The short-form week of 22–28 Jun 2009

29 Jun 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 25 messages in 21 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 06:43am

"i stopped following him a while ago" -killer phrase, figure a lot of people have said that about me—@monkchips
@monkchips For me, it's mostly about volume. And there have been days when you've definitely been on the cusp :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:19am

URI issues on the Windows platform. What sort of a bastard was I in a previous life?—@ndw
@ndw I'm not sure I believe in "Windows as karma for previous misdeeds". :-)—@abcoates
@abcoates True. It's hard to imagine that that many people could have been that evil.—@ndw
@ndw http://tr.im/pjRN helped me a lot in understanding how URIs (don't) work in Windows.—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman Thanks. I decided to try File.toURI().toASCIIIString(). I'm not sure it does the right thing, but maybe that's not my fault—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:31am

XML 1.0 fifth edition discussions again—@al3xbrown
@al3xbrown You've seen cmsmcq's post, I presume: http://cmsmcq.com/mib/?p=606—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:45am

To find what licenses were issued in the past, I open an XML log file and grep it. Should I be ashamed of myself?—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay Not in the slightest.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:49am

Never underestimate the power of ignorance. Called Adobe with my best clueless immitation, they walked me through the CS3/CS4 upgrade. FTW!—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:03am

Trying to imagine how to squeeze a #bpark visit into my UK trip for #xmlsummerschool—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:13pm

Wow. That's really all I can say. http://tinyurl.com/nfarfw—@ndw
@ndw Aaah, my eyes. You should put some kind of warning on code like that. It's the goat.se of code.—@eliasisrael

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:20pm

@ndw this is why I'm not supposed to program XML using string methods, right? ;)—@TheRepoRat
@TheRepoRat I dunno. I've done some awful things in the name of expediency. But you shouldn't be using substring with constant offsets!—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:44pm

I've always liked the play and Chess in Concert is really very nice. http://www.chessinconcert.com/—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:49am

Delighted to discover that the theme song for "Weeds" is Malvina Reynolds' "Little Boxes." inspired by the track houses south of SF on 101.—@sarawinge
@sarawinge For several seasons it's sung by someone different everytime. Lots of fun. Good show, too.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:47am

Ooooh! Want. Don't need, but want! http://tinyurl.com/kom6uw—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:15pm

Re: Outlook 2000 vs 2010, how about you just STOP SENDING HTML EMAIL then it won't be a problem for you or your readers. Seriously. kthxbai.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:17pm

♺@tommorriss If you really want to fix outlook, instead of fixoutlook.org, just do http://is.gd/1bDRX and http://is.gd/1bDSM—@ndw

Thursday at 06:55am

Apparently my rantings about IntelliJ stability were misdirected. Thanks, Apple. http://tinyurl.com/my9t8y—@ndw

Thursday at 06:56am

Thoughtful reply by @vojtechtoman to my "not XProc" piece. Maybe I shouldn't have gone there. I have some worms, anyone got a bigger can?—@ndw

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

If I fail to resist the USB monitory gizmo, will it work? Can I have 3 displays on OS X?—@ndw
@ndw What USB monitory gizmo would this be? I could use more monitors...—@freddrake
@freddrake This one that I tweeted yesterday: http://bit.ly/H9ITY which I'm saved from buying because it sold out already #thinkgeek—@ndw

Friday at 06:52am

95% of my Javascript bugs: trying to write Perl—@robinberjon

Friday at 10:53am

I beat the rain. Back yard meadow mowed back to something like a lawn, if chopped weeds can be described as like a lawn.—@ndw

Friday at 03:59pm

Thought I was going to see Taking of the Pelham 123. Turns out it was The Hangover. Funny in places. #nephewvisiting—@ndw

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

If you say something is growing exponentially, don't call it "squared" in the next sentence! (Lookin' at you @timoreilly)—@terrycojones
@terrycojones saying squared is better than saying doubled. At least "squared" is an exponent...—@ndw

Sunday at 08:51am

Diana or Jacko worship is silly, but it's silly in the same way that Jesus or Allah worship is. Grow up.—@tommorris