The short-form week of 17–23 Jan 2011

24 Jan 2011; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 28 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 07:44pm

RT @simonstl We Didn't Stop the Fire - http://bit.ly/dHPtOe - @Zeldman on some dark challenges of the digital age—@ndw
@ndw welcome to my life's work :)—@RepoRat

Monday at 08:02pm

@ndw "We Didn't Stop The Fire" <= saw this earlier today. Good article. Archiving is a serious job.—@webxstudio

Monday at 08:19pm

Looking at GalaxyTab as well. @ndw Thxs for review/thoughts. @chakery do you have a tablet device?—@webxstudio

Monday at 10:31pm

"Space is big, really big. How big is it..." http://bit.ly/hZ98Dl—@ndw

Monday at 10:55pm

@ndw You may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space...—@RepoRat

Tuesday at 06:11am

Voight Kampff test for Web site: are state changes captured in the URI and returned inside a representation for said URI? No? Application!—@psd

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:46am

You know, it's the sense that my efforts are appreciated that really keeps me going. http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20110118#l-415—@ndw
@ndw You read #whatwg at your own risk.—@robinberjon

Tuesday at 08:33am

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:59am

Lazy web: create an epub version of documentation for a range of #RDF vocabs, so I can have an offline reference for my kindle #linkeddata—@ldodds
@ldodds There's http://norman.walsh.name/2010/06/07/epub from @ndw for W3C specs; may be a start for #RDF vocab doc conversion (or may ;-)—@doug_burke

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:05pm

Have encountered several sites where pasting into a password field doesn't work. Chrome bug or new security behavior of some sort?—@ndw
@ndw Surely, if it has anything to do with security, it'd actually diminish it: it makes programs like Password Safe no longer work.—@cky944
@ndw Pasting pwds doesn't work? Hmm. Copy/paste seems MORE secure, esp. if someone's key logging, etc.—@noahmendelsohn
@noahmendelsohn I just experienced the problem in a non-PW field too. I’m guessing it’s a Chrome issue. *shrug*—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:19pm

Why, for the love of all you hold dear, is *the title text* of pages on the @TMobile web site done with Flash!?—@ndw
@ndw It's an ancient method of using a given font instead of the basic Web safe ones. And yes, it's silly.—@robinberjon

Tuesday at 09:38pm

*Experience* makes you an experienced developer. Not "I've been doing this for five years." The latter doesn't imply the former.—@malcolmt

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:44am

Mac OS repaired disk, manually restored "less" executable from backup, wondering what else is broken :-(—@martin_probst
@martin_probst Sounds like time to format the disk and start over.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:54am

Some case sensitive tag got checked into the docbook repo. That's an hour of my life wasted so far.—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:25am

Oh, yuck. The files tagged v50b2 and V50b2 are *different* in the DocBook repository. That's this month's actions shot to heck I fear.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:23am

The W3C HTML/XML Task Force dream team: @robinberjon, Michael, @james_clark, John, @michaelhkay, Yves, @noahmendelsohn, @hsivonen, and @ndw!—@fgeorges
@fgeorges Might be a dream team, but I'm still not sure what issue we're solving :) @james_clark @michaelhkay @noahmendelsohn @hsivonen @ndw—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know you had to solve issues... :-)—@fgeorges
@fgeorges Well if it's about champagne, hookers, and blackjack it seems @ndw has been hoarding them.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon @fgeorges You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment.—@ndw
@ndw I'm not that big on blackjack to be honest. @fgeorges—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:45am

@ndw Am I correct that the docbook epub xslt uses the docbook5 cover element to make a book cover, but fo stylesheets for PDF don't?—@bphogan
@bphogan Quite possibly. The FO stylesheets got some love from the Google summer of code, but I haven’t checked that yet.—@ndw

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

You don't want the truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at cubicles, you want me on that XML, you need me on that XML—@peteaven
@peteaven Oh, dear lord, better you than me, that’s for sure. You da man!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:24pm

OH "I've been really surprised by how much DocBook is in the real publishing ecosystem"—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Glad to hear it!—@ndw

Thursday at 07:32pm

Am I a bad person because I couldn’t care less who runs Google? Or maybe just a bad capitalist.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:40pm

That paranoid thing where I save every version of every document I put in the database? Just saved my tucchus.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:43pm

“What makes science possible is not our ability to recognize ‘truth’ but our ability to recognize falsehood.” - Neil Postman—@bsletten

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:17am

The Efficient XML Interchange Format: http://t.co/eYVQ5XN - is this an admission of XML bloat or what?—@talios
@talios "Or what."—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:29am

Will Katy Perry be at #xmlprague this year? #firework ;-)—@AlainCouthures
@AlainCouthures ummmm, if Katy Perry can help us bridge the XML and HTML divide then I don't see why not ...—@xquery
@xquery @AlainCouthures I don’t see how @katyperry could hurt! I fear it’d devolve into a riff on Circle the Drain, though.—@ndw
@ndw she would make an 'awesome' demojam hostette—@xquery
@xquery If she comes, I will absolutely let her MC!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:38am

@amyvdh Congratulations, Amy!—@ndw
@ndw Thanks Norm!—@amyvdh

Friday at 07:03pm

"I have no plans to learn UML before I die. I'm sure they'll be teaching it in hell." - dmbarbour—@jamesiry

Saturday at 04:38pm

Topic-based feeds are working again on norman.walsh.name. I'll add pointers to them after a little more testing.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 07:21am

Dead furnace. No heat. Why is 53 so much colder in January than October? And where is the repair guy? Brrrrrrrrrr—@ndw
@ndw oh, gosh. that happened to me a couple years ago on the coldest night of the year. Parka worn indoors!—@RepoRat

Sunday at 07:28am

cd /MarkLogic/src; make clean; make. There. That’ll warm up the laptop. And my lap. And my fingers.—@ndw

Sunday at 10:48am

Zone valve mumble something replaced. C'mon second law of thermodynamics! Go, man, go!—@ndw