The short-form week of 11–17 Feb 2008

18 Feb 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 31 messages in 30 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 08:27am

barfing on his shoes over the content of the OASIS spec template—@ndw

Monday at 10:17am

chuckle @mollydotcom re 4:04—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:49pm

If poor presentation templates were the problem, wouldn't a decent one have emerged by now? Instead, they all suck in actual use.—@robc2
@robc2, that's why I do all my presos in DocBook and let stylesheets deal with the rest—@ndw

Monday at 03:32pm

Well, one of the reasons. Among the other being that I can't stand "office" tools.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:19pm

Iceland, MA.—@danbri
@danbri welcome to iceland, you did get here during a cold spell. See you tomorrow, if all goes according to plan—@ndw

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

For my sins, plowing through OOXML Dispositions of Comments.—@timbray
@timbray Limited char allotment I omitted F-stops. Was referring to the upcoming DA 35mm F2.8, the sweet older lens I have is the FA 35mm F2—@lowbit
@lowbit - ah, the macro. Also consider the 40mm pancake, unbelievably small & light. Oops, first was to "@lowbig"—@timbray
@timbray, for your sins? What did you do, man?! :-)—@ndw

Monday at 09:13pm

ah, fair enough, @robc2, I've never been in that unfortunate situation :-)—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:31pm

cursing Java VM SIGSEGV—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:05pm

SemWeb get together at MIT. I know no one? heh.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:06pm

I wonder how many faces I should recognize?—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:31pm

Thanks @amyvdh; I did see you briefly as lots of folks I do recognized arrived :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:10am

FFb3 really is awful, isn't it @roessler?—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:19am

The theme is dreadful, IMHO. And both TabMixPlus and cmSiteNavigation are busted again <pout/>—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:43am

Coro::Debug is a very neat idea: a REPL in long-running dæmons. Debug or even patch a server process at runtime? No problem.—@apag
@apag: indeed, I was observing the fact that the extensions don't work, not blaming FF3 for that. The UI on the other hand...—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:28pm

discovering, with much anguish but no actual heartbreak, that Time Machine was ignoring /home WTF?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:38pm

finding out just how good his Mercurial backups of /home/* actually are.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:13pm

Deb's DSL modem went on the fritz, my 10.5.2 upgrade borked, Time Machine dropped /home, and now my Sparc hangs on the boot splash. Blech.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:18pm

Wednesday at 03:19pm

I wonder if it'd be OK if I changed the StdExclusions plist in backupd.bundle?—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:27pm

Gee, it's the backup drive in my Sparc that seems to be causing it to hang. Someone please shoot me now.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:11pm

Agenda! Ack! Thanks @roessler—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:23pm

if it could go wrong, it did. if it can go wrong, it will.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:23pm

that's my optimistic side. heh.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:03pm

Closures in Java: just say no—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:38pm

Should <1234 5="6"/> be a legitimate XML start tag? I think not...—@ndw
@ndw Why?—@timbray
@timbray why closures or why <1234>? For closures, see Elliotte Rusty Harold. For <1234>, well, because, well, numbers aren' ...—@ndw

Thursday at 10:47pm

Got my local build of NWN back again, and another sad tale of woe about backups. Really. I can learn. I can. I know it. Eventually, I'm sure—@ndw

Friday at 09:16am

diffing and scrubbing and scanning to make sure I haven't borked anything—@ndw

Friday at 04:38pm

looking forward to the weekend—@ndw

Friday at 05:56pm

Martini. Yum.—@ndw

Saturday at 09:24am

Moved laptop to wired connection; still ripping half a Tb across the (local) net—@ndw