Week ending Sunday 2010/01/17

Monday 07:48 · @mjasay URL shortening is a "market"? [Original, responding to @mjasay.]

Monday 09:46 · @jrobertson Problem is, nobody knows how yet. So we have to face up to the pathologies to get started on addressing them. [Original, responding to @jrobertson.]

Monday 14:39 · The i9900 (photo-printer up to 13x19) has been a current Canon product since 2004. Remarkable longevity for a tech product. Love mine. [Original.]

Monday 14:41 · @marcambinder True, but which way is the add-effectiveness delta trending? [Original, responding to @marcambinder.]

Monday 18:58 · Hey @duncan, the pix at blog.duncandavidson.com/2008/03/nec-2690wuxi-first-impressions.html seem to have gone missing. [Original.]

Monday 20:58 · @gilesgoatboy @binary42 Pretty sure I never blogged about J&M Chain. Closest would be the Cure & Joy Division? [Original, responding to @gilesgoatboy.]

Monday 21:48 · @zefrank Doug Hofstadter would (and did) say "self-referential" [Original, responding to @zefrank.]

Tuesday 10:59 · @lisarein Epiphany Radio, www.epiphanyradio.org/ [Original, responding to @lisarein.]

Tuesday 11:23 · Smart cynical look at inside-baseball look at US telecom/ISP regulation politics: www.wetmachine.com/item/1820 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:24 · Corrected: Nice look at Ruby vs. JavaScript metaprogramming, fingernailsinoatmeal.com/post/292301859/metaprogramming-ruby-vs-javascript - but should have looked at instance_eval and friends. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:50 · Terry Chay: 1500 Lines of Code. Fun to read & think about: terrychay.com/article/1500-lines-of-code.shtml [Original.]

Tuesday 16:40 · My hat is off to Google. [Original.]

Tuesday 17:06 · Google makes it clear, without actually saying it, that the govt of China made a concerted black-hat attack on them. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:01 · @webmink Really? I've missed it. Links? [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Tuesday 20:35 · Why Pentax SLRs, even given the niche-brand status, remain interesting: www.pentaximaging.com/camera-lenses/ [Original.]

Tuesday 20:36 · @DaveO Dave, they still had 36% of maybe the world's fastest-growing market; walking away from that ain't just a tactic. [Original, responding to @DaveO.]

Tuesday 21:55 · The Age of Flickr - powerful metaphotographic writing from Alex Waterhouse-Hayward: alexwaterhousehayward.com/blog/2010/01/age-of-flickr.html [Original.]

Tuesday 21:56 · Search images.google.cn for Dalai Lama. Looks like they pulled the switch (via @duncan). [Original.]

Tuesday 23:46 · They're seriously insane at Ohyun High School in Korea. Starts slow but stay with it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-3JJryNEm4 [Original.]

Wednesday 00:06 · Listening to Coltrane's "A Love Supreme". There's nothing like it. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:08 · Charles Arthur riffs on Google-vs-PRC: www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/13/google-china-internet-shockwave [Original.]

Wednesday 00:31 · Short for East Vancouver. This is 60 ft high. Bet your town doesn't have one of these: www.citycaucus.com/2010/01/let-there-be-light [Original.]

Wednesday 00:36 · Wow, US Sec'y of State disses China, uses "cyberspace" in an official statement: www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/world/asia/14beijing.html?partner=rss&emc=rss [Original.]

Wednesday 07:44 · In a telecon, guy says: "Yep, you hit the head on the nail with that one." [Original.]

Wednesday 08:15 · @subrak Yep, very useful. Some new territory for me. Need to talk about that stuff more. [Original, responding to @subrak.]

Wednesday 09:04 · Reading #hpmsft PR, wallowing in cynicism: "respond to changing business requirements by sssssssssseamlessly converging" rah rah [Original.]

Wednesday 09:05 · Daddy, what's an "Infrastructure-to-application Model"? [Original.]

Wednesday 12:58 · Google Gained Ground on Baidu in 2009 feedproxy.google.com/~r/readwriteweb/~3/vWxF3DjnVpk/google_gained_ground_on_baidu_in_2009.php (via @rww) [Original.]

Wednesday 13:00 · Having lunch in a Vietnamese Pho joint; everyone stopped eating to watch the Haitian prez on CNN. Miracle that the airport is usable. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:05 · Could use some guidance on most effective ways to donate to help out Haitians. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:12 · I'm thinking Médecins sans Frontières is a good option; www.msf.ca/ in Canada. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:54 · @shelleypowers Yes, I'm an OXFAM fan too. MSF is on the ground too; existing facilities pretty well whacked. [Original, responding to @shelleypowers.]

Wednesday 15:19 · MSF press conference on Haiti picture. Sad. www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ8Rh1qR-1k [Original.]

Wednesday 20:11 · Hey there's another one of me: timbray.co.uk/ He'll shoot your kids, or your wedding. [Original.]

Wednesday 22:18 · @dailyshoot Lauren knitted this touque for me; it's super warm. www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4273637236/ #ds59 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Wednesday 22:23 · @colbycosh Phil's music isn't austere, it's just, uh, shaped differently. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Thursday 00:21 · I have a fluidized gmail and had to switch over to https manually in the settings. Something one should do I'd say. [Original.]

Thursday 11:09 · @pkedrosky When I was running a search engine, the average number of words per search was in the 1.3 - 1.4 range. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Thursday 17:35 · @dailyshoot NEC 2960, Android ADP2. www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4275632820/ #ds60 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Thursday 20:13 · @al3x For a RESTful Rails testing book, that'd be "curl(1) up and DRY" [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Thursday 20:53 · Ruby core devs: Someone might want to update is.gd/create.php e.g. "to be released as 1.9.1 at the end of 2008" [Original.]

Thursday 22:37 · Oops: I meant to complain of the out-of-date-ness of www.ruby-lang.org/en/community/ruby-core/ [Original.]

Thursday 23:53 · @gruber Barth Gimble. Never mind, you're too young. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 00:07 · Listening to "White Lunar" by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis. Extremely slow & beautiful. [Original.]

Friday 09:38 · Shopping for a new ISP in Vancouver. No cable/dsl prejudice. Care about speed/cost/neutrality. Advice? #vancouver [Original.]

Friday 10:37 · Jeepers, cable ISPs offering 25-100M connections. How much of the Net can actually pump out data that fast? [Original.]

Friday 14:22 · @dailyshoot Ceiling, skylight, rafters, light. www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4276890809/ #ds61 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Friday 14:24 · Igniting the Earth's Atmosphere blogs.sun.com/simons/entry/igniting_the_earth_s_atmosphere (via @SunBlogs) [Original.]

Friday 14:55 · Reading about "anic", feeling my mind stretch: code.google.com/p/anic/wiki/Tutorial [Original.]

Friday 15:58 · @shita Unfortunately I live in a wooden house built in 1919. If I live downtown in a new tower, fiber is waiting for me. [Original, responding to @shita.]

Friday 16:55 · My Android ADP2 in general and Twidroid in particular have been running dog-slow this last couple days. Not obvious why, either... [Original.]

Friday 20:22 · @gruber You're getting boring. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 20:23 · Sad... Twidroid had gone from pretty poor to quite pleasing; weekly updates for a year. Now something terribly wrong. [Original.]

Friday 20:28 · #followfriday - see twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Friday 20:43 · Not a Wpedia insider; never had it explained to me why continuing to allow anonymous editing is a good idea. [just reverted more vandalism] [Original.]

Friday 22:30 · Watched the "Caprica" pilot. It did *not* make the sale on the series. [Original.]

Saturday 01:00 · When I grow up I wanna be Iggy Pop. [Original.]

Saturday 13:29 · Prediction: Nawlins wins on account of having one of those "defence" things. [Original.]

Saturday 13:31 · You know, if you're starving and the supermarket is in ruins, that just doesn't feel like "looting" to me #haiti [Original.]

Saturday 13:44 · @fabulavancouver That new library is seriously cool. [Original, responding to @fabulavancouver.]

Saturday 14:03 · AZO is a talented guy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpcYa1IeSAw [Original.]

Saturday 14:36 · Jeepers, riveting tweeting from #haiti by @smithjoanna [Original.]

Saturday 16:50 · @dailyshoot Found in our back alley (many candidates there) www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4280416714/ #ds62 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Sunday 09:35 · Yow! @brentsimmons I hadn't realized there was a flood behind the gates. [Original.]

Sunday 10:05 · Hey, @james_clark is in da house. [Original.]

Sunday 10:10 · Domino's ad campaign is totally Cluetrain-era: www.slate.com/id/2241113/ Good on 'em. [Original.]

Sunday 10:11 · Vikes better get some pressure on Romo or they're gonna have a nasty afternoon. [Original.]

Sunday 10:13 · I know I've said this before, but you really ought to be following riveting #haiti reportage from @smithjoanna [Original.]

Sunday 11:08 · @brentsimmons Surprised nobody has proposed building on Thunderbird. [Original, responding to @brentsimmons.]

Sunday 11:15 · @headius He was explaining why that lateral on runback is a poor tactic based and citing relevant statistics. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Sunday 11:27 · @gruber It ain't there. Ghetto workaround: hit "reply" then select/copy. For email address/phone #, just tap. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 11:56 · If the game ended here, you'd call it a win by the Vikes' defence. [Original.]

Sunday 12:55 · Brett & Sidney have been just fine, but it's still a win by the defence. Saints game will be fun. [Original.]

Sunday 12:59 · "They are powerful, self-confident and open-source-friendly corrupt autocracies" Widenius said. news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100117/tc_nm/us_oracle_sun_mysql_campaign [Original.]

Sunday 13:49 · Points 1-6 by @davewiner are right on. Couldn't 100% understand the follow-up argument though. www.scripting.com/stories/2010/01/17/corporateMediaIsTheProblem.html [Original.]

Sunday 14:18 · Watching the Jets/Chargers, my impression is that whoever wins will get seriously spanked next week by Indy. [Original.]

Sunday 14:20 · Another reason to toss the Tories soonest: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/courageous-court-obtuse-government/article1433602/ [Original.]

Sunday 21:46 · @dailyshoot Lauren, by candle-light. www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4283542085/ #ds63 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Sunday 22:03 · Today's Daily Shoot assignment is "person or people". Results predictably cool. Some intense stuff: dailyshoot.com/assignments/63 [Original.]

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