The short-form week of 21–27 Jul 2008

28 Jul 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 42 messages in 37 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 12:22am

Sir Anthony Hopkins is f'ing brilliant!!!—@Genuine
@Genuine Yep. They don't call him Sir for nothing.—@swhitley
@swhitley I'm not using *any* service that asks me for a password for another service - never mind any 'we don't store it' promises—@marjoleink
@marjoleink Amen on other services passwords.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:47am

I've had this song stuck in my head for about 3 years now.—@iTod
@itod Is this a known issue, or a non-issue? FluidInstance[256] <Error>: CGContextScaleCTM: invalid context—@ndw

Monday at 06:50am

Less than 3G free on my laptop. What have I done with 157G? Letting Disk Inventory figure it out—@ndw

Monday at 06:57am

15G in the Trash? Stupid apps trying to be helpful putting things there instead of f*cking deleting them like I asked.—@ndw

Monday at 06:59am

The LightRoom previews catalog is 6.2G? I wonder what happens if I delete that?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:37am

in case you missed it i'm *loving* dangermouse production on Beck's latest. bass is clipped, jointed, solid—@monkchips
@monkchips Not in the USA. Not from eMusic, anyway :-(—@ndw

Monday at 08:40am

Let's see if rsync runs faster than SuperDuper—@ndw

Monday at 10:42am


Monday at 10:43am

But I'll probably go back to #twitterific as soon as it supports—@ndw

Monday at 10:46am

That is, as soon as I can see both services at the same time. I'm not (quite) ready to turn my back on twitter forever—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:48am

Gah. Twhirl causes Firefox to open a new window (not just a new tab) for links? FAIL—@ndw
@ndw are you saying that thwirl can look at both services synchronously? Interesting....—@roessler
@roessler Yup. Maybe I'll use Twhirl for and twitterific for Twitter...—@ndw

Monday at 12:04pm

I want a Mac app that will popup at a specified time containing a message of my choice. Programmable with multiple reminders. I can haz?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:05pm

Not a dashboard/widget sort of thing, not a modal thing, just an ordinary window like the stickies app. I wonder if I can program that?—@ndw
@ndw you can use growl and a from job. Does not involve programming, but works, using growl's CLI.—@trieloff
@trieloff Yep, that's perfect. Thanks!—@ndw
@trieloff Hmmm. Thanks, I'll look into the growl opts—@ndw

Monday at 03:41pm

Had to drive to Logon, lost receipt out window, locked keys in the car, parked almost ‚àû far from my terminal, ah travel:—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:32pm

OK'd comment ending "You're an offensive creep, Mr. Bray" but bounced "Stick to the shit you know and wallow in your fucking worthlessness".—@timbray
@timbray Heh. You weren't trolling on purpose, were you? :-)—@ndw

Monday at 04:40pm

Boarding BOS to SFO—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:30am

Arrived SFO. Tired, hungry, thirsty. I can haz beer?—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:31am

In other news, I believe my #xproc impl now correctly supports p:namespace—@ndw

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

today's message: spaces in filenames and directorynames are evil. (see windoze bad habits manual)—@coreyopenmls
@coreyopenmls Amen. Unfortunately, they're common on OS X as well. I've mostly learned to shrug about it.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:48am

I feel guilty for using Pandora on my laptop and not even looking at the browser tab occasionally to look at the ads.—@Carnage4Life
@Carnage4Life,@pandora_radio I don't feel guilty, but I'd probably subscribe if they wanted to sell it to me. Ads suck.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:51am

Tuesday at 08:54am

Is it just me or does ... not—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:02am

Oh, maybe it does work, it just doesn't do what I want. Fooey.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:19am

Hotel internet: like sucking ketchup through a cocktail straw.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:30am

limbering up for Thursday—@silverbackapp
@silverbackapp AFAICT, your website says almost nothing about what Silverback actually *is*—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:13pm

Now passing 66 of 70 tests in #xproc, three failures from p:split-sequence, one from p:parameters—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:36am

Re-tweeting from someone. Hysterical.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:51pm

Sending a stroppy email.—@JeniT
@JeniT Thanks for the new word, "stroppy"—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:24pm

Large hunks of falling ice: EPIC HAIL—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:25pm

A million dollar bond: EPIC BAIL—@ndw

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

Pam and Tommy on YouTube - EPIC NAIL.—@wendyabc
@wendyabc Nice. Bonus points for the extra rhyme!—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:57pm

Dang it. Uploaded some Flickr pics with embedded EXIF geoloc, but forgot to put the geoloc in the tags.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:02pm

Ruination IPA: EPIC ALE—@ndw
@ndw: That is indeed a great beer. Stone Vertical Epic next?—@larsga
@larsga Also delicious, Arrogant Bastard Ale.—@ndw

Thursday at 12:33pm

I had a very explicit "Aha" moment wrt functional programming back in the days when I was learning DSSSL.—@ndw

Friday at 02:36pm

18th in line for an upgrade. I smell economy class for SFO to BOS—@ndw

Friday at 08:19pm

Arrived BOS, home in 2hrs, give or take—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:18pm

Enjoying using my new XSLT/BDD framework (XSpec)—@JeniT
@JeniT BDD? XSpec? Google isn't fruitful.—@ndw
@ndw BDD = Behavio[u]r Driven Development; see RSpec for Ruby—@JeniT
@JeniT I'll peek at RSpec, thanks!—@ndw