The short-form week of 11–17 Feb 2013

18 Feb 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.

Monday at 02:06am

Child hurt by fox in freak incident: KILL ALL FOXES Child hurt/killed by car in predictable, daily incident: CARRY ON, NOTHING TO SEE HERE—@tweetymike

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:00am

U+1F4B9. Really? Though I suppose after U+1F4A9, anything is possible.—@ndw
@ndw A graph with a yen symbol? Looks innocuous to me, if useless.—@larsga
@larsga Oh, it’s innocuous enough, but oddly specific. Where’s the one with the dollar or the pound? Or the downward trend line?—@ndw
@ndw I guess the Japanese use no other currencies and only have upward trends. Anyway, the whole thing is insane. Like U+1F47E.—@larsga
@ndw Awaiting deplotment of U+1F4AB on technical mailing lists—@svgeesus

Monday at 05:27am

RT @ndw U+1F4B9. Really? <-- digital archeologists will debate exactly when Unicode jumped the shark for decades.—@mnot

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:28am

At the Prague airport. Tired. Thanks @xquery, @jpcs, @ndw, @grechaw et al for conversation, Thai food, beer and namespaces. #xmlprague—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens Great to see you again, Ron. Here’s hoping for a trip to the UK sometime this summer! Happy travels.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:39am

EXPath website was not responding. The Tomcat log file was 4+ Gigas, and after cleaning it, everything went fine. Is EXPath reaching limits?—@fgeorges
@fgeorges seems like is very slow sometimes as well—@xquery
@xquery True, that's stg I had in mind too. I've just had a chat with @ndw about that, will be able to investigate :-)—@fgeorges

Monday at 09:28pm

Facts are the ultimate liberal plot.—@kendall

Wednesday at 02:12am

Light snow for my last day in Prague (last full day for this trip, anyway!)—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:15am

RT @MarkLogic: Be sure to check out more info on the free Enterprise Edition license and #Mongo2MarkLogic converter from @MarkLogic http ...—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:38am

now taking bets when #HTML5 collapses under its own weight and creates profiles that oddly look like pre-#HTML5 #HTML: browser vs. OS.—@dret

Wednesday at 07:53am

Without namespaces, a whole lot of things wouldn't be possible. Hard problems are still hard. The default namespace goes a long way. #XML—@alexmilowski

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:05am

Your periodic reminder that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.—@pfhawkins
RT @pfhawkins Your periodic reminder that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:21am

Why stop there? RT "@TheTweetOfGod: Give up Christianity for Lent."—@kendall

Wednesday at 11:06am

If you were exposed to oXygen XML 14.2 during #xmlprague it is time to give it a try yourself:—@georgebina

Wednesday at 11:18am

"Social Media Expert is a fancy name for a bar tender." - Robert Bectel #agilegov—@cdhayes

Sunday at 10:31am

I just edited a sentence a half dozen times; each time was an improvement. Yet comparing final to original, they are the same;—@a2chronicle

Sunday at 01:06pm

Not caring is the sharpest weapon in you arsenal. Use it wisely.—@codinghorror

Sunday at 04:28pm

Brought bug back from #XMLPrague. On the plus side: zombie repellent. No zombie would eat my brains for fear of getting it. #plsletmedienow—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:40pm

[expletive deleted -ed] rm */*.py is not the same as ls */*.py. #facepalm—@ndw
@ndw You had everything in a GIT repo, right?—@moehrenfeld
@moehrenfeld Yes, of course. No actual harm done.—@ndw