The short-form week of 29 Apr–5 May 2013

06 May 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 Thursday at 04:38pm

So, if you’re thinking of buying a new MacBookPro, there’s that website that estimates when the next refresh is likely. That’s where again?—@ndw
@ndw Also, there are rumors of a MacBook Pro refresh to be announced in June, for WWDC.—@avernet
@ndw I'm also due for a MacBook Pro refresh this year, and wondering if this time I won't go with an iMac+Air instead.—@avernet
@avernet I like having a single machine that's the same wherever I am.—@ndw
@ndw Certainly. I've been using only 1 laptop at a time since 1999, and maybe just forgot how inconvenient switching between computers is.—@avernet

Monday at 12:29pm

Fire ant bites are worse. #moredumbstuffyoudidntneedmetotellyou—@ndw

Monday at 04:02pm

I don't believe in "tight" deadlines anymore. I believe in reasonable deadlines, and unreasonable deadlines.—@Kylewyatt

Monday at 04:37pm

A stranger is just a friend you'll never meet because your anxiety is keeping you in your apartment with the Internet and your four cats.—@aedison

Monday at 04:47pm

i want one of those i want to break free i waste so much time i watch #GooglePoems—@JeniT

Monday at 05:11pm

If it takes more effort to complain about something than fix it, just frigging fix it.—@codinghorror

Monday at 07:40pm

Fsck me. Knew there was no coffee in the apartment. Decided not to go grocery shopping. #tomorrowmorningwillsuck—@ndw

Monday at 07:56pm

Yeah, that’s pretty much it. /by @wilw /via @badastronomer—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:12am

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

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:34pm

If the Sofitel chain was really serious about the whole French sensibility thing in the US, they’d use A4 paper. I’m just sayin’—@ndw
@ndw Yes; that said, I love Sofitel.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:17pm

@ndw Didn't you have an essay about adding the pilcrows to your blog? Thought it was but was wrong...—@abdelazer
@abdelazer Might be. Let me fix a bug so I can format it and see. :-)—@ndw
@ndw It's not, I checked—@abdelazer
@abdelazer *chuckle* Well played, sir. I’ll find it. After I fix the bug.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:09pm

Dear Southwest, “New York, Newark” is New Jersey. I’m just sayin’—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:08am

Entirely beyond words. Bet you can’t not hold your breath: (Stay till the end)—@timbray
@timbray That’s pretty impressive. And you’re right, the very end is remarkable.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:41am

Pro tip: POSTing a ZIP with curl’s -d option does not work. Use -data-binary instead. There’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back.—@ndw
@ndw Come on, everyone knows that. (now that you’ve reminded us)—@bsletten
@ndw Genau.—@fidothe

Friday at 02:41pm

DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide is part of the O’Reilly celebration of Day Against DRM. Use code DRM2013—@ndw

Friday at 02:58pm

Has anyone affixed a bluetooth headset to google glasses yet, to create a doucheborg?—@Pinboard

Friday at 10:46pm

RT @alexmilowski: It is all about how fast you can get data to the browser and that is why I use #MarkLogic. I couldn't do my research with…—@ndw

Saturday at 07:12am

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

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:39pm

Derby day. Congrats to team Orb. Now where's my julip?—@ndw
@ndw Basil Hyden, rocks, over here.—@kendall

Saturday at 05:58pm

The Tipsy Texan on a bucket.—@ndw