The short-form week of 20–26 Jul 2009

27 Jul 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 36 messages in 33 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.

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 10:12pm

started porting Saxon's XPath impl to ObjC. going well. calling it Exedore http://tr.im/exedore—@iTod
@iTod From the source tree it looks like Exedore is focused on Saxon's XPath 1.0 implementation. Any plans to extend to XPath 2.0?—@mdavid
@mdavid figured i'd start with Saxon 6.5/XPath 1.0 and see if I can make it thru... :o—@iTod
@iTod Nah. Skip straight to 9.x and go for 2.0. Been there, done that.—@ndw

Monday at 12:29pm

Struggling like heck to make sense of my XML Calabash data for the #baslisage paper that's due three days ago. :-(—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:51pm

For a box with an ethernet cable, the My Book World Edition sure does have abysmally slow I/O.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:16pm

@michaelhkay The advantage of having two: one stays on your desk, one stays in your travel bag.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:22pm

@pdxleif No worries. That's why there's a switch to turn it off.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:07pm

This must be a RT but I can't recall from whom: 10 photography quotes you should know http://tinyurl.com/lh7kz6—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:31pm

I want to want to use Google Voice, but it sure does make callers listen to *a lot* of rings while it waits for me to answer.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:32pm

And how does part of the prompt get recorded on my mobile even if I hang up before leaving a message?—@ndw

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

Question from yesterday: who agrees with #timbl that URIs should all have dates/versions in them to aid with versioning the URIs themselves?—@JeniT
@JeniT I'm afraid you end up needing both dated and undated. "That's the most recent X" and "That's the nth draft of X".—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:44am

@JeniT I don't agree either. A URI is a resource. Its state may change over time, not its identifier.—@ldodds
@ldodds Right. But there are two different resources to identify if you're pointing to mutable documents.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:48am

Then help! Need an assault on #timbl & @Nigel_Shadbolt to prevent mistake of public sector non-information resource URIs being versioned! :)—@JeniT
@JeniT @robinberjon What a nightmare. Versioned URIs are OK for the W3C's li'l website, but most major websites have rightly rejected them.—@abcoates
@abcoates @JeniT @robinberjon Do you not think specs need both specific version / latest version URIs?—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan @JeniT @robinberjon I think the W3C's versioned URIs are OK for specs; not convinced it's an all-purpose best practice.—@abcoates
@abcoates Legislation strikes me as *a lot* like specs.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:44am

When next I rebuild my laptop, I am not installing Java update 4. IntelliJ crashing every twenty minutes is a serious productivity killer.—@ndw
@ndw have you tried to run intellij itself with jdk5 while still using jdk6 in your projects?—@pk11
@pk11 Interesting. I'll investigate that. I'd be just as happy using JDK5 for both IntelliJ and my project if that would fix the problem.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:16am

Really missing Tweetie's ability to look back through a conversation in these Windows clients.—@JeniT
@JeniT Yeah. I've been switching back to Twitteriffic because of the @tweetie update bug and I really miss it too.—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:08am

Repeat after me: JavaScript var names do not start with $ but JQuery does use identifiers that start with $. Ugh.—@ndw

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

@ndw JavaScript var names do not start with $ but JQuery does use identifiers that start with $. Ugh.—@guppywon
@guppywon *snort*—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:58am

Submitted a whole bunch of #xproc tests for various corner cases.—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman Tortuous they are, too. Nice job.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:08am

@OpenSourceGov, I find the worship ref on the #OSA page so disturbing I'm not sure I want to join. I know you're not .gov, but still...yuck.—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:47pm

It's interesting how bleeding edge software is driven by needing to work on planes. Only bleeding edge software developers fly this much.—@abdelazer

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:04pm

new "Midsomer Murders" starting now on itv1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1447353/—@libbymiller
@libbymiller Cool! We bought the DVDs and watch one most Sunday evenings. Murder and mayhem in Midsommer. #ritual—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:01pm

XProc and XML Catalogs: two great things that taste great together. http://tinyurl.com/m3tkc3—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:58pm

Cap'n Jack Harkness. Boom! Ouch! I don't care what anyone says, that's gotta sting just a little. #dvr—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:09am

Jabber server at dreamhost seems to have stopped working. To investigate or wait and see if it fixes itself, that's the question.—@ndw
@ndw just run ejabberd on a machine that you run yourself. Extremely easy to set up.—@roessler
@roessler Yeah, when I have a server that's up with any regularity I'll probably switch a bunch of services back home.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:11pm

Polemics are fun, but specific concrete proposals are better: http://bit.ly/103LTS—@timbray
@timbray and the ongoing WHATWG/W3C split is entirely the W3C's fault (first for causing the split, then for refusing to heal it).—@diveintomark
Pushback on my link to http://bit.ly/103LTS from @diveintomark - e.g. "zombie lies". I guess he disagrees.—@timbray
@timbray Feh. I dunno. Any community that tolerates abuse to people like @burningbird is in need of a total reboot just on principle IMNSHO.—@ndw

Thursday at 02:11pm

RT @abcoates, @paulcarr, @bradjward: I am showing a webinar audience how quickly a message can spread on Twitter. please RT? #watchitspread—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:41pm

@ndw, @vojtechtoman , quick question .. how much of your respective xproc implementations are financed/supported by your various companies ?—@xquery
@xquery That's a little hard to quantify. It's part of the "web stds" part of my job, but I do a lot of the dev outside normal bus. hours.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:17pm

♺@sarawinge Maker's Schedule vs Manager's Schedule. Spot on. http://tinyurl.com/m9z8ww—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:22pm

RT @ndw I can RT like the best of them—@DALDEI
@DALDEI That would have been a more effective RT if I'd actually said what you retweeted :-P—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:11pm

is going on vacation. See you next Tuesday.—@ndw
@ndw I'm going on vacation *to* Boston from Sun to Wed. Should have done a house swap :)—@david_megginson
@david_megginson we're a long drive from Boston, but NoHo airport is close by.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:58am

Have you ever had your calendar remind you that today you're on vacation at some odd hour of the night? (Of course not; it'd be stupid!)—@avernet
@avernet Yeah, that never happens. At midnight last night, for example.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:14am

Using GMail as spam filter reduced spam almost to zero. But why so many regular messages ended in spam folder? Something is wrong.—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek ugh. I guess I should review my spam folder occasionally.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:39am

Reminder to self: Disable Flash for the rest of the month. http://bit.ly/jrKB4—@roessler
@roessler try clicktoflash if you're on safari; similar things are available for firefox, but forget what they are. You'll never go back...—@mnot
@mnot you said it. FlashBlock changed my browser experience for the waaaay better.—@ndw

Friday at 04:27pm

RT @psd look forward to hanging with @laurendw @xmlgrrl @jenit @abcoates @bobdc @ldodds @dullhunk @michaelhkay ... et al @xmlsummerschool—@ndw

Saturday at 12:12pm

Goddammit: Irish blasphemy law signed in #atheism http://bit.ly/CAz5v (via @denyreligion)—@ndw