The short-form week of 2–8 Jul 2012

09 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.

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
@ndw I was at @xmlprague. You are R'&X' star no ? and I'm a your fan ;)—@dominixml

Monday at 09:07am

Danger - Vengeful God http://t.co/QTLJRnBT this is the best sign ever. cc @mattb —@monkchips

Monday at 10:48am

Most favorite weather forecast ... ever http://t.co/lhiFc89M —@shelleypowers

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:14pm

Thanks to some tactful nagging by @ndw, Stardog 1.0.1 will serve its documentation out of the box on http://server/docss. Enjoy, Norm!—@kendall
@kendall Sweet!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:43pm

It's the largest tax increase in what now? http://t.co/YF1I7vX1 —@kplawver
@kplawver Alas, it doesn’t have to be true, they just have to say it.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:52pm

TODO: drink more alcoholic beverages.—@kendall
@kendall But *which ones*? Manhattan? G&T? Proper Martini? So many choices...—@ndw
@ndw All are right in their own way; and none is wrong. Whiskey and soda here tonight, preceded by Japanese beer.—@kendall

Monday at 05:35pm

The Only Advanced Country Without a National Vacation Policy? It’s the U.S.: http://t.co/jewdstRZ —@MotherJones

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:27pm

Yes, everyone does. RT @Salon: Did Anderson Cooper have a moral responsibility to come out? http://t.co/tcF1c5vn —@kendall
@kendall To fight discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation? Or...why? Why that and not my favorite ice cream flavor?—@ndw
@ndw Ice cream? Huh?—@kendall
@kendall I might keep any number of things private, including my sexual orientation and my fav. ice cream flavor. Why moral resp. for one?—@ndw
@ndw General moral obligation to not degrade oneself by acquiescing to illegitimate shame-inducing social conventions, esp oppressive ones.—@kendall
@kendall Interesting. I’m not prepared to say I disagree, nor am I prepared to say I’d have that much courage.—@ndw
@ndw Agreed.—@kendall
@ndw No social shame attaches to trivial preferences; sexuality isn’t private or trivial or a preference.—@kendall
@kendall I take your point. It’s neither trivial nor a preference, I’ll grant you. Whether it is or isn’t private requires more thought.—@ndw
@ndw Being straight isn’t private, so being gay can’t be. It’s *close* to me in some kind of inward, self constituting way. But not private.—@kendall
@ndw oh I see what you meant: because ice cream preference doesn’t structure oppression. Being gay is no more private than being straight.—@kendall
@kendall Ok. So I did understand why.—@ndw
@ndw Best argument for all this in a great book by philosopher Richard Mohr called Gay Ideas. Quite excellent.—@kendall
@ndw Sounds like, but it’s not just to resist discrimination. It’s the natural outcome of living morally. Be who you are.—@kendall

Monday at 06:45pm

The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world. - Orson Welles—@photoquotes

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:44pm

License plate seen today: OFFBYON—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker +1000 points for cleverness—@ndw

Monday at 10:25pm

Her: “I don’t want to put too much basil in…” Me: “I don’t understand what you are saying…”—@bsletten

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:53am

Dear internet, could we all please stop using the “X can die in a fire” metaphor? It’s really grim and ugly.—@ndw
@ndw @j4 still better than "X will burn forever in eternal damnation"—@timPizey
@timPizey @j4 Well. Yeah. Though superstitious fantasy is less viscerally threatening in some ways.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:57am

RT @ndw: Dear internet, could we all please stop using the “X can die in a fire” metaphor? It’s really grim and ugly.—@j4

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:13am

“@migueldemelo: Stephen Hawking held a party for time-travellers - but no-one turned up...” They did, but in a different timeline!—@philipfennell
@philipfennell only the future can tell, or maybe the past?—@migueldemelo
@philipfennell Why are we always in the losing timeline? I want the timeline with the time machines, flying cars and jet packs, damnit!—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:09am

Combining maps and timelines. Clever bit of kit: http://t.co/PKfSZshI /via @collwhit —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:14am

Sambuca good, but this sambuca bad: http://t.co/f11lalFK —@rem
@rem WTF?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:21pm

Why have I just today learned about The Codeless Code? http://t.co/BCHYNlpi —@ndw
@ndw wow! Me too!—@crichey

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:40pm

Mac installer put crap on my desktop. WTF?—@ndw
@ndw Lion?—@simonstl
@simonstl No, Bridge Baron 22—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:35pm

Life is not fair. It is not fair to you. It is not fair to others. Knowledge of this fact is remarkably unsatisfying.—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:43pm

Where the colors of fireworks come from http://t.co/vxO9PR2a —@ndw

Wednesday at 01:47am

RT @ndw: Why have I just today learned about The Codeless Code? http://t.co/BCHYNlpi —@herrkerzenbaum

Wednesday at 10:11am

Turned down opportunity to go on 1-hour radio programme to discuss the religious significance of the Higgs particle since there isn't any.—@marcuschown

Wednesday at 10:20am

This manual is “reversible”. In the PDF version, all the pages in the second half are ... upside down!—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:15am

RT @ndw: Why have I just today learned about The Codeless Code? http://t.co/BCHYNlpi —@dckc

Wednesday at 11:16am

RT @ndw: Why have I just today learned about The Codeless Code? http://t.co/BCHYNlpi —@gridinoc

Wednesday at 11:22am

Brilliant !! “@ndw: Why have I just today learned about The Codeless Code? http://t.co/CFFdPtmf” —@kiyanwang

Wednesday at 11:48am

"I’m not convinced that issue needs to be addressed at the federal level" = I benefit from the status quo and know the states can't fix it.—@ronmichael

Wednesday at 11:58am

To my friends: "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." -- Carl Bard—@iand

Wednesday at 12:16pm

RT @kiyanwang: Brilliant !! “@ndw: Why have I just today learned about The Codeless Code? http://t.co/CFFdPtmf” —@mauvedeity

Wednesday at 03:49pm

LOL! ♻ @jwildeboer: stuck in the toilet for 3 days as the door has a "slide to unlock" thingy. And as I do not want to get sued by Apple ...—@gabrielsaldana

Thursday at 01:47pm

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Samuel Beckett.—@vojtechtoman

Thursday at 02:34pm

Sometimes I think GOP exists only to give me so many lulz; then I remember that they fuck shit up for people every day and I'm sad panda.—@kendall

Friday at 08:16am

RT @ndw: Combining maps and timelines. Clever bit of kit: http://t.co/PKfSZshI /via @collwhit —@tingenek

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:20am

OnePassword or Last password? Or another?—@robinberjon
@robinberjon I’ve been very happy with OnePassword. Nice Mac app, integrates well with browsers, and has a useful Android app (& IOS).—@ndw
@ndw @sressler thanks!—@robinberjon

Saturday at 10:52am

Dear spammers: “GOOGLE INCORPORATION”. Really?—@ndw

Saturday at 01:23pm

Typography-inspired nail polish: wow, it's like Silly Putty for your nails… http://t.co/5MfkMslz h/t @eliasisrael cc @ndw :)—@xmlgrrl

Saturday at 03:58pm

Where the colors of fireworks come from http://t.co/7vxutNVp (via @ndw)—@fjhirsch

Sunday at 01:49pm

"I don’t think you’ll ever have to write assembly language in your day job" - get a better day job! /cc @geekable —@0xabad1dea