Week ending Sunday 2009/12/06

Monday 16:04 · Another handful of concurrency-study pieces over Thanksgiving and the weekend: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/27/Concur-dot-next #ForNerdsOnly [Original.]

Monday 16:12 · Suspecting that the twittervultures circling around what they see as the corpse of Android are a little overeager. [Original.]

Monday 18:51 · Google tweet translation from Japanese: @tenderlove OK, @yukihiro_matz marginal, @_ko1 hopeless. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Monday 20:12 · Hadn't actually watched a whole Saints game this year. Regretting that. Remarkable football team. [Original.]

Monday 20:31 · If you'd said in 2002 that Andrew Sullivan and Charles Johnson would both abandon the hard right, I'd have called you nuts. Wow. [Original.]

Monday 23:40 · Oddball beets: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/11/30/Beet-Salad [Original.]

Tuesday 11:54 · OMG potential Christmas strike at YVR. Shudder. www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/12/01/bc-vancouver-airport-strike.html [Original.]

Tuesday 15:10 · Yow, Java EE 6 made it through the JCP swamp: jcp.org/en/jsr/results?id=5025 Congrats to @robc2 & many others. [Original.]

Tuesday 15:18 · Draft Ruby "standard spec". I'm skeptical, but full of respect for the work that went into this: ruby-std.netlab.jp/ [Original.]

Tuesday 16:22 · Eleven theses on Clojure: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/01/Clojure-Theses [Original.]

Tuesday 18:58 · @groby It's a river, let it flow by you. Watch when you have time. [Original, responding to @groby.]

Tuesday 22:35 · @groby Heh, I have 6803 of those. Good entertainment for down or blockage time. Will never read 'em all. Sad. [Original, responding to @groby.]

Wednesday 07:42 · The End of the Arctic: www.moreintelligentlife.com/content/johann-hari/last-days-arctic [Original.]

Wednesday 10:09 · Cloud + proprietary software = ♥ stage.vambenepe.com/archives/1142 Makes all sorts of sense to me. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:46 · More on Mark Reinhold's vision of Closures for Java: blogs.sun.com/mr/entry/closures_qa [Original.]

Wednesday 10:50 · Via @dbarefoot & @Stv, awesome climate-change ad campaign: www.corriere.it/gallery/cronache/12-2009/greenpeace/1/vecchi-leader-un-nuovo-clima_0aab05a2-de93-11de-b977-00144f02aabc.shtml#2 [Original.]

Wednesday 17:18 · My commenters keep asserting that no, Lisp isn't hard to read. Must be imagining it. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:43 · @gruber There are those here & there adopting it, but near as I can tell they're mostly of the already-locked-in tribe. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Wednesday 22:44 · @dewitt There's yet another widget/hack/whatever called "Witch" that does the trick. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Wednesday 22:59 · @dewitt wants OS X to act like Windows. Unclean! Unclean! [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Thursday 13:13 · This Java Store thing looks very promising. So far only for Americans, though. blogs.sun.com/octav/entry/year_of_the_store_java [Original.]

Thursday 22:23 · Listening to White Lunar, movie soundtrack music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Verrrrrrrrrrry moody. Nice. [Original.]

Thursday 23:08 · @lisarein woman recording is hard too. [Original, responding to @lisarein.]

Thursday 23:46 · Extreme World Cup geeking: soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/4711148/ce/us/nate-silver-considers-impact-draw?ver=us&cc=5901&ver=us Now that's what I call fun. [Original.]

Friday 09:38 · Hmm, erjang: wiki.github.com/krestenkrab/erjang - just what it sounds like. Interesting. [Original.]

Friday 10:28 · VirtualBox keeps rollin' along. Wonder what its future is? 3.1 release looks nice: www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog [Original.]

Friday 20:13 · My Clojure Wide Finder is running *insanely* fast. Am cackling with joy. [Original.]

Friday 20:24 · @avibryant a) java.lang.String.split b) reduce c) smaller buffers. Faster than Scala and still room to improve. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Friday 20:25 · @avibryant Oh, and type hinting. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Saturday 09:46 · These Pokemon movies my 10-yr-old likes are just astonishingly lame. And I like most pop/kid culture. Sigh. [Original.]

Saturday 12:43 · @dvyukov not faster than Narrow Finder. But almost equal, which isn't bad for Java. [Original, responding to @dvyukov.]

Sunday 09:47 · Wondering if an iPhone or Android screen filled with 0xAAAAAA or some variant could be used as a white-balance card. [Original.]

Sunday 10:24 · D'oh, a white-balance card needs to measure *reflected* light. Nope, wouldn't work. [Original.]

Sunday 10:29 · NAD M2 looks like basis for a good from-scratch high-end audio system. Replaces 3 expensive boxes (DAC, pre, power): www.avguide.com/review/nad-m2-direct-digital-amplifier-tas-198 [Original.]

Sunday 11:29 · @pkedrosky Anything coupled with "SEO" is probably BS. I think that URL flavor is just fine. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Sunday 13:14 · WTF Fox switched away from NO/WA game with 1:52 left?!?!? [Original.]

Sunday 13:54 · 12-0. The classy thing to do would be for Fox to stage a live-to-air flogging of the exec who switched away from the NO/WA game. [Original.]

Sunday 13:56 · Sun Mac users, you can throw away your dorky Cisco VPN clients: blogs.sun.com/nbose/entry/vpn_into_swan_without_vpn [Original.]

Sunday 13:58 · Is github now a Single Point of Failure for the whole OSS ecosystem? I love it, but worry a bit. [Original.]

Sunday 14:12 · Bankocracy, sad but true (well written): www.lrb.co.uk/v31/n21/john-lanchester/bankocracy [Original.]

Sunday 14:35 · Tag cloud peril: i.imgur.com/JRz36.png (snicker) [Original.]

Sunday 19:45 · Put up outdoor holiday lights. Roasted beef. Built fire. Burping in a culturally-grounded sort of way. [Original.]

Sunday 19:49 · Prize-winners: business.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/topics/20091203/211099/ (via @yukihiro_matz) [Original.]

Sunday 19:52 · Google translations of Matz's tweets are hilarious: translate.google.com/#ja|en|授賞式のときにも思ったけど、地雷除去や淡水化で命を助けてる人と、マセラティを復権させた世界的デザイナーの隣で、私が大賞ってのはねえ。公に異を唱えると審査委員に失礼で言えないというのが、さらに、ねぇ。 [Original.]

Sunday 23:53 · Meet Gormley the Fire Sprite: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/06/Sunday [Original.]


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