The short-form week of 24–30 Dec 2012

31 Dec 2012; last modified 02 Jan 2013

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 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

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 08:48pm

I need some leather hand luggage. Recommendations?—@kendall
@kendall "leather hand luggage"? You mean "gloves"? ;->—@kiphampton
@kiphampton No, I mean like a leather weekend/overnight bag.—@kendall
@kendall @kiphampton I’ve been looking too. ? Or ?—@ndw
@ndw @kiphampton Saddleback is good stuff. I found some vintage bags on Etsy, too.—@kendall

Monday at 02:01am

One day our children will post little condescending observations about us on social networks we don't understand.—@codinghorror

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:27am

Writing XSLT stylesheets that produce XSLT stylesheets is always a slightly mind bending experience.—@ndw
I'm sorry, @ndw but I have to ask, why write #XSLT #stylesheets that produce XSLT stylesheets? #mebeingignorant —@wildusbillicus
@wildusbillicus To convert out-of-line extended XLinks into inline ones; stylesheet parameterized by link values.—@ndw
@ndw .... or how I learned to appreciate namespaces ...—@EileenOttawa

Monday at 04:50am

But a good brain teaser! RT @ndw: Writing XSLT stylesheets that produce XSLT stylesheets is always a slightly mind bending experience.—@DigiDko

Monday at 12:23pm

Advert: "you may close this ad in 8 seconds." Me (reaching for the close-window button) "Not even."—@mdubinko

Monday at 12:51pm

"Pope Wants All Faiths to Unite Against Gay Marriage." Benny, this is God. Fuck you.—@TheTweetOfGod

Monday at 04:26pm

RT @mattblaze: I enjoy @TSA "PreCheck", but can't help wonder if its purpose is convincing powerful people that the checkpoints are no b ...—@ndw

Monday at 05:22pm

God I love the internet: “Last Christmas, Gangnam style” by Wham vs. PSY via @aanand —@Han

Tuesday at 02:10pm

RT @karaspita: Many years ago on this day, a baby was born who would change how people thought about the world, forever. Happy birthday, ...—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:03pm

Programmers take vacations to program.—@pm

Wednesday at 10:48pm

To those complaining that their industry is not moving fast enough, I sometimes want to say “you don’t know your luck”.—@vambenepe

Thursday at 01:18am

Hoveton and Wroxham now. Home oh blimey so much later!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:21am

Lessons learned from teaching my mother how to use an iPad: computers don't make any sense.—@ndw
@ndw That's why a good UX person is worth his/her weight in gold.—@mdubinko
@mdubinko (1) yes, absolutely, and (2) they still don't make any sense.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:19am

No Heathrow Express. Apologies for the inconvenience and sixty quid will (probably) get me to the airport on time.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:09am

For those waiting anxiously: I made it. Next stop breakfast then IAH.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:22pm

ASCII by Jason Scott: Kickstarter in Autumn. —@textfiles
@textfiles Yes. Ah, greed...—@ndw

Friday at 07:27am

Tone of statements on fiscal cliff recalls how former Rep. Lynn Martin once described the House: a preschool where no one's had a nap.—@ktumulty