The short-form week of 4–10 Aug 2008

11 Aug 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 33 messages in 28 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 12:44am

Just noticed @zacwhite has re-labeled his CopyPaste project as TouchClipboard… The TouchCode stable expands?—@schwa
@schwa do you have a page that describes what touchcode does?—@kdbdallas
@kdbdallas I'm doing a bad job of marketing it. But just google for "TouchCode" and then explore the wiki.—@schwa
@schwa Nah, no need to stop @rtmfd's drinking. Just need to do like we do with @ejacqui and tell him it's time to turn off Twitteriffic.—@Arclite
@Arclite speak for yourself!... some of us enjoy @ejacqui's club tweets!! ;0]—@iTod
@itod Is it a bug or a feature that my embedded SSB also has an icon in the menu bar?—@ndw
@iTod Great features! Liked to see the shortcuts, but from what I tested, you can't set one just with an url, without the parameter?—@muitocomplicado
@muitocomplicado that's correct. That is a shortcomming that will be corrected in the next release—@iTod
@itod I guess I'd prefer a dock icon, with an option to have no icon at all.—@ndw
@ndw I built my own vcard/vcal parsing stuff, but http://vobject.skyhouseconsulting.com/ looks pretty good—@dckc
@dckc Thanks. I've been kicking the tires of vobject. Struggling with reading more than one card. Bleh.—@ndw

Monday at 06:11am

My train to NY is a ... bus. Thankfully, only as far as Hartford. But I feel good. At least they're repairing the track, right?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:48am

This CSS minute brought to you by someone who has her head too far engaged in CSS tonight. Must. Take. Break.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom Luke Warm?—@ndw

Monday at 08:50am

Need to parse vcard/ical files. Try to work out how someone else's library works, or craft my own special purpose library?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:52am

So, is XML 2008 actually going to happen? Shouldn't there have been a CFP by now?—@ndw
@ndw Even if there is a CFP, is XML 2008 actually going to be worth attending?—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Well. Dunno. Depends on the focus, on what sort of papers get submitted, etc. But if there are no papers, then certainly not :-)—@ndw
@ndw Has all the interest in DocBook dried up for the summer? No one responded to the TC meeting change, SC meeting change, 1.74.1 release..—@abdelazer
@abdelazer I don't think it's DocBook-related, it's just summer vacation time. And my usual overcommitment on six fronts, of course.—@ndw
@ndw Perhaps it's summer vacation, but the interest in DocBook-XSL releases has been amazingly tiny for many months.—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Hmm. I've been letting Bob and Mike drive releases mostly, but maybe that's not scaling well.—@ndw

Monday at 05:36pm

Hmm. A couple of hours of Pandora on the iPhone beats on the battery pretty good—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:50pm

@terrigeluso Im just repeating what Mat and Adam said! Don't kill the messenger!!—@junsten
@junsten Yep? Got $75 burning a hole in your pocket? :)—@bmanley
@bmanley Sure do! When should we exchange?—@junsten
@junsten I suggest we meet under cover of darkness, preferably at a construction site or wharf. Or, starbucks on Gage. 1hr from now?—@bmanley
@bmanley @junsten aha! Now that I know where you will be meeting, I can kill you both and walk away with $75, an iPhone and a frappacino!—@adambrault
@adambrault Doh! Abort! Abort!!!—@bmanley
@bmanley Actually can we make it 9:30ish?—@junsten
@bmanley That was a bug, fixed now. Comment at will.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:36pm

If you're not following @KathySierra, her presentation advice today is "kick ass"—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:42pm

Poison ivy on one's wrist plus a warm laptop results in a sensory experience that is not at all sublime.—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:19pm

Trying to think of a good topic for a paper for O'Reilly's TOC.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:41pm

what's wrong with this XPath? I want the first a in the first div after a specific div. "div[@id='day_1']//div[0]//a[0]"—@jkestr
@jkestr Try: ((div[@id='day_1']//div)[0]//a)[0]—@avernet
@avernet no dice! thanks though.—@jkestr
@jkestr Hem: s/[0]/[1], of course ;). Thx @ebruchez—@avernet
@avernet Poison oak and ivy are much the same I think.—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:53pm

F*cking HP. All I want to install are some print drivers and it *insists* on installing hundreds of megs of bloat-crap!—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:31pm

No syncing notes. Frick! #iPhone—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:54pm

Anyway, done with iTerm now and using Terminal.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Terminal seems to get the job done, though I do wish there was a "delete previous word" keystroke—@ndw

Thursday at 03:17pm

Hah! Ctrl-W does it, now how do I map that to Apple-Delete?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:48am

Friends don't let friends use DB2.—@rasputnik
@rasputnik Smells like I saved the day again then, damn, I'm good ;-p—@ceri
@ceri Alas "delete" doesn't seem to be one of the mappable keys.—@ndw

Friday at 01:25pm

My almost brand new wireless router periodically stops providing wifi. Rebooting it doesn't help, but it does eventually recover. WTF?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:35pm

Have I mentioned already how great a tool HTTPScoop is? http://www.tuffcode.com/ Highly recommended.—@avernet
@avernet Exactly what I was looking for! Purchased, one license for HTTP Scoop.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 01:14pm

I fall instantly asleep the moment anyone on TV says “Dalai Lama.”—@brentsimmons
@brentsimmons A Sex Pistols station, that's an interesting idea!—@ndw

Saturday at 04:35pm

Grill + steaks + Cabernet = dinner!—@ndw

Saturday at 04:35pm

Ok, I know I'm going to regret this. Since I changed phones, dm's don't seem to be arriving as SMSs. Please think of a number btw 1 and 10.—@ndw

Saturday at 04:36pm

If the number you thought of was > 5 and it's still Saturday where you are, please send me a dm. :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 08:47pm

I spoke with some people today about "fitting in" - they wanted advice from me. What would you say?—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom I'd say more trouble than it's worth.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:12pm

TwitterPoll: (on the outrageous level) Who is NOT lonely?—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom Not I. Not usually, anyway.—@ndw

Sunday at 02:44pm

More than a week later and my poison ivy is still the worst I've ever had. And from a very small exposure, I thought. Ugh.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:23pm

Finally, L: NYC—@JeniT
@JeniT Welcome to the Big Apple!—@ndw

Sunday at 04:30pm

Feh. The iPhone address book doesn't display *all* the fields you can put in the desktop address book, only a subset. FAIL.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 08:49pm

Buying Lightroom 2 upgrade.—@crazybob
@crazybob Let us know what you think of 2.0—@ndw