The short-form week of 31 Mar–6 Apr 2014

07 Apr 2014; last modified 22 Apr 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.

Tuesday at 08:55am

@dalapeyre That's a complaint about all prose vocabularies in my experience.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:11pm

“If we mark something as deprecated for years and never delete, the technical debt grows forever. That’s dumb.” — @mmilinkov » @DrDeprecator —@mreinhold

Tuesday at 10:49pm

@kendall Ironically, forging the electronic results takes longer. We apologize for the inconvenience.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:09pm

@ndw the terms of my surrender after a decade and a half may amuse you. —@simonstl
@simonstl @ndw The greatest failing of CSS is its inability to properly reorder content.—@stevenpemberton
@stevenpemberton @ndw I remain reluctant to call that a failure - not really convinced that should be the _stylesheet's_ job.—@simonstl
@ndw @simonstl Your post reminded me of this exchange (which I thot was spot on at the time, and often cite): —@donrday
@donrday @ndw re-reading that makes me think "technically correct but tin ear for the situation at the time." Still probably 10 years ahead.—@simonstl
@donrday @ndw in 1998, CSS was a BB gun, and XSLT was an elephant gun. Today, CSS is a light rifle, and XSLT a howitzer. Both useful, but...—@simonstl
@simonstl @ndw History of web processing has been retrieving bits to put in tables; Adaptive Content makes substructures interesting again.—@donrday
@simonstl @ndw Which is to say all tools have their place; XSLT gives CSS more things to adorn, for the right uses (e.g. publishing reuse)—@donrday
@donrday @ndw "all tools have their place", but I suspect XSLT's place will still be relatively tiny because scope too large for most cases.—@simonstl

Friday at 12:10am

@mnot Depends on the particular airports, but it's certainly "adventurous".—@ndw

Friday at 06:19pm

Oracle propose NoSQL standards committee, MongoDB gets board seat to ensure losing data at random become standard NoSQL behaviour—@BigDataBorat

Friday at 06:55pm

RT @simonstl: Most of today has been a detailed tutorial in how tree-based data structures tangle and complicate, with occasional glimmers…—@ndw

Saturday at 05:22pm

I’m a really down to earth guy because, you know, gravity.—@SciencePorn

Sunday at 08:24am

When you've read this you'll be cleverer. —@rustyrockets

Sunday at 02:22pm

Sunday at 07:39pm

@kendall editorial suggestion: "as an artist" unnecessary in that statement.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 07:45pm

Secretly, I fear that an "Orange and Tangerine" RICE BRAN OIL SOAP BAR may be one of the signs of the apocalypse.—@ndw
@ndw sshhh it's a secret, man!—@grechaw
@ndw The same thought also occurred to me. That and the aromatherapy shampoo and conditioner—@adamfowleruk
@adamfowleruk @ndw Did you take a wrong turn into a spa?—@collwhit
@collwhit @adamfowleruk A wrong turn?—@ndw
@ndw @collwhit It's the soaps in the rooms of the Marriott Waterfront. Very posh. 8o)—@adamfowleruk

Sunday at 11:27pm

A week to look forward to: @ehennum @grechaw @ndw and @sammefford all in one place. Plus @peteaven and too many more #marklogicians to list.—@collwhit