The short-form week of 11–17 Jul 2016

18 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 Wednesday at 11:12pm

My grandparents got married in either western PA or NY between 1915 and 1923. Anyone out there got any directly relevant genealogy pointers?—@ndw
@ndw, If you provide the names, my genealogy wizard of a mother-in-law will do a little research for you.—@bhartwigusa
@bhartwigusa Thanks, Brent. I'll take any help I can get. DM me a current email address, please?—@ndw
@ndw if they resided there for a while they'd be in Census, which is available at Gen. assoc libs and some on-line spots—@n1vux
@ndw some chance they'll already be listed in either the centarl Mormon database or the larger online amateur genealogy sites—@n1vux
@ndw i've found some 1920's weddings in on-line Newspaper archives—@n1vux

Sunday at 11:54pm

RT @krisstraub: dear nintendo, please put super rare pokemon at polling places this november—@ndw

Monday at 01:02am

Man when they reboot the White House with an all female cast, people are gonna flip their shit.—@realsesmith

Monday at 08:02pm

RT @Pinboard: America: the country where if people are menaced with firearms while playing a children’s game, it’s the game that’s likely t…—@ndw

Monday at 08:06pm

RT @ChristopherA: A new term for me—agnotology: "constructed ignorance" —@ndw

Monday at 08:08pm

@tommorris your response is considerably more polite than the one composed in my head.—@ndw

Monday at 08:10pm

I'm quite surprised that phone touch screens work through a zip top bag. Pleasantly surprised as I lounge comfortably in the pool.—@ndw

Monday at 08:11pm

RT @mitsuhiko: The axle count of trains in Switzerland must not be a multiple of 2^8 of the system does not detect a train.… —@ndw

Tuesday at 08:20am

"New documents indicate a new 17,000 square-foot LED screen will be built in Times Square". That's ~13 stories square. #insane /via #538 —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:04pm

Oh, come on, #Amtrak! It is *LITERALLY* cheaper and faster to fly DCA-BOS round trip than it is to take the *slow* Amtrak service. #facepalm —@ndw
@ndw Maybe Amtrak's target market is people who have no ID or are on the no-fly list.—@kragen

Thursday at 05:23pm

CSS is easy. It’s like riding a bike, which is on fire and the ground is on fire and everything is on fire because it is hell.—@iamdevloper

Thursday at 06:05pm

These aren't startups or even companies, by any sensible definition-- they exist solely to destroy.—@kiphampton

Thursday at 08:10pm

RT @karenkho: Police have often told women experiencing death threats + harassment on social media they can't do much. They lied. https://t… —@ndw

Thursday at 08:52pm

RT @scalzi: Sometimes feels like a strong correlation between WWII passing from living memory, and autocracy seemingly getting more popular.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:19pm

.@FoxNews @newtgingrich The hypocrisy. It burns.—@ndw

Thursday at 10:56pm

I love when the Christian right criticizes Islam for being intolerant. Yall funny.—@DitaKnights

Friday at 08:07am

RT @TheRichardClark: When people walking around too much because of a videogame is a safety concern: maybe re-evaluate our infrastructure a…—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 10:41am

There isn't contempt enough in the English language to express how I feel about right-wingers abusing the tragic events in Nice for politics—@ndw
@ndw You could create some new ones.—@kplawver
.@kplawver Perhaps. Horrific and offensive cursing works in private. The representatives from TX are just awful, awful human beings.—@ndw

Saturday at 01:50pm

If you're freaking out about adults playing children's games holy shit my friend, sit down and let me tell you about "professional sports"—@markpopham

Saturday at 04:34pm

Apparently I've borked the SSL cert on Will fix tomorrow.—@ndw

Sunday at 12:57am

Sunday at 11:30am

If any of y'all are interested in trying out but haven't yet been invited to play, I have a few invites. Just lemme know.—@ndw