Week ending Sunday 2011/03/27
Monday 00:03 ·
5★♫: Benefit www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/20/Benefit
Monday 00:06 ·
Admiring @BWJones' sparing use of commas, which slow sentences down: "Hippocampus: t.co/LxKB0aN"
Monday 00:15 ·
Looking for good/dramatic photos from Libya? The Aussies've got 'em: www.abc.net.au/news/photos/big/3148981.htm
Monday 00:17 ·
@BWJones I was *not* being ironic. Fewer are better.
[Original, responding to @BWJones.]
Monday 09:41 ·
"OOP is ... both anti-modular and anti-parallel by its very nature, and hence unsuitable for a modern CS curriculum" existentialtype.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/teaching-fp-to-freshmen/
Monday 13:31 ·
Is there any computer anywhere in the world that isn't irritatingly slow sometimes?
Monday 15:10 ·
Flash mob in Beirut airport: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEp29GS1VXI
Monday 20:00 ·
Every household needs a Kaossilator
Monday 22:03 ·
Startling sex-tape suggestion: www.itworld.com/open-source/140916/android-sued-microsoft-not-linux
Monday 22:08 ·
[Original, responding to @chadfowler.]
Monday 22:10 ·
Apache Dance - Hasan Baba: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR_VhfxAnXU (via @GreatDismal)
Monday 23:39 ·
Mainstream failure: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/21/Mad-at-the-Media
Tuesday 09:32 ·
Major bugdroid mojo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTUwqxHpXMY
Tuesday 09:51 ·
Horace Dediu is a graphing madman: www.asymco.com/2011/03/22/saturation-and-mobile-broadband/
Tuesday 14:53 ·
Publishing-biz bingo cards: whatever.scalzi.com/2011/03/20/the-electronic-publishing-bingo-card/ and www.flickr.com/photos/96897393@N00/5546944073 - look at both!
Tuesday 17:58 ·
@avibryant Ruby is existence proof that a simple underlying grammar is not a necessary condition for beauty.
[Original, responding to @avibryant.]
Tuesday 22:48 ·
Damn, Groupon is carpet-bombing the ad space all over the web. Can't imagine how much they must be spending.
Tuesday 23:20 ·
The Drive at Dusk: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/22/The-Drive-at-Dusk
Wednesday 10:18 ·
Nice intro deck for state-of-the-art in Web typography: fontdeck.s3.amazonaws.com/presentations/sxsw2011/where_web_typography_goes_to_next.pdf (PDF, snicker)
Thursday 12:10 ·
Social media can't be used to sell Pepsi, so it's totally over. You read it here first: adcontrarian.blogspot.com/2011/03/social-medias-massive-failure.html
Thursday 12:22 ·
@jbminn I love Ruboto. They've had startup-latency issues but are working on them.
[Original, responding to @jbminn.]
Thursday 15:43 ·
@headius That's beautiful
[Original, responding to @headius.]
Thursday 21:41 ·
Given www.nytimes.com/2011/03/12/us/politics/12muslims.html and tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/bryan_fischer_muslims_have_no_first_amendment_righ.php, here's an idea for Republicans: Require Muslims to wear a green patch.
Friday 08:36 ·
Sokoblovsky farms, just 80 kilometers outside Krasnodar: www.petitelapgiraffe.com/photos.php (via @GreatDismal)
Friday 13:54 ·
Hey, we're gonna have an election! www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/03/25/pol-defeat.html
Friday 15:20 ·
More remarkable tsunami video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9GEaWAmJg
Friday 16:24 ·
@VanCanucks Hey, the app is busted on Moto Xoom. Ping me for more if you care.
[Original, responding to @VanCanucks.]
Saturday 10:26 ·
@tytdfn Boy, it'd have to be a damn good app to persuade me to put up with that.
[Original, responding to @tytdfn.]
Saturday 11:02 ·
Yet another spine-chilling tsunami video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOfy1CoxrMo
Saturday 14:36 ·
@zedshaw That mean you can export a good groove when you get one?
[Original, responding to @zedshaw.]
Saturday 15:37 ·
@cyanogen Hold on... that means if we get it right we never get to try your beer? Get your incentives straight.
[Original, responding to @cyanogen.]
Sunday 08:19 ·
Rate of twitter follower arrival spiking dramatically. Most seem non-bots. No obvious explanation.
Sunday 08:20 ·
@fridgebuzz Also, Kobo has quite a few books that Amazon doesn't.
[Original, responding to @fridgebuzz.]
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