The short-form week of 23–29 Apr 2012

30 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 Sunday at 09:01am

hoping that @ndw's post on text/plain document fragments with RFC 5147 and #XInclude will get the latter fixed asap.—@dret
@dret The latter being XInclude, I presume? I think that’s likely. Well, if the W3C approves the charter change and I get editing time.—@ndw
@ndw that would be great: #XInclude and #XSLT can be pretty handy plain text tools, so removing this limitation would be very useful.—@dret

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:24am

The eternal duel twixt knight and dragon —@JeniT
@JeniT They look pretty evenly matched! :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:13am

not looking forward to implementing #xCard (#vCard in #XML) to #HTML in #XSLT; any pointers to available code would be very welcome. thanks!—@dret
@dret #xCard’s not so bad. Now the calendar stuff, that’s truly awful.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:14am

Essentials: 6 Command Line Tools for Linux Performance Monitoring —@mikeloukides
RT @mikeloukides Essentials: 6 Command Line Tools for Linux Performance Monitoring —@ndw

Monday at 06:38am

What ultimately doomed the Neanderthals was their lack of a social media strategy.—@harrisj

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:40am

I wonder if I don’t have the new #GMail interface yet, or if it just doesn’t bother me. Not that I care much, I read email in #Emacs.—@ndw
@ndw But can #Emacs make you a sandwich?—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski @ndw assuming you mean this —@xquery
@xquery @ndw [No match] I guess I'll have to make myself a sandwich.—@alexmilowski

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:00am

OK I have had it up to >>here<< with ajaxy UIs that look like they've saved state then lose everything silently.—@j4
@j4 Haven’t we all?—@ndw
@ndw Well yes. :-} Particularly fed up with certain CMSs which take c. 5,000 clicks to do *anything*, then lose state...—@j4
@ndw ... oh wait, that's all CMSs, isn't it.—@j4
@j4 Dunno. I’ve always rolled my own.—@ndw
@ndw Wish I had that option, but this is for work, not fun. :-}—@j4

Monday at 10:10am

Oh, frak! /etc/fstab has two mounts on /drives/sdb1 and nothing for /dev/sda1 and ... oh frak frak frak WTF?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:36am

Probably time to switch back to a stand-up desk... —@mdubinko
@mdubinko I’ve been thinking of building myself a stand-up desk. One I can adapt to a bike-in-front-of-desk in winter.—@ndw

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

Winter is coming —@ndw
@ndw awwww—@jeffsonstein
@ndw do you still use gnus, or one of the other emacs mail modes?—@dcm
@dcm gnus all the way. The bleeding edge, Ma Gnus v0.4 at the moment.—@ndw
@ndw excellent! that makes me feel like the world is all in order—@dcm

Monday at 11:31am

Coming to believe that adulthood is the state of being perpetually convinced you are about to massively screw up and be revealed as a fraud.—@JKeverne

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:22pm

XMLUnit: based on JUnit, enables assertions to be made about content and structure of XML #cmsconference —@edwinalui
@abcoates @edwinalui #XMLUnit is also supported as an extension step in #XMLCalabash #XProc —@ndw

Monday at 12:44pm

Stop, drop, and roll. —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:26pm

The shear number of gorgeous young men and women who add me to their Google+ circles everyday is so good for my ego. I must be awesome.—@ndw
@ndw your sounding like Captain Jack Harkness—@DALDEI
@DALDEI @ndw you say that like its a bad thing. #captainjackfan —@mathling
@mathling @ndw Not sure if Buckaroo Bonzai or Captin Jack is my Alter Identity—@DALDEI
@ndw You really are.—@bsletten
@ndw It's because you are a rock star.—@JamieXML
@ndw You are, you are :)—@JeniT

Monday at 04:48pm

"Complex problems have simple, easy to understand wrong answers."—@counternotions

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

my new wheels. LLAP —@TheRealNimoy
.@TheRealNimoy That’s pretty good.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:03am

Wonder what the significance of the zipper is on Google today. Must be missing something important!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty Pull down the zipper and all will be revealed.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:28am

@ndw very cute!!!—@harveybetty

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:52am

Expecting big space law wars if Planetary Resources really start acting. Surely this whole project must sound truly scary to some.—@vojtechtoman
@vojtechtoman That was my first thought as well. War in space over astroid resources.—@ndw
@ndw Also the thought of a single megacorp having control over all… But I think others wanting to follow is the only possible way.—@vojtechtoman

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:20am

Given the unstable mess that Cyanogen7 made out of my T2, I suppose I might get the One S, though part of me thinks I’d prefer the Nexus.—@ndw
@ndw which is available on play store now. Think I'm still going with one s tomorrow.—@kingargyle
@ndw just have to have it in Cyanogen? It worked oK on my Nook Color, but haven't had the guts to mess with it since...—@JeanKaplansky
@JeanKaplansky I did it on a whim, mostly. I wanted to see what it would be like. If it didn’t crash 10 times a day, I’d be very happy w/it.—@ndw
@ndw totally get the whim. I wanted to see the big deal, too. The NC Archie's Angry Birds unit now, so crashes aren't as bad as if phone!—@JeanKaplansky

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:47pm

Hilarious NSFW preso about mobile software development: —@timbray
@timbray Especially slides 37 and 38.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:49pm

So, are you moving off Google yet? - keep in mind your Google Docs seem to be part of Drive now.—@bphogan
Holy TOS, Batman! RT @bphogan So, are you moving off Google yet? —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:06pm

"W3C is publishing HTML 5 through a disciplined process." —@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers That wasn’t supposed to make me blow wine out my nose, was it?—@ndw
@ndw @shelleypowers the key term is 'disciple'—@danbri
@ndw Well, I was aiming for coffee...but wine will do...—@shelleypowers

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:54pm

In #Emacs 24 (maybe 23 too), curly quotes are these weird double-wide characters. Anyone know how to fix this?—@ndw
@ndw Real apostrophes (’) too. Would welcome a patch.—@timbray

Tuesday at 06:05pm

+100 points for me for discovering that the license key server is offline *before* installing a new version of the server!—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:37pm

Oh, c’mon, interwebs! I had one free evening to get this backup/reinstall project finished and you choose *tonight* to break? Really? Fsck!—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:02pm

And now simple build files aren’t working. Ok, computer, you win. I’m going to go watch TV instead. Fsck you.—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:56am

Excellent, excellent deck on polyfills - spot on from creator of @css3pie: /via @Modernizr & @lojjic —@rem

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:39am

I'd love to see a woman or group of women edit the #HTML5 spec. It'd make for a n interesting social experiment. Certainly would be a first.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom Not sure why, but I'm getting flack for retweeting this. Is it so painful for people to contemplate women in editorial pos?—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @mollydotcom Anyone who gives you flack for that is an asshat.—@ndw
@shelleypowers I honestly don't know how to answer that. Somehow I just walk in to boy's rooms without much kerfuffle. I don't know why.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom @shellypowers why? As in, what would you expect/ hope to be different if editor has boobs rather than bollocks?—@brucel
@brucel @mollydotcom @shellypowers Also, it would be a nice for women to be something other than handmaidens at the W3C—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers oh bullshit sweeping generalisations. @shawn_slh et al, are you the handmaidens of the W3C? @brucel —@patrick_h_lauke
@patrick_h_lauke @shelleypowers @brucel no. and this is not something I can effectively address through twitter. happy to talk by phone.—@shawn_slh
@shawn_slh @patrick_h_lauke @brucel Yes, please do have your private discussions on the topic. I have other things to do, myself.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @mollydotcom It *would* be nice. But the most important is the work an editor produces, surely, not where their lumps are?—@brucel
@brucel @mollydotcom How about ensuring different perspectives are captured?—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers is "ensuring different perspectives are captured" an exclusively female trait? @mollydotcom —@brucel
@brucel @mollydotcom Let's say that women are more keenly aware of what it means to be excluded. Especially in technology.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers I agree. You should stand/ propose yourself. @mollydotcom —@brucel
@brucel @mollydotcom Go for it Molly. And I'm moving on from this discussion.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @brucel No way. I already have my hands full, thanks muchly! Picking my battles is a defense mechanism I need at this time.—@mollydotcom

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:51am

The real question: Is there anyone who actually *wants* to edit the #w3C #HTML5 spec? My personal instinct is flight, and I normally fight.—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom In that political environment? You’d have to be stark raving...—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:50am

Note to my future self: when connectivity to the mothership breaks down, if you’ve used VPN that day, just reboot.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:23am

This morning, the packaging feature in MarkLogic 5 saved me about a zillion hours. #productivity #ftw #tootyourownhorn —@ndw
@ndw cool - what does that do?—@kstirman
@kstirman Copies index and database settings from one cluster to another.—@ndw
@ndw finally! that would save zillions of hours. you didn't write that, did you? :)—@kstirman
@kstirman I did, in fact. It’s got limitations that I hope to overcome in some future <insert disclaimer here> version.—@ndw
@ndw its on the roadmap. ;)—@kstirman

Wednesday at 07:50am

Service will return after about 1E6 documents load. I really need to tweak mlsrestore so that it works in batches.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:57am

I think the MarkLogic peeps need a native RDF database. They just don't know it yet. :>—@kendall
. @kendall wrt RDF, have u taken a look at ?—@peteaven
@peteaven Heard of it, but that's the first details I've seen. Pretty toy-like compared to real RDF databases, or so it seems.—@kendall
@kendall haven't tried it myself. but hear it gets LARGE props. based on work by @jahendler and @lidingpku -used to load a billion triples—@peteaven
@peteaven the sparql2xquery is on top of the lower level semantic lib - the semlib is great but low level - s2q is still in its infancy—@eedeebee
@peteaven Why are you telling me about this?—@kendall
@peteaven You know what @kendall makes, right? :-)—@ndw
@ndw @peteaven I was trying to avoid being too obvious about it ;)—@kendall
@kendall @ndw uh, yeah. i put finally put that together late last night. #facepalm :) was checkin out the docs, stardog looks interesting—@peteaven
@peteaven @ndw Sorry, didn't mean to be an asshole about it. I just meant the MarkLogic semantic add-on doesn't seem as feature complete.—@kendall
@kendall oh, i thought u were interested in RDF, just trying to be helpful, nevermind—@peteaven
@peteaven I'm interested in real tools, like —@kendall

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:28am

Fico, an alternative to GLYPHICONS? Via @ndw —@avernet
@avernet I didn’t know about glyphicons. They look nice too. But having them in a font makes using Fico icons extra easy.—@ndw
@ndw True. If you prefer a font, you might also want to check out Font Awesome and the Iconic set —@avernet

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:53am

.@mcepl Yes,, et. al. are down as I warned. Restore going smoothly in the background. Expect normal service soon(ish)—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:02am

but on the list of 'words not to say' during sales training, I didn't see: awesome, dude, fo shizzle, so #gofigure —@peteaven

Wednesday at 10:07am

Exactly & absolutely. RT @kendall What's wrong with American culture in one infographic: —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:14am

The RDFa triples you get from a putatively “HTML” document are significantly different if it’s serialized as HTML or XHTML? Really? Srsly?—@ndw
@ndw @hsivonen not true. HTML and XHTML produce the same thing, if treated as HTML5. It's XHTML1 which differs, due to compatibility. #rdfa —@Gkellogg
@Gkellogg @ndw @hsivonen I fail to see that as specified. application/xhtml+xml is specifically referenced by XHTML+RDFa and not HTML+RDFa—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski @ndw @hsivonen From the HTML+RDFa spec (, "defines rules and guidelines ... for use in HTML5 and XHTML5"—@Gkellogg
@alexmilowski @ndw @hsivonen You're right that it doesn't specify application/xhtml+html by name, though. It should.—@Gkellogg
@Gkellogg @ndw @hsivonen That's not a rule--a reference to a unofficial name. When you receive content-type application/xhtml+xml ?—@alexmilowski
@ndw re: RDFa triples diff from XHTML/HTML - Only for rel-keywords ... because the rel keywords allowed in XHTML and HTML5 are different.—@manusporny
@manusporny @ndw Except in HTML5, XHTML is a serialization so now @rel values are the same? XHTML1 isn't even referenced by HTML5. #rdfa —@alexmilowski
@ndw or rather, the meaning of a number of rel-keywords changed between XHTML and HTML5.—@manusporny
@manusporny Given that users can’t easily tell and don’t generally care about the serialization, I’m not sure I think that’s the right ans.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:27am

OK, that's the third kernel panic in the last week or so. Is this Apple's way of forcing me to upgrade to Lion?—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens You think there will be fewer with Lion, do you?—@ndw
@ndw Does that really matter, if it's Apple trying to make me upgrade? Ironically, I've already bought Lion but haven't upgraded yet.—@ronhitchens

Wednesday at 11:57am

Why rel-value triples are different for XHTML+RDFa vs. HTML5+RDFa: /cc @ndw @hsivonen @fakebaldur @simonstl #rdfa...—@manusporny

Wednesday at 12:14pm

All systems back to normal. AFAIK. —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:21pm

If Google Drive terms of use don't change, we'll have to leave Google Apps completely since Google Drive will be Docs storage eventually.—@kendall
@kendall skydrive tos is much more appealing . . . . ironically.—@kstirman
@kendall EFF analysis suggests that's premature: /cc @ndw —@webmink

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:48pm

To be more clear (but less interesting): You can't reliably determine if a software system is "beta" from the version identifier.—@kendall
@kendall Well. The presence of β in the version number is sometimes, sortof a clue :-)—@ndw
@ndw Yes of course: but an id less than 1.0 doesn't imply beta.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:53pm

Am I the only one who always inserts an extra closing paren if I end a parenthetical expression with a smiley: (like this :-) )?—@ndw
@ndw Nope (I tend to use left-hand emoticons in that case, though (-; )—@tomayac
@ndw no.—@pfhawkins
@yokofakun Ha!—@ndw
@ndw well it's logical, you must close it of course.—@collwhit
@ndw I tend to do it too, but it depends how close to the 140 limit limit I am…—@vambenepe
@ndw no you are not ( :-) )!—@whovingh
@ndw I add a ) too—@olivierjeulin
@ndw I use :> to avoid that dilemma!—@kendall
@kendall Ah. Interesting. Except angle brackets have other semantics burned into my little brain. And it always look like a devilish smile.—@ndw
@ndw Yes. And precisely.—@kendall
@ndw It's because you're a coder, Norm. Matching parens is hardwired into your brain (unless you do Python, of course).—@david_megginson
@ndw Yes you are. If I use a smiley, I change the parenthesis to square brackets: [like this :-) ]—@donohoe_paul
@ndw nope I do that too!!—@hungarianhc
@ndw I always add the closing paren -- a smiley is a smiley, not a closing paren.—@hexmode
@ndw no.—@laurendw
@ndw it looks like you are laughing at us! but yes, i close too.—@kstirman
@ndw Not just you, though, having a double chin makes the :-)) seem somewhat less syntactically schoolmarmish. :-)—@kiphampton
@ndw No. I also make sure there are spaces before subsequent punctuation.—@webmink
@ndw (no :))—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:20pm

@Gkellogg @ndw @hsivonen ...very confusing to have two "profiles" of RDFa applicable to a single media type. Solution: Ignore XHTML+RDFa !?—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski @ndw @hsivonen XHTML+RDFa is historic. What's even worse is that text/html matches both microdata, RDFa and turtle-in-html.—@Gkellogg
@Gkellogg @ndw @hsivonen OK. Uncle! HTML+RDFa 1.1 only world it is.—@alexmilowski

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:21pm

so when I meet u at #MLW12, please be forewarned that once recoginized, I'll probably refer to u by your twitter handle :)—@peteaven
@peteaven I plan to write mine on my badge, so you won't have to guess mine, Pete.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:57am

biking + gps + maps = art —@peteaven
@peteaven It’s something that’s just begging to be tried, isn’t it?—@ndw
@ndw dude, i thought of you when i read that. thinkin we should spell out XQuery or XML, then if we get good at it, a dalek.—@peteaven
@peteaven Good ideas! Nothing leapt out at me after a brief look at local maps. Perils of the country for this exercise: fewer roads.—@ndw
@ndw city streets probably provide a grander palette, but out in nature i bet you could make a duckhead to represent for the DocBook book :)—@peteaven
@peteaven Funny you should say that, it’s exactly what I was looking for. Almost kinda maybe if I ride through UMass.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:55am

PhD ✓—@ruidlopes
@ruidlopes Congrats!—@ndw
@ndw thanks Norm!—@ruidlopes

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:35pm

If I were buying my own phone, it would so be a Galaxy Note.—@elharo
@elharo Yeah. There seems to be anecdotal evidence that it’s coming to @tmobile. I wish it was running ICS though.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:32pm

Why exactly am I inside and working today? Why?—@collwhit
@collwhit ‘cause you’ve got *deadlines*—@ndw
@ndw nah, my team mates will backfill, right?—@collwhit
@collwhit Yeah, you know, for you we probably would.—@ndw
@collwhit Why am I? I'm supposed to be on vacation dammit.—@mathling
@mathling okay, you have me beat. Why are you?—@collwhit

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:56pm

Writing XSLT to combine modular XSLT into single file is interesting. Sorry purists -- had to use 'disable-output-escaping="yes"'.—@harveybetty
@harveybetty If none of the stylesheets use DOE, why did you have to? And how are you dealing with import precedence?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:23pm

*holds up paper cutout the size of the Galaxy Note* That is one big *ss phone.—@ndw
@ndw is it a phone or is it a tablet? I think it has an identity crisis.—@cdhayes
@cdhayes Indeed. But I rarely use the “phone” app, so if it’s a plausible replacement for my Galaxy Tab 7, that’s a 1 device for 2 trade.—@ndw
@ndw upsize to downsize is a good plan. - I like my Galaxy SII phone and have heard great things about the Galaxy Note.—@cdhayes
@ndw did you get the HTC One S yet? I bought my yesterday, I'm liking the phone.—@kingargyle
@kingargyle No. I’m on the fence about what to get next.—@ndw
@ndw the only thing that it is taking getting used to is the screen size at 4.3 inches, I have small hands. Plus it is razor thin.—@kingargyle
@ndw I want a big ass phone. Better for eBooks. Helps that I'm a big guy with big hands and big pockets.—@elharo
@elharo That’s exactly what I’m thinking.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:42pm

@ndw Documentum can't use modular XSLT files. It requires (or at least that is what I am told) a single XSLT.—@harveybetty
@harveybetty Ok, but if you’re combining xsl:import’d stylesheets into a single file, I fear you’re headed for a world of pain.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:51pm

@ndw - it's done and is working well! Converted 20 files to PDF successfully. Only weird problem is exclude-result-prefixes doesn't work.—@harveybetty
@harveybetty I couldn’t begin to guess why :-)—@ndw

Thursday at 05:40pm

Dear Time Machine, thanks for actually, you know, working this time (tried it again on a whim) but “Indexing backup...” takes how long?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:09am

Answering a FAQ: I use an Android, but Evil Wil Wheaton uses an iPhone on #BigBangTheory. We're different people, and I have superior tech.—@wilw
@wilw @ndw Did you know that by installing google apps, you get a worldwide irrevocable license to use that code and make derivations on it?—@icing

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:17am

Should I press that "12.04" button?—@AndySeaborne
@AndySeaborne I’ll let you know after the estimated “1 day 10 hours” remaining in this upgrade. (It stalled overnight asking a question)—@ndw
@ndw As long as that isn't counter wrap.—@AndySeaborne
@AndySeaborne Ha. I don’t think so. It’s rounded back down to 15 hours in the few minutes since I sent that tweet.—@ndw

Friday at 05:50am

Damn bears. I thought we’d made it this spring. Fences mended. Bird feeders taken down. Poor birds. :-(—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:08am

I’m sad to say JAXP deserves the callout it gets on slide 28. RT @mdubinko How to design a good API and why it matters —@ndw
@ndw @mdubinko XOM FTW—@elharo
@elharo Yeah. Back in the day when Java looked like it might grow real XML language features, I argued for adopting XOM.—@ndw

Friday at 06:24am

RT @ndw: Sad: JAXP deserves the callout it gets on slide 28. RT @mdubinko How to design a good API and why it matters —@atmanes

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:16am

I use this sometimes to resize my mail window. Yes my mail reader is set to "text only"—@karlpro
@karlpro Re: “text only”, there are other rational choices?—@ndw
@ndw for some people, it seems ;) strange isn't it.—@karlpro

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:23am

My mom needs to get off my facebook. The second I get to college she's blocked—@FrancescaHoule
@FrancescaHoule You’re just hoping she doesn’t find your twitter :-)—@ndw
@ndw she wouldn't be able to understand it—@FrancescaHoule

Friday at 08:44am

"@FactsOfSchool: Mom: "Let me see your Twitter." Me: *Throws computer out the window* "What Twitter?"" @ndw —@FrancescaHoule

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:08am

Readability for the Kindle Fire updated! Send to Readability via share from the browser + improved syncing. Grab it! —@readability
.@readability Thank you, that makes #Readability useful on #Android —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:20am

RT @ajpiano: Any JSON that is hand-written instead of generated is to be known as "Free-range Organic JSON" from this point forward—@superfell
@superfell I like "Artisinal JSON" better. :)—@gdaniels

Friday at 11:21am

LOL. is very, very funny.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:24am

Klouchebag score for @peteaven: 63, or 'facepalm central'. —@DALDEI
@DALDEI You’re not winning any awards there yourself, my quite noisy friend.—@ndw
@ndw @DALDEI but u'll notice no anger, cause anger leads 2 hate, and hate leads 2 suffering #luminousbeingsarewe oh, and uh PLEASE RT #LOL —@peteaven
@ndw I got the Retweet Abuse award !!!—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:07pm

RT @kendall Ceci n'est pas une RT—@kendall
@kendall I am not the subject of this sentence.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:15pm

Note to self: You’re in a grumpy mood, norm. Do not rise to the bait of trolls, even accidental and possibly well meaning ones.—@ndw
@ndw Those are the times it's best to be wearing boxing gloves at your keyboard.—@abcoates
@ndw that can be a tricky mood..—@jwpye

Friday at 01:45pm

“π to 39 digits could make a circle the size of the observable universe accurate to the size of a hydrogen atom.” —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:09pm

So CISPA effectively shreds the 4th Amendment for online activities. Is that right?!—@kendall
@kendall That seems to be the case.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:39pm

I swear my SVG to PNG converter worked better last time I used it. What now?—@ndw
@ndw If you don't mind Java, Or Björn's is good too.—@heycam
@ndw pixel pixies—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers Pointer? I’m afraid a web search for “pixel pixies” wasn’t very illuminating.—@ndw
@ndw I was responding to your mentioning of graphics software not working well. It's pixel pixies.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers Ah. FWIW, @heycam’s suggestion of seems like it might be the thing.—@ndw

Friday at 04:06pm

Hmm. git svn rebase on my copy of the server on the Friday afternoon before the user conference. What could possibly go wrong?—@ndw

Saturday at 03:28pm

Current status: enjoying a Mazatlan —@ndw