The short-form week of 16–22 Jun 2008

23 Jun 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 42 messages in 38 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 09:20am

Exploring webthumbnail tools for a little spec-search-magic I have in mind—@ndw

Monday at 10:24am

@eliasisreal Gee, thanks. It's not like I didn't already want an RC plane!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:54pm

Announcement: Twitterrific on the iPhone won an award! Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/talosman/2576590268/in/photostream/—@Twitterrific
@twitterrific Love the beta, but if new tweets arrive whie you're reading, the display scrolls back to where you started. Not loving that.—@ndw

Monday at 02:37pm

PS3 shows me the eyedropper results in *decimal* WTF?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:41am

TwitterPoll: True or False - men are more uncomfortable than women with conversations regarding "defining" relationships.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom I couldn't even begin to guess—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:07am

Slurping HTML from www.w3.org/TR/ I wonder if I'm about to get banned for 72 hours :-)—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:09pm

Anyone got anything good or bad to say about the GT Ultra Express 3G card for the Mac?—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:54pm

Tuesday at 01:05pm

@eliasisreal the fact that lots of folks want to do it is not the only criterion I'd want to use for deciding if it should be done.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:28pm

Ah, broadband. A 7Mb update? Sure, get it now.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:30pm

Almost never rebooting encourages use of /tmp for ... temporary stuff. Then one of those rare reboots occurs and you wonder...where'd it go?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:36pm

getting frustrated at the state of namespaced XML parsing in the browser universe—@psd
@psd From your mouth to... And near as I can tell, no one wants to improve it, they want to remove it. Blurgh.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:21pm

Bah. VMWare Fusion 1.1.3 doesn't support Ubuntu 8.04 out of the box either? Dang it. Where'd I put those instructions...—@ndw

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

FYI: VMWare Fusion + Hardy Heron = http://is.gd/zCR or maybe the equality runs the other way.—@ndw
@ndw equality runs both ways. that's why it's called equality—@pfhawkins
@pfhawkins Ya know, I knew that, and I almost changed the wording then I said, who's gonna notice. Silly me.—@ndw
@ndw sorry, I can be a bit of a pedant sometimes.—@pfhawkins
@pfhawkins No worries. I'da done the same thing to you if the situation was reversed :-)—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:58pm

Am I the only one who regularly finger-fumbles an extra "-" into XQuery close comment delimiters?—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:09pm

I have a page with 100 parts. I could return the whole thing slowly or return quickly and generate 100 AJAX requests. Rules of thumb?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:46am

"Our email system discards any emails with .zip attachments. [...rename to .zip2 or .zipped or something else"—@roessler
@roessler Heh. I bet I can guess the domain your attempting to send email to. What a pile of FAIL.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:08pm

@mmealing ROTFL. I wouldn't trust any of 'em farther than I could throw a '55 cadilac—@ndw

Thursday at 03:49pm

All these javascript libraries are clearly great, but do any of them actually work as documented? Which presupposes that they're documented.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:50pm

Dojo seems to do the ajaxy thing ok, but I can't get tabs working with dijit. Livepipe seems to do tabs on prototype, but isn't documented—@ndw

Thursday at 03:51pm

Remind me again, what was wrong with web 1.0?—@ndw

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

sniggers @ndw, the Old Skool Web developer, and points him at the beautiful JQuery—@psd
@psd Thanks!—@ndw

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

j/k. I really do want some web 2.0 AJAX/UI goodness in this little app—@ndw
@ndw So far we have found YUI to be very well documented.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Yes, I poked around a bit with YUI once before. Maybe I should start again there.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:55pm

pondering how to write xmldiff using only xquery—@peteaven
@peteaven Let me know what you find out. In my experience (#diffmk) XML diff is hard. It's not clear that it can be done in XQuery alone—@ndw

Thursday at 08:51pm

Bah, jQuery does not get along well with XML. Bite my hairy ...—@ndw

Thursday at 09:04pm

Oh, maybe it's me after all. $("div",response).text() seems to work. How or why I can't (yet) begin to guess.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:06pm

I take that back, .text() is apparently only going to work if I send back escaped markup. No. NO. NO! NO! NOT EVER!—@ndw

Thursday at 09:07pm

Ah, but .html() does work. Again, beats me why.—@ndw

Friday at 07:20am

{ "Generating JavaScript with XQuery" {{ Whee! }} "." }—@ndw

Friday at 08:19am

JQuery AJAX + UI stuff werkin. A little idiosyncratic, but I'm getting used to that—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:06pm

'The Love Guru' is so bad that Canada is considering declaring Mike Meyers to have been born in the United States.—@whump
@whump LOL!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:27pm

Doing half an implementation then deciding you chose the wrong JavaScript library. FAIL.—@ndw
@ndw You decided jQuery was the wrong library, then? If so, then how did you come to that conclusion? Can you blog about it? :-)—@asbjornu
@asbjornu Blog. Yeah, I have one of those don't I? Must carve out some time to write: tag soup stuff, XQuery stuff, JavaScript stuff. &tc.—@ndw

Friday at 03:48pm

No, jQuery is what I think I should have chosen. At the moment, I'm frustrated by (perceived, I could be missing things) issues w/Dojo—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:02pm

wishing that the URI and IRI specs were even remotely close to the real world when it comes to what browsers do with URLs...—@Hixie
@hixie It's the browsers that are supposed to implement the specs, right?—@ndw

Saturday at 12:16pm

How odd. New digital alarm clock doesn't keep anything approaching accurate time.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:54pm

Or, odder, there's an area of warped spacetime in the bedroom where time runs faster.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:56pm

Had to trade in DVR for HD model before seeing recorded Dr. Who. :-( Hope for rebroadcast.—@ndw

Sunday at 12:05pm

Mowed lawn. Put away mower. Rain started. Timing. FTW!—@ndw