The short-form week of 30 Mar–5 Apr 2009

06 Apr 2009; 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.

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:01am

Fixed evaluation of positional predicates with abbreviated descendant step, e.g. /a//b[2], /a//b[position() = last()], //(a)[2] and similar.—@existdb
@existdb how about /a/b[1 to 10] ? at the moment I have to do /a/b[position() = (1 to 10)]—@migueldemelo
@migueldemelo Or, one assumes /a/b[position() <= 10]—@ndw

Monday at 09:19am

@fiberartisan At least mud season means winter is over :-) (Probably, he thinks, remembering the 16 inches we got in April a few years ago)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:08am

IBM files for patent for how to offshore a job after laying off employees after offshoring jobs -—@bkdelong
@bkdelong The IBM patent link is 404. Well "Error: invalid article key". And, since I have chars left, Un-Be-F*cking-lievable!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:45am

Here's the direct link to the USPTO patent for IBM - "Method and System for Strategic Global Resource Outsourcing"—@bkdelong
@bkdelong Unbelievable. For fun, I observe that the abstract is a single sentence. If anyone diagrams it, I wanna see!—@ndw
@bkdelong I'll leave the observation that that single sentence is *at best* just barely English unspoken. Er. No, I guess I won't.—@ndw

Monday at 11:51am

Dear Kate Nash, lemons are *sour* not bitter. I'm just saying.—@ndw

Monday at 12:58pm

@cutlass the !xml crowd always pulls its weight—@ndw

Monday at 01:07pm

@laurendw I think it means you live in Vancouver.—@ndw

Monday at 01:45pm

If anyone finds my concentration, could you please direct it back to me? kthxbai.—@ndw

Monday at 01:59pm

rolls 2D8 for Powers of Concentration...misses with a 3—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:05pm

@ndw I found your concentration! No need to thank me.—@distobj
@distobj Gee, thanks.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:30pm

Buy your plasma screens now, before the new puritans outlaw them.—@eliasisrael
@eliasisrael Or wait until the manufacturers improve the technology now that they might have some, you know, incentive—@ndw

Monday at 03:52pm

My MacBookPro has bluetooth, my iPhone has bluetooth, I need a cable to sync...why again?—@ndw

Monday at 04:07pm

Leading a search party to find my concentration. Or beer. Whichever turns out to be easier to find.—@ndw

Monday at 04:15pm

Found good wine and good cheese and good crusty bread, hard salami, pate, and crackers. Search called off. Nom nom nom.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:43am

Anyone got a recommendation for a reliable network packet analyzer for OS X? Trying to debug a periodic wifi problem...—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:55am

@tlr Thanks for the pointer, next time my laptop falls off the net, I'll look for that!—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:57am

@tlr but I actually suspect it's related to the wireless access point or the router—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:33am

‚ô∫ @xmlcalabash XML Calabash 0.9.7 released—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:46am

Recording of my talk about XProc at @xmlprague is finally up: Listening to it right now...—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman You're braver than me.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:56am

@ndw: Braver? You mean because of twittering it? Well, sometimes I have my moments of imprudence :)—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman No, I meant brave for watching your own performance. I haven't screwed up the courage to watch mine yet :-)—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:22pm

Wondering what sacrifices I should make to the demo gods before my demo to the CEO this afternoon.—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:25pm

I wonder if the neighbors would miss one of their, that's just wrong. I'll have egg salad for lunch instead.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:06pm

‚ô∫@xproc Clever integration of Calabash into oXygen—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:40pm

Add to Twine no longer lets me select which twine I want to add it to? Fail.—@ndw
@ndw Check your twine settings in your account -- are you sure you have your twines configured to allow that? You can control it...—@novaspivack
@novaspivack Yeah, it was there, but the new bookmarklet has a funky UI (imho)—@ndw
@ndw gotta click the "share" button to pop open the sharing panel—@novaspivack
@novaspivack Like I said, "funky" :)—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:41pm

Nevermind. It does, but the UI is not clear at all. To me.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:50pm

The demo went very well, I think. Unless @ramblingman says otherwise :-)—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:16pm

Bleh, ImageMagick's -trim of an image is leaving a row if oddly colored pixels down the right hand edge. WTF?—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:43pm

Got rid of the ImageMagick bug by introducing a PNG into an otherwise TIFF-based workflow. Go figure.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:44pm

Grabbed a free TV show from iTunes, just to see what it would be like on my iPhone and when I sync it I'm won't play on my iPhone.—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:41pm

Chess With Friends is a humbling app. Chess master I are not.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:46pm

Airline clubs, like upgrades, are expensive but oh so civilized. #ORD #redcarpetclub—@ndw

Sunday at 08:32pm

Climbing to the top of Camelback Mtn put a little color on my face. It also turned my legs into jelly.—@ndw