The short-form week of 2–8 Jun 2008

09 Jun 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 38 messages in 31 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 09:45am

You may be going to hell if..—@dhmspector
@dhmspector Sweet. With a little stretch, I can make it into double digits.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:34pm

It was a good computing day - I only had to reboot Vista 2 times - Vista keep up the good work!!! Linux 3 years since reboot!!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty 0.000457 times as good! :-)—@ndw

Monday at 09:41pm

Retweeting @whump "—@ndw

Monday at 09:41pm

... is killer" I would have added had I not hit enter by mistake—@ndw

Monday at 09:46pm


Tuesday at 10:02am

Trying to finish my demo for the Mark Logic User Conference—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:01pm

XQuery doesn't have format-number. Jeeze Louise!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:25pm

What's the OSX VNC *Server* of choice? Does the one supposedly built into the Mac work reasonably well?—@ndw
@ndw works perfectly fine for me, as does the VNC client that ships with OSX—@gbevin
@gbevin Thanks. It didn't work for me, but I'm also going coast-to-coast through two firewalls, so...—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:32pm

I'll just assume something else was wrong—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:54pm

Waiting for a daily build to install on a somewhat underpowered box—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:56pm

Remembering not to tinker with the router config while I've got open connections to the box through the router.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:49pm

Running tests. Fixing bugs. #xproc—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:29am

XML with great big wholloping hunks of base64 encoded pict-data. Someone thought this was a *good* idea?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:15pm

"Tumour turns out to be 25-year-old towel"—@timbray
@timbray Eew!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:59am

w3c #xproc meeting now, @ruidlopes :-)—@ndw
@ndw @ruidlopes @avernet Ok guys, finish up this XProc spec now ;-)—@ebruchez
@ebruchez I'm peddling as fast as I can, I promise!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:14am

IE is not a web browser. its a Microsoft browser. there is a difference. IE makes very me unhappy. 20 languages supported, but not the W3C.—@monkchips
@monkchips greenmonk looks ok on my Mac w/firefox 3.x some beta—@ndw

Friday at 06:35am

rm -rf F*cking spammers!—@ndw

Friday at 07:26am

FF3RC2 ... good or bad? I'll find out...—@ndw

Friday at 07:55am is now ready for subscribers!—@ndw

Friday at 09:14am

XQuery really got the default namespace stuff wrong—@ndw

Friday at 03:35pm

Chuckling at @xmlgrrl's cargo cult—@ndw

Friday at 03:36pm

Powerpoint. Sigh. I held out as long as I could.—@ndw

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

Signing up with twitter—@richardhamilton
@richardhamilton Welcome aboard :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:40pm

Amazon is down for an hour. That must be why Twitter was down. Just too many people twitting about it!—@avernet
@avernet Worse, you have to make declare namespace l="" and use l:foo to match foo in no namespace. WTF?—@ndw
@avernet Unqualified names in query expr are in the default namespace, not no namespace. So "/foo" is context dep.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:09pm

I keep tripping over it when I've made the HTML namespace the default and then want to find names from the source document in no namespace.—@ndw
@ndw @avernet Different from the XPath-in-XSLT convention, then.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Yes. More's the pity.—@ndw
@ebruchez Let me rephrase. Yes. F*cking broken. Sigh.—@ndw
@ndw and @avernet - Namespaces are evil. Simple concept that went awry!!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty Oh, I can't go that far. A bit awkward around the edges perhaps, but not genuinely evil.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:22pm

Geocaching FAIL. Sigh. No sign of trail at all and just wasn't prepared to hack my way cross country with a little dog in tow.—@ndw
@ndw don't give up!—@dcm
@dcm I'll try that one again another time, have no fear—@ndw

Saturday at 04:26pm

Want to wrap a bookcase around a corner. Wondering about the best design—@ndw

Saturday at 04:26pm

(an inside corner)—@ndw

Saturday at 08:48pm

Mojito: perfected. G'night.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:12pm

The last step of the reno (hah! haven't I said that before?): a new TV. Goodbye CRT. Hello plasma.—@ndw

Sunday at 06:36pm

Just about sick of the cable company's remote. Wondering what the state of the art in programmable remotes is.—@ndw