The short-form week of 12–18 Nov 2012

19 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.

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:48am

Totally not interested in Petraeus crap; I don't even care if he leaked classified info to his mistress. DON'T WANT OR CARE!—@kendall
@kendall +1000—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:23am

Reconstructed server: http://t.co/O6rl4TDC and other sites now back online. If you see anything weird, do tell.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:32am

Pro: I’ve figured out how to turn on the heat in my apartment. Con: everytime it fires up, it sounds like someone knocking on my door.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:53pm

RT @jzawodn: Every time I reach the point where all my tests pass, I start to worry about the tests I clearly forgot to write... #progra ...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:18pm

So, yeah, maybe I shouldn't have had that *whole* pot of coffee to myself. #vibrating —@kiphampton
@kiphampton I used to drink two (12-cup) pots a day. The vibrations stop, but the withdrawal headaches set in. Avoid that fate!—@simonstl
@simonstl @kiphampton Damn straight! Never stop!—@ndw
@ndw @simonstl Heh. I usually limit myself to 2 cups a day plus the occasional espresso shot. Not today, though! #stillvibrating —@kiphampton

Tuesday at 03:42pm

Upgraded my Nexus 7 to #Android 4.2. What do you mean I had to have a reason?—@ndw

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

Anyone who thinks print books are just fine as-is hasn’t observed the ginormous font sizes that ordinary people use with their ereaders.—@liza
@liza I noticed that myself on my last couple of flights; people apparently happily reading on screens showing about 20 *big* words.—@ndw
@ndw Yeah, I mostly see it on the subway. Surprising how it’s not restricted to older people.—@liza

Wednesday at 10:18am

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:22am

I’m tired of ripping my headset off my ears periodically. Recommendations for a really good (maybe stereo?) bluetooth headset?—@ndw
@ndw Add bluetooth to your existing headset: http://t.co/MpGhHfTn —@cramerdw
@ndw How about tackling the problem from another angle: find a good bluetooth headphone amplifier and put it in your pocket like iPod.—@RobbertAtWork

Wednesday at 11:34am

I wonder if there will ever be an official Google API for Google Voice. Please?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:24pm

RT @kendall: I don't understand universal fawning over the "middle class" but helping poor people is some kind of communistic plot. WTF.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:50pm

Software patents are horseshit.—@kendall
@kendall On the contrary, horseshit is useful as fertalizer.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:30pm

Angry Birds Star Wars. Shark jumping?—@ndw
@ndw what do you call it when two sharks jump simultaneously and collide in mid-air?—@mdubinko
@ndw No, it's completely awesome!—@sarahokeefe
@sarahokeefe I’m not actually disputing that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:15pm

Indian School Textbook Says Meat-Eaters Lie and Commit Sex Crimes http://t.co/6zxeUr2E —@slashdot
@slashdot Absolutely true, too, though the implication of cause and effect is utterly bogus.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:52pm

A note to big pharma: Jonas Salk when asked about a patent for polio vaccine: “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”—@ndw
@ndw let-s try-—@drabshadow

Friday at 08:58pm

RT @ndw: A note to big pharma: Jonas Salk when asked about a patent for polio vaccine: “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”—@kiphampton

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

Debating the benefits/disappointments of indoor fireworks.—@JeniT
@JeniT Indoor fireworks? What, blinking LEDs?—@ndw
@JeniT That’s gonna leave a nasty smell in the drapes.—@ndw
@ndw And ash on the carpet.—@JeniT
@JeniT But, one assumes, not the table in flames. I’m just not sure how safe that assumption is.—@ndw
@ndw Bill's opinion is that they are entirely safe, disappointingly so.—@JeniT

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

Note to self: $result except $node puts the results in document order making all your careful sorting of the $results moot. #xpath —@ndw
@ndw Is that spec'd, or just an impl thing?—@pdxleif
@pdxleif Oh, I’m sure it’s spec’d that way, though I can’t quote chapter and verse off the top of my head.—@ndw
@ndw for $r in ($results) return $r[. intersect $node] ?—@WendellPiez
@WendellPiez That might work, I just moved the test down into the expression returned.—@ndw
@ndw That's a better way.—@WendellPiez
@ndw does it? good gotcha that one...—@andrewwelch
@ndw I think I ran into that once before and then promptly forgot. Thanks fir the reminder.—@nine9ths

Saturday at 04:12pm

RT @RichardDawkins: Prison or church? Americans worry about constitutionality. I worry how such a fatuous idiot could become a judge htt ...—@ndw

Saturday at 04:39pm

Uh, @zynga? Video ads that play automatically in WWF? No, thank you.—@ndw

Saturday at 04:56pm

Note to spammers, real bankers don’t describe the amount of my outstanding deposit as being “to the tune of 12.5 million dollars”.—@ndw