The short-form week of 1–7 Feb 2016

08 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

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

Monday at 07:13am

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

Monday at 10:03pm

Bah humbug. #Ubuntu 15.10 was going well until More than 6mo old so probably DOA. Back to 15.04 I guess. :-(—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 01:00pm

@ndw @gimsieke Any plans for streaming (or recording for youtube) the #XProc track on day 1 of @xmlprague for viewers at home?—@josteinaj
@josteinaj @ndw I could share it from my mobile with Periscope. Asking @xmlprague whether they’ll have better equipment in the seminar rooms—@gimsieke
@gimsieke @josteinaj @ndw @xmlprague We will be recording only regular sessions, not unconference tracks.—@jirkakosek

Wednesday at 01:33am

RT @svrc: Fear is the mind killer—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:33am

RT @billmaher: When Evangelicals say "he shares my values" they mean "he shares my myth." Cruz has no values; he believes in virgin birth a…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:08am

Consent form on my doctors new secure web portal, short form: absolutely nothing is our fault, ever, under any circumstances at all. AT ALL.—@ndw
@ndw Including his diagnostics...—@dpawson
.@dpawson I trust my doc. He's human, but that's the best we've got so far. The form was about consequences of using the site and info sec.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:55am

Found site that blocks highlight & copy with a © notice. I will not wish for them all to die in a fire. Will not. I am a better man. But...—@ndw
Also: curl | tidy | lxgrep > biteme—@ndw
Also also: links [apoplectic rage elided -ed]—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:47pm

Have officially given up on getting to #XMLPrague this year :-( Try to have fun anyway. And XProc all of the things, please.—@ndw
@ndw sad to hear—@ond1
@ndw oh 😞😟. nothing serious I hope?—@rdeltour
@rdeltour No. For unrelated reasons, I'm without a passport at the moment. Hoped it would be back in time, but no such luck. C'est la vie.—@ndw
@ndw @rdeltour Let’s try to set up a hangout next Thursday (at 5 am central time?). Ok, bad luck.—@gimsieke
.@gimsieke @rdeltour Yes, I'm going to try to participate remotely. The WG will carry on regardless, I'm sure.—@ndw
@ndw @rdeltour Who’s going to do the demojam? @_james_fuller or @innovimax? They’ll be great at that, for sure. But what a pity, nonetheless—@gimsieke
@ndw Oh, the public XProc WG meeting starts at 10am #xmlprague time. That’s 3am Austin time. Thru 6:30. Maybe we can reschedule, @xmlprague?—@gimsieke
@xmlprague For ex., we can do the transpect tutorial at 11:30 (not sure whether we can make it at 10:00), and XLIFF at 10:00? @ndw —@gimsieke
.@gimsieke @xmlprague No, let's not ask @jirkakosek to do anything like that. I'll plan to get up at 3am.—@ndw
@ndw I see. Well, we'll miss you!—@rdeltour

Wednesday at 05:06pm

Pretty sure I saw #Trump peering over the seat of the Heathrow Express at me... Scary moment. —@doctortovey

Wednesday at 05:19pm

In case anyone is curious, 9-17 and 10-13:30 UTC+1 are, on a calendar for US CST, in a part of the day you may never before have seen!—@ndw

Wednesday at 09:03pm

RT @mountain_ghosts: 1995: the information superhighway will mean anyone can do anything from anywhere 2015: must be willing to relocate to…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:27pm

@shelleypowers Maybe that long for the parts that can recover. The things lost forever would...well, never.—@ndw
@ndw Yes. Parks, forest, beaches, and entire species of animals. All gone, in four years.—@shelleypowers

Wednesday at 09:28pm

RT @tommorris: American friends: don't let anyone tell you that a fair, free at the point of use, universal health system is unattainable. …—@ndw

Thursday at 12:28am

Wow! lxgrep, where have you been all my life? Thanks for the pointer, @ndw.—@stand

Thursday at 05:38pm

Dear @TestKitchen Love you. Long time subscriber. Could you please turn down some of the tracking [expletive deleted -ed] on your website?—@ndw

Thursday at 05:38pm

Here's a tip: if your site is broken when you're running Privacy Badger, you're doing it wrong.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:47pm

@alexmilowski @_james_fuller We can make the XProc 2 syntax *more expressive* I know we can! —@ndw
@ndw @_james_fuller @seesharp how about an emoticon? ☹️ for "halt and catch fire" and the special 👾 "space invaders" operator—@alexmilowski
@ndw @_james_fuller @seesharp space invaders operator invokes a buffer overrun.—@alexmilowski

Thursday at 08:08pm

@bryngreenwood I couldn't watch them sober, but I don't think that's what you mean...—@ndw

Thursday at 11:41pm

RT @jkottke: Yay! My email has finally been replaced by 11 different logins to 500 chat rooms full of reaction GIFs.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:57pm

Literally, not figuratively LOL —@ndw

Friday at 12:04am

@TripIt @CNTraveler Not if they configure coach the way BA does. Egad, that's uncomfortable.—@ndw

Friday at 07:29am

NOTICE: All humans will stop fighting each other and share their food, shelter and hearts from this day forward, forever.—@mholzschlag

Saturday at 12:03am

We’re not going to ruin Twitter, we’re going to bring scalable actionable content for multi-channel brand engagement synergy to our platform—@ixKylie

Saturday at 11:08am

@timbray I'm pretty sure you're mistaken about that.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 12:46pm

@fielding @robinberjon Gentlemen, play nice or we'll give you a time out. Probably abusing 504. :-)—@ndw
@ndw @fielding I shall make an effort to Accept-Language: en-httpwg ;-)—@robinberjon

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 01:41pm

.@_james_fuller No. We need clear rights to own in every sense the devices we buy.—@ndw
@ndw then we need to spend a lot more money educating people involved in the 'justice' layer (judges, lawyers, lawmakers)—@_james_fuller

Saturday at 01:45pm

RT @SenWarren: Every single House Republican who came to work today just voted to make it harder to hold big banks accountable for fraud. S…—@ndw

Saturday at 02:19pm

RT @kiphampton: Know this, if you think state-sactioned murder is okay, you need to you need to strike the words "liberal" and "progressive…—@ndw

Saturday at 02:29pm

RT @Balisage: Trendy web interfaces supported by solid XML infrastructure. Let's discuss. #balisage… —@ndw

Saturday at 05:05pm

RT @scalzi: You know, arbitrary and capricious changes to social media networks are why I've kept my own blog under my own domain for 18 ye…—@ndw

Saturday at 05:09pm

RT @rwaldron: @twitter @jack, I would pay you real money, monthly, to give me back my background, 60 seconds to edit, and no algorithm. No …—@ndw

Saturday at 05:14pm

RT @mattpodwysocki: This x Infinity! I don't always want to see your videocast, just show me the code and docs... —@ndw

Saturday at 05:19pm

RT @alyssaharad: I think one reason it's so easy to get worked up about Twitter changes is that we're reminded our communities depend on a …—@ndw

Saturday at 05:28pm

RT @sirosenbaum: At some point we're going to need a social platform that can't be fucked with, isn't for profit, and whose costs are distr…—@ndw

Saturday at 05:32pm

@sirosenbaum @ndw Whoahow! The entire social-democratic program in less than 140 characters!—@jjlemire

Saturday at 07:29pm

@gimsieke @liza I have most of an interactive fiction in my head. Wonder if I'll ever get it out.—@ndw

Saturday at 07:31pm

RT @neiltyson: “Look at that, you son of a bitch." —@ndw

Sunday at 12:27pm

RT @psd: Libraries gave us power—@ndw

Monday at 04:56pm

RT @glassbottommeg: Is it possible for a GIF to be required reading in school? —@ndw

Tuesday at 11:18pm