The short-form week of 10–16 Aug 2015

17 Aug 2015; last modified 03 Oct 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 09:27pm

RT @windley: Police state, a little bit?—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:59am

"It depends, like all things in engineering" /via @mathling #balisage —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 09:59am

"The tree is a premature optimization." attributed anonymously to the overlapping markup liberation front. #balisage —@ndw
@ndw @pgfearo #browsers can deal with #overlapping #markup #non #xml (➫ "circle graphs") —@HermannSW
@HermannSW @ndw browser rendering engines still use a visual tree, also - how to show intersect of 2 overlapping elements of same type?—@pgfearo
@HermannSW @ndw Our HTML5 comparator must show where overlaps happen - one way is quickly switching views: —@pgfearo
@pgfearo @ndw Perhaps just with the blue over and underlines leaving normal markup unchanged? —@HermannSW
@HermannSW @ndw yes, I like this - I had used 2 separated underlines with different colors - using CSS shadows - but prefer your idea!—@pgfearo
@HermannSW @ndw A way to show deeply nested markup overlaps is a text dump of the concurrent parser stacks: —@pgfearo

Tuesday at 10:41am

"Isn't that just cheating?" "I prefer to think of it as inference." #balisage —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:16am

If the Calabash eXist module is a problem, I wonder who is working on it? #balisage —@ndw
@ndw YOU are asking us? Oops. --dal—@dalapeyre
@dalapeyre @ndw Someone should. I would if I could, but I am, as I may have mentioned, not a programmer. ;-)—@sgmlguru
@ndw @sgmlguru Could you post a summary of the issues to exist-open? It would be good to begin to identify what work needs to be done.—@joewiz
@joewiz @sgmlguru I can't, perhaps Ari can. Or @lcahlander —@ndw
@ndw @joewiz @lcahlander I might be able to but I have to check my notes.—@sgmlguru
@sgmlguru @ndw @lcahlander Please do, Ari. I wasn’t aware of problems w/ #existdb’s XProc until your talk. Would be nice to work these out.—@joewiz
@ndw @joewiz @sgmlguru dependencies of Saxon versions. Calabash requires 9.5 and eXist requires 9.4 due to betterFORM.—@lcahlander
@ndw As far as I know no one has for sometime. History seems to be @shabanovd and @windauer. Feel free to contribute—@adamretter
@adamretter @ndw @shabanovd @windauer Didn't @lcahlander contribute as well? I know he mentioned it.—@sgmlguru
@sgmlguru @adamretter @ndw @shabanovd @windauer I looked into it, but have not had the time recently.—@lcahlander

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 11:22am

I'm going to guess that moving to XProc on the filesystem was spinning up a new JVM for each pipeline. That always hurts. @sgmlguru —@ndw
@ndw Hurts a lot. You should have seen the Task Manager on the server light up. Still, I liked the idea if not the exact solution.—@sgmlguru

Wednesday at 03:08pm

Engineers at play: the NEIM "suspicious activity report" documentation uses as an example an attack on Mr Burns' power plant in Springfield.—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:33pm

"More than a half an hour's work, but less than a month." #balisage —@ndw

Wednesday at 06:14pm

How did you pick the wine? Six coin tosses (plus the two Syd threw way). Of course. #balisage —@ndw

Wednesday at 06:17pm

Rosé Sangiovese, Barnard Griffen, 2012 I think.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:07pm

Paper towel dispenser with an EULA. #FFS —@ndw
@ndw Analog rights management?—@mdubinko
@ndw They should put their license agreement on the toilet paper.—@gimsieke

Thursday at 05:07am

Everyone thinks Clinton used her personal email to avoid scrutiny. She probably just didn't want to use Outlook Web Access.—@tommorris

Thursday at 09:33am

@ndw I still want to play with you.—@sgmlguru

Thursday at 11:07am

.@arh And of course in #Python white space has enforced semantics (a good thing, IMO), as @ndw is learning to get over ;) #Balisage.—@uogbuji

Thursday at 12:57pm

pondering "JSON in the streets but XML in the sheets" as a possible personal summary for myself at future meet-ups,cons, events, etc.—@peteaven

Thursday at 04:53pm

RT @MaxCRoser: How ‘gerrymandering' works. —@ndw

Thursday at 08:04pm

@dalapeyre DocBook and DITA probably fair similarly. Simplified DocBook never resonated with me. A problem to ponder.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:51pm

With four players, Syd says "I know one of you three is a werewolf!" #captainobvious #balisage —@ndw

Thursday at 09:52pm

promo shot for my #oraclefanfic movie: "Permission: Impossible" —@bcrypt

Friday at 06:18pm

This is becoming a ritual. 1. Download App 2. Start App 3. App asks to login with FaceBook 4. Delete App—@qdolan

Saturday at 10:55am

RT @mathiasverraes: There are only two hard problems in distributed systems: 2. Exactly-once delivery 1. Guaranteed order of messages 2. E…—@ndw

Saturday at 11:02am

RT @philipcolligan: Powerful stuff from Martin Rees in Times. "Our perspectives should be global, and stretch at least a century ahead" htt…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 12:20pm

@ndw concerning ... isn't the answer MD/AsciiDoc/something compiled to HTML/DB? Does anybody still write DB by hand?—@mcepl
@mcepl I do.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:57pm

Italian tweeps, who the hell won the Palio? And why isn't on the damned web yet?—@ndw
@ndw Oh. YouTube. Nevermind.—@ndw
@ndw No, that's the July results. Dang it.—@ndw
@ndw Postponed till tomorrow because of rain—@bazzargh
@bazzargh Ok then. Twitter for the win!—@ndw

Monday at 02:00pm

RT @dogsdoingthings: Dogs advising you to keep calm and allow the infinite weight of capitalism to grind your bones into dust.—@ndw