Week ending Sunday 2011/07/10

Monday 04:50 · @GlennF @jsnell Would've been nice to have someone who wasn't an aristo. I think she promised us that in the sequel [Original, responding to @GlennF.]

Monday 04:56 · @pelegri @alexismp @lskrocki I seem to remember a query which showed that <5% were ever much used. Still, culturally important. [Original, responding to @pelegri.]

Monday 05:46 · The birds are no longer angry: [Original.]

Monday 08:14 · @pelegri @alexismp @lskrocki I think we and MSFT were the first big tech companies. I think they were before us but am not sure. [Original, responding to @pelegri.]

Monday 11:01 · @irvingreid From the audeoworld.com site. You just have to pick a country and it works. Someone said you could get them from Amazon too. [Original, responding to @irvingreid.]

Monday 19:40 · Now a fan of Brazilian pizza. [Original.]

Monday 20:12 · Billions of dollars are at stake but that’s a sideshow: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/07/04/Google-plus [Original.]

Tuesday 10:51 · D'oh, noticed that JSON's error-handling is just as draconian as XML's. Obvious when you think of it. [Original.]

Tuesday 11:10 · @tbroyer Apparently none do. De-facto draconian is just as good as de-jure. [Original, responding to @tbroyer.]

Tuesday 14:53 · My job as an Android guy just required me to spend an hour playing Galaxy on Fire: Did I mention I have a good job? [Original.]

Tuesday 14:54 · @eddgrant Checked JSONObject and Jackson with code, read up on others. They're all draconian near as I can tell. [Original, responding to @eddgrant.]

Tuesday 19:32 · @corytrese @retomeier We've work to do, but it's a long game: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/03/09/Parable [Original, responding to @corytrese.]

Tuesday 20:54 · Road music HOWTO: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/07/05/Traveling-Music [Original.]

Wednesday 07:41 · Pictures from FISL 12: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/07/06/FISL [Original.]

Wednesday 09:36 · Sitting on an outdoor staircase in São Paulo, watching Twitter and G+ to see who has the Facebook news first [Original.]

Wednesday 14:14 · I suppose it’s silly, but seems sad and wrong when Slashdot runs stories from Computerworld [Original.]

Wednesday 14:27 · I’m loving G+, but it’s increasingly obvious that Twitter’s 140-character limit is a feature. [Original.]

Wednesday 14:39 · @chris_overseas Hah, that’s hilarious. Cedric and I are within an hour of each other. [Original, responding to @chris_overseas.]

Wednesday 19:58 · Around Porto Alegre: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/07/06/Porto-Alegre-1 [Original.]

Wednesday 20:00 · @sogrady Peanuts. Tune up your caching. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Wednesday 20:02 · I keep typing "gi" at various apps to get to their home screens... gmail is eating my brain. [Original.]

Friday 03:26 · Have I said recently how much I loathe Toronto airport? [Original.]

Friday 10:48 · Left the Google office in São Paulo at 4PM Thu. Rolled into my own at 10:30AM Friday. Brain feels like wet kleenex. [Original.]

Friday 13:20 · @segphault Kindle versions cost more than paperbacks for quite a few books. +1 on serious wrongness. [Original, responding to @segphault.]

Friday 13:53 · find Write/When -type f \( -name '*.jpg' -or -name '*.png' \) -print | xargs identify -ping | ruby find-narrows.rb | xargs touch [Original.]

Friday 15:14 · tbray.org connects to the net via a 10M pipe. When you blog 13 pix in aggregate 3M, and you have >50K subscribers... OUCH. [Original.]

Friday 15:22 · Welcome, South Sudan, to the community of nations: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sudan [Original.]

Friday 15:35 · “@Ghonim: Anas Maarawi, founder of Ardroid.com technology blog is arrested in #Syria. He is an amazing young Arab. Shame on Assad thugs!” [Original.]

Friday 15:54 · In which I use the word “fishmonger” (www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/07/08/Porto-Alegre-Market) and an Aperture Science allusion (www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/07/08/Porto-Alegre-Usino-Gasometro) [Original.]

Friday 18:49 · @Scobleizer gotta tell that story [Original, responding to @Scobleizer.]

Friday 23:03 · Kindle doesn't have Stross' Rule 34 in Canada. Kobo on the other hand took my money then said "not available yet". Want my money back NOW [Original.]

Saturday 08:12 · “I’m broke, and yet I know I’m rich in love. I’m unemployed and homeless, but I’ve never been more free.” Essential! goo.gl/7Q54x [Original.]

Saturday 08:21 · @mathewi Interestingly, they're indigenous more or less everywhere in the world [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Saturday 08:34 · Beginning to think things in #syria might be going the right way. Good luck to the good people there: blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/syria [Original.]

Saturday 09:55 · Idly watching women's World Cup. Compelling: a little less pace & power, but a lot less drama & diving. Eng vs Fra, good game. [Original.]

Saturday 16:57 · @kobo took $15.99 for a book they don't have; now their robo-responder says they're "experiencing higher than normal volume". [Original, responding to @kobo.]

Saturday 16:58 · I hear “Higher than normal volume” and I think “Liar”. [Original.]

Saturday 21:11 · @colbycosh Feeling inadequate in the face of @KaiNagata? ’cause I am; and I don’t claim to be a journo. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Saturday 21:13 · @thebigjc You can help by arranging to not sell books you can't deliver. And refunding when you do (accidents happen). [Original, responding to @thebigjc.]

Saturday 21:24 · @fivethirtyeight Serious good luck man, and waiting on the write-up, however it plays out. [Original, responding to @fivethirtyeight.]

Saturday 21:32 · @evanphx Congrats & hang in there you & Abby both. Advice: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2006/06/11/Now-We-Are-Four [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Saturday 21:56 · @colbycosh It's not obvious to me that any branch of writing is not in part storytelling. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Sunday 09:57 · This USA-Brazil world cup quarterfinal is full of white-hot drama. Wow. [Original.]

Sunday 13:34 · I assume everyone who wants to be in Google+ already is. But if not, invites are open; @ me with an email address. [Original.]

Sunday 13:57 · Drat, sent some of those invites to the wrong place. If it doesn't work for you soon, ping me again. [Original.]

Sunday 14:21 · OK, hold the invite requests. The invites are going out, but apparently G+ has slammed the doors shut for today. [Original.]

Sunday 14:34 · @jtauber Works fine for me on localhost where I stage my blog [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Sunday 23:22 · On courage and warpaint in the women's world cup quarters: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/07/10/Womens-World-Cup [Original.]

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