The short-form week of 24–30 Mar 2008

31 Mar 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 86 messages in 77 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 06:54am

FeedBurner about page twigs the bogometer and fails to provide any actual information. FAIL—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:00am

GMail down for more than an hour; man, I'm glad I'm not part of *that* fire drill—@ndw
@ndw more vindication for my seemingly isolated aversion to giving G any of my data—@edd
@edd I switched to gmail mostly to offload spam consumed just tooooo much CPU. What's your solution to spam filtering?—@ndw

Monday at 02:44pm

wasting 5 minutes trying to figure out why "perl -a script" didn't do what "perl script -a" does.—@ndw

Monday at 02:47pm

note to self, isn't the same as no matter how hard you hit the enter key—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:52pm

phew ok that was wonderful - twine is just amazing—@charlvn
@charlvn twine looks like Backpack to me... with a bit of thrown in. Maybe I just don't get it.—@geekrebel
@charlvn apparently I don't get it either—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:02pm

Another day of FAIL in the salt mines. Off in search of booze.—@ndw
@charlvn I'll give it a try, and the shorter Scoble interview, when I have a few minutes to spare—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:45pm

New episode of Big Bang Theory tonight-The "Loobenfeld Decay" (#10). Pour me a juice (ice please) and I'll pop the organic popcorn!—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom looking forward to it!—@ndw

Monday at 07:02pm

letting the DVR get a little ahead of Big Bang Theory; advertisers, bite me.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:54am

Insanely cool Dojo Calendar widget:—@trieloff
@trieloff Uhm, cool how? I get a blank box labelled "clear" and "close".—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:53am

I wonder where I report Lightroom bugs. Option-Delete often shows me the deleted photos and says "no photos marked to delete" or some such—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:17am

There's also some really annoying bug with the Lightroom image metadata UI—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:23am

Ahh. I've sussed the UI bug. When you enter a metadata field, some "updating" message causes the scrolling region to move down...then up—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:35am

the daily bio. could bios, like avatars, become more conversational and updated more often? any value in that. what's your Daily Bio today?—@monkchips
@monkchips friendfeed account delete—@edd
@edd your reply to my post on friendfeed assumes i have a friend feed. i can't delete what i haven't created. but others have confirmed. ???—@monkchips
@monkchips No, I don't think my bio changes on a daily basis.—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:45am

Is it just me, or would it be nice if Lightroom showed you the dimensions of your crop while you were, you know, cropping—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:53am

uploading a new batch of Project365 snaps. Flickr account expires in April. Renew or move?—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:03am

still hacking an installer. New installer, old bits. Maybe better?—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:32am

San Diego, @mollydotcom, no w there's a nice spot for a WG meeting—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:39am

boarded for PHX. not work... a funeral.—@dckc
@dckc condolences to you and your family—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:00am

The $#%@#!ing installer runs again. kill -SIGSTOPBEATINGHEADONWALL $$—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:01am

blog post with further details to follow. thanks for your support. chin chin!—@chinposin
@chinposin update—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:28pm


In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:21pm

"shepherd's pie" - another gaping hole in the general theory of pieness. pies and puddings are understood in geographies. is fish pie a pie?—@monkchips
@monkchips fish pie is delicious—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:29pm

Dang it, now I'm hungry—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:11pm

Fixing some geotags in Flickr photos with perl. Love the GPS data in EXIF!—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:44pm

tinkering with some AJAX...creativity at last—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:12pm

emacs JavaScript mode goes non-linear while quote matching. FAIL—@ndw

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

RelaxNG in emacs...—@frumioj
@frumioj Yeah, baby!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:58am

about to ski down "Face", a black piste at 2294m! Wish me luck...—@therealmaxf
@therealmaxf I hope you aren't about to find out how much abuse an iPhone can take!—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:35am

Spam subject du jour: playmate bears all—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:05pm

trying out MondoMouse. FocusFollowsMouse as $DEITY intended—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:41pm

agreeing with @t about the healthiness of logged public IRC (#swig and #foaf have been nice hangouts for years)—@danbri
@danbri logging public IRC is like taking minutes at a meeting. If you don't, it didn't happen.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:43pm

unreasonably pleased with myself—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:32pm

@cavlec that won't stop you from writing it though, at which point, you *do* want it published. Trust me. :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:38pm

I have three new wine projects I'm working on. All still in stealth mode.—@gapingvoid
@gapingvoid all my wine projects are in stealth mode too, on dark shelves in the cellar :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:19pm

Perfect, quiet evening in #alpinetexas—@gapingvoid
@gapingvoid You keep talking it up and some of us complete strangers is gonna come visit ya :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:23am

I'd like to try SocialThing next, if anyone knows someone there.—@davewiner
@davewiner I have an invite left, if you'd like—@ndw

Thursday at 07:42am

FocusFollowsMouse certainly makes it obvious how often my palm brushes the trackpad, pushing the mouse around. Where's the pointing stick :(—@ndw

Thursday at 08:14am

Eliminating colinear points in a GPS track sounds like a good idea; but beware, if you walk E-W-E, removing the "middle" point is wrong—@ndw

Thursday at 08:15am

So given A,B,C, B is colinear only if it's on the line A-C and B and C are in the same direction from A? By what metric?—@ndw

Thursday at 09:26am

I wonder if it's time I move my domains to a hosting company that'll just give me a whole virtual machine? Recommedations?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:52am

So. EC2, eh? Might be fun to try. Anyone got a guestimate on how many "instance hours" it takes to run a web server for a C-list blogger?—@ndw
@ndw Before using it I priced up single instance, finding it similar to hosted (around $40 pm or so), but definitely not as cheap as shared.—@markbirbeck
@markbirbeck How did you estimate compute units?—@ndw
@ndw I took the number of hours in a day, and multiplied by the number of days in a month. ;)—@markbirbeck
@markbirbeck. Oh. Real clock hours, not CPU hours then. Hmm.—@ndw
@ndw I use RimuHosting. GREAT support, decent selection of distros, root access, etc. Run whatever applications you want...—@bmanley
@bmanley, thanks!—@ndw

Thursday at 11:02am

Thanks for the pointers to vpslink and slicehost, @gridindoc & @edd—@ndw

Thursday at 11:03am

Memory seems to be the expensive commodity in virtual hosting. Time to build a VMWare image with 150M of memory and see how it performs—@ndw

Thursday at 11:17am

Plans with 4G of disk!? I hope that's *after* the OS install!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:20am

(Gah, not @psd, but @ndw -- sorry)—@roessler
@roessler That'd be nice, but on the cheap^H^H^H^H^Haffordable end of the scale, they're ... considerably more constrained, apparently—@ndw

Thursday at 11:42am

Spotlight doesn't search the whole disk? What's the point of that? Why'd it ignore 180000 files in ~/Mail ?—@ndw

Thursday at 12:04pm

getProject().setProperty sets a property in an Ant Task. Now, how do I UNset a property?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:08pm

@monkchips Good f*cking $DIETY—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:31pm

Can't find my wedding ring. I'm screwed. Farewell cruel world.—@bmanley
@bmanley that's not the impression I get; my extension task certainly can change them. But in this case, I simply *don't* set it in one case—@ndw

Thursday at 02:03pm

I'm with @codinghorror on 'performant' but 'conformant' suggests we're going to lose—@ndw

Thursday at 03:18pm

FocusFollowsMouse + FocusAutomaticallyComesToTop (or whatever that's called) isn't without its detraactions—@ndw

Thursday at 03:30pm

chuckle @codinghorror, the MS company store has nothing I want—@ndw

Thursday at 03:40pm

is there a batch delete on Flickr, I wonder?—@ndw

Thursday at 03:42pm

I uploaded a bunch of pics to print them, they printed too dark, I've imagemagick'd them better, but before I upload, I want to delete these—@ndw

Thursday at 03:43pm

Found it. Batch organize. Select set. Select all. Edit Photos. Delete. Confirm.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:44pm

Pardon me. Confirm, then confirm again, because you have to be really, really sure—@ndw

Thursday at 04:05pm

why has it been so quiet? Because I muted my speakers for a call and forgot to unmute them.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:08pm

I can’t remove red-eye from your photos. Can’t figure out how to get SSL working with your IMAP account. Can’t make Spotlight any faster.—@brentsimmons
@brentsimmons Can you at least make spotlight work?—@ndw

Thursday at 06:16pm

considering taking AIR for a spin—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:18pm

LANSA middle-ware integration builds on MapForce—@afalk
@afalk curiosity about Twhirl which needs AIR. Really, I'm not sure I want either. Call me luddite.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:54pm

boy, do I hate doing tax returns.—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl GALMI - get a little man in. I haven't done one in a decade, and I've hardly ever missed it. Like getting poked with a stick.—@ndw
@ndw: GALMI?? that's a new acronym on me! as it is, I don't even do the heavy lifting on this stuff (@eliasisrael and TurboTax do) but I ...—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl From an old britcom, To The Manor Born, perhaps?—@ndw

Thursday at 10:04pm

Where's the Atom feed of my public Twine? FAIL?—@ndw

Thursday at 10:06pm

Found the feeds. FTW!—@ndw

Thursday at 10:06pm


In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:33am

very happy to announce that Greenmonk Associates has its first associate. Please step forward social craftsman and energy maven @tomraftery—@monkchips
@monkchips for you, man, for the meme, a site unseen since 1998. My chin.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:52am

reverse engineering the Twine bookmarklet. Where's the API dagnabit?—@ndw
@ndw: what're you gonna do with it once you've reverse-engineered it?—@CaptSolo
@CaptSolo I'm gonna write a little tool to port a bunch of bookmarks over, to see what the "semantic tagger thingamabob" do w/em—@ndw

Friday at 07:26am

chuckle @ cookies: i-think-i-am and what-the-bender-statue-said—@ndw

Friday at 07:26am

I wonder which ones I have to hack to make a random curl POST seem logged in—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:02am

looking for someone who is among my flickr contacts and has a geotagged photo I can see—@ndw

Friday at 09:08am pwned! I can curl my bookmarks to ya!—@ndw

Friday at 12:03pm

lunchtime hack: my maps mashup now includes my Flickr contacts photos. Whee!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:00pm

Why wasn't Lost on last night?—@davewiner
@davewiner No new Losts until...late April or some such—@ndw

Friday at 01:26pm

cursing softly. Lazily saved state in Emacs *scratch* then lost Emacs due to the JavaScript mode brokenness. Grrrr.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:28pm

saved by Terminal scrollback buffer. FTW!—@ndw
@ndw did JavaScript mode break your beard too?—@dcm
@dcm no, that's for @chinposin—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:50pm

A digital camera designed for bloggers?—@davewiner
@davewiner I think you want one of those wifi SD cards. Not sure of a mobile phone solution that's not a mobile phone camera—@ndw

Saturday at 03:41pm

extending my mapping hacks to group pictures by closest city.—@ndw

Saturday at 04:07pm

that was fun, now how do I fit it onto the pages?—@ndw