The short-form week of 5–11 Mar 2012

12 Mar 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 09:32am

Damn it, @pinterest I'm sort of curious about your service, but you do not bloody need the ability to tweet on my behalf. #access #declined —@ndw
@ndw ou can join Pinterest and then immediately de authorise it on Twitter—@tug
@tug Good point, but I'm still pissed on principle.—@ndw
@ndw yes I was too. I don't find it very compelling - feels like scrapbooking.—@tug
@ndw I refuse to join Pinterest. Another 'time vampire' is all I need.—@jasoncbooth

Monday at 10:41am

The Vatican. Gay divorce. #rotfl (Which is not to suggest that the heartbreak of failed gay relationships is in any way humorous.)—@ndw

Monday at 05:12pm

All good things must come to an end. #winteriscoming #vacationsend —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:01pm

The Tea Party is destroying the GOP with it's "no compromise" message.—@windley
@windley I wrote off the GOP when they nominated a second rate actor back in '80—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:07am

"Social media is media for social interaction as a super-set beyond social communication." What the fuckety fuck?—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:36am

Once you understand Roxy's convention over configuration, u really don't write much XQuery, you can spend your time on XHTML and JavaScript—@peteaven
@peteaven re roxy. I'd much rather spend my time in XQuery land then XHTML and JavaScript. This is a win ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI should everyone have to learn XQuery to work with MarkLogic? Do people have to know how an engine works to drive a car?—@peteaven
@peteaven people spend a decade to learn #SQL with no complaints but wont spend a week to learn #xquery. Good thing I'm not in marketing—@DALDEI
@DALDEI @peteaven score: 1 - 1.. ;-)—@grtjn
@grtjn @DALDEI LOL! This ain't a fight.I'm a HUGE #XQuery fan, just also a HUGE #helppeoplegetstuffdonewiththetoolstheyknowandlove fan—@peteaven
@peteaven @grtjn re #catfight :) seriously I sympathize because the LAST thing I want to do is have to learn HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JSON—@DALDEI
@DALDEI @grtjn to be clear, nothing stops you from writing all sorts of XQuery with Roxy. It just does a lot ootb for you. #checkitout —@peteaven
@peteaven @grtjn so now your saying I have to learn #Roxy to write #xquery ? ROTFL—@DALDEI
@DALDEI @grtjn Roxy is a rails-inspired framework for rapid application development on MarkLogic Server.—@peteaven
@peteaven @grtjn #rails ? oh man now your really killing me ...—@DALDEI
@DALDEI @peteaven @grtjn *chuckles*—@ndw
@peteaven @grtjn re #tools #xquery agree but don't have to like it. But then don't make ME learn anything new!!!—@DALDEI
@DALDEI @peteaven You write your Roxy models, views, and controllers in XQuery. Javascript is optional. It's a definite win!—@paxtonhare
@paxtonhare You're kickin' a$$ amigo! Roxy is cool stuff! :)—@jasoncbooth
@jasoncbooth it was a team effort. I am but one of many. Mad props to @dmcassel. Also thanks to everyone who has helped with testing.—@paxtonhare
@DALDEI damn right it's a WIN! not everyone shares our appreciation of XQuery amigo. (although I dislike the name, shoulda named it Quilt)—@peteaven

Tuesday at 01:15pm

'The best place to hide a body is page 2 of google's search results'—@brontehx

Tuesday at 03:29pm

Traveling on an airline where I have no status is a whole extra layer of "ugh". I'm in boarding group wtf?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:46pm

#JSON is just clunky. Reminds me of ASN.1 #givemetheshivers —@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Oh please! JSON and ASN.1 are about as far apart as can be!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon in JSON: { "trackingNumber": 5, "question:" "Anybody there?" }—@alexmilowski
@robinberjon in ANS.1: myQuestion FooQuestion ::= { trackingNumber 5, question "Anybody there?" }—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Sure, but that's a tiny subset of ASN.1! The whole thing is a tribute to special cases and complexity.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Sure. That's why I said "Reminds me of ... " ;) Give 'em time...—@alexmilowski

Tuesday at 04:14pm

America. Where evangelicals & casino moguls unite to help a thrice-married disgraced-politician-turned-lobbyist lecture us on morality.—@LOLGOP

Tuesday at 08:48pm

Thirty second *video* commercial to get to the web? Fsck you, AOL and CLT. Worth what I paid for it I guess. Still...#asshats —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:25pm

I want Santorum to beat Romney in Ohio because I never want the crazy to end.—@kendall
@kendall Clearly, you have a stronger stomach than I. #pleasemakethecrazyend —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:46pm

Seriously. I accidentally deleted the "Applications" button on my #android phone. How do I get that back? Where's the Applications app?—@ndw
@ndw the fact that you _could_ do that seems a bit problematic ;^}—@jeffsonstein
@jeffsonstein Yeah, that too.—@ndw
@ndw sigh, hope recovery is easy, or that you have a good recent b/u to restore from ;^}—@jeffsonstein
@ndw what phone do you have?—@kingargyle
.@kingargyle It's a T-mobile G2 running CyanogenMod 7.1.0-vision.—@ndw
@ndw not sure, but the first place I would check or ask a question would be their forum for the G2. http://t.co/SU5mRIj3 —@kingargyle
@kingargyle yeah, will do. Did it on vacation and not quite home yet. Thought it might just be me being clueless.—@ndw
@ndw it sounds like you deleted what ever launcher they use. But I don't use cyagenmod or have my device rooted.—@kingargyle
@ndw settings -> applications -> manage applications—@andrewwelch
@andrewwelch That shows me the installed apps but doesn’t give me back the little four-squares applications button on the btm of the screen—@ndw
@ndw ah that one, I thought that was fixed...? Maybe factory reset time...—@andrewwelch
@ndw I just spent 10mins with my phone wondering how to help you get that button back... I have absolutely no clue!—@dcm
@ndw I had no idea you could do that… What hw & sw?—@timbray

Tuesday at 09:47pm

Santorum is a hateful child, hoping his Sky Daddy will punish all the icky, slutty girls and bad gay boys—none of whom will fuck him.—@kendall

Wednesday at 01:20am

Arrived BDL at last. Not expecting to be up early later this morning.—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:21am

Thank you #usair for a uniformly disappointing #staralliance experience.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:12am

3am. Haven't slept. Sober. Weird. Bed. Now. Oh! Please!—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:18am

In short, Gödel doesn't merely disprove the possibility of consistency + completeness. He demolishes it, then jumps up and down on it.—@larsga

Wednesday at 08:13am

Four and a half hours of sleep. I’ve been feeding my body rum and sunshine for a week, why my body hate me? #groggybutawake #sorta —@ndw

Wednesday at 09:00am

RT @ndw Seriously. I accidentally deleted ~"Applications" button on my #android phone. How do I get that back? Where's the Applications app?—@fjhirsch

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

Ten days of mail downloaded. Oh dear...—@ndw
@ndw Welcome back :)—@JeniT
@JeniT Thanks. :-) Now who’s seething? And you know what else, I’m wearing fscking socks! But I get to bring the pups home soon!—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:17am

XML & JSON? Learn from @ndw 2012 Online XML Conference March 15-16; Register http://t.co/f60YAvYD —@xmluser

Wednesday at 09:35am

Hey, you, the one publishing your article in that closed journal; I just cited someone else because I have access to their work—@brinxmat

Wednesday at 10:38am

RT @xmluser XML & JSON? Learn from @ndw 2012 Online XML Conference March 15-16; Register http://t.co/kfNPvQY0 #xml —@aramanc

Wednesday at 10:39am

RT @xmluser XML & JSON? Learn from @ndw 2012 Online XML Conference March 15-16; Register http://t.co/kfNPvQY0 #xml #eprdctn —@aramanc

Wednesday at 12:58pm

The only reason for the Patriot Act: it gives the secret police such powerful legal tools, it reduces their incentive to undermine security—@bblfish

Wednesday at 02:03pm

I put my phone in "Airplane mode" and threw it. Worst. Transformer. Ever.—@pjharvey

Wednesday at 03:01pm

If the people who claim to speak for god actually do, then that god is a monster and should be disdained.—@kendall

Wednesday at 03:27pm

I want to communicate with a mail host that requires a p12 cert. I have the cert. Anyone got a pointer to the step-by-step for exim4 setup?—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:37pm

There's apparently a video of Obama from college and, as usual, he's being a huge snob trying to think through complex important issues.—@pourmecoffee

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

lost $150 worth of good whiskey due to high winds over atlantic…—@gridinoc
@gridinoc Ugh. My sympathies. We just brought home, uh, 15 bottles of assorted potent potables.—@ndw
@ndw yeah, BA was delayed by winds and connecting AA fight closed the luggage checkin, had to get it into the cabin, hence no liquids :(—@gridinoc

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:57pm

When I first setup wireless in the house, there were no other APs visible from here. Now there are five.—@ndw
@ndw Do you have problems w/ interference?—@bsletten
@bsletten Not that I've noticed; the other APs come through fairly weakly.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:30pm

No, #Verizon, I won't be updating any of the bloatware apps that you won't let me delete no matter how often you ask.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:50pm

Meatspace spam. http://t.co/iDGVeK33 —@ndw

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

In case you need someone to convince you that you need to install an ad blocker, see some before/after shots: http://t.co/CgWqfTkY —@avernet
@avernet I wouldn’t surf w/o one. I do wish some sites would give me the option to pay them not to show them to me though.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:33am

Any recommendations for beautiful watches? Complicated one preferred :)—@robinberjon
@robinberjon On what budget? (Not that I can help in any way regardless, I’m just curious; there are beautiful ones in fash. mags for $$$$)—@ndw
@ndw I don't know, I'm not the one buying :) I reckon perhaps expensive, but not to the point where selling the house may be required.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon this is the one for you http://t.co/jyQ7plVC —@xquery
@xquery Oh right, that is *so* my style!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Complicated watches, you say? This caught my eye recently: http://t.co/v4zgm3Gd —@kiphampton
@robinberjon My favourite watches: http://t.co/x5egZwUh —@sgmlguru
@sgmlguru Thanks but too simple for my tastes ;-)—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:35am

Tools to remove DRM from epub ebooks. You bought the book, you should be able to read it wherever you want http://t.co/SO2uYyii —@mikeloukides
@mikeloukides Rule 1: prefer sources that aren’t DRM encumbered. Rule 2: begrudgingly accept sources you can crack. There is no rule 3.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:59am

Hope I don't bring @DaveGorman's site down. Very alarming piece on the DMCA (and a fine bit of detective work from him) http://t.co/wgnsj6eM —@Glinner
.@benosteen @Glinner One more reason to self host. I think Flickr is the only significant third party service I use. Time to pull ‘em back.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:45am

@ndw I'm coming to your houseeee :D—@FrancescaHoule
@FrancescaHoule You’re welcome anytime.—@ndw
@ndw thanksss—@FrancescaHoule

Thursday at 08:59am

The exact political regime Rush attacks endlessly is what allows him to exist; under a non-liberal regime, he'd have been shot yrs ago.—@kendall

Thursday at 09:12am

I'm bet he doesn't remember, but @ndw taught me far more about software & IT than nearly anyone else. A truly awesome person in tech.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:30am

.@ndw (And I'll use this opportunity to point out that O'Reilly's ebooks are NOT DRM-encumbered.)—@mikeloukides
.@mikeloukides That’s because O’Reilly has a clue (a whole room full of them in fact) whereas many others are desperately searching for one.—@ndw

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

Realtor on St. Thomas sent property description as a Microsoft Works file. WTF!?—@ndw
@ndw darwin's isolated island theory being applied methinks—@xquery

Thursday at 10:54am

For the next hapless soul trying to send mail using .p12 certificates and Exim: http://t.co/5bAVCcvS —@ndw

Thursday at 11:22am

"All strings including the empty string are valid database names." This is why we can't have nice things.—@abdelazer

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

thanks, everyone. I think we all know it will not last the day.—@textfiles
@textfiles I’m surprised it lasted 10 minutes. How spectacularly awful.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:19pm

Dean's unofficial naming guide: What iPad is that? It's the "the new iPad" iPad. Double "the". Double "iPad". Easy.—@grorg

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:53pm

En route to #UMass to see my top school and favorite aunt and uncle @ndw and #twitterless debby :p—@FrancescaHoule
@FrancescaHoule Awwww :-)—@ndw

Thursday at 01:54pm

Do it once by hand, fine. Do it twice by hand, shame on me. Do it three times, oh sod this, write a script: https://t.co/FdzMsA5W—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:21pm

There should be a word for the political move that denies benefits to poorer people because *you* can afford to pay them yrself.—@kendall
@kendall I can think of a bunch of words for that, but none of them I’d use in polite company.—@ndw
@ndw Yes, but this is Twitter! :>—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:38pm

just registered for MarkLogic World! http://t.co/ZGsKrvbJ #booyaa #avengersassemble —@peteaven
No, @peteaven, *I* just registered for MarkLogic World! http://t.co/IKPlGrsJ #booyaa #avengersassemble —@ndw

Thursday at 03:16pm

#awesome RT @ndw No, @peteaven, *I* just registered for MarkLogic World! http://t.co/ZGsKrvbJ #booyaa #avengersassemble —@peteaven

Thursday at 03:20pm

And Font Awesome! RT @timoreilly Hilarious takedown by @gnat of what drives BitTorrent and other download sites: http://t.co/PeDs9aio —@ndw

Thursday at 03:24pm

“Two items with the same name? We’re fake, not crazy” https://t.co/8M3BKRwS—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:35pm

Oh, look. My annual review self assessment form has to be completed in Microsoft Word. Because that’s a task that wasn’t painful enough.—@ndw
@ndw um, guessing you no longer work for a document processing company, or maybe it's a shoemaker's children thing.—@psd
@ndw That's nothing. I seriously got mine to fill out. In an Excel spreadsheet. I'm not even lying.—@morbusiff
@ndw Oh just get Word for Mac and get off your high horse :)—@DALDEI
@DALDEI *Snort*. I have Word and it’s a singularly annoying, productivity destroying experience to compose documents in it.—@ndw
@ndw I have 2 horses you can borrow to get down off of :) besides your annual review was already composed ... just fill in the blanks—@DALDEI

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:37pm

@ndw re #word ... but I know its fun to complain :)—@DALDEI
@DALDEI It’s not so much the enjoying complaining as the releasing stress so I don’t feel the need to beat my head bloody against the wall.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:38pm

Balisage 2012 submissions due in 6 weeks. Good papers take time; get started! Details at: http://t.co/0ejVLCOf —@Balisage
@Balisage Yer killing me.—@ndw
@ndw 'cmon, you just gotta dust off that XML Prague submission; surely you weren't just *sunning yourself* on holiday?!? ;)—@JeniT
@JeniT Oh, and I have to improve it to the point where it, you know, gets accepted.—@ndw
@ndw pish, I'm sure @balisage have much nicer reviewers than @xmlprague —@JeniT
@JeniT But I’ve still got to finish implementing your syntax proposal right? :-P—@ndw
@ndw You mean you haven't?!? For god's sake man, what do you think holidays are for? Relaxing?!?—@JeniT
@JeniT @ndw @balisage @xmlprague i'm tellin jirka—@xquery
@JeniT You wouldn’t say that if you could see the awesomeness of my tan.—@ndw
@ndw photos or it ain't true—@JeniT
@JeniT Photos are coming. Well, probably not ones of me, because, well, who wants to see those. But nice scenes, iguanas, and such.—@ndw
@ndw @Balisage how about this year we present first then write papers later ? They'd be so much higher quality given the extra time !! :)—@DALDEI

Thursday at 05:05pm

Someone in the Physics department has a sense of humor. http://t.co/Hx1M0s0O —@kustjt

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:30pm

I'm without a phone for 24 hours while I wait for a repair. Apologies in advance to anyone who needs a prompt reply from me on anything.—@mattb
@mattb MY GOD MAN, HOW WILL YOU SOCIALLY NETWORK??—@gilest
@gilest USING MY MOUTH AND FACE.—@mattb
@mattb I'm really struggling to work out how you'd do that… Are you going to try and spell out words by moving your face around or something—@tomcoates
@mattb *RETRO HIPSTER SWOON*—@gilest

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:05pm

I get cred from my neice @FrancescaHoule for having 1,500ish followers but I can't think of anything clever to do with this fact.—@ndw
@ndw @francescahoule Kick off some spammers until you have 1337 followers?—@mdubinko

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:54am

Grrrr, svn is not playing ball with me this morning… (and if even one of you pipes up about git, I swear…)—@JeniT
@JeniT svn tip: svn export your local, blow away your local, checkout, copy exported files back over the top, commit.—@andrewwelch
@JeniT listen to @ndw. git-svn IS awesome. ;-)—@tommorris
@JeniT Maybe git-svn would work better? It’s awesome. /me ducks—@ndw
@JeniT I hear Mercurial is all the rage.... <ducks/>—@danbri

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:07am

@danbri @peteduncanson @gklyne @xquery @bensummers you are all of you off my Xmas list!!—@JeniT
@JeniT @danbri @peteduncanson @gklyne @xquery @bensummers I guess I was really late to the party. GMT-05:00 :-(—@ndw
@ndw @JeniT @peteduncanson @gklyne @xquery @bensummers for penance I now find myself needing to study http://t.co/h5odohWl —@danbri

Friday at 06:44am

These are pretty good. RT @listrophy Secrets to True Programming Happiness http://t.co/bmOsreiT /via @kplawver —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:02am

I’ll be very surprised if I see anything better than this all day long: https://t.co/UrR5FLJM—@ndw
@ndw I laughed out loud. Nice!—@peteaven

Friday at 07:07am

+1 RT @ndw I’ll be very surprised if I see anything better than this all day long: https://t.co/aplgADLC—@peteaven

Friday at 07:27am

some days I feel like that! RT @ndw: I’ll be very surprised if I see anything better than this all day long: http://t.co/5yIMiPtf —@xquery

Friday at 08:37am

http://t.co/bnN9IRE0 - secrets of programming happiness. via @ndw —@nicferrier

Friday at 08:39am

+1 RT @ndw I’ll be very surprised if I see anything better than this all day long: https://t.co/60Rxw2O4—@acludc6

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

GitHub's response to its breach? Tell everyone to paste a confusing command from http into Terminal. http://t.co/5KyMIA71 #fractallywrong —@jruderman
@hsivonen @jruderman What would the right answer have been?—@ndw

Friday at 08:53am

+1 RT @ndw I’ll be very surprised if I see anything better than this all day long: https://t.co/baLDi3oe—@pawlukxu6

Friday at 10:47am

*Chuckle* RT @tomchivers This is brilliant. How to think for yourself, by @Skeptobot: http://t.co/9JgraapL /via @benosteen —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:47pm

I think @tommorris should run for Mayor of I'm a Total Badass and Don't You Fuck With Me City... I'd vote for him.—@kendall
@kendall +1 to that (great post @tommorris; I share your anger, if that helps at all.)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:23pm

Can anyone report personal success running large apps (Photoshop, Lightroom) successfully in a Windows VM under Linux?—@ndw
@ndw You mean the kind of success as in "declare victory and evacuate?"—@grechaw
@grechaw I mean success as in “am able to comfortably and effectively use the application”.—@ndw
@ndw You can always dream.—@grechaw
@ndw Photoshop works w/o a hitch, a friend's using Lightroom in Virtual Box and it even works there—@nnikonno
@ndw Does MS Office count as large? vmware under Fedora.—@dpawson
@ndw Im doing Photoshop in a Windows XP VM under MacOSX—@adamretter
@adamretter I’m trying to decide if I’ll be able to abandon OS X or not. My available Linux box is too memory constrained to test myself.—@ndw
@ndw Why are you abandoning OSX?—@adamretter
@adamretter To escape from Apple’s clutches. Voting with my wallet against policies that piss me off.—@ndw
@ndw Totally understood. I recently stopped using Ubuntu because their desktop policy of treating people like idiots annoyed me—@adamretter
@adamretter I’m not sure I’m prepared to live without Photoshop, Lightroom, and perhaps Evernote, so not clear I can escape. But looking...—@ndw
@adamretter @ndw Did you go to mint from Ubuntu?—@lcahlander
@lcahlander @ndw Trialling both Mint and Fedora Core at the mo—@adamretter
@lcahlander @adamretter Yes, I have been trying out Mint.—@ndw

Friday at 02:09pm

Tonight trying new drink, the ePub: tastes different every time you drink it for reasons that would take you hours to figure out. #eprdctn —@neustudio

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:02pm

Couldn’t get Time Machine to backup. Decided to start over. Reformatted disk. Time Machine still fails halfway through. #useless —@ndw
@ndw rsync ... sudo rsync -vaxE --delete --exclude-from /usr/local/bin/backup_excludes.txt --ignore-errors / /Volumes/destination/—@xquery
@xquery @eedeebee I have lots of ways of doing backups; the whole incremental, peek into the past thing of TM was cool. When it worked.—@ndw
@ndw sure but I have noticed that amongst my TM using friends, all of them have some issue using it—@xquery
@xquery @ndw re #TM .. .I admit I'm not a power mac user but do have 2 mac machines and not once a problem with TM in 2 years—@DALDEI
@ndw same experience here. I used superduper—@eedeebee

Friday at 03:42pm

amen to that RT @ndw: @adamretter To escape from Apple’s clutches. Voting with my wallet against policies that piss me off.—@xquery

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 06:56am

Any tips on a trip to Shenzhen?—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Take me with you? No, I guess that's not a tip, sorry.—@ndw
@ndw Join DAP and come with!—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 01:25pm

I am being told by more people these days that my talks are encouraging career changes. #thegoodkind —@bsletten
@bsletten From what to what?—@kendall
@kendall Basically it isn't just about technology but also world view and how to solve problems long-term.—@bsletten
@kendall So shifting to loosely-coupled resources, metadata, etc than language level libraries.—@bsletten
@bsletten Btw, headed to Bahamas in a few weeks for family vacation—kept thinking of that whilst you HI tweeted! ;)—@kendall
@kendall I hope you have better weather than we did. My inlaws couldn't get to the airport on Tues because the road was closed by flooding.—@bsletten
@bsletten I hope so, too; 3 of our last 5 vacations have been interrupted by hurricanes. ;>—@kendall
@kendall @bsletten You know you can plan around those things, right?—@ndw
@ndw @bsletten Apparently we don't. :( [But, seriously, once we were in Maine!! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!]—@kendall
Note to self: do not vacation with @kendall —@ndw
@ndw That's overdetermined, my friend.—@kendall
@bsletten Ah, yeah that makes sense given the particular drums you bang.—@kendall
@kendall To potential Stardog customers. :)—@bsletten
@bsletten Happy! Good work ;)—@kendall

Saturday at 02:18pm

Investigating De Bruijn Tori. I’d like to find or costruct a 10x10 array with a small window (3x2, perhaps).—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:32pm

How to procrastinate when putting tile up in the bathroom: decide to go with a tiling pattern that requires solving a research math problem.—@ndw
@ndw Tile as in real ceramic tile ? Great excuse for a new toy a tile cutter !!!—@DALDEI
@ndw A tried & true technique. My father whiled away an impressive amount of time defining a "random" non-random tiling technique for ~4x6'—@abdelazer

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:31pm

Circular polarizer: good. Circular polarizer on panoramas: not so good. Depth of blue sky changes significantly based on angle.—@ndw
@ndw re circular polarizer. You need to rotate fast enough to keep up with the photons. Then the results are much better.—@DALDEI

Saturday at 03:33pm

Euphemism of the day: "Dehydrated cane juice solids". Nice try, oatmeal packet.—@Pinboard

Saturday at 04:19pm

Disappointing exposure and focus problems on some of my iguana shots. You cannot read your camera’s user guide too many times.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 10:02am

"If I were a publisher today I would consider a renewable rental model for all ebook downloads" - Epstein http://t.co/DtVu2Ti4 —@liza
@liza Rental? No fscking way!—@ndw
@liza yeah, I'm with @ndw on this. I want to buy my books. Lending, marking up, moving with me... All very important to me.—@npilon
@npilon You saw 'ebooks' in the quote, right?—@liza
@liza yes. I buy so many that I don't actually think of them differently anymore.—@npilon

Sunday at 10:10am

Once again resuming my campaign to return "daylight saving" to it's original brand, "war time". Now I'm off to my daylight lit factory job.—@kellan

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:29pm

Thinking about using "well-meaning nonsense" as the slogan for my blog generally.—@JeniT
@JeniT nah ... not nonsense, its good sense—@xquery
@JeniT I like the spirit of the sentiment, but your blog overflows with too much sense.—@ndw
@JeniT only from a certain (limited and obtuse) point of view. Your work is inspired, profound and important. There's no nonsense about you!—@johnlsheridan

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happy birthday @russelldavies —@mattb
@mattb @russelldavies Hey, happy b'day!—@ndw