The short-form week of 17–23 Aug 2009

24 Aug 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 29 messages in 28 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 Monday at 08:29pm

Problem with using firebug at work, is then you go overboard and start using it to examine & critique your bank's slightly lame site.—@malcolmt
@malcolmt if your bank's site is only *slightly* lame...—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:35pm

No, turns out contacts didn't sync between phone and laptop because contact syncing was turned off. Why?—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:28pm

Hacking out the last of my über cool (if I do say so myself) twitter backup/MarkLogic Server Community Edition demo—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:24am

Mechanic says my Toyota is very rusty. Warranty replacement, anyone? Here's hoping...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:10am

Hmm. iTunes has stopped seeing my Firefly media server. How much time do I spend poking it? None. Too busy. Shame Pandora is down too...—@ndw
@ndw pandora's working for me, but perhaps because i'm using the desktop app—@mrdillon
@mrdillon Yes, seems to be back now. Music, FTW!—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:39pm

My headset has a mute btn that I never use. My headset hasn't worked for two days. Guess what btn I had pressed accidentally.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:49pm

Barney Frank is my hero—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers Barney Frank FTW!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:01pm

Firefox text entry, any web page, isn't advancing cursor as I type, so the text appears backwards. Other apps unaffected. OK on reboot!—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay errazib woH—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:47pm

And one day, we all will be old geeks looking at each other and remembering the good ol' days of Web starting. digital ashes.—@karlpro

Wednesday at 08:49pm

#Balisage2009 pics? From demo jam?—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:52pm

Messenger-style bag. 17" laptop and precious little else. Recommendations?—@ndw

Thursday at 10:20am

R.I.P. frame rust inspection #fail. Toyota warranty service FTW!—@ndw

Thursday at 11:56am

Hmm. #crumplerbags won't let me return an item for refund. That sets the bar kind of high. Anyone want to comment on the "Skivvy" bag?—@ndw

Thursday at 02:50pm

I'm really, really tempted to open up this laptop and put in a bigger HD. I can always remove it before warranty repair, right?—@ndw

Friday at 07:43am

Finally broke down and put the A/C in the window.—@ndw

Friday at 10:03am

Friday at 10:08am

Friday at 12:05pm

Replacing a hard drive in the MacBookPro looks a little daunting. How picky is AppleCare about that under warranty, I wonder.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:19pm

today: hacking Perl for $client (same stuff, different day), and possibly some karaoke tonight depending on how my back is doing—@merlyn
Every time @merlyn tweets about work "for $client" I wonder why @tweetie makes "$clien" a link, always leaving the last "t" standing alone—@ndw

Friday at 12:32pm

♺@jimancona Star Wars design #fail—@ndw

Friday at 02:24pm

Cursing the PITA that is expense reporting.—@ndw

Friday at 02:49pm

Logically, there must be an end to the stacks of paper on my desk, right? The bottom layers don't reproduce or something, do they?—@ndw

Saturday at 12:06pm

So @timbray, did you find a twitter API that lets you go back to the beginning of time?—@ndw

Saturday at 08:44pm


Saturday at 08:45pm


Saturday at 08:47pm

Kindle browser sucks. Enjoying And Then There Were None though.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:49am

That's it! That's the Ashes! Well played England! #cricket—@edd
@edd No Chesterfield mysteriously popping into existance on the pitch then? I am disappointed!—@ndw

Sunday at 06:56pm

Steve's Scottish Brown on the primary fermenter.—@ndw