The short-form week of 17–23 Nov 2008

24 Nov 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 35 messages in 32 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 08:59am

Updated too!—@ndw

Monday at 09:02am You must be joking. I'm not giving *you* my private info, either, pal.—@ndw

Monday at 09:54am

CPAN: XML::Excel FTW\!—@ndw

Monday at 11:10am

I believe I've completed the CR draft of XProc: An XML Pipeline Language.—@ndw

Monday at 02:37pm

A JavaScript interpreter in Emacs. How cool is that?—@ndw

Monday at 02:44pm

Now, why do I want a JavaScript interpreter in Emacs? Remind me again?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:54pm

a very, verylate lunch is better than no lunch—@radioraheem
@radioraheem that is exactly what you get for saying "seems like a quiet monday"—@pfhawkins
@pfhawkins Fair point. I said it was cool!—@ndw

Monday at 03:07pm

MacBookPro puzzle. Close lid with power connected=hibernate; close lid with power disconnected=suspend. Sys pref unhelpful.—@ndw

Monday at 03:16pm

%#@$? Windows path names. Turning them into URIs is an error-prone, royal PITA. And I'm doing it wrong to boot. Grrr.—@ndw

Monday at 04:07pm

Calabash just loaded several hundred files into Mark Logic Server for a production project. Lines of code written to do this: 0. FTW!—@ndw

Monday at 04:23pm

I missed Stephen Fry on Bones. Drat!—@ndw

Monday at 04:43pm

Java: private transient boolean ... "transient" WTF is that? I'll have to read up on that at some point.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:33pm

Deb's staining book case. My head's spinning from the fumes.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:10pm

Someone just emailed me a Microsoft Word document! Oh the humanity!—@psd
@psd I feel your pain. Happens to me all the time.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:29pm

unfortunately rejecting one submission after another ...—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan Just say no. There's just too much variation in biblio formats to make it worth the effort.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:42pm

@timbray From where do you drag things? I almost never use Finder and I can't see my desktop. Maybe I need a bigger monitor :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:38pm

Just got what I think is spam that looks *really* suspiciously like it was generated by someone harvesting info from my gmail acct. Scary.—@ndw

Thursday at 12:32pm

Turns out that suspicious looking bit of spam email was a legitimate message. For some definition of legitimate. Not the spam I feared, whew—@ndw

Thursday at 05:00pm

Mailed trans. request to move XProc from Last Call to Candidate Recommendation (for those not following @xproc)—@ndw

Thursday at 05:23pm

Calabash 0.8.8 released (for those not following @xmlcalabash; I won't keep this up for long, follow if you care).—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:19am

Enough with the morning tweetstorm. Off to feed my body breakfast, my phone 2.2, and my brain some sanity.—@nazgul
@nazgul What's your "Pandora in the car" solution? If you're doing the 1000 miles that way.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:57am

Thank you MacBook Pro keyboard updator for blowing away my login items preference file.—@nazgul
@nazgul Is *that* why half my "background apps" didn't start when I rebooted. I hadn't carved out the time to investigate...—@ndw
Just did my first Mozy restore of a file. A little convoluted (nice if app had interface too, instead of just web) but it did the job.—@nazgul
@nazgul Oh. Duh. You have some sort of attachment to make the iPhone play through your car speakers.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 01:53pm

Not to put too fine a point on it, cooking has suddenly become a rather sombre activity. Godsdammit.—@happymrlocust
@happymrlocust: :( Sorry dude.—@apag
@apag I was going to stick with, is there a compelling reason to move? All I want from is public bugtracker.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:55pm

Going to see Dylan moran—@libbymiller
@libbymiller I miss Black Books!—@ndw

Saturday at 04:02pm

Back on the blogging bicycle.—@ndw

Saturday at 04:05pm

Trying to unravel Saxon LocationProvider/Reciever/locationId riddle—@ndw

Saturday at 04:42pm

Created xmlcalabash at for issue tracking—@ndw

Saturday at 04:58pm

Utterly defeated by Saxon LocationProvider/Reciever/locationId riddle. At least for today.—@ndw

Saturday at 09:48pm

Undaunted. Taking another stab at the Saxon LocationProvider/Reciever/locationId riddle.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:55pm

Rats. Good idea wasn't. Still stymied.—@ndw
@ndw: Github is not project hosting, just repo hosting, with hacker-oriented social networking. Hard to describe rather than experience.—@apag
@apag Lighthouse integration looks interesting. To the extent that Lighthouse's home page looks interesting, anyway.—@ndw
@apag I think I got that much from the site. The question is, why github instead of my own SVN site?—@ndw

Sunday at 04:48pm

I give Quantum of Solace a thumbs up. Good escapist Bond.—@ndw

Sunday at 05:48pm

I believe I've solved the Saxon LocationProvider/Receiver/locationId riddle. FTW.—@ndw