The short-form week of 15–21 Dec 2008

22 Dec 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 18 messages in 16 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 08:33am

CentOS box. Dyn DNS .118 works. Static .201 does not. All else the same afaict. Anyone got a clue-by-four?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:52am

A car just spun out of control in front of our house. At times like this I wish I had snow tires and chains. :(—@Carnage4Life
@Carnage4Life But at least now you know you should WFH today :-)—@ndw

Monday at 02:46pm

The Ubuntu 8.10 desktop wallpaper is gorgeous—@ndw

Monday at 03:41pm

Bah humbug. Hardy Heron doesn't configure X11 properly. Fiesty did just fine. CentOS does just fine. Dagnabit.—@ndw

Monday at 03:41pm

Or whatever animal 8.10 is, anyway—@ndw

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

Calling Ubuntu 8.10 fail, trying 7.10 instead.—@ndw
@ndw depending on your reasons for calling 8.10 fail, you might want to try #! http://crunchbanglinux.org/—@pfhawkins
@pfhawkins I might take a look. I want it to serve some web, run Mark Logic Server, and serve media to iTunes and a Sony PS3. I don't no UI.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:37pm

Yes, Ubuntu 7.10 installs X11 correctly.—@ndw
@ndw *7*.10?—@robertbrook
@robertbrook Yes. 8.10 looks ok on the live CD, but when it installs, X doesn't work. 7.10 works just fine.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:29am

Pondering the significance of SEQUENCE in iCal files—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:11pm

Java is 13 yrs old, XML 10. Why is it still so awkward/irritating to deal with X from J? Gag me with a DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance().—@timbray
@timbray You want XProc, baby :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:46pm

Trying to get inline PDF preview working on three browsers across at least two OS. Just shoot me, please.—@ndw

Thursday at 02:56pm

Back on the phone again.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:33pm

All hail the value of regression test suites—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:25am

@timbray "I’ve never actually had a 'smart' or otherwise fancy phone before" ABOUT. FUCKING. TIME. :-D—@RussB
@RussB (@timbray) LOL!—@ndw

Friday at 09:52am

RT @xmlcalabash XML Calabash 0.9.3 released—@ndw

Friday at 11:50am

@amyvdh That does look big. And it's gonna hit us first :-)—@ndw

Sunday at 03:52pm

Latest mt-daapd transcodes. Sweet. No more ripping flac to mp3 just for stupid iTunes—@ndw