The short-form week of 22–28 Sep 2008

29 Sep 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 27 messages in 21 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 07:20am

GPS for geotagging. No display reqd. Good battery life. Accurate, sensitive, and fast. Suggestions?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:42am

#SLC Residents: Skateboarding (in your own backyard) is NOT a crime! Well, except for a new law that says it is:—@mdavid
@mdavid - no sweet jumps? that is weak. skateboarding and biking are physical education, and should be a *protected* activity—@piers_hollott
@piers_hollott ... hard to understand how this could now be considered a crime, or at very least something that should be discouraged.—@mdavid
@mdavid Imagine the neighbors of the guy who builds a 12 foot half-pipe and uses it at midnight. Seems other ordinances should b enough tho—@ndw
@ndw There's no longer an option in Lightroom 2 in the bottom of the Export menu for the amount of embedded metadata?—@abdelazer
@abdelazer The option is there to "limit metadata" and I have *not* checked that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:00am

Completely baffled by the semantics of SEQUENCE and RECURRENCE-ID in iCal—@ndw
@ndw I've used the Garmin Foretrex 101 for years and never had a problem with it.—@kasei
@kasei What's the battery life like? Any idea of gpsbabel can talk to it?—@ndw
@ndw As for battery life, I've definitely seen the 15 hours in practice that Garmin claims in the specs.—@kasei
@kasei Sweet. That sounds good!—@ndw

Monday at 11:03am

Lightroom 2 has stopped putting kw metadata in exported jpgs? Huh?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:20pm

BASSHUNTER LOL<(^^,)> why is is that I can code to techno or classical soundtrack music and that's about it? (no lifestyle jokes plz)—@rich_kilmer
@rich_kilmer neither of those types of music if many or any lyrics.—@noradio
@noradio Twitter is tough because it forces me to cut the disclaimers and qualifiers I've been "trained" by blog critics (& trolls) to use.—@KathySierra
@KathySierra "I think" turns a fact into a belief...and that's no small difference.—@bokardo
@bokardo but without it, do we risk the opposite--turning a belief into a fact? & I've been guilty of THE wimpiest: "Some people think..."—@KathySierra
@KathySierra I think IMHO has it's place, but YMMV. Sorry, I tried to resist. Really. I did. Honest. I think I just couldn't help myself.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:25pm

Microsoft snags danah boyd? < Whoa! That's /HUGE/!—@mdavid
@mdavid Sounds like a crock. Just want to stop them crazy kinds from having fun. Fun leads to drugs, or something.—@ndw
@ndw The funny thing is is that it wouldn't be that far out of reach for the "fun leads to drugs" argument here in SLC. Sad state of affairs—@mdavid
@mdavid That's what I figured and why I made it :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:51pm

Found the Fantastik taskbar for the Mac! Thank GOD. The dock is so fucking broken it's amazing. How do Apple heads stand it?!?—@RussB
@RussB I almost never use the Dock, just Alt-Tab around and QuickSilver. But I'll peek at Fantastik taskbar when I have the time.—@ndw

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

Well, this OpenSocial stuff is a nice idea, though hard to apply on the Pinax structure. Anyone working on a Python-based Shindig server?—@jezdez
@jezdez what's the issue?—@jtauber
@jtauber A leading question, I know, but I need a web site for the Calabash, my xproc processor, should I build it with pinax?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:53pm -- Saw someone on a Penny-farthing yesterday. riding through the country side. Insanity.—@hexmode
@hexmode I was just thinking the other day that a penny farthing would be cool to build/buy/make. Be seeing you.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:06pm

Having to deal with health insurance issues instead of business. $700B for Wall Street and we can't fix health-care, eh? Great!—@cote
@cote It's a cause and effect thing. Their friends don't get rich fixing healthcare.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:10pm

If Google was going to just re-invent the Danger Sidekick (syncing, sliding keyboard and all), why didn't they just go buy Danger?—@RussB
@RussB because MS beat them to it?—@ndw

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

the noise cancelling earplugs changed the game for me. HOW COULD I LIVE WITHOUT THEM!?!?!?!—@pk11
@pk11 Which N/C earplugs do you like?—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:09pm

Installing (official release of) MarkLogic Server V4.0 -- W00t W00t—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:09pm

the other question is this just a big setup for Bush invoking his national disaster continuity plan..? read: election cancellation?—@dhmspector
@dhmspector Yes. That and an invasion of Iraq in, say, late October.—@ndw

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

hotel, gallery or restaurant web sites made w/ flash featuring music verdict: Phooey!—@amyvdh
@amyvdh Amen, Amy.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:28am

Goodbye 'diffmk', hello DeltaXML. FTW. It does a much, much, much better job than my hack. Very slowly, sometimes, but much better.—@ndw
@ndw, 'diffmk' saved my bacon - I used it with some XSLTFO to make red-lined PDF diffs of the Liberty Alliance specs. back in 2001...—@frumioj
@frumioj Yep. I've made extensive use of it over the years, but I never polished off the rough corners.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:28pm is another password antipattern site, alas.—@ndw
@ndw slandr can't work any other way, it's an API limitation. OpenID is planned later.—@davidcarrington
@davidcarrington I understand the technical limitations. But I'm reluctant to join on principle.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:19pm

Note to app writers: if you make me right click, pull down three menus, and select a radio button, you don't have to ask me if I'm sure...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:47pm

Biggest problems facing nation: Iraq War, massive deficits, two new right wing nuts on Supreme Court. None of these if Gore had won.—@gruber
@gruber Indeed. Thanks in part to aforementioned right wing nuts.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:34pm

finishing off TAG f2f in KC. Lots of real work done, and for fun I infected almost everybody here with iBeer.—@DaveO
@DaveO infection at a distance. I'll go look for it.—@ndw

Saturday at 08:04am

Going down to the basement to do some sanding and routering. Those bookcases aren't going to make themselves.—@ndw