Week ending Sunday 2011/07/17

Monday 12:17 · Something on my Mac is dinging softly at me once every minute or so. Can't find it... argghhh [Original.]

Monday 13:05 · @herbgreenberg Just ignore 'em. It's not a problem. [Original, responding to @herbgreenberg.]

Monday 13:06 · @herbgreenberg Answer: There's no way to find out which of another person's circles you're in, unless they tell you, and they might be lying [Original, responding to @herbgreenberg.]

Monday 13:56 · Call volumes are always higher than usual, amirite? [Original.]

Monday 14:35 · @al3x I have known salespeople that were smart, well-informed, and helpful. So it can happen. [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Monday 21:37 · Got into #turntablefm via Tor voodoo. Feel vaguely odd about running Tor on the "family" computer. [Original.]

Monday 22:27 · @colbycosh yeah those royalties can be damn hard to squeeze out of the publishers. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Monday 23:30 · A heart-warming story about True Pet Love: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2011/07/11/sk-dogs-owners-eaten.html?ref=rss [Original.]

Tuesday 00:49 · @headius Well, you're not using Erlang, are you? Tsk tsk. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Tuesday 08:56 · @cpswan Probably faster too, I bet. [Original, responding to @cpswan.]

Tuesday 13:41 · Major Android Market client refresh rolling out: goo.gl/okrIt [Original.]

Tuesday 14:41 · Woah, Matz joins Heroku. Wow. blog.heroku.com/archives/2011/7/12/matz_joins_heroku/ [Original.]

Wednesday 11:22 · A Beacon of Rebirth Poster Project. “Ain’t gonna let it break my heart” etc. fukkou-noroshi.jp/en/posters/index.shtml#otsuchi [Original.]

Wednesday 13:16 · @jtauber Integer overflow, BoA's systems can't handle numbers that big. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Wednesday 15:32 · @joehewitt Feels different, that's all. [Original, responding to @joehewitt.]

Wednesday 16:00 · @colbycosh @rcousine Not sure there's any other kind of first-world city any more. It's a good thing. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Wednesday 19:31 · @meyerweb We have ordinary halogen track lighting on the ceiling above the bookcase. Works great. [Original, responding to @meyerweb.]

Wednesday 23:11 · @gensym I debug with print statements and since I stopped using Perl I can usually understand my code. [Original, responding to @gensym.]

Thursday 00:59 · DJing in the Blues for Blues Dancers room. Come hang out. Now playing Magic Sam: Easy, Baby ♫♪ #turntablefm turntable.fm/blues_for_blues_dancers [Original.]

Thursday 11:23 · @ghaff Yeah, it's wonderful. Just do it. [Original, responding to @ghaff.]

Thursday 13:17 · @zeldman aaah... sighs nostalgically [Original, responding to @zeldman.]

Thursday 15:40 · @mathewi @parislemon We probably don't get to pick the vernacular usage. Personally, I think "G+" is typographically excellent. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Thursday 16:16 · @mathewi What I really meant to say is, *Google* doesn't get to choose. It's nice being users of a living language. Most times. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Thursday 16:17 · @Stv lowcostdomains.ca/ [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Thursday 16:38 · @pkedrosky My fave on the subject, also from the FT, a few days back: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/979c10d8-acb8-11e0-a2f3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1S3lcU4a9 [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Thursday 19:30 · Sent off my HST ballot. Voted "no", i.e. HST as it stands is better than rolling back. Plus, Bill Vander Zalm is always wrong. [Original.]

Thursday 20:46 · Ouf @_Capitalism_ [Original, responding to @_Capitalism_.]

Thursday 23:11 · @alsutton #tryingtoohard [Original, responding to @alsutton.]

Friday 10:04 · Ooh, Shaw is being very VERY bad: eaves.ca/2011/07/15/the-audacity-of-shaw-how-canadas-internet-just-got-worse/ (cc @DonDavies) [Original.]

Friday 10:25 · Delighted to discover that Canadian law is Web-addressable. Specifically III.27(2) of the Telecommunications Act: lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/T-3.4/page-7.html#s-27. [Original.]

Friday 10:55 · @sulli_ca Hey, I'm a Shaw customer myself. They should stick to being an ISP. [Original, responding to @sulli_ca.]

Friday 10:57 · Canceled my planned cottage weekend. #bummersummer www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-74_metric_e.html [Original.]

Friday 11:42 · Shaw either was misinterpreted or is doing a quick reverso, it seems: www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=151441184886657&topic=711 [Original.]

Friday 12:02 · #followfriday twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Friday 15:08 · Android 3.2 SDK is in da house: goo.gl/Mfi0o [Original.]

Friday 15:16 · @infil00p I've already seen reports of Xooms getting OTAs. [Original, responding to @infil00p.]

Friday 15:36 · @infil00p That's at 3.1 now? [Original, responding to @infil00p.]

Friday 17:48 · "Installing" software off this weird round silver thing. It makes funny noises. [Original.]

Friday 20:39 · Excellent reporting from the heart of the uprising in #syria: www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook/2011/07/correspondents-diary-day-one [Original.]

Friday 21:24 · @sogrady I went into a mattress store and said "I want one just like the Westin has" and sure enough, it's great. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Friday 23:00 · @al3x IGS? [Original, responding to @al3x.]

Friday 23:01 · @fivechimera Difference is, I'm *sure* I'll never have to do that again. Thank heavens. [Original, responding to @fivechimera.]

Saturday 00:55 · DJing in The Xiera (Play anything) room. Come hang out. Now playing The Breeders: Cannonball ♫♪ #turntablefm turntable.fm/the_xiera_play_anything [Original.]

Saturday 12:32 · Enjoying tea, irritating the PRC government: www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/5943380655/in/photostream Good on Barack for taking the time. [Original.]

Saturday 12:35 · Cool graph from @asymco, would love to see it with a linear Y axis: www.asymco.com/2011/07/16/the-frontiers-of-platform-adoption/ [Original.]

Saturday 13:14 · @asymco Actually, I meant the first graph, but that's interesting too; you're clearly right that log scale wins on 2nd graph. [Original, responding to @asymco.]

Saturday 16:57 · @asymco Cool, thanks [Original, responding to @asymco.]

Saturday 17:40 · Just got a robocall from Adrian Dix’s voice urging a “yes” vote to kill the HST. Comfy in bed with Vander Zalm there, Adrian? [Original.]

Saturday 18:32 · @daeaves only one way to find out [Original, responding to @daeaves.]

Saturday 22:04 · Anyone got a straightforward way to do A/B testing with TypeKit? [Original.]

Saturday 23:24 · Fun: testyourvocab.com/ [Original.]

Sunday 18:43 · FF Tisa Web Pro, because “that’s what this wants to be: a modern magazine” www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/07/17/Tisa [Original.]

Sunday 18:52 · Hey @veen, I’m yer customer now. [Original.]

Sunday 20:48 · Whatever they say, people actually want to live in cities. [Original.]

Sunday 20:55 · @nelson Repo Man remains so close to my heart so many years later. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Sunday 22:07 · Many hours later, still feeling warm about Japanese women's courageous World-Cup performance. [Original.]

Sunday 22:31 · Announcers at 15-inning Bosox/Tampa game slipping over the edge into serious weirdness. [Original.]


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