Week ending Sunday 2012/04/01

Monday 00:26 · Caring about kerning is a recipe for disappointment. Which is weird, because it’s so easy to explain and illustrate. [Original.]

Monday 00:26 · @daeaves Just to confirm: I did not receive that tweet about the void @12:19am. [Original, responding to @daeaves.]

Monday 08:27 · Mobile data pricing sanity: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/25/Mobile-data-pricing [Original.]

Tuesday 09:20 · I told you so (don’t hate to say it): www.appadvice.com/appnn/2012/03/apple-has-163-reasons-to-release-fabled-ipad-mini [Original.]

Tuesday 12:21 · Just spent $10 on an Android app, the most so far by quite a bit: [Original.]

Tuesday 14:14 · @sogrady I don’t approach your level of devotion to your national pastime; except for my kid’s little league team. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Tuesday 14:39 · @sogrady Clearly you’ve never argued with me about typography or audio reproduction. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Tuesday 21:33 · “The White Savior Industrial Complex” by Teju Cole - read all the way to the end: www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/ [Original.]

Wednesday 08:12 · Consensus: If you’re thinking of a MacBook, you should wait a month or two (see comments) www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/27/New-Computer [Original.]

Wednesday 09:31 · @julien51 I guarantee my feed isn’t broken; try one of the validators. Your feed reader software may be, however. [Original, responding to @julien51.]

Wednesday 10:05 · Go 1.0 ships: blog.golang.org/2012/03/go-version-1-is-released.html [Original.]

Wednesday 20:44 · Fascinating and kinda depressing look at how pop hits are written these days: www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/03/26/120326fa_fact_seabrook?currentPage=all [Original.]

Thursday 14:27 · WebSockets follow-up: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/28/WebSockets [Original.]

Thursday 14:31 · Getting coffee, told the café staff about the demise of the Canadian penny. Wild whoops of joy… Tories have the barista vote locked up. [Original.]

Thursday 14:45 · Just wasted a half-hour enjoyably on www.skills.to/user/timbray [Original.]

Thursday 14:54 · Inspired by a recent Oatmeal (theoatmeal.com/comics/atheism) I offer “List of wars launched in the name of atheism: ” [Original.]

Thursday 19:30 · @ftrain Do loop me in if the imaginings become concrete. Idea makes me shiver. [Original, responding to @ftrain.]

Thursday 19:57 · Just imported all my active Android projects from Eclipse into IntelliJ. Damn, it was easy. Now let’s see if I can develop/run. [Original.]

Thursday 20:44 · Grmf. I now have IntelliJ “projects” but I don’t seem to have any “modules” so I can’t run anything. Must be missing something obvious... [Original.]

Thursday 21:28 · I’ve never picked up a new IDE without irritating moments of complete baffled roadblocked incomprehension. IntelliJ is no exception. [Original.]

Friday 08:59 · Eclipse to IntelliJ: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/03/30/Eclipse-to-IntelliJ [Original.]

Friday 19:49 · This probably isn’t funny unless you’re a photog, but if you are it’s pretty funny: www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/03/hammerforum-com [Original.]

Saturday 00:53 · Bidding judiciously on an old Sigma manual-focus prime lens on eBay. We all gotta get our own Friday-night jollies somehow. [Original.]

Saturday 13:48 · @obra Good idea! [Original, responding to @obra.]

Saturday 17:37 · “Marx at 193” - trying to map Marx onto 2012. Intellectually stimulating and I think useful: www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n07/john-lanchester/marx-at-193 [Original.]

Saturday 21:48 · Gmail Tap; it really works! gmailblog.blogspot.ca/2012/03/introducing-gmail-tap.html [Original.]

Sunday 08:24 · Interesting; Israeli politics inside-baseball being played out on Facebook: Ayalon is a piece of work. [Original.]

Sunday 08:36 · @brianleroux Many Twitter clients seem very disrupted in last day or so. [Original, responding to @brianleroux.]

Sunday 09:50 · Go check out today’s XKCD. Notice anything odd? See www.reddit.com/r/comics//comments/rnpiw/mindboggling_xkcd_april_fools_comic/ [Original.]

Sunday 20:16 · Here in Vancouver, Twitter is flaky and various clients are seizing up. But via my proxied-into-the-’pled work browser, no problem. Hmm [Original.]

Sunday 20:31 · Never heard of “Azawad” before today. But I bet we’ll be hearing more about it. Primary source: www.mnlamov.net/ [Original.]

Sunday 20:31 · Today, Timbuktu was captured by the Azawad insurgency. [Original.]


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