The short-form week of 23–29 Sep 2013

30 Sep 2013; last modified 01 Oct 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 Sunday at 09:05pm

http://twitter.yfrog.com/gye1shgtj mama's new toy. 48gigs of awesome.—@mathling
@mathling #want /cc @collwhit ;-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:44am

JSON spec is written in ... oh wait ... in XML :-) http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/09/18/Editing-JSON —@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek and it uses a DTD. :)—@alexmilowski

Monday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! http://paper.li/dominixml/1329135087 ▸ Top stories today via @ndw —@dominixml

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:16am

Having the windows open is nice, letting the flies in, not so much.—@ndw
@ndw Get screens or you'll be mosquito food as well.—@cramerdw
@cramerdw Mosquitos don’t seem to be as big a deal here in the UK. I wouldn’t do this in Austin!—@ndw
@ndw Oh, I assumed you were referring to the weather here in Austin. The kids were complaining this morning about being "cold" (~50°).—@cramerdw

Monday at 11:19am

"Technical Debt" is shorthand for "we wanted to build a product, but the schedule dictated we build a ticking time bomb instead."—@MC_UX

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:11pm

"Social media scientist"? Really?—@ndw
@ndw It's a fancy kind of villager, right?—@chaals

Tuesday at 03:42am

“You never know what book you wrote until you know what book people read.”—@psd

Tuesday at 04:35am

RT @jirkakosek: JSON spec is written in ... oh wait ... in XML :-) http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2013/09/18/Editing-JSON —@ndw

Tuesday at 08:28am

The extent to which there is insufficient parking at Papworth Hospital defies belief.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:25am

Developer thought progression: "This is impossible." -> "Hmm, maybe…" -> "I did it! I am awesome!" -> "Nevermind, that was easy."—@hcayless

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:04pm

Anyone else terrified of Facebook games, sign-ins, etc.? It's basically *guaranteed* they're going to spam all my contacts now or later.—@RussB
@RussB I simply don’t use services that require a Facebook login.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:30pm

OK, that's one 'tell us what you think' box too many. I snapped. https://twitter.com/hollybrocks/status/382587935347847168/photo/1 —@hollybrocks

Tuesday at 06:59pm

Wednesday at 05:26am

OH: It's very nice if you want to go to Paris for lunch, but otherwise we don't need it, we're an island.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:48am

The #XProc avengers have all arrived.—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski where do we meet ?—@xquery
@alexmilowski @ndw are u planning to swing by my hotel round 1730 ?—@xquery
@xquery @alexmilowski how about you come this way?—@ndw
@alexmilowski Pipelines assemble!—@ndw
@ndw @alexmilowski leaving for the Blind Poet now—@xquery

Thursday at 02:07am

RT @deirdresm: How I Thought Web Commerce Would Be Different: http://deirdre.net/how-i-thought-web-commerce-would-be-different/ —@ndw

Thursday at 06:34am

Did you know? The collective noun for a group of programmers is a merge-conflict.—@omervk

Thursday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! http://paper.li/dominixml/1329135087 ▸ Top stories today via @ndw —@dominixml

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:09am

XProc vnext taking concrete shape http://www.w3.org/XML/XProc/docs/xproc-v2-req.html #xproc WG cooking with gas—@xquery
@xquery @ndw @alexmilowski and others, kudos for the v2 reqs. See also http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-processing-model-comments/2013Sep/0000.html . Have a great (end of) f2f !—@rdeltour

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:47pm

OH "Even if he's Sean Connery, the bar is closed. No beer for your friend"—@ndw
@ndw i would open a bar for sean connery even if it wasn-t mine- of course the sounds of scotsmen are probably more common over there—@drabshadow

Saturday at 01:38am

Programmers have been unsuccessfully conflating binary and trinary logic since the year NULL. http://tommorris.org/posts/8575 —@tommorris

Saturday at 12:27pm

Did you know? @ndw and @stevenpemberton will be giving keynote presentations this year. http://xmlamsterdam.com/2013/sessions #xmlamsterdam —@XMLAmsterdam