Week ending Sunday 2009/10/25

Monday 00:22 · "Open source reference models" (via @swardley). Dunno what a "reference model" is, but validation/test suites are gold. [Original.]

Monday 09:05 · Multiple Vancouver radio stations playing Jets Overhead's "Heading For Nowhere" this morning. Nice tune: www.spinner.ca/2009/09/03/jets-overhead-heading-for-nowhere-video-premiere/ [Original.]

Monday 10:00 · @ndw Reminds me of the seventies... [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Monday 10:05 · The Chuck Norris Bible: 19.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_krrpymNAvg1qz4s6ho1_500.jpg #itHadToHappen [Original.]

Monday 13:51 · @sogrady Yup, airport trip went up from $5.20 to $8 and change. California's broke. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Monday 14:20 · A day without markup/URI-reference pedantry is like a day without sunshine. [Original.]

Monday 15:35 · Some unexpectedly-smart thinking from Gartner. The contrast between enterprise & 2010-Web computing is stark. blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=26146 [Original.]

Monday 16:06 · @morrildl Granted, they overstate, but the agility contrast between Web & Enterprise is simply unreasonable right now. [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

Monday 20:50 · A man who means what he says: diveintomark.org/archives/2009/10/19/the-point [Original.]

Monday 22:58 · Banksy interview swindlemagazine.com//swindlemagazine.com/issue08/banksy/ - I'm unabashedly a fan, glad to be alive while B is enriching the landscape. [Original.]

Tuesday 07:58 · What @imurdock said: You have no idea the things I want to say here but can't... [Original.]

Tuesday 10:06 · Good customer-POV piece on enterprise software: blogs.zdnet.com//blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=26131 [Original.]

Tuesday 10:38 · Shit happens... danesecooper.blogs.com/divablog/2009/10/start-the-revolution-without-me.html (via @DivaDanese); Trying to avoid reflexively lashing out at the whole VC culture/process. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:42 · New MacBook doesn't have FireWire. Thus, migration Just Doesn't Work. #deadToMe [Original.]

Tuesday 11:27 · WS-I BP still meeting? Reminds me of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_holdout (via @vambenepe) (Oooh, that's cruel) [Original.]

Tuesday 12:10 · I'd probably buy a Nook if we had 'em in Canada: www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/features/techspecs/ [Original.]

Tuesday 18:18 · Hey Vancouver people, Shonen Knife is playing the Biltmore Sunday. Don't miss 'em: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/12/14/Shonen-Knife-Juliet-Dagger [Original.]

Tuesday 20:19 · GregP emerges from silence to say smart things about FCC open internet proposals: blogs.sun.com/Gregp/entry/perfectly_closed [Original.]

Tuesday 22:16 · James Bond or Virgin Mary? (see the comments): www.penmachine.com/2009/10/see-my-cancer [Original.]

Wednesday 00:11 · It's a really good thing that there are men with too much time on their hands: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhQ4dE_RGnQ [Original.]

Wednesday 11:08 · The EU and MySQL: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/21/On-the-EU [Original.]

Wednesday 13:55 · The Net can't have too many newborn pix: Congrats @nzkoz & wife! [Original, responding to @nzkoz.]

Wednesday 16:00 · Terminatrix: slowpokecomics.com/strips/terminatrix.html That explains everything. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:49 · There's no flame like a programming-language flame: "Clojure is the gutted and zombie-reanimated corpse of a dream." www.loper-os.org/?p=42 [Original.]

Wednesday 22:55 · Am succumbing to the hype-storm building around the Canon S90. But <sob> don't actually need a new camera. [Original.]

Wednesday 23:13 · Portland Cello Project: portlandcelloproject.com/index.php?page=listen [Original.]

Wednesday 23:27 · Spooky picture: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/21/Autumn-Light [Original.]

Thursday 15:40 · Using Emacs with nXML-mode to tweak HTML on my Android's SD card mounted via USB. I don't think this is how they imagined it. [Original.]

Thursday 15:43 · @dhh "That is so full of shit." <snicker> [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Thursday 16:02 · Hah. Mozilla Raindrop decloaks: labs.mozilla.com/raindrop [Original.]

Thursday 16:26 · @mezzoblue UPS' reputation for sleaze is already pretty widespread. www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/03/15/No-UPS [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Thursday 18:09 · Canada Line going downtown at 6pm is jam-packed. This thing is catching on. [Original.]

Thursday 18:45 · Demo Camp Vancouver, pretty good crowd. Rogers new VC fund presenting. [Original.]

Thursday 19:02 · Thoora.com is a Rogers investee. News aggregation. Crowded space. [Original.]

Thursday 19:51 · Startup called recotype wants everyone to tag recommendations with #reco [Original.]

Thursday 19:55 · YummyRepublic has a single-purpose box. Goes on restaurant wall, accepts online orders. Cool. [Original.]

Thursday 20:00 · Avi Bryant pitching Trendly. I'm a fan. [Original.]

Thursday 20:05 · Troovy pitching. "A general recommendation for a place". Location-based social discovery engine. [Original.]

Thursday 20:12 · Now pitching: Deets.me Ultra simple contacts management - live cloud api & [Original.]

Thursday 20:13 · Oops. . . & LDAP [Original.]

Thursday 20:18 · Now pitching: Layerboom. Cheap Vps infrastructure with a slick GUI [Original.]

Thursday 20:23 · Democamp Vancouver, crisp & intense. [Original.]

Friday 09:18 · The roofer dropped the gatorade bottle down the chimney. Oops. [Original.]

Friday 09:42 · My next post, a #followfriday, will be people who (per @goodbyebuddy) unfollowed me and look interesting. [Original.]

Friday 09:47 · #followfriday @binodpg @superfeedr @OliSnoddy @SaraMazur @yaletown @rickasaurus [Original.]

Friday 11:03 · Nice piece on TDD: www.jbrains.ca/permalink/285 [Original.]

Friday 11:10 · @monkchips en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat What am I missing? [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Friday 11:44 · Now that's a pretty car: www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/sets/72157622519370121/ [Original.]

Friday 13:21 · See soa-manifesto.org/ - they left out Motherhood, apple pie, and the pursuit of happiness. [Original.]

Friday 14:14 · I *love* the admob Mobile Metrics Report: metrics.admob.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/AdMob-Mobile-Metrics-Aug-092.pdf (PDF) [Original.]

Friday 16:48 · @bmann @ianb @thermistor Nope. Exciting from a human-communication perspective. Business? We just don't know yet. [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Friday 20:00 · OH: "Unless you make it your life, it's really boring." [Original.]

Friday 20:08 · That "SOA Manifesto" is vacuous to the point of being insulting. "Intrinsic Interoperability" my ass. [Original.]

Friday 23:01 · rsync is fast, but not when you point it at 75GB of compressed RAW pictures. [Original.]

Saturday 12:33 · Hey, whitehouse.gov just switched over to Drupal. Generic LAMP stack, they tell me. [Original.]

Saturday 12:49 · I like a lot of things about Clojure (mmm "recur" tasty) but my brain just isn't LISP-shaped, it's a struggle. [Original.]

Saturday 13:11 · @headius (1) I prefer "dubius". (2) Keep it as "duby" & ship 1.0 next Apr 20. (3) Glad it's one lang not two. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Saturday 16:04 · @mronge Sure, I'm interested in mail alternatives. [Original, responding to @mronge.]

Saturday 16:10 · Clearly @br3nda is officially the only pregnant Kiwi geek whose code is running in the White House. [Original, responding to @br3nda.]

Sunday 12:47 · Watching Steelers/Vikings, I'm thinking that the quality of the TV ads is way above average. Toyota, AT&T both strong. [Original.]

Sunday 13:39 · Motivated by @jobsworth I also offered some input to the UK Tories: www.linkedin.com/answers/technology/information-technology/information-security/TCH_ITS_ISC/570934-50807534 [Original, responding to @jobsworth.]

Sunday 14:01 · Everyone's being too polite to say what it was the White House switched away from. What was it? [Original.]

Sunday 14:10 · @gruber It's straightforward to make 'em resolution-independent. Fixing the ones that aren't prob only moderately painful. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 14:22 · Via back-channel I hear WH switched away from a custom ASP-based app. It'd be crass to engage in anti-Msft triumphalism at this point. [Original.]

Sunday 15:56 · Building lego with my 3-yr-old daughter & listening to "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out". She stops occasionally to dance. Bringing the girl up right. [Original.]

Sunday 16:22 · Granville Island looking particularly good yesterday I thought: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/25/The-Market [Original.]

Sunday 17:30 · I need the Clojure book. Chose the ebook from the Prags for $21 rather than used paper via Amazon at same price. The future? #SaveATree [Original.]

Sunday 19:01 · OMG SSD's are up to 256G. Me want. www.amazon.com/Crucial-Technology-256GB-2-5-Inch-CT256M225/dp/B002J9GDCE/ via (@samj) [Original, responding to @samj.]

Sunday 19:23 · @bherrmann7 For programming-language books, whichever computer I'm using. Don't have a dedicated reader yet. [Original, responding to @bherrmann7.]

Sunday 21:49 · At the glamorous Biltmore Cabaret waiting for Shonen Knife [Original.]

Sunday 22:32 · Intimate stage, $5.20 pints, no nonsense about keeping big cameras out; I like this joint. [Original.]

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