Week ending Sunday 2010/03/21

Monday 07:23 · Off to the 'plex for Intake Processing. They say this won't hurt a bit. [Original.]

Monday 08:04 · Bunch of really nervous looking people standing around in the lobby of building 43 [Original.]

Monday 10:04 · Yow, turned on my Google laptop and I have 37 unread emails. [Original.]

Monday 14:40 · reddit & ycombinator send way more traffic than TechCrunch does. [Original.]

Monday 14:51 · I stopped approving otherwise-content-free blog comments of the forms "That's awesome!" and "You're a pathetic tool." [Original.]

Monday 20:04 · @jeff_lamarche It's cool, you totally acknowledged your biases up front and the piece was useful. I think the competition will be fun. [Original, responding to @jeff_lamarche.]

Monday 20:21 · Change of policy. Will approve content-free flame comments if they're stupid in an entertaining way. [Original.]

Monday 20:27 · Still in the office after supper. People running around with smiles saying "30,000!" [Original.]

Monday 20:44 · Hah, they did this to celebrate my arrival I'm sure: Paid Android apps now working in Canada, androinica.com/2010/03/15/canada-android-users-get-paid-apps/ [Original.]

Monday 20:56 · @xmlhack Nope, just the flames. There are lots of intelligent people who disaagree with me. [Original, responding to @xmlhack.]

Monday 23:43 · It took a long time, but Comment #128 (www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/03/15/Joining-Google#c1268716941.93487) finally got it. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:20 · @timburks Exactly. Both ways, but incoming is more important than outgoing. [Original, responding to @timburks.]

Tuesday 13:35 · @timburks Don't be mysterious; go ahead and ask. [Original, responding to @timburks.]

Wednesday 06:58 · That's new. Just got email from an analyst at a well-known brokerage asking for inside poop on ORCL, off the record. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:18 · Android marketing person: as of 2010, there are more browsers on smartphones than on computers. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:36 · @headius Agree. Still an interesting state. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Wednesday 10:36 · @headius er state. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Wednesday 10:37 · @headius damn autocorrect. STAT not state [Original, responding to @headius.]

Wednesday 10:39 · @chrised Nope that's just smartphones [Original, responding to @chrised.]

Wednesday 16:05 · Good: Hot sexy new MBPro from Google with an SSD! Bad: SSD is only 113M. Facing some lifestyle changes. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:16 · @googleandblog Well, I shaved my beard. So if you go bald, we'll be much more similar. [Original, responding to @googleandblog.]

Wednesday 16:17 · Er 113G [Original.]

Wednesday 16:34 · Options: 1. outboard drive 2. 100G or so in the cloud that looks like a Mac disk 3. ? [Original.]

Wednesday 17:40 · @tomlazar Ooh yes, got a link? [Original, responding to @tomlazar.]

Wednesday 17:42 · @vambenepe One rarely hears "standards" and "inspiring" in the same sentence. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Wednesday 17:44 · Totally favoriting that Ars Technica hiccup even though I love 'em: twitter.com/arstechnica/status/10645011174 [Original.]

Wednesday 17:47 · @evanphx I have a 16G SD card in my Android and carry music on that, none on my laptop. [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Wednesday 23:14 · Moving 160G to a USB disk with "cp -rp" really sucks the life out of a MacBook. Not obvious why that should be. [Original.]

Wednesday 23:22 · I love this story: www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/technology/internet/18amazon.html High-stakes market brinksmanship, like poker only higher stakes and bendy rules. [Original.]

Wednesday 23:34 · @rmckvancouver Wish you would move, but lots of people, like you, won't. Something we're gonna have to deal with. [Original, responding to @rmckvancouver.]

Wednesday 23:44 · @KentBeck I think that's not what most people mean when they say "religious experience". Consider Tantra or Wicca or something. [Original, responding to @KentBeck.]

Wednesday 23:45 · @ftrain You're cheating. [Original, responding to @ftrain.]

Thursday 01:04 · Decided to rebuild my new GoogleComputer from scratch without the help of Migration Assistant. It's 1AM and I'm 10% of the way there... [Original.]

Thursday 09:37 · Totally great Android app: WeatherBug weather.weatherbug.com/mobile/android.html I met the guys yesterday. [Original.]

Thursday 14:13 · Lots of things go way faster on an SSD [Original.]

Thursday 19:28 · Essentially impossible to use the Adobe Store if you have a Flash blocker. Not clear to me that betting the whole biz on Flash is smart. [Original.]

Thursday 21:15 · @airdrie A life of crime will do that to you. [Original, responding to @airdrie.]

Friday 09:55 · Blogging FTW: I see an innocent but irritating error in that nice ZDnet piece, gripe by email, and it's fixed in minutes. blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=32102 [Original.]

Friday 11:40 · Absolutely outstanding piece by O'Grady on the fundamental broken-ness of software patents: redmonk.com/sogrady/2010/03/19/software-patents/ [Original.]

Friday 12:25 · hey @headius I see your LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean and raise you a TransactionAwarePersistenceManagerFactoryProxy [Original, responding to @headius.]

Friday 12:44 · Someone mean-spirited could grep the Spring source for the longest class/static-method combo. Or maybe another framework, who knows. [Original.]

Friday 14:13 · Aaaaand the winner is: ContextConfigurationWithPropertiesExtendingPropertiesAndInheritedLoaderTests (from spring 3 codebase) (via @p3t0r) [Original.]

Friday 14:15 · @sogrady Static files, my son. Static files. ongoing doesn't break a sweat w/ a simultaneous fireballing, slashdotting and redditing [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Friday 19:09 · Seriously considering installing neither port nor fink on the new laptop. Would mean <gasp> building ImageMagick <shudder> [Original.]

Friday 19:12 · @boblmartens Good point, maybe now's the time. If it can build ImageMagick it can do anything. [Original, responding to @boblmartens.]

Friday 19:20 · OK Internet. In this corner, Homebrew. In the other, ImageMagick. I'll report back. There will be blood. [Original.]

Friday 19:50 · Considering new travel earphones. Like Shure. They changed their whole line-up, no existing ratings are useful, sigh. store.shure.com/store/shure/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/categoryID.12165500 [Original.]

Saturday 00:34 · @dailyshoot Green Transport, Painted Blue www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4447459228/ #ds124 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Saturday 09:28 · So... homebrew built ImageMagick, no prob, yay! But the mysql it built won't start, boo. [Original.]

Saturday 14:04 · @bynkii Yeah, pretty good entertainment value, I gotta say. Glad you're enjoying it. [Original, responding to @bynkii.]

Saturday 15:11 · Sez @bynkii : "your bullshit unicorn fairy smurf song". One must admire the vigor of his language. [Original, responding to @bynkii.]

Saturday 16:10 · Have now been struggling for 24hrs+ to get mysql running on this brand new squeay-clean MacBook. Homebrew, no dice. Binary install, no die. [Original.]

Saturday 19:21 · Thanks guys for the MAMP suggestion, but OS X comes with A in good shape and I don't do P. Making progress on M. [Original.]

Saturday 19:21 · "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings. Look on my blog, ye mighty, and leave a comment..." feedproxy.google.com/~r/RobCottinghamCartoons/~3/_Y31yhyXiiU/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (via @penmachine) [Original.]

Saturday 20:44 · Got mysql going. String, glue, and invocations of ancestral deities. I or someone at G must've misconfigured the mac subtly. [Original.]

Saturday 22:45 · @vambenepe Jeepers, just ignore that idiot. He's from another planet. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Sunday 00:59 · @dailyshoot Round the Fountain www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4450220804/ #ds125 [Original, responding to @dailyshoot.]

Sunday 11:19 · @bobdc Nope, there are Inuit throat singers too. Check out Tanya Aglaq. [Original, responding to @bobdc.]

Sunday 18:35 · VPN wasn't working. Tech asked me to bounce DSL modem. Now Internet isn't working. [Original.]

Sunday 22:27 · @OneRyt Ideas aren't tangible. I'd love to have a look at your app once it's real. [Original, responding to @OneRyt.]

Sunday 22:35 · My most sincere congratulations to the US Congress for its courage and sanity. [Original.]

Sunday 23:37 · @lisarein Awwwww... [Original, responding to @lisarein.]


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