The short-form week of 23–29 Dec 2013

30 Dec 2013; last modified 04 Jan 2014

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 10:09pm

The NSA fears #Snowden not because he will compromise it with "the enemy" but because he will compromise it with the public.—@JPBarlow

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:57pm

@scalzi Oh, dear lord, buy some decent tequila.—@ndw

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

Merry Christmas, everyone. Yes, I'm am atheist, yes, I said "Merry Christmas", just deal, ok? Enjoy His noodly appendage if that moves you.—@ndw
@ndw Hyvää joulua! (fi) The warmest (+6C), rainiest & most black (no snow) Christmas I've ever seen in Helsinki.—@ttso
@ndw And to you Norm. Best wishes for 2014.—@dpawson
@ndw Merry Christmas Norm!—@kendall
@ndw you too. Having a merry atheist one over here in Copenhagen too. In Danish it's "jul" (="yule"), orig. from "wheel" (bc of solstice).—@MarieBilde

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:17am

Prior lasagna bolognese efforts didn't have enough (or thick enough) bechamel, which I've remedied. Also, more chicken livers in bolognese.—@kendall
@kendall And fresh lasagna noodles I hope!—@ndw
@ndw Do you possibly imagine I'd roll any other way?! :)—@kendall
@kendall I never doubted you, I swear.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 09:08am

Out of curiosity, how do flights end up over-booked, kicking passengers off at the gate? Do airlines knowingly oversell? Is that legal?—@dewitt
@dewitt Yes, and apparently, respectively.—@ndw

Thursday at 08:48pm

I have a great new tag line for all History channel shows: “This didn’t happen.”—@Stepto

Saturday at 01:31pm

Resistance is not futile. In the wake of NSA efforts to undermine security, developers push for strong encryption.—@EFF

Saturday at 04:43pm

Hmm. Windows Vista license I ordered through Amazon is OEM only. Not sure if I should ignore that or try again.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:44pm

I suppose I could, ugh, install 8.1—@ndw
@ndw My neighbour has it.... reluctantly did get used to it? ndw old fashioned? Nah...—@dpawson

Saturday at 06:06pm

The thing where Chrome copies configs across machines is nice, but just because I remove an extension on X doesn’t mean I want it gone on Y—@ndw