The short-form week of 11–17 Oct 2010

18 Oct 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 44 messages in 40 conversations. (With 7 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 Friday at 02:06pm

T-Mobile will discount my prospective phone (S. Vibrant) by $300 if I agree to pay them $480 more over the next two years. Uhm. #badatmath?—@ndw
@ndw aimed at people who don't have the cash available, I suspect.—@laurendw
@ndw Not necessarily. The extra $180 should buy you service you don't get just by owning the phone. Can you buy same service for < $180?—@elharo
@elharo Yes, that comparison included the same plan in both cases.—@ndw
@ndw: $480 more than what? I think I saw that one time but conveniently forgot it. Remind me?—@dckc

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:24pm

Where is the "read later"/instapaper button in the android twitter client? Grumble.—@ndw
@ndw use twicca instead—@docum3nt
@docum3nt Uhm, twicca seems nice, but I don't see any instapaper integration. Am I looking past it?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:08pm

I passionately hate netsuite—@dscape
@dscape That distinguishes you from every other netsuite user I've ever met not at all.—@ndw

Monday at 09:20pm

Next week's status report: "Did stuff & will do stuff. What do I need you to do? Stuff."—@kplawver

Monday at 09:28pm

If the only place I can read your ebook is in a bizarre little flash app, you have failed as an ebook provider.—@pfhawkins

Tuesday at 02:59am

I thought it was a technology project, turns out it's about people #everyprojectever—@al3xbrown

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:12am

Pope Says Technology Causes Confusion Between Reality and Fiction—@slashdot
@slashdot And he's in favor of which, now?—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:47pm

How much data can I transmit/receive here in Penn Station before my train, or the Acela I'm slurping data from, pulls out?—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:01pm

Enough. At least all my email went back and forth.—@ndw

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

Does the fact that I *like* programming in XSLT make me a poor judge of technology?—@sboag
@sboag uhm, no?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:16pm

thinking of it, i would be almost as happy with a RESTful XQuery. @ndw, any interest in exploring this, or is there some extension already?—@dret
@dret not sure what you're looking for exactly, but #MarkLogic server supports all the verbs.—@ndw
@ndw interesting! does marklogic provide access to all headers? support configurable caching? support conneg? support transfer encodings?—@dret
@dret All the headers, yes. Config caching, sure, if we mean the same thing. You can do conneg. Not sure how flexible xfer encodings are—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:32pm

Anyway, I'm on a boat. Is that still a thing?—@diveintomark

Tuesday at 08:31pm

Bud Lime: for when you're too lazy to push a lime wedge into your bottle of bland, watery lager.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:41pm

.@alanhouser something happened to the Gap logo?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:25am

rm * is probably not a right command for deleting 36k files in one directoy: "Argument list too long". #fail—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek xargs is your friend. Or rm -rf the whole directory if there aren't any subdirs.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:24pm

Using mobile phone with in-ear headphones; man, I wish I could turn the volume down further...—@ndw
@ndw I do find it's a great idea to get a set of headphones with its own volume control; worth its weight in gold.—@abcoates
@abcoates Ah, of course. If it's something I wind up doing with any frequency, I'll replace the "free" included set with something better.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:20pm

Does Android have any sort of persistent syslog? Would like to investigate occasional, spontaneous reboots on my #tmobile G2—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:59pm

Anyone interested in talk IBM XML over cheesesteaks in Philly at #xml10 tomorrow night let me know. Share cab and solutions.—@aspyker
@aspyker I'm up for a good cheesesteak while I'm in town!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:52pm

Back to the future. Just joined Adobe as Creative Suite architect.—@umityalcinalp
@umityalcinalp Congratulations!—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:48pm

Requested DNS change to switch to #MarkLogic. Or totally borked DNS for and it'll vanish entirely.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:48pm

Ah, yes, is gone, but DNS doesn't reflect new IP. #worried—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:31pm

Sprinkled some META and CSS fairy dust to improve appearance of on Android devices. Wonder if that'll help iPhone, too?—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:39pm

Duh! One more bit of config! If the DNS changes have reached you, is back up:—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:11pm

Hmm. My nginx proxy config seems to be dropping IP address and referrer on the floor. I hope I can fix that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:19am

Turns out time doesn't expand to hold the work available. Bummer.—@JeniT
@JeniT Bummer indeed. OTOH, if it did, would Monday's last forever?—@ndw

Thursday at 07:11am

Breakfast now. Speaking later. Breakfast first. I wonder if I'm actually, uhm, ready? No, that way lies anxiety and madness.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:42am

Heh. I'm not sure I want to admit how many of those SGML proceedings I remember. #xml2010—@ndw

Thursday at 07:54am

Hey! DocBook 5: The Def. Guide is the "Ebook Deal of the Day"! Discount code DDDB5 at Get 'em while they're chea^H^H^H^Hhot!—@ndw

Thursday at 08:30am

Just saved my tuchus with an SSH tunnel. Again. SSH tunnels, FTW!—@ndw

Thursday at 08:34am

"I don't report on future events until after they've happened." --Peter Flynn #xml2010—@ndw

Thursday at 09:03am

Sometimes good is good enough? We're way beyond that. Just barely passable, really quite crap is often good enough these days. #xml2010—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:43am

Chris' exact example was: how many birthdays should you expect a person to have?—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker Is it possible to have more than one?—@ndw

Thursday at 12:45pm

Note to my U.S. followers, if you're going to #W3C #TPAC, remember to get your absentee ballots in order!—@ndw

Thursday at 12:48pm

Whoo hoo! RT @jpcs MarkLogic 4.2 released, including support for XSLT 2.0 and replication. #marklogic—@ndw

Thursday at 12:49pm

RT @OReillyMedia #Ebook Deal of the Day: DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide - 4.99 - Save 63% Use code DDDB5—@ndw

Thursday at 12:53pm

MarkLogic Server 4.2 now available for Mac OS X (for development only)—@ndw

Saturday at 12:41pm

Really? No. Really?—@ndw

Saturday at 03:35pm

For those who didn't understand iPad comment: designers, publishers see it as opportunity to do all the wrong things w/o taint of Flash.—@zeldman

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:11pm

How do people do those screenshots which are the full web page, not just the visible window? #lazyweb—@JeniT
@JeniT I managed to get webkit2png working.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:48am

Making my first ever seasonal brew: Winter Solstice Lager. Coriander and orange peel.—@ndw
@ndw that brew sounds tasty. Cheers! :)—@jasoncbooth