The short-form week of 3–9 Nov 2014

10 Nov 2014; last modified 23 Nov 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 09:21am

@standupmaths Count me in!—@ndw

Monday at 09:28am

Contender for most beautiful sentence in the English language: "Just make all the bacon."—@ndw

Monday at 07:33pm

Computer security works about as well as you would expect from something designed by people without empathy who think you don't deserve it.—@SwiftOnSecurity

Tuesday at 06:44am

RT @j4: "Since our documentation is somewhat lacking on http://t.co/js4uWDJ9H44, you can watch this for a 1 hour overview" NO NO NO JUST NO.—@ndw

Tuesday at 06:47am

RT @Wireman: It’s probably time to roll this out again. #Newsnight http://t.co/wHbvcbtU3J —@ndw

Tuesday at 06:49am

Dear United States, please go vote. It matters.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:55am

Dear @ups, "By End of Day" is really not a very useful "approximate delivery time". Surely you can do better than that.—@ndw
@ndw "Some time before 11:59pm. Most probably, maybe." @UPS —@CanOfBees

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:18pm

OH (about Austin) "Now I know what Berlin felt like surrounded by East Germany."—@ndw
Sorry @ndw, at least West Berlin had public transportation and more highway access points than Travis County.—@jeff_iezzi
@jeff_iezzi Fair point. And those both got voted down as well.—@ndw

Friday at 10:19am

#WordsWithFriends is literally unusably bad on the Nexus 9. #Zynga —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 12:41pm

Come on, people! If your website pops up some sort of modal "would you like to join" dialog BEFORE I can login, you're doing it wrong!—@ndw
@ndw would you like to join my Twitter conversation?—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Which conversation is that?—@ndw
@ndw I take it you aren't following my attempt at humor.—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Apparently not. My bad. Thag easily confused.—@ndw
@ndw or my attempt at humor was a failure. ;)—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski @ndw Thank you both for joining ModalHaters, a high-volume curated community. To opt out, press—@svgeesus

Saturday at 11:50pm

A Canadian perspective on the #GOPtakeover. http://t.co/NmBaPjnqju —@RickStrandlof

Sunday at 10:53pm

RT @neiltyson: Relativity. Gravity. Quantum. Electrodynamics. Evolution. Each of these theories is true, whether or not you believe in them.—@ndw