The short-form week of 13–19 May 2013

20 May 2013; last modified 22 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.

Monday at 01:30pm

"We're Here! We're Queer! And by queer, I mean, in the traditional sense of being weird & out of place." #gop2016slogans —@harikondabolu

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:51pm

Hi @ndw, is the @xmlcalabash site down? I'm getting a timeout..—@grtjn
@grtjn Apparently dreamhost is having some troubles. —@ndw
@ndw So much for dream hosting then.. ;-)—@grtjn
@grtjn @ndw Dreamhost: You get what you pay for. And you really don't pay much.—@mdubinko
@mdubinko @grtjn I dunno. I’ve been using them since 2005 and I’ve really got no complaints. They’ve had less downtime than my server.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:14pm

If my Klout score is 55 or more, Klout is totally awesome! If it's less than 55, and I can't get into airport VIP lounges, then Klout sucks!—@kendall
@kendall you're 53 on klout ;)—@gridinoc
@gridinoc What an outrage! :(—@kendall
@kendall At 52, I should be working hard to pass you. Trouble is, I don’t give a rat’s ass about my Klout score.—@ndw
@ndw I didn't either until 55 and > started getting you into airport VIP lounges... :)—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:28pm

Seriously, read my mind and just tell me which espresso machine... Surely some coffee idiot savant in Seattle is reading this...?!—@kendall
@kendall Just put more quality coffee and less water in your French Press.—@ndw
@ndw That sooooo doesn't work :>—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:55pm

Who has the most bars per capita? CA has the most bars, but not per capita. via @tableau —@datablick
@datablick @alexmilowski Road trip to Petroleum, Montana! Let’s go drink in *both* of them!—@ndw
@ndw @alexmilowski We may bump them to # 1! Done!—@datablick

Monday at 06:28pm

If there's one issue the press should never be "objective" on, it's their First Amendment right to gather and publish the govt's secrets.—@FreedomofPress

Monday at 06:36pm

Flash of insight, I now know how to compute the timezone from a lat/long even when the TZ map includes nested polygons.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:49pm

Calling the folks who work on the Go programming language “gophers” may make sense, but the aged among us will think of gopher: URIs.—@ndw
@ndw It's even worse for #Go players: I think of the game I propose to remame this language to "goo" :)—@olivierjeulin

Tuesday at 01:47am

LOL!! "so much for dream hosting.." RT @mdubinko: @grtjn @ndw Dreamhost: You get what you pay for. And you really don't pay much.—@grtjn

Tuesday at 07:12am

If you like oscillating between feeling like the stupidest person on earth and a fucking genius, you’ll love coding.—@jamieforrest

Wednesday at 06:37am

This guy is typing 'rm -fr foo' being from 'rm -rf' camp, not sure if I can trust him...—@kohsukekawa

Wednesday at 07:19am

When I'm on a website and a little chat window pops up, "How can I help you today?" I get scared and immediately close the tab.—@adamwitwer

Wednesday at 07:28am

I know it's silly, but it bugs me when "decimated" is used to mean "utterly destroyed" rather than "reduced by ten percent"—@doctorow

Wednesday at 07:34am

I didn’t know this existed: Looking forward to reading it.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:14am

Hail A Cab app begins with disclaimer: this app may not successfully…hail…a…cab. YMMV. No Warranty. etc. Uhm… #confidencebuilder —@ndw

Wednesday at 08:17am

Sigh. Is there a command line app that will reliably send mail with the Exchange protocol? Authenticated SMTP doesn’t satisfy some IT folks.—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:21am

Donation to Atheist Community of Austin returned as “undeliverable” with annotation “WTF”. My handwriting is a little messy, but…—@ndw

Wednesday at 08:59am

Disclaimer notwithstanding, the app worked...this time. Cabbie says it's faster and more reliable than calling the dispatcher.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:49pm

programming has taught me a habit: when uncertain, forge ahead and see how it turns out. but it is serving me poorly in home improvement—@jakedonham

Thursday at 07:12am

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

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:10am

Google encouraging HTML email for "quick actions". #sigh —@ndw
@ndw Downside is Gmail-specific IMO.—@kendall
@kendall There’s an upside?—@ndw
@ndw Yes.—@kendall

Thursday at 04:51pm

The Balisage planning committee may be getting a little punchy. —@ndw

Thursday at 07:22pm

OH "It's a graphic novel, spy thriller parody of Daunton Abbey."—@ndw

Saturday at 08:02am

RP 'I Have Been Everywhere' by Johnny Cash #topicmaps #humor #music Please Retweet! Thanks! - —@patrickDurusau

Saturday at 11:32am

Four pedants sit around a table discussing paper abstracts. Hilarity ensues. #wekillus —@ndw