The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 66 messages in 73 conversations. (With 3 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.

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:23am

Now this is some serious cheese: $52 of Vacherin Fribourgeois, to be mixed with Gruyer to make fondue. http://twitpic.com/14hwy1—@avernet
@avernet Note to self: must make fondue soon. It's been ages.—@ndw
@ndw The best fondue is made with Vacherin fribourgeois + Gruyère. Next time you are in the Bay Area have one with us!—@ebruchez
@ndw Absolutely! My favorite, if you can find the ingredients: ⅔ Vacherin Fribourgeois, ⅓ Gruyer. Just delicious.—@avernet

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 01:16pm

Just have to think of them saying "Droid *does*" in a whole other different tone of voice.—@timbray
@timbray Deb's first thought was: what do they do with robotic female deer?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:00am

Seems like the @MarkLogic Twitter account has been hijacked. Or are they really offering me "free get bigger and have sex longer"? :)—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman They probably have an implementation of the famed but rarely seen XXXQuery language.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Nice one.—@ndw
@robinberjon ...maybe it was just the next logical step after the XRX architecture.—@vojtechtoman

Monday at 09:29am

FAV
Homeopaths today will be saying that evidence-based medicine is at fault. In other news, ufologists blame telescope manufacturers.—@tommorris

Monday at 09:43am

FAV
Woohoo. Skeptics are learning the wonders of one-shot web apps!! http://www.howdoeshomeopathywork.com/—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:54am

@xmlgrrl Sorry, Eve, no luck on the Larson cartoon.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks - @JeanKaplansky mentioned Gary Larson's book from 1984 (p108)! And postcard confirms existence: http://is.gd/8Pbx—@xmlgrrl

Monday at 11:49am

RT @kurt_cagle A warning for Citigroup checking account holders - CITI can keep you from withdrawing funds. http://alturl.com/pkux—@ndw

Monday at 11:50am

Fantastic! RT @xmlprague Closing keynote will be done by Michael Sperberg-McQueen: 'The View from Prague'—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:15pm

@tommorris For location_ipod.rb, did you give your iPod a fixed IP or are you using Bonjour or is it something obv. that I'm overlooking?—@ndw
@ndw Simple as `ping Tom-Morriss-iPod.local` (or the Ruby equivalent thereof).—@tommorris
@tommorris Color me confused. Who or what is resolving that to an IP address for you?—@ndw
@ndw Bonjour probably. It is running on Debian, so probably Avahi. I might check it against the MAC address too.—@tommorris
@tommorris All right. I'll poke around a bit. I'd like to get it running on my Ubuntu box which sounds plausible if you've got it on Debian.—@ndw
@ndw It's all very simple - http://gist.github.com/311495—@tommorris
@tommorris Ok, I still can't see quite how that works, but I concede that it does. Thanks!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:35am

Call for participation in "XML for the Long Haul" http://balisage.net/longhaul//. A really important issue.—@james_clark
@james_clark Important enough to get you across an ocean? :-)—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:34am

your demo should b 5 min or less and the crowd will vote on the winner ... I suspect @ndw will be the MarkLogic circus ringmaster—@xmlprague

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:56am

Your *API* returns dates in human readable form instead of machine readable form? You suck.—@ndw
@ndw Amusingly, best way of passing dates in JSON is human readable 'cos that's what Date.parse() understands. http://bit.ly/aRAIbk—@JeniT

Tuesday at 09:43am

Accessing my FireEagle loc via the API req jumping through OAuth hoops? I guess that's the right thing, but more cmplx than this day allows.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:46am

Experiments in #w3c spec navigation. http://nwalsh.com/scratch/navtest/ Total #fail in IE, but that's sort of par for the course, right?—@ndw
@ndw Sexy! Little bug: it doesn't work when you've scrolled down (the menu is positioned at the top of the page).—@robinberjon
@robinberjon It floats in the upper-right corner of the displayed area in Firefox. For me.—@ndw
@ndw the "navigate to" floats in chrome, but the actual menu opens in the section I last navigated to. http://grab.by/2Cq2—@roessler
@ndw i like it! looks a bit funny being fully transparent when there's text under it, though.—@kasei

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:07pm

@ndw I betcha it doesn't! Scroll. Click on navigate. Close navigate. Scroll elsewhere. Reclick. Oops. Also, scroll while navigate open. Oops—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Oh. I see what you mean. I bet I know why too, but won't be trying to fix it today ...—@ndw
@ndw I don't have time to look at into the details, but I guess it's because you're positioning it "absolute" instead of "fixed".—@robinberjon

Tuesday at 12:14pm

Sponsoring DemoJam at #xmlprague - @ndw will be mcing, bring your demo (less than 5min). Winner gets a pass to #MLUC10. Tshirts to all :)—@MarkLogic

Tuesday at 01:13pm

Adding another submission deadline to my stack: http://balisage.net/longhaul/ #balisage #longhaul—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:05pm

Hmph. When I bought my ticket to PRG, United offered to let me upgrade for cash. Apparently that was a one time offer.—@ndw
@ndw Are you going to be in Prague on the Friday evening? I will be.—@abcoates
@abcoates Yep. I'll be rolling into PRG at around 9:30a on Friday if United and its code shares treat me right. http://bit.ly/bxLz6H—@ndw
@ndw Cool. I get in later, around 5:30pm, still in time for dinner and a drink if you are up for it (& anyone else who will be there).—@abcoates
@abcoates @ndw there are about 20 people planning to go for dinner Friday evening after the eXist users meeting, see the eXist user list.—@georgebina
@georgebina @ndw Thanks, I sent Jim a message asking if Norm and I can squeeze in with you.—@abcoates

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:19pm

Google Voice has a hard time sending DTMF tones.—@ndw
@ndw All of these VOIP services seem to start out bad at DTMF. Skype was too for a long time.—@abcoates

Tuesday at 04:25pm

The #fireeagle #python demo code doesn't compute the OAuth signature correctly. Great. #sarcasm—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:58pm

@cutlass Jim, hi, could you squeeze @ndw and me in for dinner on Friday night before XML Prague?—@abcoates

Tuesday at 05:02pm

The #fireeagle #perl demo code doesn't work either, but the author examples from CPAN do. Win.—@ndw

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

Following @tommorris, I now have automatic integration and backup of all my geolocation streams. #mydata—@ndw
@ndw Huzzah. Congrats. Do document!—@tommorris
@tommorris Already added that to my "weblog" todo list. I really ought to be able to average 1 posting a week, no?—@ndw
@ndw I should probably start a mailing list for context hackers.—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:48pm

just watched a video that convinced me to give evernote another try—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan Evernote became useful to me when I started using a scanner to populate it. Business cards, interesting articles in mags, etc.—@ndw
@ndw I don't have much paper lying around here, but hundreds and hundreds of e-clippings, files, downloads. I've reached info overload.—@fiberartisan

Tuesday at 05:49pm

Per earlier announcements, I'm MCing Demo Jam: XML Prague edition, http://norman.walsh.name/2010/02/23/demojam Bring Out Yer Demo!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:24pm

Holy frack! Apple Patent will ensure you can't ignore an ad, like turning off iphone: http://tinyurl.com/yjyh4vf search "Apple can further"—@DaveO
@DaveO And I thought they'd already done just about everything they could to drive me off their platform.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:01am

RT @ndw: Experiments in #w3c spec navigation. http://is.gd/93HGc Total #fail in IE, but that's sort of par for the course, right? #standards—@innovimax

Wednesday at 02:07am

me too ! RT @ndw: Adding another submission deadline to my stack: http://balisage.net/longhaul/ #balisage #longhaul #xml #conference—@innovimax

Wednesday at 03:59am

RT @ndw Per earlier announcements, I'm MCing Demo Jam XML Prague edition, http://is.gd/940O7 Bring Out Yer Demo! #xmlprague #xml #conference—@innovimax

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:48am

Spent an hour poking apache2 with a rewrite/proxy stick to get host.example.com to proxy localhost:8400. Giving up.—@ndw
@ndw nginx makes that task a joy... give it a spin.—@ruidlopes
@ndw Try Nginx - URL rewritting and proxying is really really simple :-)—@adamretter
@adamretter @ruidlopes Nginx FTW! Thanks!—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:23am

Power failure reminds me I need a UPS for the server in the house.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:14pm

why can't I just create a link to a file on my system in @evernote? or use my pen tablet in the mac version?—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan I've put in a couple of requests for better linking. I expect pen tablet support will come in V.next, I gather it works in Win—@ndw
@ndw apparently they had linking in prev versions (maybe PC only?).—@fiberartisan

Wednesday at 04:14pm

♺@xmlcalabash I now pass 98.98% of the test suite, seven tests to 100%.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:25pm

We're only a tiny little step from PR. #xproc RT @xmlcalabash @ndw: I now pass 98.98% of the test suite, seven tests to 100%.—@vojtechtoman

Wednesday at 06:46pm

♺ @ndw @xmlcalabash I now pass 98.98% of the test suite, seven tests to 100%. [ awesome! ]—@peteaven

Thursday at 03:12am

RT @ndw: ♺@xmlcalabash I now pass 98.98% of the test suite, seven tests to 100%. #xproc #xml #processing #w3c—@innovimax

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

It would be nice if the Twitter email saying I have a new follower gave more of their profile, e.g. their last few tweets.—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay re twitter. Great point. I shouldn't have to do so much work to filter out spam twitter requests—@DALDEI
@michaelhkay nice for you, but not nice for Twitter. The way it is, you're forced to visit their website, where they show ads.—@martin_probst
@martin_probst Do they? Oh, right, I always forget there are users who don't run adblockplus.—@ndw
@martin_probst [you're forced to visit their website, where they show ads.] They show ads? How come I never noticed them?!?—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay they don't? I always suspected I just don't see any because of my adblocker. Still, website hits are important I guess.—@martin_probst

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:53am

XML Calabash passes 100% of the XProc test suite, I so declare.—@ndw
jcongrats !! @ndw XML Calabash passes 100% of the XProc test suite, I so declare.—@xquery
@ndw congrats!—@peteaven
@ndw Congrats on Calabash tests !!!! You know the easier way would be to remove the offending tests :)—@DALDEI

Thursday at 09:58am

RT @ndw : XML Calabash passes 100% of the XProc test suite, I so declare.—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:09am

First @ndw, now it's my turn: #Calumet passes 681 out of 682 tests from the XProc test suite: http://tests.xproc.org/results/calumet/ #emc—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman Congratulations! Check out http://tests.xproc.org/results/comparison.html ! That smells like PR to me!!!—@ndw
@ndw can u put a link to exist xproc on this page http://tests.xproc.org/results/ ... if/when u have a mo—@xquery

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:16am

RT @ndw: Check out http://tests.xproc.org/results/comparison.html ! That smells like PR to me!!!—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman @ndw .... ok ok, u guys just wait until I upload my next test results ;)—@xquery
@xquery Go, man! Go!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:20am

@vojtechtoman congrats! are you guys racing? :)—@peteaven
@peteaven Not exactly. Healthy rivalry aside, we need two implementations to pass each test to move beyond CR. And we have 'em!!!—@ndw
@peteaven More working together on fixing the remaining broken tests :)—@vojtechtoman

Thursday at 10:37am

@ndw @vojtechtoman excellent work guys! very exciting!!—@peteaven

Thursday at 11:32am

♺@xproc The XProc WG has voted to request that XProc: An XML Pipeline Language be advanced to a Proposed Recommendation.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:07pm

RT @ndw: ♺@xproc The XProc WG has voted to request that XProc: An XML Pipeline Language be advanced to a Proposed Recommendation.—@mpelikan

Thursday at 01:44pm

RT @vojtechtoman: First @ndw, now it's my turn: #Calumet passes 681 out of 682 tests from the XProc test suite: http://bit.ly/dcnGej #emc—@JerrySilver

Thursday at 02:39pm

@ndw @xproc Congradulations !—@DALDEI

Thursday at 04:27pm

Why can't I talk to my server? [ insert 35 minutes of pointless hacking ] Because the network cable had been pulled half way out.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:42pm

@ndw Exactly that happened to me today, except I was the host of a live webcast with 300 attendees.—@anthonyallen

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:54am

The Garmin Foretrex 301 is USB and presents as a disk drive with the current track in an XML file. Sweet.—@ndw
@ndw Wow. Did Garmin finally document their interfaces? Can 3rd parties load maps and otherwise interact with the devices now?—@elharo
@elharo The Foretrex doesn't support maps, so I don't know. But it appears that the interface is now XML files copied to/from the "drive".—@ndw

Friday at 09:04am

Perplexed by the interaction between Java readers and charsets and the resulting XML serialized by Saxon.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:21am

@ndw Does XLink 1.1 add anything besides what you described at http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink10-ext/ ?—@bobdc
@bobdc No. Absolutely not. Uh uh. No way, Jose.—@ndw

Friday at 10:35am

Friday at 10:41am

No, @[redacted], I won't send a damned advertweet on your behalf just to get some free software I haven't even tried yet.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:16am

@ndw XProc test results look nice. http://tests.xproc.org/results/comparison.html—@dckc
@dckc Thanks!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:44am

"you are no better than a Paul Downey or so many other RESTafarians that don’t know what they are talking about" — Jean-Jacques Dubray—@psd
@psd Heh. Most days I'd settle for being half as good as a Paul Downey.—@ndw
@ndw @psd me too!—@ldodds

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:51pm

Surely there must be an #emacs mode that will let you edit files served over HTTP by doing straightforward GET/POST/PUT/DELETE on them, no?—@ndw
@ndw People at UC Irvine invented WebDAV for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebDAV - Usable?—@hippebrun
@hippebrun I was hoping for something simpler than WebDAV, though that is a possibility, I guess.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:52pm

@ndw you don't mean tramp mode, right? some kind of API or REST editor?—@gabrielsaldana
@gabrielsaldana Right. I type an HTTP URI into the minibuffer, it does GET. I type ^X ^S, it does POST (or PUT if get returned 404).—@ndw

Friday at 04:55pm

@ndw i was looking for something similar to interact with Amazon S3 files. Didn't find any #emacs way to do it—@gabrielsaldana

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:49pm

@ndw Is this five or three minutes?—@sgmlguru
@sgmlguru is what 5 or 3 minutes, Ari?—@ndw
@ndw The demo jam in Prague.—@sgmlguru
@sgmlguru Demo Jam is five minutes.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 07:17am

Back in Thailand. One really appreciates Suvarnabhhumi after leaving from Heathrow.—@james_clark
@james_clark: "Back in Thailand. " Go on James, make us jelous. What's the temperature?—@dpawson
@dpawson Not so hot yet. Only about 31C :-)—@james_clark
@james_clark: 88F in Thailand! Pouring down, overcast and a relatively warm 34F in Cambs. Roll on spring.—@dpawson
@james_clark @dpawson Not so hot yet here, either. Only about 31F :-)—@ndw

Saturday at 02:00pm

Attempting to install and configure apcupsd on my server box.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:28pm

Making Shepherd's Pie.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:22pm

I am now the mayor of Staples and Stop and Shop (a US grocery store) #myexcitinglife—@ndw
@ndw How does one get to be the mayor of Staples? I may need to pursue this with my local store...—@JeanKaplansky
@JeanKaplansky It's part of the foursquare game/activity/whatever on the iPhone—@ndw
@ndw Ohhhh... Guess I'll have to cross that off my list. I'm too paranoid for foursquare.—@JeanKaplansky

Saturday at 05:10pm

Ok, my first attempt at Shepherd's Pie is in the oven. Finger's crossed, everyone.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:12pm

♺@xmlcalabash Pleased to announce the release of XML Calabash 0.9.17, http://xmlcalabash.com/—@ndw
@ndw Nice one!—@philipfennell

Saturday at 08:38pm

♺@ndw @xmlcalabash Pleased to announce the release of XML Calabash 0.9.17, http://xmlcalabash.com/—@peteaven

Sunday at 12:38am

FAV
"If you don't know what you're doing, don't do it on a large scale." Tom Gilb—@jchyip

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:46pm

I hope never to set foot in your awful state. RT @zephoria Utah bill criminalizes miscarriage, makes woman liable ... http://bit.ly/dj1Pz0—@ndw
@ndw What, you aren't coming to go hiking with me? ;^) Seriously, this is hardly the worst thing "our" legislature has done. This year.—@SheltieJim
@SheltieJim Let's go sailing instead, so I don't have to contribute to your fscking state's revenue.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:56pm

Chilling. RT @webmink U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi' - another "ACTA fruiting body": http://icio.us/kf23fo—@ndw
@ndw [U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi' ] Compared to other repressive legislation introduced by this govt, this is small beer.—@michaelhkay

Sunday at 02:58pm

What an awful, sexist bill: criminalizing miscarriages in Utah http://bit.ly/dj1Pz0 via @zephoria @ndw—@shelleypowers

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:12pm

Time and again I find in myself a shocking inability to read what the error message actually says instead of what I expect it to say.—@elharo
@elharo Been there. Done that. Today. Twenty minutes of my life I'll never get back.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:38pm

Implementing the ability to create simple, linear XProc pipelines entirely from the command line in XML Calabash.—@ndw

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

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