The short-form week of 4–10 Mar 2013

11 Mar 2013; last modified 12 Mar 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 11:41am

If a TED talk "restored your faith in humankind," consider stepping away from the internet & interacting with actual humankind more often.—@xeni

Monday at 09:20pm

Saw this on a car in my small conservative town, made my day! #atheism —@denyreligion

Tuesday at 02:18pm

Every change breaks someones workflow: “THINK OF THE CHILDREN!”—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:04pm

“It does on CSI Miami.” —@ndw

Tuesday at 09:42pm

"is it documented?" "it's in the source" "Did you just tell me to fuck off?" "I didn't use those exact words."—@sheeri

Wednesday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! ▸ Top stories today via @ndw —@dominixml

Wednesday at 07:35pm

"Punk didn't end racism, sexism, or homophobia; it didn't stop factory farming, the New World Order, or the massive success of Creed."—@whump

Wednesday at 07:37pm

"Punk explained that we'd always hated the Eagles and Electric Light Orchestra and Genesis, we just hadn't realized it."—@whump

Wednesday at 07:59pm

“You might be surprised at the number of people in Austin who are searching Google for exactly what you have to offer.” Fuck off and die.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:43am

You'd like to "advise me" that the express cafe is open? Could you not just bloody *tell me*? #fgw —@libbymiller

Thursday at 08:25am

I wish I were a physicist. I think it would be fun going around assuming the people I meet are cylinders.—@duck1123

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:20am

I’m working real hard watching this compiler do its thing. Hard work, compiler spectating.—@kplawver
@ndw Yep, that sums it up exactly.—@kplawver
@kplawver Ok, no more twitter, my build just finished ...—@ndw

Thursday at 09:52am

FYI: XML Prague 2013 pics finally up, —@ndw

Thursday at 10:11am

kNEVER knew this: . ctrl-x ctrl-e opens up an editor in Bash for complex command lines. —@mikeloukides

Thursday at 10:34am

That thing where I use /tmp/x to store random bits and bobs, then once every few months I reboot. That’s stupid.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:14pm

My #Pebble watch arrived! Very nice indeed!—@ndw
@ndw I didn't know you were a Flintstones fan. /me ducks—@n1vux

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:19pm

@ndw is there a simple way to run the XProc Test Suite with calabash ?—@rdeltour
@rdeltour For some definition of simple. If you have the sources ‘ant report’ should do it :-)—@ndw
@ndw oh, gr8. Somehow I missed that, I was looking at scripts in the test dir. Thx!—@rdeltour

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:51pm

I haven’t a clue how to explain it. That’s a column of ice that grew spontaneously and vertically out of an ice cube. —@ndw
@ndw water-vapor will preferentially condense/deposit at sharp points, sublimate from flats. QF snowflake formation.—@n1vux
@n1vux Ok, but I don’t see how the middle of a flat water surface became a sharp point. Seen it twice in this freezer and never before.—@ndw
@ndw "nucleation points" are critical for both bubble and ice formation—@n1vux
@ndw microscopic imperfection at that spot, maybe a spot of dust—@n1vux
@ispraveendead I should have known the answer would be in Wikipedia.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:04pm

Wow. looks like a great hack. /via /via @mikeloukides —@ndw

Friday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! ▸ Top stories today via @JeniT @ndw —@dominixml