The short-form week of 23–29 Aug 2010

30 Aug 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 12 messages in 12 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 09:38pm

I guessed a programming task would take two hours - it took two hours to the minute. That hasn't happened in forever. Usually 1.5x-4x.—@simonstl
@simonstl My favorite metric: add one and round up to the next unit of measure. So if you guess two hours, budget three days.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:45pm

Malware may have led to fatal Spanair plane crash | VentureBeat—@Kellblog
@Kellblog I want a list of airlines/planes running IE6 on mission critical flight systems so I can never fly them. Ever.—@ndw

Monday at 06:44pm

Most unexpected sight of the day: tarantulas the size of dessert plates walking across the highway. Beats walking across my foot, I guess!—@ndw

Monday at 06:55pm

@abcoates I smell Digby Chicken Ceasar Salad!—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:39am the coolest thing to do with your data will be thought of by someone else. I say: amen.—@stefanomaz

Wednesday at 03:51pm

Back from vacation. Sort of mostly caught up. Still a few things to do, but I can see the trai^H^H^H^Hlight at the end of the tunnel.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:39am

Dear merchants, attempting to prevent me from filtering your messages by generating random 'From:' addresses is fruitless and pisses me off.—@ndw

Thursday at 02:38pm

RT @mikeal: Can't stop laughing! audio NSFW "smells like roses to me, because nowhere near this moronic conversation"—@simonstl

Thursday at 02:40pm

Ruh roh! "Error: Disk Utility can't repair this disk..." Well, that's an offsite backup disk I won't be relying on anymore!—@ndw

Thursday at 02:44pm

Wow. It won't even re-mount so that I can copy files off it. "It's worse than that, it's dead, Jim."—@ndw

Friday at 08:19am

Hmph. PGP Whole Disk Encryption sees some external USB drives and not others. I wonder what's different about them.—@ndw

Sunday at 09:24am

RT @xprocbook Restored at last: early (early!) drafts of the XProc book are back online:—@ndw