The short-form week of 4–10 May 2009

11 May 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 35 messages in 34 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 07:41am

Besides MarsEdit, are there any other GUI AtomPub clients for Mac OS X?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:58pm

Wetware fault: ETOOMANYTABS. 39 tabs in two browser windows is just too fricking many.—@ndw
@ndw: 39 tabs? How do you manage that? I never seem to be able to get the number down that far.—@apag
@apag Every now and then I fumble finger things and lose them all.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:07am

Lost my server; scavanged memory for the box that drives Deb's ticket printer. Trying Ubuntu 9.04 under VMWare again—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:38am

Ubunutu 9.04 installed just fine this time. Don't know what went wrong last time.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:33pm

First draft of my #mluc09 conference presentation finished. Dry-run tomorrow afternoon.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:38pm

Hmm. Could I have implemented XProc in 1FT month. Maybe just. There are some tricky bits for the implementor. http://is.gd/wYTU—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:40pm

Well, I think 'Kick Ass Patterns' would be better English. And better than 'Best Practices', certainly.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:26pm

I'm spose to cut back on "talking about food all the time," but @AustinsVeryOwn made a damn tasty blackberry cobble just now. From scratch!—@cote
@cote In Austin? Let me extol the virtues of Paula's Texas Orange for your next margarita.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:32pm

@ndw I think xproc is about 6FTM—@DALDEI
@DALDEI The core engine, not all the steps? You might be right. OTOH, I don't know how to decompose it into 1FTM parts.—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:53pm

You know, I think the focus is sharper in my camera since it came back from cleaning—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:14pm

I have way more .xcf files than I realized. Want them in LightRoom. Ugh.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:48am

Seems to me Flickr has been surpassed by most of the competition. #dossweb20 #isthereapoint—@desmondhume
@desmondhume Which competition is that, exactly?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:58pm

Finished #mluc09 presentation rehearsal. Good comments. Sucked less than I feared. More work to do.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:03pm

Note to self: shell windows on virtual machines you've suspended respond very, very slowly, if at all.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:09pm

DavMail fixed my iCal/Exchange calendar sharing issues. For the first time, people can add things directly to my calendar. Feels very odd.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:19pm

XML in JAXP is so painful, and I guess I share some responsibility in it.—@kohsukekawa
@kohsukekawa Ah, regret. I really had hoped we would be able to fix that. C'est la vie.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:59pm

HTML e-mail is for Outlook monkeys, idiots who use "e-mail stationery" and marketing shit. E-mail != hypertext. E-mail = text/plain only.—@tommorris
@tommorris Amen, brother. HTML email is the suck.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:52pm

Recent scene in my car: Step-mom: "Honey, I think there's something wrong with your speakers." Me: "Don't worry, that's just Daft Punk."—@pandora_radio
@pandora_radio I'll bite. Got a pointer to a "Daft Punk" station?—@ndw

Thursday at 02:57pm

Before I spam my followers with messages from 'twibe', is there any value in joining one?—@ndw

Thursday at 03:04pm

@pandora_radio *smacks forehead with palm* Nevermind. It's the name of a band. I can get from there to a station :-)—@ndw

Thursday at 04:14pm

Lots of rain + warm = must mow lawn this weekend...if it isn't raining.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:44am

Writing XSLT - a rare occasion these days. Playing chase the template in the docbook stylesheets - couldn't they be simpler @ndw, *sigh*.—@jpcs
@jpcs I'm reworking them in XSLT 2.0 and, yes, I hope they will be.—@ndw

Friday at 07:12am

Vacation in St. Thomas next winter. Successfully upgraded flights in both directions with miles. FTW!^2—@ndw

Friday at 03:47pm

Made my demos for next week just a little sexier with a whole new microblogging feature. Travel to SFO on Sunday. Calling it a day now.—@ndw

Friday at 08:50pm

Ramps are in season! Yum!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 10:04am

@ndw Ramps? Yum? What flavour ramps Norm?—@dpawson
@dpawson Ramps come in different flavors? http://bit.ly/cWghB—@ndw

Saturday at 04:16pm

United "Award Accelerator" is offering me 32,000mi for $988 dollars. Call me crazy, but that's not very tempting.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:28pm

@ndw Are you aware of anyone working on an XProc visual designer?—@jamoussou
@jamoussou No, but I'm sort of hoping oXygen will do it when the support XProc...nudge, nudge, wink, wink @georgebina :-)—@ndw

Sunday at 09:10am

Leaving BDL bound for IAD then on to SFO. #mluc09 here I come.—@ndw

Sunday at 10:51am

There are at least 30 wheelchair passengers waiting to board my IAD-SFO flight. I can haz on time departure? Me thinks not.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:17pm

Another empty, early Virgin flight into JFK. Nice airline while it lasts. Hot in NYC.—@abdelazer
@abdelazer you're going the wrong way! Our shindig is in San Francisco! (yeah, I know)—@ndw

Sunday at 05:54pm

Arr SFO. XProc draft "finished" enroute. Next: BART, hotel, dinner, beer. Not necc in that order.—@ndw

Sunday at 07:11pm

The InterContinental Hotel in SF traps port 80 but lets other ports through w/o authenticating. Oops.—@ndw

Sunday at 09:35pm

But even when you're authenticated, the Intercontinental Hotel's wifi stomps on the HTTP extensions used by Subversion. No commits that way.—@ndw