The short-form week of 22–28 Jul 2013

29 Jul 2013; last modified 30 Jul 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 04:35pm

I'm going to sell UK Govt some porn blocking software. If they've believed people telling them that job can be done they'll buy any old tat.—@bengoldacre

Monday at 05:52pm

How bad are things in the US? The films ROBOCOP 2 (1990) and ENEMY OF THE STATE (1998) are now mostly-accurate prophecies.—@pattonoswalt

Monday at 06:20pm

Dear @nbcnews: You embarrass yourself by putting the headline "Astrologer on baby's future" on your front page.—@scalzi

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:54pm

I’ve been busy. It’s July. This stuff about banning porn in the UK, that’s all an April fools joke right? I’m just catching up late. Right?—@ndw
. @ndw no worries. we only have aprils this year. and every month only has one day. all for security, 9/11s will no longer happen.—@icing

Tuesday at 09:20am

RT @xmlcalabash: XML Calabash 1.0.10, supporting Saxon 9.5, released. http://t.co/dXWUbw65rJ —@ndw

Tuesday at 05:19pm

1 bit of news today (the baby's sex). Which decompresses to about 1000 hours of video.—@michaelhkay

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:05pm

No one cares.—@kendall
@kendall Word.—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:10pm

There are 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000 ways to put deck of cards in order—@dcm

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:47pm

Mobile versions of Firefox and Chrome both display table cells in a smaller font, despite explicit CSS for “table tr td”. WTF?—@ndw
@ndw Perhaps they use SS instead of CSS? Sod the cascade?—@dpawson
@ndw Because they don't like you. If user=Norm, then ...—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski You’re not good for my paranoia, you know that?—@ndw
@ndw tbody perhaps?—@m_strehl
@ndw is there a tbody being inserted in there?—@andrewwelch
.@andrewwelch I think I’m pleased that “table tbody tr td” didn’t help.—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:47pm

AK-47 underwater at 27k frames per second https://t.co/1lHXEFHbQm—@codinghorror

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:00am

Waterboarding seems just like gentle torturing method compared to solving issues related to Java classloader, JAXP and Ant.—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek Wait until they throw Maven into the mix.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:40am

Hmm. http://t.co/hSXA6NfJAA is down and not just for me. Someone’s having a fire drill.—@ndw
@ndw Chase Online is functional. We apologize for any inconvenience. Pls let us know if you require additional assistance. ^SF—@ChaseSupport
@ChaseSupport Looks to be down again, though it was up briefly when you first replied to my tweet.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:08pm

"I am not an enthusiast for diversity of opinion where factual matters are concerned." -Richard Dawkins—@pkedrosky

Wednesday at 04:09pm

There should be an export ban on America democracy until a few quality control issues are sorted out!—@petecordell

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:05am

Get up. Scoop whole coffee beans into french press. Stare at it for several seconds trying to figure out what’s wrong. Oh, right. Grind 1st.—@ndw
@ndw you need more sleep norm :)—@dscape
@ndw SO glad i am not the only guy that does shit like that—@monkchips

Thursday at 06:35am

MT @ndw Get up. Scoop whole coffee beans into french press. Stare at it for several seconds trying to figure out what’s wrong. Oh, right.—@CanOfBees

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:35pm

More evidence of intent to remove #XML support in Blink. https://t.co/y9A4UBxWLq—@alexmilowski
.@alexmilowski I have that “I told you so” token around here somewhere. I’ll find it later.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:01pm

"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits." -Mark Twain—@jchjackson

Friday at 04:28am

"All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand" - Steven Wright—@marcuschown

Friday at 06:42am

What part of "respect for law" does the GOP respect? No part.—@kendall

Friday at 07:08am

So right wing Christians hate health care for poor people because fuck Jesus and his libtard concern for the least of these, amirite?!—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:01am

My frequency of backing out a local commit seconds after doing it, and the fact that I have to look up how every time, is a little alarming.—@ndw
@ndw sounds like a git-tastic experience to me. So much better than backing out an svn commit!—@grechaw
@grechaw git svn FTW—@ndw

Friday at 10:41am

http://t.co/Q4G9zpBjVw looks interesting, but my every experiencee with ruby, rake, and such things has ended in a painful mess.—@ndw

Friday at 11:20am

What if you're wrong? [R.D. Speed Art] #atheism http://t.co/WoKI60EI2a —@denyreligion

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:47pm

If you've never heard of the greatest mathematician of the 20th century, Paul Erdös, you must read this http://t.co/mOyt3bxPG2 —@larsga
@larsga Indeed. A great book.—@ndw
@ndw Yeah. And an unusual review, almost a compressed version of the book itself.—@larsga

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:20pm

How did I not know there was a Frank Willison Award? Or did I know and forget? Great editor, wonderful man. We miss ya Frank.—@ndw
@ndw Been thinking about him - I injured my knee.—@lyda

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:28pm

@ndw Do we get a cookie if it takes ~4 hours to add OWL reasoning to ML?—@kendall
@kendall Any flavor you want.—@ndw
@ndw What flavor tastes the most like "straight cash, homey"?—@kendall
@kendall You have to ask someone with a budget that one. I stick to chocolate chip mostly.—@ndw
@ndw Coolio. :>—@kendall

Saturday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! http://t.co/gsRNgt1v4z ▸ Top stories today via @ndw @JamieXML —@dominixml

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:14pm

WTF is "Newark Penn Station"?—@ndw
@ndw Newark, NJ. It's a stop or two from NY Penn Station.—@andersoncliffb
@ndw there used to be a pennsylvania railroad. so, many of the stations along that line are called penn station (new york penn, newark...—@smyles
@ndw new joisey!—@peteaven
@peteaven Because Joisey needed a station between EWR and New $%@! York Penn Station called Newark Penn %$&@! Station.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:28pm

A Manhattan in Manhattan. Hello New Yawk City. #potentpotables —@ndw
@ndw jealous—@alexmilowski

Sunday at 06:36pm

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— forever." - George Orwell, 1984—@gabrielsaldana

Sunday at 08:07pm

When I see lovers' names carved in a tree, I don't think it's cute. I just find it strange how many people have knives on a date.—@BiIIMurray

Sunday at 09:25pm

Young woman asked for a coke. Bartender said they're $6, suggested she go to machine downstairs where they're $2. I added a $ to my tip.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:29pm

Also:$6 for a coke? WTF? It's sugar, water, caramel color, and a few impurities for crying out loud!—@ndw
@ndw I don't drink anymore, so usually get ginger ale + bitters at bars (if they don't have iced tea), & they usually don't charge anything—@pdxleif
@ndw Probably paying for the phosphoric acid - it's a good de-ruster. And the coca extract?—@pdxleif

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:40pm

You’re a restaurant. You have a website. And no where on your website do you list the address of your physical location. You are idiots.—@ndw
.@ndw virtual restaurant, virtual guests—@phidip
@ndw FaaS.—@JamieXML