The short-form week of 16–22 May 2011

23 May 2011; last modified 27 May 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 18 messages in 18 conversations. (With 6 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 Friday at 09:16pm

Must-read: Matt Taibbi's Latest Attempt to Wrangle the Vampire Squid. I agree. Why aren't these guys going to jail?—@timoreilly
@timoreilly because they're rich, Tim.—@ndw
@ndw @timoreilly the three of us are rich, too - much of North American middle class is well into the top 1% worldwide, I'd suspect.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson @timoreilly true. And I don't take that lightly. But not that rich. Not bribe my way past the Justice dep't rich.—@ndw
@ndw @timoreilly true, but a middle-class professional is definitely handled-gently-by-police-&-courts, afford-bail-and-proper-lawyer rich.—@david_megginson

Monday at 04:00pm

@ndw @timoreilly sorry, not personal - just frustrated by the class-warfare rhetoric in US ...—@david_megginson

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:03pm

@ndw @timoreilly .. gov'ts that let rich off are elected. In Democracy, ultimate responsibility lies with people - no scapegoats.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson I think you'd best come live across the border for a while. Don't think you quite fathom divides.—@simonstl
@simonstl Inequality is serious, but we shouldn't encourage other countries to embrace Democracy if we don't even trust our own voters.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson that's not an answer to my point at all. Unless you want to hear my tirade on why Quebec should have seceded long ago.—@simonstl
@simonstl FWIW, I'm fine with Quebec separating, as long as the process is open & fair. Some dispute about what they'd take with them.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson they should stick you all with their debts for the trouble. ;)—@simonstl

Wednesday at 06:34am

Wednesday at 12:36pm

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:04pm

Generalife. Not a bad view from the bedroom window.—@ndw
@ndw whoa! is this work or vacay?—@JeanKaplansky
@JeanKaplansky Vacay all the way.—@ndw
@ndw You get to go to all the cool places!—@JeanKaplansky
[mmmm, nice] RT @ndw: Generalife. Not a bad view from the bedroom window.—@jeffsonstein

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:06pm

Ronda., Tonight's view isn't half bad either.—@ndw
@ndw You don't call that "work", right? ;)—@ebruchez
@ebruchez If you know someone who'll pay me to do it, I'm not unwilling...—@ndw
[take me away from this drudgery] RT @ndw: Ronda., Tonight's view isn't half bad either.—@jeffsonstein
@ndw Great area, nice cycling there too.. :)—@grtjn
@grtjn yeah, I've driven some fantastic looking cycling routes (if a bit hilly for my taste), but no bike this trip.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:12pm

It's going to be a little touchy calling people the day after the Rapture. You don't want to act like you assumed they'd be home.—@ShittingtonUK

Friday at 11:58am

Even with data roaming, I couldn't get a connection on the Top of the Rock. No Gibraltar checkin for me on 4sq.—@ndw

Friday at 02:46pm

To acknowledge and celebrate Rapture Day tomorrow, I suggest we all temporarily set our website return statuses to 410 Gone.—@jasnell

Saturday at 12:42am

It was nice of SourceTree to present their EULA in an editable text view. I just agreed to them coming over every Saturday to mow my lawn.—@macgeek02

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 01:06am

Marbella. Parting shot. View from the hotel window on the morning of our last day of vacation.—@ndw
@ndw Costa del Sol is amazing.—@garyprusso

Saturday at 06:15am

Wow, you guys have been making Rapture jokes like there's no tomorrow.—@nostrich

Saturday at 06:18am

"A major budgetary mix-up this week inadvertently gave public schools enough funding to properly educate students." #oof—@marcprecipice

Saturday at 09:40am

Dear Jesus, It's about time to sweep up all those who believe in the #rapture. Permanently. Please. Pretty please. Kthxbye—@docum3nt

Saturday at 11:47pm

Adios, España.—@ndw

Sunday at 02:25pm

Hello BOS!—@ndw

Sunday at 05:24pm

Home. Sweet. Home. Back in the deep end tomorrow!—@ndw