The short-form week of 2–8 Feb 2009

09 Feb 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 20 messages in 18 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 05:54am

Back from a brief foray outside. Can't remember the last time I saw snow this deep in the UK. About 23cm. Still falling. #uksnow KT17 1/10—@JeniT
@JeniT Wow. Nearly 10 inches in London? That must be making a mess of the morning commute.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:13am

glancing at the clock and finding , as ever, the aesthetics of 11:11 (am or pm) gently pleasing—@amyvdh
@amyvdh It's 6:16 that always gives me warm fuzzies (for its birthday connotations, I'm sure).—@ndw

Monday at 01:56pm

Frustrated by how out-of-date ImageMagick is on RedHat.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:56pm

What odds I can build it myself w/o too much pain? And w/o updating libHalf, libIex, libIlmImf, libIlmThread, libImath, libcdt, lib...—@ndw
@ndw yum update imagemagick ftw?—@asbjornu
@asbjornu No, it wasn't that simple, ImageMagic in the repos is old.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:01pm

Ridiculous! UBC Engineers arrested for hanging bug shell on ironworkers, but they were incompetent and bug fell: http://tinyurl.com/dcnfu7—@DaveO
@DaveO -10 points for getting caught, -10^10 points for getting the engineering wrong!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:19pm

@ndw Do you know of any wysiwyg docbook editors?—@bmanley
@bmanley Not really. PTI's Epic is/was but it's terribly expensive if you can get them to sell it to you.—@ndw

Monday at 07:18pm

Calabash passes all of the http-request tests again for the first time in weeks. Whew!—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:48am

Someone just brought coffee onto the train. Now I'm starving.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:37pm

/me fails (again) to concoct a proposal for OSCON. Maybe I'll try harder if they put it back in San Diego. :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:05am

‚ô∫@xmlcalabash Calabash 0.9.4 released—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:58am

@bobdc If you have a Google Account (eg gmail) & are signed in then you can remove/reorder results. Useful data for Google, good for you.—@liza
@liza @bobdc Good to know. experts-exchange is reason to learn that feature!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:04pm

Is there some magic that will make a UNC path available automatically when you login to Windows?—@ndw
@ndw map it as a network drive?—@cwilso
@cwilso Oddly, a mapped drive, even one that I tell to connect on logon...doesn't connect.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:06pm

@ndw you mean like mapping a network drive? Or something more subtle?—@gdaniels
@gdaniels I don't need a drive letter map, just access to \\server\dir automatically so a service will run correctly. I get bad name/psw—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:08pm

@ndw Map the UNC path to a Windows drive letter, and make it permanent.—@abcoates
@abcoates Tried that. Permanent isn't.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:25pm

@ndw Really? "Reconnect at logon" isn't working when you map a UNC path to a Windows drive letter? Works for me.—@abcoates
@abcoates Nope. "Remember password" doesn't work either. Frick.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:28pm

@ndw Can you map it to a drive using 'net use'? If so, put it in a batch file, make that a startup program.—@abcoates
@abcoates Do those run when a service starts before you login?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:13pm

@ndw win explorer, extras, connect network drive—@icing
@icing Yes. I can do it by hand, but it has to happen automatically when I login so that it's available to aservice running as me—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:23pm

@ndw No, services are a whole different incantation. You only need it when you log in, right?—@abcoates
@abcoates No, I need it for a service—@ndw