The short-form week of 20–26 Apr 2015

27 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 07:23am

We need to demand more from the News Media - more facts, less pandering to stupidity. http://t.co/ECnMKAEt9i http://t.co/zBK7WPoJXB —@andendall

Monday at 12:41pm

This past year, we've seen more American police execution videos than ISIS execution videos.—@ivieeve

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:48pm

@kendall Loreto in Baja was highly recommended to me. Does that count as Mexico?—@ndw
@ndw not really—@kendall
@kendall I suspected as much.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:55am

First hotel room I've been in in a long time where TV through walls was "hard to ignore"-loud. Ugh.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:43am

@xquery @_jim_fuller Retweeted it. I bet you can find someone good. Maybe @ndw or @jtauber would know of someone—@billtrippe
@_jim_fuller If you're still looking, I'm game. @xquery for promoting all forms of XQuery. cc/ @jtauber @billtrippe @ndw @jonathan_robie —@joewiz

Wednesday at 07:02am

Maybe in the interstellar diaspora Earth Day will become a holiday of heritage and remembrance. "Kiss me! I'm Terran."—@evanpro

Wednesday at 10:47am

I'm so old, I remember when the web was only words and pictures https://t.co/HvVRhUnf1j—@lauraolin

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

@ndw I'm having 1 more small issue with the pipeline we looked over at #MLW15, could use your assistance here again!! http://t.co/Cv8puOD5Es —@taegyunKK
@ndw Nevermind, was able to figure this out!!I think your swag rubbed off on me at the conference!!—@taegyunKK

Wednesday at 05:47pm

RT @dalapeyre: Your format of record should be XML. There is a lot of XML cr&p out there --Kaveh—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:47pm

RT @Caged: How to browse the mobile web: Navigate to site Close modal popup (if you can) Decline native app offer Close top banner Close bo…—@ndw

Thursday at 10:36am

"Hi FIRSTNAME," is not a good way to start your spam advertisement for a service I neither need nor want. I'm just saying.—@ndw

Thursday at 02:21pm

Fave takeaway quote from @Bruce_Schneier at #RSAC2015: “We’re not helped by the fact that the best personality type for CEO is sociopath."—@klillington

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:57pm

What's the AsciiDoc(tor) equivalent of inventing domain specific markup in XML and writing a stylesheet for it? /cc @mojavelinux —@ndw
@ndw Asciidoctor extensions? We have block and inline extensions. We also have plans to continue exploring new types of extensions.—@mojavelinux
@mojavelinux Pointers to examples?—@ndw
@ndw I owe a tutorial on this topic. Until then, we have the extensions lab https://t.co/ubXuAMlFMV & some ref docs http://t.co/Mhv5o1crxL —@mojavelinux
@ndw @mojavelinux An extension? I've one for pymarkdown.—@dpawson
@ndw @mojavelinux Adding new custom directives to ones private markdown converter?—@nazgul
@nazgul @mojavelinux Apparently. And I think I understand. But it's not very satisfying.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:12pm

OH: "autocorrect makes me say things I didn't Nintendo"—@aloria

Thursday at 09:58pm

"The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements." -- Brian W. Kernighan—@nixcraft

Friday at 12:27am

RT @dangillmor: Obama says "look at the facts" re TPP. Except that IT'S A SECRET, so we can't look at the facts. Epic dissembling. https://…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 11:41am

@mikeloukides I predict they'll get over it by making it impossible in due course.—@ndw
@ndw @mikeloukides I wish I could say that sounded implausible.—@elharo
@ndw Unfortunately, all too likely.—@mikeloukides

Friday at 06:52pm

Wouldn't risk it. http://t.co/7EqoxlJt09 —@_youhadonejob

Friday at 09:09pm

Saturday at 08:12pm

A Mexican, a black man, and a jew walks into a lab... and they do science, because science doesn't discriminate.—@SciencePorn

Saturday at 11:24pm

RT @chris_coltrane: TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS EXPLAINED: 1) Rich people make money 2) It "trickles down" to offshore banks 3) Government close…—@ndw