting this sickening feeling that the term "Social Media" may be with us for the long haul. [Original.]

Monday 22:20 · If you've got good hair and a lot of Facebook friends, you might be a social media expert. [Original.]

Monday 22:38 · If you've got a cool Twitter handle and know what "lulz" means, you might be a social media expert. [Original.]

Monday 23:01 · If you know what Google Wave is and have a preview account, you might be a social media expert. (via @nekonoir) [Original.]

Monday 23:20 · if u think your life is not real-time enough, you might be a social media expert (via @jaiminijoshi) [Original.]

Monday 23:36 · If you're regularly asked "what's this twitter/facebook/etc I keep hearing about?" you might be a social media expert (via @jneves) [Original.]

Tuesday 00:01 · If you've ever asked anyone to follow you or "Please RT" you might be a social media expert. (via @samj) [Original.]

Tuesday 00:08 · Hah! Getting a bunch of un-follows all of a sudden via @goodbyebuddy. Well, I GUESS WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE. [Original.]

Tuesday 00:20 · If you use Twitter and follow @goodbyebuddy, you might be a social media expert. (via @nslater) [Original.]

Tuesday 00:37 · If you have a folder on your toolbar with Twitter, Hootsuite, bit.ly, Twitalyzer, Klout you might be a social media expert (via @znmeb) [Original.]

Tuesday 00:43 · who will be my next follow? if you're thinking me.. (wait for it) you might be a social media expert. (via @elranoded) [Original.]

Tuesday 09:14 · Android/Verizon/GVoice. www.readwriteweb.com/archives/android_phones_with_google_voice_are_coming_to_verizon.php Love the mobile industry these days. [Original.]

Tuesday 09:55 · "A closed border is like a closed mind." eaves.ca/2009/10/05/closed-border-closed-economy-closing-opportunities/ America has a big problem most of its people don't know about. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:20 · X Windows. The worst possible windowing system (except for all the others) for 25 years now: lwn.net/SubscriberLink/354408/4b4c2fce98e785ad/ [Original.]

Tuesday 10:22 · OMG. “Either you have an open device or not,” he said. “This will be open.” That's a telco exec. *faints* bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/verizon-backs-android/ [Original.]

Tuesday 11:59 · Terri Molini (@tmolini), my PR partner for years, recognized as a Top Tech Communicator. prsourcecode.com/page/top-tech-communicators-awards-corp-pros#terri-molini - Way to go Terri! [Original.]

Tuesday 18:27 · Somebody is Wrong on the Internet. Worse, in Wikipedia. Fixed. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:16 · I enjoy real-estate spam from odd corners of the earth I haven't been to. Enjoying pix of the Munir Bridgeview Apts in Karachi. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:24 · Re @pkedrosky's paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2009/10/reason_2354817.html - trying to believe it's more complex than the advertising profession being either corrupt or stupid. [Original.]

Tuesday 21:25 · Wondering what @diveintomark will do when the last Draconian shuffles off. Man needs a hobby. [Original, responding to @diveintomark.]

Tuesday 22:01 · Taxonomy of photographers. Not sayin' which I am. shutterfinger.typepad.com/shutterfinger/2009/10/what-type-of-photographer-are-you.html [Original.]

Wednesday 08:51 · @stshank I just stopped using Yahoo messenger & MSN too. Everyone is on either AIM or Jabber these days it seems. [Original, responding to @stshank.]

Wednesday 10:16 · Ambient Internet Brain Goo of the day. Phaseone: rcrdlbl.com/artists/Phaseone/track/Cadence__Athena [Original.]

Wednesday 11:36 · Savvy person in Vancouver with Rails or Django chops? Got a possible decent green-field gig for you. Email me. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:55 · Rogers courteously corrected the plan-selection error (theirs, I claim) thus reducing my Japan data roaming charges by $600. Good on 'em. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:56 · @goodbyebuddy What I'd like is what Qwitter used to do, tell me my last tweet before they left. [Original, responding to @goodbyebuddy.]

Wednesday 18:54 · All other cat videos are now obsolete: jwz.livejournal.com/1100696.html [Original.]

Wednesday 20:25 · LA/StL game kinda ragged, but entertaining. Cheering for my timezone. [Original.]

Thursday 09:13 · The iPhone is the Ogre. Clever analogy methinks: blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=4972 [Original.]

Thursday 09:22 · Consider this as a symptom: dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html The diagnosis seems obvious. [Original.]

Thursday 09:55 · Non-religious TDD. Hard to find anything to disagree with here: blog.objectmentor.com/articles/2009/10/08/tdd-triage [Original.]

Thursday 13:44 · Vancouver people... Where's a good place to have a biz lunch & talk lunch these days on Denman? [Original.]

Thursday 13:54 · Way to go Marten! news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10370162-16.html [Original.]

Thursday 20:08 · This is bullshit. www.walmartworkerscanada.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=70&lang=en Canadians: Please reject this odious behavior. Don't shop at Walmart. [Original.]

Thursday 20:12 · This is some damn good baseball being played in LA tonight. [Original.]

Thursday 20:21 · So, a Dodgers/Angels series would be called the gridlocked-freeway series? [Original.]

Thursday 20:33 · I want a Nissan Qazana: www.pinktentacle.com/2009/10/concept-cars-at-tokyo-motor-show-2009/ [Original.]

Friday 08:55 · #followfriday twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Friday 09:10 · The classy thing for Barack to do would be to decline gracefully until he gets somewhere in Mideast or NKorea or AfPak or somewhere. [Original.]

Friday 09:23 · Nobel might be a useful club for bashing Hamas & Likudniks on the head. [Original.]

Friday 09:34 · "The faster they added fees, the more their revenue fell." joe.biztravelife.com/09/042309.html [Original.]

Friday 10:21 · Admiring @nelson's Unicode-fu as he tweets from various unpronounceable bits of Mitteleuropa. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 21:52 · The Edge, U2 guitarist, is @360FromTheEdge - it's fairly idiosyncratic. [Original.]

Sunday 17:17 · In the lineup for OOW keynotes. Free chocolate samples in the Green Marketplace [Original.]

Sunday 18:30 · OK, that's cool. 1.5TB all-Flash module, looks like 1U from back in the audience. Huge power/space savings. "F5100 Flash Array". #OOW [Original.]

Sunday 18:48 · Hadn't previously seen Larry in full-on attack mode. He obviously loves it. #oow09 [Original.]

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