The short-form week of 23–29 Jul 2012

30 Jul 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.

Monday at 01:51am

Call for abstracts open till the 26th of July! http://t.co/W0Va8Yj1 @robinberjon @jonathan_robie @ndw @JeniT are the program committee.—@XMLAmsterdam

Monday at 02:27am

RT @XMLAmsterdam: Call for abstracts open till the 26th of July! http://t.co/W0Va8Yj1 @robinberjon @jonathan_robie @ndw @JeniT are the ...—@robinberjon

Monday at 05:02am

RT @XMLAmsterdam: Call for abstracts open till the 26th of July! http://t.co/W0Va8Yj1 @robinberjon @jonathan_robie @ndw @JeniT are the ...—@grtjn

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:57am

iff you had the self-discipline to create reasonable #HTML even though you didn't have to, transforming it to #XML is one simple #XSLT away.—@dret
@dret tidy—@roessler
@roessler tidy takes care of cleaning up markup, but there's nothing it can do about not properly identifying classification of content.—@dret
@dret Or run any random sequence of characters through an HTML5 parser and build an XML tree from that.—@ndw
@ndw what you're saying is that #HTML5 and #C are similar in the sense that almost any random character sequence has well-defined semantics?—@dret
@dret I believe that is explicitly the case for HTML5. My C programs always seem to have syntax errors, so it seems less the case there.—@ndw

Monday at 06:32am

RT @XMLAmsterdam: Call for abstracts open till the 26th of July! http://t.co/W0Va8Yj1 @robinberjon @jonathan_robie @ndw @JeniT are the ...—@openstandaarden

Monday at 08:54am

A "Living standard" is a bug; what you get when you don't know how to author independent, evolvable ones. #html5—@distobj

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

“This app is incompatible with all of your devices”. #ouch #harsh—@ndw
@ndw but honest—@shelleypowers

Monday at 05:26pm

I shall once again attempt to stand up the DocBook Wiki on a new server. #KMN—@ndw

Monday at 06:44pm

Nothing profound to say, just somewhere to say it.—@ndw

Monday at 07:33pm

Memo to Romney: You make political hash of LGBT hatred. You don't get to gush about us when we die. http://t.co/iqapqRVX—@GretaChristina

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:43pm

I’m not, on the whole, that big a fan of wikis. And installing/configuring/administering wikis *is the suck*.—@ndw
@ndw It's quite a bit of fun if they get to Wikipedia size though. ;-)—@tommorris
@tommorris Fair enough. I’m a fan of wikipedia, but I don’t contribute much. Maybe because wiki editing sucks so profoundly.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:42am

RT @ndw: I’m not, on the whole, that big a fan of wikis. And installing/configuring/administering wikis *is the suck*.—@gurneyalex

Tuesday at 06:59am

Olympics? Oh, you mean ads and "personal moments." Why anyone confuses this with athletics I'll never know.—@mikeloukides

Tuesday at 07:10am

XML Stars without me, the journal nouvelle édition http://t.co/cd9sLTFc ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @ndw @JeniT @xmlgrrl—@dominixml

Tuesday at 11:00am

Actually, the bet is that Google is much less likely to lose data than I am at the same unit of cost.—@kendall

Tuesday at 04:03pm

I can't take people who use the word "stakeholders" seriously, so I imagine they're talking about killing vampires.—@aphyr

Tuesday at 05:31pm

Note to self: write weblog posting about Demo Jam at Balisage in Montreal #Balisage #XML #MarkLogic—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:47pm

Schedules are like office porn. They let me project my dreams onto the page without the friction of dealing with people to get stuff done.—@penelopetrunk

Tuesday at 06:34pm

Holy frak! RT @skepticscience Extraordinary image: Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt http://t.co/10c9PzUt—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:29pm

RT @ndw: Holy frak! RT @skepticscience Extraordinary image: Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt http://t.co/10 ...—@EileenOttawa

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:32pm

I approve of Tiki Tuesdays.—@liza
@liza Then I bet you’d really enjoy Tiki Week https://t.co/wOxfMu01—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:49pm

RT @ndw: Holy frak! RT @skepticscience Extraordinary image: Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt http://t.co/10 ...—@xml_jim

Tuesday at 09:03pm

Don't call yourself a digital native. Ever. If you lived in a jungle you wouldn't call yourself a jungle native. Don't be a pompous ass.—@pfhawkins

Wednesday at 07:55am

I see Apple has taken Microsoft’s “clippy” to heart and put a skeuomorphic paper clip in its integrated social media. #nice—@ndw

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

Three pages into the Siracusa review and, fuck it, just buy the damn thing.—@kendall
@kendall Except for the part where it’s 24 pages of stuff I really don’t give a damn about.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:14am

"Don't ignore your dreams; don't work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy" Collected by palliative nurses—@dpawson

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:25am

Does the global elite ever worry that the rest of us will just squash them like bugs? Is that still a thing that can happen?—@kendall
@kendall “No."—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:54am

"Homosexuality is not a moral deviance. Bigotry is." http://t.co/1L8DMiew—@codinghorror

Wednesday at 11:09am

Surge protectors wear out. Who knew? RT @codinghorror your computers and equipment are behind UPSes, right? right? http://t.co/hwDYMIJ3—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:42am

complete idiot's guide to #atheism http://t.co/wbUDnDXL #fb—@gabrielsaldana

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:29pm

I realize the foie is banned for other reasons, but a) it’s delicious and b) it’s delicious.—@bsletten
@bsletten You forgot: (c) it's fucking delicious!—@kendall
@kendall I left that as an extrapolation.—@bsletten

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:13pm

Commits that might break the build, my favorite kind. I’m buying the drinks if I screw this up, that’s the rule, right? #check #doublecheck—@ndw
@ndw for everyone you know? or only those it affects?—@laurendw
@laurendw Heh.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:46pm

Hmm. My Safari Online Books account is disabled. I wonder when that happened, and if I should try to do something about it.—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:52pm

The HTTP status code 555 should be reserved for errors related to the server only existing in a movie or tv show.—@duck1123

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:34am

#HTML predefined #icon-like symbols, #W3C Working Draft 29 Jul 1996 — http://t.co/vua6R2cG—@karlpro
@karlpro Ah, if only there were SDATA entities...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:02am

No, Exchange, I will not let you remotely control most of the security infrastructure on my tablet. F*ck off. No work email on tablet for me—@ndw
@ndw it's interesting how "enterprise-ready" translates to "having all the right hooks to turn into an electronic remote-controlled zombie."—@dret
@ndw That's probably a good thing. Best thing I ever did was evict work email from my phone.—@happygiraffe
@happygiraffe Apparently I got it on my phone before they added this absurdity, not sure what I’ll do on my next phone though.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:11am

Do any Twitter clients for OSX not suck balls?—@kendall
@kendall Hibari is nice; http://t.co/IUpGoDx2—@ndw
@ndw Trying Echofon.—@kendall

Thursday at 09:22am

could we all just agree that "code freeze" is a lousy metaphor and move on? maybe call it the "increasingly terrified of change" phase.—@KentBeck

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:24am

You’re a community theater and *no where* on your website do you list the address where the fscking theater is located!? #FAIL—@ndw
@ndw Duh, you're supposed to WHOIS 'em.—@morbusiff

Thursday at 09:29am

RT @ndw: You’re a community theater and *no where* on your website do you list the address where the fscking theater is located!? #FAIL—@jeffsonstein

Thursday at 09:30am

RT @ndw: You’re a community theater and *no where* on your website do you list the address where the fscking theater is located!? #FAIL—@HacksHackersROC

Thursday at 10:07am

RT @ndw: No, Exchange, I will not let you remotely control most of the security infrastructure on my tablet. F*ck off. No work email on ...—@knelistonie

Thursday at 01:14pm

FYI: eval `ssh-agent`; ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa (Well, it took me half an hour to recall that incantation, so I’m helping you!)—@ndw

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

Ok. I am in really crap shape and/or the Texas sun is a serious impediment to lunch time bike rides. *gasp* pant, pant—@ndw
@ndw You get used to it. Water and sunscreen are important though. Shady routes help as well.—@cramerdw

Thursday at 01:31pm

RT @ndw: FYI: eval `ssh-agent`; ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa (Well, it took me half an hour to recall that incantation, so I’m helping you!)—@ntozubod

Thursday at 02:07pm

Good grief. RT @terrycojones Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller http://t.co/jGr2ZHxW—@ndw

Thursday at 02:12pm

RT @ndw: Good grief. RT @terrycojones Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller http://t.co/jG ...—@jamescummings

Thursday at 03:51pm

I setup a bank transfer (routing#+account#); online banking system insists on sending paper check first. To random 10yr old address. WTF!?—@ndw

Thursday at 04:47pm

Was going to do a Google+ Event for Demo Jam at Balisage, but it requires a list of people to invite. Not spamming everone with it!—@ndw

Thursday at 04:57pm

Balisage MarkLogic DemoJam deets @ http://t.co/oszCVGpr I will be #livingvicariously via @ndw @mdubinko @mathling @DALDEI—@eedeebee

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:18pm

the list of reasons Apple just emailed me to upgrade to Mountain Lion is underwhelming—@laurendw
@laurendw Nothing from the big review really moved me either. Of course, if I’m not going back to Linux next time, I suppose I might as well—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:36pm

`sudo rm /usr/bin/cc; sudo ln -s /usr/bin/gcc-4.2 /usr/bin/cc`. Desperate times call for desperate measures.—@tommorris
@tommorris Did you see the “here be dragons” note on the map before you went there? Good luck, man!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:30pm

27" Korean LCDs use 37w at preferred lowest (and still kinda too bright) brightness. You should get a kill-a-watt too! http://t.co/alWfFWv4—@codinghorror
@codinghorror I covet your LCDs. Is that wrong?—@ndw
@ndw why covet? $350 (or less) each on eBay, and they are yours!—@codinghorror
@codinghorror I’ll bear that in mind :-)—@ndw

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

My family uses Google calendar. My job uses Exchange. I want to sync without installing Outlook. I will pay money. Suggestions?—@bphogan
@bphogan “Spanning Sync” does a credible job.—@ndw
@ndw I can't tell from the web site, but do you attach iCal to exchange and then let spanning sync do its thing?—@bphogan
@bphogan You tell spanning sync which iCal calendars to sync with which Google calendars and in which directions and it does the rest.—@ndw
@ndw I can live with that. thanks!—@bphogan
@bphogan In fairness, I treat Google calendars as “write only”, so it may have limitations/problems I haven’t experienced.—@ndw
@ndw Well, that's a no-go.... http://t.co/XtytPADQ—@bphogan
@bphogan Oh, fuck.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:39pm

Corporations are people. Right wing insanity. Walled gardens. Closed platforms. The pendulum swings the other way when, exactly? (soon pls)—@ndw

Thursday at 10:16pm

“Shady Characters”, smileys from 1881. http://t.co/fg59yPGA—@ndw

Thursday at 11:57pm

RT @ndw: Good grief. RT @terrycojones Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller http://t.co/jG ...—@gklyne

Friday at 12:19am

RT @ndw: Good grief. RT @terrycojones Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller http://t.co/jG ...—@josswinn

Friday at 12:57am

RT @ndw: Good grief. RT @terrycojones Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller http://t.co/jG ...—@5amWilliams

Friday at 01:12am

RT @ndw: “Shady Characters”, smileys from 1881. http://t.co/fg59yPGA—@j4

Friday at 01:29am

RT @ndw: “Shady Characters”, smileys from 1881. http://t.co/fg59yPGA—@gurneyalex

Friday at 02:21am

RT @ndw: “Shady Characters”, smileys from 1881. http://t.co/fg59yPGA—@phidip

Friday at 03:23am

RT @ndw: Good grief. RT @terrycojones Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller...—@BrnVrn

Friday at 03:38am

RT @ndw: Good grief. RT @terrycojones Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller http://t.co/jG ...—@nickfraser

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:37am

Trouble in paradise: the Mac app store. A future of irrelevance, as developers check out. http://t.co/I9jezo2W—@mikeloukides
@mikeloukides Until they lock the Mac down so that there are no other ways to install software...—@ndw

Friday at 07:09am

XML Stars, the journal nouvelle édition http://t.co/cd9sLTFc ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @ndw—@dominixml

Friday at 07:36am

Surge protectors wear out. Who knew? RT @codinghorror your computers/equipment are behind UPSes,right? right? http://t.co/ICICZWfu (RT @ndw)—@fjhirsch

Friday at 07:41am

RT @terrycojones Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller http://t.co/Eeqh7QVW (via @ndw)—@fjhirsch

Friday at 09:11am

I wonder if PGP whole disk encryption will come to Mountain Lion. Sounds like “maybe”: http://t.co/U744jlBs—@ndw

Friday at 09:41am

[hope so] RT @ndw: I wonder if PGP whole disk encryption will come to Mountain Lion. Sounds like “maybe”: http://t.co/shTkqhTi—@jeffsonstein

Friday at 09:51am

Friday at 10:03am

Yay! “@ndw: Demo Jam! http://t.co/XOSHq4Hc #Balisage—@mdubinko

Friday at 10:35am

Always fun! @ndw Demo Jam! http://t.co/qVu4l3tD #Balisage—@harveybetty

Friday at 10:37am

RT @harveybetty: Always fun! @ndw Demo Jam! http://t.co/qVu4l3tD #Balisage—@peteaven

Friday at 11:26am

RT @ndw: “Shady Characters”, smileys from 1881. http://t.co/fg59yPGA—@dalanhurst

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:34am

@kendall Unsee! Unsee!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:30pm

All settled in to the second of our holiday houses http://t.co/waUxLGbS—@JeniT
@JeniT do you have access to the tower?—@ldodds
@ldodds Oh yes :) And the grounds of Stowe gardens out of visiting hours. I'll do a picture tomorrow.—@JeniT
@JeniT brilliant :)—@ldodds
@JeniT Are they pretty airy or is it hot inside?—@bsletten
@bsletten Hot when we arrived, but opened all the windows and soon cooled off. Apparently freezing in winter.—@JeniT
@JeniT Looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy.—@bsletten
@JeniT Nice digs!—@ndw
@JeniT wow!—@ldodds

Friday at 06:30pm

.@NBCOlympics is proud to present, the tape delayed, not live, heavily edited #OpeningCeremony ruined by commericals and banal commentary!—@toddbarnard

Saturday at 06:00pm

"Man is the lowest-cost, 150-pound, nonlinear, all-purpose computer system which can be mass-produced by unskilled labor." —NASA, in 1965—@jblanton

Monday at 04:30am

RT @ndw: “Shady Characters”, smileys from 1881. http://t.co/fg59yPGA—@reis_pt