The short-form week of 26 Mar–1 Apr 2012

02 Apr 2012; last modified 03 Apr 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 Saturday at 04:31pm

On my way to Shenzhen!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon And I’m green with envy. Appropriate today, I guess.—@ndw
@ndw Join DAP, we go to all the cool places ;-)—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Oh, and a belated happy birthday, too!—@ndw
@ndw Thanks! Finally nearing a respectable age...—@robinberjon
@robinberjon None of that. You’ll never get another GQ interview if you go all respectable. You gotta keep it real, man.—@ndw
@ndw So long as mojitos exist, the odds that @robinberjon will become too respectable will remain near zero. :-)—@kiphampton
@kiphampton @robinberjon I make a mean mojito, Robin. You should lobby for another TAG meeting in W. Mass.—@ndw
@ndw Now you're talking! Is Cambridge, MA close enough? @kiphampton—@robinberjon
@kiphampton Mojitos are getting gentrified — kids these days are adding Red Bull... @ndw—@robinberjon
@ndw Maybe, but on the other hand now that GQ's done I ought to aim for something else, I dunno, New York Review of Books maybe?—@robinberjon
@karlpro Ah, good point. Someone else was suggesting Vanity Fair too. I think I'll need a new pair of shoes though.—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:41am

My thousandish lines of XQuery:—@ndw
@ndw thinking if you did the same treatment with music then my home system is finished! #xquery—@xquery
@xquery Naturally, I have all my music metadata in XML, so it’d be doable. Except for making the browser a good music player.—@ndw
@ndw Looks awesome! Did you add tags manually? Looking forward to the code. Have you thought about MLJAM to do scaling and such?—@grtjn
@grtjn I’ve always tagged my images, so that data was already in the EXIF. I decided it was easier to scale ‘em all in advance.—@ndw
@ndw Always tagged, handy. I have a backlog of 15k images. Yes, scaling in advance, but triggered from ML, so no Perl scripting.. ;)—@grtjn
@ndw Curious... Is the ImageMagick API @dmcassel described here insufficient to you needs? /cc @grtjn—@joemfb
@joemfb @grtjin No, it would be sufficient. I just decided to pay all the compute costs of resizing images once, up front and cache.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:20am

Six stages of debugging:—@ndw
@ndw @nedbat Fails to account for the cycle of "Oh I see, wait no, ok I got it now, nevermind. OH! Got it."—@alex_gaynor

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:21am

Note to my future self: next time you’re looking for test data:—@ndw
@ndw not enough? ;-)—@grtjn
@grtjn I’m sure it’s plenty, but museum data is fun too.—@ndw

Monday at 09:21am

:) #smileofrecognition RT @ndw: Six stages of debugging:—@grtjn

Monday at 09:32am

“... and I’ve concluded, after careful consideration, that the person keeping score is me.” —@dontrythis—@ndw

Monday at 09:46am

WOW RT @ndw: Note to my future self: next time you’re looking for test data:—@kiphampton

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:59am

The person responsible for giving Herman Cain his lithium really needs to be fired.—@kendall
@kendall Does the reappearance of the “e” in your id mean you successfully regained control of @kendall?—@ndw
@ndw Yes. :>—@kendall

Monday at 11:01am

And the page of links is great RT @ndw: Six stages of debugging:—@Floriaen

Monday at 11:25am

My morning with ipfw: “@ndw: Six stages of debugging:”—@thespider

Monday at 12:40pm

Ran “shutown” on the wrong host. #facepalm—@ndw

Monday at 12:58pm

@ndw your personal newspaper is ready: - it's updated hourly showing new items—@TwtTimes

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:44pm

This is what happens when you let your license key expire:—@ndw
@ndw You, of all people, have a license that can expire?? Surely you must have a master key of some sorts.. ;-)—@grtjn

Monday at 08:01pm

I can literally hear @skastel saying these: “@ndw: Six stages of debugging:”—@YoavShapira

Tuesday at 12:56am

sometimes i think about getting a task program like OmniFocus but then I think "I should just make my own software to write lies in."—@mikeal

Tuesday at 04:26am

God, so true. RT @ndw: Six stages of debugging:—@Intrepidd

Tuesday at 04:28am

RT @Intrepidd: God, so true. RT @ndw: Six stages of debugging:—@florianmski

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:38am

Textbook belly landing! LOT jet from New York to Poland lands on belly in Warsaw, all 230 on board survive unscathed:—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom I wonder if it’s possible to repair a plane after that sort of landing or if you just have to cannibalize it for parts.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:49am

Last night’s hacking: taxonomy tree for tags and indexes for places (country/city from photo metadata): #marklogic—@ndw
@ndw Interesting how you seem to be converging on the structure I've used for my photos—@larsga

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:26pm

Download this image (~250MB). Embiggen. ——@speedocowboy
@speedocowboy It’s full of stars!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:45pm

#Outlook on #Mac crashed... having to rebuild Main DB. (Taking hours). I should have known better than to use Outlook on Mac. #lessonlearned—@cdhayes
@cdhayes Should have known better, yes, but that had nothing to do with a Mac.—@ndw
@ndw agreed -not a mac issue a poor choice of tool issue.—@cdhayes

Tuesday at 02:05pm

Updated to incorporate @innovimax work on #XSLT 3.0—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:46pm

I need some good tv/movies to watch. I am obeying orders to continue post-op aggressive rest therapy (ART). But nothing thrills atm.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom Outcasts, Survivors & Luther are all on Netflix. All are good UK sci-fi or dramas. Also, 13 Assassins & Red Cliff (movies).—@kplawver
@kplawver I keep seeing Luther pop up on my Netflix suggested, and it caught my attention. With a Kev endorsement, I might give it a try :)—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom @kplawver Luther is dark, no doubt about that. And good.—@ndw
@mollydotcom It's the best cop drama since The Wire if that helps sway you.—@kplawver
@kplawver Wow. That's a serious endorsement. Luther it is, then! Thank you :)—@mollydotcom

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:55pm

Would buy/rent movie to watch on upcoming flight, but online sources are all DRM’d. That’s lost revenue, media moguls.—@ndw
@ndw yeah but if you're renting, who cares about DRM? For buying, I agree…—@hungarianhc
@hungarianhc True. I don’t actually know how renting would work without DRM. But lost money for #sonypictures anyway.—@ndw

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

I always thought that holding an SLR with a regular SLR is kind of clunky. Luma solves this, video: #design—@avernet
@avernet That does look nice. If a tad pricey.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:33am

Uh, @united, I’m a premier gold member, why does my boarding pass say I’m in group 3? And your telephone support is useless, btw.—@ndw
@ndw That got me the first time too. 1 is first/global svcs, 2 is business/platinum, 3 is gold, 4 silver, 5 e+, 6 economy—@azaroth42
*snort* And the @united rep on the phone couldn’t explain that!? *rolls eyes*. Thanks @azaroth42 @jclip—@ndw
@ndw lufthansa + virgin. rest is all garbage, especially @united—@dscape
@dscape Well, @united has economy plus which means a lot to me.—@ndw
@ndw That's the new Continental-style boarding approach. See—@jclip
@ndw I just ignore the boarding group and go when Silvers board.—@tabatkins
@tabatkins Turns out I was just confused. 3 is the new 1.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:21am

Cal Thomas accuses secularists of blasphemy, that is, saying rude things about his imaginary friends.—@kendall

Wednesday at 11:00am

I know a great UDP joke but you might not get it.—@aalear

Wednesday at 11:20am

You can take my kid to church once she's old enough to realize adults are full of shit.—@CcSteff

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:10pm

Google+ Hangouts API is out of preview. Go build great stuff!—@googledevs
.@googledevs I’d like a Google Voice API next, kthxbai.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:35am

just a reminder (reference to XML Prague 2012 pub talk) to @ndw the portmanteau 'irregardless' is a word—@xquery
@xquery I. Don't. Care.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:19am

LOL! RT @xquery: just reminder (reference to XML Prague 2012 pub talk) to @ndw the portmanteau 'irregardless' is a word—@grtjn