The short-form week of 27 Oct–2 Nov 2014

03 Nov 2014

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 Sunday at 11:26pm

@alexmilowski you can buy a usb one for a few bucks.—@ndw
@ndw I can literally but a USB stick for a few bucks too.—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski You want to argue, or you want your degree?—@ndw
@ndw I've asked about the flash drive ... otherwise, I'll make the CD work. Meanwhile, I'll need to locate media.—@alexmilowski
@ndw Besides, I need to fedex whatever to Edinburgh ...—@alexmilowski

Monday at 12:09am

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:43am

@xmlcalabash @ndw A compiled version on which works with java 1.6 would be nice! It could also be an old version—@nkutsche
@nkutsche @xmlcalabash @georgebina Oh, ok. I'll go back to 6. Wasn't any pressing need for 7 except I think some other lib might now be 7.—@ndw
@ndw @nkutsche @xmlcalabash @georgebina Yeah, I think the restlet jar was compiled with 7—@gimsieke
@xmlcalabash @ndw oXygen also supports Java 6 so that will be useful also for us /cc @nkutsche—@georgebina

Wednesday at 06:40pm

@ndw Do you know of an example of using XML catalogs to guide validation where the schemas use xs:include, like GML? Xerces misbehaves.—@webbr

Wednesday at 10:09pm

OH "It more or less works, even though it's obviously broken." #w3c #tpac—@ndw

Thursday at 06:52am

Congratulations to Giants fans; condolences to Royals fans. Continued existential commiseration for their lot in life to Cubs fans.—@scalzi

Thursday at 08:55am

RT @marcuschown: The Sun. Taken at night. Not looking up at the sky but down through 8000 miles of rock. Not with light but neutrinos. http…—@ndw

Thursday at 09:12am

@alexmilowski Congratulations, Alex!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:16am

@kendall Only two? Slacker.—@ndw
@ndw an Austin slacker? Cool.—@kendall

Thursday at 09:16am

RT @peteaven: Folks think I know something but generally I benefit from being surrounded by people smarter than me and a willingness to get…—@ndw

Thursday at 09:19am

Breakfast at Denny's and 101 North at 7:30am. #awesome #idiedandwenttohell?—@ndw

Thursday at 09:43am

The more programmers try to avoid learning about the actual problem the more they have to learn about problems of their own making.—@natpryce

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:57am

I really should do all my daft XSL string escaping when I’m in the same room as @laurendw, @ndw, @docum3nt, @dalapeyre, @walmsleyph et al…—@fidothe
@fidothe Apropos of XSL string escaping not at all, did you see the email I sent you about coffee grinders, by any chance?—@ndw
@ndw Not yet, my inbox is like a tar pit. I will exhume it immediately...—@fidothe
@ndw but now that i’ve got you - I am confused why this example doesn’t work as expected:—@fidothe
@fidothe Because translate() doesn't do what you think it does. :-) I posted a couple of solutions on the gist page.—@ndw
.@ndw is a superstar. 👏—@fidothe

Saturday at 10:03am

RT @Libroantiguo: Medieval scribes tested their pens drawing doodles, Bodleian Library, Lat. misc. c. 66, 15th century.…—@ndw

Saturday at 10:43am

Saturday at 06:31pm

OH "You need to have enough butter to render the fat" #guanciale—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 12:25am

@danbri Very sorry our paths didn't cross more usefully! Enjoy Dallas!—@ndw
@ndw if you're ever bouncing through London with time for a lunch/coffee, do give me a shout. Hope to be back at TPAC more often now too—@danbri

Sunday at 12:42am

RT @scalzi: AMERICANS: Still undecided on how to vote next week? Here's a hint: Don't vote for a party actively trying to keep US citizens …—@ndw

Sunday at 03:37pm

Cryptography is the only art which makes things not to be understood. Except postmodernism which is trash anyway.—@SwiftOnSecurity

Sunday at 07:32pm

RT @karlpro: I love when the Web (Ads) Industry is talking about *anonymous identifier*… Here a word for your vocabulary: Oxymoron http://t…—@ndw

Sunday at 09:20pm