The short-form week of 23–29 Jun 2008

30 Jun 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 36 messages in 33 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 03:46am

Amazing how many people, to this day, almost literally hate my guts over the XML post. Look, all's I'm saying is, THINK about your tools.—@codinghorror
@codinghorror Awww. I don't hate you, if that helps. :-)—@ndw
@ndw yup, just don't glue your face to the TV, sit back at a normal distance, and it'll stop bothering you—@gbevin
@gbevin Even at a normal distance it looks pretty crappy. Bah. How did I not know this was going to be the case before I bought it.—@ndw

Monday at 09:01am

So HD content on HD tv looks gorgeous. Non-HD content (ABC, USA, TNT, etc) look like crap (fuzzy, grainy). Is this to be expected?—@ndw

Monday at 09:19am

I thought I did reasonably careful research. *pout*—@ndw

Monday at 11:07am

Retweeting @eliasisrael OSX+ZFS: ZFS rocks!—@ndw

Monday at 02:30pm

RIP George,—@ndw

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

100 years from now? All new people.—@RussB
@RussB If there are people at all, they'll be *mostly* new :-)—@ndw

Monday at 08:59pm

What's the moral equivalent of /etc/init.d/vmware restart on the Mac?—@ndw

Monday at 09:16pm

VMWare Fusion's networking was borked. I just wanted to restart the system services it uses. SystemStarter didn't look right. BRS worked.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:49am return of the Forth programming language. On the Web (sorta). Tamarin tracing.. Thanks to Chris Double—@sideshowbarker
@sideshowbarker Nifty. I've always wanted an excuse to learn Forth.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:23am

True love = You can pee while on the phone and know it's ok.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom judging by the number of men I see in public restrooms doing both, there's a lotta true love out there. Or something.—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:43am

No W3C specs for me for 24 hours. Oops. That'll teach me to run wget without a delay, won't it?—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:44am

Interesting that clicking through the abuse detail doesn't show any...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:55am

Being mystified by "hierarchical identifiers".—@jimdowning
@jimdowning where did the monsterous idea of hierarchical identifiers come from?—@benosteen
@oxfordben DSpace architecture review. Not a widely supported part of it, I hasten to add.—@jimdowning
@jimdowning - I believe the correct erudite response to hierarchical ids is 'DO NOT WANT' - is what it enables worth that which it breaks?—@benosteen
@oxfordben What's the problem with hiearchical ids?—@ndw
@ndw if metadata embedded in the hierarch. id does not change, it's fine - IMO URI permanently links to its resource -> hierarchy==pe ...—@benosteen
@oxfordben Ok. Hierarchical or not, ids are opaque.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:52pm

I am exceedingly weird today.—@kplawver
@kplawver I'll eat there for ya, I promise :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:38pm

I gather twitter replies aren't working. I hadn't noticed. What's a twitter reply? More than starting with @ndw, I presume.—@ndw

Thursday at 08:19am

Bah. VMWare is borked again. I don't want to restart VMWare, I want to restart the vmnet* services that provide connectivity to it...—@ndw

Thursday at 08:32am

Poked at various vmnet-* processes without success. Impatiently rebooting.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:40am

Oh, crap. Rebooting didn't fix it either. Why can't I talk to my guest anymore? It's up, it can see the world, but ping to down—@ndw
@ndw are you sure your network adapter is set correctly (in vmware)? are you sure there is no firewall issue between the 2 hosts?—@pk11
@pk11 I think everythings set. It has worked in the past. I think the vmware net stuff got confused when I used my mobile wireless card.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:30am

Dear "social" web sites, please stop asking me for passwords to my other sites. YOU AREN'T GOING TO GET THEM!—@ndw

Thursday at 11:41am

My query: configure host network vmnet-netifup. VMWare's reply: Did you mean configure hot knew movement-notify? Me: Huh?—@ndw

Thursday at 03:32pm

*finally* found the magic incantation: /Library/Application\ Support/VMWare\ Fusion/ --restart—@ndw

Thursday at 03:32pm

And, on an unrelated not, yes, filenames with spaces in them still suck.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:00pm

Continuing an earlier theme: please stop posting spam comments on my weblog: I WON'T APPROVE THEM! (I don't get many really, but did just)—@ndw

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

wondering how much of people's issues with using wikis is the result of the online-only factor—@laurendw
@laurendw my issue with wiki's is spam. I had to lock one down, take down another. For intranets, yeah, the online thing bugs me.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:19pm

Realizing I am listending to mp3 files I encoded from my CDs back in January 1999.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez The covers can be stuck in the metadata. That worked for MP3s for me. Lack of FLAC support in iTunes does suck,.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:30pm

Finding refuge in Twitabit, via @davewiner. It's sad when it comes to this. Can't all my Twitter followers just move to FriendFeed?...—@edd
@edd is there a twitter-style GUI thing for friendfeed?—@ndw

Friday at 03:28pm

Why does CiscoVPN stop working after a few minutes/hours/days? Rebooting to fill in my timesheet is unacceptable.—@ndw

Friday at 03:30pm

Well I'll be ... I was wrong, I don't need VPN for my timesheet. Sweet.—@ndw

Friday at 04:08pm

How odd, you can't drag twhirl windows between Spaces.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:48pm

Good quote: "two hundred miles are nothing to an American, and two hundred years are nothing to a European" (—@ebruchez
@ebruchez I've usually heard "In Europe 100mi is a long distance, in America 100 years is old." Dunno attribution—@ndw

Saturday at 04:05pm


Saturday at 04:06pm

Returning from Jacob's Pillow—@ndw

Saturday at 04:24pm

for "old" substitute "a long time," of course :-(—@ndw