The short-form week of 27 Oct–2 Nov 2008

03 Nov 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 8 messages in 7 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.

Saturday at 01:37pm

Observing that "No on 8" (or your proposition of choice) is entirely meaningless without context. We don't even *have* eight propositions.—@ndw

Saturday at 01:40pm

Installed fireplace: http://is.gd/5r0U Not the real thing, but, you know, not half bad, either.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 01:42pm

There must be a nice, flexible command-line argument parsing class in Java, no?—@ndw
@ndw If you're feeling bad about ballot propositions, Colorado has 18 statewide, and sent out a 71 page booklet to explain them :-).—@richardhamilton
@richardhamilton Not feeling bad, just amused by out-of-context tweets—@ndw

Sunday at 01:02pm

Trying to work out what valueSeparator is supposed to do in Apache Commons CLI. If it comes down to "use the source", is it worth it?—@ndw

Sunday at 01:09pm

Bah. Looks like Commons CLI doesn't support the semantics I want wrt repeatable opts. I guess I'll roll my own.—@ndw

Sunday at 01:09pm

I'm going to go work on a book case first.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:22pm

Watching Frontalot's "Pitch Dark", pondering my early roots in Interactive Fiction, playing Zork on my Apple IIe & new friends who get it.—@bkdelong
@bkdelong I think I played almost all of the Infocom games on my DEC Rainbow. Someday I'll go back and play them all again. Best games ever.—@ndw