The short-form week of 25 Apr–1 May 2016

02 May 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 05:10am

Working code attracts people who want to code. Design documents attract people who want to talk.—@codinghorror

Monday at 09:38am

From concept to app in hours: @ndw scratches a geo itch using #MarkLogic—@dmcassel

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 12:51pm

There's a 2d tiling where position can be determined from pattern of adjacent tiles. Kind of binary in 2 dimensions. It's called...what?—@ndw
@ndw if you know the other tiles, just get/set position+1?—@xchaotic
@ndw A quiz, or you can't remember?—@doctortovey
@doctortovey I can't remember. Named after a mathematician. Might begin with "H".—@ndw
It's a square tiling, btw—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:18pm

Sort of. Given a tiling of a particular size, say NxM, this tiling allows you to know your position by looking at only JxK adjacent tiles.—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:58pm

RT @mojavelinux: As a nation, we can be as great as we want to be. But if we fail at civil rights, we aren't great at all.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:58pm

Barton Creek avant le déluge et après le déluge.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 01:39pm

@doctortovey @ndw Your faith in my knowledge is touching, but sadly misplaced. I can bang on about Penrose tiling but that's about it!—@mdunn1
@mdunn1 @ndw But... but... you *are* omniscient, though? Right?—@doctortovey

Wednesday at 02:47pm

org-babel integration with #MarkLogic XQuery and (server side) JavaScript code blocks #alittlelighthacking—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:34pm

Proposition: HTML email is destroying human communication.—@ndw
@ndw if you want your message to come across in appearance and class like a blinking ad, then you should most definitely use #HTML email.—@dret

Thursday at 01:36pm

Lucky number thirteen. Happy birthday to,—@ndw

Thursday at 03:27pm

Maybe there are a billion npm downloads per week because we have to `rm -rf node_modules && npm cache clean` several times per week.—@ryanflorence

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

Can anyone see why the terminal seems to be screwed up here, or why @travisci decides to kill my job? #DocBook—@ndw
@ndw @travisci I was getting RSI scrolling down!—@dpawson
@ndw Please email support at and we'll be happy to help—@travisci
.@travisci Thanks. I worked it out. build.gradle has to be in the root. Doesn't matter, even when it runs it takes too much memory. :-(—@ndw
@ndw our Trusty environment,, is a full VM and has 7.5GB RAM. The startup times for jobs are slower than containers—@travisci

Thursday at 05:41pm

@standupmaths There's a 2d tiling where pos can be fnd frm patn of adj tiles. Kind of binary in 2d. It's called? Good 4 @numberphile . :-)—@ndw

Thursday at 05:42pm

Did a Hail Mary tweet about the tiling pattern who's name I still can't remember. Standupmaths and Numberphile in one go!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:51pm

In the #MarkLogic Java client, is there a good example of looking up one-and-only-one result? @ndw @grechaw—@mdubinko
@mdubinko @ndw I've implemented something to scratch that itch at some point. Ah, here, but with eval.—@grechaw

Friday at 08:39am

Me in a week at #MarkLogic World when I see #lindblad @mathling @wfeick @grechaw @ehennum @ndw @jpcs & others—@peteaven

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:12am

.@libbymiller Make Kipper famous!—@ndw
@ndw that's rather excellent—@libbymiller

Saturday at 02:47pm