The short-form week of 1–7 Nov 2010

08 Nov 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 40 messages in 46 conversations. (With 9 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 12:44am

Forgot to wish all my computer nerd friends Merry Christmas tonight. 31 (OCT) = 25 (DEC)—@bsletten

Monday at 03:24am

Dear America: The Crazy loose among you. It feeds on fear and anger, and poops out chaos. Tomorrow is election day, don't let it in.—@ronhitchens

Monday at 04:43am

Argh! @tmobile lost my intnln service plan. Added it again while in Europe. Odds my phone ever works before I return to The States?—@ndw

Monday at 04:45am

P.S. @TMobile 8 Euros for 60 minutes of access is f'ing highway robbery.—@ndw

Monday at 04:53am

Well, color me surprised. Intnl plan seems to have gone into effect w/i minutes. I haz phone again. But no data, natch. Thanks @tmobile—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:31am

Seven minutes(ish) left on this outrageously expensive internet connection. Time to start a production server update? Uhm. No, I guess not.—@ndw
@ndw you in Lyon yet?—@roessler
@roessler I am now.—@ndw
@ndw You do know that there's free Wifi in the meeting building, right?—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Yes. I urgently needed it in FRA to get international roaming enabled on my phone. Here now and using free bits. Thanks!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:03am

RT @gnat: Getting nostalgic. Wish I could buy a DEC Rainbow 100. J would kill me for more shit in the house, but was a lovely computer.—@simonstl
@simonstl I have one in the basement. I wonder if it still works. I wonder if the CP/M floppies are still readable.—@ndw

Monday at 10:53am

Punished for being late to the party, #W3C IRC is full at #TPAC. But I'm here, honest.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:58am

Fresh pain au chocolat and espresso. Good morning!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:16am

In XSL WG meeting. @nwalsh has just pointed out that mine is the only PC in the room - the other 7 are all using MACs.—@michaelhkay
@michaelhkay Dunno about that @nwalsh guy, he must sound a lot like @ndw :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:59am

Excellent presentation by @JeniT to start off TPAC.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:15am

"After three and a half years, the situation has not gotten any simpler" @timbl on XML 2.0—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:18am

Tim's fascination with unquoted attributes alternately amuses me and annoys me.—@ndw
@ndw Unless you're writing a parser or serializer, does the way HTML is serialized over the wire matter that much?—@avernet

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:22am

Ah, yes, of course, #TPAC. The perfect place to run Firesheep.—@ndw
@ndw and sheepsafe as well ;) https://github.com/nicksieger/sheepsafe #tpac #firesheep—@mehlah

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:29am

RT @ldodds: Reading @JeniT slides and notes. And smiling {- Agree. Can we declare Jeni benevolent dictator? http://bit.ly/c1mqxn—@robinberjon
@robinberjon be careful what you wish for...—@roessler
@roessler I'm considering running a "Jeni for the TAG" campaign, I'm wondering if I need her permission.—@robinberjon

Wednesday at 09:10am

I'm just not sure I want the web and TV integrated. #luddite—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:12am

Why would you want to ruin a good TV program by splitting your attention with the internet? #also #luddite like @ndw—@jpcs

Wednesday at 09:23am

RT @jpcs @ndw: [Why ruin a good TV program by splitting your attention with the internet?] Then why tweet during a good conference talk?—@michaelhkay

Wednesday at 10:16am

RT @ndw: Ah, yes, of course, #TPAC. The perfect place to run Firesheep. @bblfish: don't tell me you missed out on #dogfood opp. re. #WebID?—@kidehen

Wednesday at 10:52am

The typesetter's going to be disappointed when they typeset the words on Chris's last slide. #tpac—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:05am

Software update for T-Mobile #G2 begins rolling out today (enables Wi-Fi Calling for Android & more) http://ow.ly/33tuN—@TMobile
@TMobile No tethering in the G2 update?—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:08am

OH at #tpac "I thought I'd give my talk in mime, but ... I'm not the MIME Type."—@fjhirsch

Wednesday at 11:12am

Finally the US goes beyond the 2-party system. We now have the right, the extreme right, and the Tea Party. #iaminpoliticsnomansland—@ebruchez

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:21am

So don't (bleep)ing use HTML in email. EMAIL IS JUST TEXT. #tpac—@ndw
@ndw: luddite. HTML email is nice, when used well.—@dckc
@ndw when *given* the choice, many users prefer the html version. I could try to dig the exact stats again.—@karlpro
@karlpro I. Don't. Care. #luddite—@ndw
@ndw HTML e-mail == Pink Comic Sans.—@tommorris
@ndw I thought your way once. But have given in. Email is not text anymore. I wish it wasn't that way. Sigh...—@eedeebee
@ndw put a link to your website in your email and stfu—@r4vi
@ndw At least nobody (yet) is sending their e-mail as Flash-only.—@abcoates
@ndw @tommorris Oh FF sake. You lost that battle years ago. A bit of text formatting isn't going to kill anyone.—@andybak
@andybak I have not lost until I surrender. I will not surrender. But I may ignore most of your crappy HTML formatted email. Ahem, @eedeebee—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:24am

Why not use HTML in Tweeter instead ? RT @ndw: So don't (bleep)ing use HTML in email. EMAIL IS JUST TEXT. #tpac—@innovimax

Wednesday at 11:24am

testify, @ndw! HTML, scripting and canvas and wot-not in Email? DO NO WANT! @w3c #tpac—@psd

Wednesday at 11:26am

RT @ndw: EMAIL IS JUST TEXT. #tpac Actually, email is just English text.—@michaelhkay

Wednesday at 03:55pm

Anyone up for playing Words With Friends? @ndw and @JeniT lured me into it but seem to have been cowed into silence.—@robinberjon

Thursday at 05:14am

Thursday at 11:30am

All the complaints about app store namesquatting point towards some kind of unique, uniform identifier for resources...—@tommorris

Thursday at 12:01pm

Thursday at 06:10pm

Any time a party decides their priorities lie with unseating another party rather than running the country they should b summarily dismissed—@cwilso

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:06am

@ndw asked if I'm on another planet. Guess so -- the naive and unknowing one. Seeking gentle & friendly education. #tpac #w3c—@annbass
@annbass No offense intended, Ann! I'm usually on planet crazy, I just visit earth now and again.—@ndw
@ndw What? You went to Earth and didn't bring me a t-shirt back? Bah. cc @annbass—@robinberjon

Friday at 10:54am

Remember, remember / The 5th of November / And persecuting thousands of people because a few terrorists share their religion #gladthat'sover—@pnh

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:04pm

day 2 of being airified. having bash on your local machine alone is worth it. what is your favorite tip for a mac newbie & unix veteran?—@dret
@dret I've written a couple of posts about it. So has @tbray—@ndw

Saturday at 02:47pm

Arrived IAD. Spec'd and implemented p:in-scope-names and p:document-template. (Meeting minutes to follow.) #tpac #xproc—@ndw

Saturday at 02:49pm

Note to laptop makers: a single, non-replaceable battery that last 4ish hours is (a) not enough, (b) very frustrating.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:12pm

Twenty people in front of me at passport control. Twenty *times* as many at security theater. Forty-nine minutes left.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:18pm

Dear microsoft, I make your sh** look really good, so why do you insist on F'ING me with each release of Visual Studio?—@peteaven

Saturday at 03:40pm

Twenty-two minutes to spare and an upgrade. FTW. That might not even qualify as close. Next stop BDL, but no in-seat power *grump*—@ndw

Saturday at 03:48pm

Excellent! RT @ndw: Arrived IAD. Spec'd and implemented p:in-scope-names and p:document-template. (Meeting minutes to follow.) #tpac #xproc—@fgeorges

Saturday at 05:01pm

Arrived BDL. Home becons...—@ndw

Sunday at 03:51am

RT @ndw: Arrived IAD. Spec'd and implemented p:in-scope-names and p:document-template. (Meeting minutes to follow.) #tpac #xproc—@quixproc

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 08:29am

fun with 2 year old as she discovers bookshelf of OReilly books & starts pointing and telling me the animals: bear, cow, whale ...—@peteaven
@peteaven Duck, Pete? Where's the duck!?—@ndw
@ndw lol! dude, got that one on the ipad. I'll be sure to show her tho. ;)—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 10:48am

In your heart, you already knew, no? #UX RT @daveaitel Placebo Buttons http://dlvr.it/87W7P #fb—@JamieXML
@JamieXML I'm always surprised these days when the close button does have an effect.—@ndw

Sunday at 02:17pm

You know it's been too long since you submitted test results when you can no longer remember the password needed to submit test results.—@ndw