The short-form week of 29 Jun–5 Jul 2015

06 Jul 2015; last modified 07 Aug 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 07:27pm

@dscape I was going to point you to as an alternative, but I don't think that's what you had in mind.—@ndw
@ndw maybe i deleted my original tweet? :) hope all is well, lmk if you are ever in london!—@dscape
@dscape I think we were talking about different kinds of bars. I'll be back in London early September. Will forward details when I have 'em.—@ndw
@ndw would be great to see you :)—@dscape
@dscape Come to the MarkLogic User Group meeting on the 10th? :-) We're hiring, you know :-)—@ndw
@ndw can’t find the link, can you please share?—@dscape
@ndw while i would love to work with you again it’s unlikely i will rage quit the company i created :) adding the meetup to my cal—@dscape

In a conversation that started on Monday at 08:45am

Biblical marriage. Now would all you bigoted asshats please just STFU.—@ndw
@ndw you saved my day—@MacYET

Monday at 12:45pm

This is beautiful! If anyone (*cough* @ndw) were looking for a Xmas present for their grammar-obsessed girlfriend...—@doctortovey

Monday at 03:13pm

RT @dret: the problem with using "semantics" as code for "RDF" is that non-experts then think that "not RDF" implies "not semantic", which …—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:21pm

@dret @ndw So what does "semantics" mean?—@kendall
@kendall @dret Usually, it means RDF. I don't think anyone who understands the tech. is confused, but it sets up a bad dichotomy in general.—@ndw
@ndw @kendall i've encountered many confused people that go "really?" when you explain them that models and semantics are orthogonal things.—@dret
@dret @ndw there's no shortage of confused people. But I'm in IT, not philosophy, which makes a world of diff as to which confusions matter.—@kendall
@kendall @ndw to me, that's very much an IT issue: explaining to customers where technology capabilities stop and problem solving starts.—@dret
@dret @ndw "semantics" as you defined it (by pointing at Wikipedia) has precious little to do in IT in the absence of actual technologies.—@kendall
@kendall @dret I hear you. Conversely, "Semantics is important so we're going to replace XML with RDF" is the sort of thing I hear too often—@ndw
@ndw well we may have to agree to disagree about that one :)—@kendall
@kendall You do your mixed content prose in RDF, do you? :-)—@ndw
@ndw Nope, but not XML either—@kendall
@ndw @kendall yup, and then you have to explain that there's no magic tech, and that semantics are a question of good models, and not tech.—@dret
@ndw @dret Very often (for us) it means OWL. _shrug_—@kendall

Monday at 03:28pm

Monday at 03:44pm

I want to create a programming language called March with terrible IDEs just so I can warn people.—@mitdasein

Tuesday at 02:33am

The ᐸinnovimax/ᐳ Daily is out! Stories via @simonstl @AAlaphilippe @ndw —@innovimax

Tuesday at 08:23am

Sometimes @xquery is so incredibly the correct tool for the job. #thatsclean —@pjlaurie

Tuesday at 10:41pm

Tuesday at 11:44pm

RT @patrickDurusau: XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1 #XInclude #XML —@ndw

Wednesday at 03:01pm

Write to congressman about X: proposal Y is very bad. Automated reply: my commitment to issue X can be seen in my recent support of Y. #sigh —@ndw

Wednesday at 03:09pm

RT @mojavelinux: As usual, Linux is ignored...because it has no influence on the development of source code, right?—@ndw

Wednesday at 03:16pm

@mojavelinux @ndw Maybe Linux users are more into command line Git? I am (git-sh). But true, that won't help non-CLI-proof users to switch..—@CMaudry

Wednesday at 04:19pm

@mojavelinux @ndw no because it's a ghetto—@kendall

Thursday at 08:03am

"...a long, grey, bleak, pinstripe-straight stretch of concrete-paved hell that never, ever ends." Yep, that's I-35. /via @djroe —@ndw

Thursday at 01:03pm

@gcarothers containers needed to keep smart people busy.—@grechaw

Thursday at 01:50pm

RT @studiesincrap: " DM me" "Okay. You are in a corridor of rough-hewn stone. Something skitters at the edge of your torchlight. There's a …—@ndw

Thursday at 07:17pm

RT @ldodds: I can't build an app to tell you when your bin collect day is, only the council can do that. Because ADDRESSES & LICENSING—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 07:19pm

@ldodds @ndw monday nights, here. its not that complicated.—@TheMainstand
@TheMainstand @ldodds Fair enough (Mondays for trash, alt Mondays for recycling here), but I fear you may be missing the point.—@ndw

Thursday at 07:22pm

@jahendler Lucky you! Wave to David for me!—@ndw

Sunday at 05:06am

Saw a link to "JavaScript Best Practices". Disappointed that it wasn't "Throw your computer in the sea and go and live in the woods".—@threedaymonk

Sunday at 01:38pm

RT @micahpedia: To NT or not NT, that is the question: I've been recently identified on the #autism spectrum. What this means to me. http:/… —@ndw

Sunday at 01:43pm

RT @thereaIbanksy: The quietest people have the loudest minds. —@ndw

Sunday at 01:51pm

RT @migueldemelo: Great read! C'mon kids get yours sleeves up ditch FB, and start making a difference...—@ndw