The short-form week of 15–21 Apr 2013

22 Apr 2013; last modified 29 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.

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:52pm

Driving across time zones has an impact on planned travel time. I'm just sayin'—@ndw
@ndw no #timezones only impact arrival time not travel time. What state are you crossing ? Colorado ?—@DALDEI
@DALDEI Driving from NV to UT failed to account for the fact that 1p became 2p as I crossed the border. Driving back it worked in my favor.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:03am

Adium decided to forget all my chat passwords and Apple has locked me out of my ID this morning? Sorry, Universe, what’d I do, exactly?—@ndw

Thursday at 10:48am

Submitting my @Balisage paper. Looking forward to the inevitable raised eyebrow from @ndw.—@fidothe

Thursday at 12:50pm

Just how long does the password reset dance with Apple take? It’s been hours since they ostensibly sent me the reset instructions. #grumble —@ndw

Thursday at 12:59pm

Q: How many semantic web advocates does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: What exactly do you mean by "a"?—@kfogel

Thursday at 03:15pm

Since I’m writing C today I decided to install a console mail client and console Twitter app. Go full cavewoman, no half assing shit.—@kellabyte

Thursday at 06:30pm

Awesome congrats! RT @therealmaxf congratulations @psd and @JeniT for… !—@ndw

Thursday at 06:33pm

If it walks like an array, and quacks like an array, and you're in javascript, then you still have no idea.—@hjdivad

Thursday at 06:39pm

App permissions model is all wrong. I should decide what perms it gets and it should adapt accordingly.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:22pm

Trying to wring out a washcloth in space is one of the coolest things I've seen: —@dcm

Thursday at 11:28pm

There’s a ring of keyboard macros. #awesome #emacs #howdidinotknow —@ndw

Friday at 08:44am

Github project that I want to use but will probably never modify. Grab the RO repo from the author or fork it? Opinions?—@ndw

Friday at 09:30am

The “passports” tab on doesn’t work in Chrome. #browser #compatibility —@ndw

Friday at 05:13pm

“An error occurred.” = if you’ve installed Mountain Lion, you aren’t allowed to download it again. So say the geniuses. Morons.—@ndw

Friday at 08:05pm

How troubleshooting works: poke, dig, google, prod, dig, poke, swear, take a walk, google, restart a thing, success, eat a donut.—@kplawver

Friday at 08:24pm

If we really wanted to thank cops, we'd rescind the sequester and pass the gun control they've been requesting for years.—@climatebrad

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:35pm

Suspect 2 currently getting blood from some Bostonian who donated in recently days.—@capitolization
it's called civilization! “@capitolization: Suspect 2 currently getting blood from some Bostonian who donated in recently days.”—@kendall

Friday at 10:40pm

"What more can go wrong?" "Never ask that question." #pearlsbeforeswine —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 08:37pm

@ndw Is it just me, or are all of the links on but the homepage sending back 500 errors?—@jaxguillette
@jaxguillette It wasn’t just you! Oops! Can’t explain it, but the short-term fix was simple. Thanks for letting me know!—@ndw

Sunday at 10:31am

"Info", "Data", & "Object" in class names are correctly pronounced "ummm"—@KentBeck

Sunday at 12:59pm

"At the same time as a high-profile manhunt for the marathon bombers...38 more Americans died from gun violence." —@oliviawilde

Sunday at 01:36pm

The only thing sillier than Deepak Chopra lecturing people about science is Deepak Chopra lecturing people about science.—@BadAstronomer

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:30pm

For those who want to wallpaper a sphere using 4 circles, Step 1 is to shred the circles into an infinite number of geometric points.—@BadAstronomer
@BadAstronomer Heh.—@ndw

Sunday at 06:54pm

Fusion (aka logical volume management for OS X) is nice but sure has some weird performance characteristics.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 08:17pm

@ndw is there an xslt-hl formatter for HTML that you know of?—@bphogan
@bphogan “xslt-hl”?—@ndw
@ndw it’s a syntax highlighting util for docbook. And I found my answer - it “just works” and I’m an idiot.—@bphogan