The short-form week of 28 Jul–3 Aug 2014

04 Aug 2014; last modified 11 Aug 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 07:11pm

Science is true whether or not you believe it, but religion is true whether or not it’s true.—@TheTweetOfGod

Tuesday at 08:11pm

There are expressions and gestures that can be found nowhere in all of human existence except stock photography.—@kiphampton

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:52pm

@JeanKaplansky Shocking!—@ndw
@ndw more like disappointing. First math, now books. Web apps to compete w/native code is all sexy. Not if you want to pub books e or p.—@JeanKaplansky

Wednesday at 06:00am

Decidedly it will never have been given to me to finish anything, except perhaps breathing. One must not be greedy.—@dailybeckett

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:34am

@robinberjon Far removed? If some random bunch of lunatics setting one off somewhere populated counts as "war", it's a near certainty.—@ndw
@ndw Forget the lunatic, this is conventional state triggered ICBM meltdown!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Yeah, I can see that as a possibility too. "Extinction is a perfectly natural process."—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:41am

RT @adactio: @rem It’s true and it saddens me. “It’s like the web is this open hand, but software is this closed f…—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:56am

RT @Balisage: Balisage 2014 registration closes today. Come to the Markup Geek-fest; register TODAY. questions: info…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:00pm

Congrats to new @OASISopen Distinguished Contributors @NDW (MarkLogic), Ram Jeyaraman (MSFT) + John Tolbert (@Boeing)—@JamieXML
@JamieXML @OASISopen Thanks.—@ndw
@ndw @OASISopen You're very welcome. It's not like we get rock stars every day …—@JamieXML

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:02pm

After a couple of years in TX, New England is!—@ndw
@ndw did you move back?—@stardog_db

Wednesday at 09:23pm

Seen today: a hawk, a bear, an owl. #inthecountry—@ndw

Thursday at 03:09pm

at this point 'Cloud' is synonymous in law & technology with "almost always unnecessary exposure to foreign intelligence mass-surveillance"—@CasparBowden

Friday at 02:10am

"consider the case of the developer who claims 10 years of experience, but in reality it was 1 year of experience repeated 9 times." - AH—@mattetti

Friday at 03:25am

@dehora better, more widely understood toolchain. Can still get our data out if need be. Win.—@mnot

Friday at 07:40pm

Muscles I didn't know I had are sore. So are all the muscles I did know I had.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:44pm

@annevk Many happy returns, Anna! /via @robinberjon—@ndw
@annevk adding my happy birthday!! wishes to those from @robinberjon and @ndw—@amyvdh

In a conversation that started on Friday at 07:48pm

.@sgmlguru f*ck! I wish I was going to Balisage this year! (Personal conflict prevents me, alas.)—@ndw
@ndw I wish you were going to #balisage too!—@JeanKaplansky
@ndw Sorry to hear it. I hope I'll see you in Prague then.—@sgmlguru
@ndw AA is doing their very best to prevent people from going to Washington. My flight got cancelled so I'm in NYC right now.—@sgmlguru
@ndw we'll miss you.—@laurendw

Friday at 07:56pm

@kendall Hey! That's my repre...oh, wait, you're right. Nevermind.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:19am

@kendall Hey!—@ndw
@ndw I hear such nightmares about the traffic!—@kendall
@kendall I could dispute that, but I'd be lying.—@ndw