The short-form week of 23–29 May 2016

30 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.

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 12:44pm

No. Stop it. It is not acceptable to walk around blaring music out of your phone. Not on the hiking trail. Not in stores. Just. Stop. It.—@ndw
@ndw lol new age mini ghetto blasters, so annoying—@migueldemelo

Sunday at 10:29pm

RT @mdubinko: Today is visit-a-paywall-site-then-click-away-without-reading-the-article day. In fairness, though, every day is.—@ndw

Sunday at 10:31pm

RT @gatesfoundation: Don't have a red nose? That's ok! For every RT we'll donate $10 toward ending child poverty. #RedNose4Kidshttps://t.c…—@ndw

Monday at 10:30am

No, [insert name of bank here], I do not want to be "friends" with you on Facebook. FFS.—@ndw

Monday at 08:00pm

Monday at 08:13pm

Balisage 2016!—@ndw

Monday at 08:34pm

@jorabin @firstdirect Does this suggest that rather than Brexit, the UK should adopt the Euro?—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:01am

RT @DerKaiser41: "If you are treated like the enemy, you are the enemy" @officialmcafee #Truth—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:27am

Bank sent me new credit card. Chip doesn't work. Leaving for Europe tomorrow. #firstworldproblems #stillannoyed—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:09pm

RT @xmlcalabash: Experimental release of the XML Calabash Print extensions (1.1.5 at to support FOP 2.x. Feedback…—@ndw

Tuesday at 10:49pm

Discovered by chance that my 4p departure tomorrow has been rescheduled to 2p. Sorta wish #AA had notified me. Also very glad I noticed.—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:24pm

HTTPS everywhere definitely messes with those login pages that redirect on your first connection. Is there a canonical HTTP URI?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 12:25pm

Doesn't seem like an unreasonable decision.—@ndw
@ndw But it would need to be argued, otherwise it’s just wind.—@ebruchez
@ndw Interesting. Promises in general, or is there something in particular that JS got wrong?—@mdubinko

Wednesday at 03:47pm

Encryption is just other people's numbers—@GonzoHacker

Wednesday at 05:17pm

Oh, Cthulhu. I just used "actionable" unironically. Please make my hair point and shoot me now.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:42pm

Obviously bigger fish to fry right now, but maybe after this election we have a quick convo on grammar education.—@jonlovett

Wednesday at 05:53pm

Sorry, to us boomers it means "end of sentence".—@BrentSpiner

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:12pm

Feeling a little bit (too?) hipster on my way to London.—@ndw
@ndw No puka shells, you're fine.—@kiphampton

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:20pm

Somewhat annoyingly, after my original flight was delayed 2:40, I rebooked onto a flight leaving only 1:00 later. Original left on time.—@ndw
@ndw Has your flight been delayed (for more than 3 hours) or cancelled at a European Airport at all?—@heros_flight
@ndw Delayed on your holiday flight? You may be able to claim compensation going back 6 years—@IngaBalmer
@IngaBalmer My flight wasn't delayed that long!—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:21pm

If I miss my train in London, my annoyance will be somewhat more than somewhat.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:35pm

@tomcoates Or, you know, you could ignore it entirely.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:38pm

Yes, please.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:43pm

At the park having a spirited debate over whether it's worse to swear in front of your children or not leash your fucking dog, asshole.—@CcSteff

Wednesday at 06:52pm

For all my fellow Austinites struggling with the lack of ride shares, I'd like to point out that the HailACab app works flawlessly.—@ndw

Wednesday at 06:56pm

@libbymiller Yep.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:02pm

Oh! That is clever!—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:05pm

RT @ErikWdV: No thanks. Please use this money for low income families, transit, school supplies, arts programs and bike lanes.…—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:07pm

RT @MicroSFF: "Siri, cheer me up." "In a century, none of this will matter." "Try again." "Humanity will be missed." "Wait, what?" "We will…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:11am

I do wish #ReclaimTheInternet was actually called #DontPutUpWithTrolls; the former is a censorship metaphor, the latter is the actual intent—@AlecMuffett
The Internet is a domain of speech; to claim/reclaim it, is to assert control over speech. This is disjoint from "detest trolling arseholes"—@AlecMuffett

Thursday at 04:53am

Hello London! Enjoying Stephen Fry on HX.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:32am

"So I have to write a json file then a python script to parse it to generate a spec to generate an rpm to deploy a ruby app? That's step 1?"—@jacqui

Thursday at 06:36am

@tommorris That's just am ordinary Trump interview, isn't it?—@ndw

Thursday at 08:41am

@gilest Nice.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:53am

You know how almost all power bricks these days are rated for international voltages? "Almost." Not the headset one that just when fffzztt.—@ndw

Friday at 12:44pm

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." —Isak Dinesen—@ndw

Friday at 12:45pm

"My aunt says something like that, only about a margarita glass."—Frazz—@ndw

Saturday at 08:13am

“XQuery by Default” - tips on setting defaults in MarkLogic’s QConsole by @ndw—@XQuery

Saturday at 09:32pm

People I trust on updating Windows systems, in order: 1.) Microsoft 2.) Jesus 3.) Myself 67.) Your IT department—@SwiftOnSecurity

Saturday at 10:09pm

Free market health care—@doctorow

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 02:08am

Hey @w3c & W3C-friends, the tr.rdf from tr-automation is only the most recent publications. Is there a tr.rdf for all TR publications ever?—@ndw
@ndw I'm both 1/ interested in the answer, and 2/curious about what you have in mind... :-) @w3c—@fgeorges
@ndw Why not use the API instead? It has everything.—@robinberjon
@robinberjon Which API is that?—@ndw
@ndw I'm mobile, poor connection, but you can find a "w3capi" module in W3C's github, it has details.—@robinberjon
@ndw results limit 1000 per page & there are >1000 specs ∴ to get all,must use「items」&「page」params etc @robinberjon—@sideshowbarker
@ndw for questions #webapi is where to find @w3c systeam devs who maintain the API, including @tripu ㏄ @robinberjon—@sideshowbarker
@sideshowbarker @w3c @tripu @robinberjon Thanks. Lots of specs seem to have no editors in the API results so that's a shame.—@ndw
@ndw @w3c there used to be somewhere at least... dunno if I'll be able to dig it up though.—@gsnedders
@ndw Oh, maybe there isn't. @dontcallmeDOM might know?—@gsnedders