The short-form week of 16–22 Nov 2009

23 Nov 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 34 messages in 39 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.

Monday at 08:09am

Receipts all over my desk. Finding other things to do, anything to do, instead of the expense reports that need doing.—@ndw

Monday at 10:12am

Congratulations @textfiles ! http://bit.ly/a7iFV—@ndw

Monday at 10:15am

Whoo-hoo! Go, Jason! And thx to Norm for helping spread the word. RT @ndw Congratulations @textfiles ! http://bit.ly/a7iFV—@xmlgrrl

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:00pm

2009/11/16: Today's theme is red. Red hot? Red paint? Or something else? You decide. Make your photo and then reply with a link!—@dailyshoot

Monday at 12:15pm

patronage FTW. ♺ @ndw: Congratulations @textfiles ! http://bit.ly/a7iFV—@dckc

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

Google Voice doubling every DTMF code sent. The passcode 338844... #fail—@ndw
@ndw I remember it took Skype a long time to dial passcode dialtones right, similarly other VOIP services.—@abcoates

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:49pm

Does NASA stream video of the shuttle launch? If so, where. Poking about nasa.gov reveals nothing obvious.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:51pm

The thing that looks like it might be a feed just displays the Quicktime logo with a question mark on top of it. Safari doesn't do QT?—@ndw

Monday at 04:41pm

Impressed with jqtouch, but not useful if they don't fix issue 44. (jqtouch and Google Maps don't play nice together)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:19am

Whose bright idea was this? Our new gas cooker doesn't work in a power cut.—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay the folks who think you probably can't be relied upon to keep the pilot light lit manually. I bet the range works.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:08am

Enjoyed @stephenfry reading HHGTTG on the drive in. Now on the red line for the first time in ages. #boston—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:14am

♺@trieloff The dystopian prospect of a web without URLs /by @factoryjoe http://ff.im/-bAD26—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:19am

@JeniT (Re XSLT errors in XProc) I logged an issue against Calabash at http://bit.ly/ouTJT and we have a patch to fix this in oXygen.—@georgebina
@georgebina I'll see what I can do. Need to get XML Calabash passing all (or at least most) of the tests again.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks!—@georgebina

Tuesday at 11:28am

RT @ndw: ♺@trieloff The dystopian prospect of a web without URLs /by @factoryjoe http://ff.im/-bAD26—@ashooner

Tuesday at 11:39am

RT: @ndw: ♺@trieloff The dystopian prospect of a web without URLs /by @factoryjoe http://ff.im/-bAD26—@philipfennell

Tuesday at 09:53pm

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

Oh, Apple! Reboot because you updated the browser? How 1990's of you. Applications: you're doing it wrong.—@ndw
@ndw Rebooting? There's an app for that.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon [Rebooting, app for that]...and probably a patent also... #nopatent—@innovimax

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:06am

If SourceForge is trying to drive away users by making the site an unusable mess, they're doing a really, really good job.—@ndw
@ndw [SourceForge] Hear hear. They are completely clueless about usability.—@michaelhkay
@ndw Google Code is a possible candidate for project hosting. I follow Source Forge and Google Code projects - I agree with you about SForge—@MafiaDeadMan
@MafiaDeadMan @ndw I would have moved my own projects to Google code if I was not disturbed by Google hegemony. At least, SF is independant!—@AlainCouthures
@AlainCouthures Yeah. code.google would be my temptation too, but I'm not yet motivated enough to do that. lots of legacy on sf.net.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:06am

What the h*ll is wrong with these people? | RT @dhmspector Colbert++ http://tinyurl.com/yf2eqd5—@ndw
@ndw Fear of change? Personally, I blame their parents. My philospohy: "There isn't enough time for love, what does that leave for hate?"—@dhmspector

Wednesday at 10:56am

RT @ndw @michaelhkay RE: [Sourceforge] Double++ ... every time they make an update the site is worse then before! when and where do we go?—@DALDEI

Thursday at 10:41am

Going offline for a few days. Keep the intertubes running for me, 'k?—@ndw

Thursday at 11:42am

RT @ndw: Going offline for a few days. Keep the intertubes running for me, 'k? <<- breaking out the Drano as you speak:)—@richardhamilton

Thursday at 12:08pm

Murphy's Law: on the rare occasion when I want to see someone's flash goo thing, I'm surfing the web on my iPhone.—@ndw

Thursday at 12:41pm

So the guy next to me wants to listen to his voicemail. So he puts his phone on speaker. #fail—@ndw

Thursday at 01:26pm

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:48pm

I'm old. Skinny jeans r horrid, regardless of gender. Why must androgyny mean no curves? Bring back phat pants! (re: http://bit.ly/3h4Qkoo)—@zephoria
@zephoria Here comes Dick / He's wearing a skirt / Here comes Jane / You know she's sporting a chain / ... Androgynous -- Joan Jett—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:32pm

@georgebina When will oXygen have support for "easy" DocBook->EPUB transformations?—@abdelazer
@abdelazer We have that planned for one of the version 11 maintenance releases.—@georgebina
@abdelazer Presumably, when we support them in the stylesheets. It's on my list ;-)—@ndw
@ndw We've had DocBook-XSL support for DocBook->EPUB since 1.74.0, 535 days ago http://bit.ly/3Gujie—@abdelazer
@abdelazer so what's the oxygen connection? I knew it was there, should have rembered that you wrote it :-)—@ndw
@ndw they do a nice job of integrating the other outputs w/o making users install a lot of tooling + you can edit existing EPUBs in O today—@abdelazer

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:47pm

My dog has pneumonia and may also have cancer. I'm picking him up at the vet and taking him to the hospital.—@zeldman
@zeldman Sorry, man. Best wishes to you and the pup.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:12pm

"I can see the light." That moment when I remember that I turned down the LCD brightness when I was on battery and turn it back up to 100%—@ndw

Thursday at 04:32pm

Changed seats so elderly couple could sit together. Left an electrical outlet behind. Hoping karma is transitive for my dad...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:42pm

If you can upgrade me on UA 918 today, I would be most grateful—@ndw
@ndw Send me your PNR (6-letter locator). I suggest as DM as otherwise everyone else can mess with your booking too :-)—@webmink

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:43pm

My UA number is 03029249988—@ndw
@ndw Snort. If you reply to a DM that arrives as an SMS, your reply is public. Nice. Feh. #fail—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:53pm

To the extent that knowing my UA number allows you to fuck with me, please don't.—@ndw
@ndw Your secret's safe with all of us. ;-)—@abcoates

Thursday at 05:50pm

Doors closing now. See you on the other side.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:57pm

RT @webmink: I'm sure the Apple fanboyz will be sneering but Paul Graham is spot on in this essay: http://bit.ly/vnopn—@ndw

Thursday at 05:58pm

Departure delayed. You're stuck with me a few more minutes yet.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:15pm

RT @ndw: RT @webmink: I'm sure the Apple fanboyz will be sneering but Paul Graham is spot on in this essay: http://bit.ly/vnopn—@fgeorges

Thursday at 06:42pm

Ground stop now. Probly no great loss; estimated arrival was 5:45a and it's pointless to arrive LHR b/4 6a because of landing restrictions.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:13am

@abcoates @ndw @harveybetty in need of ubergeek help. how would set up a server and then a VPN server on my mac? possible?—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan What kind of Mac do you have? Macbook or a desk system? And what do you want to serve from it?—@abcoates
@abcoates tried a virtualizer site, no luck. Trying to set up a VPN for her to connect to.—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan What about finding her an anonymizer service to use, there are a number of those around, I believe.—@abcoates
@abcoates tried a couple; no luck so far. will keep digging.—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan I saw this recently; it might do the job: http://archetwist.com/en/opera/operator—@abcoates
@abcoates iMac 24". Thinking I should be able to install lightweight server in a Fusion virtual machine ... a little knowledge is dangerous!—@fiberartisan
@abcoates daughter on boat in Gulf of Mex (MMO). Needs to access Lexis/Nexis site for other job. Ship is based in Norway, so IP denied.—@fiberartisan
@fiberartisan I'm afraid I've never tried, I don't know.—@abcoates
@abcoates thx Tony. I'm guessing I should be able to run a server in Fusion... what we do for our kids ;)—@fiberartisan