The short-form week of 28 May–3 Jun 2012

04 Jun 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.

Sunday at 11:38pm

RT @ndw: Every time I think about "brand-exclusion zones", I check the calendar to make sure it isn't 1 April. You all are fucking kiddi ...—@j4

Monday at 02:33am

The ᐸinnovimax/ᐳ Daily is out! http://t.co/cmfpkXhg ▸ Top stories today via @ndw @tomshardware @simonstl—@innovimax

Monday at 05:04am

RT @ndw: Every time I think about "brand-exclusion zones", I check the calendar to make sure it isn't 1 April. You all are fucking kiddi ...—@timPizey

Monday at 08:53pm

#W3C #AC representatives, please vote yea, verily. https://t.co/MdzKnHJA #XProc—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:34am

Is there an XKCD that shows the crossover between doing a repetitive task and writing a tool to do it? Or am I imagining that?—@ndw
@ndw not xkcd, but is this what you're after? http://t.co/rGpCalc7—@kasei
@ndw not xkcd. i think this is what you're after: https://t.co/dhYDX59E—@mdransfield
.@mdransfield That’s it. Thanks.—@ndw
.@bazzargh Yes, close. I found that one. Turns out the thing I was looking for wasn’t an XKCD after all.—@ndw
@ndw from my memory it was a @judell thing (in response to a @timoreilly thing)—@evan_l_williams
@ndw I saw you'd posted the right one - I just thought its funny that the internet now has rule 34(a) - there is also an xkcd of it.—@bazzargh

Tuesday at 08:40am

This is the one I was thinking of @ndw http://t.co/Gfu3Ksh1—@evan_l_williams

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:19pm

Thinking about Western Mass for next summer's vacation; I should ask @ndw to recommend some places.—@kendall
@kendall The Berkshires, I assume you mean?—@ndw
@ndw Yes. Well, I suppose so. :>—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:20pm

The first rule of telcon: as soon as you start one, your neighbors will fire up a tractor, a chainsaw, and a wood chipper.—@ndw
@ndw "First rule of telcon" Also, as the case may be, one (or more) of your kids has a pressing announcement to make at high decibel level.—@aljopainter
@ndw in my neighborhood it's ambulances, fire trucks, and nighttime road construction/destruction crews.—@sideshowbarker

Wednesday at 05:04pm

What I want to tell the doctor: “My data and I are exactly the same as last visit except now I’m sick and I’d like some help with that.”—@hunterhacker

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:15pm

Probably the most interesting photo I have ever taken. Can you guess what it is? https://t.co/OGhdyUY3—@iand
@iand Looking up into the Eiffel Tower from below? At night?—@ndw
@ndw yep :)—@iand

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:59pm

Doing something in a new language: not cool. Doing something new in any language: very cool.—@kendall
@kendall I applaud the sentiment, but I think sometimes doing something in a new language is cool. It’s certainly good for the psyche.—@ndw
@ndw Admit it: yr writing a chat server node.js! ;)—@kendall
@kendall Nope. But I bet that would be cool.—@ndw
@ndw Fun, yes. Cool? No. ;)—@kendall
@kendall Funny you should say that. Initially I wrote “fun”, but I changed it to “cool” for symmetry. In fact, I think you’re probably right—@ndw

Thursday at 02:18am

RT @ndw: The first rule of telcon: as soon as you start one, your neighbors will fire up a tractor, a chainsaw, and a wood chipper.—@sitapati

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:30pm

Exotically optimize this!—@kendall
@kendall xotclly ptmz ths!—@ndw
@ndw—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:09pm

Is it really a thing that some legislature in NC is considering a law banning rising sea levels? #thestupidithurts—@ndw
@ndw Yes, Canute County, NC :-)—@docum3nt
@ndw They only want to ban evidence-based forecasting of rising sea levels. In contrast with Utah which limited the GSL level (early ‘80’s).—@whovingh

Thursday at 03:16pm

North Carolina demonstrates that yes, states can get more stupid http://t.co/K1TiqZEd (nod to @ndw for pointing out story)—@shelleypowers

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

Hypothesis: cross-cut shredders are less secure if you shred multiple pages at once (they stick together). Q: are they practically < secure?—@ndw
@ndw not something I worry about—@laurendw
@ndw define "secure" or "practically secure" and we can have a discussion. Otherwise your just heating the air.—@DALDEI
@DALDEI secure=impossible to reconstruct; practically secure=more information, but still impossible. No heat intended. Just idle curiosity.—@ndw
@ndw IMHO no shredders are "secure" or even "practically secure" ... by your definition. Like locks on doors. Stops casual theft only.—@DALDEI
@DALDEI Well, I think if you cut the squares small enough, it’d be truly secure. Whether ordinary commercial shredders do or not, I dunno.—@ndw
@ndw I think you just launched a new Police Procedural show in the vein of CSI. #enhance!—@mdubinko

Thursday at 03:20pm

RT @shelleypowers: North Carolina demonstrates that yes, states can get more stupid http://t.co/K1TiqZEd (nod to @ndw for pointing out ...—@adammessinger

Thursday at 03:21pm

RT @shelleypowers: North Carolina demonstrates that yes, states can get more stupid http://t.co/K1TiqZEd (nod to @ndw for pointing out ...—@iand

Thursday at 03:55pm

RT @shelleypowers: North Carolina demonstrates that yes, states can get more stupid http://t.co/K1TiqZEd (nod to @ndw for pointing out ...—@gridinoc

Friday at 06:24am

Friday at 07:37pm

What?? “@shelleypowers: North Carolina demonstrates that yes, states can get more stupid http://t.co/Zg8q2ESZ (nod to @ndw for pointing out—@prototypo

Sunday at 09:10am

@ndw Happy 5th TwBirthday! You've been around since 04 June 2007! http://t.co/Gv7E6OEd—@TwBirthday