The short-form week of 8–14 Oct 2012

15 Oct 2012; last modified 13 Nov 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 07:35am

case insensitive filesystems: yet another reason to move back to Linux—@psd

Monday at 08:29am

Once again, my plan to destroy mankind with a half-finished bottle of Dasani water has been foiled by the heroes of TSA.—@daveweigel

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:30am

Socks. Pants. A long-sleeved shirt. I liked Texas better when it was hot.—@ndw
@ndw Wait a few days. This is the time of year that in Texas you get to use your whole wardrobe.—@cramerdw
@ndw Texas wants you anyway.—@kendall

Monday at 10:22am

Folks, if you have all your data on an external drive and you don’t have another copy of that data, it *isn’t* a backup.—@ndw

Monday at 10:42am

Romney: this is a war between freedom & tyranny, and our close allies in Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Bahrain are helping us fight it.—@ggreenwald

Monday at 10:54am

“You wouldn’t know crazy if Charles Manson was eating Fruit Loops on your front porch.”—@pgor

Monday at 11:46am

Woke up on Columbus Day with a stomach bug. Oh the explosive irony.—@kplawver

Monday at 02:15pm

People being comfortable about other people being weird is sort of the point of San Francisco, surely?—@tomcoates

Monday at 04:48pm

Fun fact: Christopher Columbus used Apple Maps to find his way to India.—@KenjiCrosland

Monday at 05:54pm

Romney supporters: Multiply your income over $250k by 3%. That's how much you're willing to take to tell your gay friends they're subhuman!—@anildash

Monday at 06:13pm

Wrote myself a note: "Gutenberg's bookends". Not only did I forget what the note refers to, I can't remember if it was Johannes or Steve.—@trammell

Tuesday at 05:09am

Java: "SingletonTypeInjectableProvider". me: "did you just tell me to go fuck myself?" Java: "I believe I did, Matt."—@mattb

Tuesday at 09:55am

Huh. The double-wide curly quotes in emacs is apparently not a font bug: http://t.co/zIyquTS4 It’s also almost three years old :-(—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:27am

First working draft of XInclude 1.1 published: http://t.co/EB8EuFLy—@ndw
@ndw Why can't I xInclude at parse time?—@dpawson
@dpawson That’d be level-mixing; the job of the parser is to turn characters into information items.—@ndw
@ndw any chance #XInclude 1.1 gets more general at fragid support? consider text/plain http://t.co/uK36j7pk & text/csv http://t.co/LlLfg9eU—@dret
@dret That’s one of the main motivating factors for 1.1!—@ndw
@ndw great to hear that #XInclude 1.1 will have more fragid support (not just #XPointer), but is that already part of today's draft?—@dret
@dret Yes. See 3.1, 3.1.1, and C.6 for some examples of RFC 5147 fragment identifiers.—@ndw
@ndw thanks, great! i saw @xpointer in there and assumed that was still all there was, but it's just there for backwards compatibility.—@dret

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:30am

JSON-encoded HTML is one of the glories of modern humanity. Thanks, Penguin Classics! http://t.co/xJSkfkmq—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Oh, FFS.—@ndw
@ndw Dunno what FFS means, but looking at @abdelazer's link I'd say it's something like "what the heck will we come up with next?"—@grechaw
@grechaw FFS = For F’s sake.—@ndw
@ndw Good thing I have you around to help with acronyms.—@grechaw

Tuesday at 10:47am

“More Information Per Bit”—@pgor

Tuesday at 11:10am

"To make things more interesting we've wrapped JSON in YAML, because two parsers are better than one"—@grechaw

Tuesday at 01:32pm

"we're all just temporarily in a very unnatural not-dead state." -- @ftrain—@codinghorror

Tuesday at 02:10pm

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.—@adamburmister

Tuesday at 02:36pm

The fact that there’s no Java item in the Eclipse Workspace Preferences panel is going to be a problem isn’t it?—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:14pm

Oh, It appears Curiosity just dropped its Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator. #CaseClosed—@BadAstronomer

Tuesday at 04:16pm

Perpetratin NoSQL DBs are beat up from the feet up, tore up from the floor up, and need a checkup from the neck up! .... Word.—@peteaven

Tuesday at 05:27pm

Hello, Sidecar. We’re going to get along famously, I can tell. http://t.co/0cDxbxZp—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:51pm

Adrift in my “000 Input Queue” #Evernote notebook: #Unicode the movie: http://t.co/g22ytCzK /via @balpha—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:08am

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

Wednesday at 07:50am

I don't count down the days till Christmas. I count down the days till #DoctorWho.—@The_Whip_Hand

Wednesday at 07:58am

A tool may have 1000 features, but if you can only remember 50 of them, then, for you, that tool has 50 features—@jasongorman

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:05am

The Do Not Track standard has crossed into crazy territory http://t.co/3RhgzH2Y—@shelleypowers
“(This is how polite people in standards groups say “WTF?”)” http://t.co/IU1TywIV /via @shelleypowers—@ndw
@ndw It was a nicely written piece, wasn't it?—@shelleypowers

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

A non-zero share of America's political problem is directly the result of journalism's failure to do its job properly.—@kendall
@kendall @ndw might it also be our fault that we incorrectly assumed the could do that job?—@mmealling

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:12am

Why I'm thinking of moving from Mac back to Linux: http://t.co/lNEJcHVa—@timbray
@timbray +1. It’s only LR and PS holding me back. I can almost imagine running then in a VM under Windows. If you try, please report back.—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:15am

If you’re going to refer to the 4th and 5th steps, don’t use a bulleted list.—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:55am

Early this morning, I cracked “polygons for timezones”. Now have little app that displays them in Google Maps. Surprisingly addictive.—@ndw