The short-form week of 17–23 Dec 2012

24 Dec 2012; last modified 25 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 06:59am

There is no heaven. There is no hell. But be nice anyway. You'll have a much better life. And that's all we've got. Enjoy. :)—@rickygervais

Monday at 07:59pm

Almost ready for another XML Calabash release except for the weirdest base URI problem wrt Saxon HE vs EE. *boggles*—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:41am

oh hey, @ndw, @jenit, @laurendw, @michaelhkay, I made a really poor JRuby-only wrapper for Saxon’s XSLT 2 processor: https://t.co/FXmmkpeP—@fidothe

Tuesday at 11:58am

Best. Parody. Ever. https://t.co/jqdhdiuo—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:56pm

*Recursive* parody. Awesome! re "Best. Parody. Ever. https://t.co/eaCZvHio /via @ndw —@prototypo

Wednesday at 10:46am

As flash mobs go…pretty cool. http://t.co/MmhWLRlG —@ndw

Thursday at 05:03am

People are making apocalypse jokes like there's no tomorrow.—@elliottmazs_

Thursday at 06:16am

A horse walks into a pub. A second horse walks in. An infinite stream of horses follows. The world fills with horses. It's a global crisis.—@ncguk

Thursday at 07:15am

XML Stars, the journal is out! http://t.co/ROxWswkD ▸ Top stories today via @ndw —@dominixml

Thursday at 07:02pm

RT @kendall: Exactly right: http://t.co/Rl4jLg7y —@ndw

Thursday at 07:27pm

RT @tomcoates: You know this whole Mayan thing has made me think to myself that maybe ancient religions might actually be a bit full of ...—@ndw

Friday at 03:46am

Sunrise: check. Alarm: check. Cat purring: check. Hmmm, I guess doomsday didn't happen on schedule this time. Breakfast?—@PragueBob

Friday at 03:48am

They laughed one last time at the superstitious Mayans and returned to preparing for the anniversary of the birth of the magical God-child.—@andytfield

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:11am

Fourth in line at passport control and the Heathrow Express is out of service. Win some, lose some. Hello Piccadilly line!—@ndw
@ndw Welcome to the UK. Mind how you browse :-)—@docum3nt

Friday at 05:13am

RT @grantimahara: THE DOCTOR DID IT! HE SAVED US ALL!! #DoctorWho #apocalypse —@ndw

Friday at 06:10pm

Q: How many NRA members does it take to change a light bulb? A: More guns.—@BillMorrow

Friday at 09:19pm

RT @ndw : RT @grantimahara: THE DOCTOR DID IT! HE SAVED US ALL!! #DoctorWho #apocalypse —@n1vux

Sunday at 08:25am

Christmas is like the Zombie Apocalypse. You want to hoard food, stay at home and hit family members over the head with a shovel.—@Its_Death

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:03am

if you upgrade to mountain lion: save /etc/apache2/httpd.conf if you changed it. ML will reset it, and you will have to reproduce it:-(—@ivan_herman
@ivan_herman Save *everything* before an upgrade.—@ndw
@ndw the problem: I could not get to /etc/apache2 on the time machine. WTF...—@ivan_herman
@ivan_herman Time machine is nice, but I don’t trust it for backups. SuperDuper! to an external drive.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:06am

Evil, evil, evil things. Need to subtly get them out of trolley before checkout #ChristmasDinner http://t.co/D24G3QwB —@RonanKirby
Yes, they are banned in this house. RT @RonanKirby: Evil, evil, evil things. #ChristmasDinner http://t.co/KgUZ7YmD —@docum3nt
@docum3nt Bah. You just don’t know how to cook ‘em.—@ndw
@ndw Do so. Same way as this http://t.co/I9WwlxHD —@docum3nt
@docum3nt Nope. But nice try, I’ll have to try that with spinach.—@ndw

Sunday at 12:14pm

Github is down! Dammit, why didn't we standardize on a *decentralized* repository architecture???—@raganwald

Sunday at 03:23pm

Can't wait to go to my aunt's house tomorrow night and see how many new toolbars are on her browser.—@inthefade

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:46pm

@mathling Merry Christmas, Mary. Hope all is well.—@ndw

Sunday at 04:34pm

"Sufficiently advanced cluelessness is indistinguishable from malice."—@justintroutman

Sunday at 06:25pm

RT @TheRealNimoy: "We must never forget art is not a form of propoganda. Art is a form of truth." John F. Kennedy. To all ...In this hol ...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:26pm

Implementing support for XLink extended links in the DocBook XSLT 2.0 stylesheets. Yeah, that's right, that's what I said.—@ndw
@ndw Seriously? Cool!—@patrickDurusau
@ndw Nice! Thanks!—@EileenOttawa
@ndw Show off! (But I mean that in a good way.)—@whovingh