The short-form week of 31 May–6 Jun 2010

07 Jun 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 25 messages in 31 conversations. (With 3 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 08:24am

The DocBook stylesheets support *sixty-five* languages. Not just languages I can't understand, languages I didn't know existed.—@ndw
@ndw that is awesome. I missed noticing that. Is that in the docs?—@lizfraley
@ndw Because everyone needs to write technical documentation in Cuneiform. Just in case. :)—@JeanKaplansky

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:13am

I have always wanted to visit Mongolia, but Mongolian real estate spam just seems weird. What odds I'm looking to rent in Ulan Bator today?—@ndw
@ndw can you forward the re spam to me, wish to see if a pattern exists and if education or a policy is needed to prevent this in the future—@coreyleong
@coreyleong Sent!—@ndw
@ndw got it thanks!—@coreyleong
@ndw It might be cheap enough that you might want to rent something just in case you get stranded there? I'd love to go to Ulan Bator!—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:45pm

How sorry? In dollars $10M $1B ? 10$B? Pony up time! RT @cnnbrk: BP's CEO says he's sorry for the oil spill and the "massive disruption"—@azaroth42
@azaroth42 How about 100% of profits for the next decade (or longer if cleanup takes longer so funded)? That sorry?—@ndw

Monday at 09:27am

Celebrating Memorial Day by not romanticizing the military.—@CcSteff

Monday at 04:53pm

Ran out of lump charcoal. Grilling #fail. Using emergency briquettes. Man briquettes suck.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:34am

Ack! Accidentally dragged 500Mb of data onto Evernote! I guess that's the last of my uploads for this month. Boo!—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:43am

Hey! Props to Evernote! Dragged offending items to the trash and discarded them, limit restored!—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:54am

"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde. I love this quote!—@gabrielsaldana

Tuesday at 01:19pm

RT @edd/@bphogan Ah. There. @david_megginson was right. I really don't want an iPad, even if it is lust-worthy h/w.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:48pm

For presentation tomorrow: use PowerPoint or convert my XML slides to a new corporate template. No brainer.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:29am

.. @ndw "convert my XML slides to a new corporate template". My mistake was to leave the copyright notice of prev employer on the handouts.—@michaelhkay

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:38pm

My AT&T contract for 3G modem service is finally up. Want one of those mobile hotspot things. Is MiFi 2200 from Verizon the right answer?—@ndw
@ndw Well, certain mobile phones also do that.—@timbray
@ndw May I recommend MyFi? Step 1: jailbreak, step 2: install MyFi ($10 app), step 3: none; you've got a wifi hotspot. Enjoy.—@avernet
@ndw: Nexus One running Android 2.2 makes a nice mobile WiFi hotspot (shipping with 2.1, but you can upgrade).—@david_megginson
@david_megginson Interesting. I plan to ditch my iPhone anyway later this summer, maybe that's the ticket.—@ndw
@ndw Do you get good Verizon coverage where you plan on using the mifi? I live in a Verizon dead zone, so I would check this first.—@JeanKaplansky

Wednesday at 12:44pm

@ndw VERY happy with my Virgin Mobile broadband2go USB due to pay-as-you-go and external antenna jack. MiFi looks great except those 2.—@DALDEI

Wednesday at 01:10pm

Lego felt tip printer. Amazing.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:18pm

@ndw Verizon or Sprint, I have both, coverage varies. Sprint has tethered mode I use occasionally.—@louspringer

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

Is it possible to drive two independent browser windows? For example, a keypress in one changes the document.location in both windows?—@ndw
@ndw postMessage from HTML5 is already supported by many browsers and can be used for sending messages between windows—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek Yeah but for postMessage() you still need a handle on a window to send it to, you can't just send anywhere randomly.—@robinberjon
@ndw two browser windows...only with Emacs www-mode AFAIK :)—@docum3nt
@ndw Do you mean from JS inside of a page? If so, a window can control another if it has opened it with (the popup thing).—@robinberjon
@ndw If you mean in general, you probably need to write an extension for that.—@robinberjon

Wednesday at 05:00pm

Congratulations, @dckc. Your efforts have been extraordinary and you will surely be missed.—@ndw

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

Testing. Ignore me.—@ndw
@ndw Test #fail ! I shall not ignore you sir! :)—@peteaven
@ndw we're doing that all the time anyway. Didn't you notice?—@roessler
@roessler If you're ignoring him, how come you could reply to his tweet? #paradox—@robinberjon

Wednesday at 05:45pm

RT @ndw: Lego felt tip printer. Amazing.—@michaelhkay

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:09pm

What does it say about this week that I had our bugtrack system open in 7 different tabs?—@ndw
@ndw It says that you're a champion, Norm, a colossus among mere mortal folk.—@abcoates
@abcoates Meh. You know what it doesn't say. It doesn't say that Angry Birds is an addictive time suck. Thanks for that, Tony :-)—@ndw
@ndw I can't tell you *how* many times I had to try level 20 before I succeeded (so my son could then go on to level 21).—@abcoates
@ndw that you can either go home (the prize for filing 3 bugs in a day), or it's gonna be a long Friday...—@JeanKaplansky

Friday at 04:33am

"evolve the language and you will evolve the reality"—@psd

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:50am

Intrigued by Slippy. Would like a single-file player. Might try hacking to my preferred styling.—@ndw
@ndw OK, Norm. I give up. You are definitely cooler than I'll ever be. Sigh...*&%$^&# superstars... :)—@SheltieJim

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:09am

RT @abcoates Legendary Oz political comedy duo's take on US oil spill:—@ndw
@ndw and their take on an Australian oil disaster - video quality poor—@tug

Friday at 10:14am

Oz comedy duo's take on oil spill, esp liked "people get sentimental about the sea" - via @ndw via @abcoates—@shelleypowers

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:45am

You can't fast fwd through commercials if you watch 'on demand' shows you missed from regular TV? Well fsck that, then. #FAIL.—@ndw
@ndw Why did you think that networks were so happy to provide on-demand versions of the shows?—@bobdc

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

I'm looking for sources for epub files for testing. If you've got any pointers, please pass them along.—@ndw
@ndw (Epub sources for testing) do you want some with Japanese text? If so, @muratamakoto could help #ePub—@innovimax
@ndw Bookworm test suite—@abdelazer
@ndw project gutenberg has (almost?) all books in epub:—@ruidlopes

Friday at 12:57pm

Is the @aclu on this? RT Are cameras the new guns? 3 US states outlaw photographing police officers. via @bblfish—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:46pm

It's not yet beer-o-clock, but it is crank up the music & write some Python/DocBook goodness-o-clock.—@liza
@liza Surely always.—@ndw
@ndw Ideally, yes.—@liza

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:48pm

OmniFocus needs a web API—@edd
@edd When I move off the iPhone in a couple of months, I'll be looking for this. Though, honestly, I don't use the phone app much—@ndw

Friday at 03:17pm

@ndw @doctorow has several epubs on his web site, you should read them after testing—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 10:35pm

The MacBook Pro 2010 are really beautiful machines. Even when they freeze, they create artsy artifacts.—@avernet
@avernet You're having a rough time with yours, I guess. Bummer. My video artifact was a buggy USB video adapter driver.—@ndw