The short-form week of 25–31 Aug 2008

01 Sep 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 25 messages in 23 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 Sunday at 09:02pm

Why is my mercurial commit hook not running? Hmph.—@ndw
@ndw perhaps for consistency you should rename your XProc.jar to calabash.jar—@cutlass
@cutlass Yes, it should be calabash.jar. I thought of that as I was going to sleep last night :-)—@ndw
@ndw wrt example in docs, I also see the XML declaration on output, not just the <doc> element—@gpian
@gpian Yeah, I think that's probably got to do with a space in a directory or something. I've put in some debugging code to help.—@ndw
@ndw to end this burst of twits, the docs link on is broken. Is there a way to get/run those tests locally against Calabash?—@gpian
@gpian I'll see if I can build a distro for the tests. Thanks for the bug reports.—@ndw

Monday at 07:27am

Patching Jing to compile under Java 1.5—@ndw

Monday at 07:36am

Bah humbug. Modernizing Jing is non-trivial. I wonder if James cares?—@ndw

Monday at 05:56pm

Watching the beautiful sunset over Long Island Sound roll by. Homeward bound.—@ndw

Monday at 07:15pm

Digging the techno sounds of Infected Mushroom on Pandora. Man I'm going to miss Pandora. I wonder if it can be saved, realistically.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:40am

Attempting to connect to a VNC server with Mocha VNCLite crashed my iPhone. Feh.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:43am

But rebooting fixed whatever was confusing it. VNC on the iPhone. Sweet.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:41am

is off to quickly build an ark. Any ark-building tips?—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom Measure everything in cubits—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:44am

Recent post #2: On TOC "How to Read any Type of Document on the Kindle (Almost)"—@liza
@liza31337 Will ImageMagick's convert turn a multi-page PDF into a series of incrementally #'d images on your box? I may have a funky setup.—@abdelazer
@abdelazer That's what convert does for me with a multi-page PDF—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:11pm

#lazytweet is your iphone supposed to go thru a very lengthy 'Backing up iPhone' phase every single time u sync it? or is mine busted?—@iTod
@iTod That's consistent with my experience—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:38pm

Network is totally unreliable this afternoon. Some intermittent problem is driving me mad.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:38pm

I think Charter's network is borked. The problem is intermittent and they think I'm at fault. If I can't resolve this, it may kill me.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:58pm

Replaced router. Tonight, replace cable modem. Tomorrow, hang self.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:31pm

After days of network trouble: noticed pattern. Connectivity dies just after noon.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:32pm

Today, disabled wifi. Problem went away. Unkind neighbor hacked through WEP and borked my network? Really? Or just random coincidence.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:27am

Does anyone own one of those iPhone remote disk apps like DataCase? Does it let you get at the photos you took with your phone?—@RussB
@RussB If you get an answer about DataCase, please do pass it along. Access to Notes would be nice to since they aren't synced (WTFIUWT!)—@ndw

Friday at 07:48am

Unsolicited advice: never by king size sheets that do not have a pattern that makes the correct orientation of the sheets absolutely obvious—@ndw

Friday at 07:59am

Reduced to writing technical documentation in MS Word because it's the lowest common denominator. I'm crying on the inside.—@ndw

Friday at 08:27am

Nope. I can't do it. Writing the API docs in Word will take me all f*cking day and I just don't have that kind of time.—@ndw

Friday at 08:58am

Yes, I'll build some markup to Word toolchain. Or maybe I'll have to convert this one by hand, but not today. Today I have work to do.—@ndw

Saturday at 06:46am

Can't login to Amazon; can't recover my login information. Did they lose a bunch of records, or is it just me?—@ndw

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

Am I right in thinking that McCain is a million years old and his VP is a creationist, anti-abortion superficially reasonable nutjob?—@plasticbagUK
@plasticbagUK Yes, that's the impression one gets.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:46am

The egg came first. Chicken is merely paltry.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom Didn't you mean "merely poultry"?—@ndw