The short-form week of 3–9 Nov 2008

10 Nov 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 11 messages in 10 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 Tuesday at 04:58pm

AIR developers - please set the correct MIME type for your .air extensions. Many don't my Mac thinks they are .ZIPs http://poprl.com/42k—@jmwhittaker
@jmwhittaker http://tinyurl.com/5nmjqe do you know of anyone that may be open to this Flash ActionScript contract?—@Israel_Ellner
@Israel_Ellner Dude! Everyone of your followers has seen the action script message about 50 times. How about some 'dm' action?—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:06pm

There is hope for the world yet. Good luck to you, Mr. President. And congratulations!—@ndw

Thursday at 09:13am

riding Amtrak 95 bound for NYC—@ndw

Thursday at 04:52pm

I'm standing next to Fernando—@ndw

Thursday at 08:55pm

riding Amtrak 94 bound for SPG—@ndw

Thursday at 08:55pm

I wonder when VMWare Fusion 2.0 came out? I wonder if I should upgrade, given that it's free to do so?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:18am

Any graphics people out there please tell me how to create a .PNG in photoshop that has the alpha channel included... thanks!—@allisonr
@allisonr alpha channel included? you mean you want to save with transparency? If so file > save for web > choose png 24bit—@bobearth
@bobearth Mac OS X does automaticaly resize partitions. So does Vista.—@vmwarefusion
@vmwarefusion for extending your system disk use expart from deal. Read Eric Sloof's blog about it: http://tinyurl.com/5zeac8—@doc_nl
@doc_nl Thanks for the pointer.—@vmwarefusion
@vmwarefusion Attempting to install vmware tools on an Ubuntu 8.10 server box shows the CD drive in use, but not mounted anywhere?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:35am

What image format can I use to change the icon of an OS X app? Using PNG, GIF, JPG all results in a "file format" image, not the real image—@ndw
@ndw just copy an image from with preview, photoshop, ... and paste it when you select the icon in the info dialog of the file—@gbevin
@gbevin I tried copy/paste from preview, but got the same result. /me confused.—@ndw

Friday at 10:57am

What's the cross-platform, AJAXy JavaScript framework of choice? I asked before, but now I'm asking for a real, commercial web app.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:54pm

When my desktop starts making a loud, horrible whirring sound that continues even if I hit the case, should I be wary and/or upset?—@feliciaday
@feliciaday You have backups, right? Recent ones? Sounds like a disk going, or maybe just the fan. Backup now, though.—@ndw