The short-form week of 9–15 Jun 2008

16 Jun 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 42 messages in 35 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 07:35am

Only 8:30a and already my office is a little sweltery.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:49am

84F at 7:30am in Boston. Remind me: Why do we look forward to summer?—@dweinberger
@dweinberger because 84F at 7:30a is better than -14F at 7:30a :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:43am

At some point my cable co. traded in 2, 3, and 4Mb service for 5 or 10Mb service. W00t! Gimme them bits, baby!—@ndw
@ndw Come on up to the Pacific NW, where we never had much "swelter" and seem not to have any actual "warmth" yet! Today's high? 57.—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl Thanks for the invite. The Pacific NW is lovely. Especially during that week of summer :-P—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:22am

@gbevin Tease!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:55pm

No info about 3G plans in the US?—@ebruchez
@ebruchez thinner, schminner, what about battery life—@ndw

Monday at 02:49pm

Ok. Uncle. Count me in for the iPhone 3G—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:52pm

"Proximity sensor"?—@ndw
@ndw So your cheek doesn't "click" any buttons when you're on the phone.—@bmanley
@bmanley Is that a possibility? My cheeks are pretty fuzzy so prolly not, but I dunno. I never bought a 1st generation iPhone—@ndw

Monday at 03:11pm

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.... the sound of an imperfectly balanced ceiling fan—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:57pm

Very VERY sad about no ichat cam.—@stephenhartley
@stephenhartley ditto. ALMOST not worth the upgrade. Almost. :)—@bmanley
@bmanley Yes.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:08am

Microformats are Tagsoup 2.0.—@cygri
@cygri Heh. You're probably right.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:20am

Poll: if you watch it, what TV do you "watch" (background, foreground, etc.) in the morning and thru the day as you're working?—@cote
@cote I can't. Any form of talking totally interrupts me. Radio is ok except when the DJ comes on.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:56am

Any word on using the iPhone 3G as a laptop modem?—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:23am

Departing BDL bound for CLT then on to SFO. US Airlines willing.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:27am

Looks like the answer to the laptop modem question is "no". Ok, what's the state of the art in Mac OS X cards for this purpose?—@ndw
@ndw, you can use the iPhone as a modem, but it needs 3rd party apps. http://tinyurl.com/2jgy5q—@briansuda
@briansuda I wonder if that will still be true of the iPhone 3G?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:48pm

CLT wifi is free, FTW! CLT wifi is also remarkably flaky. FAIL.—@ndw
@ndw you get what you pay for :-)—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl Only if you're very, very lucky.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:03pm

How many hours does a layover have to be in order to make a club day pass justifiable?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:11pm

I just committed revision 10000 in Hudson—@kohsukekawa
@kohsukekawa Congrats!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:41pm

We need to wait September for real (i.e. "working in the background") IM apps on the iPhone since push support will ship only then. Bad.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez the whole 'push' thing were all content goes through Apple's servers is pretty ugly—@ndw
@ndw They say it scales. On the client, yes, but they better have good, reliable servers at Apple...—@ebruchez
@ebruchez it was the privacy implications tweeted by someone that got me thinking. Apple gets to see *all* my IM conversations? Hmm...—@ndw
@ndw unless you have your conversations over SSL, not a huge difference to now—@edd
@edd Yeah, I suppose, for AIM, Yahoo, etc. But aren't some protocols (jabber?) more distributed. Eavesdropping on my network excepted.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:22pm

New XProc editor's draft published: PSVI support documented; p:filter added; changes to p:hash/p:count/p:library—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:55pm

Growl version history says it can log, but Growl preferences don't seem to have a logging option. /me confused.—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:58pm

Flight delayed: "maintenance is still on the plane"—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:19pm

USAir FAIL. Your plane is going out of service, we're going to get you a new one. Uh huh. Now waiting for the other shoe to drop.—@ndw
@ndw Better start looking for a comfy spot on the stained carpet to sleep. Air travel sucks. I feel for ya Norm...—@bmanley
@bmanley Fingers crossed. Fingers crossed. And I get to walk through the tenderloin at 10p when I get to SFO. Joy! :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:11am

Arrived SFO. On BART bound for Powell—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:54am

Peter George Dumbill born 10.46 this morning. Everybody well and happy.—@edd
@edd Congratulations!—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:33pm

Putting the finishing touches on my XInclude demo. Was scheduled for tomorrow, now this afternoon. Gulp! #mluc08—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:43pm

OH: Simon & Schuster uses an extension of DocBook #mluc08 #docbook—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:53pm

Kurt Cagle: "XML is the Tao of programming. Imperative programming says 'Go'; XML says 'Be'."—@ndw

Thursday at 11:25am

Andrew McAfee: It doesn't matter what we think. #mluc08—@ndw

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

LOL over Telly Stroumbis' doctoring of the slide template! I need a copy. #mluc08—@ramblingman

Friday at 11:48am

Mark Logic Server + RSuite + Orbeon XForms FTW! #mluc08—@ndw

Saturday at 09:27pm

Something changed on #GMail and it no longer works well on #Sidekick :-(—@ndw

Saturday at 11:23pm

REM concert on random hotel TV station. When did Stipe start fronting again, or is this old?—@ndw

Sunday at 01:02pm

Arrived MDW, BDL bound—@ndw

Sunday at 02:41pm

I deplore open seating, but Southwest does provide comfortable power in the terminal—@ndw

Sunday at 02:44pm

Departing MDW—@ndw