The short-form week of 30 May–5 Jun 2016

06 Jun 2016; last modified 16 Jun 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 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 I think editor info is only available per dated version, so you may have to do e.g. @w3c @tripu @robinberjon —@sideshowbarker
@sideshowbarker @w3c @tripu @robinberjon Yes, what I'm saying is that it's missing for many of the dated versions.—@ndw
@ndw ah OK, dunno why. But I’d think that’s a bug, so probably worth filing an issue at @w3c @tripu @robinberjon —@sideshowbarker
@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

In a conversation that started on Monday at 02:31am

Why I've been waffling on about W3C spec metadata: tl;dr: 101.—@ndw
@ndw maybe could help? Biblio.json contains well structured data—@marcosc
@marcosc @ndw Yes, had I known what you were after I'd have suggested that :-) Less data overall and not just W3C but easier to use.—@robinberjon
@marcosc @ndw Also, I made a nice client library for you to use, you didn't have to use Python :-*—@robinberjon

Monday at 10:18am

Trump still hasn't found how far he has to go to make the GOP reject him. Guessing he is as amazed as the rest of us —@webmink

Monday at 11:48am

Where do I sign up for the armies of liberation that will free us from capitalist right wing oppression?—@ThatSabineGirl

Monday at 12:31pm

@scalzi Worst or wurst?—@ndw

Monday at 12:34pm

RT @nerdseyeview: your random reminder that bilbo baggins was 50 years old when he set out. don't buy the hype that you gotta be young to h…—@ndw

Tuesday at 01:28am

RT @micahpedia: What is pub(lication)? Baby don’t hurt me. #TimeTravel #KindleReads —@ndw

Tuesday at 01:29am

RT @GonzoHacker: Flash is like when a kid drills a hole in his car's firewall to install a subwoofer—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:11am

.@kurt_cagle In other news n-propyl bromide used in industrial cleaning but potable water still has niche, sources suggest.—@ndw
@ndw @kurt_cagle LOL! Hydrogen hydroxide considered to be poisonous in large amounts. Use with caution.—@Seatails_Aleria

Tuesday at 02:22am

RT @profcarroll: “Monetizing” is a clever euphemism for expropriating our privacy to con advertisers and publishers into a hopeless and har…—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:22am

RT @tomcoates: I think I missed all the sport. Well done sport people? Go local sports team? We was robbed? Sporty sport sport. #literallyn—@ndw

Tuesday at 02:57pm

RT @Snowden: Tech companies: use this time to enable end-to-end encryption everywhere. Your future depends on making pervasive crypto a fai…—@ndw

Wednesday at 04:22am

RT @benphillips76: Peak #Brexit: UK protestor tries to burn the EU flag, but can't, because of EU regulation on flammable materials https:/… —@ndw

Wednesday at 05:09am

Several tweets recently with links through linkis(dot)com which demands login to get through. F-ck that. Grounds for unfollowing in my book.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:09am

RT @stevenpemberton: Web sites are so full of themselves when they think that I would want to change my browser just so that I can visit th…—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:45am

RT @SciencePorn: You are here. —@ndw

Wednesday at 02:40pm

RT @codinghorror: The purpose of money, beyond a certain point, is to use that money to enrich others. Or the world. Same thing, isn't it?—@ndw

Wednesday at 02:44pm

Wednesday at 05:09pm

Pass by reference vs. pass by value ;) —@suksr

Thursday at 04:13pm

RT @carmenmmachado: It took me a not-insignificant amount of time to realize he meant "autumn," not "our society's collective undoing." htt…—@ndw

Thursday at 04:17pm

RT @MWRigger: This is truly why I fear for America. —@ndw

Friday at 02:28am

RT @OhNoSheTwitnt: "Hillary doesn't look presidential" said the spray-tanned reality show host with one arm around his third wife.—@ndw

Friday at 10:48am

Shorter McCain: "While Trump is a fascist, I still support him since I'm optimistic that Congress can hold him back" —@thomassturm

Friday at 12:19pm

Friday at 12:54pm

RT @RobertWeetman: A map of cycle routes. Look me in the eye, tell me again why [insert excuse] and not politics defines cycling levels htt…—@ndw

Friday at 02:10pm

Woah. "This is the most demonically clever computer security attack I’ve seen in years.” —@lizfraley

Friday at 04:19pm

I'm heading to Paris on Sunday ... if it's still there!—@ndw

Friday at 04:33pm

RT @ryanjreilly: Uber, but for having desperate human beings locked in cages because they slightly inconvenienced you for a second. https:/… —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 04:06am

Wishing all my #xmllondon friends a good day and a great conference! Wish I was there, but confess, am enjoying vacation! :-)—@ndw
@ndw Hope to see you then at #xmlprague next year (Feb 9-11). Enjoy your holidays! #xmllondon —@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek Is Feb 9–11 2017 the official date of #xmlprague? CC @ndw —@Markup_Fanatic
@jirkakosek That's certainly my plan!—@ndw

Saturday at 05:50am

On the number four tram for Hoboken...Antwerp.—@ndw

Saturday at 01:03pm

RT @TFletcher: Don't judge those running for office by the eloquence of their tributes to Ali, but how they would treat a 20 year old versi…—@ndw

Saturday at 02:36pm

RT @melindahaunton: This is hideous. You know there are some myths, but 20+ per letter of the alphabet? —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:50am

And this happens when you miss #xmllondon conference. /cc @ndw —@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek Ah. Was this Gerrit's interoperability talk? In that case I approve wholeheartedly.—@ndw
@ndw Achim (@xml_project) asked me to clarify that ‘eliminating cx:depends-on="ndw"’ was a joke made by me, not him. @jirkakosek —@gimsieke
@ndw I might add that ‘eliminating cx:depends-on="ndw"’ does not equate ‘eliminating @ndw and/or @xmlcalabash’ /cc @xml_project @jirkakosek —@gimsieke
@gimsieke @xmlcalabash @xml_project @jirkakosek I was amused, not offended, I promise.—@ndw
@ndw Yes. It was talk about porting his XProc pipeline to different XProc engine and how to make pipeline to work in both implementations.—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek I see. Ah, well.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 10:49am

Arrived Paris. Have been ripped off by cabbie. On the plus side, scuba gear not mandatory yet.—@ndw
@ndw one there tried to charge me €90 for Gare du Nord-Gare de Lyon (5km! €1.80 on RER). Had a laminated price list to support the con—@bazzargh

Sunday at 11:32am

the key technique to writing beautiful code is forming a strict, arbitrary definition of beauty that includes the code you write—@tmcw

Sunday at 03:18pm

RT @kplawver: I both worked hard and was very lucky to be where I am. Both are true. Acknowledging luck doesn’t diminish the work. Be someo…—@ndw

Monday at 04:13pm

RT @vardi: Physicists' Joke —@ndw