Week ending Sunday 2011/01/09

Monday 21:53 · In Defense of the Memory Theater: www.openlettersmonthly.com/in-defense-of-the-memory-theater/ Remarkable piece. [Original.]

Monday 22:12 · Canucks/Sharks: Tough game, neither side at its best. Won by forechecking IMHO. [Original.]

Tuesday 09:04 · Seriously clever sparse-set implementation: research.swtch.com/2008/03/using-uninitialized-memory-for-fun-and.html (via @ID_AA_Carmack) [Original.]

Thursday 06:22 · The Web Is a Customer Service Medium: www.ftrain.com/wwic.html [Original.]

Thursday 06:28 · Current status: plixi.com/p/68214566 [Original.]

Thursday 13:29 · Of the CES news so far, it's that Atrix that's caught my eye. [Original.]

Thursday 13:30 · @kevinmarks No, it means we're not saying it's impossible. Have fun on the bring-up and QA. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Friday 11:00 · Dawns on me that Fitts's law is really a mouse-only thing. Easiest hit on a touch device is a big honking dead-center target. [Original.]

Friday 11:59 · Imagining a song, "Yak Shaving Time" to the tune of the Clash's "Drug Stabbing Time". [Original.]

Friday 15:53 · Not just another piano-playing video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUAN6Q83a4Y [Original.]

Friday 16:14 · USGS: earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/nc71506865.php #earthquake [Original.]

Friday 19:21 · @jsnell Essentially everyone is looking at a Barcelona Valentine it seems [Original, responding to @jsnell.]

Friday 21:50 · Where Sun alumni are: pelegri.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/a-year-after-the-people/ Fascinating, & affects my opinion of these companies. [Original.]

Friday 22:04 · @briandoll Hey, you linked to my original piece; don't have much to add to that. [Original, responding to @briandoll.]

Friday 22:04 · @romainguy Some of each. But it would be tactless to admit which is which. [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Friday 22:08 · @briandoll If you don't think the Web qualitatively changed the net programming landscape, nothing I can say will help you. [Original, responding to @briandoll.]

Saturday 11:25 · No-show league official, had to ref my boy's under-12 soccer game this morning *gasp* *hack* *wheeze* [Original.]

Saturday 12:02 · @le3ky I'm Canadian, also www.tbray.org/ongoing/What/Sports/Soccer/ [Original, responding to @le3ky.]

Saturday 12:05 · Who was the shooter? [Original.]

Saturday 12:46 · @twleung How charmingly old-school; what's the application? [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Saturday 13:55 · @arthur_kalm Well, it was like 4°C. But sunny; quite refreshing. [Original, responding to @arthur_kalm.]

Saturday 17:48 · Cool, Amazon's got an office in Vancouver: vancouver.amazon.com/vancouver/ [Original.]

Saturday 19:03 · What are those flowers on Don Cherry's outfit? [Original.]

Saturday 19:10 · Heart-warming news out of the Middle East? Yes, it can happen: www.juancole.com/2011/01/egyptian-muslims-throng-in-thousands-to-protect-christians.html [Original.]

Saturday 19:26 · Anybody who can get the CBC, you ought to be watching the Canucks and Red Wings, they're tearing it up. [Original.]

Sunday 10:21 · Eyes widening as I read Jim Gettys on bufferbloat, e.g. - The Internet is seriously broken but we can fix it. [Original.]

Sunday 10:41 · I have young children, my son is in a school that's ~80% Chinese. Somewhat shaken by online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.html [Original.]

Sunday 11:00 · @dsearls Successful bloggers. [Original, responding to @dsearls.]

Sunday 11:19 · To be clear, I think that all ethnic generalizations of the form "People from Group X do Y" are bullshit. But the piece is troubling. [Original.]

Sunday 11:23 · "Dive into 2010", an important piece on many levels. Also funny: diveintomark.org/archives/2011/01/09/dive-into-2010 [Original.]

Sunday 14:51 · Emotional feedback on the "Chinese Mothers" piece: www.metafilter.com/99339/Why-Chinese-Mothers-Are-Superior bettymingliu.com/2011/01/parents-like-amy-chua-are-the-reason-why-asian-americans-like-me-are-in-therapy/ www.quora.com/Chinese-American-Culture/Is-Amy-Chua-right-when-she-explains-Why-Chinese-Mothers-Are-Superior-in-an-op-ed-in-the-Wall-Street-Journal/answer/Christine-Lu [Original.]

Sunday 15:09 · Owning a Canadian wordsyoudontknow.com/owning-a-canadian/ #humor (via @robinbloor) [Original.]

Sunday 16:20 · Obese pipes: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/01/09/Fat-Pipes [Original.]

Sunday 17:12 · @veldtca Thanks, fixed. [Original, responding to @veldtca.]

Sunday 17:52 · What Kind of Mother? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/01/09/Chinese-Mothers [Original.]

Sunday 18:06 · @knowtheory I write about what I react to and my reaction to this piece was very strong. That's all. [Original, responding to @knowtheory.]

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