The short-form week of 2–8 Nov 2015

09 Nov 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 01:21am

"any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Nature" — Karl Schroeder https://t.co/jHGFuyaau5 (via @debcha)—@fugueish

Monday at 04:12am

Hello London. I have successfully traveled from one small island nation to another. To celebrate, plan to sleep for a week.—@ndw

Monday at 07:28am

Just a reminder: everything your beautiful 'safe' language depends on is still written in C, and also we all die alone.—@matthew_d_green

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:22pm

@dauwhe That was odd, wasn't it?—@ndw
@ndw Time to add a proper mug, some decent tea, and a deck of Werewolf cards to my usual travel kit.—@dauwhe
@dauwhe If it's any consolation the coffee was worse.—@ndw
@ndw That's what I heard. Sounds like they need to update this: https://t.co/vyn37hTDJm—@dauwhe

Monday at 01:38pm

RT @stephenjudkins: It's crazy that once personal video recorders became ubiquitous UFOs stopped visiting Earth and cops started brutalizin…—@ndw

Monday at 03:51pm

Every photo isn't a masterpiece. Every workout isn't a record. Every day isn't your best. But keep showing up and some of them will be.—@james_clear

Monday at 04:50pm

RT @xmlprague: Ready for XML Prague 2016? ✅Speakers: CFP open https://t.co/3AVnLCLBSC ✅Attendees: Registration open... https://t.co/ap9Q9Zb…—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:55am

@AlecMuffett Because MS Word is a pile of three-day old rotting dog's viscera that no sane person would use? :)—@puellavulnerata

Tuesday at 11:14pm

Best ways to contact me 1. Slack 2. SMS 3. e-mail 4. Twitter DM 5. Facebook Messenger 6. Carrier Pigeon 7. Stone Tablet 8. LinkedIn—@mdkail

Wednesday at 02:53am

"I made [the font of] the listing [in this presentation] very small so you wouldn't debug it while I'm speaking" #IETF94 —@justin__richer

Wednesday at 04:42am

RT @staeiou: I think a core reason we feel so upset at UI changes is that it briefly reminds us that our public spaces are privately owned …—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:52am

RT @afewbugs: Cycling shouldn't need a bloody movement, it should be a safe, every day, entirely unremarkable mode of transport just like a…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:56am

If this favorite / like nonsense means the JSON payloads are / have changed, I *am* going to be annoyed.—@ndw
@ndw I was looking for the haiku in that.—@grechaw

Wednesday at 05:57am

@mollydotcom Definitely not just you.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:45am

Hello, Amsterdam! #XMLAmsterdam —@ndw

Wednesday at 10:56am

@doctorow Favourite line on Twitter recently: "Does 'Homeopaths Without Borders' want money, or just envelopes that once contained money?"—@IanConway

Wednesday at 04:35pm

@tomcoates I use https://t.co/zLvBys13Uw—@ndw

Thursday at 10:05am

"Yes, I marked that tweet as offensive. Because it contained the phrase 'marketing cloud' that's why."—@founddrama

Thursday at 11:09am

RT @kplawver: This is really good: https://t.co/JntQBUQ7QO—@ndw

Thursday at 11:35am

This street art in a local gallery window caught my attention on my morning walk recently https://t.co/Z0dSkAFerC—@stevemuench

Thursday at 01:50pm

Incredible juggling. Impossible. Inconceivable. Beautiful. https://t.co/77jimdU4q8—@donttrythis

Thursday at 03:54pm

@kplawver Was going to observe in my #XMLAmsterdam talk that if you'd been born when I started w/markup you'd be old enough to drink.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:54pm

@kplawver Turns out, that was last year.—@ndw
@ndw Time flies when you’re having arguments about semantics!—@kplawver

Friday at 02:01am

RT @TechnicallyRon: If you let Google finish the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's My Way you create something beautiful. http://t.co/bJUVvQZwk9 —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:35am

"It's all XML, some is just weirdly serialized" - @ndw #XMLAmsterdam —@grtjn
RT @grtjn "It's all XML, some is just weirdly serialized" - @ndw #XMLAmsterdam // ...said any community tightly married to a metamodel ever.—@dret

Friday at 03:39am

"...back when we used to spell XML with 4 letters". Thanks for the reminder for us old timers :-) @ndw #xmlamsterdam —@XMLAmsterdam

Friday at 03:40am

@ndw opens #xmlamsterdam https://t.co/hASLVcqUUb—@stevenpemberton

Friday at 03:46am

"I'm not saying they should have used XML. They should have, but I'm not saying that." @ndw at #xmlamsterdam —@stevenpemberton

Friday at 03:47am

"I wrote a JSON parser. In SGML" @ndw at #xmlamsterdam —@stevenpemberton

Friday at 03:52am

JSON parser written in SGML. Yes, you're crazy, @ndw but it must have been fun! #XMLAmsterdam —@XMLAmsterdam

In a conversation that started on Friday at 03:54am

"HTML5 isn't helping authors" @ndw at #xmlamsterdam ( @mollydotcom )—@stevenpemberton
RT @dret: RT @stevenpemberton: "#HTML5 isn't helping authors" @ndw at #xmlamsterdam // that was never a goal; it exists to help #webapp dev…—@ndw
RT @stevenpemberton: "#HTML5 isn't helping authors" @ndw at #xmlamsterdam // that was never a goal; it exists to help #webapp devs.—@dret
@ndw Gotta keep saying it (deep breath): interface, interface, interface... https://t.co/jErF903GYC—@docum3nt

Friday at 03:59am

"In SGML times, there were tens of projects that cost millions. Now there are millions of projects that cost nothing" @ndw at #xmlamsterdam —@stevenpemberton

Friday at 04:33am

RT @dret: RT @stevenpemberton: "#HTML5 isn't helping authors" @ndw at #xmlamsterdam // that was never a goal; it exists to help #webapp dev…—@ndw

Friday at 05:58am

@ndw Gotta keep saying it (deep breath): interface, interface, interface... https://t.co/jErF903GYC—@docum3nt

Friday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! https://t.co/bbHRS9ov2i Stories via @ndw @JamieXML —@dominixml

Friday at 07:48am

Hello XML Amsterdam #cheerlights red green blue—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:03am

FYI: my #XMLAmsterdam talk: https://t.co/PLFKtxpKRh—@ndw
@ndw @XMLAmsterdam The omission of https://t.co/KyYFykmVNM format is too much for me to bear. https://t.co/CWpTnWaj25.—@erikagain
@erikagain @XMLAmsterdam Consider me duly chastised and repentant.—@ndw
@ndw @XMLAmsterdam Let us speak no more of it. ;) Just wanted to make sure you were familiar with org. It's great for structured metadata.—@erikagain
@erikagain @XMLAmsterdam I use it myself, just a brain cramp.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 08:46am

@Twitter is a good platform for talking to yourself. What think @mollydotcom @SomSnytt @ndw @propensive @gclaramunt @AlainCouthures @et-el?—@MartianOdyssey
@MartianOdyssey @Twitter @mollydotcom @SomSnytt @ndw @gclaramunt @AlainCouthures @et Not sure replying affirmatively supports the claim...—@propensive
@MartianOdyssey @mollydotcom @SomSnytt @propensive @gclaramunt @AlainCouthures Sorry, I don't think I understand the question.—@ndw

Friday at 08:48am

OMG! https://t.co/BgGPQBj5Hu is awesome! Thanks @ndw :)—@optimistic_dev

Friday at 09:19am

OMG just realised my #JSON/#Twitter payloads need changing for new https://t.co/0B8YhxQXYu schema update @ndw @argumatronic @gclaramunt —@MartianOdyssey

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:11am

@digiphile Unquestionably DIY was at the original heart of HTML et al. What's asked these days (HTML5): is that still true? @ndw @w3c —@JamieXML
@JamieXML @ndw @w3c Good Q. I don’t hear a lot about teens & college students learning to build Web pages much these days.—@digiphile
@digiphile @ndw @w3c Indeed. Tools. Tumblr, Twitter, Medium, etc. As with open source software, the Q becomes, does that reliance matter?—@JamieXML

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:21am

Delightful tour de force: "HTML5 is the New Flash" @stevenpemberton #XMLAmsterdam —@ndw
@ndw @peteaven @stevenpemberton I would love to have heard that talk!—@SirRocket

Friday at 10:28am

RT @doctortovey: The war against #HTML5 has begun... Seize back the Declarative Web! #XMLAmsterdam @stevenpemberton —@ndw

Friday at 02:35pm

:-)FlashBack RT: Delightful tour de force: "HTML5 is the New Flash" @stevenpemberton #XMLAmsterdam (via @ndw)—@TVRaman

Friday at 06:40pm

@ndw Nice!—@TVRaman

Saturday at 08:12am

@ndw does his best photo face in #Amsterdam. https://t.co/9MZcHUsmPz—@doctortovey

Saturday at 11:35am

If your argument can be restated as "I don't have that problem, so why are you complaining," you should maybe stop arguing.—@kiplet

Sunday at 02:43am

RT @lmorchard: Why are ad blockers a thing again? And why did I uninstall Flash? Oh yeah "PageFair serves malware on the Economist" https:/…—@ndw

Sunday at 08:05am

RT @kendall: I don't want any part of this shit https://t.co/lC8NBVDyJI—@ndw

Monday at 01:58am

RT @Pinboard: If I can make you look like an ass by retweeting what you say, it’s not because I have some kind of odd superpower requiring …—@ndw