The short-form week of 15–21 Mar 2010

22 Mar 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 14 messages in 20 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.

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:02am

Making pages with CSS is like sex in a bathtub. If you don't know anything about sex, it won't help to know a lot about bathtubs #xmlprague—@ndw
@ndw Can I quote you on this? I have to do a presentation on typography and page layout in the near future... :)—@JeanKaplansky
@JeanKaplansky the quote is from @robinberjon's presentation, but I don't mind if you repeat it.—@ndw
@ndw Cool. I'll have to credit appropriately, then! This one was up there with "elephant through a garden hose..." as far I'm concerned.—@JeanKaplansky
@ndw, @JeanKaplansky: the quote is actually older (about HTML, not CSS) but I could never find a clear attribution, alas.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon, @ndw: Ahh. Then it's just become an old maxim of known lore. (Both of you get the credit for bringing it to my attention.)—@JeanKaplansky

Monday at 06:03am

@vojtechtoman @ndw Oh yes, that's bee-autiful.—@abcoates

Monday at 06:06am

@ndw Why? You would look *fabulous* with a plush bee tucked under your arm, in any major airport in the world.—@abcoates

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:52am

Unsolicited email re: docbook xsl stylesheets: "this one is the most terrible thing I've ever seen in my life." Gee, thanks.—@ndw
@ndw I could send the email author some of my XSLT, if that'll help...—@TheRepoRat
@ndw maybe he meant "terrible" in a good way—@sideshowbarker

Thursday at 08:03am

@ndw this person might not have seen a lot of things then ;)—@karlpro

Thursday at 07:49pm

The more I read of the Inform (Interactive Fiction) docs, the more excited I get. Who smells a time sink?—@ndw

Thursday at 07:51pm

Converting (DocBook) RELAX NG grammars into DTDs. http://norman.walsh.name/2010/03/18/rng2dtd—@ndw

Thursday at 07:58pm

Hoping my bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin makes it safe home in my checked bag. http://tinyurl.com/ycvrnm8—@ndw

Thursday at 10:32pm

Arrived BDL at 23:29. It's what time according to my body clock?...No! Never consider that question! It's 23:29...late enough!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:55am

A week in, my first attempt to get an *answer* from stackoverflow has been an abject failure. Alas. http://tinyurl.com/ycbnz55—@ndw
@ndw tinyurl fail, plz retweet link? (not like I can possibly help, but even so...)—@TheRepoRat
@TheRepoRat The tinyurl works for me, but: .../questions/2428563/how-can-i-prevent-apache2-from-setting-the-content-type-header is the URI—@ndw

Friday at 09:17am

@ndw okay, I shot you an answer :)—@TheRepoRat

Friday at 09:27am

Back in time !! RT @ndw: Converting (DocBook) RELAX NG grammars into DTDs. http://norman.walsh.name/2010/03/18/rng2dtd—@innovimax

Friday at 10:13am

Reported a bug that was just me being totally brain dead st00pid. I hate that.—@ndw

Friday at 12:49pm

"Consider yourself embraced." That'll be remembered as a classic. http://tinyurl.com/ygolshx—@ndw

Friday at 01:01pm

"Consider yourself embraced." That'll be remembered as a classic. http://tinyurl.com/ygolshx - (via @ndw)—@olivierthereaux

Friday at 02:32pm

#followfriday @scissorjammer: fun and code @ndw: xml @armandoalves: web marketing @mgualtieri: disruptive technologies analyst @celso: geek—@dscape

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:09pm

Seriously considering installing neither port nor fink on the new laptop. Would mean <gasp> building ImageMagick <shudder>—@timbray
@timbray you're not the first to suggest just building it all by hand. Might follow suit myself on next box. C'mon 17" MBP refresh!—@ndw
@ndw @timbray ubuntu on x200s. I had no idea how far apple had taken me down the garden path. Computers really can be fun!—@grechaw
@timbray have been living without macports or fink for the past 5+ years. I don't regret it one bit.—@alecmuffett

Saturday at 01:31pm

With PS3 and Ubuntu on the same (wired) network, running MediaTomb on Ubuntu, I can serve ripped DVDs to the PS3. Right?—@ndw

Saturday at 01:35pm

Sunday at 03:19pm