The short-form week of 16–22 Feb 2015

23 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.

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:33am

Is there really any archival format that even comes close to stable ink on acid-free paper? #xmlprague —@ndw
@ndw Is that a rhetorical question or @BetteridgesLaw in action ?—@n1vux
@ndw start with reading about the OAIS reference model than go on to @EARKProject and read allready delivered documents—@karinbredenberg
@ndw "6- by 9-inch gold anodized plaque bolted to the spacecraft's main frame" —@tgraham_antenna
@ndw Formats difficult for Digital Archives. Typically use original formats and emulate or migrate. Happy to discuss @UkNatArchives with you—@adamretter
@ndw Inner wall of a cave?—@DanielKec
@ndw And then some barbarians come and burn down your library... #XMLPrague —@doctortovey
@doctortovey @ndw Paper burns nicely. I hear that laptops do sometimes. #xmlprague —@alexmilowski
@doctortovey @ndw Or smash your CD or demagnetise your disk or...#xmlprague —@sgmlguru
@doctortovey On average, less frequently than electronic media fail or fail to be readable. By several orders of magnitude at least.—@ndw
@ndw @doctortovey or burn down your data center—@mkraetke
@mkraetke @ndw @doctortovey i remember Computer World's coverage of the White Night Riot's collateral impact on SF city data-center.—@n1vux
@ndw Maybe Bradbury had it right in Fahrenheit 451 - the human memory is the best archival format there is? ;)—@doctortovey
@doctortovey Everything recorded in an oral tradition. I suppose that's about as persistent as it gets. #XMLPrague —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:26pm

@gimsieke but otherwise looks great (and lightweight). @ndw has an idea with class annotations for declaring custom steps /@xquery —@rdeltour
@rdeltour @gimsieke @xquery Open ended search of class path for annotations seems to be tricky. Maybe use ext att on declare-step?—@ndw
@ndw @rdeltour @xquery Or use p:pipeinfo/cc:xproc-config snippets upon install: 1. append content to central conf; 2. appd install dir to CP—@gimsieke

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:14pm

@cowtowncoder - XInclude 1.1 now in Working Draft. Do you think anyone, anywhere might be interested in adding 1.1 support to Woodstox? @ndw —@fostercharles
@fostercharles @ndw I don't recall anyone contributing patches or asking about that. There's probably a Jira entry for it tho.—@cowtowncoder

Tuesday at 01:15am

@rdeltour @gimsieke yes, @ndw and I were debating that one ...—@xquery

Wednesday at 05:36am

Absolutely brilliant concept for a depression awareness campaign —@Tatum_Flynn

Wednesday at 01:52pm

RT @edibleaustin: .@beardfoundation awards semi-finals announced—Congrats to @OlamaieAustin @oddduckaustin @CongressAustin @FranklinBbq htt…—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:22pm

Google and blogs: “Shit.” —@trieloff

Thursday at 01:16am

@gimsieke @rdeltour yes, re custom steps .. I am working with @ndw and I think we have come up with an elegant approach, more soon ...—@xquery

Thursday at 07:13am

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

Thursday at 01:01pm

#Bitcoin on #mongodb servers. That's #chaosmonkey for the global blockchain, right?—@ndw

Thursday at 01:15pm

'There's a theory that you can cure this [with] standards, except there are more "standards" than there are things computers…actually do'—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:21pm

"ERROR: Attempted to parse HTML with regular expression; system returned Cthulhu."—@ndw
@ndw The pony, he comes.... —@willseth

Thursday at 01:24pm

The last couple of quotes were from ROTFL. #totallycompletelytrue —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:36pm

I bought a Lenovo. Scrubbed the disk of course (cf NSA hacking of HD firmware) and installed a decent OS. Not sure I'll buy another though.—@ndw
@ndw how did you scrub the fw?—@olivierjeulin
@olivierjeulin Not the firmware, just the ordinary OS. Actually, I might have simply swapped in a new drive.—@ndw
@ndw @olivierjeulin How did you scrub the firmware of the drive you swapped in? How did you scrub the PC's BIOS?—@thomasbeagle
@thomasbeagle @olivierjeulin Sorry, was unclear. I meant to imply that despite removing any Lenovo malware, I was still at risk via firmware—@ndw
@ndw OK. At least you removed Lenovo's malware/adware, #superfish—@olivierjeulin
@ndw Norm, firmware is what *runs* the disk not what is *on* it, no?—@svgeesus
@svgeesus Yes yes. Wasn't clear at all. *grump* Sorry.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:44pm

RT @PacketPusher: I can't even. RT @ErrataRob: I extracted the #SuperFish certificate and cracked the password: http…—@ndw

Thursday at 02:03pm

RT @LOLGOP: There is now 1 same-sex married couple in Texas for every 6.4 million uninsured Texans. Guess which "problem" the GOP is tryi…—@ndw

Thursday at 04:13pm

Oh, look! The #Balisage 2015 CfP is out! April is sooner than you think! (note to self: start writing!)—@ndw

Thursday at 08:51pm

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Thursday at 11:04pm

Leaving Prague at an unreasonable hour of the morning. See you again next year, I hope. #XMLPrague —@ndw

Thursday at 11:42pm

Words with Friends today suggests "nudzh" as a word meaning "nudge". That's just cheating at Scrabble.—@ndw

Friday at 03:55pm

Fifty shades of grey is romantic only because the guy is a billionaire. If he was living in a trailer it would be a Criminal minds episode.—@IostinheII

Saturday at 03:48pm

#XMLPrague 2015 in pictures: —@ndw

Sunday at 07:15am

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

Wednesday at 06:30am

RT @thereaIbanksy: two rules for success… —@ndw