Week ending Sunday 2012/01/22

Monday 09:27 · @News1130Radio Tell Russ to look out the window. Just drove from Slocan to Cambie and it was snowing hard the whole way. [Original, responding to @News1130radio.]

Monday 09:35 · @pkedrosky 1password (or competitor) FTW [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 16:26 · Nat Torkington nails it: radar.oreilly.com/2012/01/the-presidents-challenge.html [Original.]

Monday 17:26 · Guy on a photographers’ mailing list unhappy with Ps filtering perf. On scanned 6"x7" negatives, ~600M on disk. ZOMG. [Original.]

Monday 17:33 · @kevinmarks My 6G Mac Pro breathes hard sometimes on my 25M SLR images. Pix in-RAM occupy many times their on-disk size. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Tuesday 09:42 · The rise and fall of Personal Computing: www.asymco.com/2012/01/17/the-rise-and-fall-of-personal-computing/ [Original.]

Tuesday 16:08 · @colbycosh Yes. And suspect that I'm in the overwhelming majority. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Tuesday 17:16 · @colbycosh Hmm… WP's management do X, in the belief that they have the support of their community. There are lots of X's. This is one. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Tuesday 22:28 · Not Piracy: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/17/Not-Piracy [Original.]

Tuesday 22:31 · Real-time Wikipedia shutdown freakout: [Original.]

Tuesday 22:34 · Um… twitter.com/foo isn’t being turned into twitter.com, just for the moment at least. Can we start celebrating? [Original.]

Tuesday 22:40 · @pkedrosky Proving that the level of existential weirdness that can survive if there’s a good-enough backbeat behind it is unfathomable. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Tuesday 22:50 · @doctorow Kind of missing “Are you American?” but still goo. [Original, responding to @doctorow.]

Tuesday 23:08 · @ar_turnbull I’m the only employee in BC. I consider that a bug, but haven’t figured out how to fix it yet. [Original, responding to @ar_turnbull.]

Tuesday 23:09 · The original Howlin’ Wolf “Smokestack Lightning” on Chess is really, really hard to top. [Original.]

Wednesday 15:20 · Dark HTTP secrets for Java programmers: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/17/HttpURLConnection [Original.]

Thursday 14:46 · Just got my hands on an Asus Transformer Prime. *!%!#$ fast. [Original.]

Thursday 22:32 · @brixen Matz won’t just go all-Unicode for reasons that seem good to him and, while I disagree, are not self-evidently insane. Sigh. [Original, responding to @brixen.]

Thursday 23:04 · @brixen Yeah, but I sort of think the choices are all-Unicode or insane complexity. Sigh. [Original, responding to @brixen.]

Thursday 23:14 · I see Twicca is up to a million installs, 4.5 stars... it's the way to go. [Original.]

Friday 07:31 · Discussion about abolition of leap seconds breaking out in the IETF. I surprised myself by having an opinion. [Original.]

Friday 08:45 · @robotwisdom Good idea! [Original, responding to @robotwisdom.]

Friday 17:44 · Dear America: Rest of World says "thanks" for outstanding political theater. [Original.]

Friday 23:19 · @b6n k.d. lang [Original, responding to @b6n.]

Saturday 14:56 · I saw Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson show: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/01/21/Cirque-Does-Jackson [Original.]

Sunday 13:20 · Wasn't expecting that much from this football game. But it's very decent, so far. [Original.]

Sunday 17:00 · Remarkable tale from the especially-skeezy end of the equities market: www.thefinancialinvestigator.comhttp/www.thefinancialinvestigator.com/?p=607 [Original.]

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