The short-form week of 11–17 Jan 2010

18 Jan 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 23 messages in 23 conversations. (With 2 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 Thursday at 11:03pm

RT @peteaven if(fn:matches($preso-uri,"slide\d+\.xml$")) then <hulksmash/>... - don't make me angry, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.—@jcbooth
@jcbooth @peteaven You mean you don't use XML to make your slides? There's some other rational choice?—@ndw

Monday at 02:11am

Helping cabbie use his GPS. Remember when they used to know where things were...like Marriott hotels?—@ndw

Monday at 07:37am

@ndw: Ah gotcha. I've never seen the remake. No interest in it. There's no way you could do that show today, it wouldn't work.—@emacsen

Monday at 09:22am

Forcing myself to stop trying to figure out why my ssh tunnels are refusing connections. There's real work to do, without music I guess.—@ndw

Monday at 11:58am

Californians look so cute in their down jackets in the cool 50 degree weather.—@ndw

Monday at 01:28pm

talk about a meeting of the minds. @ndw, micah dubinko, and walter underwood all sitting in discussion on other side of my cube wall: wow!—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:21pm

I would have expected a feminine face in the W3C TAG by now http://www.w3.org/News/2010.html#entry-8694—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers I hear ya. Have you considered running?—@ndw
@ndw Well, no. Though I have achieved respect and accomplished much with the HTML WG, I don't think such effort would be successful ;-)—@shelleypowers

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:39pm

The i9900 (photo-printer up to 13x19) has been a current Canon product since 2004. Remarkable longevity for a tech product. Love mine.—@timbray
@timbray Yes the i9900 is a great printer, love mine - although some of the newer Epsons look quite nice, nowadays :-)—@dsifry
@timbray The state of the art in printer tech hasn't budged very much the last 5 years or so. Minimal improvements here and there. Tis nice—@duncan
@timbray It's very nice. I still don't feel like I've found an adequate soln for calibrating for print though. Prints are often too dark.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:53am

All hints for DAAP server over SSH tunnel rely on mDNSProxyResponderPosix which neither exists nor builds on Snow Leopard. Other hints?—@ndw
@ndw If you're trying to access DAAP over SSH with Bonjour, you might want to check out codesorcery.net/meerkat. I'm happy to help, too.—@incanus77
@incanus77 Cool. Meerkat did the trick. Alas, the bandwidth is so awful that sending the audio data doesn't actually work.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:03pm

Fired up my Vista VM in anticipation of @peteaven's challenge. Feh. 661Mb of updates. Hope someone else on my team has a Windoze box.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:48pm

@peteaven's rocking the start of Tech Day with an overview of the Office toolkits #marklogic—@ndw
@ndw you in San Carlos tomorrow? Missed u today. Think u might still be here as i haven't seen any travel fail/win tweets yet. :)—@peteaven
@peteaven I'm on the red-eye (#fail). My plan is to be in the office this afternoon. (#win)—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:13am

"Everything that ever really happened testifies against the supernatural" Robert G Ingersoll—@micknugent

Wednesday at 06:39pm

Pat Robertson is every bit as christian as you. You just cherry-pick different bits of bullshit than he does.—@CcSteff

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:30pm

Does anyone else think this is just a Really Bad Idea, or is it my zombiephobia http://bit.ly/8dkjP9—@JeniT
@JeniT http://bit.ly/8dkjP9 is really bad idea. Let's hope they will not release wasps before 2012 and no one will care then ;-)—@jirkakosek
@JeniT That's a staggeringly bad idea. Almost as bad as GMing crops so that the seeds won't germinate. No one is that stupid. Oh, wait.—@ndw

Friday at 06:02pm

Found a reference to RCDATA. That's so last millenium.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:02pm

Fully expecting some cloud computing guru to start calling himself a "computational meteorologist".—@robc2
@robc2 Ha! That almost makes me want to become a cloud computing guru. Almost.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:49pm

This HTML5 iframe doc example is a joke, isn't it? http://bit.ly/7aosqg—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers the syntax is appalling - but suggest sth else that leads to safe behavior in browsers that don't know about script/@sandbox?—@roessler
@shelleypowers I've been waiting for the "April Fools" in that thread all day. I don't think it's coming.—@gcarothers
@gcarothers I think it came, we just didn't recognize it—@shelleypowers
. @shelleypowers Words fail me. Every day you stay and try to make a difference is a day of epic win in my book.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:07pm

But I don't want to sit in an economy seat for a half dozen hours starting at 10:30p tonight. I want transporter technology.—@ndw
@ndw Someone once suggested that when a Star Trek-like transporter is finally invented, society will promptly collapse. Have a nice flight.—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens Ah, so you're saying it *has* been invented, y'all are just keeping it a secret from me. Bastards.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:46am

17 of 43 waiting for 2 seats. Upgrade denied. (As expected.) #SFO—@ndw

Saturday at 01:15am

This is an old 767. Departing #SFO, bound for #IAD.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 12:52am

POKE 53281,1 Nope, guess I can't change my Twitter background that way.—@anildash
@anildash LOL!—@ndw

Sunday at 05:14pm

Hey, politicos in MA. Stop having computers call me. I'm going to vote, and you're just irritating me.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:11pm

looking at decision by @ndw to get xproc versioning right first time. http://bit.ly/6Uryddd. Is it already too late for IS29500?—@aristippus303
@aristippus303 I don't see the connection between XProc versioning and ISO 29500...—@ndw