The short-form week of 5–11 Jan 2009

12 Jan 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 33 messages in 25 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 Monday at 01:13pm

RT @LaurieP: Sales of iPhone Missing Manual iPhone App shows the flattening world: 34% outside US and 7% where English is not 1st language.—@abdelazer
@abdelazer I think my AtomPub is conformant. I'll know more when Ape runs w/o crashing (winks in @timbray's direction)—@ndw
@ndw You leaning toward HTML-centric bloggy AtomPub or more generic XML atom:content (can guess)—@abdelazer
@abdelazer The more generic (or at least DocBook instead of HTML) one will come as I rebuild norman.walsh.name—@ndw
@abdelazer The AtomPub server is completely agnostic. I'll probably do a cheap and cheerful HTML-centric front end—@ndw
@ndw Media collections too?—@gcarothers
@gcarothers Yep.—@ndw

Monday at 04:16pm

Smacks forehead with hand. Order by requires an element range index. Of course.—@ndw

Monday at 06:55pm

Upgrading MacPorts because python broke after I tried to install bzr. Frick.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:58am

Ack! HTTP Scoop can't watch vmnet8. I've gone blind!—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:23pm

Trying out Aquamacs again—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:16am

No swapping batteries on the 17" MacBookPro. Good grief. I wonder if I can live with the 15" if/when I buy again.—@ndw
@ndw If the battery does in fact last 5 years (remains to be seen), is this really an issue?—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Screw five years. It's the extra battery I carry on long flights I'm thinking of. Seven hours? I don't believe it.—@ndw
@ndw You're considering to use a 17" onboard? Unless you're lucky enough to habitually fly business class, I wouldn't even think about it.—@avernet
@avernet I do it all the time. In coach. It's not pretty, but it sure makes the flights seem short.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:09pm

Essplode—@kamen
@kamen Yeah. I'm losing my interest quickly. Carbon Emacs has been a champ for more than a year.—@ndw
@ndw I'm still on Aquamacs. Also, your Ape bug is first in line behind my Android refactor.—@timbray
@timbray No worries. And thanks!—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:44pm

Aquamacs doesn't understand gpg encrypted files?—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:02pm

MediaTomb works. Streaming music in the living room. Sweet.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:30pm

For the first time in about 2 months, I will be spending more than 1 day at home in the Bay Area. And that feels good.—@avernet
@avernet Good. Or desperate.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:35pm

wondering if there is anything on the TV this internet thing is boooooring—@jrnoded
@jrnoded I think youre out of luck - judging by #ces09 what's on the TV is the internet—@kevinmarks
@kevinmarks There's a Foucault pendulum at the Chicago science museum too. Or there was, uh, 35 years ago :-) Fascinated me for days.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:51am

Is the essence of marketing copy not: Saying a lot of something in order to say absolutely nothing at all ?—@willmcjunkin
@willmcjunkin Any pics of that bus?—@ndw
@willmcjunkin Nice. Thanks.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:55am

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:28pm

christian society complaining to adverting standards agency about atheist buses on grounds of truthfulness #radio4—@libbymiller
@libbymiller Truthfulness? /me rolls eyes—@ndw

Thursday at 01:55pm

Entering my third hour of scribing today. I'm with Arther Dent on Thursdays.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:55pm

s/Arther/Arthur/—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:06pm

Cheer up, we've got a battle on our hands ♫ http://blip.fm/~1hijs—@terrisCA
@terrisca Lining some fat-cat's pockets, same as it always was—@ndw

Thursday at 03:06pm

Waiting at the dentist. Happy happy joy joy.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:55pm

The app I've been working on for weeks was demo'd today: "Smashing success". On that note, I'm calling it a day :-)—@ndw
@ndw Don't suppose you can tell us anything about it, can you?—@MattioV
@TheSkunk Not yet, but someday.—@ndw

Friday at 07:38am

Anyone else getting a bogus "Hey! Good News! Somebody says they are your buddy..." IM everytime they start Adium? Even after blocking?—@ndw

Friday at 01:39pm

Bah. Evernote can't display PDFs on the iPhone.—@ndw

Friday at 05:14pm

My AtomPub server passes Joe's feedvalidator and Tim's Ape. Whee!—@ndw

Saturday at 01:19pm

Pine Siskins by the score at the feeders today—@ndw

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

Improbably (for those who know me) just did my first bit of driving in the US ever. Only 12 years after my first visit…—@edd
@edd When do you head back to blighty; I want to know when it's safe to drive again :-)—@ndw

Saturday at 06:30pm

Enjoying Independent Lens documentary on Helvetica—@ndw