The short-form week of 2–8 Apr 2012

09 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 Tuesday at 08:57am

Feature request for @hibariapp, setting to turn off animated gifs.—@ndw
@ndw Noted :). It’s been in the works, but trickier than we expected—@HibariApp

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

This is what happens when you let your license key expire: http://t.co/AC9BiA0S—@ndw
@ndw You, of all people, have a license that can expire?? Surely you must have a master key of some sorts.. ;-)—@grtjn
@grtjn I have the ability to make new keys at will, but they're all developer keys with an expiration date.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:20am

If the HTML5 spec is published in HTML5, the XML Error Recovery spec should be XHTML, but not well-formed.—@RobbertAtWork

Monday at 06:18am

On the plus side, getting groped by the TSA before breakfast pretty much garauntees that my day is going to improve, right?—@ndw

Monday at 07:06am

Pro: exit row legroom. Con: they're really going to have to wind the rubber band a lot of times if we're going to get all the way to SFO.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:12pm

My mother and my sister compete for "the biggest fucking idiot on the planet" award—@FrancescaHoule
@FrancescaHoule I'm not sure what to do with that information.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:11pm

Nothing saves confusion and angst on a software project like carefully researched and written requirements.—@collwhit
@collwhit And vice versa.—@ndw

Monday at 08:14pm

@mollydotcom Congrats, Molly!—@ndw

Monday at 08:52pm

Yes. It does. RT @zeldman Your WYSIWYG Editor sucks http://t.co/CMsXEKwd—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:03am

RT @ecotricity: Here's a nice twitter friendly idea inspired by Hemmingway - Six Words for the Planet, what's yours? http://t.co/MAkgaIla—@j4
@j4 "Kill all humans. Let planet recover."—@dkscully
@j4 @dkscully It’s going to be hard to improve on that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:57am

When you have said something once, and people have understood it, you do not have to say it again.—@JeniT
@JeniT If only.—@ndw
@JeniT eh? What do you mean? ;)—@zbeauvais
@zbeauvais I am in a meeting in which people are repeating their points unnecessarily.—@JeniT
@JeniT httpRange-14 gone endless again?—@simonstl
@simonstl I am (still) moderately optimistic about progress being made...—@JeniT
@JeniT good! If anyone has a chance of freeing that logjam, it's you. (Sorry, probably terrible metaphor.)—@simonstl
@JeniT meeting bloat. Urfh. Need a way to generate animated bunny ears on real people when rabbiting on.—@zbeauvais
@zbeauvais wear nekomimi in a meeting? http://t.co/vXArXZ33 /cc @jenit—@gridinoc
@gridinoc Would have thought that the bored expression, rolling eyes, concentration on twitter etc would send the message /cc @zbeauvais—@JeniT

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:21am

"There's something in the Architecture Document about that but you should ignore it." --a TAG member that will remain anonymous—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Sigh. I think we got a lot right, but you can’t get it all right the first time.—@ndw
@ndw Oh I certainly don't claim to necessarily agree with that statement :) It's by far the best document the TAG has produced to date!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon I wasn’t suggesting you agree, just acknowledging that it has rough edges. Consensus wasn’t uniformly distributed.—@ndw
@ndw I'd suggest revisiting it to polish it here and there, but I'd be afraid of the implications...—@robinberjon
@ndw Maybe we just need to get you back on the TAG (or simply keep pretending you're still on it and have you join all our meetings :).—@robinberjon
@robinberjon There are future histories where I’d run again. Not that I say no when you ask for something anyway...—@ndw
@ndw There's an election at the end of the year :) If you don't say no, I guess we can just ask you to run!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Alas, there may be questions that I can’t answer in the affirmative.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:32am

Me, to random guest in hotel elevator, “Hello.” Guest: “Good morning, sir”. #sigh #feelingold—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:47am

Me, to random guest in hotel elevator, “Hello.” Guest: “Good morning, sir”. #sigh #feelingold (via @ndw) // I feel ya, man. #dontcallmesir—@whovingh

Tuesday at 08:49am

Wonderful! RT @benosteen Hitchcock's "Rear Window" as a single shot Timelapse http://t.co/i8c1z4EN—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:52am

hrm, home server appears to be unreachable; not receiving email except through gmail…—@JeniT
@JeniT your emails have been classified as NIRs so can no longer be delivered electronically. Here's an image: http://t.co/HRPkgzZi—@ldodds
@ldodds @JeniT *snicker*—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:12am

I have the admin console up in three windows over two SSH tunnels. What are the odds I’ll type the wrong thing into one of them?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:24pm

That @collwhit sure runs the heck out of a meeting!—@ndw
@ndw you mean that one where we all staggered out half asleep? :-)—@collwhit
@collwhit You got it done with three minutes to spare, that’s victory in my book.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:55am

The hammer of exhaustion hath smote me—@mdubinko
@mdubinko So 1000 IBU packed a punch, eh? :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:14am

Norman Walsh and me, journal nouvelle édition http://t.co/cd9xjtG6 ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @necolas @ndw @cpj1—@dominixml
Color me confused. It isn’t transparently spam, but ... http://t.co/61e3xkUl /via @dominixml—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:38am

Turned out most of the morning was on mime types and fragids rather than #httpRange14, but we're back on it now!—@JeniT
@JeniT Fight the good fight. I’m so far behind on so many things, I haven’t really been able to try to keep up.—@ndw
@JeniT good luck! your efforts to raise the level of discussion are *really* appreciated—@edsu

Wednesday at 11:27am

“Hi {{lead.First Name:default=Sir/Madam}},” Uh. You’re going to have to improve your spam tool. Or better yet, crawl back under your rock.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:30pm

Oh, crap. I archive mail by bcc:’ing it to gmail and I just discovered that gmail is classifying big swaths of it as spam :-(—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:13pm

@ndw @milessabin but does it do transactions? :-)—@mdubinko
@mdubinko @milessabin More or less.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:29am

Found a quarter yesterday with “Chickasaw, OK” on the back. I guess there’s a new series I didn’t know about.—@ndw
@ndw national park quarters—@hadleynet

Thursday at 11:31am

Mmmm. Ten hours of meetings in an eight hour bucket. I can smell the productivity already.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:55am

Ha! RT @webmink Italian seems to capture some issues so beautifully. http://t.co/JHXXACUJ—@ndw

Thursday at 12:00pm

Infidentity. Ha! “A married friend got herself on another man's lease just so she'd have a gas bill in her name #Infidentity” /via @doctorow—@ndw

Thursday at 12:16pm

Lots of MarkLogic World (http://t.co/iJ9czTwVV) practice presentations today. #kickasstalks #youshouldgo—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:34pm

Word to the wise: don't take iPhone call during a meeting. If 2nd call drops, original call gets automatically unmuted! #embarrassed—@evanlenz
@evanlenz ah, outed yourself!—@collwhit
@collwhit confession can be good for the soul :-)—@evanlenz
@evanlenz IT WAS YOU! :-)—@ndw
@ndw Yep, sorry :-)—@evanlenz
@evanlenz No worries. I wasn’t presenting. :-)—@ndw
@evanlenz Happened to me too last week. I think it's probably a design bug cuz we *assumed* per-call mute state.—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker Agreed. Disconcerting to be unmuted without ever hitting the mute button again myself. And I can't control if the call drops.—@evanlenz

Thursday at 01:21pm

Fico is fantastic! http://t.co/RjIr1UYV—@ndw

Thursday at 02:38pm

“@ndw: Mmmm. Ten hours of meetings in an eight hour bucket. I can smell the productivity already.” #yam—@thenotwit

Friday at 06:35am

Dragging my sorry *ss back out to fill the rental car last night? So the right thing.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:00am

Hello #SFO. How crowded. #wishidarrivedsooner #thismightbeclose—@ndw
@ndw Crowded at 5am?—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker Very. But I think I'm past the last hurdle with a couple (!) of minutes to spare.—@ndw

Friday at 08:31am

@ndw @hunterhacker ... IMHO #SFO can be as bad as #LAX at 5:am ... ug—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:07pm

Air travel on a holiday weekend. What a rookie mistake. Six hours in EWR. #fun #not—@ndw
@ndw I made the mistake of traveling the day before ester once. #neveragain #almostdivorced—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:34pm

Oh, look! Now it’s a seven hour layover. #ohfrabjousjoy—@ndw
@ndw where are you stuck now ... ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI Still in EWR.—@ndw

Friday at 06:50pm

Food will help. Food won’t hurt. I’m going to go eat.—@ndw

Friday at 06:58pm

OMG! The food choices in EWR terminal A are *awesome*!!! #not #mightstayhungry—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:03pm

Note to my future self: never toss the phone charging cable in your checked bag, not even on the way home.—@ndw
@ndw yeah. Never a good idea. Delayed in airports way to often.—@kingargyle

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:32pm

Bahamian lobster, that I caught today free diving, is delicious.—@kendall
@kendall How deep do you go?—@ndw
@ndw No more than 10 or thereabouts today.—@kendall

Sunday at 08:04am

Yeah. So you got up. So what? http://t.co/ZeEOcL5d—@ndw

Sunday at 08:29am

That @pzmyers raises blasphemy almost to an art form, http://t.co/Kun5xs63—@ndw

Sunday at 04:48pm

LOL! http://t.co/p3m8oxoc /via SkepChick—@ndw