The short-form week of 6–12 Jun 2016

13 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 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

Monday at 01:41am

RT @bortzmeyer: How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — *Must* read if you use social networks (like Twitter...) —@ndw

Monday at 09:24am

RT @timminchin: UK humans. 1day left to register to vote! Have your say! (My conclusion, FWIW: leaving the EU woul…—@ndw

Monday at 09:55am

RT @dcm: I hate that this is true. This is true. —@ndw

Monday at 10:24am

RT @montserratlj: "I can take a photograph from any public street...the presence of a building or item of public art cannot pose any copyri…—@ndw

Monday at 10:31am

The True Size Of ... —@JiminyPan

In a conversation that started on Monday at 12:33pm

Spent a lovely bday in Paris with @ndw, including a marvellous visit to @museecluny and Sainte-Chapelle. —@doctortovey
@doctortovey @ndw Thank you for visiting us and happy birthday!—@museecluny
@doctortovey @ndw Lovely! I'd love to visit la Sainte-Chapelle, last time was 25 years ago (damn). Happy bday :-)—@rdeltour

Monday at 02:50pm

RT @uogbuji: Good question came up among colleagues recently. Anyone know of a good way to edit #XML files, & #Docbook in particular, on #A—@ndw

Monday at 02:53pm

RT @mjdominus: By special request, this remembrance of President Ronald Reagan. —@ndw

Monday at 04:50pm

Sitting on an airplane, watching people stow their luggage. It’s like some of these people have never played Tetris.—@glv

Monday at 11:05pm

"Mommy, why are we called Generation Z?" "Because millennials are going to end history before you can reproduce."—@SwiftOnSecurity

Tuesday at 05:21am

RT @csuwildcat: Wow: "UK gov decided native apps were too expensive to build/maintain, went to responsive sites; Treasury says $8.2B was sa…—@ndw

Tuesday at 07:56am

RT @jason_kint: seriously, this happens on many webpages with one click. distorts economics, experience, privacy, security = adblock https:… —@ndw

Tuesday at 08:24am

RT @codinghorror: This place is not a place of honor. —@ndw

Tuesday at 04:29pm

RT @AdamMGrant: After the #StanfordVictim trial, there seems to be some confusion about what causes rape. This is the real cause. https://t… —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 05:14pm

@kendall Because you don't have an employer, per their definition?—@ndw
@ndw yes, basically—@kendall

Tuesday at 05:41pm

RT @edibleaustin: Got your tickets yet? Come sample all the bacon & beer you can handle! #baconandbeeratx https://t… —@ndw

Tuesday at 06:57pm

Wednesday at 01:18am

Can't sleep because I realized that a Trump presidency would explain why there are no time travelers from the future.—@Alex_Parker

Wednesday at 08:52am

RT @scalzi: Reminder to folks: when you reply to me to make sure you spell my Twitter handle correctly, so it doesn't go to other people wh…—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:55pm

The absolute best way to share a snippet of text online is as an image embedded in a tweet. Maybe get some compression artifacts in there—@Pinboard

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 04:33pm

Last night in Paris; lovely dinner with @doctortovey, @fgeorges, and @innovimax.—@ndw
@ndw @doctortovey @innovimax It was lovely indeed. Always good to see you all!—@fgeorges
@ndw And consider it your bday gift this year ;-) @doctortovey @innovimax —@fgeorges
@ndw @doctortovey @fgeorges @innovimax Wish I could be there!—@mdubinko
@mdubinko @ndw @doctortovey @innovimax I wish too, I haven't seen you in a while!—@fgeorges

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 05:39pm

@mholzschlag I thought your intent was clear and I applaud your efforts. I found @w3cmemes response disrespectful and mean spirited.—@ndw
@ndw @mholzschlag yes, it certainly was.—@w3cmemes
@ndw It is comforting to know it wasn't just me who found it to be that way. Thank you :)—@mholzschlag

Wednesday at 09:22pm

FOASS - Fuck Off As A Service - one of the most full-featured APIs I've ever seen: —@EthanZ

Thursday at 12:43am

Where do I see myself in 10 years? Committing a futurecrime—@stephcd

Thursday at 05:35am

RT @JonyIveParody: “Who wants app subscriptions!? You have to enroll, and if you stop paying you lose access to them… Yuck! Nobody wants ap…—@ndw

Thursday at 05:49am

RT @Pinboard: Text file entirely rendered by javascript, takes three seconds to load, fifty-six requests, brags about simplicity and light…—@ndw

Thursday at 05:50am

RT @richardadalton: Want CVs from devs? Here's the perfect job ad. "An Office with a door you can close. No meetings." That's it. Nothing…—@ndw

Thursday at 05:54am

RT @psd: "data marketplace" — creating artificial scarcity in a world of natrual abundance—@ndw

Thursday at 05:56am

RT @cstross: The @nytimes home page, with Adblock off, loads 2.8Mb of Javascript, 75Mb of crap, 8500 http requests. One newspaper page. Thi…—@ndw

Thursday at 05:57am

RT @mholzschlag: Stupid @w3cmemes got me thinking. I AM the only one. I don't know a soul that can better my passion for Web as a human pla…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:05am

@mholzschlag That, precisely, is the long-term damage the #GOP has wrought. We'll suffer and struggle with it for decades after his defeat.—@ndw
@ndw One step forward, ten thousand steps back. And defeat him we must. He's unfit, full stop.—@mholzschlag

Thursday at 08:22am

RT @thenitinsawhney: I remember a grown woman blocking my path to shout "Why don't you lot go back home?" at me. I was 8. Brexit is about t…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 08:27am

@cstross @ndw @nytimes You forgot the 256 bytes of news!—@dpawson
@dpawson @cstross @nytimes Yes, but 200 bytes of that was click bait for something banal that you wouldn't believe, so it hardly counts.—@ndw
@ndw @cstross @nytimes I can see why TimBL is bemoaning the direction the web is taking.—@dpawson

Thursday at 10:04am

RT @Popehat: inbound search "the non-pc culture people yearn for is a time when someone could say stupid shit and not get called out for be…—@ndw

Thursday at 09:54pm

Try on a high-waisted swimsuit. See if it conceals your despair.—@KimKierkegaard

Friday at 02:06am

@edd Congratulations to the Wilder-Jamses!—@ndw

Friday at 02:12am

RT @eranhammer: The Fucking Open Web —@ndw

Friday at 02:16am

.@dckc @sandhawke +1—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 02:26am

@peteaven In an effort to maintain the global balance of Marklogic devs, I will fly back to The States the next day.—@ndw
@ndw Booo! Will miss seeing you. I can see how too much GSD in 1 place may cause the earth to tilt off its axis though, so thank you. ;)—@peteaven
@ndw @peteaven I’m handling the third region of this global ML fault tolerance but I could use some scale out. Come visit!—@hunterhacker
@hunterhacker @peteaven In a heartbeat. Invent a business excuse and I'll be on the next flight. Otherwise, perhaps on vacation in 2017?—@ndw
@ndw @hunterhacker I'm in! Events we can bring coming to mind: Triples in Tokyo!, Multi-Models in (Malaysia | Manila)!, or NoSQL Singapore!—@peteaven

Friday at 02:33am

RT @dsifry: Stop what you are doing. Read this. —@ndw

Friday at 04:32am

On app subscriptions. —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:12am

@edibleaustin I'd be there if I wasn't an ocean away!—@ndw
@ndw We'll miss you!—@edibleaustin

Friday at 10:58am

Do you #design faucets? If so, I would like to observe that a perfectly smooth, nearly perfectly spherical tap handle is a bad design.—@ndw

Friday at 11:40am

RT @EricIdle: I am very concerned I will be converted to some religious beliefs after I am dead. Is there some kind of after life insuranc…—@ndw

Friday at 12:05pm

@pfhawkins Spoonfuls I assume.—@ndw

Friday at 04:07pm

.@mholzschlag If you're leading, I'm following.—@ndw

Friday at 04:20pm

RT @brainpicker: A rare billboard that tries to sell us on a hard, necessary truth rather than a soft, unnecessary lie… —@ndw

Friday at 04:26pm

Dude is so visionary he gets speeding tickets from the Thought Police—@Pinboard

Friday at 04:41pm

RT @ProfMcGhee: People in UK are not denied houses, jobs, dignity, social care, pensions because of immigration, but because of our own aus…—@ndw

Friday at 08:14pm

Why are we living in a comedy about scrappy young social media interns trying to save their country from a cartoonish real estate developer—@christinelove

Friday at 10:28pm

Long after my generation has died, it will haunt yours through inexplicable record scratch, camera shutter and cash register sounds in apps.—@danharmon

Saturday at 05:56am

Politics: the art of convincing decent people to forget the lesser of two evils is also evil.—@Snowden

Saturday at 06:52am

RT @psd: It's offensive to use the words "business" and "customer" for the operation and the users of public services where people have no…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:01pm

If we discovered definitely that we are in a simulation, what would be different? New angle on exploring the universe. Human rights for AIs?—@ndw
@ndw Kant says we can't so don't worry. We are in a simulation: photons hit sth which hits eye and we interpret - many layers of indirection—@xchaotic
@ndw We'd try to execute timing attacks against physics (well, more of them; there are some researchers looking for these in stars).—@tabatkins

Saturday at 05:20pm

RT @iotwatch: I can't shake the feelling of total helplessness being European living in London for 10 years, building businesses, employing…—@ndw

Saturday at 05:20pm

RT @iotwatch: Really want to write about this very strange feeling. Like being at the back of a car someone else is trying to drive off a c…—@ndw

Saturday at 05:22pm

@iotwatch @ndw that is exactly how i feel. (im scottish and its exactly like our referendum too) like being lost and following an idiot—@TheMainstand

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:05am

I don't object to @nytimes policy, but very rarely reach 10/month. Since I have this month, I'm being trained never to click.—@ndw
@ndw or, use private mode in your browser—@evan_l_williams
@ndw **psst** if you delete the cookies for their domain the counter resets.—@kiphampton
@ndw simply search for the article title via Google, and then can click straight thru—@evan_l_williams

Sunday at 04:27am

@peteaven Welcome, Pete! Enjoy MLW London!—@ndw

Sunday at 04:58am

RT @xproc: Announcing the fall 2016 XProc Workshop in Amsterdam: —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:30am

While I can easily circumvent the @nytimes paywall, that wasn't my point. My point was: they're training me never to follow links to them.—@ndw
@ndw In that respect, @nytimes is far from being the biggest offender. Yes, I'm thinking of you, @Forbes.—@avernet
.@avernet @Forbes runs an ad blocker detector, don't they? I won't subscribe to a site that does that on principle.—@ndw
@ndw @avernet @Forbes I've already stopped reading any Forbes content since the 1st time that pesky ad blocker detector reared its ugly head—@stevemuench

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:32am

If I was in charge of a site and I observed that its design was explicitly driving users away, I'd be concerned. /cc @nytimes —@ndw
@ndw I pay for a subscription to the NYTimes. Problem solved. :)—@ptexpat
@ptexpat Entirely reasonable. Generally, I read something there maybe once or twice a month, so I haven't felt like it was worth subscribing—@ndw
@ndw fair enough. I am a book review junkie and it helps me "keep in touch" with America.—@ptexpat
@ndw If it mostly drives away users who anyway wouldn't pay, then the @nytimes might be OK with it. Of course, that's a big "if".—@avernet

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:34am

@mholzschlag There's more love in the world than hate. Illegitimi non carborundum.—@ndw
@ndw I feel down, but I'm still idealist/optimist and pretty darned stubborn too. I also process publicly. I need witnesses for some reason.—@mholzschlag
@ndw I believe that too. I think I really am just experiencing a re-entry syndrome. I was isolated for almost 3 years and it affected me.—@mholzschlag
@mholzschlag Mols on the rebound. We love it :) @ndw —@phidip

Sunday at 09:53am

One man can buy enough guns to slaughter 50 people because he hates who those people love. Our society basically condones mass murder.—@DrMRFrancis

Sunday at 11:54am

This. Because: The real rules of air travel —@docum3nt

Sunday at 12:27pm

RT @GreatDismal: Semi-automatic firearms are machines for automating a specific process. More difficult, slower, to wound or kill 20 with a…—@ndw

Sunday at 12:30pm

RT @spooloflies: Also, "don't politicize this"? Really? You've politicized queer people using bathrooms and having jobs, you can't depoliti…—@ndw

Sunday at 12:36pm

RT @monteiro: A reasonable society bans guns when events like this happen. And they have. And it works. We are not a reasonable society.—@ndw

Sunday at 02:52pm

The Atlantic: “We noticed that you have an AD BLOCKER ENABLED.” And I noticed that you’re spying on me, which is exactly why I block.—@Pinboard

Sunday at 03:07pm

If sites served their own ads, they would be hard to block (and there would be less need to). But there’s no magic bubble money in plain ads—@Pinboard

Sunday at 03:20pm

Publishers: Let’s use the browser—a piece of software entirely within readers’ control—to radicalize them against our only source of revenue—@Pinboard

Sunday at 05:01pm

Don't tell women, POC & LGBTQ+ to "stay safe". We have no choice in our safety. Find the hateful people & tell them to stop killing us.—@solomongeorgio

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:14pm

@geoffarnold How long are you in Austin?—@ndw
@ndw staying at the Driskill. Tues and Wed evenings are open right now—@geoffarnold
@geoffarnold Cool. I'm flying home from the UK today. A drink on Wed eve, perhaps?—@ndw
@ndw Sounds good!—@geoffarnold
@ndw until Thursday evening—@geoffarnold

Sunday at 05:27pm

In particular, the Radicals hope to goad us into over-reacting -- our hostility radicalizing their co-religious —@n1vux

Monday at 01:17am

RT @SeanMcElwee: No data yet on the correlation between "thoughts and prayers" and gun violence, but I did find these.… —@ndw

Monday at 02:07am

RT @ColleenDoran: Why where it happened is important. #Orlando By Els Kushner. —@ndw