The short-form week of 11–17 Aug 2008

18 Aug 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 36 messages in 32 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 07:24am

Connectivity from the train this morning *sucks*—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:35am

i didn't expect my little post on Latin abbreviations (e.g. Americans not being familiar with n.b.) to get double digit comments—@jtauber
@jtauber n.b. some of us Americans are familiar with n.b.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:41am

Can I make a confession? I've tried it several times, and I just don't get Quicksilver. The idea makes sense but it never takes. Forgive?—@meyerweb
@meyerweb Quicksilver = less mousing, FTW!—@ndw

Monday at 10:50am

Quicksilver is just about exclusively how I start apps and I use it all the time to search my address book for phone numbers, etc.—@ndw

Monday at 10:52am

Things I almost never use: the dock, spotlight, Finder windows on directories—@ndw

Monday at 05:24pm

Walmart growth visualization: http://projects.flowingdata.com/walmart/—@ndw

Monday at 05:25pm

GMail POP seems to be confused, it's keeping all my read messages as new and sending them to me again and again—@ndw

Monday at 08:05pm

Opting not to do an "hg push" of my home directory from the train—@ndw

Monday at 08:06pm

Out the door at 4:30a, home again at 11p. Bugger me, that's a long day.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:12am

Moving my photo collection off Flickr, which will require several days—@charltonb
@charltonb What's the impetus to move it?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:53pm

"Pity they're all so fucking stupid about technology" Amen. http://is.gd/1oNi—@ndw
@ndw also "the Free Market Fairy will not save you, but The Pirate Bay might" http://is.gd/1oOH—@gpian
@gpian Your is.gd URI seems to point other than where you might have intended :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:42pm

Cool station made by Vic Wong, Pandora engineer & talented guitarist. -Jamaica '69- http://is.gd/1p5O Ska, Rocksteady & Early Reggae!—@pandora_radio
@pandora_radio Do you have an Atom feed of the new songs, or at least the new albums/artists?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:38pm

done for the day. walking empty stroller to daycare and filling with (my) child.—@wendyabc
@wendyabc Make yourself really happy, lose the DTD and learn to be RELAX NG.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:35pm

I'm finally going to have to build something with WS-deathstar. If I believed in one, I'd ask Her for strength.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:41pm

Trying to learn my way around Eclipse—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:49pm

I am totally not getting Eclipse project management. I need to add jars but forgot during creation, but Project/properties is grey? Huh?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:05am

@timbray The Olympics was made for PVR!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:45am

is wondering what other people use to charge and listen to music from their iphones while in the car? Anyone, anyone.. Buehler?—@rgonia
@rgonia Of course you may. All tweets are licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike-Attribution.—@kplawver
@ndw That's a gorgeous still life of dead hard drive. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndw/2226583634/—@kplawver
@kplawver I got a whole basket of lemons that day!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:08pm

Software that makes me smile every day: Emacs, Lightroom, NetBeans. Lots of other stuff is OK.—@timbray
@timbray Made the move to LR 2.0?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:47pm

The Oracle JDBC Developer Guide for 11g is 500 pages PDF, and XML is only mentioned on 3 page. This can't be good.—@avernet
@avernet What you really want is a database designed from start to finish for XML. I'm just saying.—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:48pm

Just testing, ignore me—@ndw

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

Ignoring @ndw on several microblogging platforms at a time.—@roessler
@roessler Just like I asked, thanks Thomas\!—@ndw
@ndw Are you cross-posting twitter/identi.ca? What are you using?—@bmanley
@bmanley I just crafted a little shell script with Net::Twitter. Trying to balance ubiquity of twitter against fondness for identi.ca.—@ndw
@ndw Care to share your script with the rest of the class? :)—@bmanley
@bmanley Always happy to share. http://pastebin.com/m639e4f1c—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:09pm

One last test, I promise—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:42am

Morning all around. Time to start a new year of my life: 1.cup of coffee -check; 2.eat remainder of birthday cake -check; 3.tackle e-mail...—@afalk
@afalk Happy Birthday! :-)—@ndw

Thursday at 10:38am

Is there any way to get Safari on the iPhone to transmit your lat/long to the server?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:45pm

i'll dm to you a roughx2 draft of what i'm working on—@coreyopenmls
@coreyopenmls Location may become more irrelevant in may contexts, but I'm probably always going to care about where I lay my head down.—@ndw

Saturday at 07:27am

On vacation in the Berkshires.—@ndw

Saturday at 07:32am

New XProc Last Call WD published!—@ndw

Saturday at 04:32pm

Obliterating clay pigeons is remarkably cathartic.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:10pm

Early morning with the little man. Off to bed; to sleep, to dream to explore the depths of an active mind of slumbering body—@bkdelong
@bkdelong I'm reading The Watchmen too, but it's not moving me much.—@ndw

Sunday at 01:32pm

Aurora Feint seemed like an interesting game. Too bad it ran exactly one. Now crashes on load. #iphone—@ndw

Sunday at 01:54pm

Othello at Shakespear & Co—@ndw