A review, one Google+ posting at a time.
[The plan is to merge the Google+ stream into the Twitter stream for these “short form” essays. The plan is a work in progress.]
This document was created semi-automatically from my archive of my Google+ stream. Due to occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.
Posted note on 22 Jan 2012 at 08:48pm UTC
It would be nice if the Google+ API for a "checkin" item returned the cid of the place where the checkin occurred. It's a link on the post when you're looking at it in Google+, so it's clearly stored somewhere.
Shared activity on 22 Jan 2012 at 07:21pm UTC
Posted note on 22 Jan 2012 at 07:18pm UTC
Posted note on 22 Jan 2012 at 07:17pm UTC
Beyond the universe there is nothing and within the universe the supernatural does not and cannot exist. Of all deceivers who have plagued mankind, none are so deeply ruinous to human happiness as those impostors who pretend to lead by a light above nature. Science has never killed or persecuted a single person for doubting or denying its teachings, and most of these teachings have been true; but religion has murdered millions for doubting or denying her dogmas, and most of these dogmas have been false.
Posted note on 11 Jan 2012 at 07:02pm UTC
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Shared activity on 05 Jan 2012 at 05:44pm UTC
Posted note on 15 Nov 2011 at 10:23pm UTC
Posted note on 09 Nov 2011 at 08:59pm UTC
Posted note on 08 Nov 2011 at 09:07pm UTC
Posted note on 18 Oct 2011 at 03:09pm UTC
I do an HTTP GET on
(with appropriate OAuth headers) and it works fine.
Then I want the next page of results, so I do a GET on
and I get:
Socket connect error: SSL_connect 192.168.1.98:54760-188.8.131.52:443: tls invalid ecpointformat list (0x1411809d); serverhello tlsext (0x14092113)
Posted note on 17 Oct 2011 at 11:00pm UTC
In theory, the cable company would be willing to bridge the two routers, but I've never got them to set that up, partly because it'd require tinkering with Deb's internet connection and that's never a good plan.
Posted note on 13 Oct 2011 at 08:12pm UTC
Posted note on 12 Oct 2011 at 01:50am UTC
Posted note on 10 Oct 2011 at 09:11pm UTC
Posted note on 14 Aug 2011 at 03:26pm UTC
Look at this XML:
That markup is supposed to be interpreted as if it represents this structure:
WTF!? Look where the NumberAList ends! The Number elements inside the NumberAList are supposed somehow to be elements from the outer list!? That unwrapped code and prose is supposed to be part of step 4?
It looks to me as if the number list wrappers are just a distraction. I should discard them and try to group Number and NumberA elements. Maybe. With possible intervening blocks. Oh, and sometimes with extra nesting implied.
Actually, I'm not confident that the XML really contains enough information to reconstitute the original. Maybe it does, but it sure is...convoluted.
Posted note on 12 Aug 2011 at 02:32am UTC
(Where's the button to add a link in the Android client?)
"With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web."
Bullsh*t. You want to bring advertising revenue. And tbat's ok. It's ok to be honest, really. But if you don't want to be blunt, at least try not to sound so transparently phony.
Posted note on 11 Aug 2011 at 02:18am UTC
Posted note on 11 Aug 2011 at 02:16am UTC
Posted note on 10 Aug 2011 at 06:52pm UTC
Posted note on 10 Aug 2011 at 02:58pm UTC
<title>Some section title</title>
<para xml:id="p1">Logically part of item 1.</para>
<orderedlist xml:id="l2" continuation="continues">
<orderedlist xml:id="l3" numeration="upperalpha">
<para xml:id="p2">Logical part of item 1.A.</para>
<orderedlist xml:id="l4" continuation="continues" numeration="upperalpha">
The para "p1" is logically part of item 1 because it's followed by a continued list. And the listitems of "l2" follow item 1 in "l1". The same kind of merge is true of para "p2".
But list "l3" is not part of item 3 even though it is followed by a continued list. Or maybe it is. Man, it's hard to tell. And I'm not sure this is even the most complicated possible example. What if there was a list "l5" before the </section> that was continued (but without a numeration), which list would it continue? Can that even happen?
I need to go back and look at the original Frame XML to see if there are more clues.
(The motivation to fix this, by the way, is that EPUB2 doesn't support "start" attributes on OL lists. So I can't just do the obvious thing and leave the lists discontiguous.)
Posted note on 10 Aug 2011 at 02:46pm UTC
Posted note on 10 Aug 2011 at 12:16pm UTC
Posted note on 09 Aug 2011 at 08:58pm UTC
Posted note on 08 Aug 2011 at 04:21pm UTC
Posted note on 06 Aug 2011 at 09:46pm UTC
Posted note on 05 Aug 2011 at 07:30pm UTC
Posted note on 02 Aug 2011 at 03:02pm UTC
van der Vlist, Eric. “One Href is not Enough: We need n hrefs!” Presented at Balisage: The Markup Conference 2011, Montréal, Canada, August 2 - 5, 2011. In Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2011. Balisage Series on Markup Technologies, vol. 7 (2011). doi:10.4242/BalisageVol7.Vlist01.
Check-in note on 31 Jul 2011 at 09:06pm UTC
Posted note on 30 Jul 2011 at 02:06pm UTC
Posted note on 30 Jul 2011 at 02:59am UTC
Check-in note on 30 Jul 2011 at 01:07am UTC
Posted note on 29 Jul 2011 at 10:21pm UTC
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Posted note on 21 Jul 2011 at 08:39pm UTC
Posted note on 21 Jul 2011 at 07:19pm UTC
It also went a whole lot smoother when I built myself a little XML scaffolding and gave up trying to get everything done with an imperative programming language and hand authored divs and spans.
Posted note on 21 Jul 2011 at 06:08pm UTC
Posted note on 21 Jul 2011 at 01:42am UTC
Interesting detective. Good story, if a tad predictable. Italian detectives with English accents, kinda odd. And what is up with the 70's porn background music?
Tip for the producers and directors out there: if the background music is so loud that it obscures the dialog, I think perhaps "background" doesn't mean what you think it means.
Posted note on 19 Jul 2011 at 03:08pm UTC
Posted note on 19 Jul 2011 at 01:13pm UTC
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Posted note on 18 Jul 2011 at 01:46pm UTC
Posted note on 17 Jul 2011 at 10:11pm UTC
For the love of all things you hold dear, would you please STOP!