The short-form week of 11–17 May 2009

18 May 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 51 messages in 48 conversations. (With 1 favorite.)

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 08:26am

Building the CR-to-now #xproc diff again. It works better if you check out the right version to diff against...—@ndw

Monday at 08:45am

Coffee and a breakfast sandwich: $4.25. Al fresco on a bench in the sun, bloody marvelous.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:00am

Signing the 9 year old up for Space Camp at KSC this summer.—@davidjhinson
@davidjhinson Lucky 9 year old! I always wanted to go when I was a kid. Heck, I still do :-)—@ndw

Monday at 09:38am

‚ô∫@xproc The editor has posted a "technically complete" revised XProc draft. http://tinyurl.com/qezujl—@ndw

Monday at 10:37am

Hanging out in the back of Matt's intro class. #mluc09 #heckling—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:43am

Snap poll: "Hello, world", "Hello world", "hello world", "Hello, World" or something else?—@simonw
@simonw "Hello, world" English grammar, FTW!—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:32am

T-minus one minute to liftoff and a packed house. Loving the energy. #mluc09—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:37am

Feature request @tweetie: remember my last search term.—@ndw
@ndw Nevermind @tweetie. It's right there.—@ndw
@ndw Oh. It is? Where? (blush)—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl Click the little "star" button on the upper right corner. (This is on the iPhone version, I haven't looked on the desktop)—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:54am

The wisdom crowds != consensus.—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:39pm

Kurt is describing REST on all its glory. #mluc09—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:07pm

Tweetexplorer.marklogic.com is running on MarkLogic server on an Amazon EC2 instance. #mluc09—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:14pm

Load. Enrich. Analyze. Deliver. = LEAD. I like it. #mluc09—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:10pm

"Mark Logic is an arms dealer. You sell guns." #mluc09—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:46am

"The person holding the remote is the only person watching TV on purpose" --Whit Andrews #mluc09—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:55am

Sigh. I don't want video. But I'm weird.—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:14am

Whit Andrews is a fantastic public speaker #mluc09 (via @guppywon)—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:01pm

Expecting Excel-ent Word-ing from @peataven #mluc09—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:16pm

"Our story starts with MarkLogic Server because without it our lives are empty and devoid of meaning." --Peat Aven #mluc09—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:38pm

MarkLogic Application Builder looks pretty cool. May need to rethink Drupal and Docbook. Want 4.1 now.—@harveybetty
@harveybetty How does #DocBook fit into your appbuilder thinking?—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:52pm

Speaking of the mo in moron, I couldn't even spell Pete's name right. Sorry Pete! #mluc09—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:25pm

Ingesting 13,757 #w3c TR-page documents into MarkLogic Server with #xmlcalabash.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:20pm

XQuery MVC FTW! #mluc09—@ndw

Thursday at 06:37pm

Great, exhausting conference. Homeward bound on the red eye tonight. Failed to connect with some friends, alas.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:35pm

UA 198 SFO-IAD. Ten business class seats not checked in and I'm waitlisted number 31 of 42. #fail—@ndw

Thursday at 10:50pm

@tweetie Lots of contacts have missing photos. Your bug or twitters?—@ndw

Thursday at 11:19pm

Surely I'm not the first to tweet this. It's *awsome*. Bravo! Tracy Eiler et al! #mluc09 http://tinyurl.com/pusbb7—@ndw

Friday at 01:32am

public int Random() { return 9; } // that's the problem with randomness: you can never be sure—@codinghorror

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

'to protect the quality of our coffee, we ask you not to smoke' -- could care less to smoke but what a load of infantile incorrect rubbish—@cutlass
@cutlass Smoke affects tea, wouldn't be surprised if it affects coffee. If you just peel an orange in a tea warehouse, that spoils the tea.—@abcoates
@abcoates If you peel an orange in a warehouse...sounds like homeopathy to me. (Ack, how many spam followers will I get for mentioning that)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:11am

I. will. not. get. sucked. in. to. arguing. about. this.—@JeniT
@JeniT If you say so :-P—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:35am

Tandem jump tomorrow (birthday gift for my wife). First time for both. Just in case: all my bugs resolved, everything checked in, good-bye!—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman Dude! Not before we get to REC, man!—@ndw
@ndw Hmm... Do you want me to check in the 300 XProc tests I've been sitting on first? :)—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman Heck, yeah!—@ndw

Friday at 06:27am

@tweetie I click a tweet. I ctrl-click and select reply. I reply. Tweetie highlights some arbitrary tweet 3 or 4 later in my stream. Huh?—@ndw

Friday at 07:03am

Off to UA 224, IAD-BDL. No upgrade on this leg either, pout. Not that it matters much for a 40 minute flight. #redeye #fail—@ndw

Friday at 08:36am

Arrived BDL. One more leg 'till home. Wish there was public transport for that one too.—@ndw

Friday at 02:23pm

My Mac is reporting heatsink temps of -128 degrees. That can't be good.—@ndw

Friday at 02:29pm

Oh, joy. The right shift and "fn" modifier keys don't work either.—@ndw

Friday at 02:37pm

‚ô∫@livetechdocs Who wants to nominate DocBook for SourceForge's Community Choice Award? We do! http://bit.ly/OFgf9—@ndw

Saturday at 04:25pm

Windows bitrot has claimed another victim; reinstalling from scratch on Deb's box. F-ing heck.—@ndw

Saturday at 05:03pm

It's just fricking rediculous that installing Acrobat Reader requires a reboot.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 06:51pm

Asked WF about DITA, SAML and DocBook. No intelligent answers provided. #oasisopen—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan What's WF?—@ndw

Sunday at 10:48am

Firefox is starting to border on unusable. Almost every action raises the spinning beachball of death for tens of seconds...—@ndw

Sunday at 01:22pm

Jet. Lag. Zzzzzz—@ndw

Sunday at 02:04pm

I think I'll AppZap FF and just start over.—@ndw

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

Pondering a NAS for shared storage/backup across Deb's Windows boxes and my Mac and Linux boxes—@ndw
@ndw Just putting together my own home low power NAZ based on ZFS - hope to blog on it soon—@adamretter
@adamretter Yeah, maybe I should roll my own. I'd like a better in-house server anyway.—@ndw

Sunday at 03:58pm

Firefox, meet AppZapper. AppZapper, do your thing...—@ndw

Sunday at 04:06pm

FF: Adblock Plus, Flashblock, Download statusbar, Firebug, Greasemonkey, Nosquint, Resizable textarea, Tab Mix Plus...fingers crossed—@ndw

Sunday at 04:18pm

Lost a couple of bookmarks (oops), but can restore them. Firefox seems to be sucking less now.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:21pm

Enjoying a Paula's G&T with Lemon (and Tanqueray) http://tinyurl.com/r7344r—@ndw

Sunday at 04:46pm

I am convinced that XProc is the most significant specification from the W3C since XSL--Alex Brown. Yeah, baby! http://tinyurl.com/o3szp6—@ndw