Week ending Sunday 2014/02/02

Monday 00:41 · @romainguy One of your best. Taken from where? [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Monday 08:09 · That distant thunder you hear is the sound of my massive Monday-morning linkdump landing: https://t.co/2H1lCPytyx [Original.]

Monday 10:55 · @ambihelical It’s 100% bogus, he didn’t report on the actual reality of the Maker people & what they actually do. [Original, responding to @ambihelical.]

Monday 11:31 · This is why I admire Lisp but don’t actually want to use it for anything: https://t.co/NikjLzzKnr [Original.]

Monday 15:18 · @Ookla Nope. It picks Telus by default. I change to Shaw or iTel, same thing: Screen says “Network communication issues” [Original, responding to @Ookla.]

Monday 15:20 · @Ookla PS: I’m a net geek, can try fancy/obscure things, if it might help [Original, responding to @Ookla.]

Monday 15:42 · @fielding Hope you have better luck with that than I have [Original, responding to @fielding.]

Monday 15:47 · @Ookla Sure, how do I “share a test”? [Original, responding to @Ookla.]

Monday 16:09 · @Ookla here you go: www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/718078260 [Original, responding to @Ookla.]

Monday 16:15 · @Ookla It says “Testing Ping”, then I get the pulsing message “Network communication issues”. No more than a couple seconds lag. [Original, responding to @Ookla.]

Monday 16:25 · @Ookla no prob. Could run a debug apk if that would help [Original, responding to @Ookla.]

Monday 16:33 · @UserbinHQ Just ran across you guys... looks interesting! [Original, responding to @UserbinHQ.]

Monday 16:40 · Must ... resist ... doge ... memes ... must ... resist ... oh hell www.dogeweather.com [Original.]

Monday 16:58 · @colbycosh Then there’s that guy who won the Aussie Open. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Monday 18:42 · @dhh General point about services is good, but specific focus on voice is bogus. I think people generally don’t want to talk to machines. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Monday 19:20 · @dhh Not sure of the analogy. BillG wanted voice PC command 20 years ago and I thought that was bogus too, then. Touch is private-ish. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Monday 20:06 · @dhh I actually use voice search quite a bit on Android, but only in the car now that I think about it. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Monday 20:31 · And on further thought, when I talk to my phone/tablet in the car, I don’t care whether there are other people there. Hmmm... [Original.]

Monday 23:24 · Oh, Pete Seeger died. His wave washed way up higher on the beach than most. Sad. [Original.]

Monday 23:51 · Fujiflm X-T1: www.fujifilm.com/news/n140128.html [Original.]

Tuesday 12:21 · Today is International Data Privacy Day: www.ietf.org/blog/2014/01/celebrating-data-privacy-day/ [Original.]

Tuesday 15:09 · @oscon I’d participate. Also, consider projecting it. [Original, responding to @oscon.]

Tuesday 15:09 · @pdcawley At OSCON, laptops are never not open. [Original, responding to @pdcawley.]

Tuesday 15:33 · @technmsg Yep. I wrote about this once: https://t.co/fn7iHBuyAl [Original, responding to @technmsg.]

Tuesday 18:19 · RT @dweinberger: It's great to see three races represented on the dais: black, white, and orange together as one. #StateOfTheUnion [Original.]

Wednesday 08:23 · In which I wade into tech-gender-imbalance issues, probably getting myself in trouble: https://t.co/pM6iAqjiyH [Original.]

Wednesday 11:35 · What is bcknd dot net and why is it hammering my server in a really stupid way? [Original.]

Wednesday 13:40 · Missed this 10 days ago: Vietnamese government malware aimed at EFF & others: https://t.co/3xDKikhSKO [Original.]

Wednesday 14:41 · @pkedrosky 81% [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Wednesday 17:39 · RT @petesouza: POTUS today at Costco in Lanham, Md. [check out the the selfie-with-the-prez-on-the-iPad person] [Original.]

Thursday 08:32 · Cool Web perf piece from @pamelafox - blog.pamelafox.org/2014/01/improving-front-page-performance.html /cc @Souders [Original.]

Thursday 13:44 · So, so sad: Chinese government managed to castrate Weibo. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10608245/China-kills-off-discussion-on-Weibo-after-internet-crackdown.html [Original.]

Thursday 13:45 · RT @Jessica_J: whatthefuckismytwitterbio.com/ [Original.]

Thursday 20:56 · Vancouver peeps: Lucius is playing the Media Club Feb 10, there are still tix. [Original.]

Thursday 23:52 · @chadfowler the abstractions THEY LEAK!!!! [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]

Thursday 23:55 · “Mirrorlesses” is a truly great plural. [Original.]

Friday 08:42 · @BR3NDA Wow, I did a total of like 3 buzzes in the lifetime of that product, IIRC. [Original, responding to @BR3NDA.]

Friday 09:09 · More phone-cam exploration, featuring a totally unfair comparison: https://t.co/oXNoxg9efG [Original.]

Friday 09:56 · How will the art of the future surprise us? aeon.co/magazine/altered-states/digital-art-should-be-about-possibilities-not-technicalities/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20AeonMagazineEssays%20%28Aeon%20Magazine%20Essays%29 [Original.]

Friday 11:33 · Cocoa gems or: how this isn't about reimplementing Ruby in Objective-C notwaldorf.github.io/posts/cocoa-gems/ [Original.]

Friday 13:58 · @aurynn Send me one and I’ll tell you :) [Original, responding to @aurynn.]

Friday 14:20 · @aurynn nah, it’s fad, it’ll be over by 2016 [Original, responding to @aurynn.]

Saturday 08:22 · Hot Mirrorless Fun - https://t.co/DBV90g1BYr Somewhat Fuji-centric, with loads o' links [Original.]

Saturday 09:57 · Erlang gets a facelift: joearms.github.io/2014/02/01/big-changes-to-erlang.html Joe Armstrong is always fun to read. [Original.]

Saturday 10:24 · Had an idea for a thing that would need a thing to exist which I’d never heard of but was pretty sure it would exist and it does. [Original.]

Saturday 10:24 · So, APNG is a thing: https://t.co/jkxcTDfDTP [Original.]

Saturday 10:31 · @shanselman You’d be amateurish to take them seriously. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Saturday 10:33 · @duncan Androids just reboot. I tend to power down to change SIMs anyhow. [Original, responding to @duncan.]

Saturday 15:45 · @nelson I want to render some simple video on a see-through surface, so I need decent alpha channel. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Saturday 19:00 · @mattetti I’m safe, because I’m too old to be hip. [Original, responding to @mattetti.]

Saturday 20:35 · @romainguy for what mount? [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Saturday 20:48 · @PJCavan Wow. Thanks for that. [Original, responding to @PJCavan.]

Saturday 20:48 · (via @PJCavan) Want to fool around with an f0.7 lens? 35mm or 50mm, your pick. petapixel.com/2013/08/05/zeiss-f0-7-you-can-now-rent-two-of-the-largest-aperture-lenses-ever-made/ [Original, responding to @PJCavan.]

Saturday 21:03 · Extreme slow-mo. As in, extremely beautiful: www.pstechnik.de/ps-cam-x35/ Hey @seriouspony there’s one here for you. [Original.]

Sunday 00:44 · @mnot Which 0.95? [Original, responding to @mnot.]

Sunday 01:01 · @mnot 1.4 lenses are everyday these days. BTW, some interesting wide-angle lore at themachineplanet.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/fujifilm-fujinon-xf-14mm-f2-8-r/?relatedposts_exclude=9088 [Original, responding to @mnot.]


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