Week ending Sunday 2012/08/12

Monday 07:06 · Eek, Wikipedia seems down. Civilization teetering…… [Original.]

Monday 08:54 · Hey @pragdave, what’s your recommendation for reading your books on Nexus 7? PDF or epub? Which client? [Original.]

Monday 13:09 · @pragdave @chris_mahan Will give PDF a try, too. [Original, responding to @pragdave.]

Monday 18:48 · @Carnage4Life She hadn’t by any random chance recently dropped by her telephone company office and let them “upgrade” her phone? [Original, responding to @Carnage4Life.]

Tuesday 00:12 · @jeffjarvis AT&T store might not be your best bet. Try an unlocked Android. [Original, responding to @jeffjarvis.]

Tuesday 09:40 · iPad, Nexus 7, and marital harmony: webmink.com/2012/08/07/on-marital-harmony/ [Original.]

Tuesday 10:29 · What Matt said: www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-two-step-authentication/ Here’s why: www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/all/ For me, 2-factor + 1Password () = 0 worry. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:27 · Still more good reasons to turn on 2-factor authentication *TODAY*: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/08/07/Use-two-factor [Original.]

Tuesday 12:29 · @kk That’s Apostles, you peasant. [Original, responding to @kk.]

Tuesday 13:11 · Disclosure: I was in the pay of Google throughout the Oracle litigation. But <sob> I couldn’t say anything. [Original.]

Tuesday 13:13 · Great little piece of commentary on YouTube/iOS: allthingsd.com/20120807/the-bottom-line-on-apple-and-youtube/ [Original.]

Tuesday 15:05 · Best way to read PragProg books on Nexus 7: Email the .mobi version to the magic Kindle address. /cc @pragdave [Original.]

Tuesday 15:12 · @segphault Yup [Original, responding to @segphault.]

Tuesday 15:13 · @ndw The feature nobody ever used, even once, amirite? [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Tuesday 15:41 · “unable to convert "\xC3" to UTF-8 in conversion from ASCII-8BIT to UTF-8 to US-ASCII for lib/mail/multibyte/unicode.rb, skipping” <groan> [Original.]

Tuesday 16:19 · @hoeferh To my eyes, .mobi on Kindle looks better than .epub on Aldiko [Original, responding to @hoeferh.]

Tuesday 20:59 · @GreatDismal Still miss Molly after all these years. Even though Bobby was my fave Sprawler. Miss Chevette too. [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

Tuesday 21:12 · Wow, a proper summer storm, with thunder ’n’ lightning, moist warm dark air, intermittent lashings of huge raindrops. So rare in Vancouver. [Original.]

Tuesday 21:27 · @Mikehmlto Best t-storms I ever saw were in Southern Ontario. But Prairie storms excellent too. Vancouver sadly lacking. [Original, responding to @Mikehmlto.]

Tuesday 22:01 · @davidglidden Nope. If I ever went to the real-money auction thing I guess I would. [Original, responding to @davidglidden.]

Tuesday 22:30 · Three mysteries: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/08/06/Abstracts [Original.]

Tuesday 23:55 · “Russian Femanist Punk Band Pussy Riot-Punk Prayer” www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW-JbhBCouE [Original.]

Wednesday 08:18 · One of the cats left a present on the back porch. Biggest rat I’ve ever seen in Vancouver. By a wide margin. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:18 · This rat was totally Cat Costco family-pack size. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:19 · We’re talking Ratzilla here. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:19 · It wouldn’t all go in the plastic bag I used to pick it up; tail stuck way out. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:20 · Obviously it shopped in the XXXR section. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:40 · Don’t have a big enough lens. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:30 · @dazil That’s because it’s based on Enterprise-class Microsoft® technology! [Original, responding to @dazil.]

Wednesday 21:25 · Say what you will about Al-Jazeera, they have reporters & cameras right on the front lines in Aleppo. Good on ’em. www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/08/2012888110599128.html [Original.]

Wednesday 21:33 · Hokay, I’ll be timbray over on app.net when/if it takes off. Guardedly optimistic. Check out [Original.]

Wednesday 22:52 · The app.net alpha is pleasingly polished. And you can actually follow the firehouse; maybe today for the last day. [Original.]

Wednesday 23:13 · @jtauber All pretty ad hoc at this point I think. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Thursday 00:06 · Must-read reportage from Aleppo via the Guardian: m.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/08/syria-rebels-aleppo-stalemate?cat=world&type=article [Original.]

Thursday 00:51 · Live tweets from Aleppo: @jenanmoussa [Original.]

Thursday 10:54 · @mjasay That’s a small number (in our family, one). Manageable. [Original, responding to @mjasay.]

Thursday 11:01 · @webmink We use a strong generated password for the shared account, transferred via encrypted IM :) [Original, responding to @webmink.]

Thursday 12:00 · You can have only-slightly-malicious fun teasing iPhone users… “Isn’t that screen kind of *small*?” [Original.]

Thursday 13:06 · @gbrail Couple Googlers want to argue about refresh tokens. DM me, or twbray at google? Thanks. [Original, responding to @gbrail.]

Thursday 15:02 · Is there any organization that is legally entitled to name a product “Unix”? It’s a fine name, and I miss it. [Original.]

Thursday 16:39 · JavaScript leak finder; looks handy: google-opensource.blogspot.ca/2012/08/leak-finder-new-tool-for-javascript.html [Original.]

Thursday 17:23 · God answers prayers! theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2012/08/god-answers-prayers.html [Original.]

Thursday 18:55 · @ftrain That is really pretty depraved. [Original, responding to @ftrain.]

Thursday 20:40 · @mezzoblue Can’t have too many green onions. [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Thursday 21:44 · @shanselman Just don’t fuck with HTTP semantics and you’ll be mostly OK. Get much past that and you’re overthinking it. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Thursday 23:02 · @mattcutts You have to work through some expected-value projections, show that the Matt-lives scenarios are winners. [Original, responding to @mattcutts.]

Thursday 23:04 · @pamelafox Forms are hard. Let's go shopping. [Original, responding to @pamelafox.]

Friday 08:49 · OK, I will lay Yegge’s latest aside or I'm not gonna get any work done this morning: [Original.]

Friday 11:11 · Yekaterina Samutsevich: Closing Statement at the Pussy Riot Trial chtodelat.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/yekaterina-samutsevich-closing-statement/ [Original.]

Friday 14:41 · The top bit of a modern browser is a batshit-insane agglomeration of UI controls entirely lacking in cohesion. People deal with it somehow. [Original.]

Friday 19:21 · “It's OK to say that things are terrible, because they are.” It's OK if you’re a good writer and funny, that is: gizmodo.com/5933688 [Original.]

Friday 21:10 · @robertdanin Canadian politics aren't perfect… but our elections are over in 6 weeks. [Original, responding to @robertdanin.]

Friday 23:08 · Wonder when my Intrade short on Condi pays off? [Original.]

Saturday 08:52 · Have long been a fan of Mexican football; good on ’em, and congrats. [Original.]

Saturday 09:05 · @dev_Gabriel They’re often in Canada's World Cup group, so we see a lot of them. [Original, responding to @dev_Gabriel.]

Saturday 14:13 · @jtauber I see no covers. Mac/Chrome. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Saturday 16:51 · @jtauber Oh yeah, must have had a stuck cache somewhere earlier. [Original, responding to @jtauber.]

Saturday 17:14 · OH: “Nobody does creepy like Facebook” [Original.]

Saturday 20:16 · @dgmltn I’d treat it like one purchased off the Play web site. [Original, responding to @dgmltn.]

Saturday 20:25 · @pkedrosky Among Others by Jo Walton. By a long shot. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Saturday 20:26 · @pkedrosky Redshirts, by Scalzi, also very good. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Saturday 20:32 · @pkedrosky And if you don’t insist on sci-fi, Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien is one of the best, any genre, I’ve read in years. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Sunday 00:25 · Am a sucker for cheesy Hong Kong combat/romance potboilers. Tonight, “Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_of_the_Fist:_The_Return_of_Chen_Zhen [Original.]

Sunday 00:27 · @tjohns Consider yourself as a stand-in for Everybody. [Original, responding to @tjohns.]

Sunday 14:33 · Wondering what proportion of the audience got the significance of the scooters during “Pinball Wizard” [Original.]

Sunday 14:51 · And on Twitter, a world-class display of cynicism & ironic jadedness. [Original.]

Sunday 15:14 · Anything can be saved by a sufficiently big guitar solo. [Original.]

Sunday 15:42 · @SalmanRushdie One of the most famous lame edit wars on Wikipedia was over how to describe Freddie’s provenance. [Original, responding to @SalmanRushdie.]

Sunday 15:47 · Cheezy pop & pop-tarts are forgivable at the closing. The self-congratulatory ooze from the execs isn’t. [Original.]

Sunday 16:44 · App.net and status.net should interoperate, right? If they don't, there's no point, right? [Original.]

Sunday 20:38 · @GreatDismal By the Art Gallery, I actually recommend “Feastro” - esp the prosciutto & prawn taco. [Original, responding to @GreatDismal.]

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