The short-form week of 16–22 Jan 2012

23 Jan 2012

The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

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 10:44am

Speakin of which: Today's officially my first day as a Sales Engineer!—@peteaven
@peteaven I have no doubt you will kick a**. Congrats.—@collwhit
@collwhit thanks! hope I can kick as much a** as you do amigo! - heard after you left consulting they retired ur boot in honor. ;)—@peteaven
@peteaven and you are not part of public sector? what's up with that?—@cdhayes
@cdhayes it's not personal, just business. plus seth got to me first at the last tech summit. ;)—@peteaven
@peteaven now sales engineerin' ain't easy, but it's necessary #congrats #welcome —@jclip
@jclip @peteaven so you've gone to the dark side?—@JoshNarva
@JoshNarva @peteaven dark side? Darth @cdhayes didn't say anything about a dark side, and this double-sided light saber is #awesome.—@jclip
@jclip Double-sided light saber? It sounds like someone is going to go see Star Wars:Phantom Menace in 3D? ;-)—@jcbooth123
@JoshNarva @jclip @cdhayes Dudes! We're the good guys. We're part of the rebel alliance and traitors (to the relational empire).—@peteaven
@jclip #awesome thanks! i see your Cube and raise you a T: somebody's gotta do it(sales engineerin ain't easy) ;)—@peteaven
@peteaven Congrats. Mayhaps your new duties will bring you over this side of the pond on occasion.—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens thanks! that would be awesome. will let you know if it ever happens.—@peteaven
@peteaven I'm hoping the BBC will want to build a MarkLogic-based Dr. Who app, with Sharepoint integration and an MSWord plugin.—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens #awesome I'm down for Project Tardis! (Temporal and Related Documents in Search) ;)—@peteaven
@peteaven congrads ! #sell #sell #sell —@DALDEI
@peteaven see you in Vegas then?—@leepollington
@leepollington fo shizzle mon brizzle! see you soon!—@peteaven
@peteaven congrats on the change and good luck with PS—@xquery
@xquery thanks! excited. new year, new opportunities, new challenges, new applications, new server release. #awesome —@peteaven
@peteaven Whoo hoo! Go, Pete! Go! (P.S. We miss you already in engineering :-) )—@ndw
thanks @ndw! already missin u 2. pondering if i should call into the team mtg stealth style and lurk so as to continue to b in the know :)—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:22am

Vonage: where $24.99 plans really cost $38.25.—@elharo
@elharo All telcos lie about the cost of their plans. The “about the cost of their plans” part of that sentence is probably redundant.—@ndw
@elharo Is Vonage still around?—@mikeloukides

Monday at 12:05pm

Today Is Religious Freedom Day —@ndw

Monday at 12:51pm

RT @ndw Today Is Religious Freedom Day —@MoniqueSleek

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:52pm

Theoretically, there are people who eat Milky Way or 3 Musketeers bars before they are the last remaining option of Halloween candy.—@pgor
@pgor Yes, in theory.—@ndw

Monday at 05:17pm

That complex system I built to simplify my life? It’s not. Sigh. Reworking some build scripts.—@ndw

Monday at 06:20pm

Lots of jokes today about quitting or force quitting apps. I’ve obviously missed some relevant bit of pop culture.—@ndw

Monday at 06:53pm

1/998001 = ... —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:38pm

Yay, wearing shoes for the first time in a week #ankesprain —@mdubinko
@mdubinko Glad to hear you're feeling better!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:09pm

Wallet significantly lighter after having to replace the fan motor on my furnace—@hadleynet
@hadleynet A Furnace? Lummey .. maybe you should get a boiler ;)—@psd
@psd A boiler has water, no ? Ours is forced air.—@hadleynet
@hadleynet well you live and learn: —@psd
@hadleynet I foresee much the same coming on Thursday when the mechanic replaces the brakes on all four wheels of the car.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:54pm

me and Xcode are not friends—@dscape
@dscape Who would have guessed? :-P—@ndw
@ndw ides are not my thing—@dscape
@dscape I hear you!—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:57pm

Not tweeting tomorrow #SOPA #PIPA /via @simonstl —@ndw

Tuesday at 04:03pm

Now have a #Gnus theme I can live with. Different, but at least there's enough contrast. #Emacs—@ndw

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

Found out about @HibariApp via @ndw. Would use it if it supported multiple accounts :\—@dscape
@dscape I believe that’s in I’m definitely looking forward to it.—@ndw
@dscape The next version with multiple accounts is coming very soon :). Just waiting for the Mac App Store to approve it before launching—@HibariApp
@HibariApp More feature request. URL Shortening by default, use my own bit/ly account to shorten urls :)—@dscape
@dscape Next version automatically uses Twitter’s shortening. Not sure if we’ll support pro in the future, but it’s on the list—@HibariApp

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:30pm

I don't get people not tweeting tomorrow because of the sopa blackout. I would just tweet extra about the topic instead of not at all—@vbsteven
@vbsteven Because when some wrong-headed lawyer makes Twitter go away, we won’t be able to tweet. So get used to the silence.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:37pm

From @ndw, how to set up a 503 redirect response in .htaccess #sopastrike —@whump
.@whump That's not me, FYI.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:57am

Xml Techno nouvelle édition ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @ndw @itinfoz @contentwrangler @listly —@dominiquepere

Thursday at 07:04am

#Emacs #calfw is an amazing bit of work.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:34am

What an #awesome idea. /via @elharo —@ndw

Thursday at 07:43am

agreed ! RT @ndw: #Emacs #calfw is an amazing bit of work. —@xquery

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:44am

Holy cow! Just did some mental arithmetic. I’ve been using #Emacs #Gnus for email for 20 years. #oldfart —@ndw
@ndw is that all? I reckon 26 years—@rahtz
@ndw Never got the hang of that newfangled fancy #Emacs so I've been using #vi for 25(+?) years #olderfart —@DALDEI
@ndw I wish I still used gnus, but never got good IMAP searching, and unplugged was always a bit flimsy. Tell me you've sorted those out!—@therealmaxf
@therealmaxf I never tried, I copy all mail locally and delete it off the server.—@ndw
@ndw ah, so you're not a man of the cloud ;) And for search? find+grep?—@therealmaxf
@therealmaxf find+grep FTW! But really, I divide stuff into folders and rarely resort to that. #Markmail is faster for public lists anyway.—@ndw
@ndw Have you tried running Markmail locally? @therealmaxf —@robinberjon
@robinberjon I’ve thought about it, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.—@ndw
@ndw HARDCORE man. You and Haakon. You guys are nuts. I say this as a mutt user. @Hixie wins though; using pine, so crazier than all yall—@sideshowbarker

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

@ndw Since you seem to be very happy with your email setup, how about you reply to those I've sent you? ;-)—@robinberjon
@robinberjon On my list. For today. Well, yesterday, but my time machine is lost.—@ndw
@ndw Sorry to annoy, but Jirka said it has to be very, very soon now if it's to make it to the printing deadline...—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Nothing to be sorry about and not annoying. I’ll look next, but if you’ve got something and need to abandon me, I understand—@ndw
@ndw Given the time constraints, I was thinking that it would have to be a short paper anyway.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Ok. *Almost* off my fourth hour of telcons for today...—@ndw

Thursday at 11:21am

@kstirman If you want to upgrade me to London next month, I won’t resist :-) Hope the new gig is a blast!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:45am

vim .emacs - does that make me a bad person?—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman Not bad, just a little misguided maybe.—@ndw

Thursday at 12:49pm

So long as they buy the library extra shelves too! :-} RT @ndw: What an #awesome idea. /via @elharo —@j4

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:27pm

Listen, Apple, textbooks often have _mathematics_ in. Your authoring tool does not support maths????? Why don't you LISTEN? #fail #eprdctn —@rahtz
@rahtz Because listening would reduce vendor lock-in and subsequent profits?—@ndw
@ndw the profits are from the (very good) hardware, surely?—@rahtz

Thursday at 01:44pm

OH “If you build something that sucks, you’re not going to get away with it."—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:54pm

I really *hate* wireless APs. Most solid state tech lasts indefinitely. Every AP I’ve ever bought has failed within 12 months.—@ndw
@ndw RE Wireless AP's ... I'd say they failed within day 1 but I only gave up after 12 months—@DALDEI
@ndw Yes... but they are so useful.... WiFi AP's.—@dpawson
@ndw I've got a few multi-year-old Apple AirPorts I could sell you? ;)—@nevali
@ndw Have your tries Apple's Airport? I have never had problems with them and they last! They are worth the money.—@lcahlander

Thursday at 02:27pm

@ndw re wifi AP's my latest is Netgear 900 and so far totally happy—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:01pm

If Apple made vi, it would only license it to you for writing Objective-C < conform, creators, conform!—@edd
@edd On the one hand: holy crap! On the other: sounds about like what I’d expect from them.—@ndw
@ndw it's very sad that this is extending to content creation tools. next up: garageband only exporting MP3 for sale on iTunes?—@edd
@edd Oh, great, if their lawyers hadn’t thought of that it’ll be your fault! :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:02pm

Countdown to #XMLPrague, —@ndw
@ndw I have a presentation for Demo Jam—@lcahlander
@lcahlander Sweet. You're in the mix!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:59pm

While I was making dinner tonight, I almost used the phrase "too much garlic," but I caught myself in time.—@ndw
@ndw was it the Provence chicken with 40 cloves of garlic? (Which is awesome...)—@MarieBilde
@MarieBilde No, just sauteed swiss chard with garlic and a few red pepper flakes.—@ndw
@ndw yummy!—@MarieBilde

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:04pm

RT @xmlcalabash XML Calabash 1.0.0 released, —@ndw
@ndw Congrats on 1.0!—@hunterhacker

Friday at 01:05pm

[cue cheering mob!] RT @ndw: RT @xmlcalabash XML Calabash 1.0.0 released, —@jeffsonstein

Friday at 01:09pm

Indeed. RT @timberners_lee Overbroad and arbitrary web takedowns by #usgov or by #anonymous -- no way to run a world—@ndw

Friday at 01:13pm

Junkyard Wars reboot, MythBuster’s style: Should be fun.—@ndw

Friday at 01:33pm

Dates of my “monthly” offsite backups: 16 Apr 2010, 6 July, 16 Nov, 2 June 2011, 20 Jan 2012. Those are some damn long months.—@ndw

Friday at 01:41pm

#squee RT @ndw: Junkyard Wars reboot, MythBuster’s style: Should be fun.—@kiphampton

Friday at 03:15pm

Not sure where I found this link, but it’s very funny.—@ndw

Friday at 03:20pm

very nice ! RT @ndw: RT @xmlcalabash XML Calabash 1.0.0 released, —@xquery

Friday at 03:24pm

Hilarious! >> RT @ndw: Not sure where I found this link, but it’s very funny. —@eliasisrael

Friday at 03:26pm

love it RT @ndw Not sure where I found this link, but it’s very funny.—@dmcassel

Friday at 04:39pm

Thierry Koblentz RT @ndw: Not sure where I found this link, but it’s very funny. Thierry ... —@jminkler

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:46pm

Managed to get ten ice lanterns lit tonight, though some of the older ones won't likely last long.—@simonstl
@simonstl picture?—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers hopefully sometime after sunset. Right now, they're lit but invisible!—@simonstl
@simonstl Pointers to what they are/how they’re made? I can imagine, but they sound like fun to make.—@ndw
@ndw Here's a pointer - don't let opening quote put you off. I've since added silicone under candles, 1/2" drain holes —@simonstl

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:02pm

You know what’s great? When I leave my office at the end of the day now, it’s no longer black dark outside. That’s great. #northernhemi —@ndw
@ndw "office" you mean when you open your front door ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI No, just my office door. It’s fricking cold outside.—@ndw

Friday at 05:56pm

“@ndw: Not sure where I found this link, but it’s very funny.” Great. JS: {} + {} --> NaN Wat??—@Kummerer94

Friday at 06:23pm

“@ndw: Not sure where I found this link, but it’s very funny.”—@jan_baros

Saturday at 12:32am

Utter geeky brilliance! RT @eliasisrael @ndw: Not sure where I found this link, but it’s very funny. —@sixdeaftaxis

Saturday at 04:57am

Xml Techno is out! ▸ Top stories today via @marcocapelli71 @ndw —@dominiquepere

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:01pm

Corporations are people; their $ is speech—actual people's speech is illegal harassment and is constrained in countless ways.—@kendall
@kendall @ndw time for everone to incorporate ?—@DALDEI