Week ending Sunday 2013/10/27

Monday 05:16 · Building Trustable Cloud Systems: www.ietf.org/id/draft-jennings-perpass-secure-rai-cloud-00.pdf A whole lot of people thinking about this stuff these days. [Original.]

Monday 09:45 · Glad to see that IETF, which runs a lot of meetings, is working on an anti-harassment policy: www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg83303.html [Original.]

Monday 09:59 · @McMillanSean That mailing list is open. Feel free to contribute suggestions. [Original, responding to @McMillanSean.]

Monday 14:25 · @cstross Can’t wait to see the cover art. [Original, responding to @cstross.]

Monday 19:18 · @AllysonMcGrane Can I come over? Oh wait, I’m in California... [Original, responding to @AllysonMcGrane.]

Monday 21:30 · RT @JoyceCarolOates: Exhausted supply of passwords. Now immobilized. [Original.]

Monday 22:30 · Why Healthcare.gov sucks: [Original.]

Monday 22:33 · @Richard_Kadrey Hey, I’m assuming Stark gets a look at Heaven, emirate? [Original, responding to @Richard_Kadrey.]

Tuesday 08:12 · Round midnight last night, flamed out over the stupid things being said about t.co/ge3tI2HPqE: [Original.]

Tuesday 16:52 · Pew Internet Project: Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online. pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Anonymity-online.aspx [Original.]

Wednesday 18:40 · So, Reddit is Usenet, basically. Right? [Original.]

Wednesday 18:56 · Never line up for phở. Nobody likes a phở queue. [Original.]

Wednesday 18:59 · @shanselman TMI [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Thursday 01:19 · @neojaponisme Hmm, also applicable: Shitty lives of married women -> women don’t want to get married -> lower birth rate. [Original, responding to @neojaponisme.]

Thursday 11:50 · Hacking of individual sites isn’t the big problem. 0-day vulnerabilities in frameworks is, for example krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/thousands-of-sites-hacked-via-vbulletin-hole/ [Original.]

Thursday 12:22 · @pamelafox Just be aware that once you do, you’ll then have to read the two sequels. And then probably the rest of @GreatDismal’s books. [Original, responding to @pamelafox.]

Thursday 12:28 · @futureidentity Didn’t know about CNIL; seems very sensible. [Original, responding to @futureidentity.]

Thursday 15:41 · @xmlgrrl Hmf, so you went on the one day I missed. <snif> [Original, responding to @xmlgrrl.]

Thursday 20:46 · I want my transparent dock back! #mavericks [Original.]

Thursday 21:03 · Really nice 20th-anniversary interview with Joe Carter: gregorchisholm.mlblogs.com/2013/10/23/20th-anniversary-of-carters-home-run/ [Original.]

Thursday 21:04 · Censored! Black bar sunglasses: internet-of-dreams.tumblr.com/post/64987475852/via-amazon-com-censored-black-bar-sunglasses [Original.]

Thursday 21:32 · Oddly, Mavericks breaks my hand-wired perl/ruby/java/mysql/ImageMagick blog proofing system. #notthatoddreally [Original.]

Thursday 21:45 · sudo cpan cpan[1]> install DBD::mysql *smiles* [Original.]

Thursday 21:53 · @samruby Cobbled it together in 2002 and have been hoisting it from mac to mac since. Production side on Debian stable? Never a prob. [Original, responding to @samruby.]

Thursday 22:14 · It could take a loooooooooong time to explain today’s XKCD to someone who doesn’t get it. [Original.]

Thursday 22:38 · @quiet_listening Google “Monty Hall problem” [Original, responding to @quiet_listening.]

Thursday 22:57 · @ericscheid Just work through all the possible choices and outcomes and you don’t have to do any. [Original, responding to @ericscheid.]

Thursday 23:19 · RT @matz_translated: The initial Ruby development machine, Dynabook EZ, nostalgic. i486DX16MHz 2 MB or Oh. Now if I set suction level. [Original.]

Friday 09:12 · What can you do with a sound-asleep baby? Make art! www.boredpanda.orghttp/www.boredpanda.org/wengenn-in-wonderland-sioin-queenie-liao/ [Original.]

Friday 10:11 · @lukec I only look at the Perl world once every couple years when I get a new computer or OS upgrade. But thanks for the pointer. [Original, responding to @lukec.]

Friday 10:15 · Internet Archive goes private-by-default. The rest of the Net should, too. [Original.]

Friday 10:33 · Alert: DO NOT UPGRADE Keynote. Apparently they took away presenter display customization. #mavericks [Original.]

Friday 10:35 · @HarperCollins Will Stark get to see Heaven? [Original, responding to @HarperCollins.]

Friday 10:37 · Like most middle-aged people I have presbyopia and totally rely on presenter-page customization so I can speak without glasses. [Original.]

Friday 10:37 · People who use Keynote are almost by definition expert users. I am absolutely flabbergasted and horrified. #mavericks [Original.]

Friday 10:55 · @eaton @gblack I just can’t use it. Fortunately I was warned before I updated. [Original, responding to @eaton.]

Friday 11:02 · Mavericks seems to not have libxml2 by default. Many things break. [Original.]

Friday 14:21 · Aaaaaaaaand, it was just that in moving to #mavericks I somehow lost XCode “Command line tools”. OSS infrastructure now all in order. [Original.]

Friday 14:33 · Our big old home-mainframe Mac Pro is still running Snow Leopard, and I'm sort of liking it more and more. [Original.]

Friday 14:47 · RT @colbycosh: Random numbers are larger than favourite numbers. datacolada.org/2013/10/23/random_vs_favorite_numbers/ [Original.]

Saturday 16:52 · Cardinals are introduced with Led Zep’s “Kashmir” for background music. What a world we live in. [Original.]

Saturday 17:20 · Worthwhile setting up a Tor node on my home cable-internet connection? Any downsides? [Original.]

Saturday 18:48 · @AllysonMcGrane Yeah, our cable has it, but we’re watching the World Series at the moment. [Original, responding to @AllysonMcGrane.]

Saturday 20:06 · Pretty good baseball. [Original.]

Saturday 21:09 · Umps were clearly correct on the call. Bit of a pity it ended that way, but reasonably fair result. [Original.]

Saturday 21:17 · So, pull up the MLB rulebook (mlb.mlb.com/mlb/downloads/y2013/official_baseball_rules.pdf) and search for “Rule 2.00 (Obstruction) Comment” #worldseries [Original.]

Saturday 21:34 · @EvilN8 Worse than that, also a judgment call whether obstruction changed outcome of play. [Original, responding to @EvilN8.]

Saturday 22:03 · Listening to oneohtrix point never on vinyl... sounds good even if pure digital constructs via plastic wiggles is logically indefensible. [Original.]

Saturday 22:12 · Hey, of course now there’s an @obstructioncall Twitter account. [Original, responding to @obstructioncall.]

Sunday 10:00 · A remarkable Web publication about strife in the South China sea: www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/10/27/south-china-sea/?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes [Original.]

Sunday 10:56 · Point: Unpaid writing sucks. www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/opinion/sunday/slaves-of-the-internet-unite.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1 Counterpoint: Deal with it. willwilkinson.tumblr.com/post/65247104337 [Original.]

Sunday 11:05 · There’s a hole in my life. RIP Lou. I last saw him in the Neil Young Project in 2010. [Original.]

Sunday 11:08 · I’m gonna throw something at the TV if they run too many more Northern Gateway pipeline ads. [Original.]

Sunday 11:11 · 5✭♫: Rock n Roll Animal: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2006/03/13/Rock-n-Roll-Animal [Original.]

Sunday 12:39 · Wok lore: [Original.]

Sunday 13:13 · Nikon full-frame vs Pentax APS-C (I expect this to be controversial): www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=5438&news=pentax+K-3+Nikon+D600+head+to+head+comparison+Pentax+wins [Original.]

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