The short-form week of 28 Apr–4 May 2008

05 May 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 62 messages in 49 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 06:21am

Hacking an RTM API in XSLT; will do properly in XProc ASAP.—@ndw

Monday at 08:44am

@cavlec Thanks :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:48am

how can such a *small* dog snore *so loud*?—@ndw
@ndw Hey Norm, congrats on the new position. Hope it's all you expect!—@bmanley
@bmanley Thanks!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:07am

least favourite thing to do on the first day of my holiday: nursemaid a dumbass server back to health.—@mattb
@mattb why does Dopplr think I mean "Weehawken, NJ" when I try to go to New York, NY?—@ndw

Monday at 11:33am

@twitterific, if you hover over the little "t" sometimes you get the user's twitter ID ... and sometimes you don't. Why's that?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:00pm

brought home one of the boxes from Deb's office. Sounds like jet taking off. Bad bearings in the power supply fan, likely?—@ndw
@ndw and @timbray have used my software. ... ... can die now. :0]—@iTod
@iTod *chuckle* I gave up on Fluid for GMail though, I want links I click in email messages integrated into the rest of my tabbed browsing—@ndw
@ndw understand. but note that Fluid SSBs r tabbed browsers & can be set 2 browse any site (allowing what u describe + adding dock badge)—@iTod
@iTod. Hmm. Ok. I'll try again and let you know how it goes.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:30pm

listened to @danielpunkass 'splain Cocoa Scripting to @macdevnet on Late Night Cocoa during morning jog. will try to add to fluid tonight.—@iTod
@iTod URLs not in the whitelist open as tabs in my other Firefox window! That is insanely awesome!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:16pm

LOLz. just got an email saying some company has been using my old OSS JSP tabs taglib in production for 3 yrs!—@iTod
@iTod It would be nice if Alt-Tabbing to a app restored a minimized app rather than just making it active. If that makes sense.—@ndw
@ndw good luck with the new position—@ceri
@ceri Yeah. I guess I've noticed that now too. Makes alt-tab less useful, but consistent I suppose.—@ndw
@ceri & thanks!—@ndw

Monday at 01:18pm

F*ck me. I just "refactored" a variable renaming through gobs and gobs of string literals. Then did a bunch of editing. Then noticed.—@ndw

Monday at 01:21pm

Oh crap. Every single class. Every single interface. Shoot me. Someone please, just shoot me.—@ndw

Monday at 01:23pm

Abandon IDE. find+grep+emacs to the rescue—@ndw

Monday at 01:26pm

find grep grep cut sort uniq emacs M-x all FTW!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:29pm

Oh. In the fricking comments too. Not fixing that today. So shoot me. No, nevermind, I already *asked* for that.—@ndw
@ndw I hope this was not with IntelliJ? ;-)—@ebruchez
@ebruchez It was, but it was entirely operator error. My gun, my bullet, the bloody stump where my foot used to be.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:04pm

There's a place where you can subscribe to a twitter search, surely. It's where again?—@ndw
@ndw there used to be but that seems no worky now—@amyvdh
@amyvdh Thanks, Amy. That sounds like the one I recall. Time for me to hack something myself? Really?—@ndw
@ndw terraminds is MIA, am currently using e.g.—@psd
@psd, @abdur thx—@ndw
@ndw sorry about that new york problem. we had a search index go screwy on us. should be fine now.—@mattb
@mattb no worries. All fixed now. And aren't you on vacation? Go away! :-)—@ndw

Monday at 03:51pm

From VC t-shirts: "I went down on sand hill road" So did I ( but what does the t-shirt mean?—@ndw

Monday at 03:59pm

In NJ? Surely you jest. There's New York pizza, then there's everything else.—@ndw

Monday at 04:12pm

Reminded of Arthur Dent by Dopplr: "New York no longer existed..." :-)—@ndw

Monday at 06:18pm

thinking it's pretty clear that if Apple refreshes the iPhone product line in June, his will to resist will fail. It's my birthday, even.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:38am

just commented on an blog post at o' regarding Norm Walsh's joining Mark Logic -- yes, he's joining us and we're happy to have him—@ramblingman
@ramblingman Whew! ;-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:55am

Leaving the Burlington Sun campus for the last time.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks for SVG Updates—@aartist
@aartist SVG updates?—@ndw

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

Installing latest Carbon Emacs—@ndw
@aartist Aaahhh, yes, now I remember. Glad it was useful!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:41am

crumbs, can someone please buy @tommorris a hot chocolate with fluffy marshmallows and give him a great big hug?—@psd
@psd:who's this? @9600:Deerhoof! @jayfresh:Deerhoof! @philhawksworth:can everyone please STOP saying 'DEERHOOF!' #ChooChooChooChooBeepBeep—@psd
@psd Deerhoof! (Oh, come on, that was an invitation and you know it :-) )—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:35am

mixed WD-* release directories into my doc/ working directory on Wishing CVS had directory rename...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:15am

3G, GPS, thinner, and cheaper. Yeah, I'm gonna want one of those too. If I can get an affordable plan. I ain't forking over $100/mo—@ndw
@ndw try to find the cost of an iPhone plan on the Cingular website. It is rather interesting.—@hallam007
@hallam I might just pop my T-Mobile sim in it :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:24pm

So back to the "FTW" discussion. More people think/thought/prefer to think that it means Fuck the World, not For teh Win. Surprised? Not I.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom I must live an isolated existence, I've never even heard the vulgar version of FTW. It doesn't even make sense to me. WTF? :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:29pm

Can't believe I just heard Justice Scalia saying torture is not "cruel and unusual punishment" because it is interrogation, not punishment.—@webmink
@webmink I heard that the other night, just about lost my dinner. Evil bastards.—@ndw

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

Not a fan of using travel agencies. Usually just easier to book it myself rather than go back and forth on optimal flights.—@cote
@cote Have to disagree with you there. Contrary to what online travel sites would have you believe, real travel agents can often do better.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:10pm


Thursday at 08:39am

printing a new calendar for the fridge; I quite like having my own, really.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:29am

Deb's desk comes home from her office. I get her desk. My desk goes in the basement. My office looks like a bomb went off. More than usual.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:33am

More annoying than telemarketers: telemarketers who hang up when you answer the phone, but keep calling back every damn day.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:06am

Where the heck is Adium getting the status "in Belchertown" from?—@ndw

Thursday at 08:49pm

I don't actually mind what Adium is doing, I just want to know when I enabled it. Not FireEagle, surely?—@ndw

Thursday at 09:02pm

"Please, for the love of Korn, do not watch this unless you are prepared to see things you can never unsee. " Heh. And yeah, unsee plz!—@ndw

Friday at 07:00am

disassembling my desk.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:11am

8 gigs NYC 80s radio. Score.—@ftrain
@ftrain Not from WLIR by any happy chance?—@ndw

Friday at 09:11pm

deleting all the magic from my .gnus file—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:23am

got the multiple dispatch example in parrot perl6 working—@cutlass
@cutlass Which part was funny?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:24am

Well, JAVA falling to $12.64 certainly answers the question, "what do I do about my stock options"?—@ndw
@ndw Being too late in the season for the stove, I recommend lighting a pipe with them.—@robc2
@robc2 Uh huh :-(—@ndw

Saturday at 12:32pm

Weekly backups. I really need to register my copy of SuperDuper!—@ndw

Saturday at 03:09pm

Anyone know anything about the "V7" brand of LCD displays?—@ndw

Saturday at 06:37pm

Bah. MS/Y! merger looks to be going through?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 01:41am

Just received a couple of pretty rare Mascagni photos I bought on eBay. But I don't have a good scanner around.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Right you are. I must have got an analysts report from ten minutes earlier :-/—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:59pm

It dawns on me that when we defined Atom, we didn't define fragment semantics. So http://wherever/foo.atom#42 doesn't mean anything.—@timbray
@timbray presumably it means whatever application/xml says it means. When that has a meaning :-(—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:37pm

xml:id is teh suck. Since every Atom entry in a feed is guaranteed to have a unique ID, this should not be rocket science.—@timbray
@timbray xml:id is the suck!? WTF?—@ndw

Sunday at 04:54pm

Language designers get to define the semantics they want with a mime type. Application/xml uses xml:id. You don't have to use it.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:55pm

But you should :-)—@ndw

Sunday at 04:55pm

Actually, application/xml semantics remain in perpetual limbo, but that's a different problem—@ndw

Sunday at 05:01pm

Except that it's helpful because it gives you an interoperable, default fragid semantics.—@ndw