Week ending Sunday 2009/11/29

Monday 00:10 · Public-spirited Tokyoite who took action on suicide danger reports: Has heard from police that the person has been located & is alive. [Original.]

Monday 11:00 · Shavin' dat yak. [Original.]

Monday 16:01 · Concurrency is hard. Let's go shopping. [Original.]

Tuesday 00:28 · Love these "teach the controversy" shirts controversy.wearscience.com/ - especially the stork (via @badastronomer). (via @penmachine) [Original.]

Tuesday 09:01 · Scottish Ruby Conference open for proposals. I'm gonna be there, please make 'em good: www.scotlandonrails.com/posts/5 [Original.]

Tuesday 09:02 · Streets with no name: www.sweet-juniper.com/2009/06/streets-with-no-name.html [Original.]

Tuesday 09:12 · Every time I click a link and it opens in another window, I feel a little surge of anger. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:37 · Waiting in (short) line for H1N1 shot. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:48 · Moved the % of US equities in my long-term portfolio down from moderate to basically zero. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:07 · Dear LazyWeb: No-brainer lightweight mac text editor for my kid? [Original.]

Tuesday 20:20 · d'oh... Lauren told me about TextEdit's Format/Make plain text. 6 years on a Mac and I had no idea. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:12 · Career path www.fortunewatch.com/career-path-wow-how-true/ (via @vowe) [Original.]

Wednesday 00:25 · Wikileaks is making history. Not a figure of speech. "love jesus & mary get back..." 911.wikileaks.org/ [Original.]

Wednesday 01:14 · @Werner Your sentence seems to presuppose that there is an instance of an intelligent entity that "likes Heathrow". Surely not. [Original, responding to @Werner.]

Wednesday 14:50 · So wishing we could rewind history and make Java not use UTF-16. #textEncodingGeeksOnlyAplogiesToTheRestOfYou [Original.]

Wednesday 15:20 · @sarahmei Ah... .rb - I was using .shoes. Thanks. [Original, responding to @sarahmei.]

Wednesday 20:44 · Attended a Vision Vancouver social. Met the Mayor & other interesting & engaged people. [Original.]

Thursday 07:55 · Dear America: Happy Thanksgiving & bon appetit. Meanwhile, we're enjoying a quietly productive day at work. - The World [Original.]

Thursday 09:05 · When Zeldman flames you, you know you've been flamed. Way to go JZ: www.zeldman.com/2009/11/26/a-zing-too-far/ [Original.]

Thursday 09:06 · @codinghorror A high proportion of I/O has always been CPU-limited. This should be regarded as a bug. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Thursday 10:13 · “an Android in my pocket makes me more likely to take public transit around town as opposed to driving” ... www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/11/26/Green-Phone [Original.]

Thursday 10:15 · Re Wide Finder: @alextkachman @aalmiray @wmacgyver - see www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/05/01/Wide-Finder-2 and www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/27/Concur-dot-next [Original.]

Thursday 10:32 · @alextkachman Yes. Email me for a sample. [Original, responding to @alextkachman.]

Thursday 10:34 · Got a “strong-willed child”? See www.laurenwood.org/anyway/2009/11/26/coping-with-a-strong-willed-child/ [Original.]

Thursday 10:39 · The real reason why Canadian Football is, um, special: www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2009/11/26/sk-watermelons-911.html?ref=rss [Original.]

Thursday 12:15 · OH: "Just because your turkey is drug-free you shouldn't feel compelled to remain that way yourself..." [Original.]

Thursday 13:17 · Vancouverites: Tweetup for a good cause, next Wednesday - vancouvertweetup.ning.com/events/vancouver-christmas-foodbank [Original.]

Thursday 13:25 · Remarkable piece on mobile futures, but make sure you don't miss the very last section: mobileopportunity.blogspot.com/2009/11/mobile-data-apocalypse-and-what-it.html [Original.]

Thursday 14:22 · I understand there are those who don't believe in using the Oxford comma - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_comma Surely they jest? [Original.]

Thursday 14:40 · Not Driving, with pretty rainy-streets pic: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/11/26/Shiny-Streets [Original.]

Thursday 15:05 · Ah, @jtauber, but for parentheticals, one could (for instance) use parentheses. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Thursday 19:20 · @wmacgyver Nope, taken with the Pentax K20, and a nice Sigma 30mm f1.4 prime. [Original, responding to @wmacgyver.]

Friday 09:23 · "Don't break the law when you're breaking the law" (snicker): nihoncassandra.blogspot.com/2009/11/its-copsrun.html [Original.]

Friday 10:32 · Heroic attempt from @gruber to create the Philosopher's Stone er I mean a universal-URI regex: daringfireball.net/2009/11/liberal_regex_for_matching_urls [Original.]

Friday 11:56 · Looking at the Apple store... a 256G solid-state drive for a MBPro is $%^!!*! expensive. I mean OUCH. [Original.]

Friday 12:47 · sudo port upgrade outdated and SEE YA LATER [Original.]

Friday 13:01 · Blecch, MacPorts is hosed. "/opt/lib/local/mumble, file is not of required architecture" Looks like yak-shaving time [Original.]

Friday 13:41 · I love Open Source, except when I have to rebuild ImageMagick. [Original.]

Friday 16:56 · Perl 5.8 from Macports won't run XML::Parser, while OS X's Perl 5.10 won't run DBD::mysql. Yak-shaving weekend beckons. [Original.]

Saturday 14:32 · Vancouver Olympics, the contra view: davideby.blogspot.com/2009/11/remarks-from-olympic-panel.html [Original.]

Saturday 15:12 · Which Flip/Qik/whichever to buy for a Christmas present this year? [Original.]

Saturday 16:51 · On Snow Leopard, Perl (built or downloaded) doesn't work with MySQL. See stackoverflow.com/questions/1279939/how-do-i-fix-symbol-not-found-isprefix-when-compiling-perls-dbdmysql & many other places. <sighs heavily> [Original.]

Saturday 23:07 · I just generated my #TweetCloud out of a year of my tweets - w33.us/9zo [Original.]

Sunday 00:48 · @arieanna Totally been there, know the sleep-deprivation pain and the empathy-with-the-hurting-baby pain. Time is on your side. [Original, responding to @arieanna.]

Sunday 00:54 · @doctorow IMAP on the other hand seems OK. POP & a mobile device seem a poor match to me, but maybe I'm weird. [Original, responding to @doctorow.]

Sunday 09:55 · How to ride a pony: theoatmeal.com/comics/pony [Original.]

Sunday 15:14 · Getting ready for a Grey Cup afternoon. Suspect Sask is toast, but chances for a good game are decent. #greycup [Original.]

Sunday 18:05 · @codinghorror It's OK, many people with that shortcoming go on to have happy and useful lives. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Sunday 23:55 · Just watched Ryan Dahl's node.js talk. Um, wow. jsconf.eu/2009/video_nodejs_by_ryan_dahl.html [Original.]

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