Week ending Sunday 2009/10/18

Monday 07:28 · #oow09 tweetstream has lotsa marketing, but also @11gtweets. Hmmm [Original.]

Monday 08:35 · #oow09 WiFi is holding up OK despite the packed Moscone... good on 'em [Original.]

Monday 09:06 · This is PROFOUNDLY different from JavaOne. #oow09 [Original.]

Monday 09:57 · Is there a geek social tonight at #oow09? [Original.]

Monday 19:44 · Now that I have the Android/GPS, I can let the part of my brain that knows where I am atrophy. [Original.]

Tuesday 08:44 · Exec speeches at #oow09 are extremely scripted, heavy use of press-release language. One assumes the biz audience likes this? [Original.]

Tuesday 10:09 · Dell: $1.2T on IT/yr. $400B capital, $800B opex. Currently 80% maintenance, 20% new development. Sounds plausible. #oow09 [Original.]

Tuesday 10:22 · Dell: Virtualization is good. Audience: Streams out in hundreds. #oow09 [Original.]

Tuesday 10:32 · @cote Nope, #oow09 is fascinating. It's in a foreign language & not my tribe, but this is a working ecosystem. [Original, responding to @cote.]

Tuesday 10:34 · Dell CIO: "Self-funding rolling refresh" due to bringing in more power-efficient iron. Cool. #oow09 [Original.]

Tuesday 10:41 · Dell ♥ Cloud. #oow09 [Original.]

Tuesday 10:43 · @cote - coffee with @vambenepe yesterday. Browbeat him about SOAP. Not sure he bought it. Smart guy. [Original, responding to @cote.]

Tuesday 21:58 · @vambenepe Pourquoi pas "nuageux"? Plus sympa je croix. Ou peut-être "atmospherique"? [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Tuesday 22:11 · New syndrome: "Career-limiting Tweet". CLT for short? [Original.]

Wednesday 08:21 · Interesting: Alternative Android coding environments: www.androidguys.com/2009/10/14/android-beyond-java-part-one/ (Would this be allowed for iPhone?) [Original.]

Wednesday 10:01 · Hey, Oracle works with my fave languages: www.livestream.com/openworldlive/video/beta?dirId=5de71615-657d-4269-8f50-2cfac61d51f1&clipId=pla_f4723040-0b97-419d-8fa5-fe0ab39b7071 I talked to Chris Jones yesterday, he's got a cool job. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:47 · @becktold Your account has been hacked, I just got a get-rich-quick DM from you. [Original, responding to @becktold.]

Wednesday 13:06 · Distinctly enjoying watching the world rediscover the virtues of fork(2) and friends: www.linux-mag.com/cache/7569/1.html [Original.]

Wednesday 14:17 · Hung up at SFO for hours. Consoling myself with tons of candied fruit & chocolate munchies from UA. If I have a heart attack I'll litigate. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:34 · Thought I'd watch the #oow09 keynote but the video's breaking up and useless. Better source? [Original.]

Wednesday 15:03 · Love Gopalakrishnan's minimalist slides; assertions in lower-case serif fonts, little punctuation, black on white. #oow09 [Original.]

Wednesday 15:11 · Gopalakrishnan: "Ssssssssssssseamless integration." I love the smell of ssssssssssssseamless integration in the morning. #oow09 [Original.]

Wednesday 15:26 · Anyone know of an audio only stream of #oow09? (via @glynnfoster) [Original.]

Wednesday 17:45 · Our 5hr-delayed flt sits while ua baggage guys consider 1 bag at a time: twitpic.com/lk3g5 [Original.]

Wednesday 21:41 · Oracle Fusion Apps said to be based on SOA. Any specifics on what that means? #oow09 [Original.]

Wednesday 21:52 · "There are three or more manageable, focused conferences inside OOW struggling to get out" www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/14/OOW-Take-aways #oow09 [Original.]

Wednesday 23:38 · Those New Worlders who follow @br3nda should know that when she says "cot" she means what we call a crib. [Original, responding to @br3nda.]

Wednesday 23:42 · I read diveintohtml5.org/video.html & conclude that it's best to leave video publishing to another generation. [Original.]

Thursday 00:26 · Wow, Mercedes Sosa died while I wasn't looking. Sad. Wrote about her at www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/03/11/Misa-Criolla Too late to start listening now. [Original.]

Thursday 07:48 · Wow, W3C has reformatted all the specs in-place, e.g. www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/ Startling but OK I suppose. [Original.]

Thursday 07:53 · @timconverse ?! There's a full disclosure of my employment status on *every page* of my blog. What more do you want? [Original, responding to @timconverse.]

Thursday 10:36 · The placement of ✕ and ✔ symbols in www.jetbrains.com/idea/nextversion/editions_comparison_matrix.html is very interesting. [Original.]

Thursday 16:08 · I have Google Voice hooked up to Gizmo5. I'm a rammin' jammin' SIP-enabled PoMoTelCo. @webmink is my telephony guru. [Original.]

Thursday 16:54 · This would be a good time to repeat my prediction (twitter.com/timbray/status/4725606755) of a Pacific-time World Series. [Original.]

Thursday 17:03 · Waiting for return fire from Pythonistas: blog.bestinclass.dk/index.php/2009/10/python-vs-clojure-evolving/ [Original.]

Thursday 17:17 · Return fire: blog.hackers-cafe.net/2009/10/re-python-vs-clojure.html, and Matz says: "my version in twitter.com/yukihiro_matz/status/4901341641 seems 4 times faster than _Clojure_." [Original.]

Thursday 19:14 · #followfriday twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Thursday 19:15 · Oops it's still Thursday *blushes* [Original.]

Thursday 20:17 · Trying to make Sipdroid call gizmo5. I'm sure it can be done... [Original.]

Thursday 21:28 · Made a SIP call from my droid to my gizmo client on my laptop. Wondering how many SIP numbers there are out there... [Original.]

Thursday 23:38 · Hah. I'd noticed that all the Androids had the same (slow) CPU. But maybe not for long www.engadget.com/2009/10/14/core-values-the-silicon-behind-android/ (via @morrildl) [Original.]

Friday 08:15 · Britain's legal framework allowing suppression of free speech should make the nation hang its head in shame: wikileaks.org/wiki/Secret_gag_on_UK_Times_preventing_publication_of_Minton_report_into_toxic_waste_dumping%2C_16_Sep_2009 [Original.]

Friday 09:17 · Tear down the Vancouver viaducts! www.paulhillsdon.com/blog/2009/01/23/mr-robertson-tear-down-the-viaducts/ [Original.]

Friday 09:39 · @nicksieger I guess that's sorta my problem, sigh. [Original, responding to @nicksieger.]

Friday 13:38 · "This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself" consc.net/misc/moser.html (via recycledknowledge.blogspot.com/2009/10/fragments.html) [Original.]

Friday 15:55 · @yukihiro_matz Maybe Actor is "The simplest thing that could possibly work". No global data. Only messages. Deal with it. [Original, responding to @yukihiro_matz.]

Friday 15:56 · SocialWebCamp, Santa Clara, Nov 2, barcamp.org/SocialWebCamp-Santa-Clara [Original.]

Friday 16:15 · This insider-trading case is astounding. Hedgie smartboys, well whatever; but McKinsey/IBM/Intel?! "The center cannot hold." [Original.]

Friday 18:46 · Just imagine the alternate reality in which A-Rod is reasonably intelligent. [Original.]

Friday 20:06 · Just finished reading the insider-trading legals. Feel nauseated on behalf of my profession. regmedia.co.uk/2009/10/16/new_castle_insider_suit.pdf [Original.]

Friday 23:07 · Where The Crooks Are: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/16/I-Just-Wanna-Say [Original.]

Saturday 09:32 · @chadfowler Herbie funded a lot of synth tech development back in the day, just to meet his own needs. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Saturday 12:58 · @jobsworth There is now: Brothers in Arms, #myfirstCD [Original, responding to @jobsworth.]

Saturday 19:12 · Those are some damn cold baseball players. [Original.]

Saturday 19:57 · Which voodoo Loa got the black virgin she-goat sacrifice to arrange for Jeter to boot a straight-up DP-ball? [Original.]

Saturday 20:58 · They ought to put this game on ice. You can't play ball in a downpour. [Original.]

Saturday 21:18 · I guess that rule where you don't play baseball in the rain is temporarily on hold. [Original.]

Sunday 09:25 · @xmlgrrl The White Album #myfirstLP [Original, responding to @xmlgrrl.]

Sunday 10:17 · Really enjoying Ashlee Vance's work at the NYT, e.g. www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/business/18msft.html&OQ=_rQ3D1&OP=1721a9bfQ2FdQ7DQ2AmdQ7EbQ5C)8bbLPdPQ7BQ7B3dXQ7BdXQ60dmh)fTQ2A))dXQ60g)YL7GLgV [Original.]

Sunday 10:19 · Yes, I know that religion is regularly a force for good. But on the other hand... www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-af-nigeria-child-witches,0,5276725.story Blecch [Original.]

Sunday 11:45 · No justice till some Moody/S&P execs are behind bars (via @dangillmor) www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/77244.html [Original.]

Sunday 12:13 · Need a way to run the microwave backward to cool stuff off fast. [Original.]

Sunday 14:15 · HTML guaranteed to make every old web geek smile: home.flash.net/~evt/rapture.htm BTW, Flee From The Wrath To Come. [Original.]

Sunday 14:26 · @ndw You mean it's not conceptual art? [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Sunday 16:16 · @deadprogram @chadfowler Hmm, would a djembé be in order? [Original, responding to @deadprogram.]

Sunday 17:21 · @chadfowler Well, because it's $#*^! heavy. But I might anyhow. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Sunday 17:24 · @fredwilson Halfway through OT, the TV guys were saying "Does either of these teams wanna *win* this thing!?!?" [Original, responding to @fredwilson.]

Sunday 19:04 · Hey @chadfowler, it would be real helpful to publish the rubyconf schedule. [Original.]

Sunday 19:22 · Thanks @robc2 for this pointer to Hendrix doing Johnny B Good: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhKq09IlKGM [Original.]

Sunday 23:10 · PubHubSunday: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/18/PubHubSunday [Original.]

Sunday 23:29 · @ruv Standards processes are natural breeding grounds for corruption, hypocrisy, and toxic personalities. Get used to it. [Original, responding to @ruv.]


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