Week ending Sunday 2013/12/15

Monday 08:17 · Such random much profit https://t.co/1rtYXcWXas [Original.]

Monday 09:34 · @steveklabnik As long as you warn them about the ugliness, pettiness, and tedium before you get them involved... [Original, responding to @steveklabnik.]

Monday 09:57 · Ansible/Chef/Puppet/Salt popularity horse-race: redmonk.com/sogrady/2013/12/06/configuration-management-2013/?utm_source=feedly [Original.]

Monday 10:19 · @nelson: The 3 key words in your piece: “everything they can”. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Monday 22:17 · Grumpy about the @CBCnews coverage of the reformgovernmentsurveillance alliance story: https://t.co/TSZTi4nJoc [Original.]

Monday 22:18 · More on Feuerzangenbowle, with pictures: https://t.co/cDCfECtq5J [Original.]

Tuesday 12:19 · @edsu Ick... don’t know whose site that is these days, asking around [Original, responding to @edsu.]

Tuesday 15:01 · Getting a weird error message from Eclipse that does not appear in Google search... I’m doomed. [Original.]

Tuesday 17:08 · Aaaand, @_JonDouglas had the right answer. [Original, responding to @_JonDouglas.]

Tuesday 19:16 · @counternotions Oops, your first & third link are identical. Was that the intent? [Original, responding to @counternotions.]

Tuesday 19:27 · @counternotions Pervasive encryption would really help with this bit of nastiness. But at the end of the day it’s a political problem. [Original, responding to @counternotions.]

Tuesday 22:17 · Uses a couple of mutexes. #FiveWordTechHorrors [Original.]

Wednesday 12:04 · Interesting thing about this announcement is, people are really getting behind incremental authorization: googleplusplatform.blogspot.ca/2013/12/google-sign-in-improvements11.html [Original.]

Wednesday 12:16 · Empirical Data Supporting the Weak Generational Hypothesis: www.sitepoint.com/three-rubyconf-surprises/ [Note: software not genealogy] [Original.]

Thursday 09:32 · There are a bunch of new Chromecast apps: chrome.blogspot.ca/2013/12/new-chromecast-apps-for-holidays.html (I think Plex means slideshows of my own photos). [Original.]

Thursday 12:42 · @dangillmor Are there FSF proposals for policies to achieve “user control over the software and computers they use”? #notrhetorical [Original, responding to @dangillmor.]

Thursday 15:07 · Ah, will never have to click on “View Images” again. gmailblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/images-now-showing.html (Apparently some marketers’ feelings are hurt #sob #notreally) [Original.]

Thursday 15:13 · @ID_AA_Carmack tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7049 maybe. New thing, not widely implemented yet. [Original, responding to @ID_AA_Carmack.]

Thursday 15:16 · A remarkable piece of writing: “Traitor Jang Song Thaek Executed”: www.nknews.org/kcna-watch/kcna-article/?0038638 [Original.]

Thursday 15:17 · @willsours No, the opposite, I think. readwrite.com/2013/12/12/google-gmail-update-photos?utm_content=readwrite3-orionautotweet&utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=readwr.it-twitter&awesm=readwr.it_g0bm#awesm=~opQSadvbTsHPq3 [Original, responding to @willsours.]

Thursday 15:18 · @jroper Yup: readwrite.com/2013/12/12/google-gmail-update-photos?utm_content=readwrite3-orionautotweet&utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=readwr.it-twitter&awesm=readwr.it_g0bm#awesm=~opQSadvbTsHPq3 [Original, responding to @jroper.]

Thursday 15:21 · @DuncanLock Yeah, but you don’t even know if they opened the email or just deleted it. [Original, responding to @DuncanLock.]

Thursday 15:54 · @DuncanLock Oops, might be wrong on that. See readwrite.com/2013/12/12/google-gmail-update-photos?utm_content=readwrite3-orionautotweet&utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=readwr.it-twitter&awesm=readwr.it_g0bm#awesm=~opQSadvbTsHPq3 [Original, responding to @DuncanLock.]

Thursday 16:06 · @DuncanLock Also see blog.mailchimp.comhttp/blog.mailchimp.com/how-gmails-image-caching-affects-open-tracking/ [Original, responding to @DuncanLock.]

Thursday 16:26 · @TimoKissing Trade-off is more interesting than I thought. I guess they get 1-time notification, lose all other data. [Original, responding to @TimoKissing.]

Thursday 21:43 · So, what is “7 Nation Army” about, anyhow? #waslisteninginthecar #entirelybaffled [Original.]

Thursday 21:44 · Ginger beer! www.laurenwood.org/anyway/2013/12/ginger-beer/ Lauren == Mrs Tim; this is what we drink at home. Tasty! [Original.]

Friday 11:22 · @tenderlove Lasers on sharks!! Ooooh, let’s do a Kickstarter. Or, it’s a no-brainer for a $25M Series “A” round... [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Friday 11:48 · RT @mattbuchanan: every day is follow friday at the NSA right lol [Original.]

Friday 12:26 · Game of Thrones goin’ down in Pyongyang. [Original.]

Friday 13:22 · @TMobile Just failed to buy time for next visit, stupid MIM site only accepts US addresses. [Original, responding to @TMobile.]

Friday 21:16 · @pamelafox printf("hello world\n"); [Original, responding to @pamelafox.]

Friday 21:24 · @codinghorror @marcoarment Tags pretend they don’t have that taxonomy stink, but they do. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Friday 22:00 · Some very good pictures of Tokyo: www.ishoot.se/tokyo - scroll all the way to the last one. [Original.]

Saturday 07:54 · 40mm, f/0.85, 1.2kg mirrorless systems lens, say what? www.cinema5d.comhttp/www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=22531 [Original.]

Saturday 09:49 · In a Westminster-style system, when govt MPs are swearing at each other in the House, that’s serious: www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jason-kenney-s-rob-ford-comment-sparked-profane-rebuke-from-jim-flaherty-1.2463984?cmp=rss [Original.]

Saturday 10:16 · So, is high inequality just a symptom, or itself a core economic problem? krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/inequality-as-a-defining-challenge/?_r=0 & krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/inequality-and-incomes-continued/ Fascinating. [Original.]

Saturday 10:27 · @ftrain suspension of disbelief just failed. ECMA saying no?!? [Original, responding to @ftrain.]

Saturday 11:46 · RT @therealfitz: Much laff memebase.cheezburger.com/share/7952353792 [Original.]

Saturday 17:31 · “How to take good photos for under $1,000”: prolost.com/1kphotos [Original.]

Saturday 19:15 · @c_pruett Can you summarize in 140 chars? [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Sunday 00:09 · I get more visceral satisfaction from deleting an unnecessary comma than is probably healthy. [Original.]

Sunday 00:10 · This is probably gonna be deleted Real Soon Now, so enjoy it while you can: https://t.co/I3Jo7czfgz [Original.]

Sunday 00:28 · Totally Game of Thrones: www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/world/asia/kim-jong-uns-aunt-appears-to-survive-husbands-purge.html?smid=tw-share [Original.]

Sunday 00:30 · Shocker: Canada’s Finance Minister revealed to be a gnome: www.flickr.com/photos/jimflaherty/8577817125/in/photostream [Original.]

Sunday 09:26 · Why being content-free is a winning strategy: https://t.co/tn058lAAUg [Original.]

Sunday 19:13 · Going to a pretty decent big-budget movie rendition of a book you enjoyed — Catching Fire — is a really special couple of hours. [Original.]

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