The short-form week of 22–28 Feb 2016

29 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 Tuesday at 01:34pm

"Conservative lawyer says Scalia should get vote on pending cases despite handicap of being dead." #facepalm #thestupiditburns—@ndw
@ndw @docum3nt. Of course! That's perfectly in line with Chicago Machine policies to prevent disenfranchising the deceased. If they're Dems.—@AnnaFromA2

Tuesday at 01:39pm

Talking to colleague about authentication issues, Google Hangout ends "because of authentication issues." #irony—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:01pm

Wednesday at 07:05pm

Apple's stance on privacy is the number one reason my next phone might be an iPhone.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:07pm

RT @avernet: "The average American saves $3,000 per year simply by switching to blended scotch." Over my dead body!—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:32pm

RT @FakeUnicode: This is what it means to be weakly typed: > foo = {0xAA:0xAA} { '170': 170 }—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:35pm

@tomcoates Insert vehement rant about the evils of HTML email here. It's words, people, go text/plain or go home.—@ndw
@ndw Yeah I'm afraid we lost that battle a few years ago.—@tomcoates
@tomcoates I don't believe I've ever sent an HTML email in my life and I hope to keep it that way.—@ndw

Thursday at 12:07am

RT @StephenKing: Pols think we need background checks for Uber drivers, not for people who buy guns. You can't make this stuff up.—@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

Thursday at 12:29am

RT @moonwalkmcfly: I would like to apologize to the writers of Superman comics for calling the Lex Luthor becoming president storyline "so …—@ndw

Thursday at 12:36am

RT @jasongorman: Bottom line is large software projects tend to fail, and bigger they are, the higher the failure rate. Trick is to make th…—@ndw

Thursday at 12:15pm

RT @kevinschawinski: The point of the new Facebook emojis is to keep tabs on your emotions. Don’t play.—@ndw

Friday at 07:13am

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

Friday at 07:59am

Difference between Australian & US media reporting of a firearm crime: AU: A man with a gun ... US: A shooter ... stats => vocab? @ndw—@MartianOdyssey

Friday at 12:02pm

Drinking More Coffee May Undo Liver Damage From Booze. Via @ndw—@avernet

Friday at 04:41pm

Don't piss me off. I'm close to leveling and you look like exp. #dnd—@amandablain

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 03:46am

@adanrt_rt You need to ask someone like @ndw—@stevenpemberton
@adanrt_rt @stevenpemberton Not that I'm aware of, but I'm hoping for renewed interest in our new direction.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 08:33pm

@tomcoates You expect that from a GOP candidate!? Or really any part of the political establishment.—@ndw
@ndw If it’s expedient and helps them win against another candidate, then perhaps.—@tomcoates
@tomcoates No candidate is willing to expose themselves to the "it aids terrorists" attack. Damn the consequences.—@ndw
@ndw But both aid terrorists. It should be easier to make the argument that breaking encryption aids terrorists.—@tomcoates
@tomcoates Tom, are you trying to make a logical argument during a political discussion?—@ndw
@ndw Never! Purely suggesting there was a message that would hit all the nationalistic beats AND make trump look old.—@tomcoates

Saturday at 08:34pm

RT @cshirky: When journos get weepy about the collapse in trust of the press, ask if they think their coverage helped citizens understand t…—@ndw

Saturday at 08:36pm

@james_clark That's mostly been my experience as well. 9:15am can be a totally different story!—@ndw

Saturday at 08:42pm

@j4 You're doing fine. It's a remarkably difficult skill to master. I'm not sure anyone does.—@ndw

Saturday at 08:45pm

@libbymiller It's their own fault. Easy to fix: remove geo restrictions and let me rip with free software. Or die. I don't really care.—@ndw

Saturday at 10:13pm

RT @AnonyOps: #AppleVsFBI: So much this…—@ndw

Sunday at 12:10am

@rem Odds I am ever going to pair with my toothbrush or install its app: precisely zero.—@ndw