The short-form week of 13–19 Apr 2015

20 Apr 2015; last modified 09 May 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 02:49am

Right. All tax is annoying. Here are six reasons why inheritance tax is okay.—@bengoldacre

In a conversation that started on Monday at 09:49am

The weather in DFW is not cooperating with my #MLW15 plans. See you "soon". Maybe. :-/—@ndw
@ndw one you get here the weather is lovely. Of course we will all be inside...—@grechaw

Monday at 11:04am

Monday at 11:21am

RT @KevinBankston: Words to live by. —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:37am

@xquery The sleep or the band?—@ndw
@ndw hehe, REMark .... the code comment—@xquery
@xquery @ndw i like (: this! :) comments—@k7sot
@k7sot @xquery <!-- They're ok, I guess. -->—@ndw
@ndw @k7sot yes, I wrote one out today in an xquery file .... strange kind of code flashback in my fingers. Lets hope DIM does not follow—@xquery
@xquery @ndw @k7sot REM is ok, it's GOTO that needs avoiding along with anything ever part of FORTH.—@tingenek
@tingenek @ndw @k7sot I have a soft spot in my heart for GOTO, their problem was hyper overuse (w/ line numbers), sometimes they are useful—@xquery

Monday at 12:20pm

Religion is too dangerous to our liberties to be laughed off or mischaracterized as harmless. #atheism —@denyreligion

Monday at 02:37pm

She drank carefully. Too drunk for complicated thought, yet sober enough to pass the mind scanner at customs, she smuggled subversive ideas.—@MicroSFF

Monday at 03:08pm

Weather: check. Mechanical fault with aircraft: check. Gonna get to #MLW15 come heck or high water? You better freaking believe it: check.—@ndw

Monday at 03:09pm

RT @aprilaser: Hello @NancyPelosi @SpeakerBoehner, Please stop spying on innocent people everywhere under the Patriot Act.…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 04:20pm

@ndw In XInclude, should a HTTP 401 cause a Resource Error or a Fatal Error… should I apply fallback? What say you?—@adamretter
@adamretter That's a resource error, I think.—@ndw
@ndw Okay, thanks Norm. So I infer that the same applies for accessing a database with invalid credentials. If not let me know...—@adamretter

Tuesday at 09:35am

You gotta stop looking at an imperfect first draft as a failure and view it as the major motherfucking holy shitkittens success that it is.—@ChuckWendig

Tuesday at 11:02am

To me, the most amazing part of the MarkLogic World keynote is *MarkLogic really does all that*! #MLW15 —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:50pm

Fingernails on a blackboard: curly quotes in code samples on PowerPoint slides.—@ndw
the twitching eyes in the audience are the geeks. RT @ndw: Fingernails on a blackboard: curly quotes in code samples on PowerPoint slides.—@dret
@ndw worse: pdf docs with commands to enter where the -flag punctuation was invisibly some high Unicode char—@dckc
@ndw <p>“I know what you mean.</p>"—@bobdc
@bobdc Gah! Unsee!—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:31pm

People are too eager to say "This legendary person had flaws!" instead of, "Wow, this flawed human being managed to do something legendary."—@mishellbaker

Wednesday at 12:51am

Wrapped up first cut at an #AsciiDoctor extension step for #XMLCalabash. #XProc —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:17pm

Norm (@ndw) Walsh talking about Management (not the pointy haired boss kind). Can we do this with XProc? #MLW15 —@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens Yes, because it's all standard REST. I haven't (yet) written a custom library for that purpose.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:18pm

Lightning: @ndw: scripted configuration with the improved v8 management API. (Thank you, thank you!) #MLW15 —@lisabos

Wednesday at 04:19pm

@ndw @xquery the management API looks awesome! #MarkLogic —@alexmilowski

Wednesday at 04:19pm

.@ndw : Management API in his hand and he's in command! #MLW15 #REST —@peteaven

Wednesday at 04:37pm

OH "The secret's out. That's how we do enterprise grade releases: hard work" #MLW15 —@ndw

Wednesday at 04:50pm

Awesome Lightning talkers @xmlnovelist @matt_turner_nyc @jpcs @ndw @Juliefurt Greg Nist + Ganesh Vaideeshwaren #mlworld —@dburley

Wednesday at 04:56pm

Chris: JSON a natural way to persist JavaScript data, @ndw can still cling to XML for docs. Use MarkLogic to natively store both. #MLW15 —@lisabos

Wednesday at 08:53pm

Going to have to start carrying copies of DocBook and Querying XML around with me. I'll be comin for ya @ndw and @StephenBuxton ;)—@peteaven

Thursday at 12:13pm

RT @Balisage: Balisage submissions due tomorrow. Details: —@ndw

Thursday at 12:13pm

RT @Balisage: Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup - submissions due tomorrow. —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:53pm

@ndw Thanks for the Xproc assistance at #MLW15 yesterday! Also thoroughly enjoyed your lightning talk during the last keynote 👌—@taegyunKK
@taegyunKK You're welcome, thank you, and happy to help anytime.—@ndw

Friday at 07:12am

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