The short-form week of 18–24 Jan 2016

25 Jan 2016; 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 Thursday at 01:06pm

Inspired by @n1vux attempting to update the comp.fonts FAQ, I put it up on github. Pull requests welcome:—@ndw
@ndw @n1vux Good deal! :) Bill, didn't you tell Norm about...—@pzelchenko
@pzelchenko @ndw guilty as charged—@n1vux
@ndw awesome! Does this include the updates by @n1vux ? :)—@davelab6
@davelab6 @ndw yes it includes Peter Zelchenko's NOVO update that I forwarded. (It includes much bibliography from me back when)—@n1vux
@ndw Bookmarked ... I'll be back !—@n1vux

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:13am

ES6: "when trying to overwrite a const variable the variable is left unchanged. It does NOT throw an error" #WAT!?—@ndw
@ndw *in sloppy mode. In strict mode it throws an error. Always program in strict mode.—@tabatkins

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:28am

@jorabin What did the EULA say when you agreed to the collection? (P.S. "No.")—@ndw
@ndw if I declined to reveal my birth date they'd reasonably decline to issue a ticket. Do you agree to micro targetting? Not a question.—@jorabin

Monday at 07:12am

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

Monday at 10:23am

Cool video of a vortex in a pool. Especially at the end when she shows with dye how the two…—@nazgul

Monday at 11:06am

Given that "application/xml-external-parsed-entity" contains "appliation/xml" as a substring, I wonder how many tools would fall over.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 06:03pm

I donated $100 to the Center for Biological Diversity. Thank you. #Oregonstandoff—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:19am

@mholzschlag @w3c Congratulations Molly!—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:36am

RT @trieloff: Why I hate your Single Page App—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:24pm

So #Chrome on #Linux seems to have become confused about dropdown lists. They appear entirely blank but arrow keys on them work. Just me?—@ndw
@ndw A bit .. inaccurate, but not blank?—@dpawson
@dpawson The drop-down rectangle is entirely empty. Just a white void.—@ndw
@ndw I'm on Fedora Version 47.0.2526.111 (64-bit) . E.g. all FB pull downs working OK?—@dpawson
@dpawson Here's a simple dropdown on on my Ubuntu box.—@ndw
@ndw count down shows to and for in list.—@dpawson

Tuesday at 12:39pm

Every complaint about Millennials in summary: Baby Boomers are angry we're reshaping & adapting to a world they won't admit they broke.—@fozmeadows

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:30pm

@ndw I love that they included fizzbuzz in the example scripts—@dmcassel

Tuesday at 05:15pm

I know just the database to power #cancermoonshot—@grechaw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:22pm

So Gmail starts redirecting to Inbox (which you can turn off and I have). I don't see any way to edit filters from Inbox. Am I missing it?—@ndw
@ndw I hated Inbox at first. Now I'm addicted. AMA.—@kendall
@kendall I use it all the time, I'm just confused about how Google expects me to manage filters now that gmail redirects there.—@ndw
@ndw @kendall I expect they don't. Because most people don't use filters.—@avernet
@avernet @ndw I do. Or rather I did... :(—@kendall
@kendall @avernet They work fine in Inbox, you just have to get through to GMail to configure them. Either would be useless without them.—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:19pm

@LedgerTips Naive question: can I setup recurring payments so I don't have to manually enter identical transactions each month?—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:14am

RT @ErnieAtLYD: Basically, 90% of why i want to start my own tech company is to hire diverse people by not giving stupid whiteboard problem…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:20am

@shelleypowers @FBI Indeed. I'm struggling to understand why these vandals haven't been taken by force and arrested.—@ndw
@ndw @FBI Agree. This isn't Ruby Ridge. This isn't Waco. It could be, though, if the lawbreakers are allowed to entrench.—@shelleypowers

Wednesday at 12:35am

Would it help if I donated $100/month to the Center for Biological Diversity until these asshats are removed? #Oregonstandoff—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:38am

.@PicardTips I've considered it.—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:26am

skype.el. Heh. #emacsallthethings—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:31pm

RT @kendall: Yeah, why would you ever want business logic in a declarative graph-based data model?!—@ndw

Thursday at 12:53am

RT @zephoria: Some days I'm convinced that people don't want to hear knowledge but rather bullshit that resonates. And this kills me.—@ndw

Thursday at 06:29am

@zephoria @ndw the truth hurts—@msokolov

Thursday at 06:09pm

Overheard: "We were in heaven, then there was this big bang. After that, 13.5 billion years of hell."—@dsearls

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:52am

Hey @ndw to your knowledge, is anyone hosting MarkLogic on DreamHost?—@mdubinko
@mdubinko No, I considered trying it but I got barked at once for running too much Perl so I figured they woudn't like it :) Working on AWS—@ndw
@ndw @mdubinko How about Azure? We have tentatively planned to start testing that in a few weeks.—@willseth

Friday at 05:07pm

@jaredsinclair @MattioV This is known as the "don't be a dick" rule.—@ndw

Sunday at 11:08am

The blast doors were sealed, the oxygen depleting. They begged the ship's AI to explain. "Object object", was all the silvery voice replied.—@mcclure111

Sunday at 02:54pm

“Anheuser-Busch donates truck-load of canned water to Flint” … so Bud Light then?—@mdubinko

Sunday at 03:49pm

I suppose all the health advantages of kale are negated utterly when I roast it in goose fat. #ifthatiswrongidontwanttoberight—@mathling

Monday at 08:33pm

RT @zarfeblong: My sympathies to everyone about to watch an updated X-Files. I grew up a hard-ass Prisoner fan, so I've already had my turn…—@ndw