The short-form week of 27 May–2 Jun 2013

03 Jun 2013; last modified 08 Jun 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 09:06am

hey @ndw, in your examples r based on catalog 1.1 but the PUBLIC DTD is gone: Ideas? Can U help?—@paginagmbh
@paginagmbh Drat. I thought we’d got that fixed. I believe I put everything up at Sorry for the inconvenience.—@ndw
@ndw Thanks for the tip! Any idea how we get OASIS to host the 1.1 schemas?—@paginagmbh
@paginagmbh I just need to close the loop with their folks, I expect. I’ll try to get to that in November.—@ndw
@ndw hey norman, any news on this? It would be really great if the PUBLIC uri points to an existing file...—@paginagmbh

Thursday at 10:44pm

The joy of timezones—@ndw

Thursday at 11:10pm

Next stop: Manhattan. Rittenhouse Rye, Noilly Prat Amber, Angostura bitters, Luxardo cherry. Big ol’ ice cube.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:43pm

RT @ndw: The joy of timezones #marklogic #geo—@eedeebee

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:37am

Quickdraw did "point in region" in 128kb ROM in 1984. "@eedeebee: RT @ndw: The joy of timezones #marklogic #geo"—@aljopainter
@aljopainter Point in one of tens of thousand of polygons with tens of thousands of vertices?—@ndw
@ndw But probably need more than the 128kb RAM from first Mac. (BTW: Was wrong, QuickDraw was originally in the 64kb ROM)—@aljopainter
@ndw Yes, in principle, singe region defined as "set of arbitrarily-complex polygons, possibly discontiguous". In practice, needs checking.—@aljopainter

Friday at 01:13pm

RT @deafferret: .@tripside "Atheism is a religion like OFF is a TV channel" :)—@kiphampton

Friday at 01:44pm

_:s1 a rdf:Statement . :she :said _:s1 . #thatswhatshesaid—@mdubinko

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:03pm

I bet @tmobile’s new “no annual contract” plan doesn’t let me out of my current contract early.—@ndw
@ndw You can always sign up here: to let us know where to focus improvements. ^ZH—@TMobileHelp
@TMobileHelp Done. Thanks.—@ndw
@ndw Is it no coverage just inside your apartment? What happens when you're outside? ^ZH—@TMobileHelp
@TMobileHelp It’s slightly less marginal outside; there’s really just not enough coverage in this little valley.—@ndw
@ndw It doesn't because you rec'd either a discounted device or plan in return for completing 2 yrs w/ us. Why do you want to leave? ^ZH—@TMobileHelp
@TMobileHelp Because signal quality in my apartment is approximately zero. One bar on a good day.—@ndw
@ndw actually the WA AG went after them straight away for misleading advertising—@turchinc
@ndw @TMobile I'm not sure about that -- they were willing to let me do that, but my situation is complex with 5 people on the plan—@msokolov
@ndw Has it always been like that? What zip code are you in? ^ZH—@TMobileHelp
@TMobileHelp Every since I moved here a few months ago, 78746.—@ndw

Friday at 05:03pm

My successful friends have all previously been losers. Are you saying ignore them until they win? -> RT @umairh: Don't hang out with losers.—@swardley

Friday at 05:14pm

Software Development is 1 part technical knowledge, 1 part creativity, and 8 parts WHY THE FUCK DOESN'T THIS WORK?—@ALRubinger

Friday at 06:46pm

My god, do I have to pay bills again?! Didn't I just do that like 4 weeks ago!?—@RussB

Friday at 10:21pm

This is the 21ST CENTURY, right? RT @richarddawkins Two maids get 10 years, 1,000 lashes for sorcery #dispair—@ndw

Friday at 10:41pm

@rem T.M.I.—@ndw

Saturday at 08:46am

Major financial institutions still use popups. I… Uh… Um… If I think of something clever, I’ll get back to you.—@ndw

Saturday at 10:56am

The Ant Beck Daily is out! ▸ Top stories today via @ndw—@AntArch

Saturday at 04:42pm

Matt Smith is not your bitch. If he's finished being The Doctor, the only thing we say is, "thank you."—@wilw

Saturday at 07:30pm

time and again, the (actual) HTML5 spec feels like it's been created by someone with OCD who doesn't sweat the details, except when they do.—@johnallsopp

Saturday at 07:44pm

Amazingly, there really are people who think: "It would be unpleasant if X were true (e.g. no life after death), therefore X can't be true."—@RichardDawkins