The short-form week of 13–19 Oct 2014

20 Oct 2014; last modified 23 Oct 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 Saturday at 06:54pm

@sayveiga Looking awfully tasty!—@ndw
@ndw @sayveiga c u next Labor Day?—@sayveiga
@sayveiga If that's an invitation... :-)—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:21am

Not being able to alt+click in VirtualBox is a bit of a problem. Searching the web wasn't fruitful. Anyone else encountered and solved it?—@ndw
@ndw Run onscreen keyboard in guest to keep alt pressed & click as always or select another keyboard layout (say dvorak) in guest—@VSChawathe
@ndw Which platform? I can Alt+click fine in full screen mode, windows host, linux guest. Auto Capture Keyboard. What happens when you do?—@nsushkin
@nsushkin Linux host, windows guest. The cursor (in Photoshop) changes, but clicking has no effect.—@ndw
@ndw Maybe your Linux window manager captures Alt+click before VirtualBox can process it. Search for "linux disable alt click move window"—@nsushkin
@nsushkin That might be it. Alas, all attempts to change that behavior have failed. Compiz settings thing-a-ma-bob always reverts to default—@ndw

Monday at 10:51pm

RT @avernet: A 6 yo girl we didn't know tells us about her favorite show, and that we can catch it "on Netflix or Amazon Video". TV network…—@ndw

Monday at 10:58pm

RT @ealvarezgibson: The big glass obviously just worked really hard to become a self-made glass. —@ndw

Tuesday at 06:23am

RT @mdubinko: The future won't be what it once was.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:33am

RT @individeweal: Dear internet: use more actual words, fewer videos and pictures of words —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:43am

@ndw Please tell me that I am not fibbing when I tell people that Docbook docs are maintained in Docbook.—@maltbyd
@maltbyd They'd be maintained in something else!? No, you're not fibbing.—@ndw
@ndw I just knew you'd eat your own dogfood. Sadly it seems other document content modelers don't. #S1000D —@maltbyd

Tuesday at 07:24am

So, in AngularJS, <html ng-app> works but <html ng-app="ng-app"> does not? It's some weird metasyntactic token not a shorttag minimization?—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:36am

"Sometimes the only choices you have are bad ones, but you still have to choose."—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:17pm

A French Tarot scoring web app, Because reasons.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:02pm

The American Ebola problem may end up costing .01% of the defense budget to limit fatalities to .001% of the obesity epidemic. #dontpanic —@mdubinko

Wednesday at 07:12am

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

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:20pm

Vendor X writes to my MarkLogic email: "I saw that you may be working with NoSQL tech..." Dude. I work with the f'ing Ferrari of NoSQL.—@ndw
@ndw Interesting analogy. :) —@bsletten
@bsletten *snort* Not a problem.—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:22pm

I wonder if the Nexus 6 is a form factor that can replace both my Nexus 5 and my Nexus 7. And I wonder if I'll want the Nexus 9 anyway.—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:18pm

@edibleaustin Very nice.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:27pm

So far every case of Ebola in this country got it by helping people. So relax, Republicans, you're in the clear.—@TinaDupuy

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:35pm

The phototropism of an avocado sprout is quite impressive.—@ndw
@ndw for some reason, I'm seeing you in front of a mirror practicing saying that over and over as you prepare to go on stage. #breakaleg —@peteaven
@peteaven @ndw yes, Henry Higgins style.—@collwhit

Saturday at 10:23am

RT @HaroldItz: Unfortunately, Fox News can be spread through the air. #Ebola —@ndw

Saturday at 10:25am

RT @pourmecoffee: If you're trying to be the defender of democracy, families and public health, don't make it harder to vote, marry and get…—@ndw

Saturday at 10:45pm

@kendall Way too long since I had sushi. Must fix that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:48am

@danbri @plusnet Revenue stream.—@ndw
.@ndw certainly glad to part with @plusnet - worst paid Internet connection in ~23 years online. Paying to leave is consistent w/ that :/—@danbri