The short-form week of 17–23 Sep 2012

24 Sep 2012; last modified 26 Sep 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 02:28am

MarkLogic 6 released http://t.co/XAEqdUEz JSON support built in, REST server (API), java client (API), and lot more #marklogic —@xquery
@xquery MarkLogic 6 downloads only for 64-bit platforms?—@AlainCouthures
@AlainCouthures yes, i'm afraid thats correct, we live in 64 bit world now ...—@xquery
@xquery Who did the REST API in ML6?—@adamretter
@adamretter @xquery You can blame/thank @collwhit for the REST API. #marklogic —@jpcs
@jpcs Will we see you this week at #xmlss?—@adamretter
@adamretter Like a winter cold - you can't keep me away. #xmlss —@jpcs
@jpcs Coming for the punting this evening, I assume?—@ndw
@ndw I texted to ask what time and where. I'm going to leave the house about now...—@jpcs
@jpcs Sorry, didn’t notice the text. Just replied.—@ndw
@jpcs @xquery All I would say - is 'dude what happened to URIs?'—@adamretter

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:32am

@ndw @laurendw um. how do I add a link to some text in a <para> on a slide?—@fidothe
@fidothe @ndw the uri element?—@laurendw
@laurendw @ndw http://t.co/4vc9XTUQ ? (also, am I an Expert DocBook Practitioner yet?)—@fidothe
@fidothe @laurendw Probably <link> to a <phrase> with an ID, but I can take a peek over lunch—@ndw
@ndw @fidothe ah, yes, which type of link is the issue I guess. I tend to assume uri-type links—@laurendw
@laurendw @ndw I just want an <a href=“”></a> to appear in the output...—@fidothe
@fidothe @laurendw Yes, you want <link>—@ndw
@ndw @fidothe so what's the uri element used for then?—@laurendw
@laurendw @ndw messing with your head—@fidothe
@fidothe @ndw like what's meant to happen with session 3 when I try it out? obviously missing something somewhere—@laurendw
@laurendw @fidothe To identify something as a URI, independent of whether or not it is a link. (You can put xlink:href on almost anything)—@ndw

Monday at 07:07am

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

Monday at 09:45am

@jpcs @xquery Don't forget @grechaw, @ndw and Erik Hennum. Cheers/jeers to be shared.—@collwhit

Monday at 11:42am

@crumpledcp deletes important file, mild panic on Skype call until @ndw intervenes from across the room. Hurrah for Norm!—@fidothe

Monday at 12:13pm

RT @fidothe: @crumpledcp deletes important file, mild panic on Skype call until @ndw intervenes from across the room. Hurrah for Norm!—@crumpledcp

Monday at 01:18pm

OH "Maori's killing pandas in Europe" #xmlsummerschool —@ndw

Monday at 01:36pm

OH "I was hitching across the trans-Canadian highway and I got arrested for speeding." #xmlsummerschool —@ndw

Monday at 02:16pm

Punter! Thanks for the Old Speckeled Hen, @ndw http://t.co/2SHJGg96 —@ronhitchens

Tuesday at 03:40am

@ndw how do I put the CC licence in the copyright in the slides?—@laurendw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:18am

@ndw : Solving non technical challenges of authoring for XML needs all those impacted by the change to have a stake in its success #xmlss12 —@tom_yamahito
@tom_yamahito @ndw if the only challenges were technical, how easy life would be!—@CorbasLtd

Tuesday at 09:01am

Nicely detailed trip through entity expansion and XInclude by @ndw at #xmlss12 —@docum3nt

Tuesday at 10:49am

@ndw presenting document management. Nice prez, nice examples and not too many adverts.—@aljopainter

Tuesday at 12:33pm

Shit! Someone with the hostname "localhost" seems to have taken a copy of all my files. Luckily I can log in and delete them all... fool!—@grorg

Tuesday at 01:09pm

OH "I'm from rural Sussex, we don't change things. Ever." #xmlss12 —@ndw

Tuesday at 01:13pm

OH "I had a conversation last night and I didn't understand a word of it, not even what I said."—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:03pm

OH "Romeo and Juliet. The nurse scene. It's just a bunch of dick jokes."—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:49pm

OH "It has to be more useful than theoretical nuclear physics." #xmlss12 —@ndw
@ndw Bet I know who said that...—@timbray
@timbray yep—@laurendw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:36pm

Despite my best intentions, I find myself at The Baby Love Bar. #xmlss12 —@ndw
@ndw O_o!?!?—@JeanKaplansky
@ndw you're a bad man, you are—@xquery

Wednesday at 12:46am

@ndw sorry, meant to point you at The Superhumans advert: http://t.co/JamgGRbY —@psd

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:16pm

I think I’m going to have to build a RepRap.—@ndw
@ndw I've come to that conclusion too, but am having trouble finding the end of the thread to untangle the ball...—@webmink

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:22pm

@jenit recommends Positive Linking, Everything is Obvious, Thinking Fast and Slow, Good Strategy Bad Strategy, and Switch—@ndw
@ndw @jenit thinking fast and slow is really terrific IMO—@libbymiller
@libbymiller that's what I said :)—@JeniT
@libbymiller @ndw @jenit bought it earlier today. Was mentioned briefly in a talk here today.—@ldodds

Wednesday at 03:19pm

@libbymiller @ndw @jenit By which I meant that mention PLUS Jeni's was enough to pique my interest. ;)—@ldodds

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:44pm

@ndw where are you guys?—@bobdc
@bobdc White Horse, then King's Arms.—@ndw

Friday at 06:04am

It only took a few years for staggeringly accurate maps and routing directions to become a basic feature. I have pants that pre-date that.—@benosteen

Friday at 04:16pm

Requiring users to take spaces & dashes out of phone numbers should be a punishable crime.—@jmspool

Saturday at 06:44am

Waiting for the Circle Line.—@ndw

Saturday at 09:09am

REMINDER: People on welfare didn’t cost us 15 million jobs and trillions in savings. People on Wall Street did. http://t.co/0RkWwanc—@BubbyKatz

Saturday at 10:13am

Trying to learn Mac "natural" (feh) scrolling. @eliasisrael sez: "Try to be a little patient, y'know, like…not you." He knows me too well.—@xmlgrrl

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 12:36pm

Heading home after a great week at #xmlss12. I had the privilege of teaching with @laurendw, @ndw, & @psd. Was good.—@fidothe
@fidothe @laurendw @psd Was good indeed! Happy travels and see you all again soon, I hope!—@ndw

Saturday at 04:45pm

127.0.0.1 is home with a CRT TV, dial-up, and a gas-powered car. ::1 is home with a flat TV, fiber, and a plug-in hybrid car.—@jbqueru

Sunday at 04:44am

Sometimes BTFon works and sometimes it doesn't. Today appears to be a doesn't. No internet for me then, except my phone. #sadpanda—@ndw

Sunday at 11:07am

Out of 190 countries only 3 offer no legal guarantee of paid maternity leave: Papua New Guinea, Swaziland & the USA http://t.co/Ki543TQG—@MMFlint

Sunday at 11:44am

A 1798 image "unavailable for electronic reproduction". How quickly guardians of culture became robber barons. http://t.co/4Fe4utNC—@gnat

Sunday at 03:55pm

Ha! RT @snrkl: “@sophistifunk: Every time a plastic disc player tells its owner ‘action not permitted,’ a torrent is born.” cc @doctorow—@M0zilla