Week ending Sunday 2010/12/05

Monday 08:25 · @BigChiefJohn ? [Original, responding to @BigChiefJohn.]

Monday 08:33 · @BigChiefJohn You're going to have to be a lot more detailed, and probably use the forum. [Original, responding to @BigChiefJohn.]

Monday 08:34 · @spam check @TASSIMOCanada [Original, responding to @TASSIMOCanada.]

Monday 11:19 · Yow, "What Android Is" (www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/11/14/What-Android-Is) about to hit 100K views. This mobile biz is scary. [Original.]

Monday 13:55 · O'Reilly has a big honkin' "CyberMonday" sale on today, see oreilly.com/store/index.html and use code DDF2H [Original.]

Monday 14:03 · Wow, Palin and Ahmadinejad both condemning WikiLeaks. QE bloody D. [Original.]

Monday 14:28 · @pkedrosky If you don't mind using a shell in a terminal, chmod -R [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 14:28 · @pkedrosky er chown -R [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 19:12 · As of now, I am blocking anyone who tweetspams me with their idiotic "XXX daily is out" crap. [Original.]

Monday 19:19 · @fromedome It's more satisfying to punish the spammers. Possibly "block" instances incur negative karma somwhere? [Original, responding to @fromedome.]

Monday 19:55 · Wondering how many iOS devices get sold on Black Friday [Original.]

Monday 20:00 · Uh, wow (potentially): www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/nov/HQ_M10-167_Astrobiology.html [Original.]

Monday 20:05 · Memorable quotes from "Repo Man": www.imdb.com/title/tt0087995/quotes [Original.]

Monday 22:48 · ZOMG speedflying www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwWLnaME0CI [Original.]

Tuesday 21:20 · @cprhokie Go to istockphoto and buy a picture of a real playing card? Or take one yourself? [Original, responding to @cprhokie.]

Tuesday 21:23 · Nook freezes solid on one of our epubs. Tried emailing support –no luck. Anyone have a deep contact they could share? (via @pragdave) [Original.]

Tuesday 21:32 · Hey @duncan, your history has vanished: duncandavidson.com/2008/03/nec-2690wuxi-first-impressions.html is 404 [Original.]

Tuesday 23:42 · @romainguy Perhaps it's a bad spelling of ABBA? :-) (via @glaforge) (He's talking about ABAP) [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Tuesday 23:43 · @glaforge Not possible, because Abba was actually, you know, good. [Original, responding to @glaforge.]

Tuesday 23:43 · LOL Interpol hey it rhymes [Original.]

Wednesday 00:10 · “Evil can seem beautiful if the uniforms are just right.” blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2010/11/evil-can-seem-beautiful-if-uniforms-are.html [Original.]

Wednesday 00:43 · My goodness, 30 years of Einstürzende Neubauten: www.citedelamusiquelive.tv/Concert/0952911/6.html (on French TV, natch) [Original.]

Wednesday 12:40 · Amazon bouncing Wikileaks seems like a really big deal to me. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:46 · @paulg Don't think tablets replace reading glasses. If they could, I wouldn't need 'em to use my computer, right? But I do. [Original, responding to @paulg.]

Wednesday 12:54 · My 4yr-old this morning: "Daddy, is green wet or dry?" (Dad has no comeback) "Lily pads are green and they're wet, right Daddy?" [Original.]

Wednesday 19:59 · My feelings about Wikileaks are complex. But the political jihad against them is a symphony of sleaze & scum. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:13 · Economist on Wikileaks. Not sure I 100% agree, but it's thoughtful & adult, which we're not seeing much of: www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2010/12/after_secrets [Original.]

Wednesday 21:00 · @anildash I wouldn't. There's no shortage of retweets of widely-read people like you; why add to the surfeit? [Original, responding to @anildash.]

Wednesday 21:30 · "say -v cellos Droid" (only works on Mac) [Original.]

Wednesday 21:35 · @tenderlove I find it helps with good days too. Hope things look up. [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Wednesday 21:41 · @spam check @IraKommVWLY [Original, responding to @IraKommVWLY.]

Wednesday 22:02 · @sogrady It would be surprising if it weren't both better and worse, n'est-ce pas? [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Wednesday 22:19 · @sogrady There aren't that many people with extended hands-on, both sides. Write it up in a few weeks [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Wednesday 23:35 · About WikLeaks, indirectly: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/12/01/Hockey-commentary [Original.]

Wednesday 23:40 · Banishing WikiLeaks: www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2010/12/banishing-wikileaks.html [Original.]

Thursday 10:21 · Is there an OS X one-liner or widget I can use to quick-switch the default browser? [Original.]

Thursday 10:54 · Looked at Choosy, RCDefaultApp, and Link Toss. Running with Choosy (www.choosyosx.com/) for now [Original.]

Thursday 14:29 · @shanselman It's complicated. See labs.apache.org/webarch/uri/rfc/rfc3986.html#comparison [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Thursday 17:22 · OK, to be fair to Amazon: aws.amazon.com/message/65348/ [Original.]

Thursday 19:16 · Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan tearing it up (from 1984) on PBS [Original.]

Thursday 19:36 · @mnot Agreed. [Original, responding to @mnot.]

Thursday 23:11 · @headius Always been there. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Friday 00:01 · Current late-night vinyl: Solar Fire by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Obscure but excellent. [Original.]

Friday 01:22 · @alexcruise Maybe my fave from that film [Original, responding to @alexcruise.]

Friday 01:25 · RT @mpoppel: WikiLeaks has a new easy to remember web address that rolls off the tip of your tongue (via @Scobleizer) [Original.]

Friday 09:36 · Let's see if I can get Mac/NetNewsWire playing nice with GReader/Android. Have had NNW/GR sync probs before... [Original.]

Saturday 10:08 · Yup, just like they say, the Android GReader app is outstanding. Syncs with NetNewsWire just fine too. [Original.]

Saturday 10:11 · My Mac needs an Activity stack and a back button like my phone has. [Original.]

Saturday 10:14 · @newscrier stop mentions [Original, responding to @NewsCrier.]

Saturday 10:45 · @bclinkinbeard I mean the new Google version. Actually, that's a strength of Android. [Original, responding to @bclinkinbeard.]

Saturday 19:52 · FIFA, gotta love 'em: www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/dec/05/fifa [Original.]

Sunday 11:23 · @syedrakib Yes, in principle. It's open-source, go check out the dispatch logic. [Original, responding to @syedrakib.]

Sunday 11:34 · @mentalguy I think a lot of us would like to write close-to-the-metal code in ruby or equiv. Sigh. C ain't going away any time soon. [Original, responding to @mentalguy.]

Sunday 13:14 · Wow, @pelegri goes to Blackberry: pelegri.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/where-to-move/ Love seeing good people joining the mobile biz where all the fun is. [Original.]

Sunday 13:48 · That Fred Wilson is a smart guy: www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/12/where-should-mobile-developers-focus.html [Original.]

Sunday 13:49 · Yow, just mistweeted a simple link 3 times, I'm losing it. [Original.]

Sunday 14:00 · Not-bad geek joke: thejokeshop.org/2008/12/as-useful-as-a-cobol-programmer/ [Original.]

Sunday 16:32 · Yes, information *does* want to be free. www.somebits.com/weblog/culture/information-wants-to-be-free.html [Original.]

Sunday 16:36 · We do try hard on that not-being-evil thing... sorry @AliceBartlett: twitter.com/AliceBartlett/status/11509329626669057 [Original.]

Sunday 16:58 · @timburks It's a pretty flat community. I'd look at the folks who organize conferences, which are springing up like weeds. [Original, responding to @timburks.]

Sunday 17:20 · @timburks hmm, @commonsguy @puleen @alsutton come to mind... now I'm worried that I'm leaving good people out [Original, responding to @timburks.]

Sunday 17:22 · @timburks and of course @cyanogen [Original, responding to @timburks.]

Sunday 17:35 · Hmf, looking for an actual instance of a particular WikiLeak (Crosbie comments on Karzai); they're hard to find. [Original.]

Sunday 17:40 · Ah, the good ol' Guardian has the poop [Original.]

Sunday 19:15 · @spam check out @iiibenjb [Original, responding to @iiibenjb.]

Sunday 19:16 · Hearing all sorts of good buzz about the color Nook, especially when rooted. [Original.]

Sunday 19:51 · I tried org-mode but somehow didn't immediately become much smarter. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. [Original.]

Sunday 23:23 · Don't ask permission: justfuckingdoit.com/ [Original.]

Sunday 23:24 · Don't wait: justfuckingdoit.com/ [Original.]

Sunday 23:35 · Just worked the phrase "rabble of wastrels, guttersnipes, nincompoops, and cowards" into a blog draft. I love this language. [Original.]

Sunday 23:36 · I'm sure that French and Russian and Mandarin and Hebrew all have invective just as juicy. But English is my sweetie [Original.]

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