The short-form week of 7–13 Jan 2008

14 Jan 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 32 messages in 32 conversations.

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.

Tuesday at 10:49am

Reduced to running NetBeans under Windows for some mobility ... stuff—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:49pm

Amen @ldodds—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:54pm

Bad SSL certificates from It isn't even https: ??? @libby—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:55pm

A bunch of bright sparks follow me on twitter (why?): Mac OS X, firefox, Apple-T (new tab), focus not on address bar. WTF!—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:56pm

If that doesn't get me an answer, then a lazy web blog post it will have to be.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:56pm

I want what @timbray's been smoking, JSON ftw indeed.—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:05pm

I suppose I should find a better twitter monitor than "ruby ~/Squawk.rb", which needs to be restarted periodically, too...—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:14pm

Bah. Squawk.rb doesn't work anymore since I rebuilt my Mac. What happened to xmlsimple, I wonder?—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:11pm

Testing twitterific—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:16pm

Wondering why twitterific is getting "bad request" errors for me—@ndw

Thursday at 07:47am

Discovering from the Twitterific backlog that I'd missed a bunch of at-me messages over the past few weeks.—@ndw

Thursday at 08:03am

Impressed by NetNewsWire's ability to show diffs, including my transposition of voilaÃÅ into voilaÃÄ—@ndw

Thursday at 08:31am

OS X widgets are nice enough, but I want one that I can float on my desktop all the time, not just when I activate the dashboard—@ndw

Thursday at 11:03am

Wondering what knob to turn to get my Mac to sync with an NNTP server—@ndw

Thursday at 07:04pm

Looking for dirty pictures in Dan's photo stream—@ndw

Thursday at 10:13pm


Friday at 07:40am

Rain. Wind. Dog walking. You do the math.—@ndw

Friday at 08:48am

Confused by the flickr API why does findByUsername seem not to work?—@ndw

Friday at 12:42pm

Trying to follow my nose through the OASIS TC process to get DocBook V5.0 made official.—@ndw

Friday at 01:01pm

Pushing the reset button on our oil furnace...again. That's three attempts to fix it without success. Time to call again...—@ndw

Friday at 01:05pm

Ah, we've had "brown out" electrical conditions here most of the day, service tells me that might be the problem. Maybe all is well...—@ndw

Friday at 01:24pm

Nice pic @danbri & @psd—@ndw

Friday at 03:13pm

Hoping @timbray will blog his Leopard/apache build problems—@ndw

Friday at 04:00pm

Cursing. Updated Ubuntu guest in VMare: lost networking. Even after reinstalling tools. Thank goodness for snapshots!—@ndw

Friday at 04:36pm

Running four rsyncs across the net to a single ZFS pool on another box. Network saturation. Wheee!!!—@ndw

Friday at 04:46pm

Dressing to go out to dinner—@ndw

Saturday at 02:08pm

Installing skype to see if video calls will work. Userid: normanwalsh—@ndw

Saturday at 03:23pm

Trying to work out how hard it is to extract useful data from someone's FOAF file—@ndw

Saturday at 03:27pm

There clearly aren't enough different ways to encode a graph in RDF/XML. Quick! Someone invent a new one!—@ndw

Saturday at 03:29pm

Nevermind. FOAF invented foaf:Document, *now* there's enough variability! :-/—@ndw

Sunday at 03:20pm

Contemplating the value of pre-decimalized UK currency. Specifically a guinea.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:52pm

Has wondered several times over the last few days if the reason the SemWeb hasn't taken off is because it's so damned hard to use.—@ndw