The short-form week of 20–26 Aug 2012

27 Aug 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 08:23pm

Oh, look, the SSD is corrupt too! Let’s do the decrypt, backup, format, restore dance *again*. Yay, me! Small comfort: http://t.co/oYFA08GP —@ndw

Monday at 10:07pm

Don't worry about things in the future, they may never happen. @SinaLewis plan for the now.—@datatomato

Tuesday at 07:08am

XML Stars, the journal nouvelle édition http://t.co/cd9sLTFc ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @xmlgrrl @ndw @JeniT —@dominixml

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:04am

Julia Child. Auto-tuned. Unhear! Unhear!—@ndw
@ndw I was disappointed there was no "SAVE THE LIVER!" reference. Kids today have no respect for the classics...—@kiphampton

Wednesday at 11:23am

Every time I think that something couldn't be stupider, the universe hears my thoughts and answers back, "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED".—@wawoodworth

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:23pm

Apple doesn’t make a 17” laptop anymore? Wow.—@ndw
@ndw Is it really surprising? They were always kind of awkward-looking.—@npilon
@npilon I guess. But that’s one more strike against getting another Mac laptop in my book.—@ndw
@ndw I guess 15" is too small for you to carry your coffee mugs?—@dizzzz
@dizzzz Doesn't fit his rock star status.. :-D cc @ndw http://t.co/Ufyzqu0r —@grtjn
@ndw farewell silver surfboard... I knew ye well, but you were a pain in the but to carry. Plus I could only afford the 15".—@JeanKaplansky

Wednesday at 04:35pm

I believe when humanity is brought to trial for all we've done wrong, syntactically significant whitespace will be near the top of the list.—@mikelimondba

Wednesday at 05:13pm

A future where robots will remember that humans are part of the extinct species.—@karlpro

Wednesday at 05:18pm

What I miss about the future? its distance.—@karlpro

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:23pm

Akin is now presenting himself as a hero for standing up to GOP. Oh, and that he just made a mistake, didn't say something brain dead stupid—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers “Brain dead stupid?” My $DIETY, that’s a generous interpretation.—@ndw
@ndw Well, I'm trying out a newer, more gentle Shelley...—@shelleypowers

Wednesday at 07:08pm

“Excuse me. Yes. I’d like to quit the gym.” “Why is that, sir?” “Grammatical reasons.” http://t.co/wJniwDpe —@sentience

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:40pm

In case you've not heard >> RT @host_analytics welcomes new CEO Dave Kellogg @Kellblog http://t.co/R9WNFLCC —@Kellblog
@Kellblog I retweeted something before, but just for the record, congratulations, Dave!—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:04pm

RT @JoshNarva: Congrats to @Kellblog and @host_analytics. Should be a great match, Dave is a star. Best of luck...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:18pm

99 days uptime, and need to reboot.—@mdubinko
@mdubinko Wait until tomorrow!!! :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:08pm

17.7 mi (28.4k in real units) on the bike today. That’s better.—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:53pm

Warning: pi on the side. http://t.co/SCQAypAH —@ndw

Thursday at 03:16am

A new technical term: A “Dirk Gently Architecture”: everything in the code is connected to everything else in mysterious ways. Not good.—@natpryce

Thursday at 07:21am

Avoid the characters that come of "character building" exercises; avoid teams built through "team building" exercises.—@tommorris

Thursday at 07:42am

Some days everything is just "That is not what I mean, at all".—@j4

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:03am

can cycle through all opened files in emacs with 2 fingered gesture on the touch pad #whendidthathappen #emacs #rocks —@xquery
@xquery Which emacs? Which gesture?—@ndw

Thursday at 09:24am

Dear @BBCNews, further to your "Tom Cruise goes for a curry" story, I'm having a few beers tonight. Am happy to be interviewed about it.—@patrick_hurley

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:58am

Udeh balik gue, sama kaka gue waktu itu RT @nbgitha: gue jakarta ,lo dibandung sama siape wor ? RT @NDW @ninawowor di Bandung, lo?RT—@ninawowor
wor besok menteng nyok :p hunting foto wkwk :D RT @NDW @ninawowor Udeh balik gue, sama kaka gue waktu itu—@nbgitha
@nbgitha @ninawowor Uh, just FYI, @ndw isn’t who you think it is.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:54pm

Giggling out loud at http://t.co/RM0QybKR —@timbray
@timbray Brooklyn Integers, “We have infinity on our side”. *chuckle*—@ndw

Thursday at 03:51pm

Dear ISPs. Stop trying to resolve invalid domains to your shitty search engine. You are breaking the internet. http://t.co/lUfm9K90 —@koush

Friday at 10:13am

We all know the skin color of the person who did the shooting in NYC today, because the headlines call him a shooter and not a terrorist.—@ronen

Friday at 10:37am

Guns: cool, easy to get. Mental healthcare: uncool, hard to get. So bullshit.—@cbarrett

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:10pm

This NYT opinion piece pretty much nails it (and says much the same thing I did in my Akin post): http://t.co/cbwxYW2p —@BadAstronomer
RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@tabatkins
RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@silentlennie
RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@tobestobs
RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@myerman
We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@ndw
@ndw @BadAstronomer lol & Virginia Foxx didn't even get a dishonorable mention in that list ! yeah we're really fucked—@seedsown
@ndw @BadAstronomer "Entering the Season of the Witch Hunt" #FollowArt http://t.co/q7eXu54u PSH 8-23-2012 #Abstract —@seedsown
RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@Philly_Keys

Friday at 12:55pm

In other words, he was lying. RT @joshtpm: RNC On Romney's Birth Certificate Joke: 'He Was Stating A Fact' http://t.co/5DWFlndY —@kendall

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:43pm

That feeling when you accidentally hit Q while cmd-tabbing and don't know which app you just quit.—@pgor
@pgor I *hate* that feeling.—@ndw

Friday at 02:29pm

Sometimes the TSA does not care about my wireless rig and channel strip. Other times they are pretty sure it contains all the plutoniums.—@mc_frontalot

Friday at 02:34pm

The sad truth is that in today's hypersensitive security culture, Paddington Bear would have been destroyed in a controlled explosion.—@binny_uk

Friday at 03:11pm

RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@myerman

Friday at 03:12pm

RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@tabatkins

Friday at 03:15pm

RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@silentlennie

Friday at 04:21pm

RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@tobestobs

Friday at 05:04pm

RT @ndw: We are so fucked. http://t.co/7wyvRB7I /via @BadAstronomer —@Philly_Keys

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:45pm

There are perfectly sound reasons to assume people of color in the US have an expertise about detecting racism that white people don’t have.—@kendall
@kendall No shit.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:24pm

Hey Samsung, quit copying Apple. Hey Apple, quit being Patent Dicks. Now, can we please get back to real market competition?—@jasnell
@jasnell No. That ship has sailed. Game. Over.—@ndw

Friday at 06:42pm

This is not a disaster for Samsung. This is a disaster for all of us. Ugh.—@bpm140

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

Friday Happy Hour! I bought two New Zealand Savignon Blancs I'd not seen before at Trader Joe's and they've been chillin' all day. Join me?—@mollydotcom
@mollydotcom I’m drinking a Nelson Rye IPA from Alpine Beer Co. Brought a growler back from being in SD for the @csswg F2F. :)—@hober
@mollydotcom I’ve got a pinot grigio going here, but “cheers to you”—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:31pm

Getting a TX drivers license, part the first. Documents that prove residency: … “Texas concealed handgun license” ...—@ndw
@ndw you're moving to Texas?!?—@mnot
@mnot I am now a resident of Austin. $DIETY protect me.—@ndw
@ndw just get the handgun, you know you want it—@DALDEI

Saturday at 07:08am

XML Stars, the journal nouvelle édition http://t.co/cd9sLTFc ▸ Aujourd'hui à la UNE: @JeniT @ndw —@dominixml