The short-form week of 5–11 Dec 2011

12 Dec 2011; last modified 13 Dec 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 20 messages in 18 conversations. (With 3 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 Friday at 07:08pm

In November 2012, I plan to #voteOutIncumbents—@bphogan
@bphogan I've been wondering about that. Maybe the only way to send a message is to cross party lines and simply vote all the incumbents out—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:14am

TSA at xray: boarding pass? Me: It's on my phone. TSA: Oh, ok. #securitytheater—@ndw
@ndw Best part of having your boarding pass on your phone: looking at the TSA personel wave their pen, unable to scribble on it.—@avernet

Monday at 12:35pm

anybody have a Docbook 5 => (RTF,PDF) workflow which doesn't rely on ten tonnes of JDK to work? (@ndw?) — db5 isn't that new anymore :\—@nevali

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:53pm

Have mostly crafted an XSD for DocBook V5 by hand. Dealing with ambiguous content model problems caused by indexterm may be the death of me.—@ndw
@ndw XSD for DocBook - what about providing XSD 1.1 schema? Then it would be SEP to upgrade their toolchain to 1.1 :-D http://t.co/dFjURr5L—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek Don’t tempt me.—@ndw
@ndw So it seems that you have failed to resist :-D http://t.co/plf1M3Zo—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek It occurred to me that I might as well use 1.1 features where they make sense and back-form a 1.0 schema from that.—@ndw
@ndw Good luck then. If you succeed I promise to send you dozen of cans of Czech beer oversea. Man, you will deserve it then! #xmlschemapain—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek Does a 1.0 schema sprinkled with a few xs:assert'ions count?—@ndw
@ndw I think yes, send me your snail mail address.—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek Thanks, Jirka. How about I save you a huge amount of postage and you just buy me a beer in Prague in February :-)—@ndw
@ndw XML Prague weekend will be busy, but if you are going to XSLT/XQuery meetings we will not have problems with spending all that postage—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek My current plan is to stay for the XSL meetings.—@ndw
@ndw I really hate thse ambiguous content model problems too! Sending lots of sympathy in your direction :-)—@MarieBilde
@MarieBilde Some of my dearest friends work(ed) on XSD. And it [NSFW -ed]. Such is life.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:39pm

Uh, barkeep, I like my martini dry but if I knew it was going to be straight up gin, I'd have ordered the Tanqueray Ten.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:22pm

I hope that, someday, hotels take their internet as seriously as the hot water and electricity in rooms—@lmorchard
@lmorchard I hope that someday there is still an internet. And hot water. And electricity.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:49pm

Introductory Calculus for Infants is a great book title. #justsayin—@ndw
New word: Differential. QT @ndw: Introductory Calculus for Infants is a great book title. #justsayin—@docum3nt

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:14am

Snatches of conversation overheard from adjacent dining room tables in silicon valley are...different than elsewhere.—@ndw
@ndw YES! Convos in NYC: all about power & control Convos in SV: all about changing the world and what you're gonna do next—@dhmspector

Wednesday at 05:31pm

"Because documents aren't typed object graphs, dagnabit!" -@ndw—@grechaw

Wednesday at 06:13pm

@ndw Plaid plans rock!—@louspringer

Wednesday at 07:44pm

RT @grechaw: "Because documents aren't typed object graphs, dagnabit!" -@ndw—@emckean

Thursday at 09:57am

Religious people who insist on encoding their moral opinions in law and imposing them on others...That's intolerance.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:37pm

Serious culture shock setting in from moving from writing about Ruby on Rails in DocBook to editing C# in Word.—@simonstl
@simonstl Editing code in Word!?—@ndw
@ndw I'm not touching the code, except whitespace. Chapters about using databases in C#.—@simonstl

Friday at 09:37am

Snow Leopard DVD won't boot anymore. EFI update? SSD drivers? #damned #inconvenient—@ndw

Friday at 12:29pm

Libertarianism is a richly complex, multiparty refusal to accept the fact that wanting something to be true and it being true are different.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:57pm

Adding an SSD, and winding up with two drives in my Mac laptop seemed like such a good idea. Now, about the complexity of two drives...—@ndw
@ndw Now you have to decide what goes where. A decision I would rather not have to make.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez @ndw Decision stress, never good.. :)—@grtjn
@ndw Can't you just mount the ssd in fstab? Or don't Macs let you?—@docum3nt
@docum3nt They sure don't seem to. Not simply or reliably, AFAICT.—@ndw

Friday at 07:42pm

Did you know? The fastest land animal is a dog who has spied an open pizza box.—@liza

Friday at 08:35pm

St George vs the banks. The 99% make it into the mummer's play at Welcome Yule.—@ndw