The short-form week of 1–7 Mar 2010

08 Mar 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 31 messages in 30 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.

Monday at 03:17pm

Ha! RT @gothwin Q: How many homeopaths does it take to change a lightbulb? A: 0.0000000000000000000000000001—@bsletten

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:47pm

RT @skepticscience Groups who say man-made global warming is fact vs groups who say it's a fraud: list speaks volumes! http://bit.ly/cKF7kG—@ndw
@ndw @skepticscience are they saying it's fraud, or just not a fact. How can you have confidence in the temperature data?—@andrewwelch

Monday at 06:50pm

Andy and I are speaking about XSLT in MarkLogic Server at #MLUC10, http://bit.ly/ahLjMPP. Early bird rates available now!—@ndw

Monday at 07:16pm

Can IntelliJ be configured to output multiple jar files for a single project?—@ndw

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

@ndw Ant? :)—@detonator413
.@detonator413 yeah, I suppose I could build the distrib jars that way...—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:52am

RT @ndw @skepticscience Groups who say man-made global warming is fact vs groups who say it's a fraud: http://bit.ly/cKF7kG—@bobdc

Tuesday at 02:02pm

RT @ndw : Andy and I are speaking about XSLT in MarkLogic Server at #MLUC10, http://bit.ly/ahLjMPP. Early bird rates available now!—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:15pm

@tommorris The 'ping your iPhone' trick stopped working today; my phone's name changed from thing-3.local to thing-4.local. Any idea why?—@ndw
@ndw Hmm. Not sure. I'm looking into doing 'ping your iPhone' via avahi-browse instead, but iPhone doesn't seem to be claiming on Bonjour.—@tommorris
@tommorris Ok. Let me know if you improve it. I've got a couple more things to wire up then I'll document my setup.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:18pm

@ndw re emacs and http, I used http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ElDav a long time ago—@dckc

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:41pm

♺@xmlcalabash XML Calabash 0.9.18 released, http://markmail.org/message/o53gapshlvk6ilhq—@ndw
@ndw Prefixing steps invoked from cmd-line w/ "p:" is a stylistic preference, in keeping with how step names are referred to in the docs?—@pdxleif
@pdxleif Step types are QNames. And you can run your own extn steps from the cmd line, just decl the pfx and import lib—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:03pm

Steve Jobs should be eternally thankful that his third-party liver doesn't require a new proprietary dongle each year to stay connected.—@anildash

Wednesday at 06:30am

RT @anildash Steve Jobs should be thankful that his third-party liver doesn't require a new proprietary dongle each year to stay connected.—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:20am

♺@xmlcalabash XML Calabash 0.9.19 released. If you grabbed .18, you really want .19, trust me.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:06pm

The MC says "Remember Demo Jam if you're coming to XML Prague!" http://norman.walsh.name/2010/02/23/demojam—@ndw
@ndw demo jam: I love this idea. Might try to extend it to other venues if you don't mind—@lizfraley
@lizfraley Feel free. It's great fun.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:08pm

I need to finish documenting my #MarkLogic twitter archiver. Twice this week, search of my (now 130,000+) tweets has made my day.—@ndw
@ndw Is that going to be a product known as MarkTweet? ;)—@ebruchez

Wednesday at 12:10pm

♺@toc The Brads: "Why DRM Doesn’t Work" http://post.ly/QZmI—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:24pm

RT @ndw The MC says "Remember Demo Jam if you're coming to XML Prague!" http://norman.walsh.name/2010/02/23/demojam—@peteaven

Wednesday at 05:10pm

LOL! RT @webmink Hey @UnitedAirlines - the new @DaveCarroll song is great, and I don't see it in your Twitter stream http://bit.ly/duAqRV—@ndw

Thursday at 02:47pm

Nice article on rww Google Index to Go Real Time (PubSubHubbub slides) on http://bit.ly/9hC6ZB @ndw—@dscape

Thursday at 05:24pm

The problems in #jurassicpark all stem from not paying the computer geek enough. Now there's a lesson to learn... :)—@frankieroberto

Thursday at 06:51pm

♺@karlpro Apple decides to ban creativity from the Apple Store. Now only black turtle neck apps will be accepted http://bit.ly/dlDt1z—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:34pm

Pink sings "ever heard the thunder before the lightning". Uhm. No. The verse may scan better that way round, but that's not how it works.—@ndw
@ndw No, I've never heard thunder before lightning, but I have felt the tops of rain drops hitting me. Or should that be me hitting them.—@philipfennell
@philipfennell Sky diving?—@ndw
@ndw Yes, something I used to do :-D—@philipfennell

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:28am

mayor of the north pole http://bit.ly/aOYYXO KrazyDad uses @foursquare api & fake accounts to game checkins #awesome great post/comments—@peteaven
@peteaven Hah. I was just wondering if that was possible. You won't be mayor of Mark Logic for much longer! :-P—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:17am

Attn TSA: I submit that a loud running monologue at a security gate about what can/can't be done/packed/worn is dehmanizing and pointless.—@donttrythis
@donttrythis Dehumanizing and pointless pretty much sums it up even without the announcements, don't you think?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:21pm

Automatic conversion of certain character sequences to emoticons makes some web pages look really stupid, e.g. http://bit.ly/aWQfHa—@bobdc
@bobdc Yeah. It's even worse in XQuery where ever comment ends with colon close parenthesis.—@ndw
@ndw That's what XQuery designers get for picking such cutesy comment delimiters.—@bobdc
@bobdc you should be happy with those. Earlier drafts !? Used these ?!—@abdelazer
@bobdc [Automatic conversion to emoticons]. The first thing to do with any software is to disable any feature that guesses your intentions.—@michaelhkay

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

Writing about #oscon, and would like community voice: what do you come to OSCON for? Talks, people, beer… let me know!—@edd
@edd i've never been to oscon; if I went, it would be in hope of something filling the gap left by Xtech...—@danbri
@danbri right on. Though I have been and would like to again some day.—@ndw

Friday at 07:03pm

Just found out about Talking Puffin - a Twitter client written in Scala and with an absolutely ruthless crap filter. Awesome!—@tommorris

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

♺@docbook Wiki progress. New home. New version. Installed and running. Still have to figure out how to get the old data imported.—@ndw
@ndw I wish you luck in your extraction endeavor!—@JeanKaplansky

Sunday at 10:40am

@tommorris Posted my geohacking summary: http://norman.walsh.name/2010/03/06/where—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 01:54pm

I should see if I can get a pair of these when I'm in England: http://www.normanwalsh.com/trainers.php—@ndw
@ndw Bah. They seem to max out at size 11. Do the English all have puny little girly feet?—@ndw
@ndw You have that problem too? I've left them a comment on their web site asking them why they on sell upto size 11.—@philipfennell
@ndw English size 11 is bigger than USA size 11. IIRC Its closer to USA size 12.—@hadleynet
@hadleynet I could probably fit in a 12...if I sawed off all my toes.—@ndw
@ndw Maybe UK shoe sizes are like UK beer sizes. where "pint" doesnt mean "pintsized" :)—@DALDEI
@ndw We do. Especially us girls.—@JeniT