The short-form week of 1–7 Apr 2013

08 Apr 2013; last modified 18 Apr 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.

Tuesday at 11:03am

Achievement unlocked: managed to use vi long enough to set the default editor in /etc/sudoers to Emacs—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:25am

Twitter cards, really? https://t.co/mj52v0R1xb seems like a shit, proprietary way to extend HTML. /cc @chfry @sampullara (via @samj)—@mnot
@mnot If only there was a less shitty distributed extensibility mechanism.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:39am

Finally got local notebooks added to my Evernote archive. Whew!—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:36am

Context is a sophisticated way of saying 'It Depends'.—@jmspool

Wednesday at 05:21pm

Inspiring the truth and nothing but the truth @RichardDawkins http://t.co/rPs5OB3pO0 —@Biggs010

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:24pm

@KariByron Does Grant really always come up with a robot as his first solution for everything, or is that the producers' idea?—@David_The_Geek
“@David_The_Geek: Does Grant really always come up with a robot as his first solution for everything, or is that the producers' idea?” Yes—@KariByron

Wednesday at 06:15pm

You ever get the feeling Dennis Rodman said the wrong thing when he was in North Korea—@inthefade

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:16pm

I suck at cooking on electric burners.—@kendall
@kendall No, sir, it’s the electric burners that suck. Trust me.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:07pm

For those struggling with perfection - remember any solution is better than no solution. Ship, refine, ship...—@jasonmotylinski

Wednesday at 07:13pm

For those struggling to deal with perfectionists - I have no words of wisdom. I want to shake the crazy out of them.—@jasonmotylinski

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:20pm

Chrome Blink FAQ - http://t.co/iPpklPIx7Z —@slace
OH MY RT @slace: Chrome Blink FAQ - http://t.co/InSaFDO2yu —@edbott

Wednesday at 09:40pm

When I was a boy, I spent hours trying to comprehend the scale. RT @codinghorror If the Earth were 100 pixels wide: http://t.co/Hotygux9cw —@ndw

Wednesday at 11:02pm

'I' before 'E' except when there's a feisty heist on weird beige foreign neighbours reinventing protein at their leisure.—@lucethoughts

Thursday at 02:38pm

By the way, Death's about to get a SUPER shitty review. RIP, @ebertchicago —@pattonoswalt

Thursday at 02:41pm

Thumbs down, universe. Thumbs down.—@drgrist

Thursday at 02:44pm

Siskel & Ebert finally reunited at long last.—@kendall

Thursday at 07:57pm

Been fiddling with switching between CSS stylesheets, then remembered media queries. #sweet —@ndw

Thursday at 08:01pm

#Balisage papers are due on 19 Apr, get cracking folks! #xml —@ndw

Friday at 10:29am

filethis asks: “What is the ZIP code for the credit card that ends in 58. Please enter a complete 10-digit phone number.” What?, Why?, & No!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:55pm

After 20 minutes of looking how to install GIT in order to retrieve files from a GIT repository created by @ndw I see the 'zip' icon!—@harveybetty
@harveybetty Which repo?—@ndw
@harveybetty @ndw My advise for #git is "git" ... as far and fast as you can :)—@DALDEI
@DALDEI @harveybetty Git is #dabomb —@ndw

Friday at 04:51pm

“I am writing today to introduce […]s’ services to Sun Microsystems, …” Go away asshat.—@ndw

Saturday at 05:09am

Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes! http://t.co/mJIgp3QkND —@rgarner

Sunday at 05:55am

OMG. Stuck in airport lounge with CNN. What inflammatory, inane dreck! #notnews (In either sense)—@ndw

Sunday at 12:45pm

Vegas is incontrovertible proof that there is an unbounded amount of tacky in the universe.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:52pm

Produced final PDFs for my presentation via DocBook->XHTML->CSS->PDF instead of DocBook-XSL FO->PDF for the first time.—@ndw
@ndw You wildman, you.—@eliasisrael
@eliasisrael It’s ok. I did it in Vegas so I’m sure my secret shame is safe from the world.—@ndw
@ndw what css/pdf engine did u use?—@hughmcguire
@hughmcguire AntennaHouse Formatter V5.3. There were some rough edges to work around, but they might be fixed in V6.0.—@ndw
@ndw cool. have you tried prince ? do u prefer ah?—@hughmcguire
@hughmcguire Haven't tried it. Happened to have AH handy and thought it would be interesting to try.—@ndw
@ndw How does the final result differ?—@bsletten
@bsletten Slides are pretty simple so it's hard to say there is any. Adapting to another new template from HTML+CSS was easier.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:31pm

Some episodes of Doctor Who are bonkers and out there and that's one of the things I love about it. Ultimate flexibility.—@kplawver
@kplawver thinking of any in particular? And you're right, of course.—@ndw