The short-form week of 2–8 Feb 2015

09 Feb 2015; last modified 01 Mar 2015

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 05:41am

Falsehoods programmers believe about time and time zones—@trieloff

Monday at 06:15pm

Another excellent essay by Frederik. Here's something I've always felt, and which it seems many people just don't...—@geoffarnold

Monday at 06:26pm

If Twitter are going to allow non-human conversational accounts, they need to wear an "H" on their forehead like Arnold Rimmer /cc @Support—@webmink

Monday at 09:21pm

RT @zeldman: Vaccination causes autism like Iraq attacked us on 9/11 and groundhogs can predict the start of spring.—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:26pm

A publication has asked me to write 100 words on "world cities". My response:—@JeremyCliffe

Wednesday at 03:55pm

Scientists pledge to increase interference with Church They weighed in on Mitochondrial donation. It's pay back time—@garwboy

Wednesday at 07:05pm

RT @webfoundation: Congrats @timberners_lee, awarded the Estonian Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana by President @IlvesToomas…—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:08pm

Go, @jacqui , go! :-)—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:27pm

RT @rob_pike: New GMail filter: If Subject has the word webinar, skip inbox and delete. Stupid, unnecessary, annoying word.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:51pm

This is my new favorite thing to Airdrop to random strangers in public.—@wizardofderp

Thursday at 01:32am

one very old woman, with immense telekinetic ability, kept awake 24/7 through drug therapy, literally supports the global aviation industry—@botandy

Thursday at 10:40am

RT @xmlcalabash: XML Calabash 1.0.24 released,—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:39pm

@OReillyMedia You know that link points at your local proxy or something, right? :-)—@ndw
@ndw @OReillyMedia define irony—@shelleypowers
@ndw Very embarrassed, sorry /JJ—@OReillyMedia
@ndw @OReillyMedia D'oh! Thanks for catching that.—@joshsimmons

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:33pm

hey tweeps, would anyone have a invite for me #prettyplease ? /cc @xquery @ndw @robinberjon—@rdeltour
@rdeltour @ndw @robinberjon sent you a invite—@xquery
@xquery thank you Jim! /@ndw @robinberjon—@rdeltour
@rdeltour Sorry, used up my last one a few days ago. @xquery @ndw—@robinberjon

Thursday at 08:00pm

"You don't pay engineers to write code, you pay them to understand subtleties and edges of the problem. The code is incidental." - @dozba—@RichRogersHDS

Thursday at 11:27pm

Looking at photos from 100 years ago: they're all dead, captured perhaps once. A 100 years from now, I'll be the dead guy in photos of me.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:39pm

"The bleeding to death of time in slow heart beats" -- Robert Graves—@ndw

Friday at 07:14am

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

Friday at 10:32am

Love this video of an astronaut showing how a docking procedure works and forgetting about gravity—@codepo8

Saturday at 02:35am

I think the only theory scarier than us being the only intelligent life in the universe is that everyone else is being quiet for a reason.—@JoshHelfferich

Saturday at 03:01am

Chuck Norris can unit test entire applications with a single assert.—@chuck_facts

Saturday at 08:24am

@xmlprague Ready, yes! Prepared, with like slides and stuff? Uh....mayyyyybe.—@ndw

Saturday at 04:29pm

RT @angealbertini: A quine relay in 100 languages: brainfuck, punched tapes, whitespace... + ascii art…—@ndw

Sunday at 01:49pm

@jirkakosek @xmlprague I don't always get things done before the deadline, but when I do, I choose registering for XML Prague.—@ndw

Sunday at 01:49pm

RT @francosoup: One day we will look back with the deepest regret and shame, that we let something as wonderful as the NHS come to its demi…—@ndw

Sunday at 07:00pm

Philip K Dick's "Ubik" (1969) manages to explain in half a page why the Internet of Things will suck under capitalism—@iansteadman