Week ending Sunday 2012/09/16

Monday 08:32 · What’s wrong with Twitter? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/09/07/What-is-wrong-with-Twitter [Original.]

Monday 23:14 · Feel like listening to music, but iTunes won’t start. Google search offers lots of help for iTunes failures… on Windows. Damn funny Apple [Original.]

Tuesday 16:49 · FWIW, the political/economic news coming out of Europe tomorrow will likely affect your life more than anything Apple announces. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:33 · Glad to be living in an age when “skeuomorphic” has entered the common parlance. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:37 · Hey @segphault, anyone can *do* tech, we need intelligent people writing about it. Don’t stop. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:46 · That shithead Netanyahu really really wants to start a war. Or even better, have the US start it for him. www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/netanyahu-without-ultimatum-us-has-no-moral-right-to-stop-israel-from-attacking-iran/2012/09/11/cb56ac8a-fc12-11e1-a31e-804fccb658f9_story.html [Original.]

Tuesday 20:47 · @carlmalamud Wonder what her nickname was. [Original, responding to @carlmalamud.]

Tuesday 20:59 · Netanyahu: “U.S. has no ‘moral right’ to stop war”. Correct; it has a moral obligation. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:59 · Netanyahu: Willing to fight Iran down to the last American. [Original.]

Tuesday 21:57 · Wow, @parislemon really putting some extra oomph into that cheerleading, giving it the old college try. A for effort. [Original.]

Tuesday 21:58 · There ought to be a uniform. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:38 · @romainguy @glaforge All of a sudden Sony is very interesting. [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Wednesday 09:39 · If you’re worried about your Web performance and you’re not reading stevesouders.com/, you’re doing it wrong. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:48 · Lauren on Pomodoro: www.laurenwood.org/anyway/2012/09/the-deadline-dilemma/ [Original.]

Wednesday 18:08 · Letterbox LOL [Original.]

Wednesday 22:03 · I hit “shuffle all” on my huge G Music collection, & it came up with “Washing Machine” by Sonic Youth. #PleasantSurprises [Original.]

Thursday 23:43 · vicious resourceful adaptive bloodthirsty vegetables: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/09/12/Blackberries [Original.]

Friday 00:17 · Have I said recently how wonderful Homebrew is? mxcl.github.com/homebrew/ [Original.]

Friday 13:51 · Does God kill a photographer’s starving kitten every time I drop a few bucks at iStockPhoto? [Original.]

Friday 21:08 · Tweepsmap is a good idea, but they won’t show you your results until you tweet a plug for them. Screw that. [Original.]

Friday 21:24 · Twitter spam account names increasingly hilarious: Flaxseed Domingo, Arrival Luther, Anjelika Cutlet, Bandgap Nebular, Convoke Pyrex... [Original.]

Saturday 07:54 · @kissane @ftrain I’ve long admired the soybean-farmer school of neo-Anglo-Saxon-alliterative ironic epics. [Original, responding to @kissane.]

Saturday 09:26 · 25th birthday of X11. Once wrote Xlib &amp; Motif code for pay. <shudders> [Original.]

Saturday 09:29 · @hfiguiere Had the chance to buy a property there in the 80s. Couldn’t scare up $60K or so. [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

Saturday 12:27 · An almost-but-not-quite-rave review of Cloud Atlas, the book: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/09/15/Cloud-Atlas [Original.]

Saturday 12:45 · Gotta say the Cloud Atlas trailers are pretty uber: trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/cloudatlas/ [Original.]

Saturday 13:31 · In what universe was it a good idea for Apple to lose a strong OS X feature, the Prefs control for Apache httpd?!?! clickontyler.com/blog/2012/02/web-sharing-mountain-lion/ [Original.]

Saturday 13:57 · @charlesarthur Sure. There are alternatives. But why did they take something away that was working just fine? [Original, responding to @charlesarthur.]

Saturday 13:58 · Since Snow Leopard, hard to think of anything in OS X that actually improved my experience. [Original.]

Saturday 16:38 · @DonDodge GOP position seems Keynesian, but only for military outlays. [Original, responding to @DonDodge.]

Saturday 22:20 · Mary Margaret O'Hara FTW [Original.]

Sunday 12:36 · A few more thousand words on the deep broken-ness of Java (and many other languages') i18n: unspecified.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/the-importance-of-language-level-abstract-unicode-strings/ [Original.]

Sunday 17:34 · Wow, only September and there are already Romney campaign postmortems: www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81280.html [Original.]

Sunday 18:37 · @shanselman Well, nobody *in Canada* does. :) [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Sunday 19:56 · Sweeping generalized put-downs of whole genders are stupid and offensive in all cases: www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/plastic-women-cardboard-men/article4546121/ [Original.]

Sunday 19:58 · Men are useless at “human contact, interpersonal skills, verbal skills, creativity”. O rly? www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/plastic-women-cardboard-men/article4546121/ [Original.]

Sunday 20:31 · Hey @codinghorror, still got those variable-encoding-rate MP3s around somewhere? [Original.]

Sunday 22:26 · It’s been like 3 months since I blogged or tweeted about what I’m getting paid for. Too long. [Original.]

Sunday 22:31 · @Frankiezzy Nope. From last June: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/06/29/Becoming-an-Identity-guy [Original, responding to @Frankiezzy.]

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