Week ending Sunday 2011/04/03

Monday 08:44 · Google += Gosling: nighthacks.com/roller/jag/entry/next_step_on_the_road (but the site is borked at the moment) [Original.]

Monday 08:58 · @glaforge Nothing wrong with App Engne, but a basic Linux box with static files handles mine just fine. [Original, responding to @glaforge.]

Monday 10:10 · @kiwox It was an April Fool's :( [Original, responding to @kiwox.]

Monday 10:28 · No fair posting April 1st pranks on March 28th! [Original.]

Monday 10:51 · theinvisiblecamera.com/ [Original.]

Monday 20:06 · My 11-year-old wants to take up judo. Man, there are a ton of clubs in Vancouver. Recommendations? [Original.]

Monday 22:53 · @ev Follow the advice of the immortal Nick Lowe: "Bash it out now, tart it up later." [Original, responding to @ev.]

Tuesday 11:39 · The rumor that the Android group is filling up with Kristen Schaal fans: True! www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kristen+schaal+android&aq=f [Original.]

Tuesday 12:34 · Hoarfrost & portraits at 100mm: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/28/100mm (includes ISO 6400 shots). [Original.]

Wednesday 07:54 · @psd "last lunch"? Are you dying? Is he dying? [Original, responding to @psd.]

Wednesday 09:59 · Dear LazyWeb: I have a graphic on the clipboard on OS X. What's the quickest way to get it onto disk as a png or jpg? [Original.]

Wednesday 10:51 · Aaaaaaaand, the answer is: Preview.app. Which btw is one of the single best things about OS X. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:24 · @kevinmarks Wait till IO gets there in May. It's bulgin' [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Wednesday 11:53 · Where did the "+1" idiom come from? I first saw it in the IETF Atom WG ~2005. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:58 · Ah, that's right, @jtauber reminds me that +1 was ASF-voting jargon waaaay back. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Thursday 00:19 · Just had the NYT paywall lock me out for the first time. Going to have to think about this. [Original.]

Thursday 13:26 · Couple hours' recreational coding: trying to apply @blaine's blog.romeda.org/2010/06/beautiful-lines.html to my blog. CSS is hard! [Original.]

Thursday 13:42 · Well, I created the CSS 8 years ago, in a hurry, by hacking up other peoples'. Who says there's no free lunch? I've had 8 years' of 'em. [Original.]

Thursday 13:53 · Assume Firebug is still a good way to shake out gnarly JS/CSS? Or is there something so much better I should go there? [Original.]

Thursday 14:15 · @meyerweb Some of the CSS was originally stolen from, um, you. *mutters darkly* [Original, responding to @meyerweb.]

Friday 07:17 · www.google.com/search?q=helvetica [Original.]

Friday 07:18 · www.google.com/landing/csfe/ [Original.]

Friday 10:05 · Had some considerable churn in the Google IO schedule: www.google.com/events/io/2011/sessions.html Also: click the logo a few times [Original.]

Friday 11:02 · Bowing in the general direction of the authors of hyphenator.js. I mean, wow. [Original.]

Saturday 18:16 · Reshaping my blog: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/04/01/Straight-Right [Original.]

Saturday 20:40 · @dsmcl @dewitt Changed line-height from 1.275 to 1.35. Chosen by a scientific process of trying this & that. [Original, responding to @dsmcl.]

Saturday 21:42 · Just noticed that Lightroom 3 is a bit more concurrent; up to 150% CPU rendering a bunch of previews. Good on Adobe. [Original.]

Sunday 13:55 · @KevinH Oops, sorry, was Rome. Removed question as misleading. Antispam only has 15 minutes memory. [Original, responding to @KevinH.]

Sunday 19:40 · @headius Don't think there are any JVMs in Lightroom. On the other hand, a huge amount of the app logic is in Lua, so could be similar. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Sunday 21:28 · Urgh... iTunes is playing albums gaplessly even when that box isn't ticked. Really fucks up the Goldbergs. [Original.]

Sunday 21:41 · Ahh... somehow the global Crossfade preference had been turned on. [Original.]

Sunday 21:41 · @jtauber Sitkovietsky [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Sunday 21:51 · @jtauber Nope, the string orchestra, 14-piece band. I love it. Have never actually heard the trio version. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Sunday 22:43 · @charismaticdog Hah! Yes, but lost your contact info. Been waiting to hear again. Please email again. [Original, responding to @charismaticdog.]

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