The short-form week of 26 May–1 Jun 2008

02 Jun 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 41 messages in 32 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 04:12am

When people have to choose: availability OR quality they choose availability. SACD = dead. MP3 = alive.—@eirikso
@eirikso Yes, especially if the available alternative is good enough. Which, of course, MP3 is and has been for well over 10 years.—@asbjornu
@asbjornu Yes, SMTP works, but I have to use one server for inside addresses and a different one for outside. Or talk a diff. protocol.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:40am

Wondering if iPhone v2 will pair w/laptop for modem functionality—@ndw
@ndw - wouldn't "iPhone v2 as modem for laptop" only be practical if carrier (AT&T in US, I guess) offered flat rate for unlimited 3G data?—@sideshowbarker
@sideshowbarker iPhone v2 isn't going to be very useful without an unlimited 3g data service. Which may, alas, be prohibitively expensive—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:38am

Working on a transition request.—@roessler
@roessler Yes, I just have to get the dratted thing configured again. I thought I'd left it behind when I moved off my Linux box.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:48pm

Maybe instead of exim, which seems overkill and hard to configure, I should write my own wrapper to call msmtp appropriately. Hmmm....—@ndw
@ndw postfix == simple to configure—@hexmode
@hexmode Ok, maybe I'll check postfix first.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:51pm

If you have it, turn on bbc america RIGHT NOW. You won't be sorry.—@kplawver
@kplawver TV's downstairs. What am I missing?—@ndw

Monday at 08:51pm

Chuckling at @eliasisrael—@ndw

Monday at 08:56pm

Patch the old test harness to run with the new XProc engine, or punt and rewrite the test harness from scratch. Six of one, I expect...—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:28am

Learning to do expense reports in two currencies with scanned receipts on a new system. Bleh.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:41am

After a small delay - finally at National airport in DC - I won't use that other name for this airport—@dcm
@dcm Good for you. It'll always be Washington National to me too. Trickle down my hairy ...—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:25pm

My Canon i9900 won't power on. :-(—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:57pm

Scrollwheel scrolling works in Ubuntu 6.x but not 8.x. And the knob I have to turn is...?—@ndw
@ndw Wow. Next you'll tell us that you need to use vi to edit XF86Config to get out of text mode :-D—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Vi? Vee Eye!? Surely thou jesteth, there is but one Gawd and Emacs is His name.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:58pm

Erlang and sockets. Phew.—@frumioj
@frumioj I think Eric was just pulling my leg. Nothing to do with Emacs per se. Maybe it's a VMWare issue.—@ndw
@ndw: Did you try this: http://tinyurl.com/4t57grr? I no longer have a Mac, but in the mists of time, I did something like that...—@frumioj
@frumioj You da man! Thanks for the link!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:27pm

hoping my MacBook Air will recover after having half a pint of juice spilled on it—@JeniT
@JeniT any verdict on the air?—@ndw
@JeniT Aye yai yai! Good luck!—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:50pm

exim configured and working, results not 100% as good as hoped—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:41pm

Steam cleaning the living room rug was not as successful as I'd hoped—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:51pm

feels funny switching back to twitter because IRC is down :)—@jtauber
@jtauber I'm still on IRC. Not sure what happened to you though.—@ericflo
@ericflo lol -- i think we're on different servers and their connection was severed—@jtauber
@jtauber network split? Or did they all just decide to go elsewhere? :-)—@ndw
@jtauber Yep, that's a network split. I think it'll heal itself in a bit.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:10am

Google earth in the browser, but only on Windows. Oh, well.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:22am

"We're sorry, this video is no longer available." Is that code for "we have no bandwidth today" or is it really gone? No ¬µw mobile for me—@ndw

Thursday at 09:35am

Ya sure you're not a rookie, @xmlgrrl (/me ducks)—@ndw

Thursday at 09:48am

Had hoped to get to igniteboston, but won't quite be able to. Drat.—@ndw

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

it's really starting to get on my nerves that twhirl opens links in new windows. my ffox windows are multiplying like bunnies. #air #twhirl—@stephtara
@stephtara It's killing me as well. Also, FF could have a mode where it *nevers* opens new windows, period.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez I think tabmixplus provides no-new-windows functionality. at least I haven't seen a random new one in years—@ndw
@ndw Thx. But it doesn't seem to (officially at least) work with FF 3.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez I can't live w/o tabmixplus, so there must be a developer build for ff3 on their site :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:00pm

I want a bigger disk for my MacBookPro. Feh.—@ndw
@ndw I always have about 1-5 GB free, on good days. I want a 250 GB solid-state drive ;-)—@ebruchez
@ebruchez I'd like 250G or more, solid state or otherwise. Oh, okay, yeah, solid state would be nice—@ndw

Thursday at 09:33pm

Working out the kinks in getting API access to pipeline results.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:48pm

Let me rephrase: working *on* the kinks in getting API access to pipeline results.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:59pm

Third time's a charm: letting my subconscious work on the kinks in getting API access to pipeline results. Zzzzz.—@ndw

Friday at 06:36am

Leap looks interesting, but I'd sure like to try it before I plonk down $60—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:41am

Pandora battery worked perfectly on my PSP, nice that I now don't have to carry UMDs around anymore—@gbevin
@gbevin Right you are. I just looked right past that link. Need. More. Coffee.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:20am

still translating... 5.5 pages left.—@ruidlopes
@ruidlopes So am I the only one who didn't get it? My Mac does say 10.5.3, so it seems that the update succeeded.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez I don't see it either, but I don't have an iPhone, so ...—@ndw
@ndw Ah, me neither... So it seems like you need an iPhone for this to work. I thought it was just sync between Address Book and Google.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez the blog post says iPhone. Why you can't just sync with the address book is beyond me.—@ndw

Friday at 04:18pm

Weekly backups started, going out to nom nom nom—@ndw

Sunday at 09:42pm

Replaced the sink in the kitchen. Good by soft, easy to scratch acrylic. Hello porcelain.—@ndw

Sunday at 09:43pm

There's an owl hooting in the backard. I love the country.—@ndw

Sunday at 10:03pm

My XProc test harness just ran a test successfully. Whoot! I can haz test results!—@ndw