Week ending Sunday 2009/12/13

Monday 12:15 · mod_security hates Lynx... excuse me? www.laurenwood.org/anyway/2009/12/07/lynx-and-mod_security/ [Original.]

Monday 18:52 · Vancouverites: Vij's opening @ Cambie & 15th soon. I assume it's a 2nd location or are they closing Granville & 12th? [Original.]

Monday 18:57 · Hmm, @dhh gets a green card. Guess they'll let in just anybody these days. [Original.]

Monday 19:02 · via @bmann, Vancouver online foodie aggregation: blog.letsgofordinner.com/2009/12/05/vancouver-directory-of-busy-restaurant-bloggers-and-tweeters/ [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Monday 19:03 · Glad to hear Vij's isn't becoming a chain. Wouldn't be the same without the smiling host. Also, the new spot's in my 'hood. [Original.]

Monday 19:24 · @shlew Where Arroy-D was, southeast corner of Cambie & 15th. [Original, responding to @shlew.]

Monday 23:46 · Gestating about 5000 words on massively-concurrent-clojure perf tuning, fascinating for maybe 79 people int the world. [Original.]

Tuesday 00:00 · @al3x Yeah, but they've all had to be confined for their own good and the protection of the community. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Tuesday 01:17 · I decided to write about tubers instead of Clojure, for now: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/08/Baked-Potatoes [Original.]

Tuesday 09:00 · Open Government memo from the White House, looks important to me: www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-06.pdf (PDF) [Original.]

Tuesday 10:26 · Commenters reveal: Baking potatoes *can* explode. Now back to regularly-scheduled concurrency grind: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/08/Baked-Potatoes [Original.]

Wednesday 00:47 · It's already gone viral, but... words fail me. Must-see. How does he stick to the road? www.gamaniak.com/embed.swf?file=http://media.gamaniak.com/vid/descente-cote-buggy-rollin.mp4&image=http://www.gamaniak.com/pics/3625.jpg&showdigits=true&controlbar=over&link= [Original.]

Wednesday 12:08 · Big congrats to @br3nda and her new New Zealander. [Original, responding to @br3nda.]

Wednesday 12:19 · Surprising price comparison of Websphere/SUSE vs JBoss/RHEL on EC2. Transient anomaly? saviorodrigues.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/cloud-to-boost-proprietary-software-use/ [Original.]

Wednesday 13:18 · I hate to say I told you so, but... www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/att-moves-closer-usage-based-fees-data-579 [Original.]

Wednesday 13:19 · Fine #nosql link curatorship: asserttrue.blogspot.com/2009/12/nosql-required-reading.html [Original.]

Wednesday 15:20 · @richsharples Apples and oranges, how so? Care to expand on that & I'll link? [Original, responding to @richsharples.]

Wednesday 15:22 · I should care more about virtualization, but it feels to me like a sideshow of a sideshow of what matters. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:07 · Tuning Concurrent Clojure: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/08/WF-Tuning-Clojure [Original.]

Wednesday 17:38 · For an interesting twitter-related development, search for my name "Tim Bray" on Google. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:43 · No, I have no inside information on how it works. Only people I can find who have tweets at the top are me & Dave Winer. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:25 · Don't follow links from @twittafarm - malware scum. [Original, responding to @twittafarm.]

Wednesday 23:26 · Reading java.sun.com/javase/technologies/hotspot/gc/gc_tuning_6.html It ain't Stephen King. [Original.]

Thursday 00:43 · load avg: 31.9, 28.6, 22.0; - Now, that's a happy Niagara. [Original.]

Thursday 00:49 · @JeniT If you don't own the album (Tabula Rasa) that the Cantus appears on, you might want to pick it up. Cantus isn't the best bit there. [Original, responding to @JeniT.]

Thursday 09:58 · BlackDuck (good OSS peeps) weigh in on Sun-Oracle: blog.blackducksoftware.com/?p=363 [Original.]

Thursday 10:01 · Took 2 tries to download NetBeans 6.8, must be a busy morning. So far I can report that it works great for Clojure... [Original.]

Thursday 12:05 · My old Genx package finds a new life: acaciatreesoftware.com/blog/2009/12/atsgenx-released/ Is this an unmet need in Cocoa-land? I'm surprisd. [Original.]

Thursday 12:29 · Yet another good place for lunch on the Main: Beefy Beef Noodle house. Taiwanese I think. jynoodle.com/evancouver.html #vancouver [Original.]

Thursday 14:37 · Hey, now I don't have to watch any of these movies. Win! vowe.org/blowing-things-up-pr0n [Original.]

Thursday 16:00 · "I am scheduled to begin dying on Feb. 1, 2010." www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/matter-of-life-death/1057329 [Original.]

Thursday 17:27 · Glenn and Kevin putting on a little show for us over there in Edmonton. #CanadiansOnlyTheRestOfYouAreMissingOut [Original.]

Thursday 20:16 · Net privacy is neither an axiom nor even an absolute right. But Eric Schmidt is still really, really wrong. Very disturbing. [Original.]

Friday 07:55 · Completely failing to understand the passion of the climate-change denialists. Another chapter in the long story: www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2009/12/trust_scientists [Original.]

Friday 08:02 · More digging on cloud licensing costs. At the moment market inefficiencies seem apparent: saviorodrigues.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/windows-red-hat-pricing-on-amazon-ec2-vs-on-premise/ [Original.]

Friday 08:16 · Get a feel for the new "Bada" OS from Samsung from the developer point of view: dpimg.ospos.net/contents/tutorials/bada%20Tutorial.Fundamentals.pdf (PDF) [Original.]

Friday 09:05 · T-mobile subscribers can pay for android apps on their phone bill: forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Market-Applications-Help/New-Payment-Option-for-Android-Market-Purchases/td-p/271145 I think this might be a big deal. [Original.]

Friday 09:35 · O'Reilly MySQL conf: April in (sigh) Santa Clara: en.oreilly.com/mysql/ Must-attend if you're in the space. [Original.]

Friday 11:06 · ISOC as W3C benefactor; a little surprising but appropriate I guess: isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=1474 [Original.]

Friday 13:10 · Feeling nauseated over @codinghorror disaster. Our profession's worst nightmare. [Original.]

Friday 15:05 · A domain where for old-fashioned precision engineering excellence. Expensive but satisfying:news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10411550-264.html My f2.8 50-135 weighs a ton. [Original.]

Friday 15:14 · Fake Steve always funny, www.fakesteve.net/2009/12/a-not-so-brief-chat-with-randall-stephenson-of-att.html, but AT&T's incentives are wrong like I keep saying: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/09/23/Flat-Rate-Considered-Harmful & www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/09/07/Mobiles-and-Money [Original.]

Friday 15:24 · Hey, Haida Gwaii naming cleaned up. www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/12/11/bc-queen-charlottle-islands-renamed-haida-gwaii.html?ref=rss Next step: can we get rid of "British Columbia". Who you calling British, honkey? [Original.]

Friday 15:45 · Just had a colonoscopy. They save tons of peoples' live, maybe you should too. www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/12/11/Colonoscopy [Original.]

Saturday 09:08 · Everyone piling on with FakeSteve: The AT&T guy is *right* about the numbers... given flate-rate plans which decouple use from revenue. [Original.]

Saturday 09:18 · (a) Flat-rate plans. (b) Carriers who invest to make serious users happy. Pick one. [Original.]

Sunday 15:05 · @crazybob @dewitt Another option is to just CC-license the API docs. Doesn't address patent concerns but it's not clear anything does. [Original, responding to @crazybob.]

Sunday 15:10 · If Monty's worries were justified, wouldn't a standalone Sun be just as likely to do All That Bad Stuff? Don't see relevance of O deal. [Original.]

Sunday 19:08 · @dewitt It's the submarine patents held by trolls who never go near standards orgs that are the real peril IMHO. [Original, responding to @dewitt.]

Sunday 19:33 · Alberta sees -46°C (no kidding) and a heroic kitten rescue, all in one story: www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/12/13/calgary-frigid-weather.html?ref=rss [Original.]

Sunday 20:43 · @unclebobmartin Looking in from outside at the AGW-contrarian camp, I have to ask "cui bono". And, I smell corruption. [Original, responding to @unclebobmartin.]

Sunday 20:45 · @BWJones Who you buying that SSD from? [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Sunday 21:01 · US health-care reform swirling down the drain? Hard to believe, but apparently true: www.nytimes.com/2009/12/14/health/policy/14health.html [Original.]

Sunday 22:42 · Oracle puts a stake in the ground on MySQL: finance.yahoo.com/news/Oracle-Makes-Commitments-to-iw-580489040.html?x=0&.v=1 [Original.]

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