The short-form week of 11–17 Apr 2011

18 Apr 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 113 messages in 111 conversations. (With 43 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 Sunday at 04:26pm

New Blog Post - Creating an iPad-like dropdown menu in HTML5—@RussB
@RussB I don’t know if it’s surprising that it doesn’t work in Firefox or not. I may poke at that when I get a chance...—@ndw
@ndw @bwinton I tweaked the sample page so it displays in FF4... :-)—@RussB

Monday at 06:34am

A great quote from a wise Republican.—@mikeloukides

Monday at 07:43am

Interesting read on modern processor architectures, mostly known stuff but nice comprehensive oveview:—@martin_probst

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:08am

On the upside it is Depression Awareness Week. On the downside it is also World Homeopathy Awareness Week.—@RichardWiseman
@RichardWiseman Does World Homeopathy Awareness Week need a WHOLE week? Wouldn't it work better if it lasted just a few milli-seconds?—@dderbyshire

Monday at 08:16am

Is it wrong to extend .netrc to hold other kinds of (not terribly important) passwords?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:35am

The documents/modules distinction makes getting XSpec running on #MarkLogic annoyingly fiddly. #makingprogress #ithink—@ndw
@ndw Why not put your modules in the documents database?—@grtjn
@grtjn That would certainly work, but I’m trying to devise a more flexible approach.—@ndw
@ndw More flexible in what way?—@grtjn
@grtjn More flexible in the sense that it’ll work when you’ve got your modules on the local filesystem and your documents in a database.—@ndw
@ndw :-D—@grtjn

Monday at 08:44am

"If we introverts ran the world, it would no doubt be a calmer, saner, more peaceful sort of place." -—@simonstl

Monday at 08:54am

I’m trying to incorporate more swearing and abuse in my tweets, so why don’t you all go screw into things?—@SteveMartinToGo

Monday at 09:50am

“@mikecane: Ikea's U.S. factory churns out unhappy workers” Note: The US is turning into a source for cheap labour—@fakebaldur

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:54am

Loving my #MarkLogic presentation system. Step 1. Drop in slides.xml. Step 2. Point browser at URI. Step 3. There is no step 3.—@ndw
@ndw Presumably you still have to do the presentation though. Or have you got a solution for that too?—@shepline
@shepline True, but I don’t mind that part so much. Not having to use PowerPoint, #priceless—@ndw

Monday at 10:21am

PolitiFact | Fact-checking claims about Planned Parenthood #false #pantsOnFire #TCOT—@mamund

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:56am

Being an advanced civilization was fun while it lasted; but that's basically over now in the US:—@kendall
@kendall ouch. I wonder what our outstanding CTSA score is worth now. :-/—@dckc
@dckc As we're wondering about our good score for STTR... I suspect the worst. :>—@kendall

Monday at 11:46am

"If the CEO insists on being the smartest person in the room, eventually he/she will be." Quote from breakfast with famed strategist.—@Kellblog

Monday at 11:47am

Only Hollywood could spend $150 million on a film called THOR and then release it on a Friday.—@dwineman

Monday at 12:55pm

sometimes installing open source software on Mac OSX feels a little like trying to make soup in a toaster.—@psd

Monday at 02:31pm

It's easier to report on what Charlie Sheen said today than it is to research GE's tax situation properly, isn't it?—@bphogan

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:42pm

What letter is being replaced by the apostrophe in "ain't"?—@pgor
@pgor “o”, I believe. And the “i” is replacing “m “.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:12pm

@ndw I though you guys were buried in snow. Over already? ;)—@ebruchez
@ebruchez “Already” he says, like it didn’t last long enough or something. And snow is still possible, just unlikely.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:18pm

If lowerIng tax rates on the rich is so good for the economy, why not go all the way and cut them completely?—@kendall
@kendall Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. Don't go giving away the ending without a spoiler warning, 'k?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:07pm

Hopin to pile as many Marklogicians as I can in there tomorrow for a lunchtime burrito field trip—@peteaven
@peteaven burrito ..... will require one of them during MLUC methinks—@xquery
@xquery @peteaven Burrito! I am SO dying for a decent burrito. Can we plan a run during MLUC?—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens @xquery @ndw it's on! first MLUC {unofficial} burrito meetup!—@peteaven
[#mluc burrito meetup] Count me in for that! @peteaven @ronhitchens @xquery @ndw—@jpcs
@peteaven @ronhitchens @ndw @jpcs lets get it trending #MLUC11burrito—@xquery
@ronhitchens @xquery @peteaven Works for me!—@ndw

Monday at 11:46pm

Now that we have Facebook, nobody really *needs* blogs. Same way you quit taking photos after your mall got a Glamour Shots®.—@hotdogsladies

Tuesday at 02:38am

The final step in any great piece of JavaScript development is deleting all the 'alert("Up to here!");' lines.—@secretGeek

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:25am

I wondered if my unregistered Galaxy Tab would get the OTA update. Apparently yes. I wonder if it'll still work after...—@ndw
@ndw Are you happy with the Tab?—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Yes. I’m liking the (small) tablet form factor more than I expected to.—@ndw
@ndw Do you use it for phone calls? I'm considering something in that range, but I'd like to replace the phone at the same time.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon No, I didn’t want another monthly contract so I skipped the registration process. I tether it with my phone if I need bits.—@ndw
@robinberjon @ndw Everyone's happy with the Tab. #ayyyy—@tabatkins
@tabatkins *groan* Can't wait to play with its touch interface, then. @ndw—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:51am

On the plane to LHR—@jtauber
@jtauber The day flight is the nicest way to Europe. Shame I can’t manage it from BDL.—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:11am

0% of people suffer from pervidiphobia; a fear of responding to surveys.—@madeupstats

Tuesday at 07:32am

150 years ago today, the South said it wanted to leave the Union, and the North, foolishly, did not let them.—@TheTweetOfGod

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:48am

Nexgen ATC will be GPS based, not ground radar.—@kendall
@kendall What’s the thinking about the consequences of GPS jamming/hacking?—@ndw
@ndw I don't know, will tweet if that's mentioned.—@kendall

Tuesday at 08:12am

"Douglas Adams' 'Don't panic' was perhaps the best advice that could be given to humanity."—@iA_Chris

Tuesday at 08:49am

Fire, water, screaming, heroism, death. The horrifying end of Minami-Sanriku on film. Almost unwatachable. #Japan—@dicklp

Tuesday at 09:46am

RT @secretGeek: had amazing idea. tested it. it was lame. oh well. <= the cycle of genius ideas—@Carnage4Life

Tuesday at 10:39am

When traveling through Chicago airport, always wear running shoes but bring a long book.—@KariByron

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:17am

#MLUC11Burrito meetup! You in? Attending so far: @ronhitchens @ndw @jpcs @xquery @peteaven—@peteaven
@peteaven @ronhitchens @ndw @jpcs @xquery I'm in! Eating a burrito now in honor. (Sorry, but it's true.) #MLUC11burrito—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker @peteaven @ndw @jpcs @xquery #MLUC11Burrito Wed and Thu evenings are out for me. Many peeps are gone by Fri afternoon.—@ronhitchens
@hunterhacker @peteaven @ndw @jpcs @xquery #MLUC11Burrito OK, where and when? Tue afternoon? Tue evening after drinks? I vote Tue eve.—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens @hunterhacker @peteaven @jpcs @xquery Tuesday evening works for me #MLUC11Burrito—@ndw
@ndw @hunterhacker @peteaven @jpcs @xquery #MLUC11Burrito OK, need to get my SF burrito expert involved: Hey @joshorum, best burrito place?—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens @ndw @hunterhacker @peteaven @jpcs @xquery El Farolito on Mission at 24th #mluc11burrito—@joshorum
@joshorum @ndw @hunterhacker @peteaven @jpcs @xquery Cool. Can you join us Tue night, Apr 26? #MLUCBurrito—@ronhitchens
@joshorum @ronhitchens @ndw @hunterhacker @peteaven @jpcs @xquery or La Corneta down the block with more seating...—@eedeebee
@peteaven @ndw @jpcs @xquery We need to define a burrito schema for #MLUC11Burrito, and a ReSTful service for it.—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens burritos do not need schemas.—@eedeebee
@peteaven we need local 'burrito' intel ... @peteaven can you map out the terrain whilst there ?—@xquery
@xquery lots of great choices in SF. We'll find something no problem! #MLUC11Burrito—@peteaven
@peteaven I feel left out :\ I love rice (and beans) sandwich!—@dscape
@dscape you'll be here, join us! #MLUC11Burrito—@peteaven

Tuesday at 11:27am

Apparently #dreamhost just drops all mail from any host. Even direct, authenticated SMTP connections are rejected.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:35am

@elisabethrobson #REST and #LAMP scale up for heavy, reusuable multi-client data serving, not just client-server-y single AJAX apps.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson @elisabethrobson Node does REST too, and there's still (usually) some kind of data store. Don't see AJAX as limitation.—@simonstl
@simonstl @elisabethrobson no objection to server-side JavaScript per se - it's just a programming language, not a paradigm shift.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson I think you need to take a closer look at how Node works internally. More than programming language shift.—@simonstl
@simonstl first code sample at just looks like a 1997 Java servlet frosted with closure icing, but I'll dig deeper.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson when you get into the event-based programming model, the world shifts. It's a little tricky...—@simonstl
@simonstl you mean, like programming with SAX? :)—@david_megginson
@david_megginson Node definitely pushes further toward statelessness—@simonstl
@david_megginson weirder, actually. with SAX the event flow was predictable, and it made sense to maintain state in background—@simonstl
@simonstl more like desktop GUI programming, then, à la Swing?—@david_megginson
@david_megginson more like JavaScript event handling in browsers, but yes, Swing a bit closer—@simonstl

Tuesday at 11:36am

Mail sent to yourself through gmail smtp doesn't appear in outgoing pop on gmail. Maybe that makes sense, but, I want a copy back!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:06pm

@kendall The last thing the men behind the curtain want is any sunlight getting in.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:19pm

why is everyone suddenly surprised that Dropbox has access to unencrypted files? They have a web UI. This was obvious from day 1.—@benadida

Tuesday at 01:59pm

T-minus 2 minutes. I'm the only person in the webex and no one has called me. This does not bode well for my presentation.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:07pm

markdown editing on - can we have a better UI please - markdown is lousy enough w/out having no preview ability—@eedeebee
@eedeebee textmate has markdown preview—@dscape
@eedeebee #Emacs markdown-mode is pretty good.—@ndw
@ndw that's kinda like my telling you editing javascript in eclipse rocks—@eedeebee
@eedeebee Yeah. Kinda. I guess.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:24pm

Dear author: if you force me to create an account just to comment on your blog, I'll probably end up trashing you on Twitter instead.—@david_megginson

Tuesday at 02:28pm

I'll tell you what we couldn't and still can't afford: another $850 billion of debt to extend the Bush tax cuts.—@kendall

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

I was going to say I had a taco today in preparation for #MLUC11Burrito, but Taco Bell doesn’t really count, does it?—@ndw
@ndw It's a taco, you just can't claim it was a *meat* taco.—@windley
@ndw no tacobell does not validate as an #MLUC11Burrito—@eedeebee
@eedeebee @ndw agree! taco bell does not count! #MLUC11Burrito—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:43pm

It's this kind of shit -- -- that makes *any* budget cuts for regular folks completely evil.—@kendall
@kendall I’d say “unbe-f’ing-leivable!” if only it weren’t so, well, easy to believe.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:46pm

"Production" application that my better half uses includes a popup that reads "here" every time she submits a request. #fail—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:10pm

From a few days ago, but utterly delightful. Utterly. #pharyngula—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:21pm

RT @ndw: From a few days ago, but utterly delightful. Utterly. #pharyngula—@trevormunoz

Tuesday at 04:45pm

Danke. RT @ndw: From a few days ago, but utterly delightful. Utterly. #pharyngula—@bothandeach

Wednesday at 01:50am

Family: because sometimes work, school and society in general aren't quite enough to drive you fucking insane.—@tommorris

Wednesday at 02:07am

The government sure are trying to promote these 'Royal Wedding street parties'. No thanks. I don't care about the wedding or my neighbours.—@tommorris

Wednesday at 07:47am

Dear Amazon - Who the hell will pay $114 for hardware that shows them ads? Oh wait, we do that with cable TV now. Nevermind, carry on.—@bphogan

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:20am

why do JAXB and Spring/Rest need to be so painful?—@jreschke
@jreschke Because XML does not naturally describe a typed object graph?—@ndw
@ndw oh, that :-) I can live with those restrictions but what drives my crazy is that apparently nobody has thought of PI support.—@jreschke

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:07am

How Congress Can Balance the Budget in 8 Years by Doing Nothing - - makes perfect sense. (And so much less stressful!)—@geoffarnold
@geoffarnold Interesting analysis. Not that any force on earth could stop politicians from meddling.—@ndw
@ndw Agreed. But it becomes a useful editorial point of comparison: "How does your proposal compare with simply doing nothing?"—@geoffarnold
@ndw Of course the real solutions to our economic problems are get people back to work, and switch to the same health care system as France—@geoffarnold

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:13am

Gee... Hixie doesn't like the W3C, IANA, or IETF. Everything should be a Wiki!—@gcarothers
@gcarothers Actually, everything should controlled by Hixie and friends is the impression I have—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @gcarothers That would differ from the current situation exactly how?—@ndw
@ndw @shelleypowers @gcarothers It might avoid the pretense of being subject to a standards process.—@james_clark
@james_clark @ndw @gcarothers but what would be the fun in that? It's so fun to tease the standards people, watch them howl—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @james_clark @ndw The real people it does seem to hurt are non standards people who have been fighting for standards.—@gcarothers
@ndw @shelleypowers It wouldn't really, and might be a bit more honest. Ugh.—@gcarothers

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:34am

"Let’s not pretend that we share more than we do." -—@simonstl
@simonstl The link to the CNN poll results may be the most frightening thing I’ve read in ages.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:57am

Greenwald argues eloquently against liberal partisan loyalty; this is why I won't vote for Obama in 2012—@kendall
@kendall Yeah. As the “least worse” option he can do just about anything as long as he doesn’t cross over the “more worse” line. Very sad.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:06am

Hg and Eclipse sittin' in a tree. Eclipse got confused by a merge, fell 75ft, fractured vertebrae.—@timbray

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:13am

So, @xquery and I are head-to-head at the #marklogic user conference. But his talk has "sexy" in the title. #mluc11—@jpcs
@jpcs Yeah, but in your favor it also has “tax transparency” and “g20” in the title. :-) #mluc11—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:14am

No, no I don't need to upgrade my Flash player. _You_ need to update your site to use something a bit less shit.—@mattgemmell

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

"This message is sent to: Valued Customer. To ensure delivery of future emails..." Uhm. No.—@ndw
@ndw I wish the person who came up with the term "valued customer" was never born.—@ebruchez

Wednesday at 11:33am

One failure doesn't make YOU a failure. One success doesn't mean you're a winner either.—@kplawver

Wednesday at 11:38am

RT @psd Darwins' finches and early explorers used to justify [...] specialised APIs is a self-fulfilling vision of The Web as [...] islands—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:42am

1. Get new device (in this case, Deb got a new phone). 2. Find and download user manual. 3. Install in @evernote. 4. Recycle paper copy.—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:43am

Re: the paper copy. It’s not like you were going to be able to find it when you needed it anyway.—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:50pm

me too RT @ndw: @ronhitchens @hunterhacker @peteaven @jpcs @xquery Tuesday evening works for me #MLUC11Burrito—@xquery

Wednesday at 01:09pm

Any time a politician starts talking about "hope" and "opportunity," you can bet that the poor and middle class are about to get fucked. :(—@kendall

Wednesday at 01:26pm

@ndw @ronhitchens @hunterhacker @jpcs @xquery Tues. works for me too! #MLUC11Burrito—@peteaven

Wednesday at 01:29pm

Wednesday at 01:32pm

Taco Taco, Burrito Burrito. RT @peteaven #MLUC11Burrito posse @ndw @ronhitchens @hunterhacker @jpcs @xquery @jclip @dscape—@dscape

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:41pm

The "budget deficit" (which is *not* a short or medium term problem) has become the new boogeyman; ideally it'll replace "terrorists" soon.—@kendall
@kendall Never. There’s too much power and pork in anti-terrorism. Budget deficit would actually require, you know, rational decision making—@ndw
@ndw Starting with the obviously rational position of "do nothing"...—@kendall

Wednesday at 01:46pm

Decent people are always at a power disadvantage to the extent they think it's wrong to lie to the hoi polloi to manipulate their fears.—@kendall

Wednesday at 02:40pm

There’s nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending $1 trillion on tax cuts for millionaires & billionaires.—@BarackObama

Wednesday at 02:43pm

My goodness, @harveybetty, in the game of “worst possible customer service experience”, you’re really going for the gold, aren’t you?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:45pm

@ndw - yes I didn't tweet about it for quite a while giving them the benefit of the doubt but they aren't listening!—@harveybetty

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:45pm

An XML format for mazes. /via @danja—@ndw
@ndw @danja A maze of twisty elements, all alike...—@mdubinko

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:46pm

"There are no hypothetical markup languages" -- @xmlgrrl -- RT @ndw: An XML format for mazes. /via @danja—@eliasisrael
@eliasisrael @xmlgrrl @ndw Do we now need new XPath axes for north, south, east, and west?—@mubay
@eliasisrael @xmlgrrl @ndw You are in a DOM of twisty references, all alike.—@mubay

Wednesday at 03:21pm

"There are no hypothetical markup languages" -- @xmlgrrl -- RT @ndw: An XML format for mazes.—@danja

Wednesday at 03:27pm

Why doesn't Obama make *this* argument:—@kendall

Wednesday at 05:53pm

I'm gamifying your augmented reality so bad you'll need an extreme social media consultant.—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:27pm

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:31pm

@dscape Oooh. Now that’s got potential...—@ndw
@dscape You know I am in for #MLUC11OystersAndWine—@leepollington
@dscape @leepollington Mmmm. Yes, please.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:52am

Judging by the amount of spam I'm receiving from myself, my email address must have reached the top of some list. [expletives deleted -ed]—@ndw

Thursday at 05:53am

@ndw I'm glad you're sending to yourself instead of us! Thank you. :D—@marjoleink

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:51am

Went back to old laptop for quick Linux install and discovered it has no wireless. Egad! #firstworldproblems—@ndw
@ndw Linux distro on a #MarkLogic beer opening USB stick....—@leepollington
@leepollington That’s the stick I was going to put it on!—@ndw
@ndw Hurrah. Wipe that PDF first. @hunterhacker—@leepollington

Thursday at 11:07am

@ndw try a good old-fashioned wire then :) it may even be faster.—@marjoleink

Thursday at 12:07pm

@leepollington Aw, fooey. This old Tecra 8200 won’t boot off a stick, I guess. Or I made the stick wrong. Noisy old CD install coming up.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:30am

Switching quickly between a laptop with a touchpad and a laptop with a pointing stick is a real cognitive challenge.—@ndw
@ndw like the doctor says... "don't do that!"—@frumioj
@ndw Isn't that what she said?—@robinberjon
@ndw Add a touchscreen display from time to time and you’ll get completely nuts—@gimsieke

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:26am

best ssd for macbook pro ? any tips—@xquery
@xquery Went with the 256GB SSD in a 2010, and it's the very best part of my laptop. (BTW, I haven't heard anyone have issue with those.)—@avernet
@xquery I have an OCZ Vertex 256 GB, but that failed several times, hard. Replaced on guarantee, but HD failure is still no fun.—@martin_probst
@xquery No, but if the 500G ones become affordable, I’ll do some testing for you :-)—@ndw
@ndw decided against ssd at this time, too many reports of flakiness and 500GB are astronomically priced—@xquery
@xquery Get a 256 GB or even 128 GB, plus an OptiBay. Hard to live w/o SSD once you have used one! @ndw—@ebruchez
@xquery re ssd I have 3 intel x25-m 80gb, 1 gen1, 2 gen2's with trim not had a single fault. The new intel 510 is out, have a look at that—@andrewwelch
@andrewwelch thx ... u guys are balancing out the negative reports I was getting, will look into the intel 510—@xquery
@xquery @ndw I got a 500GB SSD in my MacBook Pro last year. Well worth the price, no doubt about it. World of difference.—@ronhitchens
@xquery re ssd, I've got 3 intel x25-m 1 gen1,—@andrewwelch

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:53am

Argh - forgot to close in the chickens and duck last night. Fortunately the foxes, racoons, possums, etc. also forgot to check.—@simonstl
@simonstl I wish the bear had forgotten to check our backyard. Nothing there, but still crushed the fence in two places. Again.—@ndw

Friday at 08:29am

An inspiring lesson in elegant solutions that really fit the community you're designing for:—@collwhit

Friday at 08:44am

"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads," he says. "That sucks."—@hugs

Friday at 10:07am

@ndw you need a game camera to at least get some fun out of your fence-crusher—@simonstl

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:25pm

What country should I move to if Trump-Palin wins in 2012? :>—@kendall
@kendall stay here - you'll be more needed than ever—@simonstl
@kendall if^H^H when Palin wins—@thinkingmichael
@thinkingmichael @kendall That’s not even remotely funny.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:40pm

Pulling MP3s across the network then shoving them down the narrow pipe that is USB to Deb's new phone. #efficient #not—@ndw
@ndw why not download them directly onto the phone?—@david_megginson
@david_megginson Just lazy. The machine with the music is down in the basement and I’m not. I suspect USB is the bottleneck anyway.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:44pm

Any scribbled note later revealed to be illegible scrawl is unimportant. No matter how important you think it might have been. Right?—@ndw
@ndw The only exception I can think of is blood-loss-induced illegibility.—@mdubinko
@ndw That illegible scribbled note represents an idea from within a context. If the context involved beer, maybe not so important.—@aljopainter
@aljopainter No beer involved. “Imp. fix syntax error [o|a]n [illegible] pad[?] [illegible] slide”. My own fault for not C-c c t’ing it.—@ndw
@ndw Better with beer.—@aljopainter
@aljopainter That’s a tautology, surely.—@ndw

Friday at 04:05pm

s/The Path to Prosperity/The Path to Obscene Amounts of Prosperity for the Already Obscenely Prosperous Few/g—@kendall

Friday at 06:43pm

Republicans sudden enthusiasm for getting rid of tax loopholes is making me suddenly skeptical of getting rid of tax loopholes.—@chrislhayes

Friday at 07:58pm

More people went to jail for online poker than for massive bank fraud and corrupting our national Economy.—@AnonyOps

Saturday at 05:37am

Must try encFS on Dropbox, I guess. Or is there a Dropbox clone that doesn't keep the encryption keys for my data.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:43am

RT @davewiner: Why the password "this is fun" is 10 times more secure than "J4fS!2".—@ndw
@ndw: That's compelling. I'm going to change all my passwords to "this is fun" ;-)—@cramerdw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 08:50am

“The supreme court could decide to lower that standard of proof”. Because the software patent mess isn’t bad enough.—@ndw
@ndw It's about lowering the standard of proof for the defendant. Now, the standard of proof is higher for defendant than the plaintiff.—@hsivonen

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

Interesting post about Emacs modernization.—@ndw
@ndw Nope. Trust me, Norman, that's not an "interesting" post. Steve Yegge's posts on the subject were interesting.—@kamen
@kamen well, I was interested. Pointer to Yegge's?—@ndw
@ndw Ooops, sorry. "The Emacs Problem", here: Right up your street, I think. (+ Xah Lee is a notorious troll).—@kamen

Saturday at 11:29am

Note to self, make note to self about when the license key for your server expires. #embarrassing #fixed—@ndw

Saturday at 11:53am

I might open a shop called "Pi". I don't know what it would sell but it would be open 22/7.—@jacques_aih

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:32pm

Wondering how to specify that I want to validate against a #relaxng schema with embedded #schematron rules in #xproc #xmlcalabash...—@evlist
@evlist I think the current RNG impl is based on Jing which doesn’t do that. Plugging in MSV would make it work, I think.—@ndw
@ndw: How can I plug MSV in #xmlcalabash? Any direction would be most appreciated!—@evlist

Saturday at 05:13pm

Trying out SpiderOak as an alternative to DropBox.—@ndw

Saturday at 05:30pm

@ndw that looks interesting! thanks for mentioning it—@marjoleink

Saturday at 10:25pm

Militant atheists? Let me clear this up. Militants fly planes into buildings and blow up crowded markets. Atheists write books.—@CatherineDeveny

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 10:08am

not quite got the hang of #photosynth yet.—@leepollington
@leepollington “You’ll be installing Microsoft Silverlight. It’s small and fast”. Uhm. No, actually, I won’t.—@ndw
@ndw hmm, yes. Already had to install it for a PoC. Silverlight maps are actually annoyingly good. Feel dirty just saying it of course.—@leepollington

Sunday at 11:16am

@olivierjeulin SpiderOak seems to work. Bkup/sync more than 1 dir. Better privacy. Not as many svcs integrated. Yet? There's an Android app.—@ndw

Sunday at 03:14pm

My laptop has started to act a little wonky less then 24 hours before I leave for a 2 week road trip. Thanks, Murphy.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:42pm

#Natty was the easiest in-place upgrade: not even minor "except for's" this time. #MSFT and #APPL could learn a lot from #Ubuntu.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson Oh, ok, you’ve convinced me. /me runs update-manager -d in his everyday Ubuntu VM—@ndw
@ndw good luck - let me know if you like Unity better than I did.—@david_megginson