The short-form week of 27 Jul–2 Aug 2009

03 Aug 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 17 messages in 17 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.

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:20am

#fink #macports or #pkgsrc ?—@dme
@dme #macports has worked fine for me. Mostly.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:34am

I am annotating the #XProc Relax NG schemas to add documentation that will be presented by oXygen next to the content completion proposals.—@georgebina
@georgebina Feel free to contribute those back to the WG :-)—@ndw
@ndw Re #XProc schemas: I finally managed to annotate them :). They are available from our website, see my message on the dev list.—@georgebina
@georgebina Fantastic. Thanks, George! My plate's overflowing until after #Balisage2009, but I'll take a look after that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:47pm

Heh. Spec cartoons.. weird. Still pissed me off. @briancray Misunderstanding Markup: XHTML 2/HTML 5 Comic Strip—@bsletten
@bsletten Smarmy and condescending. How special.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:53am

RT @ficly: Are you willing to help Ficly?—@ndw

Thursday at 01:41pm

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

@ndw Wondering if u knew if p:http-request was defined for Xproc, or did it come a previous spec?—@ashooner
@ashooner We defined it for XProc, but it was definitely influenced by WG member's experiences elsewhere. (AJAX and Apache HTTPClient, e.g.)—@ndw

Thursday at 03:39pm

@burningbird I liked Bloglines before I switched to Google Reader (which is better now than it was in the beginning).—@ndw

Thursday at 09:26pm

Ok. Torchwood: Children of Earth. Now that was seriously dark.—@ndw

Friday at 10:57am

Fixing nested curly quotes on the slides in a presentation. #analretentive—@ndw

Friday at 04:28pm

is leaving for a long weekend in New Orleans. See ya!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:35am

@jessicahagy masticate is a good not-dirty-but-sounds-dirty word, but I've always had a big thing for "procrastination"—@psd
@psd I've always meant to have a thing for "procrastination", but I keep putting it off.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:38am

Followup: an apology from Jeff Bezos wasn't enough, some are suing Amazon for deletion of Kindle 1984:—@PragueBob
@PragueBob Good on them! Though I doubt anything will come of it.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:44pm

RT @karlpro OpenWeb Foundation discussions remind me of all fresh new ... orgs. A lot of good will with illusion that it will be different—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:08pm

New Twitter challenge: whenever you feel the need to use a hashtag, use a representative Unicode character instead.—@tommorris
@tommorris *snicker* (I'd have found an appropriate character, I swear, but no reasonable way to on phone.)—@ndw

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

As if SQL's "NULL is neither TRUE nor FALSE" wasn't confusing enough, a value might be neither NULL nor not NULL. WTF?—@merlyn
@merlyn The mind boggles.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 12:42am

Safeway aisle signs' font is Albertus-like. Geometric 415 Lite? (Albertus is cool, not just for cxn with The Prisoner!) @ndw, any thoughts?—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl I'd have thought it was awfully delicate (with very thin connecting strokes) for signage, but it's a pretty font. Post sample?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:29pm

I strongly recommend his novels (seriously) :—@danja
@danja Alexei Sayle's a funny guy. Didn't know he was an author. Got a favorite?—@ndw