The short-form week of 28 Feb–6 Mar 2011

07 Mar 2011; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 28 messages in 31 conversations. (With 9 favorites.)

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 08:13am

Thinking about redoing the chrome extension for #bookmarktodesktop. Any suggestions or feature requests?—@vbsteven
@vbsteven It'd be nice if the app or the extension could fill in the title from the page. Inconvenient to do when archiving, but missed l8r—@ndw
@ndw it would indeed be a nice feature and I will definitely take a look at it. It will probably add some extra time to the sending process.—@vbsteven

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 08:51am

I'm so tired of mainstream media's inability to see beyond shiny new things and address core principles. #LivingOnEarth—@judell
@judell Alas, they want to own all the data because it offers power and control. They'll sell the data to others and lie to me about it.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:19pm

Old pro-tip: don't fly early Monday morning. Plausible new pro-tip: don't fly Sunday evening.—@ndw
@ndw Or travel quite late on Sunday night...—@fgeorges
@ndw timeless pro tip: don't fly at all ;)—@frumioj
@frumioj Well, yes, but sometimes there are these oceans and continents in the way. Damned physical reality.—@ndw

Monday at 03:24am

RT @ndw: And if you haven't yet made your plans to attend, do so now! #MarkLogic #MLUC11—@xmlprague

Monday at 04:20am

"Apple continually attempts to scrape even more money from anything that might conceivably pass through iTunes' tight, leathery anus"—@psd

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:36am

No, #Westin, I won't pay your exorbitant fee to use the internet either. But thanks for being cheap and hostile.—@ndw
@ndw Just saw your post, is there anything we can do to help out?—@StarwoodBuzz
@StarwoodBuzz Institute a policy of complimentary wifi across the board?—@ndw

Monday at 09:49am

RT @judell "I wish mainstream media’s tech coverage would stop being dazzled by shiny new things and start helping"—@ndw

Monday at 11:47am

いきもの×川嶋あい is out! ▸ Top stories today via @sandydesdine @page2live @ndw @acapitalisttool—@spica151

Monday at 01:29pm

UTF-8 test: apostrophe: test’s. #ignore #me—@ndw

Monday at 02:01pm

Just added section numbers to a wiki page by hand. No way I'll regret that later.—@ndw

Monday at 05:49pm

@marjoleink What I don't understand is why you're turning your phone off.—@ndw

Monday at 05:52pm

@ndw travel through Tajikistan once and you'll understand—@marjoleink

Monday at 05:52pm

@marjoleink Fair 'nough!—@ndw

Monday at 05:55pm

@marjoleink Oh! And sign me up for the experience, please!—@ndw

Monday at 05:56pm

@ndw I'd love to go back - would you come with me? with a small group maybe?—@marjoleink

Monday at 06:06pm

@ndw noted - I still haven't decided what I'd do this year, 2 options: Tajikistan, or China by rail (totally different, both top of my list)—@marjoleink

Monday at 06:07pm

@ndw try using 'copy as plain text' instead of just copy - that's what does the trick in Pidgin ;)—@marjoleink

Monday at 07:17pm

Overheard in a WG meeting, "we need a [expletive deleted -ed] expression"—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:14pm

Crystal ball shows me rooting my Tab and installing Gingerbread. Just because.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:38pm

Balisage papers due soon (2011-04-08). Selection Criteria at Questions to—@Balisage
@Balisage Calling 8 Apr "soon" is so cute. 4 Mar, now that's "soon". (Not that y'all shouldn't be writing those papers!)—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:14am

Wednesday at 08:29am

T1 line dead. Called support. Wanted my client number. Told them. "That's not our number Ma'am it is too low". That's why you call me Maam—@harveybetty

Saturday at 08:07am

A photo no longer tells the truth. It suggests just one possibility. - Anonymous #Photographer #Quotes #Photo #Photography #PhotoQuotes—@photoquotes

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:53pm

#Emacs #org-mode, where have you been all my life?—@ndw
@ndw You didn't know about org-mode eh? It's my world. Now I just need to find a use for org-babel—@emacsen
@emacsen @xquery I think I poked at org mode years ago but wasn't disciplined enough about tracking my time to see its wonder—@ndw
@ndw #org-mode takes a few days to get used too; I use it as personal wiki + task manager + schedular + etc, etc—@xquery

Saturday at 09:22pm

Need a refresher? – Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI—@ACLU

Sunday at 02:19pm

Note to all religious types offended by the BHA saying "for god's sake": when I say "for fuck's sake", I'm not referring to your sex life.—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:41pm

Dear iTunes, we had good times together, but this just isn't working out. It's not me, it's you.—@timbray
@timbray Got a replacement in mind?—@ndw

Sunday at 08:24pm

If your service is ad-supported, it's not free. I'm paying with my attention, the most precious thing I have.—@eliasisrael

Sunday at 08:53pm

Why the budget fight in the US is in fact an unspeakable obscenity:—@kendall

Sunday at 10:01pm

This web app should be more widely known. List companies tracking you, and opt out. Great idea. via @cklemke.—@mikeloukides

Sunday at 10:04pm


There are longer versions of the ACLU Know Your Rights booklet at (and corresponding URLs for Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, French, and Farsi.

—Posted by John Cowan on 07 Mar 2011 @ 03:02 UTC #