The short-form week of 27 Jun–3 Jul 2011

04 Jul 2011; last modified 11 Jul 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 75 messages in 76 conversations. (With 11 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 04:21pm

There is a turning point where jet lag becomes a recreational activity.—@liza
@liza Yes, it's the turn *after* that one that you really have to watch out for.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:45am

My nephew is 15 and wants to learn programming. What, his mom asks, do I recommend as a first language? I'm tempted to suggest JavaScript.—@ndw
@ndw Too many quirks in JS for beginners; it loses even confirmed developers but i agree this language is to be very important in the future—@X_Cli
@ndw Thinking that systems have tendencies.The web tends toward html,css,js.Other langs have their own,introducing complexity when mixed.—@mwiik
@ndw python definitely—@daks_
@ndw I went for PHP in console mode. For reasons see http://t.co/oZzavJI—@petecordell
@ndw Or Basic on C64 ;) Actually, this is a good (and long) kind of related article: http://t.co/21xhVGz—@ebruchez
@ndw Ada 2012! (Complete dev environment available from http://t.co/QKtTtaG )—@Scorpaena
@ndw but I'm an old man that's being practical. JS is awesome too and maybe immediate web whizzy bang will keep him enthused. :)—@peteaven
@ndw fwiw, if asked, that's what I'd give. not only for obvious reasons & "Worse is better", but also b/c relatively, it ain't all that bad—@sideshowbarker
@ndw Yes or Python, IMO.—@kendall
@ndw Perl is a pragmatic 1st lang to try out all flavours of programming ... but you knew I would suggest that right ?—@xquery
@ndw i'd agree. buy him a copy of Eloquent Javascript (http://eloquentjavascript.net//) by @marijnjh.—@dransfim
@ndw JavaScript, good choice—@phidip
@ndw i'd vote either asm or a functional language—@kalou000
@ndw my 1st thought was python. looking at it now & i think it's great for learning prog + libs could be very useful to him thru hs/college—@peteaven
@ndw ...syntax (e.g. CoffeeScript, Haskell) might help with "can't see the forest for the syntax trees" / prevent ingrained bad habits of JS—@pdxleif
@ndw I'd probably go with python or ruby; good materials on each depending on interests—@laurendw
@ndw Python using http://t.co/hhDkgHx but JavaScript would be my second suggestion—@jtauber
@ndw Python is also a candidate. JavaScript is very ubiquitous, but the environment is still "kind of works". OTOH, easy UI in JS—@martin_probst
@ndw It has universal usability, plenty of examples. Everyone ought to learn at anyways at some point. But a language with a more 'pure'...—@pdxleif
@ndw javascript may be the most useful in his adult life but I suggest they start with python—@iand
@ndw Sure JavaScript is the new overlord and node.js etc look cool—@adamretter
@adamretter @ndw I meant the new old overlord of course—@adamretter
.@ndw Racket or Scheme (?) http://t.co/uZpPmKZ—@sindoc
@ndw yup, javascript. I'm helping my 11 year old learn JS as a summer project.—@dckc
@dckc (cc @ndw) Was there a particular JS book that worked well as a programming intro book? Looking myself...—@bobdc
@bobdc: actually, the only JS tutorials we could find on youtube were boring, too.—@dckc
@bobdc: I'm a web guy; I use books for escape. Let alone my 11 yr old. youtube is his classroom. e.g. learning songs on piano.—@dckc
@bobdc, @ndw, I found my notes on JS games and added them to http://groups.diigo.com/group/web_craft—@dckc
@ndw Yeah either Javascript or Python. Python is easier to as a language, but less fun as a platform. Hard to make simple games—@gcarothers
@ndw @silentlennie Processing. Can grow from there, but *nothing* captures the magic better.—@dakami
@ndw I wouldn't hesitate: Python.—@larsga
@ndw ...quirks. Lot of beginners might be unsure where to sprinkle all the {}'s & ;'s, and overdo it or just stick with copy/paste.—@pdxleif
@ndw Quora says Python: http://t.co/MYAxneq I agree. JavaScript is too quirky, and starting with a synchronous language is easier.—@pchapuis

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:06am

Thank goodness for rescue CDs. In other news, I carelessly updated to 10.6.8 w/o first updating PGP Whole Disk encryption. Not recommended.—@ndw
@ndw ouch .... well you can start with a clean desk err disk right now :-) why not use apple's filefault? sorry for my ignorance :-)—@dizzzz
@dizzzz With the PGP rescue disk, I was able to get the problem sorted in about 10 minutes. Plus the three or four I spent looking for it.—@ndw
[ouch] MT @ndw In other news, I carelessly updated to 10.6.8 w/o first updating PGP Whole Disk encryption. Not recommended.—@jeffsonstein

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:45pm

One of the features of dining al fresco in hot climates is being dive-bombed by insects the size of dormice. Jus' sayin'.—@docum3nt
@docum3nt Heh. In these parts the mosquitos carry away anything as piddling small as a doormouse.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:01am

A programmer has a problem. They decide to use a IEEE float. They now have 1.999998787898 problems.—@michaelneale

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:42am

If I name one of my own classes "Option" in #scala, I'm going to regret it, aren't I?—@ndw
Definition of a reserved word is the value of choice for your own datum. QT @ndw: If I name one of my own classes "Option" in #scala...—@docum3nt
@ndw Likely yes, because idiomatic Scala uses Option frequently. In general though you can rename imports so name conflicts less of a pb.—@ebruchez

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:52am

Anybody read "The State of Structured Authoring" by Pringle and O'Keefe? Comments?—@ndw
@ndw At $95 for an ebook it better be damn good!—@robinberjon
@ndw no... got URL/DOI/Amazon page/whatever?—@RepoRat
@ndw Have you read it? I'm debating whether to spend the $$$. :-)—@arh
@arh No, I’m debating it too. A DITA love-fest, I assume.—@ndw
@ndw If it's a DITA love-fest, I'll be shocked. Shocked! :-)—@arh

Tuesday at 07:58am

.@RepoRat Sorry. Should have included the link. The State of Structured Authoring: http://goo.gl/X3JxE—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:56am

More on my old hobbyhorse, the dollar coin. Nothing will happen unless the dollar bill goes out of circulation. http://n.pr/mQgIQJ—@simonstl
@simonstl I'd say that's obvious, but perhaps not so much to US lawmakers. I think we're just about ready for a $5 coin here in #Canada.—@david_megginson
@david_megginson my one long-ago academic paper (Journal of Money, Credit, & Banking) tried to learn from Canadian experience, US failure—@simonstl
@simonstl Course, all vending machines would need to change. Machines like the existing similarity. Too bad, users don't.—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker back in 1991, when I was talking with folks, seemed VERY clearly vending machine folks set the size—@simonstl
@simonstl Yep. But you can't fight what users want. Users rejected the brass quarters. :)—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker there's more to it than that. Users _always_ reject coins when bills are available. And bills are expensive.—@simonstl
@simonstl Well if users prefer bills (and I do) then maybe it's a good use of tax money? What's my annual tax share to avoid brass quarters?—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker I wish I could remember the numbers. When I first wrote twenty years ago, ones lasted 18 months. Think they're down to 7.—@simonstl
@simonstl Numbers online vary widely. Can't imagine why it'd be speeding up. Should slow as electronic payment use rises.—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker it's possible that electronic payments would slow rate, especially when payments are for < $5—@simonstl
@hunterhacker there's also a stupid bad accounting trick that treats bills and coins - Seigniorage - http://bit.ly/m8CCQy—@simonstl
@simonstl In my opinion the problem is dollar coins look like quarters. British pound coins are the right model. Weighty. Thumpy.—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker @simonstl Precisely.—@ndw
@simonstl I was digging through left-over currency for my daughter's trip, and discovered Swiss already using a 5-franc coin (=~ USD 5.00).—@david_megginson
@david_megginson I was amused to find a 2 Euro coin on my nightstand last night. Not sure how it got there. Swiss clearly ahead.—@simonstl
@simonstl the Toonie is actually the most useful coin in my pocket - $1 isn't enough to pay for most small purchases, but $2 is.—@david_megginson

Tuesday at 02:25pm

"...hard to conclude that...patents have provided...benefit in the s/w industry" It's hard to prove black is white, too. http://goo.gl/EjPaA—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:28pm

"My passcode is 1234, which coincidentally is the same code as my luggage." *chuckle* http://bit.ly/iDhX4G—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:59pm

If you think it's desirable, or even acceptable, that the root of your web site is nothing but Flash, you're wrong. Categorically.—@ndw
@ndw So true. I made that mistake once, early in my design career. And then I became a man.—@pseudohumanist
@ndw If the root of your web site is flash, you don't have a web site—@dethe
@dethe Yeah, that too.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:50pm

RT @ndw If you think it's desirable, or even acceptable, that the root of your web site is nothing but Flash, you're wrong. Categorically.—@nj3ma

Tuesday at 03:53pm

You've only got Google+ but I've got Google++. It has nested templates and everything.—@tommorris

Tuesday at 04:32pm

Wednesday at 04:10am

The web-semantique Daily is out! http://bit.ly/9G7XyB ▸ Top stories today via @worldbank @iand @ndw @davidbgk @pullnews—@networkvb

Wednesday at 05:45am

Tom's point about keeping email (private) separate from all things social (public) is an interesting one. http://tumblr.com/xtw38fdvx4—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:28am

RT @arh: @ndw If it's a DITA love-fest, I'll be shocked.| Hate to disappoint: not a DITA love-fest, but we do cover it http://bit.ly/j4SY8U—@alanpringle

Wednesday at 06:29am

The world is coming to an end. RT @violetinbloom: Oxford style guide disowns the Oxford comma. http://t.co/QYI4tWT (via @collinjackson)—@roessler

Wednesday at 07:17am

@_beho New suggestions for you: @ndw, @mattroweshow and @kasei. More at http://twitter.com/#!/who_to_follow—@twittersuggests

Wednesday at 07:19am

i really don't care how complicated you think it is to implement a reasonably consistently progressing progress bar. just do it.—@dret

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:35am

*chuckle* RT @crichey "If you have a problem and decide to use Java ... Now you have a Problem and a ProblemImpl" (via le frangin sur irc)—@ndw
@ndw @crichey thats problem factory—@KumKumaa

Wednesday at 07:45am

RT @ndw @crichey "If you have a problem and decide to use Java ... Now you have a Problem and a ProblemImpl" (via le frangin sur irc)—@yokofakun

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:49am

Patents will eventually get so stupid that they’ll go away, right? RT @slashdot Facebook...Social Gift Giving Patent http://bit.ly/iTpk6M—@ndw
@ndw Happy Birthday. X.Y has sent you an e-patent...click here to view your patent...clicking denotes acceptance of our terms & conditions..—@docum3nt
@docum3nt Heh. And you’re a couple of weeks late, btw.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:05am

I appear to have crashed the #Scala compiler, or the #JetBrains wrapper for it. Or something. Yay, me. Debugging this will have to wait.—@ndw
RT @ndw appear to have crashed #Scala compiler, or the #JetBrains wrapper for it. Or something. Yay, me. Debugging this will have to wait.—@jeffsonstein

Wednesday at 08:11am

The stack trace for my #scala/#jetbrains bug, in case anyone is interested. http://pastebin.com/JYTsYF1G—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:19am

#Dalek cover version of Black Eyed Peas' My Humps is strangely #awesome http://t.co/FfQHRUF via @bonniegrrl #DoctorWho #exterminating—@peteaven
@peteaven Thanks. From the Dalek song to Dr. Who bloopers in two easy clicks. Like YouTube wasn’t a big enough time suck already. Damn you.—@ndw
@ndw lol. yeah, saw the related links and had to close the page before I went there. made mental note to go check it out again tonight. :)—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:56am

There’s dangerously little room between Cmd-W and Cmd-Q.—@cote
@cote Been there, done that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:59am

Yes! Let's breed genetically-modified super #bees! I've never seen a horror film where something like that ended badly. http://t.co/YUtjaax—@david_megginson
@david_megginson I _think_ that's a breeding program, not genetically modified bees, but "engineer" a tricky word....—@simonstl
@simonstl breeding is slow, haphazard genetic modification, but I agree - I just couldn't help alluding to mutant animal horror movies.—@david_megginson

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:54am

Hate books with chapters starting with quotes.—@dscape
@dscape Really? Sometimes the quotes are great.—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker not in javascript the bad quotes—@dscape
@dscape As an author you need to be extremely well versed and see the world at a "slight angle" to do good quotes.—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker if you are a guy with a thing for quotes, sure go for it. doing it cause it's convention and they are boring is really bad—@dscape
@dscape Agreed. I wanted to, for my book, but I wasn't capable of doing a good job so I didn't.—@hunterhacker
@dscape Because?—@ndw
@ndw I found it distracting, no value add and presumptuous—@dscape

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:59am

is there a calendar that's smart enough to track and remember your travel through timezones, always displaying entries in "local time"?—@dret
@dret I find that if you make sure you express both ends of cross-timezone travel in *the same timezone* in your appt, iCal works.—@ndw
@ndw it's not so much the travel entries. but 9am entries should be displayed at 9am in the local TZ, even if mon is PST and wed is MET.—@dret
@dret Ah. Years ago Datebk on the Palm had that feature. I thought that’s what the “Floating” time zone was for in iCal.—@ndw
@ndw for this to work you'd need a calendar that supports "TZ of the day", and could make that easier by having "TZ-travel" entries.—@dret

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:28am

Alas, sshfs turns out to be pretty unreliable. Mount goes away randomly and often, then access just hangs.—@ndw
@ndw Yeah, MacFUSE has issues. If that's on Linux... then I'm a bit more surprised, used sshfs a lot there.—@gcarothers
@gcarothers This is Ubuntu 11.04. I’ve had no trouble with ExpanDrive on the Mac which is just a pretty wrapper around MacFUSE AFAICT.—@ndw
@ndw just like the good old days with nfs, isn't it?—@martin_probst
@ndw are you experiencing problems w FUSE-based ssh-fs? too bad, can be useful—@jeffsonstein
@ndw Oh, 11.04 ... I'm sorry. I'm on it too, my god did they screw up this release. Used to work fine. But then so did my desktop manager.—@gcarothers

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:53pm

Have 10 invites for Google+ to give away, more details here: http://t.co/W7zZ6T8—@roidrage
@roidrage Har har.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:01pm

I wonder if there'll ever be a Google Voice API that works with two-phase authentication. Plz?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:36pm

Pulp Fiction edited down to just the swearing. Funny, in its own way. Seriously #NSFW unless you swear a lot at work. http://goo.gl/RRqO3—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:46pm

I have accepted an engineering position at MarkLogic Corporation and will be leaving O'Reilly July 15th.—@grechaw
@grechaw Congratulations!—@gcarothers
@grechaw (: Congratulations! :)—@liza
@grechaw Congrats!!—@kendall
@kendall Thanks Kendall. Now of course to make a stellar triple store out of it...—@grechaw
@grechaw Good luck! :>—@kendall
@grechaw Congratulations!—@bobdc
@grechaw welcome to the team charles! Hope to meet you next month in San Carlos then!—@dscape
@grechaw Welcome aboard!!! :-)—@ndw
@ndw Next rock star video will get button box accompaniment.—@grechaw

Wednesday at 02:57pm

@ndw @hunterhacker @grechaw More graphs! ;)—@gcarothers

Wednesday at 02:58pm

RT @kendall Bumper sticker seen: "Gods don't kill people. People with gods kill people."—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:26pm

Navigating DITA OT XSL-FO stylesheets is pretty darn painful. I want to find the raw .fo file to see what it is doing - not available!!!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty You may have already found this, but the FO files and intermediary files created by the DOT are in the temp subdirectory.—@bobdc
@harveybetty Anything processing you do with DITA is painful because it’s all parsing those flippin’ class attributes.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:37pm

@ndw Meant to add "people with *a* god kill people. RT @kendall Bumper sticker seen: "Gods don't kill people. People with gods kill people."—@docum3nt

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:41pm

@ndw tell me about it! I am loving Docbook more and more! I am having difficulty finding the intersections where I can inject content.—@harveybetty
@harveybetty I looked at the stylesheets once. Once. I killed that buffer fast and backed slowly away, vowing never to return.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:59pm

@ndw don't worry about mail. Went strict XSLT but want to talk to you about it XProc at #Balisage if you are attending!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty I will be there!—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:02pm

“@ndw: Pulp Fiction edited down to just the swearing. #NSFW unless you swear a lot at work. http://t.co/X347QkX” damn that's funny.—@pmvallone

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:25pm

Is your home walking distance from work & shopping, or near rapid-transit? If not, will it be worth anything when gas hits $10/litre?—@david_megginson
@david_megginson Is it safe to assume any improvement in the availability or frequency of public transport?—@ndw
@ndw I'd encourage your politicians to start now. :)—@david_megginson

Wednesday at 04:26pm

Heh. @grechaw I’ll be sure to let @paxtonhare know!—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:30pm

Life is too short to debug uses of xsd's implied substitution groups.—@propylonsean

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:25pm

Pre-vacation backup underway. That one will live in the car boot while we're away.—@ndw
@ndw are you "going away". your new pic looks like a county jail shot.—@nicferrier
@nicferrier not that kind of away. But I did sorta trade one crap pic for another, didn't I. Sigh.—@ndw
@ndw nice blue. :-)—@nicferrier

Thursday at 04:33am

RT @elharo RT @ndw: If you think it's desirable, or even acceptable, that the root of your web site is nothing... via http://t.co/6tRPP8H—@vishalbandre

Thursday at 06:10am

Remember when teachers, nurses, doctors crashed the stock market took billions in bonuses & paid no tax? No, me neither #isupportthestrikes—@EcoLabs

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:58pm

I ⌘Q’d Skype when the MS deal was announced and have no plans to start it again. http://ur1.ca/4l1r3 #privacy /via @gabrielsaldana—@ndw
@ndw @gabrielsaldana I hear you re #MSFT, but did you really trust #eBay any more with your personal info?—@david_megginson
@david_megginson @gabrielsaldana No, not really. ‘course that’s hardly surprising since I don’t trust anyone.—@ndw
@ndw @gabrielsaldana you do realize we're tracking you through your tweets?—@david_megginson
@david_megginson @gabrielsaldana Uh huh. And my phone. And my IP address. And probably that subcutaneous implan...no, I didn’t mention that.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:27pm

I’m shocked! Shocked, I say! RT @slashdot Climate Skeptic Funded By Oil and Coal Companies http://bit.ly/lu0DLa—@ndw

Thursday at 01:29pm

Trying Firefox 5 for a while. Interesting that the @Evernote web clipper for Chrome has more features.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:49pm

RT @ndw I’m shocked! Shocked, I say! RT @slashdot Climate Skeptic Funded By Oil and Coal Companies http://bit.ly/lu0DLa—@DirtyLttleSecrt

Thursday at 02:08pm

Before vacuuming the rug, you think, "it's pretty clean; hardly worth the effort.". After, "OMG! I sucked up a puppy!"—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:20pm

"From “baseless speculation and premature” to complete truth in under four hours. Amazing." - http://bit.ly/kNG7LS—@simonstl
@simonstl “Within 500 feet” is “limited” exactly how? No, don’t answer that, it’s too depressing.—@ndw
@ndw recalculated well distance at 4 miles.—@simonstl
@ndw yeah, my neighborhood is likely to change a lot soon. Nearest well application, 2 miles, nearest lease, 1/4 mi - http://bit.ly/iuUsvI—@simonstl
@ndw Town working on a ban, so some hope.—@simonstl

Thursday at 04:01pm

I get a small number of spam attempts on my blog. Almost every one on a single page. I wonder why. But not much. Fscking spammers.—@ndw

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

On vacation. Whatever it was that needed doing, it ain't gettin' done for a week or so.—@ndw
@ndw well get off Twiter then ! (re: vacation)—@DALDEI
@ndw much better. now you just look like ali-g (not really, only joking, sorry)—@nicferrier

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:46pm

I'm just going to operate on the assumption that everyone will have spare Google+ invites a week and a few days from now.—@ndw
@ndw do you need 1? dm me your email (pref gmail) & I'll generate 1 for you—@jeffsonstein

Thursday at 05:50pm

Jesus christ, #BadTeacher was infradumb, even for a lightweight date-night movie. Claw-my-eyes-out stupid, with a side-dish of asinine—@doctorow

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:08pm

@ndw here's the outlook where I am - http://t.co/MFkZXPs (me in center-east town.)—@simonstl
@simonstl Yikes. That is a really frightening map.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:31am

@ndw distracted by dinner & movie, sorry for delay. should be invite out to you now, try logging on the http://t.co/Xl0SIIU as that gmail—@jeffsonstein
@jeffsonstein apparently not, but no worries, not expecting much connectivity for the next 10 days anyway.—@ndw
@ndw damn, you _do_ show up in my list... want to try something? go to http://t.co/Xl0SIIU & see if you can log on there—@jeffsonstein
@jeffsonstein Nope, but I think it's throttling on their end, not your fault.—@ndw
@ndw ;^{ well, it _is_ good timing, as you are to be "somewhat offline" for a bit—@jeffsonstein

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:11pm

Amazon today. Your business next? >> Tips for Navigating the Cloud Computing Sales Tax "Minefield" http://bit.ly/milvT9—@eliasisrael
@eliasisrael Because just paying them would be so reasonable and responsible.—@ndw
@ndw Not always possible. My point is that the law is far from easy to comply with, and many issues need to be ironed out.—@eliasisrael

Friday at 01:24pm

Love the hub and spoke. Weather at ORD delaying my BDL to IAD flight.—@ndw

Friday at 02:01pm

Connection time in IAD has gone from generous to adequate to at serious risk. Sigh.—@ndw

Friday at 03:16pm

BDL wifi sure is slow today, it's almost like everyone is trying to check on or change something. Oh, wait...—@ndw

Friday at 05:28pm

Too close for comfort. But made it. Bye bye.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:35pm

Holy frack! Free upgrade F!T!W! Instant stress relief!—@ndw
@ndw in the words of peppermint patty... "you lucky dog, you!"—@JeanKaplansky

Friday at 08:25pm

It's important to remember that both Visa and MasterCard still allow donations to the Ku Klux Klan, but specifically block WikiLeaks.—@kaepora

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:36am

Dear Google, presence in Germany is insufficient evidence of my ability to speak German to the extent that I want the UI in German kthxbai—@ndw
@ndw they do it in aall countries. If you change your settings after some time thye will swith it back to local lang #fail—@neotyk
@ndw got worse when I booked a lufthansa flight in Greece. And then needed to pay in euros and call the greek helpline... #fail—@dscape
@ndw Welcome to my world! Where in Germany are you?—@adamretter
@adamretter MUC, but just passing through to MRS. River cruising up the Rhône. #doesntsucktobeme—@ndw
@ndw If you’re cruising the Rhône, search Twitter for Tricastin. http://t.co/7YZ6g26 There was an accident today.—@gimsieke
@ndw Nice, have a great time :-)—@adamretter
@ndw and conversely, wanting the German UI is not sufficient evidence to assume I'm currently in Germany!—@laurendw
@ndw And presence in Belgium is insufficient evidence of one's ability to speak Dutch... (which is maybe a bit of a shame but true anyway)—@fgeorges

Saturday at 03:37am

The irony, obvious to everone I'm sure, is that if anyone knows enough about me to infer I don't speak German, it's Google.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:38am

Oh, and kudos #lufthansa for the free wifi at MUC.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:59am

@ndw The first programming language must be at least two programming languages. So, your nephew will build his ability to compare them.—@adulau

Saturday at 05:42am

:-)RT @ndw Dear Google presence in Germany is insufficient evidence of my ability to speak German to the extent that I want the UI in German—@tigracc

Saturday at 02:25pm

@ndw while you're in Germany, what happens when you explicitly type google.ca or google.us rather than google.com? #justcurious—@david_megginson

Sunday at 11:08am

"You couldn't build one of those if someone handed you the source and a clean makefile" #devPutDowns—@EventCloudPro

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:28pm

Protip: Actually READ the Dropbox TOS yourself. The entire thing. Not just the snippets on some fucktard's blog.—@thebrianmanley
@thebrianmanley Oh, go on, save me the trouble and point me to the most egregious bits.—@ndw
@ndw there are none, IMHO. That's the point. :)—@thebrianmanley