The short-form week of 9–15 Aug 2010

16 Aug 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 37 messages in 33 conversations. (With 1 favorite.)

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 01:52pm

playing with @xmlcalabash source. Trying to grasp how #xproc really works.—@hamnis
@hamnis Let me know how that goes. There are some crufty bits in @xmlcalabash. I've started poking at another rewrite.—@ndw

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

@ndw have you tried slinging any Scala yet? Check out @davetron5000 's 'Tour of Scala' - great stuff! His blog link is on his profile.—@jasoncbooth
@jasoncbooth No. Eleventy zillion things to do in the next couple of weeks or months, so Scala's on the back (back, back) burner again. :-(—@ndw

Monday at 09:21am

So is the OS X help system standardized? Can I build one of those, like CHM files on Windows?—@ndw

Monday at 11:59am

Wow. If the proof holds, then P!=NP http://tinyurl.com/2d2nw4e—@ndw

Monday at 12:22pm

My #getlamp coin is number 0565. I'm just sayin'. http://www.getlamp.com/—@ndw

Monday at 01:20pm

Maybe if I had a long commute I would understand the virtues of the podcast. As it is, I just want a transcription so I can skim and search.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:50pm

Interesting article about germ theory denialists - http://j.mp/dsdU6v—@tommorris
@tommorris Germ theory denialists? Really? You can be damn depressing to follow, you know that? j/k—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:00pm

Gotta figure out a data plan for Canada because having my phone w/me and not being able to tweet from Eureka set is torture! #modernproblems—@feliciaday
@feliciaday Was just there. (CA, not the Eureka set :-). Apparently you can buy 20Mb/$20 or some such direct from AT&T. If you have AT&T...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:23am

Firewire cable with funny connector is not video camera cable. Where is video camera cable?—@ndw
@ndw jacket pocket?—@nicferrier
@nicferrier Alas no. And there are *a lot* of cables in my random cable box in the basement. One more search then just buy another, I guess—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:23am

2 hours to enter receipts for #balisage. Thankfully I'm paid a salary or I'd have to bill for the hours !—@DALDEI
@DALDEI You're doing better than me, mine are still sitting on the "must do that this week" pile.—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:21pm

profile.microsoft.com has a bogus security cert? Really?—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:13pm

Closed last IE related bugs on my list. I wonder what I'd have to sacrifice to avoid having any more such bugs assigned to me. Might do it.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:22pm

"The popularity of Inception has in no way changed my disinterest in hearing about your dreams." http://tinyurl.com/2ayrr9e—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:08pm

Mostly finished with first http://xmlsummerschool.com/ presentation. One (almost) down, one to go.—@ndw
@ndw #xmlsummerschool looks like a seriously hot event. but the registration fees rather frighten me. for privileged employees only, right?—@Jochen_Hayek
@Jochen_Hayek Uhm. No clue on the fees. Relatively small event+lots of experts+lots of time to chat about your specific issues=value?—@ndw
@ndw you must be right about issues and value. I wonder wheather speakers have extra free tickets (mega-cheaky, I know!!)—@Jochen_Hayek
@Jochen_Hayek Not I—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:11am

RT @ju916: Just OH: "How many SEO experts does it take to change a light bulb, lightbulb, light, bulb, lamp, lighting, switch, sex, xxx..."—@dcm

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

Tweetie ne Twitter for iPhone opens and immediately crashes. Even after reboot. Just me?—@ndw
@ndw not just you. However, there's a new version in the appstore (released ytd) that fixes the issue.—@olivierthereaux
@olivierthereaux Thanks. Indeed it does.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:53am

I think I would be more worried about net neutrality if I was less worried about the end of civil liberties. And electricity.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:10am

RT @webmaven @ndw Interesting POV. I worry about Net Neutrality because I see it as a major risk factor in losing civil liberties.—@laurelrusswurm
@laurelrusswurm @webmaven Fair point. And I didn't say I wasn't worried. Sigh.—@ndw

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

"There is a great business to be made in not screwing your customers." - @ErikCecil #VRM #CRM—@dsearls
@dsearls If only there wasn't great money to be made in screwing them. (At least in the short term)—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:57pm

Google voice has gotten much better about DTMF tones.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:50am

Just sick : Want a pair of shoes made from human-skin leather? It will cost you $27,000. And your dignity? http://bit.ly/9Oa4Sv—@projeturbain
@projeturbain Sick, or a sick joke. I can't tell.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:00am

I guess @twilio followed me because I mentioned Google voice. Not free, but I wonder if it's better somehow. Documented APIs, anyway.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:01pm

so i'm either awesome or completely nuts. now roundtripping and reusing objects in active slides between #powerpoint & #marklogic—@peteaven
@peteaven Roll on, Dr. Awesome! Roll on!—@ndw

Thursday at 02:37pm

Followed someone and got directed to truetwit.com. You really want to set the bar that high? And do I have any reason to trust them?—@ndw

Thursday at 02:46pm

Good grief. RT @simonstl The Bush tax plan vs. the Obama tax plan in one chart - http://bit.ly/9SoNsN—@ndw

Friday at 06:08am

So. I should be (re)implementing XML Calabash in something other than Java, I suppose? Meh.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:02am

Now Oracle is being retarded, may I remind the Java community that the Scala lifeboat is here to take you away from the JTitanic?—@tommorris
@tommorris That's built on the JVM, isn't it?—@ndw

Friday at 10:00am

Just looked at my CC statement. A significant transaction fee for every transaction in Canada. WTF!?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:20am

5,000 converted files using XProc pipeline in < 1 minute - compared to 1.5 hours using Windows batch file. Impressive!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty That's probably got more to do with not reloading the JVM 5,000 times than anything else, but I'll take it!—@ndw

Friday at 11:35am

Yay! RT @harveybetty 5,000 converted files using XProc pipeline in < 1 minute - compared to 1.5 hours using Windows batch file. Impressive!—@ndw

Friday at 11:47am

Why is the starting directory of the browser's "File Upload" dialog box so totally random?—@ndw

Friday at 07:47pm

Movies with my nephew. The Expendables was better than one might have expected. #faintpraise—@ndw

Saturday at 05:59pm

Reviewed video w/inlaws of my spectacular failure to complete the blue-level course at Jiminy Peak arial adventure park today. YouTube? No.—@ndw