The short-form week of 1–7 Jun 2009

08 Jun 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 52 messages in 47 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 08:17am

Dreamhost says I'm exceeding my disk quota because apparently 6.5 > 681. Frick.—@ndw

Monday at 08:19am

I guess I'm not releasing Calabash 0.9.10 today (until or unless Dreamhost fixes whatever's broken about my disk quota).—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:21am

Dreamhost quota in question: 512,000 files not disk space. Grumble.—@ndw
@ndw Funny sort of number anyway, 2^9 * 10^3.—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay Inconveniently small sort of number, anyway. Not that archiving a few hundred thousand XProc traces won't fix it.—@ndw

Monday at 09:27am

Loading ~200k files into MarkLogic server with XProc. Whee!—@ndw

Monday at 09:32am

Holy moly! XProc phoned home more than 100,000 times in May—@ndw

Monday at 10:46am

http://twitpic.com/6em96 - Time Machine fall down and go boom.—@ndw

Monday at 06:17pm

‚ô∫@xmlcalabash XML Calabash V0.9.10 released http://tinyurl.com/meq2hr—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:56am

EDN blog: New #xproc draft. http://tr.im/n8bB—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman FYI: my implementation is no more "the" reference implementation than yours. It's just an implementation.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:09am

Woohoo! My first iPhone/iPod Touch app is now available in iTunes. Try it! Buy it! Tell your friends about it! http://bit.ly/cYxJx—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens Congratulations, Ron!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:32am

<grins/> New PC parts starting to arrive. So far, case, mb, cpu, psu, memory, DVD. Just graphics card missing.—@dpawson
@dpawson Oooh. I'm thinking of building one too. Any pointers?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:12am

What is your home backup solution? External hard drives, on-line backup services, ...? Trying to think of something simple for my home use.—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman USB drives at the moment, manually mirrored. And a third offsite that's updated...periodically. Want to build a RAID box...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:19am

Changing checking accounts (better interest) + scheduled online bill pay =/= good things. Fixable things, though, luckily.—@ndw
@ndw You get interest on a checking account? We can only get about 0.001% on a savings account these days!—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay Yep; a single digit to the left of the decimal point, but as long as the $$$ is just sitting there...—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:22am

JavaScript expressions in CSS properties. Does that really sound like a good idea? http://tinyurl.com/95jazb—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:51am

Green Party: tell the reflexologists and homeopaths to fuck off. Science-minded people care about the environment too!—@tommorris
@tommorris Damn straight!—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:19am

Succumbing to the temptation to request access to Google Wave—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:35pm

Corp America: If you advertise on a mobile billboard truck, I will never buy your product. Ever. Kthxbai—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:01pm

Whoo hoo! Mark Logic is officially sponsering Balisage 2009. Good on us!—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:35am

@burningbird I believe it's suff to send to the list used for comments on the spec in question a note saying that you formally object to X—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:41am

delete-001.xml not passing because my p:compare step thinks whitespace is significant ... I think I agree with that conclusion—@xquery
@xquery I am not using deep-equals() for testing the pipeline result (and I think nor does Norm). We are more forgiving about the whitespace—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman @xquery I do use deep-equals, but I normalize a bit first with XSLT to avoid whitespace issues. Not sure this is kosher...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:32pm

I know I go on, but Tom Taylor's Clarke is just great: http://bit.ly/y05xD I'd really like it if I could persuade a few of you to try it.—@plasticbagUK
@plasticbagUK Uhm, authorizing Clarke blares "Warning: don't do it" at me. Not...encouraging.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:10pm

Exalted company: http://bit.ly/1rH9UW—@timbray
@timbray Congrats!—@ndw

Thursday at 05:22am

Up at 4a. #imonthetrain but if it has a number, I have no idea what it's number is. I can haz NYC? Not for a few hours yet.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:43am

@libbymiller Yes, I'm sure it has a number, I just didn't notice it. I'll try to remember to look when I arrive NYP.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:59am

When my 3G modem card loses signal it becomes hopelessly confused. Requires system reboot. Great big ball of suck.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:06am

Emacs is the bomb\! (Note to NSA: no, I don't mean that kind. kthxbai) http://tinyurl.com/4gnstl—@ndw

Thursday at 06:59am

‚ô∫@alphajuliet Dear Chinese government, you can try and ignore it if you want, but we know what you did.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:00am

@michaelhkay @martin_probst - Who actually uses the "//foo" syntax though? Not sure I've ever seen a real life use.—@jpcs
@jpcs I've certainly used //foo; ok, not terribly often, but ...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:05am

has a doubt : do we say "more than" something or "more then" something ?—@innovimax
@innovimax "than"—@ndw

Thursday at 08:44am

Found cookie in sport coat pocket. I last wore this coat...when exactly?—@ndw

Thursday at 02:04pm

Disk 95% full...again. Dear Apple, can I please have a bigger HD in my next laptop? kthxbai.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:23pm

Whee! New #FlightControl fields and just in time for my wait for the train. #iphone—@ndw
@ndw You should be playing Pocoman while waiting for the train. http://ronsoft.com/pocoman/—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens I did that too! A version of that game was my favorite game on the Sidekick.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:27pm

@stephenfry The #Dongle of Donald Trefusis is delightful.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:43pm

@libbymiller #imonthetrain again too. Watching The Ribos Operation on #netflix. Up at 4am and now pushing in the clutch on my brain.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:46pm

@ndw I will not be critical of snoring in the quiet carriage ;-) (what's the number?)—@libbymiller
@libbymiller 44723, I believe.—@ndw

Friday at 06:49am

Pocoman Primo: must have more levels. Sending some fraction of $1.99 to @ronhitchens via iTunes. #iphone—@ndw

Friday at 07:54am

Hmm. I thought Twine made it easy to get data out. Was I wrong, am I missing it, or did it disappear?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:13am

The only files I would ever care to have Spotlight index are named [0-9]+ and spotlight...doesn't index them. Can this be fixed?—@ndw
@ndw use locate(1) :)—@robinberjon
@robinberjon How does locate help? It's not the filenames that are interesting.—@ndw
@ndw oh, sorry, you were talking of file names so I thought that's what you wanted!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon No, the problem is 10's of K of files with numeric names (1, 2, 7391, etc.) which Spotlight doesn't think it should index.—@ndw

Friday at 09:04am

Contemplating telling Spotlight that files of type 'public.data' are email. I wonder what else reports a type of public.data?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:22am

In Praise of Draconian Error Handling, Part 2 http://bit.ly/V9xGm—@elharo
@elharo Nice!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:03am

What does it say about me that I secretly hope the big wheel breaks loose and squashes the guy? http://bit.ly/7EQiT—@shaveblog
@shaveblog It says that you're not clear about which direction the big wheel will roll if it gets loose.—@ndw

Friday at 01:54pm

Waiting for new element range index to be built on honking big database—@ndw

Saturday at 06:55am

Ran full backup last night. Letting "Software Update..." do its thing this morning.—@ndw

Saturday at 06:58am

WolframAlpha reports my age as years, months, and days "ago". Ago?—@ndw

Saturday at 07:03am

Time for the 10.5.7 restart. Wish me luck tweeps.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 12:07pm

Eating cherries straight from the tree is a sublime experience. Feijoa petals aren't bad either. Harvest time begins.—@timoreilly
@timoreilly Lived in Corvallis as a child. Ate myself sick on cherries most days during cherry season. Still miss the sublime taste...—@ndw

Saturday at 03:46pm

Holy alternate realities, Batman! I just saw the new Star Trek movie.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:08pm

Successfully fixed tipout on kitchen sink today. Every other project not so much.—@ndw