The short-form week of 20–26 Jun 2016

27 Jun 2016; last modified 05 Jul 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 Thursday at 08:16am

Non Standard, being a few reflections on twenty years in markup standards.—@ndw
@ndw oh frak. The contrib figures are only a tiny hint at the impact you had on us all! C'est la vie… see ya in markup geek confs! :)—@rdeltour
@ndw I'm surprised Markdown didn't make it to your list.—@avernet
.@avernet I have to save something for my Balisage paper :-)—@ndw
@ndw Sad to read, (especially abandoning TeX!) but there's only so much time.—@tingenek
@ndw I will refrain from hearting something that inspires sad nostalgia. Best wishes on your new projects.—@aljopainter
@ndw sad to ear, but such is life. Who will trust me when I will say that I know a tall guy who can chair AND contribute AND take minutes?—@innovimax

Monday at 09:15am

Now I understand what the leave camp wants: to rewrite swaths of law quickly with little review. #terrifying—@ndw

Monday at 11:03am

RT @wdjstraw: The #EUreferendum is about what kind of country we want to be. Sign up to get involved…—@ndw

Monday at 06:57pm

RT @RogueLabor: How trickle down economics really works. #qanda—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:32am

Our nominally expert-level political class was outpaced and out-maneuvered by a penny-ante real estate developer on autopilot.—@ThomasHCrown

Tuesday at 11:24pm

RT @benosteen: I am depressed to think that the rancid hate stirred up by the Leave campaign will be magnified by either result.—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:31pm

RT @DickGraceless: Dear England You voted for cuts. You got cuts. That's why you can't get a GP appointment, not because of Hungarians.…—@ndw

Tuesday at 11:32pm

RT @kplawver: Let’s get out there and put some love into it. And a little elbow grease. That stuff is like duct tape.—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:16am

When I go to the movie theater, I watch out for white guys with backpacks, not ISIS. And I'm not even exaggerating.—@sagark1985

Wednesday at 07:33am

RT @DeltaXML: Managing changing #docbook content is a pain right? Check out how Docbook Compare can help!…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:36am

.@DeltaXML Now that I've retweeted that, it's sort of embarrassing to notice that the image is of DITA compare. :-(—@ndw
@ndw Ah that it is! Sorry Norman... My mistake, here is a DocBook Compare PDF output screen shot!—@DeltaXML
RT @DeltaXML: @ndw Ah that it is! Sorry Norman... My mistake, here is a DocBook Compare PDF output screen shot!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 08:38am

I run docker to test stuff. I'd like to experiment with ServiceWorkers but they require HTTPS. Possible with random, local containers?—@ndw
@ndw Perhaps useful: "http://localhost will also work, to facilitate testing." related lib:—@TobiReif
@TobiReif For reasons of convenience, localhost isn't an option. In the hort term, I just created something on AWS.—@ndw
@ndw Sounds good! I switched to HTTPS , might check out / use Service Workers soon ...—@TobiReif
@ndw I think so, if you run your own CA—@dckc
@dckc Thanks for the pointer. I'll investigate.—@ndw
@ndw self-signed certs where you're set up as the CA? Still may have host name issues though.—@alc6379

Wednesday at 10:48am

How many times do I have to misspell a word in public before it turns up in the @wordswithfriends dictionary?—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:51am

At ~20: the Berlin Wall will never fall. At ~50: fascism will never rise in the west. Dear Cthulhu could I be right about one, please?—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:23pm

I'm not up on my stone-age mythology texts, remind me where do #Brexit and #Trump appear in Revelations?—@ndw

Wednesday at 01:30pm

I don't know what's more sad, depressing, and sickening than the self congratulatory, bigoted excrement that my congress critters send me.—@ndw

Wednesday at 05:50pm

Apple wants to teach more people to program but doesn't really want to sell computers for programmers. Weird.—@kendall

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 06:22pm

@tomcoates Congratulations, you're an artist! :-)—@ndw
@ndw I think that’s what it means! Woo! Art!—@tomcoates

Wednesday at 11:19pm

Right. I'm going to sleep. When I wake up, the day will be half over in the UK. Please don't fuck this up, ok? #Remain—@ndw

Wednesday at 11:22pm

The sound of a dozen slackbots in a dozen slacks all saying they can answer questions about slack then being suddenly silenced.—@tomcoates

Thursday at 11:54am

Many fascinating observations on standards, markup, XML, DITA from @ndw. Wait for the hate mail...—@arh

Friday at 05:13am

"WHAT... <handbag uppercut> ...DID... <white glove slap> ...YOU... <unleashes the corgis> ...DO?"—@edyong209

Friday at 06:29am

Well. Putin, Farage, and Trump are pleased. There's nothing ominous about that at all. Nope. Not at all. #EURef [expletives deleted -ed]—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:20am

I suppose as long as I'm depressed, I should get this off my chest too: Farange et al have handed terrorism a most glorious victory. #EURef—@ndw
@ndw Reckon we're at less risk now. After all, we're doing their job for them.—@mdunn1
@mdunn1 That's not even a little bit funny.—@ndw
@ndw It's been that sort of day.—@mdunn1

Friday at 10:00am

Can everybody just write in Cthulhu in November? Time to stop half-assing the march towards chaos and just embrace it.—@jzb

Friday at 11:33am

“On Brexit, Trump, and Anti-Intellectualism” by Dave Huynh—@duncan

Friday at 11:59am

I suggest a new function for the Unix standard C library: brexit(3): perform normal program termination and remove the binary from the disk.—@mbalmer

In a conversation that started on Friday at 04:52pm

I hereby propose the #Brexit drinking game. Annually on 23 June, we drink until we forget what happened. I'm starting now.—@ndw
@ndw but you must tweet whilst doing so...—@alexmilowski

Friday at 05:40pm

Final #Brexit tally is in: 48% Sense and Sensibility, 52% Pride and Prejudice.—@billmaher

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:45pm

@larsga @james_clark @kendall Doesn't that seem worse on all fronts?—@ndw
@ndw @james_clark @kendall Surely Theresa May is a better choice than Boris Johnson? Or did I misunderstand your question?—@larsga
@larsga @james_clark @kendall I don't like her positions on privacy and surveillance but I suppose you're right. I don't like anyone's.—@ndw
@larsga @ndw @james_clark @kendall Boris this side, Donald the other side of the pond? What a pair.—@dpawson

Friday at 06:56pm

RT @tommorris: In a democracy, these people get to vote too. 😔—@ndw

Friday at 06:57pm

RT @anildash: We must learn from brexit: Elderly xenophobes will lie to pollsters to hide their racist views, then vote for destructive pol…—@ndw

Friday at 06:57pm

RT @SarcasticRover: REMINDER: Fleeing to Mars is not an option. You will die here. Stay put and fix your dumb planet. Do not come to Mars.—@ndw

Friday at 07:15pm

RT @jorabin: @mattb The old have stolen the future of the young. I really think we should work to get that back.—@ndw

Friday at 09:04pm

Friday at 09:04pm

RT @FT: Thoughts on Brexit from FT commenter Nicholas are spreading across Twitter.—@ndw

Friday at 09:14pm

RT @JeremyCorbyn4PM: RT if you agree we need to #keepCorbyn—@ndw

Saturday at 10:40am

RT @NicholasPegg: ’Twas Brexit, and the slithy Goves Did lie and grumble in the Mail, All Menschy were the Boris droves, And Nigel Farage i…—@ndw

Saturday at 06:48pm

RT @webmink: This is about the only honest and intelligent comment I have heard all day about BrExit.—@ndw

Saturday at 06:50pm

RT @GlennF: 1% has effectively caused the rise of fascism by collecting the cash and helping to create the specter of “other” that took the…—@ndw

Wednesday at 07:05am

RT @mattlinderman: Best thing I’ve read about #Brexit is @ggreenwald on the failure of Western establishment institutions.…—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:02pm

RT @xmlsummerschool: don’t forget the early-bird discount closes on Thursday! 10% off all courses, including accommodation, meals, social e…—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:20pm

RT @wonderlandblog: Nick Clegg saw it all coming...—@ndw