The short-form week of 7–13 Jan 2013

14 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 Monday at 11:47pm

Looper is a movie about being a good parent.—@kendall
@kendall Yeah, kinda—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:32pm

Anyone know of a USB display driver that works on OS X Mountain Lion. DisplayLink one does not appear to—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:59pm

RT @OccupyWallStNYC: BREAKING: Koch Brothers warn that higher taxes on them would force them to layoff as many as a half dozen Congressm ...—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:04pm

I'm sorry. This trillion dollar coin thing isn't from The Onion? Did they legalize marijuana in D.C.? What they're smoking: I get how?—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:05pm

Holy crap! Loudest dishwasher ever!—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:34pm

I used students as subjects because rats are expensive and you get too attached to them #overlyhonestmethods—@profserious

Wednesday at 03:01pm

“@davidlohr: A programmer had a problem. He thought to himself, "I know, I'll solve it with threads!". has Now problems. two he”—@johnhaney

Wednesday at 03:42pm

The coin movement (if that's the word for some tweets) is all about the fantasy of sidestepping GOP lunacy. But it's not sidesteppable.—@MikeGrunwald

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:34pm

Spinning rust drive really dead now, SMART failures. What did I do to the IT gods and whom do I have to sacrifice to get them off my back?—@ndw
@ndw well, I am a big fan of Security Now (; you may try to sacrifice $90 to @SGgrc ;) ( ;)).—@mcepl
@mcepl I’m happy to report that the backups went, apparently, without error. So it’s just a matter of replacing the disk.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:11pm

LinkedIn wants my email address and password. Surely you must be joking?—@ndw
@ndw Might be phishing—@mwiik
@mwiik Maybe, but it’s on their home page. I think they just want to fish my contacts. [expletive deleted, ed] them.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 02:29pm

And the winner is . . . Cox apples! (Juliet get nul points, very disappointing result for the only organic entrant)—@JeniT
@JeniT But how did the iPhone taste?—@ndw

Thursday at 03:53pm

In middle of day-long restore, with a huge amount of context in my head, repair guy says, have to turn off power to fix outlet. *sigh*—@ndw

Thursday at 05:05pm

RT @cwdaniels: Guns only deepen the illusion of safety. Being safe isn't shooting the "bad guy." Safety is working to have no enemy to s ...—@ndw

Friday at 12:28pm

How I long for the days before video games existed when humanity was not violent. I don't even think violence was a word until maybe 1977.—@ChrisRigopulos

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:53pm

Portland residents panic as men armed with assault weapons ‘educate’ the city - poster children for gun control—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers the gun fetishists really are clueless, aren't they?—@whump
@whump The saddest part of all of this is we're probably the only country where something like that would be legal, outside of a war zone—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @whump If only that was the saddest part.—@ndw

Friday at 02:43pm

IT gods: UNCLE. I GIVE. JUST STOP ALREADY. Running cvs -n update causes my network connection to fall over. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:36pm

the whole data vs "heart" argument is really a bummer. if somebody ever starts that debate, don't indulge 'em/argue.—@bluechoochoo
@bluechoochoo kind of like genetics vs. emotions, not really an either/or proposition once you appreciate life holistically—@chiefmartec
"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution" - Clay Shirky @chiefmartec—@bluechoochoo

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:53pm

Dear @Sonos employees in SB, if you leave stray coffee cake laying around...I will eat it. Even if its birthday coffee cake.—@JoshNarva
@JoshNarva The sacrifices you’re willing to make humble us all.—@ndw

Friday at 07:05pm

The more often I think to poke WolframAlpha for a question, the more I like it. Its dictionary entries for words, for example, are nice.—@ndw

Friday at 07:07pm

Late New Years’ resolutions: take more photographs.—@ndw

Friday at 07:13pm

I was in the UK at Christmas. I know how the “Christmas Special” ends. I don’t care anymore. At all. #couldntpaymetocare—@ndw

Friday at 07:13pm

Uhm, #downtonabby was also intended to be a hashtag on the previous tweet. #iamamoron—@ndw

Friday at 07:15pm

I was in the UK at Christmas. I know how the “Christmas Special” ends. I don’t care anymore. At all. #couldntpaymetocare #downtonabbey—@ndw

Friday at 07:15pm


In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:19pm

Hammers are involved in more murders in the US per year then rifels. Why not band Hammers ? Nails ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI You’re trolling and I should ignore it, but at a start, because no one has ever murdered dozens in a few minutes with a hammer.—@ndw
@ndw I see so time to kill matters more then numbers of killed #trollbait ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI Given that in terms of pure numbers, it’s probably cars we should outlaw, yes.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:24pm

@ndw you refering to #drwho #christmasspecial ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI No. The Downton Abbey one. See follow-up tweets. :-/—@ndw

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

Math! “@thinkprogress: After raising taxes, California eliminates massive deficits, expects budget surplus this year—@kendall
@kendall I’m *shocked*. *Shocked* I tell you!—@ndw

Friday at 10:07pm

Honestly, awesome response.—@bphogan

Friday at 10:10pm

When one doors shuts, lowered air pressure in the room may draw another partially open door more fully open. #MoreSensibleSayings—@BadAstronomer

Friday at 10:45pm

RT @kiphampton: Don't miss @tanehisi on D&D, imagination, and the power of words:—@ndw

Saturday at 04:23am

Fuck. The world seems emptier knowing Aaron's not in it. Hounded to death by the DOJ after the "victims" dropped charges. All is sadness.—@gnat

Saturday at 09:58am

<p class="pre"> [source code example ]</p>. Seriously, publishers? You suck.—@liza

Saturday at 10:11am

Oh, man. @aaronsw, no.—@ndw

Saturday at 05:35pm

Current estimate is @aaronsw has already backdoored heaven's API and all sorts of people locked out for shitty bible laws are getting in—@textfiles

Saturday at 06:36pm

Imagine a scenario in which the Feds pursued banksters w/ the same zeal as they did @aaronsw. You can't, right? #classwar—@phillipanderson

Sunday at 12:52am

RT @phillipanderson: Imagine a scenario in which the Feds pursued banksters w/ the same zeal as they did @aaronsw. You can't, right? #cl ...—@ndw

Sunday at 06:32am

Today's "Big Questions" clearly revealed how religion poisons thought processes. Nobody's born that stupid, it's religion that does it.—@RichardDawkins

Sunday at 07:07pm

I just scheduled a cab pickup at 4:45a. I am doing something wrong.—@ndw

Sunday at 08:40pm

Joe Ely is singing The Road Goes on Forever. I’m thinking of Aaron. Damn it, if Only the Good Die Young comes on, I’m going to weep.—@ndw