Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-06

  • The Power of Independents #ge11 http://youtu.be/e2dwjhVBs3U #
  • Fast web prototyping with sinatra, neat idea http://bit.ly/fMZm8L #webdev #
  • @paulmwatson looks v terse & productive alright #
  • Social media provides opportunities for niche search engines http://oreil.ly/hz3EjO #
  • Must get a copy of this – clever algorithms: nature inspired programming recipes http://bit.ly/dHyJlz #dev #
  • @kencurtin Please RT: fgleader looking for coalition partner, lost mob numbr. Please DM @FineGaelToday #ge11 #
  • @kencurtin just doing my bit to help the country #
  • @kencurtin fingers crossed… had nothing else on today πŸ™‚ #
  • ECJ ruling means insurance industry can’t charge different prices based on gender http://bbc.in/gFTBi5 #
  • lots of women sending msgs to #bbc news-24 expressing their disgust at the insurance rule change #
  • The point is, not all blokes are lunatic drivers. If insurance cos. want to charge higher premiums based on pts / police warnings , go ahead #
  • @jbwan agreed but that’s a separate complaint, ecj only ruled on 1 issue. Estimated fall of 10% in rates for men according to bbcnews24 #
  • How does your code smell? Neat blog post on why some code just feels wrong http://bit.ly/ebJz5M #webdev #
  • Worrying construction quality issues found in teardown of latest #apple MBP http://bit.ly/gTRSqz #
  • #apple rumor mill focuses on “white goods” before ipad2 announcement http://bit.ly/hRo0Nu #
  • @thenext50k casinos are how you reward ppl for favours in Tipp obviously πŸ™‚ #
  • @kencurtin will be interesting to see will insurance cos try to balance out the loss or profit from the ruling #
  • @kencurtin yes but will the insurance company try to make more money overall or just balance out the loss on reduced male premiums #
  • More shite about being “responsible” on #rtept Wonder did Iceland have as many clever, responsible idiots advising them as we have #
  • Fascinating, conductive core fibre optics promises greater speeds & efficiency http://bit.ly/hAefZA #
  • Rather than punishing us, the EU should reward the Irish ppl for preventing a Eurozone collapse (via @wickedfairysad ) http://bit.ly/fwlP2G #
  • @toofardown I never knew we had so many cricket fans in the office, led by rowdy @paulmwatson πŸ˜› #
  • A 10cc song for the 3+ million new cricket supporters in Ireland http://youtu.be/jGLsAkeRd84 #
  • @kencurtin @GTCost non-recourse mortgages & preventing securitisation & selling of entire loan books so banks can’t sell on 100% of risk #
  • Culled from /. Insight into how cybercriminals communicate (like most techies basically) http://bit.ly/eoffvW #
  • Anybody using jspp with node.js yet? http://www.jspp.io/ very new but looks a tidy way to inc. #javascript into web pages #
  • Odd but I’d find it much easier #
  • @paulmwatson I wish… ppl.. hmm! #
  • @jkeyes it has an adobe flash caching problem http://bit.ly/eXi065 I find it v slow tbh #
  • @jkeyes think it’s prob just indicative of weird caching decisions for all content. I use chrome too #
  • @jkeyes also look at http://bit.ly/fhQlW5 iframe refresh issues also. #
  • @jkeyes actually, that’s an old one.. meant to link to DNS prefetching issue http://bit.ly/f7ZTd7 #
  • @jmason they made a bizarre statement that they notified customers via their website (who checks that?) http://bit.ly/esOoVR #
  • @techspeakieran brilliant πŸ™‚ #
  • @paulmwatson just what I always wanted.. (I’m sure) #
  • I hardly think a few donations from libya diminish the quality of the LSE’s degrees. Get a grip ppl #
  • javascript is quite a beautiful language really.. thanks @jasonmadigan for loaning me http://oreil.ly/legpl #
  • @normanwyse I think what’s happening is kneejerk meed-ja hysteria attacking a great institution #lse #
  • @thenext50k buying pints in buswell’s bar #
  • car’s in the garage. weird feeling not having wheels #
  • @paulmwatson I get it now. I’m just not with the cool funky house kids. It’s cos I’m old πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @stephenkinsella: Stephen Donnelly making lots of sense on #marian Well done people of Wicklow < agree! #
  • He may be nuts but Charlie Sheen is a 1 man, #tigerblood fueled internet meme factory #
  • RT @keithbohanna: iPhone app delivers nutrition analysis of supermarket foods http://bit.ly/d094JC via @springwise < great idea #
  • @kencurtin agreed but speaking as a PS employee, I think there are too many admin staff & too much bureaucracy #
  • @kencurtin but fixing the problem can’t be done bluntly & just based on slash+burn headline numbers #
  • @kencurtin right but there’ll be many applications & guidelines are needed to determine who best to let go #