The short-form week of 3–9 Oct 2011

10 Oct 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 41 messages in 44 conversations. (With 8 favorites, and possibly a little off because of the stupid favorites bug in the Twitter API.)

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 Thursday at 11:08pm

Early results from the facebook Challenge: http://t.co/0VLy0or9 Have you tried it? http://t.co/dOhjFRgB —@mdubinko
@mdubinko Note that if you've got https-everywhere enabled, you're not likely to see anything this way. Alas.—@ndw
@mdubinko What a clever idea. /etc/hosts updated, let’s see what we collect!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:23pm

“Node.js is a cancer” seems a bit, uh, harsh. OTOH, http://t.co/k02QmpO1 /via @Carnage4Life —@ndw
@ndw Some people need anger management classes.—@ebruchez
@ndw title shows total lack of taste. for what it's worth I didn't learn anything by reading either—@dscape
@ndw love the closing comment about putting Rasmus Lerdorf to shame %)—@martin_probst
@ndw: Not harsh but clueless. His praise for the heavyweight central httpd model speaks volumes about his grasp of Unix. Pay no mind.—@apag

Monday at 02:32am

“@ndw: “Node.js is a cancer” seems a bit, uh, harsh. OTOH, http://t.co/zOuwmZEb /via @Carnage4Life” thanks for this interesting find!—@micheee

Monday at 04:58am

Xml Techno nouvelle édition http://t.co/uKBUc9XK ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @bestwebtech @ndw @szabgab @figaro_bdbxml —@dominiquepere

Monday at 06:58am

I thought the “random favorited tweets” thing was a UI bug that I’d seen before, but no, twitter really is “favoriting” random tweets. Ugh.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:09am

It's a three-coffee kind of morning.—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl Aren’t they all?—@ndw

Monday at 01:14pm

Lovely news about @typekit getting acquired by @adobe. I hope all the lovely team are getting some love, financial and otherwise.—@tomcoates

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:56pm

Uh, @gklst, it’s kind of frustrating that the ‘about’ link is at the bottom of the page if you extend the content everytime I scroll there.—@ndw
@ndw I responded on a diff tweet. Def in out UX queue. Thanks!—@gklst

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:36pm

RT @ndw kind of frustrating that the ‘about’ link is at the bottom of the page if you extend the content everytime I scroll there. @csanz —@dscape
@dscape @ndw yeah, same issue w/ twitter stream... We are adding something to improve UX :). Thx for the heads up!—@csanz

Monday at 04:10pm

RT @xmlcalabash XML Calabash 0.9.35 released, http://t.co/ZmSU1v3b —@ndw

Monday at 04:11pm

RT @docbook Playing with transclusion, http://t.co/310v6NV9 —@ndw

Monday at 06:46pm

Meh. "Closing Time" was a weird, sloppy episode. #drwho —@ndw

Monday at 09:48pm

Hey! The Emacs 24.1 pretest is out. Good times.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:22am

Vanity URL shorteners mean I can no longer distinguish between link sharing and content sharing. This saddens me.—@ldodds

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:23am

"The HSBC Key of Grief and Shame promises to improve my security, but it’s less convincing than a Ben10 spy toy" http://t.co/2a07NdmH —@cole007
@cole007 The only possible solution is to close your account and move to a new bank. Just make sure you tell HSBC why you’re doing it.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:42am

Net neutrality: Comes down to whether we want a stagnant carrier-dominated net or a net that can create value http://t.co/wqLolmnB —@mikeloukides
@mikeloukides No. It comes down to money. And the forces of darkness have lots of it. Lots.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:06am

The part of me that wants to like Ruby and Rails loathes the fact that no ruby/rails/gem command *ever* works for me.—@ndw
@ndw I havent found any part of me that wants to like #ruby or #rails —@DALDEI

Tuesday at 09:35am

Watching the polipo log is interesting. I wonder who keeps reloading http://t.co/stbsTwVO ?—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:44am

The iPhone 6 measures 50m x 100m and is carved from meteroric iron. It runs a single 'long app' designed by Brian Eno. And Angry Birds.—@stuarthoughton

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

So wrong. And so funny. NSFW. http://t.co/50lUAyWo —@ndw
Why is it NSFW? QT @ndw: So wrong. And so funny. NSFW. http://t.co/VqA7QHC6 —@docum3nt
@docum3nt Well, perhaps only mildly. But the refrain could offend the more puritanical and narrow-minded. Which is who we worry about here.—@ndw
@ndw True I guess. Not like http://t.co/ZCCeKHcI which is seriously NSFW :-)—@docum3nt
@docum3nt Yeah. Seriously. Also funny, though.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:08pm

Think those Ugg boots of yours are so cool? http://t.co/ytUsVh4O —@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers I refuse to play that video. In other news, I think I may be sick.—@ndw
@ndw @shelleypowers Why do people feel they have to do such horrible things when we have perfectly good alternatives? UGH.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom @ndw I hesitated to link the story, because it is disturbing. But we can't shy away from truth, no matter how ugly.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @ndw It's good to be reminded the world has plenty of people in it with empathy. Humans can be highly efficient predators.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom @ndw I didn't play the video, either. But I'm pretty damn upset about the story. Molly, I don't know why people do this crap.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @ndw I couldn't watch it either. My empathy toward humans who senselessly abuse and murder is exactly none.—@mollydotcom

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:24pm

Sorry. I wasn’t paying attention (and don’t really care) but I thought the point of this particular circus was the iPhone5. No? Meh.—@ndw
@ndw iphone "4s" or "5" ... whats the difference ? they could call it "99" ... its still 4+1—@DALDEI
@ndw apple:iPhone4S owl:sameAs rumours:iPhone5—@azaroth42
@azaroth42 Ah. And that’s an iPhone for some broken, US-centric CDMA network thingamabob, I gather. *Yawn*—@ndw
@ndw Indeed. With a likely US centric voice recognition doodad. "Background to red" (in Kiwi) -> "You want to get rid of the background?"—@azaroth42

Tuesday at 02:29pm

Spent an hour building a test case. Discovered I'm a release behind. Gonna be pissed if this bug goes away. Or happy, I guess.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:30pm

i see xdmp:node-kind() but where's xdmp:node-cruel()?—@peteaven
@peteaven Or xdmp:node-crochet()—@ndw
@ndw sweet!—@peteaven

Tuesday at 02:37pm

you so need to see this. yes. you! http://t.co/HVu6BUv0 (via @ndw)—@mdransfield

Tuesday at 02:45pm

The bug didn't go away. That's, uh, good, right? Or bad. It's something, I guess.—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:26am

So you're going to split up your article over 12 pages, so you get more pageviews? How about zero. Does zero fucking pageviews work for you?—@wilw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:50am

So this thing where Mark Pilgrim has 410'd himself off the web. The man's ok, yes? And what's up with that?—@ndw
@ndw yes apparently he is ok, just off the internets—@xquery

Wednesday at 09:33am

Consolidated-RT: new stuff from @xproc and @xmlcalabash today—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:10am

If you go to a posh restaurant and order a steak "well done", you get what you deserve. Just have the fish!—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:53am

@ndw in re HTML5 shivs, I believe http://t.co/F0qWJx0k is the most popular these days—@abdelazer
@abdelazer I can’t decide how far to go in DocBook XSLT 2.0 stylesheets. Shims, yes, but adopt Modernizr or the like? Or try to stay small?—@ndw
@ndw Small for what? For whom?—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Small in terms of the number and nature of things it includes by default (CSS and JavaScript)—@ndw
@ndw Sure, I just wonder what the risk/reward looks like these days. I don't make HTML today without CSS (and typically JS).—@abdelazer

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:56am

Thank you @gklst for the private beta invite! http://t.co/UrlReKdd —@kplawver
@kplawver Ooh! Someone I know on @gklst. Maybe now I’ll be able to figure out what it is.—@ndw
@ndw @kplawver hahaha :P—@gklst

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:29pm

Is sign in broken on @tripit right now, or is it just me?—@ndw
@ndw I'm able to sign into TripIt. Are you signign in using Google?—@shintz

Wednesday at 12:57pm

.@shintz @tripit No. But on a whim I tried a different browser and succeeded. Time to restart FF7. Or maybe go back to Chrome for a while.—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:55pm

Excellent. RT @gabrielsaldana everytime a religious person on says my #atheism posts are offensive, I show them this http://t.co/aSzOsfiO —@ndw

Wednesday at 05:31pm

Both ways! RT @ndw Excellent. RT everytime a religious person on says my #atheism posts are offensive, I show them this http://t.co/Xg734rNO —@molodyets

Thursday at 12:13pm

Attention developers! CSV is more complex than just rows.map { |row| row.join(",") }.join("\n"). Someone else has solved this before you.—@bradediger

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:20pm

Anyone know much about performance of XML Databases?—@gsnedders
@gsnedders When you say XML databases and performance, I think @ndw. (My real-world exp. w/ those ends around 2005.)—@soypunk

Friday at 12:00pm

@bsletten Those are some talented drivers.—@ndw

Friday at 12:33pm

A cute way to indicate UTF support in a URL: &utf8=✓—@bsletten

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:37pm

Finishing up the slides for my upcoming xquery unit test talk at the MarkLogic tech summit. #MarkLogic #xquery —@paxtonhare
@paxtonhare Cool. I managed to pull my [expletive deleted, ed] together in time for my run-through today. Glad I remembered that yesterday!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:44pm

Trying to think of paper topics for XML Prague 2012...—@ndw
@ndw discuss relationship of XML to noSQL?—@david_megginson

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:41pm

I agree that pseudoscience like the anti vaccine movement is a danger but I'll take that over being told a gypsy woman gave the evil eye.—@textfiles
@textfiles those are different how?—@ndw