Week ending Sunday 2014/01/12

Monday 08:08 · Glanced at one of the CES feeds, so you don’t have to. Tl;dr: Nothing announced that’s apt to change your life. [Original.]

Monday 08:17 · What Photomatt said: “Blog for just two people” ma.tt/2014/01/intrinsic-blogging/ [Original.]

Monday 09:23 · @charlesarthur “pointedly”? [Original, responding to @charlesarthur.]

Monday 12:24 · Woah, someone offered me $10K for the much-neglected www.xml.com/ domain. #feelingsentimental #wonderingabouttheirbizmodel [Original.]

Monday 13:21 · @alpistee Nope. Getting it right is *complicated*. [Original, responding to @alpistee.]

Monday 14:07 · Shorter CES: “We really REALLY need you to all buy new TVs.” #CES2014 [Original.]

Monday 14:28 · @harper “Famous last tweets” candidate? [Original, responding to @harper.]

Monday 15:33 · @tenderlove It doesn’t have any cats!? [Original, responding to @tenderlove.]

Monday 16:18 · @stmpjmpr Yep, that's the single most interesting thing. [Original, responding to @stmpjmpr.]

Monday 16:56 · @c_pruett Yeah, but what would anyone do with it? [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Monday 19:15 · I suppose every child must go through a Garfield phase. #DiaFGarfield [Original.]

Monday 19:57 · @alpistee The right answer is expressed in degrees of confidence, a “session strength” metric. [Original, responding to @alpistee.]

Monday 19:58 · @alpistee E.g., suppose you force re-auth. Then 3 minutes later, some other site asks for re-auth. Can we just tell them “Yes, OK, done.”? [Original, responding to @alpistee.]

Monday 21:42 · @alpistee Well... at least, it proved beyond doubt that passwords suck. On balance it’s been a good thing. [Original, responding to @alpistee.]

Tuesday 15:11 · Rework by @cstross of “Merchant Princes”, 1st 2 novels in 1 on Kindle “The Bloodline Feud”, $7.99 no DRM, not bad: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HFU5AUS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00HFU5AUS&linkCode=as2&tag=ongoing-20 [Original.]

Tuesday 19:07 · They don’t make ’em like that any more: www.shorpy.com/node/16795?size=_original Source: www.shorpy.com/node/16795 [Original.]

Tuesday 19:18 · Reading Morozov, I fill with white-hot anger at his intellectual vacuity & dishonesty. Therapeutic for me, but that’s a selfish POV. [Original.]

Wednesday 08:49 · On not asking the experts: properdiscord.com/2010/09/10/dont-ask-the-experts/ [Original.]

Wednesday 09:51 · RT @phusion_nl: Nobody Cares About Signed Gems: www.rubygems-openpgp-ca.org/blog/nobody-cares-about-signed-gems.html [This feels like a big problem to me, or am I missing something?] [Original.]

Wednesday 19:41 · RT @mnot: https://t.co/hc8UklojJw <— awesome! [Original.]

Wednesday 22:59 · Some damn useful life hints for the new year: https://t.co/53PrCTZ3P5 [Original.]

Wednesday 23:07 · “Money can be cumbersome when conducting drug transactions,” he said. news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/15/the-hunt-for-canadas-1000-bills-there-are-nearly-a-million-left-most-in-the-hands-of-criminal-elites/ [Original.]

Thursday 07:19 · My new-year’s-day piece on Software in 2014, only a week late: https://t.co/ovPegOYiv1 [Original.]

Thursday 09:25 · @zeldman What can we expect? We are 400-word peasants. [Original, responding to @zeldman.]

Thursday 10:52 · Hm, when a geeky piece goes viral, HN is still the big dog in traffic-generation terms. [Original.]

Thursday 10:53 · Best comment on my software piece: www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/1useus/software_in_2014_ongoing_by_tim_bray/celdofq [Original.]

Thursday 12:51 · @Grady_Booch @martinfowler Fair enough, but the vast majority of *app* software has Web flavors. [Original, responding to @Grady_Booch.]

Thursday 13:39 · Homegrown static-files-based blogging system holding up well under simultaneous HN & Fireball assault. Just sayin’ #noDBMSatruntime [Original.]

Thursday 13:51 · @ccgus yeah, https:// version seems to have latency up to like 20 seconds, but it’s still there [Original, responding to @ccgus.]

Thursday 13:56 · @gruber @ccgus Thanks. I got some interesting data on cost of TLS. Tl;dr: Way more than I thought. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Thursday 14:00 · @adaptivepattern @diolpah Entirely correct. Doesn’t mean I think it’s a good programming language. Same was true of COBOL at one point. [Original, responding to @adaptivepattern.]

Thursday 14:02 · @diolpah @adaptivepattern OK, so we’re in agreement. [Original, responding to @diolpah.]

Thursday 14:04 · @timoreilly And <shudder> Morozov. The maker takedown made me wanna puke. [Original, responding to @timoreilly.]

Thursday 17:32 · @adaptivepattern They also deserve a better programming language and API framework. Not sure how that comes about though. [Original, responding to @adaptivepattern.]

Thursday 20:14 · @drawohara We might have a fun conversation first, and I do like beer. [Original, responding to @drawohara.]

Thursday 21:52 · Is Valve’s SteamBox a contender for the next developer workstation? radar.oreilly.comhttp/radar.oreilly.com/2014/01/is-valves-steambox-a-contender-for-the-next-developer-workstation.html [Original.]

Friday 09:10 · Is there anyone intellectually serious who isn’t for clemency for Snowden? www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/01/whistleblowers-and-national-security [Original.]

Friday 10:34 · @independentid So do the contributions to mobile SW (i.e. Android) balance whatever contributions to problems it is you have in mind? [Original, responding to @independentid.]

Friday 10:37 · @andrewducker Was that you? Thanks; HN sent ~32K visitors over. [Original, responding to @andrewducker.]

Friday 10:59 · If you’re going to be near Guelph, Ont. next week, I’ll be giving a speech: www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-tim-bray-tickets-9911796450 [Original.]

Friday 11:38 · @psychboo Check the title [Original, responding to @psychboo.]

Friday 11:43 · @psychboo Oh yeah, let me see if I can get that fixed. [Original, responding to @psychboo.]

Friday 11:46 · Title of my Guelph talk is “Internet Identity, Security and Privacy in the Age of Snowden” - for some reason that’s not on the EventBrite. [Original.]

Friday 13:17 · What’s with all the people hitting my web server that claim to becoming from AWS, as in <mumble> dot compute dot amazonws dot com? [Original.]

Friday 13:22 · Proxy is the obvious answer but damn there are a lot of them. [Original.]

Friday 14:17 · @TiddlyWiki @ARJWright @davewiner New Web stack, who could be against that? [Original, responding to @TiddlyWiki.]

Friday 22:48 · @RussB @charleshood Yeah, you gotta watch out for that Russ. But I remember it being at a Zen retreat not a bar... whatever. [Original, responding to @RussB.]

Friday 22:51 · RT @BramStolk: This still ranks as one of my proudest achievements: ZERO #Android permissions on a ★★★★½ game. Take That! t.co/bXHjX… [Original.]

Friday 23:04 · The G+ “Auto-Awesome” thingie has never done much for me, but this combo is quite eye-pleasing: https://t.co/PYnrgGJPXd [Original.]

Saturday 00:11 · @jackowayed @headius I love that word “avoirdupois”. [Original, responding to @jackowayed.]

Saturday 01:05 · RT @koush: I don't know the gate for my flight to Seattle, so I'm just following the guy with the windows phone. [Original.]

Saturday 12:45 · @viktorwalters @cstross I’d speculative-macroeconomics but hey. [Original, responding to @viktorwalters.]

Saturday 12:51 · Python is eating (part of) the world: www.r-bloggers.com/the-homogenization-of-scientific-computing-or-why-python-is-steadily-eating-other-languages-lunch/ [Original.]

Saturday 13:24 · #nflspudmode [Original.]

Saturday 14:21 · @nelson Consider adoption? [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Saturday 15:50 · So, can I replace my pocket cam with a modern smartphone cam? Let’s see... https://t.co/9m8dDOiKTt [Original.]

Saturday 20:41 · Under the influence of @craigmod I discover that the Nexus 5 photos scrub up nicely in Lightroom. #stillwantraw [Original.]

Saturday 20:45 · @evanphx Yeah, but neither was exactly one for the ages. [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Sunday 09:48 · @JamesAddison Not particularly [Original, responding to @JamesAddison.]

Sunday 10:43 · @cstross How do you cut/paste the OS & apps from old to new disk & keep it all bootable etc? [Original, responding to @cstross.]

Sunday 10:54 · The Fox HD picture on the playoff game is ridiculously overprocessed & compressed looking; maybe just up here in Canada? [Original.]

Sunday 11:00 · @cstross thks [Original, responding to @cstross.]

Sunday 11:26 · The picture quality on the ads is dramatically better than the game’s. [Original.]

Sunday 11:37 · @nelson You’d need someone who understand cable transmission tech... in principle it should be. It’s so obvious to the eye. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Sunday 11:41 · @nelson Particularly obvious to anyone who’s struggled with how-much-can-I-compress-this-jpg-to-save-bandwidth... [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Sunday 12:02 · @randomphrase Can civilians measure that? [Original, responding to @randomphrase.]

Sunday 12:29 · @sbnation The quality of the Fox HD today is horrible, picture on ads way better. Someone should get mad. [Original, responding to @sbnation.]

Sunday 21:49 · RT @blackjack75: OSX Terminal: hold option and click a position in the current line to move your cursor to that position. #yearslost http:… [Original.]

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