The short-form week of 19–25 Jan 2009

26 Jan 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 38 messages in 37 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 08:52am

Wondering if I'll ever get p:http-request working with Apache httpClient.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:40am

RT @TomRaftery RT @EnergyCollectiv: Hermann Requardt, Siemens: company may cut back in other sectors (industry, healthcare) but not energy—@monkchips
@monkchips Square brackets are nicer, but << much faster to type (less function keys)—@yojibee
@yojibee Function keys for square brackets? What kbd is that?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:33am

Just got to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.—@cote
@cote My condolences :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:27pm

Getting started with Instapaper.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Surely that's all it every contained. Possibly by definition.—@ndw

Monday at 02:44pm

‚ô≤ umityalcinalp et. al. The inauguration in Legos.—@ndw

Monday at 02:52pm

Deciding that U+267A is a better 'retweet' symbol than U+2672 (or U+267B or U+267C for that matter). #unicode #fontgeek—@ndw

Monday at 02:54pm

Oh. U+2672=‚ô≤, U+267B=‚ôª, U+267C=‚ôº, and U+267A=‚ô∫, FWIW.—@ndw

Monday at 03:09pm

Drive yourself mad: work with XQuery and JavaScript and try to remember where the semicolons go.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:18pm

‚ô∫timoreilly et. al. Oh! For the love of all things ... sane!—@ndw
@ndw Seems like TweetDesk is unable to display that little funny character of yours.—@avernet
@avernet Bummer. Maybe you can ask them for better Unicode support? #tweetdesk—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:50pm

Waited for traffic to die down before picking up the kids this morning. It's going to be brutal in vancouver for a while.—@DaveO
@DaveO Interesting definition of "morning" you must have over there.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:49am

a priest has no place at this civil ceremony—@dajobe
@dajobe You said it—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:10pm

The new world we live in: BBC News run new Google favicon as front page story—@edd
@edd All I'll say about it is this: the new one is *ugly*—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:59am

It's still impractical to sync iCal and an Exchange calendar. Really?—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:49am

With multiple iCal calendars? Or all appts that sync to Entourage in one calendar?—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:11am

Option key+Virtual Machine menu gives *a different menu*. Bleh. Show me all my $#@?% choices, please. Don't make me search for 10 minutes...—@ndw

Thursday at 07:51am

My headless server box is now refusing connections on port 22. I wonder what's gone wrong? I wonder how I can find out?—@ndw

Thursday at 07:55am

Turn it off, unplug it, drag it into my office, hook up a monitor, restart it, and...fsck was apparently doing a periodic check. Feh.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:44pm

OH: Sorry, I'm getting noise in my other eye, as it were...—@ndw

Thursday at 04:50pm

In programming, assumptions are the sharp edge of a knife held firmly against your throat.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:27pm

I just can't figure out—@ndw

Thursday at 10:33pm

Just donated to CarbonEmacs. Couldn't live without it.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:51pm

Toying with mac-key-mode in Emacs. I've *almost* come to expect the Apple bindings everywhere. Like I expect the Emacs ones everywhere...—@ndw

Friday at 07:38am

@dhmspector I poke at Aquamacs occasionally but it never feels exactly right. Not sure why. Not doing PGP out of the box was the last prob.—@ndw

Friday at 09:07am

Looking for a couple of volunteers to try out my atompub server. Shout if you're interested.—@ndw

Friday at 01:48pm

@eliasisrael, @JeniT, @xmlgrrl, chuckle. Of course Eve should come to XML Prague!—@ndw

Friday at 02:01pm

@ebruchez I wonder what warranty repair says about a laptop that's been submerged in the Hudson for a week. Nothing good, I bet.—@ndw

Friday at 03:43pm

@diveintomark Bummer. Never give up!—@ndw

Saturday at 09:26am

Home reno begins again: one new closet at the top of the stairs coming up.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:07pm

@JeniT The iPhone app? (drop7, I mean)—@ndw

Saturday at 05:28pm

@amyvdh Nice pic—@ndw

Saturday at 05:54pm

‚ô∫@terrycojones My new programming motto: Fail Publicly—@ndw

Sunday at 01:30pm

@avernet Desperate people and the charlatans who prey on them. Thus has it always been.—@ndw

Sunday at 01:41pm

Trying to figure out why my refactored p:http-request step borks the base64 encoding half way through an image. Ugh.—@ndw

Sunday at 01:47pm

Buffer size wasn't a multiple of 3, 4, and 75, perhaps?—@ndw

Sunday at 02:07pm

Is reading a multipart response really this hard? The encoding changes on a per-part basis; you have to do all the decoding by hand? Blech.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:21pm

@danja I don't think link-based parsing will work as some data maybe binary. Looks to me like you've got to decode the parts by hand. Blech.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:52pm

@feliciaday It's been years (er, decades?) since I played. Kick ass, Felicia!—@ndw