The short-form week of 31 Oct–6 Nov 2011

07 Nov 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 16 messages in 17 conversations. (With 1 favorite.)

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 10:20pm

Homemade frozen yogurt recipe: 1) buy cartons of yogurt, 2) put in freezer.—@mdubinko
@mdubinko assuming you have a freezer. I don't think they'd freeze on the kitchen counter today. Not quite.—@ndw

Monday at 11:36am

at #XProc meeting in Santa Clara #tpac 2011 (missing @ndw) #W3C—@innovimax

Monday at 04:53pm

@ndw I saw that you're not coming to TPAC, very sorry to hear that :( I hope everything's okay back home!—@robinberjon

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

You know how you hear about how bad storm damage is and you imagine what it's like? It's much, much worse than that. Pics to follow.—@ndw
@ndw you okay? Need anything?—@molodyets
@molodyets Managing, thanks.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:12pm

.@robinberjon We’re fine. No power and no water for a week probably. But showers at the emergency shelter and non-dangerous temperatures.—@ndw
@ndw Whoa, that sounds bad. Happy to hear that everything is otherwise fine!—@robinberjon

Wednesday at 07:30pm

At 4:30p this afternoon, it was 49F in tbe house. It was 52F outside, so we opened the windows and doors.—@ndw

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

Using a cell phone for internet connectivity really brings out the love for those 50Mb attachments. Now, where's the option to skip those?—@ndw
@ndw right there with your browser's "don't load images" button?—@danbri
@ndw you so need a generator... And a wifi hotspot. Worth every $.01 to keep the boiler and fridge going + a few power strips for toys.—@JeanKaplansky
@JeanKaplansky Yeah, I think a generator is in the cards.—@ndw

Friday at 08:30am

@ndw avoiding 50Mb e-mail attachments – POP3? IMAP? with IMAP you shouldn't run into that kind of trouble—@Jochen_Hayek

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

If it's bigger than 100k, I ain't readin' it today.—@ndw
But I set it in 6pt type so it wouldn't be too big... QT @ndw: If it's bigger than 100k, I ain't readin' it today.—@docum3nt
@ndw I suspect this is all a ruse to reduce your reading backlog.—@collwhit
@collwhit Fair enough, though honestly, I’m not one for reading those 50Mb PPT attachments with great care under the best of circumstances.—@ndw

Friday at 05:22pm

Whatever channel 9 should be broadcasting, it's broadcasting the linux boot screen.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 08:45am

Still no power, but tree clearing crews on our street are cause for cautious optimism.—@ndw
@ndw How long has it been?—@bsletten
@bsletten At about 8pm today, if the power isn't back, it will be seven full days.—@ndw
@ndw Holy crap. Good luck.—@bsletten

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:45pm

Hopes dashed. Still no power, but warm with friends.—@ndw
@ndw really feel for your power situation. Glad you have internet. When I lived in Felton I'd lose power about 1 week/year ...—@DALDEI

Saturday at 10:30pm

Books are the enemy of faith.—@rationalists

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:27am

Boy, I’m tired of living in limbo. Day 8 without power. ETA: midnight tonight. Confidence: low. Mental state: distracted and unfocused.—@ndw
@ndw day 8!?! I feel for you. :(—@jasoncbooth
@ndw 8 days, that's awful. I sincerely hope you get power, quickly.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers Thanks. I’m optimistic that we’ll get power back today, but I’ve said that before. In the meantime, staying warm w/friends.—@ndw
@ndw so sorry. I can't imagine. Wish I could do more, but thoughts and prayers are with you and your neighbors. Stay optimistic.—@molodyets

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:03pm

Fun fact: at 47F, dishwashing detergent is a solid.—@ndw
@ndw 5 or 6 years ago we lost power in an ice storm for 5 days... I had no idea how "fast" they restored power, until now.—@dcm
@ndw Norm! You poor thing—@libbymiller

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:46pm

I am pleased to report: we have power! The furnace started. Normality will be restored tomorrow after we buy a fridge full of groceries!—@ndw
@ndw Yes, congrats!—@abcoates
@ndw congrats!—@jojobickley
@ndw Good grief that took a long time, welcome back :-)—@docum3nt
@ndw Congrats, glad to hear things are looking up for you :-)—@adamretter
@ndw Nothing like being able to sleep in your own home again—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers That’ll have to wait until tomorrow, I’m afraid 47F won’t become comfortable in time for bed, but still, a delicious relief.—@ndw
@ndw welcome back to the world of electrons !—@xquery
@xquery Makes me think of Tron :).. ps: welcome back @ndw!—@grtjn
@ndw Great news :)—@JeniT
@ndw 9 days! OMGface!—@davidpriest_ca
@ndw Great! So was it eight days in total, or did it spill out into day nine?—@mdubinko
@ndw Congrats on rejoining modern society! We missed you.—@hunterhacker
@ndw glad to hear things are finally being repaired—@laurendw
@ndw WooHoo! Great to hear power's back!—@peteaven
@ndw :-))—@tigracc
@ndw excellent news, glad you have heat & light again—@jeffsonstein
@ndw awesome! Good to hear.—@molodyets

Sunday at 05:53pm

+1 “@JeniT: @ndw Great news :)”—@jorabin