Week ending Sunday 2010/05/09

Monday 08:06 · BREAKING: Large Air Spill at Wind Farm. No threats reported. Some claim to enjoy the breeze (via @quikness) [Original.]

Monday 08:56 · New Android Mint app www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100503005791&newsLang=en - Interesting it's not just a clone of the iPhone app. Multi-flavored world is more interesting. [Original.]

Monday 08:57 · Hey @mint, why do I have to link to Mint news at BusinessWire.com? Android-app news seems hidden at mint.com [Original.]

Monday 10:10 · @noelrap On the Mac, there is totally nothing better than NNW. I'd think a bet on Brent would be pretty safe. [Original, responding to @noelrap.]

Monday 11:18 · @gruber I see 'em on my computer, point the phone's Barcode reader app at the screen, and there you go. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Monday 11:24 · @kevinmarks Agreed. But I frequently run across app blurbs on my computer not my phone. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Monday 12:57 · @sayrer Agreed that there should be, but QR code works well on random web pages that plug some app; don't see a problem with that. [Original, responding to @sayrer.]

Monday 14:45 · @sayrer Weird is as weird does. Feels as natural as anything. Except for Android phones don't come with Barcode reader. [Original, responding to @sayrer.]

Monday 15:53 · Now there's an ugly graphic; oil-spill tracker: www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/gulf_of_mexico_oil_spill_anima.html [Original.]

Monday 16:25 · @michaelneale I actually have a soapstone image of @headius [Original, responding to @michaelneale.]

Monday 17:15 · Learning the secrets of the Google schwag economy. I think this may constitute the key to ultimate power. [Original.]

Monday 18:08 · Typically not a big enough fan to see the start of the broadcast. But the CBC's hockey-playoff intro graphics are awesome. [Original.]

Monday 18:09 · @daeaves Is "scaled" the right verb? Extruded, secreted, excreted... [Original, responding to @daeaves.]

Monday 18:15 · @vincentisambart I don't see that - got some examples? [Original, responding to @vincentisambart.]

Monday 18:23 · First time I've seen Twitter advertising: twitter.com/#search?q=%23nowplaying (found by @vincentisambart) [Original, responding to @vincentisambart.]

Monday 18:32 · @al3x Two words: Portland, ME [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 19:24 · LOL Byfuglien [Original.]

Monday 22:14 · Ergh I mean *LG* Android marketing getting strange: www.lgim2.com/#/phone [Original.]

Monday 22:23 · 5★♫: Jets Overhead www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/05/03/Jets-Overhead [Original.]

Monday 22:26 · @spam check out @PercyDeltoro [Original, responding to @PercyDeltoro.]

Tuesday 10:00 · "Like" belongs in Twitter, not Facebook: stage.vambenepe.com/archives/1464 #like (or maybe ^like) [Original.]

Tuesday 10:21 · Those guys on the Chrome team are having Way Too Much Fun: chrome.blogspot.com/2010/05/pedal-to-chrome-metal-our-fastest-beta.html [Original.]

Tuesday 16:21 · Taking the Android show on the road: android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/05/taking-android-show-on-road.html [Original.]

Tuesday 19:10 · You are not Facebook's customer. You are the product they feed to their hungry customers, face-eating cannibal identity thieves. *@bos31337 [Original.]

Tuesday 19:39 · That colorful Facebook tweet was from @bos31337 not me. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:10 · @caseyf Why'd you return the iPad? [Original, responding to @caseyf.]

Tuesday 21:57 · Google trying to pitch in a bit on the Gulf disaster: googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/mapping-gulf-oil-spill-in-google-earth.html [Original.]

Wednesday 07:26 · "regexml" !? code.google.com/p/regexml/ *shudders, kills tab* [Original.]

Wednesday 09:58 · To be fair, it would be just as gruesome in JSON. [Original.]

Thursday 12:16 · @kevinmarks @harryh also see www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/04/29/Model-and-Syntax [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Thursday 12:26 · Be careful with Content Providers: android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/05/be-careful-with-content-providers.html [Original.]

Thursday 12:52 · HTML5 and the Web: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/05/05/HTML5-and-the-Web [Original.]

Thursday 14:14 · Gimme a break @gruber, the distinction between private API & interface-that's-there-but-we're-not-promising-is-stable hardly seems subtle. [Original.]

Thursday 20:12 · On private APIs: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/05/06/Private-APIs [Original.]

Saturday 21:37 · @knowtheory Well, and JSON too. [Original, responding to @knowtheory.]

Sunday 13:43 · More essential reading from Charlie Stross: www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/05/cmap-9-ebooks.html [Original.]

Sunday 16:21 · Why on earth did Oracle keep OpenOffice around? [Original.]

Sunday 21:46 · Was in Chicago and saw what I'm pretty sure is a Banksy: www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4594564624/ (Detail: www.flickr.com/photos/timbray/4593955191/) [Original.]

Sunday 22:06 · @pkedrosky Watch it... when a person under 30 says "sick" they mean "way cool". I don't think you do. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Sunday 23:04 · At last! @avibryant has a dependent. Looks just like him, too. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

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