The short-form week of 19–25 May 2008

26 May 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 53 messages in 47 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.

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:31am

hello darkness my old friend. We are again talking about the definition of language, accept set, & information for versioning.—@DaveO
@DaveO chuckle—@ndw

Monday at 10:57am

The number of references to brightkite has crossed some sort of mental threshold. Anyone got an invite?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:15pm

Despairing over the slow encroachment of XML Schema into XProc.—@JeniT
@JeniT I hear ya, believe me. The ineitable downside of XPath 2.0 support, I guess.—@ndw
@ndw It's perfectly possible to have XPath 2.0 without PSVI (I use XSLT 2.0 Basic all the time).—@JeniT
@JeniT True. As do I, in fact. I could live with "no user-defined schema types in the language in V1". No new features. :-)—@ndw

Monday at 12:51pm

Going to dinner.—@ndw

Monday at 01:56pm

l:Hope & Anchor, Bristol, GB—@ndw

Monday at 05:26pm

l:Rodney Hotel, Bristol, GB. Zzzzzz.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:53am

Poring through XRI specs and shaking my head. How is the base XRI set so that relative XRIs can be XRI normalized then converted to URIs?—@DaveO
@DaveO don't waste your time. XRIs were developed to solve a problem with URIs which didn't/doesn't exist. Nothing to see here.—@distobj
@distobj my guess is @DaveO would know:—@stilkov
@christo4ferris @stilkov @distobj @daveo XRI make me cry—@psd
@psd You took the words right out of my mouth!—@ndw
@christo4ferris ROFL? Leaves me wanting to cry most times.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:38am

@bobsutor I've done it, but its a challenge. I recommend an automatic if you can get it.—@ndw

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

More morning reading: Now having mind blown by "Hauser's Law" of tax revenues - huge implications - need more coffee...—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl that's good, right?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:32am

Via @xmlgrrl: RDDL redux, - one of my favorite ideas that previously never went anywhere. Elegant even if useless.—@timbray
@timbray Took a bloody long while didn't it? :-)—@ndw
@ndw thanks Henry for picking it up when I lost steam.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:56am

Setting up netvibes. Now I can demo 15 different social network features without showing one social network twice.—@trieloff
@trieloff Bisher hatte ich mich ja noch gewehrt. Na gut. #bebo—@tec
@tec lass es lieber. Bebo ist ein übler Spammer. Ich hatte dich nicht invitet, nur mein Addressbuch eingelesen, um Kontakte zu finden.—@trieloff
@trieloff And what's a bebo when it's at home?—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:28am

scribe scribe scribe brain melting—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:46am

is twitter IM dead?—@libbymiller
@libbymiller Apparently, AFAICT—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:21am

17/3400 documents invalid after transformation... Time for a bug hunt.—@JeniT
@JeniT better than 17,3400 :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:32am

doing a little happy dance at shame it's too late to save OpenID 2.0—@psd
@psd laughing at the URI—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:31am

Does writing about Women in IT actually help women in IT, or just (further) ghettoise us?—@JeniT
@JeniT you can download it, but not get a license, is that what you mean?—@ndw
@ndw "The software available for download here is currently licensed only for use within the United States."—@JeniT
@JeniT Bleh.—@ndw

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

@al3xbrown That's just staggeringly funny in a deeply, intensely sad sort of way—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:39am

Packing up for the cab to the train. /TAG f2f—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:28pm

l:LHR en route to IAD—@ndw

Thursday at 09:39am

l:IAD en route to BDL—@ndw

Thursday at 10:07am

Off the plane, immigration, bag recheck, security in less than 10 min. FTW—@ndw

Thursday at 12:23pm

l:IAD no luck standby on an earlier flight—@ndw

Thursday at 12:25pm

p:wrap with group-adjacent is a little tricky to implement #xproc—@ndw

Thursday at 12:49pm

OH: I can't help you, I'm at the airport and I can only tell you those numbers over a secure line.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:11pm

Now boarding IAD->BDL. Home is but a couple of tantalizing hours away.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:24pm

I can't even tell who makes the little CRJ700 aircraft. Mesa airlines?—@ndw

Thursday at 01:25pm

When seat 3D is in coach, you know it's gonna be small.—@ndw

Thursday at 02:55pm

BDL. Almost home.—@ndw

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

off for another tennis match—@christo4ferris
@christo4ferris I'd sure like to know!!! No connection in IAD, I'd guess.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:39pm

H.o.m.e. S.c.o.t.c.h. D.o.n.e.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:30am

@lachy "Standards Suck" doesn't strike me as a precisely unbiased title :-)—@ndw

Friday at 07:44am

I let Minefield (ne Firefox 3 b x) do an "auto update—@ndw

Friday at 07:44am

" this morning. FAIL.—@ndw

Friday at 08:04am

Downgrading/backgrading/sidegrading/upgrading to Firefox 3 RC1—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:28am

Why are all amateur soapers named Sue, and why do all these Sues send their shitty shaving soaps to me for review? Please Sue Nation, stop.—@shaveblog
@shaveblog I dunno, it usually takes me months before I've shaved three times.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:26am

I want to talk to a sendmail clone that will talk MS Exchange to an Exchange server. I can't be the only one. Lazyweb?—@ndw
@ndw Not clear, but perhaps CommuniGate Pro will do it?—@eliasisrael
@eliasisrael Yikes. I don't want to buy an enterprise communications portal. I want a 100 line perl script that talks the exchange protocol.—@ndw
@ndw You mean, an SMTP<->MAPI translator?—@eliasisrael
@eliasisrael Yeah, that'd do the trick.—@ndw

Friday at 12:00pm

Maybe I just need to install exim4 and configure it. Looks like I can talk SMTP but it won't relay, so I need to split messages. MTA can?—@ndw

Friday at 12:54pm

@mmealing What was the alligator fired out of? :-)—@ndw

Friday at 03:32pm

Bah. Part way through configuring exim. Failing. Giving up for the long weekend.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:41pm

Taking my nephew to Iron Man, maybe Indy tomorrow—@ndw

Sunday at 07:57am

Watching my newphew play MLB 08—@ndw

Sunday at 08:37am

I want to buy a set of four or six hurricane glasses. I'm very surprised how hard they are to find.—@ndw

Sunday at 08:57am

How I missed them on Amazon, I'll never know. /me FAIL—@ndw

Sunday at 03:52pm

PTO margaritas and clams on the deck. Does life get any better?—@ndw

Sunday at 05:18pm

Karma: lobster dinner and a nasty steam burn on my wrist—@ndw

Sunday at 06:53pm

burns $#@!%ing hurt!—@ndw

Sunday at 06:53pm

lobster is delicious—@ndw