Week ending Sunday 2011/11/20

Monday 09:29 · RSS died for your sins: www.oblomovka.com/wp/2011/09/10/rss-died-for-your-sins/ [Original.]

Monday 11:19 · Thinking that if you were planning to buy some hard-drive-ware in coming months, you might want to run out and do that this week. [Original.]

Monday 14:41 · Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to #devoxx I go. [Original.]

Tuesday 02:43 · Made the plane/train transfer at Schiphol with moments to spare. Train continues past Antwerp to Paris <snif> [Original.]

Tuesday 05:52 · Sunny and freezing in Antwerp #devoxx [Original.]

Tuesday 08:38 · Giving thanks: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/11/14/Thanksgiving [Original.]

Tuesday 13:15 · @kingargyle @DonaldOJDK Loudmouth not inventor: 1 of 2.5 editors & on the 11-strong working group, advised by the 160-strong Interest group. [Original, responding to @kingargyle.]

Tuesday 13:24 · TIL it’s OK to think generics suck, even if you’re a bigwig in the Java group. [Original.]

Wednesday 06:14 · @kyuff Nope [Original, responding to @kyuff.]

Wednesday 06:45 · Interesting hard browser-market-share data: talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2011/11/the_changing_web_geeks_only.php [Original.]

Wednesday 06:54 · Java old guard still apparently think that HTML & HTTP are lousy technologies, only used because they're ubiquitous. Words fail me. [Original.]

Wednesday 07:59 · @charlesarthur There's a good one? Must go give it another try. [Original, responding to @charlesarthur.]

Wednesday 11:17 · Places where the Galaxy Nexus gets rock-sold HSPA: Tokyo, Yokohama, Shanghai, Denver, Broomfield, Amsterdam, Antwerp. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:21 · @litrik Proximus [Original, responding to @litrik.]

Thursday 01:59 · Notice anything about the speaker line-up for JFokus? www.jfokus.se/jfokus/ [Original.]

Thursday 02:34 · Learning about Akka at #devoxx. It’s definitely trying to bring the lessons of Erlang to javaland. [Original.]

Thursday 03:36 · @arrasz @hanevel @niko_nava It should and will get a lot cheaper I think. [Original, responding to @arrasz.]

Thursday 05:25 · Beautiful piece on shooting with prime lenses: craigmod.com/journal/14mm/ (Today’s lens/mood/worldview: Sigma 30mm F1.4) [Original.]

Thursday 05:32 · #devoxxwomen I think some positive discrimination is perfectly OK if your workforce is going to end up globally better; diverse teams are. [Original.]

Thursday 14:41 · @vambenepe You prefer U+0022 and U+0027? I’m surprised. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Thursday 14:50 · @Kosmatos Haha, you found the skeleton in my closet. [Original, responding to @Kosmatos.]

Thursday 15:03 · We can agree to disagree. I serve correct typography whenever possible, hoping in a small way that people will report breakage. [Original.]

Friday 15:42 · Pictures of Antwerp: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/11/18/Antwerp [Original.]

Friday 16:08 · Great story about a great song: goldenageofmusicvideo.comhttp/goldenageofmusicvideo.com/?p=906 Damn I love rock&roll. [Original.]

Friday 16:19 · @paddyforan That’s put another dime in the jukebox *baby*. C’mon man. [Original, responding to @paddyforan.]

Friday 16:41 · @vambenepe Can’t see why it’d be a problem. JSON is required to be UTF-8. You’d have to escape “””, that’s all. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Friday 17:30 · I saw the new Tintin movie! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/11/18/Tintin [Original.]

Friday 17:46 · @jozilla Nope, just there for t.co/hca7RmlA. [Original, responding to @jozilla.]

Friday 19:17 · @valesius Refresh www.tbray.org/atompub/ouch a few times... [Original, responding to @valesius.]

Saturday 10:00 · @NickKristof Please don’t post anything important behind a Facebook link. [Original, responding to @NickKristof.]

Saturday 10:02 · Election day! Looking for good advice? Follow the links at @fabulavancouver [Original.]

Saturday 13:00 · @Gartenberg Um, I think Android apps are sandboxed & always have been. Do we mean something different by the word? [Original, responding to @Gartenberg.]

Saturday 14:05 · Now using Ukelele (see scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=ukelele) to make it easy to use “,”, and ’. I put ’em on option-L, option-;, and option-'. [Original.]

Saturday 19:11 · Sucks to be Sam Pepys’ wife. [Original.]

Saturday 19:12 · @JamieXML Municipal-election turnout is pretty feeble, usually less than 50%. Maybe a weekday would be better? [Original, responding to @JamieXML.]

Saturday 19:15 · @GreatDismal It’s unlikely I'll read another of your books on dead trees. Hope you’re negotiating your electric-edition rights fiercely. [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Saturday 19:17 · @ndw It’d be odder if it just failed on one, n’est-ce pas? [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Saturday 19:18 · @colbycosh One of Floyd’s best. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Saturday 19:20 · @blaine You forgot the trailing ’ you peasant. #pedantryfight [Original, responding to @blaine.]

Saturday 19:24 · Are the Vancouver elections counted electronically? If so, do we get results right away? [Original.]

Saturday 19:30 · Poets & Police: www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/opinion/sunday/at-occupy-berkeley-beat-poets-has-new-meaning.html&OQ=_rQ3D2&OP=618f0626Q2FQ7BWnQ3EQ7BYiQ20fQ27iiQ2BQ24Q7BQ24L77Q7B77Q7BQ24LQ7BikNZNiZQ7Bf8ZY2vQ7B2Q2BQ3BiQ20Q208kvQ3BQ3EnQ27mnBnvQ3BQ3En2Q2BQ3BkinQ2BfQ3BJ2fQ3BZnWQ3Bwn2ZNZQ7DQ25JQ2BwB Seems to me the US is in a troubled time, coast to coast. [Original.]

Saturday 21:38 · Wow, looks like COPE has had the schnitz. [Original.]

Saturday 22:06 · Real dogfight for the last council spot… #vanelxn [Original.]

Saturday 22:23 · The map at vancouver.ca/electionresults2011/ is striking: #vanelxn [Original.]

Saturday 22:31 · I thought Bickerton was strongest NPA candidate, he didn’t come close. #vanelxn [Original.]

Saturday 22:32 · Bottom NPA guy holding on by 54 votes with 1 poll to go. #vanelxn [Original.]

Saturday 22:35 · Klaasen’s failure suggests sustained slimeblogging is not a good civic-election strategy. #vanelxn [Original.]

Saturday 22:37 · Last unreported poll is West Bloody End; not exactly remote nor expansive. Watsup? #vanelxn [Original.]

Saturday 22:52 · Anyone actually know if there are a significant number of uncounted advance ballots? #vanelxn [Original.]

Saturday 22:57 · Hey @fabulavancouver - does anyone know if there are a significant number of uncounted advance-poll votes? [Original, responding to @fabulavancouver.]

Saturday 22:59 · He’s an OK mayor, but he’s boring. #vanelxn [Original.]

Sunday 01:26 · @hkos That’s a pity, I like good rants and low-hanging fruit. [Original, responding to @hkos.]

Sunday 10:17 · Upon watching the UC Davis videos, I’m very impressed with the discipline & courage of the students. [Original.]

Sunday 10:17 · More punctuation pedantry! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/11/19/Quotes-Followup [Original.]

Sunday 11:52 · @bmann @Stv Yep [Original, responding to @bmann.]

Sunday 12:20 · @pamelafox Hey, thinking of doing a yakisoba/yakiudon stirfry thing only with spaghetti squash. Sound feasible? [Original, responding to @pamelafox.]

Sunday 17:04 · Assad says “prepared to fight and die if needed”. www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/world/middleeast/insurgents-attack-baath-party-offices-in-damascus.html&OQ=_rQ3D2Q26hp&OP=3239047dQ2F2)ya2XKkQ3DQ3BKKGe2eIvv2vv2ev2)KQ3BYX2u(XXYyyWQ3DG2(Q3EQ3DnQ3BAyQ3EGQ3DzWGGWkgzaWWGQ7CzQ5BWQ3BGtzKEE(kyQ3Dz(Q3EzXWuWQ3DknQ3D@Q7CGuY Hey, it worked for Muammar. [Original.]

Sunday 20:02 · Wow: seanbickerton.com/ Yep, NPA could’ve done better with a stronger mayoral candidate, but wow. [Original.]

Sunday 20:33 · Thinking that Rolling Stone is the most effective voice of the American Left these days: www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the-gop-became-the-party-of-the-rich-20111109 [Original.]

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