The short-form week of 29 Jun–5 Jul 2009

06 Jul 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 29 messages in 26 conversations. (With 2 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 09:40am

I use ImageMagic to convert TIFF to PDF. I get this PDF with huge dimensions with my image cropped into a corner. Anyone got a clue for me?—@ndw
@ndw maybe something about the bounding box?—@gbevin
@gbevin TIFF images have a bounding box? Hmph. Maybe they do. I'll try TIFF->GIF->PDF and see if that works better. :-(—@ndw
@ndw I meant, maybe you have to specify the bounding box for the PDF that is generated so that it includes only the TIFF image—@gbevin
@gbevin Maybe. But how could the default be 148.5 inches by 88 inches if I didn't specify it? Still, worth checking...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:47am

And yes, they're all legit... I've paid about $500 for iphone apps, and watched the daily "free list" for the rest. Only 200 installed tho—@merlyn
@merlyn Egad. So, which ones are the good ones? :-)—@ndw

Monday at 03:34pm

Upgrading to a more recent ImageMagick seems to have fixed the odd TIFF to PDF problem. *Shrug*—@ndw

Monday at 03:42pm

All my demo ideas sucked until the last minute. #pressure FTW!—@ndw

Monday at 03:47pm

In fairness, the last one may suck too, but it sucks sufficiently less than all the others that I'm declaring victory.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:37pm

Every time you use <![CDATA[ in an RSS or Atom feed, god kills a kitten.—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Maybe two.—@ndw

Monday at 06:21pm

@burningbird Really? How? Tell me where to stand and I'll cover your back.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:04am

"no …consensus in the industry about what subset of HTML is appropriate for use in e-mail" - http://bit.ly/HYbS3 well you could have…—@karlpro
@karlpro None. At. All.—@ndw

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

Hmm. No CQ for #MarkLogic 4.1?—@JeniT
@JeniT The most recent CQ is working fine for me in 4.1—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:39am

An unstable IDE is really, really, really annoying. http://tinyurl.com/my9t8y—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:01am

Spent all morning playing whack-a-mole with a primary input/output bug in #xmlcalabash. Still not wacked. Frick.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:14am

Mercurial queues deserve a closer look, but not right now. http://tinyurl.com/mbvfvw—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:54pm

Rearranged my travel plans for #xmlsummerschool. Planning to teach the day I arrived was not well concieved. http://tinyurl.com/nnoc2q—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:54pm

i'm going to be helping out w. the semantic technology track at the #xmlsummerschool in #oxford in september—@ldodds
@ldodds Cool! See you there!—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:13pm

RT @ddaa "hg queues are an incomplete (vs. bzr looms) solution to the wrong problem ("pollution" of a non-hierarchical commit log)." Hmm.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:03pm

Candy and chocolate coated sunflower seeds (think peanut M&Ms but with sunflower seeds). Yummmmmm...—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:43pm

Google maps lets me find lat/long of direction intersections, on a curved road can I find intermediate points?—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:47pm

Google maps lets me...yes, from the Polyline(). Sweet!—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:10pm

Wondering if TripIt Pro could possibly be worth real money.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:48pm

Power fails. Box on UPS. Must shut down while battery lasts. Windows insists on installing updates *now*? WTF!?—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:52pm

Don't turn off machine it warns ominously. Dude, it's not like I'm going to have a whole lot of choice on the matter ifn you don't hurry up!—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:53am

days off (canada day, christmas, etc.) are sequels of past cultural artifacts I have no sense of belonging.—@karlpro

Wednesday at 09:21am

Lots of beachballs of death and occasional weird app behavior. Is it the new VMWare or is it time to rebuild my box from scratch again.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:35pm

OH: I drove through Oklahoma once. All I remember was one towering cross after another. I was terrified.—@ndw

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

If I can't use my own namespaces in HTML5, I'm gonna be 1 unhappy camper. http://bit.ly/fK9WV Might have to storm the W3C headquarters...—@ashooner
@ashooner Maybe all those extra resources will be able to talk some sense into them.—@ndw

Friday at 10:40am

24 "pints" and 15 12oz bottles (apparently I can't do simple conversions and division) all capped. Beer quite good if I do say so myself.—@ndw