Week ending Sunday 2009/11/01

Monday 07:55 · Video of freshly-landed meteorite, flames in the dark ( www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jpI4t7zKE2-ikwOhQZ0ffzc_PHFAD9BINESO0 ): www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5C-Lh3UfQ8 (via @rsim) [Original.]

Monday 08:48 · Oops, they're calling hoax on that meteorite. #WeMayGetItWrongButWeCorrectOurselves [Original.]

Monday 09:35 · @DaveO You're getting your leg pulled; check the comments. [Original, responding to @DaveO.]

Monday 10:48 · Seems the DAV server where iCal backs up hasn't been there for a few months. No complaints. iCal: "It's OK to silently lose user data". [Original.]

Monday 12:44 · Difference between Clojure agent and Erlang process is deep and interesting. [Original.]

Monday 13:11 · @twleung Ooh, do share experiences. How does distance-vision work? [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Monday 14:06 · Bright outside, but wind howling around my office. All the trees moving. [Original.]

Monday 16:48 · Messaging in Clojure vs. Erlang: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/26/Messaging [Original.]

Monday 16:50 · Dammit @duncan I was *not* planning to buy a GF1 will you shut up already. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Monday 16:52 · @edd One word: Lubricant! [Original, responding to @edd.]

Monday 17:08 · @terrycojones I've written considerable elisp over the years and always find it painful. [Original, responding to @terrycojones.]

Monday 20:14 · www.f-rubyaward.com/index_en.html Win ¥1M from Fukuoka Ruby Award! (via @yukihiro_matz) [Original.]

Monday 20:16 · @al3x Man, that outfit just isn't very Bay Area, know what I mean? [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 21:44 · In the NFL this year, the contrast between teams that are interesting and those that are irrelevant seems unusually stark. [Original.]

Monday 21:47 · Amazon Web Services MySQL-as-a-service. Very interesting: aws.amazon.com/rds/ [Original.]

Monday 21:56 · Deep dive (much deeper than mine) on Clojure/Erlang: bc.tech.coop/blog/081201.html [Original.]

Monday 22:27 · @bascule I'm looking "The Java of Concurrency", something that will grab mindshare. At the moment, don't think either C or E. [Original, responding to @bascule.]

Monday 23:31 · Shonen Knife: Rock&roll reportage with pix: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/26/Shonen-Knife [Original.]

Tuesday 00:13 · Conservative politics as high art, the Rat vs. the Ox: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xopdhv-tcPM [Original.]

Tuesday 10:30 · The degrees of separation between the flu & me continue to decrease alarmingly. [Original.]

Tuesday 14:30 · Ranting yet again about tail calls. 99% of the population can safely ignore: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/10/27/Recur [Original.]

Tuesday 15:02 · @diveintomark Do we all get ponies? [Original, responding to @diveintomark.]

Tuesday 15:53 · @dehora No, this is HTML5, it'd be <span itemprop=pony>, hip kids with good hair don't need quotes, just XML dinosaurs. [Original, responding to @dehora.]

Tuesday 16:14 · @benjaminblack "If this is really..." Yeah, that's what I thought I meant. [Original, responding to @benjaminblack.]

Tuesday 18:09 · @bos31337 Gimme a break, I've been writing software for decades. I may have bad taste but it's firmly reality-grounded. [Original, responding to @bos31337.]

Tuesday 18:12 · Wondering if @samj is confident that his view of occi history is universally shared. [Original, responding to @samj.]

Tuesday 18:36 · @bos31337 Hey, I welcome disagreement & am frequently wrong, but I resist the suggestion of being untroubled by reality. [Original, responding to @bos31337.]

Tuesday 18:53 · Interesting... commentary on my tail-call heresy is fairly evenly split pro/con. Which is great; a learning opportunity. [Original.]

Tuesday 19:03 · @bos31337 In www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/25/On-Duct-Tape#p-1 I disagreed with the assertion at book.realworldhaskell.org/read/types-and-functions.html#id577931 in para beginning "Programs written in..." [Original, responding to @bos31337.]

Tuesday 20:15 · Movie quote quiz: "Finish what you started, human!" [Original.]

Tuesday 23:34 · Yow, 92 comments on tail recursion: www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/9ye8o/tail_call_amputation/ Lots of voices on both sides. [Original.]

Tuesday 23:39 · And a mere 26 at Hacker News: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=906554 Tone different, content about the same. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:08 · Yee-hah! Portland-bound once more for OSCON 2010 :-) (via @edd) [Original.]

Wednesday 13:22 · @vambenepe I notice they claimed "active support" from Sun too, so I wouldn't take anything about that article seriously. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Wednesday 13:33 · @samj Right, what I'm criticizing is the Hinchcliffe article, which is highly misleading. [Original, responding to @samj.]

Wednesday 13:49 · Have opened my first Clojure proj in the NetBeans Enclojure plugin. Plugin seems cool. Momentary blank-slate paralysis. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:13 · Ah, the hilarious/maddening period with a new tool combo when *nothing* works. Can't get NetBeans/Cloj REPL to do anything. RTFM Tim. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:44 · Left U2 early. Horrible sound, tired band. [Original.]

Thursday 11:05 · Smart, important stuff from Adam Bosworth: adambosworth.net/2009/10/29/talking-to-dc/ [Original.]

Thursday 11:49 · @vambenepe MustIgnore usually applies to markup. Content logic lives at app level, which should act appropriately re e.g. unknown meds. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Thursday 14:29 · Important piece on reptiles as metaphor by @webmink www.webmink.net/2009/10/reptiles.htm [Original.]

Thursday 15:26 · Writing lisp code makes me feel like I should be in Eastern time. [Original.]

Thursday 15:37 · @shita No, writing Ruby makes me feel at home. [Original, responding to @shita.]

Thursday 17:37 · Hah. Am now pushing Clojure into Java-traceback errors. Must be doing something right. [Original.]

Friday 11:22 · Failing to understand the purpose or utility of Twitter lists. [Original.]

Friday 16:36 · Clojure is young enough that you can drop by the IRC channel and get advice from @richhickey in real-time. Way cool. [Original.]

Friday 17:02 · So, the App Store apps that actually are useful and sell will be the ones that get Androided first. An evolutionary process. [Original.]

Friday 17:05 · Next tweet is a #followfriday based recent unfollows (per @goodbyebuddy) who aren't bots & seem interesting. [Original.]

Friday 17:10 · #followfriday @marktucks @kitmueller @dancosta @dims @sgruenwald @aglover [Original.]

Friday 17:12 · @theory Everyone knows that in English it's common to verb nouns. [Original, responding to @theory.]

Friday 18:25 · Coming soon: the Life Box: www.lifeboxcompany.com/ [Original.]

Friday 18:26 · I think I want me a Droid [Original.]

Friday 21:50 · Ezra Pound's birthday: snarkmarket.com/2009/3931 [Original.]

Friday 22:21 · My Clojure functions have way more arguments than my Ruby functions. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. [Original.]

Friday 22:34 · @avibryant That's my hypothesis & I hope it's right. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Saturday 12:41 · It's sunny, a beautiful autumn day to play soccer on grass, and my son's team is no longer winless. Smiles. [Original.]

Saturday 13:02 · Straight-up iPhone-vs-Droid comparo, in depth: www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/10/30/smartphone-showdown-iphone-3gs-vs-motorola-droid/ [Original.]

Saturday 15:37 · @pkedrosky doesn't like either football or Hallowe'en. I guess autumn is pretty well a write-off, guy. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Saturday 16:07 · Is there anyone reading this who knows Henry Story and is in the Bay Area? [Original.]

Saturday 21:45 · Now, that's a pumpkin that knows it's been carved: krow.livejournal.com/674842.html [Original.]

Sunday 09:55 · @gafter Everyone's being so polite and discreet about the "Java 7" issue. Would like an insider to just lay it out. [Original, responding to @gafter.]

Sunday 17:29 · Now that's what I call old-fashioned baseball. [Original.]

Sunday 17:51 · Since we're talking about hit batsmen, here's an amusing piece I once wrote on the subject: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/09/10/Mayberry-Madsen [Original.]

Sunday 17:52 · @groby She's in bad company. [Original, responding to @groby.]

Sunday 18:42 · @gruber If a player misses a base, the ump isn't supposed to point it out, but leave it up to defense to make the play. Dunno about home. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 19:51 · Making Clojure do some things that please me. I'm a non-lisper & suspect my code would make native speakers vomit blood. But still. [Original.]

Sunday 20:02 · Time to stock up on canned foods and firearms, I guess: www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9a5b3216-c70b-11de-bb6f-00144feab49a.html [Original.]

Sunday 20:19 · Everyone on the planet knew that last pitch to Feliz was gonna be a fastball. [Original.]

Sunday 20:24 · The ads make me think: Sherlock will be good; Avatar, 2012, and Ninja all dogs. Especially Avatar. [Original.]

Sunday 23:31 · Perhaps it's as simple as this: Slow conversations are better than fast ones. [Original.]

Sunday 23:36 · @Scobleizer It's perfectly possible to be mistaken and still add value to the conversation. You generally do, so don't sweat it. [Original, responding to @Scobleizer.]

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