The short-form week of 28 Jan–3 Feb 2013

04 Feb 2013

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 11:29pm

Ok, what asshat at M$ fucked up and a coded a system that allows the HTML quoted parts of mail messages to have lines that begin “From:”?—@ndw
@ndw Umm, yes. But if your mailbox format can't deal with it guess what's broken.—@ed_davies
@ed_davies Yeah, I think you might be right, but it’s still a PITA.—@ndw

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

Are there good Java tools for helping to identify memory leaks?—@ndw
@ndw MAT.—@dehora
@dehora @ndw Agreed. Fantastically useful tool debugging our crazy heap dumps.—@masteinhauser
@masteinhauser @dehora It’s clearly powerful. I’m not sure how to use it to figure out who’s not freeing what, though.—@ndw
@ndw @dehora I don't remember exactly any more, but the site has good tutorials to track it down. Need to know app details too.—@masteinhauser
@ndw it seems you solved it but anyway: we had good results with YourKit free for open source projects—@rdeltour
@rdeltour Thanks, @ebruchez recommended that one too. I will check it out.—@ndw
@ndw YourKit.—@ebruchez

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:10pm

What a fantastic new form of "resume" RT @LA360: genius: —@JoshNarva
Very clever, @pdubost: /via @JoshNarva —@ndw
@ndw @pdubost @JoshNarva core competences: phishing site design, viral marketing, "security consultant". And, well played sir.—@svgeesus

Monday at 05:02pm

Nice work! re "Very clever, @pdubost: /via @JoshNarva /via @ndw —@prototypo

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:20am

Is Coffee Bad Or Good For Your Health? #xmlprague #longTraditionOfCoffeeManagement —@xmlprague
@xmlprague Perhaps depends who made the coffee.. #coffeecomplaintslastyear.. ;-)—@grtjn
@grtjn #xmlprague We will use different catering company for coffee this year. It would be really hard to brew worse coffee then in 2012.—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek @grtjn pressure is on to deliver coffee joy #xmlprague —@xmlprague
@xmlprague @jirkakosek @grtjn That was coffee!?—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:10pm

The only reasons I can think for having a character max on password is 1) you're storing it plain text, or 2) you have a shitty hash algo—@lmorchard

Tuesday at 12:35pm

As a programmer, never underestimate your ability to come up with ridiculously complex solutions for simple problems.—@thomasfuchs

Tuesday at 12:48pm

"The risk of death in a flight from Boston to Los Angeles is the same as the risk of death in a car trip of 12 miles." #PinkerBetterAngels —@avernet

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:19pm

Our Story in 2 minutes: #excellent —@ndw
@ndw thanks. Nice Tom Hanks cameo.—@kstirman

Tuesday at 03:03pm

Okay, this is pretty awesome. —@penfaulkner

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:58pm

XML Calabash (the seed on which is based QuiXProc) is now moving fast : 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.0.7 ? #xproc —@QuiXProc
@QuiXProc Maybe you get 1.0.7 if you tell me whether or not the patch I emailed to you fixes issue #32 ;-)—@ndw

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

The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don't make sense anymore —@cote
@cote I’m sorry, any twenty something who’s never used a screw driver or a wrench has been leading a truly sheltered life.—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:43pm

RT @shelleypowers The Kraken Awakes “Myth has a long half-life” —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:38pm

It took less than two hours after googling for shower safety devices (due to Jared Diamond's nyt post) to get safety-tub spam. #dnt —@sandhawke
@sandhawke That’s interesting. I got weirdly “appropriate” spam yesterday after doing some Google searches too. That ain’t cool, G.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:37am

If you had *anything* to do with iMovie, please come here, because my fist would like to whisper a secret to your testicles.—@jwz

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:12am

updated "Media Type Specifications and Registration Procedures", plus the new type suffix rules —@dret
@dret That reminds me, I still have to register application/xproc+xml or whatever we decided to use.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:01am

“Accept the minutes of 25 Dec 1969.” I think there might be a bug in my agenda-generating stylesheet. Just maybe.—@ndw
@ndw still, nice work on getting the meeting frequency down—@abdelazer

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:12pm

Creating maps of exoplanets using reflected starlight? —@mathling
@mathling Very cool!—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:07pm

OH: Programming is math, and math is all about joy. Why do you hate joy?—@djspiewak

Wednesday at 05:28pm

“@ndw: @xmlprague @jirkakosek @grtjn That was coffee!?”—@aljopainter

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:30pm

“@ndw: @xmlprague @jirkakosek @grtjn That was coffee!?” Now, really. Yanks are not allowed to complain about coffee in Europe!—@aljopainter
@aljopainter but it’s supposed to be hot, dark, rich enough to eat with a fork, and strong enough to dissolve the spoon. #expectations —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:10pm

Number of open issues on the XML Calabash project at github: 0. Status: WIN—@ndw
@ndw That's got to feel good—@dmcassel
@ndw I hate to be that guy: I added a new PR. Nothing critical though, just hoping it gets in 1.0.7. Congrats on the 0-issues btw!—@rdeltour
@rdeltour Already closed :-P—@ndw
@ndw Yep, I noticed, thanks!! 0-issues status FTW!—@rdeltour
@ndw Is there a new Calabash release pending? We want to update the oXygen connector and I want to get the latest version before #xmlrague —@georgebina
.@georgebina Yes, I’m planning to release XML Calabash 1.0.7 tomorrow. For testing purposes, grab 1.0.6; nothing but bug fixes in ‘.7—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:50pm

OH: I'm not surprised we have a file named in our code base, but I'm a little disappointed I can touch it.—@gwestr

Friday at 11:10pm

My new password is a valid APL program for automated stock trading.—@kendall

Saturday at 01:39pm

Have I really forgotten my master password, or are 1Password and Dropbox having issues?—@ndw

Saturday at 04:58pm

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow this morning, and you know what that means! Vampire groundhog.—@kristygee

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:50pm

Man. I’m totally stumped about 1Password suddenly not working. Even my backup can’t be opened with my passphrase.—@ndw
@ndw your issues just when I was thinking about using it on iDevices + Mac. I'll follow with interest what more you tweet about 1password.—@koalie
@ndw It happened to me years ago; I thought I was stupid not to remember my own password... so it may be a bug! Anyway, I use bento now...—@ivan_herman
@ndw did it revert to a previous passphrase somehow?—@laurendw
@laurendw I don’t think I’ve ever used a different passphrase.—@ndw
@laurendw @ndw try the HTML version with your data dir - has JS implementation of the encryption (1Password Anywhere I think it’s called)—@fidothe
@fidothe @laurendw I tried that. With both the “current” Dropbox files and some restored from a backup. No dice. WTF? #sadpanda —@ndw
@ndw @fidothe @laurendw did you recently sync with our iOS version of 1Password?—@1Password
@1Password @fidothe @laurendw No, I have only Android devices at the moment.—@ndw
@ndw do contact us at support @ and we’ll do our best to help—@1Password
@1Password Thanks. I sent email to support yesterday. Haven’t heard back yet—@ndw
@ndw we’re a little busier than normal - we aim for 24 hours or less in most cases—@1Password
@1Password Yep. That’s fine. Any suggestions you can make would be most appreciated. I’ve lost more data than I care to think about.—@ndw
@ndw @laurendw clever char in pass phrase that shifts key with keyboard layout? (I had that once, accidentally switched from UK keymap)—@fidothe
@fidothe @laurendw I’ve been typing it a dozen times a day for several years without any difficulty.—@ndw
@ndw @fidothe @laurendw try another keyboard?—@kiniry
@ndw @laurendw that’s what made me wonder about shifting keymap - same keys pressed, different key code received…—@fidothe