The short-form week of 3–9 Dec 2012

10 Dec 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 09:23am

"Rubbing my oily, skanky fingers over a screen is a better experience than typing at 90+ words per minute". Things I've never thought, ever.—@tommorris

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:11pm

My XML 2002 paper on literate programming in XML ( ) translated into Serbo-Croation, —@ndw
@ndw May be I'm just too paranoid, but I think that this is a way how to get link from your highly rated site to their site.—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek I didn’t get that impression. And all I gave was permission to translate; I haven’t linked to it yet except in Twitter. :-)—@ndw
@ndw OK, then. There was similar request on XMLGuild recently which asked for backlink.—@jirkakosek

Monday at 04:13pm

OH “That’s the right answer for the query you wrote. If you wanted a different answer, you’d have to write a different query.”—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:40pm

Applying liberal amounts of hair tonic to a herd of yaks. And then comes the shaving. And then other stuff. And then its tomorrow.—@philhawksworth

Thursday at 12:50pm

rm -rf in the wrong place. That’s something I don’t do very often. Only when the backup drive is 2,500 miles away I guess. *grumble*—@ndw

Friday at 12:17am

“Faster than light travel with two diagrams and a joke”—@ndw

Friday at 11:36am

RT @primawesome: If you liked it then you should've put a ring on it. Unless you're a hobbit. That shit goes in a volcano if you're a hobbit—@lilithsaintcrow

Friday at 11:53am

#JSON is just so painfully un-german; there no rules! give me a schema language, you freaking coding hippies!—@dret

Friday at 02:44pm

Pot and gay marriage is legal in WA and this place hasn't fallen aparOH MY GOD! THE SUN IS GONE! Oh wait, apparently that's normal here.—@haacked

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:01pm

Data geeks: what's your desktop calculator of choice? Python, R, Excel? Collecting answers here - #strataconf —@edd
@edd I don’t seem to have permission to comment on that thread, but the answer is “Calc mode in Emacs, of course.”—@ndw

Friday at 03:52pm

I'm working on a new documentary film called, "The Supreme Court Sticks it to Blacks and Gays, Or: How John Roberts Got Over Obamacare."—@kendall

Friday at 04:43pm

FileThis|Fetch is clever and probably useful, but I want to give it the usernames and passwords for my financial accounts not so much.—@ndw

Friday at 07:05pm

Dude, if your flight is that important, get here sooner or book a later flight.—@ndw

Friday at 08:21pm

RT @indiamos: Years from now, we'll all look back on the invention of infinitely scrolling pages and agree: "That's when the Web stopped ...—@ndw

Friday at 09:02pm

Number one on the upgrade waiting list seats. #soclose —@ndw

Sunday at 06:14pm

To contemplate the universe is, at times, a form of spiritual therapy.—@neiltyson

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 07:29pm

U. S. Bartenders Guild holiday party at Franklin Barbecue. #fullofliquorbbqandwin —@ndw
@ndw You bastard.—@kendall
@kendall Uh huh. Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I was in line for seconds.—@ndw
@ndw I'm just jelly, dude.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 08:10pm

This year, put some absinthe in the eggnog. I am absolutely serious.—@ndw
@ndw Make sure your piano is clean afterwards. Absinthe makes the harp grow fondants.—@barefootliam

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 08:29pm

stupid patents “rack up costs and retard innovation” – who knew? —@svgeesus
@svgeesus uh, everyone with a clue?—@ndw
@ndw that was dry sarcasm. But good to see the amicus brief filed, anyhow.—@svgeesus