Week ending Sunday 2014/02/09

Monday 07:54 · “Most tweets planned weeks in advance...” www.cbc.ca/news/politics/government-tweets-sanitized-through-super-rigid-process-1.2520731?cmp=rss #doingitwrong [Original.]

Monday 09:35 · First-rate humor (for C-language geeks only): natashenka.cahttp/natashenka.ca/posters/ [Original.]

Monday 10:08 · Chromecast API now open for anyone. This is probably a big deal: chrome.blogspot.ca/2014/02/chromecast-is-now-open-to-developers.html [Original.]

Monday 11:09 · @needshortername Up till now API was only open for selected partners. [Original, responding to @needshortername.]

Monday 11:11 · Google publishes some (damn big!) FISA-request numbers: googleblog.blogspot.ca/2014/02/shedding-some-light-on-foreign.html [Original.]

Monday 11:28 · @needshortername That’s how I read the announcement [Original, responding to @needshortername.]

Monday 17:05 · Wow, 5:05PM and there’s still light in the sky. Mind you, it’s freezing. [Original.]

Monday 18:05 · @gregfenton weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-74_metric_e.html [Original, responding to @gregfenton.]

Monday 19:46 · @lrz Glad you said that because I was feeling stupid. [Original, responding to @lrz.]

Tuesday 00:46 · @mezzoblue Throw mice out the window? [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Tuesday 09:23 · @kevinmarks That piece is such bullshit. Among other things, the word “urban” has *positive* connotations in most civilized places. [Original, responding to @kevinmarks.]

Tuesday 13:24 · “the old Microsoft there, the Windows, Office, Exchange, and Sharepoint (WOES) company.” inessential.com/2014/02/04/azure_takes_over [Original.]

Tuesday 15:00 · @EricKleefeld Warning: OCR accuracy is horribly bad in most real-world scenarios [Original, responding to @EricKleefeld.]

Wednesday 09:43 · Me in the CNY parade, with pix & words on ethnicity, politics, neighborhoods, and cameras: https://t.co/Nn9QLqe0Qk [Original.]

Thursday 05:29 · Huh? Why would Apple go after the Blockchain client? - blog.blockchain.info/2014/02/06/blockchain-response-to-apple/ [Original.]

Thursday 12:44 · @jbeda or if it’s >5 lines. Or does anything significant. Or will be maintained by others. Hell, just rewrite it in python. [Original, responding to @jbeda.]

Thursday 12:51 · Stranger’s email, subj “UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL FEB 12th...” it’s a announcement yawner. They want me to blurt it out, right? [Original.]

Thursday 17:17 · @danielpunkass Wow... that feels 1000 years old. I think I lost the software I used to build it [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Friday 10:50 · @pkedrosky You mean the actual size of the hoards, or the investment community’s opinion about the size? [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Friday 23:05 · @billmon1 Present company excluded? [Original, responding to @billmon1.]

Saturday 08:09 · I must say, the Harper government provokes some first-rate rants these days - www.ipolitics.ca/2014/02/06/the-baffling-silence-of-the-backbench/ [Original.]

Saturday 10:00 · Has the craft-beer movement gone overboard with the hops? www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/2013/05/hoppy_beer_is_awful_or_at_least_its_bitterness_is_ruining_craft_beer_s_reputation.html #idontthinkso [Original.]

Saturday 10:04 · CBC TV live Olympics coverage has just gone ~30 minutes with no actual live sports. [Original.]

Saturday 11:24 · @nelson I’m a West Coast hophead, the kind of person whose $ are driving those guys. I’ve backed off just a bit in the last couple years. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Saturday 15:06 · @gruber My impression is that the hopcentricity is primarily a West-coast thing. In Toronto recently couldn’t find a good pale ale. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Saturday 15:25 · @gruber But you can still get a decent Pale Ale? [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Saturday 16:11 · Is SMIL used anywhere, or is it pining for the fjords? [Original.]

Saturday 17:12 · Further mobile-camp exploration with Lying Flowers: https://t.co/9FMtxi49zV [Original.]

Saturday 19:37 · @danielpunkass Now if politics worked that way... [Original, responding to @danielpunkass.]

Saturday 20:49 · It is a traditional tool of oppressive governments to aim the tax collector at pesky critics. Now in Canada too? www.cbc.ca/news/politics/7-environmental-charities-face-canada-revenue-agency-audits-1.2526330 [Original.]

Saturday 22:04 · @aurynn Fascinating idea. But sorta defeats the purpose if I can’t pull it out of my pocket & shoot right then. [Original, responding to @aurynn.]

Saturday 22:15 · @aurynn Exactly. Is there space in between my X-E1 and my phone? If so, it’s *very* small. [Original, responding to @aurynn.]

Sunday 08:08 · Negotiating with the Taliban - www.dawn.com/news/1085920/ttp-finalises-15-point-draft-for-talks #goodluckwiththat [Original.]

Sunday 18:04 · Seems like I haven’t said this for a while: Omnigraffle is so great. [Original.]

Sunday 18:57 · Don’t see one of these every day. [Original.]

Sunday 19:03 · RT @benwerd: @timbray Duckyballs are an important material in modern chemistry [Original.]

Sunday 19:35 · “We need to ship this with a terrific API and see what the community makes of it.” - no Product Manager, ever. [Original.]

Sunday 20:21 · A new thing in the world, and a thousand stories in the faces. Amazing: vimeo.com/77489382 Shinjuki video via @BWJones [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Sunday 20:33 · RT @AJEnglish: Iranian poet executed for 'waging war on God' www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/02/iranian-poet-executed-waging-war-god-20142910917589885.html [Original.]

Sunday 22:03 · RT @thereaIbanksy: #banksy #olympics2014 [Original.]

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