The short-form week of 26 May–1 Jun 2014

02 Jun 2014; last modified 15 Jun 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 06:53pm

Insane statistic I leaned today: the United States had 60,000% more firearm-related homicides than the United Kingdom in 2011.—@mg

Monday at 07:11pm

Kept awake by sounds skirting the edge of the audible. Ghosts of presence; cracks in the night where light might get in.—@j4

Monday at 10:48pm

RT @jessitron: IDEs: like driving an SUV with the kind of super-soft power steering which removes all road feel. @duncan…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:03pm

I booked a 6:30a dep for a vaca? To Europe? With a 5 hour layover in EWR? Present self would like to remember what past self was smoking.—@ndw
@ndw you're making me feel slightly better about tomorrow's 4:15 alarm@time—@edd

Wednesday at 06:01am

You're on Earth. There's no cure for that.—@dailybeckett

Wednesday at 04:51pm

Utterly outrageous that House Republicans moved to cut school nutrition standards—@CallOut4

Wednesday at 09:53pm

Drink Recipe: Pour all the alcohol you can find into a Bundt cake pan. Serves one.—@badbanana

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:16am

Email from random company. "We've given you a free 1Gb account because reasons. Upload your data now!" Yeah. Riight!—@ndw
@ndw dotster? (I got one too)—@svgeesus
@svgeesus In this particular case, yes.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:39pm

“(namespace) winter is coming” looking fwd to @alexmilowski & @ndw take on the topic at #balisage! in proceedings, I can’t attend :(—@rdeltour

Thursday at 07:02pm

That's better. Just generally, I mean.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:28pm

Evolution, FTW. Literally. /via @RichardDawkins—@ndw
@ndw @gridinoc @RichardDawkins love the trait, but the title is hilariously "they had to evolve, so they decided to do so!" nonsense =)—@TheRealPomax
@ndw @RichardDawkins I think this proves that there are 2 competing intelligent designers. 😏—@icing

Friday at 07:14am

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

Friday at 08:58am

When you drink too much red wine yr teeth get stained a bit purple; does the blood of children do the same thing to NRA officials?—@kendall

Friday at 04:23pm

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:37pm

Gone fishing. Tomorrow morning, I leave for a two week vacation in Tuscany. No laptop. (Insert joke about robbing my apartment here.)—@ndw
@ndw Sounds lovely. Have fun.—@james_clark
@james_clark Thanks, James. Been following your tweets with interest. Sounds stressful. Hope it remains...uneventful for you!—@ndw
@ndw what kind of laptop do you have? Just curious.—@damonfeldman
@damonfeldman A ThinkPad W530 running Linux. There are some postings about it on—@ndw
@ndw lucky! Have fun.—@kendall

Friday at 08:10pm

"Patented chemical free technology" Really? None at all? You're selling me an imaginary product then?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:27pm

Spent a few days last week working on "amps", a MarkLogic feature. Now seeing ads for Amped all over. Must be coincidence, but...—@ndw
@ndw these are ripples in the matrix ... have a relaxing break—@xquery
RT Nice @xquery: @ndw these are ripples in the matrix ... have a relaxing break—@TechGangster
@ndw So which one is current?—@dpawson

Saturday at 01:04am

"Would you say you're an entry level walnut guy or a walnut guru?"—@codinghorror

Saturday at 01:51am

Animal Fingerprints vs Human Fingerprints (via @FunKnowledge @Fifi_Bergere)—@SaifRRahman

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:37am

@koalie Small world. Departing for FCO today. Vacationing in Tuscany.—@ndw
@ndw yes, I saw your update yesterday and thought we'd be closer than usual :) Enjoy Tuscany, and chianti.—@koalie

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:50am

First trip without a laptop in...approximately forever.—@ndw
@ndw Got emacs, piperack, etc. running in your phone?—@gimsieke
@gimsieke Not yet. :-)—@ndw

Saturday at 10:45am

Grant me the wisdom to engage the critics I can learn from, the courage to block the trolls I can't, and the wisdom to know the difference.—@PennyRed

Saturday at 11:15am

Email versus time.—@BoredElonMusk

Saturday at 12:39pm

What is "enough garlic?" One may just as well ask where the circle begins. I lay down with shawarma in the tall grass & sing to the clouds.—@pandamans

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 01:56pm

Olympus E-P5, FYI.—@ndw
@ndw Do you have the Olympus VF4 viewfinder?—@RobbertAtWork
@RobbertAtWork I think that's the one, yes.—@ndw

Saturday at 02:04pm

@ronhitchens It's been a rough economy everywhere, I guess.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:08pm

@xquery Dude, I told you we're not putting the ID values in the properties endpoint representations. Get over it! ;-)—@ndw
@ndw HA .... the identity pitbull has got a hold on me and shaking me like a rag doll in its maw ... just repeat "URI's identify"—@xquery

Sunday at 02:41am

Depressingly true:...—@geoffarnold