The short-form week of 19–25 Jul 2010

26 Jul 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 14 messages in 13 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.

Monday at 12:09pm

New saddle on bicycle + 34.6mi ride = the expected discomfort. #tmi—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:58pm

@iand Well. That certainly doesn't encourage me to buy one in August.—@ndw

Monday at 05:24pm

Apparently PDF is the new Flash in restaurant menus. Small steps, I guess.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:42am

Wow. Force-quitting Firefox brought down my whole machine. That is not supposed to happen.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:54am

New blog post - "#XML10 Sessions in More Detail – Everyday DITA & DocBook" -—@xmluser
@xmluser Yeah, except that doesn't seem to actually work :-(—@ndw
@xmluser But since isn't responding, maybe it doesn't matter :-(—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:16am

RT @dhmspector Mock the Dummy. Very funny except, you know, for the terrifying truth.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:45pm

Am I the only one who hates it when people use the word "performant"? It always sounds stupid and made-up to my ears.—@jzawodn
@jzawodn No, I feel the same way. But after someone pointed out "conformant", I gave up.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:47pm

In some situations the latest snapshot of DocBook XSL stylesheets is 3x faster then the latest official release. But 20-50% speedup is sure—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek Three cheers for Jirka! Latest snapshot of DocBook XSL Stylesheets 20-50% faster, sometimes 300% faster! Thanks, Jirka!—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:35pm

Nice: read the source code of—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:35pm

Tried calling with google voice once and lost . Hmm # android—@dckc
@dckc I've been quite satisfied. My biggest gripe is that DTMF tones don't work very reliably.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:48pm

As a Balisage speaker newbie is there a template somewhere for PPT (eck) slides used during talks/demos, or a commonly used XML/HTML format?—@aspyker
@aspyker I usually use HTML slides. Others use something else, I think, though I've never understood why.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:51pm

Found packet of papers labelled "Army Discharge Papers". Assumed father's. Are grandfather's!—@ndw

Sunday at 08:20am

"If you’re not willing to do without something, then stop complaining to me about taxes."—@simonstl