The short-form week of 10–16 Mar 2014

17 Mar 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.

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:37pm

Twitter client for Linux? #lazyweb —@ndw
@ndw Why do you need a client other than a Web browser?—@hsivonen
@ndw #turses if you want a cli-based client. #turpial is a good GUI client (gtk based). Choqok - haven't used - is a KDE client.—@CanOfBees
@ndw Why do you need a client other than #Emacs? Try `twittering-mode'—@MenteaXML
@MenteaXML Ah! Now that sounds like a plan!—@ndw
@ndw @MariusNestor Official @Twitter Client for Linux? Why not crowdsource #UXResearch @Research @Design #UX —@SingularityIs
@ndw ... the website :\ and sometimes perl scripts.—@gcarothers
@gcarothers @ndw I use the web site and "Pin tab" in the browser (also pin Evernote, OWA (for calendar), and a few others.—@cramerdw
@ndw another nice cli-client I haven't used in a while is #ttyter, but I don't know if it's API compliant these days.—@CanOfBees
@CanOfBees @ndw Still API compliant, you just have to make sure you give it -ssl=1 otherwise it gets sad.—@tjh
@ndw oops, meant #ttytter.—@CanOfBees

Monday at 12:01am

RT @BadAstronomer: Wow. This last bit about Sagan is magnificent. #Cosmos —@ndw

Monday at 12:02am

RT @BadAstronomer: That was lovely. I'm quite happy. I'm also looking forward to the next one. :) @neiltyson, congrats!—@ndw

Monday at 05:10am

@BadAstronomer @ndw When do you think we might be able to see this in the UK? Loved the first series as a child. Inspirational.—@stevemallen

Monday at 07:16pm

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:12am

@gabrielsaldana protip: you can drink wine out of any vessel, even the bottle. If you break the bottle, though...—@ndw
@ndw haha well, I switched to scotch. Those glasses are less fragile when washing—@gabrielsaldana

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:42am

Lots of online "JSON lint" services; any offline ones? Or ones with a programmatic API? Want to test/format during doc build.—@ndw
@ndw python -mjson.tool—@rahtz

Thursday at 09:53pm

RT @peteaven: Have I mentioned lately I have the best f***ing colleagues in the world? So grateful for the people I get to work with. #Mar—@ndw

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

Transcribing nice, clean DocBook XML slides into Powerpoint. #sadpanda —@ndw
@ndw Blackmail? gun at your back? Why Norm?—@dpawson
@ndw must be the work of marketing.—@alexmilowski
.@alexmilowski More-or-less, it's for #MarkLogic World. I can fight delivering PowerPoint or I can work on fun stuff. Fun stuff wins.—@ndw
@ndw seems like the right choice. ;)—@alexmilowski

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:55pm

I had to edit every slide in the master template to get the copyright date correct in the footers. Really? #powerpointgripes —@ndw
@ndw Change master footer, select all templates, turn/off/on "Footers" in Master Layout on the ribbon. Sorry it's not very intuitive. :(—@jevdemon

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:56pm

Inter-bullet spacing is (a) awful and (b) inconsistent on a slide-by-slide basis. Really? #powerpointgripes —@ndw
@ndw Um, *yeah*. One of many #powerpointgripes—and why you should use *any* other slideshow tool.—@Zearin
@ndw gotten to the fun stuff yet? :p—@alexmilowski
@ndw Sounds like an issue with master templates. Open those, fix spacing and re-apply formatting. Again, not intuitive enough. :(—@jevdemon
@ndw Use a sharp stick. It is much more pleasant on the eyes. (Who is forcing you into this horror?)—@kiniry

Friday at 05:23pm

Let's not be snobbish about Wikipedia. When I've looked up stuff I know, I've been impressed. Gives confidence for things I don't know.—@RichardDawkins

Friday at 08:25pm

Winner of this week's "No Sh*t, Sherlock" sweeps: Wow. This needed explaining? @PPact @Guttmacher @WoodhullSFA —@ninaland

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:58pm

@amyvdh @robinberjon @koalie "Bambi-eyes"? Oh, I'm going to remember that.—@ndw
@ndw Have I never shown you my one true superpower? Oh I will. Indeed you won't forget. @amyvdh @koalie —@robinberjon
@robinberjon Ok. Now I'm just a little bit afraid. @amyvdh @koalie —@ndw
@ndw Worry not, I only use it for good. @amyvdh @koalie —@robinberjon
@robinberjon @ndw @amyvdh a'yup. His own good, mostly. But like he said, worry not.—@koalie
@ndw @koalie and I first noticed @robinberjon's superpower at TPAC2008 during a werewolves game (of course, werewolves).—@amyvdh

Friday at 10:05pm

Must go see @mc_frontalot at #SXSW next year.—@ndw

Saturday at 08:47am

@torgo those who cannot remember the past are condemned to reinvent the marquee tag—@distobj

Saturday at 07:16pm

Trying to see if I can make it to the Extensible Web Summit, —@ndw

Saturday at 08:13pm

"Privatized" "science". An oxymoron so absurd one hardly knows where to begin.—@umairh

Saturday at 08:15pm

When people see me #coding all the time and tell me I should do something fun, I'm like "No, you don't get it. I REALLY LIKE this stuff."—@saronyitbarek

Saturday at 08:54pm

If gaming is beer, VR is whisky. Potent, and if done well can be exquisite, but if done badly gives you a headache and makes you puke.—@llamasoft_ox

Sunday at 07:15am

XML Stars, the journal is out! Stories via @ndw —@dominixml

Sunday at 09:50am

There were single primes instead of typographically correct apostrophes on a web page. Is the reason I’m 20 minutes late.—@zeldman

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:05am

@kendall I'll bite, which twelve? I counted nine different gins in my bar recently. I'll have to think about only twelve...—@ndw
@ndw Gin, rye, gold rum, dry & sweet vermouth, absinthe, Irish whiskey, Genever, orange liqueur, bitters (orange, angostura, peychaud's)—@kendall
@kendall I'd have to swap something for tequila. Because margaritas. Probably the absinthe.—@ndw
@ndw yeah, it's not a hard constraint! :)—@kendall

Sunday at 03:16pm

Harvesting mint #Sunday #afternoon #cocktails —@ndw

Sunday at 08:51pm

“So you guys are from the future?” “Yes.” “Does iTunes keep getting worse?” “Yes.”—@whump

Sunday at 10:53pm

The thing about Ayn Rand recipes is that they only serve one. Cooking for others simply encourages dependencies and expectations of handouts—@bsletten