The short-form week of 19–25 Sep 2011

26 Sep 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 19 messages in 33 conversations. (With 8 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 10:39am

Tweet arrived #xmlss. Fingers crossed the rain holds off for the punting.—@ndw
@ndw welcome to english weather, ha ha—@louBurnard

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

The new, shiny HTML5+JS+CSS slideshow/presentation thing was ; thx @nedbat—@abdelazer
@abdelazer I made a horrible, hackish version of this last year. But mine is authorable in TinyMCE, b/c doesn't rely on div.classes. Thots?—@jmaxsfu
@jmaxsfu I believe many descend from s5, @ndw and others do slides from @docbookproject—@abdelazer

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:36pm

@laurendw, @ndw, @JeniT Um, what time is breakfast?—@fidothe
@fidothe 8:00 - 8:30 or 9:00 if you're nice to the staff /cc @laurendw @ndw—@JeniT

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:17am

Well, yuck. A text() XPointer scheme for XInclude parse=text is really handy, but is in violation of the XPointer spec.—@ndw
@ndw change the spec! But do it when no one's looking. :)—@hahnrobert

Tuesday at 03:21pm

XML whitespace issue in 2006 by @ndw: - still applies today. Would virtual formatting fix this? I think so.—@pgfearo

Tuesday at 04:04pm

@ndw where'd everyone go?—@fidothe

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:08pm

Oh dear, XML naming ala XML 1.1 seems to have leaked into SPARQL/Turtle. @ndw is there any hope of understanding what Turtle SHOULD do?—@gcarothers
@gcarothers Pointer, please? And what’s wrong with XML 1.1 naming, exactly?—@ndw
@ndw Specifically the NameStartChar, NameChar and Name productions. Became I may be miss reading XML 1.0 Edition 5?—@gcarothers
@ndw On the other hand maybe it is all fine and I'm just going slightly crazy from staring at it too long.—@gcarothers

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:25pm

Just released XSpec 0.3.0 - A unit test framework for XSLT & XQuery - - New XProc harnesses inside!—@fgeorges
@fgeorges Inspired by @JeniT at #xmlss11 I've almost got an XSpec *for XProc pipelines* ready.—@ndw
@ndw Great! I have some thoughts about the suite format for XProc, but haven't worked on it yet. Looking fwd for your contribution ;-)—@fgeorges

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:35am

@ndw XML 1.0 Appendix J doesn't seem to match the NameChar production. Seems to be the only guidance on what chars to allow?—@gcarothers
@gcarothers @ndw errr s/only/most recent/—@gcarothers

Thursday at 01:52am

@ndw Argh, yeah perhaps never mind (7th or 8th reading at midnight) why the heck do I care about XML historical artifacts in Turtle?—@gcarothers

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:51am

appreciating being able to schematron in ML using @ndw code genuis!—@xquery
@xquery Blast, I promissed to add caching to it. Almost forgot about that. cc: @ndw But first I need to finish up on the XProc challenge..—@grtjn

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:22am

Baby's first #xmlss! Big thanks to @JeniT for sneaking us in & to @ndw for being so tolerant of his youngest listener :)—@j4
@j4 It’s never too early to start learning the value of structure. /cc @jenit—@ndw

Friday at 10:41am

"We don't allow faster than light neutrinos in here" said the bartender. A neutrino walks into a bar.—@flyosity

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:52am

somehow I'd missed @ndw's lovely worldclock:—@psd
@psd How do I get that on my iPhone? I love it. @ndw—@SimonNRicketts
@SimonNRicketts Just do whatever incantation saves a web page as an app. It should save all its content locally and “just work”. /cc @psd—@ndw
@ndw It does work - and it's lovely. I wish I could have it as my 'screen saver' type thing on my phone. I love it. Thank you.—@SimonNRicketts
@SimonNRicketts @psd tells me there’s an incantation to give it a better app icon. Will try. Glad you like it.—@ndw

Friday at 11:48am

saw last yr, is lovely “@psd: somehow I'd missed @ndw's lovely worldclock:”—@CorbasLtd

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:02pm

Knackered after a great week at #xmlss11 enjoyed teaching our web apps course with @psd, @laurendw & @ndw.—@fidothe
@fidothe Ditto. Lovely to see you all again. /CC @psd & @laurendw—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:32pm

This is a lovely piece of work by @ndw - a word clock.—@SimonNRicketts
@SimonNRicketts @ndw Love that.—@nicky_t
@SimonNRicketts @ndw I rather like that! Clever...—@StephenRMoulton

Friday at 03:32pm

RT @SimonNRicketts: This is a lovely piece of work by @ndw - a word clock.—@mikegrady87

Friday at 03:34pm

“@SimonNRicketts: This is a lovely piece of work by @ndw - a word clock.” >>This is BRILLIANT !—@xtinewallis

Friday at 03:35pm

RT: @SimonNRicketts This is a lovely piece of work by @ndw - a word clock. // I agree!—@logista

Friday at 03:38pm

Almost lovelier than eating in bed RT @SimonNRicketts This is a lovely piece of work by @ndw - a word clock.—@TheLawlerTweet

Friday at 04:43pm

@ndw I've just seen your Word Clock. I like it.—@katz2010x

Friday at 10:55pm

OH: I don't care if TSA touches me, but I don't want them to touch my computer.—@bsletten

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:26am

So tired after #xmlss11; worth it though. Teaching with @psd, @fidothe, and @ndw was fun—@laurendw
zonked after helping teach at #xmlss11 Web development workshop with an ebullient @fidothe, a formidable @laurendw, and the venerable @ndw—@psd

Saturday at 02:19pm

Across the water & partway home after another smashing #xmlss—@ndw

Saturday at 07:59pm

This nails my feelings about taxes, and about civilization // @daveanthony: What she said.—@johnroderick

Sunday at 04:41am

“98% of the time I am right. Why worry about the other 3%.”—@apag

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:35am

I will definitely try to go to #xmlss12 next year. #awesome—@innovimax
@innovimax See you there! #xmlss12—@ndw

Sunday at 06:13am

Back is tender after 10ish hours of uncomfortable seating. For my next trick: reassemble office w/o hurting it good and proper.—@ndw

Sunday at 09:00am

2011/09/25: Make an interesting photograph of something mundane and ordinary today. #ds679—@dailyshoot

Sunday at 03:29pm

I want all my online passwords to try on swimsuits in the harsh light of a dressing room. We'll see how secure they are then.—@ruthakers

Sunday at 06:51pm

Example: I made a Plimus account a year ago, then gave up on them. Now I want to log in. Forgot username. IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IT OUT. NO WAY.—@textfiles

Sunday at 08:26pm

Inside my window manager with multiple windows is a terminal with multiple tabs running vim with multiple tabs each having split windows.—@malcolmt