The short-form week of 3–9 May 2010

10 May 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 43 messages in 49 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 Sunday at 11:24pm

Intercontinental san francisco being evacuated . Downstairs in the cold :/ fire department is here—@dscape
@dscape Wow, either I slept through that or it wasn't the whole hotel.—@ndw
@ndw It was something like 20/30 people downstairs - which I suspect is not _everyone_ in the hotel :)—@dscape

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:32am

My new MacBook Pro just shipped. Yippee!—@james_clark
@james_clark So, what did you choose in the end?—@ndw
@ndw 15-inch, glossy high-res screen, Core i7, 8Gb RAM, 512Gb SSD—@james_clark
@james_clark @ndw I'm jealous already. :-)—@abcoates
@james_clark: Boys and toys James? <chuckles/> Bad as ndw with his replacement disk.—@dpawson

Monday at 09:41am

Eeew! The Intercontinental injects a popup window into browser sessions.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:55am

Heading down to XSLT training at #MLUC10. I'm teaching how to mix XSLT and XQuery in the server this afternoon. Cool stuff, I tell ya!—@ndw
@ndw Sounds like the XSLT implem is gonna be released soon ;-)—@fgeorges
@ndw oh yeah. course notes online?—@nicferrier
@nicferrier Sure. I'll get the notes up if I can.—@ndw
@ndw I remember when the general MarkLogic attitude was "why even bother with XSLT when we have XQuery?" You must be a good influence.—@bobdc
@bobdc Not sure how much credit I should get. Not actually a whole lot, I think. That said, it was a drum I pounded on, for sure.—@ndw
@bobdc Norm, other people whining, and DocBook-XSL were too big to ignore, methinks—@abdelazer
@abdelazer On that note, processing XML books in a database context is different from a filesystem context in interesting ways...more later!—@ndw
@ndw Absolutely; all ears—@abdelazer

Monday at 11:26am

RT @ndw Heading down to XSLT training at #MLUC10. I'm teaching how to mix XSLT & XQuery in the server this afternoon. Cool stuff, I tell ya!—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:41am

Just finished the Demo picker app for tonight's DEMO JAM at #MLUC10 in time to see the Sierras en route to SFO: loc is VX 11, not LA :)—@matt_turner_nyc
@matt_turner_nyc @peteaven @ndw You guys have fun! Wish I was joining you! #mluc10—@MattioV

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:47pm

@peteaven - we are melting your face off, brutha. 3000+ tweets - you are such a bum! #MLUC2010—@kstirman
@kstirman haha! still not as many as @ndw . And what's up with #mluc2010? the tag is #mluc10 ya luddite! ;)—@peteaven

Monday at 08:09pm

From DemoJam #mluc10—@ndw

Monday at 08:13pm

Three consecutive DemoJams and Ken's gone first in all of them. Is that why they're called pseudo-random numbers? #mluc10—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:59pm

Hiding from colleagues proposing various humerous ways to introduce me for XSLT talk w/Mary #mluc10—@ndw
@ndw Two stylesheets walk into a bar... #mluc10—@ronhitchens

Tuesday at 03:30pm

93 in @ndw and Mary's XSLT session. Wow! #mluc10 this room is packed!—@peteaven

Tuesday at 03:36pm

Nice! 55 in Aaron Redalen's on "Designing for Scale" RT @peteaven: 93 in @ndw & Mary's XSLT session. Wow! #mluc10 this room is packed!—@JanetJoz

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:52pm

Semantic search w/a billion triples. Tension building as Mike approaches the conclusion slide! #mluc10—@ndw
@ndw Got a link to those slides?—@kendall

Tuesday at 04:55pm

Competative with other reported results. Sweet! Scales like we'd expect on a cluster. #mluc10—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:57pm

Billion triples code on developer.marklogic.com very soon. #mluc10—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:31am

RT @michaelhkay @hunterhacker Mary & @ndw speaking on #XSLT has the room packed. Guess this 4.2 MarkLogic feature will be popular #mluc10—@innovimax

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:36am

"Official" photographer for the awards ceremony is a new and different kind of stress. #mluc10—@ndw
@ndw I think you can handle it!—@JeanKaplansky

Wednesday at 10:55am

"If you plot popularity of your products log/log and it's not a straight line, you can pretty much assume it's your fault." #mluc10—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:21pm

Justin and Micah showing us how Information Studio rocks #mluc10—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:23pm

RT @ndw: Justin and Micah showing us how Information Studio rocks #mluc10—@cdhayes

Wednesday at 12:58pm

#mluc10 Looking forward to Kash and Norm @ndw showing us how to extend App Builder apps.—@cdhayes

Wednesday at 01:03pm

Norm Walsh ( @ndw ) is about to talk on Extending Application Builder Applications. #mluc10—@sss4r

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

#mluc10 @ndw a big fan of PowerPoint! :)—@cdhayes
@cdhayes I believe the phrase I used was "hate with a white hot passion"—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:58pm

nice! kickin off session with @ndw XML rockstar vid #mluc10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SNp_cQfrA—@peteaven

Wednesday at 05:58pm

#mluc10 @ndw The Rock Star!—@cdhayes

Thursday at 04:12am

2am and the Brits are looking for another bar. The sacrafices I make.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:48pm

Where the blank page is a wilderness, Docbook is a nice grid of streets laid out for easy ambulation: http://bit.ly/dbD0v0—@georginalaidlaw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:08pm

XLink 1.1 is a W3C Recommendation. Good golly, that was a lot of work.—@ndw
@ndw You must be exhausted. I hear there are LOTS of changes in XLink.—@sgmlguru
@sgmlguru Very funny. Almost none. But yes, I'm exhausted.—@ndw

Thursday at 08:19pm

Very nice. "For some reason, when I write something in a Docbook [sic] XML editor, it works." --@georginalaidlaw http://bit.ly/dbD0v0—@ndw

Thursday at 08:31pm

I wonder if there are any other #mluc10 stragglers around who might be looking for dinner...—@ndw

Friday at 01:49am

RT @ndw Very nice. "For some reason, when I write something in a Docbook [sic] XML editor, it works" --@georginalaidlaw http://bit.ly/dbD0v0—@innovimax

Friday at 05:31am

Hotel: Can we email you your receipt, the system is "turning over" right now. Me: Uh, sure. Hope there are no surprises. #3am #checkout—@ndw

Friday at 05:46am

Checkin opens at 4:15. Airport timing fail. Zzzzzz—@ndw

Friday at 07:37am

Whee! Upgrade lottery win!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:26am

First time riding backwards. Also first time with a seat that went completely flat. The former, odd. The latter, very nice. 747 still my fav—@ndw
@ndw Re: riding backwards. What AC, what Airline (or are you rock stars only traveling on private planes these days)? P.S. Great video.—@richardhamilton
@richardhamilton UA 54 from SFO to ORD. It was a 747, a 747-200, I think. The '47 is still my favorite aircraft.—@ndw
@ndw 747 is my favorite, too, at least for long flights over water. I like the space and the four engines:).—@richardhamilton

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

Explaining a hashtag convention to friend. Able to find lots of examples instantly in my #MarkLogic based archive of 179,000+ tweets. #FTW—@ndw
@ndw hey, wrt 179k tweets, those just a blind grab, or you recurse through follower/following updates to get 'em? #lightbulboverhead—@peteaven
@peteaven all mine and the tweets of everyone I follow and then recursively all conversation threads. Updated every 10 minutes.—@ndw
@ndw ha! sounds nice. There's just so much i want to do! But hopefully followed up on what I needed to so I can focus more tomorrow.—@peteaven

Friday at 04:28pm

A great event; if you do XML, be there! RT @Kellblog Save The Date: MarkLogic 2011 User Conference | Kellblog http://bit.ly/cwV6Ge—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:38pm

@ndw do you offer student support? :)—@detonator413
@detonator413 that's a cool idea, I'll suggest it!—@ndw

Friday at 05:52pm

RT @ndw: A great event; if you do XML, be there! RT @Kellblog Save The Date: MarkLogic 2011 User Conference | Kellblog http://bit.ly/cwV6Ge—@sss4r

Saturday at 04:37am

RT @ndw: Very nice "For some reason, when I write something in a Docbook [sic] XML editor, it works" --@georginalaidlaw http://bit.ly/dbD0v0—@lizfraley

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:37am

I hate XML configuration files—@tommorris
@tommorris That's funny. I hate every other kind.—@ndw
@ndw I mean build scripts. Ant, Maven, NAnt vs. Buildr, sbt, Rake, SCons. No contest.—@tommorris
@tommorris @ndw or server.xml vs lighty or nginx or dovecot or postfix. xml is crap for config files.—@nicferrier
@nicferrier I don't know server.xml, it may suck. I hold the eleventeen other random formats I've had to decipher in equally low esteem.—@ndw
@tommorris you're probably not going to be an XProc fan then. I'm just saying.—@ndw

Saturday at 11:08am

Poor fair on the town common. This is at least the third year in a row they've been rained on.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:44am

Aperture has had three dot releases fixing import issues each time and it's still this bad. What do I do? Wait for a fourth?—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker Lightroom—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Adobe? Steve would be so upset with me. :) Seriously, it can't import iPhoto data either can it?—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker true. iPhoto ftl—@abdelazer
@abdelazer @hunterhacker Lightroom uses sqlite, if iPhoto does too, SMOP. Seriously, I hacked keywords into LR that way on migration.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:24am

pretty sure I can do anything with strings, loops, and regex. OH GOD IVE BECOME A PERL PROGRAMMER—@codinghorror

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:25pm

had a great user conference, and now there is work to be done. trying to get a jump start on the week.—@peteaven
@peteaven I tried too. Got nuthin'. Total failure of concentration, organization, and implementation. Ribs. Red. And Midsomer Murders to end—@ndw

Sunday at 04:12pm

Yep. RT @shelleypowers Very interesting perspective on the global tea party mindset http://jr.ly/3mpz via @slger123 @sarahebourne ...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:14pm

First bike ride of the year. Too cold. Too windy. Not much fun.—@ndw
@ndw still, it was a start! *high5*—@sss4r

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:19pm

Erk! Why does the <?psgml nofill programlisting?> PI not work any more in #emacs #psgml @ndw—@docum3nt
@docum3nt Beats me. I haven't used PSGML since...uh, when did NXML mode come out?—@ndw

Sunday at 04:21pm

Try (ETOOMANYINTERESTINGTHINGSTODO) Catch (Plymouth Gin, Vermouth, Olives. Shaken.) Finally (Good night)—@ndw