The short-form week of 9–15 Jul 2012

16 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 Monday at 03:27am

I get the distinct feeling that computer media industry is ignoring anything with XML in it ... its annoying that media is so fashion driven—@xquery
@xquery it's actually quite amusing to see how #XML is deemed to be uncool, and then people just reinvent all of it for the new cool techs.—@dret
@dret agreed, what is annoying is how computer media hothouses every tech concept to oblivion, they need to be less biased—@xquery
@xquery being balanced is always so much more boring than making statements about that new cool tech that's so much better than last year's!—@dret

Monday at 06:01am

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

Monday at 06:51am

It would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads.—@BorowitzReport

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:40am

Hey @NDW-good thing we didn't go to the pool last night. It's closed today due to yet another "biological incident".—@joingles
@joingles I don’t know who that message was for, but it wasn’t me.—@ndw
@ndw Oops. Sorry for that. LOL—@joingles
@joingles @NDW OMG.. is this that Contagion movie?—@ohioaj

Monday at 09:49am

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

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:39pm

I am now done with #United. WORST customer service ever. Total waste of time. Useless. You morons owe me an hour, an hour I didn't have.—@JoshNarva
@JoshNarva Ugh. I’ve got several upcoming trips on @United here’s hoping my customer service experiences are better than some recent reports—@ndw
@ndw @JoshNarva @United the key is to lower your expectations. and to remember that the planes don't crash, so could be worse.—@kstirman
@ndw @United Get the rationale, but outsourcing customer service = worst decision in the history of business. Not getting the problem..#FAIL—@JoshNarva

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:35pm

Followed new user. Twitter suggested I might also like to follow Gwyneth Paltrow and Gary Katz. Way to go @glawkatz :-)—@ndw
@ndw ha! Take THAT, Gwenyth! Seriously, she needs to stop mooching off my follower network ;-)—@glawkatz

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:29pm

when I win PowerBall and start my own startup and can hire my own dream team, @kchestnut will be my EVP of marketing #justsaying—@peteaven
@peteaven @kchestnut can I be the janitor at Pete, Inc?—@jasoncbooth
@jasoncbooth @kchestnut dude, you'd be more than the janitor. you'd be assistant to the assistant regional assistant manager :)—@peteaven
@peteaven let me know how to acquire some pre-IPO stock, eh?—@ndw
@ndw dude! You're a member of the dream team, so you're set! :)—@peteaven
@peteaven @ndw fantasy startup?—@kstirman
@kstirman @ndw the dream is to win powerball, pay my dream team each a RIDICULOUS salary for 1 yr, and then we GO BIG or go home. #booyaa—@peteaven
@peteaven @kchestnut btw, if I won Powerball nobody would here from me again. I'd be livin on an island like Brando did. #richrecluse—@jasoncbooth

Tuesday at 06:35am

Sorry, did I say sporting event? I meant militarised corporatist advertising spectacular, obviously.—@threedaymonk

Tuesday at 07:09am

Relations between programming languages: nice graph http://t.co/3mc683QW—@mikeloukides

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:29am

We can't prosper as a civilization while half the political apparatus is dedicated to destroying civilization's benefits for all but the 1%.—@kendall
@kendall Only half?—@ndw
@ndw Democrats are corrupt, but not in the same way or to the same ends as GOP, IMO. Do you think that's wrong?—@kendall
@kendall No, I see what you mean.—@ndw
@ndw We have to think of this as an optimization problem w/ the profiler: let's deal w/ the biggest threat *first*. IMO, of course.—@kendall
@kendall Yea, verily.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:42am

Is it just me, or does Google Voice drop a lot of text messages on the floor?—@ndw
@ndw I sent you a text message about that. Didn't you see it?—@ronhitchens

Tuesday at 10:40am

@ndw @peteaven ditto—@collwhit

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:48pm

today @sandhawke said "+ there's 'gullible' written on the ceiling". Next thing I'm thinking: "It's not there but of course you'd look up"—@amyvdh
@amyvdh At my school someone really did go around writing gullible on the ceilings.—@aaronsw
@aaronsw that makes me very happy :)—@amyvdh

Wednesday at 08:49am

"If you don't write it down, it doesn't exist. Write a book, write a blog, write a paper, get it published." #oxstaffdev—@j4

Wednesday at 01:51pm

Americans say Legos instead of Lego, presumably utilising the spare 's' from maths.—@simonblackwell

Wednesday at 05:08pm

What price faux freedom? RT @thinkprogress: This is what the GOP have spent 31 attempts and 89 hours trying to do http://t.co/PMZ7gJM4—@kendall

Thursday at 03:20pm

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:06pm

I installed a new wireless router. Configured like the old one. Wireless printing is now s...l...o...w for all machines. Ring any bells?—@ndw
@ndw no, wireless routers don't have bells normally. Must have been something else. Someone at the door?—@rahtz

Friday at 06:58pm

Your data exists as tiny motes of rust spinning in a locked box at a hundred times a second, of course you should worry about it!—@Pinboard

Saturday at 06:28am

What REALLY happens in Tetris: http://t.co/6afEKx5N (via @Weltregierung, @Almighurt)—@uliwitness

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:40pm

Seriously, Google Voice still doesn't support international SMS? Somehow, it still feels like a hobby for Google. http://t.co/Y5wwzXIv—@avernet
@avernet they don't support domestic SMS with any great reliability in my experience.—@ndw

Saturday at 06:02pm

While Hillary is in the Middle East, I hope she asks that they return some of the democracy we exported. We're having shortages of it now.—@BorowitzReport

Saturday at 06:41pm

Is anyone else bothered that the Wikipedia article is "scheme (programming language)" and not "(scheme programming language)"?—@munificentbob

Saturday at 08:21pm

Got dragged away from the 'chemical free' cleaning products stall at the markets yelling 'water is a chemical!' over my shoulder #oops—@reneewebs

Saturday at 09:20pm

Debugging means changing everything that couldn't possibly go wrong one by one until one of them goes right.—@evanpro

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:24pm

RT @evanpro: Debugging means changing everything that couldn't possibly go wrong one by one until one of them goes right.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:55am

The best LEGO model you will ever see (promise): http://t.co/4b9XK4ay—@Danacea
@benosteen @Danacea I dunno, did you see the Rolls-Royce jet engine model? http://t.co/c1RDJ4YP—@ndw

Sunday at 10:37am

Wow! RT @ndw: @Danacea I dunno, did you see the Rolls-Royce jet engine model? [Re: Colosseum as 'best' Lego model] http://t.co/5xcOv33g—@benosteen

Sunday at 10:50am

RT @benosteen RT @ndw I dunno, did you see the Rolls-Royce jet engine model? [Re: Colosseum as 'best' Lego model] http://t.co/AVoXE7kQ—@Danacea

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

Angry Birds fruit snacks. Really?—@ndw
@ndw don't miss the gummy Angry Birds. :-)—@xqueryftw
@ndw better than angry birds AS snacks! Or would those be rock Cornish hens?—@JeanKaplansky
@ndw Saw them as cheese crackers just yesterday. Was glad I didn't have the kids with me.—@MattioV
Angry Birds savoury snacks too, perhaps? Containing 10% real angry bird... QT @ndw: Angry Birds fruit snacks. Really?—@docum3nt
@ndw In Hong Kong you can buy Angry Birds-themed subway cars. :)—@larsga
@ndw Perfect for kindergarten food fights.—@collwhit
@ndw so you haven't seen these yet? http://t.co/zk53Qzl2—@karinbredenberg

Sunday at 12:07pm

RT @ndw: Angry Birds fruit snacks. Really?—@sheilaellen

Sunday at 10:49pm

To whom it may concern: no I will not retweet anything for a free anything. Kthxbai.—@ndw