The short-form week of 25–31 Aug 2014

01 Sep 2014; last modified 10 Sep 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 09:42am

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:42pm

What's the state of the art in universal remote controls these days? (TV, DVD, Roku, etc.)—@ndw
@ndw There's a Harmony for every price point. Lots of device support.—@willseth
@ndw 83 per household seems pretty typical. I bought 3 items, same make. No inter-operation whatsoever.—@dpawson
@ndw I still love my Harmony One.—@bphogan
@bphogan That one seems to be discontinued, and way more expensive than I recall.—@ndw

Monday at 01:45pm

Screaming nutjobs quoting my nick again. I wonder who they really meant? No, I don't. I really don't care.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:05pm

If I'd known that an airline power adapter was unavailable for the Thinkpad W530, I would probably have bought it anyway. Probably.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:15am

"An instructor at a shooting range died after a 9yr old girl shot him in the head with the Uzi he was showing her how to use." #wordsfailme —@ndw
.@ndw NRA answer will probably be “To protect kids and adults, we need smaller guns, designed for kids!”—@olivierjeulin

Wednesday at 01:40pm

XML Summer School starts in just over two weeks! Great material! Great instructors! Register now if you haven't! —@ndw

Saturday at 12:59pm

A turn-based strategy wargame where you start in the middle of an unwinnable conflict and have to figure out how to de-escalate into peace.—@wileywiggins

Saturday at 02:31pm

Dear @twitter : I already have plenty of "engagement," don't force your engagement-boosting ploys on me. Not my fault your growth is slow.—@chort0

Saturday at 03:10pm

Saturday at 05:39pm

RT @jwz: "The things that will last on the internet are not owned." Inessential: My blog isn't part of a system where its...… —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:43pm

@robinberjon it's a good ques. and I'm not disparaging it, but I fear anyone who doesn't understand "don't be a jerk" is prob. gonna be one.—@ndw
@ndw It can also be good for people regularly at the wrong end of jerking that we've got their backs.—@robinberjon
@ndw That came out all sorts of wrong, but you know what I mean!—@robinberjon
@ndw There is truth there, but it can be useful to have a policy you can point to to tell jerks why they're being kicked.—@robinberjon

Saturday at 05:48pm

@mathling Mmmmmm!—@ndw

Saturday at 06:13pm

Fun fact: If you like puzzles, Legos, cooking, baking, sewing, or generally making things, you’ll probably like coding, too. #tmyk —@rockbot

Saturday at 06:54pm

@sayveiga Looking awfully tasty!—@ndw

Saturday at 06:55pm

you can tell that I'm not smart because I keep doing whatever I think is the right thing instead of what would get me a bunch of money—@garybernhardt

Sunday at 07:12am

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