The short-form week of 10–16 Sep 2012

17 Sep 2012; last modified 18 Sep 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 04:51am

This is simply MAGISTERIAL. Needs the widest dissemination possible. http://t.co/ulqx4gik (thanks to @Onkelgobber) Invective at its best.—@stephenfry

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:18am

Cheap SIM for France? Now in possession of an unlocked phone, what’s the best voice/data SIM for a couple of weeks in France?—@ndw
@ndw I have been with budgetmobile.fr for a year and never paid more than 10 euro a month, including one when i sat on phone for an hour—@louBurnard
@ndw I think https://t.co/WAucVRO5 is the cheapest SIM on prepaid card systems, but Bouygues coverage is not as good as SFR or Orange…—@sylvain_soliman

Monday at 10:15am

I'm a simple person. I don't want lots of money, am not hungry for power but... if I *were* an evil overlord, first demand: coffee minion—@amyvdh

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:27am

Hey @united, how about if I’m logged in and I click “check in for flight” and there’s only one possibility, you just assume that’s the one.—@ndw
@ndw What, you want LOGIC built into these inter-tubes?—@whovingh

Wednesday at 02:52pm

There is no return. There is always what's coming.—@karlpro

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:09pm

Any woman who votes Republican today is a traitor to her sex.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers s/woman/person/; s/sex/race/—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:32pm

Users asks question I fear is going to be difficult. Inspecting code reveals I thought of it and it’s a simple option. /me wins.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:20pm

Oh, yes, a new iPhone. Right. I was supposed to care?—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:29pm

git fsck returns a stream of errors in one of my repos. Ugh.—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:08pm

RT @ndw: Oh, yes, a new iPhone. Right. I was supposed to care?—@fgeorges

Wednesday at 09:10pm

Hold on. During my Amazon Prime trial *everything* was available for instant viewing, but now the trial is over, so only some are? WTF?—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:14pm

RT @ndw: git fsck returns a stream of errors in one of my repos. Ugh.—@bcharder

Wednesday at 09:14pm

RT @ndw: Hold on. During my Amazon Prime trial *everything* was available for instant viewing, but now the trial is over, so only some a ...—@Klortho

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:55pm

Would someone please tell my brain to stop concluding that flights at o-dark-thirty are a reasonable course of action. Please?—@ndw
@ndw I do the same thing. I schedule them and then the night before curse myself.—@bsletten

Thursday at 02:52am

Apple are little more than a skilled media machine that applies fashion psychology to computing and with a pathological IP strategy.—@9600

Thursday at 05:50am

Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:51am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@hutchkintoot

Thursday at 05:56am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@lcahlander

Thursday at 06:15am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@jreschke

Thursday at 06:25am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@skohlmann

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:25am

Do I want to know why this is a "weight critical" flight, or what that really means? No, I don't think so either.—@ndw
@ndw shouldn't have had that bagel??—@sarahokeefe

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:31am

OH "We're trying to fit as many bags as we can on because we have kind of a heavy fuel load." They weigh less in the cabin, do they?—@ndw
@ndw Yes, they do. By virtue of being farther away from Earth’s core. Inverse-square law and all that. Also, their clocks will run slower.—@whovingh
@whovingh Relatively speaking.—@ndw
@ndw Y'know what they need? More werewolves.—@whovingh
You'll be taking the scenic route, then? QT @ndw: OH "because we have kind of a heavy fuel load"—@docum3nt
.@docum3nt Around a big storm, apparently. Arrived SFO. (Yeah, I know, wrong direction for #XMLSummerSchool, reversing direction tomorrow.)—@ndw
@ndw in my experience "heavy fuel load" == bulky cargo that can't be delayed to another flight. Very likely a corpse.—@jclip
@jclip What a happy thought. "Dead man flying."—@ndw
@ndw fish got to swim, corpses got to fly—@jclip

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:51am

They need two volunteers, unless they can strap enough bags into empty seats. Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.—@ndw
@ndw It sounds like a weight-balancing issue.—@sarahokeefe

Thursday at 08:03am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@dpawson

Thursday at 10:15am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@alexkli

Thursday at 10:25am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@flyingedivad

Thursday at 11:13am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@eikelang

Thursday at 11:47am

RT @ndw: Arrive airport. Do the security dance. Go to club. Spread cream cheese on bagel with…a metal knife. Ah, theater.—@parb

Friday at 09:14am

SFO now. AUS this afternoon. AUS again tomorrow. LHR on Sunday. #XMLSummerSchool after that!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:26am

Any known issues upgrading from OSX 10.6 straight to 10.8?—@robinberjon
@robinberjon not that I know of, but just expect "fun times" updating ports, installing xCode for command line tools, etc.—@marcosc
@marcosc Oh, yeah, I *so* look forward to that!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon seriously though, if you can, do a "fresh install" of the Os. Mine is so slow waking up, plus broken ports, etc.:(—@marcosc
@marcosc @robinberjon +1 I almost never upgrade across major versions. Backup and do a clean install.—@ndw

Friday at 10:13am

At the end of the day, every Internet security protocol reduces to the hardness of your Gmail password.—@matthew_d_green

Friday at 10:46am

Yo! Flight attendant for UA 5552 out of SFO. Shake a leg, you're late and you're holding things up.—@ndw

Friday at 10:56am

Trust us, Paul Ryan... we really wish you weren't a part of the government, too.—@kendall

Friday at 10:56am

Thank you. Boarding now.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:10pm

"Software…is like writing poetry. Or solving math proofs. It takes as long as it takes, and it’s done when it’s done." http://t.co/yuBspYEf—@ndw
@ndw how true! Luckily my manager is starting to realize about this too. Thanks for this great piece of wisdom.—@MandyJrARG

Friday at 06:40pm

RT @ndw: "Software…is like writing poetry. Or solving math proofs. It takes as long as it takes, and it’s done when it’s done." http://t ...—@ntozubod

Friday at 06:44pm

eclipse: the IDE that actually goes out of its way to be in yours—@casualjim

Friday at 08:01pm

No. Neither does the Tooth Fairy. RT @MotherJones: Does God really care what you wear? Inside the Values Voter Summit: http://t.co/AicT7UdH—@kendall

Friday at 11:53pm

How did so many of my git repos get so fsck'd? Literally.—@ndw

Saturday at 03:34am

RT @ndw: "Software…is like writing poetry. Or solving math proofs. It takes as long as it takes, and it’s done when it’s done." http://t ...—@hutchkintoot

Saturday at 05:02am

RT @ndw: "Software…is like writing poetry. Or solving math proofs. It takes as long as it takes, and it’s done when it’s done." http://t ...—@olivierjeulin

Saturday at 08:00am

RT @ndw: "Software…is like writing poetry. Or solving math proofs. It takes as long as it takes, and it’s done when it’s done." http://t ...—@j4

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:53am

FFS. Time Warner turns requests that should be 404 (no host) into HTML documents with fscking search results. Stop that!—@ndw
@ndw google dns—@abdelazer

Saturday at 11:56am

Dear guy sitting two spaces to my left in the United Club, chewing a big wad of gum with your mouth open is just nasty.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:28pm

RT @ndw: Dear guy sitting two spaces to my left in the United Club, chewing a big wad of gum with your mouth open is just nasty.—@gimsieke

Saturday at 02:06pm

The best pizza parties are when I eat a large pizza alone in a dark room at 3am and think about all my regrets in life.—@AngryBFlay

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:34pm

Houston now. London in just over nine hours. #almostmagic—@ndw
@ndw Trading places...just stepped off a flight from London this morning. Enjoy!—@collwhit
@collwhit Thankfully, I get to stay here longer than you did!—@ndw
@ndw Looking forward to seeing you! :)—@JeniT
@JeniT Ditto. And congratulations!—@ndw
@ndw Oh, thanks :)—@JeniT

Saturday at 02:49pm

Sorry. RT @ndw: Dear guy sitting two spaces to my left in the United Club, chewing a big wad of gum with your mouth open is just nasty.—@kendall

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

Know an enchilada! RT @ndw: Houston now. London in just over nine hours. #almostmagic—@kendall
@kendall No time for enchiladas this time.—@ndw
@ndw Tragedy—@kendall

Saturday at 03:51pm

Ooooh! I can haz power on this UA 777-200, even in economy.—@ndw

Saturday at 06:38pm

RT @ndw: How did so many of my git repos get so fsck'd? Literally.—@bcharder

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:32pm

@ndw assuming you get this, do you want to meet in T5 Arrivals before getting the bus?—@fidothe
@fidothe yep—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:40am

Near as I can tell, LHR terminal 4 has nothing to recommend it, but free wifi (and power) on the Oxford bus is nice. #xmlsummerschoool—@ndw
@ndw looks like I'm about two hours behind you, just got on the bus from Heathrow.—@hadleynet
@hadleynet look forward to seeing you!—@laurendw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:04am

Arrived, having achieved mid-air rendezvous with @ndw (well, same bus, different stops) (@ St Edmund Hall) http://t.co/lisUuWG9—@fidothe
@fidothe @ndw yay! we can congregate in my room for last-minute hacking—@laurendw
@laurendw @ndw I’m going to get coffee at the Missing Bean on Turl St, should you wish to join me… :-)—@fidothe
@fidothe oh yes please. meet at the lodge?—@laurendw
@laurendw @ndw. Great—@fidothe

Sunday at 03:00pm

At the Turf so @ndw can have beer #xmlss12—@JeniT

Sunday at 03:04pm

OH "When I was at number 10..."—@ndw

Sunday at 03:19pm

OH "text/turtle#allthewaydown" #xmlsummerschool—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:27pm

3 hours drive to say hello to @ndw, @laurendw, @fidothe, @jenit, @ldodds, @adamretter, @hadleynet, @bobdc et al. was worth it, I think.—@psd
@psd it was good to see you! see you again on Wednesday (if not before)—@laurendw

Sunday at 04:44pm

RT @ndw: OH "When I was at number 10..."—@ldodds