Week ending Sunday 2013/03/17

Monday 00:05 · RT @tmaesaka: Two years ago today, I remember vigorously calling every airline to get a flight back to Japan ASAP. People thought I was ... [Original.]

Monday 00:08 · 2 years ago today, I remember pinging everyone I knew in the Google Tokyo office, finally @takoratta answered, said “We’re mostly OK”. [Original.]

Monday 00:10 · Best post ever, IMHO: Because he *is*. [Original.]

Monday 09:25 · Ashamed to be Canadian: www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2013/03/scientific-freedom-canada?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/keepittoyuorselves [Original.]

Monday 09:35 · Today’s Tokyo photobloggery, with a motoring theme: [Original.]

Monday 11:43 · Interesting-looking Kickstarter for an Android app-builder thingie: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1846050961/jimu-building-blocks-for-your-android-app [Original.]

Monday 20:22 · RT @carlmalamud: Anyone know the url for the livestream of the conclave? [Original.]

Monday 22:16 · Sex Education: [Original.]

Monday 22:38 · @vambenepe Canon S110 would probably be the consensus choice. Or Sony RX100 if you want to open the wallet wider. [Original, responding to @vambenepe.]

Tuesday 17:09 · To conclude my camera-review/Tokyo-trip series: Still Water (very pretty pix) [Original.]

Tuesday 21:49 · @juliaferraioli @edd Ah… another member of the tribe. But Julia, uh… overwrite mode? Ewww [Original, responding to @juliaferraioli.]

Tuesday 23:17 · Now there’s a phone for geeks: blog.htc.com/2013/03/htc-one-developer-edition/ [Original.]

Tuesday 23:39 · Want a culturally-complex NSFW experience? Type “femen vatican” into any nearby search window. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:18 · Listening to The Last Waltz on original vinyl. Damn, it sounds wonderful. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:25 · Jesus, who is that on harp on Mannish Boy on Last Waltz? Gonna have to pull out the movie. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:38 · @JelleVictoor yup [Original, responding to @JelleVictoor.]

Wednesday 00:46 · @juliaferraioli Why vinyl? www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2012/10/15/Why-Vinyl [Original, responding to @juliaferraioli.]

Wednesday 22:12 · 10PM Pacific, so… no more news today, OK? [Original.]

Wednesday 22:25 · Schiller: “The reason that people are making their devices bigger is to get up to the battery life the iPhone 5 offers” [Original.]

Thursday 09:00 · @konstantinhaase Except the bug was transient and has mysteriously vanished this morning. Closed. Bah. [Original, responding to @konstantinhaase.]

Thursday 09:24 · 14 March 2013: International Day to Defend Apostates and Blasphemers: ex-muslim.org.uk/2013/03/14-march-2013-international-day-to-defend-apostates-and-blasphemers/ [Original.]

Thursday 12:07 · Oh noes Gluecon gave me the 8:30 keynote. I’ll hire a bad local metal band to play in the hotel parking lot at 7AM. [Original.]

Thursday 16:01 · Why I love RSS and You Do Too: inessential.com/2013/03/14/why_i_love_rss_and_you_do_too [Original.]

Thursday 17:54 · That product launch was inexcusable. It’ll be a cold day in hell before I buy a product from those idiots. [Original.]

Thursday 22:19 · What @mollywood said: news.cnet.com/8301-31322_3-57574466-256/samsung-gs4-launch-tone-deaf-and-shockingly-sexist/ [Original.]

Friday 01:34 · Human beings are bags of brine (but spuds are good mocks for Wi-Fi testing). www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/12/flight-internet [Original.]

Friday 09:32 · @makzngalas24 I don’t work on Android or Play any more. [Original, responding to @makzngalas24.]

Friday 11:45 · @bascule those theorems are very wear-&-tear resistant; good for centuries, some of ’em [Original, responding to @bascule.]

Friday 12:33 · A refreshingly-different take on the new Pope: blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2013/03/the-black-pope-that-bergoglio-imbroglio.html [Original.]

Friday 12:35 · Two refreshingly-different design visions: [Original.]

Friday 12:36 · RT @mollywood: Here's my rant on Samsung's sexist and tone-deaf #GS4 show. Read the comments and tell me we don't have a problem. http:/ ... [Original.]

Friday 12:46 · “I’ll be grabbing popcorn to eagerly watch as the battle unfolds between the giants.” (He means Amazon & Google): gigaom.com/2013/03/15/by-the-numbers-how-google-compute-engine-stacks-up-to-amazon-ec2/ [Original.]

Friday 21:51 · Unsentimental reportage from the West Bank; a terrible place. www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/magazine/is-this-where-the-third-intifada-will-start.html [Original.]

Saturday 10:21 · “All knobs are up for future feeling” - A blog that clearly must be subscribed to: knobfeel.co.uk/ [Original.]

Saturday 10:55 · Harper government control-freakery moves further into shake-your-head-and-weep territory: www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Federal+librarians+fear+being+muzzled+under+code+conduct/8105500/story.html [Original.]

Saturday 13:15 · @billmon1 The LGF trajectory could be a libretto for a 5-act grand opera. Music by Phil Glass. I’d go. [Original, responding to @billmon1.]

Sunday 20:39 · BTW, I’m on the Big Island of Hawai’i for the next few days. Anyone else I know over here? [Original.]

Sunday 21:54 · @BWJones signed up for lavarefuge.comhttp/lavarefuge.com/poke-a-stick-guided-lava-tours/ [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

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