Week ending Sunday 2014/07/20

Monday 09:32 · Happy Monday to iPhone/iPad users; come join in the formerly-Android-only Ingress fun: https://t.co/QzLkK47mBR [Original.]

Monday 13:01 · @AirCanada 50K member, flying YVR-CPH on KLM J class for less than AC Flex + “eUpgrade add-ons”. Before, wouldn’t have checked alternatives. [Original, responding to @AirCanada.]

Monday 13:12 · @ingress #ingressRecruits see attached. [Original, responding to @ingress.]

Monday 18:36 · Having a cask IPA from www.bomberbrewing.com/ absolutely wonderful. [Original.]

Monday 19:37 · @bslobodin @bmann It fits in a tweet: Google is in favour of anything that makes people want to be online. [Original, responding to @bslobodin.]

Monday 20:07 · @bslobodin oh, like maybe 0.00001% of what they get from G maps. [Original, responding to @bslobodin.]

Tuesday 19:05 · Baffled why Apple is buddying up with IBM, a declining empire. That’s enterprisey thinking for ya. [Original.]

Tuesday 19:14 · RT @esjewett: @timbray Not disagreeing, but IBM has been a declining empire 5 or 6 times in the last 100 years. Wouldn’t count them out. [Original.]

Tuesday 20:18 · @joshtpm In the video, the two sides were visually indistinguishable. There’s a story there. [Original, responding to @joshtpm.]

Tuesday 21:30 · @Stv what's your handle/faction? [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Tuesday 21:41 · @Stv so sad [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Tuesday 21:51 · @Stv Good reason. [Original, responding to @Stv.]

Wednesday 08:17 · IBM/Apple: Call me old-fashioned, but is this an attractive partner? finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=IBM+Income+Statement&annual [Original.]

Wednesday 08:17 · @edwardiglesias email? [Original, responding to @edwardiglesias.]

Wednesday 08:36 · @oneraindrop You think increasing yield in the face of steadily declining revenue is sustainable? I don’t. [Original, responding to @oneraindrop.]

Wednesday 08:48 · @oneraindrop Yeah, but recent profit growth has come from ruthless cost-cutting. That runway isn’t endless. [Original, responding to @oneraindrop.]

Wednesday 10:00 · OMG Canadian telco does a Good Privacy Thing: www.michaelgeist.ca/2014/07/rogers-releases-new-policy-disclosing-subscriber-information-come-back-warrant/ (Unused to having good feelings about telcos…) [Original.]

Wednesday 10:20 · OK, this is clever: https://t.co/BWy6GNprQm #ingressactualgameplayfootage [Original.]

Wednesday 12:43 · Ils sont fous ces Français: https://t.co/mTnpIDNQik (Fine for a restaurant review.) [Original.]

Wednesday 12:48 · RT @tug: @timbray Yes, but look what it did to the restaurant's online reviews https://t.co/obc77g4Z9A … (all in the last few days) [Original.]

Wednesday 16:13 · When you drink a big glass of water and you can feel it soaking into your brain, it means you were dehydrated. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:18 · @juliaferraioli sweaty! But love the sun. [Original, responding to @juliaferraioli.]

Wednesday 16:39 · @DeirdreS hey, you going to OSCON? [Original, responding to @DeirdreS.]

Wednesday 17:30 · @DeirdreS Likewise. Cool. See ya there. [Original, responding to @DeirdreS.]

Wednesday 22:28 · RT @ftrain: web 2004: <textarea>/web 2014: set of un-debuggable interconnected event loops w/async channels and REST calls/web 2024: <texta… [Original.]

Thursday 10:07 · So, I’m assuming that the US spooks are watching Ukraine airspace like hawks these days & already know exactly who did it. [Original.]

Thursday 11:23 · Level 3 (major Internet backbone provider) calls out Verizon on congestion. Wow: blog.level3.com/global-connectivity/verizons-accidental-mea-culpa/ [Original.]

Thursday 11:23 · “Verizon has decided that it prefers not to deliver these streams, even though its subscribers have paid it to do so” blog.level3.com/global-connectivity/verizons-accidental-mea-culpa/ [Original.]

Thursday 13:27 · @sogrady Got a dinner to attend but assume you’ll stay open late. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Thursday 13:28 · @Richard_Kadrey Apple doesn’t think you should want to do that sort of thing. [Original, responding to @Richard_Kadrey.]

Thursday 13:29 · A bad day for the world. [Original.]

Thursday 13:30 · RT @RawyaRageh: In #Gaza, where do you run? Where do you hide? [Original.]

Thursday 14:15 · In which I whine about software development generally, and Gradle & “full-stack” specifically: https://t.co/jQy0WoChc9 [Original.]

Thursday 14:49 · @jimgaynor And linked to it prominently [Original, responding to @jimgaynor.]

Thursday 17:54 · Awww… Johnny Winter died. I wrote a lot about him in the context of Muddy Waters’ “Hard Again” here: https://t.co/inghVLAUAB [Original.]

Thursday 18:59 · Only 5 hours left in July 17, 2014. No more news please. [Original.]

Thursday 19:34 · RT @PDChina: Giant rubber duck swept away by storm in Guizhou, Wed; Provincial govt is offering a reward to anyone who can find it t… [Original.]

Thursday 21:33 · Guy on radio: “You don’t just stumble across a Buk and shoot down an airliner by hitting FIRE. You have to be a trained operator” True? [Original.]

Thursday 21:36 · @BWJones Check out the controls: https://t.co/YwJhQCB64S Whoever fired that was a trained operator, obviously. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Thursday 21:37 · Buk controls: https://t.co/YwJhQCB64S Clearly not fired by local yokel, but by military-trained operator. Which military? [Original.]

Thursday 21:39 · @BWJones Say, 3-month training course for proficiency? [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Thursday 21:44 · @BWJones Whoever provided the Buk couldn’t sanely have expected the recipients to have such policies. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Thursday 21:49 · @BWJones What I’m driving at is, someone owns the responsibility for empowering these doofuses, and that needs to surface. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Thursday 23:32 · Weirdly beautiful 787 Farnborough rehearsal flight, wonderful cinematography: https://t.co/2h2XJuytrs [Original.]

Friday 00:37 · Leaves! [Original.]

Friday 07:48 · Excellent feedback on that “Discouraged developer” piece. Comments: https://t.co/FqzrsktHkC And on G+: https://t.co/8YbjRyUN9C [Original.]

Friday 08:23 · On watching a local community transition from G+ Hangouts to Slack (@SlackHQ): https://t.co/OtDhyjJcIl [Original.]

Friday 10:23 · @MrTemple Urethane spar varnish, specifically www.minwax.com/wood-products/clear-protective-finishes/interior-exterior/minwax-helmsman-spar-urethane 10 coats on the top surface. [Original, responding to @MrTemple.]

Friday 12:58 · RT @BarakRavid: Israeli UN envoy: We are not fighting the people of Gaza What’s the word for when you’re killing many but it’s not a fight? [Original.]

Friday 14:42 · @twitskeptic Lift the siege of Gaza. D’oh. [Original, responding to @twitskeptic.]

Friday 15:18 · MIT Tech Review article: Iron Dome doesn't actually work. www.technologyreview.com/view/528991/an-explanation-of-the-evidence-of-weaknesses-in-the-iron-dome-defense-system/ Yet another defense procurement SNAFU [Original.]

Friday 15:58 · @twitskeptic OK, so go on with what you’re doing. It’s working great! [Original, responding to @twitskeptic.]

Friday 17:57 · Currently, the highest expression of the brewer’s art is a good Pacific-Northwest IPA, from the cask. There are a few right up there. [Original.]

Friday 22:56 · @mezzoblue I keep trying lambics and gueuzes and they keep being dead to me… [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Saturday 00:24 · Late-night soundtrack: “Noise” from Boris: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KASQOP2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00KASQOP2&linkCode=as2&tag=ongoing-20&linkId=LZTPAF6KJ43IRC7I My soft spot for Boris continues to widen & deepen. [Original.]

Saturday 00:39 · On a Retina screen, Lightroom’s “magnify” action doesn’t do that much. Not sure whether this is good or not. [Original.]

Saturday 01:51 · Extremely old & (mostly) beautiful photographs: www.dpreview.com/articles/5224694918/archive-from-the-worlds-oldest-photographic-society-to-go-on-show [Original.]

Saturday 07:41 · @steveklabnik 7158 has a dumb typo in the date & RFCs are immutable so it had to be obsoleted. [Original, responding to @steveklabnik.]

Saturday 10:54 · Birthday party, samurai sword, joyful screams: https://t.co/DxWsBIqEXI [Original.]

Saturday 11:57 · @Abhishek_Rai Nothing applies to *every* kid. But martial arts are good for lots & lots of them [Original, responding to @Abhishek_Rai.]

Saturday 11:57 · @zahedab See ya there. [Original, responding to @zahedab.]

Saturday 12:06 · Israeli hard-liner proposes Gaza “Solution”: www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15326 Meanwhile, 1000+ at J’lem anti-war protest: https://t.co/t9Too1KELM [Original.]

Saturday 12:10 · Using Travel Routers to Hide in Safety: www.venona.com/rdl/papers/travel-routers-hope-x.pdf [Original.]

Saturday 12:51 · Probably best real-time Israel/Gaza coverage is in Ha’aretz: www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.605994 [Original.]

Saturday 12:54 · @billmon1 Who is “The American Conservative” anyhow? They seem sane-ish. [Original, responding to @billmon1.]

Saturday 20:50 · The And #RemoveALetterRuinABand [Original.]

Saturday 21:21 · @evanphx 80/20 point? [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Sunday 08:04 · Life in a battlefield hospital: m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=igCWHN9l [Original.]

Sunday 08:24 · @BWJones Is that cartoonist gonna get in trouble? I thought 100% Israel support was compulsory in Repub territory. [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Sunday 08:53 · @MrTemple Nope, just sanded. That varnish adds a certain amount of yellow. [Original, responding to @MrTemple.]

Sunday 10:17 · RT @dandidier: Clean Your Vinyls With Wood Glue on.digg.com/1oYtVVo via @Digg [Original.]

Sunday 10:40 · @headius You’ll enjoy Stewart Smith’s “Eat My Data: How Everybody Gets File IO Wrong”. Slides at https://t.co/Fhb6yEbbOv [Original, responding to @headius.]

Sunday 13:27 · Wish me luck at #OSCON - I have the early-keynote (a.k.a “hung-over”) session on Wednesday: www.oscon.com/oscon2014/public/schedule/detail/35744 [Original.]

Sunday 13:36 · @colbycosh Fernwood 2night! Lots of episodes on YouTube. [Original, responding to @colbycosh.]

Sunday 14:26 · @zahedab Long since. But since it’s on Wed, I’ll be prepared to morph based on what I hear Tue. [Original, responding to @zahedab.]

Sunday 18:45 · West Coast baseball is the best baseball. [Original.]

Sunday 18:55 · @gruber Since they’re 3 games back, that’s mathematically weird. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Sunday 18:57 · @dnaltews In fact, it’s a *closed-source* Apple-only language. [Original, responding to @dnaltews.]

Sunday 18:59 · @costareports I did notice your twitter profile pic is kinda what Huey says it’s hip to be. [Original, responding to @costareports.]

Sunday 19:07 · @dnaltews Hey, if you're already writing code for a platform whose owner gets to say whether you can run it, closed-source is no biggie… [Original, responding to @dnaltews.]

Sunday 19:12 · @pmarca Except for, most big-cap senior management don’t have any. [Original, responding to @pmarca.]

Sunday 21:55 · RT @joanwalsh: Amazing Israeli Gaza reply: "There is no such thing as today devoid of yesterday and tomorrow; it is a fiction." t.co… [Original.]

Sunday 23:08 · Ladder & shadows. [Original.]


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