1. Aral Balkan: So http : // twitter . com / @aral (sans spaces, of course) is a valid URL. If clients used it as a mention we’d have fully-qualified names.

    Aral Balkan current rough consensus is to use URLs as nouns, pingback (or webmention) as notification infrastructure.

    Personally I am doing some rather more complex stuff where I author notes using @-names, which get parsed by @cassisjs into .h-x-username twitter.com-linked anchors, then I transform those into .h-card’s with data either from my contacts DB (at the mo mirrored from my personal CardDAV share) or from the identengine.com API for people I don’t know. Then all the links in a note get sent pingbacks.

    Fat chance of twitter implementing that though ;)

  2. Jovian Salak: @BarnabyWalters It's like cheese - all it takes is a couple of drops of lemon, and BOOM, milk becomes curds! Okay, maybe not best e.g...

    Jovian Salak “BOOM”? I would be concerned if milk made that noise when mixed with lemon!

  3. Just had my first truly nerve wracking driving experience. A car pulled out of a give way in front of me (they could clearly see me). I started to slow but realised I would hit them — sped up at the last moment and missed them by about 30cm.

  4. John Nye: People that have implemented PubSubHubbub in their feeds, do you push just to the http://t.co/8HAlj65nyf? or others? Or use RSSCloud?

    john_nye I use the appspot server (for the moment — it doesn’t handle HTML)

  5. This evening’s project: quoting UIs. Why they suck or for some reason do not exist, research into existing ones (found a nice github example) and silo equivalents.

  6. Stressful evening and now stressful morning — wondering round the house with a cushion like a flagellant trying to get burnt food smell out. Looking forward to a nice quiet afternoon instrument making.

  7. So, which is more annoying, POSSE permalinks w/ … if continued, in () if not, or Aral Balkan’s …tweet…continued…thing…? For comparison:

    Personally I find the …/() permalink/shortlink/short id pattern to be much more readable, especially when there are multiple long tweets happening at the same time, and they are mainly one or two words over Twitter’s limit. But it is more cluttered than the … technique.

  8. Sees google plus people talking about how great their new profiles are. Looks at profile (Tweetbot, iPad). Profile is same aneamic mobile version.

    You cannot anticipate context — but you can safely assume that if you tweet stuff, people are going to look at it on mobile devices.