The short-form week of 29 Sep–5 Oct 2008

06 Oct 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 34 messages in 31 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 09:46am

Hmm. Can anyone out there verify that OpenID login to ficlets.com still works? It no work for me.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:56am

it's actually correct, exactly one or more, but I need multiple steps—@coreyleong
@coreyleong step,step+, would get you at least two—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:18am

Anybody with a MacBook run dual-head external monitors? What hardware do I want?—@liza
@liza31337 macbook or macbook pro?—@chrisdrackett
@drackett MacBook Pro—@liza
@liza31337 I've been happy with the Samsung 245bw w/my MacBook Pro (1920x1600)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:01pm

Wondering if 60 slides with two online tours of specific sites is adequate to fill up a 90 minute time frame. Feedback?—@jillmwo
@jillmwo Seems plausible, but depends how fast you talk.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:13pm

Have drunk way too much this evening. had fun with tbowden, raj, josh from Lawrence, Anton of Orkney. Saw semester at sea ship. Very drunk.—@crschmidt
@crschmidt Drunken tweets? Brave man. Or is that the liquor talking? :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:23pm

OK the stock market crashed, and our future is uncertain, but I'm smiling from ear to ear, cause McC made a total ass of himself today.—@davewiner
@davewiner Yeah. That is the silver lining isn't it?—@ndw

Monday at 08:50pm

Retweet @toc "DRM takes a big poo on your best customers"—@ndw

Monday at 09:18pm

If the earth's very center is solid, what is it made of? What stays solid in a sea of molten rock?—@ndw

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

Classic Mike Kay: http://tinyurl.com/3p5wcc—@JeniT
@JeniT An XSLT lint for XProc would be interesting. Sometimes -d on Calabash is useful too: verbose, but let's you see what it decided to do—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:30am

I didn't realize CDATA escapes are going away in XML 2.0. Didn't realize there *was* an XML 2.0.—@hildjj
@hildjj XML 2.0 WTF?!?—@timbray
@timbray figured I'd get any real scoop on XML2 from you. Seems like a false alarm. Although... why not? Grinding amounts of work aside.—@hildjj
@hildjj Much, much, much larger grinding amounts of politics and an *enormous* installed base.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:13am

Lots of people telling me to pinch the bottom like a monkey. Anyone have pictures of how that works?—@dwiskus
@dwiskus why are you pinching a monkey?—@hildjj
@hildjj There ain't a 2.0 AFAIK. Though there are good ideas for one. Doesn't seem politically feasible in the slightest.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:15am

wondering at what stage most of these politicians forgot the lessons they were taught as toddlers—@laurendw
@laurendw The day they started running for office, AFAICT.—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:26am

Mac Finder "Places" lists Desktop, home, etc. Can I add things to that list?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:30am

fans down.—@robertbrook
@robertbrook *Snort* That direct manipulation interface gets me every time.—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:11pm

Hating Word. Hating Word. Hating Word.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:39pm

Motherf*s. http://is.gd/3kZ8 (Which doesn't mean I think the #bailout was a good idea. But I'm sure they're motherf#ing creeps.)—@ndw
@ndw why am I not surprised?—@laurendw
@laurendw Becuse they've been acting like...words fail me...for years?—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:08pm

@petersantilli Have we really lost 1.2 trillion? If the world doesn't end, it'll all come back eventually, isn't that the theory? Buy now?—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:17pm

@petersantilli Yeah, fair enough. What I know about finances you could write on the back of a postage stamp with room to spare.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:24pm

Chuckle. 'Back of a postage stamp,' now there's a reference that marks me as an old man, eh?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:36pm

@shampoo It depends on whether you take your laptop with in into the parking lot, I think—@ndw
@ndw have you considered moving over to an alternative such as OpenOffice or Google Docs? Word isn't that bad but there are other options.—@jillmwo
@jillmwo I hate them too. Emacs or death! Unfortunately, I'm collaborating with folks who prefer it. Word, I mean. Not the right answer.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:41pm

for my first two guest at 3p: can we survive without this bailout for the next three months? u say what?—@RickSanchezTV
@ricksanchezcnn if it turns out that we could have managed w/o bailout for next three mos & this was all show, voters rage will be *real*—@jillmwo
@jillmwo I'll live. Evntlly, I'll bang out an xform that turns a subset of DocBook into something Word injests. But other deadlines press...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:53pm

Whether there is a #bailout or not, massive consolidation of big banks will have huge impact on the tech industry: http://bit.ly/4odvqU—@emoltzen
@emoltzen I am aware that Goldman Sachs takes (took?) tech firms public. My options are prbly worthless. VC money dried up b4 the crash.—@terrisCA
@terrisca Worse than sh*t, I think it might be a bucket of broken glass—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:11pm

I am not twittering this—@dajobe
@dajobe This is not a tweet.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:50pm

@bobdc No, that's a JPG. :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:20am

@terrisca +1—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:28am

Suspecting that running a VMWare image of an external USB2 drive is going to be ... unpalatable—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:06pm

Worrying that my Mac is becoming unstable again.—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:33pm

Running a VMWare image of an external USB2 drive is actually ok. Sweet.—@ndw

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

Sitting at Trellis restaurant demoing the coolness of my MacBook Pro to a friend. :-)—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl You must not be making it work very hard if it's staying cool ;-)—@ndw

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

Ack. Suddenly I need to use JDBC or whatnot to talk to an Oracle DB. Pointers?—@ndw
@bmanley Thanks. I should say, I don't know any SQL either. The next week just turned...interesting.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:07pm

Have to go to NYC tomorrow. Means I won't be home for the VP debate. That's a silver lining for 10 hours on a train, if there ever was one.—@ndw