The short-form week of 19–25 Oct 2015

26 Oct 2015; last modified 20 Nov 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 05:35am

RT @doctorow: Bad governments are elected by people who don't vote #cdnpoli #elxn42 —@ndw

Monday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! Stories via @james_clark @ndw —@dominixml

Monday at 07:13am

Tech consulting firm advertises in the airport: "Some things just won't work." I'm not sure that sends the message they intended...—@ndw

Monday at 08:16am

RT @j4: "This is from the website [screenshot]". What website? If only there was some kind of unique locator for these things!—@ndw

Monday at 08:31am

RT @iand: Someone wrote up all the reasons why I don’t answer most phone calls—@ndw

Monday at 10:29am

@hunterhacker I'm just implementing my own evernote setup in MarkLogic. Everyone dies that, right?—@ndw

Monday at 10:32am

@gcarothers @github Well, they actually let me pay them for the service, that might scale.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 10:33am

@dcm @Lightroom Never. Ever. Let software update automatically.—@ndw
@ndw I have failed you all! Never again. @Lightroom —@dcm

Monday at 07:10pm

I hate all these bloody Java frameworks. Why devs keep using them? No, you won’t die if you write some code yourself. #accidentalcomplexity —@sandromancuso

Tuesday at 12:53am

Hello Tokyo!—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:02am

I think the 300 might be the baud rate, but the mascot sure is cute!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:39am

#AsciiDoctor→#DocBook 5→#HTML5→reveal.js (Yes, I know there's an AsciiDoctor backend for reveal.js; I want the DocBook xform elsewhere)—@ndw
@ndw Perfectly reasonable approach. That's the beauty of the DocBook converter. Options.—@mojavelinux

Wednesday at 06:34am

That thing where they still *cough* smoke in bars and restaurants in Japan. #notafan —@ndw

Wednesday at 06:43am

RT @nazgul: I love this quote from the ever amazing Gina Torres.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:44am

RT @wjflowers: "No flying cars yet?", he wrote from a 2 inch by 4 inch pocket computer instantaneously to subscribers worldwide using only …—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:54am

"Is your money really safe in the cloud?" Over to you @Pinboard for appropriate snark.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:44am

@koalie I'd be crazy not to!—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:12am

A hard science-fiction version of Back To The Future II where they die in space because Earth isn’t in same place 30 years in the future—@harrisj

Wednesday at 04:51pm

Owning a Mac is like playing a very slow-paced video game in which your character has to dodge iTunes updates—@GabrielRossman

Wednesday at 05:27pm

Doc Brown from 1985 and Doc Brown from 2015 can’t be together, because that would cause a pair of docs.—@wilw

Wednesday at 07:41pm

RT @tomcoates: Occasionally I get tweets from Evangelicals telling me to repent. I'm not going to repent. I'm an atheist and I'm not doing …—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:41pm

RT @tomcoates: You bloody repent for making Twitter less fun, you miserable bunch of joyless self-important arse badgers.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:56pm

RT @AlecMuffett: Warrantless airport seizure of laptop “cannot be justified,” judge rules—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 01:30am

My ~/Public folder (which I don't care about and would have assumed to be empty) is full of random TTF fonts. Nearly 500. WTF?—@ndw
@ndw Adobe Type Kit? :D—@gcarothers

Thursday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! Stories via @ndw —@dominixml

Thursday at 07:15am

RT @kdrum: Red States Spent $2 Billion in 2015 to Screw the Poor—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 10:22pm

Following @edd, Verifying that +ndw is my blockchain ID.—@ndw
@ndw @edd Rather a slick way of advertising (blockchain)?—@dpawson
@dpawson @edd I don't think it's advertising, exactly. It's another angle on identity. Presumably the blockchain ID lasts forever.—@ndw
@ndw @edd Pondering how blockchain ideas / principles might be used by [data|doc]heads.—@dpawson
@ndw @edd MSDT jumps in!—@dpawson
@ndw hopefully it might be worth it something :)—@edd

Thursday at 10:28pm

the classic story—@BananaKarenina

Friday at 12:13am

RT @mdubinko: Everything's eventually consistent.—@ndw

Friday at 03:31pm

Complexity is a bug light for smart people—@Pinboard

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:29pm

So it turns out I've been paying ¥400/cup for the really awful coffee provided in this hotel room. That's...nice.—@ndw
@ndw is that yuan or yen? I really hope it's the latter.—@CanOfBees
@CanOfBees Yen, thankfully.—@ndw

Saturday at 06:27pm

Not that I felt I needed anyone's permission, but I thought this was a good read on ad blocking. /via ... someone—@ndw

Saturday at 06:28pm

Next: HND ✈ CTS. Good bye for now, Tokyo!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 03:02am

Happy 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Longbows #FTW #literally —@ndw
@ndw Such a sad day... ;-)—@AlainCouthures

Sunday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! Stories via @ndw @georgebina @JeniT —@dominixml

Monday at 04:15am

RT @labuzamovies: Reading an 1866 complaint that the advent of book selling on trains is making people less sociable because everyone stare…—@ndw