Week ending Sunday 2010/01/24

Monday 10:10 · The rumor-sphere is just a-buzzin' with Sun/Oracle whispers. People who actually know anything are pointedly silent. [Original.]

Monday 11:36 · Extensibility in JSON protocols: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/17/Extensible-JSON [Original.]

Monday 11:38 · @avibryant Listening to the wind, I thought it was going to be worse, we got a little lucky. You need a sheep treadmill generator. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Monday 12:09 · @gnat I saw that tour, 3 weeks before SRV died. He spoke movingly about taking care of yrslf so you'll be there for people who need you. [Original, responding to @gnat.]

Monday 13:15 · @caseyf Amazon [Original, responding to @caseyf.]

Monday 13:40 · AllThingsD digging away for Snorcle news: digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100118/eu-poised-to-approve-oracle-sun-deal/ [Original.]

Monday 16:12 · Hmmf, Swift Android Twitter client is faster but handles not names blecch. [Original.]

Monday 16:23 · Seesmic/Android seems quick & polished on first glance. What am I missing? (Someone let me know when Twidroid speeds up again) [Original.]

Monday 16:41 · Until a couple weeks ago, Twidroid was unsexy but perfectly usable. Perf suddenly went to hell. Maybe not their fault? Sad. [Original.]

Monday 17:02 · @kk shorter is better, n'est-ce pas? [Original, responding to @kk.]

Monday 17:04 · Thanks @capotej, clearing Twidroid cache seems to have helped. [Original, responding to @capotej.]

Monday 19:20 · @dailyshoot A Wall. www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4287066088/ #ds64 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Monday 19:55 · There's nothing like a bracing blast of clean clear software hate: kent.spillner.org/blog/work/2009/11/14/java-build-tools.html [Original.]

Monday 22:29 · @jack Absolutely. It's buried so deep in the hindbrain I couldn't find it even if I went looking. [Original, responding to @jack.]

Monday 22:38 · @james_clark "With this nose, I can find candy no matter how well it's hidden." [Original, responding to @james_clark.]

Tuesday 10:05 · OK, I admit it. I'm too stupid to program in Clojure: clj-me.cgrand.net/2010/01/19/clojure-refactoring-flattening-reduces/ [Original.]

Tuesday 10:09 · Harper vs. Insite. Fascinating, to the extent that Canadian constitutional law can be: www2.macleans.ca/2010/01/19/insite-foresight-hindsight/ [Original.]

Tuesday 11:04 · Awww... Kate McGarrigle died. www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR5qvARSx2Y <snif> [Original.]

Tuesday 14:04 · There's some interesting stuff at the Cultural Olympiad. Got tix for Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet, NYoung Project. www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/cultural-festivals-and-events/event-listings/ [Original.]

Tuesday 16:42 · "Part of our inflatable hospital arrived yesterday..." www.donorchoice.com/msf/2010-JAN-em-4-reg-EN.html [Original.]

Tuesday 17:38 · @dailyshoot Seventies vintage, from Belgium. www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4288807159/ #ds65 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Tuesday 22:38 · Hmm, go to www.google.com and don't move your mouse. Wait a while. Then move your mouse over the browser. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:23 · "Yahoo is the past, Google the present, Bing the future. Not that it matters" www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/19/Web-Portals [Original.]

Wednesday 13:13 · This Saturday at noon in Trafalgar Sq, London: Mass Gathering in defence of street photography photographernotaterrorist.org/ [Original.]

Wednesday 13:15 · @inafried Hey, it doesn't have a feed; seems lame. [Original, responding to @inafried.]

Wednesday 13:17 · @vambenepe Wrong question: if it's unused & sucks, is it really a standard? [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Wednesday 13:21 · @BillGates Your gatesnotes site doesn't have a feed, so I can't subscribe to it. Seems like a serious shortcoming. [Original, responding to @BillGates.]

Wednesday 13:43 · Warning: If your comment on my blog shows that you haven't actually read it, I usually approve it anyhow. Not my prob if you look clueless. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:29 · Oracle/Sun strategy unveiling, January 27: www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/043821 [Original.]

Wednesday 16:53 · Beauty of north shore mountains in slanting sun awesome. 12°C. If it's like this during the Olympics, all the visitors will refuse to leave. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:26 · Children as gardening tools: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/20/Child-as-Gardening-Tool [Original.]

Wednesday 17:29 · Last call on MNot's Web Linking: www.ietf.org/id/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-07.txt Speak up or hold your peace. [Original.]

Wednesday 23:10 · @dailyshoot Penstack: www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4291921815/ #ds66 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Wednesday 23:46 · Robot sex-slave blues: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/20/Saturn-s-Children [Original.]

Thursday 00:13 · @joshtpm not that you're bitter [Original, responding to @joshtpm.]

Thursday 00:24 · Admitting to blank incomprehension as to why anyone would want a tablet-thingie. But hey, seduce me. [Original.]

Thursday 00:31 · Power: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/19/Power-Web-Site [Original.]

Thursday 07:47 · Sun/Oracle merger approved by EU: europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/10/40 [Original.]

Thursday 07:52 · Gosling's take: blogs.sun.com/jag/entry/so_long_old_friend [Original.]

Thursday 08:39 · Rewritten: "Power Web Sites" www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/19/Power-Web-Site I think there's something important trying to emerge here. [Original.]

Thursday 09:47 · Zeldman: Posthumous Hosting and Digital Culture: www.zeldman.com/2010/01/21/posthumous-hosting-and-digital-culture/ I worry about this a lot. [Original.]

Thursday 12:48 · If I could share my thoughts, hopes and fears about Oracle+Sun, I would. (via @vambenepe) [Original.]

Thursday 17:28 · Smart advice on charitable giving from an insider: takingalongview.blogspot.com/2010/01/charity.html [Original.]

Thursday 19:02 · Anyone want to recommend a likely Vancouver teenager for occasional babysitting in Main/19th area? Our arrangement just went south. [Original.]

Thursday 19:05 · @KathySierra Ruby! Totally lovable. Invented by genial small-town family man; his stated goal: "Make programmers happy". [Original, responding to @KathySierra.]

Thursday 19:17 · @KathySierra JavaSpaces, Jini, JavaBeans: Many feel those were steps in the wrong, Web-oblivious direction. [Original, responding to @KathySierra.]

Thursday 19:33 · @KathySierra This is a deep subject. I'm convinced that Jini is maybe the most serious mis-step in the whole history of Java. [Original, responding to @KathySierra.]

Thursday 19:35 · Would like a filter to remove 4square Twitter noise. I'm looking at you, @jeffreymcmanus [Original, responding to @jeffreymcmanus.]

Thursday 20:16 · @jeffreymcmanus You are interesting. 4sq progress isn't. Hint hint. [Original, responding to @jeffreymcmanus.]

Thursday 20:32 · @hiro_asari D'oh. Un-tweet. [Original, responding to @hiro_asari.]

Thursday 22:01 · @dailyshoot "Words fail me." www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4294185361/ #ds67 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Thursday 22:06 · @jtauber bodoni if you care #typewarpuns [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Friday 05:42 · @dailyshoot dailyshoot.com is blowing nokogiri chunks <snicker> [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Friday 11:35 · Here's your cheap (but good) Photoshop hee-haw for the day: fc01.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/077/2/e/Animator_vs__Animation_by_alanbecker.swf [Original.]

Friday 14:32 · "Can u imagine a market dominated by a single bookseller that demanded 2 read & review all bks before they went on sale?" www.macworld.com/article/145846/2010/01/analystquestions.html [Original.]

Friday 14:39 · Hm.. checking out thesixtyone.com. Can't make it play music. Is there a "play" button I can't see? [Original.]

Friday 14:41 · Oh, there it is. Plays in firefox but not safari. Weird. [Original.]

Friday 16:06 · @gruber iSlab! iShingle! iRectangle! [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Friday 16:31 · listening to Lions by Swimmingpool The Band - www.thesixtyone.com/Seamusstimpson/song/Lions/6RIxoNUrhuV/ [Original.]

Friday 18:00 · @CherylMcKinnon watching on CBC, assume they'll switch to Canadian content when there is some [Original, responding to @CherylMcKinnon.]

Friday 18:23 · Good on ya, Madge [Original.]

Friday 20:12 · @dailyshoot Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4296219921/ #ds68 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Friday 23:52 · Just watched "It Might Get Loud". If you think you might like it, then you will. [Original.]

Saturday 00:00 · @epilnivek I think he's really like that. Give him another 20 years. [Original, responding to @epilnivek.]

Saturday 00:06 · ♫ Set the controls for the heart of the sun ♫ www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4296219921/ [Original.]

Saturday 10:58 · @MargaretAtwood Looking at those covers... wow. I so totally loved Lady Oracle. Read it about 5 times. [Original, responding to @MargaretAtwood.]

Saturday 17:25 · It Might Get Loud: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/23/It-Might-Get-Loud [Original.]

Saturday 20:37 · How on earth can I not have known about usesthis.com/ - just enjoyed it for most of an hour. [Original.]

Saturday 21:04 · @dailyshoot From the philology shelves. Alas, poorly organized. www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4298986915/ #ds69 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Sunday 10:16 · Aggression, arrogance, self-promotion, women: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/01/22/Self-Promotion [Original.]

Sunday 10:18 · @usesthis Sure. [Original, responding to @usesthis.]

Sunday 10:24 · Andrew Brown on Avatar: "The storyline is just gruyere, made up of nothing but cheese and holes." www.thewormbook.com/hlog/?p=2166 [Original.]

Sunday 11:13 · @duncan Augmented aviation reality! [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Sunday 13:28 · @usesthis Email, either first dot last at sun dot com or off the front of the XML 1.0 spec [Original, responding to @usesthis.]

Sunday 14:39 · Time to be choppin' away at the veggies for my heart-melting vegan borscht. [Original.]

Sunday 15:57 · @smithjoanna Thanks for the awesome reportage. Do it again sometime, please. [Original, responding to @smithjoanna.]

Sunday 16:01 · This football game is gonna be an awesome defensive showpiece for sure. Oh, wait... [Original.]

Sunday 16:48 · @dailyshoot Two-faced mom. www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4301601965/ #ds70 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

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