The short-form week of 26 Dec 2011–1 Jan 2012

02 Jan 2012

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 Monday at 03:59pm

RT @pfhawkins: When Twitter runs out of venture capital, everyone using it for OAuth is gonna be quite out of luck.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:33pm

Math puzzle with a surprising answer http://t.co/K4lSNjq0 —@mschireson
@mschireson Hint: if Max asks you a math puzzle, odds are xor will be involved.—@hunterhacker
@mschireson choose one hat color and count them ... if 7 then you have that color, if 8 then you have the other color—@xquery
@xquery not necessarily 8 of each, I will clarify on my blog.—@mschireson
@mschireson I kind of figured it wouldn't be that easy ... w/o time for math, my 2nd guess is best prob is for everyone to guess—@xquery
@xquery @mschireson I don’t think Max would have asked if there wasn’t a perfect solution. Not that I’ve worked it out yet, or expect to.—@ndw
@ndw @xquery its worth the effort to figure out imho—@mschireson
@mschireson @ndw saving this lil math nugget for tmrw, having a hangover to work quantum prob was a successful strategy at uni ;)—@xquery

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:28am

If the future is one where I have to write more JavaScript rather than less, the future has a critical bug.—@tommorris
@tommorris @ndw What's wrong with JavaScript?—@asbjornu

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:44am

The technology-entertainment complex is the new military-industrial complex.—@tommorris

Monday at 02:38pm

The shortest distance between two points is a reciprocating saw. #homerno —@ndw

Tuesday at 05:46pm

Up next: the Doctor Who Christmas special, spoilers for which I have successfully avoided.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:18pm

Barnes and Noble demonstrate that what’s worse than DRM is DRM done badly. Sigh.—@ndw
@ndw what did they do? How was it bad?—@MarieBilde
@MarieBilde Books I just bought won't play in my Nook app. I think because the CC I used is different. Anyway it's borked #DRM.—@ndw
@ndw today DRM is mainly a means to lock in customers in some vendors ecosystem. If it doesn't work as supposed, then it's extra lousy.—@MarieBilde

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

I'm thinking now wouldn't be a great time to have a war with Iran. Maybe it's just me, but that seems like a really really stupid idea.—@kendall
@kendall Too soon? Not close enough to the election?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:21pm

The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G macro lens is very nice. #thatisall —@ndw
@ndw does the hood get in the way at 1:1? Any nasty green/purple fringing?—@svgeesus

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:29pm

Twitter spam on the rise, or just me? Autoresponse spam to lots of recent tweets.—@ndw
@ndw Eat Spam! It's mysterious, tasty, and we don't allow the meat to fall on the floor. Much.—@shelleypowers
@ndw GREAT DEALS ON AUTOSPAM: http://t.co/jpQ4qrcr —@abdelazer

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:45pm

@ndw The bots just have taken a fancy to you, cc @shelleypowers —@grechaw
@grechaw @ndw Oooo...bot bait. Sounds, kinky.—@shelleypowers

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:42am

On spam: three witty remarks from friends and two new spam replies.—@ndw
@ndw Interesting datum. Thanks—@eliasisrael

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:13pm

will we kill everything with silly intellectual property claims? “@mlinksva @glynmoody Doctors Discover Copyright Law http://t.co/MbmpsHxF” —@benadida
@benadida @mlinksva @glynmoody Yes. Unless we dismantle the absurdity quickly.—@ndw
@ndw @benadida @mlinksva "quickly" might be tricky, but we certainly need to push in that direction—@glynmoody

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:33pm

Steak on the grill. In December. That's right, you heard me.—@ndw
@ndw done that, though I'm assuming you're not doing it because you don't have electrical power.—@simonstl
@simonstl No indeed. Just satisfying carniverous appetites.—@ndw
@ndw suspect you're having better luck than I did. Grilling when it's 15 out is very very slow.—@simonstl
@ndw And you're not in CA. Fantastic!—@lizfraley

Friday at 06:16pm

RT @ndw: Steak on the grill. In December. That's right, you heard me. >> steak on the grill year round!!—@trmaguire

Saturday at 02:01pm

Pondering 7" tablets. The G Tab "7.0 Plus" is supposed to get ICS, so that's a possibility, I guess.—@ndw

Saturday at 11:03pm

On the assertion that it's midnight somewhere [nearby, just over the Atlantic -ed], "Happy New Year" to you and yours & goodnight.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:59pm

Congratulations emusic, you’ve made a totally un-navigable pigs breakfast of your website. Well done. Bravo. But at least it looks pretty.—@ndw