The short-form week of 8–14 Nov 2010

15 Nov 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 59 messages in 60 conversations. (With 11 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 07:34am

Monday at 09:02am

Graphviz built with brew for the Mac hangs then segfaults. Fsck!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:53pm

Offline notes have come to #Evernote for #Android. Thank goodness.—@ndw
@ndw I think I miss such a software for so much time, but don't know which one to choose. Do you recommend #evernote?—@fgeorges
@ndw Of course, I should have thought about your blog :) Thanks for the link! (btw, I miss the image-on-top layout of your blog :-p)—@fgeorges
@fgeorges I might put that back. I was going for a simpler design. But maybe I've gone too simple.—@ndw
@fgeorges Completely different than Evernote, but if you're using OS X and an iPhone, I'd recommend OmniFocus. Awesome for notes and more.—@avernet
@avernet I use OmniFocus too. Only "todo manager" I've ever successfully used for more than a few days. Don't miss the iPhone version.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:50pm

Sporting new glasses. Pro: they're stylish, says my better half. Con: my first pair of progressives.—@ndw
@ndw If your new profile img features the new glasses: yes, they're stylish. (stupid me, tried to browse older tweets for comparison)—@gimsieke

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:54pm

I have to say, I'd be more impressed by my very-own-conspiracy-theory if I could understand it.—@tommorris
@tommorris You're only saying that to mask your own complicity!—@ndw

Monday at 06:39pm

I have ADHD. It's like ADD except the picture quality is phenomenal.—@SebastienPage

Monday at 07:41pm

Getting bored with all this HTML5 hoopla. "I'm building an HTML5 site". No, you mean a "website", you fucking douchenozzle.—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:41pm

Dear all, any recommendations for a good online picture printing site? I've tried a few disappointing ones, would love input.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon I've had success with whatever Flickr uses on the back end. For holiday snaps, anyway, haven't tried to make art prints.—@ndw
@ndw Cheers, I'll give that a shot and see how it goes.—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:57pm

RT @NickMoline: Mystery Missile Launch Seen off Calif. Coast - CBS News cc @adamcurry—@gabrielsaldana
@gabrielsaldana One of the lead ions from the LHC went straight through the center of the earth and came out in the Pacific.—@ndw
@ndw is that what happened? have any links to that info?—@gabrielsaldana
@gabrielsaldana Uh, no. That was a lame attempt at humor.—@ndw
@ndw lol u got me on that one :)—@gabrielsaldana

Tuesday at 02:51pm

Chained to Oracle. Fantastic.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:56pm

RT @ndw: Chained to Oracle. Fantastic. < Ouch—@billynewport

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:00pm

My laptop isn't burning my thighs, that means there must be a desk somewhere under all this mess, right?—@ndw
@ndw Good thing you got that desk—@noahmendelsohn

Tuesday at 03:12pm

Do my expense report for #TPAC, or stick pins in my eyes. ... Where are the pins?—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:50pm

Why does wifi calling from my mobile phone use plan minutes? Not that I much care, but...—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:03pm

Do my expense report for #TPAC, or stick pins in my eyes. ... Where are the pins? (via @ndw)—@fjhirsch

Tuesday at 05:30pm

RT @billynewport: RT @ndw: Chained to Oracle. Fantastic. < Ouch—@fregis77

Tuesday at 06:46pm

TSA: Protecting you from yesterdays threats tomorrow.—@seanbonner

Wednesday at 09:43am

@ldodds Any chance you could run the LInked Data Patterns book through the ePUB stylesheets too?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:44am

@ndw I did, maybe it's not linked (ha!), but its here:—@ldodds
@ldodds Sweet. Thanks, Leigh!—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:43am

"Buy now" link on TMobile Galaxy Tab page opens a popup telling you to call them. #fail—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:43am

@TMobile, so can I add a Galaxy Tab to my current plan, or do you really expect me to buy *another* 2 year contract?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:40am

#Facebook Posts by Employees are Legally Protected Free Speech, Federal Ruling Finds—@gabrielsaldana
@gabrielsaldana We needed a federal ruling for this? Good grief.—@ndw

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

Out of pins. Time to do that expense report after all: a week of receipts, two currencies, and very expensive. Oh, joy.—@ndw
@ndw I have 5 trips worth of expenses to do, quintuple oh joy :-(—@DaveO
@ndw I wasn't brave enough to have a look at mine yet :-)—@fgeorges

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:53pm

Oh, goody, it just gets better and better. Someone upgraded the expense report system. What could go wrong?—@ndw
@ndw i can sense the irony—@dscape

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:21pm

Yes, the system lost my entire expense report. Thank you #Netsuite. You suck.—@ndw
@ndw Yikes! Can't say I'm fond of NetSuite, but it's never done that to me. What browser / OS etc?—@jpcs
@jpcs Firefox on OS X. It's done it to me twice now over the past couple of months.—@ndw
@ndw For a data point, I use chrome on Fedora to input the data, then chrome on OS X to attach the scanned receipts. #netsuite—@jpcs
@ndw #netsuite is actually really good at losing things I enter into it. (guessing you forgot to hit hidden 'save' button at bottom)—@eedeebee
@eedeebee I hit 'Complete Later' because that's the only way to get the receipt upload buttons. But it just vanished. Kill me now.—@ndw
@ndw What browser? Safari shows me the regular submit buttons. #weallgottasticktogether—@hunterhacker

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:22pm

Hey! The G2 permanent root is out. Now I guess I have to learn enough of the technical details to actually do it.—@ndw
@ndw how do you like your G2 (sans the root)?—@bdarcus

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:49pm

#Delta proposed security question: 'Name of your first school?'. Answer can contain only letters, numbers, dashes, and periods. Uh. #FAIL—@ndw
@ndw I ran into that with #Delta too! I can only hope that it's a bug because if that's by design I don't want to fly with them anymore.—@ryangrimm

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:55pm

What's "the thing to do"™ with a small executable that takes cmd line args? Create a separate class to process and hold onto that state?—@MattioV
@MattioV That's more or less what I did. Two classes, actually: one to hold the state, another to parse the command line args.—@ndw
@ndw Was leaning towards doing it in one, but it does make it cleaner with two. Thanks!—@MattioV

Wednesday at 08:11pm 'Recently Listened Tracks', Justin Bieber? I don't think so.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:22pm

Handling timezones in Information Studio transformations: #MarkLogic—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:50pm

xslt for converting date formats. respect. by @ndw—@karlpro

Thursday at 05:49am

Gah! Over 200 rejected comments had accidentally slipped through as approved in the weblog transition. <blush>Fixed now.</blush>—@ndw

Thursday at 06:45am

♺ @karlpro: xslt for converting date formats. respect. by @ndw—@talou

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:12am

Upgraded to Photoshop CS5 this morning. Content Aware Fill is frickin magic!—@elharo
@elharo Ain't it though?—@ndw
@ndw @elharo apply that team to Adobe Updater for about 1.5 weeks and we'd be getting somewhere—@abdelazer

Thursday at 10:15am

"We're changing the face of the Internet landscape(TM)" #mixedmetaphores #fail—@ndw

Thursday at 11:06am

I'd make a joke about #twitterjoketrial but (a) it's not funny; and, (b) I don't want to go to jail for fuck's sake.—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:58pm

Balls, they've cancelled Rubicon. That's very disappointing:—@tomcoates
@tomcoates Balls indeed. I wonder if Spangler offed himself or crushed his co-conspirators.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:03pm

Weekly backups finished. 9/22 was last week, right?—@ndw

Friday at 07:45am

RT @hunterhacker RT @MrAlanCooper: "TSA employment is attracting real sex perverts"—@ndw

Friday at 08:52am

Happy 40th birthday to fellow Portlander Tonya Harding! I'll wave a baton in your general direction.—@merlyn

Friday at 09:21am

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:02am

Writing XSLT stylesheets. #killmenow—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens You want to die while you're enraptured with the ecstatic joy that is XSLT? I understand.—@ndw
@ndw Yeah, that's almost exactly what I was feeling. Almost.—@ronhitchens

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:43am

It all seems to boil down to 10 missing days in October of 1582. #ididcsnothistory #damnit—@jpcs
@jpcs October of 1582 in *some* locales. If you're trying to get that part right, be prepared for more trouble from your former colonies—@ndw
@ndw Seems to be that #marklogic uses the #xquery "gregorian all the way back" calender, and ICU uses a hybrid gregorian/julian one.—@jpcs
@ndw @jpcs I wonder if there's any reasonable application for date calculations spanning back to 1582.—@martin_probst
@martin_probst Checking to see if @jpcs got it right?—@ndw
@ndw you are cruel.—@martin_probst

Friday at 11:19am

RT @ndw: RT @hunterhacker RT @MrAlanCooper: "TSA employment is attracting real sex perverts"—@lizfraley

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:24am

WSDL really had to define *18* XPointer schemes? They couldn't have had *one* scheme that took the component type as an argument? FFS!—@ndw
@ndw lovin how you're updating the profile pic to reflect your mood.—@peteaven

Friday at 11:39am

Friday at 12:40pm

@MattioV No, not really.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:20pm

Merchants: if I search for a product number, and there's only one match, please take me to that page instead of a list of one product.—@ndw
@ndw But that results page is a marketing opportunity! What if you wanted to buy a Teddy Bear with your new PCIe SSD?—@gcarothers
@ndw Please select which of the 1 hard drives you'd like to install this software on.—@abdelazer

Friday at 03:34pm

Outrageous! RT @gcarothers RT @wholewheattoast: Comparing Democratic and Republican Tax Plans: (via @daringfireball)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:04pm

Just saw an in-app add for "financial astrology". Could not make this shit up.—@ndw
@ndw We'll have a @strataconf presentation on "analytics and witch-doctoring" :)—@edd
@ndw A "financial astrologist" is nowadays more commonly called a "financial adviser".—@avernet

Friday at 07:32pm

RT @pourmecoffee: Assuming GOP will be repealing weekends soon. Working people so indulgent lounging around on their fancy weekends.—@SeanPCollins

Friday at 08:43pm

We cannot negotiate with those who say, “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.”— John F. Kennedy—@myerman

Friday at 09:31pm

Seen: "If you play a Windows 7 CD backwards, you hear demonic messages. More scary, play it forwards, you get... Windows. Ugh!"—@merlyn

Friday at 10:40pm

"The 'TSA radius' is the distance below which you'd rather drive than fly." --—@diveintomark

Saturday at 02:38am

The xml Daily is out! ▸ Top stories today by @ndw @james_clark @w3c—@dominiquepere

Saturday at 07:45pm

Now that's cute. AT&T is on twitter. And a (promoted) suggested follow. #likeicare—@mikeloukides

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:20am

‎"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." - Napoleon Bonaparte—@jasoncbooth
@jasoncbooth Obscurity is inevitable. Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all.—@ndw
@ndw agreed regarding obscurity. It's the glory part that I dig. That's what gets me up in the morning. :)—@jasoncbooth

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:24am

Me: Vancouver will be rainy, but that'll mean lots of coat stores; I'll buy one there. Them: We close at 6. Me: Arrive YVR at 5, yay! #fail—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Didn't they tell you it always rains in Vancouver (nudge @DaveO)—@ndw
@ndw @abdelazer that's a classic Norm. Good times for sure. I vaguely remember the images being clickable, they aren't now.—@DaveO
@DaveO Right you are. I'll see about fixing that. And the thumbnails aren't exactly aesthetically styled, either.—@ndw

Sunday at 07:15pm

VIP room at Centerfolds: $800, no touching of junk. Flight to Seattle on Virgin: $59, junk fully touched. TSA value!—@wilshipley

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 10:00pm

@ndw: The new blawg doesn't seem to have @ids on these <dt>s:—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Indeed. Oops. Fixed.—@ndw