The short-form week of 17–23 Mar 2014

24 Mar 2014; last modified 25 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 Monday at 06:11pm

Wow. ArchLinux install instructions are seriously hard core.—@ndw
@ndw still playing with that laptop?—@alexmilowski
@ndw I love my new MacBook ...—@alexmilowski
@ndw then you should give #gentoo a chance. It's a sort of #self-flagellation to get a working system—@mkraetke
@ndw tres old school.—@mnot

Tuesday at 02:32pm

I feel sorry for dogs. They learnt to fetch newspapers, but newspapers are dying. Killed by an internet driven by cats.—@BinaryBad

Wednesday at 07:15am

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

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:08am

Are there any good third-party address books for Android, ones with a decent API for getting data into/out of them?—@ndw
@ndw You're looking *not* to use the default Android contact API?—@david_megginson
@david_megginson I'm thinking about it. Google automanaging the circle connections is (a) wrong and (b) creepy.—@ndw
@ndw I mean, can a non-Google provider still use that API?—@david_megginson
@ndw API on Android? If not there also—@nik_clayton
@ndw Paper? Or must it be electronic?—@dpawson

Wednesday at 07:57pm

People ask me from time to time how I get so much done. The answer: I treat everyone as if they're trying to help me, and in turn, they do.—@slicknet

Wednesday at 08:17pm

To remap CapsLock/Ctrl in Windows, you have to edit a binary registry key. #rotfl #weeping—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:59am

Seventy-seven in a row. Missed one yesterday. #dailypic In other news, it's World Frog Day today. Who knew?—@ndw
@ndw I must have skipped (hopped?) that one.—@dpawson

Thursday at 02:13pm

@webmink So in principle, the regulations should be about preventing ownership of things that should be public. In practice, ...—@ndw

Thursday at 03:32pm

Mind you, I've written plenty of shit code. Perhaps that's why it's so easy to spot now :)—@dhh

Thursday at 10:44pm

I need to either clone myself, or try to internalize I can only do so much during any given day. Or win the lottery and retire. *sigh*—@dhmspector

Saturday at 07:29pm

Write maintainable code. Have tests. Go home on time. Work somewhere that believes in this.—@grmpyprogrammer