The short-form week of 24–30 Aug 2015

31 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.

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:10am

Do you prefer to use XML languages with an XML syntax (e.g., XSLT, RNG) or a non-XML syntax (e.g., XQuery, RNC)? Why? #seriousquestion —@ndw
@ndw I prefer to read/write RNC vastly over RNG; far less typing to compose/edit, for one thing. Easier to digest in glance w/o page breaks!—@JohnnySoftware
@ndw would you prefer XPath if it had an XML syntax?—@abdelazer
@ndw I've used XSLT a ton; XQuery a bit at work & home. For transformations, I prefer XSLT. For combing thru, plucking things out, XQuery.—@JohnnySoftware

Tuesday at 11:19pm

RT @Pinboard: Sentences I never expected to read: “While the fridge implements SSL, it fails to validate SSL certificates” http://t.co/51AZ… —@ndw

Wednesday at 07:15am

XML Stars, the journal is out! http://t.co/WaE25JlXty Stories via @ndw @james_clark —@dominixml

Wednesday at 10:27pm

Kudos to github for noticing that a borked script had accidentally committed an access token. Dropped it and informed me. Nice.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:01am

Today's paper. The "A" section: 12 pages. The "High School Football Preview" section: 20 pages. I just don't even.—@ndw

Friday at 02:30pm

RT @xmlcalabash: XML Calabash 1.1.5 released, http://t.co/EYUTZjtyfY —@ndw

Friday at 02:30pm

RT @xmlcalabash: XML Calabash Delta XML extensions 1.1.4 released, https://t.co/rbgdHsrYJU (Won't report isAvailable if it doesn't have the…—@ndw

Saturday at 07:16am

XML Stars, the journal is out! http://t.co/mZM2pevR83 Stories via @JamieXML @james_clark @ndw —@dominixml

Saturday at 09:54pm

RT @MotherJones: This is one of the most fucked up charts you will see in the foreseeable future http://t.co/BlHNmufut0 http://t.co/utvG1sq… —@ndw

Sunday at 08:39am

Comparison of Telescope Sizes:... http://t.co/4NKwas0xO4 —@AlecMuffett

Sunday at 12:40pm

Very interesting read: @http://pappp.net/?p=969 I have been vaguely aware and somewhat discomfited by the situation described. /cc @paulrb_r —@ndw

Sunday at 07:11pm

RT @mdunn1: Remember folks, correlation is not causation. http://t.co/TV9lEA94U6 —@ndw

Sunday at 11:19pm

RT @mdavid: I wish we could more easily quantify how many lives have been saved by people who chose not to own a gun. http://t.co/AUcV5o11yv —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:31pm

Look familiar, @ndw ? ;) https://t.co/HXLTfgqtkC—@doctortovey
@doctortovey No. Comment.—@ndw