The short-form week of 30 Sep–6 Oct 2013

07 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.

Monday at 06:54am

its that time of year https://t.co/D6Xy9ZusJh @ndw + #marklogic + #xml = awesome—@xquery

Monday at 09:06am

"@xquery: its that time of year https://t.co/BounVSxjYY @ndw + #marklogic + #xml = awesome" funny but kind of lame at the same time.—@dbnm

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

yay @UCBerkeley! here's your doomsday calculator in XPath/XQuery: xs:date("2018-10-01")-xs:date(current-dateTime()) https://twitter.com/dret/status/384785017429172224/photo/1 —@dret
@dret Again?—@ndw
@ndw i think it's his fifth date... i'd like to wish him more luck this time, but then again it's the end of the world, so maybe not?—@dret
@dret @ndw @jonathan_robie Maytbe its a yearly renewing subscription..—@grtjn
@ndw @dret on average, how many years pass between one end of the world and the next?—@jonathan_robie

Tuesday at 02:03am

Warm welcome to our speakers of XML Amsterdam 2013: @ndw @stevenpemberton @evlist @jpcs @mstuehrenberg @marcdegraauw @xokomola #xmlamsterdam —@XMLAmsterdam

Tuesday at 06:21am

97% of NASA is shut down. I think it would sum up humanity nicely if our first response to alien contact was an out-of-office reply.—@mrdaveturner

Wednesday at 01:18pm

Can I burn down your house? No Just the 2nd floor? No Garage? No Let's talk about what I can burn down. No YOU AREN'T COMPROMISING!—@JuddLegum

Wednesday at 03:33pm

TripAdvisor app wants permissions to create and edit accounts and set passwords on my device? Uhm. “No.”—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 03:37pm

It’s all event driven, docs just flow throw the pipeline graph! But you can still order them all, right? Uh. Let me get back to you on that.—@ndw
@ndw I made an Accumulator step that just piles everything up and then flushes periodically in batches. I guess you could sort batches—@msokolov
@msokolov It’s not really a question of sorting, it’s a question of putting the events back in order by connection and by sequence. Doable.—@ndw

Thursday at 03:18am

♔ KEEP CALM and DONT SHUTDOWN—@darrenmoffat

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:54am

Last night, felt sad about all the collateral damage caused by the shutdown, then realized that damage is exactly what their handlers want.—@ndw
@ndw Which would still make you sad, right?—@ebruchez
@ebruchez Sad, yes. Among other things. I wonder if the republic will survive this sort of onslaught.—@ndw
@ndw It's all about disciplining the rabble (i.e., citizens) on behalf of the masters.—@kendall

Thursday at 10:58am

Remember when y'all laughed at "ungovernable" California? Then we voted the GOP into super-minority status, and it got better. #JustSaying —@humanadverb

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:54pm

Intrigued by the concept of law makers who would rather destroy America than have tax dollars used to give poor people health care—@Carnage4Life
@Carnage4Life Intrigued doesn’t seem to begin to cover it.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:21pm

BTW "Refactoring Wisdom" would be a great novel title.—@mdubinko
@mdubinko And a great title for a band—@ndw

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

Let me correct myself: ...in 1999, astronomers are using #XML to exchange information openly on the Web.—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Silly boy, you know there’s no XML no the web.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:40pm

IMO, nothing about @united's new seat design is "innovative" or "flyer friendly." Too bad. A missed opportunity for UA to lead. #paxex —@hharteveldt
@Kellblog @hharteveldt Generally speaking, legroom and comfort would be flyer friendly. Not, alas, profit friendly.—@ndw
@ndw @Kellblog Look at @JetBlue. They have generous legroom & still earn a profit.—@hharteveldt

Thursday at 02:10pm

The shooting was at Constitution and 2nd, you say? Did I hear that right.—@kendall

Thursday at 05:45pm

xslide Emacs mode https://t.co/HLAmJJLt15 w/ subtree merge of @ndw multi-XSLT RNG schema w/ subtree merge of @innovimax XSLT 3.0 RNG schema—@MenteaXML

Friday at 07:07am

Opening by @ndw "15 years of XML", closing by @stevenpemberton "XML is everywhere". http://xmlamsterdam.com/2013/program #xmlamsterdam —@XMLAmsterdam

Friday at 08:27am

@ndw I will now taunt you with this: https://t.co/zPIhiMvXiC—@alexmilowski

Friday at 08:40am

Estimate of MongoDB's value vary, one replica say $700m, one replica say $1.2 billion, one replica say 1.5 billion.—@BigDataBorat

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:48am

Damn it, Google, neither the Maps nor Wallet apps have any %#@$#! need to read my contacts. It’s a #@#!ing map, not a social experience.—@ndw
@ndw Looks like it is the default for all apps now. Why can't we select what rights we want to grant? See @timbray's https://t.co/js51bBJR1g—@fgeorges
@fgeorges I read that. I still want the ability to selectively say “no”. So I decline to share contacts and the app gets an empty list.—@ndw
@ndw @fgeorges or the app equivalent of a 403 and it has to deal with it. but definitely +1 (err)—@mdransfield
@mdransfield @ndw Yes. Even if the app then says: "I won't work, as I don't gain anything". But at least it is clearer.—@fgeorges
@ndw re maps, on occasion I have found it nice for maps to know where a friend lives so I donit have to look it up—@DALDEI
@ndw Well, until you start typing a contact's name/address into map search and get magic autocompletion. But yeah, it's an issue.—@timbray
@timbray @ndw Which could be provided by some widget in the plateform, without disclosing full access to the address book...—@fgeorges

Friday at 11:50am

RT @gclaramunt: If you define it carefully, adding insult to injury should give a type error.—@CompSciFact

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 10:27am

XML Prague 2014 CFP is open http://www.xmlprague.cz/ #xmlprague —@xquery
@xquery “Paper ID: 1” That means I win, right? Even though the registration site is barking at me for information it won’t let me provide.—@ndw
@ndw @xquery No Norm. It means (again), hiTech 1, people 0. Sigh. And I thought computers were here to help us!—@dpawson
@dpawson @xquery I was just amused to get the paper id "1". Assume the rest can be sorted out.—@ndw

Saturday at 02:25pm

It seems clear that living, breathing members of my species will die because a bunch of fucktards orchestrated a government shutdown.—@ndw

Saturday at 02:26pm

It seems equally clear that no retribution, divine or otherwise, will rain down on their heads because of it. That is achingly sad.—@ndw

Saturday at 02:39pm

What he said: https://t.co/pf7jKnIx1w /cc hum, probably @denyreligion but I couldn’t swear to it.—@ndw

Sunday at 07:12am

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

Sunday at 10:52pm

Wondering why conservatives complain about the cost of Obamacare, but not the cost of corn syrup subsidies http://www.businessinsider.com/billions-in-tax-dollars-subsidize-the-junk-food-industry-2012-7 —@timoreilly