The short-form week of 30 Nov–6 Dec 2009

07 Dec 2009; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 27 messages in 25 conversations. (With 4 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 Wednesday at 11:32am

I *hate* it when I push "Home" instead of the shutter when I'm trying to take an iPhone photo. Usually happens when I'm in a hurry, natch.—@ndw
@ndw, flight? Flight?! I need diff docs! Sorry you lost your connectivity...inconvenient timing (always, eh?)—@SheltieJim
@SheltieJim Tomorrow. You have my word.—@ndw
@ndw Not to worry...Jonathan figured out (with Carine's help) how to produce them today. Hope all is well w/you!—@SheltieJim

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:30pm

@ndw We're talking docbook's name in vain over in an HTML5 bug http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8404 --what's your take?—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers Been trying to get a count of what most of our docbook figures contain with XQuery. Not much luck yet. Is MOSTLY mediaobject.—@gcarothers
@gcarothers I also have a question in to Norm, but I think he's on vacation—@shelleypowers
@gcarothers If you do find examples of tables in figure in the docbooks, can you tweet me the book title? I'll look it up in Safari—@shelleypowers
@gcarothers I would expect that. Same as if you search for Figure 5.1 in Google Books, you get pages of illustrations, not data tables.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers I bet I won't like it. But I'll take a look now that I'm online again.—@ndw
@ndw I'd really like your opinion. I respect your understanding of this material, and if I'm off the mark, would really like to know—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers I'll look at it tomorrow (though I've put a bunch of things in that pile) feel free to remind me if I"m tardy.—@ndw
@ndw No worries, and I wouldn't waste your time, Norm. Anything to do with HTML5 is generally a waste of time.—@shelleypowers

Tuesday at 05:44am

I can haz bits! For the first time in more than a week. I wonder if I can get all my mail before my flight begins boarding?—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:53am

Converted (almost all) DocBook test documents into 449 XSpec tests for XSLT 2.0 stylesheets. XSpec FTW!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:27am

@ndw - Using saxon?—@dims
@dims yes—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:02pm

"As you can see, this is written in perfect crazy..." --Jason Scott—@ndw

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

1 of 3 RAID5'd disks wobbled after an apt-get upgrade. Seems fine. Readding. I suppose ideally I'd have a backup of the RAID array, but...—@ndw
@ndw careful you're risking a horde of fanatic nerds screaming "RAID IS NOT A BACKUP" at you. Probably worse than the data loss ;-)—@martin_probst
@martin_probst Yes. I'm actually aware of that, but...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:26pm

Not liking the use of '#' in the proposed syntax for closures in Java e.g. #(int x)x+2 . http://www.javac.info/closures-v06a.html—@robc2
@robc2 Indeed. Blech.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:05pm

While mdadm recovers on the drive, it appears that I've lost all data. I wonder if it'll come back. "That's for not making a backup, moron."—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:26pm

Wow, Apple fixed the app management in iTunes Connect. Now what am I supposed to complain about? (That was one of my favorites.)—@adamwitwer
@adamwitwer Everything else about iTunes seems likely to be a good place to start.—@ndw
@ndw Hmm, good point. The way that iTunes DJ plays the same song twice in a row, for example. I hate that. (Okay, I feel better now.)—@adamwitwer

Wednesday at 04:41pm

XML Prague 2010 proposal submitted: Assembling Dynamic Documents with DocBook. XSLT + XProc + XSLT FTW.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:05pm

RT @ndw: XML Prague 2010 proposal submitted: Assembling Dynamic Documents with DocBook. #XSLT + #XProc + #XSLT FTW. #xmlprague—@innovimax

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:12pm

Chasing an @xmlcalabash bug down a rat hole into my XML Resolver code. Do The Right Thing® or cut my losses and get out?—@ndw
@ndw Any bug involving XML Resolvers tends to end in pain and wishing you'd never found the bug in the first place. Get out now.—@gcarothers

Thursday at 03:34am

nice ... RT @ndw: XML Prague 2010 proposal submitted: Assembling Dynamic Documents with DocBook. XSLT + XProc + XSLT FTW.—@xmlprague

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:10am

Data returned after RAID repair. Confidence in RAID near zero. Time to backup and rebuild sans RAID, methinks.—@ndw
@ndw With what kind of RAID did you encountered a problem ?—@MafiaDeadMan
@MafiaDeadMan I was just using software RAID5 over 3 disks on a Linux box. I'm not convinced the config is right or worth the trouble—@ndw

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

@ndw sounds like a job for #zfs—@adamretter
@adamretter I was planning to run Solaris for that purpose, but decided it too was more trouble than I had time for at the moment.—@ndw

Friday at 03:49am

If wearing a funny outfit causes people to believe things, surely that can be exploited? And, thus, we have capitalism in a nutshell.—@tommorris

Friday at 08:47am

Latest XML Calabash still fails too many tests for a release. Drat and blast.—@ndw

Friday at 11:22am

I find it really irritating that (some) status windows disappear when you select a different application. #osx—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:46am

Anyone written up any guidance re when to use #skos rather than RDFS and/or OWL modelling? Thinking there's some missing best practices.—@ldodds
@ldodds @iand Geeks don't get day's off - we simply don't do the things we are paid for a couple of days a week.—@benosteen
@benosteen ain't that the truth!—@ndw
@ndw sorry it did sound overblown! Just wondering how much 'original thought' is down to seeing/combining unusual patterns from other ideas.—@benosteen
♺ @ldodds: Anyone written up any guidance re when to use #skos rather than RDFS and/or OWL? Thinking there's some missing best practices.—@distobj

Friday at 12:32pm

“sometimes opensource is like a shared house. the bedrooms are beautifully decorated but the loo needs cleaning”—@psd #openhw /via @tommyh—@gridinoc

Friday at 01:15pm

OH "we couldn't get the test results today, but the blood looked nice and dark so that's something."—@ndw

Friday at 04:35pm

Among my dad's effects, some slides from AK in '60. One of them is two captured polar bear cubs. I bet it didn't end well for them.—@ndw

Friday at 06:49pm

KitchenSinks: useful But beware: #htmL5 = full of last decade'sdirty dishes—@TVRaman

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:11am

That's about £10 a year wasted - check yours now - but how?—@kitwallace
@kitwallace Pop your digicam in the fridge with a time delay and the flash forced off?—@ndw