The short-form week of 25 Jun–1 Jul 2012

02 Jul 2012; last modified 03 Jul 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 04:05am

A tropical storm named Debbie is headed for Dallas. Head of Cyclone Names has just fallen off his chair laughing and high-fiving himself.—@kateileaver

Monday at 05:18pm

A horse walks into a church, "Why the long face?" asks the priest. "Evolution," says the horse.—@sickipediabot

Monday at 05:43pm

"some is better than none" is a fundamental engineering principle. deciding whether it applies is a crucial early decision.—@KentBeck

Monday at 10:03pm

If the authors of computer programming books wrote arithmetic textbooks… http://t.co/V84Vac5Y —@LeaVerou

Monday at 10:36pm

Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@ndw

Monday at 11:34pm

Is _WIndows for Dummies_ an EXEgesis on operating systems?—@mdubinko

Tuesday at 02:55am

RT @ndw: Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@mistysj

Tuesday at 06:08am

RT @ndw: Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@jclip

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:58am

Anyone have a Seagate GoFlex USB 3.0 adapter? Can you tell me what voltage/amperage the power brick provides?—@ndw
@ndw Nevermind.—@ndw
@ndw Are you still pre-Stardog? :>—@kendall
RT @ndw: @kendall Yes, but I'm starting to have interesting ideas about how to integrate Stardog into my experimental play area (ne weblog)—@kendall
@ndw @kendall if you have any questions about using/integrating Stardog, let me know. I'm actively using/developing and may be able to help.—@roberttheiv
@kendall Yes, but I'm starting to have interesting ideas about how to integrate Stardog into my experimental play area (ne weblog)—@ndw
@ndw Fun. Do share when or as appropriate. :>—@kendall
@kendall Oh, I surely will. I’ll see about sketching some of my thoughts (random and incomplete though they are) in a weblog posting.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:21am

RT @ndw: Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@alanc

Tuesday at 10:23am

RT @ndw: Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@sevanjaniyan

Tuesday at 10:33am

RT @ndw: Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@RangerRick

Tuesday at 10:51am

RT @ndw: Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@elijahwright

Tuesday at 12:02pm

RT @ndw: Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@blami

Tuesday at 06:21pm

RT @ndw: Dear recruiter robot soliciting tech jobs for Sun Microsystems: really?—@sengork

Tuesday at 10:21pm

Now downloading 100MB of printer driver updates. ONE HUNDRED MEGABYTES. FOR PRINTER DRIVERS. We are doomed as a species.—@lemay

Tuesday at 10:42pm

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.—@SteveNylin

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:10am

Norman Walsh and me, journal nouvelle édition http://t.co/cd9sLTFc ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @sull @ndw —@dominixml
@dominixml You know that’s a kind of...odd title for that journal, right?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:00pm

If you lose one sense, your other senses are enhanced,that's why people with no sense of humour have an increased sense of self-importance.—@Alan_Actually

Wednesday at 02:52pm

When you reach a contradiction in math, you admit something's wrong. The rest of the world doesn't work that way.—@JohnDCook

Wednesday at 05:35pm

"The males in Brave were all plot devices!" GEE. THAT MUST REALLY SUCK TO HAVE YOUR GENDER MARGINALIZED IN A MOVIE. CAN'T IMAGINE.—@kierstenwhite

Thursday at 12:26am

Happy Perfect Day! 28/6 A number is perfect if it is the sum of its proper divisors. 28=1+2+4+7+14. We only know 47 perfect numbers.—@MarcusduSautoy

Thursday at 08:54am

I thought about going to SCOTUS for the announcement, but then I realized that I'd rather kill myself.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:08am

Saying "pew pew" to myself when I hit Send on an email makes it a lot more fun; I am LITERALLY shooting you an email.—@kplawver
@kplawver If you say “pew pew” doesn’t that imply that you’ve accidentally shot it to me twice? I don’t need two copies, man.—@ndw
@ndw My email is so awesome it's double-barreled. You don't get two copies, just one HUGELY DESTRUCTIVE copy.—@kplawver

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:24am

How long till Romney claims credit for the mandate and criticizes Obama for being slow to follow the lead of Massachusetts?—@kendall
@kendall Twenty minutes?—@ndw

Thursday at 09:55am

Wait--Republicans who are tweeting #movingtocanada--you DO know we have fully gov't-controlled health care and gay marriage, right?—@nadiaoxford

Thursday at 10:17am

Boehner: "This is a dark day for America. If we are forced to have healthcare, it's only a matter of time before we have education."—@BorowitzReport

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:21am

Barack Obama looking at CNN on his iPad. http://t.co/pjfKRy1C —@garyhe
@Carnage4Life @garyhe Quick! Someone send that photoshop job on his right hand to PSD.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:26am

Upset about today's SCOTUS decision? Want to leave the U.S.? Here's a list of other industrialized countries without universal healthcare:—@berberich

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:36am

Here's a sincere question: why aren't the decent, moderate Republicans as opposed to the crazies to their right as the rest of us are?—@kendall
@kendall Afraid to bite the hand that feeds them?—@ndw
@ndw Maybe.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:43am

The plums are ripe. You know what that means. #plumhabanerojam —@mathling
@mathling Save me some. Please?—@ndw
@mathling Ooh. Do you take bribes?—@collwhit
@collwhit For you, Colleen, special price ;)—@mathling
@mathling should I be worried about the definition of special?—@collwhit

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:45am

As one of the only women on our engineering team, I am really tired of the continuous harassment I receive as an emacs user.—@liza
@liza Tell them to global-set-key themselves.—@bobdc
@liza Just imagine if you were still a PC user too.—@siracusa
@liza They’re just jealous because you’re clearly right and they’re all clearly wrong.—@ndw
@liza don't try to change the culture of software engineers. We've always harassed emacs users.—@blaine

Thursday at 11:18am

Breaking: Conservatives planning to leave U.S., but can't find wealthy Western democracy without universal health care. #hrc #scotus —@MSignorile

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:00pm

Called credit card. Failed to answer security questions correctly. #facepalm —@ndw
@ndw the police is on the way—@gridinoc
@gridinoc Just about. That card’s locked down solid until the fraud squad calls me back and interrogates me.—@ndw
@ndw try not to get those questions wrong too! Double or nothing :)—@ldodds
@ndw Stop stealing people's cards, dude.—@kendall

Thursday at 12:51pm

I have successfully proved my identity and am now permitted to sink deeper into debt. Yay me. :-/—@ndw

Thursday at 01:57pm

functional programming is like a fish without a bicycle—@happygiraffe

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

Reading different ways of phrasing legislation and thinking about similar considerations when phrasing text in standards documents.—@JeniT
@JeniT They’re sort of the same thing, aren’t they?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:52pm

Customer service: you're doing it wrong. #crm #css http://t.co/1lQ8LbIi —@Kellblog
@Kellblog HA HA HA! Where’s a clue-by-four when you need one?—@ndw

Thursday at 07:47pm

Wow. DNS for http://t.co/YMJKp6dN has totally blown me past the DynECT managed DNS lite limits. I love the DYN folks, but $300/mo is not on.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:15pm

@ndw Hi Norm Loren Cahlanderhas asked if you could talk to me about his technical skills. Can I call or email you?—@SamuelBrown76
@SamuelBrown76 Sure. I DM’d my email address (like it’s a secret or something, lol)—@ndw
@ndw thanks Norm really appreciate you helping me out with this—@SamuelBrown76
@ndw @samuelbrown76 Hi Norm did you receive my email?—@SamuelBrown76
@SamuelBrown76 Yes, it arrived. I’ve left it in the ‘till tomorrow pile for now though. I’ll send something in the AM when I’m fresher—@ndw
@ndw @samuelbrown76 thanks Norm—@SamuelBrown76

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:23pm

@ndw Wow how did you get $300/mo bill from dyn ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI I didn’t get a bill, they were (are always) excellent. They just called to talk about what plan I’d need to support the traffic.—@ndw

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

Google Voice is totally borked on my phone. Errors. Logged out, now can't login. Just me?—@ndw
@ndw logged in on my phone fine with all my conversations visible- called my land line from my computer fine—@davidpflaherty

Friday at 01:26am

@johnlsheridan "very trustworthy" RT @elithebearded: Pogonology: the study of beards. http://t.co/e46ULTjY /via @paul_clarke —@JeniT

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:46am

Apparently I am in a room full of lawyers.—@JeniT
@JeniT should we send help?—@ldodds
@JeniT I’m so sorry. Can I get you a G&T?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:55pm

Unicode character of the day U+FDFA (ﷺ); NFKD runs to 18 codepoints, 33 bytes in UTF8. See if your SW allocates enough buffer space.—@mathling
@mathling means the same as U+FDF5, "peace be upon him", struggling for a witty retort . . . .—@kstirman

Friday at 02:19pm

#XProc and #MarkLogic are great together. Performing sequential tasks (e.g. deleting in batches) is easy with #xmlcalabash Thanks @ndw —@alexmilowski

Friday at 02:40pm

Tweeting this video again, as it is so damn good: https://t.co/C9XC1nuD 'The Star Wars That I Used To Know' - Gotye Parody—@benosteen

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

Call for abstracts for XML Amsterdam http://t.co/IQgnRqYX —@JeniT
@JeniT pity it's the same week as summer school—@laurendw
@laurendw Yeah, it sure is.—@ndw
@laurendw Yes I know :( Hence most of the programme committee won't be going to XML Amsterdam!—@JeniT
@JeniT reminds me you were going to point out flaws in my XML/RDF post!—@ldodds
@ldodds Here you go: http://t.co/Kjs2fZez —@JeniT
@JeniT great post! Agree that we had diff. destinations. Interesting to see how both data model & processing affected normalisation choices—@ldodds
@ldodds Other than "But it isn't Turtle!"? Editors bias!—@gcarothers
@ldodds No no, not flaws, just different approach. Thanks for the reminder :)—@JeniT

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:34pm

@eedeebee That is pretty good.—@ndw
@ndw @eedeebee kinda creepy—@evanlenz

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:53pm

How to replace Twitter with nothing: http://t.co/NJkEUBra —@brentsimmons
@brentsimmons oh ffs. Pay attention to the extensive work that's been done on this before writing vague posts, please.—@blaine
@ndw Too complicated. I want zero APIs, just old, non-exciting tech that we already know works.—@brentsimmons
@brentsimmons turns out the missing bit from RSS is "identity" and privacy, which matters. So boring tech isn't enough.—@blaine
@brentsimmons (sorry for being snippy, just that there has been a lot of work done on this, and acknowledging it would be helpful).—@blaine

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:58am

Brief outage for http://t.co/O6rl4TDCC, http://t.co/YMJKp6dNN, http://t.co/89PgBHQ00, et. al. while I reconfigure a router a bit—@ndw
@ndw glad to know u drill have power!—@peteaven

Saturday at 12:00pm

@ndw Uh, still, not drill :)—@peteaven

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

World can see domain, but I can't from this side of router. WTF?—@ndw
@ndw http://t.co/JAcr2lm8 works for me. You just suck :)—@DALDEI
@DALDEI Thanks, pal. I did say that it didn’t work from this side of the router, right?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:53pm

@ndw had that issue this week too. My firewall went down. I prefer that situation to I can see it but no one else can.—@harveybetty
@harveybetty I prefer that too, but previous router allowed both sides to see the site—@ndw