The short-form week of 1–7 Jun 2015

08 Jun 2015; last modified 16 Jun 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 Friday at 10:53pm

@amyvdh @kplawver Sorry, Kevin. Better luck next time.—@ndw
@ndw @amyvdh @kplawver Bambi eyes challenge anyone?—@robinberjon
@robinberjon @ndw @amyvdh I'm going to need to see some examples before crafting my entry.—@kplawver
@kplawver here's the cat equivalent to Bambi eyes /cc: @robinberjon @ndw @amyvdh—@koalie
@robinberjon @amyvdh @kplawver I'm prepared to concede to Robin without entering into combat. (See you at XML London, btw?)—@ndw
@ndw @amyvdh @kplawver Awww, no one ever wants to play bambi eyes. Nope, won't be at XML London, just coming back from JSConf in Florida!—@robinberjon
@robinberjon I will play!! @ndw @kplawver @kplawver @ndw @koalie my entry for the @robinberjon bambi-eyes contest.—@amyvdh
@amyvdh @ndw @kplawver @koalie I can see this is going to be a tough competition.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon @amyvdh @ndw @koalie My entry in the Bambi eyes challenge:—@kplawver
@kplawver awww! good bambi eyes! (@robinberjon @ndw @koalie)—@amyvdh
@amyvdh @kplawver @robinberjon @ndw how did I end up on that thread? :)—@koalie
@koalie because of the term "bambi eyes" came from you too. but if you'd like to participate, please do! :) @kplawver @robinberjon @ndw—@amyvdh
@robinberjon @ndw @amyvdh Oh, I’m going to play, I’m just teaching a class today. We may have an entire Lawver family Bambi eyes entry.—@kplawver
@robinberjon @amyvdh @kplawver @koalie Oh, very well. I shall succumb to peer pressure. Or something. Behold!—@ndw
@ndw you are a natural!!!! @robinberjon @kplawver @koalie—@amyvdh
@ndw oooh, we have a very serious contender to the #BambiEyes contest! /cc: @robinberjon @amyvdh @kplawver—@koalie
@robinberjon may we expect some of your doe-eyed enchantment? (@koalie @ndw @kplawver)—@amyvdh
@amyvdh @robinberjon @koalie @ndw @kplawver would this be an appropriate moment to point out that venison makes for tasty meat?—@roessler
@roessler appropriate or not consider yourself tagged for the game too (@robinberjon @koalie @ndw @kplawver)—@amyvdh
@amyvdh @koalie @ndw @kplawver Of course, I just needed my bambi sleep first.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon @amyvdh @ndw @kplawver here's my take on #bambieyes for the LOLz.—@koalie
@koalie oh I love it!!! @robinberjon @ndw @kplawver—@amyvdh
@koalie I think it’s between you and @robinberjon /cc @amyvdh @ndw—@kplawver
@kplawver+1 I am really divided! @koalie has the pose too! @robinberjon @ndw—@amyvdh
@koalie @robinberjon @amyvdh @kplawver I believe that's @koalie for the win!—@ndw
@ndw They are all very good, but I actually have a slight preference for yours. @koalie @amyvdh @kplawver—@robinberjon
@robinberjon @ndw my +1 to @ndw as well. /cc: @amyvdh @kplawver—@koalie
@dontcallmeDOM I want to use this picture for W3C’s 500 error pages. Really. @ndw @koalie @amyvdh @kplawver—@robinberjon
@robinberjon good idea. A really expressive face. @dontcallmeDOM @ndw @koalie @amyvdh @kplawver—@cyberbaloo_
@robinberjon @dontcallmeDOM @ndw @koalie @amyvdh @kplawver 500 page? This is the 'So you want to create a Community Group?' background—@sgalineau
@sgalineau @robinberjon @dontcallmeDOM @koalie @amyvdh @kplawver Oh, really? Perhaps I misunderstood the pose?—@ndw
@sgalineau @dontcallmeDOM @koalie @amyvdh @kplawver OK. I think everyone agrees this has become a project to document the many faces of @ndw—@robinberjon
@ndw If they didn't agree before, THEY HAVE TO NOW! @sgalineau @dontcallmeDOM @koalie @amyvdh @kplawver—@robinberjon
@ndw love this! it has a great 13th Dr. (Who) vibe @sgalineau @robinberjon @dontcallmeDOM @koalie @kplawver—@amyvdh
@dontcallmeDOM Not sure which one you’re going for, but I just laughed for 30 straight seconds. /cc @robinberjon @ndw @koalie @amyvdh—@kplawver
@dontcallmeDOM your nostrils, they've got flare! /cc: @robinberjon @ndw @amyvdh @kplawver—@koalie
@koalie Well played. Really. There ought to be an award for the best pun involving nostrils. @dontcallmeDOM @ndw @amyvdh @kplawver—@robinberjon
@dontcallmeDOM this makes me so happy. @robinberjon @ndw @koalie @kplawver—@amyvdh
@dontcallmeDOM That’s my new screen background: Gargoyle Bambi. @ndw @koalie @amyvdh @kplawver—@robinberjon
@robinberjon This is a very strong entry. You broke my heart a little. /cc @amyvdh @koalie @ndw—@kplawver
@robinberjon Whoa!! wonderful! I want to offer you things, like your crown as Bambi-eyes (@koalie @ndw @kplawver)—@amyvdh
@amyvdh I don’t know, we have very strong contenders here… @koalie @ndw @kplawver—@robinberjon
@robinberjon it is true. I await other votes @koalie @ndw @kplawver—@amyvdh
@robinberjon i call foul. that's not Bambi Eyes - that's 'constipation face'. @amyvdh @koalie @ndw @kplawver—@brucel
@brucel I’m sorry that’s the effect it has on you. @amyvdh @koalie @ndw @kplawver—@robinberjon
@robinberjon oh no, it had preciselu the opposite effect on me. @amyvdh @koalie @ndw @kplawver—@brucel
@brucel Ah, so at long last we'll get a chance to see you in a good mood! @amyvdh @koalie @ndw @kplawver—@robinberjon
@robinberjon you would win but it would be worth it just to see entries! @ndw @kplawver @koalie—@amyvdh

Monday at 03:27pm

You are in a maze of twisty little gems, none alike. One isn't working properly. > pick up gun Dave, I don't think you want to do that.—@pragdave

Monday at 05:08pm

RT @digiphile: In a democracy, the people should have the right to freely read the codes that govern them. https://…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:32pm

@mathling Probably not far enough left for me but a step in the right direction.—@ndw
@ndw yeah, no kidding—@mathling

Monday at 07:33pm

@AnneWoof Just missed you. Departing DFW for LHR.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:36pm

Departing DFW. Next stop LHR. Look out, London!—@ndw
@ndw Uhm... Whachu doing in London? Where will you be? (He asked from London)—@bsletten
@bsletten XML London over the weekend, then off to Edinburgh next week. Possibly back in the city the week after.—@ndw
@ndw Let me know if you have time/interest and where you'll be (if so).—@bsletten
@ndw if you're planning on using the NCP car park near Edinburgh Castle then be warned - it's furiously expensive at £17 for 5 hours!—@philipfennell
@philipfennell Nah, taking the train up. But thanks for the warning!—@ndw
@ndw Bummer, sounds like I will miss you. Thursday evening may be an option. @ronhitchens may come in.—@bsletten
@bsletten @ndw I will also be at XML London Fri(eve)-Sun also. I could do Thu eve if you're up to it, or skip if not. Maybe @pjr1060 too?—@ronhitchens
@bsletten @ronhitchens I think Thursday evening works!—@ndw
@ndw @bsletten Are we doing something Thursday night?—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens @ndw As of now, I am thinking maybe no. I could feel differently tomorrow but I am exhausted and have an early flight.—@bsletten
@bsletten @ndw Let's say it's a no, then. My work queue is pretty deep and I'd lose half a day. We'll intersect again before long.—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens @bsletten Right. I didn't get into town until late anyway and didn't have decent connectivity sooner so it was a good plan.—@ndw
@ronhitchens @ndw Ok. Have fun this weekend.—@bsletten
@bsletten @ronhitchens Thanks. Hopefully next time!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 07:37pm

@dcm Dead? I use it all the time. Of course, I use IRC as well.—@ndw
@ndw huh, thats also interesting - these days when I log in I see almost no one I used to chat with logged in.—@dcm

Monday at 10:49pm

FOX News: Rich people paying wealthy people to convince middle class people that poor people are to blame. #bumperSticker—@estellevw

Tuesday at 04:42am

Hellloooo London!—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:39am

How I deal with matters cis, trans and genderfluid: Tell me who you are, if you want. I'll believe and accept you. Seems simple enough.—@scalzi

Tuesday at 10:49am

Saw sun. Thought I would sit in sun. Left pub. Sat down. Clouds moved in to obscure sun. I'm just going to wait because optimism. And tired.—@ndw

Tuesday at 03:46pm

@koalie oh boy! Such an awesome face. Proud I was his intern. @tguild @amyvdh @dontcallmeDOM @W3C_DevTools @w3c @robinberjon @ndw @kplawver—@gbaudusseau

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:01am

@ozzyvk oh dear, you have my sword, Halfling! /cc: @robinberjon @amyvdh @ndw @kplawver—@koalie
@ozzyvk and you have my axe @koalie @robinberjon @ndw @kplawver—@amyvdh

Thursday at 01:31pm

@realscientists Heisenberg driving. Cops stop him and say "Mr, you were going at 361km/h". H says "crap, now I'm lost!!"—@iamscicomm

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:26am

@ndw @xmllondon any news on demojam slot... otherwise i will leave laptop at home ;)—@wohnjalker
@wohnjalker @xmllondon sorry. There are slots left. What was the title and best bring the laptop!—@ndw
@ndw @xmllondon great, the title is "Spec Sheet Generator"—@wohnjalker
@ndw @xmllondon synopsis: PDF rendition engine for XML and RDF data sources using DITA as a pivot format—@wohnjalker

Friday at 06:25am

@RichardDawkins How Christian of them.—@ndw

Friday at 11:04am

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:49am

At @xmllondon sitting between a pair of snark-brackets. Going to need my wits about me... @tom_yamahito @ndw—@doctortovey
@doctortovey @xmllondon @tom_yamahito Damn it, now I can't think of anything snarky to say.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:43am

@k8ftr @gimsieke Are you with @ndw ?—@dpawson
@dpawson @k8ftr @ndw More or less, yes. He’s in the same room. But unlike swots like myself, he’s on the back bench.—@gimsieke

Saturday at 06:26am

Morgana XProc that @ndw was talking about (quite favourably): #xmllondon—@gimsieke

Saturday at 06:27am

Mr @ndw mentions a new promising #XProc implementation has emerged: #xmllondon—@grtjn

Saturday at 06:28am

Plugged MorganaXProc as an alternative to XML Calabash, #xmllondon—@ndw

Saturday at 09:18am

Programming: a minefield of rabbit holes—@rentzsch

Saturday at 01:01pm

At the XProc table at @xmllondon - it's just one thing after another. @ndw @tom_yamahito @grtjn @_james_fuller—@doctortovey

Saturday at 01:10pm

@doctortovey @tom_yamahito @xmllondon That's funny, I was just speaking of a parallel situation.—@ndw

Saturday at 01:42pm

Norm feels a bit.. xcluded.. #xinclude #xmllondon @ndw—@grtjn

Saturday at 03:29pm

@ndw is now foldable for easier portability. #XMLLondon—@doctortovey

Saturday at 06:09pm

RT @shemnon: @anjiecast @strangeloop_stl "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all…—@ndw

Sunday at 02:07am

Great fun at demo jam and congratulations to our winners John Lumley and Kourosh Mojar! #demojam #xmllondon—@ndw

Sunday at 06:33am

@ndw now giving a standards update on "XINCLUDE 1.1 AND XPROC 2.0" #xmllondon—@_james_fuller

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:47am

After confessing that he likes XML namespaces, @ndw presents the xila NS to create atts in no NS #xinclude #xmllondon—@gimsieke
@gimsieke @ndw I also love XML namespaces. Anyone else?—@adamretter
@adamretter @ndw I like XML namespaces, too, by and large. #xmllondon—@gimsieke
@gimsieke @adamretter @ndw Turncoat :-)—@dpawson
@dpawson @adamretter @ndw I have always been pro-namespaces:—@gimsieke
@dpawson @gimsieke @adamretter I've turned no coats!—@ndw
@ndw @dpawson @gimsieke @adamretter hello my name is Jim and I like namespaces #xmlnsanonymous—@_james_fuller
.@adamretter @gimsieke @ndw No love, no hate, no problem. Good practical concept! #namespaces—@XMLArbyter

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:47am

#XInclude 1.1 allows inserting text, add attributes to the inserted root, and even set xml:id - @ndw #xmllondon—@grtjn
Inserting xml:id might make xml invalid says @georgebina. Maybe we need an xml-id-prefix on xinclude? #xmllondon cc @ndw—@grtjn

Sunday at 06:50am

"Let's just stop pretending (and allow streaming binary in #XProc 2" - @ndw #xmllondon—@grtjn

Sunday at 06:58am

A lot of smaller and larger improvements on #XProc, I expect cheers - @ndw #xmllondon—@grtjn

Sunday at 08:23am

Tony Graham using REx parser generated XSLT to parse microformatted attribute values in FO. Very clever. #xmllondon #REx—@ndw