The short-form week of 18–24 Oct 2010

25 Oct 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 35 messages in 30 conversations. (With 4 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 Monday at 08:27am

Public wifi that blocks port 22 is so F*cking annoying.—@ndw
@ndw WIFI qui provoque à la fois le PORT 6667 et 22 à être bloqué est encore plus frustrant.—@sideshowbarker
@ndw 6667+22 est bloqué = Impossible d'utiliser directement IRC et ne peuvent pas SSH dans mon serveur à utiliser IRSSI, ou n'importe quoi—@sideshowbarker

Monday at 08:36am

RT @ndw “Public wifi that blocks port 22 is so F*cking annoying” Amen.—@sideshowbarker

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:52pm

Yes, I'm one of those evil people who strips URLs of feed-tracking info before shortening or distributing them.—@simonstl
@simonstl That makes you one of the good guys, Simon. Well, not just that, obviously, but...—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:22am

Officially released! RT @MarkLogic a New version of MarkLogic Server is out! Check it out! http://bit.ly/9qllXK—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:40am

RT @fakebaldur: Commenters of the world: Decimated does not mean what you think it means.—@abdelazer
@abdelazer: Thanks for retweeting that. Misuse of "decimated" drives me crazy.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson If only we could get one in ten of the abusers to mend their ways.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:27am

If ndw.me isn't available, is nduu.me too corny? (For my own URL shortener)—@ndw
@ndw I hope URL shorteners will be over soon -- they break the web in nasty ways.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson I agree completely, but if I have to use one, I'm inclined to use one from someone I trust. That'd be me.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:41pm

I really dislike the sloppy mess that is VEVENT markup. Two summary's? Thank you so much.—@ndw
@ndw: two summaries? what do you mean?—@dckc
@dckc SUMMARY: occurs twice between BEGIN:VEVENT and END:VEVENT—@ndw
@ndw: huh? where? I only see once in, e.g. http://www.w3.org/2002/12/cal/rfc2445.html#sec4.4—@dckc
@dckc Oh, maybe it's just an event that iCal borked. Meh.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:45pm

[redacted].com, "Truth in reputation", wants me to connect with Facebook. Uh. That's ironic, right?—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:31pm

Participating in a W3C TAG meeting for the first time in several years. Fond memories.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:09am

Desperate to buy a Patek. Can someone buy me one for my birthday. Please? #wishlist http://bit.ly/9pANPM—@dscape
@dscape For 1.5E6 it ought to at least be water resistant.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:45am

@philipfennell tests.xproc.org is up for me...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:27am

M25 to be widened again? how wide can it go!? #spendingreview—@al3xbrown
@al3xbrown If you make it wider, they will come.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:59am

RT @hannahnicklin When Churchill was asked to cut arts funding for the war, he replied what are we fighting for? http://tinyurl.com/35nlxzj—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:34am

I have to say, it is ironic how much the tea partiers go on about the Constitution when they've vowed to repeal large chunks of it.—@tommorris
@tommorris It's ironic on that side of the Atlantic ocean. On this side, it's just bloody frightening.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:58pm

But then, I'm just expecting my nice and pretty unix OS to someday get app-store-ified and locked down.—@lmorchard
@lmorchard Yep. And that'll make me walk away too.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:59pm

Mac App Store. Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes.—@iTod
@iTod As long as you mean "no" when you say "yes", sure :-P—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:13pm

How long until Apple locks down OSX? I find the Mac App store utterly depressing. No faith Apple will do the right thing at all. #OSX—@dhmspector

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:49pm

Woot! RT @gigaom Review: T-Mobile’s G2 Is Tops for T-Mobile’s Network http://ow.ly/2WG7n—@TMobile
@TMobile Great. Now where's the OTA to enable tethering? And could we have permanent root, please.—@ndw
@ndw @TMobile And a keyboard with all the keys on it. []{}\|`—@leighklotz
@leighklotz @TMobile Yeah, that too :-/—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:29pm

Oh, so now we need a competing "open" app store? I got your open app store right here: http://www.google.com/—@dewitt

Wednesday at 02:30pm

I've just been invited to attend Monetize 2.0. I can't make it, but I'll be at the after-party, Vomitize 2.01.—@zeldman

Thursday at 12:32pm

RT @xproc New draft of "XML processor profiles" published today: http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-proc-profiles/—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:36pm

Building a web analytics tool with #MarkLogic Server V4.2, http://norman.walsh.name/2010/10/22/infostudio—@ndw
@ndw awesome! loved the map and graphics. think we could do something like that in realtime (maybe with something like pusher?)—@dscape
@dscape With a realtime feed, I think the map and graphics would work just fine. 3/4 million entries didn't even make the server breath hard—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:06pm

LOL. "Parameters suck." First two words in chapter 7, section 3 (http://bit.ly/d2FFKUU) of the book on #Xproc that @ndw is writing.—@cdavisafc
@cdavisafc Gotta tell it like it is.—@ndw

Friday at 07:15pm

The 1st Amendment to the US Constitution may be the most powerful paragraph in the history of this world.—@kevinhouchin

Saturday at 07:56am

I am loving how quick and simple it is to publish on my new weblog. Me & MarkLogic FTW!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:27pm

What is it with iCal search? It *never* finds anthing. More or less pointless, AFAICT.—@ndw
@ndw Have you ever found anything using any of the search facilities in any Apple software?—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Fair point.—@ndw

Saturday at 04:09pm

Frustrated that Emacs url.el functions all seem to fail for me, always.—@ndw

Saturday at 04:22pm

Oh screw it. I'll just use call-process and run my command line tools.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:06am

@ndw you F'ing rule! This is #awesome. Thank you SOOO much. Can't thank you enough. #theforcewillbewithyoualways—@peteaven
@peteaven Glad you like it.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:00pm

Maybe the consolidated EPUB URI scheme was doing too much. Just an EPUB unique-identifier -> URN? urn:epub:[unique-id]?—@abdelazer
@abdelazer You do not want a URN. You want an HTTP URI.—@ndw