The short-form week of 1–7 Oct 2012

08 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 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
@dret I use it all the time to avoid shifting focus. It also works for cnp. re "why scroll when there's no focus on the window? /cc @ndw—@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
@ndw It does for scrolling if you don't click. re "The Mac doesn't have focus-follows-mouse—@prototypo
@prototypo that's actually one of the rather confusing #MacOS #UX aspects: why scroll when there's no focus on the window? (cc @ndw)—@dret

Monday at 09:56am

Mortgage company website: please enter a password, 6-10 letters, no special characters. Really? *rolls eyes*—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:01pm

"Hexaflexagons" on YouTube #maths #paperart—@benosteen
Awesome times ten to a billion! RT "Hexaflexagons" on YouTube… #maths #paperart /via @benosteen—@ndw
@benosteen-s worked but the @youtube supplied by @ndw failed- #copylinklocation works better than colored highlighters—@davidpflaherty

Tuesday at 07:50am

wondering if we need a giant zoo or a museum to keep at least one iceberg when they have all disappeared. #globalwarming—@karlpro

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:57pm

Why does Todd Akin believe that doctors perform abortions on women who aren't even pregnant? via @doublexmag—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers Because he has the IQ of a potted plant? (Sorry, that’s mean to potted plants, forget I said anything)—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:01pm

If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth—@gabrielsaldana

Wednesday at 03:15pm

Taking the Silence out for drinks tonight. The first to blink or forget gets left with the tab.—@WeepingAngelPR

Wednesday at 03:19pm

It's hard enough to do very very simple things with computers. I try not to do complicated things.—@grechaw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:38pm

The Mac doesn’t have focus-follows-mouse, clicking gives an app focus. And *sometimes* performs an action based on where you clicked #FAIL—@ndw
@ndw In X on Linux, you are your own boss of focus ;-)—@phidip
@phidip I know. I miss it sometimes.—@ndw
@ndw i use spaces and exposé- not sure what focus means even after wikipedia but every computer is different and customization really pays—@davidpflaherty

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:49pm

Does anyone know if the @sonos Mac desktop client exposes any sort of API? AppleScript or whatever? Is there a way to tell?—@ndw
@ndw Not exactly what you’re asking for, but the Sonos units has a horrific XML API you can hack—@protocol7
@protocol7 That might do the trick. I just want to be able to pause whatever is playing with a keystroke.—@ndw
@ndw I haven’t tried this one myself, but looks promising API is in cleartext so I wiretaped when I hacked my boxes—@protocol7
@ndw Norm, someone from Support will get back to you. Hope all is well...—@JoshNarva
@JoshNarva Thanks, Josh. Wasn’t looking for that level of response, but that’s cool. I bet sonos-java.git on github will get me sorted.—@ndw
@ndw You can find more info in the Unsupported area of our Forums: Hope that helps. ^JG—@SonosSupport

Wednesday at 03:52pm

If you cook chili in a crock pot and open a can of beans or tomato sauce while doing it, yr doing it tragically wrong.—@kendall

Wednesday at 05:04pm

[flaming rage about Maven deleted -ed]—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:26am

@ndw this goes to a forum post,and the best place to perhaps start to find your answer.^JM—@SonosSupport
@SonosSupport Thanks ^JM & ^JG /cc @JoshNarva—@ndw
@ndw also may help as well.^JM—@SonosSupport

Thursday at 02:02pm

Today has been so very very good. I will certainly die in this taxi as karmic debt repayment.—@blaine

Thursday at 02:05pm

I get many tweets from Christians saying I should keep my beliefs to myself, but I never see them tweeting that to other Christians. Weird—@rickygervais

Thursday at 02:06pm

“@psd: thank you Chrome for protecting me from the perils of bookmarklets, written by me and hosted on my laptop” <- @psd waxes ironic—@mnot

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

Why software sucks. Maybe because you dont know where the 0 is on a phone?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI *snort* I have a hard time imagining how that image was constructed so badly.—@ndw

Thursday at 02:55pm

Q: What did the zero say to the eight? A: “Nice belt.” #openhs #mathhumor #betterlatethannever—@dtonksOHSU

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:21pm

Glad to see, today, that @ukodi space includes walls you can write on and stick stickers too. Slightly bemused by black whiteboards.—@JeniT
@JeniT Do they come with chalk?—@ndw
@ndw not yet—@JeniT

Friday at 07:08am

XML Stars, the journal nouvelle édition ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @JamieXML @JeniT @ndw—@dominixml

Saturday at 05:56pm

Causality 101, this: causes this: #Religious #wackos are economic terrorists murdering our future—@dhmspector

Sunday at 01:08pm

Content must be flexible for the future. Moving content into XML makes it flexible. #lavacon—@landesc

Sunday at 03:25pm

I wanna see Looper again but have I already seen it again and will I come back to close the loop before I can again, then what? @rcjohnso—@AdamHorowitzLA

Sunday at 06:47pm

Note to self: make omelette again tomorrow, but remember the mushrooms you bought for, uh, making an omelette.—@ndw


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