The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 45 messages in 38 conversations. (With 9 favorites.)

This document was created automatically from my archive of my Twitter stream. Due to limitations in the Twitter API and occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.

Monday at 09:46am

Check Point SecureClient VPN #softwareiregretinstalling—@ndw

Monday at 09:55am

@ndw So true. Does strange things very deep in the tcp stack. With hardly traceable side effects.—@0xcafebabe

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:38pm

Is the #docbook #slides project still maintained?—@georgebina
@georgebina It's on my list ...—@ndw
@ndw does the docbook trunk contain the latest code? I can send some patches either to you or on the docbook list.—@georgebina
@georgebina The trunk is up to date AFAIK.—@ndw

Monday at 05:13pm

Didn't apptestclient used to be a command line tool?—@ndw

Monday at 05:15pm

sudo port upgrade outdated #fingerscrossed—@ndw

Monday at 05:23pm

New York MarkLogic User Group mtg Weds. this week #NYMUG @ndw provides great post with the deets http://bit.ly/65Y5UC—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:46pm

Raise your hand if your fingers subconsciously and automatically end any word that begins "omni" with "mark".—@ndw
@ndw In which case you qualify, as Paul Prescod put it, as "having worked with XML since it was a four-letter word."—@bobdc
@bobdc Ha! I claim independent invention. Or at least, I claim I've used that joke w/o knowing it was Paul's.—@ndw
@ndw lol. guilty as charged.—@fiberartisan
@ndw *raises hand*—@TheRepoRat

Monday at 06:31pm

Grumble. #macports won't build wxpython.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:41pm

Blank stares @ndw - especially when the words 'Omni' and 'mark' are spoken as a single word (Omnimark) in most audiences.—@harveybetty
@harveybetty I was (miss)typing OmniFocus, see, and...—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:00am

FAV
I thought I was taking a short-cut! The path of least resistance is slippery; worn smooth by the passage of fools!—@philipfennell

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:03am

Bitten again by the stupid decision that /bin/sh = dash in Ubuntu. WTF.—@ndw
@ndw I've never noticed that before, but does not seem that stupid. What would you expect instead?—@fgeorges
@fgeorges Honestly, bash. Maybe it's #!/bin/sh scripts violating the rules that are the real problem, but symlinking sh to bash fixes em—@ndw
@ndw If some scripts claim to be something they aren't... :-) I guess if all dev machines had strict POSIX sh, we'd have less compat issues.—@fgeorges

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:04am

Google Chrome won't be interesting until it supports AdBlock, FlashBlock, and to a lesser extent, 1Password—@ndw
@listen_to_pius Alas, not on my platform. #osx #googlechrome—@ndw
@ndw That's my platform too ... seems to be working fine! (Though, admittedly, I haven't tested the 1password extension yet).—@listen_to_pius
@listen_to_pius Hmph. On my box, Chrome said it didn't support extensions even after I followed the link to the dev build.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:27am

@ndw I was considering http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OmniFocus and your posts encourage me, but I don't use Apple Mail. Would I miss much?—@danbri
@danbri Not that I could tell you about, I don't use Apple Mail either.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:01pm

Why Sonos maintains a closed architecture - to guarantee the user experience via @CEPro http://bit.ly/977LKk—@Sonos
@Sonos Open up or you'll get replaced. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but...—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:43pm

♺@ebruchez m.google.com/voice: amazing web app, but call-back a bit awkward and needs initial data connection. Still, take that Apple!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:41pm

@ndw I logged 4 issues today with some solutions on the #docbook tracker at sourceforge related with the slides schemas.—@georgebina
@georgebina Thanks, George!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:00am

Tempted instead to write a local Twitter proxy that would intercept API calls and filter out crap.—@tommorris
@tommorris That's an interesting idea. I'd love to have filters. Can't understand why it's not a more popular feature.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:13am

we can finally announce the speakers for XML Prague http://www.xmlprague.cz/2010/sessions.html—@xmlprague
@xmlprague That sessions page renders very oddly in Firefox 3.6 on OS X. Big white space, odd yellow mouse over, ...—@ndw
@ndw thx will look into it ... we still need to add more information and affilliations, etc—@xmlprague

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:36pm

I bet @peteaven has a new geolocalization feature on his iPhone... ;-)—@fgeorges
@fgeorges havin some fun with @foursquare . On a mission to establish myself as mayor of #MarkLogic (& unlock the Crunk badge!) :)—@peteaven
@peteaven How'd I forget to checkin there when I was in the office? Geolocation fail :-)—@ndw
@ndw of course, you could always come around to our cubes & just say hi too. lol. #kickinitoldschool—@peteaven
@ndw ha! I know man. You'll have to come back so you can check-in and send a shout out to your peeps!—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:58pm

iBooks has Verdana, and Times New Roman, but no Comic Sans #bummer #ipad—@trieloff

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:28pm

No multitasking? srsly? #ipad—@ndw
@ndw I guess the lack of multitasking is to allow good battery life, which is one of the few strengths of the #ipad—@james_clark
@james_clark I suppose. On the whole though: closed, DRM encrusted, AppStore. Pretty, but no #donotwant. (& "Hi", James!)—@ndw
@ndw Single-tasking and DRM are now cool. Pull on a black turtleneck and think about them for a while. #applekoolaid—@david_megginson
@david_megginson No, thanks. I'll stuck to being my normal #doubleplusuncool self, if it's all the same to you.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:10pm

@ndw I was hoping to implement DocBook5 in SilkPage. Is there (gonna be) an RNG customization for DocBook Website?—@sindoc
@sindoc yes, it on my list. Should be pretty easy.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:52am

FAV
The iPad is worse than boring: it represents a vision of personal computing where total control is vested in a single vendor.—@james_clark

Thursday at 08:31am

BOS-STT. Last bits for 10 days. Be seeing you!—@ndw

Thursday at 08:47am

RT @james_clark The iPad is worse than boring: it represents a vision of personal computing where total control is vested in a single vendor—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:13pm

sweet! Just submitted my abstract for #MLUC10 http://www.marklogic.com/UserConference2010/—@peteaven
@peteaven good on ya! I haven't thought o anything yet, myself.—@ndw

Friday at 05:23pm

My phone doesn't think it's roaming down here in St Thomas. I wonder if my phone bill next month will agree?—@ndw

Saturday at 12:32pm

FAV
The closed Apple system may be born of a desire to contol the quality of user experience, but it's married to pure avarice.—@srharris19

Saturday at 12:43pm

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Amazon's playing a dangerous game... Kindle increasingly looks like a bad bargain: http://is.gd/7mHjo—@timbray

Saturday at 12:52pm

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It's simple: Every time DRM has ever touched anything, it has screwed things up. I know of no exceptions.—@timbray

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:18pm

I am also frustrated that I need to log in via VPN to upload files to OASIS server. #thatisall—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan if that's the only thing that frustrates you about OASIS IT ...—@ndw

Saturday at 04:07pm

FAV
iPad vs A Rock http://post.ly/LNR2—@merlyn

Saturday at 05:32pm

FAV
H.L. Mencken: In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.—@ebertchicago

Saturday at 08:45pm

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 10:06pm

FAV
It's here! Notational Velocity with Simplenote (for Macs). Download: http://bit.ly/LEUUf NV blog: http://bit.ly/azYAup—@simplenoteapp

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 07:44am

OMFG! RT @ebertchicago Gallup Poll finds MAJORITY of Republicans believe the earth was created in the last 10,000 years. http://j.mp/9hLmjC—@ndw
@ndw That's not actually what the poll says.—@webmink
@webmink Mmm. Fair enough. It looked like that's what it said but perhaps my bad for not looking more closely.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:39am

@ndw - poll was obv. a skewed poll - republican (I'm reg. Democrat) doesn't equate to dumb! 1,007 res. and no demographic info. Suspicious!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty My bad. I should have looked more closely I guess.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:44pm

Accomplished today: nothing. #vacation—@ndw

See also: the previous week's review or the next week's review.

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