The short-form week of 14–20 Mar 2016

21 Mar 2016; last modified 22 Mar 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.

Monday at 02:48pm

Weblog has simple math problem as spam countermeasure. Still gets spam. Smarter spam robots or poor humans typing spam comments?—@ndw

Monday at 03:11pm

If you face swap Mulder & Scully they look like a great Synth Pop band.—@DannyDutch

Monday at 04:09pm

RT @sarahposner: Inside, Trump is reveling in bloodlust and violence. Outside, police are pepper spraying protesters. In the United States …—@ndw

Monday at 06:59pm

RT @csoghoian: Fed. Courts: Tor users have no expectation of privacy. DOJ: We can search phones w/o a warrant. FBI: Why is everyone encrypt…—@ndw

Tuesday at 04:54pm

Want #Android intent to share picture with title and description and post to web service. Tasker + AutoShare? Something else? #lazyweb—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:04am

Now ask me again why I use an ad blocker?—@aallan

Wednesday at 08:31am

Web ads aren't same as paper ads. They're code. They're spies. They're hijackers of browsers. They're enemies of readability. They must go.—@zeynep

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 09:48am

The next time I feel like a curse, I'm going to try to remember this one: "May you have to debug test failures on a remote CI machine."—@ndw
@ndw "May you live in interesting devops infrastructures."—@ronhitchens

Wednesday at 02:50pm

Of course it might be that Obama nominated a right wing judge because he's a right wing president.—@frankieboyle

Thursday at 12:23am

RT @magicdarts: Remember, there’s only 3 Tory policies: 1. Contracts for our mates 2. Fuck the poor 3. Tax cuts for the rich #Budget2016—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:15am

Latest email from @JohnCornyn includes a link to a survey that doesn't work. For the record, Senator Corynyn, no, I don't agree with you.—@ndw
@ndw Sorry to hear you’re having difficulty with the survey. Re-tested on our end, and it seems to be working fine. @JohnCornyn—@JessaNaomi
@JessaNaomi @JohnCornyn I consistently get: This site can’t be reached refused to connect. ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED—@ndw
@ndw that's the server for our eNewsletter system, not the site for the poll. @JohnCornyn—@JessaNaomi
@ndw My rep sends out surveys all the time and they’re… awful - dripping with bias and without any context.—@kplawver

Thursday at 10:45am

RT @UKuncut: #Budget2016 from Osborne: Cuts tax for corporations. Cuts tax for the rich. Cuts services for disabled people…—@ndw

Thursday at 10:46am

"The history of life is written in terms of negative entropy."—@ndw

Thursday at 11:00am

'La historia de la vida está escrita en términos de entropía negativa' por @ndw #fb—@luisdanielsoto

Thursday at 10:15pm

@WendyLCMP @peteaven Want!—@ndw

Friday at 12:12am

RT @jirkakosek: XML London registration is open with early bird rate. See you there. #xmllondon #xmlprague—@ndw

Friday at 05:13am

"One bad programmer can easily create two new jobs a year." - David Parnas—@CodeWisdom

Friday at 09:15am

If serving people malware is part of your business model, your business isn't publishing, it's crime.—@mattblaze

Friday at 01:03pm

The name stuff? It affects cis-people too. And if you bake heteronormative, patriarchal shit into your schemas, then fuck you.—@emceeaich

Saturday at 03:20pm

@EFF Do you think the current SCOTUS nominee was chosen to lead an anti-encryption agenda? [hint: I do]—@2xlp

Saturday at 05:49pm

Saturday at 11:53pm

@kendall Near as I can tell, Drumpf likely to do it accidentally. Cruz, on purpose.—@ndw

Sunday at 11:24pm

RT @csoghoian: The NYT story on the Paris attackers makes just as much (if not more) sense if you replace "encryption" with "magic" https:/…—@ndw

Sunday at 11:27pm

RT @stubbornella: I learned so many words by reading... /via @rwaldron—@ndw

Monday at 11:44am

RT @alanmills405: This is a good reminder of what Tories, IDS & Osborne, have done—@ndw