The short-form week of 31 Mar–6 Apr 2008

07 Apr 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 83 messages in 79 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 02:33pm

more map hacking:—@ndw

Monday at 03:07pm

Does TiVo still have a "30 second skip" button. Our Charter DVR does not. But it has four FFW speeds, so the flip book would be interesting—@ndw

Monday at 03:30pm

Post DVR, I don't think I've watched any commercials except movie trailers and the occasional TV show spot. I wonder if that's true.—@ndw

Monday at 03:36pm

request for a draft from 8 Feb. All praise revision control!—@ndw

Monday at 03:45pm

skipping out to the corner store for five minutes to buy milk.—@ndw

Monday at 03:57pm

Now I can haz tea.—@ndw

Monday at 03:58pm

chuckle @annbass. No, that was an *old* pic. Haven't shaved in a decade more-or-less.—@ndw

Monday at 03:58pm

Sometimes think it might be time, but so far common sense has prevailed.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:11pm

deciding it's a Ladytron kind of evening: "Everything you touch you don't feel Do not know what you steal " #music—@amyvdh
@amyvdh Good one.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:03pm

got an interesting idea about photo mapping, inspired by @ndw's article—@_masaka
@_masaka Some of your images now appear on the maps. The script only grabs recent 50 by default, need to fix that for new contacts—@ndw
@_masaka cool!—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:22am

Insert disk. Burn. Disk busy. FAIL. Minimize apps looking for dialog. None. Open apps to quit to reboot. Dialog appears. Grrr....—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:28am

Apparently you can only check the ink levels on the HP 5610 from some bit of software, not on the actual device. FAIL.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:55am

lol @danbri. It didn't even occur to me that @amyvdh might be rickrolling!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:56am

@cavlec What, you don't assume we're infallible?—@ndw
@ndw no TiVo doesn't have that skip button any longer :-(—@christo4ferris
@christo4ferris, @xmlgrrl reported that it's a hidden setting, so maybe you can get it back—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:41am

Pre-meeting lunch. Banging on Flickr API for *all* my contacts geocoded photos.—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:02am

meeting moved to 4p. Bleh.—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:40pm

enjoying open windows. Sixty five degrees (18C), baby!—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:53pm

dating a new working draft 2 April because, you know...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:04pm

Can anyone tell me, in 140 characters or less, what is "THE BIG IDEA" behind MSFT Silverlight?—@gapingvoid
@gapingvoid replace HTML, CSS, and open technologies with something MSFT controls. Or is that just too cynical?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:31pm

office seems grey today - gonna go to the "Eye" and work there with a cup o' joe—@dcm
@dcm said "cup o' joe"; now I have to go brew another pot :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:33pm

This was the year the digerati got sick of April Fools jokes.—@edd
@edd 1 Apr jumped the shark—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:30pm

Ubuntu 7.10. Grip. Insert a new CD. The whole app goes "gray" for a few seconds then comes back. It's a neat effect, but what does it mean?—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:23am

why in the name of all things sane does IE report array.length differently than FF/Safari?—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:59am

My bug. Always is, ain't it? x=[1,2,]; x.length=2 in FF/Safari; 3 in IE. Fair enough.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:07am

These pretzels are making me thirsty (inspired by @duck1123)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:50pm

searching my own tweets for a link. I dunno what that means.—@ndw
@ndw lol... open windows? isn't that an oxymoron?—@christo4ferris
@christo4ferris chuckle. I meant the wood and glass things on my house!—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:58pm

Reports suggest that my mapping hackery has bugs in IE6. As Windows update has removed my copy of IE6...anyone who feels like debugging...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:05pm

First crash with Firefox 3 beta 5. Wow, that was quick.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Yeah. I don't *really* care about IE6, but one of my friends works for a large org that hasn't officially moved on yet.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:06pm

If someone sends me a patch, I'll apply it, but I'm not going to spend any time trying to fix it myself—@ndw
@ndw Unfortunately we have to deal with this type of situation as well.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez sounds like I don't want FF3b5 either though :-) 3b4 has been very stable for me.—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:15pm

I don't believe I've been using MondoMouse for 30 days. Long enough to fork over the cash though. So long enough, I guess.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:51pm

Thought experiment... think of the name of something/someone/someplace, put @ in front of it, ask your self "Should that exist"?—@timbray
@timbray @docbook should. And now it does.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:55pm

This PC from Deb's office appears to have SATA and PATA cables. Can the two coexist?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:59pm

anxiety meter pegged waiting for a callback for a call to which I am really not looking forward. No prepositions at the end of that sentence—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:49pm

Phone call over. Anxiety meter falling rapidly.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:54pm

I just quit my job. That feels really weird. Time for a drink. (Oh, and yes, I do have another one lined up; I'm crazy, not stupid :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:00pm

I didn't mean to be coy. Starting in May, I'll be working at Mark Logic.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:57pm

thinking maybe Bombay Blue Sapphire does may a better martini than Tanqueray after all—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:16pm

@DaveO You're going to Extreme^H^H^H^H^H^H^HBalisage, right?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:30pm

On reading , I'm amused that every delegated auth model is now assumed to be OAuth.—@Carnage4Life
@Carnage4Life I thought that OAuth was based heavily on Flickrs work?—@DaveO
@DaveO Good. Personal commitments prevent me from going to Balisage (regret bordering on heartbreak), but I'm glad you'll do versioning—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:12am

Finding that it's really hard to convince my boss that remote work (aka telecommuting) is a good thing. Time to move on?—@obruchez
@obruchez Adblock, Downloadhelper, Firebug, and Google Notebook with 3.0b4. I could try disabling some of them and see if it makes a diff...—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Firebug for 3.0b4? Where from?—@ndw

Thursday at 08:35am

Cobbled together feed to twitter gateway, just because it occurred to me—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:40am

major frigging props to Microsoft and Google. those guys understand identity. Yahoo- not so much.—@monkchips
@monkchips what magic is that?—@ndw

Thursday at 11:49am

Sweet. Thanks, @ebruchez—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:02pm

Booting Parallels causes the OS X UI to become quite unresponsive (no Cmd-Tab, etc.). What does that tell us about OS X?—@ebruchez
@ebruchez restoring a VMWare Fusion VM makes it crawl for a bit too—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:20pm

And now I have a case where Safari 3.1 takes 8.5s, and IE 6 5s only (in Parallels). My world is falling apart!—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Fusion may address that instability you're having with Parallels and Mac OS X:—@vmwarefusion
@vmwarefusion No, not resuming, going back to a snapshot. Brings the machine to its knees for a minute or two, other apps don't respond—@ndw

Thursday at 03:32pm

School busses. There are no "quick errands" between 3:00p and 4:00p—@ndw

Thursday at 03:59pm

You know that little bag of SATA cables that came with the drive lo these months ago. The one I tossed because I'd never need?—@ndw

Thursday at 03:59pm

Guess what I need today?—@ndw

Thursday at 04:05pm

Had I kept them, I'd know right where they were. It was the, I'm putting this in an enclosure, I don't need know stinking cables: stupid me—@ndw

Thursday at 04:13pm

Lightroom 2.0 beta. There's at least this evening wasted, er, consumed anyway—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:14pm

Ah! I see I missed some replies. @TwitterPOET: I meant the bar up top.—@Tricon
@Tricon slacker!—@jasonrohwedder
@jasonrohwedder Bummer. installed on Mac or in the VM?—@vmwarefusion
@vmwarefusion I wasn't really complaining, FWIW, just observing. Fusion performs wonderfully. And kudos for noticing and asking!—@ndw

Thursday at 04:18pm

Backing up the backups of my Lightroom catalog.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:19pm

The drive icon is labelled "RetailEnglish" Ain't beta's fun?—@ndw

Thursday at 04:54pm

Lightroom 2: Localized Corrections. FTW!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:12pm

Note to new marketing types: Nobody likes you, either. Everybody wants to beat you up, as well.—@gapingvoid
@gapingvoid :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:59pm

reading minutes of this week TAG telcon:—@sideshowbarker
@sideshowbarker I bet the scribe really made a pig's breakfast of it—@ndw

Thursday at 09:10pm

Finishing my feed-to-twitter gateway because I hate to leave even useless code half written—@ndw

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

oops. pig grease making fingers slippery... ignore previous twitter—@sideshowbarker
@sideshowbarker Oh, man, breakfast is 8 hours away, just stop!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:31am

its about time. today's first Blues Brothers reference for chinposin in Shades. @kevinchu—@chinposin
@chinposin update—@ndw
@chinposin update—@ndw

Friday at 10:46am

Refactoring my @xproc implementation to use Saxon's s9api—@ndw

Friday at 11:08am

I don't think the shades do much for me. Then again, I"m not sure authority is what I crave.—@ndw

Friday at 12:03pm

Kirsty MacColl "Patrick" #earworm—@ndw

Friday at 02:29pm

muxtape + firefox = FAIL?—@ndw

Friday at 09:00pm

I wonder what a #bsg is when it's at home—@ndw

Friday at 09:02pm

What's the pattern for I have a whole bunch of object that need access to a common object, but that object can't be static?—@ndw

Saturday at 11:10am

exploring IntelliJ—@ndw

Saturday at 12:11pm

Anyone know the name of the config trick that allows "ndw+randomstuff" to be delivered to ndw?—@ndw

Saturday at 12:11pm

email config trick, I mean. exim4 in particular, but the name will get me to google, I think.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:19pm

Found it. local_part_suffix is the magic. Now. Do it, or just setup different real accounts. Hmmm...—@ndw

Saturday at 12:26pm

You know what, I think /etc/aliases tricks will do the job more simply.—@ndw

Saturday at 02:49pm

whipping up a quick review of LR2's *awesome* local corrections feature—@ndw

Saturday at 02:52pm

So in three weeks I know if I'm switching from Flickr to SmugMug, I guess.—@ndw

Saturday at 04:13pm

dining out!—@ndw

Saturday at 04:19pm

whole system backups while I'm out dining, mmmmm good!—@ndw

Sunday at 01:41pm

relieved to discover that JavaDocs work right again in Firefox 3.0b5—@ndw

Sunday at 04:22pm

Anyone got pics on SmugMug, especially geotagged pictures?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:13pm

I'm trying out twhirl, but I strongly prefer the damn web interface - its a "pull" modality. Too many push channels.—@gwachob
@gwachob Hi Gabe!—@ndw

Sunday at 06:30pm

The thing where has a home page that consists essentially of a big Flash animation...dangerously close to FAIL—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 07:17pm

formsPlayer's been open source for a while, but now ready to make public ( Lots more news to come in next 2 months!—@markbirbeck
@markbirbeck Congratulations, and welcome to the club of open source XForms implementations!—@ebruchez
@ebruchez that's why I said only dangerously close to ...—@ndw