The short-form week of 24–30 Sep 2012

01 Oct 2012; last modified 04 Oct 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 06:44am

Waiting for the Circle Line.—@ndw
@ndw You still be in UK for TAG meeting 7-9 Oct (yes, Sunday-Tues)?—@noahmendelsohn
@noahmendelsohn Alas, no. Headed across the pond tomorrow. Back in France for TPAC. See you there?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:55am

Are the polygons describing timezone boundaries available anywhere?—@ndw
"A shapefile of the TZ timezones of the world", @ndw http://t.co/7icDYFq8 —@nik_clayton
@ndw First hit for your twitter post as a Google query: http://t.co/OefOtyJ0 —@walterunderwood
@walterunderwood Thanks. I actually sent that when it wasn’t convenient to search. #lazyweb Now I need a tool for reading SHP files :-/—@ndw
@ndw @davidbaron has a webapp that shows timezone polygons, though I'm not sure he's published it yet.—@heycam
@heycam @ndw I'm using data from http://t.co/yYH47LoP . https://t.co/KKQQIQR0 and https://t.co/sj6DdD5A not fast enough to publish yet.—@davidbaron
@ndw I turn too this http://t.co/tiSjbZhw —@xquery

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:01am

RT @ndw: Are the polygons describing timezone boundaries available anywhere?—@karlpro
@karlpro @ndw http://t.co/CYYcns4v earth-timezone and/or http://t.co/HNkr0Gpj - the former are woe-ified versions of the latter—@thisisaaronland

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

Great weekend in Berlin after a great week at #xmlss12. Teaching with @fidothe, @ndw, and @PSD is always fun.—@laurendw
@laurendw @xmlgrrl I think it's telling that there is no 'JSON Summer School'!—@metadaddy
@metadaddy @xmlgrrl we teach Jason too don't worry. And OAuth.—@laurendw
@laurendw @metadaddy Who is this Jason you speak of? #dyac :)—@xmlgrrl

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:21am

now to setup #orgmode to fit my workflow. Is your setup a single org file or mutliple ones?—@gabrielsaldana
@gabrielsaldana multiple, but I'm not yet as proficient as I'd like to be—@ndw
@ndw I think I'll go with single file and see how it feels—@gabrielsaldana

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:48pm

Whoever keeps calling my cell number looking for "Jose" or "David": quit it!—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl that's just an invitation to call and ask, you know that, right? Lucky for you, I'm still in the UK.—@ndw
@ndw Lucky me indeed. :-)—@xmlgrrl

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:00pm

Eschewing skeuomorphism, http://t.co/lFyHYYwb —@ndw
@ndw FWIW, I think the problem is *useless* skeuomorphism. If the visual metaphors actually relieve the conceptual load or lower the...—@kiphampton
@kiphampton Yes. I wonder if total computer novices actually *do* find the leatherette skeuomorphism comforting.—@ndw
@ndw See... now you're making me want to write again.—@kiphampton
@ndw I think there's a *lot* to be learned by applying Lakoff, et al's ideas about conceptual metaphor to UI/UX design. But it goes a lot...—@kiphampton
@ndw deeper than "make it look like this other thing that exists in meatspace"—@kiphampton
@phillydesign never got back to me about that handshake but #skeuomorph seems to be buzzing- http://t.co/54OruIso via @ndw —@davidpflaherty
@ndw learning curve then it's all to the good.—@kiphampton
@ndw Interesting idea.—@kiphampton

Wednesday at 05:26pm

RT @ndw: See you there? No, I'd love to be there and should be there, but conflicts w/ teaching schedule. http://t.co/AcvFYZc9 @ndw —@noahmendelsohn

Wednesday at 05:39pm

The English terror of electrical outlets in bathrooms means there's always an ext. cord stretched across a hallway and plugs on the floor.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:39pm

RT @ndw: The English terror of electrical outlets in bathrooms means there's always an ext. cord stretched across a hallway and plugs on ...—@gridinoc

Wednesday at 05:54pm

RT @ndw: The English terror of electrical outlets in bathrooms means there's always an ext. cord stretched across a hallway and plugs on ...—@ifenn

Thursday at 05:02am

Just quietly, I'd like to see USENET rise from obscurity and crush Facebook and Twitter like they were ants.—@ozdj

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:46am

I don't work very hard to conceal my address, but it still seems odd when I see a random tweet that precisely locates someone's living room—@ndw
@ndw thank you. Targeting...—@mnot
@ndw Norm. The tweeter .... IS IN THE HOUSE WITH YOU!! :)—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:07pm

See you soon, London!—@edd
@edd I just landed ORD from LHR a few minutes ago. Enjoy! I did.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:11am

DuckDuckGo do easter eggs too. Search for “image magick convert command line flip”—@ndw
@ndw Great, I hope to see you there. #Callimachus has embedded #Calabash recently.—@prototypo
@ndw Will you be at W3C TPAC? I would like to discuss XProc with you sometime.—@prototypo
@prototypo Yes, I’ll be at TPAC the whole week.—@ndw

Friday at 09:57am

…or anything with "flip" re DuckDuckGo do easter eggs too. Search for “image magick convert command line flip” /via @ndw —@prototypo

Friday at 06:36pm

OH "There's some weird herb in there, like something you'd pick out of the lawn."—@ndw

Saturday at 11:02pm

“…and went traveling.” “To Thailand.” “More like the entirety of space and time. In that police box.” #dinosaursonaspaceship #drwho —@ndw