The short-form week of 27 Dec 2010–2 Jan 2011

03 Jan 2011; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 28 messages in 28 conversations. (With 2 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 Saturday at 12:47am

nXML mode: bloody sensible idea like RELAX NG. I hereby nominate James Clark to be the Benevolent Dictator for all XML related technologies.—@tommorris
@tommorris One improvement to rng-mode is to make </ close the nearest open tag. I'll try to remember to post it later.—@ndw
@ndw that'd be handy.—@tommorris
@tommorris Turns out it's as simple as (setq nxml-slash-auto-complete-flag t) I believe. Must have been psgml-mode that req'd custom code.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks. Popped that in my config file. Works fantastically!—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:00am

Cook's treat: duck fat browned toast w/ duck liver, rabbit liver, heart, and belly...and 30 yr Balsamic. Epic.—@kendall
@kendall Belly? It sounds awesome, but I have reservations about the belly.—@ndw
@ndw Why? It was quite good. ;)—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:28am

Next time you want to use a word, use the Tom Test. Would it make me want to smash your teeth in? If so, don't use it.—@tommorris
@tommorris Words to live by. Is "performant" on the list?—@ndw
@ndw Hmm. Undecided. I'd probably pull out my laptop, Google it and grind my teeth. ;-)—@tommorris

Tuesday at 01:17pm

How do so many people so frequently publish tweets with truncated links? Are you paying attention at all?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:09pm

This just in. Taxes suck.—@bphogan
@bphogan Nonsense. They pay for vital services.—@ndw
@ndw I keep telling myself that. Myself does not wanna hear it.—@bphogan

Tuesday at 03:51pm

If you visit the Android Market in your desktop browser, there's no way to search the market. What's up with that?—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:48pm

A good API: take URL, put ".xml" on the end, get data. A bad API: I have to give you my phone number before I can do that.—@tommorris

Tuesday at 07:07pm

Norman.Walsh.name and other sites on the box in my basement will get a memory boost later this week. Performance will improve, one hopes.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:21pm

Um, hello there, complete Twin Peaks series for only $36. http://amzn.to/dNiYZE—@neilio
@neilio @kplawver Oh! Sold!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:06pm

What to do with user manuals for all those new gadgets? Download the PDFs, stick em in @evernote, and recycle the paper. That's what I do.—@ndw
@ndw re shortened links, I let the twitter google app shorten it for me. Do I need to "think" ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI Dunno. Don't recall seeing any msgs from you truncated in the middle of a URI. I'll let you know if I do.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:08pm

RT @ndw: What to do with user manuals for all those new gadgets? Download the PDFs, stick em in @evernote, and recycle the paper.—@naypinya

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

RT @ndw: What to do with manuals for those new gadgets? Download the PDFs, stick em in @evernote, and recycle the paper. That's what I do.—@arh
@arh @ndw Re utilities like @evernote - User must remember enough about data pieces 2B able to find 'em in a relatively dumb search. #fail—@BkwdGreenComet
@BkwdGreenComet Between keywords and full-text search, I've never had a problem. Can't say the same for my paper filing cabinets...—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:52am

@joeclark I avoid services that I can't thoroughly back up: http://norman.walsh.name/2009/11/01/evernote—@ndw

Thursday at 07:19am

Dear movie exec, the more annoying you make the DVD intro, the more likely I'll rip it and never see any intro ever again. Just sayin'—@ndw

Thursday at 09:47am

RT @ndw Dear movie exec, the more annoying you make the DVD intro, the more likely I'll rip it & never see any intro ever again. Just sayin—@madcap_loon

Thursday at 10:34am

RT @ndw Dear movie exec, the more annoying you make the DVD intro, the more likely I'll rip it & never see any intro ever again. Just sayin'—@joeharris76

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

Current status: Glögg http://yfrog.com/h8oh3poj—@abdelazer
@abdelazer +1 for recipes that measure vermouth in pints.—@liza
@liza liquor-reconstituted raisins are essentially the high point of everyones year, which is why we drink it on the first.—@abdelazer
@abdelazer @liza my martini recipe references vermouth in Hints, Whispers, or in a pinch, Insinuations—@andrewsavikas
@andrewsavikas @abdelazer @liza Dry, baby, dry.—@ndw
@andrewsavikas Just switch to ordering your preferred vodka/gin also by the pint. Problem solved.—@liza
@liza @andrewsavikas You have a gallon martini glass, do you?—@ndw

Thursday at 04:10pm

Now my Galaxy Tab won't mount as a drive at all. All sorts of weird USB errors on both OS X and Linux. #unhappy #camper—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:56pm

Wow, my courage-vs-terror post is getting more reads than my mobile-market piece. This is very cheering.—@timbray
@timbray Except that the underlying motivations in the terror piece are power and money and consequently largely impervious to reason.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:58am

This is crazy. Note: while on loan, you cannot read your own book! "Lending Kindle Books" http://amzn.to/dS3v0a—@ivan_herman
@ivan_herman That’s perfectly reasonable isn’t it? If I loan you my book, I don’t have it to read anymore.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:23am

No, "Mushu mould" isn't a spam subject heading that's going to get me to read your missive. Not even in all caps.—@ndw
@ndw I wonder sometimes if those headings are random or if someone says "I'll try this one." I have better things to do, I know! ;-)—@MattioV

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:23am

Engadget thinks this will be a big year for 3D Printing: http://pulsene.ws/CxBf—@mikeloukides
@mikeloukides Only being able to lend a book once is the part that makes it farce.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:18pm

Decided we could manage the Stilton w/o the little bottle of '92 vintage port for another year, but your days are numbered, old son.—@ndw
@ndw There is still time to crack that sucka. :) Happy New Year!—@bsletten

Friday at 11:18pm

Happy New Year, one and all!—@ndw

Friday at 11:30pm

Watching a simulated act of canibalism...or so I understood. #atheism http://ur1.ca/2pw2d—@gabrielsaldana

Saturday at 04:30pm

Using my camera phone & @evernote to get a decent record of what's in the "age longer" section of the wine cellar. #leastofmyproblems—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:24pm

@vbsteven Bookmark to Desktop looks cool, but I can’t figure out how to create an account using either the ext. or Android app. Clue, pls?—@ndw
@ndw you're supposed to create an account via the app. If it doesn't work right away try uninstalling/reinstalling it.—@vbsteven
@vbsteven Perfect, thanks! I must have fumble fingered my way past that the first time around.—@ndw
@ndw you're welcome. I know about the problem. A new version with an improved registration wizard is on its way.—@vbsteven

Sunday at 10:41pm

Anyone know of an android version of the iPhone game "Strategery"?—@ndw