Week ending Sunday 2014/09/21

Monday 00:05 · @ginatrapani “the problem is that there are altogether too many boardrooms, and none of them are on fire” - @PennyRed [Original, responding to @ginatrapani.]

Monday 00:28 · @christianlanng Nope, optimizing for developer productivity has been correct in the current context. [Original, responding to @christianlanng.]

Monday 00:44 · RT @EveryHexColor: #D65D07 [Original.]

Monday 00:56 · @BenedictEvans So… what proportion of the value of an “Android”-labeled device is Google apps? We’re about to find out. [Original, responding to @BenedictEvans.]

Monday 07:31 · RT @dewitt: A high-quality $100 phone may not get the press of wearables, but I think this changes the world more. officialandroid.blogspot.com/2014/09/for-next-five-billion-android-one.html [Original.]

Monday 08:44 · What’s the event behind the hashtag “#digc202”? [Original.]

Monday 08:58 · The right place for crypto stuff is in the cloud: https://t.co/xykcKXaovC [Original.]

Monday 09:56 · Autocorrect seems to think Hell is in Cleveland… [Original.]

Monday 09:58 · @wingedpig Liked your last one… [Original, responding to @wingedpig.]

Monday 11:33 · RT @bodil: I've been using Node since before it was cool and I've yet to see any meaningful client/server codebase overlap. [Original.]

Monday 16:29 · RT @wingedpig: New startup stats: 48k lines of #golang code, 11.6k lines HTML, depends on 23 libraries. Postgres, Elasticsearch, tinydns, n… [Original.]

Monday 16:46 · RT @dethe: 20 years of programming, tech writing, tech mgt experience. Big companies and 13 years in Van. startups. Interested? t.co… [Original.]

Monday 16:55 · RT @mnot: Firefox has landed HTTP/2; "the next era in Web tech has begun." https://t.co/czTmPI8sgu #http2 [Original.]

Monday 17:13 · @pkedrosky …and then compress the essentials into a tweet. Well, 2 or 3 if you have to. [Original, responding to @pkedrosky.]

Monday 19:19 · @Dymaxion Quantitatively, how much carbon are we talking about? #notrhetorical [Original, responding to @Dymaxion.]

Monday 23:49 · Pleased that I can put U+2008 PUNCTUATION SPACE, U+2009 THIN SPACE and U+200A HAIR SPACE in Android TextViews with decent results. [Original.]

Tuesday 00:40 · “Apple confirms iPhone 6 NFC chip is restricted to Apple Pay”: www.cultofmac.com/296093/apple-confirms-iphone-6-nfc-apple-pay/ [silly me, I thought it was actually interesting] [Original.]

Tuesday 13:07 · Remarkable animated graph of Japan’s population cohorts. Would love to see for some other countries: www.ipss.go.jp/site-ad/TopPageData/Pyramid_a.html [Original.]

Tuesday 19:57 · Hey @ShawInfo my internet has been very shaky last day or two… you guys having network problems? [Original.]

Tuesday 22:15 · Is there a way to make Chrome tell me what the insecure resources are? Console says it’s all https: and data: [Original.]

Tuesday 22:19 · RT @joeranweiler: @timbray Looks like your search box uses non-https google for the "action" attribute. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:20 · Wow… so it’s because you could start here and *go to* a non-https page. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:30 · To be precise, there was a <form action="…” - I think Chrome is right and Firefox/Safari, which raise no such concern, are wrong. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:32 · @devonck I fooled myself by looking in the Network Connections tab & seeing only https… [Original, responding to @devonck.]

Wednesday 09:22 · Just me, or has the Chrome gmail editor been a little weird recently? Sometimes I have trouble maneuvering in reply-to mode. [Original.]

Wednesday 10:41 · RT @chadfowler: ...also my wrist is sweating #smartwarch [Original.]

Wednesday 10:45 · My buds at Auth0 picked up some investment and (more important) cool customers: https://t.co/3jdDqIxD1g [Original.]

Wednesday 10:56 · I like ’em because of the relentless developer focus: https://t.co/ydV4MGF7RZ [Disclosure: I’m an adviser. But this is why.] [Original.]

Wednesday 12:05 · Life changed much recently? https://t.co/gym9EmQTfx [Original.]

Wednesday 12:07 · @matthewlaird Anything we can do? [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Wednesday 12:11 · @matthewlaird Thanks. Let’s hope it isn’t ubiquitous… [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Wednesday 12:12 · @BWJones Write it up, I’ll curate links [Original, responding to @BWJones.]

Wednesday 12:18 · @matthewlaird ¡Muchas gracias! [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Wednesday 15:34 · How to speed up Gradle build time: https://t.co/eK6HX0v92w Works as advertised. [Original.]

Wednesday 16:31 · Just noticed that Medium picked the same body font that I use at t.co/6eT0ZzLnCA: FF Tisa Pro. Delighted. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:08 · RT @samruby: The URL Mess intertwingly.net/blog/2014/09/16/The-URL-Mess [Original.]

Wednesday 18:02 · @mattcutts weirdly, my previous blog body font was Georgia. Tisa’s a really sweet font. [Original, responding to @mattcutts.]

Wednesday 18:02 · @mattcutts Georgia’s italics are kinda skanky, Tisa’s are brilliant. [Original, responding to @mattcutts.]

Wednesday 19:15 · For my #gotoaar/#gotocph talks, I just (*gasp*) bought a new slide font. So the talks may be lame but slides’ll look good. [Original.]

Wednesday 19:22 · Aaaaand, another high-privacy communication client: blog.bittorrent.com/2014/07/30/bittorrents-chat-client-unveiled-bittorrent-bleep-now-in-invite-only-pre-alpha/ How it works: engineering.bittorrent.com/2014/09/17/how-does-bleep-work/?shareadraft=baba133_5418786f2fdc2 [Original.]

Wednesday 21:01 · Second private-chat software to come across my radar today: www.wired.com/2014/09/new-encrypted-chat-program-thwarts-nsa-eliminating-metadata/ [couple things there making my BS filter twitch…] [Original.]

Wednesday 21:02 · Yow, 1Password is currently free on the iOS & Android app stores. If you’re not using a password manager, give it a try. [Original.]

Wednesday 21:31 · @_boz0_ arrogance. [Original, responding to @_boz0_.]

Wednesday 21:32 · @dozykraut Wrong issue number I’m thinking? [Original, responding to @dozykraut.]

Wednesday 22:37 · @riskybusiness When there’s actual SW (in Feb you say?) we’ll see if the awesomeness forecasts hold up. I’m not smart enough to see 5mo out. [Original, responding to @riskybusiness.]

Wednesday 22:45 · @riskybusiness (1) Takes more than funding to ship code (2) Wait till code ships before dissing competition. I’m done here. [Original, responding to @riskybusiness.]

Wednesday 23:08 · @quine Good point. Kinda wondered why Wired apparently didn’t reach out to any. [Original, responding to @quine.]

Thursday 08:30 · @foresmac I’m not. [Original, responding to @foresmac.]

Thursday 09:04 · “Psiphon is designed to make available Internet content that's otherwise censored.” https://t.co/ZSCMikmc9d [Looks interesting!] [Original.]

Thursday 09:47 · Apple’s privacy policy has a marketing payload, but it’s still very good: https://t.co/djjljTE1Iu [Original.]

Thursday 11:45 · @xcbsmith Hey, I want to use that Cassandra slide; where’s it from? [Original, responding to @xcbsmith.]

Thursday 12:55 · RT @MikeTaylor: Apple’s “warrant canary” disappears, suggesting new Patriot Act demands. https://t.co/qJL1KJY1Vh HT @webinista [Original.]

Thursday 13:42 · @xcbsmith Did you take the pic? If so, can I use it in a press? If so, got a high-rez version? [Original, responding to @xcbsmith.]

Thursday 15:32 · RT @PatrickMcFadin: In response to a wildly successful #CassandraSummit Larry Ellison steps down as CEO of #oracle www.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/technology/larry-ellison-steps-down-as-chief-of-oracle.html?_r=0 [Original.]

Thursday 16:56 · BBC’s live-indyref-coverage pages seem pretty hammered [Original.]

Thursday 17:37 · Good place to catch the #indyref results: www.bbc.com/news/events/scotland-decides/results [Original.]

Thursday 20:18 · The number of rejected ballots is small, but I bet some are colourful. #indyref [Original.]

Thursday 22:05 · Shaw Internet, solid since 2011, suddenly flaky and slow. Argh, it’s the phone-support experience for me, lucky me. [Original.]

Thursday 23:48 · Investigated all the slide transitions available in a Keynote deck. Someone at Apple has really good drugs. [Original.]

Friday 14:15 · If there’s a climate action march near you this Sunday, consider going. Here’s Vancouver’s: https://t.co/pdQQ3Y8BMw [Original.]

Friday 14:19 · Gosh, some apps don’t deal with new iPhone scree sizes: https://t.co/H5Ah1Cr7hp Isn’t that just awful. [Original.]

Friday 15:08 · In 2014, doing work that lives just on a computer, not out in the cloud, feels scary and wrong. https://t.co/gZOAWfKLcZ [Original.]

Friday 15:15 · @lwansbrough Not slick enough. [Original, responding to @lwansbrough.]

Friday 15:16 · @SoberBuildEng I’d have to get a private repo, don’t wanna show semi-cooked preso, but not an insane idea. [Original, responding to @SoberBuildEng.]

Friday 15:17 · RT @psaffo: Time lapse video of #kingfire pyrocumulus: [Original.]

Friday 16:51 · Longsword fighting is a thing: www.nytimes.com/video/sports/100000003040466/inside-the-world-of-longsword-fighting.html?smid=go-share [Original.]

Friday 17:36 · 2hrs after posting that no-cloud piece, my MacBook seems to have died the death. Talks are on DropBox, but... [Original.]

Friday 17:48 · Huh. My mac is OK as long as the outboard HDMI screen is plugged in. Busted when no outboard screen. Clearly a display problem. [Original.]

Friday 18:05 · @nelson It was kinda funny in 2003: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/09/19/PirateDay [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Friday 18:52 · Life lesson: When your Mac fraps out, it's not good when there's a major Apple launch that day. [Original.]

Friday 18:59 · @lobrien I saw k.d. lang do that once. [Original, responding to @lobrien.]

Friday 20:47 · . @chriseppstein @brixen The one that begins "We are a group of awesomely talented and creative..." Couldn't get past that... [Original, responding to @chriseppstein.]

Friday 21:00 · RT @zooko: Tahoe-LAFS “Tesla Coils&Corpses” meeting: end-to-end authenticated git, certificate-authority-free TLS: https://t.co/77AkCTeNyD [Original.]

Friday 21:23 · I was thinking of switching my blog over to Sass, but I'm not awesome enough. [Original.]

Saturday 09:54 · There are 2 kinds of shirts: The kind that comes with extra buttons, and the kind that loses buttons. [Original.]

Saturday 11:19 · @chriseppstein Must be wonderful to be that awesome. [Original, responding to @chriseppstein.]

Saturday 12:51 · Ace Apple Store experience diagnosing frapped Mac. Why can't anyone else replicate the Apple Store? [Original.]

Saturday 13:19 · @h0h0h0 An intelligent human saw me, did the right thing, they have the replacement part, will fix in 48 hours. Sad this is so rare. [Original, responding to @h0h0h0.]

Saturday 14:31 · @nelson Yeah. Guy actually listened to my narrative, ran diagnostics on that basis, they have the part, will fix by noon Monday. Impressed. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Saturday 14:34 · Reproducible bug report on my OpenKeychain crypto code. Provoked by search for “alice”. Ha ha ha. [Original.]

Saturday 14:49 · @mnot *snicker* apt-get install suse - one can think of a few more such formulae [Original, responding to @mnot.]

Saturday 15:06 · @lobrien not bad [Original, responding to @lobrien.]

Saturday 15:07 · @hfiguiere video card fried. [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

Saturday 15:08 · RT @Boogie2988: Finally an unbiased comparison between the new iPhone and the latest galaxy by @TheOnion [Original.]

Saturday 15:16 · RT @LesliBoldt: Absolutely fascinating. The secret meeting that broke the B.C. teachers’ impasse www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/the-secret-meeting-that-broke-the-bc-teachers-impasse/article20712872/ #bced [Original.]

Saturday 15:22 · Scorching response to Apple’s privacy policy. Is this level of paranoia reasonable? Your call. www.jwz.org/blog/2014/09/why-we-believe-apple/ [Original.]

Saturday 15:23 · @hfiguiere Apple persists in calling it a “logic board” but yeah. [Original, responding to @hfiguiere.]

Saturday 15:43 · You can believe all sorts of right-wing BS and still think Net Neutrality is important: www.jamesjheaney.com/2014/09/15/why-free-marketeers-want-to-regulate-the-internet/ [Good piece actually] [Original.]

Saturday 15:44 · @mezzoblue Moving the Godwin goalposts, are ya? [Original, responding to @mezzoblue.]

Saturday 15:52 · RT @Brilliant_Ads: Science World: Golf [Original.]

Saturday 18:26 · Keybase.io now available as a Tor hidden service: https://t.co/zpsZ8G2nT1 [Original.]

Sunday 13:05 · PureScript talk by @bodil starts a little slow but then gets to brain-melt speed pretty quick: https://t.co/L22cToJwbb [Original.]

Sunday 13:37 · Ebola is trending on Facebook. [Original.]

Sunday 16:48 · @nzkoz $235/yr delta. Wow. [Original, responding to @nzkoz.]

Sunday 16:51 · @nzkoz More precisely: People who don’t listen to those of their employees who know how… [Original, responding to @nzkoz.]

Sunday 17:00 · That was some damn good football, that was. [Original.]

Sunday 17:41 · @al3xandru Superbowl rerun [Original, responding to @al3xandru.]

Sunday 17:55 · Pinksplosion [Original.]

Sunday 18:12 · I strapped the old Pentax macro on the Fuji and went flower-hunting: https://t.co/0jOKnBe0dq [caught a bee too.] [Original.]

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