The short-form week of 28 Oct–3 Nov 2013

04 Nov 2013; last modified 06 Nov 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 Wednesday at 08:09am

“A keynote in six pictures.” Alas, my Google+ autoformatter did something weird with the pictures :-/ #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 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 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 :-) @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 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. —@alexmilowski
@ndw Hah! I have that too in Restlet. That's what all my #MarkLogic / / 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
@alexmilowski @ndw And of course restlets are in Camel as a component #justsaying —@tingenek

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. —@ebruchez
@ebruchez Yes. My more recent work, http://xmlcatalogs.org2, is what I use these days, but it’s perhaps less well tested.—@ndw
@ndw Thx I’ll have a look at it.—@ebruchez
@ebruchez @ndw I'd probably vote for .....—@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
@ebruchez Yes. I have two Sonos Connect’s attached to speakers in my apartment. The :amp is great. The play:5 sounds good perhaps not great.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks. I was thinking about starting with their sound bar as I am looking for a big screen solution too. Given $$$ I hope it’s good.—@ebruchez

Monday at 03:18pm

Successes and Failures of 15 years of XML as interpreted by @ndw at #xmlamsterdam—@grtjn

Monday at 04:48pm

@stevenpemberton talk from XML Amsterdam right in line with the Lou Reed photos. @ndw is not the only XML rockstar. —@aljopainter

Monday at 07:25pm

RT @xmlcalabash: XML Calabash 1.0.15 released, —@ndw

Monday at 07:26pm

Weblog posting about Piperack will have to wait until tomorrow, but in the meantime, there’s —@ndw

Monday at 07:26pm

Oh, and just FYI: Passed 768 of 768 tests (100.00%) on 28 Oct 2013 at 06:47p. —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:27pm

And no, it’s not staged in Maven because %@#$!!#@$#!$!#ing Maven.—@ndw
@ndw Can I assist with your Maven woes?—@adamretter
@adamretter Can you just make it go away?—@ndw
@ndw what are the concrete problems?—@adamretter
@ndw aww come on it can’t be that bad.Just needs a little love!—@adamretter

Tuesday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! Stories via @ndw —@dominixml

Tuesday at 03:07pm

"a good craftsman doesn't blame his tools" he muttered to himself while using Word to edit live source code on the production box via NFS—@garybernhardt

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:33pm

Am I the only one annoyed by websites that make “sign up” more prominent than “sign in”? I get wanting to make it easy for new users, but...—@ndw
@ndw @jreschke I like using "sign in" for both. Smart combo form.—@peaceman
@ndw I created multiple accounts on websites of same reason. Feels unlogical that what you do everytime but first is the discreter function.—@MarieBilde
@ndw Nope, I am with you. Everyone wants to own the customer and some do not get the difference of authentication vs authorization I bet.—@umityalcinalp

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:23pm

I have two branches at github and to local dev branches. Merging one “just works” merging the other forces a new commit msg. Huh?—@ndw
@ndw Sometimes git makes you "commit" your merge. I don't know why, but I just go with it and nothing bad happens.—@msokolov
@msokolov It works. But it’s always the same branch and it’s every time. I’d prefer to keep the dev branch’s commit log like other branch—@ndw
@ndw I think the deal is you can have that iff you only make changes on a single branch. Otherwise you have merges and must commit them.—@msokolov

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:27pm

@ndw there's no ñ in habanero.—@ispraveendead
@ispraveendead Oh. Well then. My bad.—@ndw
@ndw I just learned this a couple weeks ago.—@ispraveendead

Tuesday at 10:11pm

Now serving Mr. Manuel Hatten. /cc @alexmilowski —@ndw

Wednesday at 09:48am

Publication request for First Public Working Draft of XProc V2.0 Requirements submitted! #XProc #W3C —@ndw

Wednesday at 09:22pm

When did Amazon Instant Video start requiring Silverlight. FFS!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:50pm

XML Calabash V2.0: XProc 2.0 which means simpler, easier, more approachable; good error messages; event driven processing; full of win.—@ndw
@ndw looking forward to it :) an ETA for the first public code ? made your decision about Scala vs Java ?—@rdeltour
@rdeltour It’s #Scala. I’ll make it public real soon now, though it’ll be a while yet before it does anything useful.—@ndw
@ndw ok, thanks for the info. Sounds great!—@rdeltour

Thursday at 03:29am

I've used my chance at #XMLAmsterdam. Now I own a autographed copy of @ndw's DocBook 5 Definitive Guide. —@Markup_Fanatic

Thursday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! Stories via @georgebina @ndw @JeniT —@dominixml

Thursday at 04:11pm

If #XSLT has taught me one thing, it's that more verbose, clear code is infinitely better than terse, often impossible-to-comprehend flow.—@msanford

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:01pm

"U.S. letter size was still being disputed up to the 1980s, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed 8.5 x 11 the standard." *sigh*—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski A4 for the win, damnit.—@ndw

Saturday at 09:10am

No one could have predicted giving govts extraordinary powers to fight anything called "terrorism" would lead to calling anything terrorism.—@KagroX

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:25am

If I go Linux instead of Mavericks, what’s the right laptop choice? High end, all knobs turned to eleven.—@ndw
@ndw I've been very happy with my Malibal+Mint setup. If I were traveling more I'd probably go lighter though—@distobj
@ndw I have to say I'm loving Mavericks Multi-monitor support is a huge win for me—@crichey
@ndw Do you care about weight and/or screen resolution?—@CanOfBees
@CanOfBees Bigger is better. I'm not that concerned about weight.—@ndw
@ndw The ThinkPad W540's knobs all go to 11. Quick glance at the specs & it looks Linux-friendly. I don't know about a UK release, tho.—@CanOfBees
@ndw I don't know but I'll probably be looking for one next year, so let us know when you find it.—@docum3nt
@ndw a mate has the quad-ssd sony... blistering fast, but had to go for repairs.—@andrewwelch
.@ndw I run Gentoo on an old white plastic macbook with 128gb ssd. Everything a developer and college teacher could wish for—@phidip
@ndw Lenovo X1 Carbon if you don't want to turn the weight all the way to 11, too.—@hsivonen
@ndw lemme know what you decide?—@kendall

Saturday at 05:35pm

Back at the hotel room after a long day of museums. Good day. My feet hurt. I am old.—@scalzi

Saturday at 06:55pm

@ndw I have no idea why I mentioned a UK release date, other than I'm terminally confused. Sorry.—@CanOfBees

Monday at 09:05am

RT @alan_uplc: Teacher screamed at by Gov. Christie has her turn. Please share widely, so her voice is heard http://… —@ndw