The short-form week of 30 Nov–6 Dec 2015

07 Dec 2015; last modified 14 Dec 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 06:22am

@tomcoates Yes. In a season with some real disappointing ones, I thought.—@ndw

Monday at 07:48am

RT @doctortovey: Insulting someone's imaginary friend is not a crime. There is no such thing as #blasphemy. https://t.co/kW02VbYwRR—@ndw

Monday at 03:35pm

RT @cstross: An isochronic map of travel times from London in 1914: https://t.co/0qegPWTbSd — our world of 2015 is vastly smaller in travel…—@ndw

Monday at 03:38pm

RT @geoffarnold: Brilliant analysis of the GOP’s fascist rhetoric spinning out of control. I loved this footnote on the... https://t.co/rY…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:40pm

@ooah @Sonos One more set for the dining room/kitchen and I'll have 'em in every room. And several friends houses as well!—@ndw
@ndw @ooah @Sonos Norm! Good to hear from you. Good to see you spreading the love...—@JoshNarva
@ndw Nice. Way to fill your house with music.—@Sonos

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:09pm

@robinberjon On an Android phone, Google works just fine—@ndw
@ndw Not offline :)—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Huh. I didn't realize Shazam worked offline.—@ndw
@ndw it used to, no longer does, hence the question :-)—@robinberjon

Monday at 11:22pm

@neiltyson Of a rabbit course, a waiter in Italy once asked "how are you enjoying your fluffy bunny?" I found it amusing ... and delicious.—@ndw

Monday at 11:26pm

RT @quinnnorton: Piketty explains the blindingly obvious: https://t.co/qRFebklavA Politicians and internet explode with RAEG in 3...2...1...—@ndw

Monday at 11:44pm

RT @amyvdh: Powerful and important: "Let us tell the truth." 'On Pandering: How to Write Like a Man' by @clairevaye https://t.co/zkrAjqh5S8—@ndw

Tuesday at 05:00am

Washington Post on Tweeted Times https://t.co/8TPKCS9Hn5 - top stories by @ndw, @sanjayadsure, @piunsky —@bagaar

Tuesday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! https://t.co/rv4MqQbp7r Stories via @ndw @RealMichaelKay @james_clark —@dominixml

Wednesday at 03:09am

RT @timbray: Being a middle-aged white American is hazardous to your health; remarkable statistics: https://t.co/xc8S7Lpyu2—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:10am

"I can stop sympathising with terrorists but you will always have fucked a pig." -- Oscar Wilde—@abigailb

Wednesday at 09:08pm

Cyber Monday Giving Tuesday Mass Murder Wednesday Misinformation Thursday Finger Pointing Friday Insensitivity Saturday Forgetful Sunday—@BarlowBrewing

Thursday at 01:51am

RT @igorvolsky: Excited for GOP proposal to fight ISIS with "thoughts and prayers"—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 03:17pm

Mailed solid wooden postcard, maybe 3/8 inch thick. Reqd customs decl! And explicit stmt that it contained nothing dangerous. #absurdity —@ndw
@ndw A bit of profound jobsworth!—@dpawson

Thursday at 03:22pm

RT @BullshineBilly: The difference between #ISIS and Saudi Arabia via @TheTimes https://t.co/miwHZOcjJp—@ndw

Thursday at 03:22pm

RT @afalk: Tragically, this is very much to the point. https://t.co/iDHKDkwI0e—@ndw

Thursday at 03:45pm

RT @CalebGarling: A cheat sheet for every pro-gun argument https://t.co/z1qa6TRYpo #SanBernardino #SanBernadino https://t.co/K0H2FGnTIV—@ndw

Thursday at 04:21pm

RT @doctortovey: #refugeesWelcome #Syria https://t.co/dTMT962GFI—@ndw

Thursday at 04:21pm

RT @doctortovey: #refugeesWelcome #Syria https://t.co/VUp1NZ4oSx—@ndw

Thursday at 04:22pm

RT @doctortovey: #refugeesWelcome #Syria https://t.co/6nbNb48erE—@ndw

Thursday at 09:21pm

Brush with death. Floss with abandon.—@dessadarling

Thursday at 11:04pm

RT @BadAstronomer: Dear Senate: Please stop voting on bills based on lies. Thank you, People Who Live In Reality—@ndw

Thursday at 11:13pm

On a confluence of fronts, we appear to be seriously fucked. I wonder if it's possible to get unfucked. Or if it matters.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:22pm

RT @davidehrlich: if JJ Abrams just said “no Star Wars until we have competent gun control”, america’s nerds would un-fuck this country by …—@ndw

Thursday at 11:28pm

@cote I went the other way on Monday, but going back through PHX.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:28pm

RT @FeedJoelPie: PSA: Don't use @meetup. If you "cancel", they'll sell your group to someone else. Who will screw up your coordination & sp…—@ndw

Thursday at 11:29pm

@Kellblog You could probably find people about whose opinion I care less. But you'd have to work at it.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:30pm

RT @kendall: Everything dies, baby, that's a fact.—@ndw

Friday at 12:22am

@kendall @ndw Eventual consistency.—@mdubinko

Friday at 07:12am

XML Stars, the journal is out! https://t.co/7egy9dTgVR Stories via @ndw —@dominixml

Friday at 03:05pm

an oldie, but a goodie - "escaped markup considered harmful" by @ndw https://t.co/xJYwpy8Qe0 #xml —@smyles

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 09:15am

In your opinion is the `Unit` aka `()` type a trivial sum or a trivial product type? @gclaramunt @manisha72617183 @channingwalton @ndw —@MartianOdyssey
@MartianOdyssey @gclaramunt @manisha72617183 @ndw is unit special in some way, could you ask the same question for String or Int?—@channingwalton
@channingwalton @gclaramunt @manisha72617183 @ndw Thanks for reply. How do you mean for String or Int?—@MartianOdyssey
@MartianOdyssey @gclaramunt @manisha72617183 @ndw I am wondering whether the Unit type is special in any way—@channingwalton
@channingwalton @MartianOdyssey @manisha72617183 @ndw unit is the final object, the arrows from any other obj to it must be unique, right?—@gclaramunt
@channingwalton @MartianOdyssey @manisha72617183 @ndw I'm not sure that really affects sum and product with it—@gclaramunt
@channingwalton @gclaramunt @manisha72617183 @ndw hink we are on same channel. There is problem here that has not been enquired upon before.—@MartianOdyssey
@MartianOdyssey I just like to think of it as a degenerated form of product type @gclaramunt @channingwalton @ndw —@manisha72617183
@MartianOdyssey @manisha72617183 @channingwalton @ndw a similar question I guess is: do monoidal categories have sum and product.—@gclaramunt
@MartianOdyssey @manisha72617183 @channingwalton @ndw not sure, trying to think if you define product/sum with arrows X->X violates any law—@gclaramunt

Saturday at 10:14pm

@mojavelinux Because those elements are not significant in documentation of computer software and hardware.—@ndw

Sunday at 09:52pm

RT @Glinner: Republicans are a death cult https://t.co/PwD4kX6yN4—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:53pm

https://t.co/bghA11gDbo—@ndw
And the caption that was meant to go with that pic: Penguins fleeting the Christmas Tyrannosaur. #Christmas —@ndw

Wednesday at 02:33pm

RT @bryngreenwood: Curious how cheaply politicians are selling themselves to the NRA? @igorvolsky has the data. Cheap. Like their prayers f…—@ndw