Week ending Sunday 2010/05/02

Monday 06:54 · Quite a few sites that are trying for that "Web 2.0" flavor run like ass on my phone on 2g because of all the stupid widgets. [Original.]

Monday 07:09 · LifeSaver lessons: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/25/LifeSaver-Lessons [Original.]

Monday 17:00 · Sam's WS-REST slides. *Extremely* thought-provoking: intertwingly.net/slides/2010/ws-rest/ [Original.]

Monday 22:02 · Got me one of the new AT&T/Rogers-compatible Nexus Ones. Wow, 3G at home, who'da thunk. [Original.]

Monday 23:35 · Wet Spring: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/26/Wet-Flowers [Original.]

Monday 23:44 · @avivby Your incoming probes will be crushed like bugs by the impregnable shield of a static-files-only setup. [Original, responding to @avivby.]

Monday 23:53 · Works great on my blog: wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/index.php (via @stshank) [Original.]

Monday 23:57 · It's perfectly possible to despise Gizmodo and simultaneously be very uncomfortable about this police action. [Original.]

Tuesday 15:28 · OMG looking at an extremely, uh, old-school Blogger.com template. *dies weeping* [Original.]

Tuesday 15:47 · Facing the CSS FROM HELL [Original.]

Tuesday 17:03 · @ezmobius The phrase is "Salon des refusés". I think one of those would be a plus at RailsConf. [Original, responding to @ezmobius.]

Tuesday 19:22 · @nicferrier Kama Sutra is in the universal language of love, n'est-ce pas? [Original, responding to @nicferrier.]

Tuesday 20:05 · "The Beam VM of Erlang is a beast of stability. Basically, it doesn’t quit unless you nuke it from orbit." jlouisramblings.blogspot.com/2010/04/haskell-vs-erlang-for-bittorent-clients.html [Original.]

Tuesday 22:37 · @donpark No way; that would be extremely harmful. Short sellers perform an incredibly valuable service. [Original, responding to @donpark.]

Tuesday 23:12 · Sometimes, you just get lucky (OK, plugging a 6-year-old blog post): www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/05/12/Fuji24 [Original.]

Wednesday 07:05 · @retomeier Yep. How do you pick them? [Original, responding to @retomeier.]

Wednesday 09:06 · Why Content is a Public Good: www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/04/why-content-is-a-public-good.html - Conventional wisdom to some, heresy to others; we live in strange times. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:16 · Google IO session schedule. Interesting TBA's: code.google.com/events/io/2010/session-schedule.html [Original.]

Wednesday 13:15 · @googleandblog I'll be there but not speaking I don't think [Original, responding to @googleandblog.]

Wednesday 13:25 · Wow, HP & Palm. Hadn't expected that. [Original.]

Wednesday 13:26 · Hoping HP reinvigorates WebOS. Two is not the cosmically correct number of viable mobile platforms. [Original.]

Wednesday 18:16 · Best Photoshop Disasters EVER: photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/2010/04/en-marche-camping-disaster.html [Original.]

Thursday 08:04 · New blogging gig: see www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/28/Android-Dev-Blog and android-developers.blogspot.com/ [Original.]

Thursday 08:04 · Oh no, I washed my hair with the hotel's body wash and my body with the shampoo. Will everyone notice? [Original.]

Thursday 08:55 · Deep details from an Android engineer on how multitasking works. android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/04/multitasking-android-way.html It'd be nice to see writeups from Apple & Palm. [Original.]

Thursday 09:37 · Flash History: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/04/29/Flash-History [Original.]

Thursday 12:16 · @kylefox They're not jokes, they're post-modern poetry. Wait 15 minutes, you'll be OK [Original, responding to @kylefox.]

Thursday 12:30 · urgh... is it "an ubiquitous" or "a ubiquitous"? [Original.]

Thursday 12:47 · Argument over - @iterology pointed out "unicorn" [Original, responding to @iterology.]

Thursday 22:35 · @danielpunkass Two seems wrong. One or several. [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Friday 00:33 · Nice pix from @jasonchen - Hey Jason, try some nature. [Original, responding to @jasonchen.]

Friday 00:59 · Something about this picture is not quite right: www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4564641933/ [Original.]

Friday 09:38 · Increasingly optimistic that I can write my next Android app in Ruby: blog.headius.com/2010/04/building-ruboto-precompiling-ruby-for.html [Original.]

Friday 10:36 · On some platforms only one language is allowed. On others, VM leads work to support other lang implementers: blog.headius.com/2010/04/building-ruboto-precompiling-ruby-for.html?showComment=1272646226184#c4476566601119286828 [Original.]

Friday 14:50 · "We have ... asked MSFT to show us Windows performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for a few years now." stage.vambenepe.com/archives/1458 [Original.]

Friday 17:55 · No obvious way to watch NHL playoffs on my Android :( [Original.]

Saturday 06:37 · @anildash Apricot [Original, responding to @anildash.]

Saturday 10:13 · At the nursery twitgoo.com/u4lly [Original.]

Saturday 11:13 · As requested: Previous pic from Leong's nursery next to It's about Thyme in Burnaby [Original.]

Saturday 11:50 · @morrildl Mobile is interesting because it puts the Web in my pocket. [Original, responding to @morrildl.]

Saturday 13:06 · @kevinmarks I'm hardly likely to get a trademark on either the name or the logo, I suspect. There go my dreams of the big bucks. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Saturday 13:36 · When Google search focus is a little too sharp: bash.org/?920453 [Original.]

Saturday 14:09 · @headius Android is linux and it has. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Saturday 15:47 · At the deli: twitgoo.com/u5ton [Original.]

Saturday 17:19 · So... would I rather watch Vancouver-Chicago or my boy's Little League game? #WantLiveTVOnAndroid [Original.]

Saturday 22:24 · Listening to John Cale's take on "Streets of Laredo". [Original.]

Saturday 22:49 · Antarctica Starts Here [Original.]

Saturday 23:01 · @duncan Expecting great things from OSCON this year. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Saturday 23:02 · @mezzoblue I've eaten well there. But last time was a couple years ago. [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Sunday 10:57 · Grapefruit juice that you squeeze yourself is really way better. [Original.]

Sunday 15:23 · It takes guts to publish a piece called "Understand The Web". I'm glad Ben Ward had 'em: benward.me/blog/understand-the-web [Original.]

Sunday 15:28 · @monkchips I find most people who speak of "Cloud Architecture" to be certifiable. [Original, responding to @monkchips.]

Sunday 15:53 · @joehewitt I hear what you're saying, but on the other hand HTML/CSS/JS are arguably among the most successful technologies ever. [Original, responding to @joehewitt.]

Sunday 21:05 · God prefers atheists: www.mrwiggleslovesyou.com/comics/rehab477.jpg (via @mezzoblue) [Original.]

Sunday 22:51 · @pkedrosky @terrycojones As a teen, I played the part of Alfred, junior tragedian and jail bait. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

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