The short-form week of 21–27 Oct 2013

28 Oct 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 04:57am

If I bought a bottle of wine, could I carry it as hand luggage on a flight?—@rem
@rem Only if you buy it in duty free after passing through security. And only if your itinerary won't force you through security again.—@ndw

Monday at 08:28am

TSA Pre is like airport security in a free country.—@gruber

Monday at 08:52am

I think therefore I angst—@psd

Monday at 12:38pm

Prediction: CSS Selectors Level 6 will be an ad hoc, unreadable implementation of half of XPath 1.0. #css #xpath #xml —@ebruchez

Monday at 12:58pm

On the road again. IAH then AMS. #xmlamsterdam —@ndw

Monday at 02:11pm

It doesn't help that GOP threatened everyone who wanted to help https://www.healthcare.gov/ succeed with treason...—@kendall

Monday at 02:45pm

Enormous hulk of a man, heavily tattooed, hot pink carry-on. Easy to spot I guess.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:40am

Arrived AMS. SIM acquired. Onwards!—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:20am

Almost left my suitcase on the train. Almost. #jetlag —@ndw

Tuesday at 02:27am

«Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I'll make a web site.” Now they have http://twoproblems.com/ » from @xunker —@sideshowbarker

Tuesday at 10:33am

“Fish packaging and hotel management recruitment in Canada” That’s an interesting combination. Machine generated spam?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:40am

OMG. They put my picture on the banner. #xmlamsterdam —@ndw
@ndw That’s definitely stardom.—@ebruchez

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:08am

Keynote by Brian Walsh at @XMLAmsterdam was insightfull. Bit hostile to webdevs though. Would love to discuss html with him—@devatwork
@devatwork You probably meant @ndw.. ;-)—@XMLAmsterdam
@XMLAmsterdam @ndw Yup, it was very intresting to hear a different opinion. Semantic value vs. rendering support. #xml #html5 —@devatwork
@devatwork @XMLAmsterdam Gosh, I didn't mean to be hostile.—@ndw
@ndw @XMLAmsterdam No worry, we were not really offended. I think it is a great discussion #XML vs #HTML5 —@devatwork

Wednesday at 03:10am

Wednesday at 03:13am

O.O: <XML /> … RT @Markup_Fanatic: "15 years of XML" - @ndw at #XMLAmsterdam http://twitpic.com/difc3s —@XMLArbyter

Wednesday at 03:30am

The XML Stack at BBC Future Media uses #XProc (and #XMLCalabash). Sweet. #XMLAmsterdam —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:45am

I wonder if doing XML Calabash V2 in #Scala will be good or bad for third party investigation/hacking/extension.—@ndw
@ndw Hard to say! Stories: 1. The Python Paradox (http://www.paulgraham.com/pypar.htmls) 2. Discourse back to JS from CoffeeScript (http://meta.discourse.org/t/is-it-better-for-discourse-to-use-javascript-or-coffeescript/3153t)—@ebruchez

Wednesday at 05:05am

Post-presentation adrenaline crash. Jet lag struggling to get the upper hand. Must resist.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:38am

I seem destined to buy a new MacBook Pro. I suppose there’s no reason to wait any longer, is there?—@ndw
@ndw What about legacy (stickers)?—@evlist
@evlist I have new stickers waiting in the wings. I wonder if I could ebay my old laptop as a work of art?—@ndw
@ndw Mine is ordered!—@ebruchez
@ebruchez @ndw I was also 2 days ago, went to an A. Store, found out they don't do anti-gloss anymore. I need to see what's on the screen!—@fgeorges
@ebruchez @ndw Really need to find alternative. Can't buy from a company that decides for me I don't like 17" and I want a mirror as screen.—@fgeorges
@fgeorges @ndw It probably follows that you can’t buy from any company then!—@ebruchez
@ebruchez @ndw Well, true, sadly... But the mirror, really? Don't tell me there is no demand for anti-gloss.—@fgeorges
@fgeorges @ndw I always ordered the anti-gloss too. Using most of the time w/ external monitor though, so less of an issue.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez @fgeorges I always got hi gloss on the impression that it gave more saturated colors. Glare was very rarely a problem for me.—@ndw
@ndw @ebruchez @fgeorges Depends upon having sources of brightness facing the screen :-) (just getting my coat ...)—@aljopainter
@fgeorges @ndw BTW my understanding is that the screens are less glossy than they used to be.—@ebruchez
@ndw Nope. Now is the best time and this model finally has the new chips.—@bsletten
@ndw Same here. I *hate* Apple closed philosophy, but their hardware rocks. I wait until January to see what @sony or @lenovo propose.—@ColinMaudry

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:09am

“A keynote in six pictures.” Alas, my Google+ autoformatter did something weird with the pictures :-/ http://norman.walsh.name/2013/gplus/z13mghoibmuzz53cu23jsze54mbrj10pp04 #XMLAmsterdam —@ndw
@ndw Is there a larger picture of that last slide you have on this blog article? Interesting perspective on the XML standards..—@grtjn
@grtjn I’m going to fix that posting when I get a chance, for the moment, bigger versions are behind the 2013-10-23 link.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:00am

Geez. First time I don’t have to MC #DemoJam and I’ve been persuaded to demo. #peerpressure #XMLAmsterdam —@ndw
@ndw @RemonSinnema And now you've been immortalised as well.—@tingenek

Wednesday at 12:13pm

@ndw needs to use Servlex to speed up his MarkLogic dem jams!—@fgeorges

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:23pm

3rd demo at XML Amsterdam demo jam is XForms too—@stevenpemberton
@stevenpemberton \o/ Great! Hope they convince @ndw to put XForms a few more pixels to the success side in his slides ;-)—@windauer
@windauer @stevenpemberton Fair enough. I sure want to.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:14am

Interesting news from Egypt: they opened a tomb and found a body mummified in chocolate & nuts. It's believed to be Pharaoh Rocher.—@brucel

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:27am

Please don't see Ender's Game http://tommorris.org/posts/8612 —@tommorris
@tommorris Count me in. I read the book years ago and enjoyed it, but I'll skip the movie.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:56am

Hadn't got a chance to vote at @MarkLogic DemoJam y'day, because of my train, but the Monty Pythons vid w/ @ndw was hilarious! #xmlamsterdam —@fgeorges
@fgeorges Yep, @xokomola took first prize, @rkw01 second, @stevenpemberton third! cc @MarkLogic @ndw #xmlamsterdam #demojam —@grtjn
@grtjn Excellent! @xokomola, you have to publish it :-) (if @MarkLogic and @ndw agree, of course) Laughing alone just thinking about it!—@fgeorges

Friday at 02:45am

Buh bye AMS. Hope to be back next year! #XMLAmsterdam —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:55am

@grtjn @MarkLogic @ndw @fgeorges thanks for the praise, it's now on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ny24elYmLo have fun and share—@xokomola
Hilarious! RT @xokomola @grtjn @MarkLogic @ndw @fgeorges thanks for the praise, it's now on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ny24elYmLo … have fun and share—@fgeorges

Friday at 07:09am

Winner of @MarkLogic DemoJam: @Xokomola with his Monty Python video of XML Rockstar @ndw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ny24elYmLo #XMLAmsterdam —@Markup_Fanatic

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:35pm

Eight hours on a plane. Piperack, a restful #XMLCalabash server mostly works. Restlets for @alexmilowski —@ndw
@ndw sounds cool! will it be on github ? Funny we also use Restlet in our “DAISY Pipeline” stuff ;)—@rdeltour
@rdeltour yes. I plan to check it in this week. Just need to get Saxon 9.4/9.5 branches sorted.—@ndw
@ndw Restlets? Please explain for us slow people.—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Haven’t you been extolling the virtues of http://restlet.org to me?—@ndw
@ndw Yes, I have. I already have an integration with Calabash. You're welcome to the code. It has a bunch of nice endpoint binding bits.—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski I just wrote the restful service parts for Piperack with restlets.—@ndw
@ndw Piperack?—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Wrote it on the plane back from AMS. Lightweight web server that runs XProc pipelines. Suggested by someone at #XMLAmsterdam —@ndw
@ndw How does it relate to servlex of @fgeorges ?cc @alexmilowski —@grtjn
@grtjn I guess it's more dedicated. Using Servlex, it'd have taken way less than 8h :-) http://servlex.net/ @ndw @alexmilowski Any link?—@fgeorges
@fgeorges @grtjn @alexmilowski Perhaps. Doc links are broken at the moment, FYI.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks, fixed now. BTW, the doc on http://servlex.net is more up-to-date, when available (in Install and Config).—@fgeorges
@fgeorges @grtjn @ndw Right now it is mixed up with the Atomojo APP server but is completely separable. http://code.google.com/p/atomojo/ —@alexmilowski
@ndw Hah! I have that too in Restlet. That's what all my #MarkLogic / http://www.mesonet.info/ / http://milowski.com code runs on. ;)—@alexmilowski
@ndw Piperack is a better name than what I have. Code might need to be merged.—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski I'll commit it this week so you can critique it. I'm quite pleased with how it came out.—@ndw

Friday at 02:50pm

If Germany and France are really outraged about NSA spying, they should offer Edward Snowden asylum for revealing it. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/25/europe-erupts-nsa-spying-chief-government —@trevortimm

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

Run pipeline: 9 seconds. Run it in Piperack: 0.2 seconds. JVM startup tax. #XMLCalabash —@ndw
@ndw Demojam!! ;-)—@grtjn

Friday at 04:15pm

I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.—@MadHattaSays

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:26pm

@ndw Thinking about supporting XML Catalogs. Is using Apache impl reasonable? I see you as author. http://www.docjar.org/docs/api/org/apache/xml/resolver/Catalog.html —@ebruchez
@ebruchez @ndw I'd probably vote for https://t.co/yKxc0smENT .....—@dizzzz

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:51pm

Oh, look! Boxes of Sonos. How sweet it's going to sound! #homecoming /cc @JoshNarva —@ndw
@ndw Tempted. Do you already have experience with them?—@ebruchez

Saturday at 05:53pm

I knocked Aviate for their video home page but I concede it's a pretty sweet launcher /cc @timbray —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 10:40pm

Like anyone needed another reason to avoid broccoli: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/27/health/broccoli-salad-recall/ —@mdubinko
@mdubinko And here I am eagerly awaiting the first florets from the winter crop. Risotto stuffed squash blossoms while I wait. Yum!—@ndw