The short-form week of 25–31 May 2009

01 Jun 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 39 messages in 33 conversations. (With 3 favorites.)

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 05:15am

Calabash-only, or #exproc? RT @ndw: Implementing a 'fileutils' library (exists, is-file, delete, etc.) in #xmlcalabash, #xproc—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman I'll propose them all at #exproc when I get a chance.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:56am

If you do not tolerate intolerant people, you have a problem.—@apag
@apag Yep. That's the trick.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:17am

Forecast 100% wrong: blazing sunshine all day. Spent the day coaching croquet beginners, some v. promising.—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay Coming to XML Summer School? I propose a croquet outing! I think I remember how to play...—@ndw

Monday at 01:08pm

Is there a twitter search tool that will search just the stream of tweets that I see? Or maybe I just need to d/l them all myself...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:11pm

Working on cx:zip step for #xproc. Trying to work out exactly what's best.—@ndw
@ndw nice if one could store to locations identified by JAR URIs too :-) #xproc—@al3xbrown
@al3xbrown I wonder if that would "just work" if you used Java's funky "jar:" URI scheme? ... No, probably not. Worth considering, though!—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:47am

I remember Land of the Lost from TV. I do not remember it as a schlocky comedy, alas.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:05pm

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Pose Protection Quandary http://bit.ly/1GosV #prop8—@windley
@windley Oh for pity's sake. Photographers, florists, caterers, etc. are engaged in a civil occupation. Leave your #god at home, please.—@ndw
@ndw Oops! Meant to retweet @windley's link, not bark in @windley's direction: http://bit.ly/1GosV #prop8—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:28pm

W00t! Both of my Balisage submissions, one jointly with David Lee and one of my own, were accepted. See you in Montreal!—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:32pm

@dorotheasalo You did. I shoulda just believed you.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:22pm

I want a checkbox in Twitter that lets me turn off #D7. I wasn't invited. To me the whole thing is spam. I want to turn it off.—@davewiner
@davewiner Nuance: I'd like to be able to ignore a tag either forever or just for XX hours.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:37am

Why are there suddenly a whole bunch Indian-food-related (apparently) spam twitter accounts following me? What's the scam?—@ndw
@ndw They want to curry your favour? Sorry, had to.—@dalanhurst
@dalanhurst *snicker*—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:54am

Trying to find current email for Jon Bosak. Norm gave me one but no response from Jon, so assume it's defunct. Anyone?—@drmacro
@drmacro I think the one I gave is legit. A little digging through my archives reveals that Jon used it as recently as April.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:52am

Why do so many XSLT users prefer xsl:element to literal result elements? Are they paid by the line of code?—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay The only motivation I've ever heard (beyond computing the element name, of course) is the ability to do schema val on the ss.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:19pm

@JeniT: Not sure about other XML dbs, but with #xdb you wouldn't have to...—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman Right. You don't in @existdb either.—@JeniT
@JeniT You don't in MarkLogic Server either. It uses any available indexes to resolve path expressions.—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:34pm

Dear OS X: just because a new application has started doesn't mean its window should immediately obtain focus. kthxbai—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:44pm

Homo Sapiens' nearly-infinite capacity for silliness; magnificent! http://bit.ly/EwALd—@timbray
@timbray Someone posted a video link to it yesterday. If you think the pictures make it look frightening...—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:26pm

Being irritated by the duplication of information required by disparate systems. Of my own invention, alas.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:08am

Pondering moving my #xmlcalabash repository to github. Just to try it out, really.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:00am

‚ô∫@xproc New XProc draft published today: http://www.w3.org/TR/xproc/—@ndw

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

New blog post: Google Wave: What might email look like if it were invented today http://bit.ly/oM2u5 Being announced at Google I/O this am—@timoreilly
@timoreilly If the answer to the question "what would email would look like if invented today?" is HTML, that must be the wrong question.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:26am

Grabbed #dongle. Haven't a clue about it, but on the basis that @stephenfry is simply a comic genius, I'm going to bet $1.99 on the outcome—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:27am

RT @ndw: Does #xmlcalabash support the new version of #xproc ?—@beuchelt
@beuchelt I believe so. I should probably release the latest code to be completely sure.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:45pm

Creating ZFS RAIDZ2 storage pool on my home NAS—@adamretter
@adamretter Did you buy the motherboard etc. from chenbro as well, or did you have those lying around—@ndw
@ndw Nope. After a lot of consideration I went for an MSI IM-945GC http://tinyurl.com/ln79k44. I will be blogging all about it very soon...—@adamretter
@adamretter Ok. I look forward to reading about it. Think I might just follow in your footsteps :-)—@ndw

Thursday at 01:47pm

Wave and Bing - two exciting vaporware announcements today from two of software's biggest players.—@natfriedman

Thursday at 03:12pm

PC parts suppliers: if you don't have a search box on the home page, you're DOA. I'm just saying.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:40pm

Balisage 2009: what a fantastic program: http://bit.ly/AijgZ—@ndw

Friday at 09:18am

Just noticed that speaker jack sitting on desk has been generating low-level noise all morning. What a relief to have fixed that!—@ndw

Friday at 10:19am

Local paper trying to sell "smaller, cheaper" as "edgier, exciting". I'm not optimistic for them.—@ndw

Friday at 12:59pm

Must update backup drive in the safety deposit box and move old (now scanned) photos that I recently found into it as well...—@ndw

Friday at 01:13pm

Balisage and XML Summer School and anniversaries and VoIP, oh my! http://norman.walsh.name/2009/05/29/misc—@ndw

Sunday at 09:50am

Bought first new drill in...15yrs? Cordless, chuckless and very nice indeed.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:48pm

"Mental"! See, he's new! And unconventional! And there's strife! And sexual tension! And he has a job-related secret! Kill me! Kill me now!—@diveintomark
@diveintomark Was more than a little lame, wasn't it?—@ndw

Sunday at 03:00pm

Searching for my ficly pseudonym.—@ndw