The short-form week of 13–19 Sep 2010

20 Sep 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 27 messages in 22 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.

Monday at 09:46am

Back in London.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:38am

“Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas which, given enough time, changes into people." - Ed Harrison, cosmologist—@marcuschown

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:01am

Discovering that MarkLogic will only optimise an expression that's illegal XQuery. Interesting.—@JeniT
@JeniT Interesting indeed. Tell me more, please?—@ndw
@JeniT "MarkLogic will only optimise .. illegal XQuery". Actually MarkLogic optimizes lots of legal XQuery AND extensions Yours may be a bug—@StephenBuxton
Uh, @StephenBuxton, I'm pretty sure @jenit's comment was about that particular expression, not in general! But I've been on a plane all day—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:30pm

Who the FUCK decided that HTML entities should be case-sensitive?—@diveintomark
@diveintomark the person who wanted to distinguish eacute from Eacute, I presume.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:29pm

Welcome to IAD. We've gathered many hundreds of strangers together to stand in line with you so you won't feel lonely.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:57pm

Dear IAD, I really don't mind being alone, but I'll be really bummed if I miss my connection. #getmehome #fingerscrossed—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:24pm

#NYMUG NY #MarkLogic User Group [...] September 30th. Meet peers, learn more about MarkLogic, eat pizza http://bit.ly/bRq7gx RT @MarkLogic—@peteaven
RT @peteaven @marklogic #MarkLogic #NYMUG 30 Sep 2010. It is a pretty nifty demo, if I do say so myself. Log file analysis & visualization.—@ndw
@ndw would love to see it. sounds #awesome. I'll actually be at the Mothership that week.—@peteaven
@peteaven There's always DemoJam in January :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:33pm

Made my connection. Got my upgrade. Travel win. I can haz weekend now? No, I guess that's still a few days away.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:14pm

Better link to the tower climbing video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uccjrp5NRYE Tingles!—@donttrythis
Free climbing! Tingles indeed! RT @donttrythis Better link to the tower climbing video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uccjrp5NRYE Tingles!—@ndw

Thursday at 08:55am

A reminder with a week's notice + 9 days on the road + Murphy's Law = Pre-Release expires in -3 days. Fsck!—@ndw

Thursday at 12:20pm

Nine days of expenses in two currencies plus transaction fees. Uurggh!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:52pm

Design is easy. Think mobile first. Strip away columns, widgets, multilevel nav, and Flash. Now resist the temptation to ever add them back.—@diveintomark
RT @diveintomark Design is easy. Think mobile first. Strip away cols, wgts, multilvl nav, and Flash. Resist the tempt. to ever add them back—@ndw

Thursday at 01:37pm

Thank you #NetSuite for deleting my saved expense report. Retyping all those fiddly expenses and conversion rates will be such fun.—@ndw

Friday at 07:03am

Oh, blast. Of course my whole Twitter backup system is borked, I have to convert it to use OAuth. Bleh...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:13am

Can't deny that it does sound like the Pope equated atheism with Nazism http://exm.nr/dtqgtE - extremely offensive and intolerant—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers I know. Who'd have guessed that the former Grand Inquisitor would be offensive or intolerant?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:54pm

kind of sick of javascript everywhere. I want Declarative Web back #nojs #noscript #css #svg #html5 #mathml #xslt—@innovimax
@innovimax Yes, please. Where can I sign up?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 10:13am

Turned my productivity back up to 11! Todays work requires coding a webapp in #XQuery. Yesterday I was coding a webapp in #Java.—@adamretter
@adamretter the difference is astounding, ain't it?—@ndw

Saturday at 03:19pm

Just ordered my copy of "The Old Measure" by Jon Bosak (yes, that Jon).—@ndw

Saturday at 03:19pm

Bah, forgot the link. "The Old Measure" http://bit.ly/cQc2Ru—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:52am

Returning Anastasia Anesthesia (Russian Imperial Stout) to the boil--must not let it boil over!!!—@ndw
@ndw You clearly don't like your beer to be cold.—@abcoates
@abcoates it won't be beer for a few weeks yet, but the yeast is working on the sugar now!—@ndw

Sunday at 09:54am

Very small margin for error. http://yfrog.com/j1fxcj—@ndw

Sunday at 12:46pm

Historically, I've had mixed results with Ubuntu distro upgrades. Trying 9.10 to 10.04 on my server anyway. Fingers crossed!—@ndw