The short-form week of 21–27 Jan 2008

28 Jan 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 94 messages in 90 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.

Monday at 08:08am

Sigh @timbray. Some days I feel like they're begging me to give up Lightroom...and OS X.—@ndw

Monday at 08:08am

@ap: True, but CPAN does ask.—@ndw

Monday at 08:23am

New CD. /me looks for "rip to flac" tool. Will then convert to mp3 for iTunes. Sigh.—@ndw

Monday at 08:45am

Installing updated X. Rebooting momentarily :-)—@ndw

Monday at 08:48am

Wondering why Quicksilver no longer finds my shell scripts; begins digging through preferences—@ndw

Monday at 08:51am

Found it—@ndw

Monday at 08:58am

Doesn't grok Pixelmator; installing GIMP again—@ndw

Monday at 01:11pm

'nuff with bits. Off to buy some lumber and maybe take some pics—@ndw

Monday at 04:06pm

If the bits you soldered together get hot, you probably did it wrong, right?—@ndw

Monday at 04:07pm

Hot when you apply power to them I mean, not from the hot, you know, soldering iron—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:56pm

Eating a deep-dried jam sandwich with plum chutney and butterscotch ice cream. A paragon of subtlety.—@mattb
@mattb is making me hungry. Though I'm not sure what a deep-dried sandwich is :-)—@ndw

Monday at 05:03pm

Got wiring advice by email, guess it's time to get out the soldering iron again. Looks at wine glass. Wonders if maybe tomorrow's better.—@ndw

Monday at 08:57pm

Ugh, @robc2. Can we travel the other direction, please?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:48am

anyone else seeing the new Google mail "super clean" interface beta? white blue and far more crisp—@monkchips
@monkchips: "super clean"? The difference is pretty subtle to my eyes. Or maybe the answer is "no" :-)—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:40am

"Unable to verify the specified OpenID: OP is not authorized to make an assertion regarding the identity." Huh.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:43am

Plaxo doesn't like as my OpenID anymore. I guess I'm locked out. I'm not sure I care.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:38am

Stock ticker widget: red. All red.—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:18am

still banging my head against an appserver install—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:02pm

wondering if I'll ever managed to get my mixed feelings about HTML5 unmixed enough to put them on paper—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:09pm

eating pita and hommus for lunch—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:20pm

thinking the end of the world may well begin with the message "[STOP] Device Removal"—@psd
@psd: as long as they don't remove the plug in the back of my head—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:26pm

Revert to Snapshot. Yes. Looking for a debug message on the screen. All good, but not in that order.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:29pm

Wonder how I went from three separate offers of a lift back to my walking home in the rain *sigh*—@psd
@psd: carelessness? :-)—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:59pm

regrets having to back out of the NYC trip that would have colocated him with @edd—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:09pm

wondering why apt-get upgrade in my Linux VM breaks neworking. Bleh.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:09pm

Revert to Snapshot is my friend—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:06pm

Party like it's 1999: shortref and datatag, baby!—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:08pm

*pout* Pasta for dinner + hacking = overcooked pasta...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:23pm

Someone please tell me that the default Leopard wallpaper has a subtle animation and that I'm not going crazy—@ndw
@ndw isn't getting crazy. I see the same subtle animation on flickr!—@roessler
@roessler Whew!—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:47pm

giggling over the disparity between ISO/IEC JTC1/WG5 N1955 and the dictionary definition of "corrigendum"—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:18pm

Boston tomorrow. ZZZZ now.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:32am

fixing comments on his weblog. Grrrr.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:59am

taking advantage of being in the Burlington office to...print the HTML5 spec—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:25am

eying the vending machine wishing I hadn't given my last singles to Dunkin' Donuts on the ride in.—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:38am

downtime between meetings...I smell TAG action items to work on—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:32pm

trying to convince some colleagues to submit to XTech; waves to @edd—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:25pm

looking at the stack of pages that is the HTML 5 spec. Thank goodness for duplex printing. Maybe 4up would have been kinder to the trees.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:41pm

I'll blog later, but here's the first batch of photos from the journey:—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom nice pics!—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:44pm

wondering how to get Firefox to display multiple rows of tabs now that I'm not using TabMixPlus ... various userChrome.css hacks not working—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:33pm

Shampoo breath - the price of hanging out online when I should've been packing my bags more carefully. It smells better than it tastes.—@danbri
@danbri the packing malfunction I understand, it's the part where you drank it that I'm having trouble with—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:36pm

enjoying Buckaroo Banzai. It's flawed, sure, but it's also perfect.—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:45pm

giggling "Evil, pure and simple, from the eighth dimension! Grab them! Lectroids! Grab them!"—@ndw

Thursday at 09:01am

Overslept. Ran out of soap in shower. Tripped on stairs, spilled coffee. Having cookie for breakfast as consolation.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:58am

resolved firefox/TMP/SeatBelt multi-row tabs, address bar issues: Whew!—@ndw

Thursday at 01:29pm

editing XProc spec. At last.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:40pm

Making new VMware machines—@ndw

Thursday at 05:38pm

cooking dinner: baked salmon, sauteed asparagas, and corn-on-the-cob in case @danbri is worried that I'm going to burn spaghetti again—@ndw

Thursday at 05:38pm

hoping no one asks about the carbon footprint of corn-on-the-cob in New England in winter—@ndw

Thursday at 09:24pm

watching Twin Peaks, episodes 1 & 2—@ndw

Thursday at 09:45pm

donuts, I had forgotten about the donuts—@ndw

Friday at 07:13am

xkcd to Google to Portal to wondering if a FPS would run well enough in Windoze under VMWare—@ndw

Friday at 07:57am

working around VMWare/Ubuntu 7.10 networking bug—@ndw

Friday at 09:57am

VMWare/Ubuntu workaround:—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:52pm

birthday present for my 91-yr-old dad: book deciphering text message abbreviations (he's very curious about this)—@annbass
@annbass OMG! Great gift. FTW!—@ndw
@annbass err, of course, I meant "gr8 gift" :-)—@ndw

Friday at 01:37pm

finished editing. I'm finished, I mean, not the editing, alas.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:08pm

Bus error—@danbri
@danbri missed it?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:39pm

Library of Congress, Microsoft whore:—@timbray
@timbray Frick! My tax dollars at work—@ndw

Friday at 03:03pm

grumbling. Installed S10 in VM, rebooted guest, no bootable disk. Borked it, obviously.—@ndw

Friday at 04:36pm

admiring Buffy @roessler (we don't have a black and tan ... yet)—@ndw

Friday at 04:46pm

finally got the wireless print server to work again!—@ndw

Friday at 04:53pm

dashing off to Home Depot to pick up some custom molding and bits and pieces to finish my desktop mod. The physical desk, baby!—@ndw

Saturday at 10:50am

learning to my misfortune that not all those little six pin power cables are wired the same way—@ndw

Saturday at 11:04am

mortified to discover that I didn't fry the enclosure, I fried the drives. Drives. Plural. Anyone need a 1/2Tb paperweight?—@ndw

Saturday at 11:07am

staggering under the realization that there was significant video data on that fried drive—@ndw

Saturday at 11:08am

crawling into a hole to die.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:19pm

Go retrieve offsite backups, find video on offsite backups? No. Crawl back to hole, resume dieing.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:32pm

Install new drive in enclosure. Power on. No smoke. Quit while I'm ahead?—@ndw

Saturday at 12:32pm

Find original video tapes. Begin reimporting video. Death will not have to be literal. Maybe. We'll find out in a few hours.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:56pm

mourning the loss of all photographs from 15 Jan 2008. Not many or important I expect. I hope.—@ndw

Saturday at 01:01pm

discovered from Lightroom database that there were no pictures on 15 Jan. Whew.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:26pm

video data restored of MiniDV tapes. May yet live.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:26pm

making a backup copy of the video data just ripped—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:32pm

reporting [http://danbri.orgg] downtime to Dreamhost—@danbri
@danbri seems to be working fine on this side of the pond—@ndw

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

poking at the edges of the HTML/meta tag versioning story.—@ndw
@ndw : To be accurate, that would be the Microsoft meta tag versioning story. This isn't about HTML proper. An important distinction.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom Yes, I was relieved when a bit of searching through the HTML5 WD didn't find anything that seemed relevant—@ndw

Saturday at 06:11pm

backing slowly away from the MS/HTML/meta tag versioning story. I didn't see it, I don't have to comment.—@ndw

Saturday at 07:19pm

wondering if anyone would like to review a bit of perhaps-too-inflamatory weblog text before I maybe (or maybe not) post it—@ndw

Saturday at 07:57pm

wondering why Deb hasn't called yet; flight landed 2 hours ago. Rough traffic getting to her sister's I suppose—@ndw

Saturday at 08:14pm

donning asbestos underwear. Pushing button. Going away from desk in search of stiff drink—@ndw

Sunday at 10:56am

hacking playfully, resting—@ndw

Sunday at 12:05pm

bit-twiddling with comment moderation form—@ndw

Sunday at 12:15pm

hoping @ldodds learns from vicarious experience. Trust. Me.—@ndw

Sunday at 12:16pm

gratuitous twitter-related ajax hack. now shows my most recent tweet.—@ndw

Sunday at 12:40pm

wondering how I get /tmp to turn up in the Finder. Dagnabit, I know what I'm doing, show me everything.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:16pm

buying lhr/sfo/bos tickets—@danbri
@danbri buying tickets but no dopplr trips? What's up with that?—@ndw
@ndw, i was referring to the "I know what I'm doing" part... ;)—@mortenf
@mortenf, nope. I do, but recent events have made me cautious. I'm hacking in /tmp after all!—@ndw

Sunday at 02:47pm

which words, @mortenf?—@ndw

Sunday at 02:59pm

sending dopplr feature request: monitor more than one locale. I don't live in BOS, but I might be willing to go there for the right meet up—@ndw

Sunday at 05:50pm

patching images in old essays to use new Flickr-based system—@ndw

Sunday at 07:19pm

dragging data up hill. Ugh.—@ndw

Sunday at 07:28pm

everytime my flickr download tool pauses with the message "patching escaped markup", I die a little—@ndw

Sunday at 07:29pm

observing that the actual message is "Patching $#?@%!ing escaped markup..."—@ndw