The short-form week of 22–28 Nov 2010

29 Nov 2010; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 24 messages in 35 conversations. (With 5 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 02:05pm

Response to Norman Walsh on Deprecating XML vs. JSON: http://ht.ly/3dNUF #xml #w3c #json #jsonld #javascript /cc @ndw @robinberjon—@manusporny
@manusporny Attempting to post a comment displays "Answer the question" and nothing else, so apparently I can't post.—@ndw
@ndw Sorry, comments should work now - culprit: mis-behaving anti-spam plugin coupled w/ WordPress 3.0 upgrade.—@manusporny
@manusporny Oh man, one paragraph into your blog post I already know that I'm going to wipe the floor with your arse :-D cc @ndw—@robinberjon

Monday at 02:29pm

@robinberjon What ever happened to a nice, friendly, XML vs. JSON debate? re: http://ht.ly/3dOZo :P /cc @ndw #bringit #esoteric #nerdfight—@manusporny

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:28pm

Thanks @peteaven...now I feel the intense pressure of having to produce meaningful tweets from time to time!—@collwhit
@collwhit don't let @peteaven intimidate you. Just be witty and urbane all the time and you'll fit in fine.—@ndw

Monday at 11:34pm

@ndw, I'm not sure that eases the burden...—@collwhit

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

Bravo to @LinkedIn for allowing me to limit duration of app access to my data. Until revoked, no. One day, yes. Better would be one hour.—@ndw
@ndw yah I liked this too—@eedeebee

Tuesday at 10:08am

Body scans and genital fondlings would save more lives if our Government was paying to have them done in hospitals rather than airports.—@jasonmustian

Tuesday at 03:11pm

.@ndw Over/under is 4.5 months for namespaces ;-) RT @elijahmanor JSON Validation with JSON Schema by @davidwalshblog http://bit.ly/hzwKXG—@MattioV

Tuesday at 04:03pm

RT @ronanmccoy: With Twitter dropping XML from API, @ndw makes an interesting statement about #JSON compared w/ #XML http://bit.ly/aBXkRZ—@JustSystems

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:19pm

"I live and breath mixed content. That’s where I think the real valuable information lives." @ndw http://bit.ly/fmHJQx—@AlainCouthures
@AlainCouthures I wonder when the JSON people will start writing their HTML pages in JSON syntax (JHTML?). http://bit.ly/fmHJQx @ndw—@gimsieke

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:11pm

RT @hawkster: Adam Savage: TSA saw my junk, missed 12" razor blades: http://tinyurl.com/39hj8lm—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker I (accidentally!) carried an X-Acto knife and blades in my laptop bag for about a year before I noticed. The TSA never did.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:07am

Ugh, where did November go?—@jpcs
@jpcs November, shmovember, where did 2010 go!?—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:20am

RT @hunterhacker RT @randfish: Great concept for a redesign of US currency: http://seomz.me/e7kEIK—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:38am

Interesting currency redesign, and the ten dollar bill is damn near perfect. http://seomz.me/e7kEIK ( HT @ndw @hunterhacker @randfish )—@escheriv

Wednesday at 11:20am

New blog post: XML vs the Web http://bit.ly/exmTyd - partly a response to @ndw's "Deprecating XML" post—@james_clark

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

If you need some Christian UFO silliness, enjoy: http://bit.ly/iaeLbA—@tommorris
@tommorris My goodness.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:37am

I hate XML, except when I use Docbook. Then for some reason I really really like it. Don't know why.—@bphogan
@bphogan I don't know why either, but I'm sure glad your feelings don't run the other way around :-)—@ndw
@ndw people run in terror when I tell them Docbook uses xml. I sure would like to get better at xslt though. I'm terrible at that—@bphogan

Wednesday at 12:24pm

RT @james_clark: New blog post: XML vs the Web http://bit.ly/exmTyd - partly a response to @ndw's "Deprecating XML" post—@raffazizzi

Wednesday at 02:00pm

great contract to @ndw 's recent JSON, XML post RT @timbray: XML vs the Web: http://bit.ly/hI3min—@mbrevoort

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:07pm

Prepping tomorrows turkey in my W3C apron #tpac2010—@ndw
@ndw How are you preparing it?—@bsletten
@bsletten per Cook's Illustrated: brined and butterflied.—@ndw
@ndw Sounds good. Enjoy.—@bsletten
@bsletten full disclosure: I hacked the backbone out and flattened it with a rollingpin. Deb gets all the credit for the actual cooking.—@ndw
@ndw They gave out aprons? That's way cooler than the usual conference bag.—@lizfraley

Thursday at 02:38am

The xml Daily is out! http://bit.ly/cdtyCg ▸ Top stories today by @w3c @james_clark @ndw—@dominiquepere

Thursday at 03:58am

Thursday at 05:09am

Amazing visualization: "The Scale of the Universe" http://goo.gl/yCWy (via @mvertal / @russdanner)—@ebruchez

Thursday at 06:20am

RT @xquery: RT @james_clark: New blog post: XML vs the Web http://bit.ly/exmTyd - partly a response to @ndw's "Deprecating XML" post—@wcandillon

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

The start of the JSON vs XML debate by @ndw http://bit.ly/aMZKuH—@atmanes
@atmanes @ndw Norman has an excellent perspective... JSON and XML target different use cases and requirements—@cobiacomm

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:16am

Beginning to think XProc is evil. Working script on Tuesday. Reran the script today and it failed - no changes.—@harveybetty
@harveybetty Surely that's an inherent evil in computers, nothing to do specifically with poor, innocent, helpful XProc.—@ndw

Friday at 01:42pm

Flights booked. Check. Upgrade requested. Check. Upgrade confirmed. Check. Boarding passes printed. Check. Tomorrow Budapest.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:48pm

Anyone tried using XSLT on RDF? Any handy libraries you can share? #lazylinkeddata—@RichardOfSussex
@RichardOfSussex it's not pretty. Search norman.walsh.name for some observations.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks: interesting. For now, I'm going for simple XSLT on a known, simple RDF app (dbpedia).—@RichardOfSussex
@RichardOfSussex As long as the serialization is consistent, you'll probably be ok.—@ndw
@ndw Yes, it's very application-specific, unlike your elegantly generic rdfTwig. It's resolving the dereferenceable URLs that is interesting—@RichardOfSussex

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:20pm

Preparing to leave ORD. Next tweet from a boat on the Danube. Or in 8 days time, depending on wifi.—@ndw
@ndw have fun. It's cold here.—@jimbo843

Saturday at 06:22pm

Me: 56 points is quite good. Feverish 6yo: Yes, but 99 points would be better. /cc @ndw #wwf—@JeniT

Saturday at 08:19pm

i think of @Kellblog as Oscar Goldman & Lindblad as Dr. Rudy Wells, founder & head of the #MarkLogic Bionics division #sixmilliondollarman—@peteaven

Saturday at 08:27pm

record on fast train with a fast camera, play back slow. result: the real world in matrix mode http://bit.ly/hJPfHO (via @dehora)—@dret

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:22pm

@ndw -- life was so much easier before the evil computer (read not XProc) but much more boring! Now having Java Heap problems!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty oh, yeah. XML Calabash memory (mis/non)management sucks. V2 will be better. ETA? rotfl.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:41am

Arrived Budapest! http://yfrog.com/2mozp01j—@ndw
@ndw heh, I am in Budapest since Thursday:-) Having family programs and going back soon... have a great time!—@ivan_herman
@ndw beautiful city, well mostly, post pics...—@gregghoulden

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:15am

I keep trying to zoom my paper map with my thumb and index finger, but it seems to be stuck at one resolution. Stupid reality.—@ndw
@ndw :)—@gazdovsky
@ndw touch-sensitive flexible e-ink maps might not be too far away. until then, there's maplets, which is touchable *and* GPSified.—@dret
@ndw i admit i've done this, too.—@eedeebee

Sunday at 05:37pm

Really need to write-up a summary of my thoughts of all the xml-dev, @james_clark, and @ndw XML and JSON discussions going on—@aspyker