Week ending Sunday 2013/10/20

Monday 01:04 · @h0h0h0 One step we could take to improve our culture would be to be less abusive. BTW I’ve been on this since 2005: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/03/20/Women [Original, responding to @h0h0h0.]

Monday 01:12 · @h0h0h0 Obviously I wasn’t clear enough. Civilized grownups don’t try to start a conversation by calling others shitheads. [Original, responding to @h0h0h0.]

Monday 09:29 · Middle + Off: middleandoff.tumblr.com/ Many excellent, some NSFW. [Original.]

Monday 09:33 · Hm, it’s “World Standards Day”; The Internet Didn’t Happen by Accident: www.circleid.com/posts/20131014_internet_and_openstand_the_internet_didnt_happen_by_accident/ [Original.]

Monday 09:48 · Autumn-light Vancouver eye-candy: https://t.co/AYI2EhpWwA [Original.]

Monday 10:35 · So, one popular home-networking appliance has a backdoor: www.devttys0.com/2013/10/reverse-engineering-a-d-link-backdoor/ I bet it’s not the only one. [Original.]

Tuesday 10:35 · I know none of my passwords: aley.me/passwords [Original.]

Tuesday 10:36 · @aley How do you recover when your Yubi fraps out? [Original, responding to @aley.]

Tuesday 13:19 · @davidascher There’s satellite service, but it’s pricey last time I checked. [Original, responding to @davidascher.]

Tuesday 18:40 · @pkedrosky Global entry is a subset of Nexus, it seems. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Tuesday 19:17 · @DGrady Thus, you know that many are feeling your pain. [Original, responding to @DGrady.]

Tuesday 19:58 · Fukupuppy! languagelog.ldc.upenn.eduhttp/languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=7820 [Original.]

Tuesday 22:27 · Don’t you love it when an ad pops up in front of what you’re trying to read? [Original.]

Wednesday 00:18 · So… pretty major Sony-cameras throwdown. Unless the menus/UX are way better than the lamentable RX100, they’re dead to me. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:28 · What @BWJones said: @timbray You know... I thought full frame was a big deal to me until I started shooting with the Fuji cameras. [Original.]

Wednesday 00:49 · @dhh @BWJones Except for, Lightroom is slow enough already dealing with 16M files. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Wednesday 08:00 · Late last night: Isn’t it great when an ad pops up in front of what you’re trying to look at? [Original.]

Wednesday 08:00 · @steveloughran The surveys on The Big Picture seem inoffensive. But mostly, yeah. [Original, responding to @steveloughran.]

Wednesday 08:03 · @adymitruk Specs look wonderful, but I’ve had horrible experience really with Sony cam ergonomics: [Original, responding to @adymitruk.]

Wednesday 08:07 · @chuq @BWJones Well, since I photograph almost exclusively for on-screen (rarely print) cropping is already an option. [Original, responding to @chuq.]

Wednesday 11:13 · Aviate looks interesting; sort of like Google Now only more so: blog.getaviate.com/ [Original.]

Wednesday 11:57 · Trying to remember the last time anyone talked about anything from Canon & Nikon the way everyone's talking about the Fujifilm & Sony cams. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:58 · @sammachin Yep. I tried it, it worked. [Original, responding to @sammachin.]

Wednesday 12:03 · @davidascher For Sony, hit the top of dpreview.com For Fuji, Thomas Menk aggregates coverage: www.tomen.dehttp/www.tomen.de/blog/ [Original, responding to @davidascher.]

Wednesday 12:31 · @twleung Not that the difference between 24 and 36M makes a damn bit of difference on any known computer screen.... [Original, responding to @twleung.]

Wednesday 13:00 · @headius “Un vin rosé, s'il vous plait”. It ain't a beer town. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Wednesday 13:22 · @ndw hm? Not that I know those people or anything, but they have a good demo. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Wednesday 13:30 · @ndw Fair enough. Tl;dr: It reconfigures your phone's front page depending on where/when you are, proactively offers to do things. Clever. [Original, responding to @ndw.]

Wednesday 14:19 · FOaaS #livinginthefuture - foaas.com/ [Original.]

Wednesday 19:01 · @gruber An identical service has been running in Canada for years & seems trouble free. Dunno about the security model. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Wednesday 19:20 · @liggs Description sounds identical to me. [Original, responding to @liggs.]

Wednesday 19:37 · The way it works in Canada is I go to bank website, fill out a form, recipient gets an email, clicks a link in it, $$ hit their bank. [Original.]

Wednesday 20:50 · @MichaelZed Out of curiosity, which are the non-participating institutions? [Original, responding to @MichaelZed.]

Thursday 09:46 · @blaine One of the reasons the big buildings are there is unusually dense/deep granite bedrock; might contribute. [Original, responding to @blaine.]

Friday 00:59 · @kaihendry I only proposed one for legal, not moral, reasons :) [Original, responding to @kaihendry.]

Friday 01:01 · @ChineseEnvoy I’m pretty ignorant about OID2, been working on OpenID Connect. I’m pretty unconvinced by SQRL though. [Original, responding to @ChineseEnvoy.]

Friday 09:18 · HTML5 Canvas is easy and fun: [Original.]

Friday 10:45 · @dangillmor Is that link right? [Original, responding to @dangillmor.]

Friday 11:03 · @cmaj10 Probably a side-effect of client-side Java never taking off… oh wait, JavaFX is going to fix that, right? [Original, responding to @cmaj10.]

Friday 11:10 · @cmaj10 Flash had some good stuff but on balance wasn’t a particularly good Web citizen, I thought, so I’m generally happy it’s fading. [Original, responding to @cmaj10.]

Friday 11:32 · I’ll be speaking at DevBeat next month, and it looks genuinely unusual: [Original.]

Friday 11:50 · @cmaj10 Not enough of a graphics weenie to have an educated opinion. But you’re not the only person I’ve heard say that. [Original, responding to @cmaj10.]

Friday 12:00 · RT @dbarefoot: Every time you create an RFP for work, you eliminate a bunch of above-average experts who can't be arsed to answer it. [Original.]

Friday 13:07 · Hey @duncan, the feeds for your two sites are identical. Is that by design? Is either a preferred subscription target? [Original.]

Friday 17:00 · @mentalguy Is this known to happen in particular scenarios or just randomly? [Original, responding to @mentalguy.]

Friday 17:07 · @djco All I said that was, among modern browsers, it was the only one that was a little janky on my naive Canvas code. I ♥ Firefox. [Original, responding to @djco.]

Friday 17:12 · @djco BTW if someone knows a way to redo that so it runs faster, would report. [Original, responding to @djco.]

Friday 17:58 · @mentalguy Probably pretty robust for morphing a small square then [Original, responding to @mentalguy.]

Friday 18:15 · I backed the Cyan “Obduction” kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyaninc/obduction/ [Original.]

Friday 18:16 · I backed Carl Malamud’s Public Safety Codes kickstarted: www.kickstarter.com/projects/publicresource/public-safety-codes-of-the-world-stand-up-for-safe [Original.]

Friday 20:57 · RT @BelindaRunkle: All tech speakers, please stop using your mom as your prototypical non-technical user. Thank you. [Original.]

Friday 21:16 · @cdibona You’re 600 ahead of me, so let me know. Of course they’re mostly bots and abandoned accounts…. [Original, responding to @cdibona.]

Saturday 14:10 · @Skud @cstross California is full of eucalypts originally from Oz. [Original, responding to @Skud.]

Saturday 17:30 · @shayman @daeaves @rachelsklar @therealfitz Big Canadian hugs to all of ya too. Even Brian. [Original, responding to @shayman.]

Saturday 19:11 · “Pervasive monitoring induces self-censoring which harms the Internet and its users… that means it harms humanity.” www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/perpass/current/msg00608.html [Original.]

Saturday 19:53 · Dear @Fuji_X_Pro @duncan @AllysonMcGrane @therealfitz: Hat tip to you or your work in my Fujfilm love letter: [Original.]

Saturday 20:07 · @hfiguiere oh drat. Too late to fix now [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

Saturday 21:35 · @hananc Thanks! Fixed. [Original, responding to @hananc.]

Saturday 21:59 · @hananc Like I said, there are probably going to be close-out bargains on the X-E1. [Original, responding to @hananc.]

Sunday 09:54 · Why I’m firmly in the Fujifilm camp, with 12 pix: [Original.]


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