The short-form week of 28 Jan–3 Feb 2008

04 Feb 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 59 messages in 54 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 10:08am

chuckling @roessler—@ndw

Monday at 11:58am

Steak for dinner last night. Steak sandwich for lunch. "Spanish Night" wine dinner tonight. Take that arteries!—@ndw

Monday at 12:21pm

being confused by @waydbot—@ndw

Monday at 12:44pm

Monday at 04:17pm

tired of wrestling with build failures.—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:06am

frying a bunch of spam. Gmail didn't do so well last night.—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:17pm

cursing the lack of JDK6 on Leopard—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:32pm

wondering as he wanders off to lunch; how does twitter make money off this?—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:50pm

fighting with VMWare shared folders—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:04pm

Finder, show me all my damn files: "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles ON". Alt/Finder to restart it.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:05pm

Gaaahhh!!! That doesn't work for finder dialogs created by applications. WTF!?—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:07pm

sudo mv /usr/local/java /share/java && sudo ln -s /share/java /usr/local/java && Finder: bite me.—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:19pm

still fighting with build issues 24 hours later. The build is winning.—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:49pm

another day wasted. Feed dogs. Walk dogs. Pay bills. Order pizza. Watch TV.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:08pm

feeling very upset.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom Hang in there Mols! Hope it gets better soon.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:48am

Frick! HP drivers don't support scanning on Leopard. Frick! Frick! Frick!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:55am

wishing I hadn't sold off my Linux laptop...—@ndw
@ndw, parallels or vmware to hand? i use a vmware ubuntu to use my scanner on os x...—@edd
@edd interesting thought. Sweet.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:14am

I tried to drive my i9900 from a Windows VM when I was running Linux and it crashed the VM. But maybe this'll work...—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:16am

wondering why developer.yahoo.com is refusing connections on port 80—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:26am

losing with the scan-from-Ubuntu-under-VMWare approach—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:22am

and then there were two: http://tinyurl.com/2rzmt9—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:08pm

ben bernanke should just hold up his hands and say interest rates are now in minus figures. you have to pay the people that owe you money—@monkchips
@monkchips pay me to maintain the illusion that I'll eventually pay you, eh?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:32pm

wondering in an age of unlimited long distance calling when the telcos will stop making me guess when an area code is necessary—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:59pm

chuckling at the third or forth recent spam message with the subject "SPAMimSPAM''SPAM#SPAMsSPAM'' or the like.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:01pm

made some progress today; the wall is still winning, but today I'm bruised, not bloody—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:43pm

bah. processing subtrees in XSLT is all well and good except that the document context is lost—@ndw

Thursday at 11:20am

wondering why NetNewsWire has decided to unsubscribe and refuse to resubscribe Ongoing. Maybe Tim pissed them off? :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:21pm

The digicam industry's strategy going forward, shorter version: Ya shoot with a full-frame sensor or yer a weenie.—@timbray
@timbray So I *need* to buy the D3 :-)—@ndw

Thursday at 02:23pm

scribing ... again. I hate Thursdays—@ndw

Thursday at 02:55pm

shooing the evangelicals off my doorstep. Politely. Bonus points for me.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:08pm

chuckle @timbray I bet the lawyers don't let that last long—@ndw

Thursday at 03:44pm

discovering that no matter how many times you build a project, if you don't copy it to the install location, your changes have no effect—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:58pm

You need a web site for 72x55 ASCII text, @edd?—@ndw
@ndw, when it's the top google result for the rfc number, yep—@edd
@edd Heh. Ya. And even if it's not, prolly.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:12pm

surprised that uname -r on OS "X" returns ... 9.1.0—@ndw

Thursday at 04:27pm

boggling that the order of arguments is maliciously different on su for Solaris 5.10 and 5.11—@ndw

Thursday at 04:27pm

well, maybe not "malicious" exactly, but, ggaahhh!—@ndw

Thursday at 04:28pm

struggling to find the right conditional idiom in ant—@ndw

Thursday at 05:10pm

changing avatar. Last was too cheerful. Leaving out the forehead-against-stone-wall bleeding out of a sense of propriety and good taste—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:09pm

bah, NetNewsWire reordered my feeds. That's ... disconcerting—@ndw
@ndw where's that flickr export to RDF tool again?—@roessler
@roessler flocl.sf.net will get you to XML from which you can get RDF pretty easily—@ndw

Friday at 08:16am

wondering what semweb thing is in Boston on the 12th, but too distracted at the moment to go, you know, find out—@ndw

Friday at 08:32am

wondering if it's worth considering how I migrate from del.icio.us to magnolia...or do I just roll my own?—@ndw

Friday at 08:42am

wondering how long I fiddle so that repeating an emacs macro 1000 times does the right thing before I give up and write Perl—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:55am

XProc proposal rejected from JavaOne. At least this means I don't have to go to SF in May, I guess—@ndw
@ndw how do you change your twitter avatar automatically? is there a program for that?—@trieloff
@trieloff It's not automatic, I do it by hand through the website—@ndw
@ndw, frees you up for XTech—@edd
@edd Yeah. I wish.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:07am

MSFT buying YHOO? Pffft! Wavecom buying Anyware, that's big http://tinyurl.com/37wu8r—@zaphgod
@zaphgod Wavecome buying Silvain's company - that is real news. http://tinyurl.com/37wu8r—@trieloff
@trieloff Cool. Probably, though I'm not immediately motivated to do so :-)—@ndw

Friday at 12:31pm

chuckle @amyvdh, email delivery to the coffee machine would be *great* :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:54pm

I wonder how many different Yahoo userid's there are across all their properties? I wonder what that number divided by 4.4 * 10^10 is?—@timbray
@timbray 4.4x10^10?—@ndw

Friday at 12:56pm

peanut butter and jelly on toasted frozen waffles for lunch: the very definition of "need to go grocery shopping"—@ndw

Friday at 01:00pm

Ahh, @roessler. /me smacks palm to forehead—@ndw

Friday at 01:42pm

rainy, icy. Project365 fodder?—@ndw

Friday at 04:33pm

Rescuetime? Fascinating. I'm not sure I wanna know...—@ndw

Friday at 04:48pm

Friday at 05:11pm

which on Solaris 10 doesn't set a return code if it fails to find the program. WTF?—@ndw

Friday at 05:13pm

Fail. Fail. Fail. Gon' drinking.—@ndw

Saturday at 05:23pm

trying out smugmug, just in case—@ndw