Week ending Sunday 2014/02/23

Monday 12:16 · @mpkonecny 1. validate the sig 2. sanity-check “aud” 3. sanity-check “asp”. Yeah, the “First” at the beginning of that para is misleading. [Original, responding to @mpkonecny.]

Tuesday 09:12 · @colbycosh One of my blog commenters, a Czech guy, used “Czechia” and that read well I thought. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Tuesday 10:08 · Totally the biggest cat story of the day: RT @GreatDismal: Pickles. He's XXXL. halopets.com/freekibble/donation144.html via Mrs GD [Original.]

Tuesday 11:12 · That live video feed of the trouble in Ukraine is back: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_LFrMcoEm4 [Original.]

Tuesday 11:58 · @BWJones @gruber Totally a replay of the (thankfully mostly over) camera megapixel race. Better contrast wd be nice though. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Tuesday 12:02 · Have the Ukraine feed, muted, on an outboard screen. Will any significant future revolutions *not* be televised? [Original.]

Tuesday 12:03 · @BWJones I’ll sacrifice viewing angle for better color/range. It’s a personal device, after all. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Tuesday 12:05 · @BWJones Which is why it’s so pleasing that that’s mostly eased off in cameras. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Tuesday 12:10 · Screen grab from live Kyiv feed: Someone close to the action filming with a tablet. [Original.]

Tuesday 12:11 · @supersetgreg You never know till it’s over.... [Original, responding to @supersetgreg.]

Tuesday 12:15 · @EvilN8 @MikeTalonNYC There’s a live feed on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_LFrMcoEm4 [Original, responding to @EvilN8.]

Tuesday 13:53 · @cstross My employer pays for my mobile; mobile hotspot is better than a high proportion of hotel internet #routearoundtheproblem [Original, responding to @cstross.]

Tuesday 17:26 · Ingress in 2014: https://t.co/va3Y0QuOsX [Original.]

Tuesday 18:43 · BOOM went the transformer at the end of the street. Gas stove & fireplace FTW. [Original.]

Tuesday 19:49 · @becomingajock yep, and it just came back on [Original, responding to @becomingajock.]

Wednesday 08:20 · @headius on the Android-only side, someone who travels as much as you should check out Ingress, a great tourism enhancer. [Original, responding to @headius.]

Wednesday 11:28 · The real true history of programming languages: thequickword.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/james-irys-history-of-programming-languages-illustrated-with-pictures-and-large-fonts/ [Original.]

Wednesday 13:47 · @joshtpm Curling is great TV, you churl. [Original, responding to @joshtpm.]

Wednesday 14:10 · @shanselman I’ve used one a few times, it’s a low-friction way to convert BTC to cash. [Original, responding to @shanselman.]

Wednesday 14:13 · $16 freaking billion. #jawonthefloorsomewhere [Original.]

Wednesday 14:16 · Clearly none of the FB execs ever tried *using* WhatsApp. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:34 · OpenID Connect FAQ: openid.net/connect/faq/ [Original.]

Wednesday 19:49 · Prettiest javadocs ever: api.muzei.co/reference/com/google/android/apps/muzei/api/MuzeiArtSource.html [Original.]

Wednesday 19:50 · @hillbrad It’s just static JS/HTML/CSS, and on a CDN. Cache the hell out of it. [Original, responding to @hillbrad.]

Wednesday 20:25 · @skattyadz is WhatsApp written in Erlang? Really? [Original, responding to @skattyadz.]

Wednesday 21:02 · I hear on the jungle drums that WhatsApp has some Erlang inside. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:25 · Haha, Erlang & Freebsd for da big bucks! [Original.]

Wednesday 22:02 · @catallman WhatsApp infrastructure [Original, responding to @catallman.]

Wednesday 22:31 · @catallman feeling humbled [Original, responding to @catallman.]

Wednesday 22:31 · @shanley It’s the only launchpad for really really good writing. [Original, responding to @shanley.]

Wednesday 23:30 · @gklyne There’s an OIDC interop group, they’ve been doing tons of testing, see osis.idcommons.net/wiki/OC5:OpenID_Connect_Interop_5 [Original, responding to @gklyne.]

Thursday 08:23 · Awww, Jim Weirich died. A prince among men and a delight to be around: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/03/28/-big/PS088956.jpg.html [Original.]

Thursday 08:25 · Awww, Jim Weirich died. A prince among men and a delight to be around. [Original.]

Thursday 08:32 · I’m leaving Google next month: https://t.co/1z7Rz1D0n3 [Original.]

Thursday 08:56 · @srage10 Nope [Original, responding to @srage10.]

Thursday 09:29 · Looks like there’s an apache config issue on www.tbray.org/ - digging... [Original.]

Thursday 09:32 · @filmaj slow. Works fine if you use http:// instead of https:// Working on it [Original, responding to @filmaj.]

Thursday 09:42 · There’s some problem with the TLS configuration. The plain-text version www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2014/02/19/Leaving-Google is quite a bit faster [Original.]

Thursday 10:44 · RT @matthewlaird [runs t.co/6eT0ZA3wQI]: Traffic... people really want to know what @timbray is up to next... [Original.]

Thursday 10:52 · @susiewee Nope, not directly. [Original, responding to @susiewee.]

Thursday 11:01 · @BCGames1 Where is registration? About to head out for Mission [Original, responding to @BCGames1.]

Thursday 15:46 · @__b_c kewl [Original, responding to @__b_c.]

Thursday 18:30 · RT @theresa_lauren: There's a Wikipedia page called "List of cats." It is a list of cats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cats [Original.]

Thursday 22:17 · RT @strombone1: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer! Goodnight! Huge game tomorrow! #ThePriceisright [Original.]

Thursday 22:23 · I just watched some of an interruptible YouTube ad for the first time, for the X-Rite ColorChecker. Looks useful. [Original.]

Friday 11:14 · Outstanding goaltending + lousy ice = not much scoring. But Olympic hockey is totally fun to watch. [Original.]

Friday 11:15 · Men’s Olympic hockey MVP so far: Babcock. [Original.]

Friday 15:43 · @drbrain @davystevenson U+3c0 “π” plus a whole bunch of variants in the math block starting at U+1D360 [Original, responding to @drbrain.]

Saturday 10:32 · Wow, you have to ask for -Wunreachable-code specifically in clang. That’s insane. (In Java or Go you can’t even compile that.) [Original.]

Saturday 10:38 · @c_pruett dead-stripping would have preserved the effect of the bug. [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Saturday 10:41 · OH: “There are a lot of people looking at -Wall today.” [Original.]

Saturday 11:02 · @romainguy Another reason why pedantic all-if-and-else-branches-must-be-parenthetized standards make sense. [Original, responding to @romainguy.]

Saturday 11:11 · RT @dewitt: What happens when there are more VCs than entrepreneurs? Does the money just pile up, or do they have people who sweep up after… [Original.]

Saturday 11:32 · Guess I’m gonna need to buy my own MacBook. OK time to buy a 15" Pro, or is it due for a refresh? (Hey @gruber, any advice?) [Original.]

Saturday 11:46 · @ryguyrg I need the 15" screen and a good CPU. [Original, responding to @ryguyrg.]

Saturday 12:01 · Wow, a maxed-out 15" Retina MBP is kinda expensive. Oh well. [Original.]

Saturday 12:02 · Tymoshenko’s remarks are not exactly conciliatory. [Original.]

Saturday 12:12 · Boom! Given average margins, I just flipped about $1500 into Apple’s cash hoard. [Original.]

Saturday 12:15 · @robsandhu Nope, maxed-out 15". [Original, responding to @robsandhu.]

Saturday 12:17 · If it weren’t for this photography hobby, I’d have gotten a nice sensible Air. [Original.]

Saturday 12:23 · @idleinca Big screen, big CPU. [Original, responding to @idleinca.]

Saturday 12:47 · @riazrahaman maxed out 15" for $3500. $1500 is estimate of Apple's profit. [Original, responding to @riazrahaman.]

Saturday 12:58 · @qnoid Good piece! [Original, responding to @qnoid.]

Saturday 15:02 · @viviancromwell @ryguyrg @gruber heh, barely acceptable on my current 2011 15". [Original, responding to @viviancromwell.]

Saturday 17:55 · Threema looks interesting; secure mobile messaging - https://t.co/7aFsTmwwZf [Original.]

Saturday 18:25 · RT @darkuncle: @peakscale @timbray comprehensive writeup on secure mobile messaging from @joshualund - https://t.co/LXnVZadX5I [Original.]

Saturday 18:38 · @headius “transcoding”? [Original, responding to @headius.]

Saturday 18:43 · @rabble I remember fighting that when I visited in 2011. The boats are nothing to write home about either. [Original, responding to @rabble.]

Saturday 18:44 · @rabble But still, getting to BA on bus/boat via Colonia (big waves) was an adventure, and fun, I recommend it. [Original, responding to @rabble.]

Saturday 18:49 · @dsmcl I’m not. [Original, responding to @dsmcl.]

Saturday 18:50 · @dsmcl @gruber @ryguyrg @viviancromwell For me, Lightroom & Keynote. But G presos are getting close-ish to letting me ditch Keynote. [Original, responding to @dsmcl.]

Saturday 18:54 · @viviancromwell @dsmcl @ryguyrg Yup. [Original, responding to @viviancromwell.]

Saturday 20:20 · @JeniT Come back and we’ll do a better job on the hospitality. I suggest when it’s warm. [Original, responding to @JeniT.]

Saturday 20:21 · @ryguyrg Yeah, but I have a special relationship with my computer. I’m willing to pay the price. Otherwise I travel pretty light. [Original, responding to @ryguyrg.]

Saturday 20:26 · RT @joewalnes: The latest trend in web-development: [Original.]

Saturday 20:28 · @colbycosh Growing up in the 60s in the Middle East, there was “gripe water” for babies, with barbiturates. Calmed ’em right down. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Saturday 21:06 · When a pitch says “It’s like X for Y crossed with Z for W” I assume they’re doomed. Fair? [Original.]

Saturday 21:21 · Telling gmail to delete 46,149 messages in a mailing I haven’t read for years. It’s not fast. [Original.]

Sunday 10:39 · Started using Wunderlist because people I like work on it. It’s good! A little bit o' ca-2008 skeuomorphism though. [Original.]

Sunday 10:43 · Does the world need a new XML editor? If so, it totally has to be in JavaScript, right? holloway.co.nz/doctored/ [Original.]

Sunday 17:31 · @cbeust Are there countries where “highlights” are not nationalistic? (Certainly not Canada.) [Original, responding to @cbeust.]

Sunday 18:19 · @runedesigns Awww. I owe you one. More than one. [Original, responding to @runedesigns.]


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