Week ending Sunday 2011/10/30

Monday 00:07 · Congrats to the people of Tunisia on their election. Good luck on the next steps. [Original.]

Monday 00:25 · @sogrady Reminds me of a thing I wrote once: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/09/10/Mayberry-Madsen [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Monday 15:49 · Clearly not going to have to read the Jobs autobio, because every word is gonna be tweeted. [Original.]

Monday 20:38 · Ron Washington kinda looks like a toon, but I think he’s cool. [Original.]

Monday 21:39 · Nifty new Android game: Wind-up Knight: Challenging! [Original.]

Monday 22:00 · @pkedrosky You have GOT to get into tethering [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 22:05 · @jbminn All you need is an unlocked Android and a good mobile data plan. I assume iPhone can do it to, but don't know. [Original, responding to @jbminn.]

Monday 22:05 · And when I say “tethering” I really mean mobile wifi hotspot, no nasty wires [Original.]

Monday 22:16 · @MajDroid Payment is hard. Yes, I think different payment mechanisms are super interesting. Not just for apps, for all mobile shopping. [Original, responding to @MajDroid.]

Monday 22:32 · @rushvora Same as in Honeycomb. It constructs a soft menu button in the soft-buttons area. [Original, responding to @rushvora.]

Tuesday 16:08 · Sans vs Serif: www.behance.net/gallery/Sans-vs-Serif/1227467 [Original.]

Tuesday 19:49 · Wow, dpreview, which is usually fairly forgiving, basically says the Sony A77 totally sucks in low light. [Original.]

Tuesday 21:10 · OK, it's back, transient interruption. Pardon me. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:29 · @pkedrosky Please report back when you find out. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Tuesday 23:53 · @bici Best strudel I ever had was at Ljubljana airport. Go figure. [Original, responding to @bici.]

Wednesday 00:08 · You wouldn’t think being deaf would that great a cartoon premise. You’d be wrong: www.thatdeafguy.comhttp/www.thatdeafguy.com/ [Original.]

Wednesday 10:05 · My 15-month-old pre-production 7" Galaxy Tab has died the death. Major bummer, I’m totally addicted. Must find a nice 7" ICS device… [Original.]

Wednesday 11:12 · @simonski Yeah, battery [Original, responding to @simonski.]

Wednesday 14:28 · I’m pretty sure that what Klout is trying to do is evil. [Original.]

Thursday 11:47 · A fresh & amusing take on the rising-inequality problem: www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/10/inequality [Original.]

Thursday 13:06 · @jeresig IntelliJ has decent support. Dunno about NetBeans. Quite a few people just use ant & command-line. [Original, responding to @jeresig.]

Thursday 23:13 · I know it’s terribly inconvenient, but information really does want to be free. [Original.]

Friday 09:54 · Big thanks to Apple for opening up ALAC, on behalf of myself and my 10K-or-so ALAC-encoded tunes. [Original.]

Friday 10:12 · If you've ever played this music, this is revelatory: www.baroque.me/ I think many who haven't will still like it. [Original.]

Friday 16:23 · Two mega Tab Sweeps: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/28/Mega-Tab-Sweep-World and www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/28/Mega-Tab-Sweep-Tech Weekend reading! [Original.]

Friday 18:33 · I think this year’s post-season holds the all-time record for managers being dissed by broadcasters. [Original.]

Friday 19:32 · Is it too much to ask that World Series Game 7 include some, you know, Good Baseball? [Original.]

Friday 20:23 · Congrats to the Cards. I think we can agree that was not one of the historically great World Serieses. [Original.]

Saturday 11:51 · @EliLake Looks great. But your blog doesn't have what we call an "RSS feed", so I can't subscribe to it. Ask your geeks to fix this. [Original, responding to @EliLake.]

Sunday 02:04 · 500+ people lined up at Narita immigration. Bleargh. #normallyiquitelikejapan [Original.]

Sunday 17:04 · I can see Mt Fuji from the Google office. For maybe another half hour before the smog covers it. [Original.]

Sunday 17:16 · @colbycosh Still, Tommy's sound was way ahead of its time. Sabbath's *sound* instantly and forever changed rock. The notes? Whatever. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Sunday 17:26 · @colbycosh I get a geezer glow when I listen to that (very good!) Sheepdogs hit and notice the heavy Sabbath influence. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

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