The short-form week of 14–20 Dec 2015

21 Dec 2015; last modified 02 Feb 2016

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 Monday at 09:31pm

Why yes, I believe I will put up a #Christmas tree this year.—@ndw
@ndw "Geek!" ;-)—@dpawson

Monday at 10:17pm

35 Lines XQuery versus 604 of XSLT: A List of W3C Recommendations @XQuery @ndw @KirkDBorne —@patrickDurusau

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 10:32pm

Tried to watch The Expanse on the #SyFy app. FFS how many commerci...oh, hello Amazon Instant Video. Show has real potential.—@ndw
@ndw Tried, but just couldn't get into it.—@shelleypowers
@shelleypowers I'm not totally hooked, but I'll give it a couple of episodes. Pilots have to introduce so much.—@ndw
@ndw Good point. May try again. I'm getting used to binge watching. Actually having to tune in each week is hard.—@shelleypowers

Tuesday at 11:11pm

RT @dweinberger: Time to redefine "Wolf Blitzer": The amount of alcohol it will take to wipe this hate-fest from my memory forever. #GOPdeb—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 02:24pm

To the various causes and charities I support that insist on sending email nearly every day. Congrats, I've filtered you into oblivion.—@ndw
@ndw Truth.—@bsletten

Wednesday at 02:24pm

RT @tommorris: We are in a bold new world of semantic markup... <div class="row"> <div class="col-xs-4">—@ndw

Thursday at 10:58am

TIL: ctrl-p is broke in Docker on purpose. #facepalm —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 11:11am

Solved slightly tricky XML Schema problem. Is that a point in my favor or a point against?—@ndw
@ndw I would you rather see it as a point in your favour. Why do you doubt that?—@Wolfgang_Schi
@ndw I'd just take the point and move on 😱—@fidothe
@ndw demonstrating #XSD mastery by now may be like excelling at #calligraphy: a thing of intricate beauty, but not in very high demand.—@dret
@ndw XML schema? A kitten just died...—@perllover

Thursday at 11:11am

@mdubinko Near as I can tell, homebrew is still the top of the heap.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:16pm

@aljopainter Just worked out a way to make a simple type accept either an xs:dateTime *or* an empty string w/o xsi:nil nonsense.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:28pm

Why do conservatives hate healthcare? Aren't healthy people better employees? Or is it really cheaper to let them die and hire new ones?—@ndw
@ndw it's a shibbileth: in the hyper-partisan US atmosphere, every public-policy question comes across as "which side are you on?"—@david_megginson
@david_megginson Yeah. I'm not naive enough to believe there are simple answers but some answers are obviously wrong nevertheless.—@ndw
@ndw less "no simple answers" and more "different terms of discourse."—@david_megginson
@david_megginson I guess. And I don't count because I'm to the left of everyone that's left of Sanders.—@ndw
@ndw I live in a country of balanced budgets *and* socialised healthcare; welcomed refugees *and* the tar sands. Left/right are hard to map.—@david_megginson
@ndw ... low corporate taxes *and* gender parity in the federal cabinet; strictly-regulated banks *and* publicly-funded religious schools.—@david_megginson

Saturday at 02:08am

RT @ericdfields: Modern javascript, annotated (updated): —@ndw

Saturday at 02:09am

RT @SwiftOnSecurity: I'm sorry, I get yelly when people use the descent of humanity into a permanent post-nuclear hellscape to score politi…—@ndw

Saturday at 02:18am

@tomcoates There are good candidates?—@ndw

Saturday at 06:57pm

RT @letitiawolf: Reading @RichardDawkins tweets always makes me feel better about the world, until I then inevitably read some of the repli…—@ndw

Saturday at 08:08pm

RT @SoVeryBritish: Shopping 1st week of December: "They'll love that" 2nd: "They won't mind that, will they?" 3rd: "Could give them cash?" …—@ndw

Saturday at 08:12pm

RT @MaraWritesStuff: "Ugh, put away your phone for once" *Stops reading about current events and talking to beloved far away family members…—@ndw

Sunday at 11:49pm

RT @masonic_tweets: How to really ban encryption, just ban all prime numbers. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, ... Let's attack this problem at its sour…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:09am

@shelleypowers Yeah. I'm rewording my blog software and I'm on the fence about porting / reimplementing comments.—@ndw
@ndw I think the world outgrew comments.—@shelleypowers

Monday at 12:12am

@dret @gimsieke Can it be written tail-recursively?—@ndw