index for /2008/11
@hober: @kirinqueen made herself a knit poppy to wear today. How cool is that?
@hober: I try to blog each year on 11/11, reminding my ~4 readers of the evils of war. This year's entry: http://edward.oconnor.cx/2008/11/11
@hober: Reminder: Enjoy pizza & beer and chat with Vernor Vinge @ the FSF's San Diego event tonight: http://www.fsf.org/events/sandiegoevent2008
@hober: Mixed feelings about our first decent look at the new Enterprise. Image: http://tinyurl.com/6y9s43
@hober: Went to the FSF's pizza-with-Vernor-Vinge event with @kirinqueen. Finally got around to becoming an FSF member.
@hober: @ilovemypitbull: Ideally, it would be a term that is particularly good at inducing said feeling.
@hober: my Twitterank is e^(πi)+1! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler's_identity
@hober: Holy crap: http://tinyurl.com/5hvrel
@hober: @Adora: Indeed. I'm looking forward to the weekend @barcampsd, but such behavior disappoints.
@hober: Enjoyed Green Flash's Double Stout while the ladies knit @RitualTavern last night.
@hober: @mikeschu: sure, @kirinqueen and I would love to.
@hober: Welcoming @sdmts to Twitter. Too bad @mbta is just someone name-squatting.
@hober: Went live with new homepage design. What do you think? http://edward.oconnor.cx/
@hober: @Imagium, @grossberg, it actually does have an H1; try disabling styles to see. Good point re: H2-over-the-about-me-stuff. @inkedmn, thanks!
@hober: @ryandjohnson, I'll try to come up with a way to make the resume link more obvious.
@hober: @nateritter: re: crisiswire. 1) it's awesome. 2) how wide do you expect my browser window to be?
@hober: Ooooh. Green Flash's 30th Street Festival sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Thursday: http://tr.im/13mq
@hober: Curious about the nature of @brianstorms' all-blackness. http://tr.im/13ky http://tr.im/13l2
@hober: @eleddy: couldn't agree more.
@hober: @ilovemypitbull: understandably. I don't really believe anybody is capable of disliking chocolate.
@hober: At the Sod for the sdtweetup after-after party.
@hober: After-after-after partys are hard.
@hober: @shindotv, nice to meet you. See you @barcampsd tomorrow?
@hober: At barcampsd4
@hober: Enjoyed @jenniferaron's hula hoop lesson @barcampsd w/ @kirinqueen and @joebird.
@hober: Knitter? At @barcampsd? Two things: 1. introduce yourself to @kirinqueen! 2. Join the BarCamp group on Ravelry: http://tr.im/14ka
@hober: I really wish many more people understood the basics of public choice theory.
@hober: @joebird's drumming session is about to start @barcampsd. Yay!
@hober: Upgrading the Mini to Parallels 4, picking up laundry, and getting through some old email before heading to @barcampsd.
@hober: @Adora, @brynn, @Madrox, and myself were just on a panel discussion of lifetracking @barcampsd. @nateritter did a great job moderating.
@hober: They didn't show the Star Trek trailer in front of QoS! grumble grumble
@hober: It's @kirinqueen's birthday today! Happy Birthday, love!
@hober: I'm FSF member #7019.
@hober: Everything you wanted to know about the Mark Cuban insider trading case, but were afraid to ask: http://tr.im/16bp
@hober: @Canthros: it's 82°F here.
@hober: OH: Go ahead, OH that shit.
@hober: I'm happy to announce the birth of Olivia Merlyn Lui Jiang Mendoza! Mother and daughter are healthy and happy.
@hober: @brynn: my friend Jing Jing's.
@hober: @joonspoon: I've been wondering, what's phocus08?
@hober: @timbray: no thanks, Emacs' python mode (specifically, Dave Love's) is the way to go!
@hober: @weex: I haven't looked at them.
@hober: I couldn't resist any longer: I picked up http://tinyurl.com/6fc29y on my lunch break.
@hober: @Adora: I'll be sure to say if he does when I finish the book. Meanwhile, you might consider is colleague Robin Hanson's notion of futarchy.
@hober: @SapphireSBN: @kirinqueen was referring to http://tinyurl.com/6gvgfn
@hober: Anyone up for http://tinyurl.com/5n6jca tonight?
@hober: @kirinqueen: what sort of syntax highlighting do the files need? You could set the mode by adding this to top of file: # -*- python -*-
@hober: Here come all the earthquake tweets!
@hober: @SodaYak: there were a whole bunch of them after the 5.0 this morning: http://tinyurl.com/67sjuo
@hober: Is NASA's DTN just warmed-over UUCP?
@hober: Plan for http://tinyurl.com/5uhqxt is to meet at Ritual at 6:30, followed by we-don't-know-yet. I'm curious about Danger Abbey.
@hober: @SodaYak, think you can come out tonight?
@hober: @SodaYak: oh well. Soon though! It's been a long time.
@hober: Danger Abbey rules. Best stop of the night.
@hober: Saw "antihomonuptial" in the wild. Want to ism it. @kirinqueen and I are against antihomonuptialism.
@hober: I'm surprised @stpeter doesn't have `ism' in his wordie list: http://wordie.org/words/ism
@hober: @eleddy: ooooh. @kirinqueen and I might be interested.
@hober: Introducing http://50ft.com/ - a blog about design, art, etc. from various San Diegans. Disclaimer: I'm a contributor.
@hober: @Adora: Jesse (http://fiftyfoot.com/) already had the domain.
@hober: @kevinmarks: also, the snowclones database is compiled by @kirinqueen! :)
@hober: Relaxing @stoutsd with @kirinqueen. Happy Friday everyone.
@hober: I'm @hamiltons w/@kirinqueen etc. for @valdelane's birthday. Yay!
@hober: Seriously people, there is no vast, browser-wing conspiracy. Get it through your thick, language-lawyer skulls.
@hober: Chatted with one of the http://greenflashbrew.com/ brewers @hamiltons Saturday night. Apparently several SD brewers started out in software.
@hober: @gtwhitesides: congratulations on your appointment to Obama's transition team! It was a pleasure meeting you in San Diego: http://tr.im/1hp8
@hober: RT: sweet @mokolabs is in the Wall Street Journal (talking about watching TV online). http://tinyurl.com/4t9dv3
@hober: @nateritter: watch this: http://tinyurl.com/6hrna8
@hober: @brynn my standard fare at 976 is the Orange Blossom Oolong. Nom.
@hober: "Only a savage or a philosopher may be content with, or rise to, the conception of a pluralistic universe." -- J.T. Adams
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
@hober: @conorwade, @sdgeek: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/atheists.asp
@hober: I'm not voting—it just encourages them. Think, suppose they gave an election and no one came? #votereport Why not: http://tr.im/snd #novote
@hober: @MitchWagner, maybe you mean "hell no?"
@hober: Food for thought: http://perich.livejournal.com/605590.html http://patrissimo.livejournal.com/891968.html http://www.nber.org/papers/w14302
@hober: @ilovemypitbull: that's my girl! :)
@hober: So sick of "if you don't vote then you have no right to complain." Voting != consent. http://tinyurl.com/5v2uzd
@hober: @joshthewebguy, it's not worth exercising power measured with ε. If you'd like, think of me as a conscientious objector.
@hober: @joshthewebguy: That sounds like my mother. "Finish your peas, there are people starving in Africa!"
@hober: @joshthewebguy: Florida 2000 is a great argument for the importance of the votes of Supreme Court justices.
@hober: @joebird: fortunately, I'm not a Kantian. :)
@hober: @stpeter on voting: http://stpeter.im/?p=1009
@hober: Happily enjoyed my free coffee from @starbucks.
@hober: @TheRealTrevor: they're giving free coffee to everyone. It would be illegal to give it to just voters. Yes, I told the barista I don't vote.
@hober: Patri Friedman, as usual, has some insightful thoughts on voting: http://patrissimo.livejournal.com/
@hober: @joebird: I'm a consequentialist egoist, so both Kant's deontological stance and his anti-egoism are quite unappealing to me. #metaethics
@hober: @joebird: also, thanks for bringing something more intellectual to the discussion. Knee-jerk reactions are boring.
@hober: @enkrates: the voting part of Election Day is like the Mass part of Christmas—what we throw out when we secularize the holiday. :)
@hober: Heading to Mo's for a burger with @kirinqueen, and then to http://witsendpubandcafe.com/ to watch the election returns come in.
@hober: Going to @stoutsd instead of the Wit's End, as it looked crowded in there.
@hober: Disturbing Prop 8 racial split: whites opposed 53-47, blacks supported 70-30. http://tinyurl.com/5asx3l (via @radleybalko & @ilovemypitbull)
@hober: Demographic breakdown of Prop 8 results, via @flash716: http://tr.im/tyv
@hober: What will happen to the various gay marriages in CA from before Prop 8 passing? http://volokh.com/posts/1225907782.shtml
@hober: County-by-county red/blue maps&cartograms: http://tinyurl.com/5wdwop
@hober: @schwarzwald: IIRC space-before-? and space-before-! is the norm in French.
@hober: Absolutely beautiful piece on the meaning of this election: http://tinyurl.com/58tm7s
@hober: Will be celebrating Guy Fawkes night at http://www.shakespearepub.com/ with @kirinqueen et alii.
@hober: @t: it'll probably be found to be an ammendment, not a revision; see http://volokh.com/posts/1225923130.shtml
@hober: @slevithan's unicode plugin for his xregexp library: full of win. http://tinyurl.com/5be89b
@hober: @mikeschu: that would rock! I'm still trying to figure out what to talk about this time @barcampsd.
@hober: I wonder if @bryanveloso knows about this @djangopony usage: http://tinyurl.com/5w8zos (via @joebird)
@hober: @nateritter: yeah, that's what happened when they posted about my personal unit tests. Forgot to tell Gina about it at the geek bonfire.