The short-form week of 4–10 Jun 2012

11 Jun 2012; last modified 15 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.

Monday at 10:42am

Who watches the watchmen? WE DO, because frankly, no one else will. #Anonymous—@YourAnonNews

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

Trying to work up energy and enthusiasm for exploring MicroXML. Failing utterly.—@ndw
@ndw Time for yr Stardog interlude. :>—@kendall
@kendall You might be right!—@ndw

Monday at 11:44am

"@ndw: Trying to work up energy and enthusiasm for exploring MicroXML. Failing utterly." So do I.—@sigfridlundberg

Monday at 02:14pm

RT @ndw: Trying to work up energy and enthusiasm for exploring MicroXML. Failing utterly.—@XMLArbyter

Monday at 04:03pm

An open source project that does nothing with pull requests isn't an open source project at all. it is a /dev/null for passionate advocates.—@tobrien

Monday at 05:45pm

No lie like a benchmark lie.—@kendall

Tuesday at 07:30am

sqlite3 .dump => sqltoxml => emacs => wetware => xslt => shell script => data recovered #FTW—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:28am

Marshal w/#JAXB. Using annotations. Want to inject random, dynamic ns on an element in the middle. Can do?—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:18pm

Mars would transit but he won’t ask for directions. #TransitOfVenus—@TonyFratto

Tuesday at 09:20pm

T-minus about 12 hours before,, wiki.{docbook,xproc}.org, et. al. go down. You have been warned.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:52pm

The entire point of union busting is to eliminate their financial ability to compete in elections. We all know this. Esp. Scott Walker.—@MarthaPlimpton

Wednesday at 05:10am

I can comfortably say that anyone who doesn't see the interest in and the power of functional programming is at best ignorant.—@Sadache

Wednesday at 07:14am

Norman Walsh and me, journal nouvelle édition ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @ndw @stevefaulkner @avernet—@dominixml

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:37pm

RDF/XML may be the standard that has been most apologized for in the history of web standards. (#XML namespaces is a close second...)—@dret
@dret I apologize not.—@ndw
@ndw you shouldn't; it's great. but it is often presented that way, unfortunately, instead of just explaining why it's necessary and useful.—@dret
@ndw We forgive you anyway. ;-)—@vambenepe

Wednesday at 05:47pm

Oracle Cloud is combine best of both world: cheap of Oracle Enterprise DB and simple of J2EE.—@DEVOPS_BORAT

Thursday at 01:39am

Frankly I don't know why there's all the hate around XML namespaces. Namespaces are precisely what make XML worth a damn.—@doriantaylor

Thursday at 08:25am

Okay, geeks, we got everyone saying “the cloud”. Phase 2: get people calling databases “the cylinder”.—@tehviking

Thursday at 11:34am

Bumped into @mikeloukides at #BDL. Happy #FOOCamp to all the attendees! Good to see you, MIke!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:34pm

Placeme just auto-checked me in at SFO. That's funny because I'm at EWR. #GPS #FAIL—@ndw
@ndw Could you send some details to, and we'll fix it for you!—@placeme

Thursday at 04:36pm

It's like I'm the only person in this produce section who even cares about the kerning on the vegetable placards.—@KenJennings