The short-form week of 16–22 Mar 2015

23 Mar 2015; last modified 06 Apr 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 Sunday at 09:46pm

@robinberjon Happy birthday!—@ndw
@ndw Thank you Norm!—@robinberjon

Tuesday at 09:29am

There's one I haven't seen before: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Source document too large: more than 1G characters in text nodes—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:50am

Neil deGrasse Tyson on what to do with his body after death. #atheism —@denyreligion

Tuesday at 10:36am

RT @megaumen: Help me prove my students wrong! Go retweet!! —@ndw

Tuesday at 04:48pm

RT @design: Wow, this is some amazing CSS polygon, design and animation work: Species in Pieces… —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 04:50pm

@xmlgrrl Aww, just missed you! I went through there this morning.—@ndw
@ndw Well, darn. I would have called but spent most of my 48 hours here sick as a dog.—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl Well, then. Thanks for not calling! :-) Hope you're feeling better. Must try to get out your way in '15.—@ndw
@ndw That would be so great!—@xmlgrrl

Tuesday at 05:35pm

Oh, nostalgia! It's a '47!—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:47pm

RT @Dymaxion: Hey, another unstoppable 4m of sea rise in our children's lifetime: (now looking at relocating 25+% of…—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:54pm

RT @Slate: Why are we spending money on space when we have so many problems here on Earth? —@ndw

Tuesday at 07:11pm

Every time I'm in the grocery I pass a box of "organic salt" and twitch uncontrollably.—@FoldableHuman

Tuesday at 08:32pm

Hell is other people’s APIs.—@postwait

Tuesday at 10:56pm

A hospital waiting room has some unexpected wisdom. (Via @Perform) —@SciencePorn

Wednesday at 01:09am

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:42am

Voluntarily gave up aisle seat so mom could sit with daughter and newborn twins. Crew bumped me to business class. #Karma #FTW #AlwaysBeKind —@ndw
@ndw Good for you! Glad #karma was watching.—@IlaMcEntire

Wednesday at 03:47am

@JoshNarva No Sonos to be seen? That's just sad, man. (I think I'm up to 6 components, I've lost track.)—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:02am

RT @jwz: Exhibit A: How Make Magazine ensured I'll never click a link to their site again: Exhibit B: How the LA Times...… —@ndw

Wednesday at 07:12am

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

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 10:28am

Please, @evernote could you drop all the "work chat" popups? I don't know or care this time or the last 50 times I've had to dismiss them.—@ndw
@ndw You shouldn't receive them that many times. Are you clicking through them? What's your OS and Evernote version?—@evernotehelps
@evernotehelps It happens on the web version and the windows (8.1, (274870) Public) version with annoying frequency.—@ndw
@ndw Are you on the beta web client? Does this happen on every browser?—@evernotehelps
@evernotehelps Yes, and the beta web client asks me about trying it *every single time I start it*. I'm mostly using Chrome on Linux.—@ndw
@ndw Does this happen on the older version of the web client as well?—@evernotehelps
@ndw Revert back via Settings > Account Summary > Select “Go back to old version” in the Beta section to check.—@evernotehelps

Wednesday at 11:50pm

One of the most curious things about haters is the energy with which they hate. Imagine if they used that energy for good.—@paulg

Thursday at 12:03am

The idea is to die young as late as possible. - Ashley Montagu—@JPBarlow

Thursday at 03:29am

I think I have a separate personality that agrees to meetings at 09:00. And I think that personality is delusional.—@mojavelinux

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:45am

Eleven years later, what's the state of "A unified model for text markup: TEI, Docbook,..."? @rahtz @ndw —@rdhyee
@rdhyee @ndw same as it was them, really. a perfectly sound idea that works but no-one has asked for in real life—@rahtz
@rdhyee @rahtz @ndw State of TEI in a nutshell: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA—@riordan
@riordan @rahtz @ndw My query is a sincere one. :-) Trying to figure out how/whether to convert TEI docs in P. Gutenberg to asciidoc.—@rdhyee
@rdhyee @riordan @ndw whats the relationship between converting Gut texts to asciidoc and Docbook/TEI thing? TEI to any format is easy—@rahtz
@rahtz @riordan @ndw Question of whether asciidoc is a good format to use to mark up Gut. texts and how hard to convert txt, html->asciidoc—@rdhyee
@rdhyee @riordan @ndw re asciidoc: why torture yourself with formats we realized were inadequate in the 1970s?—@rahtz
@rahtz @rdhyee @riordan @ndw Because, at the end of the day, the human has to write the content and if that's a barrier, content suffers.—@mojavelinux
@rahtz @riordan @ndw Context for question is @GITenberg. What document format to use that will lead to less self-torture? :-)—@rdhyee
@rdhyee @rahtz @riordan I can see the appeal of AsciiDoc for @GITenberg. A step up from plain ASCII, probably. Less expressive than TEI/DB.—@ndw
@ndw @rahtz @riordan @GITenberg has some examples of Gutenberg -> AsciiDoc—@rdhyee
@rdhyee @ndw @riordan @GITenberg any examples of semantically-marked up Shakespeare in asciidoc?—@rahtz
@rahtz @ndw @riordan @GITenberg Not that I know of. Hence wondering about TEI->DocBook or TEI->AsciiDoc conversion.—@rdhyee
@rdhyee @ndw @riordan @GITenberg TEI to asciidoc would be quite straightforward, a modification of TEI to markdown—@rahtz
@rahtz @rdhyee @ndw @riordan Not sure either. It is not clear what properties from asciidoc to apply to plays. I will attempt it soon.—@GITenberg
@GITenberg @rahtz @rdhyee @ndw @riordan I think @tlberglund did some thinking about AsciiDoc + plays at some point. Design the structure.—@mojavelinux

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:00pm

@fjhirsch Flashblock is your friend.—@ndw
“@ndw: @fjhirsch Flashblock is your friend.” norm much thanks! - i'll use clicktoflash on safari flashblock on firefox :)—@fjhirsch