Week ending Sunday 2011/09/25

Monday 11:11 · What Mark Cuban said: blogmaverick.com/2011/09/19/the-most-patriotic-thing-you-can-do-2/ [Original.]

Monday 15:51 · @pkedrosky Keef *owns* the genre. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 19:55 · @iTod A likely story [Original, responding to @iTod.]

Monday 19:59 · @cwilso We once used a big one as a doorstop for months till it kinda grossed out [Original, responding to @cwilso.]

Monday 21:07 · I thought the CBC's “John A” a bit clichéd and lame, but my 12-year-old is riveted. Had to send him to bed though, schoolnight. [Original.]

Monday 22:33 · Windows Cold Call: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/09/19/Microsoft [Original.]

Tuesday 00:40 · Listening to Pärt's Stabat Mater; moments of almost unbearable silent beauty. [Original.]

Tuesday 08:21 · What is science? www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&note_id=290964804252476 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:09 · Use the Source! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/09/19/Using-Open-Source (very geeky) [Original.]

Tuesday 23:00 · In the mail, my Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Not kidding. Can I operate your pleasure craft? [Original.]

Tuesday 23:50 · @kk There are many quick&sleazy online providers. I went to Cooper's on Granville Island, actually learned some shit, which I needed to. [Original, responding to @kk.]

Wednesday 00:26 · There is no excuse for using the word “vibrant”. Ever. Once there might have been, but not now. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:35 · @romainguy It’s been driven way into cliché territory; a useful signifier that what you’re reading might be bullshit. Thus best avoided. [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Wednesday 00:35 · @sunghu +1 [Original, responding to @sunghu.]

Wednesday 01:08 · @alexwh You're being mean. [Original, responding to @alexwh.]

Wednesday 12:28 · Thought something was making my computer slow. Turns out OS X had lost my keyboard key repeat rate preference; the default is molasses. [Original.]

Wednesday 12:31 · Remembering driving to work in the 80s, suddenly a piercing new voice on the radio, soaring into the “Can’t get there from here” hook. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:23 · I used to think that Unicode was a good idea, but then U+1F439 came along: asiajin.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/mac-os-x-lion-color-emoji-selection-600x396.png [Original.]

Wednesday 22:05 · @GreatDismal It's got a beat, you could dance to it [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Wednesday 22:27 · Meijin title match game 3 being broadcast live on IGS, 4000+ people watching, Iyama & Yamashita tied 1-1. www.pandanet-igs.com/communities/pandanet/73 [Original.]

Thursday 12:05 · All the µ-four-thirds lenses: www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html Impressive! [Original.]

Thursday 14:43 · 4G performance silliness: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/09/19/4G-performance [Original.]

Thursday 14:47 · Betcha it's a measurement error not faster-than-light. Betcha. [Original.]

Thursday 15:03 · Take the faster-than-light poll: [Original.]

Thursday 17:26 · Facebook clearly created a honeymoon glow today. Need to wait for that to die down to figure out what's there there. [Original.]

Thursday 17:33 · @joehewitt Ayup [Original, responding to @joehewitt.]

Thursday 19:22 · I don't like watching Repub debates, but I do like reading the Economist liveblogs about ’em: www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/09/republican-nomination-1 [Original.]

Friday 00:21 · Rock Lobster • The B-52's www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnU3WoQZHJE [Original.]

Friday 12:01 · Oops, hit "Update All" in the Android SDK manager, hadn't for a while. Time to grab a sandwich. [Original.]

Friday 15:57 · OH: “Maybe it’s like eggs.” [Original.]

Friday 15:58 · Increasingly grumpy about Dick Cheney being feted in Vancouver. May go to my first demonstration in decades. [Original.]

Friday 16:22 · Problem is, I bet there'll black-bloc airheadedness. Is it worse to let Dick go unprotested, or to be associated with that? Lousy choice. [Original.]

Friday 20:29 · @pkedrosky Whatever you do, don't start reading the books. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Saturday 14:07 · Advertising spam in the @TheEconomist feed. This is really offensive. [Original, responding to @TheEconomist.]

Sunday 00:46 · Tonight's late-night vinyl: FM Live by the Climax Blues Band. [Original.]

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