The short-form week of 18–24 Jun 2012

25 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 11:53am

"Nebraska" is Latin for "to the left of Iowa". #NebraskaKloutFacts—@BadAstronomer

Monday at 04:34pm

Good thing nobody ever misled congress about evidence of Iraqi WMD programs. Just imagine that prosecution.—@mattyglesias

Monday at 06:24pm

"We see a tablet that's designed the way Windows has been designed." Unfortunate choice of words for the new Microsoft Surface tablet—@talkingfrog1950

Monday at 06:39pm

So Microsoft's iPad surfaces. Looks nice hardware except for the "it's a PC" and "runs Windows" parts.—@dajobe

Monday at 06:43pm

Ah, the joys of early arrival: hanging out on the tarmac waiting for your gate to open up.—@ndw

Monday at 06:58pm

Lets just tablet the puns until the price surfaces.—@dajobe

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:29pm

Guy hassling the gate checkin agent about the layout of information on the boarding pass. #flying #clueless—@ndw
@ndw perhaps it was this guy ...—@evan_l_williams

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:02pm

Purity was always already not an option.—@kendall
@kendall in general, or was that in reference to something specific?—@ndw
@ndw Yes,—@kendall
@kendall well played, sir.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:36pm

Amenities I demand in a hotel: electricity. "We think it should be back by 3am." Uh. No. #unreasonable #bastard—@ndw
@ndw That an exhaustive list of yr hotel demands?—@kendall
@kendall No.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:55am

Yesterday marked 5 years at #MarkLogic for me. Longest I've been anywhere. So busy I missed the anniversary. The tech kicks ass!—@peteaven
@peteaven Congrats on the anniversary!—@cdhayes
@cdhayes thanks!—@peteaven
@peteaven Congrads on your 5 year at #MarkLogic ! In industry Years thats like 100—@DALDEI
@DALDEI LOL! yeah, no doubt. Thanks!—@peteaven
@peteaven And the next 5 get even better! Thank you for being an integral part of the team.—@MarkLogic
@MarkLogic WooHoo! Word up! I'm in this to win this. :)—@peteaven
@peteaven @MarkLogic Pete Aven = Winner. Every kid in the country knows that...—@JoshNarva
@JoshNarva @peteaven @MarkLogic when I grow up, I want to be Pete Aven!—@ndw
@peteaven congrats pete—@dscape
thanks @dscape miss u here bro, hope all is going well for you!—@peteaven
@peteaven all going awesome :) lets blame @eedeebee: clearly should have invited me to the marklogic world event :PP—@dscape
@dscape @peteaven you know we should clearly have had you there #mybad—@eedeebee
@peteaven very cool - congrats, bro! :)—@jasoncbooth
@jasoncbooth thanks dude!—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:25am

#Stardog 1.0 is now available; see for download, docs, info, etc. #faints #wedidit—@kendall
@kendall Congrats, man. Big day.—@kiphampton
@kiphampton Thanks, Kip. Feels good to fucking ship!—@kendall
@kendall Congratulations!—@ndw
@ndw Thanks, Norm!—@kendall

Tuesday at 11:47am

Pollution persists because entropy requires no maintenance - Bruce Sterling—@windley

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:01pm

How long before there are XML-style namespaces in JSON? I'm guessing not long.—@kiphampton
@kiphampton I can hardly wait.—@ndw
@ndw Seems inevitable. I'm watching the fights start about JSON hypermedia types and one-size-fits-all specifications.—@kiphampton

Tuesday at 12:33pm

Stardog 1.0 software engineering porn for all the geeks: 4033 commits; 64 KLOC for the core; 45 KLOC comments; 4047 tests (45 KLOC).—@kendall

Tuesday at 02:22pm

It was never Microsoft's problem that they were uncool. Most people are uncool. Uncool sells. The problem was that their stuff didn't work.—@iA

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:27pm

Will Obama authorize rendition or drone strikes if Ecuador grants Assange asylum? How fucked is it that this is even a question?—@kendall
@kendall I want to say "beyond all measure of fuckitude" but I'm afraid there will be something that much more fucked next week.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:14pm

Stardog 1.0 released today: #icymi—@kendall
@kendall and I have a several hour flight coming up. Coincidence? #musttryit—@ndw
@ndw Oh, you might do a wget too for flight. We don’t distribute them (yet) in the ZIP.—@kendall
@kendall Dontcha think you should? Or at least make them available as a separate zip?—@ndw
@ndw Yes. But solving this wasn’t a priority till now. Will pub a ZIP of the source tomorrow.—@kendall
@kendall What, you saying getting 1.0 out the door was a higher priority? :-P—@ndw
@ndw Well…and also having great docs contents even if they’re on the website only. Plus the docs license is very liberal…—@kendall
@ndw Maybe we’ll convert the HTML5 docs to Markdown and distribute that. Solves font problems, easily greppable, etc.—@kendall
@ndw Problem is the Typekit fonts, which only really work over HTTP, with the right domain (localhost, for e.g.).—@kendall
@ndw Have fun using it: we had a blast making it! :)—@kendall
@ndw One of yr colleagues already DL’d it today ;)—@kendall

Tuesday at 06:40pm

Blessed are the bond holders and the protectors of corporate profit, for they shall inherit the earth. — Right Wing Jesus—@kendall

Wednesday at 11:12am

Need something to read on yr next long plane ride? Try the print-friendly #Stardog 1.0 docs as a PDF: /cc @ndw—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:05pm

What is it. Er, was it?—@ndw
@ndw They're spying on you. Quick, get your tinfoil hat!—@alexmilowski