Week ending Sunday 2012/01/15

Monday 09:30 · Might as well unsubscribe from EnVergeModo & friends until CES is over. The world has enough slightly-redigested press releases. [Original.]

Monday 11:58 · On Sinatra’s halt: myronmars.to/n/dev-blog/2012/01/why-sinatras-halt-is-awesome Sinatra really is very good. [Original.]

Monday 13:36 · Just submitted an OSCON proposal. You should too, before the 12th. [Original.]

Monday 13:37 · @aaronsw I don’t. Been there done that, didn’t like it. [Original, responding to @aaronsw.]

Monday 13:41 · @mezzoblue Yeah, but I can haz sunshine? kthksby [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Monday 13:42 · “@ginatrapani: Just personally gave the CTO of the US an earful about #SOPA. My work here is done. But our work is just beginning.” Go Gina! [Original.]

Monday 13:57 · Childish: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/01/09/pol-joe-oliver-radical-groups.html?cmp=rss Grown-up: greenparty.ca/blogs/7/2012-01-09/open-letter-joe-oliver [Original.]

Monday 14:01 · The environmental radicals are the petro-heads who want to slap pipelines full of bitumen all over North America. [Original.]

Monday 15:35 · @nelson The thing is, will you be able to understand them tomorrow? [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 16:58 · Wishing some of what’s happening in Vegas would bloody well stay in Vegas. [Original.]

Monday 19:53 · I love almost everything about the mobile biz… but then there’s sad shit like this: [Original.]

Monday 20:26 · @koush Um, don't see it. [Original, responding to @koush.]

Monday 20:30 · There seems to be a lot of Giving Thanks to God when Tebow’s on the field. That would be the sportswriters. [Original.]

Monday 22:45 · This Northern Gateway thing is gonna be the great mother of all environmental set-piece battles for the next couple of years. #cdnpoli [Original.]

Tuesday 19:41 · @mathewi Our response was very short. Why did you leave part of it out? [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Tuesday 20:00 · @mathewi Thanks. I love blogging. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Tuesday 21:56 · Dear Verge: “X plans to launch a tablet in 2012” is not a news story for ANY value of X. [Original.]

Wednesday 01:16 · @c_pruett Refuse to learn the rules! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/06/29/No-Defaults [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Wednesday 01:17 · @mentalguy My problem was that I found the code from people who were truly idiomatic really hard to read. Readability matters. [Original, responding to @mentalguy.]

Wednesday 11:31 · Dear browser makers: I get mad when I’m trying to select a line of text and it Just Won’t Select. Happens all the time. Pls fix. kthsby [Original.]

Wednesday 11:42 · Newsworthy tablet launches! www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/11/Newsworthy-Tablet-Launches [Original.]

Wednesday 11:48 · @DonaldOJDK Dunno about the blog, but Evangelists are a 1-way preaching pipe. My group advocates *for* developers as well as *to* them. [Original, responding to @DonaldOJDK.]

Wednesday 12:05 · @vogella God definitely wants software developers to build for mobile. No doubt at all. [Original, responding to @vogella.]

Wednesday 12:10 · Nice piece on co-operation/competition from John Battelle: battellemedia.comhttp/battellemedia.com/archives/2012/01/compete-to-death-or-cooperate-to-compete.php [Original.]

Wednesday 14:59 · Looks like I'm losing my cool Main St office. Thus, officially looking for office-space options in central Vancouver. Any ideas? [Original.]

Wednesday 15:18 · Much-ballyhooed new Fuji X-Pro1, size comparison vs modern small DSLR: www.flickr.com/photos/johnmflores/6676569317/ [Original.]

Wednesday 15:20 · @hfiguiere @rillian I mean “not the burbs for sure, and ideally walkable/bikeable from Main & 19th” [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

Wednesday 15:24 · @autoy Not with one of the wonderful little Pentax primes. [Original, responding to @autoy.]

Wednesday 16:43 · @green_david Looks way cool but only shopping for one spot, till I can convince G to open an office. [Original, responding to @green_david.]

Wednesday 18:21 · @nzkoz I did a few times. Used to feel like if the windows opened, you could grab drying laundry off apartment balconies. [Original, responding to @nzkoz.]

Wednesday 18:24 · @jbqueru You’re riding a *bus* in the Bay Area? I didn’t even know that was possible... [Original, responding to @jbqueru.]

Wednesday 18:41 · ST:NG:BR First compelling argument for Blu-Ray I’ve seen: www.theverge.com/2012/1/11/2700698/first-glimpse-of-star-trek-the-next-generation-for-blu-ray-released [Original.]

Wednesday 19:31 · @GreatDismal Looking like a Lemony Snicket character. [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Thursday 08:25 · Time to turn the page: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GOMIBdM6N7Q [Original.]

Thursday 11:07 · Smoking damages your lungs. Unless it’s cannabis. www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/01/marijuana-legalisation [Original.]

Thursday 13:15 · This is important: developer.android.com/design/ [Original.]

Thursday 13:30 · @koush Well, a lot of the Framework classes implement the guidelines right now, and that source is available. [Original, responding to @koush.]

Friday 09:24 · I ♥ Groklaw [Original.]

Friday 10:21 · More innocent young people killed by ignorance-driven policy: www2.macleans.ca/2012/01/13/the-ecstasy-and-the-agony/ [Original.]

Friday 10:33 · @TwangNation Writers too. [Original, responding to @TwangNation.]

Friday 10:38 · @sunghu Hope you're wearing lead underpants. [Original, responding to @sunghu.]

Friday 11:31 · Someone who shares my loathing for the word “content” & its implications: drewb.org/post/15732011345/content-creep [Original.]

Friday 15:20 · @dbreunig You are far from alone; many, some highly visible, have been flaming at this callous inanity for years. Keep up the good work. [Original, responding to @dbreunig.]

Friday 15:57 · Gina Trapani has another outstanding piece, on what popularity is like: smarterware.org/9113/the-flip-side-of-a-big-audience [Original.]

Friday 16:03 · Hey Moz, When I’m editing text in Firefox/Mac, the emacs navkeys (ctl-f/b/n/p) work, unless the text-search window is open. pls fix kthsby [Original.]

Friday 20:52 · Wonderful short interview with Elmore Leonard, still writing at 86: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204257504577155180069629066.html [Original.]

Saturday 09:26 · Skyrim & me: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/13/Skyrim [Original.]

Saturday 09:52 · @lrz Yep [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Saturday 12:05 · Now, there’s a Really Useful Entry: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_nautical_terms [Original.]

Saturday 14:52 · 49ers have to get a better rush; give Brees that many seconds and he’ll embarrass any secondary on planet Earth. [Original.]

Saturday 14:59 · This CNN image feels iconic: i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/120114110730-italy-ship-10-horizontal-gallery.jpg [Original.]

Saturday 15:01 · @duncan @BWJones Bring someone along with a versatile half-the-size SLR or m4/3 to keep it interesting. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Saturday 17:11 · NFL, boring as always, it'll never catch on. [Original.]

Sunday 08:48 · Hey @rupertmurdoch, you keep using that word "steal". I do not think it means what you think it means. [Original, responding to @rupertmurdoch.]

Sunday 12:00 · TIL you can destroy a high-quality belt sander by loading the sandpaper crooked. Ouch. [Original.]

Sunday 12:04 · Slick Java reflection wrapper: java.dzone.com/articles/neater-way-use-reflection-java [Original.]

Sunday 13:31 · Giants are toast #youhearditherefirst [Original.]

Sunday 13:33 · @jbqueru Well, animals with Bachelors' degrees. [Original, responding to @jbqueru.]

Sunday 18:06 · Mysterious paper scultures of Edinburgh: www.linesandcolors.com/2012/01/15/mysterious-paper-scultures-of-edinburgh/ [Original.]

Sunday 23:13 · That @rupertmurdoch sure would like us to turn off the Internet. Maybe things actually were better in 1980… [Original, responding to @rupertmurdoch.]

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