The short-form week of 27 Jun–3 Jul 2016

04 Jul 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 Tuesday at 06:09pm

"Words are just numbers in a weird base" - @ndw—@doctortovey
@doctortovey @ndw That's what happens with net withdrawal symptoms!—@dpawson

Tuesday at 06:52pm

RT @jamesmoran: Racists: *horrible racist shit* Non-racists: Hey, stop that racist shit, assholes! Farage: See, there's abuse from both…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 06:55pm

No internet for days, so I'm going to sit here catching up, drinking a very nice 2009 bordeaux, eating Cool Ranch Doritos, and weeping.—@ndw
@ndw I suppose all the wine and Doritos are gone now...—@docum3nt
@docum3nt I managed to make the chips last two days.—@ndw
@ndw Strange combo ... I approve of the first part.—@alexmilowski
@alexmilowski Yeah. The chips were a complete impulse buy. The bordeaux alas was a bit over the hill.—@ndw
@ndw So only the weeping was a success? ;)—@alexmilowski

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 07:01pm

@patrickDurusau I happened to have impulse purchased the Cool Ranch ones. Could have gone the other way.—@ndw
@ndw Understood. I haven't had either one for > 26 years so it was nostalgia more than anything.—@patrickDurusau

Wednesday at 05:50am

Dear All, people with serious #mentalhealth problems are real people. We are vulnerable & marginalised. We are not your metaphor.—@Sectioned_

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 09:40pm

@ndw Annual recopy of the Perfect Mojito. Thanks for leaving the recipe up.—@NihilSineLabor

Wednesday at 10:00pm

Regarding copyright, if I stand in public and photograph something clearly visible and you assert copyright on that pic, I despise you.—@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 10:03pm

RT @jacqui: "Life is full of strange absurdities, which, strangely enough, do not even need to appear plausible, since they are true." Luig…—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:15pm

RT @lunivore: OH: "Doesn't Boaty McBoatface set a precedent that polls can be ignored if they make us look stupid in the eyes of the rest o…—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:16pm

RT @mathling: Overheard: "When gold futures go up, it means humans are doing something stupid"—@ndw

Wednesday at 10:20pm

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

Thursday at 05:58am

Boris Johnson has just announced that he is the greatest and most dangerous coward in the history of British politics.—@alexlydiate

Thursday at 06:17am

I feel sorry for the Conservative pary, I know all about when it's like when your johnson unexpectedly fails to stand at a crucial moment.—@GaryDelaney

Thursday at 06:38am

Can't we just have a do-over on 2016? Everyone, when you get up tomorrow, it's Jan 1. If you don't mention the last 6 months I won't either—@genmon

Thursday at 06:46am

Letter to the @thetimes has #Brexit catastrophe nailed - thank you Professor Weetman—@K_Brickell

Thursday at 07:34am

RT @SimonXIX: We should not have to wear a safety pin to show that we won't racially assault people. People should not be racially assaulti…—@ndw

Thursday at 08:22am

Frankly if the four horsemen of the apocalypse went trotting past I wouldn't bat an eyelid or have time to write about it.—@IsabelHardman

Thursday at 08:32am

Going on a first date? Always remember to ask their opinion on the Oxford Comma.—@IAmOxfordComma

Thursday at 08:48am

Waking up and looking at world events is increasingly indistinguishable from staying asleep and having weird dreams.—@bsletten

Thursday at 12:03pm

Is there a matchmaking service for volunteers to walk with non white people worried about racists?—@benosteen

Thursday at 12:36pm

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 12:38pm

Last call: Complete (or nearly) complete set of X Windows books from O'Reilly. Free to a good home.—@ndw
@ndw @simonstl sent mine to the @internetarchive—@sheilaMorr
@ndw I spent a lot of time in the O'Reilly X-windows references. There were the start of the whole business.—@aljopainter

Thursday at 12:39pm

Last call: tall stack of TUGboat (TeX Users Group Newsletters) from circa 1990. Free to a good home.—@ndw

Thursday at 12:43pm

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 04:30pm

TUGBoat - The Complete Set @ndw #TUG—@patrickDurusau
.@patrickDurusau I didn't realize they were all online. That's fabulous! I shall have to make a donation to #TUG just to say thanks.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:26pm

RT @fidothe: I don’t know what we’ve sailed into, but it feels from here like some unholy Fry & Laurie / Francis Urquhart / David Brent mas…—@ndw

Thursday at 09:29pm

RT @ecadman: This most-recommended comment on the FT right now. It will probably be out of date in about 5 minutes.—@ndw

Thursday at 09:37pm

Friday at 02:56pm

Only in Britain.Cambridge economist turns up to meeting naked to protest Brexit.No-one says anything. FOR TWO HOURS.—@DyerGeoff

Friday at 05:42pm

@jorabin @jacqui @laurendw I recently gave up a bunch of standards committee work. I'm available*. *Terms and conditions apply.—@ndw

Saturday at 12:17am

1998: - Don't get in strangers' cars - Don't meet ppl from internet 2016: - Literally summon strangers from internet to get in their car—@Carols10cents

Saturday at 05:47pm

RT @kottke: The Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion is a deserving finalist in the 2016 Illusion of the Year contest—@ndw

Saturday at 05:49pm

RT @kplawver: All the people we think are scary - they’re just scared. Scared of losing some perceived power they never had in the first pl…—@ndw

Sunday at 06:31am

There needs to be an online service for sending hugs. My mum needs hugs and I'm not there :/—@doctortovey

Sunday at 08:05am

RT @BarnabyEdwards: A C Grayling's letter to all 650 MPs urging Parliament to reject Brexit is a masterpiece. Please read and share! https:…—@ndw

Sunday at 09:23am

It’s time to go smoke some meat, because not everything is perfect, but at least we still have BBQ.—@kplawver

Sunday at 10:38am

AND AGAIN. Islamist terrorism kills Muslims. We are all united in our suffering. We must be united in our fight.—@clmazin

Sunday at 05:18pm

RT @RonHogan: This is from Elie Wiesel's Nobel Peace Prize speech. It's something we need to remember, in these times.…—@ndw

Sunday at 05:24pm

RT @elharo: Is a presidential candidate who supports simple human rights too much to ask? Apparently:—@ndw

Sunday at 05:28pm

RT @52_Insights: The recklessness of the digital economy....—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 05:31pm

.@BadAstronomer @TrekCore Is this at the A&S museum off the mall, or out by Dulles?—@ndw
@ndw @BadAstronomer It's in DC.—@TrekCore

Sunday at 07:32pm

RT @mholzschlag: My husband is dying due to war. All the hate in the world cannot justify the destruction of our human be-ing. Peace, pleas…—@ndw

Sunday at 08:19pm

RT @clmazin: I'm not an elitist because I think *I'm* elite. I'm an elitist because I *value* the elite... and nowhere more than in governm…—@ndw

Sunday at 09:44pm

RT @KarlreMarks: I had to do this: The easy guide to why Brexit happened.—@ndw

Sunday at 09:50pm

RT @Warrior_Mummy: Amid Brexit chaos, the Government is hoping you won't notice it's privatising another service—@ndw

Sunday at 09:54pm

RT @BenHatch: Great letter in the FT summing up how a lot of remainers feel right now—@ndw

Monday at 10:34am

RT @jchaltiwanger: ISIS once again attacks a majority Muslim country. Meanwhile, US politicians continue to demonize Islam as media remains…—@ndw

Monday at 10:36am

RT @MetaGrrrl: Dear every business/band making Facebook their online home, do you know they won't let people see your stuff if not logged i…—@ndw