The short-form week of 28 Sep–4 Oct 2015

05 Oct 2015; last modified 16 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 Sunday at 11:22pm

DNS could resolve arbitrary strings, TLDs be damned, yes?—@ndw
@ndw Yes. Except that way, domain registrars couldn't keep creating new virtual real estate to sell.—@larsga
@larsga Yeah. That'd be just terrible.—@ndw
@ndw I'm afraid I missed your point. Care to elaborate?—@bortzmeyer
@ndw Interesting. Can you say more?—@mdubinko
@mdubinko Not much more to say, really. The TLD system seems to have jumped the shark. Just allow arbitrary strings?—@ndw
@ndw course. Most Enterprises rely on this for their intranets—@patrickkettner

Tuesday at 11:11pm

RT @mnot: . @Twitter is a great US co that knows how inappropriate it is for a govt official to misuse influence - shut down @GovernorPatak—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 11:13pm

@mnot @ndw Revenge is nice, but what @GovernorPataki said shouldn’t matter in terms of @twitter shutting him down. Only if he violated TOS—@mwiik
@mwiik @mnot @GovernorPataki @twitter Yes, fair point.—@ndw

Thursday at 04:08pm

.@jclip and @ndw protect the stage. #MarkLogic #DemoJam—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Friday at 06:00pm

Trying to decide if I want to invest time learning the fish shell. Looks awfully nice. Isn't bash. Leaning towards "yes" at the moment.—@ndw
.@ndw Oh, ok, that's the Friendly Interactive SHell. Please let us know how your experience goes.—@MartianOdyssey
@ndw ah shells. @gcarothers was a big fish fan.—@grechaw
@grechaw @ndw still am! fish works very nicely—@gcarothers
@gcarothers @ndw a shell is an important living environment. I tried a few but bash + vi mode has been home for Sooo loong.—@grechaw
@ndw it's the best—@kendall
@ndw I'm sure fish shell is nice. I'm sure it's not everywhere I want to use a shell though. #TheCostOfBeingDifferent —@dckc
@dckc That is precisely the dilemma.—@ndw

Friday at 09:39pm

@liza Niiiice!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:55am

Boyfriend is currently sitting in closet. Claims better data connectivity in closet. I'm going to choose to believe him this once. @ndw —@doctortovey
@doctortovey @ndw Ahhh. Diddums ;-)—@dpawson
@doctortovey I'm staying in the closet until I have a longer ... cable.—@ndw

Saturday at 05:48pm

Converted 12 #MarkLogic 7 apps to MarkLogic 8. Mostly easy except for JSON changes. JSON in ML8 rocks, but it's not the same as it was in 7!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 08:17pm

Watching Dr Who on BBC America (even DVRd so I can fast forward through the commercials) really makes me want to buy it on Amazon Inst Vid.—@ndw
@ndw DVR? I remember to have seen one of those at my parents house. But then they switched to streaming few years ago ;-)—@mgaerber
.@mgaerber Yeah. I'm house-sitting and don't have my friends Amazon psw :-) DVR was "easier" than logout/login. But ugh, how wretched.—@ndw

Sunday at 10:37pm

RT @jwz: Yes on F. When a multinational corporation spends $8M to defeat a ballot measure in a single city, it's a foregone...… —@ndw