The short-form week of 7–13 Oct 2013

14 Oct 2013; last modified 16 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 10:42am

What freeware/shareware apps do you use to add metadata to JPEG or other digital photos? Irfanview, Picasa, Preview?—@davidriecks
@sheilaMorr @davidriecks Image::ExifTool—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:38am

Thought Experiment: Stand on a scale in an elevator. Cut the cable. You, the scale, and the elevator fall -- scale reads zero—@neiltyson
@neiltyson Briefly, at least.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:00am

Imagine The Web without view-source, it's easy if you try: —@psd
@psd *sigh*—@ndw

Monday at 05:07am

Monday at 05:20am

Search for film: Google provides link to add movie times to a service that will terminate in 25 days. Left hand, introduce yourself to right—@ndw

Monday at 05:45am

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:07am

If Obama breaks the GOP here, where does he go in the Dem Presidents rankings?—@kendall
@kendall Conversely, if he doesn’t, we’re all totally %#$#@&*d.—@ndw
@ndw true—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:01am

@shelleypowers On the plus side, the rest is apparently chicken. Sort of. I fully expected it to be sawdust or waste plastic.—@ndw
@ndw Give it time...give it time... In Europe, chicken nuggets have been found to contain horse meat.—@shelleypowers

Monday at 07:52am

Monday at 11:11am

Same shit, different decade MT @NerdyWonka History of the Republican Party in three buttons. Any questions America? —@alisonrose711

Monday at 12:08pm

I keep forgetting I'm the one with the funny accent.—@ndw

Monday at 07:05pm

Changes coming in HTML6 <video> ➡ <📼> <audio> ➡ <🎵> <b> ➡ <🐝> <cite> ➡ <👀> <body> ➡ <🚶> <strong> ➡ <💪>—@grorg

Tuesday at 01:53am

This thing about Scalia believing in the devil, is that really for real? Really? C’mon, it’s October, it’s too early for April Fool’s jokes.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:44am

"Sorry, it is not possible to select a seat on this flight" whaddaya mean, @KLM? I have to stand, or drive?—@brucel

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:58am

Going to spend the day at The Hermitage in StP.—@kendall
@kendall Coincidentally, I visited Houghton Revisited on Sunday. A collection of Hermitage works hanging in original house. Was marvelous.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:22am

hello, javascript. > [ 12, 9, 8, 7 ].sort(); [ 12, 7, 8, 9 ] well. i'm glad we could have this talk.—@robey

Wednesday at 03:01am

Pleased to report XInclude 1.1 is now in CR. Implementors do your thing!—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:12am

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

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

I'd like to better understand how this crisis is happening because, at most, 50 absolute nutters have House seats.—@kendall
@kendall I think we have to conclude that the ones who aren’t crazy are either content with the nutter’s results or are afraid of them.—@ndw
@ndw yes, I think so.—@kendall
@kendall My money is on “afraid”.—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:34pm

we’ll know who saved America when we see what lucrative private-sector job John Boehner migrates to.—@interfluidity

Wednesday at 01:45pm

So much "political correctness" amounts to "not being a dick." You have a right to be a dick, but that doesn't mean you should be one.—@JesseThorn

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:54pm

TIL about the Scala Pickling serialization framework: scala/pickling —@ebruchez
@ebruchez Interesting. I was just thinking about pickling compiled pipelines.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:33am

Spotlight is the most useless piece of OS X—@gridinoc

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:59am

I think I now officially hate @stevefaulkner—@robinberjon
@robinberjon UNSEE!—@ndw
@ndw Just consider yourself happy that you didn’t see the one with @sideshowbarker.—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:03am

@shelleypowers wrt the cartoon, it’s possible to view the debt ceiling debacle as an impeachment trap /cc @kendall —@ndw
@ndw @kendall All this because we elect a black president. What happens when we elect our first woman president?—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers @kendall Elect? In these end times, surely our leaders will be appointed by…oh, no, I don’t even have the stomach to finish.—@ndw
@ndw @kendall How many ways can we state how insane all of this is before the densest mind gets it?—@shelleypowers

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:25pm

I’ll never use parameter entities again, I swear! —@ndw
@ndw Looks like you won't be using anything else either.—@sgmlguru

Thursday at 01:43pm

tying one's access to healthcare to their ability to perform labor is about as nakedly barbaric as capitalism gets—@JawsForJesus

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:42am

Tried two different Java #RDFa parsers, neither worked. What’s the state of the art?—@ndw
@ndw broken—@alexmilowski
@tfgrahame Thanks. I suppose I could try integrating JPython.—@ndw
@ndw Which two?—@pdxleif
@pdxleif rdfa-core-java and java-rdfa—@ndw
@bsletten @pdxleif Yep. That’s what I finally got to work.—@ndw
@ndw @pdxleif Validation! :)—@bsletten
@bsletten @pdxleif To bad the home page doesn’t,—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:14am

“Etymology of the word ___” in Google gives a railroad diagram answer on the search results page. Nice.—@ndw
@ndw Neat. Ironically, you don't get the diagram for "etymology of the word etymology" (the first one I tried).—@cramerdw

Friday at 10:24am

RT @ndw: “Etymology of the word ___” in Google gives a railroad diagram answer on the search results page. Nice.—@patrickDurusau

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:19pm

reading and imagining that in an alternate universe somewhere, we’re all using XSLT for client-side rendering—@rmurphey
@simonstl @rmurphey I volunteer to go.—@ndw

Friday at 02:36pm

Zuckerberg buys up houses neighboring his because he wants more privacy. More privacy. He wants more privacy. —@caseyjohnston

Friday at 05:52pm

BREAKING: GOP announces plan to end shutdown. Country will be organized into 12 Districts. Each will send a boy and girl to Capitol.—@charlesthomas

Saturday at 02:07pm

Birthdays are good for your health. Studies have shown that people who have more birthdays live the longest.—@SciencePorn

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:12pm

@ndw problem solving like a bolder rolling downhill-—@drabshadow
@drabshadow Uhm. Huh?—@ndw
@ndw just nice to watch your account over the course of time- then to see a posts showing the connections—@drabshadow

Saturday at 10:10pm

Sunday at 07:21am

FYI: pipelines that use my RDFa extension step. —@ndw

Sunday at 09:53am

WT screaming F! Greater Anglia train tkts app "not avail in your country." Firstly, I'm in ENGLAND, secondly, you cretinous twats!—@ndw

Sunday at 04:05pm

Phone displays dialog: "Unfortunately United Airlines has stopped". That's just the app, right? I can still go home tomorrow, right?—@ndw

Sunday at 04:52pm

Amazing how much easier it seems to be to shut down the Federal Government than Guantanamo.—@harikunzru

Sunday at 05:04pm

And incomplete too. For example, it doesn't explain TSA Pre is because you can only annoy Whitey so much—@textfiles