The short-form week of 28 Apr–4 May 2014

05 May 2014; last modified 12 May 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 11:32am

Friends out of town for a week. Tesla Model S in the garage. Ferris Bueller, anyone?—@ndw
@ndw I'm in if we can get a time machine before we pick up le'broc—@adamretter
@ndw I mean Sara, was confusing bits of it with Weird Science—@adamretter
@adamretter I can get it up to 88, but I've lost my oscillation overthruster. Can't afford the fees to get it back.—@ndw
@ndw hahaha :-)—@adamretter
@ndw does rolling the tires backwards work with a Tesla odometer? ;)—@simonstl

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:41am

Hypothesis: all telcons would be improved by taking them by the pool on a warm sunny day.—@ndw
@ndw Taking the XProc call from the pool tomorrow?—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Alas, no. (Not) Taking it from a chair in the dentists office.—@ndw
@ndw @alexmilowski dropping the phone in the little sink won't be nearly as much fun as dropping the phone in the pool.—@simonstl
@ndw especially if you submerge the polycon in the water—@glawkatz
@glawkatz @ndw If only I had a pool....—@collwhit
@collwhit You have a lime tree and your Meyer lemons are ripe in April. It's not all bad at chez vous.—@ndw
@ndw True indeed. I'll just invest in a kiddie pool to test the hypothesis.—@collwhit
@ndw You misspelled "everything" there in the beginning.—@tabatkins
@tabatkins Well played. Point to you, sir.—@ndw
@ndw have you seen this video … makes me laugh every time—@evan_l_williams
@evan_l_williams oh dear. So sad. So...familiar.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:53pm

Let's make more women writers and directors so we don't have to be upset there aren't more women parts written in big movies, ok?—@feliciaday

Tuesday at 07:40pm

Again, if you think the tax code is too invasive, you probably shouldn't trust the government to kill people.—@Heminator

Tuesday at 07:56pm

Another vile, contemptible god-bothering fool who ignores the Constitution if it gets in the way of his savagery—@kendall

Tuesday at 09:02pm

RT @kendall: Executions are performed on behalf of all citizens and it's time we said no more, never again.—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:12pm

@dkador No, not really. Or, at least, not always. But the thing about trimming Satan's pubes is really pretty funny.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:25pm

RT @noahmendelsohn: RT @hiltzikm: Your compleat guide to the murder of net neutrality: (Excellent & worth reading: N…—@ndw

Thursday at 07:15am

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

Thursday at 08:46am

RT @jcoglan: Watch as platform vendors slowly reinvent the web at tremendous cost to the tech industry and its users—@ndw

Thursday at 11:21am

Its funny cause it's true.—@mikey_p

Thursday at 06:48pm

@evernote #EvernoteCollections Recipes (food and drink), places to visit, manuals for products I own, business cards for restaurants.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:51pm

@dckc The Burmese place in San Carlos. Get the green tea salad.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:53pm

@amyvdh @kplawver *chuckle* Wish I'd thought of that. All I thought was, it's a telcon, pants are always optional.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:20pm

Q: How do you make a horse fly? A: You can't. We live in a dying universe devoid of magic & miracles! #kidzkorner—@pattonoswalt

Friday at 03:37am

XHTML was too strict for the web - one little error and end users would get nothing. That's why we rely on JS to be loaded and parsed now.—@codepo8

Friday at 09:10am

@macintosh @Thayer I won the Innuendo of The Year competition after a friend entered me.—@matlock

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:00pm

@edd @kevinmarks @tomcoates I've never tried mine on vellum. Significantly different than fine paper?—@ndw
@ndw @edd @kevinmarks @tomcoates it's like buttah!—@kendall

Friday at 06:12pm

Kind of exhausting cleaning up after other people when they have so much funding for their FUD.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:02pm

@dcm drug war conflicts and environmental problems in Mexico.—@ndw
@ndw just read this one... Just crazy!—@dcm

Saturday at 08:35am

RT @mikeloukides: How prosperity really happens: rebuild what's broken—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 08:38am

Obama bemoans Snowden leaks for causing tension between US and Germany. Really!? AYFI? How about bemoaning the actual f*cking cause?—@ndw
@ndw possible disclosure is the real cause—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:12am

Contemplating smaller "high end" camera. Good low light performance, interchangeable lenses. Recommendations? #photography #lazyweb—@ndw
@ndw meant X-E1 rather than XE-1 of course :)—@stevemallen
@ndw Sony a6000 or, depending on your budget, even a Fuji.—@Shepard4711
@ndw another recommendation for Fuji X. My XE-1 is a constant companion.—@stevemallen
@ndw Fuji & Oly are excellent. I'd stay away from Sony, klunky ergonomics. X-T1 or OM-1, either will make you happy.—@timbray
@timbray @ndw yes, Olympus m4/3 are good, and multiple sources of lenses (Panasonic and third party), stabilization in body (pay once)...—@n1vux
@timbray @ndw for small, Oly PEN MINI E-PM2 (not PM1, poor auto focus), ISO 200-25,600. OM-D E-M1 bigger, SLR "look", peep finder included.—@n1vux
@timbray @ndw the newest median size Olympus PEN E-P5. So three great choices from @getolympus . I carry the E-PM2 daily.—@n1vux
@ndw Fuji X series (I have an X-Pro1 and an X-T1 of those I'd recommend the X-T1) X-E2 is cheaper and has same sensor as X-T1.—@tug
@ndw not sure about how high-end you want, but I'm quite happy with my Olympus E-PM2. Have a look at the OM-D E-M10 or similar M4/3—@mstuehrenberg
@ndw also look out for Fuji cashback and "free lens" deals.—@tug

Saturday at 11:33am

@ndw I’m sure @n1vux is right. I’m in the Fujifilm tribe; check out the pix on the blog starting March 2013.—@timbray

Saturday at 11:56am

@timbray @ndw fujifilm is the winner in film for sure. Good cameras hwvr i like open stds—@n1vux

Saturday at 03:02pm

Linen pants. White shirt. Hand tied bow tie (red). Cuff links. Fedora. Sport coat. #derbyday—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:26pm

One mint julep, two mint julep, ... #derbyday—@ndw
@ndw three mint julep, Norm!—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Yes, obvliosfly...—@ndw
@ndw After three is when "Party Norm" comes out. ;)—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Shaddap .—@ndw

Saturday at 05:12pm

"Chicken fried bacon." That is all.—@ndw

Saturday at 05:56pm

Oh. There's another party? That's great. What could go wrong? #imnotdriving—@ndw

Saturday at 06:05pm

@siracusa @altonbrown How could there possibly have been any doubt?—@ndw

Saturday at 06:08pm

RT @Beyerstein: Vote in the midterms, you fuckers.—@ndw

Sunday at 07:14am

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

Sunday at 08:52am

Chrome’s obfuscation of the URL solves the security issue in the same way that decapitation solves a headache.—@adactio

Sunday at 11:39am

RT @psd: Pretty sure there are many ways of improving the URL bar without removing the URL bar, but they wouldn't help those who want to ow…—@ndw

Sunday at 11:41am

@psd @ndw iirc some years back there was a computer toted as being for mom in the kitchen, had buttons for top sites but no address bar.—@mwiik