The short-form week of 25–31 Jan 2016

01 Feb 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 Sunday at 12:55pm

Been hacking #Emacs again the past few days. Serious fun. Also: finally became a helm convert. Seriously productive.—@ndw
@ndw Curious: what language do you write most of your code in? Are you doing that coding in Emacs as well?—@avernet
@avernet Day job is mostly XQuery. I also do XML, XSLT, JavaScript, Java, Scala, and others. #Emacs for everything but Java and Scala.—@ndw
@ndw Got it, I was wondering you had been happy using Emacs for Scala/Java.—@avernet
@avernet Trying to move back to Emacs for Scala/Java is on my list of things to explore.—@ndw
@ndw BTW, if you're interested in digging into ENSIME, I'd recommend this talk by @fommil and @a_dev_musing. —@avernet
@ndw I have big hopes for ENSIME, but it's so far quite a step down from IntelliJ.—@avernet
@avernet @ndw what is missing in that big step?—@fommil
@fommil @ndw I'd say support for mixed projects (Java+Scala), "find usages", and "good" Scala debugging.—@avernet
@avernet @ndw Java is supported, find usages on the roadmap and a new debugger is imminent.—@fommil
@fommil @ndw Awesome. I'm seriously excited to see ENSIME/Emacs become a serious alternative to IntelliJ.—@avernet
@avernet @ndw it already is ;-) I've been using it on huge projects for almost two years. Very productive.—@fommil

Monday at 06:10pm

Your periodic reminder that oppressed people shouldn't have to "do something" about their oppression. They didn't make the mess.—@leeflower

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

Monday at 08:44pm

RT @ChrisGrace: "The surest defense against terrorism is to refuse to be terrorized.” — Bruce Schneier—@ndw

Tuesday at 12:49am

@edd Trello has something like that.—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:11am

RT @tommorris: There is someone on the AirTrain with a MongoDB branded bag. To maximise comedy in the world, the airline will lose it.—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:49am

@tommorris @ndw Baggage service is eventually consistent.—@mdubinko

Wednesday at 06:33am

@tommorris @ndw I'm sure it will show up eventually—@msokolov

Thursday at 12:10am

RT @DavidAllenGreen: "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear," say the very same politicians who are seeking to restrict fre…—@ndw

Thursday at 10:32am

RT @FakeUnicode: You g̶u̶y̶s̶ g̶u̶y̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶g̶a̶l̶s̶ p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ sapient agents of non-binary gender and indeterminate specie are all …—@ndw

Thursday at 10:22pm

RT @Multimaniaco: THIS. (From «Steal Like An Artist» by Austin Kleon) —@ndw

Friday at 04:17pm

Sounds right to me. —@ndw

Saturday at 11:27am

RT @parimalkumar: JK Rowling is on top form. —@ndw

Sunday at 01:36am

RT @dret: seeing the obtrusive flood of "living document" updates at @w3c, it's good that at least there's no support for timestamps on pub…—@ndw

Sunday at 09:16am

@dret I agree we can all be glad @w3c TR space will no longer be largely a graveyard but instead a place you can find up-to-date specs @ndw —@sideshowbarker

Sunday at 02:13pm

No, "{{Salutation,DefaultTo=Friend}}," doesn't seem impersonal and spammy at all. Why do you ask?—@ndw

Sunday at 02:16pm

@tacodeli for breakfast. Sat outside in glorious sunshine. Don't wanna leave Texas waaaaahhh!! #backtoLondon #UKwhyyousocold —@doctortovey

Sunday at 02:18pm

RT @PinPopular: Cheap cab ride? You must have missed Uber’s true cost | Evgeny Morozov | Opinion | The Guardian —@ndw

Sunday at 04:49pm

RT @_james_fuller: XML In, Web Out: Balisage pre-conference symposium #balisage —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 06:17pm

I should ask @ndw whether he's still liking Austin.—@kendall
.@kendall Austin remains lovely. Open carry and other craziness is unfortunate but still seems tolerable.—@ndw
@ndw I keep finding houses there that I would love to live in... :)—@kendall