The short-form week of 15–21 Feb 2016

22 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 08:57am

Proposition: God took Scalia during Obama's term; must want O to appoint next Justice. GOP faithful should therefore ratify immediately, no?—@ndw
@ndw @morrildl if God wanted that, he would have given dems control of the Senate—@bryfree
@ndw @glynmoody if it comes to a disagreement between the GOP and God, remember who has the most capital letters—@HuwOS
@ndw And then there's all those "strict constitutionalists" now ignoring article II section 2 about who appoints supreme court nominees.—@bobdc
@ndw @harper check mate logic! Oh wait...—@ericlewis
@ndw @lehimesa .In GOP circles, such reason is Strictly UnConstitutional.—@DAVIDCOMFORT
@ndw QED—@maltbyd
@ndw Too logical—@prushforth
@ndw @Alasscan_ pssst! Pssst! They don't freaky believe in God—@TheRealDeeNice
@ndw That kind of logic is only accepted when it works in their favour. /cc @glynmoody —@nbartlett

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 11:23pm

@robinberjon @gimsieke Unlikely. Most of the XSLT community aren't stark raving.—@ndw
@ndw @gimsieke It’s used as a JATS -> HTML «style sheet» in 💖💞💓—@robinberjon
@ndw @gimsieke So you kind of hoped I was kidding. See :)—@robinberjon
@robinberjon @gimsieke So a non-standard, ad hoc implementation of a subset of XSLT defined with an imperative language?—@ndw
@ndw Yup. The advantage: it actually runs in the environments that matter to me. @gimsieke —@robinberjon
@robinberjon Well, that's definitely a win. @gimsieke —@ndw
@ndw Yeah. It would be a bigger win if I could just use XSLT, but I’m done waiting… @gimsieke —@robinberjon
@robinberjon @ndw Unimpressed. In terms of expressiveness and efficiency, this even falls short of XSLT/XPath 1.—@gimsieke
@gimsieke @ndw Well of course, it's a 1h hack. Yet it's already more readily usable in Node and the browser.—@robinberjon
@gimsieke @ndw Also, that's not entirely true. The matcher is an arbitrary JS function, as is the template. JATS is only using a tiny bit.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon @ndw I wouldn't want to write a (kind of global) Matcher method when I can have XPath in my template's matching pattern.—@gimsieke
@gimsieke @ndw It could also support CSS, or something domain-specific. Walker is independent of it.—@robinberjon
@gimsieke @ndw There's nothing global about Matcher. It could use XPath, it would be trivial to add given an XPath lib supporting patterns.—@robinberjon
@gimsieke @ndw Finally, it wasn't done to impress but because I need that transformation working now :-)—@robinberjon
@ndw @gimsieke Which means there is so much potential for growth, both individually and as a group :-)—@robinberjon

Monday at 03:09am

@PinPopular @ndw Taste vs size?—@dpawson

Monday at 07:13am

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

Monday at 05:20pm

@_james_fuller @gimsieke I think #XMLAmsterdam was thinking of a workshop this year, perhaps on pipelines. #serendipity ?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Monday at 05:21pm

@gimsieke @_james_fuller I'd love that, but your banging into US Thanksgiving at that point—@ndw
@ndw @_james_fuller … But if everybody agrees, we’ll be happy to organize a commemorable conference.—@gimsieke
@gimsieke @_james_fuller Definitely get @XMLAmsterdam in the loop. It makes sense to coordinate.—@ndw
@ndw @_james_fuller @XMLAmsterdam Of course, will do—@gimsieke
@ndw @_james_fuller Then let’s revert to Jim’s original suggestion, Nov 11. I wasn’t aware that CWI is already about to organize sth …—@gimsieke
@ndw @gimsieke yes - happy to help ... I think XML Amsterdam workshop would be a good adjunct will setup hangout —@_james_fuller

Tuesday at 12:50am

@ndw @gimsieke yes - happy to help ... I think XML Amsterdam workshop would be a good adjunct will setup hangout —@_james_fuller

Tuesday at 12:53pm

You're going to have to learn these rituals, @ndw... —@doctortovey

Wednesday at 12:25am

RT @PinPopular: #ilovefs: Why GNU Emacs? —@ndw

Wednesday at 12:40am

RT @tashmahal: When giving feedback, please remember there is often a human being on the other end of that, who cares, and tries, and hurts…—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:13am

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

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:51pm

Didn't make it to Prague. Won't make it to London. #grumble (but I'm on vacation in June, so less grumbly maybe) —@ndw
@ndw Hope all is well. Hopefully see you next year.—@xmllondon
@xmllondon It's all good. Just have vacation plans elsewhere this year that I can't move. Next year for sure!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:38pm

That thing when you push the once-in-12-hours 'update DNS' button and *then* realize you borked something. Talk to me after 4a CST tomorrow.—@ndw
@ndw you didn't lower your TTLs first?—@psd
@psd It's DNS hosted at @Dreamhost and they (not unreasonably) only let you poke the update button once every twelve hours.—@ndw
@ndw ah, I found @DreamHost pretty responsive to support tickets. Good luck!—@psd
@psd @DreamHost Oh, I can wait twelve hours. It was a test to make sure I knew what I was doing. I didn't. A few little-used sites are down.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:00pm

@timbray Just like my Emacs helm tool. Sweet. —@ndw

Thursday at 12:02pm

TIL (also: Things I Am Not Happy About): the standard Google Camera app (on Marshmallow) does not record DateTimeOriginal in image EXIF.—@ndw

Thursday at 11:34pm

"The stable state of a living organism is to be dead." --Norbert Weiner /via @JamesGleick —@ndw

Friday at 02:43pm

Web developer, what happened to you in life to make a web app that automatically posts to twitter? Were you raised by bears?—@notwaldorf

Friday at 03:34pm

RT @timbray: I see they had the Uber CEO in to speak. TED is pretty well dead to me.—@ndw

Friday at 03:44pm

OH "I'm not going to make any promises about how it handles your f*cked-up cluster."—@ndw

Friday at 08:21pm

RT @amyvdh: I support transgender access to bathrooms (and all public spaces) —@ndw

Friday at 08:23pm

RT @Kellblog: Why did I switch to Macs at home? Because Microsoft got too aggressive and presumptuous in trying to force me to Windows 10.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:07am

.@Kellblog @ndw Why did I install VirtualBox on my iMac at home? Because Mac flavor of *nix sucks and so I could run Linux as a guest OS.—@MartianOdyssey

Saturday at 08:20pm

RT @ellenduffer: always remember that in the american legal system a corporation is a person but a woman isn't —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:27pm

OH "Don't put your balls back in the fire ants."—@ndw
@ndw you going to XML London this summer?—@kendall
@kendall No. I have vacation plans in the south of France for that weekend. So I feel bad, but, you know, not that bad. ;-)—@ndw
@ndw nice—@kendall

Sunday at 11:33pm

RT @ChrisGrace: The thing about modern art is yeah, you could have done that. But you didn’t. So shut up.—@ndw

Sunday at 11:35pm

RT @grayj_: Important tech skills: 1. Interpreting vague docs 2. Looking up errors 3. Not making coworkers want to stab you 4. Algorithms,…—@ndw

Thursday at 12:12am

RT @SnoozeInBrief: A zeugma walks into a bar and orders a drink, the barman to fetch the manager, and the books on the shelf alphabetically.—@ndw